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March 2015

Steven Graves Band CD Release Show

March 6 @ 7:30 PM

Join Steven Graves and his band to celebrate the release of Mission Bell his fourth full length CD. Authentic, rootsy, organic, insightful and thoroughly engaging are some of the adjectives being used to describe the CD. Recorded mostly live with old school analogue gear, this record sounds like something that could have come right out of Mussel Shoals. Acoustic guitars, accordion, fiddle and mandolin are smoothly melded with electric guitar, raucous piano, and organ. Live acoustic tracks with soaring three part harmonies along with…

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Nir Felder Quartet

March 12 @ 7:00 PM

“…the next big jazz guitarist…” – NPR Although guitarist Nir Felder played in rock bands as a teen, he also spent hours studying jazz. Given his upbringing, it is just as easy to identify John Coltrane in his playing, as it is to hear Jimi Hendrix. A full scholarship to Berklee led to notable gigs with Esperanza Spalding and Terry Lynne Carrington (whose album on which Felder performed won a Grammy in 2013). His first album as a bandleader, Golden…

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo

March 13 @ 7:30 PM

“… pure and uplifting…” – Paste magazine Ladysmith Black Mambazo has an illustrious history going back five decades. Formed in the early ’60s, the South African a cappella group initially won so many singing competitions that they were no longer allowed to compete. Today, fifty years and fifty albums later, the group is dedicated to making sure that young South Africans don’t lose sight of isicathamiya, the traditional Zulu style featuring gorgeous voices, mouth percussion and cascading melodies accompanied by…

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Avery Sunshine

March 16 @ 7:00 PM

“…expect a dynamic performance…” – Essence With her thunderous, gospel-bred pipes and heart-to-heart content, singer-songwriter Avery Sunshine is clearly building a name for herself. With an earthy tone and sincere delivery, the stage is a second home to Sunshine, ever since appointed church choir director at the age of thirteen. Her sophomore album, Sunroom, presents what she refers to as “a simple ministry” of helping people connect to each other and to themselves through music. Sunshine’s music flickers with elements…

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Andrea Gibson

March 20 @ 7:00 PM

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement– the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam –Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality. Her work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative…

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René Marie’s Experiment in Truth Quartet

March 23 @ 7:00 PM

“…proves herself masterful…” – DownBeat A feisty, knowing jazz singer with an affinity for Betty Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington, René Marie made people sit up and listen when she emerged on the scene fully formed in the late 1990s. Although considered a late-bloomer of sorts (beginning her professional singing career at 42) she made critics take note of her with her recent Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. I Wanna Be Evil: With Love To Eartha Kitt,…

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Junior Brown

March 26 @ 7:00 PM

“…unbelievable…” – Guitar Player Magazine Straight from the “live music capital of the world” of Austin, Texas, Junior Brown has been wowing audiences the world over with his blistering guitar playing on his custom double-necked guitar, referred to as a ‘guit-steel.’ A country throwback to the era of Ernest Tubb and the Texas Troubadours, Brown contributes to the tradition with slyly comical contemporary songs with titles such as “The Phantom Of The Opry” and “My Wife Thinks You’re Dead.” A…

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Zakir Hussain’s Pulse of the World: Celtic Connections

March 31 @ 7:30 PM

“…peerless North Indian tabla player…” – The New York Times  Zakir Hussain – the foremost exponent of India’s tabla drumming tradition – plays to sellout audiences wherever he goes. The Grammy award-winning Hussain is revered in both classical Indian music and world music circles for his collaborations with a variety of influential musicians including George Harrison, John McLaughlin, Bela Fleck, Yo-Yo Ma, Mickey Hart, and Van Morrison. And now, with the groundbreaking 9-piece Celtic Connections – made up of master musicians…

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April 2015

Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

April 8 @ 7:30 PM

“Spectacular!” – New York Daily News Since 1989, Rolling Stones fans began taking notice of Lisa Fischer when she took over the spotlight from Mick Jagger and owned the stage during their Gimme Shelter duet. The powerful chanteuse also gained notoriety as one of the featured performers in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary, Twenty Feet from Stardom. Her Grammy award-winning vocals have been featured with Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, Sting, and many other major artists. Fischer’s performance at last year’s Monterey…

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Pipa Piñon: Wash Me Clean

April 11 @ 8:00 PM

This solo concert with Pipa Piñon is her first time to perform without Dreambeach . She is presenting material from her new CD, Wash Me Clean and  Sprinkled with bits of humor, drama, reflection, and redemption. Doors at 7:30PM $20 in advance, $25.00 at the door Tickets available at pipapinon.brownpapertickets.com and at Logos Books & Records More Info: 831-247-3460

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