Mike Powell

Friday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Folk and county music 

Storytellers are the heart and soul of songwriting.  The combination of the written word and an acoustic guitar has been at the core of folk music for decades and Mike Powell follows in that tradition.  A songwriting veteran with over two hundred songs in his catalog, Powell has selected several dozens of those songs for the four albums that have been released since 2010.   Many more of the songs have found their way into the live experience as a solo act or with the five-member band that he fronts, Mike Powell & The Black River.

The stage is where Powell thrives.  He’s completed two nationwide tours and generally plays upwards of 150 shows a year where he not only delivers stories in song but also engages the audience with the narrative behind the writing of some of the music.  His songs are relatable and connect with the audience whether it’s in an intimate listening room, over craft beer in a brewery tap room or speaking to larger audiences on a festival stage. Shows are less about Powell playing to an audience and feel more like he is playing with them.   

Outside of music, Powell owns and maintains Rising Feather, an art studio specializing in woodworking and other artisanal crafts.

http://mikepowell.co/

Tickets: $15 Arts Center members; $20 non-members; $10 students & youth 17 and under

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Ustad Shafaat Khan with Coco Bastien

Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. 

Sitar/World Music

Ustad Shafaat Khan: Sitar/Vocal Tabla
Coco Bastien: Vocal/ Drums

Ustad Shafaat Khan, world-renowned Indian Classical musician, son of Ustad Imrat Khan and nephew of Ustad Vilayat Khan, has performed worldwide at many prestigious concert halls, music festivals and universities all over India, America, Europe, China, Russia and Japan. Recently, he performed with Stevie Wonder at one of the biggest festivals in the USA, The Bonnaroo Festival. In the past, he's shared a television concert with Ray Charles in Germany. In addition, some of his CDs have been produced by the famous Dr. Deepak Chopra. In the rich history of Indian classical music, Mr. Khan has distinguished himself by being the first known artist to have attained simultaneous excellence in performing Sitar, Surbahar and Tabla.

Virtuoso...Classical purity astonishing... intellectual and poetic...creator as well as performer" The Washington Post

"Star in the world of classical music... the thunderous ovation never ceased throughout his performance" Chandigarh Tribune India

"Absolutely superb" The Times London, England

"Indian music at its top level...Shafaat's sitar/tablas magic might still be going on, it was barely stoppable" The Shoestring in Pacem, USA

"Driving power entered the performance when Shafaat ... showed us the rhythmic complexity of the music and enthralled the audience" Cork Examiner, Ireland

http://www.musicalbeats.net/

Tickets: $20 Arts Center members; $25 non-members; $15 students & youth 17 and under

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Miller | MacDonald | Cormier

Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Pipe and fiddle driven style of Gaelic dance-music

SPONSOR: TOM FAGAN FUND  

Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald have become renowned across Atlantic Canada and further afield for their synergistic, pipe and fiddle driven style of Gaelic dance-music. Joining together the musical traditions of Cape Breton and the Scottish Highlands, while incorporating influences from Ireland, Shetland and beyond, Ben and Anita have created a signature sound, described as "Fiery... Fresh, yet totally traditional." - Piping Today Magazine (Glasgow, UK) 

As well as performing as a duo, Ben and Anita tour as a trio with Acadian multi-instrumentalist, Zakk Cormier. Zakk is a dynamic musician with deep roots in the musical community of Prince Edward Island. He brings his talents as a sympathetic guitar accompanist, as well as the driving rhythm of Acadian foot-percussion.  As Miller | MacDonald | Cormier, these three young artists create a powerful sound, which transcends the boundaries between Cape Breton, Scottish, and Acadian traditions

One of the most important folk acts on Cape Breton Island today. ”

— CBC Mainstreet (Nova Scotia, CAN)

https://benandanita.com/home

Tickets: $20 Arts Center members; $25 non-members; $15 students & youth 17 and under

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Coming in Summer 2019!

Pianist Tony Yun

 

   

  

Previous Weekend Series Concerts in 2018:

 

Fri., May 25, 7:30 p.m.       

Swing/Jazz/Hawaiian/Vaudeville of the 1920s-40s

SPONSOR: JANE JACOBS MUSIC FUND
Website: http://crackinfoxy.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrackinFoxySwing/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPzK5aAND4F46Ec9xYit3AA

 

     

Friday, July 6, 7:30 p.m.       

Fiddlers' Hall of Fame inductee Gretchen Koehler and U.S. Jazz Ambassador Daniel Kelly
add new grooves to 200 year old jigs, reels and waltzes. 

“Best New Sounds.” — Thistle & Shamrock, NPR

SPONSOR: JANE JACOBS MUSIC FUND

Bob Stump Band

Sat., August 11, 7:30 p.m.    

Rock, blues, R&B

 

    

    

Joe Nerney & friends

Fri., August 17, 7:30 p.m.    

An incredible sax player; with his backup musicians, they will rock the AC!

Links to audio & video:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1IfZcsBk02pwwllFIzXAEbJp3cQQlbWEf  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLEvoth76_8    

 

Sat., August 25, 7:30 p.m.    

Country duo, traditional and crossover

SPONSOR: JANE JACOBS MUSIC FUND  

Website: Martin and Kelly Music

 

 

Karen Whitman & Rick Pantell

Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m.    

Folk and Roots 

Sponsor: Prospect Point Cottages

 

 

Alex Smith and Dan Berggren

Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. 

Adirondack folk & roots

SPONSOR: JANE JACOBS MUSIC FUND  

 

Seagle Music Colony: Hey Big Spender

Friday, October 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Touring musical-theatre/American songbook program

SPONSOR: JANE JACOBS MUSIC FUND  

    

 

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