When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. It is a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. Maya de Vitry on fiddle and Oliver Craven on guitar began […]
The Sweater Set—duo Maureen Andary and Sara Curtin–make music using an impressive variety of instruments: from banjo to accordion to flute to kazoo to glockenspiel to guitar, not to mention their lushly harmonizing voices. The Sweater Set were awarded the 2012 and 2011 WAMMIES for Best Contemporary Folk Duo and have been nominated for 13 […]
For more than three decades now, Robin & Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism. As live performers these two revered musicians deliver stirring concerts and enjoy a huge […]
Celtic celebration number two is Seamus Kennedy, an Irish singer, songwriter, musician, comedian and all-around entertainer. His impressive repertoire includes traditional Irish music, classic Country & Western, American standards and Scottish ballads. Kennedy combines a total command of the music with humor in the rich Irish tradition of great raconteurs. Traditional Irish fare will be […]
The first of two contrasting Celtic shows in March, Dervish is a high-energy Irish band that is just plain hot. Anticipate phenomenal, virtuosic drumming and vocals from Cathy Jordan and some awesome accordion, fiddle and flute playing. This will get the St. Paddy’s Days celebrations started in high spirits. Appropriate for all ages.
She’s back! Suzy Bogguss gave a thrilling performance to a sold-out crowd last season and BlackRock is delighted to welcome her for a return engagement. The nationally-acclaimed country and folk singer offers a vibrant take on classics in this tribute to Merle Haggard along with some of her own original. Join Suzy Saturday afternoon for […]
Imagine mixing classical and Cuban music with a pinch of jazz and a dollop of groove. With three Grammy nominations under their belt, members of the Latin Jazz group Tiempo Libre get audiences up moving in their seats. The Miami-based septet is celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba music, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of […]
Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk”, and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life […]