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Saturday September 21, 2019 at 7:30 PM               Rupert Wates

Rupert Wates was born in London. He signed an exclusive publishing deal with Eaton Music in the late 1990's and has been a full-time songwriter ever since. He moved to the USA in fall 2006 and is now known for his American-folk style of songwriting.  Since 2007 he has won over 40 songwriting awards.  His latest album, "Full Circle", was released in January 2019.


Saturday October 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM               A Night of Blues Guitar

with John Long and John Maxwell

John Long is an American country blues singer, fingerstyle guitarist, harmonica player and songwriter. He performs in a pre-war acoustic blues style, although his material is contemporary and mainly composed by Long and his elder brother. His mentor and inspiration was Homesick James. In the mid-1970s, Muddy Waters stated that Long was "the best young country blues artist playing today." In 2017, Long was a nominee for a Blues Music Award in the 'Acoustic Album' category for his collection, Stand Your Ground. He had won the same award for his 2006 album, Lost & Found.  www.johnlongblues.com

John "Greyhound" Maxwell (guitar, mandolin, vocals) was voted the Washington Blues Society’s Best Acoustic Guitarist for 2017 and his newest recording represents the WBS at the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. His previous recording represented the Golden Gate Blues Society at the 2015 IBC and placed in the final five. John has opened shows for Taj Mahal and KebMo, Maria Muldaur, Ruthie Foster, Marcia Ball, Coco Montoya, David Lindley and others.


Sunday October 20, 2019 at 3:00 PM                    Cavort with Tami Curtis

Cavort unfurls heel-clicking Celtic songs and instrumentals, featuring flute, fiddle, guitar and bodhran. Goat, strings, and flutey things make this Celtic band! Our songs will launch you straight out of your seat and propel you to Ireland.


Song samples at::  www.tamicurtismusic.com/cavort.html

Sunday November 3 2019 at 3:00 PM       March to May

Seattle-based "orchestral folk" duo March to May makes the most beautiful music you've ever heard with a harp, a guitar and sometimes piano, plus rich vocal harmonies.  Their haunting lyrics and mellifluous* melodies stay with you long after the show is over. Their sound has drawn comparisons to acts like The Civil Wars, Damien Rice, the Swell Season, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.

* mellifluous: (Adjective)

(of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear.

synonyms: sweet-sounding, dulcet, honeyed, mellow, soft, liquid, silvery, soothing, rich, smooth, euphonious, harmonious, tuneful, musical, sweet-flowing.  Late 15th century: from late Latin mellifluus (from mel ‘honey’ + fluere ‘to flow’).


Beth Wesche - harp and vocals

Darren Guyaz - guitar, piano, & vocals

Official music videos:

If I Told You I Could Stay (2018) www.youtube.com/watch?v=iu4bBrpl-cU

Fifty Years (2017) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij7L64XY_gI

The Navigator (2016) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Jt3mnqJQo

Embers (2015) - www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKfubTm-qZk

Sunday November 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM            Matinée

The Lasses

on tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Lasses are Sophie Janna and Margot Merah, an Amsterdam duo singing traditional folk and original songs with intricate harmonies. They sing together like sisters. Songs from the Celtic and American traditions and beautiful original songs are brought with clear voices, heavenly harmonies and full hearts. The Lasses specialize in strong stories that speak to audiences now as much as when the songs were first written. With honest, effective arrangements on bodhrán and guitar, the beautiful blend of the women’s voices takes the center stage.


Song samples at: https://thelasses.bandcamp.com/album/daughters

Sunday November 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM            Matinée

Don Alder

from Vancouver, Canada

Don Alder plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar with a passion that has quickly earned him a reputation as Vancouver's "best kept little secret". Don is a world-class fingerstyle guitarist with a "wow factor" that has let to multiple endorsement deals with major manufacturers and a collaboration with Greenfield guitars to produce a signature acoustic guitar- the "Don Alder G4" model.

Don currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His unique style of playing incorporates fingerpicking with simultaneous percussion on the soundboard to create a wall of sound. He is often referred to as sounding like a four piece band. Don's music is his own unique weave of deeply textured melody and story. Lyrical and compelling, his original songs are notes of exploration - some passionate and haunting, some hard-driven, others light and teasing. In quiet pieces or pushing right to the edge, Don's phenomenal fingerstyle playing and rich voice captivate.



Sunday April 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM   Buddy Mondlock on tour

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock is widely respected by his peers and fans alike and regarded as a real songwriter's songwriter. He appeared on the PBS television special "Great Performances" in 1996 with Peter, Paul and Mary where together they sang Mondlock's song "The Kid." His songs have also been recorded by greats like Garth Brooks , Guy Clark, Joan Baez, Janis Ian, David Wilcox, and Cry, Cry, Cry. Nanci Griffith fans will recognize Mondlock's "Comin' Down In the Rain" from her Grammy award winning collection, "Other Voices, Other Rooms." In 2003 Buddy toured North America and Europe with Art Garfunkel and Maia Sharp in support of their trio album titled "Everything Waits To Be Noticed."

Buddy will be accompanied by the imperturbable Mike Lindauer on bass and harmonies! Note: Mike Lindauer is frequently the bassist for Al Stewart (Year of the Cat), www.alstewart.com when he is on tour here in the US, and also for Dave Nachmanoff, www.davenach.com.


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