2012-13 Acoustic Roots
HOT CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO
Postcards from Gypsyland
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM – Adults $15, Students $9
Hot Club of San Francisco carries listeners back to the 1930s and the small, smoky jazz clubs of Paris. The ensemble celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club de France with style and panache. Often called Gypsy jazz, their music has delighted audiences around the globe for over 20 years. With frequent international and national tours – from Lincoln Center to The Monterey Jazz Festival – Hot Club of San Francisco keeps this historic music fresh and alive. The San Francisco Chronicle calls HCSF “…one of the most cohesive and entertaining Gypsy swing bands in the United States”.
PERT’ NEAR SANDSTONE
with CHARLIE PARR
A Traveling Showcase of Minnesota Music
MINNESOTA MUSIC COALITION PROJECT – CARAVAN DU NORD
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM – All Tickets $8
Shattuck-St. Mary’s is pleased to partner with the Minnesota Music Coalition to host one of the performances in MMC’s CARAVAN DU NORD: A Traveling Showcase of Minnesota Music. On weekends during September and October, seven Minnesota communities host residencies and performances by some of the state’s best independent artists. Groups selected for the tour include Mason Jennings, Jeremy Messersmith, Pert’ Near Sandstone, Brother Ali, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Peter Wolf Crier, Solid Gold, Haley Bonar, Rogue Valley and Halloween Alaska. Check out the Minnesota Music Coalition website for a complete listing of the Caravan du Nord Tour.
Pert’ Near Sandstone rejuvenates American stringband music with raw energy. They take old time music off the back porch, throw out the hillbilly reputation, work hard and play even harder. They play tightly-crafted original material that lends itself to the modern audience, as well and being stewards of the old-time and bluegrass traditions. Over the past several years, the band has been touring widely, playing many festivals and gaining wider recognition as a major force on the American roots music scene. Based out of Duluth, Charlie Parr brings his heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals for the opening set.
SIMPLE GIFTS with BILLY MCLAUGHLIN
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM – Adults $15, Students $9
Every holiday season bustles with the sounds — and stress — of the season. Simple Gifts, the six-member ensemble led by award-winning musician Billy McLaughlin, performs acoustic instrumental and vocal music that harkens back to a quieter, simpler time. The ensemble performs traditional carols, hymns, and holiday favorites…with a focus on what Christmas is really about. With Celtic whistle, piano, acoustic guitar, violin and beautifully blended female voices, Simple Gifts combines traditional folk music with more modern elements that both soothe and inspire listeners. Billy McLaughlin and Simple Gifts were so well received when they came to SSM in 2010, they’re back by popular demand.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM – Adults $15, Students $9
Michael Johnson combines three elements to create a wonderful evening of music… the texture of his voice, the meaning and depth of his lyrics, and his masterful guitar playing. His voice immediately identifies him as the man who sings “Bluer Than Blue,” “Give Me Wings,” “That’s That,” “Almost Like Being in Love,” “This Night Won’t Last Forever” and other landmark songs. Billboard Magazine put it well when they wrote… “One of our smoothest balladeers demonstrates he still has the master’s touch…, soft, intricate vocals… elegant production.” Join Michael Johnson for an intimate solo concert in Newhall Auditorium’s fine acoustic surroundings.
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