Two Shows in April–Max’s Midnight Kitchen & Guy Klucevsek

  Max's Midnight Kitchen--Wednesday, April 27 Doors at 7 music at 7:30  $20 (all money goes to the musicians) Max's Midnight Kitchen is a string band based in Portland, Oregon. Their music is the songs and harmonies of Matt Takiff (acoustic guitar) and Daniel Nickerson (banjo and electric guitar), combining folk, bluegrass, and country themes with a healthy dose of surrealism and humor. For the Fifth Street show, the Kitchen includes singer Hannah Rosencrans. From travels up and down the roads of the US and across ... Read more

Lindsay Straw & Darcy Noonan

SATURDAY, December 12 Doors at 7 music at 7:30  $20 (all money goes to the musicians) Originally from Montana, singer and instrumentalist Lindsay Straw relocated to Boston in her late teens to study film scoring at the famed Berklee College of Music. Boston’s thriving Celtic scene quickly grabbed her attention, however, and she’s spent the past decade establishing herself as a versatile performer (and student) of traditional songs and music from the British Isles. She has impressed with her tender singing voice and an ... Read more

Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2 Doors at 7 music at 7:30  $20 (all money goes to the musicians) The all-acoustic Gonzalo Bergara Quartet plays a modern variant of 1930’s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz. Composer and lead guitarist Gonzalo Bergara mixes a cascade of arpeggios with the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina. His first CD, Porteña Soledad, was "Editor’s Pick" in Guitar Player Magazine, and Vintage Guitar Magazine called it a "masterpiece." The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet consists of Gonzalo Bergara on lead guitar, Jeffrey ... Read more

Balkan Strings Trio–Wednesday, August 12

TRIO BALKAN STRINGS (Zoran Starcevic & sons) performs original guitar music--a fusion of Serbian, Gypsy, Macedonian, Romanian, Moldavian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Greek, Oriental…Jazz, Gypsy Swing, Classical, asymmetrical rhythms and original guitar interpretations. The result, combining many cultures, is Balkan Swing: jazz guitar, Ethno, world fusion; virtuoso, rich and unconventional, fresh and spontaneous, brimming with energy. Authentic, attractive music with the finest taste, real presentation of guitar music in Balkan Jazz style, unique interpretation from the three of them and the universal language ... Read more

Liza Wallace and Primary Colors

Saturday, June 20 Primary Colors Primary Colors (website here), a creative, sensitive and upbeat trio of Josh Johnson on sax, Ryan Knudsen on pandeiro, and Liza Wallace on harp, is updating contemporary music. Working in straight-ahead jazz, fusion, folk and world music styles, the group has created some serious buzz in Los Angeles and overseas as well. The group's music draws from the rhythmically passionate music of Venezuela, Brazil, and Cuba and the melodically enthralling music of North American jazz and folk traditions. Their compositions and arrangements synthesize these ... Read more

Daddy Squeeze (Dan Newton)

Dan Newton ("Daddy Squeeze") has been playing offbeat accordion music since 1987, when he won the Nebraska State Accordion Contest at the Czech Festival in Wilber, Nebraska. He has used the squeeze box for playing all kinds of music not normally associated with free-reed instruments, as well as standard accordion material. Daddy Squeeze also enjoys mixing up styles and genres that don't generally seem compatible. "Music out of context" is the result of his genre-bending experiments with Celtic, Tex-Mex, Creole, Blues, ... Read more

Nora Jane Struthers

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The Pine Hearts

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Sherry Austin

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Ten String Symphony

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