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LIVE! ON STAGE! JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring TOMMY LARKINS on the drums!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2014, 08:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$20.00 ($17.00 Chautauqua Concert Member)
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Graced with an unprecedented childlike glow, Jonathan Richman is a brilliant songwriter and a one-of-a-kind performer of insanely creative proportions. While the founder of  The Modern Lovers’  music is rooted in rock and roll, it often draws on influences from around the world.

  Richman's percussive counterpart, Tommy Larkins, is an actor and musician known for his work in movies like "There's Something About Mary" and "Kingpin." Larkins is largely self-taught and plays an eclectic and unorthodox kit. His idiosyncrasies make him the perfect pairing for the ever eccentric Richman. 

It is rare to catch a Jonathan Richman show, never mind in such a setting as the Chautauqua Community House. Come out and do yourself a favor. See this show.

 

 

LIVE! ON STAGE! JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring TOMMY LARKINS on the drums!

California Guitar Trio
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$24.00 ($21.00 Member)
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Actually non-natives of the "Golden State," the California Guitar Trio (CGT) is Bert Lams from Belgium, Hideyo Moriya from Japan, and Paul Richards from Utah. Together, their technical wizardry is breathtaking, as is the wide range of instrumental music the group renders... everything from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly-arranged interpretations of jazz, classical music and even surf rock.

Since their inception in 1991, the Trio has released 14 CDs: nine studio albums), three live releases (including An Opening Act from their 1995 worldwide tour with King Crimson) and two compilations. On screen, CGT can be seen in documentary "Following the Music: On The Road w/ California Guitar Trio."  In October 2010, the California Guitar Trio released "Andromeda," an entirely new all-original album nearly three years in the making. It was named Best Instrumental Album that year by the Indie Acoustic Project.

 

 

 

California Guitar Trio

A Winter's World of Song
with Steve Mullins and friends
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$20.00 ($17.00 Concert Members)

Join us to celebrate a world of holiday song and music. Steve Mullins (acoustic guitar) has assembled an amazing  group of vocalists and musicians to perform this special concert. Featured artists include Julie Lancaster (director of Planina), Meagan Chandler (flamenco and Middle Eastern vocalist), Beth Gadbaw (Celtic vocals),Gloria Vera(South American vocals)  and Sandra Wong (violin, nyckelharpa).

 

 

A Winter's World of Song

Blackbird and The Storm
The Audubon Tour
FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$17.00 ($14.00 Concert Member)
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Blackbird and the Storm have teamed up with the local Audubon Society to create a special musical tour celebrating birdsong! The melodies, rhythms and folklore of birdsong serve as the source of songwriting inspiration for this unique musical project. Field recordings of birdsong and other natural sounds loop throughout the music to create a truly original soundscape. To celebrate the Audubon tour, Blackbird and the Storm (Marie-Juliette Bird, Todd Ayers, Eben Grace, Raoul Rossiter and Greta Parks) will also curate a collection of songs about birds, written by various artists.

 

 

Blackbird and The Storm

Jake Schepps Quintet
featuring Matt Flinner
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$17.00 ($14.00 Member)
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The stringband instrumentation of banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin and bass—canonized as the quintessential bluegrass combo when Earl Scruggs teamed up with Bill Monroe in 1945—is rewired, rebooted and re-contextualized by the Jake Schepps Quintet on their new album "Entwined."
 
The album features newly commissioned long-form works by composers hailing from the contemporary classical world (Marc Mellits and Matt McBane) and mandolinist-composer Matt Flinner helping to bridge the genre gap with a monumental new four-movement work rooted in the worldly new acoustic aesthetic. The band features Jake Schepps (banjo), Matt Flinner (mandolin), Ross Martin (guitar), Ryan Drickey (violin) and the indomitable Eric Thorin (bass). From the vantage point of the adventurous banjo player and arranger Jake Schepps as well as his fellow travelers in the vibrant new acoustic scene, the horizon for stringband music is infinite. This CD release concert will include selections from all of these works, in addition to bluegrass, Béla Bartók and much more.

 

 

 

 

Jake Schepps Quintet

The Mulligan Brothers
FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$20.00 ($17.00 Chautauqua Concert Member)
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The Mulligan Brothers self-titled debut album begins with a mournful fiddle supported by the steady undercurrent of bass and drums. As Ross Newell begins his haunting tale of forbidden plantation love, it is clear that the song will end in death and heartbreak, but well-written songs don’t need a catchy chorus or a happy ending to win over an audience or to be played over and over.

The Mulligan Brothers, from Mobile and Baton Rouge, is Newell on lead vocals and guitar, Gram Rea on vocals, fiddle, mandolin and harmonica, Greg DeLuca on drums and Ben Leininger on upright suitcase bass. Their name represents a second chance for the four musicians who finally found the combination that is right for them. "A Mulligan in golf is a ‘do over’ and that is what this band is for us," says Rea. "We wanted a chance to figure this out the right way."

Join us for an incredible night of music crossing the border between folk rock, Americana and alternate country as the Mulligan Brothers debut their second album "Via Portland."

 

 

The Mulligan Brothers

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