Shalin Liu Perf. Ctr. : Wed 4/26/17 8:00PM - Fri 8/25/17 8:00PM

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Foghorn Stringband

(Orch. Tier 1 Row A- M) Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
<p>Foghorn Stringband</p>             (Orch. Tier 1 Row A- M)

No band is more responsible for the dynamic resurgence in old time string band music than Foghorn Stringband. For more than a decade now, the foursome has led a renaissance of vintage acoustic roots music, their success built upon a foundation of jaw-dropping musicianship, joyful vocal harmonies and a knack for unearthing dusty, long-forgotten classics. While the bulk of their sound stems from Appalachian and mountain music, Foghorn fold elements of honky-tonk, Cajun, Irish folk and gospel music into their rich sonic tapestry. Onstage, The Foghorn Stringband gather around one microphone, balancing their music on the fly, and playing with an intense, fiery abandon. The first iteration of the band formed in 2000 under the name Foghorn Leghorn, the band making a name for itself in the burgeoning roots music scene of the Pacific Northwest. In 2002, after changing their name to Foghorn Stringband, the band self-released their debut record Rattlesnake Tidal Wave, followed by 2004’s Reap What You Sow. As their popularity skyrocketed, record labels took notice, the band getting signed by Nettwerk and subsequently releasing Weiser Sunrise, a record that helped expose the band to an international audience. A revamping of the lineup occurred in the late 2000’s with bassist Nadine Landry and guitarist Reeb Willms joining original members Caleb Klauder (mandolin) and Sammy Lind (fiddle) to solidify the band into what you see today. With the new lineup, Foghorn released Outshine the Sun in 2012 and their most recent, Devil in the Seat, in 2015.

Carbon Leaf Friday, April 28, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Carbon Leaf

With a sound that encompasses folk, pop, Americana, rock, and even Celtic music, Carbon Leaf has created a vibrant two decade career based on their powerful live shows and DIY independent spirit. The Virginia-based quintet rose out of Randolph-Macon College where, in 1992, the band met and began playing at college parties and fraternities. A move to Richmond, followed by heavy regional touring, saw the five piece coming into their own and developing a devoted fanbase. At the time, Richmond was a fertile music scene, also giving rise to like-minded acoustic rock acts like the Dave Matthews Band, Agents of Good Roots and the Pat McGee Band, helping to nurture the band to greater artistic heights. By 2001 they had released four records independently and had a radio hit with their single “The Boxer.” The success of that single sparked interest in record labels, and in 2004, they recorded Indian Summer, released on Vanguard Records to great acclaim. Tunes like “Life Less Ordinary” and “What About Everything” found regular rotation on AAA radio stations around the country.

Luca Buratto Saturday, April 29, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Luca Buratto

Winner of the 2015 Honens Prize Laureate, Luca Buratto is a pianist of “fiery imagination and finesse” (Musical America). In addition to his success at Canada’s Honens Piano Competition, the Italian pianist was awarded third prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition (Zwickau) and the special ‘Acerbi’ prize, awarded to a distinguished Finalist at Milan’s Shura Cherkassky Competition, both in 2012.

Storm Large of Pink Martini

Please Note: This concert may include adult content and language. Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Storm Large of Pink Martini</p>Please Note: This concert may include adult content and language.

Storm Large is an artist that scoffs at boundaries. She’s tried her hand (and excelled) as an actress, an author, a playwright, and of course, a vocalist. Known to many for her time singing with acclaimed lounge pop act Pink Martini, Large will be bringing her own band along with her dynamite musicality, charismatic stage presence and force of nature personality to Rockport for the first time. Please Note: This concert may include adult content and language. Also, due to the volume level of this concert, please note that the window may be closed for acoustical reasons during the performance.

Deb Talan of The Weepies Friday, May 12, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
Deb Talan of The Weepies

Beloved by many as one-half of the folk pop duo The Weepies, Deb Talan steps out for an acoustic tour in support of her upcoming solo record, Lucky Girl. Here's a chance to see and hear's Talan's supremely tender and melodically potent songwriting up close and personal.

Rockport Folk Summit Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:00PM   ·   More Info »
Rockport Folk Summit

Two of New England’s most cherished folk and roots artists, Tim Gearan and Kris Delmhorst, team up for a truly special night celebrating the art of songwriting. The acclaimed tunesmiths, along with heralded young troubadour Dietrich Strause, will each give a set with their own band before joining forces in an exciting song-sharing collaboration. Not to be missed!

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Friday, August 25, 2017 8:00PM   ·   More Info »
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

As the preeminent Cajun band in the world, BeauSoleil has been generously exporting the rich musical traditions of Southwestern Louisiana for close to forty years. After almost singlehandedly reviving Cajun music in the 70’s, they began incorporating various folk and world music traditions into their sound, creating a musical hybrid unlike any in the world.