Fiddler’s Dream Performance Schedule

Thursday nights are Open Stage Night from 7:30 to 10 pm.  $3 admission. Doors open at 6:45 pm. Order of play determined by order of arrival.  One song per rotation.  Come to play or to listen! 

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Friday May 22  Sam Rainwater ~ and more! ~ 

8:00 pm,  Trop Rock Award Winner & Nominee, Sam Rainwater performs an eclectic blend of “Mexatropaholic” and Trop Rock Music. A "Rocket Scientist" in his day job, Sam is a Trop-Rocker in his soul, writing and playing music in the US and Mexico. You may have seen Sam playing or sitting in on ukulele at Trop-Rock venues and events across the country. Sam’s musical growth has taken him from being “the Uke Guy” at local Parrot Head events to the Nashville recording of his three CD’s, “Vacation Location”, “Dressing For Life” and “Can You Not Hear Me Now”. Sam’s charitable work earned him the 2012 TRMA “I Can” Award for community service. Sam writes and plays all of his music with a purpose, donating 100% of his music income to charity and then doubling those donations through a match from his consulting company SunTronics Inc.! His current charities are various Troop efforts (while in the USA) and Castaway Kids (while in Mexico). To date, Sam has donated over $111,000 from his music.

9:20 pm, A fine acoustic performer presenting original music. Check our Facebook page for Friday night schedule updates.    https://www.facebook.com/fiddlersdream/events 

Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.

 

Saturday May 23  ~ High Strung ~ Eric Ramsey ~ 

8:00 pm, High Strung is a local group of Phoenix musicians who have been performing for audiences for over seven years. They combine hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo and voice to bring alive old time songs from the Appalachian Mountains as well as a selection of contemporary folk tunes from the revival movement of folk music from the 60’s and 70’s. Their intricate arrangements and lively performances have been enjoyed by festival goers at folk music gatherings from Flagstaff to Tucson and everywhere in between. 

Come and enjoy a fun evening of old time mountain music with High Strung. You’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time to the days when folks gathered on front porches to play and sing together. High Strung band members are Steve Kenny, Debbie Kenny, Keith Allen and Lisa Armitage.

9:20 pm, Eric Ramsey has been active in the Valley music scene for many years, performing solo or as part of any number of bands. He is a founding member of the seminal Alt-Folk-Swamp-Country-Rock-Southern-Blues-Boogie Band Spiny Norman. Other incarnations equally esoteric were High Falls and the eclectic not:quite:norman.
 
With soaring vocals and organic arrangements, Eric's original compositions reflect his musical influences, but live in a place where all his resources play well together. Cover material drawn from such wide-ranging stylists as Bruce Cockburn, Jackson Browne, Ry Cooder, David Lindley, Taj Mahal, Joni Mitchell, John Hiatt, Lowell George, Jerry Garcia, Lyle Lovett and Townes Van Zandt are never bound by their original sources.
 
Currently he's appearing in a few iterations - as a Solo Acoustic artist, with Scatfish - a blues, roots-rock and americana trio, and most recently with the newly minted Mojo Bros - formed with fellow Deadhead and master chef Stuart Epstein. 
 
Most recently Eric has been selected a Finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, and has been tapped for the prestigious Songwriter's Showcase produced by Tempe Center For The Arts, to be filmed for PBS distribution.
 
With an extensive and varied songlist covering country, rock, americana, folk and blues, along with his original compositions, Eric is comfortable in any musical environment that doesn't involve a chickenwire cage. 

Admission tonight is $8.  Doors open at 7:15 pm.

Fiddler's Dream is located one block north of Glendale Avenue on 17th Street, on the Southeast corner of 17th Street and Cactus Wren. Use the newly opened Sprouts grocery at 16th Street and Glendale as a landmark - we are one block further East on Glendale, and when you reach 17th Street turn North and go one block to Cactus Wren.  1702 East Glendale, Phoenix, AZ, 85020 is the street address to plug into your map app.