Thursday nights are Open Stage Night from 7:30 to 10 pm. $3 admission. Come to play or to listen! Doors open at 6:30 pm, be there to put your name in the hat if you want to play! Two songs or eight minutes, whichever comes first!
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Friday September 19 ~ Justin Moody ~ Maxwell Hughes ~
8:00 pm, Jack Alves - This night will be a departure from Jack's usual " Guitar Army" show. Jack will be bringing other guitars to the Fidd as a tribute to the music of his late father ( who was born on this date ). Included will be an Arch-Top, a Classical Nylon string and a 12 String for instrumentals. Lots of stories from 'Jack Senior's' Jazz days in NYC, and a showcase of music from the 30's and 40's! A little bit about Jack, Jr: Born into the N.Y. hot-bed of rock and roll, Jack Alves had the advantage of growing up in Long Island. In the 1950's and early 60's AM radio ruled the day, with D.J.s such as "Dandy Dan" Ingram, Gary Stevens, "Murray The K" and Alves' mentor Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow. At his Huntington, N.Y. high school, many garage bands flourished. Alves credits the times and the environment with shaping his musical preference and teaching philosophy. "The music I was raised on consisted of vocal groups like The Four Seasons, Dion And The Belmonts as well as instrumental bands such as The Ventures and The Safaris. Doo Wop and solo vocalists also played a major role in my education." Also, the rhythm and blues bands were a tremendous source of inspiration. "B.B. King, all the Motown people and the soul bands were very important to me. Chuck Berry and Howlin' Wolf just slew me!"
9:20 pm, Michael Lich of Noctrane and friend Jeff Sanders will be playing together, merging classical and bluegrass music for your listening pleasure! Classical guitarist, banjo-player, arranger and composer Michael Lich is an eclectic, musician who performs a wide variety of musical styles including classical, jazz and bluegrass. A critic wrote “Lich is a musician’s musician.”
Michael's performing career has taken him from Skagway, Alaska to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Seoul, South Korea to Frankfurt, Germany. He has made radio and television appearances on KUNM-FM, Albuquerque, NM; KXCI-FM, Tucson, AZ; KSJC-FM, Silverton, CO; KOBF-TV, Farmington, NM and "Fala Espiritu Santo"-live television, Vitoria, Brazil.
He has taught master classes and workshops at the Escola de Musica do Espiritu Santo and Faculdade de Musica in Vitoria, Brazil; Concertos Internacionais Banese Concert Series, Aracaju, Brazil; University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV; Public Academy for the Performing Arts, Albuquerque, NM; New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe, NM; Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, Culver City, CA and Dixie State University, St. George, UT. Most recently he taught outreach programs for the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen and Basalt, CO.
Along with performing solo classical guitar and chamber music concerts, Michael regularly performs on banjo with his jazz/bluegrass group Noctrane. They have performed at the Music from Greer Festival, Greer, AZ, Tucson Folk Festival, Tucson, AZ, as well as, iconic acoustic music venues such as the Fiddler’s Dream in Phoenix, AZ.
Michael currently is on faculty at the Academy of Music and Dance of Tucson/Oro Valley and Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.
Saturday September 20 ~ Justin Moody ~ Maxwell Hughes ~
8:00 pm, Justin Clark Moody is the seminal eccentric. He’s rounded the musical bases of indie pop, pirate folklore, and alternative country, finally settling into an act that is both worldly and traditional. The Balcony Scene, Moody’s solo act moniker, lies somewhere between Ryan Adams’ twang and Nick Drake’s melancholy balads. -K.C. Libman
9:20 pm, Maxwell Hughes is a highly accomplished songwriter and musician whose talent and charisma has captured audiences with his unique sound, irresistible beats, and entertaining presentation. Passionate and energetic, Maxwell’s personality comes across in every song he plays, which is part of the reason he has a growing legion of fans.
Some of Maxwell’s most notable accomplishments include being a former member of The Lumineers, and a Grammy Nominated Songwriter for his contribution on their chart-topping album. He’s also been a 3rd place finalist at the prestigious International Fingerstyle Competition, a multi-award winning instrumental guitarist, and a three-time winner of the “Best Instrumentalist” award at the FoCoMA awards. In the past he’s also been a support for Imagine Dragons, The Head and The Heart, Langhorn Slim, and Paperbird.
Perhaps most impressive is that Maxwell is entirely self-taught and began playing in 2002. Since then, he has self-produced two albums entitled Maxwell Hughes and Express. He’s also been a musical guest on TED Talks during their TEDxCSU event.
Maxwell’s influences include Tommy Emmanuel and Kaki King, but he also draws inspiration from rap, electronic, and video game music. Despite these influences, Maxwell’s performance abilities are something all his own, and fans have said, “The music is great, but the best part is watching him play it.” His iconic combination of drumming, fingerpicking, and a two handed tapping style is often confused with two guitars due to it’s deep, multi-instrumental sound.
Currently, Maxwell is sponsored by the Larrivee Guitar Company and has recently released his 3rd album, entitled Only In Dreams. He is also working on a guitar instruction system that will help those with disabilities.
In his spare time, Maxwell enjoys spending time with his friends and family in his hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado. He’s also an avid chess player.
Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Tuesday September 23 ~ Mark Mulligan and Kelly McGuire ~
6:30 pm, Mark Mulligan - If you like songs about sailboats, sandy beaches and sunshine, plus love songs reminiscent of Jim Croce, here's your guy. Mark Mulligan self-deported to Mexico about twenty years ago, yet he still journeys north to share his music and for that, we are grateful! Trop-rock, Country, Folk, and much more!
Kelly McGuire made a living at music for 15 years before starting to write songs. Now 5 CDs later with songwriting awards, an Album of the Year award from the Texas Music Awards as well as nominations for Entertainer of the Year & Producer of the Year- he is living a dream!
He currently resides in the Clear Lake/NASA area of Houston near Galveston Bay and many of his songs reflect the Gulf, Boats, Islands, Sailing, Beaches, Buffett , Belize and his years as a yacht broker. There are also fan favorites about Life, Love, Guitars, Daughters & Mom & Dad!
Touring either solo or with his band he travels Coast to Coast as well as Belize, Mexico & Canada, performing his own uniquely Gulf Flavored songs.
XM Radio Margaritaville regularly plays 3 of his songs and in 2004 he had a song at #10 on the Texas Music Chart. Starting with his first CD REDFISH ISLAND in 2000 which has sold over 12,000 units to date, followed by the country styled CLUB BLONDE which had several songs on county radio. Then the Award-winning BOAT IN BELIZE with guest artists from Buffett's Coral Reefer Band ! His Latest CD "King Of The Island" released in Jan 2011 shows a wide range of styles and promises to be one of his best yet.
Doors open 6:00 pm, show at 6:30 pm, suggested donation $20. You may reserve your tickets by contacting Mark Mulligan at email@example.com!
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.