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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Upcoming Special Concerts - Mark Your Calendars!
Friday February 20th ~ An Evening with Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen ~
Saturday February 28th ~Tom Chapin Concert Evening ~
Friday January 23 ~ Hieronymous Bogs ~ JC and Laney ~
8:00 pm, Hieronymus Bogs is a one man troupe whose performances embrace the ties between music, poetry and art. The bearded Bogs, garbed in self-fashioned regalia, is known for imparting live shows with poetic recitals, looped sounds and short vignettes that veer off the stage. With songs like, “The Infinite Possibilities of Universal Love” and “Death Is Dead”, Bogs' voice and off-kilter approach to songwriting is reminiscent of artists like George Harrison (The Beatles) and Syd Barret (Pink Floyd) while remaining clearly Folk based. Accompanied by subtle banjo, sleigh bell percussion and his trademark dangling bells, Bogs allows his words and distinct voice to be the focus of his songs, while his recitations and actions remystify what has often in performance become habit.
Known primarily as frontman/songwriter for Psych-folk band, BOGS VISIONARY ORCHESTRA, Hieronymus Bogs has performed at many public institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), and a plethora of clubs & cafes scattered across the country. His song, “Everybody's Broken” was included in Asthmatic Kitty's 'MEWS TOO” compilation, along with Indie-folk luminaries, Sufjan Stevens, Brother Danielson, & My Brightest Diamond.
“A singer-songwriter from Rochester, NY who had a funky outfit that would make even the likes of Prince be jealous, Hieronymous Bogs kicked off the night with his electric garage folk tunes that were as poetic as it gets. "The Infinite Possibilities of Universal Love", "Poorboy Fool", "Mother To Keep" and "I Believe" were groovy, soothing and laid back.”
Rob Duguay, GoLocalProv Music Critic 4/7/13
9:20 pm, JC and Laney, while sitting on bar stools in an establishment in 2009 on Infamous Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ, as only fate would have it, began singing in harmony their 1st song together ever, Bell Bottom Blues. And though they did not know each other before this song, they were immediately hired by the bartender, and thus became the duo JC & Laney. You can’t make this stuff up!
They are now best known for their instantly recognizable harmonies, memorable original songs and impromptu banter between themselves & with their audience.
Performing more than 100 times each year for the past 4 years at house concerts, theatres, state fairs, festivals and anywhere else people gather to listen; and in the meantime releasing 5 CDs from a catalog of over 70 original compositions of Roots/Americana Music, produced by Steve Wood, musical director for over 25 Imax Movies & the Kenny Loggins Group, they have indeed been a little busy.
JC Scott from Long Island, NY cut his teeth in front of crowds during the Classic Rock Era playing guitar and singing with musicians from Arlo Guthrie, Lindsay Buckingham, Kenny Loggins & Weird Al (Oh & Chuck Berry); writing & recording 5 Solo Albums/CD’s before meeting Laney.
Laney Greynolds, a powerhouse of emotion you must hear to believe, has been singing Traditional Country, Gospel & Rock Music since she could breathe. As lead singer & the driving force with Saddletramp (1988-2009) a well-known classic rock band, she had recorded with many artists over her career & made many friends at every stop along the way, same as she does now.
You may have heard them on Pandora or Spotify or on a dozen other Internet radio stations, or heard their songs which are being performed by touring artists in Europe & in the US. They tour Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona & Nevada each year.
If you get a chance to see this duo and the trademark emotional delivery of their one of kind Acoustic Folk-Rock-Americana Show, you won’t be sorry you took the time. Besides that, they guarantee they’ll be your new best friends. Regularly featured at Prescott, Tucson, Glendale & Flagstaff Festivals, as well as house concerts, theatres & other music venues throughout the US, their live appearances are always filled with odd & entertaining banter & a diverse selection of songs that will steal your heart away.
Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Saturday January 24 ~ Carl Allen ~ Robert Richter ~
8:00 pm, Carl Allen is well known for his work with the songs and stories of Woody Guthrie. Carl Allen got caught up in the folk music of the early 1960's and has never left that genre. Starting in 1959 he joined with Bill Murlin and Al Hanson at Washington State University to create The Wanderers, a Kingston Trio knockoff group. Al joined the real world and became an attourney, but Carl and Bill still sing under The Wanderers name. Carl has done sound tracks for three Public Television documentaries (KCTS TV in Seattle), has been an Inquiring Mind Speaker for Humanities Washington for twelve years, and has toured the country with a first person characterization of Woody Guthrie, singing the Columbia River songs written by Woody in 1941. In 1959, at the beginning of the folk music craze, Carl teamed up with Al Hansen and Bill Murlin to form the Wanderers at Washington State University. We played at dances, grange halls, special events and wherever an audience could be gathered. We were influenced by The Kingston Trio, The Easy Riders, Bud and Travis, and The Chad Mitchell Trio, among others. Graduation (by Carl) broke up the trio, but Bill and Carl still perform under The Wanderers name, and annually they get together with Al for a trio reunion and sing the old songs far into the night...
9:20 pm, Singer songwriter guitarist Robert Richter is an energetic performer creating music that blends different genres from folk to blues to rock to Celtic played with passion and energy as solo, duo or with his band. His newly released CD titled "Thick and Thin" features all original songs and guest appearances from talented singer/songwriters Marianne Flemming and Anna-Lisa Adams.
Richter’s credits include appearing on Tom May's nationally syndicated radio program "River City Folk," carried on more than 250 NPR affiliates nationwide. In addition, his music was played on the "Bob Dylan Radio Hour" heard on the Sirius Satellite Network and on KUSF-FM in San Francisco. Recently Richter was filmed performing live as part of a documentary film produced by a German television network. The documentary filmed in Gold Beach, Oregon aired on German television in 2014. He has also performed on "Live at 7," seen on Portland's NBC affiliate KGW.
"Robert Richter is a charismatic entertainer that gives his all every time he performs and is a stellar musician.” Morry Feldman, WQED-FM Pittsburgh, PA.
A live CD "A Change of Heart" was released in 2013. Richter also hosts a weekly radio program "Local Roots," featuring the music of NW Artists. The show can be heard on KMUZ-FM 88.5 in Salem, OR and streaming live online at KMUZ.org every Sunday at 7 pm. A new CD titled "Late Night Radio" is set for release in the fall of 2014.
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.