$25 Advance | $27 Day of Show
Doors open at 7pm.
Trinity is comprised of four vocalists with decades of experience in the music industry. As a vocal/acoustic act, Trinity is in a class all its own. Specializing in performing a tribute to the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young their soaring harmonies will remind you of CSNY in their prime. With Joe's intricate fingerstyle guitar work, Fred's driving rhythm guitar along with Eric's electronic hand percussion and Eric Leffingwell's fluid bass lines Trinity is unlike any other acoustic multimedia tribute act.
About the opener,Â Acoustic Dynamite:
Acoustic Dynamite formed in late 2008, when brothers Tim and Andrew wanted to bring their musical style, personalities, and pure good looks to all audiences. With extensive set lists with songs from the 60's up to the current Top 40, they'll surely have something you can dance to. Working on their upcoming original album "To the manner born", they hope to bring a different outlook to the local music scene.
$25 Advance | $27 Day of Show
Doors open at 7pm.
Featuring the music of The Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Marshall Tucker Band.
Performed by an all-star jam band featuring members of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Zen Tricksters, and Max Creek.
On September 3rd, 1977, the Grateful Dead headlined one of the largest and most musically successful concerts of all time at Raceway Park in Englishtown N.J. In addition to the Dead, the show also included the Dead familyâs New Riders of the Purple Sage and the good-time, southern rock Marshall Tucker Band. This tribute extravaganza will feature healthy âdosesâ of selections from each bandâs sets that day with a relaxed, festival style program. Playing two full sets of Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage. and Marshall Tucker Band.
Michael Falzarano (Guitar / Vocals)
After decades-long stints with Hot Tuna and the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Michael has earned nothing less than iconic status as one of the most authentic figures on the blues/jam band scene. Over the years, Michaelâs evocative singing, intuitive guitar playing, and songwriting skills have earned him a large and loyal following worldwide.
Rob Wolfson (Lead Guitar / Vocals)
Having already developed into a formidable blues rock player at the age of 12 by studying Eric Clapton and Jorma Kaukonen, Rob entered the world of Grateful Dead music in â69 and has continued exploring ever since. Notable projects include Dead Sage, Joe Gallantâs Illuminati Orchestra, and DeadCenter All Stars, which he established in the late 90âs with the Wetlands Preserve Club and is still going strong today.
Tom Circosta (Guitar / Vocals)
Tom is one of the NY areaâs most versatile guitarists and also happens to be the foremost disciple of Bob Weir, arguably the best and most unique rhythm guitarist in rock history. In addition to Zen Tricksters, Tom also plays with the unique Dead On Live and Jam Stampede.
Clare Maloney (Vocals)
New York City-based vocalist, Clare Maloney, has been hailed for her "golden voice of immense range and depth", and has delighted audiences around the world with her thoughtful artistry, polished singing, and wholehearted performances. Raised on rock & roll and trained in classical music and opera, Clare's musical knowledge and her skillful ability to move between musical genres have established her as a go-to musician. Her interpretations of the Grateful Dead are earning her a steady following on the jam band scene, and she sings regularly with Rainbow Full of Sound and the Englishtown Project.
Mark Mercier (Keyboards / Vocals)
Mark has distinguished himself over the last few decades as one of the principle keyboardists in the jam band world. His band, Max Creek, has been on the scene since 1971 and is still going strong today, playing many shows and producing their own annual festival, Strange Creek. He and they have carved out a firm space in jam band history.
Klyph Black (Bass / Vocals)
In Klyph, along with Tom and Dave, the Englishtown Project is fortunate to have 3/5ths of the classic lineup of Zen Tricksters, the best and longest running Grateful Dead-centric band in the Northeast. Not only is Klyph an outstanding bassist, he is also an excellent guitarist and one of the most accomplished musicians on the jam band scene today.
Dave Diamond (Drums)
Most fans of the Grateful Dead know what a great drummer Dave is, but more and more are coming to realize that Dave is a multi-talented musician to be reckoned with. In addition to his long tenure with Zen Tricksters, Dave drums for the excellent alt-rock band, Assembly of Dust, and his own eclectic Dave Diamond Band where he is the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter.
$32 Advance | $37 Day of Show
Doors open at 7pm.Â
Crossing borders, jumping barriers, taking risks, betting it all: thatâs the pathÂ Alejandro EscovedoÂ has been taking in his lifelong search for the heart of rock and roll.Â
Alejandroâs new album,Â Â The CrossingÂ (YepRoc Records, September 14) is about that journey: searching, but not necessarily finding, eyes and ears open all the way.Â It is his first for Yep Roc Records and his first ever recorded in Europe.Â Â âThis says more about me than any of my records without it being a record about me,â Alejandro says.
The CrossingÂ tells the tale of two boys, one from Mexico, one from Italy, who meet in Texas to chase their American rock and roll dreams. They discover a not-so-welcoming, very different place from the Promised Land they imagined, with cameos from the likes of Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Joe Ely and James Williamson of the Stooges to show the boys the way.
It was recorded in an Italian farmhouse near Mogdliana and features his collaborator and co-songwriter Don Antonio with his band whom will be backing and opening for Alejandro. Don Antonio has backed numerous American acts in Europe but this will be their first ever tour of the US.
EscovedoâsÂ trailblazing career began with The Nuns, San Francisco's famed punk innovators, to the Austin-based-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File, to Texas bred darlings, True Believers, through countless all-star collaborations and tribute album appearances and finally a series of beloved solo albums beginning with 1992's acclaimed Gravity, Escovedo has earned a surplus of distinctions: No Depression magazine's âArtist of the Decadeâ Award in 1998 and the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006, just to name two. His last albumÂ Burn Something BeautifulÂ was co-produced, written and recorded with Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey.Â Alejandro worked with producing legend Tony Visconti (David Bowie/T-Rex)Â on Real AnimalÂ andÂ Street Songs of Love; he has previously worked with Chuck Prophet, John Cale, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson and Bruce Springsteen.Â Now Hepatitis C free,Â Alejandro serves as a spokesperson for the Prevent Cancer Foundation âThink About the Linkâ campaign about the link between viruses and Hep C. As an official showcasing artist, the Alejandro Escovedo Band with Don Antonio will debut The Crossing at the Americana Music Association Festival 2018 at the Americana Music Stage, hosted by WMOT Roots Radio, NPR Music and World Cafe.
"You just do your good work, and people care," Alejandro says. "I always believed, when I was a kid, that if you worked hard, you would find fulfillment. I think I got a lot of that from my father and my brothers. A working musician is all I ever wanted to be. Hard work, stay true to what you want to do, and then eventually someone would notice for that very reason."
$27 Advance | $30 Day of Show
Doors open at 7pm. The National Reserve starts the show at 8pm.
CONCERT RESCHEDULED FROM DECEMBER 30th. Refunds are available upon request until 1/12/19.
Known far and wide as the impossibly big voiced leader of acclaimed soul collective Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, singer Arleigh Kincheloe has made an astonishing leap forward with Sister Sparrowâs new LP, GOLD. Produced by Carter Matschullat (ChefâSpecial, Secret Weapons), the album sees Sister Sparrow taking the classic brass-fueled Dirty Birds sound and turning it into something altogether new: a soul-blasted contemporary pop sound both timeless yet utterly now. Recorded mere months after Kincheloe became a new mother, songs like the evocative first single, âGhost,â and the ebullient title track highlight Sister Sparrowâs strikingly strong vocals while also showcasing her growing muscle as an individualistic, communicative songwriter.
âIt was uncharted waters for me in a lot of ways,â she says. âItâs a bit of a departure from what Iâve done before, itâs me really seeking my own personal sound. Like motherhood, making an album is a really personal thing.â
For nearly a decade, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have been hailed for their explosive brand of modern soul, equally celebrated for their three studio albums and electrifying live performances. Kincheloe grew up amongst an intensely musical family in upstate New Yorkâs Catskill Mountains, co-founding Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds with her brother Jackson at just 18. The band based itself in Brooklyn and soon earned a rep as one of the hardest working outfits anywhere in the world, playing upwards of 150 shows each year including headline dates, sold out residencies, and top festivals. âSister Sparrow, Arleigh Kincheloeâs nom de disque, is a soul queen,â raved The Washington Post, while The Baltimore Sun simply noted, âArleigh Kincheloe has one of the biggest voices in the business. Prepare to be blown away.â
About the opener, The National Reserve:
For nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent its Friday nights lighting it up at a Brooklyn bar, winning over barflies with epic sets and a remarkable breadth of songcraft and showmanship. Now, with their stunning new Ramseur Records debut album, MOTEL LA GRANGE, the band has crafted a rich and raucous collection that instantly places them among Americanaâs finest â its force, directness, and performance not unlike some lost recording unearthed from the golden age of 70s rock ânâ roll. Founded and fronted by singer-guitarist Sean Walsh, The National Reserve mine an archetypal musical seam, marrying gutbucket R&B, Laurel Canyon lyricism, New Orleans funk workouts, late night soul, and boozy rock ânâ roll to create their own timeless brand of American music. Songs like âFound Me A Womanâ and the indelible title track reveal a gifted new tunesmith while masterfully reminding one and all of the simple beauty of a great American bar band â two guitars, organ, bass and drums rocking out in the corner, singing their songs to soundtrack the night. The National Reserve is now planning to bring all the fun and fire of their fervent Friday night sets to the rest of the world, eager to pack as many folks into their late night scene as possible.
$25 Advance | $27 Day of Show
Doors open at 7pm.
Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful; gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as âa young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouseâ. Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. Thereâs soul flowing in and out of her rock ânâ roll with a serpentine seduction. Some of soul musicâs sweet, grand dames belt, shout, seethe, and succumb, while Wright sings gently like a heartacheâs apology. Itâs funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little âŚ like it should.
Josh Weinstein - bass
Bob Wagner - guitar
John Kimock/Colin Jalbert - drums
Shane Hardiman - keys
Luke Laplant - bari sax
Jake Whitesell - tenor sax
Phil Rodriguez - trumpet
Kat Wright - vocals