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Feb
24
Sat
The Hip Swayers @ 19 Carter Music Series
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Hailing from the hills of West Tatnuck, the Hip Swayers are a good time, get up and dance band. Their music combines tight rhythms, searing solos and soulful harmonies in an eclectic mix of catchy originals, old time country, and twangy, reverb-soaked surf that keeps your toes tapping and your hips swaying. “These performers from Worcester, Massachusetts are not to be missed! A bit of Hank Williams sensibility, Carter/Cash authenticity, and infectious personality.” – Music Editor, San Francisco’s City Guide”

The Hip Swayers are talented, affordable, and FUN! Available as a duo, trio or quartet (the Deluxe version), the Hip Swayers entertain in both booming metropolises and backwater barrooms. We have performed north and south of the Mason Dixon line and on both sides of the Continental Divide including gigs in NYC, Montreal, Cambridge, San Francisco, Oakland, Knoxville, Asheville and New Orleans. Be it a backyard brewery hoedown or swank art gallery affair – we’ll be there to add sway to your day!

Enjoy an eclectic mix of originals and covers invoking the classic  duos of George and Melba, Johnny and June, Conway and Loretta, George and Gracie

The Hip Swayers will perform at the 19 Carter Music Series as a trio with Dave Blodgett (vocals, guitar), Toni Ostrow (bass. vocals), and David Niles (lead guitar)

http://www.hipswayers.com

 

 

Mar
10
Sat
BAZA @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Winners
2017 Granite State Blues Challenge
Solo/Duo category
Baza celebrates the tradition of the guitar-and-harmonica duo, performing original and pre-war country blues from the 1920s through the 1930s. This New Hampshire based duo features Doug Philbrook, resonator guitar and vocals and Geof Goodell, harmonica and vocals. They keep audiences entertained with their dynamic musical talents and historical knowledge of the music and the musicians that gave birth to the blues.
Together since 2002, these bluesmen conjure the sounds of the Deep Blues with wailing harmonica, sharp vocal harmonies and driving steel guitar rhythms. They play songs of hard living, love, lost love, natural disasters and celebration with deep respect and affection. Their performances paint a picture of the blues through the songs and stories of its pioneers and the times they lived. Their sound has been described as “gritty and soulful” and their story telling engaging and insightful.

Simple Gifts Coffee House is a non-profit volunteer run concert venue hosting regional and nationally known musical acts for over 25 years. Guests attending Simple Gifts Coffee House performances are invited to bring their own beer or wine to enjoy at concerts. Coffee, tea, and baked goods are available at each show. Members of Boston Area Coffee House Association.

Mar
17
Sat
The Carter St Band @ 19 Carter Music Series
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 Saint Patricks Day with the Carter St Band

March 17 @ 7pm

Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with us! The Carter Street Band is a collection of seasoned acoustic musicians who play bluegrass, old-timey, Irish, Contra Dance, and classic roots music. The band consists of Seth Asser on guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals; Dave Coleman on mandolin and guitar; Sean Regan on the Irish Bodhran; Martin Miller on tenor banjo; Evy Dueck on fiddle, Dave Kassel on fiddle and vocals and Brian Rost on stand-up bass.

http://www.19carter.org/carter-street-band.html

 

 

Apr
14
Sat
The Southcoast Troubadors @ 19 Carter Music Series
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Traditional Blues, Folk, and Country

Neal McCarthy and Ken Richards are both outstanding guitarists, singers and songwriters who play as solo artists, lead their own bands and perform as duo. Their music is a blend of blues, folk, country and some Americana mixed in. They are based out of the Buzzards Bay MA area and are joined by Seth Asser on vocals, mandolin and harmonica to perform as a trio. Don’t miss this night of acoustic picking and 3-part vocal harmonies.

Ken Richardshas worked with Rolling Stones producer Jimmy Miller, recorded with Marianne Faithful, and is lead guitarist and co-founder of The Pearly Baker Band (Grateful Dead cover band) for 30 years running.  Kenny can play slide guitar and finger-pick the blues of Robert Johnson and Elmore James and then sing a you a sweet folk song. Ken is also self-taught artist who has been painting professionally since 1992.

Neal McCarthy is a local legend logging over 20 years in the local scene playing all over New England. His musical influences include Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, and Bob Dylan. He is equally adept at rock, blues and country. Neal is a true soul man who puts his personal stamp on whatever style he may be playing. He has opened shows at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA. as a solo performer and his blues band performs annually at the Narrows Winter Blues Festival.

Seth Asser has been performing in New England for over 45 years and most recently as singer, guitarist, and mandolin player in the Carter St. Band.

Give a listen here: Deep Elem Blues

 

 

Jun
9
Sat
Zack Slik @ 19 Carter Music Series
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Zack Slik performs old time back-porch music

Switching between mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and guitar; singing original and traditional songs. Raised in a mill town in Central Massachusetts, Zack Slik’s music is influenced by the trains, rivers, and characters he grew up with. All performed in a unique one-man band style, Zack brings a mix of American roots, blues, and jugband jazz to his original songs and traditional arrangements. Whether behind the mandolin, banjo, or guitar, Zack shares his love for the music with a traditional feel and modern touch.