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Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Bruce Dunlap & Brahim Fribgane

7:30 - $22


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Bruce Dunlap - Guitar

"A tour de force" Jazz Times 
"Evocative and spellbinding." New York Times
"The grace and emotional import of fine poetry.” Jazziz
"Pianistic guitar virtuosity… accomplished work by a true jazz virtuoso." Elusive Disc
"A startling display of virtuosity, technical wizardry, and clarity." Jazz Now “
"Used tonal color so vividly that the musical notes felt like wet paint." allaboutjazz.com
"Acoustic jazz guitar played stunningly well... fascinating new compositions." Jim Hall

 2018 Governor's Award for Excellence In The Arts

Brahim Fribgane - Dumbek and Percussion 

Born and raised in Morocco, Brahim Fribgane brings to his music the rich and varied musical styles he grew up with - North African, Gnawa, Berber, Arabic and Andalusian music. Moving to New York City in his twenties, through diverse musical collaborations, he developed his unique style, a blend of childhood influences and many international traditions.  

Brahim has had the privilege of performing with such amazing artists as Peter Gabriel, Paula Cole, Adam Rudolph, Hindi Zahra, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Hassan Hakmoun, Club d’Elf, SamiYusuf, Will Calhoun, Zakir Hussein, Giovanni Hidalgo, Hamid Drake, Selva Ganesh, Steve Gorn, Larry Coryell, Reggie Workman, Hubert Laws, Corey Segal, Adam Deitch,  Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Amit Chattergee, and Medeski Martin & Wood, to name a few.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

Sean McConnell

Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

Secondhand Smoke is Sean McConnell's 13th album. A cohesive collection of modern folk music, Secondhand Smoke asks provocative questions about how we become who we are, what and whom we love, and the growth, pain, and freedom that come with accepting that some answers might elude us forever.

"The older I get, the more I find that is what it's all about—that there is no way to answer it all," Sean says. "Being comfortable with mystery is a positive thing in all aspects of our lives. I definitely explore that in these songs."

A grassroots following now hundreds of thousands deep has turned to Sean for that kind of musical exploration for almost 20 years. Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Meat Loaf, Jake Owen, Brothers Osborne, Christina Aguilera, Buddy Miller and more have all recorded his songs—a dizzying list that spans not just styles, but generations. Success shows no sign of slowing: Sean earned his first Number 1 single on country charts in early 2018 with breakout artist Brett Young's delivery of "Mercy," which the two co-wrote. As a performer, Sean packs listening rooms and quiets unruly bar crowds. His sound—a warm tenor painting vivid stories over acoustic guitar often cushioned by keys or other strings—has prompted a diverse range of music scenes from the storied Boston folk community to Texas's defiantly self-sovereign camp to warmly claim Sean as one of their own.

Presented by AMP Concerts - GiG Patreon Rewards are not available for this show. ​​

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

C.W. Stoneking

7:30 - $22 in advance, $25 day of show

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C.W. Stoneking is an artist for whom "unexpected" is probably the default setting. How else to describe such a fine purveyor of American roots music who also happens to be a towering, youthful-faced white Australian man? He surprises first-time listeners, throws curveballs at long-time fans, and everything he does contains at least some background level of bafflement for all involved.

There are multitudes in Stoneking's music. It's probably easiest to describe him as a "blues artist," but the term disguises what makes his music special. There's so much in there. A 1920s pre-war blues sound is key, but there's almost equal helpings of New Orleans jazz, jug band music, hokum, country and calypso, and he's lately brought in elements of jump jive, early rock 'n roll and gospel. His gift is that he brings them all together without anything sounding out of place. He finds the strands that connect all of these different styles and gently braids them together. It's what he values more than anything: "It's getting everything to unify, really. The music, the flow of it, keeping it moving, with no dead spots. Then I guess having the lyrics and the meaning that flows in that too, you know? Getting it all to knit together in a way that, if you didn't speak English maybe, you'd still be able to feel the melody, or the sounds of the words. If you did, then the meaning would also flow. That's sort of what I'm trying to do, I guess."

When so many on the blues scene are trying to sound "authentic"—whatever that is—it's that unity of sound that allows Stoneking to actually achieve it, and with apparent ease, too. Back in the day, no-one was "just" a blues musician, or a jazz or country musician, and so neither is he.

Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 day of show (including all service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251. Presented by AMP Concerts.

GiG Patreon Rewards are not available for this concert.