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Ian Hunter & The Rant Band
Friday, September 30 • 9pm

Tom Brosseau with Sean Watkins
Sunday, October 2 • 8pm

Elizabeth Cook
Wednesday, October 26 • 8pm
September 30:
Ian Hunter & The Rant Band
October 1:
Amy Ray & Her Band / Chely Wright • (co-bill)
October 2:
Tom Brosseau with Sean Watkins
October 5:
An Evening with Deborah Hanlon
October 7:
Grant Gordy & Ross Martin
CD Release
October 16:
Crystal Bowersox
October 21:
The Suitcase Junket
With Dupont Brothers Opening
October 26:
Elizabeth Cook
October 28:
Chris Smither
With Special Guest:
Milton
November 4:
Bruce Katz Band
featuring Chris Vitarello
November 5:
Chatham County Line
November 10:
Omar Sosa
November 12:
Triage
November 13:
Dust Bowl Faeries & Luis Mojica
December 2:
Joey Alexander Trio
December 4:
Darol Anger's 5th Annual
Keepin'-It-In-the-Fam Holiday Show
December 9:
Joan Osborne
December 17:
The Ballroom Thieves



Friday, September 30


9:00 pm



As leader of 1970s British rock legends Mott the Hoople and as a hugely influential solo artist, Ian Hunter is widely revered as one of rock 'n' roll's most compelling and influential performers, as well as one of its most articulate songwriters. Hunter penned such immortal rock anthems as "All The Way From Memphis," "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," and "Cleveland Rocks," and had a huge hit with the David Bowie-penned "All The Young Dudes," after turning down the first song Bowie offered, "Suffragette City."

Hunter was already a veteran of the London music scene by the time he joined Mott the Hoople in 1969. With Mott, he recorded four iconoclastic albums - "Mott The Hoople," "Mad Shadows," "Wildlife" and "Brain Capers" - by the time they hit international stardom with the glam-rock anthem for a generation, Bowie's "All The Young Dudes."

The band's artistic and commercial success continued with "Mott" and "The Hoople," between them containing the hits "All The Way From Memphis," "Honaloochie Boogie," "Roll Away the Stone" and "The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll". On Mott the Hoople's final tour, they took out a then little-known band called Queen, who would have a hit single with a song about their experiences, "Now I'm Here."

Mott the Hoople disbanded in 1974 and Hunter moved to New York, segueing into a celebrated solo career and quickly building a formidable body of solo work. The albums, "Ian Hunter," "All American Alien Boy," "Overnight Angels," "You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic," "Short Back 'n' Sides" and "All Of The Good Ones Are Taken," featuring such diverse talents as the aforementioned Queen and the Clash, Bowie guitarist Mick Ronson, the then-unknown jazz sensation Jaco Pastorious, and a New Jersey bar outfit called the E Street Band.

These days he performs with his current outfit, the Rant Band, which backed him on his most recent album, "Fingers Crossed," which contains "Dandy," his tribute to his late friend and collaborator, David Bowie.

    





Saturday, October 1


9:00 pm



Amy Ray is best known as one-half of Indigo Girls with Emily Saliers. But Amy has a thriving solo career, too, much of it based on her acclaimed 2014 solo country release, "Goodnight Tender," her modern take on the early Nashville Sound, dogs, pills, Duane Allman, and heartache. Amy brings her band with her to perform songs from "Goodnight Tender" and her five other solo efforts.

Singer-songwriter, author, and gay-rights activist Chely Wright grew up in a musical family in the small town of Wellsville, Kansas. The young Wright starting singing professionally at age 11, and by her senior year of high school was working as a performing musician at the Ozark Jubilee, a country music show in Branson, Missouri. After graduating, the young Kansan went directly to Nashville. It didnít take long for her innate talents to be recognized. In 1995, she was named Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music, then scored her first Top 40 country hit in 1997 with "Shut Up and Drive." Her songs have been recorded by Brad Paisley, Richard Marx, Indigo Girls, Mindy Smith, and Clay Walker, among others.

    





Sunday, October 2


8:00 pm



Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter from North Dakota. He comes from a working family with a musical background, though none have received formal training. His grandmother Lillian Uglem taught him the acoustic guitar while he was in grade school. Since 2010, Brosseau has performed with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends, a band devoted to the current American folk music revival, whose members also include Dan Bern, Willie Watson, Greg Leisz, Jerry Roe and Sebastian Steinberg.

Brosseau has just released his new album, "North Dakota Impressions," and is taking it on the road with his producer and multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins, of Nickel Creek and Watkins Family Hour fame. Watkins also produced Tomís 2014 album, "Grass Punks."

"North Dakota Impressions" is the third installment of a trilogy about life in Brosseauís home state. Brosseau calls it "a memory painting." Brosseau has toured with John Doe, Juliana Hatfield, PJ Harvey, the Punch Brothers, Milk Carton Kids, and Nickel Creek, and his songs have been covered by such acts as Chris Thile, Mice Parade, Silje Nes, and pop duo Emily & Christy,

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sean Watkins has long been known for his work as one-third of the Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek and, more recently, for helming, with sister Sara, the itinerant, genre-hopping Watkins Family Hour ensemble.

    




Upcoming


September
30•Ian Hunter & The Rant Band

October
1•Amy Ray & Her Band / Chely Wright • (co-bill)
2•Tom Brosseau with Sean Watkins
5•An Evening with Deborah Hanlon
7•Grant Gordy & Ross Martin • CD Release
16•Crystal Bowersox
21•The Suitcase Junket
26•Elizabeth Cook
28•Chris Smither

November
4•Bruce Katz Band featuring Chris Vitarello
5•Chatham County Line
10•Omar Sosa
12•Triage
13•Dust Bowl Faeries & Luis Mojica

December
2•Joey Alexander Trio
4•Darol Anger's 5th Annual
Keepin'-It-In-the-Fam Holiday Show

9•Joan Osborne
17•The Ballroom Thieves
29•Hayes Carll