Natalie's Upcoming Shows

December 2014 – May 2015

Dec
19
Fri
2014
SpeakEasy
Dec 19 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Speakeasy photo low rezSpeakEasy is a quintet playing in the music style of Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli. The music ranges from the Swing Standards of the 30’s and 40’s to Blues, Latin and original music.

They have presented concerts at Festivals, Colleges and other venues around Central Ohio, and the USA since 2009.

Members are: Andy Carlson, (Fiddle), Tom Carroll (guitar), Casey Cook, (Guitar), Doug Richeson (Bass Fiddle), and Seth Rogers (percussion).

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Dec
20
Sat
2014
Nick D & The Believers
Dec 20 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

NickDNick D’ & the Believers emerged on the Ohio music scene in August of 2013 with the release of their “Throwing Stones EP”. Their “woozy, new soul” was quickly recognized by critics from Stereogum and Paste who called the band “brilliant,” “consistently mesmerizing,” and “one of the fiercest live acts.”

Every story is a search for something.  For Nick D & The Believers their story is a search for a compromise that joins the narrative voyages of artists like Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen with the melody and stride of Smokey Robinson and the titans of soul.

Nick D’Andrea (vocals/keyboards) decided to pursue the dream after a heart to heart with his uncle during a Dr. Dog concert.  Joseph Barker on drums has played in as well as produced bands since he was a teenager, and he records and produces all the Believers songs.  Guitarist Kerry Henderson has played in bands since his teenage years, but especially loves playing in the Believers since the band is a stripped down three piece.

The Believers have had songs on national TV shows such as Pretty Little Liars (ABC), About a Boy (NBC), and Benched (USA).  The band released their second EP, Bang Bang, in August 2014.  They are currently touring as well as recording songs for their next EP.

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Dec
21
Sun
2014
Brunch Music: Derek DiCenzo Trio
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

DiCenzo-Scott-DeWitt (2)Derek DiCenzo has been a mainstay on the Columbus music scene for 25 years. A gifted jazz guitarist, DiCenzo can be heard playing piano, bass, steel drum, organ and the accordian as well. Derek has appeared with Monty Alexander, Diane Schuur, RJD2, and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. He can be heard on recordings by Jim Hall, Charlie Byrd, Monty Alexander, Tony Monaco and Bobby Floyd.

Performing with Derek will be accomplished drummer Aaron Scott and multi-talented Dave DeWitt on bass.

 

A Celtic Christmas with The Kells
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Brian McCoy-1Doug RudyNP-Cal_kim-rattanEddie CotterA Celtic Christmas with The Kells will feature a number of traditional Christmas songs performed by this outstanding group of musicians. The Kells play traditional Irish music with a genuine passion and a sincere sense of purpose. They pour their hearts into playing lively jigs, spirited reels and haunting airs with songs that reach deep into the moral and emotional part of man’s nature. Instruments such as the Irish uilleann, pipes, tin, whistle and flute provide the brilliant melodies, while the guitar and traditional Irish bodhran provide intricate layering, heart-beat and drive. Members of this outstanding band include Brian McCoy (flutes, whistles, pipes), Doug Rudy (mandolin, banjo, fiddle, vocals), Kim Rattan (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, Bazouki), and Eddie Cotter (vocals, bodhrán).

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Dec
23
Tue
2014
Sirens
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

NP_Sirens at NataliesSirens is formed around the duo of Kay Harris and Molly Pauken, two of Ohio’s most sought after studio and live-performance musicians. Sirens music is all about the unique melody, the expression through lyric & voice and the texture of acoustic guitar & bass coming together to create unique but timeless pop songs. Their original compositions range stylistically from pop to acoustic rock to blues to funk to folk to create Sirens’ own unique sound. Joining Kay and Molly are Pete Cary on guitar, bass and vocals, and Jeff Peters on drums.

Kay Harris has been an integral part of the Central Ohio music scene for a number of years. As a vocalist and songwriter for most of her life, she has been involved with numerous albums and also has provided lead and backup vocals for over seventy local and national jingles. Having performed throughout the U.S., she is one of the region’s most powerful, enduring vocalists and songwriters

Multi-instrumentalist Molly Pauken has played bass, guitar, drums and mandolin in a number of Columbus-based bands, covering a wide range of musical styles. On tour with Rodney Crowell, Molly returns home to Columbus as often as possible to perform with the area’s elite. As a top-demand session musician, Molly can be heard on hundreds of CD and demo projects.

Dec
26
Fri
2014
Phil Clark & The Soul
Dec 26 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Phil Clark and the Soul logoTHE SOUL combines R&B, Blues, Rock, Gospel and Jazz in an infectious sound that is impossible to deny. Drawing from early Ray Charles tunes such as “You Don’t Know Me”, “Georgia” and “Drown in My Own Tears”, blue eyed soul singer Phil Clark (Vocals, Harp, Sax) shows what it’s really like to be the son of a preacher. Bridging his gospel roots with the blues is his calling card.

Dave DeWitt’s brilliant piano and organ strokes bring tunes like Dr John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time” and Billy Preston’s “Will It Go ‘Round in Circles” to dizzying heights.

Central Ohio’s blues guitar legend John Boerstler can make you cry with “Rainy Night in Georgie” or make you beg for more with Joe Cocker’s “Leave Your Hat On”.

Bassist Jeff Ciampa and drummer Aaron Scott round out this cast of veteran players that surely will not disappoint.

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Dec
27
Sat
2014
fo/mo/deep
Dec 27 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

FoMoDeep - cropped-1Best known for their sizzling live performances, the fo/mo/deep groove is rooted in the experimental school of the 70s…a time when jazz, soul and funk were one and the same. Seeking to defy the ordinary, this diverse collective of seasoned pros keeps things stirred up with unpredictable energy that moves.

The music harkens back to the days when super groups hypnotized the world with bass driven ensembles and a full-bodied sound that reigned supreme.  fo/mo/deep plays music like it’s meant to be…hot, incalculable and emotionally satisfying and fun for all ages.

Formed back 2007 by Bassist/Bandleader, Ron “Fatkat” Holmes, Jr., the band also features Keith Newton on saxes and flute, Andre Scott on drums, and Kevin Jones on keyboards. They just released their most eclectic work yet, “TheGroovyGoodness”, which is their third recording. Brent Black of criticaljazz.com wrote “A release as deep and rich as the cover art, I’m hooked!”

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Dec
28
Sun
2014
Brunch Music: Stan Smith and Taylor DeVault
Dec 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Stan and Taylor cropped10-1Guitarist, composer, bandleader Stan Smith is a native of Columbus Ohio. After studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston he returned to Ohio then moved to L.A. where he studied and performed with Brazilian composer Moacir Santos. Since returning to Ohio, Smith has been a part of the Columbus music scene as a performer and a member of Capital University’s Conservatory of Music. Recordings include “Silent Memory” under his own name, “Madrugada” with Nova Madrugada and “Bicycle” in collaboration with guitarist Paul Brown.

Taylor DeVault is a guitarist, performer, and composer born and raised in Columbus. He was accepted into to the Jazz Performance Guitar Program at The Ohio State University, and has since been studying under the guidance of Capital Guitar Professor Stan Smith. Performing at private events, weddings, clubs, and festivals since he was 18 years old, Taylor also plays guitar with the great Brazilian jazz group Canta Brasil.

Family Tree Concert with Adam Schlenker, Keenan Wade, Hayes Griffin and Chase Potter
Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Adam Schlenker Family Tree cd coverJoin a great cast of musicians for a special evening of music featuring Adam Schlenker, Hayes Griffin, Keenan Wade, and Chase Potter. Their “Family Tree” show will embrace the influences of American roots music in an organic, heavily improvised acoustic fashion.

Adam Schlenker is a flat pick guitarist from southern West Virginia who, in addition to teaching full time, also maintains a steady performance schedule with a variety of acoustic and electric acts, including his own project, The Family Tree. He has been featured in, and contributes to, Flat Picking Guitar Magazine and teaches in the Bluegrass Music Major program at Denison University.

Hayes Griffin was raised in central Ohio and started playing guitar at the age of nine. Inspired by the sounds of Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and Tony Rice, Hayes completely immersed himself in the world of bluegrass and acoustic music at a young age. He has been touring the US, Canada, and Europe with the April Verch Band.

Multi-instrumentalist Keenan Wade is best known for his work with Nashville based artist (and wife) Grace Adele, and performs in a wide variety of styles with some of Nashville’s best known musicians. Keenan also has a new duo act with Grace, going by the name of Farmer and Adele.

Chase Potter is becoming well known in the world of music for his violin playing, multi-instrumental abilities, singer/songwriting, and for being versed in many different genres such as jazz, country, bluegrass, rock, blues, R&B, and others.

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Dec
30
Tue
2014
Twofer Tuesday: Forcynthia/The Raineys
Dec 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ForcynthiaNatalie’s Twofer Tuesday series continues with two outstanding bands that will each feature the beautiful harmonies of sisters. Enjoy full performances by the Columbus based sister act Forcynthia and family band The Raineys.

The duo Forcynthia consists of sisters Elena and Andrea, and the band was named for their mother Cynthia. Elena and Andrea perform acoustic blues, folk, rock and country full of soul and sweet harmonies.

Elena has developed a style of her own and has written dozens of her own songs about people, authentic and fictional. She uses her experiences from life to create stories and characters that contain solid truths about humanity as a whole.

Andrea has been performing since she was a child and found much of her inspiration in old musicals and in her sister Elena. She discovered the power of harmony in music and adds a rich texture to the sound of Forcynthia and also plays guitar, harmonica and percussion.

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Raineysstage copyHailing from the hamlet of Ashville, Ohio, The Raineys are the somewhat folksy family trio of Dave, Jenny and Megan Rainey. Performing a variety of songs from the 60s to the present, they dish out a delightful blend of good music, wit and charm. Expect the unexpected from a family that does music from The Monkees and Neil Young to Green Day and The Civil Wars.

Megan graduated as a piano performance student at The Ohio State University, and she also adds flute, accordion and vocals to the mix (a balancing act that is in itself worth the price of admission!). Jenny contributes powerhouse vocals and occasionally takes the time to tickle the ivories, as well. Father Dave (not a priest) drives the bus, plays the guitar and also sings.

Great musicianship combined with the kind of vocal harmonies you would expect from a family make The Raineys a must see act!

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Dec
31
Wed
2014
A Voodoo New Year’s Eve with Teeny Tucker
Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Teeny-Festival_2012 PRBring in the New Year with the one and only Teeny Tucker and her full 7 piece band for an evening of great music and celebration. Teeny’s show will feature many of the songs on her critically acclaimed new CD “Voodoo To Do You”, which reached #1 on the Bluesville XM/Sirius Satellite radio network. Seating for the New Year’s Eve Celebration will begin at 8:30 pm, with the show beginning at 10:00 pm. Of course, there will be a champagne toast (compliments of Natalie’s) at midnight, and party favors for all.

Teeny Tucker is one of the brightest stars in the blues genre, and has been gaining an international reputation as a dynamic performer on stage as well as a recording artist with three highly acclaimed CDs to date. Her career received a major boost with her appearance on the PBS national television music series “Sun Studio Sessions” that aired a few years ago.

Teeny Tucker is the daughter of the renowned blues-singer-pianist-composer Tommy Tucker, who wrote and first recorded “High Heel Sneakers,” a pop-classic that’s been performed by Elvis, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones. Her musical journey has seen Teeny perform at many of the major Blues Festivals in the US, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, and Italy. She has been invited to appear on the same bill with great blues artists such as BB King, KoKo Taylor, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Robert Cray, Keb Mo, and many others.

Teeny was the winner of the 2010 Monterey Bay Blues Artist of the Year (first won by Etta James), and has been nominated for many prestigious awards in the past ten years. Recently, Teeny Tucker was nominated by Blues Blast for 2013 “Female Blues Artist of the Year”, and was invited to present her seminar/workshop “Women In Blues” at Penn State University. Teeny and her co-writer/Bandleader, were also selected as finalists in the prestigious International Song-writing Competition, (ISC) for their song “Love Spell” from the new CD. For more information, visit her website at www.teenytucker.com.

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Jan
2
Fri
2015
Jared Mahone
Jan 2 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Jared MahoneAs a forerunner of the Midwest “garage soul” movement, Jared Mahone fills out singer/songwriter tunes with a band full of powerhouse, pocket players. Mahone has been touring nationally from the inside out for nearly a decade impressing audiences with a wide-range of talents drawing from Ohio soul, story-teller poets, pop melodies, and even classic hip hop. Brandishing transparent venerability, Jared’s everyman persona connects in a deep and lasting way across what are often disconnected cultures within America. His latest album, Mixtape, was created as a crowd-focused, crowd-inspired song-a-week writing project where his music followers chose the track listing from the catalog of demo releases. The album was produced by Jerry DePizzo of multi-platinum band O.A.R., mixed by Grammy winner Mike Landolt (Maroon 5) and mastered by Grammy winner Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Dr. John, Beck), all from Jared’s hometown of Columbus.

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Jan
3
Sat
2015
Popgun
Jan 3 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

PopgunFollowing their extraordinary Halloween party performance at Natalie’s, Popgun returns to bring in the new year in style!

Popgun is a group consisting of some of the finest musicians in the Central Ohio area. They present their interpretations of a wide variety of tunes from David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Steely Dan, and much more. Members of the group also perform with other outstanding bands from the area, including the Floorwalkers, HooDoo Soul Band, Strutterfly and the Dan White Sextet.

Band members are Jonathan (Elliot) Vernon on vocals, Joey Hebdo vocals, Josh Hill on guitar, Tony McClung on drums, Jeff Ciampa on bass, Lucas Holmes on keyboards, and Kevin O’Neill on saxophone.

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Jan
4
Sun
2015
Brunch Music: CMC Honors Ensemble
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

CMC-1The Chamber Music Connection (CMC) is a Worthington based 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing an enriching chamber music experience for players of all ages and skill levels. CMC members meet weekly to play in small ensembles and chamber orchestras under the guidance of Founder and Artistic Director, Deborah Price. Alumni include many gifted musicians who attend prestigious universities and conservatories. With an associated faculty of over 40 members and approximately 100 students, CMC members meet weekly to play in small ensembles and chamber orchestras.

Jan
6
Tue
2015
John Sherman and Randy Clepper, with Gina Clepper
Jan 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

shermanclepperAcclaimed multi-instrumentalists John Sherman and Randy Clepper are highly regarded performers of Irish traditional music on guitar, bouzouki, and tenor banjo, and just recently released their excellent new CD Finally Tuned.

John Sherman has been a performer of traditional and Celtic music for the last two decades. While he has played a variety of instruments, he is first and foremost a guitarist, and has arranged over a hundred Irish and Scottish melodies for the instrument. As an accompanist and opening act, John has performed with the Tannahill Weavers, Phil Cunningham and John Renbourn, with uilleann piper Todd Denman, and as a regular accompanying guitarist for folk singer/songwriter Tom Paxton.

Multi-instrumentalist Randy Clepper is an accomplished player of Irish and other traditional music on Irish bouzouki, fingerstyle acoustic guitar, tenor banjo and hammer dulcimer.   Equally adept at all of these, his playing has been described as “magnificent”, “strong and confident” (Dulcimer Player’s News) – “a Celtic guru” (Wood ‘N Strings).

Singer and fiddle player (and Randy’s daughter) Gina Clepper joins the ensemble, and has performed with them at the Dublin Irish Festival and other events in the Central Ohio area.

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Jan
7
Wed
2015
Bobby Floyd Trio
Jan 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

NP-Cal_Bobby-Floyd-TrioBobby Floyd’s talent has launched him into a very rewarding career, making him one of the favorite, first-call pianists/organists for many well known artists. He has traveled the world accompanying Ray Charles on piano and organ, and currently makes guest appearances with some of the most distinguished orchestras, including The Boston Pops, The Rochester Philharmonic, and The Detroit Symphony. He is presently the feature pianist for the legendary Count Basie Orchestra. He also tours nationally and internationally as organist for Grammy Award winning Dr. John.

The prestige associated with Floyd’s worldwide appearances can also be witnessed at home in Columbus, where he has been featured with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and other arts organizations and venues throughout Ohio.

Floyd will be appearing at Natalie’s with Derek DiCenzo and Reggie Jackson, two of the area’s finest musicians.

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Jan
8
Thu
2015
Songwriter Showcase: Artists Jenny Morgan, Kay Harris and Molly Pauken, Hilda Doyle and Hosted by Eric Gnezda
Jan 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Slide2Songwriter Showcase at Natalie’s features the finest professional singer-songwriters in the region and nation. Hosted by award-winning singer-songwriter Eric Gnezda, the series is held every 2nd and 4th Thursday. Natalie’s highly recommends tickets AND dinner reservations to ensure table seating for the show. $8 cover.

JENNY MORGAN merges songwriting with her passion for the environment. Although no stranger to a stage, her favorite venues are often campfires in the woods. In 2007, Jenny founded the Leave No Child Inside Central Ohio Collaborative, a network comprised of more than 80 organizations working together to encourage children and families to reconnect with the natural world. Jenny has recorded four albums, producing songs that have been used in documentaries, and for environmental education programs. Her composition, “Doggie Song,” was a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition. NatureNeedsKids.com

KAY HARRIS and MOLLY PAUKEN (aka Sirens) have been an integral part of the Central Ohio music scene for years. Kay, as a vocalist and songwriter for most of her life, has recorded numerous albums and demos, providing lead and backup vocals on more than 70 local and national jingles, including McDonalds, Wendy’s and Kroger. Having performed throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, she is one of the region’s most powerful, enduring vocalists and songwriters.

Molly tours with Rodney Crowell, but returns to her Columbus home often enough to perform with the area’s elite, including McGuffey Lane. A songwriter, too, Molly plays bass, guitar, drums and mandolin in a number of other Columbus-based bands, covering a wide range of musical styles. Nashville Music Row Magazine wrote, “Pauken shines on bass and guitar, and turns in a couple of solid drum tracks too. Molly’s bass work is killer!  Serious slap-style funk grooves, cohesive compositional style.”

Kay and Molly have toured throughout Europe and the Middle East, providing music for our troops through Armed Forces Entertainment, and other charitable organizations. sirensmusic.com

HILDA DOYLE has been an icon in Ohio’s acoustic music scene for more than 30 years. Her background is varied and rich. Whether flat-picking a Celtic tune on
banjo, playing a haunting ballad on mandolin, swinging a hot jazz number, or doing superhuman six-string adaptations of reeling fiddle tunes, Hilda is a mesmerizing performer. Spending the last few years delving into Celtic music, she founded the popular group, Ladies of Longford, with daughters Heather Fraser and Stephanie Doyle. Hilda punctuates her entertaining songs with humor and outstanding guitar work. hildadoyle.com

EGHost ERIC GNEZDA weaves his music, humor and stories into concerts that entertain and inspire. He performs regularly at Nashville’s Bluebird Café, and was awarded the Ohioana Citation for Music Composition. Nominated for an Emmy award as a TV producer, Eric and his music have been featured on NPR, ESPN, The Canadian Broadcasting Corp, and the ABC Radio. Eric is also the host and co-creator of “Songs at the Center,” the weekly series on WOSU TV, following “Austin City Limits.” His latest CD is Songs of Hope in a Changing World. gnezda.com

Songwriter Showcase is presented in partnership with the McConnell Arts Center of Worthington.

Jan
9
Fri
2015
Urban Jazz Coalition
Jan 9 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Urban Jazz Coalition Live @ GHFJUrban Jazz Coalition has made a strong impression with traditional & satellite/internet internet radio stations propelling their last four CD releases to each achieve “Top 50” status on international airplay charts, and to generate worldwide distribution of the group’s music catalogue. UJC’s latest project, “One Step Closer”, promises to continue that amazing trend.

UJC’s music has also been featured in network television programming, international film soundtracks, regional advertising campaigns, and as part of an eclectic group of artists on a Gospel/Jazz compilation project released by Capitol/EMI Records.

In addition to the notoriety “UJC” has earned as a self contained group, they have also become one of the most in-demand back up groups in the smooth jazz genre, having performed as sidemen for a number of top smooth jazz artists.

UJC is Phil Raney (Bass & Band Leader), Hector Maldonado (Percussion), Brandon Howard (Keyboards), Richard Randolph (saxophone), Rich “Rico” Adams (drums), and Duane Tribune (guitar).

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Jan
10
Sat
2015
Conservatory Series with CMC Alumni
Jan 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

CMC Conservatory Series.001Come out for a great evening of music presented by the Chamber Music Connection, featuring their advanced students, alumni, and professional artists.

The Chamber Music Connection (CMC) is a Worthington based 501c3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing an enriching chamber music experience for players of all ages and skill levels. CMC members meet weekly to play in small ensembles and chamber orchestras under the guidance of Founder and Artistic Director, Deborah Price. Alumni include many gifted musicians who attend prestigious universities and conservatories. With an associated faculty of over 40 members and approximately 100 students, CMC members meet weekly to play in small ensembles and chamber orchestras.

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Jan
11
Sun
2015
Brunch Music: Kaplan-DeWitt Guitar Project
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Kaplan-DeWitt Webpage artThe Kaplin-DeWitt Guitar Project features a wide variety of instrumental guitar melodies with flavors of jazz, pop, latino, and surf, coming together in a cool and eclectic mix of classic guitar music. Guitarist David Kaplan is also known around the world for his one-man comedy/variety show where illusion, music, juggling and deadpan comedy combine in a wonderful vaudevillesque spectacle. Dave DeWitt has been a mainstay in the Columbus music scene for over 30 years, and can perform in a variety of styles. He has played with many of the major jazz players in the area, and is talented on a number of musical instruments, including guitar, bass and piano.

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Tim Easton
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TimEastonTim Easton is a highly acclaimed singer-songwriter who has consistently put our quality music over the past three decades. He has shared bills and opened for Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, Richard Thompson, and many more.

As a songwriter whom Rolling Stone praised as having a “novelist’s sense of humanity,” Easton’s Not Cool – his seventh album – further expands his already impressive output of melodic and nuanced tunes. Now living happily in East Nashville, Easton maintains a rigorous and far-reaching tour schedule and has been participating in the Nashville tradition of co-writing. He has also been contributing to film scores and soundtracks, most recently Marc Smolowitz’s powerful, award-winning 2011 documentary, “The Power of Two.”

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Jan
13
Tue
2015
James Gaiters’ MUV-MeNT CD Release Concert
Jan 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

JamesGaitersJoin the talented quartet James Gaiters’ MOV-MeNT as they premiere the music from their latest recording Exodus for this special CD release show at Natalie’s. James Gaiters is enjoying a powerful and blessed career, and has appeared with many of the world’s greatest artists, been a featured performer with Wynton Marsalis, and has received accolades the world over. James’ powerfully musical voice has led to nationally and internationally televised features on BET on Jazz, and he been featured on some of the world’s most prestigious jazz festivals. He has also contributed to the recorded works of several national recording artists in both the gospel music and jazz scene and is a prolific composer, arranger, and producer.

The musicians for this great show will be James Gaiters (Drums), Eddie Bayard (Saxophone), Lovell Bradford (Piano), and Dean Hulett (Bass).

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Jan
14
Wed
2015
Better Days Ahead: FLIPPO Plays the Music of Pat Metheny
Jan 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

FLIPPOblue-editable-square_(no-kay) low rez-2Pat MethenyJoin jazz “super group” FLIPPO for a special tribute to the music of Pat Metheny titled “Better Days Ahead: FLIPPO plays the music of Pat Metheny”. Metheny is a very influential musician involved in duets, solo works and other side projects, and his style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, post-bop, latin jazz and jazz fusion.

Columbus based FLIPPO displays instrumental virtuosity and creative energy in the spirit of sonic colors and innovation born of the “funk” and “jazz/rock fusion” movements of the 1970’s and beyond. Their performance will feature the band playing some of the funkiest and “fusion-laden” grooves of the past 30+ years.

The name of the band pays fond tribute to tenor saxophonist Bob Marvin who during the ascendancy of television appeared for many years entertaining central Ohio viewers as Flippo the Clown. A superb band was a regular and integral part of his shows. FLIPPO is Michael Cox on Sax, Paul Brown on guitar, Erik Augis on Keys, Andy Woodson on bass and Louis Tsamous on Drums.

FLIPPO will also be performing original music by members of the band, as well as music by some of their other inspirations, such as Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, and Weather Report.

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Jan
16
Fri
2015
Hocking River String Band
Jan 16 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Hocking River String BandTwo years in existence and now two full length albums in, the Hocking River String Band has established themselves as a serious player in Ohio’s ever growing roots scene.  However, you are as likely to find them playing music around a campfire in the Hocking Hills as you are to see them on stage.  Their skillful instrumentals, powerful songwriting, and performances are engaging, but the band never takes themselves too seriously.

The Hocking River String Band plays bluegrass, with standard song structures and break formats, but many of the band members have rock and roll roots, and to define them as anything other than a “Great Live Band” would be simultaneously painting them into a corner and selling them short.

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Jan
17
Sat
2015
Canta Brasil
Jan 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Canta B ResizeBrazilian native Danny Aguiar is the founder and band leader of Canta Brasil. His band brings out the rhythm and passionate sounds of Brazilian jazz fusion. They perform popular tunes of Brazilian composers (i.e. Djavan, Chico Pinheiro, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, and Sergio Mendes) along with American composers like George Duke and Chick Corea, whose songs have a distinctive Brazilian beat. In addition, the band plays Danny’s original compositions, which are a part of his 2012 CD, Fim do Ciclo (translation: End of Cycle).

Canta Brasil is comprised of Danny Aguiar (drums), Erik Augis (keyboard), Taylor DeVault (guitar), Doug Neel (trombone) , Jeff Bass (bass), and Tia Harris (vocals). These talented musicians unite to present energetic music of Brazilian jazz.

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Jan
18
Sun
2015
Brunch Music: EOS Duo
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

EOS resizeInnovative programming, sophisticated musicianship, and engaging performances are the hallmarks of the EOS Duo.  Dr. Kimberlee Goodman and Karl Wohlwend joined forces in 2009, while serving on the faculty of Otterbein University, to pursue a common goal of exploring masterworks for the classic combination of flute and guitar.

EOS Duo has performed at Weigel Hall at The Ohio State University and appeared as Guest Artists at West Virginia University, where they presented lectures, masterclasses, and a recital.

The Duo was honored to be invited to present at the College Music Society’s International Conference in South Korea where they performed a lecture/recital entitled 20th Century Repertoire for Flute and Guitar from Around the Globe.

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Jan
20
Tue
2015
An Evening with Loren and Mark (International Guitar Duo)
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Loren and Markofgclogo smallLoren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry and stage presence seldom found among musicians. Their diverse repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar instrumentals as well as vocal duets, giving them wide appeal and strong audience connection. Influenced by Americana, Jazz, Country Western and Classical music, Loren and Marks unique style of guitar playing is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis and Chet Atkins, and their songs feature Lorens superb vocals with some beautiful harmonies from Mark. Guitar playing like you’ve never heard before!

“They create a brilliant stereo sound of two fine guitarists. I listened to their CD from front to end… pretty amazing”   Lloyd Maines, multiple Grammy award winning producer.

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Jan
21
Wed
2015
JW-Jones
Jan 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

JWBased in Ottawa, JW-Jones is a popular and highly acclaimed artist in Canada who has received twelve Maple Blues Award nominations, the country’s highest blues honor, as well as numerous other accolades. In the last decade, he’s released seven albums, performed in nineteen countries and four continents, and is widely regarded as one of the premier touring blues acts.
Blues Revue stated that “Jones’ style is a fluid amalgam of T-Bone Walker’s big, bright chords, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson’s slashing leads, and Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown’s jazzy sting.”

For his 2010 album “Midnight Memphis Sun”, JW headed to Memphis’ famed Sun Studios to record with blues legend Hubert Sumlin, the blues guitarist who was named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. The record also featured guest Charlie Musselwhite, who stated that “JW Jones is one of the best guitar players I’ve heard in a long time.” His latest record, Belmont Boulevard, his first on Blind Pig Records, was produced by Grammy-winning Tom Hambridge, who’s helmed projects for Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, and Susan Tedeschi.

The future does indeed look bright for this upcoming star. Known for his high-energy, crowd-pleasing shows, Jones recently opened tours for the late Johnny Winter and one of his strongest influences, Jimmie Vaughan.

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Jan
24
Sat
2015
SpeakEasy: Happy Birthday Django Reinhardt!
Jan 24 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Speakeasy photo low rezdjangoJoin SpeakEasy as they celebrate the life and music of Django Reinhardt, who was born on January 23. Reinhardt is regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time, and many of his compositions have become jazz standards.

SpeakEasy is a quintet playing in the music style of Reinhardt and Stephan Grappelli. The music ranges from the Swing Standards of the 30’s and 40’s to Blues, Latin and original music. This accomplished band has presented concerts at Festivals, Colleges and other venues around Central Ohio, and the USA since 2009.

Members of SpeakEasy are: Andy Carlson, (Fiddle), Tom Carroll (guitar), Casey Cook, (Guitar), Doug Richeson (Bass Fiddle), and Seth Rogers (percussion).

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Jan
25
Sun
2015
Brunch Music: Derek DiCenzo Trio
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

DiCenzo-Scott-DeWitt (2)Derek DiCenzo has been a mainstay on the Columbus music scene for 25 years. A gifted jazz guitarist, DiCenzo can be heard playing piano, bass, steel drum, organ and the accordian as well. Derek has appeared with Monty Alexander, Diane Schuur, RJD2, and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. He can be heard on recordings by Jim Hall, Charlie Byrd, Monty Alexander, Tony Monaco and Bobby Floyd.

Performing with Derek will be accomplished drummer Aaron Scott and multi-talented Dave DeWitt on bass.

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Jan
27
Tue
2015
Sirens
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

NP_Sirens at NataliesSirens is formed around the duo of Kay Harris and Molly Pauken, two of Ohio’s most sought after studio and live-performance musicians. Sirens music is all about the unique melody, the expression through lyric & voice and the texture of acoustic guitar & bass coming together to create unique but timeless pop songs. Their original compositions range stylistically from pop to acoustic rock to blues to funk to folk to create Sirens’ own unique sound. Joining Kay and Molly are Pete Cary on guitar, bass and vocals, and Jeff Peters on drums.

Kay Harris has been an integral part of the Central Ohio music scene for a number of years. As a vocalist and songwriter for most of her life, she has been involved with numerous albums and also has provided lead and backup vocals for over seventy local and national jingles. Having performed throughout the U.S., she is one of the region’s most powerful, enduring vocalists and songwriters

Multi-instrumentalist Molly Pauken has played bass, guitar, drums and mandolin in a number of Columbus-based bands, covering a wide range of musical styles. On tour with Rodney Crowell, Molly returns home to Columbus as often as possible to perform with the area’s elite. As a top-demand session musician, Molly can be heard on hundreds of CD and demo projects.

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Jan
28
Wed
2015
Brandon Santini: CD Release Concert
Jan 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Brandon+Santini+mcs-0925-2904597674-OBrandon Santini, 2014 Blues Music Award double nominee for Harmonica Player of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album, comes to Natalie’s for a very special evening of music. The Memphis vocalist and harmonica player is one of the best young blues artists, combining his love and respect for traditional blues with a present, colorful style of playing that is often compared to James Cotton or Paul Butterfield.

Raised in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, he founded the Blues Music Award nominated band Delta Highway, and relocated to Memphis where he absorbed the sounds and culture of the Delta and North Mississippi Hill Country. This Time Another Year is Brandon’s second album, recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis and debuted at #12 on the Living Blues Radio chart spending three months in the Top 20.

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Jan
29
Thu
2015
Pete Mills Side One Series: Eddie Harris’ “The In Sound”
Jan 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Pete Mills NEW PR Pic (light resized)-1Eddie-Harris-The-In-Sound-470769Pete Mills continues his “Side One Series” at Natalie’s with a special tribute to Eddie Harris’ “The In Sound”. This series features Pete’s band, along with special guests, who focus each show around the tunes from a selected album from the history of jazz. The goal is to get fans listening to the historical album before the event, and then celebrate it at Natalie’s with the twists and turns provided by the musicians.

Eddie Harris recorded The In Sound in 1965 on the Atlantic label, and features Harris’ first recording of “Freedom Jazz Dance”, which became a jazz standard after being featured on Miles Davis’ album Miles Smiles in 1966.

Pete recently released his highly acclaimed CD “Sweet Shadow.” A native of Toronto Canada, the saxophonist and composer’s discography includes 3 previous solo releases and appearances on over a dozen CDs, including those by guitarist Stan Smith, saxophonist Chad Eby, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, the Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. As a soloist, Mills works throughout the U.S and Canada, and teaches saxophone, improvisation and directs the jazz ensemble at Denison University.

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Jan
30
Fri
2015
fo/mo/deep
Jan 30 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

FoMoDeep - cropped-1Best known for their sizzling live performances, the fo/mo/deep groove is rooted in the experimental school of the 70s…a time when jazz, soul and funk were one and the same. Seeking to defy the ordinary, this diverse collective of seasoned pros keeps things stirred up with unpredictable energy that moves.

The music harkens back to the days when super groups hypnotized the world with bass driven ensembles and a full-bodied sound that reigned supreme.  fo/mo/deep plays music like it’s meant to be…hot, incalculable and emotionally satisfying and fun for all ages.

Formed back 2007 by Bassist/Bandleader, Ron “Fatkat” Holmes, Jr., the band also features Keith Newton on saxes and flute, Andre Scott on drums, and Kevin Jones on keyboards. They just released their most eclectic work yet, “TheGroovyGoodness”, which is their third recording. Brent Black of criticaljazz.com wrote “A release as deep and rich as the cover art, I’m hooked!”

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Jan
31
Sat
2015
The Kells
Jan 31 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Image-26The Kells play traditional Irish music with a genuine passion and a sincere sense of purpose. They pour their hearts into playing lively jigs, spirited reels and haunting airs with songs that reach deep into the moral and emotional part of man’s nature. Instruments such as the Irish uilleann, pipes, tin, whistle and flute provide the brilliant melodies, while the guitar and traditional Irish bodhran provide intricate layering, heart-beat and drive. 

Members of this outstanding band include Brian McCoy (flutes, whistles, pipes), Doug Rudy (mandolin, banjo, fiddle, vocals), Kim Rattan (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, Bazouki), and Eddie Cotter (vocals, bodhrán) will be playing with them for this show.

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Apr
21
Tue
2015
Zeppelin Productions Presents: A Special Residency with Eilen Jewell
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

EJZeppelin Productions and Natalie’s are proud to bring Eilen Jewell back to Natalie’s stage for a very special two night residency.

After a brief hiatus this past summer to welcome her first child into the world (named Mavis, after gospel great Mavis Staples), Eilen Jewell is hitting the road again with a live double album, Live at the Narrows, which includes original songs and some of her favorite covers. Next year will also bring the release of Jewell’s fifth, full-length studio album, her first since 2011’s critically acclaimed Queen of the Minor Key. The yet-to-be-titled album was recorded with Eilen’s longtime road band, Jason Beek (drums/vocals), Jerry Miller (guitar), Johnny Sciascia (upright bass) and special guests in her hometown of Boise, Idaho.

As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell leads a tight quartet who blend influences of surf-noir, early blues, rockabilly, and 1960s era rock and roll. Over the past ten years Eilen has repeatedly toured North America, Europe, and Australia, and shared stages with Lucinda Williams, Loretta Lynn, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Blind Boys of Alabama, Chris Smither, Junior Brown, and many others.

Eilen’s fans marvel at her warmth, unique wit, and onstage humor alongside her beautiful ballads and uptempo rockers. In addition to four of her own full-length albums, Jewell has released two albums with her country-gospel side-project, The Sacred Shakers, as well as a tribute album to Loretta Lynn.

The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, “Sometimes as darkly damaged as Lucinda Williams, at others as defiant and teasing as prime Peggy Lee and always authentically Americana in the Gillian Welch tradition…. She’s mighty good.”

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Apr
22
Wed
2015
Zeppelin Productions Presents: A Special Residency with Eilen Jewell
Apr 22 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

EJZeppelin Productions and Natalie’s are proud to bring Eilen Jewell back to Natalie’s stage for a very special two night residency.

After a brief hiatus this past summer to welcome her first child into the world (named Mavis, after gospel great Mavis Staples), Eilen Jewell is hitting the road again with a live double album, Live at the Narrows, which includes original songs and some of her favorite covers. Next year will also bring the release of Jewell’s fifth, full-length studio album, her first since 2011’s critically acclaimed Queen of the Minor Key. The yet-to-be-titled album was recorded with Eilen’s longtime road band, Jason Beek (drums/vocals), Jerry Miller (guitar), Johnny Sciascia (upright bass) and special guests in her hometown of Boise, Idaho.

As the reigning Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell leads a tight quartet who blend influences of surf-noir, early blues, rockabilly, and 1960s era rock and roll. Over the past ten years Eilen has repeatedly toured North America, Europe, and Australia, and shared stages with Lucinda Williams, Loretta Lynn, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson, George Jones, Emmylou Harris, Blind Boys of Alabama, Chris Smither, Junior Brown, and many others.

Eilen’s fans marvel at her warmth, unique wit, and onstage humor alongside her beautiful ballads and uptempo rockers. In addition to four of her own full-length albums, Jewell has released two albums with her country-gospel side-project, The Sacred Shakers, as well as a tribute album to Loretta Lynn.

The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, “Sometimes as darkly damaged as Lucinda Williams, at others as defiant and teasing as prime Peggy Lee and always authentically Americana in the Gillian Welch tradition…. She’s mighty good.”

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May
5
Tue
2015
Zeppelin Productions Presents: A Special Residency with Tom Russell
May 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tom Russell picSince Tom Russell first talked him into promoting a show in 1995, Alec Wightman of Zeppelin Productions has consistently called Tom Russell “the finest singer-songwriter working in America today.” But, it’s not just Alec who raves about Tom. The Boston Globe has called him “the most powerful voice on the contemporary folk circuit.” Mike Regenstreif of the Montreal Gazette says Tom is “the best songwriter of my generation,” going on to say “he raises and sets the bar for contemporary singer-songwriters.” And, John Swenson of Rolling Stone once described Tom as “the greatest living country songwriter.”

Tom has made many return trips to Columbus since that first Zeppelin show in 1995, including last year’s very intimate solo show at Natalie’s, reading from his wonderful new book, “120 Songs” and performing lots of those songs, including many rarities which he doesn’t usually do in concert.

This time, we are honored to have Russell perform for two consecutive nights, which will allow him time to reach even deeper into his extensive catalog while also treating fans to his latest work.

Tom’s songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, among others. No less than Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the legendary poet, has said that he shares “a great affinity with Tom Russell’s songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America.”

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May
6
Wed
2015
Zeppelin Productions Presents: A Special Residency with Tom Russell
May 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tom Russell picSince Tom Russell first talked him into promoting a show in 1995, Alec Wightman of Zeppelin Productions has consistently called Tom Russell “the finest singer-songwriter working in America today.” But, it’s not just Alec who raves about Tom. The Boston Globe has called him “the most powerful voice on the contemporary folk circuit.” Mike Regenstreif of the Montreal Gazette says Tom is “the best songwriter of my generation,” going on to say “he raises and sets the bar for contemporary singer-songwriters.” And, John Swenson of Rolling Stone once described Tom as “the greatest living country songwriter.”

Tom has made many return trips to Columbus since that first Zeppelin show in 1995, including last year’s very intimate solo show at Natalie’s, reading from his wonderful new book, “120 Songs” and performing lots of those songs, including many rarities which he doesn’t usually do in concert

This time, we are honored to have Russell perform for two consecutive nights, which will allow him time to reach even deeper into his extensive catalog while also treating fans to his latest work.

Tom’s songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, among others. No less than Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the legendary poet, has said that he shares “a great affinity with Tom Russell’s songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America.”

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