Natalie's Upcoming Shows

October – December 2014

Oct
31
Fri
2014
A Redrum Halloween with Popgun
Oct 31 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

photo 1photo-25Popgun-3Join us for a Halloween Celebration complete with top Columbus band Popgun, a dazzling light show, and plenty of room for dancing. Put on your best costume and come out for what’s going to be the best damn Halloween bash this side of the Mississippi.

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.

We will have limited VIP reserved seating available, and the rest of the tickets will be general admission/standing/bar with the doors opening at 8:30 PM. A coat check will be provided at the door. Pizza by the slice will be available as well, whoa. There’s a first time for everything, friends! Come on out for an evening of madness and rumor has it; the Grady twins will be in attendance.

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Nov
1
Sat
2014
Let’s Get it On: Marvin Gaye Tribute with FLIPPO, Kay Harris & Ron Jenkins
Nov 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

FLIPPOblue-editable-square_(no-kay) low rez-2Marvin Gaye Let's Get It OnJazz fusion group FLIPPO, joined by Kay Harris and Ron Jenkins, reprises the successful program “Let’s Get it On”, featuring the brilliant music of Marvin Gaye. Whether you made it to their first show at Natalie’s back in June or not, don’t miss this expanded version of that great evening.

Kay Harris is one of the region’s most powerful, enduring vocalists and songwriters, and Ron Jenkins has a gorgeously rich voice that is soulful perfection.

FLIPPO is a Columbus “super group,” displaying 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. The group features Michael Cox on Sax, Paul Brown on guitar, Erik Augis on Keys, Andy Woodson on bass and Louis Tsamous on Drums.

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Nov
2
Sun
2014
Brunch Music: CMC Honors Ensemble
Nov 2 @ 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.

An Evening with Adrian Legg
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

ALAdrian Legg is a guitarist’s guitarist and a musician’s musician winning even Joe Satriani’s praise and supporting him on tour.  Adrian’s solo performances are marked by their technical brilliance, evocative melodies and adventurous spirit.  He has won a lion’s share of awards including “Guitarist of the Decade” by Guitarist magazine (UK).  Furthermore, Adrian is a master clinician having taught at Musician’s Institute and the National Guitar Workshop, and with numerous instructional books and DVDs to his credit.  He has also been a frequent contributor to the NPR program “All Things Considered” over the years.  In Fall 2012, Adrian released “The Very Best of Adrian Legg” on Varese Sarabande Records.

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Nov
4
Tue
2014
Twofer Tuesday: Dave Buker & the Historians/Free TVs*
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

dbath1Natalie’s Twofer Tuesday series continues with two talented area bands, Dave Buker & the Historians, and FreeTVs*.

Since its conception in 2010, Dave Buker & the Historians has maintained a consistent core, even through several lineup and aesthetic changes. In a live sense, the band consists of Dave Buker (vocals, guitar), Joe Spurlock (drums, percussion, vocals), Paul Valdiviez (piano, organ, vocals), Leanna Stansell (vocals, keyboard, guitar, percussion), and Tim Jennings (bass).

Ohio University’s ACRN Radio described Dave Buker & the Historians’ latest release, and first LP, What Can Bring You Back To Me? …”an album that’s going to keep spinning in listeners’ brains long after they’ve stopped listening…a carefully concocted work of art, with each song’s sincerity and thoughtfulness as audible as Buker’s voice”. The band also filmed a segment for an episode of WOSU’s Broad & High, which featured an interview and music video for album single, “Molecules”.

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Free TVs studioFreeTVs* is a rock band featuring Aaron Schlagbaum (guitar/vocals), Adam Bettac (bass/vocals), and Ryan Schlagbaum (drums). They first played together in another band during their formative high school years, and years later Ryan and Aaron thought it would be fun to start writing and recording again. FreeTVs* writes songs that might be considered rock n roll, alt country, or folk rock. Some of them are brand new, while others were written when Aaron was playing with a band called “The Substitutes.”

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Nov
5
Wed
2014
Greg Klyma
Nov 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Greg KlymaGreg Klyma is a prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and seasoned performer, and his enduring themes, articulate and amusing stories, and populist ideals make him one of those rare young artists who is carrying the torch of Woody and Ramblin’ Jack. He rolls in off the road, pulls out a guitar, and proceeds to take us back to the basics: family, love, gratitude, and laughter. It’s the timeless art of the true troubadour, keeping alive the American folk tradition.

15 years into a career that has yielded seven albums, dozens of national tours, and the acclaim of folk’s most prestigious reviewers, Klyma delivers an emotionally charged blend of fan favorites from recent tours, and plenty of never-before-heard material on his eighth album, Another Man’s Treasure.

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Nov
6
Thu
2014
The Kevin Prater Band, with special guest Mark “Brink” Brinkman
Nov 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

KPBThe Kevin Prater Band’s music comes from a wide range of influences and musical heroes, and their sound features strong vocal harmonies, reminiscent of the classic Seldom Scene and 1970’s Country Gentlemen performances. They are also steeped in the tradition of Gospel music, and pride themselves on a capella hymns and great gospel songs. The band also includes classic country in their repertoire and loves bringing old familiar favorites to life.

Kevin Prater’s mandolin and guitar playing has been heard throughout the U.S., Canada and abroad, and his solid rhythm and lead is a driving force of the Kevin Prater Band (KPB) sound. His vocals are the backbone of the group, which all the music is built around.

Danny Stiltner (bass), Tom Timberlake (banjo, vocals), Albon Clevenger (fiddle,vocals) , and Clyde Marshall (guitar, mandolin, vocals) round out this outstanding and veteran band, who enjoy traveling and meeting wonderful people throughout the country.

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Mark Brinkman picMark “Brink” Brinkman has been writing and singing songs his entire life. Along with being an avid bluegrass picker, he is one of the most sought after, respected and recorded songwriters in Bluegrass/Americana and Gospel, having achieved over 130 recordings of his songs.

Many notable artists have recorded and/or played “Brink’s” songs including several that have charted “Top 10” in bluegrass and gospel. He also conducts songwriting workshops at many bluegrass and other music festivals around the country.

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Nov
7
Fri
2014
The Ladies of Longford
Nov 7 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Ladies of Longford w Molly low rez-1Celebrating over ten years of their special brand of Celtic music, the Ladies of Longford serve up a unique blend of both contemporary and traditional styles. They are most often defined by their superb vocal harmonies and excellent musicianship. From the living rooms and back yards of intimate house concerts to the huge sound stages of renowned festivals, they share their inspired gifts of melody and performance to a vast range of fans.

The Ladies of Longford have played at a number of the top Celtic Festivals in the nation, including the Milwaukee Irish Festival, Dublin Irish Festival, and The Irish Fest Chicago. They have shared the stage with Celtic Women greats…Cherish the Ladies, Cathie Ryan, Eileen Ivers and Aoife Clancy.

Hilda Doyle, bandleader Of LOL, defies any easy pigeonhole, and her background is varied and fully encompasses a number of genres including Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk, Jazz and Country.  She is a versatile and diverse musician, adept at guitar, banjo and mandolin.

Elizabeth Blickenstaff has had a violin in her hand since the age of three, and has recorded, sung, and played on stage with several national and internationally known Irish artists.

Molly Pauken is a driving force as a performer and accomplished instrumentalist. As a world class musician, she is an active member of several local, national and internationally known groups.

Stephanie Doyle (bass, piano) has spent the majority of her life surrounded by music, and 2013 marks her 15th year teaching K-8 music at two local elementary schools.

Heather Doyle Fraser’s vocal style is versatile –feeling equally comfortable and at home singing Celtic, Jazz, Folk or Rock. Heather adds rhythm and exuberance to the Ladies of Longford sound as a percussionist for the group.

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Nov
8
Sat
2014
Bill Dutcher
Nov 8 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Bill Dutcher harpWhen Bill Dutcher picks up an acoustic guitar, the music that fills the room cannot be branded with a simple sentence. When you see him play live you’re experiencing an event that shatters the pre-conceived notion of what a solo acoustic artist is capable of. You’re witnessing the fusion of six strings, ten fingers, unorthodox instruments and various electronics blend a unique cocktail of rock, blues, classical, middle-eastern and Celtic flavors into an acoustic symphony.

Born and raised in Dublin, Ohio, he played electric lead guitar in various successful bands throughout the Midwest before relocating to Phoenix to bring his music to new audiences. When performing live, Bill’s exotic tunings, two-handed tapping and percussive techniques, along with his ability to keep listeners captivated, has won over audiences nationwide.

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Nov
9
Sun
2014
Brunch Music: Tom Carroll & Andy Carlson
Nov 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tom Carroll 2014 black and whiteAndy Carlson-1Guitarist Tom Carroll has been a performer in the Central Ohio music scene for almost 35 years. He still leads his jazz trio, Organic Chemistry, which he co-founded with jazz legend, Hank Marr. He is also a member of the gypsy jazz band SpeakEasy and is bassist in the rockabilly/roots rock band The Recliners.

Andy Carlson has won numerous fiddle contests, and as a studio musician and string arranger, he has recorded for a number of major labels and worked with artists such as R.E.M., Nanci Griffith, Billy Bragg, and the Cowboy Junkies. Referenced as a ‘Demon Fiddler’ in a 1998 New York Times Music Review, he currently serves on the faculty of Denison University, where he started a program which allows music majors to have a concentration in Bluegrass.

An Evening with Neil Jacobs
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Neil Jacobs low rez-1Neil Jaccobs is a masterful performer on the 12 string acoustic guitar with his own ingenious style that the St. Louis Riverfront Times describes as “mesmerizing” and the Austin Chronicle describes as “the rockin’est since early Leo Kottke”. Neil covers the world vibe with influences of Gypsy, World, Balkan Folk, Classical and Modern Fingerstyle, while transforming his 12-string acoustic guitar into his own personal orchestra. He draws inspiration from his mind-boggling world travels and experiences, and shares his fascinating stories with his audience. Neil recently celebrated the release of the sixth CD “The Peasant Sabbatical”, which has received rave reviews.

“For more than 25 years, Jacobs has circumnavigated the globe performing his exotic hybrid of gypsy jazz, flamenco, and Eastern European Folk on solo 12-string guitar”  Guitar Player Magazine

“Imagine Russian cowboy music. Imagine flamenco joined with Balkan dances.  Imagine one guy doing all that while sounding like a whole orchestra.”   –  The Cleveland Sun Messenger

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Nov
11
Tue
2014
Birdshack
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Birdshack copyConsisting of Tony McClung, Jeffrey Ciampa, and Josh Hill, Birdshack plays modern American music. Call it jazz, fusion, Americana, it doesn’t matter. The trio plays well-crafted songs by all three members, in addition to improvising on a wide variety of material, including jazz standards, AC/DC, John Denver, The Beatles, and much more. Adventurous group improvisation that never loses focus is the result.

For this show at Natalie’s, Birdshack will be joined by special guests Dr. Michael Cox on woodwinds and Jim Ed Cobbs on keyboards and percussion.

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Nov
12
Wed
2014
Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots w’ Special Guest Sean Carney
Nov 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Victor WainrightNatalie’s is proud to present a great evening of blues music featuring Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots along with special guest Sean Carney.

Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n’ roll honky-tonk, Victor Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the artform forward. Composer, producer, vocalist, entertainer and award winning piano player, Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleasure with soul to spare. He will be accompanied by the WildRoots, one of the tightest smokin’ bands on the scene.

“Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s and last year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.” -American Blues Scene 2013

“Savannah, GA native Victor Wainwright is all about boogie woogie piano, deep soul, and a voice that recalls Dr. John at his best. He is a rising blues star, a tremendous player.” -Chicago Blues Guide 2013

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Sean Carney Blues for a CureInternationally known Bluesman Sean Carney is entering his third decade as a professional blues guitarist and vocalist.  He is a noteworthy, sophisticated master of tone and taste with a broad appreciation for the music before him and around him and a knack for turning out interesting songs.

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Nov
13
Thu
2014
Zeppelin Productions (with Natalie’s support) Presents: Chuck Prophet at the Valley Dale Ballroom
Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Chuck Prophet 2014 Promotional Photo by Keith CorcoranChuck Prophet & Mission Express will appear in concert at the Grand Valley Dale Ballroom, located at 1590 Sunbury Road. The doors will open at 7:30 PM, and the show will begin at 8. Tickets are $25, and are available online here, by calling the Zeppelin Productions ticket line (614-565-6130), or by sending a check payable to Zeppelin Productions, Inc. ℅ Alec Wightman, 65 East State Street, 21st Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Have dinner at Natalie’s before the show and receive a 10% discount by showing your ticket or receipt!

Since emerging onto the music scene at age 18 as a member of the seminal rock band Green on Red, Chuck Prophet has collaborated with everyone from Warren Zevon and Kelly Willis to Jim Dickinson and Lucinda Williams among many others. In recent years, Prophet’s music has been featured in several hit television series including HBO’s “True Blood,” Showtime’s “Californication,” and FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.”

Night Surfer, his thirteenth studio album, was recorded in Prophet’s hometown of San Francisco and follows his widely praised 2012 release, Temple Beautiful.

“…no one can turn tales from the outer limits into catchy songs quite like Prophet does. He’s as original as the characters he brings to life, in all their tawdry, tattered glory.”—NPR Music

“…a minor god in the roots-rock pantheon—a sharp, prolific singer-songwriter who always seems to have a new batch of tunes ready to go.”—The Washington Post

“…with Prophet, grimness, humor, fact and fiction mingle freely.”—NPR Fresh Air

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Songwriter Showcase: Artists John Schwab, Cliff Cody, Delyn Christian, and hosted by Eric Gnezda
Nov 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Slide2Songwriter Showcase at Natalie’s is the area’s original and premier songwriter round, featuring the finest professional singer-songwriters in the region and nation. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday. Hosted by singer-songwriter Eric Gnezda. Presented in partnership with the McConnell Arts Center of Worthington. Due to the popularity of this series, we recommend tickets AND dinner reservations to ensure table seating for the show. $8 cover.

JOHN SCHWAB is an original member and creative force behind the legendary band, McGuffey Lane, whose hit, “Long Time Lovin’ You,” stayed at No. 1 in Ohio for 10 weeks. Still, if you ask him what he does for a living, he will probably say something like, “Hey, 35 years without a day job, not bad, huh?” Well, what an understatement. John continues to be a mainstay of the music business in Columbus and beyond. He keeps his audiences happy with sold-out shows…songwriting… and recording. And did we happen to mention he also fronts one of the best party bands around? We’re honored to have John back on our stage, making his third appearance at Songwriter’s Showcase. johnschwab.com

CLIFF CODY got his first cut, “Chasin’ Whiskey,” on Julie Roberts’ album, Men and Mascara. Rolling Stone singled out the song as a highlight of the album. Since then, Cliff has had multiple cuts from various artists. A regular performer in Nashville and the Keys, he has opened for Gary Allan, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Phil Vassar, David Allan Coe, Tracy Lawrence and many more. He appeared on the ABC talent show Rising Star this year. His soulful voice and storytelling style of writing has helped Cliff build a loyal following. He makes fast friends and forever fans, and once you hear him, you become both. We’re pleased to welcome Cliff to Songwriter Showcase for the first time. cliffcody.com

DELYN CHRISTIAN blends raw energy and true soul with every song he performs. He strives to touch the heart and soul of each member of his audience. A staple of the Columbus music scene for more than 20 years, Delyn recently relocated to Tennessee, but returns to his native Central Ohio on a regular basis, to the delight of his fans. Delyn has opened for Heart, the late Dan Fogelberg, McGuffey Lane, Jim Messina, Donovan, Roger McGuinn, Georgia Satellites, Tanya Tucker, and others. He performs with his band, The Fret Shop Band, and also duos, solos, and specialty shows. We’re pleased to welcome Delyn to Songwriter Showcase for the first time. delyn.com

Eric Gnezda 2 (Cropped)Host 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 Network. In addition to Songwriter Showcase at Natalie’s, Eric is the host and co-creator of TV’s Songs at the Center, featuring the region’s most accomplished songwriters. His latest CD is Songs of Hope in a Changing World. gnezda.com

 

Nov
14
Fri
2014
Benco Presents: Fred Eaglesmith’s Traveling Steam Show
Nov 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Fred Eaglesmith Tambourine_coverThe heart of rock and roll is alive and well with Fred Eaglesmith’s 20th album, Tambourine. Fusing together all of Fred’s past influences, the result is pure rock ‘n ‘roll reminiscent of 1966.

Eaglesmith is a veteran of the music industry and at the same time is about as far away from actually participating in today’s music industry as one could be. Never operating within anyone’s boundaries, he continues to set the standard for independent artists everywhere. While blazing his own often colorful path he has avoided most of the traps and pitfalls of his peers, his career reads like a manual on how to succeed in music today without trying to fit into the traditional business models.

Eaglesmith, a songwriter’s songwriter, has a depth that is informed by miles of experience as a true road dog. Fred is not only the star of show but also the bus driver and chief mechanic while on tour, keeping him and his band on the road. Unlike many of today’s artists, touring is not something he does some of the time or only in support of a new record. Touring is his life and The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show is one of the last full time travelling shows today. Their busy itinerary added up to more than 270 days on the road last year and saw Fred only returning home long enough to play a handful of local shows and to go into the studio to record the new album.

Eaglesmith’s songwriting has also earned him multiple International awards and his songs have been covered by some of the biggest names in Nashville. His music has been featured in films and television scores including those of True Blood and Grimm. Fred and his band have also performed as the musical guest on Late Show with David Letterman. This past year has also seen the launch of a highly successful musical theatre production Dear Johnny Deere inspired by and based on Fred’s songs.

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Nov
15
Sat
2014
The Stray Birds, with special guest Jordie Lane
Nov 15 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Stray BirdsDrawing upon the richness of American folk music traditions, the signature power of The Stray Birds sound lies in outstanding songwriting spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. The Stray Birds were born of a compelling collaboration between two unique writers and vocalists– the pure, luxurious voice of Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven’s richness of tone and depth of delivery. Grounding their sound in the unshakeable groove of bassist Charles Muench. Their full-length debut, The Stray Birds, was lauded by radio stations and listeners across the country and named to the Top 10 Folk/Americana Releases of 2012 by NPR. Passionate live performances led to appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival, and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

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Jordie Lane press shot_Straybirds tour 2014Born to a comedian and a clown, Jordie Lane spent his early years in his parents traveling circus. Many years later, not much has changed, with Lane renowned for both his relentless international touring schedule, and his witty, comedic storytelling.

Lane’s music, seems like it comes from another place and time. The songs are nostalgic and immediately affecting, his rhythmic guitar playing is authentic and raw, and the rich resonance of his voice is simply otherworldly. It is a voice that has taken Lane around the world, performing major festivals in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and touring with the likes of Billy Bragg, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case, Cat Power, Ruthie Foster and The Moody Blues.

Australia’s leading folk/roots magazine Rhythms have called Lane “one of Australia’s brightest new roots music stars” and Rolling Stone Magazine said his debut album Sleeping Patterns “may well come to be regarded as one of the most assured ever by a local artist”.

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Nov
16
Sun
2014
Brunch Music: Trista Hill, Harpist
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Trista HillTrista Hill is a professional harpist and recording artist who for over 20 years has performed in top venues and other settings for house concerts, educational and professional presentations. She offers non-traditional music lessons out of her home just north of Columbus and is a fine artist.

Her repertoire includes classical, Brazilian, jazz, popular selections, and her own largely improvised arrangements and compositions. In addition to performing solo, she has played with jazz group Nova Madrugada, alternative folk rock Luceys Maze, art pop rock Flotation Walls, and others. In the Fall of 2011, Trista toured with another major force in the harp world, Deborah Henson-Conant, offering performances and a creativity workshop they developed together called Fireworks for the Creative Spirit. Trista is the U.S. representative of the International Jazz Harp Foundation.

Zeppelin Productions Presents: An Evening with Greg Trooper
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

GregGreg Trooper is a singer/songwriter who has released 12 albums since 1986. Raised in the shore town of Little Silver, NJ he became enthralled by the greater New York area’s rich music scene. He discovered a sort of holy musical trinity in the work of Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, and Hank Williams, with their guiding lights of passion, literary dexterity and plainspoken honesty. It’s one reason Trooper’s music feels equally informed by Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Nashville twang.

Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he’s lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics. Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998’s ‘Popular Demons’ album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005’s extraordinary ‘Make It Through This World’.

His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O’Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell.

Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there’s his voice – an instrument I have coveted for 15 years.”Steve Earle

“Greg Trooper is a songwriter and performer who deserves about 12 times the attention he’s received. He knows how to play rock against country and folk and position the pressures of adulthood against the longing for adolescent freedom.”  –  Dave Marsh

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Nov
18
Tue
2014
Zeppelin Productions Presents: Sarah Borges, with Girls Guns and Glory
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SarahBorgesPromoPicGirls Guns and GlorySarah Borges has been entertaining audiences for years with her diverse brand of punk-inflected noir-rock. She cuts an alluring figure onstage, and was seemingly born to play rock ‘n’ roll. Her latest album, “Radio Sweetheart,” was produced by Steve Berlin, best known as keyboardist and saxophonist for the similarly roots-music mining Chicano-rock group Los Lobos.

Based in Boston, Sarah has drawn praise from the most elitist of music scribes from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, USA Today, Creative Loafing, The Boston Globe, and is known for delivering memorable live performances.

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For the past eight years, Boston’s rising stars Girls Guns and Glory have been making a name for themselves through relentless touring, the release of four critically acclaimed records, and a slew of awards. The foursome (Ward Hayden on vocals/guitar, Paul Dilley on electric and upright bass/piano, Josh Kiggans on drums/percussion, and Chris Hersch on lead guitar/banjo) found inspiration for their new record, “Good Luck”, from early ’50s rock ‘n’ roll icons such as Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, and Buddy Holly, as well as country greats like Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.

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Nov
19
Wed
2014
Marti Jones and Don Dixon
Nov 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Marti Jones and Don DixonMarti Jones Bossa MeNatalie’s is proud to present Marti Jones and Don Dixon (with their fine band), who are touring to support Marti’s new album, “You’re Not The Bossa Me,” which features 12 brand new songs.

Marti Jones first emerged as the front-woman of the group Color Me Gone before issuing her solo debut Unsophisticated Time — produced by future husband Don Dixon — in 1985. She has since released numerous records but has focused much of her creative energy on painting, under the name Marti Jones Dixon.

Don Dixon is considered to be one of the key producers of what is called the jangle pop movement of the early 1980s. He spent thirteen years as a member of NC cult heroes Arrogance, attracted attention by co-producing R.E.M.’s landmark debut LP Murmur, and also co-produced (with T Bone Burnett) Tommy Keene’s Run Now EP. This success led to Dixon recording his solo debut Most of the Girls Like to Dance (But Only Some of the Boys Like To), a further affirmation of his love of classic pop melodies and spiky, Nick Lowe-inspired wordplay.

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Nov
20
Thu
2014
Dawn & Hawkes
Nov 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dawn&HawkesPromoAfter a happenstance encounter, songwriters Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes joined together to multiply their talents and formed a male/female fronted band touring the country and sharing songs, shows, and everything in-between.

Austin based indie-folk-americana duo Dawn and Hawkes first appeared in front of a large audience at the Kerrville Folk Festival, where Dawn was awarded as a finalist in the New Folk competition for emerging songwriters. Within a month, they had recorded and released their self-produced EP, GOLDEN HEART, featuring signature harmonies and an indie-folk sound influenced by Americana, country-rock, and classic Beatlesque-pop. Written and recorded from their home in Austin, their debut album has climbed to the top 25 of Billboard’s Folk chart and earned the respect and admiration of songwriters such as Jimmy LaFave, Glen Harsard, Bill Chambers and many others.

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Nov
21
Fri
2014
An Evening with Sierra Hull and Justin Moses
Nov 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sierra Hull

Boundaries—age, genre or otherwise—don’t hamper an artist like Sierra Hull. She’s already earned considerable respect in the bluegrass world, the IBMA’s voting members having nominated her for no fewer than five awards over three years, and as a player, a singer and a songwriter, she also has remarkable range, the potential to win over ears unfamiliar with Bill Monroe and give performances of broad cultural importance, as she’s done at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

What you hear on her latest CD Daybreak is one of bluegrass’s few full-fledged virtuosic instrumentalist/singer/songwriters, and one who’s gracefully grown into her gifts. While her mandolin playing has always possessed clarity and fleet-fingered precision, here she attacks her solos with newfound spontaneity and depth of feeling; she calls it “playing with a point to prove.” Her singing—always straight and true—has more heartfelt power behind it, to results Bales describes, simply, as “doing the songs justice.”

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Justin MosesJustin Moses is an accomplished instrumentalist who recently played banjo and dobro with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder.  He also plays mandolin, guitar, fiddle and bass

and started performing with Sierra Hull in 2005, becoming a founding member of Highway 111.

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Nov
22
Sat
2014
Erika Hughes & The Well Mannered
Nov 22 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Erika HughesErika Hughes & The Well Mannered helps define what “Americana” music is. Their sound is a distinctive combination of rock, country, blues and bluegrass that delightfully appeal to the senses.  You can’t help dancing or tapping a toe to this gritty, foot-stomping sound. Erika’s original songs are filled with tales of broken hearts, adventure, life’s struggles, and dreams. Her soulful voice brings life to her stories.

Erika Hughes & The Well Mannered have been touring around Ohio and parts of the Midwest since 2012. Members of the band include Erika Hughes (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Margot Baird (Back-up Vocals/Percussion), Trevor Edge (Lead Guitar/Mandolin), Robin Brubaker (Upright Bass), and Shane Frye (Drums).

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Nov
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Brunch Music: Stan Smith and Taylor DeVault
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Guitarist, 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.

John Hartford Tribute featuring Mike Compton, with special guests Tony Ellis, Paul Brown, and Adam Schlenker
Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MIke Compton promo shot low rezjohnJohn Hartford was one of the most influential and widely loved musicians of the 20th century. Those who enjoy John’s music and performance style will love this tribute performance headlined by former Hartford band mate Mike Compton, and also featuring Tony Ellis, Paul Brown, and Adam Schlenker.

Mike Compton was a founding member of the Nashville Bluegrass Band, which quickly became one of the most prominent and admired in bluegrass. He later joined with John Hartford, recording a half-dozen albums with the Hartford String Band and touring extensively until Hartford’s death in 2001. At the same time, Mike began to develop collaborative efforts in recording, performing, and teaching with other masters such as guitarist David Grier, renowned mandolinists David Grisman and Mike Marshall, and producer T-Bone Burnett, for whom he performed as a Soggy Bottom Boy on the Grammy award winning album O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Wearing his signature pressed blue overalls and rocking and weaving with fluid body motion, Compton stuns not by tricks or artifice, but through his singing, his ability to engage a crowd, and through decades of honing his technique into the unique, one-of-a-kind Compton signature mandolin sound.

Mandolin Magazine calls Compton a player with “a worldwide reputation as one of the modern masters of bluegrass mandolin…one of the most recognizable and respected mandolin voices anywhere”.

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“Beautiful banjo” is a phrase you don’t hear very often, but the rich, timeless lyricism that Tony Ellis brings to his instrument defies stereotypes. A veteran of Bill Monroe’s early-‘60s edition of the Blue Grass Boys, the North Carolina native is able to drive the five-string with the best of them. Tony is also a whiz on the fiddle, and his unique compositions have been used by Ken Burns in several documentaries. He has appeared in New York City with actor/musician Steve Martin on the David Letterman Show.

Paul Brown is a two-time Ohio State Champion bluegrass banjo player and award winning fiddler, and his music has been greatly influenced by John Hartford. Paul can also be heard fronting the popular group Death By Banjo.

Adam Schlenker is a flat pick guitarist from southern West Virginia who stays busy touring with a variety of bands and doing session work. He has been featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, and his most recent CD Family Tree has been very well received.

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Sirens
Nov 25 @ 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.

Nov
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Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons
Nov 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Angela Perley5 low rezAngela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons formed in 2009 around singer-songwriter Angela Perley and longtime friends Chris Connor on lead guitar, Billy Zehnal on bass, and Jeff Martin on drums. Perley’s music is nostalgic and heavily influenced by old time country roots music and rock and roll. Many songs contain themes of the moon, love, railroads, and death.

The group’s latest release and debut album, Hey Kid (Jan 2014), has been catching praise and gaining steady grassroots radio play in the U.S. and Europe. Perley has earned comparisons to everyone from Joan Jett to Patsy Cline and her range of delicate reverb-laden crooners to grit- fused rock anthems have made more and more listeners take notice. The band’s live shows rumble with swaggering basslines and guitar riffs and Perley’s soulful delivery and charismatic stage presence create a memorable experience for audiences eager to listen.

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Nov
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The Mark May Band
Nov 28 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

mark may ibc2013a-1Mark May (former guitarist and vocalist for Dickey Betts and Great Southern), perfected his craft playing bars and blues clubs in Houston, Texas for over 20 years. Mark recently returned to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, and his astonishing live shows features dynamic twin leads and dual harmony guitar work, which are the perfect complement to his smooth vocals.

The Mark May Band has performed at Telluride Blues and Brews, Mississippi Valley Blues Fest, King Biscuit, Tremblant International Blues Festival, Dallas International Guitar Show, Chenango Blues Festival, Lone Star Rally, Dogs on Hawgs, Houston International Festival, and in addition, was opening act for Allman Brothers Amphitheater Tour. Mark currently gets heavy rotation on Sirius/XM and Sonic Tap radio. He has been featured in Blues Review, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Vintage Guitar, Tone Quest and other major publications.

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Nov
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New Basics Brass Band
Nov 29 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

New Basics B&W 2Originally launched in 1995, the sousaphone-driven New Basics BrassBand layers jazz, R&B, New Orleans funk, and groove sounds to produce party music for the masses. Whether at their frequent regional club appearances or festival dates such as South By Southwest and Montreux Music Festival Atlanta, crowds stay on their feet and beg for more.

NBBB has shared the stage with several national acts including Dirty Dozen Brass Band, CJ Chenier, NRBQ, Los Lobos, Rebirth Brass Band, Drums & Tuba and Galactic. NBBB is: Matt Adams (tenor sax), Freg Gablick (baritone sax), Tim Perdue (trumpet), Johnny Bachman (trumpet), Ryan Hamilton (trombone), Colin Lazarski (guitar), Rob Maccabee (sousaphone), and Aaron Bishara (drums)

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Nov
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Brunch Music: Derek DiCenzo Trio
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

DeWittDiCenzoScottDerek 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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Rj Cowdery and Jess Klein
Nov 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rj CowderyRj Cowdery is a Columbus-based artist who has solidified her place as a standout of the next generation of performing songwriters.

Though she wrote her first songs as a teenager, Cowdery took a circuitous path to becoming a full-time artist. She experienced exciting creative breakthroughs followed by distractions and obligations that took her away from her lifelong dream of being a professional singer/songwriter. But it has all paid off in recent years.

Cowdery’s past few years on the folk festival trail have been nothing short of extraordinary. She has received major accolades at some of the most prestigious festivals in the U.S., including wins at the 2007 Mountain Stage NewSong, 2008 Kerrville New Folk, and 2008 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist competitions. Most recently, she won the Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at the Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon.

Her most recent release “In This Light” has been met with rave reviews from critics, fans, and her fellow artists.

“There is no possible way to listen to Rj Cowdery’s music and not feel deeply. The tone of her voice, the clarity of her guitar and spot on emotive lyrics plumb the depths of human hope and struggle. These are not just songs, they are arrows shot directly to center of the heart”. — Joe Crookston

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Jess Klein performanceOver a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Klein—who possesses what Mojo magazine calls “one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to” and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as “fully realized, finely observed and deeply felt”—has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that’s seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft.  As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who “has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts.”

She has became a beloved presence in Austin’s music scene, while collaborating with such fellow troubadours as Jon Dee Graham, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jimmy LaFave, Slaid Cleaves, Will Sexton, Ray Bonneville, Radney Foster, Randy Weeks, Matt the Electrician and John Fullbright.

Learning Faith —which marks Klein’s third collaboration with veteran producer Mark “Professor Feathers” Addison—boasts ten personally-charged new originals that rank with her most compelling and illuminating work.

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Dec
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Twofer Tuesday: Todd May and Jeff German
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SONY DSCThe Twofer Tuesday series continues at Natalie’s with Todd May and Jeff German, two great musicians who will each do some solo material as well as perform together.

Todd May is “Jackson Browne when he mattered,” according to My Old Kentucky Blog. May’s solo record, Rickenbacker Girls contains the title track that is an ode to the girls Todd met at his high school. Their fathers were Airmen stationed at the local Air Force Base, Rickenbacker. Todd was drawn to them. “I came to know them with their dialects and freckles. Some were expressive. Some were guarded. And they always had to leave. They always went away.” Leaving and letting go are apparent themes on the record. Yet, Todd reminds us that there is always hope, even when we want to cry out for mercy. Lead guitarist for Bloodshot Records Recording Artist Lydia Loveless, Todd creates songs with influences from Springsteen to Gaslight Anthem.

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Jeff German-1Jeff German claims, “I never set out to write a certain type of song. The songs usually strangle me until I get them right.” Although described as “blue collar rock,” his work is built on a variety of influences. In addition to drawing on a wide berth of musical influences, Jeff has been enriched by a wealth of life experience. With his trademark humility, he says, “I am the son of a strong union electrician. I am a husband, a father and a grandfather. I am a 50- year-old man who, after taxiing teenagers around and coaching high school hockey, has a few hours left in a day to cobble together some songs and some tunes.” The imagery that dapples Jeff’s lyrics—bars, sweat, and radio stations on long drives—might be familiar in Americana music, but it’s exciting to hear Jeff pull it off with panache.

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Dec
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Rachel Sepulveda & The Columbus Jazz Quartet
Dec 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Rachel Sepulveda liveColumbus Jazz QuartetJoin Rachel Sepulveda and the Columbus Jazz Quartet for a special Holiday Show featuring some of the best professional jazz players in the region. All four players have performed for many years with a variety of bands and other projects.

Fiery yet sincere, Rachel Sepulveda is a versatile vocal stylist who makes each song her own with her creative approach to phrasing and melodic interpretation. She has a fresh and soulful quality to her voice, which fuses the classic styles of jazz with R&B and Latin grooves

Derek DiCenzo (bass) is also a gifted jazz guitarist, and can be heard playing piano, bass, steel drum, organ and the accordion as well. Dave DeWitt (keyboards) 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 a member of the Hoo Doo Soul Band. Randy Mather (saxophone) has toured throughout Europe and The United States, and his range and versatility have enabled him to perform with a diverse group of musicians and entertainers. Aaron Scott (drums), son of acclaimed pianist, Bob Allen, got his start in music at age five, and played classical piano into college, but it was playing percussion that has been his passion.

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Dec
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Alex Bevan
Dec 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Alex Bevan copyAlex Bevan has been sharing his voice, guitar, music and stories with audiences for more than forty years.  First known as the “Skinny Little Boy” from Cleveland, Ohio
who came to “Chase your wimmin’ and drink your beer”, Alex has made a name for himself throughout the Regional Ohio music scene.

Drawing on his deep skill set of imaginative and honest song writing combined with an agile, improvisational wit that dovetails wonderfully with his flawless guitar slinging, Alex never fails to delight and charm audiences no matter what the venue.

His recordings span the gamut from folk to folk rock and pop to children’s educational music.  He has won a number of awards for his commercial efforts in radio and television including an Emmy for his score of the “American Promise – Rustbelt Blues” for WKYC.  Alex’s creative works have also contributed to documentary film scores.

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Dec
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Happy Chichester
Dec 5 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Happy Chichester low rez-2Happy Chichester is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Columbus who has recorded and founded the Royal Crescent Mob, Howlin’ Maggie, and was an original in the Twilight Singers. He has also written, performed and recorded with Brad, The Afghan Whigs, RJD2, New Bomb Turks, Foley, and Shawn Smith. Chichester has had his songs used in several movies, scored independent films, and has appeared on television with Jimmy Kimmel, the Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, and Fuel TV.

Happy Chichester’s most recent album is Torchwood Loop, and his radio single Motorbike has been in steady rotation across the US and can be heard in Columbus on both WCBE and WWCD.

Due to a bout of Bells Palsy, he currently wears an eye patch but expects to recover fully. In addition to his solo work, he currently tours with Seattle band Brad, which includes Shawn Smith (Satchel) and Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam).

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Dec
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The Elements
Dec 6 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

ElementsThe Elements are Michael and Sandy Bashaw, Sharon Leahy and Rick Good. The nexus of these four artists combine choreographer, composer, dancer, director, musician, playwright, sculptor, singer and songwriter.

Playing the songs of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Roger Miller, The Beatles, The Stones, and The Carter Family, among others; along with their own, smart original material, The Elements are drawn to melodies, harmonies and rhythms that call out to them with a feeling generated or a memory triggered, regardless of where they come from.

Multi-instrumentalist/composer Sandy Bashaw began her professional musical career at the age of 18, recording an album for the Vanguard Recording Society in New York City. With acoustic guitar as her main instrument, she has developed a driving, percussive guitar technique as well as a distinctive finger style. In recent years Sandy has, along with her husband Michael, composed and recorded several musical scores for documentary films, and has co-produced two music videos celebrating multi-cultural music and musicians in Dayton, Ohio. She also plays guitar and sings with the eclectic ensemble, Puzzle of Light.

Sharon Leahy danced and toured with the Green Grass Cloggers for several years, worked as a dancer in New York City through the 1980s, then moved to Ohio to co-direct and perform with Rhythm in Shoes for twenty-three years. Sharon’s love and understanding of music and dance is clearly seen and heard through her award-winning choreography, artful singing and driving rhythm on guitar and bass.

Sculptor/musician Michael Bashaw is well known for his Sound Sculpture concerts, sound installations and collaborations, appearing in a variety of venues and events across the U.S. He plays flutes, harmonicas and percussion with the ensemble Puzzle of Light. Michael has been commissioned for public art/installations, and his work also appears in numerous private collections. His musical sculpture Sound Chamber in Troy Ohio is listed in the online Smithsonian Collection. Michael is the 2012 Ohio Arts Council Governor’s Award winner in the category of Individual Artist.

Rick Good was a founding member of the notorious Hotmud Family, a co-director and performer with Rhythm in Shoes for twenty-three years and a 2010, Ohio Heritage Fellow. He is recognized and respected for his accomplished banjo playing, heartfelt singing and crafty songwriting.

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Dec
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Decembersongs: An East Nashville Holiday with Amy Speace, Rod Picott, and Doug & Telisah Williams (of Wild Ponies)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Decembersongs 2014 Promo PhotoNatalie’s is proud to present Decembersongs ’14: An East Nashville Holiday Concert with critically-acclaimed songwriters Amy Speace, Rod Picott and Doug & Telisha Williams!

Imagine if The Bluebird Cafe moved to East Nashville, where folkies, rockers and hit songwriters all collide in one funky neighborhood. Decembersongs features these three acclaimed Nashville acts spinning stories, holiday classics, and their own songs together in an amazing evening that is fun and musically inspired. Decembersongs is a bit of The Grand Ol Opry, a bit of Prairie Home Companion, a handful of gorgeous Christmas classics and a few gritty East Nashville troubadour originals.

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A former Shakespearean actress who started putting her poetry to music only in her late 20’s, Amy Speace was discovered by folk/pop legend Judy Collins, who signed her to her imprint Wildflower Records. After 18 years in NYC, Brooklyn and Jersey and 3 critically-acclaimed releases, Speace moved to East Nashville to explore the rich songwriting community and to deepen her own writing and sound. Her 2013 release, “How to Sleep In A Stormy Boat,” a record loosely based around some of Shakespeare’s characters and poetry, received widespread critical raves from NPR’s “All Things Considered”, The New York Times and Billboard Magazine.

“Amy Speace’s songs hang together like a short story collection…it’s a gift to hear a heart so modest, even when it’s wide open,” – Dave Marsh

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Doug and Telisha Williams offer dead right, honest songwriting.  They are the driving force behind the band Wild Ponies, and their 2013 release “Things That Used to Shine” garnered widespread critical acclaim, spent 6 weeks in the top 20 of the AMA Radio chart, and over 20 weeks in the top 40. Doug and Telisha are an essential part of the fabric of their community, hosting the weekly show “Whiskey Wednesday” on East Nashville Radio, and being recently named by “The Alternate Root” as one of the Top East Nashville Artists Right Now.

“Wild Ponies might be Americana’s new dark horse” -Michael Bialas – Huffington Post

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The son of a welder from rural New England, Rod Picott is a masterful songwriter and soulful singer. Slaid Cleaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Fred Eaglesmith have recorded Picott’s songs. He has carved a career for himself with a run of 6 beautifully crafted self released cds over the last 13 years and a well earned reputation as a engaging, emotion fueled performer.

“Accept Rod Picott for what he is; Americana of the highest order” – Acoustic Magazine

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Dec
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Chris Darby and Eric Nassau
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Chris DarbyBorn in rural Missouri and living most recently in Chicago, Chris Darby is a folk musician whose true home is anywhere his music takes him. Though his singing sometimes reaches the ferocious roar of a territorial lion and other times sinks to the gentle whisper of a wise sage, his vocal style embodies a rare emotional honesty which captures the full range and depth of his life experience. Likewise, his dynamic guitar playing gracefully shifts between hypnotic arpeggios and the building crescendo of an oncoming train.

Much of Chris’ musical development took place as the principle singer/songwriter of Them Damn Kids, a Chicago-based folk band that recorded two albums. Chris recently released his first full length album, ‘Cabin Songs’, recorded in an isolated cabin in southern Missouri in the last months of 2013.

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Eric NassauEric Nassau has been traversing the country since 1996, sharing his unique voice and bringing community together through song. Through his travels, he has been featured at Festivals throughout the Midwest, at the folk clubs in LA , NYC and Chicago, won the weekly Songwriter shoot-out at Eddie’s Attic in Atlanta and is a treasured performer in his hometown of Columbus. In the tradition of folk troubadours, his original songs reflect lived-in soles and handed-down stories, personal anecdotes mixed with imagination and charm. His stage show backs this up; his engaging personality reaches out to audiences like a friend you haven’t seen in years.

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Dec
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David Wong & Friends
Dec 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

David WongDavid Wong has been called a “Rock Star” in the violin world. Using both electric and acoustic violins, and sometimes his voice, he arranges rock, pop, and other top 40 hits into improvisation filled orchestrations.

With over 3,600 Facebook fans, 20,000 Twitter followers, and 22,000 YouTube subscribers, David has attracted the attention of people around the world. He’s been discussed in Time Magazine, Huffington Post, MSN, Good Morning America and even had his videos featured on the YouTube Home Page. He currently has over 3.6 million YouTube views and you can find many of his recordings for purchase on iTunes.

David has performed in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Hotel Café, and collaborated with artists such as rising indie rock band Air Traffic Controller and throwback cover song group, Scott Bradlee and Postmodern Jukebox.

David began playing violin at age 4 and still loves his Bach and Brahms as much as his Katy Perry and Bruno Mars. He graduated from Amherst College in 2008 with a double major in Music and Asian Studies.

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Dec
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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.

 

Dec
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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
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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.