Natalie's Upcoming Shows

Jul
25
Fri
2014
Vernon Hairston Trio with Tia Harris Roseboro
Jul 25 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

vernonVernon Hairston has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition from the Ohio State University where he studied with the late great world renowned Hank Marr. He also has a Bachelor of Music Education in Vocal Pedagogy from Ohio State University.

Vernon has produced recording projects and has recorded and toured with artists such as Grammy nominated The New King James Version, Keith Dobbins and Resurrection, Chris Byrd, Keith Harrison of The Time, and Cynthia Turner & Heartspeak. Vernon Hairston heads his own jazz band, The Vernon Hairston Trio and has worked with many Columbus area artists and musicians. For more information, check out his website at www.vernonhairston.com

Tia Harris Roseboro, better known as “Just Tia”, was raised in Columbus, and in her early twenties, she began singing professionally as the vocalist with an R&B group called Dark Star. Inspired to change her focus to jazz, Tia began receiving vocal coaching with Columbus Jazz legend, Michele Horsefield.

Tia has toured, recorded and appeared with many local groups and artists as an independent singer for over 25 years. She has sung on numerous occasions with The Stan Smith Band, The Jazz Professors, The Columbus Jazz Orchestra, and Steve Newby and Conversation Pieces from Indiana.

Her biggest accomplishment was performing internationally with The Columbus Jazz Orchestra in Spain and Denmark as their featured vocalist to the delight of audiences at every stop.

Visit Tia Roseboro on the Web at www.thrjazz.com

Jul
26
Sat
2014
Woody Pines
Jul 26 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

NP_WoodyPinesWoody Pines isno stranger to fans of the new folk music coming from all corners of the USA. Alongside artists like Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge, Woody continues to forage thru the secret world of old 78′s and to write new chapters in the Anthology of American Music. Integrating sounds from Leadbelly to Bob Dylan, from Woodie Guthrie to Preservation Hall, he belts out songs of fast cars, pretty women and hard luck with a distinctive vintage twang.

The Woody Pines sound is completed with Shawn Supra slapping away on the upright bass,  Brad Tucker on lead guitar and backing vocals,  Joe Giotta on  drums and Woody on guitar, harmonica and lead vocals. They logged over 7800 miles last year, with two trips to the UK and Ireland.

“Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life I swear…. I’m their biggest fan now!” – honky tonk hero, Billy Joe Shaver

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Jul
27
Sun
2014
Brunch Music: Derek DiCenzo Trio
Jul 27 @ 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 Travis Meadows
Jul 27 @ 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. 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.

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Travis Meadows b&wWell-known among songwriter circles in Nashville, Travis Meadows is an unforgettable performer. He is an open wound, the rawness of his words and his vocals pulling you into his world. Growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, Travis laid the foundation for his music career while making the rounds at local bars and clubs, performing with legendary Blues players such as Sam Myers (Anson Funderburg and the Rockets) and Fingers Taylor (Jimmy Buffett).

His songs have recently been recorded by Ronnie Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Levi Lowery, Blackberry Smoke, Carly Pearce and Peter Fox of Go West among others. The debut single off his new EP, “Unfinished Business”, launched April 23rd as an ITunes Exclusive, followed by the record, “Old Ghosts & Unfinished Business” later this summer.

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Jul
29
Tue
2014
Twofer Tuesday: Little Tybee and Forcynthia
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Little TybeeNatalie’s Twofer Tuesday series continues with two outstanding bands that will compliment each other very nicely and also be making their first appearance on Natalie’s stage. Enjoy full performances by touring act Little Tybee and the Columbus sister act Forcynthia.

Little Tybee is a 6 piece band based in Atlanta, GA whose music has been described as genre bending and refreshing to both veteran and exploring ears. The core of each of their songs begins in the relentless and creative mind of vocalist/guitarist/pianist Brock Scott. The songs mature through the dedicated musicianship of 8-string guitarist Josh Martin, violinist Nirvana Kelly, bassist Ryan Donald, and percussionist Pat Brooks. Little Tybee isn’t afraid to experiment freely, even dangerously at times, to follow a musical idea to its ultimate end. This mentality has led the group to explore music that transcends genre and packs a much bigger punch than their modest title implies.

The Band is touring to support their new album, “For Distant Viewing” that was just released.

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ForcynthiaThe 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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Jul
30
Wed
2014
John Carlini Quartet
Jul 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

John CarliniJohn Carlini is a veteran guitarist and composer who became a founding member of the ’70’s West Coast “New Acoustic Music” scene when he replaced Jerry Garcia in David Grisman’s, Great American Music Band.

John is a graduate of the Navy School of Music, and the Berklee College of Music, and received a Grammy nomination as guitarist with the David Grisman Quintet, and a Drama Desk nomination as orchestrator for the off-Broadway show, Song of Singapore.

He was the orchestrator/arranger for the DeLaurentiis film, King of the Gypsies, featuring legendary jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli and has numerous recordings including 3 CD’s with Chicago-based jazz mandolinist, Don Stiernberg. John has been a columnist for Flatpicking Guitar Magazine since 1998.

Appearing with John for this special show at Natalie’s will be violinist Andy Carlson, bassist Doug Richeson, and percussionist Seth Rogers.

Andy Carlson has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician throughout the United States. As a studio musician and 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. Currently an Associate Professor at Denison University, he teaches violin, conducts the chamber orchestra and directs the bluegrass ensemble.

Doug Richeson is currently teaching Classical and Jazz Bass at Denison University, School of Music. He has performed with many jazz greats, including Tony Bennett, the Count Basie Orchestra, and Phil Collins Big Band with Quincy Jones.

Seth Rogers is a member of the music faculty at Denison University and teaches Applied Percussion, Music Theory, directs the Latin Percussion Ensemble and holds degrees in Music, Economics, and Jazz Studies respectively from Denison University and Youngstown State University.

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Jul
31
Thu
2014
The Drunken Catfish Ramblers
Jul 31 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Drunken Catfish RamblersThe Drunken Catfish Ramblers are, at their core, a street band. Although young in years, they have a lifetime of collective experience playing the streets of the world, not to mention the stages of the Montreal and New Orleans Jazz Fests, Merlefest and more. They started years ago as a freight-hopping bunch of travelers swapping songs, bottles and stories as they made their way east from California. But New Orleans was destined to play host to their signature sound.

Their sets comprise a cross section of the best of American vernacular music, from delta blues to Appalachian stomps to early jazz and popular songs. The guitar and vocal interplay between Greg Sherman and “Stalebread” Scottie Swears can be as sweet as cider or cut like the dozens. Backed by the hypnotic drive of R.C.’s Hampton’s washboard and the jug-based style of Robert Ayo’s tuba, it’s a potent combination. Mr. Gunn’s accompaniment provides solid counterpoint, ragging and syncopating the lines with uncommon ease or laying down the melody line with uncanny accuracy. They treat every song like a mint condition 78, and so it’s no surprise that they sound like it too.

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Aug
1
Fri
2014
Natalie’s Anniversary Celebration: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons
Aug 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Angela Perley 2014Help celebrate the 2nd year anniversary of Natalie’s with a special show starring Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons.

Angela 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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Aug
2
Sat
2014
Natalie’s Anniversary Celebration: Phil Clark & The Soul
Aug 2 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Phil Clark and the Soul logoHelp celebrate the 2nd year anniversary of Natalie’s with a great night of music featuring Phil Clark & The Soul.

THE 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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Aug
3
Sun
2014
Brunch Music: Adam Schlenker
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NP_Adam Schlenker copyAdam Schlenker is a flat pick guitarist from southern West Virginia who is currently based in Columbus Ohio. In addition to teaching full time, he works as a guitar and mandolin player for regional touring acts as well as doing session work. He has been featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and is working with an ever expanding number of flat pick students around the world.

In late 2012, Adam released the acclaimed album Family Tree, a collection of his arrangements as well as a handful of original songs.

Natalie’s Anniversary Celebration: Hebdo
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

hebdoCelebrate Natalie’s 2nd anniversary with a special show with Hebdo, who has given Natalie’s audiences more than a few memorable shows in the past two years.

Joey Hebdo’s style, “Adventure-Folk,” is unspoiled and unforgettable. A Columbus native, Joey and his music were shaped through the merging of Lebanese culture with suburban America and Appalachian paradise. His diversity was inevitable, as he drew his influences from Robert Plant, Andrew Bird, The Temptations, the Beatles, and, of course, his grandfather. Hebdo is all about vocal melodies and appears more often than not as an energetic solo acoustic performer, but for this special show at Natalie’s, he will appear with other talented musicians packed with three part harmonies and an edge too sharp to mention.

His first self-release, “unEP” (2008), was well received, launching him on a nine-month coast-to-coast tour, which featured extensive dates in San Francisco, Portland and Los Angeles. Upon returning home, he recorded, “Prosciutto,” followed by a live album and a collaborative CD with fellow songwriters in a Hocking Hills cabin.

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Aug
5
Tue
2014
Zeppelin Productions Presents: The Iguanas
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

NP_IguanasThe word “Americana” gets tossed around rather loosely these days; it can mean anything from a hipster with a recently-discovered acoustic guitar to a decades-long denizen of the Grand Ole Opry. But when you set aside the Johnny-come-rootly types from the real deal, it’s a sure bet that you’re going to stray into Iguana territory. Based out of New Orleans for the past couple of decades – save for a short, Katrina-imposed exile in Austin – the Iguanas define a sound of Americana that crosses cultures, styles, eras… and even languages.

Collectively or individually the members of the Iguanas have played or recorded with everyone from Charlie Rich, Alex Chilton, and Willy DeVille to Emmylou Harris, Allen Toussaint and Pretty Lights. Their latest album, Juarez, is their first studio recording since 2012’s Sin to Sin.

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Aug
6
Wed
2014
The Columbus Jazz Quartet
Aug 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

DiCenzo-Scott-DeWitt (2)Randy MathersThe Columbus Jazz Quartet features 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.

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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Aug
7
Thu
2014
Enrique Infante & Dejavu
Aug 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Enrique 111Enrique Infante was born in Lima Perú, and is a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He co-wrote the music for a Children’s Theater Play “El Árbol de la Huerta Perdida” (‘The Tree of the Lost Orchard’) and later toured to Europe with “Los Mojarras” a famous Peruvian fusion band that recorded the soundtrack for a movie “Anda Corre y Vuela” (‘Go, Run, Fly’). This movie won a first prize for a Third World Countries Film Festival in Germany.

In 2004, he formed his new project “Dejavu”, a Latin Fusion Rhythms band which lead to the recording of his first album “Abriendo Caminos” (‘Opening Paths’) in 2006 in Lima Perú. Within the next few years, Infante promoted his music with several concerts in United States, México and Perú, paying tribute to many Latin-American artists. His song “Colors of Columbus” was selected as one of the winners for the ‘200 Columbus In Song Contest,’ in celebration of Columbus’s Bicentennial. In 2012, he released his second album “Canciones Ajenas” (Someone Else’s Songs), and he is currently recording a third studio album, that will be released at the end of 2014 as part of Dejavu 10 years anniversary.

This will be Enrique’s first performance in Columbus since moving to Houston, Texas, so don’t miss this opportunity to welcome him back for this special show!

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Aug
8
Fri
2014
Blue Lunch
Aug 8 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

blueBlue Lunch, now celebrating its 30th anniversary with the release of the compilation album Blue Lunch Special, belongs to a rare breed of roots bands. Singer and guitarist Bob Frank explains “We do everything from doo-wop harmonies to straight ahead jazz to the most low-down gutbucket Chicago blues.” Singer and harmonica player Pete London adds “To call us a blues band is accurate, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.”

The 8-piece group includes 3 horns and communicates a wondrous vibe that steers clear of sounding dated. Blue Lunch features two lead singing voices and backup harmonies, relies on solid original songwriting mainly by Bob, and has a stable, unchanging roster of exciting players.

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Aug
9
Sat
2014
Jared Mahone Acoustic Trio
Aug 9 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

JMNatalie’s is proud to present The Jared Mahone Acoustic Trio for a very special evening of music.

As a forerunner of the Midwest “garage soul” movement, Jared Mahone fills out singer/songwriter tunes with a band full of powerhouse, pocket players. He 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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Aug
10
Sun
2014
Brunch Music: Tom Carroll
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tom Carroll at Natalies-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.

Bob Teague & Friends Present: Will Kimbrough and Tommy Womack as Daddy
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Daddy2Drawing on juke-joint blues, swampy-groove country and a lot of rock and roll, with stops in gospel and beat-poet territory along the way, DADDY (Will Kimbrough & Tommy Womack) has been hailed by critics and fans alike for their incendiary live performances and recordings that embrace a wide scope of what’s great about American music. Together, Kimbrough and Womack just click.

Kimbrough’s wide-ranging abilities have led him to be the guitarist for Emmylou Harris, Jimmy Buffet, and Rodney Crowell to name but a few. Will’s wide-ranging abilities, sweet and reckless by turns, dovetails with Womack’s slash-and-burn style to produce a sound that is both exciting and heartfelt. Their songs have been recorded by many musicians including Jimmy Buffett among others. This is their FIRST Ohio appearance as DADDY, so don’t miss what will probably be a once in a lifetime concert!

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Aug
12
Tue
2014
Sirens
Aug 12 @ 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.

Aug
13
Wed
2014
Kelly Zullo & The Phunkgrass, with special guest Jim Volk
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Kelly Zullo-1For years Kelly Zullo has described herself as a tumbleweed. Hailing from Upstate New York, she rolled into Nashville in the late 1990′s and spent close to a decade immersed in music, learning from some of the best session musicians in the world and beginning the road to developing her unique, lightening-fast, finger-picking acoustic guitar style. In 2010, she found herself touring Europe, in sellout shows and was honored with the International Acoustic Music Award for Best Female performer in 2011, with her song “Firecracker”.

Based in Columbus for the past 6 years, Zullo was voted Columbus’ 614 Magazine Best Solo Musician in addition to being the overall yearlong winner of the Columbus Songwriter Association Showcase, in which over 100 local songwriters competed.

For this special show at Natalie’s, she will appear with her left of center bluegrass/ funk trio called Kelly Zullo & The Phunkgrass, which includes Kristen Peters on fiddle and Daniel DeSantis on bass.

Opening for Zullo will be Jim Volk, who’s masterful yet whimsical performances have spellbound audiences of all age groups and backgrounds for over two decades. His fiery hybrid style of picking has incurred countless comparisons to Kottke, Keaggy and Hedges. His solo release, “Blue Wheels…and Other Guitar Favorites” has drawn much critical acclaim and award nationwide.

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Aug
14
Thu
2014
An Evening with Chris Smither
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

NP_ChrisNatalie’s is very proud to present an evening with Chris Smither, who is traveling the country with his “Still On The Levee” Release Show/Tour.

Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original.  Having released a series of timeless records since the early 1970s, Chris’ newest release, Still On the Levee (release date: July 22, 2014), is a career-spanning retrospective double CD. Recorded in New Orleans with studio-mates he calls The Motivators, Still On the Levee plays host to special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright III. The record highlights the vast catalog of an American music master. Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist and, as he puts it, a ‘one-man band to the bone.’ Chris melds the styles of his two major influences, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature guitar sound.  His music continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers. He may be best known for writing “Love You Like A Man” which Bonnie Raitt and, more recently, jazz great Diana Krall have covered.  His music has been covered by numerous artists and featured in soundtrack albums, independent film, television and commercials

New York Times:  WIth a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.

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Aug
15
Fri
2014
Arnett Howard & Friends
Aug 15 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Arnett HowardArnett Howard is a musician, broadcaster, journalist, historian, traveler, consultant, teacher, confessed women’s basketball addict, and the former leader of Arnett Howard’s Creole Funk Band. Since 1985, Arnett has performed over five thousand concerts to a variety of audiences in Central Ohio and throughout the world. He has numerous recordings to his credit, and is an active community servant and official ambassador of Columbus.

His great band includes Ron Henderson (drums), David Hampton (bass), Mike Roberts (saxophone), and Bob Davis (keyboards).

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Aug
16
Sat
2014
Zeppelin Productions Present: CBGB (Colin,Bonnie/Graham Band)
Aug 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Colin GilmorefbBonnie WhitmoreGraham WeberThe CBGB (Colin, Bonnie, Graham, Band) is a full band collaboration of Austin singer/songwriters Colin Gilmore, Bonnie Whitmore and Graham Weber. Like the iconic NYC rock club the shares the band’s initials; this band is a musical community of like-minded artists and friends who have, toured and recorded together in various combinations. The CBGBand is a reflection of the singer/songwriter, country-rock that is the essence of this one-of-a-kind music and a good way to pay homage to their name sake of CBGBs.

Colin Gilmore is a Texas songwriter with an Americana pop rock sound. Son of Texas music icon Jimmy Dale Gilmore of The Flatlanders; Colin developed his own unique song writing style that draws from a variety of influences ranging from Buddy Holly to Townes Van Zandt to The Clash. His solo albums have won fans across the world and critical acclaim, including 4-star reviews in Mojo and Uncut.

Bonnie Whitmore not only provides her voice and songs to CBGBands, but will be do what she does best on bass. After spending
some time playing and touring as bassist and backup vocalist for the likes of Hayes Carll, Justin Townes Earle and Mando Saenz, Bonnie took it back home to Texas to release her last two solo records Embers to Ashes and There I go Again. Both have garnered considerable critical praise. Bonnie was named as an up-and-coming artist to watch by both Austin Monthly Magazine and Paste.

Graham Weber is a singer-songwriter who hails from Texas by way of Ohio. In the 9 years since moving “sight unseen” to Austin, TX, Graham has staked his claim as one of the area’s finest singer-songwriters. He quickly became highly respected by peers and fans “in the know” on the strength of both his live performances and his exceptional solo albums. His 2011 solo record Women was name to several “best of” lists by Austin Chronicle music critics and released his latest solo record Faded Photos earlier this year.

The CBGB will also feature guest instrumentalists and is anchored by drummer Matt Winegarder who has worked in both Colin’s and Bonnie’s solo projects and played with Graham in the rock band So Long, Problems. The band strives to focus on the songwriting and infusing it with the groove and energy that comes from having a full band–a creative collective of friends and colleagues.

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Aug
17
Sun
2014
Brunch Music: Stan Smith and Taylor DeVault
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 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, Ohio. 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 18 years old; Taylor can be seen around the city performing with Jazz Fusion group  Hubbard Stew. Recordings include “Bitter Times, Better Days” by The Cellar Hounds, and Hubbard Stew’s new debut release.

Pett Crow
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

PettCrowTrio-LARGEPett Crow is a trio of young and talented blues musicians that are quickly making a name for themselves along the festival circuit and developing a strong following. They have a powerful, unforgettable stage presence, and play a big repertoire of blues and blues rock standards, as well as a good mix of their own originals.

Brandon Pettiford (drums, age 14) has a phenomenal playing style that is expressive and active. While he is equally talented on the guitar and bass, it’s drumming that he is passionate about. Julia Crow (bass, age 15) is a multi-instrumentalist who played the piano and violin before finally landing on the bass while still in middle school.

Front-man Wes Crow ( guitar, harmonica, vocals,age 16) is a triple threat and his fretboard expertise channels the essence of many guitar greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, BB King, Carlos Santana, just to name a few.

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Aug
19
Tue
2014
John Sherman and Randy Clepper with special guest vocalist Gina Clepper
Aug 19 @ 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 Clepperis 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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Aug
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FLIPPO
Aug 20 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

NP_FLIPPOblue-editable-square_(no-kay) low rezFLIPPO 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. 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 be performing original music by members of the band, as well as music by some of their biggest inspirations, such as Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters, Weather Report, and the Pat Metheny Group.

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Aug
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Throat Culture
Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

NP_ThroatCultureThroat Culture is a Columbus based A Capella quintet who performs an eclectic mix of originals and covers. The “mouth band” generated a loyal cult following throughout central Ohio and beyond with the release of two highly acclaimed CDs. The group has performed on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion and opened for such national acts as Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, The Beach Boys and Moxy Fruvous in Columbus.

Throat Culture’s material is an exercise in diversity and the unexpected, taking the tradition and culture of popular music and turning it on its ear: “Sixteen Tons” as Tango, AC/DC as doo-wop, homages to Jimi Hendrix, Tommy James and James Brown. Its songs are sometimes uplifting, celebratory, by turns humorous and poignant. With surprising arrangements, liberal doses of vocalese and body percussion, Throat Culture engages and delights every audience.

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Aug
22
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Grace Adele & The Grand Band, with special guest Chase Potter
Aug 22 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Grace Adele_NPImagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you’ll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & the Grand Band. With a distinct style, Ohio native and Nashville based Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and indie rock.

The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele’s Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.

With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Jacksonville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she’s a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.

“There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele.”

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NP_ChaseChase 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. Well known jazz violinist Christian Howes states “His breadth of ability and the scope of his perspective is a very hard thing to measure in any single performance, unless you are going to listen to him play several styles of music, including his own compositions, on several instruments!”

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Aug
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2014
Lone Raven
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

loneraven_bwGarnering rave reviews throughout Ohio and the surrounding states, Lone Raven perform an eclectic blend of traditional music from various areas of the world, as well as their own original compositions.

With over 20 instruments on stage, the band soars through everything from fiery Irish reels to Gypsy fiddle tunes and haunting airs. Their instrumentals are fueled by the twin fiddles of Elizabeth Blickenstaff and Kara Markley, while being driven by an explosive rhythm section consisting of Craig Markley and Sid Omasta, and featuring the award-winning guitar playing of Neil Jacobs. In addition, Kara’s highly acclaimed vocal stylings are showcased throughout each concert, performing songs in both English and Irish Gaelic, among others.

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Aug
24
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2014
Gospel Brunch with The Fairfield Four
Aug 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Fairfield Four outsideKnown best for their appearance at the end of the film “O Brother Where Art Thou,” and on the subsequent soundtrack release, the Fairfield Four are alive and well and still singing in the traditional African American a cappella gospel style they have been known for since the group’s inception almost 100 years ago.  John Fogerty loved Fairfield’s rootsy sound so much he decided he had to feature them on his second comeback album, “Blue Moon Swamp” singing on the track A Hundred and Ten in the Shade.  Later, after it’s release, he had the group open for him on many of the tour dates in support of his new CD.

Founded in 1921 in Nashville, TN the Fairfield Four have maintained their authenticity by carrying on traditional stylings exemplified by the Bessemer Sunset Four, the Birmingham Jubilee Singers, and the Famous Blue Jay Singers with Silas Steele. The Fairfield Four are the recipients of multiple honors including Grammy Awards for “Best Traditional Gospel Recording”, I Can’t Hear Nobody Pray, and “Album of the Year” for the O Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack Recording, andtwo Lifetime Achievement Awards.  They were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999.

“The Fairfield Four, continuing to perform a cappella, have been singularly important in revitalizing and preserving the oldest style of traditional African American spiritual and gospel singing. Amazingly, the current lineup still maintains its ties to the earliest configuration of the Fairfield Four. Robert Hamlett was a key figure in the Fairfield Four’s reemergence in the 1980s and Joe Thompson, a relative of the Fairfield Four’s founding Carrethers brothers, worked with Rev. Sam McCrary’s Fairfield Four throughout the 1950s.” – Jerry Zolten 

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Miss Tess & the Talkbacks
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MissTessTBsmallMiss Tess, raised in Maryland and now based in New York City, blends her knack for melodic and rhythmic improvisation and interplay with elements of saloon jazz, country swing, early rockabilly, and New Orleans second line. She and her multifaceted supporting band, The Tailbacks, have arrived at a style simultaneously refreshing and hauntingly familiar. Their latest release, “The Love I Have For You”, is their second on rootsy record label Signature Sounds (Lake Street Dive, Eilen Jewel, Chris Smither), and pays homage to some of Tess’s favorite songwriters. The Talkbacks include Thomas Bryan Eaton on lead guitar, Jeremy McDonald on upright bass, and Matt Meyer on drums.

“I don’t know of anyone else right now touring in the Americana scene that has such an eclectic, jazzy, old school and interesting vibe,” says Clementine Cox on NoDepression.com.

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Aug
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Bob Teague & Friends Present: An Evening with Ray Bonneville
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

NP_RayRay Bonneville is a poet of the demimonde who didn’t write his first song until his early 40s, some 20 years after he started performing. But with a style that sometimes draws comparisons to JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois, this blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired “song and groove man,” as he’s been so aptly described, luckily found his rightful calling.

On his fourth Red House Records album, Easy Gone, Bonneville’s guitar work shimmers like stars emerging at dusk. His voice carries the rich, natural timbre of time, though underneath that pearl-like smoothness, one hears its gritty core. His harmonica rhythms add even more texture to his sound. Ray has also added his talents to albums by Mary Gauthier, Gurf Morlix, Eliza Gilkyson, Ray Wylie Hubbard and other prominent artists.

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Aug
27
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2014
Popgun
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Popgun-3Popgun 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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Aug
29
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2014
The Drowsy Lads
Aug 29 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Drowsy Lads lorezThe Drowsy Lads exploded onto the Irish music scene in Ohio in 2006 and have become favorites at pubs, clubs, and festivals. Their intricate, yet molten-lava approach to Traditional Irish music has won over many fans.

Brothers Daniel McKewen (Uilleann pipes, guitar, bodhran) and John McKewen (bouzouki, tenor banjo, vocals) started the band with high school friend Bryan Brookes (flute, whistle, concertina). They added Josh Franck (button accordion, vocals, bodhran). Later, Josh’s dad Phil Franck (fiddle, bouzouki, 5-string banjo) joined the band.

The Drowsy Lads were featured artists at Lakeside Ohio’s Chautauqua two years in a row. They’ve played a number of Irish festivals, but their yearly favorite remains playing The Dublin Irish Festival. They’ve performed on stage with the likes of Dervish, SLIDE, John Whelan, and lead dancer of Riverdance Joe Moriarity.

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Aug
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2014
Carl Sally & Friends
Aug 30 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

carl sallyCarl Sally, a world class saxophonist and Columbus native, started his first professional band in 1956, and went on to play many venues and engagements, including going on the road with the great Rock and Roll guitarist, Chuck Berry. They traveled and played top night clubs in New York City, Boston, Montreal, Toronto and many stage shows throughout the rest of the United States.

During this time, Carl recorded and performed with a number of top groups, including the Dells, The Five Keys, and The Everly Brothers. In the early 1960s, he played in New York City with many of the Latin jazz greats such as Tito Puenta, Tito Rodriguez, and the great Machito.

In 1974, Carl was booked into the Sheraton Hotel chain where he played in many of their supper clubs and entertainment venues. In 1978, he was promoted to Entertainment Director and opened the new Sheraton Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. Carl worked for the Sheraton chain until his retirement in 1988.

From his retirement to the present, Carl has worked special engagements to keep him in touch with the world of entertainment. However, in 2009 the entertainment bug struck him once more, and has brought him back stronger than ever. Carl Sally is a member of the Ohio Music Hall of Fame.

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Aug
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2014
Brunch Music: Derek DiCenzo Trio
Aug 31 @ 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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Tim Easton
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tim EastonPromoPhoto_72dpiTim 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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Sep
4
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2014
Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay
Sep 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

NP_NoelandBrennenBrennen Leigh and Noel McKay craft story songs with equal measures heart and humor. Before the World Was Made, the Austin-based songwriters’ debut collaboration, spotlights celebrated troubadours in peak form. “These are modern day country duets à la George Jones and Melba Montgomery,” producer Gurf Morlix says, “but with very sophisticated songwriting.”

Leigh’s solo recording The Box stirred waves far and wide, and Lee Ann Womack, Sunny Sweeney and the Carper Family covered her defiantly traditional country songs.
Meanwhile, McKay fronted the regionally popular McKay Brothers, a band legendary songwriter Guy Clark had been championing for years. “Noel and Brennen are great songwriters,” says Clark, whose new album My Favorite Picture of You contains the McKay co-write “El Coyote.” The album went on to win a Grammy for best Folk album in 2014.

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Sep
5
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2014
The Far West
Sep 5 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

www.micahalbert.comLos Angeles’ The Far West came together in 2010, thanks in part to singer Lee Briante, who posted a late night Craigslist ad that consisted of nothing more then the text  ‘looking to do something like this’  and a Waylon Jennings video.  Texas born Robert Black responded within minutes and The Far West was born. Chicago native Aaron Bakker soon joined the band bringing his exceptional guitar playing to the lineup. With Michael Whiteside on piano & keys and Andrew ‘Smitty’ Smith on drums, the line up was solidified.

Each of the five members left other bands for a common goal: to make music inspired by artists such as Gram Parsons, Uncle Tupelo, Son Volt, and The Band. They released their self-titled debut album in 2010. Before long the band partnered with respected booking agent Mongrel Music, and have been consistently growing and selling out shows in the West ever since. Their second album, Any Day Now, is now out on Medina River Records and is steeped in alt-country with a few flourishes.

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Sep
6
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2014
Canta BRASIL: Brazilian Independence Day Celebration
Sep 6 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

NP_Canta-BRASIL-Color-2012Brazilian FlagCelebrate Brazilian Independence Day with a special weekend of outstanding Brazilian jazz music, drinks, and menu items at Natalie’s.

Canta BRASIL is a 7-piece ensemble with a very unique group of talented musicians and singers that all have a passion for the Brazilian jazz fusion sounds.  This group performs popular tunes by famous Brazilian composers such as Djavan, Chico Pinheiro, Ivan Lins, Egberto Gismonte and also performs American style compositions such as George Duke, Brazilian Love Affair and Chick Corea 500 Miles High.  Danny Aguiar, native Brazilian drummer and founder of Canta BRASIL, moved to Columbus in 2004 and quickly started to perform with some of the best musicians in town.  He started working on his own CD entitled “Fim Do Ciclo”, meaning “End of Cycle” which was released spring of 2012.   Canta BRASIL is made up of Danny Aguiar, Erik Augis, Stan Smith, Brett Allen, Jeff Bass, Kris Keith, and Tia Harris-Roseboro.

 

Sep
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Maggie Green: Brazilian Independence Day Celebration
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Maggie Green low rez Promo ShotBrazilian FlagCelebrate Brazilian Independence Day (September 7) with a special weekend of outstanding Brazilian jazz music, drinks, and menu items at Natalie’s.

Vocalist Maggie Green’s self-titled album of Brazilian music conveys a longing for the endless beaches and samba rhythms of Rio de Janeiro.  With her soft yet rhythmic interpretations of bossa nova and samba, sung in masterful Portuguese, the brilliant waters seem but a heartbeat away.  This may sound like a stretch for a girl who grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but for Maggie, it was just a natural progression.

While at the Berklee College of Music, Maggie honed her jazz skills and began to delve into Brazilian music. In 2000, she moved to Columbus and began establishing herself as a vocal artist and began to make appearances outside of Ohio, performing at festivals and clubs from Massachusetts to California.

As an educator, Maggie has served on the jazz faculty at Capital University and is currently on the faculty at Otterbein University.  She has presented vocal workshops at various schools and universities throughout the United States, including the Antonio Adolfo School of Music in Hollywood, Florida.

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Sep
10
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2014
Zeppelin Productions Presents: Parker Millsap
Sep 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Parker Millsap35CreditSamanthaLambAn Oklahoma native brought up in the Pentecostal church, which he’s since departed, 20-year-old Parker Millsap will make you a true believer with his self-titled debut album. Accompanied by his collaborators, high school buddy Michael Rose on bass and fiddle-player Daniel Foulks, the young tunesmith delivers his religious-laced parables, character-driven narratives and relationship tales with the fire-and-brimstone fervor of a preacher, restoring our faith in the power of song.

Influenced by the dust-bowl neutrality of John Steinbeck, Millsap’s memorable creations are filled equally with ghosts and guilt, as well as an objectivity that invites listeners to paint themselves in each picture, Millsap’s songs teeter on the fine line between gospel and the blues, sin and redemption, God and the devil, heaven and hell… from the pulpit to the back pew.

Parker first picked up a guitar at nine, then plugged in and went electric after getting into Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, eventually starting a cover band. After graduating high school, he went to Northern California, where he interned at Prairie Sun Recording, the studio where Tom Waits cut Bone Machine and Mule Variations. Returning to Oklahoma, he “put down the electric guitar and got into song craft,” releasing an indie album, Palisade. A trip to Nashville found him playing at the Tin Pan South songwriter’s festival, where an “in the round” performance impressed Old Crow Medicine Show’s manager so much that he invited Millsap to open a string of dates for the band.

Parker Millsap is ready to share those Oklahoma roots with the rest of the country, and with a lucky audience at Natalie’s.

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Sep
12
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2014
Urban Jazz Coalition
Sep 12 @ 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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Sep
16
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2014
Sirens
Sep 16 @ 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.

Sep
17
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2014
The Rhythm Future Quartet, featuring Violinist Jason Anick
Sep 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Jason_Anick_photo_2_by_Andy_CambriaWhen four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.

The quartet features Jason Anick on violin, Olli Soikkeli and Vinny Raniolo on guitars, and Greg Loughman on bass. Over the years they have individually been performing alongside top Gypsy jazz/swing musicians like John Jorgenson, Frank Vignola, Bucky Pizzarelli, Andreas Öberg and Howard Alden and have finally joined forces to form this special group. The quartet recently recorded and released their debut self-titled album, receiving worldwide critical acclaim.

Bandleader Jason Anick is one of the youngest instructors at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston and has been heralded by world renowned jazz violinist and Columbus Native Christian Howes as, “Easily one of the best jazz violinists of his generation.” He was also voted as a “Rising Star” in the 2014 Annual Downbeat Magazine Critic’s Poll and garnered 3rd place in the International Songwriting Competition (jazz category) for his composition “Occupy”.

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Sep
18
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2014
Pete Mills Quartet with Dwight Adams: Speak No Evil
Sep 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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NP-Cal_dwight-adamsPete Mills continues his “Side One Series” at Natalie’s, where his band, along with special guests, will 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.

This show will return to the theme of the debut of the series, celebrating the music of Wayne Shorter’s iconic album, Speak No Evil. The band is delighted to have once again the outstanding trumpeter Dwight Adams (Stevie Wonder band) from Detroit as their special guest.

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.

Sep
19
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2014
fo/mo/deep
Sep 19 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

FoMoDeep - croppedBest 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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Sep
20
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2014
The Salty Caramels
Sep 20 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm

NP_SaltyCaramelsColumbus was missing something. And in the fall of 2012, four sultry women set out to fill that void by forming Columbus’s best all female band! Their music is the perfect blend of salty and sweet, just like Columbus’s favorite ice cream flavor. The Salty Caramels will rock your socks off with our sassy yet nostalgic tunes. Band members are Emily Ng, Molly Winters, Sarah Overdier, and Paige Strickling, who sing and play guitar, bass, drums, saw, kazoo, washboard, glockenspiel, and more!

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Sep
24
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2014
An Evening with Slaid Cleaves
Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Slaid-in-Yellow-600x383Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.”

Cleaves delivers equal measures of hope and resignation throughout this 2013 release as life lessons slide subtly through side doors.   Longtime fans expect nothing less. After all, Still Fighting the War follows the razor sharp songwriter’s undeniable hat trick – Broke Down (2000), Wishbones (2004) and Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away (2009) – that established him as a singular storyteller.

The Kerrville Folk Festival recognized those intangible qualities long ago when Cleaves won its hallowed New Folk award in 1992. He’s doubled down ever since with literate story songs exponentially more mature and meaningful.

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Sep
28
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Brunch Music: Derek DiCenzo Trio
Sep 28 @ 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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Oct
19
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2014
Zeppelin Productions Presents: Gretchen Peters
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Gretchen PetersSince the release of her “career album” Hello Cruel World, two-time Grammy nominee Gretchen Peters has been in near-constant motion, touring for the past two years and releasing a live DVD and CD, Woman On The Wheel, in early 2013. In the past year she’s appeared at the Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Cambridge Folk Festivals; and in addition to headlining her own sold-out tours, she’s supported country and folk legends Guy Clark, Arlo Guthrie and John Prine.

The Nashville-based singer-songwriter has risen to the top of her craft by writing and recording songs that explore the deep corners of life with empathy and integrity. She has accumulated accolades as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, The Neville Brothers, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Bryan Adams and Faith Hill.

Her own peers may be her biggest fans, though; Rodney Crowell calls the record “beautiful, brave and poetic”, while her frequent collaborator Tom Russell, calls it “the best record I’ve heard in many, many years”. Peters is currently working on a new album.

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Oct
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2014
Brunch Music: Derek DiCenzo Trio
Oct 26 @ 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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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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