The Accidentals with Jake Allen
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Accidentals with Jake Allen

Named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” The Accidentals’ adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI, when Larson, a sophomore cellist, and Buist, a junior violinist, were paired for a high school orchestra event.

The gifted young musicians became fast friends and before long, bandmates. Having both grown up in musical families with professional pianists for fathers and vocalists for mothers, their shared influences bounced between classical, jazz, bluegrass, country, alt-rock, and the obscure.  

The ethereal sound of Jake Allen’s music attaches to your heartbeat and reverberates through your veins with the warmth of a long-lost embrace.

He moves around the acoustic guitar like he’s been holding it for a lifetime, gliding from end to end and producing sounds that you'd normally expect from a full band. Although most audiences are introduced to Jake Allen through the spectacle of his solo acoustic performances, the scope of Allen’s artistry runs much, much deeper.

https://www.theaccidentalsmusic.com/

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Concert at Presbyterian Church of Easton
Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

Concert at Presbyterian Church of Easton

Flutist Maureen Cannon, cellist Csilla Lakatos and pianist Rick Osborne will perform at the Presbyterian Church of Easton,
617 North Washington Street, on Sunday, November 12th at 4:00 pm. This concert will be the final performance of the church’s Fall Concert Series.

Ms. Cannon holds a MM in music performance from Syracuse University and a BM from Wilkes College. Ms. Lakatos received her Bachelor's Degree in Cello Performance from Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Osborne earned his Bachelor and Master degrees in Organ performance at the Peabody Conservatory.

The program will include works by Albinoni, Debussy, Handel, Massenet, Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Saint-Saens. In addition to the church’s Steinway grand piano, two computer keyboards will provide harp, portative organ and harpsichord accompaniments for the ensemble. A free will offering will be received and a reception will follow.

This series is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council,
with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council.

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
Nov
11
8:00 PM20:00

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Boston's roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a pool rich in talent (due to a large population of Berklee School of Music graduates like herself) including stints as an instrumentalist with Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of the Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl.

Her Compass Records debut, CALIFORNIA CALLING, is the next step in her career as a frontwoman and bandleader - she and her Dance Cards, (Cellist Valerie Thompson, fiddler Jenna Moynihan, and bassist Zoe Guigeno) break new ground with a bold and elegant new album, based in the lyrical rituals of folk music but exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics.

This is post-folk that seriously rocks.

http://www.lauracortese.net/

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Session Americana (Late Show)
Nov
10
9:30 PM21:30

Session Americana (Late Show)

Get Waterfowl Weekend off to a rollicking start with two shows by one of the best live acts around!

Boston’s Session Americana is a rock band unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny.

The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American “song bag”.

http://www.sessionamericana.com/

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Session Americana (Early Show)
Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Session Americana (Early Show)

Get Waterfowl Weekend off to a rollicking start with two shows by one of the best live acts around!

Boston’s Session Americana is a rock band unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny.

The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American “song bag”.

http://www.sessionamericana.com/

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47th Annual Waterfowl Festival
Nov
10
to Nov 12

47th Annual Waterfowl Festival

Join us for Easton’s Homecoming! The 47th Annual Waterfowl Festival is November 10-12, 2017. This wildlife art show, sportsman’s expo and small-town festival celebrates all things “Eastern Shore” and showcases Easton in its autumn glory. Meet the country’s finest wildlife artists: painters, sculptors, carvers and photographers, and see their work in galleries spread across historic downtown Easton.

The Festival kicks off with Opening Ceremonies and the Premiere Night Party on Thursday, November 9th and then opens to general admission guests on Friday, November 10th.

Perennial favorites will also return including the popular Dock Dogs® Competition at Easton Middle School, the Retriever Demonstrations at the Bay Street Ponds, World Championship Goose and Duck Calling Contests at Easton High School and the Sportsman’s Pavilion at the Easton Elks Lodge. For a complete schedule of events and details about all the events and exhibits, festival visitors are encouraged to visit www.waterfowlfestival.org.

General admission tickets are $15 for all three days and Premiere Night packages are also available.  For more information, to volunteer, or donate, visit www.waterfowlfestival.org or call 410-822-4567.

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Jenn Grinels
Nov
4
8:00 PM20:00

Jenn Grinels

Fans of Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones, Van Morrison, and Adele will love award-winning musician Jenn Grinels! Joined by a full band, this dynamic songwriter, powerhouse vocalist, and all-round entertainer wows critics and enchants fans with every performance. 

Grinels has slowly built a following the old-fashioned way: performing nearly 1,500 concerts in the U.S., Europe, and Mexico over the last ten years. Whether headlining or supporting such acts as 10,000 Maniacs, Marc Broussard, or Edwin McCain, she consistently leaves audiences spellbound. 

The San Francisco Examiner calls Grinels “a rock-and-roll temptress conjuring musical spells that no one can resist. Whether quietly purring into the microphone or seriously belting out a tune, the audience was hanging on every note and lapping up every well-crafted phrase...her performance was nothing short of amazing.”

http://www.jenngrinels.com

Added Support: 

Based out of Orange County, CA, Steve Maggiora is a multi-talented vocalist and keyboardist/pianist who is here to work. Making his living primarily playing both as a session musician and live musician, Steve is deeply passionate in the music he creates, which is made apparent through his sultry smokey voice and rich keyboard voicing.

He has played on over 100 records and performed to tens of thousands of concert-goers across the USA, UK, Europe and Japan. Steve keeps busy while off the road by playing not only as a solo artist, but also moonlighting with several other projects. His 2014 solo record, 'When I Get You Alone', is available through online distributors worldwide.

Steve has an extensive cover repertoire that is sure to impress any crowd. He also plays with his bands, SM3 and Robert Jon & The Wreck regularly.

www.stevemaggiora.com

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Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Fast Eddie & the Slowpokes

“You will party when they play!”  DC Blues Society, Capital Blues Messenger

Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes are guaranteed to get you up on your feet! 

Their playlist is inspired by classic blues material from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals, and all the rock ‘n’ roll in between.

 Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes, consisting of Ed Crowley (harmonica, vocals), Scott Mattern (guitar), and Eric Shramek (bass), have performed throughout the DC-Maryland-Virginia region, from The Kennedy Center to festivals to roadhouses. 

They won the 2016 and 2012 DC Blues Society Battle of the Bands and represented the DC Blues Society at the 2017 and 2013 The International Blues Challenge in Memphis, making it this year as far as a semi-finalist!

www.reverbnation.com/fasteddietheslowpokes

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Michel Nirenberg Brazilian Jazz Quartet
Oct
28
8:00 PM20:00

Michel Nirenberg Brazilian Jazz Quartet

Brazilian saxophonist and composer Michel Nirenberg will tour Mid-Atlantic cities and towns, sharing the vibrant melodies and captivating rhythms of his homeland with fans of world music and jazz. The tour takes his quartet from the nation’s capital to Baltimore and Annapolis, to Easton on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and concludes with an appearance in Fairfax, Virginia on November 12. The rising young star will revisit major jazz venues in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, where on past tours, he has played to sell-out crowds, earning standing ovations for his original tunes and masterful delivery. 

Nirenberg’s 2015 album Retrato/Portrait was recorded on the Indy label, Carioca Music, and released in the U.S. where it soared on the CMJ radio charts, peaking at No. 6. Critics heaped praise on the recording. Dan Bilawsky of All About Jazz, writes, “In terms of style, substance, and execution, Nirenberg ranks high. This is some brilliant Brazilian jazz.” Raul da Gama of Latin Jazz Network says, "Here's a player who uses virtuosity not for self-aggrandizement but to glorify the music.”

Michel will be joined by virtuoso Brazilian bassist Leonardo Lucini, percussion Alejandro Lucini, and Baltimore pianist Todd Simon. 

http://michelnirenberg.com/

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Yarn
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Yarn

Originating in New York City’s Greenwich Village, where they all commonly played on Bleeckers Street at Kenny’s Castaways, Americana band Yarn now travels all over the country performing their special blend of bluegrass, country, rock and roll.

The Grammy-nominated four-piece group has an original Americana sound that owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile on Main Street-era Rolling Stones. 

With six albums to their credit (including last year’s “This Is the Year”), Yarn regularly performs at festivals like Floyd Fest and CrawfishFest, building their legions of fans wherever they go! 

http://yarnmusic.net/

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Chesapeake Film Festival
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Chesapeake Film Festival

The Chesapeake Film Festival in Easton, MD, annually brings an interesting and diverse selection of films to Talbot County, which kicks off with an exclusive opening night party, panel discussions and the screenings of award-winning films.

The Festival’s savvy programmers gather the best-of-the-best independent and foreign films, many of which have subsequently been nominated for Oscars. http://www.chesapeakefilmfestival.com

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Arlo Guthrie Re:Generation
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Arlo Guthrie Re:Generation

Arlo Guthrie’s father Woody hoped one day to have enough kids to form a family band, traveling the country and singing their songs together – Generations.

Arlo’s Re:Generation tour fulfills Woody’s hope, capturing the spirit of an American family making music together.

Looking back on his life, Arlo recalls, “I have successfully foiled every opportunity to be somebody in the entertainment industry. I've done about 30 records, a few motion pictures, a TV series, books for little kids, started a few recording and production companies and two not-for-profit foundations. I've been in jail and I've been in love. I've spent over 40 years on the road discovering the rest of humanity and I'm still not proud or tired.”

Now joined by his children Abe and Sarah Lee, Arlo embarks on a new musical trip certain to be a flashback-inducing, mind-expanding show, honoring the roots of the past while nurturing the seeds of a promising future.

“The road continues to beckon,” Arlo opines, “and the kids, with kids of their own, are hearing the call of their own thoughts. Onward!”

http://www.arlo.net/

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Sara Niemeitz & Snuffy Walden
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Sara Niemeitz & Snuffy Walden

Sara Niemietz’s voice exudes joy and captures hearts. Often referred to as America’s answer to Adele, Sara is a singer/songwriter whose range and talents span pop, rock, jazz and blues. A favorite of Postmodern Jukebox audiences worldwide, with whom she continues to perform, Sara also has a successful solo career, and has recorded and performed with singers B.J. Thomas, Richard Marx, Randy Kerber, and Donna Lynne Champlin.

W.G. Snuffy Walden is an award-winning guitarist and composer, best known for his work in television scoring shows that include The West Wing, Nashville, Friday Night Lights, Wonder Years, Rosanne, Ellen, Thirtysomething, My So-Called Life, Felicity, and dozens of others. Nominated for 12 Emmy awards, winning for the West Wing, and winner of more than 50 BMI awards, Snuffy was also a touring guitarist supporting Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer, Chaka Chan, Stray Dog, and the Animals’ Eric Burdon.

http://www.saraniemietz.com/

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Oct
20
to Oct 22

Academy Art Museum Craft Show

The Academy Craft Show will take place over the weekend of October 20–22, 2017 at the Academy Art Museum. This year the celebrated and highlighted medium of the 2017 show will be ceramics. The show "Fired Up" will feature an exhibition of the works of renowned ceramic artist Bennett Bean. He is also the Visionary and Honorary Chair of the event. Regional artist Brett Thomas will present a weekend-long live demonstration of Raku fired pottery in the Museum Courtyard with his mobile Raku unit. In addition, ceramic artists Robert Hessler, 2015 Best of Show winner, and the Academy Art Museum’s own ceramics instructor, Paul Aspell, will be featured. Several of the juried exhibitors will also focus on ceramic artworks.  This year a new category will be introduced, Emerging Artist. These are passionate and skillful artists who are now entering their field as professionals.

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Easton Airport Day
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

Easton Airport Day

Easton Airport day is an opportunity for families, businesses and organizations to explore, learn and participate in the world of aviation at their own local airport. There will be over 25 warbirds flying in for the event as well as the B-25 Bomber. On Saturday there is the annual Jet Pull event where local businesses compile teams and compete to pull a F-104 Star-fighter fighter jet that weighs in excess of 10,000 pounds.

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Monty Alexander Jazz Festival: Day 3
Sep
3
2:00 PM14:00

Monty Alexander Jazz Festival: Day 3

Sunday, September 3 at 2 p.m.
Jazz pianist Monty Alexander – “Soul and Artistry Equals Joy”
Tickets: $30 (all tickets unreserved)

The Monty Alexander Jazz Festival returns to the Avalon Theatre in Easton, Maryland, on Labor Weekend (Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd). Performances include Monty Alexander, Bria Skonberg, René Marie, Sean Jones, and Navy’s Jazz Commodores. For tickets and more information, visit Jazzonthechesapeake.com.

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Monty Alexander Jazz Festival: Day 2
Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

Monty Alexander Jazz Festival: Day 2

Saturday, September 2
11 a.m. – United States Navy Band Commodores
Tickets: Free Community Concert

2 p.m. – Trumpeter Sean Jones and his band – “Without Compromise, From Miles to Wynton to Sean Jones”
Tickets: $45 Reserved, $25 Balcony

8 p.m. – Jazz vocalist René Marie – “A Remarkable Experience as René Marie Electrifies”
Tickets: $60 Reserved, $30 Balcony

The Monty Alexander Jazz Festival returns to the Avalon Theatre in Easton, Maryland, on Labor Weekend (Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd). Performances include Monty Alexander, Bria Skonberg, René Marie, Sean Jones, and Navy’s Jazz Commodores. For tickets and more information, visit Jazzonthechesapeake.com.

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Monty Alexander Jazz Festival: Day 1
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Monty Alexander Jazz Festival: Day 1

Friday, September 1st at 8 p.m.
Trumpeter/vocalist Bria Skonberg – “Shaking Up the Jazz World”
Tickets: $55 Reserved, $30 Balcony

The Monty Alexander Jazz Festival returns to the Avalon Theatre in Easton, Maryland, on Labor Weekend (Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd). Performances include Monty Alexander, Bria Skonberg, René Marie, Sean Jones, and Navy’s Jazz Commodores. For tickets and more information, visit Jazzonthechesapeake.com.

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First Weekend
Sep
1
to Sep 2

First Weekend

Join the Easton merchants as for our First Weekend festivities this month.

This month’s First Weekend will feature opening receptions and refreshments at our downtown galleries and museums Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Come downtown to enjoy food and refreshments while browsing Easton’s premier art scene, ranked as the Best Small Art Town in Maryland by Americans for the Arts. 

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The Kennedys
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Kennedys

Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times.

Now celebrating their twentieth anniversary both as a band and a married couple, Pete and Maura have released a new album, “West,” an instant Kennedy’s classic seamlessly weaving together their influences over the last two decades: Buddy Holly-style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, all interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention.
“The Kennedys are worthy of the title First Couple of American Folk and Americana.”
Lee Zimmeraman - No Depression
 
http://www.kennedysmusic.com/home.html

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Annalise Emerick
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Annalise Emerick

2016 Kerrville New Folk Finalist!

Gathering material from her life experiences and seemingly infinite travels, Annalise conceived the aptly named “Field Notes,” her debut, full-length album and subsequent road diary. 

Recorded with her heart on her sleeve and a collection of autobiographical tunes in her pocket, the album exhibits the raw vocals and heartfelt lyricism that have situated her among fans of Brandi Carlile, Patty Griffin, and Natalie Maines alike. 

For “Field Notes”, it’s Annalise’s effortless aptitude to blend pop songwriting sensibilities with pristine Americana overtones that really shines through, highlighting her incredible penchant for spinning tales both uniquely personal and universally recognizable.

http://annaliseemerick.com/

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John McCutcheon
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

John McCutcheon

John McCutcheon’s first award-winning song was entitled “The Ponderosa No-Cream-in-My-Coffee Blues”, penned at the greasy spoon of the same name in his Wisconsin hometown. He was all of 15 years old and it won him his high school talent show. 

“My best friend claims that he still has a cassette of the song,” McCutcheon recently disclosed, “and if we ever have a serious falling out it’s going right up on YouTube.”

Since those early creative days McCutcheon’s thirty-six albums have earned 6 Grammy nominations while his hundreds of eclectic songs have garnered more than his share of accolades, with his song “Christmas in the Trenches” considered a classic and recently named one of the 100 Essential Folk Songs.

http://www.folkmusic.com/

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The Ladles
Aug
12
9:00 PM21:00

The Ladles

The Ladles, who come highly recommended from Dinty of Session Americana, have three-part female harmony perfected - but their sound is more than that. 

They are an amalgamation of their respective histories and influences, blending Swing, Old-Time, Neo-Soul, and Choral music into a sound all their own. Using solely acoustic instrumentation and three incredible voices, they create a dreamy, otherworldly atmosphere that draws audiences in and demands attention. 

They quiet noisy bars and liven up staid concert halls, so just imagine how great they’ll sound in a venue like the Stoltz!

http://www.theladles.com

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Tidewater Inn Concert Series - US Army Downrange Band
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Tidewater Inn Concert Series - US Army Downrange Band

  • North Harrison Street Easton, MD, 21601 United States (map)
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The Tidewater Inn Concert Series continues with a live, outdoor concert by the U.S. Army Band Downrange.

Downrange supports the men and women of the Armed Services through popular music while reaching all audiences, young and old, with their continuously up-to-date repertoire of rock, pop, country, R & B, and inspirational signature patriotic arrangements that are popular with all listeners.

In addition to public performances as a popular music ensemble, Downrange performs as an acoustic group as well, supporting numerous Congressional, diplomatic, and public events.

Bring a chair, a picnic dinner, or make dinner reservations at the Tidewater Inn’s Hunters Tavern located beside the outdoor venue at 410-822-1300

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