All shows begin at 7:30pm, doors at 7, unless otherwise specified.
27 North Road, Peace Dale,RI (Important: Peace Dale is in South Kingstown, if GPS gives you trouble)
Upcoming in 2015!
Sunday, February 8, 7pm – An Evening with The Jammin’ Divas featuring Aoife Clancy with special guest Liz Simmons! Doors 6:30, Music begins at 7pm!
Our homecoming show, features stunning voices from Israel, USA, Ireland and Australia coming together to perform traditional and contemporary ORIGINAL music from their culture.
Aoife Clancy (Ireland)-Vocals, Guitar, Bodhran
Nicole Zuraitis (USA)- Vocals, Piano
Hadar Noiberg (ISR)- Flute, Bass,
Kath Buckell (AUS)- Vocals, Guitar, Minor Percussion
Aoife Clancy is the daughter of Bobby Clancy of the Clancy Brothers. Aoife has had a long-standing career touring with the likes of The Clancy Brothers, Christy Moore, Tommy Sands and many others. In 1995, Aoife was asked to join Cherish the Ladies. For the past four years, Aoife has toured extensively doing no less than two hundred dates a year throughout the United States and Europe. Now with seven recordings under her belt in the last decade, Aoife has clearly established herself as one of the ‘Divas’ of Irish and contemporary Folk Music. With her voice and musical artistry joined with that of Nicole, Hadar and Kath, it’s a recipe for a rich and exhilarating night of music.
Joining the Divas will be Liz Simmons, who has graced our stage twice before, with Annalivia and with Flynn Cohen.
A special Sunday afternoon with Atwater-Donnelly at Lily Pads!
The award-winning Atwater-Donnelly Band performs a unique
and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music
and percussive dance. Rhode Islanders Elwood Donnelly, Aubrey
Atwater, Cathy Clasper-Torch, and Kevin Doyle blend gorgeous
and unusual vocals and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer,
violin, cello, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, bones, spoons,
limberjacks, djembe (African drum), and other surprises including
Appalachian clog dancing, Irish step-dance, French Canadian
footwork, and American Tap Dance.
The performance is appealing to all ages and with a relaxed and
hilarious stage presence, Aubrey, Elwood, Cathy, and Kevin explain
song, instrument, and dance origins to give more relevance to the
material. Separately and together, these four performers have
won numerous awards and produced many CDs, books, and videos
which will be available at the performance. They have performed
throughout the United States and beyond and their recordings
receive international airplay. Join these four on a joyous foray
into the old folk traditions and enjoy the comedic chemistry of
good friends. To learn more, visit www.atwater-donnelly.com
Saturday, March 28 – Ellis Paul with special guest Rebecca Loebe
We are thrilled to welcome back the great Ellis Paul.
“Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music.” – The New York Times
Some artists document their lives through their music. Others chronicle their times. It’s a rare artist who can do both, telling their own story through songs that also encapsulate the essence of people and places who have helped define their era overall. Woody Guthrie comes to mind, and so does Bob Dylan. Bruce Springsteen certainly as well. Yet few others, for whatever genius they may possess, can relate their own history to the history experienced by those who find that common bond, be it in a coming of age, living through the same realities or sharing similar experiences.
Ellis Paul is one of those gifted singer/songwriters.Though some may refer to him as a folksinger, he is more, for lack of a better word, a singular storyteller, a musician whose words reach out from inside and yet also express the feelings, thoughts and sensibilities that most people can relate to in one way or another, regardless of age or upbringing. The exhilaration of the open road. A celebration of heroes. The hope for redemption. Descriptions of those things that are both near and dear. The sharing of love…, intimate, passionate and enduring.
These are the scenarios that emerge from Ellis Paul’s new album, Chasing Beauty, a set of songs which detail, in typical Paul fashion, stories of people and places that reflect larger truths about us all. “Kick Out the Lights (Johnny Cash)” pays tribute to that fearless American icon name-checked in its title. “Plastic Soldier” offers homage to a wounded soldier returning from Afghanistan. A real-life barnstorming pilot takes the spotlight in “Jimmie Angel’s Flying Circus,” while iconic Boston blue collar musician Dennis Brennan takes the focus in “Waiting on a Break.” Even the Empire State Building and the Boston Red Sox get their due, via “Empire State” and “UK Girl (Boston Calling),” respectively.
In reality, these stories are a continuation of tales Paul has told for more than a quarter century, over the expanse of nineteen albums, numerous critical kudos (15 Boston Music Awards alone), inclusion in several movie soundtracks, and stages he’s headlined both near and far. “I’ve got a car with over 475,000 miles on it, and it’s my third road vehicle,” Paul declares. “I’ve been doing 200 shows a year for over twenty years. There isn’t a town in the country where I won’t find a friend. I’m a nomad. And I’m gonna write and play until I’m gone.”
Fine young singer/songwriter and The Voice finalist Rebecca Loebe opens the evening. This will be a very special night.
Saturday, April 18 – Ursula George–Blues and Jazz of the pre-war era of Black Vaudeville
Saturday, May 16- David Lindley
Saturday, June 6—-TBA
Saturday, Oct. 24- Claude Bourbon –fingerstyle guitar wizard playing Medieval and Spanish Blues
Come out and help us celebrate our fifth year!
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