Blues

The Duke Robillard Band

Thursday November 21, 2019
8:00pm
On Sale To Public: September 1, 2019 at 12:00pm
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“Duke’s one of the great players.” – B.B. King

Whether it’s a song, a style, an idiom or an image, Duke Robillard will render it with mastery, power, nuance and an unerring grasp of its essence. Duke is a Grammy nominated blues guitarist and singer, a founding member of blues and swing band Roomful of Blues, a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds (replacing Jimmie Vaughan) and has released over 30 albums under his own moniker. An accomplished bluesman, Robillard has won a handful of Blues Music Awards over the years, including Best Blues Guitarist four out of five years (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004) and most recently in 2016 for Best Acoustic Blues album of the year, The Acoustic Blues of Duke Robillard

The Duke Robillard Band

Whether it’s a song, a style, an idiom or an image, Duke Robillard will render it with mastery, power, nuance and an unerring grasp of its essence. Duke is a Grammy nominated blues guitarist and singer, a founding member of blues and swing band Roomful of Blues, a member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds (replacing Jimmie Vaughan) and has released over 30 albums under his own moniker.

Deborah Henson-Conant

Saturday February 1, 2020
8:00pm
On Sale To Public: December 1, 2019 at 12:00pm
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"Virtuoso out-of-the box … rockin’ bad girl of the harp world.” Tom Ashbrook, NPR’s ‘On Point’

“a role model who’s played with the best in the mainly male genre and is drawing raves from those who encounter her intriguing music." Chicago Tribune 

Grammy-nominated electric harp legend, singer & composer Deborah Henson-Conant (“DHC”) brings her riveting performance style back to TCAN two weeks after her appearance at TEDx. A celebration for her new album release!

A one-woman orchestra on stage, she layers sounds in real time with electric harp, voice and looper pedal - then weaves solo lines and vocals above it.Forget the demure harpist – forget dozing off in the back row. Henson-Conant is a showman, entertainer, humorist and a solid musician, a pioneer in the world of jazz and an innovator in the world of new instruments - a genre-busting musician who “plays stuff you just wouldn't think could possibly come from the instrument that St. Peter hands out to new arrivals at the pearly gates." (Grand Rapids Press)

She’s toured her solo show throughout the US and Europe, and most recently in China. She's been a featured symphony soloist, performing her original works for electric harp and orchestra with symphonies nationwide including the Boston Pops and National Symphony Orchestra and she’s toured the world as a rock harpist with legendary rock guitarist Steve Vai. She’s opened for Ray Charles at Tanglewood, jammed onstage with Bobby McFerrin and offstage with guitarist Sharon Isbin. She’s been featured on National and international media from Charlie Rose to NBC Today Show including own music special on PBS, “Invention & Alchemy.”

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

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Saturday December 14, 2019
8:00pm
On Sale To Public: October 1, 2019 at 12:00pm
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Legendary Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl is a four-time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year (1997, 1999, 2014, 2018) most recently receiving the award on May 10, 2018 in Memphis. He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music and has taught at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut. Known for his clean clear tone Ronnie has been called more than once “The John Coltrane of the guitar.” (Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine)

James Montgomery Blues Band

Friday August 23, 2019
8:00pm

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

James Montgomery Blues Band

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

The Subdudes

Friday August 16, 2019
8:00pm

Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures.

The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five musicians.

Led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist, John Magnie, The Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending blues, gospel, funk, and R&B with their own harmony vocals; their sound is also notable for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player, Steve Amedée,  for a drummer. Tim Cook rounds out the band on bass.

The Subdudes

Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures.

The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five musicians.

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

Legendary Blues guitarist Ronnie Earl is a four-time Blues Music Award winner as Guitar Player of the Year (1997, 1999, 2014, 2018) most recently receiving the award on May 10, 2018 in Memphis. He has served as an Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music and has taught at the National Guitar summer workshop in Connecticut. Known for his clean clear tone Ronnie has been called more than once “The John Coltrane of the guitar.” (Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine)

Marcia Ball

Saturday February 9, 2019
8:00pm

Marcia Ball’s rollicking roadhouse rave-­ups and soulful Gulf Coast R&B, her barrelhouse playing and her feel-­good party tunes are iconic. -­-­USA Today

“Fifty years have passed in a flash,” says Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist MARCIA BALL of her long and storied career. Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world. With each new release, her reputation as a profoundly soulful singer, a boundlessly talented pianist and a courageous, inventive songwriter continues to grow. Her love of the road has led to years of soul-satisfying performances at festivals, concert halls and clubs. The New York Times says, “Marcia Ball plays two-fisted New Orleans barrelhouse piano and sings in a husky, knowing voice about all the trouble men and women can get into on the way to a good time.” The Houston Chronicle says simply, “She’s as perfect as an artist can be.”

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