Jazz, Pop, Folk & World

Sarah & Johnny 160

Sunday, January 25, 5 PM

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion

A folk rock duo drawing from a musically-rich gene pool, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion combine the down-home campfire strumming of Woody and Arlo with a modern pop/indie rock sensibility, all anchored by their lush, intimate harmonies. Learn more

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hidalgo 160
Guest Presentation
Presented by M.E. Productions

Friday, January 30, 8 PM

American Crossroads: David Bromberg, David Hidalgo & Larry Campbell

Three of America’s most admired musicians meet for an evening of musical diversity. David Bromberg pioneered the skillful blending of several genres into what is now known as Americana. David Hidalgo is the co-founder of acclaimed Los Lobos. Larry Campbell is renowned for his work with Bob Dylan and Levon Helm among many others.  This will be an unscripted evening of spontaneity, discovery and musical virtuosity by three American music masters.  Learn more

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Amy Helm 160 alt

Saturday, February 7, 8 PM

Amy Helm

A dynamic singer and talented songwriter blessed with legendary rock and roll blood (her dad is the late great Levon Helm, her mother is songwriter Libby Titus), Amy Helm infuses her particular brand of Americana with heavy doses of gospel, folk and country.  Learn more

 

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Mavis Staples 160

Friday, February 20, 8 PM

Mavis Staples

Opening Act: Dwight and Nicole

A veritable titan of both gospel and R&B, Mavis Staples has been tiptoeing the boundary between the spiritual and the secular for more than 60 years. And she isn’t slowing down. Learn more

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Travis Tritt denim 160

Sunday, February 22, 5 PM

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As one of the leading lights of country music throughout the 90’s, Travis Tritt stood out among the pack with a style that borrowed as much from southern rock as it did the Grand Ole Opry. Of course his trademark long hair and conspicuously absent cowboy hat aided in making Tritt one of the most recognizable country music stars of the last 25 years. His impressive string of multi-platinum albums and Top Ten singles didn’t hurt either. Learn more

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Friday, February 27, 8 PM

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

As the preeminent Cajun band in the world, BeauSoleil has been generously exporting the rich musical traditions of Southwestern Louisiana for close to forty years. After almost singlehandedly reviving Cajun music in the 70’s, they began incorporating various folk and world music traditions into their sound, creating a musical hybrid unlike any in the world.  Learn more

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Friday, March 6, 8 PM

Justin Townes Earle

In the last five years, Justin Townes Earle has emerged as a genre-busting acclaimed singer-songwriter, infusing country, blues, folk and indie rock into his vintage Americana sound. As the son of beloved country folk rabble-rouser Steve Earle, Justin had large musical shoes to fill, but after five critically-adored records and an ever-growing legion of fans, it’s safe to say he’s done that. Learn more

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billy childs 160

Saturday, March 7, 8 PM

Billy Childs All-Star Quartet

A tremendous jazz pianist with a seemingly boundless curiosity and adventurous spirit, Billy Childs plays and composes in a unique style that borrows heavily from the classical world, but still manages to be wholly his own. Learn more

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HotClubofCowtown 160

Sunday, March 8, 5 PM

Hot Club of Cowtown

Expertly combining the dusty stomp of Western swing with hot gypsy jazz, the Austin-based trio has crafted a unique and infectious hybrid that playfully blurs musical boundaries. Fiddler Elana James, guitarist Whit Smith and bassist Jake Erwin have been conjuring the spirit of both Bob Wills and jazz manouche legend Django Reinhardt for close to fifteen years and show no sign of slowing down. Learn more

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Danu-160

Tuesday, March 10, 8 PM

Danú

One of Ireland’s most cherished Irish folk bands and among the leaders of the new traditionalist movement in Celtic music, Danú has been thrilling audiences with their instrumental virtuosity and powerfully emotive ballads for close to 20 years. Learn more

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Leo Kottke 160

Saturday, March 14, 8 PM

Leo Kottke

A two-time Grammy nominee, legendary acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his signature fingerpicking style drawing from blues, jazz and folk music and his syncopated, polyphonic melodies.  Widely recognized as a master of his instrument, he has collaborated on records with legends such as John Fahey, Chet Atkins and Lyle Lovett, and is a frequent guest on radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion.  Learn more

 

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Maceo 160

Sunday, March 15, 5 PM

Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker stands among the legends of funk, forging the first half of his stellar career as a sideman for the genre’s forefathers James Brown and George Clinton.  From being an essential voice in Brown’s horn section to helping steer George Clinton and Parliament’s Mothership Connection to platinum status, his soulful saxophone playing and vocals are firmly rooted in funk music history.  Learn more

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Nitty Gritty 160

Thursday, March 26, 8 PM

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

One of the first bands to blend rock and roll with country, the pioneering Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have crafted a musical legacy that has spawned an entire genre of music,  influencing a generation  of country-rock bands in its over 45 year history.  Learn more

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Sunday, April 19, 5 PM

Taj Mahal

A bonafide blues and rock legend, the inimitable Taj Mahal has been instrumental in preserving and shaping American roots music. With his booming baritone, nimble finger-picking guitar playing and pioneering fusion of blues with disparate world and folk styles, the iconic artist has earned himself a place amongst the titans of American music. Learn more

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Edwin Mccain 160 alt

Friday, May 15, 8 PM

Edwin McCain

Known for his earnest, heart-on sleeve balladry, folk pop songwriter Edwin McCain has enjoyed a lengthy career since the mid 90’s, mostly due to the success of his smash hit single “I’ll Be” and a relentless touring schedule.  Learn more

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Melanie 160

Friday, July 17, 8 PM

Melanie

(Re-scheduled from September 27)

A singer-songwriter known for her surprise starring role at Woodstock and her subsequent #1 hit “Brand New Key,” Melanie has remained an iconic voice for the “summer of love” generation. Learn more

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Community Concerts

Please click here to view the many exciting and diverse community concerts and events presented by Rockport Music throughout the year, including the new Community Connections series featuring dynamic ensembles performing school residencies in addition to their concert.