15th Anniversary

Sept 15 Bill Staines at the CWB 7:30 PM $15
with Pam Goddard

Bill is a modern-day Woodie Guthrie, traveling the country and leaving songs wherever he goes. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Peter, Paul, & Mary, Makem and Clancy, Nanci Griffith, Mason Williams, The Highwaymen, Glen Yarborough, Jerry Jeff Walker, Grandpa Jones, Priscilla Herdman and others.
"Bill Staines has been my hero since 1977. He carries on where Woody left off-carrying on the tradition of stories and characters you wish you knew." -- Nanci Griffith
Bill will also be putting on a Children's Show at 4:30 at the Center for Well Being.
Click here for details
Tickets available at the door.
Pam GoddardPam Goddard sings the Anglo/Celtic songs she's collected in the mountains of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky, New England and New York State.

Sept 29 Bohola at WPSU 7:30 PM $17
with Marc Douglas Berardo

Irish music's accordion virtuoso Jimmy Keane and the remarkable bouzar player and vocalist Pat Broaders, comprise bohola, Irish music's newest "supergroup" as penned by The Irish Herald. bohola play a driving, muscular, and yet very emotive style of Irish music with deep roots in the 'pure drop' tradition, infused with the raw and gritty urbanized musical vernacular of the Irish and Irish-American experience.
"Arguably the hottest group in traditional music..." -- Irish American News
Marc Berardo Marc Berardo's sharply drawn, song length works of fiction, are portraits that cast a net on unusual and interesting characters and places.

Oct 20 Hillbilly Gypsies at WPSU (tentative workshop) 7:30 PM $15
with The Fox Hunt

The Hillbilly Gypsies are a West Virginia native string band who specialize in playing their own homegrown style of Appalachian old time music, mixed with a hard drvivin' bluegrass sound. In addition to their original material, The Hillbilly Gypsies play an eclectic mix of traditional and quite often, not-so-traditional bluegrass standards and catchy old fiddle tunes.

"...the Hillbilly Gypsies brought down the house with their hot instrumentals and tight harmonies" -- Canyon Country Concert Committee

The Fox Hunt Serving up dirt-laden tales of substance abuse, lonely highways, infidelity, damnation, and redemption, Martinsburg, WV's The Fox Hunt play a brand of music anyone can identify with. Matthew Metz and Ben Townsend form the hunt, whose musical influences range from string band music of the early 20th century to indie, and from D.I.Y. punk to arena rock. Utilizing the mandolin, banjo, and fiddle, the two emphasize both traditional and contemporary concepts to bring the songs to life.

Nov 10 Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem at WPSU 7:30 PM $19
with Rootbound

Imagine a pre-civil war song from the Georgia Sea Islands sung over a New Orleans-style groove. Or, an old Irish fiddle tune with new lyrics, capped with a solo on a South American box drum. A Sondheim tune done jug band style? An original Unitarian funk gospel song? With influences from Doc Watson to Django Reinhardt, from Ghanaian drumming to the funky Meters, and from Fiddlin' John Carson to Bob Dylan, Daisy Mayhem celebrates America's rich musical past and brings it into the present with good humor, impeccable musicianship, powerful songwriting, and a clear love of playing together.

"As hard to classify as it is to praise highly enough...an intoxicating blend of roots music styles, with deep traditional roots and a healthy futuristic outlook. Strongly recommended." -- The Rogue Folk Review, Vancouver BC
Rootbound Rootbound is a duo that takes the traditional sounds of Appalachian old-time, bluegrass, and early country music and brings them into the present.

Nov 17 Lauren Sheehan at the CWB 7:30 PM $12
with Bob Beach

Lauren is a charismatic 'songster', an interpreter of songs learned from some of America's greatest folk and blues artists. She is known for her voice, which slides through old lyrics like clear water through a smooth creek bed.
"...an American roots artist...able to capture the real spirit of the music, nestling in a territory where black and white music meet without prejudice and restriction." -- Peter McCracken, Port Townsend Country Blues Workshop
"A formidable musician and singer... Sheehan is one of the best interpreters of the blues tradition to step forward in the past several years." -- Sing Out! Magazine 2006
Bob Beach Bob Beach is a harmonica and flute player based in Philadelphia. His musicianship has given him the opportunity to support many local and touring acts live and in the studio. He regularly performs with the Christine Havrilla Band, Bob Beach Trio and many other East Coast performers. After his solo opener, Bob will be backing up Lauren during the main act.

Dec 1 Eric Schwartz at the CWB 7:30 PM $12
with Two Man Gentleman Band

Eric is a master entertainer, and we found him in the crowds surrounding him at The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and the Northeast Folk Alliance. Irreverent, to say the least, Eric's performances run the gamut from pure folk ballads to torch songs to political satire of the most biting kind. If you're easily shocked or offended, best to stay away from this one. But if you like laughing your **s off at fun poked at our fearless leaders, our crazed society and sometimes ourselves, come on out for a evening of uncensored raucous musical pleasure.
"When an album begins with a jazzy piece about two loving lesbians and ends with a gospel-tinged ballad about loss and acceptance, you know that almost anything can be thrown into the middle. Anything and everything to be exact." -- Neil Fagen.

"The only bad thing about an Eric Schwartz show is that it ends. I wish I could install him in my living room and insert a quarter in his ear to get my daily fix." -- Christopher Smith, Inside New York

Two Man Gentleman Band The Two Man Gentleman Band
"Playing gloriously retro string music that draws on everything from Dixieland jazz, Vaudevillian swing, ragtime, and rural hokum blues, the gentlemen are slowly making their way around the country, spreading their sunny dispositions and anachronistic gospel of kindness and good humor everywhere they go" -- Jim Reed, Connect Savannah (GA)