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Avalon Theatre Concerts in May
May 4 - May 28
Boating, fishing and swimming are getting ready to come back as full time requisites on Delmarva, but there are plenty of great things happening both inside and out at The Avalon Theatre this spring. Check out the full schedule at avalonfoundation.org. New performances are listed below.
Pepper & Sassafras bring guitar, flute and accordion together in a musical meld that befits their name but is also a “deft commentary…a call to be ornery but sympathetic – cautionary but optimistic.”
See the great Livingston Taylor returning to The Avalon for a special night of music.
Rockers Apache Trails is a rowdy, unbridled and all together good time that’ll leave the souls of your feet singing a tune of their own. Featuring a thunderous double-bass slapping alongside, soulful lead guitar, a freight-train rhythm and banjo carried along by a beautiful weave of voices delivered in a style that defies pigeonholing but might be described as a rootsy amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass and whiskey.
Skribe brings its down-to-earth, no-frills garage folk outfit to town.
Stand-Up Comedy returns with Krish Mohan. Krish is a socially conscious Indian stand-up comedian and writer who focuses on idea-based stand-up that tackles race, religion, immigration, relationships, political and social issues with a sharp sense of humor.
Rachael Sage with special guests Nalani & Sarina.
Alejandro Escovedo the renowned songwriter, singer, true believer returns to the Avalon. His new album, “Burn Something Beautiful,” is a new work that’s at once a celebration of the rock-and-roll life, a contemplation on mortality and the healing power of love.
The Brother Brothers (twin brothers Adam and David Moss) offer rich harmonies and thoughtful songs accompanied by guitar, cello, violin and banjo (along with a healthy dose of humor).
Irish singer Danny Burns, whose influences not only come from his traditional upbringing, but also from legendary singer/songwriters John Martyn, Van Morrison and Richard Thompson, appears. He’s also recorded and performed with legendary New Orleans musicians George Porter, Jr. (The Meters) and Mean Willie Green (Neville Brothers Band, Bob Dylan).
Pressing Strings’ sound is a blend of American Roots, Blues, Folk, Rock and Reggae. The music stems from lead singer Jordan Sokel’s bluesy and soulful songwriting and anchored firmly by drummer Brandon Bartlett and bassist Nicholas Welker.
As one writer from the New York Times says, long time rocker and singer Shannon McNally “has the voice: bruised, smoky and ornery, right at home where country and soul meet. She has the melodies and the timing – she’s irresistible.”
Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, rooted in swinging blues, throwback country and rockabilly music from Brooklyn, New York takes the stage. Front and center is soulful songwriter and skilled guitarist, Miss Tess, with a voice that’s “alternately seductive and sexy and is a pure joy to listen to” (Pop Matters).
And, just announced in the end of May comes bluesman Tom Principato (May 26), The Clones of Funk (May 27) and indie darlings Delta Rae (May 28). For more information and/or tickets, call the Avalon at 410-822-7299 or visit avalonfoundation.org.