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Great Music at the Avalon Theatre
October 1 - October 27
The Avalon Theatre and Stoltz Listening Room line-ups continue through October with some of the top acts performing around the country. Every genre of music is represented so take a quick look, pick something out and make it a great night out.
October 1 • 7 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim Rickey is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life’s truths, Kim’s songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there’s her voice; pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice.
October 6 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
“The hardest working superstar in the whole business is the irrepressible Seamus Kennedy, who seems to have the energy of 10 men,” according to Irish American News. Seamus Kennedy, originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, is an accomplished guitarist with a ready wit and a vast store of songs that includes traditional Irish music, classic Country and Western, American standards and Scottish ballads. His strong interactive entertainment skills and his participation with his audiences have helped him create an exceptionally loyal fan base.
Steady On: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20
October 7 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room.
A talented trio of female singer-songwriters (Sharon Goldman, Lara Herscovitch, Trina Hamlin) carry the torch sparked by the groundbreaking 1997-1999 Lilith Fair tour. The women will join forces on tunes penned by Lilith Fair luminaries (Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Emmylou Harris, Tracy Chapman and many more) plus original songs inspired by the spirit of Lilith Fair.
October 12 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room.
Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere. In the 40 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz and Big Band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums).
Adam Ezra Group
October 13 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room.
Boston’s Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is a genre-blending band that draws frequent comparisons to Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen and U2. AEG, which The Alternate Root calls “the best roots rock band to come out of Boston since the Del Fuegos,” has an eclectic sound that has allowed the band to tour with a diverse list of musical icons, including The Avett Brothers, Judy Collins, Blues Traveler and Gin Blossoms, to name just a few. AEG’s performances have become renowned for their energy and uniqueness.
October 14 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room.
We have seen MuleTrain sell out the Stoltz. We have heard them play every genre of music from Gospel to Bluegrass to Rock and Pop. Now come check out their original music that will inspire, comfort and give your toes a hankerin’ to tappin’!
October 17 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room.
Acts such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen, Steve Earle, Jack Ingram, Adam Carol and later Hayes Carll, along with the new wave style of pop music, were heavily influential on Josh Fields at an early age. Josh immediately identified and fell in love with these Texas troubadours before going on to incorporate the influences of The Black Crowes, Bob Dylan, The Stones, Bob Marley, The Band and Todd Snider, to name a few.
Eastport Oyster Boys
October 20 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room.
Appointed the Musical Goodwill Ambassadors by the City of Annapolis and the Maritime Republic of Eastport, the Eastport Oyster Boys love to share their musical celebration and stories of life on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Their musical tastes cross numerous genres, including island rhythms, Americana, boogie, Celtic, dixie swing, chanteys, waltzes and even some good ol’ rock-and-roll. They bring with them a wide variety of instrumentation including acoustic/electric guitars, keyboards, banjo, fiddle, melodica, trombone and even hammered dulcimer.
The Eagles’ “Hotel California”
October 21 • 8 p.m. Avalon Theatre.
The Eagles legendary “Hotel California” comes to life when Classic Albums Live performs the album in its entirety, note for note, cut for cut, on the Avalon stage. Enjoy an evening of classic rock at its very best with hits that defined an era, like “New Kid in Town,” “Hotel California” and “Life in the Fast Lane.” Relying only on the music, without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations, Classic Albums Live uses the world’s best musicians to re-create live productions of landmark recordings that you’ll fall in love with all over again.
Arlo Guthrie Re: Generation
October 26 • 8 p.m. Avalon Theatre.
Arlo Guthrie’s father Woody hoped one day to have enough kids to form a family band, traveling the country and singing their songs together – Generations. Arlo’s Re: Generation tour fulfills Woody’s hope, capturing the spirit of an American family making music together. Looking back on his life, Arlo recalls, “I have successfully foiled every opportunity to be somebody in the entertainment industry. I’ve done about 30 records, a few motion pictures, a TV series, books for little kids, started a few recording and production companies and two not-for-profit foundations. I’ve been in jail and I’ve been in love. I’ve spent over 40 years on the road discovering the rest of humanity and I’m still not proud or tired.” Now joined by his children, Abe and Sarah Lee, Arlo embarks on a new musical trip certain to be a flashback-inducing, mind-expanding show, honoring the roots of the past while nurturing the seeds of a promising future. “The road continues to beckon,” Arlo opines, “and the kids, with kids of their own, are hearing the call of their own thoughts. Onward!”
October 27 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room.
Originating in New York City’s Greenwich Village, where they all commonly played on Bleeckers Street at Kenny’s Castaways, Americana band Yarn now travels all over the country performing its special blend of bluegrass, country, rock and roll. The Grammy-nominated four-piece group has an original Americana sound that owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile on Main Street-era Rolling Stones.
Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes
November 3 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room.
Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes are guaranteed to get you up on your feet. Their playlist is inspired by classic blues material from Chicago to West Coast Swing, Motown to Muscle Shoals and all the rock ‘n’ roll in between. The band has performed throughout the DC-Maryland-Virginia region, from The Kennedy Center, to festivals, to roadhouses.
November 16 • 8 p.m. Avalon Theatre.
Ronnie Milsap is one of country music’s most popular and influential performers whose “crossover” hits incorporate elements of pop, R&B and rock and roll. With his hand in six Grammy Awards and 40 No. 1 country hits, including “(There’s) No Getting’ Over Me,” “Smokey Mountain Rain,” “Any Day Now,” and “I Wouldn’t Have Missed it for the World,” this Country Hall of Famer is a true Country Legend. Ronnie has released a string of hits throughout his career that kept him in the Top 10 for 16 straight years, earning him four Country Music Association (CMA) Album of the Year Awards, three CMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards, as well as the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award.
For more information and tickets call The Avalon at 410-822-7299 or visit online at avalonfoundation.org.