The Avalon Theatre presents the following performance in June. We hope to see you at a show. For tickets and more information call Kimberly in the box office at 410-822-7299 or visit online at avalonfoundation.org.
Andrew Collins Trio
June 7 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
Mandolin-maestro Andrew Collins and his fellow Trio string-meisters are five-time Canadian Grammy nominees and seven-time Canadian Folk Music Award winners. You may already know the wildly exploratory Andrew Collins through his work with The Foggy Hogtown Boys, the equally mind-bending Creaking Tree String Quartet or the Trio itself – but you’ll never put a label on him for his approach to folk, newgrass, jazz and even some chamber-oriented roots music.
June 8 • 8 p.m. Avalon Theatre
Over the course of 25 years and many albums (with more coming), the Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. Their music features an intoxicating blend of passionate, joyous roots music, not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing anyone will ever hear from any musicians. More than a just a concert, the “dudes” leave you feeling like they’re having a party and you were lucky enough to be invited.
The Talbott Brothers
June 12 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
“The first thing that strikes me about The Talbott Brothers is their genuine artistry. Imagine a few other pairs of brothers, like Bo and Bear Rinehart or Scott and Seth Avett. Exactly what you love about those guys, you’ll love about Nick and Tyler Talbott.” ~ Ear to the Ground Music
CLAP HANDS: Bovine Social Club Performs the Poetry and Song of Tom Waits
June 14 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
Bovine Social Club has been lighting up audiences with their original music in listening rooms, famed coffee houses, theaters, and amphitheaters from Vermont to Virginia. Their unique blend of folk music is informed by Celtic, old time, Gospel, country, and bluegrass vocabularies. They have also had a crush on the music of Tom Waits for years, nodding to his profound lyrics in nearly every one of their shows since 2012. Now they’re hitting the road to celebrate Tom Waits’ perfect spectacle of love and misery, angst and serenity. The Bovines will creatively mine Tom’s poetry, lyrics, obscurities, and oddities, interpreting and performing them in pure Americana style.
June 15 • 8:30 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
A haunting and fiery mixture that is notoriously hard to pin down. Allmusic.com classifies Pierce Edens as both “Folk-Rock” and “psychedelic-grunge.” He’s a gritty troubadour. His signature sound as it should be heard: intimate and atmospheric, glittery, gritty, and raw.
June 21 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
Michelle Walker is often compared to Cassandra Wilson, Nina Simone and Betty Carter. In fact, Dave Nathan at AllAboutJazz.com says, “Walker demonstrates an extraordinary degree of musicality…” Armed with a provocative, whiskey-soaked tone, Michelle is a charismatic singer that uses an artful blend of blues, bebop, swing and soul with playful rhythmic expressiveness. Her artful arrangements are garnishing her critical praise, and she’s performed in the Lincoln Center Women in Jazz Festival, toured with jazz vocal legend Mark Murphy, and sang at the White House for the lighting of the National Christmas Tree.
Roland Comtois, Spiritual Medium
June 22 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
Is there more beyond our physical life? Roland Comtois, acclaimed spiritual medium, author, and communicator of love, takes the audience on a journey through the door to the afterlife in a stage reading of his near-death experience, including an original musical score and songs. The audience will be ready to receive messages from loved ones through Roland’s signature Purple Papers, as only he can do.
June 28 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
“On this album, Vivian Sessoms’ clear, exquisite voice (which has backed Patti Austin, P-Diddy and Rob Thomas) shimmers against a percolating R&B/jazz backdrop,” according to Billboard. Hailed by Rolling Stone and Billboard as an “exquisite” singer, Vivian has performed all over the world with some of the biggest names in music. A wunderkind that got her start opening at the age of nine for Marvin Gaye, she’s worked recently with Stoltz favorite Walter Parks as well as legendary artists like Michael Jackson, Cher, Stevie Wonder and many others throughout the course of her multi-faceted career. It’s jazz, served up with a side of funk, and beautifully garnished with lush orchestrations.
June 29 • 8 p.m. Stoltz Listening Room
The band has opened for artists such as Iggy Azalea, Galactic, Max Creek, Kung Fu, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, and The Nigel Hall Band, and continues to set their sights higher and higher. Featured in Relix magazine as up-and-coming artists, Gridline continues to captivate audiences with their high-octane blend of funk, soul, and rock and roll.