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Scheduled Performances for 2019:  
October 16 (Wednesday): We Banjo 3 details
Okay, anyone who hasn't seen this show last time was COMPLETELY OUTTA LUCK.!!!! To say it is the highlight of our year when this band is here, is an understatement. Don't let the name fool ya....these handsome Irish boys are not all about the banjo! We love them!! "It's as if the Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and the Chieftains all got together for a battle of the bands but decided to pool their resources instead. The future of World Music has arrived." - Elmore Magazine

One of the best live acts to come out of Ireland in recent years is the multi-awarded winning We Banjo 3. With a 7 time all Ireland banjo champ, a 4 time banjo champ, and another member who is an all Ireland champ on both fiddle and Bodhran, and with a passionate lead vocalist like a young Springsteen adopted by the Chieftans, the result is truly unforgettable. On both sides of the Atlantic the word is out about this group.

WB3 has performed for President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and has headlined virtually every major US Celtic fest for several years in a row. Now the band is rapidly gaining favor in the Bluegrass and Americana world as evidenced by their invites to Merlefest, ROMP Fest, Sisters Folk Fest, Old Settlers Fest, Four Corners Fest and others. They are Rising Stars!! Be part of their early journey!

FREE ADMISSION SHOW ...
October 17
(Thursday): Martha Spencer and the Whitetop Mountain Band details
I am really excited about bringing Martha here. She is like going back in time.A songwriter, mountain musician, and dancer from ther Blue Ridege Mountains of Virginia. She plays everything and is a super flatfoot clogger. Lots of acts are doing the old timey music these days, but sonme artists still live it. Martha is here with the Whitetop Mountain Band... a family band from the highest mountains in Virginia, steeped in the old time mountain music traditions. Featuring fiddling, country harmony singing and dancing. Check out this video.

* Ticket admission is free but you have to make a reservation with a credit card to claim your seat.( Any "No shows" will be charged 10.00 )

* In that spirit of providing, we ask that if possible, you bring a donation in the form of cat or dog food, laundry detergent, bleach or hardwood pellets for the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter.

* Membership Passes or Packages are not applicable.

October 18 (Friday): An Evening with The Maine Cabin Masters click for details
Meet and Greet Music provided by the Erica Brown Band
Join us for a special and engaging evening with the stars of the hit-TV show who will share details about their current camp renovations and what surprises to expect for the upcoming season on the DIY Network! Guests will be invited to ask the crew questions about their projects, past episodes, partnerships with local Maine businesses and more!. A meet and greet reception will follow the panel in the old lobby barn. Stay and tip’em back with Chase, Ryan, Ashley, Jedi and Dixie…for autographs, live music, photos and Maine Cabin Masters merch! Oh, and maybe they will have some ideas for our old house..and yours!!! We are all wicked excited to have them here….Geesh real Maine tv stars!!!

October 25 ( Friday): Amy Helm click for details
Amy Helm Daughter of Rock royalty the BAND'S Levon Helm, the apple does not fall far from the tree. She currently tours year round with her solo band and continues to perform and curate concerts at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, the home of the Midnight Ramble. A founding member of the alt country band favorite, Olabelle, she has done two solo albums since. This Too Shall Light, just released September 21, 2018 on Yep Roc Records, comprises 10 songs produced by Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Joe Henry. Helm left her home and comfort zone of Woodstock, NY, choosing to record in Los Angeles within the confines of just a four-day window. The musicians were directed not to over think the songs, and Helm herself barely performed any of the selections while leading up to the recording. As a result, the sessions forced fast musical trust among the collaborators and yielded the vibrant instrumental improvisations heard throughout This Too Shall Light.

Blessed with a commanding, deeply expressive voice and an uncanny songwriting skill that instinctively draws upon a deep well of American musical traditions, Amy Helm delivers a timelessly and powerful statement in all her work. I like this quote from her: "I think that the job of a musician is to try and shake people out of their own heads for an hour or two, and bring some joy into the world. So I want to get out there and do the job the best I can.’ And joy is right..we just love Amy!

October 26 ( Saturday): An Evening with Carol Noonan and Duke Levine details
As some of you know or don't know before SMAC, owner Carol Noonan was an acclaimed singer songwriter, touring musician. and NPR constant. Her early cult fanned folk rock band Knots and Crosses made a splash in the nineties signing briefly to the major label Island Records. As many band have fallen victim to, the deal ended before it got started; and Noonan regrouped and signed with the Rounder Records label and followed up with three albums as the Carol Noonan Band when she began her long musical relationship with guitarist Duke Levine. Since then they have done countless show and albums together and for this rare night they will be performing from Carol's catalogue of original tunes and stage show. If you don't know Duke, you have been living under a guitar deprived rock. From Peter Wolf to Mary Chapin Carpenter he has backed the who’s who of major artists with his amazing talents, and his solo efforts are a critics choice of choice of instrumental recordings.

Carol doesn't get to do a show of her own very often, so we her staff, hope you will come out and support her. with her pal Duke. If you haven't heard her, here is how critics have described her:

* Carol Noonan respects all the right traditions of English and Irish folk music with her soulful quaver, reminiscent of Sandy Denny..........her beautiful voice offers the consolation music is supposed to provide. Playboy Magazine

* Brilliant modern folk singer, Dave Marsh ( founder of Creem and Rolling Stone contributor)

* Carol Noonan's voice is scintillating... it illuminates songs and words from a bygone era that are, unfortunately, as timely today as ever." Ned Wharton Producer/Director NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday

* "It is a testament to Carol's writing ability that the originals on 'Somebody's Darling' mesh seamlessly with the traditionals. This is songwriting for the long haul. These songs are sad, yes. But delivered in Carol's voice, they stir and inspire the soul." Rob Reinhart/Acoustic Cafe

* No one hypnotizes quite the way that Carol Noonan does. She's a deeply honest, soul-piercing singer whose latest album is an exalted trip into a minefield of emotions.'' - Steve Morse/Arts Editor Boston Globe

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November 1 (Friday): Roomful of Blues click for details
Though this band is the pride of New England they are known as one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with newer members, bassist John Turner, trumpeter Carl Gerhard, drummer Chris Anzalone, and keyboardist Rusty Scott, and longtime members baritone and tenor saxophonist Mark Earley, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille , Roomful keeps on rockin’ and will rock our barn on a winter’s eve. Bring your dancin' shoes for the dance gallery or come to listen. Shake off the winter blues with Roomful of BLues! Check them out….and see how much fun you could have!

November 2
(Saturday): John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band click for details
J2B2 is an all-star bluegrass super group featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Keith Sewell on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before. The band’s undeniable live shows have received stellar reviews and have the bluegrass world buzzing. The four combine forces to form a spot-on union of impeccable musicianship, incomparable songwriting, incredible harmony vocals (a fresh twist combining bluegrass with elements of West Coast folk rock) and seasoned showmanship. This is the “high lonesome sound” of American roots music at its finest. Take a minute to watch this video.

November 3 ( Sunday): Nick Lowe click for details
Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians' musician. He is best known for his songs "Cruel to Be Kind" (a US Top 40 single) and "I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass" (a top 10 UK hit). Lowe also wrote "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding".

But in his current second act as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal.

Starting with 1995's The Impossible Bird through to 2011's The Old Magic, Nick has turned out a fantastic string of albums, each one devised in his West London home, and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran savvy. Lowe brings wit and understated excellence to every performance, leading Ben Ratliff of the New York Times to describe his live show as "elegant and nearly devastating."

And on a personal note, Nick's "Dig My Mood" has a permanent position in our cd shuffle. Yes, i said, cd shuffle! We are so happy to have him back ...his last visit was a top ten night at SMAC.

November 4 ( Monday): An Evening with John Hiatt Solo and Acoustic details
with Special Guest Colin Elmore
"You know how writing goes for me,” John Hiatt says, offering a glimpse into his creative process. “I get a couple of lines going, and then I just tag along as the songs start to reveal themselves. You’ve just gotta jump inside and take the ride.”

Hiatt has been on that ride—as have we all, tagging along right beside him—for more than four decades now. The Eclipse Sessions, his newest collection, offers up his strongest set of songs in years. Long celebrated as a skilled storyteller and keen observer of life’s twists and turns, Hiatt can get at the heart of a knotty emotion or a moment in time with just a sharp, incisive lyric or witty turn of phrase.

With The Eclipse Sessions, Hiatt might very well be gearing up for yet another new career beginning. He considers the possibility. “Maybe,” he says, then laughs. “Or a last gasp! You be the judge!” He laughs again. “Either way, it’s good with me.” Last gasp? Hardly!!! We say it’s just another “slow turning” and are so happy to have him back to our humble stage.

NOTE: Sorry, SMAC memberships not available for this show.

November 7 ( Thursday): Bob Marley (comedian) click for details
We just can't book enough shows to satisfy Bob’s ever growing audience. And for good reason. Bob is not just our Maine comedian, he is one of the funniest people in the current world of comedy. His viral videos have thrust him into further popularity as one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. But we are lucky he will still come to us! You know'em, you love'm...more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can't get enough of him. Expect yet another sell out.

November 9 ( Saturday): John Davidson click for details
Back for a second time…he was just joyous his last visit with us and everyone wanted him back! In his own words!: "Who is John Davidson? Well... it has been quite a journey as this wholesome all-American boy has grown into a crazy old liberal!

It was John's performances in the major showrooms of Las Vegas that established him as one of America's foremost entertainers. But you've got to see him live! While he still is"

Many of us have grown up with John Davidson. As a singer/entertainer, Game and talk show host and a frequent gust on the Tonight Show . he's a broadway star, and a movie star and if that's not enough an author and comedian. So who is he now? Well we are honored to host him here at SMAC to find out. He has recently earned a reputation as a folk singer and troubadour, telling stories and singing songs in the that tradition. On a personal note,. I love when artists re-invent themselves, and of course moving to NH mighta helped cultivate a more stripped down and simple New England approach to his career and his lifestyle...and we are all about that. Still handsome, still a dreamy voice and putting is heart on his sleeve and a guitar on his shoulder. It's John Davidson for Pete's sakes!! Here is a nice piece they did on him in NH Chronicle.

November 10 (Sunday): Ani DiFranco click for details
with Special Guest Gracie and Rachel
Since Ani bucked the major label system in the early-'90s, opting to release her music on her own terms, the self-described Little Folksinger has been the subject of all kinds of hyperbole. She's been called "fiercely independent" (Rolling Stone), "inspirational" (All Music Guide), "the ultimate do-it-yourself songwriter" (The New York Times), etc. As the cracks in the music industry get larger and more big-name artists follow Ani's lead - Radiohead, Madonna and Nine Inch Nails among them - maybe people will just start calling her "smart." We will call us lucky for getting to see her here in our small little hall. And add writer to her list of talents. In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole.

November 14 ( Thursday): Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder click for details
Everyone should see Ricky Skaggs!! A life full of music. That's the story of Ricky Skaggs. By age 21, he was already considered a "recognized master" of one of America's most demanding art forms, but his career took him in other directions, catapulting him to popularity and success in the mainstream of country music. 2012 marked the 53rd year since Ricky struck his first chords on a mandolin, and this fourteen-time Grammy Award winner continues to do his part to lead the recent roots revival in music. With 12 consecutive Grammy-nominated classics behind him, all from his own Skaggs Family Records label, the diverse and masterful tones made by the gifted Skaggs come from a life dedicated to playing music that is both fed by the soul and felt by the heart. "This group of guys meets my approval every night," Ricky says. "Each and every one of the pickers in Kentucky Thunder totally amazes me in every show." The all-star lineup of Kentucky Thunder makes this show a bluegrass concert not to miss. And did I say, that Ricky and the band are just about the nicest guys you’re ever gonna meet!??

November 16 (Saturday): Harry Manx click for details
It takes begging and pleading to get harry to come to the Sates these days….I did and he is!!…What can I say about Harry....we have had him here many times....for a reason. Canadian artist (artist in every sense of the word) Harry Manx known as the "Mysticssippi" blues man has been called an "essential link" between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories that wed the tradition of the Blues with the depth of classical Indian ragas. I mean, who else would play a banjo, guitar and sitar, and keeps the beat with his feet....Oh, and great songs too....there is no one like him. He has created a unique sound that is hard to forget and deliciously addictive to listen to. We are obviously hooked on Harry too. As we said, his U.S. appearances can be a rare sighting, so we are so happy and lucky he is back! A Must See!!!

November 17 ( Sunday): Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives click for details
One Show Only in Support of the SMAC Improvement Project

Yipeeeeee!!!!

We have said many times that Marty and the Superlatives were one of the reasons we opened this place. Dozing off while watching a Late night Conan O’Brien show, we came to, just in time, to see this amazing band. Our dreamy idea of SMAC became a reality after seeing them and then picturing them on out own stage. The first time they simply blew us away. Since then ,the only disappointment in having Marty and the boys back is is when it’s over. I always say, when they come its like the wedding we never had! Marty and the guys, have been special guesting heavily for the last few years with the whos who of national tours, so we are so lucky to have them for one show.. A country Renaissance man, Marty is the consummate performer...mixing a blend of bluegrass, old time country, and his own brand of traditional style originals. He is a country music historian, when not playing is preserving as much of the rich country history as possible. He is a true artist in every way. The band is crazy good. Kenny Vaughan, Harry Stinson on drums, and Chris Scruggs on bass. Their playing is of course top notch, but their live vocals steal the show. That live thrill on stage, and on records has also been seen regularly by TV viewers on RFD-TV's The Marty Stuart Show. Marty has played with everyone from Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt, and Dolly Parton to Bela Fleck...he is a musicians' musician, but for this night we call him our own. We are so happy he is coming back to us!!!! Welcome Back Marty and the Superlatives and Thanks for the support..Jeff will be busy!!

Memberships are not applicable (Goldies optional)

November 22 ( Friday): The Suitcase Junket click for details
He was here originally as part of our free music series and blew everyone away and has been a shooting star ever since. One man band, doesn't do this artist justice. Matt Lorenz (Suitcase) is an Artist, tinkerer, tunesmith, swamp Yankee, Matt Lorenz is a one-man salvage specialist singing into the hollow of a Dumpster guitar, slipping a broken bottleneck onto the slide finger, railing on a box of twisted forks and bones, rocking till every sound is ragged at its edges, till the house is singing back. Then, unplugging all the amps and letting one mountain ballad soar over the raw strings on that guitar. Every night is a hard-driving, blues-grinding, throat-singing search-and-rescue junket. Sooner or later everything rusts, busts, and gets tossed into the junk heap: iron, bones, leather, hot rods, muskrats, the night, the heart. The goal is to recover it. To waste nothing. To create new ways from old. This is The Suitcase Junket. Watch his YouTube video. Happy he is back with us…we just can’t ever get enough of him!

November 23 (Saturday): The Gibson Brother & Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley details
The Gibson Brothers
We just love the Gibsons. You name a bluegrass award and they have won it : Songwriter of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Emerging Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year....and some of these multiple times! These brothers of bluegrass, write really amazing songs, have beautiful voices and are just the real deal. In a climate of new grass and a glut on new string bands, these brothers hold true to the old time bluegrass and country. Last year Bluegrass royalty Leigh and Eric Gibson stepped into what some might at first see as uncharted territory on their country-soul breakout Mockingbird, the new album produced by Grammy Award winners Dan Auerbach and Fergie Ferguson. A great album that expanded their audience to not just bluegrass but anyone who can appreciate their“brotherly” sound Many of you have seen them here at Christmas....they always bring the house down. They have a sound that is so sincere. Its like they grew up in a country band decades ago, when the divisions of country music were not so defined. But they are every bit of here for today's' stages. They have a killer band, and are a personal favorite of mine.

Rob and Trey:
Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley…a unique collaborative effort between two uniquely gifted musicians is bound to be a revelation to traditional music fans on several counts. Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City, bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist. It’s gonna to be a great night!!!


NO REPEAT WEEKEND ... We are very excited to present this very special weekend with The Adam Ezra Group featuring a completely different set of songs each night!
November 29
( Friday): Adam Ezra Group click for details
TONIGHT ONLY ... With special guest, Lisa Bouchelle
Blowing audiences away would seem their primary job, and they do it well…their shows here have been no exception. I took this quote from the first paragraph of a No Depression Magazine article. ."The Adam Ezra Group has built its reputation on self-described "sweaty, passionate," and enduring live performances. In fact, the Boston area ensemble's shows have become so notable that its fervent Northeast following has swapped more than 100 live bootleg recordings, which wouldn't be a problem for the band if it wasn't for one thing." That should tell you that seeing them live is where it's at. Adam and his band have been compared to Bruce and the E Street Band, ..like The Boss, he is a thoughtful singer songwriter fronting a rootsy, and sometimes folky rock band. The Group has been touring non-stop and packing venues across the country and shared the stage with Jason Miraz, Rusted Root, Bela Fleck, John Hiatt, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Ziggy Marley, Little Feat and many others, With their new release underway the Adam Ezra Group will continue their national tour and come to us, with a new album Hurricane Wind and a momentum that is catapulting them towards being one of the country's most talked about bands. We are so happy to have them back. A quick sell out.

November 30 ( Saturday): Adam Ezra Group click for details
Blowing audiences away would seem their primary job, and they do it well…their shows here have been no exception. I took this quote from the first paragraph of a No Depression Magazine article. ."The Adam Ezra Group has built its reputation on self-described "sweaty, passionate," and enduring live performances. In fact, the Boston area ensemble's shows have become so notable that its fervent Northeast following has swapped more than 100 live bootleg recordings, which wouldn't be a problem for the band if it wasn't for one thing." That should tell you that seeing them live is where it's at. Adam and his band have been compared to Bruce and the E Street Band, ..like The Boss, he is a thoughtful singer songwriter fronting a rootsy, and sometimes folky rock band. The Group has been touring non-stop and packing venues across the country and shared the stage with Jason Miraz, Rusted Root, Bela Fleck, John Hiatt, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Ziggy Marley, Little Feat and many others, With their new release underway the Adam Ezra Group will continue their national tour and come to us, with a new album Hurricane Wind and a momentum that is catapulting them towards being one of the country's most talked about bands. We are so happy to have them back. A quick sell out.

December 4 ( Wednesday): Taste of Christmas Rooster Luncheon click for details
(This event is Recommended for our Seniors)

Can't get out to see us at night?
Here is a little taste of a night out at SMAC for Christmas in the day time!!!A home cooked meal served with love to be followed by a short Christmas carol concert given by owner Carol Noonan.

Time: Arrive at SMAC by 11:30 ... Luncheon begins at Noon

*Memberships not appropriate for this event., as this is partially a bus tour event

December 6 (Friday): Carol Noonan and Dana Cunningham click for details
Annual Christmas Concert at the Little White Church in Eaton, NH with Special Guest Max Dyer on cello

Please note....This show is held at the Little White Church, but you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office. Dana the composer and pianist, and Carol the singer songwriter together form a really beautiful and fun Christmas show that they play annually at this special place on Crystal Lake in the quaint village of Eaton NH...just over the border from the Stone Mountain Arts Center. This is a wee church, so seating is limited...a quick sell out. Advance tickets only. Speaking of tickets....again, you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office. But again, the show is at the Little White Church. Seating is general admission (pew seating) only. There will be a cookies and coffee after the show in the lower level of the church.

The Little White Church is located on route 153 in Eaton NH.
SMAC Memberships do not apply for this off site show.

December 7 (Saturday): Carol Noonan and Dana Cunningham click for details
Annual Christmas Concert at the Little White Church in Eaton, NH with Special Guest Max Dyer on cello

Please note....This show is held at the Little White Church, but you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office. Dana the composer and pianist, and Carol the singer songwriter together form a really beautiful and fun Christmas show that they play annually at this special place on Crystal Lake in the quaint village of Eaton NH...just over the border from the Stone Mountain Arts Center. This is a wee church, so seating is limited...a quick sell out. Advance tickets only. Speaking of tickets....again, you can only buy tickets through the Stone Mountain Arts Center box office. But again, the show is at the Little White Church. Seating is general admission (pew seating) only. There will be a cookies and coffee after the show in the lower level of the church.

The Little White Church is located on route 153 in Eaton NH.
SMAC Memberships do not apply for this off site show.

December 8 ( Sunday): Stone Mountain Finest Kind Artisan Craft Fair
Looking for that special gift?

This is the fair to go to. We will have two barns of talented crafters who will be proudly presenting those talents for all of your holiday needs. As always the SMAC girls will be serving up lots holiday cheer and sustenance. Come for breakfast goodies, a mimosa, and or lunch and shop for that unique gift. And yes, we will even have the game on!!

Here is the schedule of Events:
* Time: 9:30AM to 3:30 PM
* Come for breakfast goodies, a mimosa lunch, shopping, and hear some live music.
* LIVE Music will be provided - TBD

Want to be a vendor? Click for Vendor Information.

December 20 (Friday): Stone Mountain LIVE for Christmas click for details
Hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry with very special guest Guitar God Bill Kirchen

There is simply no better place to celebrate the holidays than at Stone Mountain Arts Center! With the lights all strung and garlands galore, Stone Mountain LIVE at Christmas is the whole "Experience"....it takes all the best aspects of this special place on the hill and packs it into one fun festive night! Stone Mountain's owner, Carol Noonan, who hosts this unique revue style show with her house band the Stone Mountain Boys...featuring guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry.

December 21 (Saturday): Stone Mountain LIVE for Christmas click for details
This show supports our Winter Break and Improvement Projects.

Hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry with very special guest Guitar God Bill Kirchen


There is simply no better place to celebrate the holidays than at Stone Mountain Arts Center! With the lights all strung and garlands galore, Stone Mountain LIVE at Christmas is the whole "Experience"....it takes all the best aspects of this special place on the hill and packs it into one fun festive night! Stone Mountain's owner, Carol Noonan, who hosts this unique revue style show with her house band the Stone Mountain Boys...featuring guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry.

NOTE: Sorry, no SMAC passes applicable for this show.

NEW YEAR'S EVE!
December 31
(Tuesday): Jonathan Edwards click for details.
This show supports our local NH Starting Point
A perfect show for NYE, and you will get home in time for your own countdown. Barefoot and tanned, Jonathan Edwards has never looked and sounded better. Of course he is known for his big hits, like "Sunshine" and "Shanty", but his music is as fresh now as when those tunes made him famous. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.

Starting Point:
Jonathan and Stone Mountain are happy to be able to support Starting Point….a non-profit organization dedicated to Services for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence. And what a great New Years resolution it is to support such a great cause.

NOTE:
* No Memberships allowed for this show
* Gold passes are permitted,but we have to limit tickets to 6
   
Scheduled Performances for 2020:  
January 17 (Friday): Susan Werner click for details
I don't know why Susan always seems to come see us in January after our break…but what a great way to start up again. The always awaited return of Susan, and we could be happier! Iowa born Susan Werner Dubbed by NPR as the "Empress of the Unexpected," A singer/songwriter by trade, but far from any category you might need to place her in. Susan is so many voices...from studying opera to diving into the folk scene.She is always creating and re-inventing herself while remaining true to who she is...a farm gal from rural America who tells their tales so eloquently. She is a consummate musician, mastering not just her voice, but piano and guitar as well. With multiple album releases and touring how she found the time to write a musical is another Susan Werner mystery....writing the music and lyrics for a musical based on the film "Bull Durham", which premiered in Atlanta in 2014. One of the best stage performers we have ever had grace our stage. A Critics choice and we could not agree more. Welcome back to SMAC Susan. A great start to 2020.

February 1 (Saturday): Richard Thompson Solo Acoustic details
What can we say about him? He is literally one of the reasons why we built SMAC....just to say, he is in our back yard!! In our humble opinion, there is not a better guitar player, and his songwriting can paint a picture like no other story teller in his genre...not that he really fits into one... he is a genre all of his own. Whether with Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Linda Thompson, or this last decade as a soloist, he continues to forge ahead with new music, sounds, and ideas. His latest, 13 Rivers represents another high watermark. In his own words: “The songs are a surprise in a good way,” he leaves off. “They came to me as a surprise in a dark time. They reflected my emotions in an oblique manner that I’ll never truly understand. It’s as if they’d been channeled from somewhere else. You find deeper meaning in the best records as time goes on. The reward comes later.” And what a reward for us !! Don't miss this solo night with new music and don't worry... his shows are full of what made you a fan in the first place too.

February 21
( Friday): JigJam click for details
JigJam are a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as 'I-Grass' (Irish influenced Bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. "Here's an Irish band that's going to impact the world as hard as Clancy Brothers or U2 if they get only half a chance." MIDWEST RECORDS Jamie McKeogh, Cathal Guinan and Daithi Melia all hail from Tullamore, Co. Offaly with Co. Tipperary born Gavin Strappe completing the quartet. All four members grew up immersed in Irish traditional music and culture which is reflected by the band collectively achieving over twenty All-Ireland titles at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann competitions. They have now developed their own unique style of music influenced by American Folk music whilst staying true to their Irish roots. Described as 'The best Irish group so far in bluegrass' this sharply dressed outfit deliver an energy-fueled, foot-stomping live performance. All multi-instrumentalists, JigJam interchange between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins and double bass onstage which creates an experience which is pleasing to both the eye and the ear. A nice song and video about a familiar move trip from Ireland to Boston.

February 29 ( Saturday): Alana MacDonald (of Devonsquare) click for details
Alana MacDonald singer, songwriter and violinist of the super folk trio Devonsquare will be here at SMAC for a exciting night showcasing Alana’s talents and charm. Alana is celebrating her 50th year with Devonsquare by performing new songs and old favorites with her bandmates Robbie Coffin, Teg Glendon, and pianist Mike McGinnis. The band released five records between 1983 and 1996, two on Atlantic Records. They toured with Peter Frampton and Melanie, opening for many artists such as Bonnie Raiit, Kris Kristofferson and Roy Orbison. After the death of band member, Herb Ludwig ,in 2005 ,Tom and Alana joined Rex Fowler from Aztec Two Step in "The John Lennon Project: from 2010 to 2014. Tom Dean retired in 2018 and after saying goodbye to Devonsquare, Alana, after much soul searching, decided to move forward solo. Don’t miss this rare night with the multi talented and striking Alana.

March 7 ( Saturday): Los Lobos click for details
One of the most acclaimed American bands of the 1980s and '90s, Los Lobos were seasoned musical veterans with nearly 15 years of experience under their belts when they scored their first hit in 1987 with a cover of Richie Valens' "La Bamba." Though their time as pop stars was short, the group -- who enjoyed calling themselves "just another band from East L.A." -- won over critics and a legion of loyal fans with their bracing mixture of rock, blues, Tex-Mex, country, R&B, and Mexican folk sounds, with the band's sound ranging from gentle acoustic ballads to the outer limits of experimental rock. While often cited as one of the great bands of Latino Rock, Los Lobos' eclectic sound in fact defined them as a vital example of America's cultural melting pot. In 2015, Los Lobos released the bold and eclectic album Gates of Gold; the album's arrival coincided with the publication of Los Lobos: Dream in Blue, a group biography written by veteran Los Angeles music journalist Chris Morris. And as far as SMAC goes, we bleepin' love this band!!

March 21 ( Saturday): Kat Edmonson click for details
Back again….because everyone was blown away by Kat!!!!!

I saw this gal on CBS Saturday morning ("Saturday Sessions" is a great program that showcases rising stars.....highly recommend it). She is known most as a jazz singer, but she calls her music vintage pop. Whatever you call it, it is completely pure. She has shared stages with the likes of Lyle Lovett, Asleep at the Wheel, and Chris Isaac with appearances on Prairie Home Companion and E Town. When I heard her, there was something about her that reminded me of hearing Joni Mitchell when I was a kid.. She doesn't sound like her, or the music isn't the similar, but the command of her craft and her band reminds me of Joni. A terrific song writer with the sounds of a jazz singer, but the feel of an old folk singer.

Speaking of jazz, check out this video of one of the many sides of her. But this is the sweet song that stopped me in my tracks when I heard it.

And these are just samples of her live...take some time and get lost in some of her videos on YouTube. Like her songs, they are like mini vintage movies harkening back to a time when ceramic dogs and typewriters were the norm. (for some of us,it still is :>) There are so many great videos of her....too many to pick, so again, spend a few minutes and discover this amazing talent. Seems like everyone in the critical world knows about her.....now its your turn. Comes Very Very Highly SMAC Recommended. Don’t be the one that misses her this time!!!

April 18 ( Saturday): Mike Farris click for details
I read a review that said that ..."there aren't many current male singers who use their voices to soar, float and deliver material with the spiritual commitment of Mike Farris." I couldn't agree more. Grammy award winning MIke Farris s a truly soulful singer. If you are as tired as I am of the wimpy pop singers they are pumping out these days, than Mike Farris is the cure. I little renegade, a little Gospel, a little Sam Cooke , and a lot uniquely his own. Mike is here with his band, and we are wicked excited! Just what we need for a winter warm up! Check him out.

April 25
( Saturday): Judith Owen click for details
The first time we saw Welch born Judith Owen, she was with Richard Thompson’s 1000 year tour that we were lucky enough to get, and she blew us away with her musicianship and artistic stage presence. Soon after she came for a solo show that was a joyful night of Judith’s brand of music…beautiful, thoughtful and sometimes silly. She is a one woman show for sure sharing her love of musical variety and melding it into a great stylistic gumbo all her own. Married to comedian actor, Harry Shearer, you can imagine her sense of humor as well was a bond for the two. She is very funny :>) on stage and off. A light side and a poignant side makes her a true artist as you will see below with these videos. I love this song, and found her doing her unique version of “In the Summertime".plus it looks so warm there!!! And here is her heart provoking song “Somebody’s Child”. Whichever side you see of Judith you will be enthralled as we have been….happy to have her back.

May 16
(Saturday): DuoDuo Quartet click for details
Natalie Haas & Yann Falquet and Maeve Gilchrist & Nic Gareiss

Michigan-born percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and Edinburgh harpist Maeve Gilchrist toured together as part of Darol Anger's band, 'The Furies', finally making their duo debut at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, Scotland. Natalie Haas is one of the most sought-after cellists in Celtic music today. She and Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser have toured as a duo for 18 years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound. Her husband, Montrealer Yann Falquet is one of the most creative acoustic guitarists in today's Québécois music scene. Over the last fifteen years, he has recorded five albums and toured the world with French Canadian power trio Genticorum. In the last few years, this husband and wife team have been performing together as a duo, performing a mix of Québécois traditional songs and new takes on folk music from throughout Western Europe.

The DuoDuo Quartet presents an unforgettable night of music, song, and dance, spanning from the intimacy of each duo to a collaboration featuring all four of these innovators and masters of their respective traditions and instruments.


FREE ADMISSION SHOW ...
May 21
(Thursday): Matt Nakoa click for details
YOU HAVE SEEN HIM WITH TOM RUSH..NOW SEE HIM SOLO!

Singer song writer and pianist MATT NAKOA grew up on a small goat farm in Smyrna, NY and began composing music as a teenager. Following a formative stint as a classical pianist, Matt won scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. There he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spaulding among others. After college, Matt toured with his band, The Fens, and eventually landed in New York City's vibrant piano bar scene. Matt quickly became a star performer at Manhattan's Brandy's Piano Bar, with lines outside the door each Saturday night. Matt's first solo album, Light In The Dark (2012), is an eclectic pop opus. In contrast, A Dozen Other Loves (2014), explores a simple acoustic palette. This intimate collection has earned many songwriting awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival's prestigious New Folk Competition. Additionally, Matt's piano music has received favorable reviews in publications including The New York Times, and his film scoring has been featured by Disney. Matt now tours internationally, recently performing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush.

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May 22 ( Friday): The Mammals click for details
THE MAMMALS ARE BACK
The Mammals is a five-piece Americana band from Woodstock, NY. "A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions" - No Depression The band features stand-out songwriters Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar (sometimes known as Mike + Ruthy) lifted by a thrilling rhythm section of bass, drums and pedal steel. "The Mammals don't suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton." - Washington Post You can watch them here in this fun video .

July 10 (Friday): An Evening with Tom Rush Accompanied by Matt Nakoa details
Since Tom Rush's 1962 debut as an unknown folk-blues musician on the Boston/Cambridge music scene, he has established himself as a consummate performer and singer-songwriter. A few years back, a sold out celebration of his five-decade career anniversary at Boston Symphony Hall proves his fan loyalty and endurance. When you think of the importance of the folk scene in the 60's you should think of Tom. These days he is just as vital and entertaining. We welcome him back with a big hug!

October 11 ( Sunday): Election 2020 with Capitol Steps click for details
These folks will have lots of material just before the big the election of 2020 They are back, and just in time for more election results! They Put the MOCK in Democracy. Music and political satire by The Capitol Steps, the Washington-based troupe of Congressional staffers turned songwriters. This was one of the first acts I booked when we first opened..it's like having good friends visiting when they are here. And don't we all need a good laugh when it comes to politics these days? Only one show, and last years show sold out by summertime! So don't wait!
   
 
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