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Scheduled Performances for 2015:
July 8 (Wednesday): Wood Brothers click for details
So happy to get these guys back!!!
Chris Wood had a scrap of a song — seemed like a chorus — scribbled in a notebook. He played it for his older brother, Oliver, who’d had a verse lying around he didn’t know what to do with. The two pieces, composed months apart, one in urban Atlanta and the other deep in the Catskills, dovetailed musically and lyrically: the verse about a man regretting chasing unattainable women, the high-lonesome, harmony-driven refrain of “When I die, I wanna be sent back to try, try again.” “Neon Tombstone” wasn’t the first song that Chris, a founding member of jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood, and Oliver, formerly Tinsley Ellis’s guitarist, had written — since 2006, they’d released three studio albums of Americana as The Wood Brothers. But it was the first one they’d written like this. “This is how a song is supposed to come together,” Oliver remembers thinking. The experience marked a deeper level of collaboration for The Wood Brothers, a newfound fraternal synchronicity that’s captured on their 2013 album, ‘The Muse.’ Touring all over the country and blowing away audiences at festivals and in clubs in their wake. We were blown away....you will be too.

July 9 (Thursday): Carol, Kevin and Duke to benefit Mountain Top Music Center details
Carol Noonan and the Guitar Gods Duke Levine and Kevin Barry in Concert!


Boston Globe's Steve Morse wrote, "Carol Noonan seems to exist beyond time.....she sounds at times like a 90's Sandy Denny, soaring into the heavens, as she hits you in the heart". Now described in this century as a "brilliant modern folk singer", by renown critic Dave Marsh, or" Her beautiful voice offers the consolation music is supposed to provide"...... by Playboy Magazine,

Maine singer songwriter Carol Noonan, continues to win the praise of critics year after year. Carol began her career as the lead singer and songwriter for the band Knots and Crosses. "Crosses" was formed in the late 1980s by Carol Noonan, Alan Williams, and Rick Harris... all were students at the New England Conservatory of Music at one time. They built a significant following around Boston and the New England area. After a major-label bidding war led to a failed deal with Island Records, the group disbanded and so began Carol's twisting journey towards the Stone Mountain Arts Center. Noonan went on to do three solo albums for the Philo/Rounder label through 1997. The "Carol Noonan Band" featured Duke Levine and Kevin Barry on guitars. Over the years these two amazing players and good friends have stayed with her for most of her live performances, when they are not backing up national acts like J. Geils and Mary Chapin Carpenter. As well as all her albums. Since her time with Rounder she has released a number of albums on her own label carolnoonanmusic.com. An NPR darling for her music, she has also been a guest essayist on Weekend Edition, and been included on one of their Driveway Moments compilations. These days she is the proud owner of the Stone Mountain Arts Center, along with her husband Jeff. Just as the community has embraced this little music hall behind her house, she has also embraced the community. Mountain Top Music Center has always been program "SMAC" is happy to support.

Mountain Top Music Center is a community music school located in Conway, New Hampshire. Their mission is to enrich lives and build community by providing inspiring music education and by offering performance and listening opportunities throughout our neck of the woods. Carol and the Guys are happy to help this great commuity music center

NOTE: Ticket Tabs or Dinner passes are not applicable for this fund raiser. We are donating most of the ticket sales to Mountain Top, so we need our dinner income to pay the overhead for the show. If the show sells out, they will take home all the ticket sale revenue!!! So......please save your pass dollars for another show. Thanks!

July 10 (Friday): The Milk Carton Kids click for details
The grammy nominated " Kids" are Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan. This flat-picking harmony duo are penned as a minimalist duo—using two guitars and two voices to create their authentic combination of back-porch Americana and classic folk. NPR has described their approach to music as "gorgeous contemporary folk"and "Gillian Welch & David Rawlings-meets-Simon & Garfunkel with a splash of The Everly Brothers"... a kind a perfect description, but leaving out "with a sound all their own". I first saw them on a morning show, and was blown away by their pure and almost vintage sound.They have taken off like folk rockets since, so we are very honored they will be gracing our stage this summer.

July 11 (Saturday): Steve Earle and the Dukes click for details
A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others. 1986 saw the release of his debut record, Guitar Town, which shot to number one on the country charts and immediately established the term “New Country.” What followed was an extremely exciting and varied array of releases including the biting hard rock of Copperhead Road. ( my favorite) Presently "Terraplane" is his 16th studio album since the beginning of his highly prolific career. A great band, and great artist...what could be better. A quick sellout.

July 16 (Thursday): Sam Bush click for details
Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush doesn't seem old enough to be a musical legend, but that is just what he is. Considered the originator of the Newgrass style, he is "the" mandolin player of out generation. Bush has helped to expand the horizons of bluegrass music, fusing it with jazz, rock, blues, funk and other styles. He's the co-founder of the genre-bending New Grass Revival and an in-demand musician who has played with everyone from Emmylou Harris and Bela Fleck to Charlie Haden, Lyle Lovett and Garth Brooks.And though Bush is best known for jaw-dropping skills on the mandolin, he is also a three time national junior fiddle champion and Grammy award winning vocalist In his own words: "As long as I'm alive I hope I have the ability to play," says Bush, a two time cancer treatment survivor. When the ability to play is taken away, it's humbling. It teaches you a lesson: don't take it for granted. Here's to the next 30 years." And here's to you Sam...and we are honored to be part of the next thirty! p.s And always with a killer band! A quick sell out.

July 23 (Thursday): Heather Masse with Jed Wilson & The Mike + Ruthy Band details
One Night....Two great acts!

* Heather Masse, one of the sirens from the Wailin' Jennys and a local girl before stardom, can be heard regularly on Prairie Home Companion, where she's one of Garrison's favorites. She has a beautiful voice and spirit and sings many styles from folk to jazz..of course accompanied by that terrific pianist Jed Wilson. We all love the Jennys of course but when its just Jed, Heather and a microphone....well that is just magic.

* Mike Merenda and Ruthy Ungar cut their musical teeth as part of the Mammals. Ruthy comes from Americana royalty being the daughter of fiddler Jay Ungar. They have been referred to as carrying the torch for the likes of Woody Guthrie and the Carter family, but their indie roots are completely original. Their latest album “Bright As You Can” not only kicks everything off, it sums everything up. Over churning acoustics, driving rhythms, and keening pedal steel, Mike + Ruthy jubilantly sing of those who have loved them – mothers, fathers, lovers, children – who gave them words of strength, placed their hands on strings and steering wheels, inspiring them to make make music filled with s much love as possible and take it to a world in dire need of connection, joy, and family. The band is full of jubilation, as exciting and powerful as any quintet currently mixing up fiddle + banjo with drums, bass and pedal steel. Two of my favorite acts for one great night!!!!

July 24 (Friday): Paula Poundstone click for details
Wooohoooo..she's back again.....our favorite funny girl. An NPR darling, heard on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Paula has been making us laugh almost every year since we have opened. From her comedy specials, to her live shows, she is hysterical, witty, and her improv with the crowd is the highlight of the evening. A quick sell out every time, so get your ticket early!

July 25 (Saturday): Paula Poundstone click for details
An NPR darling, heard on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, Paula has been making us laugh almost every year since we have opened. From her comedy specials, to her live shows, she is hysterical, witty, and her improv with the crowd is the highlight of the evening. A quick sell out every time, so get your ticket early!

July 31 (Friday):Tom Rush click for 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. He recently celebrated his five-decade career anniversary at Boston Symphony Hall to a sold out crowd of loyal folks who enjoy his music as much as you will. When you think of the importance of the folk scene in the 60's you should think of Tom. But now in 2015 he is just as vital and entertaining. We welcome him back with a big hug.

August 1
(Saturday): Encore Performance with Jonathan Edwards click for details
He was just here to a packed house and so many people said, "I wish he would come right back! "Sooooo we listened: Barefoot and tanned, Jonathan Edwards has never looked and sounded better. Of course he is known for his big hits, like "Sunshhine" 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.

August 2 (Sunday): Support SMAC Stone Mountain LIVE click for details
Our annual event to benefit the one and only Stone Mountain Arts Center!
Hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys..featuring Duke Levine and Kevin Barry Special guest, Guitar Great Bill Kirchen.

If you love us, this is a way to show it!!!

Its no secret that SMAC needs a little help now and then. Its not easy to bring music up here all year long. Some shows will sell and some some wont, so you need a safety net for that. Consequently we have to do a few shows a year that provide that safety net. For this night the music will be amazing....with the three guitar Gods!! Bill, Duke, and Kevin. It will be a special night, and lots of special items will be auctioned off too....like season passes, tickets, original artwork, autographed items, and more...so bring your checkbook and support SMAC. We support many great causes all year long...we hope that love comes around to us too.

NOTE: Ticket Tabs or Dinner passes are not applicable for this fund raiser. Since this is a fundraising event for SMAC, we just can't give away dinners if it is to be a success. Please save your pass dollars for another show. Thanks!

August 7
(Friday): Southern SMACfest click for details
with the Warren Hood Band and Louisianna's The Revelers

There are so many great musicians with this double bill... a bunch of my favorites. Warren is one of my all time favorite song writers and singers and the Revelers pull from two wicked great cajun bands Red Stick Ramblers and the Pine Leaf Boys. It's gonna be a great night of musical flavors from these two southern bands.

The Warren Hood Band (of the Waybacks)
Lyle Lovett said, "The cream always rises to the top, and there are young performers out there who will find their audience [such as] Warren Hood, a terrific songwriter and singer." That otta be a good enough endorsement for you to come see this talented artist. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer, Warren has toured extensively as a member of acclaimed band The Waybacks. The Warren Hood Band features Austin guitar ace Willie Pipkin, and singer and pianist, Emily Gimble. What is it about Texas and these songwriters?? They just keep pumping them out, and Warren is no exception. Add his most sought after fiddle playing, this will be one of out most prestigious barn burners.

The Revelers...the Louisiana Supergroup composed of founding members of the Red Stick Ramblers and the Pine Leaf Boys. Those two bands otta give your imagination what it needs to know what kind of band this is, The Revelers are unique in that they play all styles of Cajun, zydeco, Swamp Pop, and Americana equally well. As a Louisianna Supergroup, there is no leader and everyone sings and writes music. Blake Miller (accordion, fiddle, voice) is currently one of the most prolific composers of original French Cajun music.

August 12 (Wednesday): Waltzing for Dreamers FREE Music Series click for details
This FREE concert series is made possible by Carol, Jeff and the Crew at SMAC
in partnership with the kind sponsorship of Poland Spring Water Company.


Featured Artist: Mandolin Orange
Mandolin Orange has been quietly gathering local and faraway fans since its debut album was released back in 2010. The North Carolina duo's music is what I would call true American folk music -- laced with bluegrass, country and folk. Beautiful old timey voices and harmonies, simple sweet arrangements on mando and guitar... with their own unique songwriting. I read somewhere that they sounded like a record from the 1945. Oh I hope so!!

* This show is free admission only by reservation.
* In the spirit of providing, we ask that if possible you bring a donation in the form of cat or dog food, bleach, detergent, and "hardwood" pellets for the Harvest Hill Animal Shelter.
* If you wanna come, but don't want to take a free ticket, ticket donations are always welcome and helps support this great series.

August 14 (Friday): Ghost of Paul Revere click for details
A Benefit for Harvest Hills Animal Shelter
The Ghost of Paul Revere --- We often hear that we have the best staff in the world..Well they are, so I listen to them, when they tell me they saw a band that we gotta have here at SMAC. Our gals went to see a big name act, and unimpressed left the arena, to end up in a local club with a local band playing. This band. They said it was the best part of their trip to big city of Portland. The Ghost of Paul Revere mix a little old timey folk music and bluegrass with dead-on three part harmonies and a wicked energetic performance. Cause they're from Maine ya know!! Sometimes the best kept secrets are in your own backyard. Come see'em..they wont be a secret for long. This show will benefit our friends furry (like my Minnie) and otherwise at the local Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. They do great work.

Harvest Hills Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization which contracts with eighteen towns in Western Maine to accept neglected , stray and abandoned cats and dogs. I have got many amazing pets from these folks over the years, and they are always in need. Come support them and see a great band in the process. "Minnie" says, its a win, win!

NOTE: Ticket Tabs or Dinner passes are not applicable for this fund raiser. We are donating most of the ticket sales to Mountain Top, so we need our dinner income to pay the overhead for the show. If the show sells out, they will take home all the ticket sale revenue!!! So......please save your pass dollars for another show. Thanks!

August 20 ( Thursday): Bob Marley click for details
You know'em, you love'm...more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. He has raised more than $12,000 for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital after setting a new world's record for longest continuous stand-up routine as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. He 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. Always a sell out.

August 21 (Friday): Slaid Cleaves click for details
Hailing from Maine originally, this now Austin songwriter might as well have been born in the lone star state. He's got the Austin style songwriting reminiscent of Joe Ely or Townes Van Zandt, but a style and sound all his own. He is simply one of my favorite songwriters, and why he is not a household word is beyond me. Great songs, great voice, great stories and handsome as all get out. If you are a fan from Maine, you will remember his old band the Moxie Men.....many towns and years later he still comes highly SMAC recommended.

August 27
(Thursday): Rustic Overtones click for details
with special guests, Anna Lombard and Dave Gutter: ARMIES
This is going to be a great show!!!
Maine calls Rustic their own, but they have had national success as well. A cinderella big label story in the late nineties, and now they have reunited to fuel that fire again. Their big band musical arrangements are one of their trademarks, complete with horns and string section. Add Dave's Gutter's strong and emotional voice to that equation, and you have one great show, and are a bunch of great young folks ta'boot! They make me feel old and young at the same time. Come see why!! *"Armies" Okay now take that strong voice of Dave Gutter and add it to the equally soaring voice of Anna Lombard and you get the "Armies" ...the new duo project for Dave and Anna. WE are so happy to hear it for the first time....I'm sure it won't be our last. Check out Maine's own.

September 4 (Friday): Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives click for details
Yipeeeeee. The only disappointment in having Marty and the boys back is that we only get them for one show!!! I always say, when they come its like the wedding we never had! Marty is the consumate peformer...mixing a blend of bluegrass, old time country, and his own brand of traditional style originals. The band is crazy good. Kenny Vaughan, Harry Stinson on drums, and Paul Martin on bass. There playing is of course top notch, but their live vocals steal the show. That live thrill on stage, and on records is also seen regularly by TV viewers these days, on RFD-TV's The Marty Stuart Show, which adds a new chapter each week to the tradition of simple, electrifying country TV with varied live sounds, and top level guests. 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. He often graces us with two shows, but this summer we can only get him for one night...so grab these tickets soon!

September 5 (Saturday): Session Americana click for details
This folk rock supergroup presents their shared songs literally around a table wired with microphones, a bunch of funky instruments and a camaraderie that makes you feel right at home. Sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag"... Says David Greenberger of NPR : "I'd give them 100 miles. That is to say, if they're playing anywhere within 100 miles of your home, you drive there and are grandly rewarded for your effort." Looks like it's time to fill up the tank and head to Brownfield!

September 6
(Sunday): Suzy Bogguss click for details
Suzy of course is a big country star, but to us she is like family. Her countless hits and platinum records would assume a big attitude as well. But with Suzy, the only big you get is in the heart department. She is as down home as you can get and her sweet and sultry voice will make you wish the night would never end. Accompanied by always stellar side men, her show is not to be missed. Welcome back Suzy and welcome home!!!

September 10
(Thursday): Rusted Root click for details
Haling from Pittsburgh, PA, Rusted Root is known for their unique fusion of acoustic, rock, bluegrass, world and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, and Native American influences. Their signature sound has as much to do with Michael Glabicki lead vocals as the strong percussion that drives their always exciting live shows. A first time to Stone Mountain....don't miss it!!!

September 11 (Friday): Shemekia Copeland click for details
She's back!!! In a span of less than two decades, Shemekia Copeland has evolved from teenage upstart to one of the most prominent voices in the blues. She's currently the most feted woman in the blues world and actually had a coronation where she was crowned and declared Queen of the Blues at the Chicago Blues Festival in 2011. Shemekia earned her crown with a series of high-quality recordings and an unrelenting tour schedule that has taken her to all corners of the globe. She's played all the major festivals and concert dates from Europe to Iraq to a memorable performance at the White House in front of an audience that included the President of the United States, sharing the bill with Buddy Guy, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, B.B. King and other greats. Her new album is all the blues buzz....don't miss'er! SMAC loves Shemekia!!!

September 18 (Friday): Waltzing for Dreamers FREE Music Series click for details
This FREE concert series is made possible by Carol, Jeff and the Crew at SMAC
in partnership with the kind sponsorship of Poland Spring Water Company.


Featured Artist: The Lonely Heartstring Band
The Lonely Heartstring band is a five-peice bluegrass instrumentation band from Boston that plays original acoustic music ,traditional bluegrass and, as the name suggests, a swath of Beatles covers. The band formed as a response to a request for a bluegrass wedding band playing exclusively Beatles songs. A year and a half later, LHB is performing tradition-informed original songs and tunes as well as some of the standard bluegrass repertoire. They will embark on a cross-continent summer tour from the west coast of Canada to New York. The band is young, excited, and rising fast in the New England acoustic scene. The members graduated from the Berklee, where they met, and blend passion and soul with instrumental virtuosity and three-part harmonies. Don't miss these stars rising!!!

* This show is free admission only by reservation.
* In the spirit of providing, we ask that if possible you bring a donation in the form of cat or dog food, bleach, detergent, and "hardwood" pellets for the Harvest Hill Animal Shelter.
* If you wanna come, but don't want to take a free ticket, ticket donations are always welcome and helps support this great series.

September 24 (Thursday): Ruthie Foster click for details
Ruthie is mostly considered a blues singer, sometimes a folkie, and sometimes known for being a songwriter. But if you have seen her, you know her as one of the most soulful singers out there today no matter what she sings.. Her shows lift you up and her spirit will stay with you long after you have left our barn. A grammy nominated artist with multiple awards to her resume, she is admire by many of her peers in the musical community. "I love Ruthie Foster. That's my little sister. A phenomenal woman, yes indeed. She's great."- Mavis Staples A seal of approval from Miss Mavis, would be enough for me....but if you need more assurance, come see the "phenomenal" Ruthie Foster. Comes Highly SMAC Recommended.

October 8 (Thursday): Waltzing for Dreamers FREE Music Series click for details
This FREE concert series is made possible by Carol, Jeff and the Crew at SMAC
in partnership with the kind sponsorship of Poland Spring Water Company.


Featured Artist: Bold Riley
Bold Riley started as a simple music project among friends in a barn in Norway, Maine and quickly gained momentum thanks to the group’s unbridled enthusiasm and commitment to bringing joyful acoustic folk music to the greater community. Though their instrumentation seems to keep expanding, Bold Riley’s lineup begins with Julia Edwards of Bridgton on guitar and accordion, John Gunn of Cumberland on clawhammer banjo and percussion, Michael Hayashida of Auburn on fiddle and guitar, and Erin Sampson of Casco with the icing-on-the-cake vocals. All members take turns singing lead, and songs range from classic protest folk favorites to unlikely covers to rousing originals. This crew puts on a great show, one that may even have you singing along one moment and dancing the next. Don’t miss this one -- they may just be your new local favorite. p.s. and Erin got married at SMAC...so talk about full circle!

* This show is free admission only by reservation.
* In the spirit of providing, we ask that if possible you bring a donation in the form of cat or dog food, bleach, detergent, and "hardwood" pellets for the Harvest Hill Animal Shelter.
* If you wanna come, but don't want to take a free ticket, ticket donations are always welcome and helps support this great series.

October 15 ( Thursday): Bob Marley click for details
You know'em, you love'm...more than 15 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. He has raised more than $12,000 for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital after setting a new world's record for longest continuous stand-up routine as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. He 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. Always a sell out.

October 16
(Friday): Song Stage click for details
Hosted by Carol Noonan and accompanied by guitarists TBD (hopefully Duke and/or Kevin!) Featured songwriters: David Francey, Dietrich Strause , and Catie Curtis (read about them below)

Song Stage is a great night of song swapping and collaboration. Artists are on stage together all night like a songwriter round up Bluebird Cafe style. Lots of great music and banter, and a unique glimpse into these artists through the music of their fellow guests.

Those Special Guests..here they are:

* David Francey - David is a great singer songwriters but he is also one of my favorite story tellers. A Canadian multi award winner who has also won over the hearts of folk audiences all over the US. He is thoroughly entertaining on stage and we are happy to have him back finally!

* Dietrich Strause - I love this kid..yes in my book..a kid. A Boston-based singer/songwriter who is hard to describe. Kinda Josh Rittery, or Paul Simony...but really very unique and perfect for Song Stage. My Secret Boston said, “Strause’s creations come at you first with their simple charm, a lot of which resides in his gentle persona and friendly attitude. "It’s hard not to like this kid. But this kid is as mature and tested as any one of his local song writing elders.” A great quote, and speaking of secrets, Dietrich wont be one for long :.)

* Catie Curtis - Catie is one of those songwriters that actually sings a few happy songs without being silly ,..and with her big smile you cannot help but get sucked into the world of Catie. She is a national success sharing the stages with the lies of Mary Chapin Carpenter and Richard Thompson and she even performed at the HRC Equality Ball in celebration of President Barack Obama’s inauguration. But we know she grew up right over in Saco...so we will call her our own. Always a joy.

November 5 (Thursday): Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration
with Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy click for details
Don't wait till next year to get these tix...only one show! This is one of the top "feel good" shows you'll ever see. It's a family affair filled with amazing musicianship, a frenzy of step dancing, and a talented family sharing the stage. Comes highly SMAC recommended. This will be a quick sellout so get your tickets early!

November 6 (Friday): Capitol Steps - One Show Only! click for details
They are back, and just in time for the 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?

November 7 (Saturday): Tim O'Brien click for details
with special guest Old Man Leudecke
If I had a nickel for every time someone covered a Tim O'Brien song on our stage, well I would have a pile'o' nickels! A singer, a songwriter, and a multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki and mandocello), who has released more than ten studio albums. Tim is probably best known in the bluegrass world, racking up multiple IBMA's honors over the years, but his sound is truly Americana....a little country a little folk, a little bluegrass with a lotta story. And those song stories are what audiences and performers can't get enough of. We are so happy to have him back. Supporting him and joining him will be "Old Man Leudecke"the stage name of two-time Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and banjo player Chris Luedecke. I great addition to Tim's sound and our stage.

November 12 (Thursday): Waltzing for Dreamers FREE Music Series click for details
This FREE concert series is made possible by Carol, Jeff and the Crew at SMAC
in partnership with the kind sponsorship of Poland Spring Water Company.


Featured Artist: Dietrich Strause and Band
I love this kid..yes in my book..a kid. A Boston-based singer/songwriter who is hard to describe. Kinda Josh Rittery, or Paul Simony...but really very unique and perfect for SMAC. My Secret Boston said, “Strause’s creations come at you first with their simple charm, a lot of which resides in his gentle persona and friendly attitude. It’s hard not to like this kid. But this kid is as mature and tested as any one of his local song writing elders.” A great quote, and speaking of secrets, Dietrich won't be one for long :.)

* This show is free admission only by reservation.
* In the spirit of providing, we ask that if possible you bring a donation in the form of cat or dog food, bleach, detergent, and "hardwood" pellets for the Harvest Hill Animal Shelter.
* If you wanna come, but don't want to take a free ticket, ticket donations are always welcome and helps support this great series.

November 21 (Saturday):Jubilee Riots (formerly Enter the Haggis) click for details
This Canadian Indie/Folk Rock world-fusion band based in Toronto, may have a new name, but their sound and show will be the same Haggis you know and love, and always full of surprizes !!! The guys have renamed themselves in recognition of the variety in their music, which contains Celtic elements but extends far beyond them. It's high-speed collision of Celtic music, rock, bluegrass, funk, and world music. Jubilee Riots describes their sound as Northern Roots Rock. "We feel that that speaks to our Canadian spin on American roots music and our use of traditional instruments with a rock edge. Folk music focuses on the power of meaningful lyrics, which continues to be a focus in our writing," they say. Riot is a good word to have their name now, as the room feels like its on the verge of a musical riot when they are here....always a sell out and always a great show.

November 28 (Saturday): Girls, Guns and Glory click for details
If Chris Isaac, Buddy Holly and Buck Owens started a band, it might sound like these guys! The twangy country rock and roll sounds of this fun band, is fronted by SMAC favorite and crooner Ward Hayden (we love him!) A smooth, authentic honky tonk/early rock & roll vibe with some country-folk thrown in there too...it is hard to peg these guys....but that's a good thing! An eclectic blend of musical styles that’s reminiscent of Johnny Cash one minute, CCR the next, the all-male quintet mixes catchy melodies with cowboy vocals and creative percussion, hurling grit (sometimes grits) and heart into every tune. Don't miss this whole lotta fun band!!!

And bring your dancin shoes, cause everyone dances to this band!
Ya know, I feel like these guys are shooting stars...come see'em before they make it too big!

December 5 (Saturday): Carol Noonan and Dana Cunningham click to Order
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 an after show reception at the Inn at Crystal Lake Inn right across the street ...just a holly jolly hop, skip, and a jump from the church. There will be complimentery cookies and coffee and the bar will be open if you want to purchase something stronger. The Little White Church is located on route 153 in Eaton NH...for directions go to the Inn at Crystal Lake's web site.

Inn at Crystal Lake Getaway Package: $320* for Two
Includes one nights lodging at the Inn with cozy dinner at the Inn, full country breakfast and concert tickets. Call 603-447-2120 to reserve your getaway package. *Tax not included.

December 12 (Saturday): Carol Noonan and Dana Cunningham click to Order
Annual Christmas Concert at the Little White Church in Eaton, NH
No Special guests for this night...just Carol and Dana, with music, stories and laughter. This is the way they started out playing together....just the two of them..an unlikley but perfect pairing of music and personality.


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 an after show reception at the Inn at Crystal Lake Inn right across the street ...just a holly jolly hop, skip, and a jump from the church. There will be complimentery cookies and coffee and the bar will be open if you want to purchase something stronger. The Little White Church is located on route 153 in Eaton NH...for directions go to the Inn at Crystal Lake's web site.

Inn at Crystal Lake Getaway Package: $320* for Two
Includes one nights lodging at the Inn with cozy dinner at the Inn, full country breakfast and concert tickets. Call 603-447-2120 to reserve your getaway package. *Tax not included.

December 18 (Friday): Stone Mountain LIVE for Christmas click for details
Our big annual Christmas show hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys
with special guests, the Gibson Brothers

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. Our special guests for these shows are good friends and Bluegrass greats The IBMA Award-winning Gibson Brothers. Only two shows this year, so don't wait too long!

December 19 (Saturday): Stone Mountain LIVE for Christmas click for details
Our big annual Christmas show hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys
with special guests, the Gibson Brothers

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. Our special guests for these shows are good friends and Bluegrass greats The IBMA Award-winning Gibson Brothers. Only two shows this year, so don't wait too long!
       
Scheduled Performances for 2016:
March 18 (Friday): "A Lotta Folk Music" click for details
With Christine Lavin, Don White, and Vance Gilbert
Three great folks singers one great night...all on stage, good friends, and joyful voices.

Christine Lavin: New York's own singer-songwriter and founding member of Four Bitchin' Babes. She is known for her sense of humor, which is expressed in both her music and her onstage performances. Many of her songs alternate between emotional reflections on romance and outright comedy. Her book COLD PIZZA FOR BREAKFAST: A MEM-WHA is another way Christine expresses herself. Just a knock-out performer.

Don White:
If you laugh and cry within the same ten minutes, you either need a vacation or you are sitting in the audience at a Don White show. This working class family man from Lynn, Massachusetts has emerged as the thoughtful songwriter of the decade whose relevance to our lives is evidenced by the powerful reaction he evokes at every concert. Radio audiences, too, are not safe from the Don White experience. Valerie Adams of WNCS Radio, Vermont said, "I've never seen anything like it. Every time I play I Know What Love Is the phones light up like a Christmas tree. Stereo Review Magazine called it "...A candidate for song of the year." First time here at Stone Mountain.

Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when the buzz spread through the folk clubs of the Northeast about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking them dead at open mics. Word got out about this Philadelphia-area born and raised performer, and Shawn Colvin invited Gilbert to be a special guest on her 1992 Fat City tour. Gilbert took audiences across North America by storm. One review reads: "With the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god, it was enough to earn him that rarity: an encore for an opener" Speaking of his live shows, artists as varied as Arlo Guthrie, Anita Baker, and the late George Carlin have in recent years requested Vance to be added to their evenings. Come see why. What a voice,what a nut, what a treat :>)

May 6 (Friday): Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas click for details
We cannot get enough of this master Scottish fiddler and his beautuful cellist sidekick. They sell out everytime....the show is fun, beautiful and Alasdair is a presence who just makes you feel great. A toe tapping night of fiddle music and Scottish story telling. This is SMAC at its best when these two are here.
       
 
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