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January 29, 2022 (Saturday): The Gibson Brothers click for details
Oh, I love these these bluegrass greats!!! 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. They were featured on Prairie Home Companion last year and of course 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 are a personal favorite of mine....Come highly SMAC recommended.

February 4, 2022
(Friday): Keb' Mo' click for details
A reschedule from May 26, 2020
He was hailed by NPR as the modern ambassador for the blues. Since the release of his self-titled debut in 1994, blues guitarist Keb' Mo' (born Kevin Moore) has been one of the most successful musicians in the genre. Earning multiple grammys and nominations, Guitarist/vocalist Keb' Mo' draws heavily on the old-fashioned country blues style of Robert Johnson, while keeping his sound contemporary with touches of soul and folksy storytelling. A skilled frontman as well as an accomplished sideman, he writes much of his own material and has applied his acoustic, electric, and slide guitar skills to jazz- and rock-oriented bands. We have had him here a number of times now, and from where we stand we every show is better than the last. An intimate show up here on the hill.....don't miss it.

NOTE: There is an 8 ticket limit for this show.
Memberships are not applicable for this high ticketed show.

February 5, 2022(Saturday): Harry Manx click for details
It takes begging and pleading to get Harry to come to the States 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!!!

February 12, 2022 ( Saturday): Della Mae click for details
These gals put on one of the most "wowing" shows we have ever seen here, when last they visited. . Everyone has wanted back...so your wish is our command! Born from a yearning for a traditional bluegrass sound in the heart of New England. When the band started, there was not a single all-women bluegrass band on the national touring scene. One of the main goals of grammy nominated Della Mae from the start, was to showcase strong women in bluegrass. Their musical style seamlessly blends years of experience with traditional mountain music and modern singer-songwriter sensibilities. Della Mae has toured throughout the U.S., playing festivals, music clubs, house concerts, churches, and conducting workshops. These ladies draw from a well of influences to create vibrantly original music that conveys their expansive musical vision with timeless lyrical truths and a contemporary sensibility all their own.

February 14, 2022 (Monday): Valentine's Day with Dana and Carol click for details
Dana Cunningham and Carol Noonan together at Stone Mountain Arts Center
A rare night of music on the SMAC stage from these two friends who will perform a set of material that is new and fresh along with some of their "winter hits" that you may have missed this season from this duo. Dana is the composed composer and pianist, and Carol the feisty singer songwriter. They have been said to be the epitome of yin and yang, but together form a really beautiful and unexpected musical union. That union has grown into a friendship full of music and love over the years, so it will be a perfect night of music for this special holiday. Bring a loved one, a friend, a date, a pal...."all you need is love..love is all you need"...And don't we need it these days!

February 17, 2022 ( Thursday): Comedian Bob Marley click for details
I don't know any other person who worked harder to keep us entertained during 2020 and beyond than comedian Bob Marley. His daily videos were a comic relief from the world's challenges, and there have been many. Bob has a gift and a way of finding the hilarity in the obvious and the seemingly common occurrences in our sometimes mundane lives. In fact, he would make fun of me for saying all this!!. I can just hear him mocking me now!

On a personal note, Bob kept my staff from going crazy and will continue to do so. ! We appreciate him for being one of the artists that was willing to do shows in whatever way he could to make venues and people laugh..whether it was a small capacity show or a drive in…he did it all. Nothing can stop the Bob Marley train and we love him for that. And yes, I said artist!!

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. And geesh don't we all need to laugh right now. Always a quick sell out! Always a quick sell out!

February 25, 2022 (Friday): Ward Hayden and the Outliers click for details
We love that you can get two sides of this great band…one is rockin' and one is just pure roots. 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.

February 26, 2022 (Saturday): Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection details
Erica and her five piece band features some of the finest musicians in New England. The band features award winning fiddler and singer Erica Brown of course and her dear husband Matt Shipman on mandolin, and more...along with Lincoln Meyers on guitar, Eli Gilbert on banjo and Kris Day on bass. They are energetic, fun and diverse as they incorporate music from the traditional Bluegrass, Folk and Country repertoire as well as French Canadian fiddle music and original songs. We just love Erica and Matt and adding these great players will be a super night of music.

March 4, 2022 (Friday): Teddy Thompson and Jenni Muldaur click for details
"Teddy & Jenni Do Nashville: A Tribute to the Great Country Duets”
Teddy Thompson and Jenni Muldaur, along with producer David Mansfield, have spent the spring and summer recording the classic duets of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.

The concept started as part of Mansfield’s streaming concert series, “The Fallout Shelter”, and now has moved the needle literally to the first EP from Thompson nd Muldaur: Teddy & Jenni Do Porter & Dolly: A Tribute to the Duets of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, was released digitally on May 21.

Teddy Thompson is an acclaimed singer-songwriter, the only son of British folk-rock legends Richard and Linda Thompson. NPR proclaims that he’s “the musical equivalent of an arrow to the heart,” while The New York Times calls his work “beautifully finessed.

Singer-songwriter, arranger, and producer Jenni Muldaur grew up in a music-intensive environment as the daughter of folk icons Geoff and Maria Muldaur, who both played a crucial part in the ‘60’s folk revival. As well as recording solo albums, she has performed and recorded with Lou Reed, David Byrne, Marianne Faithful, Steely Dan, Ronnie Spector, Eric Clapton and many others. She is a resident of Springs and loves being a part of this incredible artist community on the East End. What a cool show this will be!! SMAC can’t wait!

March 11, 2022 (Friday): Ye Vagabonds click for details
It is rare lately with all the crazines of this year still to sort through,that I can slow down and listen and even think ahead to the music we could have. But when this Irish duo came across my desk it literally brought me to tears and reminded me of why we are here. The beauty of their earnest singing tugged on my Irish Heart strings of course, but you dont have to be Irish to love the honest and pure approach these two brothers take. I booked them with a renewed musical inspiration. So before you read on, I want you take that moment like I did and watch this video. Fill your heart with warmth and music like I did. Then order your ticket:.).

The Dublin-based brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn are Ye Vagabonds and we can’t wait to have them here for the first time.

March 12, 2022 (Saturday): Kris Delmhorst click for details
Singer/songwriters Kris Delmhorst is one of my absolute favs. A prolific writer and constant collaborator, she grew up in Brooklyn NY. Her musical home is in Boston where she cut her teeth on open mics, bar gigs, and subway busking, before embarking on her life as an internationally touring songwriter. She has a most rich, beautiful, and smokey voice and when she sings she is lost in the song more deeply than most. But what might get missed about her obvious talents, is just want a great musician she is. She is a musician's musician, and those of us who are, feel unanimous about giving her that title.

March 15, 2022 (Tuesday): Robert Cray Band click for details
Can't wait to hear the best band in the world. If you haven't seen'em you have to..if you already have, you know you miss'em! Blues guitarist and singer songwriter Robert Cray is a five-time Grammy Award winner and a Blues Hall of Famer of course, but all the accolades in the world will not do justice to his live show. You know I talk about those hand full of artists that I always say you gotta see...this is one of them. Few both play guitar and sing so smoothly and heartfelt and that band is killer. And did I say they are the nicest buncha guys you will ever meet? Come see for yerself. A rare up close and personal concert. A SMAC FAV!

If you have a SMAC Membership: only Gold passes and renegotiated or new memberships are applicable for this high cost show.

March 17, 2022 (Thursday): St. Paddy's Celebration click for details
Featuring Carol Noonan and Erica Brown and Josephine County
A celebration of the greenest of holidays. Come join us for a night of Irish music and a festive Irish feast. Carol Noonan, performing along with that lovely fiddler Erica Brown and her Irish group Josephine County. And don't worry if you don't like Corned Beef, there will be plenty of other options. But for those of you who do like that "corney" dish, Carol's version like her Danny Boy, is the best that this blarney neck of the woods has to offer.!!!

Doors open at the dimming of the day at 5:30.
Fun starts at 6:00 with a welcome drink and your first course.
Please be prompt so we can start the first set once everyone is seated. Your ticket includes music,a welcome drink, soup, salad, and dinner and dessert. Beverages are not included except for your arrival welcome drink and coffee. Gratuity not included.

March 18, 2022 (Friday): Celia Woodsmith and Jason Anick Trio click for details
Wow, what a trio!!! Before you read about them just watch this video. It's all you will need.

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Celia Woodsmith and violin virtuoso Jason Anick, have joined forces for this special project and enlisted Charlie Clements on bass and vocals to make this a super night of music,. They perform an array of roots inspired originals, country classics, western swing, and bluegrass music. These globe-trotting musicians have crossed paths at festivals all over the world with their respective projects (Della Mae, Rhythm Future Quartet, John Jorgenson Quintet), but are thrilled to have finally fused their voices together for this world class duo.

Celia Woodsmith performer, vocalist, and songwriter, and part of the Grammy nominated bluegrass band Della Mae teams up with Jason Anick: composer, virtuoso...a rising star in the world of jazz violin and mandolin as well as folk and more. Add Charlie’ s golden voice and bass playing…like I said…Wow!! Happy to have them blow you away again!

March 23, 2022 (Wednesday): Los Lobos click for details
A reschedule from June 23, 2021
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 25, 2022 (Friday): 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.

This show cannot be exchanged for Matt's previously postponed free admission show.

March 26, 2022 (Saturday): Kat Edmonson click for details
If you had tickets to her previously canceled show, please let us know if the new date works for you.
Back again…Finally!!!. 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!!!

March 30, 2022 ( Wednesday): The Wailin' Jennys click for details
A reschedule from March 31, 2021
Yippee!! They're back!!! Super gal group, The Wailin' Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Yes..PERFECT! Starting as a happy accident of solo singer/songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin' Jennys have grown over the years into one of today's most beloved international folk acts.

In 2004, The Wailin' Jennys released their first full-length album 40 Days to great critical acclaim, netting a 2005 Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year. Bolstered by their frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor's public radio show A Prairie Home Companion, The Jennys exploded onto the roots music scene, performing at packed venues across the Canada, the U.S. and throughout the world. With their varying backgrounds, each of the Jennys is unique in their individual expression. Together they forge a unified folk-pop sound that is stunning, exciting, and heartwearming. We are so lucky to have them back here again on their limited tour.

March 31, 2022 (Thursday): Jimmie Vaughan click for details
Texas Blues Guitarist is an American blues rock Jimmy Vaughan will bring a powerhouse of show to Stone Mountain! Before going solo, he was the show stopping guitarist for the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Older brother of] the late Texas legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, he embraces a long list of traditional blues players. A show not to be missed and a quick sell out

April 8, 2022 ( Friday): David, Luke, and Will Mallett: An Evening With details
Maine’s own Dave Mallet and the Mallet Brothers….Folk to Folk Rock Royalty…THis family will break generational barriers and join us for one awesome night together. Two rockin sons with the father of folk, and three great songwriters.

Singer-songwriter, David Mallett, is one of America’s true original troubadours. In a career spanning four decades, he has recorded 17 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic Garden Song [Inch by Inch, Row by Row] and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. He has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets.

The Mallett Brothers/Duo Luke and Will
are strong songwriters with a county alt edge. Mot days they are with their indie rock and roll / Americana / country band that is all Maine. Their busy tour schedule since forming in 2009 has helped them to build a dedicated fan base across the U.S. and beyond while still calling the state of Maine their home. Theirs is a musical melting pot that's influenced equally by the singer/songwriter tradition as by harder rock, classic country and psychedelic sounds.

April 14, 2022 (Thursday): George Winston click for details
A reschedule from November 10, 2021
George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums. He just released his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records. The album is available now at GeorgeWinston.com.

April 15, 2022 (Friday): The Bacon Brothers click for details
The Bacon Brothers is brothers Michael Bacon and Kevin Bacon.
Michael & Kevin Bacon — A.K.A. The Bacon Brothers — offer an ideal example of what can result when two talented individuals who share the same gene pool expand their horizons, combine their talents and create an inspired sound that stands apart and wholly on its own. With ten albums to their credit, spawned over the course of 23 years, it’s clear their band isn’t simply a sideline that supplements their day jobs. Rather, it’s an ongoing effort that’s been accompanied by commitment and creativity. Granted, Kevin’s an award-winning actor with a lengthy film, stage and television resume, and Michael is an Emmy-winning composer, who honed his craft as a songwriter in Nashville in the 70’s, but when the two pool their talents as The Bacon Brothers, the music rings with a resilience all its own. With a mix of folk, rock, soul, and country it’s just gonna be wicked fun to have them on our humble stage.

April 21, 2022 ( Thursday): Comedian Bob Marley click for details
I don't know any other person who worked harder to keep us entertained during 2020 and beyond than comedian Bob Marley. His daily videos were a comic relief from the world's challenges, and there have been many. Bob has a gift and a way of finding the hilarity in the obvious and the seemingly common occurrences in our sometimes mundane lives. In fact, he would make fun of me for saying all this!!. I can just hear him mocking me now!

On a personal note, Bob kept my staff from going crazy! We appreciate him for being one of the artists that was willing to do shows in whatever way he could to make venues and people laugh..whether it was a small capacity show or a drive in…he did it all. Nothing can stop the Bob Marley train and we love him for that. And yes, I said artist!!

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. And geesh don't we all need to laugh right now. Always a quick sell out!

April 23, 2022 (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.

*Please note is you are holding onto tickets from a previously postponed AEG show, please contact us so we can apply them to this new show.

April 29, 2022 (Friday): Bill and the Belles click for details
We loved this band when they were here last...Geesh this band makes me happy. It was one of those times someone sent me an email and I actually had a minute to listen. Rolling Stone says, about Bill and the Belles ..."committed to helping early country music remain appreciated - not just replicated.". I think that sums them up if you add a little fun factor on top. With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, the group puts its own spin on a golden era of music, specifically the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, including their own original tunes...and sometimes it hard to tell the difference. . In a climate of lots of string bands and old timey music groups,theirs is a fresh take while paying homage to an old style. Band member and founder, Kris Truelsen says. "Generally speaking I'm writing from my personal experiences, though I do my best to not make songs feel like they are part of any particular time. I would like to think someone could listen to 'Finger Pointin' Mama' and think it was written today, or maybe their Grandma might hear it and think it was written when she was a kid. I hope timelines are blurred and that the music speaks for here and now, and for way back when."

Here is a video of them I just love. Again, they just make me smile..a dose of them daily, is what the doctor should order, but I'll settle for one great show. Don't miss’em!

May 5, 2022 (Thursday): We Banjo 3 click for details
A reschedule from January 23, 2022
Okay, anyone who hasn't seen this band is DEPRIVED!!!! 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!

May 6, 2022 (Friday): The Seldom Scene click for details
A reschedule from June 25, 2021
The Seldom Scene is an American bluegrass band formed in 1971 in Bethesda, Maryland. The Scene has been instrumental in starting the progressive bluegrass movement as their shows include bluegrass versions of country music, rock, and even pop. What does it take for a bluegrass band to remain popular for more than four decades? For The Seldom Scene, it's taken not only talented musicians, a signature sound, and a solid repertoire, but also a sheer sense of fun. On Guitar Dudley Connell, Mandolin and Guitar Lou Reid, Banjo, Fiddle Ron Stewart, Dobro Fred Travers, Bass / Ronnie Simpkins Here is their version of this great Harry Nilsson tune.

May 7, 2022 (Saturday): Matt Andersen click for details
Award-winning Canadian blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Matt Andersen is a powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence. He has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees spread the good word of his righteous tunes all over. And the world has indeed woken up and discovered him, helping him amass over 18 million views on YouTube. In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America, Europe and Australia, he has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more. Andersen nabbed the 2013 and 2016 European Blues Award for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and was the first ever Canadian to take home top honors in the solo/duo category at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Since the release of Weightless in early 2014, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and eight Maple Blues Awards. Happy to have him back… He is a wild singer but these ballads are what really get to us…Take a moment to watch this one.

May 12, 2022
(Thursday): 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!

May 20, 2022 (Friday): Jason Spooner Band - Live at Stone Mountain click for details
Celebrating a New LIVE Release
In Jason’s own words:
My band considers the halls of the Stone Mountain Arts Center to be a touchstone and a second home of sorts. While we've logged what seems like countless miles on stages across the country over the last 2 decades, we always consider it an honor to return to Brownfield where we feel equally comfortable blowing out a rowdy roots-rock tune with a full horn section as we do playing a hushed acoustic piece with 4 part harmonies.

We have unquestionably experienced some of our most memorable moments performing on the SMAC stage in recent years and I’m proud to report that we have managed to capture our last several performances at SMAC in full multitrack glory… thanks in LARGE part to the very talented and patient Pat O'Donnell. My bandmates and I will be mixing the results over the winter of 2022 and plan to release a collection of our favorite selections for this very special spring concert.

I had always wanted to record a live record that really captured the essence of this band. Regardless of where we perform, I feel like we’re a group of people who share the same vision with this project which is putting the song above all else. There is a time and place for chops and showboating but we all really make a concerted effort to let the spirit of the lyrics and the subtleties of the music and arrangements do the talking in this band. I can say without hesitation that the collective that is Stone Mountain… the venue, Carol, the staff, the FOOD, the legendary green room, the palpable warmth… has always let our music shine to its fullest potential and I can’t imagine a more fitting place to unveil our first true live record.

Please join us for this rare opportunity to see the band perform some of our favorite tracks from two decades worth of recordings along with some unreleased material and special guest performances as we present “The Jason Spooner Band - Live at Stone Mountain” for the first time ever!”

In Carol’s own words:
Jason is one talented guy...a great musician and a great person and we are happy he is coming here to celebrate this new exciting release. Don’t miss it!

May 29, 2022 ( Sunday): Antje Duvekot and Ellis Paul click for details
Two great songwriters in one night!!!

Ellis :
"Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music.- The New York Times” Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting. He was a principle leader in the wave of singer/songwriters that emerged from the Boston folk scene, creating a movement that revitalized the national acoustic circuit with an urban, literate, folk pop style that helped renew interest in the genre in the 1990's. Paul remains the most mainstream-friendly folk songwriter to emerge from Boston since Tom Rush. Between 1993 and 2004, he won an unprecedented 13 Boston Music Awards, and his songs were heard on hit TV shows Ed and MTV's Real World; and in the soundtracks of several Farrelly Brothers films, including "Me, Myself, & Irene," and "Shallow Hal," Director Peter Farrelly has called Paul "a national treasure."..a very cool stamp of approval :>)

Antje: Antje has extensive touring experience, criss-crossing the US and Europe many times. She is a compelling live performer and has been invited to play some of the top festivals including The Newport Folk Festival as well as the Mountain Stage, Philadelphia and Kerrville Festivals. Internationally, she's headlined the The Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and the Tonder Festival in Denmark. She’s the winner of some of the top songwriting awards, including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious, Kerrville (TX) "Best New Folk Award" and, in one of the nation's top music markets, the Boston Music Award for "Outstanding Folk Act", three of the top prizes in the singer songwriter world.

June 17, 2022 (Friday): Gaelic Storm click for details
A reschedule from June 18, 2021
And a storm they are!! I always say they are the hardest workin' Irish band I know...just great! Remember the music that was playing during the steerage party in Titanic? That was Gaelic Storm, who on their self-titled debut album way back when, presented an engaging mix of traditional music, dance music, and songs, all performed with energy and enthusiasm. Well, that was many albums ago, and these days they are now one of the most popular Celtic acts around. Their stage show is high energy and at time even rockin'- Irish style with charismatic story teller and front man Patrick Murphy, whipping up the crowd more with every tune. They are a terrific bunch of folks who we are happy to have back. Don't miss it…come celebrate one great band!

June 24, 2022 (Friday): Marc Cohn click for details
The grammy award winning singer songwriter is back finally..it's been way too long!! Best known for his song "Walking in Memphis". Marc Cohn is a beautiful piano player and outstanding singer song writer and performer. His stage banter is equally as entertaining as his songs, and last time lots of people missed him because of the quick sell out...don't be left out ...We LOVE him...comes highly SMAC recommended.

July 1, 2022 (Friday): Heather Masse and Jed Wilson click for details
Heather, one of the sirens from the Wailin' Jennys and a local girl before stardom,as a regular on Prairie Home Companion, where she was one been one of Garrison's favorites. She has such a beautiful voice and spirit, singing many styles from folk to jazz. Accompanied by pianist Jed Wilson, an accomplished performer and composer. Just a joy when these two come home together.

July 8, 2022 (Friday): Cheryl Wheeler and Kenny White click for details
A reschedule from October 23, 2021
We love Cheryl and Kenny together! . They are the bestest of friends and are a completely entertaining duo.We are lucky to have them both with us for one special night.

Cheryl Wheeler: Critic Scott Alarik said it best: " It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the mic. There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic" And we love both those Cheryls! She is not afraid to speak her mind about politics, religion any any other issues in the national debate! She is always a delight... even more so when her pal Kenny is with her.....

Kenny White in our neck of the woods, seems like a relative newcomer to the world of the touring singer-songwriter, Kenny began his career in the 1970s touring extensively as the keyboard player for Jonathan Edwards and Livingston Taylor. He then became a fixture in the NY studio scene throughout the 1990s, producing and arranging literally hundreds of commercials for TV and radio. Commercials enabled him to work with artists like Gladys Knight, Linda Ronstadt, Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Neville and even the London Symphony Orchestra. He produced Shawn Colvin's Grammy-nominated song, "I Don't Know Why" and performed on Marc Cohn's platinum debut record. He began traveling with and opening shows for many of his friends and colleagues including Cheryl Wheeler, Jonathan Edwards, and Richard Shindell. Kenny often travels with Judy Collins as her opening act throughout North America and Europe and is signed to her label. Kenny is a classic piano man, and if you have not heard him, you have to!!

July 22, 2022 (Friday): An Evening with Noel Paul Stookey click for details
He is the legendery middleman of Peter Paul and Mary “The warm, clowning humor and humanistic sensitivity which characterized the efforts of Paul Stookey in Peter, Paul & Mary remain in joyful abundance in his solo career as Noel Paul Stookey…” I think that says it all. WE are honored to have this artist back to our humble hall.

August 13, 2022 (Saturday): Susan Werner click for details
What can we say about Susan, but when I think of her I think of thoroughly talented, smart and entertaining. She would hate me for saying this, but I think she is the Mary Poppins of us singer song writers. Her songwriting is poignant and her message is heartfelt…but always getting her point across with a little sugar on top. Couldn't we all have a little of that lately. But back to her impressive career...Over the course of her twenty five year touring career, Susan Werner has built a reputation as one of the country’s most compelling live performers. With formidable chops on guitar (she began playing at age 5) and piano (she was a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz) along with a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman master class in musicianship. Her songs are noted for their poetry and sharp wit, and also for their astonishing stylistic range. She’s written songs in the style of Gershwin and Cole Porter (I Can’t Be New, 2004), gospel music (The Gospel Truth, 2007), traditional Cuban “son” (An American In Havana, 2016), and New Orleans junk piano (NOLA, 2019). In 2014 she composed the music and lyrics to the musical theater score Bull Durham, The Musical (MGM). Her latest recording of original songs, The Birds of Florida, takes flight January 2022.

August 24, (Wednesday): Ladysmith Black Mambazo click for details
A reschedule from August 19, 2020
We are so excited to have this amazing group here and their message is more than welcome. South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage farm boy living on the lands just outside the small town of Ladysmith, in the province of kwaZulu Natal, half way between Johannesburg and Durban. Joseph used his hometown's name to honor his family's history. In early 1969, with four brothers and three cousins, Joseph had the voices he long dreamed of his group having. At that point Ladysmith Black Mambazo began their true musical journey.

A radio broadcast in 1970 opened the door to their first record contract, the beginning of an ambitious recording career that currently includes more than seventy albums, earning nineteen GRAMMY Award nominations and five GRAMMY Award wins. Singing For Peace Around The World. Not just a CD title but a statement of the group's career mission. It was Nelson Mandela who designated Ladysmith Black Mambazo "South Africa's Cultural Ambassadors to the world." It is a moniker the group members hold close to their hearts. During the 1970's Ladysmith Black Mambazo established themselves as the most successful singing group in South Africa. In the mid-1980s, American singer/songwriter Paul Simon visited South Africa and incorporated the group's rich harmonies into the famous Graceland album (1986) - a landmark recording that was considered seminal in introducing world music to mainstream audiences.

In addition to their work with Paul Simon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has recorded with Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Groban, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Etheridge, and many others. They have provided music for many movies, have appeared on Broadway where they were nominated for a Tony Award and even had a documentary film, titled On Tip Toe: Gentle Steps to Freedom, the Story of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, nominated for an Academy Award.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo carries a message of Peace, Love and Harmony as they travel the world year after year. They bring this message, in song and dance, to every theater they perform in. We hope you will join them as they sing their message. Watch this video and be reminded of how voices can move you. A quick sell out!

August 25, (Thursday): Ladysmith Black Mambazo click for details
A reschedule from August 20, 2020
This Show Supports Our Own Brownfield Public Library
We are so excited to have this amazing group here and their message is more than welcome. South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage farm boy living on the lands just outside the small town of Ladysmith, in the province of kwaZulu Natal, half way between Johannesburg and Durban. Joseph used his hometown's name to honor his family's history. In early 1969, with four brothers and three cousins, Joseph had the voices he long dreamed of his group having. At that point Ladysmith Black Mambazo began their true musical journey.

A radio broadcast in 1970 opened the door to their first record contract, the beginning of an ambitious recording career that currently includes more than seventy albums, earning nineteen GRAMMY Award nominations and five GRAMMY Award wins. Singing For Peace Around The World. Not just a CD title but a statement of the group's career mission. It was Nelson Mandela who designated Ladysmith Black Mambazo "South Africa's Cultural Ambassadors to the world." It is a moniker the group members hold close to their hearts. During the 1970's Ladysmith Black Mambazo established themselves as the most successful singing group in South Africa. In the mid-1980s, American singer/songwriter Paul Simon visited South Africa and incorporated the group's rich harmonies into the famous Graceland album (1986) - a landmark recording that was considered seminal in introducing world music to mainstream audiences.

In addition to their work with Paul Simon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has recorded with Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Sarah McLachlan, Josh Groban, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Etheridge, and many others. They have provided music for many movies, have appeared on Broadway where they were nominated for a Tony Award and even had a documentary film, titled On Tip Toe: Gentle Steps to Freedom, the Story of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, nominated for an Academy Award.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo carries a message of Peace, Love and Harmony as they travel the world year after year. They bring this message, in song and dance, to every theater they perform in. We hope you will join them as they sing their message. Watch this video and be reminded of how voices can move you. A quick sell out!

September 16, 2022 (Friday): Cowboy Junkies click for details
Their bio says, the Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band. The group was formed in Toronto in 1985 by three siblings Margo Timmins (vocalist), Michael Timmins (songwriter, guitarist), Peter Timmins (drummer) along with Alan Anton (bassist). Says a lot about a band that they have stayed together so long. It goes in line with their music too....long lasting but still fresh...that's the Junkies. They are especially dear to us here at SMAC, as they are champions of the independent spirit like us :>) They are loyal to their fans and their craft.

If you have been living under a rock that does not roll, here is a little history on them: The Junkies first performed publicly at the Beverley Tavern and other clubs in Toronto's Queen Street West, including The Rivoli. Their 1986 debut album, produced by Canadian producer Peter Moore, was the blues-inspired Whites Off Earth Now!!, recorded using an ambisonic microphone in the family garage. The group's fame spread with their second album, The Trinity Session,recorded in 1987 at Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity. Their sound, again using the ambisonic microphone, and their mix of blues, country, folk, rock and jazz earned them both critical attention and a cult following. The Los Angeles Times named the recording as one of the ten best albums of 1988. The band was nominated for Group of the Year at the Juno Awards in 1990 and 1991. In the early 1990s Margo Timmins was named "one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world" by People Magazine. The group has continued to tour North America, Europe, Japan and Australia with extensive North American and European tours following album releases in 2002 and 2004. In 2008, they released Trinity Revisited in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original recording of The Trinity Session. I still remember where I was when I first heard that album. It was a memorable moment in my musical history as they continue to be.

We are so happy to have them back…its been too long!

September 17, 2022 (Saturday): Cowboy Junkies click for details
Their bio says, the Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band. The group was formed in Toronto in 1985 by three siblings Margo Timmins (vocalist), Michael Timmins (songwriter, guitarist), Peter Timmins (drummer) along with Alan Anton (bassist). Says a lot about a band that they have stayed together so long. It goes in line with their music too....long lasting but still fresh...that's the Junkies. They are especially dear to us here at SMAC, as they are champions of the independent spirit like us :>) They are loyal to their fans and their craft.

If you have been living under a rock that does not roll, here is a little history on them: The Junkies first performed publicly at the Beverley Tavern and other clubs in Toronto's Queen Street West, including The Rivoli. Their 1986 debut album, produced by Canadian producer Peter Moore, was the blues-inspired Whites Off Earth Now!!, recorded using an ambisonic microphone in the family garage. The group's fame spread with their second album, The Trinity Session,recorded in 1987 at Toronto's Church of the Holy Trinity. Their sound, again using the ambisonic microphone, and their mix of blues, country, folk, rock and jazz earned them both critical attention and a cult following. The Los Angeles Times named the recording as one of the ten best albums of 1988. The band was nominated for Group of the Year at the Juno Awards in 1990 and 1991. In the early 1990s Margo Timmins was named "one of the fifty most beautiful people in the world" by People Magazine. The group has continued to tour North America, Europe, Japan and Australia with extensive North American and European tours following album releases in 2002 and 2004. In 2008, they released Trinity Revisited in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original recording of The Trinity Session. I still remember where I was when I first heard that album. It was a memorable moment in my musical history as they continue to be.

We are so happy to have them back…its been too long!

September 23, ( Friday): BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Farewell Tour details
“The best Cajun band in the world” Garrison Keillor, Prairie Home Companion - Oh Garrison, you are so right. Founded in 1975, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet released its first album in 1977 and became one of the most well-known bands performing traditional and original music rooted in the folk tunes of the Cajuns and Creoles of Louisiana. They quickly became a Global sensation and have many Grammy nods later they have racked up countless awards and prestige overt their 45 years of traditional musical service. They have a distinctive sound distilled from the spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues, rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass. From Carnegie Hall to HBO’s Tremé to being the first-ever Cajun band to win a Grammy, don’t miss this unforgettable experience of their farewell tour.

October 14, (Saturday): Tim O'Brien and Chris Smither details
What a great pairing!!!

Chris Smither...Simply one of those artists that cause you to walk away , blown away after the show. Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for over 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for over 40 years, Chris Smither is one of the best to ever hit our stage. With profound songs, dazzling guitar skills and his distinct gravelly voice he casts a spell over the audience one song at a time. Says the Chicago Sun Times - "Chris Smither has traveled countless miles with his careworn blend of folk and acoustic blues. His hallmarks include the fingers of an effortless musician, a voice as craggy and deep as the earth, the soul of a philosopher and master poet, and the foot-tapping percussion of a restless wanderer..." Couldn't have said it better myself. I hope he never retires!!!

Tim O'Brien and Jan Fabricius....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 grammy winner, 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. Tim's partner Jan Fabricius adds a nice vocal and harmonious compliment to their mix...a welcome addition!

October 28, (Friday): Janis Ian: Celebrating Our Years Together details
In 1967 the Red Sox squeaked into the pennant and I heard Janis Ian’s “Society's Child" for the first time on the Smother’s Brother’s Show. That was one great year. To think now so many years later she will be gracing our stage where Jeff once built fishing nets…..life is strangely beautiful :>) And grace there will be. Singer song writer Janis Ian spans more than half a century of art and politics. Bursting upon the scene with the Grammy Hall of Fame song "Society's Child" during the turbulent sixties, and then continuing through her re-emergence with the Grammy-winning record of "At Seventeen” Songs Like ‘Jesse" and "Stars” and others have been recorded by multiple artists. But yes, maybe her song Seventeen is how she will always be defined. I hope with that definition comes a pride… a pride that she gave a voice to those of us who were not misfits, but unique...not ugly, but soulful…. and not ignored, but full of possibility….us beautiful late bloomers. Records, songs, and and guitars helped many of us to find our way..while Miss Ian lead the way. This may be a final tour but not a final song :.) We are honored to have her up our hill. Watch Janis on the Smothers Brothers.


November 12, ( Saturday): WÖR click for details
A reschedule from November 6, 2020
WÖR is Wow! This is one of those acts that comes across the desk that I had to book! Even though I know most of you would not have heard of them, hat shouldn't stop you. WE are very excited to have this band here.

Back to the 1780's! If it sounded good back then, why not today? With their finely textured arrangements WÖR injects new energy into 18th-century tunes from the Flanders region of Belgium. Their music shines an inventive spotlight, with a modern twist, on tunes from the manuscripts of De Gruijtters (Antwerp, 1746), Van Belle (Van Belle, 1743), De Prins (Leuven, 1781) and many more. Their album, Back to the 1780’s, was produced by Ian Stephenson and released on the Appel Rekords label. They toured both in Europe (including at the Shetland Folk Festival, Dranouter Festival, Parkfest,..) and in the USA. We are Wow for WÖR …check them out

   
 
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