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Scheduled Performances for 2021: (subject to change)  
September 17, ( Friday): Lori McKenna click for details
In some ways, Lori McKenna has written her life story in her latest album The Balladeer. By drawing on her relationships with her husband and kids, her siblings, and the generation before them she can easily weave the American novel. She is one of the most sought out song writers of our time Wow..what hasn't she won??? She became one of only five solo women to win the CMA award for "Song of the Year" and the first woman to win two years in a row. In 2017, she became the first woman in the 52 year history of the ACM Awards to win "Songwriter of the Year". In 2017 she again won Best Country Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards for "Humble and Kind" performed by Tim McGraw (a great way to describe her by the way !) who Lori has shared the stage with many times.

But for this night she will come to our humble hall once again... the sweetest singer songwriter you are ever gonna meet! She is critically acclaimed for her work as a song writer, for heavy hitters like Faith Hill and Little Big Town. Those artists are great, but no one sings Lori's songs like Lori. ...come see why we love her!

September 18, (Saturday): John Hiatt and the Jerry Douglas Band details
A reschedule from September 18, 2020
OH MY GOSH..WHAT A BILL!! These two together will leave us speechless!

* John Hiatt "You know how writing goes for me," John Hiatt says, offering a glimpse into his creative process. "I get a couple of lines going, and then I just tag along as the songs start to reveal themselves. You've just gotta jump inside and take the ride." Hiatt has been on that ride-as have we all, tagging along right beside him-for more than four decades now. One of our greatest song writers and SMAC's favorite performers! John Hiatt, who the Los Angeles Times calls "...one of rock's most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years,” is a master lyricist and satirical storyteller, weaving hidden plot twists into fictional tales ranging in topics including redemption, relationships, growing older and surrendering, on his terms.His music is rooted in acoustic blues, accentuated by Hiatt's soulful, gritty voice, which mirrors the gravity of his reflective lyrics. Always a special show when he is here...up close and personal and are so happy to have him back to our humble stage

* Jerry Douglas Dobro master and 14-time GRAMMY winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar, elevating, transforming, and reinventing the instrument in countless ways. Additionally, Douglas is a freewheeling, forward-thinking recording and touring artist whose output incorporates elements of country, bluegrass, rock, jazz, blues, and Celtic into his distinctive musical vision.

Called “Dobro’s matchless contemporary master” by The New York Times, three-time CMA Musician of the Year award recipient Jerry Douglas is one of the most innovative recording artists in music as a solo artist, band leader for The Jerry Douglas Band and his GRAMMY winning bluegrass band The Earls of Leicester, as well as a member of groundbreaking ensembles including Alison Krauss & Union Station, J.D. Crowe & the New South, The Country Gentlemen, Boone Creek, and Strength In Numbers. Douglas shines and soars. His distinctive sound graces more than 1500 albums with artists from Garth Brooks, and Allison Krauss to James Taylor and Emmylou Harris among many others.

As Jerry Douglas continues his incalculable influence on country, Americana, bluegrass and their many related genres, he forges ahead as a true pioneer in American music. Oh and did we say that we just love this guy!!???

Note: This is an 6 ticket limit

September 23, (Thursday): 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!

September 24 (Friday) and Septebmer 25 (Saturday) ...
We have no shows scheduled for these days, but the Queen Post Café will be open serving dinner!
 

September 30, ( Thursday): Ghost of Paul Revere click for details
The Boston Globe said the Ghost is like "Mumford & Sons meet the Avett Brothers with a twist of bluegrass. Old Crow Medicine Show with three-part harmonies. The Band for millennials. The Maine-grown, foot-stompin' holler-folk quartet create the type of music for which festivals are made".

Very well said, and we will add that our staff saw these guys in a little bar a few years ago when they were just starting out. My crew was at a big arena show that was less than exciting...so they left. Lucky for the SMAC kids, The Ghost of Paul Revere was playing right across the street. Needless to say, their night was salvaged when they got to hear these guys. And we have been booking them ever since, They quickly rose to star power, but we are happy they will still come back to our humble barn on the hill.

A local to national success story and always a quick sell out..don't miss'em! Oh, and you couldn"t meet a nicer group of guys!

October 1, ( Friday): Dar Williams click for details
A reschedule from October 2, 2020
It's always too long between visits with Dar. She is the cream of the singer songwriter's crop. Rolling Stone wrote of her, "Seasons change, but Williams remains both ambitious and pleasingly plain-spoken... And importantly, she seems more at ease than ever." At the core of Williams' work is a belief in the innate ability of people to make a better world, the product of countless observations in her travels and conversations with her fans. She writes about it, sings about it and will make you feel good about it. Adding to her resume these days, she has been on the lecture circuit, speaking about anything from music to politics and most importantly, the towns we live in. Drawing from her most recent book, What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America's Communities-One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time, she will always have something brilliant to say and to sing. She is a delight on stage and we are delighted to have her back! Always reflective, a perfect artist for a perfect fall.

October 9, (Saturday): Rodney Crowell click for details
The Texas-born songwriter has collaborated with everyone from Emmylou Harris to Waylon Jennings and Rosanne Cash, all while maintaining a solo career that's garnished with two Grammys and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. And his solo career has never been more vital. With the 2017 release of his album "Close Ties", its obvious he has lots more to say. As a keeper of the American genre, he is one of the most respected songwriters in his field, and we are happy to have him here once again grace our stage. A heartfelt and earnest performer and story teller, it's a show you should not miss.

October 10, ( Sunday): Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas click for details
This Celtic duo is a musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas .We cannot get enough of this master Scottish fiddler and his beautiful 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 stories...smac at its best when they are here.

October 14, ( Thursday): Judy Collins click for details
A reschedule from May 29, 2020
We are honored once again to present this beautiful icon of folk music to our humble hall on the hill. Judy's songs are historic and her rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" on her classic 1967 album, Wildflowers. "Both Sides Now" has since been entered into the Grammy's Hall of Fame. Winning "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy's Awards show was Judy's version of "Send in the Clowns," a song that no one has been able to touch since. An Evening with Judy Collins...how special. Oh, and p. s... she tells the best stories!!!!

October 15, ( Friday): Judy Collins click for details
A reschedule from May 30, 2020
This is a Benefit Show for MSSPA (Maine's Horse Rescue)

We are honored once again to present this beautiful icon of folk music to our humble hall on the hill. Judy's songs are historic and her rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" on her classic 1967 album, Wildflowers. "Both Sides Now" has since been entered into the Grammy's Hall of Fame. Winning "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy's Awards show was Judy's version of "Send in the Clowns," a song that no one has been able to touch since. An Evening with Judy Collins...how special. Oh, and p. s... she tells the best stories!!!!

About the MSSPA:
In Nearby Windham, they do such great work. On a personal note, we had many years with a MSSPA pony and we are happy to help support their relentless work in providing refuge, rehabilitation, and placement for abused and neglected horses in Maine.

October 16, (Saturday): Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives details
Yipeeeeee!!!! We have said many times that Marty and the Superlatives were one of the reasons we opened this place. Dozing off while watching a Late Night Conan O'Brien show, we came to, just in time, to see this amazing band. Our dreamy idea of SMAC became a reality after seeing them and then picturing them on our own stage.

The first time they simply blew us away. Since then, the only disappointment in having Marty and the boys back is when it's over. I always say, when they come its like the wedding we never had! Marty and the guys, have been special guesting heavily for the last few years with the whos who of national tours, so we are so lucky to have them for one show.. A country Renaissance man, Marty is the consummate performer...mixing a blend of bluegrass, old time country, and his own brand of traditional style originals. He is a country music historian, when not playing is preserving as much of the rich country history as possible. He is a true artist in every way.

The band is crazy good. Kenny Vaughan, Harry Stinson on drums, and Chris Scruggs on bass. Their playing is of course top notch, but their live vocals steal the show. That live thrill on stage, and on records has also been seen regularly by TV viewers on RFD-TV's The Marty Stuart Show. Marty has played with everyone from Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt, and Dolly Parton to Bela Fleck...he is a musicians' musician, but for this night we call him our own. We are so happy he is coming back to us!!!! Welcome Back Marty and the Superlatives…

October 22, (Friday): Altan
A reschedule from April 22, 2021
This show will be rescheduled due to Covid affecting acquiring visas, the US travel ban from Ireland, worries about US travel and potential cancellations, etc. Even if the travel ban is lifted, the embassies in Europe are struggling to approve visas for foreign artists in time for their scheduled tours. So as a group, today, they decided it would be best to try and reschedule to the same time frame in 2022.

October 23, (Saturday): Cheryl Wheeler and Kenny White details
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!!

October 29, (Friday): Jonathan Edwards click for details
A reschedule from June 19, 2021
Barefoot and tanned, Jonathan Edwards has never looked and sounded better. Of course he is known for his big hits, like "Sunshine" and "Shanty", but his music is as fresh now as when those tunes made him famous. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night - songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. Each visit from Jonathan is a gift :.)

October 30, (Saturday): An Evening with Kathy Mattea click for details
If you have recently seen the country music doc by Ken Burns you will be reminded of Kathy ’s talents, wealth of knowledge and contribution to country music. In fact she has been charting once again since its airing, and for good reason.

Grammy and CMA multiple award winner Kathy Mattea is one of country music's finest female treasures and our favorites. This special intimate show will give you a down home taste of having Kathy right in your living room. If you didn't know it, besides a great performer, she is a really warm, witty and funny gal. It will be so fun to get to know her on this special night. We welcome Kathy back to the Mountain, and remind her that there is no need to worry about snow on this date! (ask her about the night she spent in the bus, on a hill in Brownfield after a snowstorm : >) She is one of us!

November 5, ( Friday): Session Americana click for details
A reschedule from September 25, 2020
This Boston based band is hard to describe, but that is always a good thing. A little rock band, a little folk, a little old timey.... This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag”.

November 6, (Saturday): An Evening with Tom Rush Accompanied by Matt Nakoa
A reschedule from July 10, 2020
Since Tom Rush's 1962 debut as an unknown folk-blues musician on the Boston/Cambridge music scene, he has established himself as a consummate performer and singer-songwriter. A few years back, a sold out celebration of his five-decade career anniversary at Boston Symphony Hall proves his fan loyalty and endurance. When you think of the importance of the folk scene in the 60's you should think of Tom. These days he is just as vital and entertaining. We welcome him back with a big hug!

November 10, ( Wednesday): George Winston show canceled
Out of an abundance of caution (and in consultation with George’s medical team), the George Winston's 2021 performance in Brownfield, ME is canceled . Please visit out Covid list for updates.

November 11, (Thursday): Keller Williams click for details
On his web site instead of the usual header "tour dates", it says,. "Keller in Action" And that sure sums him up. Known as a one man jam band, Keller Williams combines elements of bluegrass, folk, alternative rock, reggae,electronica/dance, jazz, funk, along with other assorted musical styles. He is a frequent sighting with bands like Yonder Mountain String Band and The String Cheese Incident and jam band festivals nationally.

Since he first appeared on the scene in the early '90s, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his 16 recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Williams' solo live shows-and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band-quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer. He is a singer, songwriter and musician, always on a quest for the new. Keller Williams has never followed the prescribed path laid out by the conventional music business but rather one of his own making. It's a path that has served him well. And of course we don't take those typical paths either so we welcome that spirit here and his encore visit to us up on the hill.

November 12, (Friday): Le Vent du Nord click for details
If this band doesn't make you happy well you need happy therapy!!! Simply joyous is how I would describe an evening with this band. Heavily influenced by Celtic music, these guys are better every time we see them. Le Vent du Nord is one of the premier folk bands coming out of Canada today winning multiple awards and accolades from our friends up north. They have a huge and exciting sound using traditional instruments and foot stomping rhythms.....and they even play the hurdi gurdi!! They put on a whale of a show and you will leave here smiling and wanting more, like we always do. See them in action.

November 13, (Saturday): Paula Cole click for details
A reschedule from June 27, 2020
Simply one of the best female singers I have ever heard. Songs like "Where have all the Cowboys Gone" and "I Don't Want to Wait" put her on the list of chart busters. But the first time I heard her she was singing back up for Peter Gabriel. When he featured her, it was clear by the hush and then roar of the crowd that she was headed for bigger and better things. Of course her star rose quickly and now we are lucky to be able to present her in our humble hall. Her emotionally charged voice singing her own songs of life, love and a philosophy and intense artistic presence is not to be missed. And check out her website for the latest: https://paulacole.com

November 19, 2021 ( Friday): Glen Phillips and Chris Barron click for details
A reschedule from November 20, 2020
We are never usually this cool. Two great songwriters, one great night and its an honor to have these artists here together.

Glen Phillips singer and songwriter of the alt rock group Toad the Wet Sprocket. Many solo albums and collaborations later, he constantly reinventing and creating.

Chris Barron (of the Spin Doctors) The zeitgeist is a moving target, and Chris Barron has always been a crack shot. The New York songwriter is no longer the debutant who set out on the circuit’s sharp end in 1988 with $100, a battered acoustic and a headful of the alt-rock anthems that would elevate Spin Doctors to global stardom. He’s a veteran approaching 50, living in a world changed beyond recognition, compelled to write the music that chronicles the here-and-now.

November 20, ( Saturday): Darrell Scott click for details
A reschedule from April 17, 2021

Hey all you song writer lovers ….
this guy in my opinion is 100% exactly what singer songewriter should be…

Scott has collaborated with Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, John Cowan, Verlon Thompson, Guy Clark, Tim O'Brien, Kate Rusby, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Mary Gauthier, Dan Tyminski, and Brad Paisely recorded his song "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive” on the finale of Justified ( a favorIte SMAC show by the way!) Here his version of this great song with some talented friends.

Gaining new fame by touring with Robert Plant and the Zac Brown Band (2 years with each), and producing albums for Malcolm Holcomb and Guy Clark and being named “songwriter of the year” for both ASCAP and NSAI, Darrell Scott has been one buys song writer. A multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who mines and cultivates the everyday moment, taking the rote, menial, mundane, and allowing it to be surreal, ever poignant, and candidly honest, lilting, blooming, and resonating. The words he fosters allow us to make sense of the world, what is at stake here, and our place in it. And ultimately, Darrell knows the sole truth of life is that love is all that matters, that we don’t always get it right, but that’s the instinctive and requisite circuitous allure of things, why we forever chase it, and why it is held sacred.

These days find him roaming his Tennessee wilderness acreage hiking along the small river, creating delicious meals with food raised on his property and playing music. He often leads songwriting workshops to help people tell their own truths with their stories, and is as busy as always writing, producing, performing, and just plain fully immersing himself in life. For this night he will immerse himself up a country road . Happy to have him here for the first time.

 
November 27, (Saturday): Paula Poundstone click for details
A reschedule from July 11, 2020
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!

December 1, (Wednesday): Taste of Christmas Rooster Luncheon click for details
(This event is Recommended for our Seniors)
Can't get out to see us at night? Here is a little taste of a night out at SMAC for Christmas in the day time!!! A home cooked meal served with love to be followed by a short Christmas carol concert given by owner Carol Noonan all beginning at noon.

December 2, (Thursday): Sarah Jarosz click for details
Grammy winning Singer song writer Sarah Jarosz is a song writer who could be from another time. Like an Iris Dement or a Gillian Welch she seems to come from a past when music was simple and true...like her.

With her captivating voice and richly detailed songwriting, Sarah Jarosz has emerged as one of the most compelling musicians of her generation. A four-time Grammy Award-winner at the age of 29, the Texas native started singing as a young girl and became an accomplished multi-instrumentalist by her early teens. After releasing her full-length debut Song Up in Her Head at 18-years-old, she went on to deliver such critically lauded albums as Follow Me Down, Build Me Up From Bones, and 2016’s Undercurrent, in addition to joining forces with Sara Watkins and Aoife O’Donovan to form the acclaimed Grammy winning folk trio I’m With Her. Following up her most recent Grammy winning album, World On The Ground, Jarosz has announced the release of Blue Heron Suite, a much anticipated song cycle which she composed after being the recipient of the FreshGrass Composition Commission.

A soul searching artist for a soul searching time…we are so lucky and happy to have her back.

December 3, (Friday): 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!!!

December 10, (Friday): Shemekia Copeland click for details
OMG….this really makes me feel like life is back to normal. 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. She has performed on Austin City Limits and was recently the subject of a feature on the PBS News Hour. Shemekia can be heard hosting her own popular daily blues radio show on SiriusXM’s Bluesville and with her latest album, Uncivil War, she is determined to stand her ground, help heal America’s wounds and continue to mend broken hearts with her voice and words. She brings people together in a way no other artist can . ”SMAC loves our Shemeika and her great band!!! Come see why.

December 17, ( Friday): Stone Mountain LIVE Christmas click for details
Hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys
featuring Duke Levine, Kevin Barry and very special guest Guitar God Bill Kirchen


There is simply no better place to celebrate the holidays than at Stone Mountain Arts Center! With the lights all strung and garlands galore, Stone Mountain LIVE at Christmas is the whole "Experience"....it takes all the best aspects of this special place on the hill and packs it into one fun festive night! Stone Mountain's owner, Carol Noonan, who hosts this unique revue style show with her house band the Stone Mountain Boys...featuring guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry. Featuring special guest, the one and only Bill Kirchen…famed of his Commander Cody days and his version of Hot Rod Lincoln, well if we could have a a favorite Uncle for SMAC, it would be him!!

December 18, ( Saturday): Stone Mountain LIVE Christmas click for details
Hosted by Carol Noonan and the Stone Mountain Boys
featuring Duke Levine, Kevin Barry and very special guest Guitar God Bill Kirchen


There is simply no better place to celebrate the holidays than at Stone Mountain Arts Center! With the lights all strung and garlands galore, Stone Mountain LIVE at Christmas is the whole "Experience"....it takes all the best aspects of this special place on the hill and packs it into one fun festive night! Stone Mountain's owner, Carol Noonan, who hosts this unique revue style show with her house band the Stone Mountain Boys...featuring guitarists Duke Levine and Kevin Barry. Featuring special guest, the one and only Bill Kirchen…famed of his Commander Cody days and his version of Hot Rod Lincoln, well if we could have a a favorite Uncle for SMAC, it would be him!!
   
Scheduled Performances for 2022:  
January 23, 2022 (Sunday): We Banjo 3 click for details
A reschedule from June 23, 2021
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!

January 28, 2022 ( Friday): Spencer Albee and LOVE BY NUMBERS click for details
A cool cobil with these local, Portland based musicians Spencer Albee is a Portland based and nationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer. In the music scene in Maine for decades, and has has toured internationally, signed multiple major recording and publishing deals, and has worked with artists ranging from David Bowie to De La Soul. Rolling Stone Magazine called Spencer a "21st Century master in the lost art of Beatlesque hooks.”He most recently produced The Ghost Of Paul Revere’s “Good At Losing Everything” which was met with wide acclaim, and is presently working on his 22nd studio album.

LOVE BY NUMB3RS is the collaboration of Anna Lombard, Dan Connor & Jon Roods. Real friendship outlasts trials, tribulations, breakups, estrangement, and even illness. No matter what happens, it still stands strong when the smoke clears. For as much as the music of LOVE BY NUMB3RS charts a course through eloquent alternative, dusty blues, graceful folk, and rootsy rock, it also turns the page on the next chapter of three longtime friends and collaborators. After 15 years of friendship, countless memories, two albums and a 100-plus shows in Gypsy Tailwind, the trio--co-vocalists Dan Connor and Anna Lombard joined by her partner and multi-instrumentalist Jon Roods --thread together an unforgettable journey on their independent full-length debut, Parachute.

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 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 17, 2022
( Thursday): Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy click for details
A reschedule from July 24, 2020
The entertainment world is filled with extraordinary stories. But few match the beguiling true-life tale of Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music, whose dazzling career achievements underpin an incomparable off-stage life. Indeed, when two of the planet’s very best fiddle players married in 2002, the proverbial mantelpiece was instantly crammed with JUNO and East Coast Music Awards. Though MacMaster and Leahy followed different trajectories – she a Cape Breton native who could step-dance before she could walk; he the oldest brother of acclaimed family group Leahy – both had assuredly crested the traditional music peak. Their first recorded collaboration, 2015’s Bob Ezrin-produced album One, which was followed by 2016’s A Celtic Family Christmas (and which cemented the couple’s status as powerhouses on the seasonal circuit) confirmed MacMaster and Leahy are as dynamic working together as they were working apart. Performing thousands of shows and collaborating with a multitude of world renowned artists Natalie’s and Donnell’s family and work-life have been intertwined. Their values are equally as important in their life as music. They believe incorporating family into the performances and their music is the perfect way to maintain a healthy work-life balance. MacMaster and Leahy now have five beautiful children, and Natalie and Donnell devotion to them is job number one. On a personal note, I cannot describe the elation and emotion when this family performs together...love is not a big enough word.

February 18, 2022 ( Friday): Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy click for details
A reschedule from July 25, 2020

The entertainment world is filled with extraordinary stories. But few match the beguiling true-life tale of Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music, whose dazzling career achievements underpin an incomparable off-stage life. Indeed, when two of the planet’s very best fiddle players married in 2002, the proverbial mantelpiece was instantly crammed with JUNO and East Coast Music Awards. Though MacMaster and Leahy followed different trajectories – she a Cape Breton native who could step-dance before she could walk; he the oldest brother of acclaimed family group Leahy – both had assuredly crested the traditional music peak. Their first recorded collaboration, 2015’s Bob Ezrin-produced album One, which was followed by 2016’s A Celtic Family Christmas (and which cemented the couple’s status as powerhouses on the seasonal circuit) confirmed MacMaster and Leahy are as dynamic working together as they were working apart. Performing thousands of shows and collaborating with a multitude of world renowned artists Natalie’s and Donnell’s family and work-life have been intertwined. Their values are equally as important in their life as music. They believe incorporating family into the performances and their music is the perfect way to maintain a healthy work-life balance. MacMaster and Leahy now have five beautiful children, and Natalie and Donnell devotion to them is job number one. On a personal note, I cannot describe the elation and emotion when this family performs together...love is not a big enough word.

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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 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!

Only Gold passes and renegotiated or new memberships are applicable for this high cost show.

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 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.

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!

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!

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 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 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: End of the Line Tour click for 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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