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Covid 19 Updates and Announcements

COVID PERFORMANCE UPDATE - As of April 2, 2022

OUR COVID PROTOCOL POLICY WILL NOW BE APPLIED ON A PER EVENT BASIS…. This means that some artists will remain with Covid related restrictions on their shows, and some will not.

* IF YOU HAVE TICKETS TO ONE OF OUR EVENTS YOU NEED TO CLICK THAT SHOW’S INDIVIDUAL DETAIL PAGE TO SEE WHAT IS REQUIRED OR NOT. If you don't see the Covid restrictions on the order page for the event, then they have been lifted for that particular show.

* IMPORTANT: We cannot be responsible for your health decisions. By visiting our full capacity establishment, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to a virus

* A note from the owners: Jeff and I don't care what you believe or don’t believe.…really!! SO FOR GOSH SAKES …BE KIND.
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Scheduled Performances for 2022:  
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.

September 24, 2022 ( Saturday): Steve "n" Seagulls click for details
Okay..just the name sold me..and honestly i don't know whether to be scared or excited for these guys..Yes I do know..I'm wicked excited. This Finnish hard rockin' metal head of a bluegrass band is not for the faint of heart music lover. Playing bluegrass versions of classic rock and metal songs while embracing their farming and rural roots, the band became known in the summer of 2014 with the publication of videos on YouTube. Especially popular was the band's version of "Thunderstruck" by AC/DC which received almost over 144 million views .

But don't let their campy approach to these cover songs fool you., as they are a group of super inventive and virtuosic musicians. There are so many good videos that they have made that I didn't know where to begin..so go to their web page and kill an hour with them, Video page. And here is my fav….”you shook me all night long”. I think they will shake our barn all night long..and by the way, they are quite comfy in a barn!!! We are so lucky to get them here on their US visit. Don't miss this Staff Pick!

September 30, 2022 (Friday): Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar click for details
Sonny Landreth and Cindy Cashdollar are making some rare duo appearances in 2022 and 2023. The Louisiana slide guitar wizard's trademark bottle-neck chops and Cashdollar’s dobro and steel string talents culminate in world renowned showcases of guitar virtuosity.

Sonny ... Revered for his unique slide guitar technique, Sonny Landreth has collaborated with many legendary performers including John Hiatt, Jimmy Buffett, Mark Knopfler and Eric Clapton. Summer of 2013, Sonny was part of the Peter Frampton led Guitar Circus tour, often closing the night playing with Frampton on an extended “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”

Cindy ... Cindy Cashdollar's expertise is in great demand on both steel guitar and dobro. She has worked with many leading artists in various genres including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Rod Stewart and Ryan Adams. With the iconic western swing group Asleep At The Wheel, she garnered 5 Grammy awards and was the first woman to be inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2011. Performing a mix of original songs with contemporary and traditional blues and roots music, the show is electric, virtuosic, and tastefully delivered by these two great instrumental masters.

October 5, 2022 (Wednesday): Shawn Colvin click for details
I love this quote about her from The Guardian"...extraordinary songs, mesmerizing guitar playing, and a voice that goes effortlessly from bruise-tender to scar-hard in a matter of minutes...her lyrics are crafted and clever, full of subtlety and polished phrases...With delicious sarcasm and acerbic stories, she held the audience spellbound...her songs are so personal to her that they speak to everyone who listens."

That is a great summation of her. With multiple Grammy's to her credit, Shawn Colvin is one of the most important singer songwriters of our time. Always re-inventing herself and taking new musical journeys, her music is as vital and poignant as the years when "Sunny Came Home" could be heard all over crossover radio. She is a true artist and when you see this video be reminded of why we all fell in love with her music. And...she is just cool as all get out.

October 7, 2022 (Friday): Griffin William Sherry (of Ghost of Paul Revere) and
and Palomino Motel (Spencer Albee and Natalie Mishell) click for details

Griffin William Sherry:

Living somewhere in-between modern catharsis and American myth, Griffin William Sherry’s roots continue to grow strong in the ever-evolving genres of Folk, Americana, and Rock & Roll. Griffin’s music is inspired by his New England rural roots. As such, he brings together an inimitable signature style, visceral and heartfelt, loud and passionate, each song taking on a voice of its own. In 2011, He co-founded the band The Ghost of Paul Revere, capturing the hearts and minds of countless fans with a series of acclaimed releases and sold-out shows everywhere. He helped establish his own music festival, performed on national television, and garnered millions of streams. In 2019, his song The Ballad of the 20th Maine became the official Maine State Ballad, securing The Ghost of Paul Revere’s place in Maine music history. In 2022, after writing music for seventeen years, Griffin’s begun work on his first solo record, taking exciting steps in a new direction both creatively and sonically.

Palomino Motel:
Spencer Albee, Vocalist, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, producer and Natalie Mishell- Vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, are the new double lead vocal, soulful and slightly psychedelic Americana country-rock band from Portland, ME. A cool collaboration between Natalie and Spencer . Bouncing between Spencer's home studio and working with producer/engineer Jonathan Wyman, Palomino Motel has been busy finishing their debut album, slated for release in late 2022. Spencer Albee is a Portland based musician and producer who has made records with David Bowie, Tony Visconti (T. Rex, Bowie), David Leonard (Prince, Toto) and Matt Wallace (Faith No More, Maroon 5), Amy Allen and The Ghost of Paul Revere. As of Jan 2022, he has released over 20 studio records and has signed recording and publishing contracts with Arista, Tommy Boy, A&M, EMI and Zomba. He has toured extensively sharing stages with artists including De La Soul, OAR, The Wonderstuff, Joan Jett, OK Go, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Steel Pulse, Dr. Dog, 311, and Butch Walker, among many others. Natalie Mishell was born and raised in sunny southern California. For most of her younger years, she worked in film, TV, and commercials before moving from Los Angeles to New York to pursue her music career. In 2010, she released the EP, "In My Shoes" (produced by Rich Pagano), followed by an East coast solo tour and the 2011 single, "Sunshine". Natalie released her first full-length record,"Goodnight Stranger" (produced by J.P Bowersock, The Strokes, Ryan Adams) and toured nationally as Natalie Mishell & Company. In 2019 she appeared at the Ladybug Festival (the largest all female festival in the country) took a European tour, and released her second full length record "The Box'' gaining significant buzz with over a million streams on Spotify. She now resides in Portland, Maine @palomino.motel on Instagram

A great double bill you wont want to miss!!!

QUEEN POST CAFÉ THEME DINNER NIGHT ...
October 8, 2022 (Saturday): Thanksgiving in October click for menu and details
Five course turkey dinner. Reservations available from 5:30 - 6:30.

QUEEN POST CAFÉ OCCASIONAL BRUNCH...
October 9, 2022 (Sunday): Sunday Brunch click for menu and details
Reservations available from 9:30 a.m - 11:30 am

October 9, 2022 ( Sunday): Ruthie Foster click for details
Don't get me wrong.... We LOVE Ruthie any way we can get her, but this is my favorite way to see Ruthie...solo..it was how I first heard her many years ago, and it stopped me dead in my tracks. Ruthie is mostly considered a blues singer, sometimes a folkie, and sometimes known for being a songwriter. But if you have seen her, you know her as one of the most soulful singers out there today no matter what she sings. Her shows lift you up and her spirit will stay with you long after you have left our barn. A Grammy nominated artist with multiple awards to her resume, she is admired by many of her peers in the musical community. "I love Ruthie Foster. That's my little sister. A phenomenal woman, yes indeed. She's great."- Mavis Staples. A seal of approval from Miss Mavis, would be enough for me....but if you need more assurance, come see the "phenomenal" Ruthie Foster.

 
October 14, (Friday): Tim O'Brien with Jan Fabricius 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 Duo ... Multi Grammy winner and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien has traveled the world and delighted audiences since 1975 with his warm vocals, string wizardry, and heartfelt original songs. His latest recording “He Walked On” maps a pathway through today's world. In duet with his wife Jan Fabricius on mandolin and vocals, you can expect rootsy acoustic instrumentation and sweet harmony singing, interspersed with O’Brien’s self deprecating humor.

October 21, 2022 ( Friday): Slaid Cleaves click for details
Hailing from Maine originally, this now Austin songwriter might as well have been born in the lone star state. He's got the Austin style songwriting reminiscent of Joe Ely or Townes Van Zandt, but a style and sound all his own. He is simply one of my favorite songwriters, and why he is not a household word is beyond me. Great songs, great voice, great stories and handsome as all get out. If you are a fan from Maine, you will remember his old band the Moxie Men.....many towns and years later we still call him our owen…Comes highly SMAC recommended.

October 26, 2022 (Wednesday): 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!

October 27, 2022 (Thursday): Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn click for details
Béla has been here many times and with many collaborations, but none is like the harmony between these two two musical virtuosos who just happened to be husband and wife. Béla, an icon and innovator of jazz, classical and world, with more multi-category GRAMMY wins than any other artist (15 total), and Abigail, a formidable talent with triumphs in songwriting, theater, performance, and even Chinese diplomacy by way of banjo, turn out to be quite a fortuitous pairing with a deep, distinct and satisfying outcome. The culmination is connection like no other. Their astounding chemistry as collaborators, as the two seamlessly stitch together singular banjo sounds in service to the stories that their songs tell\. Demonstrating seemingly unlimited rhythmic, tonal and melodic capabilities, Fleck and Washburn confirm the banjo's versatility as the perfect backdrop to the rich lyrical component that Fleck and Washburn offer, 'Sometimes when you add other instruments, you take away from the banjo's being able to show all its colors, which are actually quite beautiful.' And it really is..we are so honored to have them back. A quick sell out!

October 28, (Friday): JANIS IAN CANCELED
From Janis….
It is with unfathomable sadness that I announce the cancellation of all upcoming tour dates. Unfortunately, the laryngitis that forced the postponement of some spring dates has turned out to be more complicated than a simple, treatable laryngitis. There is vocal fold scarring; the doctors can only speculate as to why, but treatments are very limited. And it would be many months before we’d know the outcome of any treatment. It is most unlikely that I’ll ever sound like myself again. I consider myself lucky that this is not life-threatening, though the loss in my own small world is staggering. Thank you all for your support and love…...Janis

* If you have tickets please contact us in regard to a refund options.

October 29, 2022 (Saturday): Tricky Britches click for details
The RETURN of one of our favorite bands. It’s been too long. Tricky Britches formed in 2009, when four friends in Portland, Maine, took their fiddle tunes and country songs on the road across the US. Since then they have released three albums of original material: Comin’ in Hot (2016), Good Company (2013), and Hard Fought Day(2011). They have played on stages big and small across the US, Hawaii, and Europe. but Tricky on our stage is just the most special.

Tricky..we missed you! xoxoxox

October 30, 2022 ( Sunday): The Watkins Family Hour click for details
Special Guest Willie Watson
A collaborative musical project founded by musicians and siblings Sara Watkins and Sean Watkins (of Nickel Creek). Since the first Watkins Family Hour show in 2002, the duo has released three studio albums, debuting with their self-titled album in 2015, following with Brother Sister in 2020 and, most recently, releasing Vol. II in August 2022. Sean and Sara recorded Vol. II at Los Angeles’s East West Studios in early 2022 alongside a stacked roster of longtime and new Family Hour collaborators, including Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Madison Cunningham, Lucius, Jon Brion and more. As with their debut, the band will tour in support of Vol. II, bringing the Watkins Family Hour experiences to stages far and wide.As both Sean and Sara continue to work on their own solo music, as well as with their other bands like Nickel Creek and I’m With Her, Watkins Family Hour remains an invaluable resource and respite for them both, offering a familiar but ever-evolving space to test new ideas, meet new collaborators and do what they love.

November 4, 2022 (Friday): Paula Cole click for details
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.As creative and powerful as ever…that is Paula Cole.

November 5, 2022 (Saturday): Dave Bromberg Quintet click for details
For the Americana godfather David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes - but is not limited to - adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician' s musician, Bromberg' s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. Back with his quintet, we are so happy to host this important musician.

November 11, 2022 (Friday): Fiddler Alasdair Fraser & Cellist Natalie Haas details
This Celtic duo is a musical partnership between Alasdair, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas. A toe tapping night of fiddle music and Scottish stories ... SMAC at its best when they are here.

November 12, 2022 ( 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

November 18, 2022 (Friday): Paula Poundstone click for details
Wooohoooo..she's back again and she has never been funnier.....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!

November 19, 2022 (Saturday): Jake Shimabukuro click for details
His second visit to us…finally!!!, And I have to say his first time here was one of the most joyous nights at SMAC I can remember. "The Jimmy Hendrix of the ukelele", Jake Shimabukuro has done for the uke what Bela Fleck has done for the banjo. A ukulele virtuoso and composer known for his fast and complex finger work. His music combines elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock, bluegrass, classical, folk, and flamenco. Growing up in Hawaii, Jake's influences include legendary ukulele players like Eddie Kamae, Ohta-San and Peter Moon. He has topped Billboard's World Music Chart numerous times, been declared a musical "hero" by Rolling Stone Magazine, which also stated: "one of the hottest axemen of the past few years doesn't actually play guitar." He has also won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder who states: "Jake is taking the instrument to a place that I can't see anybody else catching up with;" Here is my favorite Jake moment: A little Bohemiam Rhapsody. So if that doesn't get you to think outta the box, nothin will!!

Come see this amazing new ukelele legend. The ukelele is considered the happiest instrument in the world...so don't worry, be happy!! And yeah I think he does that tune too.

November 25, 2022 (Friday): The Clements Brothers click for details
The Clements Brothers are George and Charles Clements, identical twins from New England. They’ve been playing and writing music together for as long as they can remember and ‘The Clements Brothers’ marks their first project together since playing in the internationally touring grass-roots band, ‘The Lonely Heartstring Band’ with whom they put out two albums on Rounder Records. With roots, rock, bluegrass, jazz, and classical influences, George (on guitar) and Charles (on bass) aim to capture their singer-songwriter sensibilities in a unique blended voice, at once enthralling and intimate, groovy and serene. They are joined by drummer Mike Harmon, who joined the band after an impromptu late night set at the Ossipee Music festival, and adds his unique roots-conscious musicality to the group's evolving sound. The trio is a fusion of each member's unique musical journey, and the result is music all its own, filled with vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and a genuine love of song.

We have referred the them as New England’s Simon and Garfunklel…We just love’m..you will too!

November 26, 2022 (Saturday): Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers details
ONE SHOW ONLY!!!
A very special show after Thanksgiving with Limited seating
Peter has graced our stage many times with his killer side men, and this show is no exception. There will be some cool treatments of some familiar songs from his solo albums and his hits. The thing about Peter Wolf is that he is always evolving, and creating. Unlike some rock icons who rest on the laurels of their chart stoppers, Pete is writing some of the best material of his career. He is always musically excited and exciting and his performances leave the audience asking when he will be back....well here's me tellin' ya....Pete with his stellar band are comin' back. ....what's better. A quick sell out!!

 
December 3, 2022 (Saturday): Kat Edmonson Holiday Show click for details
What can we say about Kat that lets you know what a special artist she is…and now, for Christmas!! Kat Edmonson will draw from her Christmas album of Yule-tide favorites . An album described by Jazziz as “impeccably hip” and included in the New York Times “13 Albums That Revisist (and Redefine!) Holiday Classics”. an award-winning songwriter and singer “with an equal foothold in jazz, cabaret and vintage cosmopolitanism pop” (The New York Times). She has been featured on Austin City Limits,Tiny Desk Concerts, A Prairie Home Companion, and The Late Show with David Letterman. The New York Times describes her music as “Fresh as a spring bouquet” while NPR says, “Hearing Edmonson makes it virtually impossible to do anything but stop and listen.”

Seems like everyone in the critical world knows about her.....now its your turn. An incredibly honest artist that you wont can’t get enough of. I saw this gal on CBS Saturday Morning and then Lyle Lovett told me to get here here!! I always listen to Lyle! She is known most as a jazz singer, but she calls her music vintage pop. Whatever you call it, it is completely pure. Comes Very Very Highly SMAC Recommended!. We love her!!! Take a minute to watch this YouTube video.

December 4, 2022 (Sunday): Stone Mountain Annual Christmas Craft Fair details
Our Halls are "decked" alright!!
Two beautiful halls full of some of area artisans and crafters.These are the prettiest Christmas rooms in the Valley. We are proud to announce once again our annual Christmas Craft Fair. Santa will be parking an The SMAC Box Offfice will be open for all kinds of gift ideas like concert tickets deals and gift certificates. The Bar will be open in the Queen Post Café for some Christmas cheer and The SMAC Kitchen will have a nice brunchy/lunchy menu available all day. C'mon by and get all yer shopping done! It's a Christmas Tradition!!

Admission: $2.00 at the door..kids under 12 free
Times: 10:00 to 3:00

* Wanna Be A Vendor?

Vendors: If you are interested in becoming a vendor for this fair, please email us and pitch your crafty items and booth set up and we will get back to you if we think you will be suitable for this year's event. The space fee is $100.00 and you will also receive a 50.00 gift certicate from us as a thank you for being part of our event.

December 7, 2022 ( Wednesday): Taste of Christmas Rooster Luncheon 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 9, 2022 (Friday): Dana Cunningham and Carol Noonan Finally! details
ONE SHOW ONLY!
Their Annual Christmas Concert at the Little White Church in Eaton, NH
Dana the composer and pianist, and Carol the singer songwriter together form a really beautiful and fun Christmas show that they play annually at this special place on Crystal Lake in the quaint village of Eaton NH.

Tickets may only be purchased through the Stone Mountain Arts Center Box Office.

Join Dana and Carol for a very special holiday memory at the Little White Church.
P.S. And Dana will be celbrating a brand new album too.

Please Note:

* This is not a SMAC produced show, so smac memberships or credits do not apply.
* Masks may or may not be required depending on Covid life at the time of the concert.

 
December 14, 2022 ( Wednesday): 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!

December 16, 2022 (Friday): Stone Mountain LIVE for 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 17, 2022 (Saturday): Stone Mountain LIVE for 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 31, 2022 (Saturday): Shemekia Copeland for NYE click for details
Once again, we will feel the need to ring in the new year on a happy note after this year, and Shemekia sure has those notes!!! Shemekia is like family to us here at SMAC. But don't let that familiar characterization undermine her stardom. Rolling Stone says, "Copeland is a powerhouse, a superstar...she can do no wrong". That is so true!!! Shemekia Copeland never holds back. Her instantly recognizable voice-capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring-delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. Her wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with an up-to-the-minute Copeland is a powerhouse, musical and lyrical approach. With her new Alligator Records album, America's Child, Copeland confidently announces an electrifying new chapter in her constantly evolving story. Produced by Americana Instrumentalist Of The Year winner Will Kimbrough (who also plays guitar on the album) and recorded in Nashville, America's Child is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose, a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise. With guests including John Prine, Rhiannon Giddens, Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris, Steve Cropper, J.D. Wilkes, Al Perkins and members of the Time Jumpers, America's Child bursts with Copeland's bravado and embraces with her tenderness. With countless blues awards, Grammys, and the prestigious honors it is clear she is the reigning queen of the blues. We are so happy when she is here. Join the church of Shemekia!!

Times for this show are as usual...Come see Shemekia and be home in time for your own countdown. A quick sell out….
   
Scheduled Performances for 2023:  
January 20, 2023 (Friday): The Rough & Tumble click for details
As many of you know who have seen this awesome duo, they have lived literally in a camper on the road for the last 7 or 8 years. For that reason we could only get them in the months that their camper would allow. But luckily for us they have finally taken up roots and right here in New England!! So we will make them pay their winter dues and come see us in January!!

About The Rough & Tumble…
with many indie awards under their built this teeny tiny traveling folk band, has lived 10 years as a band and many years full time on the road with their two dogs in a 16’ camper."True Troubadors” In 2015 Mallory Graham and Scott Tyler quit their day jobs, sold everything they owned, and gave their thirty day notice on their rental house to trade in for a life permanently on the road. Don't let their vagabond tendencies fool you-- this americana-folk duo are a compact team of close harmonies, versatile instrumentation, and deliberate songwriting all presented with a nudge of the elbow and a tongue in the cheek. Haunting, quirky, solemn, and spritely, The Rough & Tumble are for the faint of heart and the strong of will. We just love them!

January 28, 2023
(Saturday): Mike Farris click for details
I read a review that said that ..."there aren't many current male singers who use their voices to soar, float and deliver material with the spiritual commitment of Mike Farris." I couldn't agree more. GRammy award winning MIke Farris s a truly soulful singer. If you are as tired as I am of the wimpy pop singers they are pumping out these days, than Mike Farris is the cure. I little renegade, a little Gospel, a little Sam Cooke , and a lot uniquely his own. Mike is here with his band, and we are wicked excited! Just what we need for a winter warm up! Check him out .

February 4, 2023 (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.

February 14, 2023 ( Tuesday): On a Winter's Night click for details
Featuring John Gorka, Patty Larkin, Lucy Kaplansky, and Cliff Eberhardt
Presenting the Reunion Tour of “On A Winter’s Night” from veteran singer-songwriters that remain among the brightest stars of the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades. In 1994 musicians gathered together, to showcase music of the Winter Season on the now-classic On A Winter’s Night CD, followed by several years of touring collaborations. As soloists, these artists have released dozens of recordings and toured steadily through the decades, with fond memories of their touring days together. The winter season is again celebrated by these unique and popular performers, back together by popular demand. AND FOR VALENTINES!!! Grab someone you love and come on out for a Winter’s Eve of voice and song.

February 16, 2023 (Thursday): Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy click for details
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 17, 2023
(Friday): Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy click for details
This Show Supports Our Local Food Bank

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.

About our Food Pantry: The South Western Oxford County Nutrition supporting over 100 families.

February 24, 2023 (Friday): Alana MacDonald click for details
Known largely as the singer and violinist of the super group Devonsquare, Alana is an artist who’s music can stand alone. When you talk of Maine talent, her name will be at the top of the list. She is a striking woman who has a force that is infectious. With a terrific back up band, Alana always brings it. We are so happy to have her here once again .

March 10, 2023 ( Friday): The Suitcase Junket click for details
The first time Suitcase was here some lucky folks saw him as part of our free music series. That was the first time he blew everyone away. Since then performs to a packed house and does the same. I just love this guy. Totally original and totally a giver when it some to his audience. You feel like part of his journey. One man band, doesn't do this artist justice. Suitcase is an Artist, tinkerer, tunesmith, swamp Yankee. Matt Lorenz is a one-man salvage specialist singing into the hollow of a Dumpster guitar, slipping a broken bottleneck onto the slide finger, railing on a box of twisted forks and bones, rocking till every sound is ragged at its edges, till the house is singing back. Then, unplugging all the amps and letting one mountain ballad soar over the raw strings on that guitar. Every night is a hard-driving, blues-grinding, throat-singing search-and-rescue junket. Sooner or later everything rusts, busts, and gets tossed into the junk heap: iron, bones, leather, hot rods, muskrats, the night, the heart. The goal is to recover it. To waste nothing. To create new ways from old. This is The Suitcase Junket.

Watch his YouTube video of him …. I Love this song. A Big Staff Favorite!

March 25, 2023 (Saturday): 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.


April 22, 2023
(Saturday): Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss, and Laurel Premo click for details
We are really excited to present this show
This amazing group of performers does not have a name yet but their music is worthy of top billing,. Fiddler and banjoist Jake Blount is joined by percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, guitar, and vocals) Laurel Premo to present an evening of traditional music that explores a variety origins from Irish, Canadian, Scandinavian, and American styles.

Jake Blount
“An incredible example of historically informed, beautifully played old-time music.”
– Rhiannon Giddens

Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist based in Providence, RI. Blount specializes in the music of Black communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of the Finger Lakes. A versatile performer, Blount interpolates blues, bluegrass and spirituals into the old-time string band tradition he belongs to. He foregrounds the experiences of queer people and people of color in his work. His teachers include Rhiannon Giddens, Bruce Molsky and Judy Hyman.

Laurel Premo

“Subtle but dazzling and rich in texture. Watching a live performance is pure hypnosis.”
- MTV 10/08/21 “

Premo’s sense of touch and tone are impeccable” – Aquarium Drunkard 01/07/22 Laurel Premo weaves a ruminant and rhythmically deep soundscape of American and Nordic roots music on fingerstyle electric guitar, lap steel, fiddle, and voice, with both new compositions and arrangements of older music held in a living relationship with tradition.

Nic Gareiss
One of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”

Nic Gareiss (he/they) is swiftly becoming recognized as a singular voice in traditional dance. Informed by 25 years of ethnographic study and performance, Gareiss’ work draws from many percussive dance practices to weave together a technique facilitating his love of improvisation; clog, flatfoot, and step dance vocabulary; and musical collaboration.

Cone enjoy this special show.


May 12, 2023 ( Friday): Tom Rush and Matt Nakoa click for details
Since Tom Rush's 1962 debut as an unknown folk-blues musician on the Boston/Cambridge music scene, he has established himself as a consummate performer and singer-songwriter. 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!

June 2, 2023 (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.
 
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