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Louie Anderson • Emelin Theatre • 12.14.18
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Louie Anderson • Emelin Theatre • 12.14.18

Louie Anderson

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8PM at Emelin Theatre

Louie Anderson Emelin Theatre Music Without Borders MWB


Louie Anderson has been named “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time” by Comedy Central, has won a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Christine Baskets in the hit FX comedy series “Baskets,” and is a best-selling author. Over a career that’s spanned thirty years, he has become one of America’s most recognized and adored comics, continuing to tour and perform to standing-room-only crowds across the country.

Sharing his childhood experiences as one of eleven children growing up in Minnesota, Louie’s comedy routines rang true to his early club audiences, and led him to his national television debut on the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” in 1984. The rest is history. Appearances on Leno, Letterman, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Comic Relief,” Showtime, HBO and CMT specials followed.

Hosting the legendary game show, “Family Feud,” soon made him a household name opening doors for him as an actor. In addition to being a television guest star, Louie has had memorable featured roles in film comedies like Coming to America, opposite Eddie Murphy, and the classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. His Saturday morning animated series “Life with Louie,” garnered three Humanitas Prizes, as well as a Genesis Award for its depiction of the proper treatment of animals and, most significantly, two Emmy Awards.

In his 2018 stand-up special, “Big Underwear,” taped at the historic Palace Theatre in Los Angeles, he plays on the challenges of getting healthy, life on the road, dealing with technology and how we all eventually become our parents. When not in production, Louie continues to tour, traveling the States doing what Louie loves to do, Stand-Up Comedy.

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The Klezmatics • Emelin Theatre • 12.06.18
Dec
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Klezmatics • Emelin Theatre • 12.06.18

The Klezmatics

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 7:30PM at Emelin Theatre

Klezmatics Music Without Borders MWB

Since their emergence more than 30 years ago, the Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music Their aesthetically, politically and musically interesting recordings has inspired future generations and helped change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form.

“Klezmer,” says London, “is the unique sound of East European Jewishness. It has the power to evoke a feeling of other-worldliness, of being there and then, of nostalgia for a time and place that we never knew.” The Klezmatics’ music is rooted in but is not a strictly traditional variety of the klezmer genre. Rather it is a comfortable hybrid that appeals equally to those with no previous exposure to the music and those already familiar with it. Although tradition is at the core of what they do, since the beginning the Klezmatics have adapted to the artistic sensibilities of a contemporary world.  “Klezmer has everything you want, ethnically, and yet it’s so intertwined with American culture,” says Morrissett. “We want to make sure that we are part of a living tradition, and living traditions change; they don’t stay in a pickled form.”

The Klezmatics have performed in more than 20 countries and released 11 albums to date—including their Grammy-winning 2006 album Wonder Wheel. They have also recently served as the subject of a feature-length documentary film, The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground. During their third-of-a-century existence the Klezmatics have collaborated with such brilliant artists as violinist Itzhak Perlman, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and Israeli vocal icon Chava Alberstein, plus many other prominent artists working within multiple genres.

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All In A Family • Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche, and Lucy Wainwright Roche • Emelin Theatre • 12.1.18
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

All In A Family • Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche, and Lucy Wainwright Roche • Emelin Theatre • 12.1.18

All In A Family

Loudon Wainwright III, Suzzy Roche, and Lucy Wainwright Roche

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8PM at Emelin Theatre

Wainwright III Music Without Borders MWB

Enjoy an evening of thoughtful songs and plenty of familial harmonies with Grammy Award-winning American Folk singer Loudon Wainwright III and acclaimed songwriters Suzzy Roche and Lucy Wainwright Roche.

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
Loudon’s long and illustrious career is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases, a plethora of movie and TV credits, and now his new autobiography, “Liner Notes” (2017 Penguin/Random House). In 2010 he won the Best Traditional Folk Album GRAMMY for “High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project,” and his 2012 recording, “Older Than My Old Man Now,” was named one of NPR’s Top 10 Albums of the Year. His songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison. He’s penned music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel “Lucky You,” topical songs for NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” and ABC’s “Nightline,” and recorded several songs for the soundtrack of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” Loudon has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow, and you may remember him as Captain Calvin Spalding, the “singing surgeon”, on the television show, “M*A*S*H.”

SUZZY ROCHE
After a lifetime of performing and recording, these days Suzzy enjoys singing on the road with her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche. Lucy & Suzzy recorded their first CD Fairytale and Myth which won the popular vote for best singer/songwriter album of the year for the Independent Music Awards 2014 and released their second recording Mud & Apples in 2016. Suzzy’s career in music began when she and her two sisters founded The Roches, a vocal group known for their rich harmonies, quirky lyrics, and casually comedic stage performances, which still performs today. An acclaimed singer-songwriter in her own right, Suzzy has recorded two solo albums. She has written two books, appeared in film (remember Marilyn in Crossing Delancey) and has taught at NYU and Princeton.

LUCY WAINWRIGHT ROCHE
Lucy Wainwright Roche is the daughter of singer-songwriters Loudon Wainwright III and Suzzy Roche, and the half-sister of singer-songwriters Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright. Initially bypassing the family career to teach, Lucy later made the decision to pursue music full-time. In 2008 she was one of the winners of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s “Emerging Artist” competition, and the following year, her song “Snare Drum” earned her the Independent Music Award for Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song. Roche released her debut album, Lucy, in October 2010. Lucy has opened for such acts for the Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Girlyman, Amos Lee, her father Loudon Wainwright III, and Rufus Wainwright. She has also has sung backup for Grammy-nominated artist Neko Case, including an appearance with Case on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

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John McEuen • Emelin Theatre • 11.17.18
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

John McEuen • Emelin Theatre • 11.17.18

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s John McEuen
& The String Wizards
Present

“Will the Circle be Unbroken”

Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8PM at Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, NY

John McEuen

Join founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), John McEuen and his cast of virtuoso musicians for a special night filled with the music and memories of the landmark platinum album Will the Circle Be Unbroken and the NGDB’s incredible career. McEuen’s multimedia show chronicles the band’s fifty year journey including: 8mm footage from the earliest days in 1967; stories from behind the Iron Curtain as the first American band to tour Russia in 1977; and vintage photos, footage and audio from the famed ‘Circle’ recording session. Such hits as “Mr. Bojangles” “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” “Buy For Me the Rain” and “Dance Little Jean,” hot bluegrass, and rare early music, are interwoven throughout.

Fellow NGDB band members Les Thompson and John Cable, and guitar virtuoso Matt Cartsonis, all stellar musicians in their own right, join host John McEuen to share (in front of the screen) hits and stories leading up to this magical time when three generations came together to record Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Initiated by McEuen, the icons of Bluegrass, Country and West Coast Country Rock, including Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Jimmy Martin, Earl Scruggs, Vassar Clements, and Maybelle Carter, convened for six hot days in August 1971, to produce the benchmark record that is just as relevant today (still an Amazon top-20 album)! The Library of Congress inducted the multi-platinum ‘Circle’ as one of the most important American recordings. ‘Circle’ is also in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame.

The journey concludes with music from McEuen’s new album, Made in Brooklyn, allowing the audience to experience the entire span of the artist’s incredible 50 years in music.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
John McEuen has had a long and varied music career, first solo, then as a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB) in 1966. Over 10,000 concerts and 300 television shows throughout more than 3 million miles, he has pursued his passion for performing and recording, creating, producing and preserving original and traditional folk and acoustic music, and taking it to new audiences.

McEuen has performed and/or recorded with: Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Bill Wyman, Johnny Cash, Marshall Tucker Band, Steve Martin, The Smothers Brothers, Rowan & Martin, Clint Eastwood, Phish, Crystal Gayle, Michael Martin Murphey, Hans Olson, Tammy Wynette, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Leon Russell, Kevin Nealon, Tom Chapin, Pete Seeger, Mary McCaslin, Vassar Clements, Jose Feliciano, Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones, Andy Williams, Dizzy Gillespie, The Band, The Doors, Foreigner, John Denver, Kenny Rogers, Little Richard, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Robin Williams, Albert Gore, Robert Schimmel, Tom Petty, Stephen Wright, Little River Band, Air Supply, Doobie Brothers, Bill Cosby, Martha Redbone, Hootie and the Blowfish, the list goes on, and there are stories about all of them.

McEuen has made over 40 albums (7 solo) that have earned four platinum and five gold recognition awards, GRAMMY nominations, CMA and ACM awards, an Emmy nomination, IBMA record of the year award, and performed on another 25 albums as guest artist. He’s also produced another 7 albums, and 14 film scores (two Emmy nominated shows) and more than 300 concerts throughout his career – the first in 1965 in Long Beach California, with Bob Dylan.

In September of 2017 John was inducted in to the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame. Arguably, McEuen’s most important legacy may be his initiating ‘Circle’, which Rolling Stone called “The most important record to come out of Nashville.”

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Josh Ritter • Emelin Theatre • 11.2.18
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Josh Ritter • Emelin Theatre • 11.2.18

Josh Ritter

Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8PM at Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck, NY

Josh Ritter Music Without Borders MWB

Josh Ritter will return to the Northeast for a select number of special solo acoustic shows, highlighting brand new material, as well as songs from his extensive, critically acclaimed catalog.

Josh’s latest album, Gathering (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers), continues to receive critical praise, about which NPR proclaims, “Josh Ritter remains at the top of his game two decades into a highlight-strewn career. He’d be forgiven for loosening his grip, but his hand has never felt surer.”  Rolling Stone describes it as “midway between the country, gospel and soul camps, with thickly stacked harmonies that evoke the Dead’s own folk-rock classic American Beauty.”  Gathering features a duet with Bob Weir, whom Ritter worked with on Weir’s recent solo album Blue Mountain.

Over the course of his acclaimed career, Ritter has released seven full-length albums including, 2013’s The Beast In Its Tracks, which debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top Rock Albums chart. The record also received widespread critical praise — ”NPR Music” called it, “…gorgeous and glorious,” while “Pitchfork” asserted, “Beast is contemplative and forgiving, a means of burying one relationship to commit to another, and Ritter nicely evokes the excitement and resignation of such a transition.” Additionally, in 2011, Ritter made his debut as a published author with his New York Times best-selling novel, “Bright’s Passage” (Dial Press/Random House). Stephen King writes in The New York Times Book Review, that the work “shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime…This is the work of a gifted novelist.”

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POCO at Emelin Theatre • Oct 12th • 8 PM
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

POCO at Emelin Theatre • Oct 12th • 8 PM

POCO

The Emelin Theatre • Fri, 10.12.18 • 8 PM

 POCO

POCO

Rising from the ashes of Buffalo Springfield, Poco was founded in 1967 by Rusty Young, Richie Furay, George Grantham and Jim Messina. Over the next five decades, alongside bandmates that would also include Paul Cotton, Randy Meisner, and Timothy B. Schmit, Rusty became not only the musical core of the band but also the writer and vocalist behind hits including ‘Rose Of Cimarron’ and the #1 smash “Crazy Love’. “I made a promise to myself that Poco would only keep going if we remained a band of real musicians who were having fun,” Rusty says. Because audiences can tell the difference.”

We all feel like we’ve landed on a combination of people and a situation that gives us a lot of satisfaction,” agrees longtime bassist Sundrud, whose pre-Poco stints included bass/vocals for Dickey Betts, Nicolette Larson, Vince Gill and Bobby Whitlock, songwriter for Kenny Rogers, Ty Herndon and The Judds, and co-founder of the celebrated progressive country band Great Plains. “Poco has always blazed a trail musically,” he says. “The band was on the forefront of getting country and rock to work together organically. I'm proud to be part of Poco, and today we’re all focused on keeping Poco vibrant and new.”

At the end of the day, bands survive and flourish on their chemistry,” says Lonow, who was a former member of The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Jamie Hartford Band, The Bellamy Brothers and Burrito Deluxe, played on Grammy nominated/winning albums by June Carter Cash, Billy Joe Shaver and Loretta Lynn, and was co-writer of Poco’s 1989 smash ‘Call It Love’. “Rusty is still the voice that everyone recognizes from the hits and he can still play his ass off. Jack has been in the band since 1985 and his vocals and bass playing are key to the Poco sound. Michael brings a musicianship that has redefined the band’s energy. When we want, we can turn any song into a really amazing country-rock odyssey.”

For the band’s legion of longtime fans – known as ‘Poconuts’ – as well as new converts, it’s Poco’s live performances where their newfound attitude and energy truly goes next level. “We challenge each other everytime we’re onstage,” says Rusty, “which means that no two shows are ever alike. Between Michael and I, we play 10 different instruments and are able to open up some musically adventurous journeys.” Webb is proud that audiences have enthusiastically embraced the band’s new approach. “We still play all the hits that fans love and we love playing them – but our emphasis is no longer on duplicating the catalog,” he says. “Rusty is a great writer and singer, but he’s first and foremost a really imaginative musician. And his musicianship is becoming a focus again.” Alongside hits like ‘Crazy Love’, ‘A Good Feelin’ To Know’, ‘Rose Of Cimarron’, ‘Call It Love’, ‘Heart Of The Night’ and ‘Keep On Tryin’’, songs from the acclaimed 2013 album All Fired Up are now concert favorites. Best of all, the band’s incendiary instrumental jams have become an organic throwback to Poco’s legendary ‘70s performances. ”There are a lot of people seeing the band for the first time, or for the first time in 10 years,” says Sundrud. “And they tell us that Poco is just a great rock & roll experience.”

Yet another bonus of the band’s rebirth is the growing recognition of Poco as godfathers of the roots movement. “Poco, at its core, is an early example of what could be described as Americana,” No Depression said in 2014; “a roots rock band that melded genres in the process of creating something new and exciting.” Rusty arguably the most influential steel player in rock & roll history was inducted into Guitar Player Magazine’s ‘Gallery Of Greats’ in 2012, and Michael, Jack, and Rick are in-demand session players for artists that include Sturgill Simpson, Chris Knight, Ryan Bingham, Jamey Johnson and Zac Brown Band. “Artists like Buffalo Springfield, Gram Parsons, The Band and Poco wrote the blueprints for the Americana movement,” Lonow says. “They were a bunch of longhaired hippie rockers who couldn’t deny their love of steel guitar and harmonies. Americana began as folk and country-rock, and Americana fans tend to also be Poco fans.”

“We don’t feel like a 50-year old band,” Rusty Young says with pride. “Poco has never slowed down or stopped making new music. Everyone loves the challenge of being in Poco, and we’re all working hard at moving the band towards new audiences. We love playing for people who haven’t heard Poco in a while – or are maybe hearing them for the first time – and having them discover who Poco is today.”

For Poco, this is more than just a time of rebirth. On record and onstage, it’s the sound of a legendary band once again hitting its stride.

 

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Leo Kottke • Emelin Theater • 10.6.18
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Leo Kottke • Emelin Theater • 10.6.18

Leo Kottke

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 8PM at the Emelin Theater in Mamaroneck, NY

Leo Kottke Music Without Borders

Leo Kottke is arguably one of the most important and influential acoustic steel-string fingerstyle guitarists of the 20th century. Highly innovative, he is known for his compelling original compositions as well as his arrangements of cover songs, like the captivating medley of “Mockingbird Hill” — a hit for both Patti Page and Les Paul & Mary Ford — and Duane Allman’s “Little Martha,” which he performed on NPR.  During his career, Kottke has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, from Chet Atkins to Procul Harum to the Violent Femmes, and most notably Phish bassist Mike Gordon. Kottke has recorded an extensive catalog that has inspired countless guitarists including such fingerstyle innovators as the late, great Michael Hedges, Preston Reed, Peppino D’Agostino and Don Ross. His debut LP, 6 & 12 String Guitar, has been reissued on CD three times since its 1969 release.

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 David Bromberg Quintet • Emelin Theatre • April 20th
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

David Bromberg Quintet • Emelin Theatre • April 20th

David Bromberg Quintet

Emelin Theatre • 04.20.18• 8 PM

 David Bromberg

David Bromberg

For 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. In producing John Hartford’s hugely influential Aereo-Plain LP, Bromberg even co-invented a genre: Newgrass.  

Bromberg’s guitar work remains a marvel; amped electric lead – both slide and fretted – and delicately powerful acoustic fingerpicking propel recent releases with the same force that made him the go-to guy for acts ranging from the Eagles to Link Wray to Phoebe Snow. This is a man who can go full-on Chicago gutbucket with “You Don’t Have to Go” (a Bromberg original), then slay with the jazz inflections of Ray Charles’ “A Fool for You.” “David’s always able to plug into the emotion of a song,” multi-Grammy-winning producer/accompanist Larry Campbell says. “He’s incredibly inventive as a player.”

Longtime fans will notice one difference: Bromberg’s voice; he’s really singing. “When I first started,” Bromberg says, “singing was something I did between guitar solos. But I took some voice lessons, and now, I know more what I’m doing. I love singing now. Love it.” His vocals cover a broad range: impassioned, vibrato-laden testifying; pew-jumping soul shouts; soft, confident, crooning; and, of course, his peerless raconteur chops.

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