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Kathy Kallick Band

Traditional and Contemporary
Bluegrass

Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

only $20

Kathy Kallick is a legend in bluegrass: one of the great bluegrass composers and vocalists. Her band is based along the West Coast from San Francisco to Alaska. Their innovative bluegrass honors tradition and yet is contemporary in sound and vision and they are known for their solid, hard-driving mix of originals and classics. The band features Kathy Kallick on guitar and vocals; Annie Staninec on fiddle and vocals; Cary Black on acoustic bass and vocals; Greg Booth on dobro, banjo and vocals; and Tom Bekeny on mandolin and vocals. The instrumental work is dazzling and inventive and the vocals are luminous and extraordinary. Kallick’s many recordings include nearly 150 of her original songs and include her work with the Good Ol’ Persons, several duos and her current band. Her latest and 20th recording is Foxhounds, a collection of new and traditional bluegrass with The Kathy Kallick Band. Its title track describes an evening spent on Bill Monroe’s porch listening to the high lonesome sound of his foxhounds in the distance.

Kathy Kallick's website

Kathy Kallick video


 
Mainstay Mondays

Featured Guest: Nevin Dawson
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, September 5, 2016

only $10

Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guest tonight is Nevin Dawson with his "versatile viola" and a wide range of music


Joe Holt's website


 
CJF: Chuck Redd with La Lucha

Jazz
The Chestertown Jazz Festival Opening Concert

Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

only $25

The Chestertown Jazz Festival opener is at The Mainstay with Chuck Redd on vibes and La Lucha, the Latin-inspired Florida-based trio of Alejandro Arenas, (Colombia) bass; John O’Leary (Mexico), piano; and Mark Feinman (USA), drums. Tickets for this concert, and other Chestertown Jazz Festival events can be purchased through the Garfield box office (details below.) Chuck Redd is well known to Mainstay audiences for his work on drums and vibraphone. Chuck began recording and touring the globe when he joined the Charlie Byrd Trio at the age of 21. He was featured vibraphonist with the Mel Torme All-Star Jazz Quintet from 1991 until 1996. While appearing in New York with Torme, Ira Gitler of Jazz Times said: "Redd's vibes were equally notable for vigor and melodiousness." Jazz Times on another La Luchaoccasion described his vibes work as, "Exquisite!” and The Washington Post has admired his "melodic sparkle." La Lucha is a Tampa Bay based trio that consists of three best friends from three different parts of the world; Colombia, Mexico & United States. Their repertoire is a diverse mixture of Latin inspired rhythms with Jazz standards, twisted arrangements of pop songs and original compositions. For tickets call the Garfield Box Office 410-810-2060 or purchase online at Chestertown Jazz Festival Tickets.



Chuck Redd's website

La Lucha's website

La Lucha video


 
Bob McDonald

My Way: Sinatra at 100

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

only $20

Bob McDonald’s distinctive baritone has made him a favorite with Washington area musical theatre, opera, and concert audiences at venues such as the Signature Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, the Folger Theatre, and the Arena Stage. His active-duty Army career has given him the opportunity to perform in the US and abroad for our troops, as well as entertain presidents and visiting heads of state in his role as baritone, announcer and senior producer for The United States Army Chorus. He is also a familiar face to DC hockey fans as he regularly performs the National Anthem for Washington Capitals’ games. Now he channels Frank Sinatra in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the crooner’s birth. He’ll be joined by a fine quartet with Scott Silbert on woodwinds, Tony Nalker on piano, Todd Harrison on drums and Paul Henry on bass for an afternoon of Sinatra classics. Note the 2pm start time.

Bob McDonald's website


 
Mainstay Mondays

Featured Guests: Dave Schiff on sax and Mike McShane on drums
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

only $10

Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guests tonight are Dave Schiff, a respected saxophonist and Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble veteran and Mike McShane on drums. Dave, Mike and Joe have performed and recorded as "Spontaneous Invention".


Joe Holt's website


 
Mainstay Mondays

Featured Guest: Karen Somerville
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, September 19, 2016 at 7:00 pm

only $10

Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guest tonight is vocalist, Karen Somerville for an evening of jazz, blues and gospel.


Joe Holt's website


 
UltraFaux

Acoustic Jazz Trio
Original Gypsy Swing

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

only $20

UltraFaux is an acoustic powerhouse of two guitars and upright bass performing original acoustic music with Romani, Manouche, swing, funk, blues, and musette influences and drawing inspiration from the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt. Sami Arefin and Michael Joseph Harris trade dazzling leads and harmonize together on rich gypsy-inspired melodies. The dynamic Eddie Hrybyk on upright bass holds down the steady swinging beat and brings his passion for improvisation to the group. Based in Baltimore the group is the core of the Hot Club of Baltimore. They have been featured on WPFW, WTMD, WDVX Blue Plate Special, CBS News, in The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Style Magazine and have performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in D.C., Charm City Django Jazz Festival, Creative Alliance, and the IMT Folk Series. They were recently chosen to perform at Django By The Sea in Maine, and the Midwest Gypsy Swing Festival in Madison Wisconsin and will be touring further afield.

UltraFaux's website

UltraFaux video

 

 
Chesapeake Scenes

Tom McHugh, Capt. Andy McCown, Bill Matthews and Tom Anthony
Songs and Stories of the Bay

Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

only $15

An always changing tribute to the beauty and majesty of the Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Scenes presents songs and stories about the people who live on the shores and work the waters as seen by Mainstay founder Tom McHugh and spoken word artist Andy McCown along with fellow musicians and longtime collaborators Bill Matthews and Tom Anthony. The quartet sings songs and tells stories about everything from the love of an old boat, to a waterman working in winter, to what’s on the table in an Eastern Shore home. Chesapeake Scenes has recorded a CD and performed their music, stories and poetry in venues ranging from local libraries to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. This concert is sponsored by Echo Hill Outdoor School and Pennsylvania State University. Note the 11:00 am start time.


 
Mainstay Mondays

Featured Guest: Sam Guthridge, banjo
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

only $10

Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guest tonight is Sam Guthridge, a founding member of Chester River Runoff who currently performs with the High and Wides and others.


Joe Holt's website


 
Chuck Redd and the Jazz Young Bloods

Jazz Quartet

Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. $20

Rogerio Souza Trio

Brazilian guitarist, composer and arranger

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. $20

Mainstay Mondays

Featured Guest: Vaughn Bratcher, bass and Ray Anthony, drums
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

only $10

Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guests tonight are Vaughn Bratcher on bass with Ray Anthony on drums.


Joe Holt's website


 
Daryl Davis

Blues and Boogie Piano and Vocals
FallFest

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. $20

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