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Viktorija Gečytė with Go Trio

Lithuanian Vocalist based in Paris
Jazz

Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

only $20

Viktorija Gečytė [Get-CHEET-Hey] is a Lithuanian-born, Paris-based vocalist steeped in the jazz tradition. She hit the stage at the age of five in her native Lithuania and was soon singing festivals, touring Europe, recording, and making appearances on Lithuanian television. Some years later, influenced by the great American singers, she started to feel the swing and decided to freelance. Her ease, sense of rhythm, and strong low voice appealed to many ears, and earned her international awards. She met Gene Perla, bass and Sean Gough, keyboard of Go Trio while in college in the U.S. Since returning to Paris, she has returned each year for short tours with Go Trio. Propelled by American jazz bassist Gene Perla, who has played with Elvin Jones, Sonny Rollins, Nina Simone and Sarah Vaughan, Go Trio features pianist Sean Gough, a young man who continues to stretch the boundaries of the American Songbook, jazz standards, and original melodies. They will be joined by drummer Nic Cacioppo. Even as they mine the most familiar tunes, each musician's effortless attentiveness guarantees vital and spontaneous music. Go Trio has played at leading jazz clubs and music festivals and is releasing their new recording “No Detour Ahead” with Viktorija Gečytė this spring.

Viktorija Gečytė website

Go Trio website

Viktorija Gečytė video

 
Mainstay Mondays

Featuring Mike McShane and Paul Midiri of the Mike McShane Trio
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, May 30, 2016     7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

only $10

Join us for a new Monday evening music series called appropriately enough, “Mainstay Mondays.” These eclectic evenings begin on Monday May 30 and will happen every Monday night through the summer and maybe beyond. Each evening will be hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano. Joe is not only a wizard at the keyboard, he is a student and connoisseur of many kinds of music and of local and regional talent. Each evening will feature Joe on piano partnering with a special guest or guests. The music will be diverse and spontaneous. We’ll have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. This will be an opportunity to see some of the region’s finest talent stretching their legs and working in a newThe Mike McShane Trio photo setting. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guests on May 30 are Mike McShane and Paul Midiri. Joe plays regularly with Mike and Paul at the Cultured Pearl in Rehoboth as the Mike McShane Trio featuring piano, vibes, drums.
Here’s the line-up for Mainstay Mondays guests through the summer. Join us!

  • 5/30 - Mike McShane andPaul Midiri - drums/vibes
  • 6/6   - Peggy Raley and Eddie Sherman - vocalists
  • 6/13 - Vince Lardear - sax>
  • 6/20 - Dan Tobias - cornet
  • 6/27 - Rhonda Apple - vocals
  • 7/4  - Melissa McGlynn and John Schratweiser - vocals
  • 7/11 - Pam and Bob Ortiz - guitar/vocals
  • 7/18 - Roo Brown - songs and stories
  • 7/25 - Donato Soverio - guitar
  • 8/1   - Max Murray - bass
  • 8/8   - Midiri Brothers - clarinet/drums
  • 8/15 - Sue Matthews - vocals
  • 8/22 - Dick Durham - piano
  • 8-29 - Geoff Gallante - trumpet
  • 9/5   - Nevin Dawson - viola

Joe Holt's website


 
The Chuck Redd Quartet

with Robert Redd, piano; Romeir Mendez, bass and Wesley Anderson, drums
Vibes: A Tribute to Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson and Terry Gibbs

Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

only $20

Chuck Redd and his quartet featuring his brother Robert Redd on piano, bassist Romeir Mendez and Wesley Anderson on drums, pay tribute to three iconic jazz vibraphone players that have had a profound influence on him and probably every other vibraphone player in the world. Lionel Hampton introduced the world to the Vibraphone when he became a member of the Benny Goodman Quartet. Milt Jackson transcended the possibilities of the instrument with his ability to "sing" through the instrument when playing ballads and blues. The legendary Terry Gibbs is a bebop and swing master who became a household name as musical director for the Steve Allen and Regis Philbin television shows. Chuck is honored to call Terry Gibbs a good friend -Terry is still very active, energetic and witty at age 92!! The Chuck Redd Quartet will perform music closely associated with all three of these jazz vibes virtuosos. Along with Robert Redd on piano, a Mainstay favorite who has been touring with the Duke Ellington Jazz Orchestra, Chuck is pleased to present two young musicians: the Baltimore based bassist Romeir Mendez who performs at major jazz venues in DC and Baltimore and has toured internationally with Warren Wolf and Donald Harrison as well as Wesley Anderson from Los Angeles who recently began working with The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, the premier Army touring jazz big band. This will be a wonderful evening of swing, ballads, a little be bop and some American Popular Song classics that were performed by Hampton, Jackson and Gibbs.

Chuck Redd's website

Chuck Redd video


 
Mainstay Mondays

Featuring Peggy Raley and Eddie Sherman - vocalists
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, June 6, 2016    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

only $10

Join us for our new Monday evening music series called appropriately enough, “Mainstay Mondays.” These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night through the summer and maybe beyond. Each evening will be hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano. Joe is not only a wizard at the keyboard, he is a student and connoisseur of many kinds of music and of local and regional talent. Each evening will feature Joe on piano partnering with a special guest or guests. The music will be diverse and spontaneous. We’ll have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. This will be an opportunity to see some of the region’s finest talent stretching their legs and working in a new setting. The evenings Eddie Sherman and Peggy Raley photobegin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guests on June 6 are vocalists Peggy Raley and Eddie Sherman. Sherman and Raley are the founders and hosts of the "True Blue Jazz Series" in Rehoboth Beach, DE, and perform as "The Eddie Sherman Show", saluting the great composers and singers of another time.
Here’s the line-up for Mainstay Mondays guests for the rest of the summer. Join us!

  • 6/13 - Vince Lardear - sax
  • 6/20 - Dan Tobias - cornet
  • 6/27 - Rhonda Apple - vocals
  • 7/4  - Melissa McGlynn and John Schratweiser - vocals
  • 7/11 - Pam and Bob Ortiz - guitar/vocals
  • 7/18 - Roo Brown - songs and stories
  • 7/25 - Donato Soverio - guitar
  • 8/1   - Max Murray - bass
  • 8/8   - Midiri Brothers - clarinet/drums
  • 8/15 - Sue Matthews - vocals
  • 8/22 - Dick Durham - piano
  • 8-29 - Geoff Gallante - trumpet
  • 9/5   - Nevin Dawson - viola

Joe Holt's website


 
Blues Keepers Band

Free Outdoor Concert
Blues, R&B and Soul

Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

only $free

The Blues Keepers Band brings their deep love and respect for blues and soul music to the back deck of The Mainstay for a free outdoor concert.  At a Blues-Keepers show you will hear songs by Blues Masters such as Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and T-Bone Walker and artists like, Stones, ZZ-Top, Ray Charles, James Brown...and some great Blues-Keepers originals. the members of the band are Brice B. Sutton on bass guitar and vocals, Steven (Jerome) McGovern on harp and vocals, Ray Anthony on drums and Jimmy James on guitars, Dobro and vocals.  Bring a comfortable chair. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the concert will move indoors to the Mainstay.

The Blues Keepers website


Blues Keepers video


 
Mainstay Mondays

with your host Joe Holt at the piano
Featured guest: Vince Lardear - sax

Monday, June 13, 2016     7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Tim & Savannah Finch with The Eastman String Band

A rich vocal and instrumental blend of bluegrass and Americana
Alt-grass/New grass

Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

only $15

Tim and Savannah Finch with The Eastman String Band premiere at the Mainstay with a shining new album “‘Neath a Midnight Sky” and a thrilling brand of Alt-Grass that melds the roots of Bluegrass with Americana. Tim and Savannah began playing music together at the Friday night jams that Tim held at his music store “Good Deale Bluegrass” in Deale, Md. After they married in 2003 they went on to play prominent venues in the area such as Rams Head On Stage, Birchmere, Barnes of Wolftrap, and many festivals. Tim has been a familiar face on the music scene through past performances with Good Deale Bluegrass band featuring Mike Auldridge, festival promotions, XM radio airplay, and as a representative of Eastman Strings. His unique mandolin, banjo, and vocal style help define ESB's sound. Savannah, a singer-songwriter who has been featured at Nashville's renowned Bluebird Café, contributes powerful lead vocals, sweet harmonies, original songs, and a driving rhythm guitar. The other half of Eastman String Band is Jon Glik who amazes audiences with his great fiddle tone and speed and has played with everyone from Del McCoury to David Grisman and Stefan Cutodi who began studying guitar but who as a jazz major in college switched to upright and electric bass. This will be an evening of soaring harmonies, prodigious pickin’, and great songs!

Tim and Savannah Finch with The Eastman String Band website

Tim and Savannah Finch with The Eastman String Band video


 
Mainstay Mondays

With your host Joe Holt at the piano
Featured Guest: Dan Tobias - cornet

June 20, 2016 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

New and Used Bluegrass

Free Outdoor Concert
Bluegrass

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

only $free

A free outdoor concert on the back deck with New and Used Bluegrass, an Eastern Shore favorite band rooted in bluegrass and friendship. At its core are two members who have been friends since high school - Ed Finkner on guitar and vocals, Toby Price on mandolin and vocal. Along with Alan Breeding on banjo, and later Jon Simmons on fiddle and vocals, they have played for fun and in various bluegrass groups over the years. Martin Wirtz is the latest addition to the band, on vocals, guitar and twin banjo and they have been fortunate to have Brian Irwin, Cody Finkner, Mike McBride, and David McGlashan as guest bass players. Ed Finkner lives near Longwoods, Maryland (near Easton) and plays guitar and sings lead on many of of the New and Used Bluegrass songs. He is a Civil War enthusiast, as well as being a big fan (along with Alan) of "Andy of Mayberry" or "Mayberry RFD". Alan Breeding lives outside of Greensboro, Maryland, plays banjo with the group and keeps them straight on our bluegrass facts and lyrics. Toby Price lives near Preston, Maryland and plays mandolin and sings lead and baritone. Jon Simmons lives near Greensboro, Maryland and plays fiddle and sings lead and tenor. This is lively, entertaining bluegrass with great instrumentals and great vocal harmonies. Bring a comfortable chair. The concert will move indoors to The Mainstay in the event of rain or excessive heat.

New and Used Bluegrass website

New and Used Bluegrass video


 
Mainstay Mondays

With your host Joe Holt at the piano
Featured Guest: Rhonda Apple - vocals

June 27, 2016 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Anat Cohen with Chuck Redd

Acclaimed clarinetist and Saxophonist
Jazz

Friday, July 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Mainstay Mondays

With your host Joe Holt at the piano
Featured Guest: Melissa McGlynn and John Schratweiser - vocals

July 4, 2016   7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Birds of Chicago

Mesmerizing Gospel-tinged Voices
Roots Singer-Songwriters

Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Caitlin Canty

Earthy Country and Rootsy Rock
Singer and Songwriter

Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

only $20

Rescheduled from May 13.
Caitlin Canty delivers her songs with a dusky alto and a 1930’s Recording King guitar. Her music veers between earthy country, downtrodden blues, contemplative folk, and thunderous rock. Raised in small-town Vermont, the daughter of a school teacher and a house painter, she spent a decade in New York City cutting her teeth on both sides of the microphone – as a performer and as the first employee of a live music startup. Her breakout record “Reckless Skyline” features an all-star band on twelve songs that veer nimbly between country ballads and straight-up rockers, dark blues and sparsely arranged folk. It has garnered glowing praise from NPR, The Telegraph and Philadelphia Inquirer among others. The San Francisco Chronicle lauded Canty’s “casually devastating voice and unshakable poise,” and her “easy way with folk, blues and country motifs.” Her songs imbue commonplace moments and images with strange magic, wringing vastness from small details. They convey a restless energy, a clarity of purpose and desire to live fully within elemental processes – moving light, moving water, wildfire, ashes. She creates a sound that harnesses the grit and spark at the very heart of American music, tempered with a voice that is both haunting and distinct.

Caitlin Canty's website
Caitlin Canty video


 
Low Lily

Liz Simmons,vocals and guitar; Flynn Cohen,vocals, guitar, and mandolin; and Lissa Schneckenburger, vocals and fiddle
Traditional New England, Appalachian and Celtic Roots

Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. $15

John Gorka

Singer and Songwriter

Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. $20

Kathy Kallick Band

Traditional and Contemporary
Bluegrass

Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.  $20

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