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Tom McHugh's Last Hurrah (for now)

Benefits the Mainstay Forever Campaign
Concert and Recording Session

Saturday, December 5, 2015
A limited number of seats are available for the 2:00 p.m. performance

Join Tom and a never-to-be-repeated gathering of some of The Mainstay's most beloved musicians in a Songfest, celebrating Tom's 20-year tenure with a live recording session of 13 songs from his own Chesapeake Bay Songbook.

Tom will be joined by Tom Anthony, Sue Matthews, Bill Matthews, Chuck Redd, Daryl Davis, Dick Durham, Guthrie Matthews, Meredith Hadaway, Steve Stanne, Parris Bradle, and Nagy Zsolt from Kiskunfelegyhaza, Hungary.

Tickets are $100 per person.

Reservations will be honored in the order in which payment is received.

A limited number of seats are available for the 2 p.m. concert. The performance will be accompanied by a copious array of delicious hors d'oeuvres, complemented by a selection of wine and beer.

This event has been generously underwritten by a grant from The Hedgelawn Foundation. All proceeds benefit The Mainstay Forever Capital Campaign.

To purchase tickets, $100 per person
Please make your check payable to The Mainstay,
Note "Dec. 5" on the memo line and mail it to:
P.O. Box 238, Rock Hall, MD 21661.
Reservations will be honored in the order in which payment is received

Frank Vignola Guitar Workshop

Hands on. Bring Your Guitar

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.

only $30

Bring your guitar and $30 (Cash or Check made out to Frank Vignola).  ALL LEVELS OF EXPERTISE ARE WELCOME!  Frank will teach simple daily exercises, songs and improvisation techniques. Guitarists, don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from a master. Call The Mainstay for reservations. Pay Frank at the class.

Frank Vignola's Instruction Web Page

The Frank Vignola Trio

"Thank You Charlie and Joe"
with Chuck Redd, Gary Mazzaroppi and Jan Knutson

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

only $20

Frank Vignola is a stunning guitarist, one of the most respected and sought after acoustic guitarists in the world. He plays everything from Jazz and swing to blues and bluegrass. He has has toured and recorded with major artists such as Bucky Pizzarelli, Les Paul, Lionel Hampton, Donald Fagen, Queen Latifah, Ringo Starr, Madonna, Dave Grisman, and Mark O’Connor who calls him “the perfect guitarist” and “a genuine virtuoso.” He is also a Mainstay favorite and has played here many times. This evening will be his personal tribute to Charlie Byrd and Joe Byrd who were some of his early mentors and influences. This will be an evening of songs that he once played with both Charlie and Joe or that are inspired by their memory. Frank will be joined by Chuck Redd (who was part of the Charlie Byrd Trio for 20 years) on vibes & drums and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass as well as by special guest Jan Knutson. Sponsored by the David Pike Memorial Fund & People’s Bank.

Frank Vignola's website

Frank Vignola video

Harp & Soul

Songs for the Season
Meredith Hadaway and Friends

Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m

only $15

Celebrate Songs for the Season with the lovely and lively traditional songs, dance tunes & carols from the British Isles, Celtic lands & beyond. Meredith Hadaway (Celtic harp & concertina), Ben Bennington (guitar & vocals), Rebekah Hardy (oboe), Bob Ortiz (percussion), and Nevin Dawson (viola) will be joined by Sue Matthews and singer/songwriter Pam Ortiz for an afternoon of delightful seasonal tunes and holiday cheer. Sponsored by People’s Bank.

US Army Blues Swamp Romp

Spicy Swinging and Sensational
A Contemporary Take on some New Orleans Classics

Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

only $free

Swamp Romp is the Louisiana-influenced subset of the jazz band of the United States Army Band known worldwide as "Pershing's Own." They have been a hit each time they played at the Mainstay. Fronted by Graham Breedlove from Lafayette, Louisiana on trumpet and Harry Watters from Huntsville, Alabama on trombone, Swamp Romp plays a wide mix of New Orleans classics, Dixieland, ragtime, their own compositions and some contemporary works with New Orleans influenced arrangements. In a review of their CD Voodoo Boogaloo, All About Jazz calls them "lively, effervescent," a "diverse gumbo of phenomenal talent" and a "stellar group with a musical jambalaya that cooks with that very special hot Southern spice to it." The group has performed on the “Emeril Live” show and also traveled to New Orleans to help build homes with Habitat for Humanity and play concerts in post-Katrina storm ravaged areas of that city. This concert is free but please make a reservation so we know how many to expect.

Listen to Swamp Romp "Voodoo Boogaloo"
Listen to Swamp Romp "Caravan"

Barbara Parker

Singer and Songwriter
New Directions

Sunday, January 31, 2016 at p.m.

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