For more than 50 years, Club Passim in Harvard Square has been known as a premier listening room presenting new and established performers of genres ranging from folk and acoustic to jazz, and everything in between. The historic non-profit music venue presents over 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.
"The wit of Dar, the bite of Ani, and the beauty of Norah – it was a treat seeing you perform last night!" That's what Adam Kucik, a DJ at WYEP in Pittsburgh PA said about me one time. Pretty sweet, right? I've been milking that quote for a long time. I've been milking it because I am a touring songwriter - I make a living playings songs that I have written for people who like my music. Although my job is technically to write songs and sing them, most of the work I do is coordinating the business side of things and promoting shows to make sure there are people to sing for. So far I've performed in 42 states of the US, plus some shows in Canada and tours in Japan and Europe. Last year I started playing Concert Window shows because it gives me an extra opportunity to sing for people. These shows are extra special because I can play them from anywhere for an audience of people who otherwise would never experience the same performance at the same time. This fabulously mish-moshed international audience can all interact with each and me in the chatroom that appears right next to the concert stream. I love taking requests and asking questions and seeing peoples thoughts fly past while I'm singing and talking. It's also really nice to be able to earn some income on a night that I would otherwise wouldn't be getting paid for anything. I hope you can tune in sometime! It would be fun to sing for you. xo ~becca
We are trying a 10-week songwriting and recording experiment and would love for you to join in on the fun! Each week we'll write and record one new original song and record one cover song. Every Tuesday at 9pm EST, we will perform a show here on Concert Window to feature the songs of the week, a few old favorites, a couple requests, and hear what you think about the new tunes. Check out the tip rewards; if you tip $5, you receive a download of the original song of the week. $8 gets you the cover and original tunes! Join us as we write and sing through the winter!
Kulak's Woodshed on La...
All tips are forwarded to the artists. Please participate. Thanks. Please send an email to the artist/s during the show to: kulakswebcast@y ahoo.com Having trouble viewing on a Mac desktop? Try using Firefox. Sample video of past shows at http://youtube.com/watch?v=Pyxn_XUdwFA Kulak’s Woodshed is a live music venue and multi-camera broad cast standard HD recording studio with Pro Tools multi-track audio. All shows are webcast live with chairs and couches for 49 people. Created by Paul Kulak in 1999 for the promotion and celebration of singer songwriters, it evolved into a community labor of love, run by skilled volunteers and supported by audience donations. Everyone is welcome, all ages, and music styles. Artists range from beginners to Grammy winners. On-going music, TV, audio production workshops and classes. Self serve snacks, soft drinks, tea, and coffee available. Pet friendly. No alcohol permitted. Kulak’s Woodshed www.kulakswoodshed.com 5230 1/2 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607 818-766-9913
Aces & Eights Classic ...
Aces & Eights Classic Country Music is a traditional country music duo from the Black Hills of South Dakota. They received 2016 Cd of the Year from two organizations; National Traditional Country Music Association and the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame. Bob Everhart, President of NTCMA for 42 years writes, “America is bombasted with the phony these days, but being a gambler for every CD I listen to, hoping for the real deal, the best one so far is "Aces and Eights" who are not only totally 'retro' they have all the elements that make that word reliable and honest. No wonder they took a "CD of the Year" award from the Rural Roots Music Commission in 2016" Aces & Eights’ CD release tour including 28 venues and five states successfully concluded this fall. They are now in studio recording their next CD “The Heart of Country Music” to be released January 1, 2017. They are committed to bringing back the roots of country music. Listeners find themselves on a journey back to a simpler time when country music was authentic; no fluff added. This very tradition reveals itself in the masterful guitar licks, old time banjo, and sweet mandolin melodies in correlation with the strong leads and beautiful harmonies of Aces & Eights. They are currently streaming live in the United Kingdom, have had radio play on KCMR and KLMJ radio of Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Their release “Dear Child” was chosen as song of the month on KCMR radio for the month of October 2016. In addition, they have had a multitude of press releases and newspaper articles from Globe Gazette in Mason City, IA, Rapid City Journal in Rapid City, SD, Clear Lake Mirror in Clear Lake, Iowa, and Country Music International Tradition Magazine and many more. They are followed nationally and internationally with followers from entire United States, India, Italy, Greece and many other European countries. Aces & Eights is a duo formed by Harland Allen & Kim Bachman. Harland Allen was born in Missoula, Montana and raised in Lakewood, Colorado. He grew up listening to Hank Williams, Burl Ives, Marty Robbins and several other Folk and Country music artists from the 1950's and 1960's. He started his first garage band in Junior High School and spent his teenage years playing Rock and Roll. Returning to his Country and Folk roots he played as a soloist at local night clubs and lounges. His first gig for $$$ was in 1977 at The Ground Round Restaurant and Lounge in Lakewood, Colorado. He continued to perform at local clubs and lounges playing acoustic guitar and singing songs by people like Cat Stevens, James Taylor, The Eagles and a variety of Country and Folk music. Over the years Harland has performed as a soloist and in a number of duos, trios, four and five piece bands. He now lives in Sturgis, South Dakota with his wife and family. Kimberly Bachman grew up in Iowa on a farm. She bought her first guitar with her money from working in the fields all summer. Kim was surrounded by country music. Family tradition entailed Saturday night gatherings around the kitchen table when relatives would come over to visit and play music. She is firmly rooted in the country music of the 60’s and 70’s with a strong alto voice that carries one back to the day of the women who were the true legends of country music. Kim also plays the banjo and the mandolin, sings lead and harmony. Over the past ten years, she has filled in with a number of small bands until she found her true country niche with Aces & Eights. She lives in Belle Fourche, South Dakota with her husband and family. If you are looking for artists that will bring the nostalgia of real country music to your venue, festival, or event you won’t need to look any further than Aces & Eights Classic Country Music. “Kim and Harlan were superb to work with. They were nothing but professional but still had a great time interacting with their audience. Their performance was well received by our guests. I would highly recommend Aces and Eights – their musical talent is awesome. “ Dee with the Buffalo Round Up in Custer, SD. “I was in total agreement that getting back to basics in Classic Country Music was the goal of their Album "No Fluff Added." The rest of the board for the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame was just as excited about the album as I was. We were honored to select their CD as Album of the Year. They were very "down home"; a first Class Act that everyone should get out and listen to.” Wini with the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.
The Down Home
Founded in 1976, the Down Home has become a mecca for music lovers in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The primary emphasis is on quality music, and the performance atmosphere promotes listening rather than socializing. There is plenty of time for friendly conversation before the show and between sets. With an excellent sound system hung from the ceiling, the club is a favorite of performers as well as listeners.
Stephen Douglas Wolfe
A Live Streaming music series featuring some of Syracuse, NY's top songwriting talent. Coming at you from SDW's living room every wednesday night at 8pm!
Lex Land began recording her debut album, "Orange Days on Lemon Street" (which critics deemed “a fantastic mix of honey sweet folk and dense, beat driven folk-rock”), at age 19 . In 2011 she followed it up with a more eclectic, electrified, and genre-hopping sophomore record, "Were My Sweetheart To Go." Both records earned “Best of iTunes” honors and also received several featured song placements on television programs, including “Private Practice”, “Castle”, and “Bones.” In the midst of supporting her two previously released albums, Lex represented Austin, TX as a Team-Blake-finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2012. She has also been invited to perform multiple times on late night television's "Last Call with Carson Daly," as well as over the radio airwaves on tastemaker stations such as KCRW’s venerated “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” Originally aspiring to a career in classical music, Land attended Chapman University in Orange County, California (where she grew up) until leaving early to pursue her pop ambitions. In 2009, she left Los Angeles to make Austin her home. In Texas Lex has truly blossomed- taking the state by storm with her solo Jeff-Buckley-esque cabaret performances, hitting home-runs with her band, or stealing the show sitting in at jazz clubs. Quotes: • “When you think 'singer songwriter,' 'fierce' is not a word that often comes to mind. But there is something slightly fierce about the opening seconds of Lex Land’s new album 'Were My Sweetheart To Go.' It’s the track 'Oh My!' and it just reaches out and grabs you…”- KCRW – Artist You Should Know • “She’s a great songwriter. She makes herself very vulnerable and her lyrics are revealing about relationships and all those universal themes we love. She really separates herself from the pack with her demeanor and her lyrics. She’s got attitude, she’s cool.”- Jason Bentley - KCRW • “When I think of great female artists, past and present, some of the names I think of are Stevie Nicks, Fiona Apple, Patsy Cline, and Ann Wilson. Among that list, Lex Land deserves a spot. Not only is she one of the most underrated artists on the scene right now, but she somehow molds her voice so well, she’s able to sing any and every genre. If I had to put together a soundtrack of my life, Lex Land would be the prominent artist featured on it.” - Sounds That Matter • “Easily, one of the best singer-songwriters in town right now and one of the finest voices we have ever heard, period. Believe it...”- LA-Underground • "…give a listen to album standout 'If I,' which showcases Land’s subtle-yet-powerful control melody as well as her undeniable vocal prowess."- KUT – Song of the Day
A <b>classical piano background</b> coupled with a love for traditional <b>American roots music and folk</b> has led Sarah Eide (pronounced Ay-Duh) to write songs that are both daring and familiar. <br><br><quote style="width:80%;float:right;margin-right:70px;">"Visceral sensitivity, wrapped in bold song titles like 'Forgiveness' and 'Challenge & Victory', is the key to her trademark sound: introspection with great musicality. Swinging rock piano style and intellectually satisfying arrangements... Eide has a steadfast, empowering vibe along with sweet approachability." - <i>OnAxis Music </i></quote><div style="clear:both;"></div><br><quote style="width:80%;float:right;margin-right:70px;">"She allows her voice off the leash every so often as it jumps and prances over the music, showing you she has range but uses it sparingly and therefore is even more purposeful." - <i>Red Line Roots</i></quote><div style="clear:both;"></div><br><quote style="width:80%;float:right;margin-right:70px;">"She has a classical background, and it shows in the intricacy of her piano riffs, which also possess a rock'n'roll hustle. this release is standing out for me among the pack of singer/songwriter type things in that sarah's ability to lead her band through vibrant musical passages from behind the keyboard is obvious." - <i>The Modern Folk </i></quote> <div style="clear:both;"></div>
Singer-songwriter Adjoa Skinner from Buffalo, NY who after spending two years working in Africa decided to pursue her career as a singer-songwriter in Los Angeles. Soon after moving there she was discovered by Grammy Award Winning Producer Charlie Peacock. Classically & Jazz trained with over 20 years of professional experience in music, Skinner has performed on 3 different continents and is a sought after performer, teacher, session vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. She has opened for Grammy Award Winners The Civil Wars, Charlie Peacock, Amy Grant, Beth Hart, Reeve Carney (Spiderman The Musical), Daniel Bedingfield, The Voice’s Tony Lucca, & National Lampoon Actress/ songwriter Jackie Tohn. Adjoa has performed in the US, Canada and Europe with the release of her new album “Songs For Tall Women & The Short Men Who Love Them” with guest Artists Tap Dancer Andrew Nemr, Sister group SHEL and Norwegian Pop Star Maria Arredondo. Adjoa released her new EP “The Sun" and acoustic album “Unfinished” this past January 2013. Skinner was also a finalist in the Grammy Museum’s Be Heard Showcase this April 2013 and the International Songwriters Competition. Adjoa is a sought after Songwriter and lyricist and was chosen by Norwegian Tenor Torstein Sodal to write the lyrics to the famous Edvard Grieg Song “Morning Mood”. All in all, Adjoa is the total package and is moving not only herself but everyone she is connected with towards their destiny.
Bored with the music being fed to you by the media? I'm here to help! Every Wednesday evening at 9pm Central (that's 7pm for you west coast people) I bring in the most talented people I can find in Nashville (we've got a never ending supply here) and hang out and play music for you guys while you get to interact with everyone else in the room including us! What better way to spend a Wednesday evening?
NZ Songwriters in the ...
NZ Songwriters in the Round. Three different songwriters will perform their songs acoustically and share their inspirations for their songs.
APACHE TRAILS IS A ROWDY, UNBRIDLED AND ALL TOGETHER GOOD TIME THAT'LL LEAVE THE SOULS OF YOUR FEET SINGING A TUNE OF THEIR OWN. FEATURING A THUNDEROUS DOUBLE-BASS SLAPPING ALONGSIDE, SOULFUL LEAD GUITAR, A FREIGHT-TRAIN RHYTHM AND BANJO CARRIED ALONG BY A BEAUTIFUL WEAVE OF VOICES DELIVERED IN A STYLE THAT DEFIES PIGEONHOLING BUT MIGHT BE DESCRIBED AS A ROOTSY AMALGAM OF FOLK, COUNTRY, BLUES AND WHISKEY
"Smile-inducing, toe-tapping, thought-provoking folkgrass" is how reviewers describe award-winning instrumentalist and songwriter Steve Eulberg's music. He weaves together age-old songs and tunes with new melodies and contemporary lyrics accompanied by dulcimers and more. "I live for the aha! experiences that people have and am dedicated to helping people enjoy their musical explorations on dulcimers and share them with others," Eulberg says. Students respond enthusiastically to his engaging style and warm sense of humor, making him in demand at festivals across the USA. Award-winner in the national mountain dulcimer contest at Winfield, he is also a multiple finalist in the national hammered dulcimer contest. His music has been included in the Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer Compilations, Great Players of the Mountain Dulcimer, and has been featured on PBS' RoadTrip Nation, United Airlines Inflight Audio and NPR. Old School Old-Time, by his duo Fiddle Whamdiddle, was featured in the first Grammy Ballot of 2013 and continues to chart on the Roots Music Report. Eulberg owns Owl Mountain Music, Inc., publishes the Dulcimer-Friendly Worship series and the Dulcimer Orchestra Library. He is co-owner and teacher on www.dulcimercrossing.com.
Made up of singer/songwriter AnneMarie Kelbon (formerly Woodsy Rain) and harmony queen Viv Nicastro, the two met via their passion for motorcycles, only to discover another common love: music. Since combining efforts at the end of 2015, they began co-writing songs rich with flavors of old outlaw country, rock & roll and blues.
Ryan Van Slooten
Ryan Van Slooten is a singer/songwriter in the Minneapolis metro area. Having spent 16 years in the Duluth area, he established a strong following as both a member of several notorious bands, and most recently as a solo artist. In fact, Van Slooten's latest album, "Victory March", was voted 2013 Album of the Year by PerfectDuluthDay.com. He has released three albums in as many years, each one showcasing the growth of an emerging talent. Already writing and recording demos for his fourth album, due out in 2015, there are no signs of slowing down for this ambitious artist.