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Put on your reading glasses, folks, because I have a lot to cover this week.

SUMMARY: A last minute gig popped up for us here for Capitol Steps who’ll be here on 9/28, Buckwheat Zydeco is finally well and will be back on 10/1 and then a few weeks later we welcome Ricki Lee Jones back! We’re filling up our November dates and now have Brendan James & Tony Lucca on 11/1, Judith Hill on 11/4 (for our R&B/Vocal fans!! She is TRULY AMAZING), and then Michael Nesmith of The Monkees on 11/5. This week we skip December with our newly-added and go to January with Sonny Landreth on 1/11 and then on February 26th we were able to bring back Shawn (freaking) COLVIN !! Love her!

Chapter 1:

Capitol Steps
Saturday, September 28

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. For those that love to laugh and are into the political-satire comedy, this is always a fun show and they always bring with them fresh material.

Buckwheat Zydeco
Tuesday, October 1

Buckwheat Zydeco was originally supposed to play here on February 24th of this year, however he had to postpone due to health concerns. We are so happy that he is well enough to come back and entertain us again!

“Buckwheat leads one of the best party bands in America; he can pump out zydeco two-beats or shift into rolling 12-bar blues, steaming all the way.” -The New York Times

Rickie Lee Jones
Sunday, October 20

Remember “Chuck E’s In Love”? She’s written a gazillion (yeah, that’s a word!) songs and just keeps going. Her songwriting has been characterized as “a blend of bravado and vulnerability that wavers on indefinable borders”. She is also known for her unique singing style, especially in live performances.  She joined us last in 2008 and always puts on a memorable show.

Brendan James & Tony Lucca (Co-Bill)
Saturday, November 2

Brendan is a piano based singer-songwriter from New Hampshire and Tony is best known for his performances on NBC’s The Voice. If you asked me what they sound like, I’d say this:

Fans of  Graham Colton, Matt Duke, Josh Kelley, Matt Wertz might (will) like Brendan James.

Fans of Will Hoge, Matt Duke, Howie Day might (will) like Tony Lucca.

This will be a nice night to come out and hear some new talent if you are not yet a fan.

Judith Hill
Monday, November 4

After her stint singing backup for Michael Jackson her career has since brought her to doing music for Spike Lee’s film “Red Hook Summer”, the stage of The Voice (Team Adam) and to the lens of film director Morgan Neville in the upcoming film “20 Feet From Stardom”, which tells the true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musicians of the 21st century. Judith is now on the next leg of her great adventure. She’ll be recording her debut solo release due out later this year – and who knows where it will take her. Now she is poised to take her own well-deserved place in the spotlight.

FOR FANS OF: Fergie, Mary J Blige, Aaliyah, Alicia Keys

Michael Nesmith
Tuesday, November 5

In a career that has endured for almost 50 years, Michael Nesmith has made his mark on popular culture as a songwriter, performer, author, film-producer and actor. In the 1960s Nesmith found fame as one quarter of The Monkees. As a songwriter he has written music for such performers as Linda Rondstadt and had his songs covered by artists ranging from Run DMC to Andy Williams.

But it is Michael Nesmith’s prolific body of solo work that brings him across the U.S. for this tour.

The author of no fewer than 15 solo albums, Nesmith was a key pioneer in the development of country rock music, most notably with his work with The First National Band. His 1975 album Prison – A Book With A Soundtrack introduced the innovative notion of combining a written story with recorded music.

His most recent solo work, Rays, was released in 2006. This body of work has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the greatest music never heard.” The opportunity to hear these compositions played in an intimate setting amounts to nothing less than a once-in-a lifetime opportunity.

Sonny Landreth
Saturday, January 11

Southwest Louisiana-based guitarist, songwriter, and singer Sonny Landreth is a musician’s musician. The blues slide guitar playing found on his two Zoo Entertainment releases, Outward Bound (1992) and South of I-10 (1995) is distinctive and unlike anything else you’ve ever heard.

His unorthodox guitar style comes from the manner in which he simultaneously plays slide and makes fingering movements on the fretboard. Landreth, who has an easygoing personality, can play it all, like any good session musician. His distinctive guitar playing can be heard on recordings by John Hiatt, Leslie West and Mountain, and other rock & rollers.

FOR FANS OF: B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, Chris Duarte, Derek Trucks

Shawn Colvin
Wednesday, February 26

In the 19 years since the release of her debut album, Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, released eight albums, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures, and created a remarkable cannon of work.

FOR FANS OF: Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patty Griffin, Dar Williams, Nanci Griffith

POPULAR SONGS: “Sunny Came Home”, “All Fall Down”, “Steady On”

The End. Well… until next week!

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