Jonatha Brooke has been writing songs, making
records and touring since her early days in Boston with her band The Story.
Their two albums, Grace in Gravity and The Angel in the House, were released on
Elektra Records in 1991 and 1993 respectively. In 1999, she started her own
independent label, Bad Dog, and has since released seven more
albums.Her 2008 release, "The Works," combined
previously unheard, unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics with her
own music and arrangements. Recently, she's co-written songs with Katy Perry and
with The Court Yard Hounds (two members of the Dixie Chicks), as well as music
for three Disney films and several television shows, and also composed the theme
song for Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse."
From 2010 to 2013, Jonatha took a touring
hiatus, to write and develop her one-woman play, "My Mother Has 4 Noses," a
mother-daughter love story about her mother's battle with Alzheimer's disease.
In 2014, 4 Noses played for ten weeks at The Duke Theater on 42nd Street to rave
reviews. The newly released companion recording, of the same name, landed in the
top 50 Albums of 2014 by ABC Entertainment.
In 2016, Brooke released her 12th
studio album, "Midnight. Hallelujah." A music critic for Red Line Roots
remarked, "There is a 'no one gets out of here alive' quality to her songwriting
that I am grateful for at a time when our culture is suffering from so much
disconnect and apathy. We need our artists to remind us that we all have skin in
the game." Jonatha's welcome return to national touring boasts album-release
concerts, theatrical appearances and outreach.
Jonatha's writing is incredible, her presence
onstage is charming, funny, and seasoned, with a voice and an approach to
storytelling that will stay with you for a long time.
Steepwater Band is an American country-rock band formed in Chicago in 1998 by
Jeff Massey (guitars and vocals), Joe Winters (drums), and Tod
Although the band got their start as devotees
of Delta blues, they are influenced by everything from psychedelia to Americana,
1950s rock 'n' roll. The band released its first full-length album,
"Brother to the Snake," in 2001 to a packed house at Chicago's Double Door. In
2012, the long-time trio was joined by Eric Saylors on guitar and vocals,
who brought an added depth to the TSB sound.
The Steepwater Band has maintained a grueling schedule throughout the last 18
years, averaging about 140 shows per year. They have toured and shared the stage
with acts such as Gov't Mule, Buddy Guy, Wilco, Taj Mahal, Marc Ford, ZZ Top,
T-Model Ford, Leon Russell, Cheap Trick, Bad Company and Heart. In 2005, the
band made its European debut, performing at the Azkena Rock Festival in
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. In the following years, the band has returned to the
United Kingdom and Europe for multiple club and festival tours, increasing their
loyal overseas fan-base. Their latest album is "Shake Your Faith."
Wake the Dead is a romp that flows
seamlessly from rock grooves to hot Irish reels, and from haunting airs to
achingly beautiful melodies familiar to Deadheads everywhere. Groove jams to
keep the tie-dye swirling. Vocal harmonies that float like clouds. The music
takes off, and the band follows, grinning all the way.Wake
the Dead bands together seven of the best-
knownand most respected Celtic musicians in the West. Harper
Maureen Brennan has toured for over 30 years and recorded the acclaimed "Harpistry"
collection. Bassist Cindy Browne is equally at home in folk and jazz,
touring globally as the musical fusion go-to gal. Singer, fiddler, and octave
mandolinist Danny Carnahan is an award-winning songwriter whose original
Irish-tinged songs are popular worldwide. Kevin Carr is a musical
triple-threat, renowned as a dance fiddler, a pennywhistler, and Irish piper par
excellence. Sylvia Herold's delicious vocal phrasing can also be heard on
her solo recordings and her performances with Euphonia. Paul Kotapish is
known far and wide for his work with Kevin Burke's Open House, and for his
blazing guitar and mandolin with The Hillbillies From Mars and Euphonia. And
Latin percussionist Brian Rice rounds out the band's groove engine.
We're excited to welcome DonGato Latin Band
to The Palms!The Sacramento-based quintet plays vibrant Cuban music in the
style of the Buena Vista Social Club, salsa, cha cha cha, and Cuban son,
along with some Top 40 classics with a Latin beat. Songs like "Besame Mucho,"
"Sway," "Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps," "Hotel California," and many more
with the powerful vocals of Barbara Kelbo, and the musical talents
of Orlando Ramos, Eddie Vidales, Carlos McCoy, and
The band dresses in guayaveras
(traditional Cuban/Puerto Rican shirts) and Panama hats, and truly fit the bill
of a Cuban salsa band: their strong rhythms and lively melodies inspire
audiences to get up and dance!
Tony Furtado will be performing with his all-star trio featuring mandolin player
John Reischman (Good Ole Persons,Tony Rice Unit, Banjo Extravaganza) and Luke
Price on fiddle (current and 3-time National Fiddle Champion)
Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as
completelypersonify a musical genre
as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. He is an evocative
and soulful singer, a wide-rangingsongwriter and a
virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and
baritone ukulele. Tony Furtado took up the banjo at age 12, inspired by the
Beverly HillbilliesTV show. He first attracted
national attention in 1987, when he won the National Bluegrass Banjo
Championship in Winfield, Kansas. Not long after that, Tony opted for the life
of a full-time professional musician, joining Laurie Lewis & Grant Street.
In 1990, Tony signed a recording deal with Rounder Records, one of the country's
preeminent independent record companies. Beginning with "Swamped" in 1990, he
recorded six critically acclaimed albums for the label, collaborating with such
master musicians as Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien, Stuart Duncan,
Kelly Joe Phelps and Mike Marshall.
Beginning in the late 1990s - influenced by such musical heroes as Ry Cooder,
David Lindley and Taj Mahal - Tony added slide guitar, singing and songwriting
to his musical toolbox and began leading his own band. He is a tireless road
musician who performs in a dizzying variety of formats: solo, in a duo or trio
or with his full five-person band. He especially values the opportunities he has
had to tour with such legendary musicians as Gregg Allman and with such esteemed
slide guitarists as David Lindley, Derek Trucks and Sonny Landreth. His latest
album is "Cider House Sessions: Live at Reverend Nat's" (2017).
"Tony Furtado is a major musical force without a doubt. He has his black-belt
in voice and bottleneck guitar and his banjo playing scares the crap out of me." - David Lindley, musical adventurer
Jolie Holl and Samantha
Parton, founding members of beloved Americana group "The Be Good Tanyas," have
joined forces once again. Drawing from the big book of North Americana and
outsider folk, Holland and Parton are leading a group together and are thrilled
to present newly written originals, fresh arrangements of "The Be Good
and songs from their separate catalogs as they bring their new project to life.
It's been eighteen years since Holland and Parton first played together, and with their new album "Wildflower Blues," they
begin a new chapter in their ever-evolving creative relationship. On the album's
ten tracks, they weave together influences spanning jazz, blues, country, folk,
rock, and the great wide history of American song, into their own kind of soul
music. The albumfeatures mostly original tracks written by Holland and
Parton, as well as reimagined versions of songs by Bob Dylan, Michael
Hurley, and Townes Van Zandt. Despite this sonic vastness, there is a deep
intimacy running through everything the pair creates. The duo's songwriting is
at the forefront throughout - emotive and raw, marrying words and sound to both
the dark and light corners of life. "Soul Stirring"- NPR"Soulful, powerful"- No Depression
the fall of 2017 Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault share the
stage on a special split bill to celebrate the release of "THE WILD,"Kris Delmhorst's
2017 album featuring Foucault and members of his band. Though married since
2004, these two acclaimed artists have until now maintained independent touring
careers, and "THE WILD" markstheir
first foray into the studio together, to record Delmhorst's darkly
hopeful, fiercely wise new collection of songs. Merging her sophisticated
melodies and hauntingly open voice with Foucault's lean aesthetic, the album
navigates the poles of home and away, known and unknown, and reunites her with
old bandmates including Billy Conway - the former Morphine drummer who produced
her first two albums - and bassist Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T).
Featuring two distinct sets of music every
night, with the two artists fronting the band in succession and joining each
other's sets, the tour offers a rare and intimate performance from two of the
country's foremost songwriters.