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Friday, October 20
Jonatha Brooke

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 Her 2008 release, "The Works," combined previously unheard, unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics with her own music and arrangements.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.

Saturday, October 21
The Steepwater Band

The Steepwater Band is an American country-rock band formed in Chicago in 1998 by Jeff Massey (guitars and vocals), Joe Winters (drums), and Tod Bowers (bass).

Although the band got their start as devotees of Delta blues, they are influenced by everything from psychedelia to Americana, jazz to

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."

Friday, October 27
Wake the Dead

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-

known and 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.

Saturday, October 28
DonGato Latin Band

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

come alive with the powerful vocals of Barbara Kelbo, and the musical talents of Orlando Ramos, Eddie Vidales, Carlos McCoy, and Hugo Ochoa.

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!

Thursday, November 2
Tony Furtado Trio
John Reischman & Luke Price

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

completely personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. He is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter 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 Hillbillies TV 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

Saturday, November 4
Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton

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

Tanyas" material, 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 album features 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


Wednesday, November 8
Kris Delmhorst and Jeffrey Foucault

In 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" marks their

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.