0729 – An Evening with the Durham County Poets

Tickets are $20 PAR available at the Box Office on the evening of the show. The Box Office will open at 6.30 pm.

The Durham County Poets are a lively and soulful group, who write and perform an eclectic blend of blues, folk and rock, with tinges of country, gospel and swing tossed in for good measure.

They are five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, who work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music. Delving into a variety of styles and genres, their musical influences include a broad range of artists. From The Band to Dire Straits, Leon Redbone to James Taylor and Neil Young, they have managed to put it all together to create their own musical style. The obvious joie de vivre expressed while performing together is reflected in the good-time feel that the band creates, which has been captivating their audiences consistently since their inception 6 years ago.

Fronted by Kevin Harvey, a self proclaimed blues crooner on lead vocals, The Durham County Poets also feature David Whyte on electric and acoustic guitars and vocals, Neil Elsmore on acoustic guitar and vocals, Carl Rufh on double bass and vocals and James Preimel on drums and percussion.

0719 – Summer Jazz Series – An Intimate Evening with the Alex Snydman Trio – Haskell Free Library

Summer Jazz Series – An Intimate Evening with the Alex Snydman Trio with support by Eli Caitlin in the Haskell Free Library

Doors open at 6.30 pm. The Concert begins at 7.30 pm. $20 USD / $20 CAD.

Drummer and composer, Alex Snydman, launched himself onto the modern jazz landscape with his 2013 debut album entitled Fortunate Action. Down Beat Magazine states “Snydman’s debut recalls the heartland approach of Brian Blade’s Fellowship Band” while All About Jazz declares “Fortunate Action deserves serious attention from critics and fans alike.”

This sentiment is echoed by EJAZZ NEWS saying “Alex Snydman has offered the listening public a new level of sound, with accolade-blanketed reactions” and Brent Black of Critical Jazz declaring the album as “One of the best for 2013…4.5 Stars…on point in every possible fashion.”

Alex has performed at major jazz clubs and festivals on the East and West Coasts as a leader and sideman, sharing the stage with artists such as Grammy winner Charles Neville, Larry Koonse, Grace Kelly, Avery Sharpe, Joe Sanders, Felipe Salles, Miro Sprague, Tatum Greenblatt, Chris Pattishall, Josh Johnson, Danny Janklow and many more.

Snydman’s new Trio features the talents of emerging pianist, Keelan Dimick, whom took 1st place at the International Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the age of 14. Since then, Keelan pursued an undergraduate degree from The Manhattan School of Music as well as a Full Ride for his Masters at The University of Miami. Dimick has recorded with critically acclaimed artists Kobie Watkins, Amanda Brecker, Walter Smith, and many others.

“Keelan Dimick has all the elements I hope to encounter in a jazz pianist: that ‘bounce’ in his playing that makes the music come alive, solos that are commanding and full of direction, and a supportive and inspiring accompanist. —Bob Reynolds (John Mayor, Snarky Puppy)

The trio is rounded out by Down Beat and ASCAP award winning bassist and composer Ben Tiberio. Ben has earned himself a place in NYC as one of the leading voices of the bass in his generation, playing with talents like Joel Ross, Gretchen Parlato, Ambrose Akinmusire, Herlin Riley, Terell Stafford, Kenny Barron, Danilo Perez, Ben Wendel, Aaron Goldberg, and many more.

An Evening with Aussie blues guitar virtuoso Geoff Achison at The Haskell

An Evening with Aussie blues guitarslinger Geoff Achison at The Haskell

Tickets $20. Available at the door and online.

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Doors open at 6.30 pm. The concert will begin at 7.30 pm.

A jaw-dropping, crowd pleasing guitar virtuoso with a rich vocal style from Melbourne, Australia. Winner of five 2017 Australian Blues Music Awards, including: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year.

A self taught musician, he has created his own sound winning, a swag of awards along the way. Whether he is with his Souldiggers group or in our case, simply solo with an acoustic guitar, Geoff’s infectious and inventive style has earned him fans around the world.

He began playing in his father’s dance band at the age of 13. He developed a passion for American blues and learned the rudiments of the art form. In his early 20s he moved to Melbourne and joined with legendary local bluesman ‘Dutch’ Tilders. After several years with Dutch he departed to focus on his own music and embarked on an international campaign. His first stop was the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA where he won the ‘Albert King Award’ and was offered an endorsement deal with Gibson Guitars. Not a bad start!

He re-located to the USA for a time and he spent many months on the road performing countless live shows and recording his One Ticket, One Ride album there. In 2008 a Guitar Player magazine reader’s poll listed Geoff as one of the Top 10 ‘Hot New Guitarists’ on the US scene

The passion for jamming has paid off on a personal level too with Geoff being invited onstage at various times with musical heroes such the Allman Brothers Band and even the great Les Paul.