july

 

TUE 7.19  7:30PM

A special Tuesday evening concert!

THE COLLEEN RANEY BAND

A special Tuesday evening concert with singer Colleen Raney; Ryan Davidson, bouzouki, vocals; Hans Araki, flutes, whistles, vocals; and Nathan Gourley, fiddle.

Portland, Oregon's Colleen Raney is a gifted traditional singer who has recently released her fourth album, titled "Here This is Home" which was produced by guitarist and singer Aidan Brennan and engineered by Trevor Hutchinson over the summer of 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.

As a member of the thriving Irish music community in the Pacific Northwest, Colleen has been fortunate to appear alongside Johnny B. Connolly, Hanz Araki, Cary Novotny, Magical Strings, Tom Creegan, Dale Russ, and Colm MacCárthaigh in addition to her touring work with the West Coast Celtic band Story Road with John Weed and Stuart Mason.  Tradconnect.com writes that Colleen is "one of America's best traditional voices." (Sept 2013)

Colleen has toured extensively, both at home and abroad. Highlights have included The KVMR Grass Valley Celtic Festival, Winston-Salem Celtic Festival, Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, and Seattle's respected Northwest Folklife Festival, where she has been a performer since 1980.  Her music can be heard on radio from Italy, to Ireland, to New York, to Hawaii, to Japan and all parts in between.

Colleen's open-minded and -hearted approach to her repertoire was inherited from, and instilled by, her upbringing in Seattle's celebrated Raney Family, steeped in step-dancing and song.  She breathes new life into the old tunes, finding facets in the music that haven't been heard before and performing in the company of gifted friends who illustrate both the most delicate and upbeat aspects of her winning style.  It's earned her a following both among longtime adherents of Celtic music and younger fans who are new to the genre.


"Among the best in her genre." Irish Music Magazine, 2013        $12/advance $15/door      BUY TICKETS

 

FRI 7.1  8:00PM

HOT NIGHT @ THE HALL

with PRIMO CUBANO!


Primo Cubano is back to kick off the 4th of July holiday weekend with a hot dance party!


Playing traditional Cuban dance music dating back to the turn of the 20th Century, Primo Cubano takes you right to Havana with their authentic "Son," the most popular style to come out of Cuba and the primary contributor to the blend of Latin styles today known as Salsa. It was first a music of the country people and eventually migrated to Havana, where it was urbanized and began to draw a wider audience.


With Paul D’Alessio, Marc Chillemi, Duane Edwards, Eric Winter, and Lennie Hatch.


$12/advance $15/door            BUY TICKETS

 

SAT 7.23  8:00PM (PRE-CONCERT talk @ 7:15pm)

SOGGY PO’ BOYS CELEBRATE THE LIFE & MUSIC OF FATS WALLER


Dance Hall favorites, The Soggy Po Boys, will continue their 2016 performance-lecture series "Honoring a Tradition" with a tribute to Fats Waller Saturday, July 23 at 7:15pm. "Honoring a Tradition" is a three-part music series organized and orchestrated by the Seacoast's own New Orleans-inspired group. The seeds for the series were planted last year when the band organized a performance of all Louis Armstrong music that was framed and punctuated by short lectures in which band members contextualized Armstrong's music with social, cultural, and biographical commentary.


By popular demand, the Soggy Po Boys are excited to continue this enriching project and further sink their teeth into the towering muffuletta that is New Orleans music culture. Pre-concert talk at 7:15pm, followed by two sets of music starting at 8pm. 


The Soggy Po Boys are:

Eric Klaxton-Saxophone

Zach Lange-Trumpet

Nick Mainella-Saxophone

Mike Effenberger-Piano

Stu Dias-Guitar and Vocals

Brett Gallo-Drums

Nicholas Phaneuf-Bass

                          $12/advance $15/door      BUY TICKETS