SUNDAY 3/29 @ 4:00PM   Sundays @ The Hall
Hank & Dixie and The Knotty Pine Boys
Hank & Dixie and the Knotty Pine Boys are the Seacoast Area's premier old-fashioned classic country band, featuring an all-star cast of the finest local musicians. Their "feel-good" sound features razor-sharp country harmony vocals from Hank (Harvey Reid) & Dixie (Joyce Andersen) Baxter, along with Hank's guitar and Dixie's fiery fiddling, Nick McNeer's (Bruce Derr) peerless pedal steel, Lefty D. Taylor (Kent Allyn) on bass and Rusty Van Fender (Rob Kneeland) on drums. Audience members are encouraged to wear western clothing and test out their Cotton-Eye Joe dance steps, but not to chew tobacco, throw beer bottles or fight. 

Expect hot picking, snappy Western beats for boot-tapping and scooting, with fancy singing, and lots of great old songs from artists like Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, George Jones, Tom T. Hall, Loretta Lynn, Lefty Frizzell, EmmyLou Harris & more...
$7/advance    $10/door
BUY TICKETShttp://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1381031shapeimage_1_link_0
 
Coming soon!


FRIDAY 4/3 @ 7:30PM  

DAROL ANGER & THE FURIES

Darol Anger is a unique fiddle guru, who spent three decades reinventing American string music to encompass his explorations of bluegrass, jazz, and music from around the world. The groups that he founded or co-founded include the David Grisman Quintet, the Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss, Montreux, and the Republic of Strings ensemble. His playing and composition overflow with passion, prodigious technique, and a generous sense of humor. He has spent his career enlightening and inspiring his fellow musicians, and vice-versa.

That's where the Furies come in featuring Emy Phelps, Jenna Moynihan, and Mairi Chaimbeul.


When these powerful forces get together with Darol, the result is mythical, magical, musical mayhem.


$16/advance   $20/door

BUY TICKETS




 

april

SATURDAY 4/4 @ 7:30PM

MOTHER SUPERIOR & THE SLIDING ROYALES

MOTHER SUPERIOR AND THE SLIDING ROYALES PLAY SOUL MUSIC.


Not '60's soul', not 'Neo soul', not 'Rock soul' but soul music. There is no reason or practical way to define it. With a sound that is both classic and modern, MoSup can conjure sounds that harken equally to Motown and Stax as they do to New Orleans.


With the operating principle of 'simple is best', the band crafts concise, power music with a definite pop flair.


Fronted by the inimitable Taylor O'Donnell and supported by some of the seacoast of NH's finest, Mother Superior and the Sliding Royales are something to experience...with live shows stirring audiences up into a revival-esque frenzy.  


Taylor O'Donnell - Vocals

Mike Walsh - Drums

Matt Langley - Saxophones

Mike Effenberger - Keys

Zach Lange - Trumpet

Greg Glasson - Bass

Stu Dias - Guitar & Vocals


$12/advance  $15/door

BUY TICKETS


 
FRIDAY 4/10 @ 7:30PM  

RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET

When four young jazz virtuosos decided to join forces, the Rhythm Future Quartet was born. Named after a Django Reinhardt tune, the Rhythm Future Quartet performs dynamic and fiery arrangements of Gypsy jazz standards and original compositions.


Jason Anick and Olli Soikkeli, the front-men and lead soloists of the group, have been receiving critical acclaim this past year and are considered 'rising stars' in the world of Jazz and Gypsy Jazz. The prestigious Wall Street Journal proclaimed, "Olli Soikkeli, is a riveting Finnish guitarist who combines astonishing dexterity and speed with pure soul in a way that places him among the worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django." Jason Anick, who is also an award winning composer and Berklee College of Music Instructor, received critical praise from the world-renowned Boston Globe which stated, "Jason's compositional voice is as distinctive as his virtuoso playing."


$12/advance   $15/door

BUY TICKETS


 

SATURDAY 4/11 @ 7:30PM

DAHLIA NAYAR’S “2125 STANLEY STREET”

2125 Stanley Street is a contemporary dance performance exploring deeply personal notions of home. A rigorous collaboration between dancers/co-creators Dahlia Nayar, Margaret Sunghe Paek and cellist/composer Loren Kiyoshi Dempster, the performance adapts as it migrates to various spaces: a studio, a theater, a gallery, a community grange, a buddhist church.  We excavate the everyday and the mundane in search of a poetic consciousness, infusing basic tasks with virtuosity and nostalgia, summoning fragmented multilingual memories and lullabies from our childhoods. Ultimately, 2125 Stanley Street aims to invite the audience into an experience of collective belonging and non-belonging, a home that unfolds through movement, sound and intimate exchange, a home
that is both familiar and cannot exactly be located.  


Dahlia Nayar's works have recently been selected for the Venice Biennale/Danza Venezia Showcase for Emerging Choreographers, Dance Place in Washington DC, the 2012 Next Stage Dance Residency at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater in Pittsburgh, and the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn, NY. In addition, her site specific projects have been performed at the National Botanical Gardens, the Kennedy Center and the Complejo Cultural, in Puebla, Mexico. She was a National Dance Project Regional Dance Lab artist in 2007. From 2008-2010, she received the Jacob Javits Fellowship during which time she received her MFA in Dance/Choreography from Hollins University. She has been a guest artist at Salem State College, College of the Holy Cross, Long Island University in Brooklyn, Marymount Manhattan College and Duke University. Her most recent work, 2125 Stanley Street, has been supported by a Vermont Performance Lab residency, a Bates Dance Festival New England Emerging Choreographer Residency, and a National Dance Project Special Projects Grant.


Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

$16/advance  $20/door

BUY TICKETS


 

FRIDAY 4/17 @ 8PM  

SOGGY PO’ BOYS LIVE @ THE DANCE HALL!


The Soggy Po boys are back. This New Orleans flavored octet is one of our favorite bands! Come to listen, come to dance.


With a repertoire of New Orleans standards, spirituals, contemporary music, and swing tunes, the Po Boys offer a lively blend of fun and insanity.



The Soggy Po Boys are: 

Eric Klaxton-Saxophone

Colin Mainella-Trumpet

Zach Lange-Trumfit

Nick Mainella-Saxophone

Mike Effenberger-Piano

Stu Dias-Guitar and Vocals

Jim Rudolf-Drums

Claude Fried-Sousaphone


8pm


$12/advance   $15/door

BUY TICKETS


 

SATURDAY 4/18 @ 7:30PM

THE CHRIS KLAXTON QUARTET

This newly formed quartet features the vocal stylings of Taylor O'Donnell, showcasing her affinity for Brazilian bossa nova and choro.
Ms. O'Donnell, after moving to the seacoast several years ago, has quickly garnered an appreciative fan base and a reputation for delivering lyrics passionately and authentically in a variety of styles and settings. Her seacoast fans have yet to hear her deliver a lyric in Portuguese!


The Brazilian program will be balanced with O'Donnell and Klaxton's favorite selections from the American Songbook / Classic jazz canon, supported by one of the seacoast's most capable and dynamic rhythm
sections: Dave Newsam on guitar, Les Harris Jr. on drums, and Matt Hogan on bass.








$12/advance  $15/door

BUY TICKETS


 

FRIDAY 4/24 @ 7:30PM  

LA MADELEINE  APRIL IN PARIS!

A unique blend of French folk songs and ballads, and Celtic fiddle tunes,

La Madeleine performs the songs of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Georges Moustaki, Gilles Vigneault and a variety of other French
and French Canadian artists, along with a mix of accordion and fiddle-driven celtic instrumentals.


Madeleine St. Amant grew up in the villages of rural Quebec and was inspired by her mom, who was inclined to belt out Piaf tunes while she mopped the floor. Despite her remarkable vocal quality, she is not a trained singer. She quite simply offers up each song to her audiences with a refreshingly unaffected passion and warmth. Madeleine has performed for decades doing American jazz, folk and pop music but has always been drawn to the songs of her youth in Canada.


With Chip Harding, Carl Pehrsson, Emily Barbour and Melissa Waterhouse.


$12/advance   $15/door

BUY TICKETS

 

SATURDAY 4/25 @ 7:30PM

DESERT ISLAND LIVE!

featuring the music of Tom Waits

The next in the Desert Island Live series will feature Stu Dias (Soggy Po Boys, Mother Superior and the Sliding Royals, Shango), with an impressive ensemble of local musicians and dancers, celebrating the music Tom Waits by performing two of his studio albums in th
eir entirety.


Waits' 1985 Rain Dogs is an incredibly diverse collection of songs, with influences ranging from Kurt Weil to New Orleans brass bands, proving he can comfortably write for almost any genre and capture any sound he wants. It is a favorite among Tom Waits fans.


The hauntingly beautiful 2002 release Alice is a fever dream loosely based on the Lewis Carroll stories and comprises many pieces from a collaboration with Anton Wilson on a theatrical production of the same name. It is a heartbreakingly gorgeous

record.

 

Stu Dias - vocals

Jonny Peiffer - arranger, percussion, keys

Mike Effenberger - arranger, organ, accordion, keys

Eric Klaxton - arranger, alto sax

Jon McCormack - guitar

Nick Phaneuf - guitar

Steve Roy - bass

Eric von Oeyen - drums

Nihco Gallo - mallets, percussion

Zach Lange - trumpet

Claude Fried - trombone and various low brass

Matt Langley - saxes and bass clarinet

Emily Bowes - violin

Taylor Blenkenship - viola

Lucy Fillery-Murphy - cello

Nate Moyer & Elyssa Bigos - dance


$12/advance  $15/door

BUY TICKETS