With Buzzbands.LA calling them “a group without any trendy gimmicks, a lead banjo player strumming with the same vigor as if on the electric guitar, and simplistic lyrics delivered with strength,” brothers Robert and Scott Cerny perform a local concert of acoustic Americana numbers a mere 20 miles from their hometown stomping grounds of Sherrard, Illinois.
Performing folk, pop, and indie-rock numbers that inspired Acoustic Guitar magazine to call them “a band that packs a tremendous amount of artistry and talent into their compositions,” Katelyn and Laurie Shook return to the Redstone Room in a fall tour that will find the sisters also traveling to Chicago, Nashville, Philadelphia, and New York City.
Performing in support of the band's ninth album After You've Gone, released just last month, the rockabilly, blues, and Southern Gothic musicians of the Legendary Shack Shakers will be making their first appearance at RIBCO since November of last year.
While Palehound frontperson Ellen Kempner started the project in 2013 as an outlet for her diaristic solo songwriting, the band has since expanded to a proper rock trio that packs a punch to match her emotionally devastating lyrics.
With the Phoenix Blues Society labeling her “one of the most distinctive and expressive vocalists to come around in a while,” Davina Lozier and her band of Vagabonds returns to Davenport's Redstone Room in a concert held in advance of the band's fall-tour stops between Jacksonville, Florida, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Credited for reviving the European genre of “Country and Irish” – an Irish musical form that blends North American country stylings with Celtic influences – Carter, at age 27, has released nine studio albums and three live albums to date, five of which reached number-one on the Irish Albums Chart.
Described by Downbeat magazine as “charismatic and immensely talented” and called a “jazz innovator” by Billboard, singer/saxophonist/composer Kelly not only headlines Polyrhythms' monthly “Third Sunday Jazz Workshop & Matinée Series” on September 17, but appears locally as the first scheduled performer in Quad City Arts' 2017-18 Visiting Artist Series.
Based in Little Rock, Arkansas, the touring musicians of Amasa Hines will perform a Moeller Nights concert steeped in the band's unique blend of soul, Afro-beat, psychedelic, blues, dub, and indie-rock stylings.
The Mississippi Valley Blues Society presents a special concert headlined by a two-time winner of the Blues Music Awards' “Best Instrumentalist – Bass” citation, as well as a Chicago-blues artist whom Downbeat magazine described as “a real crowd-pleaser.”
Codfish Hollow's annual two-day music festival will find its 2017 headliner performing sets as a solo artist and a band frontman, with folk-rock and Americana artist Nathaniel Rateliff gracing the Maquoketa-barn stage on both Friday and Saturday night.
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