on the eve of St. Paddy's we've got an excellent early, seated show brought to you by our good friend and folklorist Cece Conway. we're thrilled to be hosting this high quality evening of both irish and old-time music. please help spread the word! performances will be in the following order. 3 sets..
$15 / doors @ 7:30 / music @ 8:00 / seated show / all ages
potter and rennaissance man, FIDDLIN' AL McCANLESS, will kick off the evening with a set of Irish tunes accompanied by his son Will on guitar, cittern, tenor banjo, and virtuoso Colin on tin whistle. it's great to have Al back, always a great time! do not miss!
we're also glad to welcome back BOB VASILE of long-standing local irish group Pratie Heads who will perform a set of Irish and Old-Time music accompanied by Al and James.
fiddler and singer, JAMES LEVA will close out the evening joined by LEO SHANNON and RILEY BAUGUS. i'm very excited to check this set! read more below...
"Riley Baugus and James Leva met at Tommy Jarrell’s house while Riley was still in his teens. They share a repertoire of tunes and songs in the Round Peak style. Riley’s many musical endeavors include playing with Willy Nelson, and with Allison Krauss and Robert Plant as well as on the soundtrack for the movie “Cold Mountain”.
James Leva has played and recorded with many seminal bands, such as the Hellbenders, The Renegades, and Purgatory Mountain, that combined vocal harmonies and original material with the energy and groove of an old time string band. His cds of original songs on Rounder with Carol Elizabeth Jones won critical acclaim.
Leo Shannon, at 19 years old, has already played major venues all over the US. His band, the Onlies, won first place at last year’s Clifftop band contest. Great on banjo, guitar, and fiddle, Leo also sings lead or harmony."