Calendar

Aug
3
Thu
National IPA Day Featuring “The Wright Brothers Band”
Aug 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
National IPA Day Featuring "The Wright Brothers Band"
 
 
Aug
11
Fri
David Ridenour
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
19
Sat
Joe Policastro Trio
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Joe Policastro Trio

On Tour in support of their new release “Screen Sounds”, the third release by the band

The Joe Policastro Trio is a Chicago-based jazz trio led by bassist Joe Policastro featuring guitarist Dave Miller and drummer Mikel Avery. While firmly rooted in jazz, the band’s open-minded, inclusive nature also brings rock, pop, old-school funk, soul, Brazilian, and free improvisation to the surface while still keeping the aesthetic of an acoustic trio intact.

Known for its eclectic taste and approach, the Joe Policastro Trio “makes the case that such musical hybridity is worth celebrating.” “Policastro…is a melody-minded bassist who prioritizes group cohesion over individual displays of virtuosity.” (Brian Zimmerman, Downbeat)

The Joe Policastro Trio is a band that can turn “pop tart into Jazz art” (Travis Rogers, Jazz Owl) and one that “should have wide appeal among both jazz fans and listeners of other genres.” (Hrayr Attarian, Chicago Jazz Magazine)
The band is currently on a 25+ city tour in support of their new album, “Screen Sounds”, the third release by the Joe Policastro Trio. It features the singular approach of the Chicago-based jazz trio on a unique assemblage of music from movies and TV. The album features music from films such as Yojimbo, The Godfather, Blade Runner, Midnight Cowboy, and TV shows such as Taxi, The Young and the Restless, and Twin Peaks. Both a musical tapestry and personal soundtrack, the trio has re-purposed these selections blending each member’s unique voice into a unified sound while shedding new light on these musical touchstones.

Long-standing residencies in Chicago served as an incubator for its members to write, arrange, and develop a collective voice in the way a band only can over time. Other releases include 2013’s “West Side Story Suite”, and 2016’s “POPS!”, also on JeruJazz Records.

Beyond Chicago, the band has been extensively playing together on the road having completed several tours even performing for President Barack Obama this past fall. As sidemen, Joe Policastro (Jeff Hamilton, Pat and Debby Boone, Phil Woods, Diane Schuur), Dave Miller (Clarice Assad, Patricia Barber, Algernon), and Mikel Avery (Joshua Abrams, Theaster Gates, Rob Mazurek) have shared the stage with a wide array of musicians but dedicate collectively to this trio.

www.thejptrio.com

Aug
21
Mon
Solar Eclipse Watching Party
Aug 21 @ 2:28 pm – 3:00 pm
Sep
1
Fri
Brown Street Breakdown
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Brown Street Breakdown

Blues

Sep
2
Sat
The Randy Villars Band
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Randy Villars Band

Modern Improvisatory Music

Sep
4
Mon
Labor Day
Sep 4 all-day

Open normal hours 11:00am to 9:00pm

Sep
8
Fri
Doug Hart
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Doug Hart

With his energetic and soulful performances, the Dayton, Ohio native is leaving a lasting impression on audiences everywhere he performs.

Sep
9
Sat
Fox -n-Hounds
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fox -n-Hounds

Picture a traditional bluegrass ensemble pickin’ away in the moonlight. Instead of boys from the mountains of Virginia, picture a band of gypsies from all walks of musical life. Fox N Hounds keeps the laments and ballad’s of Bluegrass music, but also brings a lively addition. It’s Bluegrass music of the now. Songs from the hills and from the city– full of excitement and adventure, love and despair, and even unhealthy appetites. This winter they are headed back to the studio the follow up to there latest release Whiskey Diary. Fox N Hounds has spread its sound across the states to the ears of listeners eager for a new twist to bluegrass music.

The Fox N Hounds are:

STEVEN FOX         lead vocals, upright bass

Known for his prowess on the upright bass, this classically trained musician sets the bass on fire with his acrobatic bow work.  His powerful bass thumping pushes  the ensemble into progressive sonic boundaries.  Fox also showcases his sideburn-curling singing and songwriting skills.

ADAM SCHLENKER            lead acoustic guitar

Once spanned the country as a staple of the blues scene, Schlenker has found his way home to the music he grew up with.  To watch Schlenker’s fingers while he plays his lightning-fast licks is like watching a river flow over fallen trees.  Amazing.  And it sounds even better.  Adam is a sought after flat-picking instructor who has recently taught at The Nashville Guitar Camp and the Perry Stenback International Acoustic Guitar Camp.

Caleb Powers            banjo, mandolin, vocals

Reared on old-time music of the hills, Powers started picking with his father when he was a pup.  His clawhammer frailing on the banjo and melodious mandolin styling’s add a traditional mountain twang to FNH, while his harmonies brighten the lyrics of the bands original tunes and classic covers.

 What’s Being Said About The Band

“Fox N Hounds blend the old time traditions with the progressive new grass times creating an alluring sound that makes folks dance and smile.  They are a knowledgeable, solid and honed, hot pic’n string band that just plain kicks ass!”

Paul Painter- Booking Agent Woodland’s Productions

 

“Fox and Hounds walk that fine line between tradition and innovation. With virtuosic playing, fine song writing and a sense of paying tribute while still creating their own sound, they are sure to entertain even the most discerning of audiences.”

Jack Young- Radio Host of WOSU’s Bluegrass Ramble

Sep
15
Fri
FIVE Acoustic Rock Band
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
FIVE Acoustic Rock Band

Genre: Post-modern Retro (aka Acoustic Rock)

Band Members:
Matt Arnold, Michael Giefer, Nathan Milligan, Tedd Shimp

Hometown: Dayton, Ohio

Short Description: Songs you know, Forgot you know, and songs you should know.