FTC Upcoming Shows - RSS http://fairfieldtheatre.org Get the Most up-to-date List of FTCs upcoming Shows Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:08:26 PST http://wordpress.org/?v=2.5.1 en Feb 20 - The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2013 - SOLD OUT at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2235

During the Oscars, most people only get to see a brief glimpse of the films that are nominated for the Best Short Film categories. You are invited to experience the OSCAR® nominated short films in the Documentary category, for free, on one special night.

About the program-
ShortsHD™ is once again bringing the wildly popular OSCAR® nominated short film programs (Live Action, Animation, and Documentary) to theaters in the US, Canada, and Europe. The theatrical release of the Academy Award Nominated Short Films has been met by enthusiastic audiences ever since the first release in 2006, giving people around the world an opportunity to see the nominated films prior to the Academy Awards ceremony on February 24th.

About the films-
Inocente
At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by her life as an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years. Inocente is both a timeless story about the transformative power of art and a timely snapshot of the new face of homelessness in America -- children.

Kings Point
Kings Point tells the stories of five seniors living in a typical American retirement resort-men and women who came to Florida decades ago with their spouses by their sides and their health intact, and now find themselves grappling with love, loss and the universal desire for human connection.

Mondays at Racine
Every third Monday of the month, in brassy Long Island, sisters Cynthia and Rachel open up their hair salon, called Racine, and offer free beauty services for women undergoing chemotherapy. The sisters are determined to give women who are losing their hair, eyebrows and eyelashes a sense of normalcy and dignity in a traumatic and uncertain time. The story of what hair means in our culture quickly unfolds into an unexpected look at womanhood, marriage and survival.

Open Heart
Eight Rwandan children leave their families behind to embark on a life-or-death journey seeking high-risk heart surgery in Sudan. Their hearts ravaged by a treatable disease from childhood strep throat, the kids have only months to live.

Redemption
In the documentary Redemption, filmmakers Jon Alpert & Matthew O'Neill closely follow this growing army of New Yorkers whose treasures are in the trash. The film is a chance to meet the marginalized masses we often rush past on our way to catch a bus or make a meeting. They are poor but proud New Yorkers - people who don't ask for a handout - people whose hands rake through the discards of our lives - building their lives one nickel at a time.



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Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00
Feb 21 - The Wood Brothers - SOLD OUT at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2131

The Wood Brothers are musician siblings Chris and Oliver Wood. Chris was a founding member of of the long-running, genre-blasting trio Medeski Martin & Wood, and Oliver played second guitar with Tinsley Ellis before forming King Johnson. As players, they display an easy-going virtuosity; as siblings, they have an extraordinary rapport. Their folk and acoustic blues tunes, tinged with gospel hopefulness and country melancholy, were welcomed like old friends by both fans and pundits. National Public Radio named their debut disc one of their top ten discoveries that year. An FTC favorite, their sixth appearance at StageOne is sure to be their best.



Buy Tickets: $32
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Feb 22 - Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang - SOLD OUT at The Klein http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1934

Buddy Guy is the Shakespeare of blues guitar, channeling its basic elements into a unique language with universal appeal. He's the Houdini of blues guitar, doing things that ought to be impossible and making them look easy. He's a showman. He's a shaman. He's the man without whom both blues and rock would sound radically different. He put Chicago blues on the map, and then proceeded to conquer the rest of the world.

As one of the finest blues guitarists alive, and with a storied career spanning more than 50 years, Buddy Guy has nothing left to prove. Yet he still plays like he does. Guy is the guitar hero's guitar hero, inspiring pretty much every great six-string-slinger of the '60s, from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton. Once again, Buddy Guy will leave your singed-but-satisfied ears little doubt about why guitarists consider him the crucial link between blues and rock.

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If the blues is all about the crossroads, Jonny Lang is standing in the right place. A decade into the new century, Lang is the ideal representative of a new and innovative generation of blues artists – one who respects and reveres the traditions of the past hundred-plus years, yet isn’t afraid to embrace more complex and evolved genres and graft them to the blues foundation to create a hybrid sound that is both traditional and fresh at the same time.

Indeed, on any given night, impressively large crowds at a Jonny Lang performance are likely to hear shades of R&B, soul, gospel, hard rock, funk and more. All of it is packaged in a high-octane guitar-and-vocal attack from an artist who has covered countless miles since his teenage years, and continues to explore new horizons with confidence and enthusiasm. It should come as no surprise that Lang has toured with the likes of the Stones, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and Sting, and moreover that Clapton tapped him for the first Crossroads Guitar Festival (2004).

 

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Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Feb 22 - John Corbett at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2139

No one has to tell John Corbett that Hollywood stars moonlighting as musicians don't always get taken seriously. He's already faced crowds full of skeptics wearing expectant looks that silently challenge, "All right, actor boy, show us what you've got."

But Corbett's never had a problem doing just that, onstage with his band or on radio airwaves. He always brought an easy grace to his acting roles, whether it was Aidan in the acclaimed TV series Sex And The City, Northern Exposure or in the hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding. His music carries the same natural, down-to-earth spirit – only this is not role-playing. He takes country music's earthy emotionalism and gives it a rowdy, rocking kick with a voice that has definite presence and a weathered quality that recalls John Hiatt and Robert Earl Keen.



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Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Feb 23 - Pimps of Joytime at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2115

Over the course of the past four years, The Pimps have evolved into a road tested and audience approved groove machine. They have excited crowds at over 100 club dates and festivals in 2009 alone, and are on target to exceed that volume in 2010. The exponential growth of the band’s fan base can be partially attributed to an artful blend of musical styles, including elements of afrobeat, salsa, rock & roll and electronica. Brian J’s classic songwriting and the band’s undeniable swagger on stage consistently energizes dance parties wherever they appear.


The Pimps of Joytime are poised to bring their audacious sound to savvy audiences around the planet. Their forthcoming album, “Janxta Funk!” is a new chapter in the book of the Funk and a testament to the fact that real music is alive and kicking!



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Fri, 21 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Feb 26 - Community Cinema - The Powerbroker at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2078

Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated — and controversial — leaders of the civil rights era. The Powerbroker- Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. Young had the difficult tasks of calming the fears of white allies, relieving the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders, and responding to attacks from the militant Black Power movement.



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Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00
Feb 28 - Fishbone at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2062

Celebrating 25 groundbreaking years, Fishbone has been trailblazing their way through the history of American Ska, Funk, Punk, Rock Fusion and (so-called) Black Rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles' burgeoning, Alternative Rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti, George Clinton, The Dead Kennedys and many more. Angelo Moore’s ability to combine thought-provoking, humorous social commentary with Fishbone’s frenzied, up-tempo music and frantic, euphorically entertaining stage show has cultivated their undisputed reputation as one of the best live acts in music history.

To date, Fishbone still continues to tour all over the world, turning heads at some of the most noteworthy festivals around the globe such as Ottawa Blues Fest (2012), Montreal Jazz Festival (2012), DeLuna Fest in Pensacola, FL (2012), Bumbershoot in Seattle, WA (2012), Riot Fest in Chicago, IL (2012), Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, LA (2011), Fuji Rock Festival in Tokyo, Japan (2010), Wakarusa in Ozark, AK (2010), Sunset Junction in Los Angeles, CA (2010) and more. This year, the band had the opportunity to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Angelo Moore sat in with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. They also performed three outstanding shows with Primus, and have been featured in a variety of national press this year including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, MTV Hive, Spin Magazine, E! Entertainment, Rotten Tomatoes and more.



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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Mar 01 - Shawn Mullins at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2023

An Atlanta-based folksinger best known for his Top Ten hit "Lullaby," Shawn Mullins was serving as a member of the U.S. Army Airborne Infantry Division when he released his first self-titled cassette (issued on his own label, SM) in 1989. Following the release of 1991's Everchanging World, he left the military after eight years of service to pursue music on a full-time basis. After three years spent fruitlessly searching for a record deal, Mullins established a new label, SMG, and released the LPs Better Days and Big Blue Sky in the interim. Jeff's Last Dance, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (live companion discs recorded jointly with Matthew Kahler) arrived in 1995, and Mullins returned a year later with the solo effort Eggshells.

Released in 1998, Soul's Core marked his first album for a major label, Columbia Records; it also signaled his critical breakthrough, as the single "Lullaby" became a chart-topping, Grammy-nominated hit. The album eventually went platinum, paving the way for an anthology of the singer's early work with 1999's The First Ten Years. Toward the end of 2000, Mullins released the official follow-up to Soul's Core, Beneath the Velvet Sun. The Essential Shawn Mullins collection arrived in 2003, followed by 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor, his first release for Vanguard Records, in 2006. He remained with Vanguard for 2008's Honeydew, which was inspired by (and recorded in) his native Georgia. Mullins kept himself busy for the rest of the year, co-writing a number one hit for the Zac Brown Band ("Toes") and releasing Live at the Variety Playhouse, which captured one of his sold-out performances in Atlanta. Two years later, he released his eleventh studio album, Light You Up, which continued the rustic, Americana-styled thread he'd been spinning since 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor.



Buy Tickets: $27
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Mar 02 - Roomful of Blues at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2163

A tour de force of horn-fired blues. So tight and so right.
Masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B. Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of swing, rock 'n' roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards. These guys are a non-stop hip-shaking party. It's clear why People magazine said Roomful's music "can turn a dull evening at home into a heel-clicking night of fun."



Buy Tickets: $42
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Mar 07 - The Alternate Routes Acoustic Duo at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2189

Tim Warren and Eric Donnelly of The Alternate Routes return to FTC for a special duo show.

We are excited to announce we will be hitting the road for some shows in March and April. This run will be a little different. It will be the first time we have set out to play headlining shows as a duo.

As many of you know, we are working on a new album.  We are hoping to use the money from these shows to help fund recording. If you dig what you hear and want to help more, we'll let you know how. In the meantime, back to the shows. They will have two parts.

Part 1 The New Stuff

We have a batch of songs that we have been working on. Deconstructing, reconstructing. For this tour, we want to share where we are in that process. Just the new Songs and where they came from. You can hear the album before it exists.

Part 2 Requests

The other part of the show will be all your requests. Let us know what you want to hear, and we will play whatever gets the most requests.

To request a song on Facebook, post your request here!

To Request a song on Twitter include @alternateroutes #ARFTC3/7.

Or email theband@theband@thealternateroutes.com.



Buy Tickets: $22
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Mar 08 - Devon Allman Band at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2198

Launched by the very nature of his American rock star genetics, Devon is nothing less than the son of his father Gregg. Beyond the last name, however, Devon has been able to secure his own spot with a slick control over the guitar, like a young Santana, and a fierce bluesy approach to rock, like the Rolling Stones. With songs built around killer riffs and soulful vocals, Allman is clearly an artist who gives himself to his music mind, body and soul, his face contorting as his fingers fly across the frets at about 100 miles per hour, channeling everyone from Stevie Ray Vaughan to Hendrix to Duane himself.



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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Mar 09 - Dangermuffin at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2194

It's Bela Fleck meets the Wailers meets the Allman Brothers meets Average White Band Dangermuffin, a three piece band from Folly Beach, South Carolina, delivers an exquisite blend of Americana, soulful reggae and folk complimented by dueling guitar and banjo rhythms that bounce between bluegrass, twangy rock and Allman-esque sweet southern jam.

It's organic, sand-blasted roots rock, with a sweet jam spread. If you appreciate soulful, stirring numbers, infused with the spirit of fun and late night romps, this is the band for you. For fans of The Grateful Dead, Warren Haynes, Gov't Mule and Yonder Mountain, this is the show where you will be upfront and center, acting the fool, and singing to the rafters.



Buy Tickets: $17
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Mar 12 - Play With Your Food, presented by JIB Productions at Stage One https://pwyf.zaptix.com/neworder.php?order=95508&e=

JIB Productions presents- 

PWYF
Great theater...and lunch!

Gourmet lunch, Readings of Short Plays, Discussion with Actors

Tuesday, March 12    FTC    

12noon – 1-30pm

Tickets $43

Buy via the link or call 203.293.8831

Lunch caterer- TBA

Stage Menu-

Amicable Parting, by George S. Kaufman & Leueen MacGrath – What happens to two funny, witty people when their relationship comes to a crossroad. Written in 1957, the brilliant Kaufman and Ms. MacGrath were married at one time. To each other.

Three Wishes, by Robert Caisley – A short play about what can happen when you get – what you want.
The man Who Couldn’t Stop Crying, by Murray Schisgal – A comedy from the author or “Luv,” a wealthy businessman cannot control his whimpers, blubbers and tears… to the dismay of his loving but long-suffering wife.

See website for details on cast.


        
www.jibproductions.org




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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Mar 14 - Robben Ford at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2098

Californian Robben Ford is not necessarily a blues guitarist. His real arrival came with the jazz-fusing Yellowjackets in the late 1970s, but Ford had also been consistently playing with artists from all manner of musical zones.

His background is similarly eclectic, having started out touring with blues legends like Chicago harp player Charlie Musselwhite and singer Jimmy Witherspoon, then going on to play with Joni Mitchell as part of Tom Scott's L.A. Express, George Harrison on his ‘70s Dark Horse tour, jazz icon Miles Davis and fusionists the Yellowjackets, as well as rockers Greg Allman and Phil Lesh. Nevertheless, the blues is still at the heart of his style, even though Ford is one of its funkiest, jazziest practitioners.

One of Musician Magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century."



Buy Tickets: $45
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Mar 15 - Alzheimer's Association Benefit Concert with Band Together at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2107

An Alzheimer’s Association Benefit Concert Featuring Band Together

TICKETS-  $35  MEMBERS SAVE-  $5 PER TICKET     DOORS OPEN 6-30PM

Ticket price includes a festive pre-party at 6-30pm with food and drink, and the concert starting at 7-30pm.

Jerry Vigorito and Rob Fried lead Band Together through an evening of 90’s music to keep you dancing and singing in support of the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer Association.



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Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00
Mar 16 - New Riders of The Purple Sage at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2027

Psychedelic Americana At Its Finest Having originally featured most of the members of the Grateful Dead, The New Riders of the Purple Sage still brings honor to psychedelic country/rock, a genre they helped create. Anyone who enjoyed the Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead or American Beauty and wanted more, then or now, this show is for you. Plus, who wouldn't want to hear the Riders' reefer-themed hit "Panama Red"?

Keeping the dream live, the New Riders have just released a brand new studio album, 17 Pine Avenue, that features twelve new songs, seven of which were written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter -- including "Prisoner of Freedom," "Fivio" and "Suite at the Mission." The NRPS renaissance continues to grow with the release of 17 Pine Avenue. It's psychedelic Americana at its finest.



Buy Tickets: $37
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Mar 17 - U2Nation at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2202

U2Nation is a four-piece U2 tribute band known for live performances that capture the look, sound, and feel of a U2 concert experience. Their sound is centered on the bands authenticity and dramatic live presentations complete with props and costume changes. By utilizing a combination of modern and vintage production equipment they hit that U2 hallmark sound. Expect a typical U2Nation show to cover the material from all eras, inclusive of a catalog of radio hits, anthems, and various deeper cuts.



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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Mar 18 - Community Cinema - Wonder Women at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2082

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about women's liberation.



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Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00
Mar 19 - Paul Thorn at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2031

Tupelo, Mississippi's Paul Thorn was a prizefighter and sky diver before becoming a rootsy singer/songwriter. As a boxer, Thorn once fought against Roberto Duran and as a musician, he has toured and collaborated with Sting, Paul Carrack, Joe Diffie, Tanya Tucker, Ronnie Milsap, and Carole King to name a scant few.

A formidable guitarist, Thorn decided to showcase his chops and the rock & roll side of his roots music on the celebrated Mission Temple Fire Works Stand in 2002. His took on the weighty subject of love for 2004's Are You with Me?, using a more stripped-down style of production and R&B-based grooves to illustrate his material.

On 2008's A Long Way from Tupelo, he'd melded all of his previous explorations holistically into a resonant Americana with his gritty, expressive, soulful voice atop it all. In 2010 he released the humorously yet poignantly titled, Pimps and Preachers on his own Perpetual Obscurity label, and followed it in 2012 with his first all-covers collection, What the Hell Is Goin' On? in 2012; the album featured Thorn's versions of tunes by Rick Danko, Allen Toussaint, Donnie Fritts, Lindsey Buckingham, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and others.



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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Mar 21 - Tyrone Wells at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2070

The son of a preacher and the youngest of five children, Tyrone Wells was only allowed to listen to gospel music growing up in Spokane, WA, although he was eventually also exposed to artists like Stevie Wonder and James Taylor. As a teenager he moved to Fullerton, CA, to attend college, and soon joined the Christian rock band Skypark as the lead singer. After releasing a few records with the group, including two on Epic, Wells decided to leave Skypark and work on his solo material. He began performing at a local Fullerton coffeehouse, McClain's, on a weekly basis, and soon was selling his self-released albums at these shows. In 2003, after signing to True America, Wells issued Snapshot, and in 2005 Close- Live at McClain's came out. That same year the singer/songwriter set about on working on his next full-length, Hold On, revisiting songs he had been writing during the past two years. Wells' big break came in 2006 after performing at the National Association of Campus Activities Convention in Boston, when he was approached by several major labels. Eventually he chose Universal Republic, which sent Hold On to stores in early 2007, following it with Remain in 2009.

The recording of This Love found Tyrone Wells in the studio on and off throughout most of 2012. Tyrone teamed up again with producer, Michael “Smidi” Smith. Smidi produced nearly half of Tyrone’s sophomore major label release (Universal Republic) entitled, Remain, as well as being responsible for 7 of the 8 songs on Tyrone’s acoustic EP Metal & Wood.

About This Love, Tyrone says, “I did my best to make a mostly acoustic record. I always find myself listening to acoustic music, so I did my best to build the record around the acoustic guitar and make an organic sounding CD that I would enjoy listening to. Smidi was the perfect choice to produce this record. Smidi does a fantastic job of not getting in the way and helping really serve each song.”

Coming off of his full length release, Where We Meet, in early 2012, Tyrone anticipates great things for This Love. Where We Meet debuted at number 1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart, as well as top 10 on the overall iTunes chart.



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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Mar 21 - Slightly Stoopid at The Klein http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2048

You can't go wrong with a band that got their first big break from the late Bradley Nowell. For over a decade these Sublime protégés have been concocting an infectious brew of SoCal reggae, ska, and an arsenal of Krazy Glue-catchy hooks. The magic of Slightly Stoopid is their patented laid back yet groove-heavy southern California feel where guitars and horns provide the perfect counter melodies.

These days they play by jam band rules; where the music never stops for nearly two hours as they focus on flat out funky grooves, improvisation and crowd interaction. This show promises to bring the summer swagger just as Spring kicks off.

"San Diego's Slightly Stoopid grounds its sound in reggae and laid back hip-hop, adding in dashes of brightly-flavored ska and hefty psychedelic rock." - NPR



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Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Mar 22 - Hot Buttered Rum and Cabinet at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2255

Bay Area newgrass jam band Hot Buttered Rum have been described as a rock band playing bluegrass instruments (the bandmembers themselves call what they do "high altitude California bluegrass"), and with musical influences ranging from blues, rock, and jazz to Celtic and old-time string band music from the Appalachians, the group could almost be termed bluegrass fusion. Hot Buttered Rum is one of the hardest-working and fastest-rising stars in the musical world, a postmodern string band from San Francisco that combines bluegrass, reggae, folk and jazz into a riveting blend of Americana.

There is more to a good jam band than jamming. And Hot Buttered Rum always hits the stage with a repertoire of well-crafted songs; even if a listener isn't a huge fan of improv or 'jam bands', they'll appreciate the craftsmanship that went in to the material this progressive bluegrass/country-rock outfit performs. Hot Buttered Rum lives for a good time. The group's onstage chemistry fuels the lovefest that is a live HBR show. A mindful recklessness settles in whenever these five guys step on stage.
"Stunning instrumental and vocal virtuosity." –– Relix Magazine

Cabinet formed in 2006, bringing together players from various musical and personal backgrounds. Some of the members are barely old enough to drink legally, but their thirst for older music is unquenchable. Whether it's rustic "American Beauty"-era Grateful Dead or old-timey bluegrass, Cabinet has digested it all. But that is not to say that Cabinet recreates older styles. No, this is music that might have its roots in the past, but it is current and vibrant, with a sense of celebrating the now.



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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00
Mar 23 - Black 47 at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2210 Forget the leprechauns and fairies and unicorns; this band of Irish rockers blows up yesterday's reedy, tweedy, Irish Spring image and grinds it into your face. Black 47 may be one of the best live bands in the country- at their best, their combination of traditional Irish tunes, pure rock energy and frequent digressions into hip-hop and reggae forms make for a thrilling ride. Call them the American Pogues if you like; that sums up the gestalt of it as well as any other comparison.

Black 47 are as New York City as Lou Reed and as working class as Bruce Springsteen, but despite their local iconic status, their bluesy brand of Celtic rock is still very much an underground sensation. When they've got their Irish mojo workin' Black 47 can be one of the most exciting rock & roll bands around.

Buy Tickets: $32
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Mar 24 - Jefferson Starship at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2147

Jefferson Starship was among the most successful arena rock bands of the 1970s and early '80s, an even greater commercial entity than its predecessor, Jefferson Airplane, the band out of which it evolved. Founders Paul Kantner and David Freiberg will be performing with Grammy-nominated Broadway singer Cathy Richardson, longtime drummer Donny Baldwin, lead guitarist Slick Aguilar and keyboardist Chris Smith. Their unique style of music combines folk, electric rock and pop sensibility for some truly unforgettable songs. Relive their classic hits like "White Rabbit," "Somebody to Love" and "Miracles" in what promises to be an amazing concert.



Buy Tickets: $50
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Mar 26 - Giant Steps presents Peter Bell, "Autism 2013" at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2251

Peter H. Bell is executive vice president for programs and services at Autism Speaks. He oversees the foundation's government relations and family services activities and also serves as an advisor to the science division.

Prior to his role at Autism Speaks, Peter was president and CEO of Cure Autism Now, which merged with Autism Speaks in February 2007. In his leadership role at Autism Speaks, Peter has been involved in numerous accomplishments that have had major benefit to the autism community including- advancing autism insurance reform in state legislatures across the nation, as well as federal health care reform; securing legislative support and appropriations for autism research through the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (CAA), the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and recent renewal of the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011 (CARA); developing highly regarded resources for families, such as the Autism Speaks' 100 Day Kit, School Community Tool Kit, and Transition Tool Kit; and establishing a funding mechanism to award over $2.0 million in grants to service provider organizations who are working with individuals with autism around the country.

Peter's professional affiliations include being a member of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) since its inception in 2001 where he currently serves as chair of the Community Advisory Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee. He chaired the Integration Panel of the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) for autism research in FY2007 and served as the alternate chair in FY2008-2009. In 2008, Mr. Bell co-founded Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA), a national consortium of organizations working together to promote a collaborative spirit and develop both public and private sector support to improve the lives of adults living with autism. Autism Speaks presently serves as the managing partner of AFAA and Peter serves as president.

Peter lives in New Jersey with his wife Liz and three teenage children. Their oldest son, Tyler, has autism. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University
 



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Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00
Mar 29 - The Revivalists at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2247

There's a fine line between a jam band and a band that jams. New Orleans' the Revivalists fall into the latter category. The band seamlessly mixes indie, alt-country, soul and everything in between effortlessly. Hearty pedal steel riffs and gentle sax-play weave in-between lovelorn lyrics that echo the blues.

The Revivalists know how to infect a live venue with a sense of purpose and energy. Their performances wrap feel-good, danceable melodies around funky, shape-shifting jams as energetic fans latch on to and get down to their grooves. This band has an innate talent for finding the balance in the tricky dichotomy of a hooky chorus and an indulgent jam. The overall effect is inspiring, and, most importantly, never boring.



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Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00
Mar 30 - Otis Taylor Band at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2143

Otis Taylor does for the blues what Jimi Hendrix did for the guitar, taking what everyone assumed was explored to the fullest, and busting it wide open in a million new directions. Part of Otis Taylor's bluesy bag of tricks is his mastery of multiple instruments and his passion for pushing the envelope of what each of them can do. He is all about pushing the blues tradition forward, but he would never have been able to budge it an inch if he wasn't so steeped in the knowledge of his roots.

The blues isn't something that's meant to be frozen in time and made into a museum piece. As long as Otis Taylor is banging it out on his banjo, guitar, mandolin, and whatever else he can lay his hands on, you can rest assured the music that migrated from Africa to the Mississippi Delta and beyond will keep on moving. Taylor's got a style so all his own there's even a guitar named after him, and now you can experience the full range of his raw, sometimes radical reinvention of the blues basics.



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Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Apr 02 - Alejandro Escovedo at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2218 Texan troubadour Alejandro Escovedo is the outlaw kind, operating on the edges of rock and roots music, and answering to no one musical master. He's got a rock 'n' roll soul that goes back to his days with the Nuns, one of California's first punk bands, but his twangy side showed itself with alt-country pioneers Rank And File.

Decades of dangerous cool and stacks of soul-wracking songs have earned Alejandro Escovedo some heavy friends. When Bruce Springsteen hit Houston on his '08 Magic tour, he brought Escovedo onstage to help him belt out the Texas songsmith's openhearted "Always a Friend." When Ryan Adams was still leading Whiskeytown, he enlisted his hero Escovedo to add his own whiskey-weathered tones to the hell-bent-for-hopelessness "Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart Tonight."

Alejandro Escovedo's got a roots-rock rep your average Americana Joe would trade his battered Telecaster for. But he's also the guy who opened up for the Sex Pistols in his punk days, got downright arty with John Cale producing, and spat out savage, roughneck rock both on his own and with bands like the True Believers and Buick MacKane. Every side of Escovedo comes into razor-sharp focus when he performs- the country-lovin' cow-punk, the inward-looking song-poet, the leather-lunged rock 'n' roll animal — and they will all come alive on StageOne this April.

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Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Apr 06 - Boz Scaggs at The Klein http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1592

Grammy Award winning artist, Boz Scaggs, and his band will hit the road in 2013, performing the best known songs of his career.  Hits that are constantly requested like "Lido Shuffle," "Lowdown," and many others will be showcased throughout the tour.

Born in Texas and raised with an abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music, Scaggs has combined rock, jazz, R&B and blues to create a trademark sound. With an extensive and distinctive career that has spanned 30 years and many accolades, Scaggs continues to prove himself as one of music's most creative and original artists.

Boz Scaggs’ current albums are “Greatest Hits Live” and “Speak Low”.

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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:00:00
Apr 07 - Band of Heathens at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2155

When a band calls itself the Band of Heathens, one might assume that its focus is death metal or black metal. But these Austin, TX residents don't sound anything like that; their focus is bluesy, country-tinged Americana, roots rock, Southern rock, and rock & roll. That focus certainly lends itself to being based in Austin — a city that has a lot of credibility when it comes to Americana and roots rock — and it serves them well.

Drawing on influences that include the Black Crowes, the Rolling Stones, the Band, the Allman Brothers, and John Cougar Mellencamp, the Band of Heathens keep things nice and gritty on their take on funky American roots music. Anchored by robust songwriting and energetic performances, this is regional roots rock done extremely well.



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Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Apr 09 - Graham Parker & The Rumour at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2151

Before Elvis Costello, the Sex Pistols or the Clash there was Graham Parker and the Rumour, who anticipated the energy of punk and set the bar for smart, literate lyrics married to a danceable beat. Graham Parker, who, together with the Rumour - one of Britain's best-known backup bands - defined the pointy-shoed, ska-inflected sound of 1970s London.

Graham Parker has reunited his original band the Rumour for their first album together in 31 years, Three Chords Good, for twelve tracks of driving and confessional rock and roll. Coincidentally, just as reunion plans were being set, director Judd Apatow approached Parker, offering a role in his new film, This Is 40, an original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann) from the blockbuster hit Knocked Up. The film features Parker, as himself, performing in a duo (with Tom Freund) and with the Rumour.

"Getting to film Graham Parker and the Rumour's first performance in 30 years was one of the highlights of my career," says Apatow. "They rocked hard, and I must say Graham Parker as an actor is really funny."



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Wed, 09 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Apr 09 - Play With Your Food, presented by JIB Productions at Stage One https://pwyf.zaptix.com/neworder.php?order=95508&e=

JIB Productions presents-
PWYF
Great theater...and lunch!

Gourmet lunch, Readings of Short Plays, Discussion with Actors

Tuesday, April 9    FTC    


12noon – 1-30pm


Tickets $43

Buy via the link or call 203.293.8831

Lunch caterer- TBA

Stage Menu-

Andre’s Mother, by Terrence McNally – Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning writer. Short, sweet an stunning response to the AIDs crisis.

Bar Mitzvah Boy, by Samara Siskind – First love… first fight… first dance.

Driving Miss Daisy, by Alfred Uhry (an Excerpt) – Miss Daisy and her driver go on their first outing.

The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry, by Carol Real – Dating- the good, the bad, and the surprising.

Moby Dude or The Three Minute Whale, by David Ives – A very short play about a young dude trying to impress his English teacher.

Confessions of a Golfaholic, by John O’Hern – The title says it all.

See website for details on cast.


        
www.jibproductions.org




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Mon, 07 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Apr 11 - The Fixx at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2239

A London-based New Wave group, The Fixx has been often heralded as one of the most innovative bands to come out of the MTV era. In the early 1980s, the Fixx became a fixture on the American pop charts. One of many British New Wave bands that conquered the airwaves in the United States at the time, the Fixx stood out for their echoing vocals, political lyrics, and richly textured production.

Live, in concert, the band delivers that same sonic authenticity fans have come to expect from their recorded performances because The Fixx is the genuine article, it's the real deal. Concert-goers, whether longtime fans, or those experiencing The Fixx for the very first time, are thrilled by the band's dynamic stage presence and trademark sound.



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Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00
Apr 14 - Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2284

Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools - a stripped down journey through Johnny Lyon's eclectic version of the Great American Songbook. Playing a wide range of music from Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, NRBQ, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris, The Band, George Jones and more, The Poor Fools also dive into some of the Southside's Asbury Jukes material–revisiting some classics as well as the underperformed deep track.

"The Poor Fools tour is a chance for me to try out different material and some Jukes standards in an acoustic-ish form. It will be a loose mix of songs, stories and banter between the musicians and–hopefully–the audience. Just lookin' to have a good time. It'll be a little side trip between the usual Asbury Jukes touring and our next recording." - Southside Johnny



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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:00
Apr 19 - Declan O'Rourke at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1692

An Irish folk singer drawing on the Neil Young songwriting tradition. Declan is a product of the folk-rock busking tradition which produced Damien Dempsey, Mundy, and Paddy Casey, under whom O'Rourke served his musical apprenticeship, his audience-friendly brand of acoustic pop has brought him multi-platinum success in Ireland.

His rough vocal style contrasts neatly with his intelligent string- and piano-laden arrangements, at once differentiating him from his contemporaries and highlighting the debt he owes to the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Paul Brady, and Burt Bacharach.

Since Declan’s near sell-out show at StageOne back in February, he’s been busy writing and performing - most recently with Bono, Damien Rice, Bob Geldolf and others at the Electric Burma concert honoring Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyin in Dublin.

Declan recorded a duet with Kate Rusby, England’s top contemporary folk singer. ‘Bring me a boat’ will appear on her upcoming album in October. They’ll also be performing together at London’s Royal Festival Hall in London.

Paul Weller of the Jam said this about Delcan’ in April’s Mojo- “He writes the sort of classic songs that people don’t write anymore, songs that sound like they’ve been around forever . . . Listen to Galileo, which is possibly the greatest song written in the last thirty years.”



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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 00:00:00
Apr 25 - Joe Sample at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1571

For more than four decades, pianist and composer Joe Sample has been an integral, innovative and bestselling part of jazz history. With Soul Shadows, the first all solo piano recording of Sample's illustrious career, he pays homage to the great American songwriters of the 20th century whose masterful works inspired his own development as one of the most diverse and popular jazz performers of the last half century.

A founding member of the influential jazz funk combo The Crusaders (originally the Jazz Crusaders) and a pioneer of contemporary jazz piano, Sample reaches back to the primary sources of jazz and soul music to create his personal interpretations of classics by such esteemed composers as Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, the Gershwins, Al Jolson, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller and others. While exploring these rich expressions of Americana, Sample acknowledges his own key role in carrying on these powerful legacies by including distinct reworkings of two of his own classics, "Soul Shadows" (which originally appeared on The Crusaders' Midnight Triangle in 1976) and "Spellbound."

In addition to his own recording, Sample has toured and performed with numerous musical greats in all genres, including Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, BB King, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Randy Crawford (who sang on the 1979 Crusaders smash "Street Life"), Anita Baker, Andrae Crouch and many others. By returning to the roots of his own musical influence, Sample's Soul Shadows gives us a unique reflection and chronicle of  traditional American music at its best.



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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:00:00
Apr 27 - The Fab Faux at The Klein http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1794


BMW of Bridgeport Driving Music Series

The band has announced that they will be playing two sets-
set 1- the entire album let it be.
Set 2-
a mix of beatles favorites

VIP Includes Meet & Greet and light refreshments

All rock bands want to be like the Beatles; these guys have the nerve to BE the Beatles.The Fab Faux's astounding shows are an inspired re-discovery of the Beatles' musical magic that has to be experienced to be believed. With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs.


why you'll love them If you want to hear songs recreated that were written, arranged, and performed with a genius sadly missing from today's music scene; if you're too young to remember what all the fuss was about; or if you just want to see one of the best rock bands performing today, look no further than The Fab Faux.

"They are so good and if any of you ever get the chance to see them, run to get tickets. They performed the entire White Album including Number Nine (Yes, Revolution 9), almost flawlessly." - Ken Scott, recording engineer for The Beatles



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Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:00:00
Apr 28 - Poco Trio at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2066

Poco was one of the first groups to pioneer Country-Rock music. The harmonies and instruments of Country mixed with Rock'n'Roll rhythms, paved the way for supergroups like the Eagles and while hits for Poco were few, their influence runs deep in both Country and Pop music. Richie Furay and Jim Messina  formed Poco after Buffalo Springfield broke up in 1968 when Stephen Stills and Neil Young left the group.

Poco earned their first Gold disc and the Legend album eventually passed the one million sales mark to be certified Platinum. The title track of Poco’s 1980 album Under The Gun,reached the 40's on the Pop chart and Midnight Rain went Top 75. The band recorded the Civil War theme album Blue And Grey (1981) and Cowboys And Englishmen (1982) for MCA before moving to Atlantic Records in 1982. The Ghost Town album provided the Top 50 hit, Shoot for the Moon.

Throughout the 90’s and first decade of 2000 Poco, led by Rusty Young, Paul Cotton and Jack Sundrud with the additon of drummer George Lawrence continued to be a recording and touring force logging in 100 shows a year. In addition to releasing a new studio CD- “Running Horse” in 2003, a live DVD- “Keeping The Legend Alive” in 2005, “Bareback At Big Sky” in 2006 and an unplugged CD- “The Wildwood Sessions” in 2007.

In 2010, a new Poco era dawned led by Rusty Young, Jack Sundrud and George Lawrence with additional musicians. The band always maintained their musical superiority and the new incarnation will continue to be musically superior with a foot in the past, present and future. As Rusty Young says, “Hang on, this could be quite a ride."



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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00
Apr 30 - Community Cinema - The Island President at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2086

The Island President lifts the issue of global warming out of the theoretical and into the personal. President Mohamed Nasheed is trying to prevent 385,000 people from drowning. His nation of 1,200 low-lying islands, the Maldives, is sinking into the Indian Ocean as sea levels rise due to global warming. Climate change experts say that some of the islands will be submerged within 20 years, threatening the lives of the largely impoverished inhabitants as well as inundating the lavish resorts that dot the islands. Nasheed’s unprecedented contingency plan is to move his entire population to a new homeland. As he conducts serious discussions about this with Sri Lanka and Australia, Nasheed is doing all he can to prevent this looming disaster by trying to convince world leaders to halt global warming.

The Island President is a little like a non-fiction Mr. Smith Goes to Washington elevated to the world stage. The filmmakers received exclusive access to follow President Nasheed as he prepared over several months for the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit in December. The terms of the 1997 Kyoto Treaty on Climate Change were about to expire, and leaders from around the world converged on Copenhagen to hammer out a new treaty with renewed urgency. Go behind the scenes with President Nasheed as he tries to convince world leaders to finally take serious action against looming danger of climate change. The stakes couldn’t be higher for President Nasheed, who this as the last chance to save his homeland, and the world.



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Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00
May 03 - Lez Zeppelin at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2272

"There are a few jarring moments when it will feel like the most powerful all-female band in rock history…" — Chuck Klosterman, SPIN
Of course we’re still trying to book the original, but meanwhile we’re excited to announce the next best thing. This precision tribute all-female band of long-haired rockers kicks possibly more ass than those guys would today, anyway. Taking the sturdy sex appeal of the original dudes and rotating it to match their own femme vibe, the powerful Lez Zeppelin hits it note-for-note for a revolution in rock history reincarnation.



Buy Tickets: $37
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:00
May 04 - Lez Zeppelin at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2276

"There are a few jarring moments when it will feel like the most powerful all-female band in rock history…" — Chuck Klosterman, SPIN
Of course we’re still trying to book the original, but meanwhile we’re excited to announce the next best thing. This precision tribute all-female band of long-haired rockers kicks possibly more ass than those guys would today, anyway. Taking the sturdy sex appeal of the original dudes and rotating it to match their own femme vibe, the powerful Lez Zeppelin hits it note-for-note for a revolution in rock history reincarnation.



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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:00
May 05 - The Smithereens at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2260

The state of the rock 'n' roll nation in the late '80s was more conducive to hair-metal hedonism than power-pop purity, but that didn't stop the Smithereens from bringing Beatlesesque melodies and classic '60s-pop songcraft to the college rock crowd.

Their tuneful treasures proved that the lessons they learned from the Fabs, the Beach Boys, Beau Brummels, and the like could still make a serious alt-rock impact. Keeping things current, they brought a fat power-chord crunch to their guitar attack that owed as much to AC/DC as the Kinks, never losing their knack for knocking three-minute miracles out of the park. From their Top 40 blockbusters to their secret stash of hidden gems, this show is your chance to catch up on the full story of the Smithereens.



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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00
May 16 - Matt Wertz at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2288

This singer/songwriter is a footloose young romantic in the mold of John Mayer, Jason Mraz and (especially) Dave Barnes. The Missouri-bred troubadour mixes pop, folk, and blues into an easygoing, yet ebullient sound.

"A gift for turning life's lessons into a beautiful soundtrack... each track delves into what the singer has learned about himself and others during that last few years. More than ever, the reflective songwriter has his heart on his sleeve..." - Performing Songwriter



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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:00
May 24 - Blind Boys of Alabama at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2167

Though they live without traditional sight, the Blind Boys of Alabama are one of the only groups today who truly see what it means to perform Gospel music. Their vocal and percussion styles are reminiscent of music that helped form the country, sorrowful but hopeful and full of warmth. With dozens of albums produced, they’ve been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and they’ve won the Best Soul/Gospel Album Grammy three times. Of course, they’re also still making some of their best deep American Gospel music. The new album comes out in May and features help from Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Vince Gill, Leeann Womack and Jamey Johnson -- just in time for their exciting StageOne show.

“By the end of the evening, all were up out of their seats, stamping feet and waving raised hands as senior Blind Boys singer Jimmy Carter made his way through the aisles to close the show on a note of unmitigated uplift.” - LA Times



Buy Tickets: $65
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00
May 28 - Community Cinema - Revolutionary Optimists at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2090

Amlan Ganguly empowers children to become activists and educators, with powerful results. The Revolutionary Optimists follows him as he attempts to replicate his work in the brick fields outside the city, where children live and work in unimaginable conditions.

Using street theater, puppetry, and dance as their weapons, the children in Calcutta's slums have cut their neighborhoods' malaria and diarrhea rates in half, and turned former garbage dumps into playing fields. Now, pushing at the limits of optimism, Amlan is attempting to take his work into the brickfields outside Calcutta, where spend their days making and carrying bricks using methods unchanged by centuries.

The Revolutionary Optimists proposes a workable solution to intractable problems associated with poverty, including preventable diseases and ineffectual governance. Ganguly's story suggests that education and child empowerment are crucial keys to lifting entire societies out of hopelessness.



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Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00
Jun 07 - Jonathan Edwards at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2280

Rustic Jonathan Edwards typified the young, folkie troubadours of the early '70s. Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends, such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Famous for the 1971 folk hit and protest song "Sunshine," "Sunshine, come on back another day … I promise you I'll still be singing."... Jonathan Edwards is still a vital and relevant artist in the Americana scene. He has a new album out, My Love Will Keep, a collection of acoustic songs, mostly falling into the folk-country bluegrass genre. All filled with Edwards' energy, optimism and contagious feel-good vibe.



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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:00
Jun 12 - Marcia Ball at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2264

Marcia Ball, born on the Texas/Louisiana border, has long been a superb live performer, delivering her swampy blend of zydeco, blues and gritty R&B with all the force of a Saturday night locomotive, and her many fans have been crying for her to return to StageOne, and now, finally, she's back. She's is a living example of how East Texas blues meets southwest Louisiana swamp rock.

Classy and subdued yet bubbling with passion, emotion, and a love of Southern-style music that explodes out of every song, few things in life are as reliable as a Marcia Ball performance. Get ready folks, Marcia Ball is coming back to crank out top-notch blues.

"Rollicking, playful, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry." - Rolling Stone



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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:00:00
Jun 22 - Acoustic Hot Tuna at http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2214

Begun as an acoustic spinoff of the Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna eventually became the full-time focus of founding members Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen, emerging as a popular touring act of the 1970s. The two were lifelong friends, growing up together in Washington, D.C., and playing in the group the Triumphs. After high school, guitarist Kaukonen and his government-service parents relocated to the Philippines, but he returned to the U.S. in time for the advent of psychedelia, landing in San Francisco and co-founding the Airplane in 1965. Bassist Casady joined not long after, and together they helped lead the group to massive success during the late '60s.

Hot Tuna -- originally dubbed Hot Sh*t, much to the chagrin of their label, RCA -- first began taking shape in 1969, while both Casady and Kaukonen were still active members of the Jefferson Airplane; in fact, their first performances were sandwiched between regular Airplane gigs. As a trio rounded out by harmonica player Will Scarlet (and occasionally including Airplane members Marty Balin and Spencer Dryden), Hot Tuna debuted in 1970 with a low-key self-titled LP of traditional blues and ragtime recorded live at the New Orleans House in Berkeley.

In the wake of the group's demise, Kaukonen released a solo LP, Jorma, and later joined the new wave unit Vital Parts; Casady also fronted a new wave group of his own, SVT. In 1984, both returned to their roots- Casady joined fellow Airplane alums Balin and Paul Kantner in the KBC Band, while Kaukonen reverted to the acoustic folk and blues of his formative years. Finally, Casady and Kaukonen played a handful of club dates under the Hot Tuna aegis, re-forming on a more concrete basis in 1986; by 1990, their ranks included singer/multi-instrumentalist Michael Falzarano, a veteran of many early reunion shows.

That year Hot Tuna released Pair a Dice Found, their first collection of new studio material in over a decade; a series of live releases followed, including 1992's Live at Sweetwater, 1997's Splashdown Two, and 1999's And Furthurmore.... In the years to follow, Hot Tuna continued to play several live shows a year in various configurations. A single-disc best-of from the RCA years, Keep on Truckin', was released in 2006. The group’s first studio album in 20 years, Steady as She Goes, recorded at Levon Helm's studio in Woodstock, New York, and produced by Larry Campbell, was released on Red House Records in 2011.



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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:00
Jun 25 - Community Cinema - Love Free or Die at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2094

Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions much of the world cannot reconcile- his love for God and for his partner Mark. It is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity — and one man's struggle to dispel the notion that God's love has limits.

Gene Robinson was the first openly gay person to be elected bishop in the high church traditions of Christendom. Bishop Robinson's elevation in the sleepy New Hampshire diocese in 2003 ignited a worldwide firestorm in the Anglican Communion, one that has become so heated that there is still a chance of a schism. One year after being muzzled by the Archbishop of Canterbury, he finds himself speaking from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at Barack Obama's Inauguration. Gene Robinson confronts those who use religion as an instrument of oppression, and claims a place in the church and society, not just for LGBT people, but for everyone.

The Anglican Communion, a global church body of 80 million, is led by approximately 800 bishops. According to church history, Gene Robinson, the Bishop of New Hampshire, is the only openly gay bishop ever to be consecrated since the time of Christ. The Anglican Communion, like the Catholic Church from which it emerged, believes that its bishops are the direct spiritual descendants of the twelve disciples of Christ. In 2003, the Episcopal Church in America, an arm of the Anglican Communion, made history when it installed Gene Robinson as Bishop. Gene wore a bulletproof vest to his installation and, every day since, the local police have driven by his rural New Hampshire home to provide him and his loved ones protection in the face of a steady stream of death threats.

There is an unofficial church history of bishops, popes, priests and monks living one kind of life for the history book and another off the record. It is an open secret that in the Anglican Communion today Gene Robinson is not the only gay bishop – not by a long shot. What does it signify that the Church can flourish knowing that it is rife with deception, but threatens to shatter when it affirms one man who chooses to be honest about who he is and who he loves?

Love Free or Die follows the Anglican Communion in arguably its most historic chapter since Henry VIII broke from the Roman Catholic Church for the right to divorce in 1538. From Gene’s civil union in New Hampshire, to the once-a-decade global bishops’ gathering in Canterbury, to the current fracture within the Church that’s inching toward total schism, to the biennial gathering of the Episcopal Church in America, watch the inner workings of this global moment of change from Robinson’s perspective.



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Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00
Jun 28 - Delbert McClinton - Members Only at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=1917

The venerable Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music afficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them in the best time-honored Texas tradition.

If you ask the critics about Delbert's dynamic vocals and harmonica style, you'll hear descriptions ranging from 'honky-tonk,' 'blue-eyed soul,' and 'Texas stomp' to 'country rock' and 'blues.' Delbert's music rebels against traditional categorization, ask him what kind of music he plays and he'll say, "Fun music."

For McClinton fans, this will be a major cause to celebrate. For the uninitiated, this is as fine a place as any to be introduced to some gritty Texas rhythm & blues, hard honky tonk blues, slippery acoustic country, and killer funky white boy Southern soul.

At the end of the day, three-time Grammy winner Delbert McClinton is the quintessential Texas roadhouse rocker, applying his well-traveled rasp to songs from the hard-loving intersections of blues, country and soul.

"Smoking, jumping big-band blues and gospel-rooted '60s soul honed to a razor sharp edge in the Texas juke joints. Jalapeno-hot!" -- Los Angeles Times

"Breathtaking, hardcore roadhouse rhythm & blues." --Rolling Stone



Buy Tickets: $85
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 00:00:00
Aug 09 - Early Elton at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2173

Early Elton is a Tribute to the Elton John, Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson trio tours of 1970 - 1972 featuring Jeff Kazee (Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi) - piano, vocals, Rich Pagano (The Fab Faux, sugarCane cups) - drums and vocals and John Conte (Southside Johnny, Ian Hunter Band) - bass, mandolin, vocals.

They used rare video, bootleg recordings and even Elton's own home demos in shaping their collective vision of Elton's Trio Period to create the ultimate homage to Sir Elton. If you can imagine those lucky enough to have been at A&R Studios on 11/17/70, then you can understand what it will be like to share this night with passionate music lovers.



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Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00
Sep 14 - Loudon Wainwright III at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2243

The Grammy Award-Winning American songwriting legend returns to StageOne with his irreverent and rockin' collection of tunes. Comic and sad, smart-assed and sincere, Wainwright can turn on a single line. It's because of this witty, self-deprecating style — mixed with a current of easily understood sentimentality — that Loudon continues to grow his fan base in a remarkable career.

The smartly hilarious and always thrilling Loudon Wainwright III was tagged as one of the many "New Dylan" talents in the early '70s largely in part for his sincere, candid and witty lyrics. With his unflagging humor and brutally sharp wit, this American songwriting legend is not to be missed.



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Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:00:00
Dec 01 - David Sanborn - MEMBERS ONLY at Stage One http://boxoffice.fairfieldtheatre.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2268

Sanborn is by far the hardest working jazz sax player today. This six-time Grammy Award winner is justly famed for his standout solo on David Bowie's 1975 hit "Young Americans"--one of many celebrated recording projects that evolved out of Sanborn's live supporting roles. Indeed, his matchless tone has additionally been sought to bolster performances by the esteemed likes of Eric Clapton, The Eagles, the Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Wonder--many of whom have likewise gone on to enlist his inimitable sax presence in the studio.

"Among the great saxophonists of the past four decades," says one Rolling Stone writer, "David Sanborn has earned an identity all his own. He's jazz, he's funk, he's soul, he's pop, he's blues, he's rock. Most remarkably, he excels in each of these genres with a voice that is both forceful and tender, sensuous and subtle."



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