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2015

LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR!

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Thursday, May 14….7:30pm

AMY LAVERE


With Special Guest: WILL SEXTON

Playing songs from “The Runaway’s Diary,” produced by Luther Dickenson, sets

to song stories of her childhood which ultimately led to her running away from

home at fifteen. You’ll love these tunes..and Amy LaVere classics…all in the very

intimate surrounding that is Abilene Bar and Lounge.

www.amylavere.com


with guests…from Murfreesboro, TN….

THE HARDIN DRAW


A seven member strong band that combines eclectic backgrounds ranging from

metal to bluegrass to rockabilly!

http://thehardindraw.com/

SUPER LOW-DOUGH SHOW: Only $10 at the door




Friday, May 15….6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour with drink specials, free munchies and live music featuring

GREG TOWNSON


www.gregtownson.com


And then at 9:30pm..


Soul-grooving, body-moving, spirit-soothing sounds of

TEAGAN AND THE TWEEDS


www.teaganandthetweeds.com

Cover: $5



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Saturday, May 16…9:30pm

THE SPAMPINATO BROTHERS


Joey Spampinato was a founding member of NRBQ  -- the only band to appear at

the Berlin Jazz Festival, the New York Folk Festival and the Grand Ole Opry in the

same year -- and was featured prominently as the bassist in the Chuck Berry movie

“Hail Hail Rock & Roll.” His brother Johnny joined him as the guitarist in NRBQ

for the last decade or so of the band’s existence, and both were in the band when

they appeared on TV’s “The Simpsons.”


The Spampinato Brothers band is rounded out by Aaron Spade on guitar and Jay

Cournoyer on drums. The Spampinatos have torn up the Abilene stage in the past, as

well as being featured performers on the Abilene Roots-Americana Stage

of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.

www.spampinatobrothers.com

Cover: A Steal at Ten Bucks!!!

Tickets on sale Wednesday, April 29, at Abilene and online at

www.abilenebarandlounge.com



Just Added…Special Guests…OHS…see below

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Sunday, May 17…doors at 5pm, music at 6:30pm

Guitar-Slinger

CHRIS DUARTE

CD RELEASE PARTY!


www.thechrisduartegroup.com

With Special Guests…

OSH feat. OverHand Sam


www.facebook.com/OverhandSam


also..please note: Come early, we’ll be cooking on the grill!!!!

Cover: $13 advance, $17 day of show

Tickets on sale now at Abilene and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com




****SPECIAL SHOW****

Monday, May 18….doors at 6pm, music at 8pm

DANIEL BACHMAN


With Will Veeder..solo acoustic

Daniel Bachman is a 6-string and lap guitar player from Virginia currently

living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 2008 to present he’s been releasing

material of almost exclusively an instrumental nature while touring everywhere

from Istanbul to Los Angeles. www.danielbachman.com

Cover: $8

Tickets on sale Wednesday, April 29, at Abilene and online at

www.abilenebarandlounge.com




Tuesday, May 19…8pm till 10pm

With A Little Help From My Friends-THE BEATLES UNPLUGGED- --Feat.

DON CHRISTIANO


With special guest…WALT O’BRIE

www.facebook.com/donchristiano

Stop in for a night of great Beatles tunes.

NO COVER CHARGE!!!!  Enjoy the music..it's our treat!




Wednesday, May 20….8pm

FOLK NIGHT at Abilene!!!

Featuring Three Great Bands…


From Appleton, WI…

HOLY SHEBOYGAN!


Holy Sheboygan! is a band of scavengers. Creeping through the alleys of

musical sound, they borrow melodies from a wide array of genres, tape-recorded

noise from their everyday lives, and percussion from the abundant dumpsters of the

Fox Valley. By their very nature, they can be described as nothing other than

'garbage folk.'


from Naples, NY…

MULBERRY SOUL


Mulberry Soul blends folk, bluegrass, and old time fiddle music

with stunningly soulful original songs. Formed by a core group of the East Hill

Ramblers, Mulberry Soul has produced two short EP albums in 2012 and is working on

their first full length album to be released in Summer 2015. Get your dancing feet

ready because the show is sure to be packed with some hot picking on mandolin,

guitar, banjo, bass and fiddle.


From Buffalo, NY….

FOLKFACES


This Americana & Roots quintet is a  blend of blues, jazz, jug-band,

folk (oh really?), punk, rockabilly and more. Taking inspiration from the mountains

of Appalachia to the deltas of Mississippi to the swamps of Louisiana to the

Concrete Jungle of the Rustbelt. All together they blend folk music, the blues and

hot jass with present issues to make old-timey tunes that'll wake the dead. Their

music is a combination of early 20th century hokum, jugband style and original

foot-stomping good times. Specializing in merriment and sticking it to the system

(with a combination of rowdy folk music and equal-opportunity roasting), Folkfaces

make the crowd dance, and the hierarchy shatter.

www.holysheboygan.bandcamp.com

www.mulberrysoul.bandcamp.com

www.folkfaces.bandcamp.com

Cover: $5


Just Added!

Thursday, May 21….8pm

The Solo Acoustic 6 & 12 String Sounds of…

STEVE LYONS


Steve has been part of the blues and r&b scene in Upstate New York

for decades..and of late has also been lighting it up playing a great mix of folk,

Americana, blues and roots music.

www.facebook.com/steve.lyons.75

No cover charge



Friday, May 22…6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour with drink specials, free munchies

and live music featuring a band

to be announced shortly…


And then at 10pm

THE WHISKEY CHARMERS


The Whiskey Charmers is the duo of Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa. Their

original sound is hard to classify but falls into the realm of Country Noir/Gothic

Americana with haunting melodies that tell stories of the open road, whiskey, and

chasing a cure of incurable heartache. Brian Palmer of the Detroit Metro Times

says “The Whiskey Charmers just might have the most appropriate name ever.  For

starters, the band plays a brand of country, folk, and Americana that’s perfectly

suited to dimly lit whiskey bars, where a few shots of fire will help get you in

the right frame of mind.”

www.thewhiskeycharmers.com

Cover: $5



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Saturday, May 23…7:30pm..in our intimate Upstairs Lounge


CD RELEASE PARTY

GURF MORLIX


Morlix, a Buffalo native who has been a major thread in the fabric of

American roots music for more than 20 years, will perform songs from his new

album “Eatin’ At Me, among others.

Morlix is known for his work with Lucinda Williams, Ray Wylie Hubbard,

Slaid Cleaves, Mary Gauthier,Buddy and Julie Miller, and the late, great Blaze Foley.

www.gurfmorlix.com

Cover $10

Tickets on sale Wednesday, April 29, at Abilene, and online at

www.abilenebarandlounge.com


And then at 10:15pm downstairs…a very cool band to be announced shortly


Just Added!

Thursday, May 28…8:30pm

From Paultney, Vermont…

AVA MARIE


For fans of The Mountain Goats, Tom Waits, Joanna Newsom….

you’ll love this folky, atmospheric band..

www.avamariefolk.bandcamp.com

Cover: $5


Friday, May 29…6pm till 9pm

Live Original Music, Free Munchies and Drink Specials…featuring

Alt-country/country rock band…

THE FAKERS


Playing great originals mixed in with gems from Wilco, Neil Young and more.


With THE TOBEY VILLAGE HOUSE BAND


www.facebook.com/TheFakers?fref=ts

www.facebook.com/tobeyvillagehouseband?fref=ts


and then at 10pm…a band to be announced shortly




Saturday, May 30….9:30pm

Appalachian Bluegrass with

JAKOB’S FERRY STRAGGLERS


Formerly known as The Weedrags, the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers are a

hard-driving four piece string band from South Western, Pennsylvania..

and you’re not gonna want to miss them!

Cover: $5

www.jakobsferry.com



Tuesday, June 2…8pm till 10pm

With A Little Help From My Friends-THE BEATLES UNPLUGGED- --Feat.

DON CHRISTIANO


With special guest…TED PERKINS from Inside Out

www.facebook.com/donchristiano


Stop in for a night of great Beatles tunes.

NO COVER CHARGE!!!!  Enjoy the music..it's our treat!





****SPECIAL SHOW****

Abilene on the Road and Record Archive present


Wednesday, June 3…doors 7pm, music 8:30pm

Downstairs Cabaret @ Winton Place, 3450 Winton Place, Brighton, NY 14623

NIKKI HILL



Those who have seen Carolina girl Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t

just another newcomer on the scene, this is a…”whiplash” moment.  Where did the

fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before?  If you haven’t heard of

Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.

Hill and her band have been touring extensively following the indie release of her

debut album “Here’s Nikki Hill” in 2013, leaving jaws on the floor along the way.


With a no-filter energy, and explosive live show, they deliver a sound that

will make you believe in rock ‘n’ roll again! With an unstoppable force of a band,

Nikki’s unique voice with raw rock and soul dynamics mixed with the strength,

passion, and honesty of blues shouters of the past, creates a breath of fresh air

with their authentic approach to American roots music.

www.nikki.studiozerozero.com

Cover: $20 advance, $25 day of show.

Tickets on sale Wednesday, April 29, at Abilene, Record Archive, and online at

www.abilenebarandlounge.com or charge by phone (585) 325-4370




Friday, June 5…..6pm till 9pm


Happy Hour with drink specials, free munchies and live music featuring a band

to be announced shortly…


Followed by another great band at 9:30pm




Saturday, June 6…9:30pm

TALKING UNDER WATER


A night of special songs

performed by Dave Chisholm, Alex Patrick, Elise Hughey and Stephen Roessner

With special guests


www.talkingunderwater.com

www.soundcloud.com/talking-under-water

Cover: $5



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Sunday, June 7


ROBBIE FULKS

….alt-country legend


&

REDD VOLKAERT

… among the country’s top Telecaster guitar slingers.


www.robbiefulks.com

www.reddvolkaert.net

Cover: $20

Tickets on sale Wednesday, April 29, at Abilene and online at

www.abilenebarandlounge.com




****SPECIAL SHOW****


Wednesday, June 10…8pm

“2013 Albert King Blues Guitarist of the Year Award Winner”…

SELWYN BIRCHWOOD


If you’re a fan of Hound Dog Taylor, Robert Randolph, Lucky Peterson…and the

Campbell Brothers, do NOT miss this hot, hot blues band!

Selwyn tore it up in last June at the Abilene Roots-Americana Stage of the

Xerox Rochester Int. Jazz Festival…and he’s sure to do it again.

He’s touring in support of his latest  Alligator Records release,

“Don’t Call Me No Ambulance!”

www.selwynbirchwood.com


Cover: $15 advance, $20 day of show

Tickets on sale Wednesday, April 29, at Abilene and online at

www.abilenebarandlounge.com




****SPECIAL SHOW****

Thursday, June 11…8pm

JON DEE GRAHAM


Jon Dee Graham is a guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas.  A former

member of roots-rock pioneers the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham

is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three

times. Jon Dee Graham is most well-known for his solo work, including the

critically acclaimed records “Escape from Monster Island,” "Hooray for the Moon,”

and “Full.”  He is also well-known for his tenure in The Skunks, Austin’s very

first punk band. Jon Dee has also played guitar with acts such as John Doe (X, The

Knitters), Exene Cervenka (X), Michelle Shocked, Kelly Willis and The Gourds and

has had his songs covered by many artists, including Patty Smyth, Patty Griffin and James McMurtry.


www.jondeegraham.com

Cover: $10

Tickets on sale Wednesday, April 29, at Abilene and online at

www.abilenebarandlounge.com



UPCOMING SHOWS!


July 18........BILL KIRCHEN

July 19………………DUKE ROBILLARD

July 31........LYDIA LOVELESS

August 14........WALT WILKINS

September 13........GODDAMN GALLOWS