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2015

LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR!

Saturday, April 30….9:30pm

JESSY CAROLINA & THE HOT MESS


Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess is a New York City/Catskills based traditional jazz band.

The lead vocals by Jessy Carolina are reminiscent of the antiquated musical stylings of Bessie Smith,

Louis Armstrong, and Ma Rainey.

www.jessycarolinahotmess.com

Cover: $8 advance, $10 day of show

Tickets on sale now at  Abilene and online at

www.abilenebarandlounge.com


****SPECIAL SHOW****

Tuesday, May 3……8:30pm

THE HACKENSAW BOYS


With feet firmly planted in the old-time song tradition, hands soiled by the dirt of rock ‘n’ roll

and eyes fixed steadily on the future of real country music, The Hackensaw Boys

are among the most exciting groups charting new territory in today’s diverse

Americana scene.  Everybody sings a bit of lead, everybody sings a bit of harmony

and most members know when to shut up!!! Instrumentation includes banjo,

guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, upright bass, charism (a home-made tin can contraption)

and the occasional trap kit.  For more than a decade, they’ve come together to tour

the United States (including performing on the Abilene Roots-Americana Stage of the 2010

and 20-13 Rochester Jazz Fest), Europe and the U.K. and to record several critically acclaimed albums.

Do NOT miss this chance to see them in such an intimate venue!

www.hackensawboys.com

Cover: $25

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

 

 

Wednesday, May 4…9pm

From Toronto, Canada

CARDBOARD CROWNS


This four-piece band has been described as “A mighty clash of ska-beat, reggae, punk-rock,

and community service, all wrapped up in a swirling frenzy of cardboard!”

With special guests

WYATT COIN

www.thecardboardcrowns.com

www.wyattcoin.com

Cover: $6

 

Thursday, May 5…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 6….6pm till 9pm

Free Munchies and Drink Specials..and the return of those merry mirth makers

WATKINS & THE RAPIERS


Then at 9:30pm…singer-songwriter

SUSANNA ROSE


Followed at 10pm by the folk, bluegrass, and old-time fiddle sounds of Naples’

MULBERRY SOUL


www.rapiers.org

www.susannarose.bandcamp.com

www.mulberrysoul.com

Cover: $7

 

 

Saturday, May 7….doors 7pm, music 9:30pm

A very cool band to be announced shortly!



Tuesday, May 10…8pm till 10pm

With a Little Help from My Friends…The Beatles Unplugged feat.

DON CHRISTIANO

With Special Guest: JIM LANE


www.facebook.com/donchristiano

No Cover Charge!! Enjoy the music..it’s our treat!

 

 

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Wednesday, May 11..doors 4pm, music 8pm

PRESTON FRANK

With KEVIN WIMMER & FRIENDS

Zydeco and Creole music in Louisiana can be traced via the family trees

down from generation to generation. Multiple generatons of ground-breaking musicians

went into developing this music and continue to push its boundaries today. In Louisiana,

the Frank family is one of the bst-known Creole Zydeco music families, and rightly so,

with Preston as the living patriarch. Joining Preston will be Kevin Wimmer,

one of the most revered fiddlers out of Louisians today (part of Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys).

Preston & Kevin have teamed up annually at the Grassroots Festival for over a decade.

Cover: $10 advance, $15 day of show

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

 

  

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Thursday, May 12….8pm

THE GOLD HOPE DUO

(featuring LARA HOPE)


The Gold Hope Duo bring you their unique brand of stripped down

upbeat rhythm & blues, country, folk, rockabilly, and a pinch of humor.

In a joint effort between front-persons Lara Hope and Matt “The Knife” Goldpaugh,

Lara strums the guitar while Matt slaps the upright bass or picks the 5 string banjo.

  They share percussion duties with their fast feet and live by the motto “If you can’t do it, kazoo it!”

Their powerful voices intertwine, harmonize and amaze.

A duo sure to make you dance, laugh, drink and grab your partner’s behind!

Ps. Lara was nominated for “Best Rockabilly Female” at this year’s Ameripolitan Awards!

www.thegoldhopeduo.com

Cover: Low-Dough Show..$8 at the door

 

 

Friday, May 13…6pm till 9pm

Free Munchies and Drink Specials..and the return of Americana band

THE TRAGEDY BROTHERS


Influenced by The Stones, The Dead, The Band, Dylan, Merle Haggard

and John Prine, you will like the sounds of The Tragedy Brothers.

www.facebook.com/TragedyBrothers

and then at 9:30pm ..

Huge Three Band Bill!!!!

A full night of folk, psychedelic, and indie rock featuring

OH MANITOU

(members of Aminal and Gonculator)


www.facebook.com/ohmanitou


LEUS ZEUS

(members of Drippers and Ginger Faye Bakers)


ROZ and the RICE CAKES


www.thericecakes.bandcamp.com

Cover: $6

 

 

Saturday, May 14…doors 7pm, music 8pm

RAY PAUL

CD RELEASE PARTY!


Permanent Press artist Ray Paul is releasing his new cd, “Whimsicality.”

The new album is his first release since “The Charles Beat” career CD compilation in 2000,

and his first all-new album since the release of the “Go Time” LP by Ray Paul & RPM in 1980.

Turning 66 this May and celebrating his 52nd year as a performing musician and recording artist,

advance critical praise and radio airplay are contributing to making this truly

a comeback album. Goldmine Magazine is calling it “the first great power pop record

of 2016 and the finest collection of songs he’s ever recorded.”

With Special Guest: BRIAN LINDSAY

www.permanentpress.net/raypaul.htm

www.brianlindsay.net

Cover: $5