****SPECIAL SHOW****
Wednesday, July 30…..8pm
An Evening with…Singer-Songwriter
LIZ LONGLEY



In the short time since her graduation from Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music,

singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music.
In the past two years, Liz has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions

in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition,

the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition.

New England named her the 2011 Female Performer of the Year, the Washington Post declared that Liz is "destined for a larger audience" and Dig Boston called her "a rising acoustic sensation." Even John Mayer is a fan, calling her music "gorgeous, simply gorgeous."
A Philadelphia native, Liz recently made the move to Nashville, where she has quickly made her presence known throughout Music City.

In addition to writing more than forty songs with some of the best songwriters in the business,

Liz has also managed to keep up her seemingly never-ending touring schedule,

playing over one hundred shows in the last year - all without the help of a record label or booking agent.
www.lizlongley.com
Cover:$10 advance (tix on sale now at the bar, Bop Shop Records and Record Archive), $15 day of show
 
 
Friday, August 1…6pm till 9pm
Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music

featuring a band to be announced shortly…


and then at 10pm….
Irish Punk at its finest..since 1990
Fresh from touring with The Dropkick Murphys...
THE MAHONES


They've played countless festivals including The Guinness Irish Festival,

toured with Billy Bragg, Shane MacGowan, Flogging Molly, and The Dubliners, this is your chance

to see them in a really up close and personal setting.
www.themahones.ca
Cover: This is a super Low-Dough show!!!!!
Only $10 at the door

 
 
****SPECIAL SHOW****
Saturday, August 2….9:30pm
Do not miss this band feat. former members of Blondie, The Fleshtones, The Plimsouls and The Baseball Project
THE SPLIT SQUAD


The Split Squad formed around singer/bassist 
Michael Giblin, session musician and producer.

The band also includes

Clem Burke (Blondie), Keith Streng (The Fleshtones),

 Eddie Munoz (The Plimsouls), and Josh Kantor (The Baseball Project).

 The band's 2013 album, Now Hear This, was produced by Young Fresh Fellows frontman

Scott McCaughey and features appearances from R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and members of upstate NY powerpop trio The Figgs.

Given that group of musicians, it might not surprise you that The Split Squad make crunchy, Beatlesque rock pop.
https://www.facebook.com/TheSplitSquad
SUPER LOW-DOUGH SHOW: Only $10 at the door
 


Wednesday, August 6…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, August 8….5:30pm till 8:30pm
Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music featuring a band to be announced shortly…and then at 8:30pm
From Austin, Texas…often compared to The Eagles, Poco…and the legendary Lost Gonzo Band..
“…with a sound reminiscent of ‘70’s country rock from Texas and the West Coast blues and soul that the members grew up listening to…”..
Enjoy the sounds of
“WALT WILKINS AND THE MYSTIQUEROS”


www.waltwilkins.com
http://www.mystiquero.com
Cover: $10 advance, $15 day of show
      Tickets on sale now-exclusively at Abilene Bar and Lounge

 
 
 
****SPECIAL SHOW****
Saturday, August 9…..7pm in the intimate Upstairs Lounge
Texas Singer-Songwriter Extraordinaire….
“ERIC TAYLOR”

Eric Taylor is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar.  

If you’re familiar with the intricate Texas singer/songwriter jigsaw puzzle,

you probably already know a lot about Taylor.  If you’re not familiar with Taylor by name,

you’ve probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett.

 He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm,

artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue.
www.bluerubymusic.com
Cover: $20 in advance, $22 day of show.


…..and then at  9:30pm downstairs

…a very cool double-bill featuring

THE BEAUMONTS


Alternative horn-driven pop, elegant chord progressions…

a dash of ska mixed with Brazilian jazz and soaring horns.

Their music has been described as “old Chicago meets Bob Marley!”

Opening for The Beaumonts….progressive pop band..

GREY LIGHT


www.facebook.com/THEBEAUMONTS

www.greylightband.com

cover: $5

 
Tuesday, August 12…8pm till 10pm
Mark your Calendars..Every Other Tuesday..
DON CHRISTIANO


With A Little Help From My Friends- THE BEATLES UNPLUGGED.
www.facebook.com/donchristiano
Stop in for a night of great Beatles tunes.

Special Guest on the 12th….Walt O’Brien
NO COVER CHARGE!!!!  Enjoy the music..it's our treat!!
 
 
Wednesday, August 13 & 20…9pm
THE BLIND OWL BAND


If you’re a fan of the Hackensaw Boys, Old Crow Medicine Show, Yonder Mountain String Band…

and Cabinet, you’re not gonna want to miss this show!!!
With Special Guests on August 13…
SWAMPCANDY
“Swampcandy is a high energy American roots/delta blues influenced duo that sounds like a full band.  

Time and time again it is said that folks find it hard to believe that only two people are creating that much sound.

Joey Mitchell plays kick drum while beating, plucking, bowing and popping his upright bass.

 Ruben Dobbs plays percussive finger style steel resonator and acoustic guitars while crooning, wailing and moaning out the real blues with his unmistakable voice.  They’ve been compared to Tom Waits, The Black Keys, Son House and Lowell George.”
www.swampcandy.com
www.theblindowlband.com
Cover: $8
 
 
****SPECIAL SHOW****
Thursday, August 14….8:30pm

Lead singer of COLLECTIVE SOUL..

ED ROLAND


Solo acoustic…playing the best of Collective Soul

www.collectivesoul.com

Cover: $15

Tickets on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive and Bop Shop Records



 
 
Friday, August 15…6pm till 9pm
Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music featuring

GREG TOWNSON


www.gregtownson.com


then at 9:30pm…the return performance  of guitar whiz

MIKE BROWN


Mike Brown is a Grammy Nominated Producer, Engineer, Songwriter, Multi Instrumentalist

and occasional musical instrument appraiser on the History Channel show "American Pickers".

His record "American Hotel" was self recorded in all 50 states and features 75 guest musicians

that span the last 60 plus years of some of the biggest names in recorded music.

His most recent record (a duo with his childhood friend Zac DeCamp) Geneseo's

"Automatic Music Can Be Fun" earned him a 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Recording Package.

As a Producer and engineer he's worked with dozens of artists at his 1828 built country church

turned recording studio Temperamental Recordings. In recent years, the likes of Augustines,

Lowlight, Son of The Sun, David Knopfler, Caitlin Cary, Hinkley and others have come to make records with Brown.

www.mikebrown.org


…and then at 10:30pm
Live alt-country, folk-rock and rock

HINKLEY


www.myspace.com/hinkley
www.reverbnation.com/hinkley
Cover: $5
 
 
Saturday, August 16….8:00pm
Mark your calendars…’cause if you like Dale Watson, George Jones, Robbie Fulks..

and some killer originals, you’re gonna enjoy an evening of “Hard Core Country”

with Buffalo’s
THE STONE COUNTRY BAND


with special guests

KRASZMAN & FISHWIFE

Playing the best of Hank Williams, John Prine, Hayes Carll…along with some very cool originals
Doors open at 7pm, music begins at 8pm.
Cover: $6
 
 
Wednesday, August 20…9pm
A Very Special Summer Evening of Adirondack Freight Train String Music featuring
THE BLIND OWL BAND


If you’re a fan of the Hackensaw Boys, Old Crow Medicine Show, Yonder Mountain String Band…

and Cabinet, you’re not gonna want to miss this show!!!
www.theblindowlband.com
Cover: $7
 
 
****SPECIAL SHOW****
Thursday, August 21…8pm
The return of the  bluegrass/folk powerhouse
“HEY MAVIS”


www.heymavis.com
“Hey Mavis” is the husband and wife team of Laurie Michelle Caner (banjo/vocals/songwriting)

and Ed Caner (fiddle/viola).  With the addition of Brent Kirby (guitar/vocals/kick drum/harmonica)

and Bryan Thomas (upright bass/Chank-o-matic 6000), “Hey Mavis” has become a runaway freight train that’s caught fire.

 Songs that capture the endless light of love, the beauty and heartache of motherhood and the fleeting nature of time…

rhythms that rock the baby to sleep and get everyone else on their feet..solos that soar and vocals that always

leave the audience wanting more. They’re veterans of Telluride’s Bluegrass Festival…

and have worked with Don Dixon and many other musical luminaries.
Cover: $7


****SPECIAL SHOW****

Friday, August 22….9:30pm

DAN BAIRD AND HOMEMADE SIN


From the Georgia Satellites, The Yahoos…to right now…

Dan Baird has been playing ferocious rock ‘n’ roll. Be prepared to rock long into the night!

http://danbairdandhomemadesin.com/

Cover: $12 advance, $15 day of show

             Tickets on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive and Bop Shop Records

 

 

Saturday, August 23….9:30pm

A Full Night of Surf, Doo Wop, Garage Rock and Psychedelica featuring

PLEISTOCENE


PONY HAND


and....

TELEVISIONARIES

www.facebook.com/pleistoceneband

www.facebook.com/ponyhandtheband

Cover: $6

 

 

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Sunday, August 24…Two Shows..2pm & 7pm

…doors will open at 1pm

..Both shows are ticketed individually.

Abilene & The House of Guitars present

Grammy Award Winning Guitar Legend

ALBERT LEE


From playing with The Crickets and Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band to gigs with Eric Clapton,

Dave Edmunds, Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings and a highly-celebrated solo career,

this is truly a rare opportunity to see one of the world’s greatest pickers.

Cover: $35 advance, $40 day of show

             Tickets on sale now at Abilene, House of Guitars, Record Archive and Bop Shop Records

http://www.albertlee.co.uk

 

 

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Monday, August 25…..doors at 6pm, music at 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 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 brand new Alligator Records release, “Don’t Call Me No Ambulance!”

www.selwynbirchwood.com

Cover: $10 advance, $15 day of show

Tickets now on sale exclusively at Abilene



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Tuesday, August 26….8:30pm

From North Carolina comes…

“THE HONEYCUTTERS!”


The Honeycutters are, at the heart, the musical collaboration of singer/songwriter Amanda Anne Platt

and Lead Guitarist/ Producer Peter James. While their sound has drawn comparisons

to such artists as Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris or Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Platt and James

produce a refreshingly unique blend of Americana music that is comfortingly familiar while being entirely original.

www.thehoneycutters.com

Cover charge: Low-dough show..only $10 at the door


Wednesay, August 27…8pm

A Special Wednesday Night version of..

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

DON CHRISTIANO

www.facebook.com/donchristiano

Stop in for a night of great Beatles tunes.

Special Guest on the 27th…TODD BRADLEY

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

 

 

Friday, August 29….6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music featuring legendary musician

BABY GRAMPS


Writer Patrick Ferris said he has "a mass appeal in the sense that any audience

between the age of 2 and 102 are captivated by his vaudeville antics, hilarious lyrics and animated guitar playing...

His voice is a cross between Popeye the Sailor and a Didgeridoo

and the plinkity plink of his VERY worn National steel guitar, sounds like a wind up jack in the box.

If you listen closely and know anything about music, you'll realize Gramps is an absolutely incredible guitar player.

Being a professional musician for over 40 years can't help but give you some sort of chops,

but Gramps is a modern day Robert Johnson; a revolutionary guitarist that,

like Thelonious Monk on piano, can play the notes 'between the cracks.”

www.babygramps.com

and then at 9:30pm a band to be announced shortly

 

 

Saturday, August 30….9:30pm

Roots/Americana from Providence, Rhode Island

JOE FLETCHER AND THE WRONG REASONS


You may have seen these guys open  for The Devil Makes Three in the Spring…

if so, you know how good this country blues-based band is.

www.joefletchermusic.com

Cover: $5


 


UPCOMING!!!!



Sept 3                ERICA RUSSO AND THE GOOD SPORT
Sept 4                DAVID MAYFIELD PARADE

Sept 5                ERIC AND THE BLUESBIRDS

Sept 6                EGGS BENEDICT

Sept 7                THE 1st ANNUAL BUDDY HOLLY BIRTHDAY BASH!!!
Sept 9                THE BLASTERS with 
The Gas House Gorillas

Sept 10              DAN WEBER

Sept 11              WOODY PINES
Sept 12              THE FAR WEST and BRENNEN LEIGH





Thanks much.

Danny Deutsch

Lowly Saloon Owner

Abilene Bar and Lounge

Rochester, NY 14604

www.abilenebarandlounge.com





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