****SPECIAL SHOW****

Thursday, April 17…8pm..in the intimate Upstairs Lounge

Blues singer, guitarist and songwriter…and a favorite of “Open Tunings” Scott Regan..

RAY BONNEVILLE


Influenced by Tony Joe White, Mississippi John Hurt and J.J. Cale,

“Bonneville writes songs of true-to-life characters who stumble their way

through a rough-and-tumble world of violence, hope, and despair.” (Jim Blum, NPR).

www.raybonneville.com

Cover : $10 advance, $12 day of show

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



Friday, April 18….6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music featuring a band to be announced very shortly

Then at 9:30….the CD RELEASE PARTY for

THE YOUNGER GANG


www.facebook.com/youngergangmusic

"This Rochester-based folk outfit brings together members of the Windsor Folk Family,

RootsCollider, Blackened Blues, and Sparx and Yarms.

The resulting amalgamation is a deeply affecting foray into what you could call neo-Americana.

The band's unique approach to Old-timey Appalachian tunes is positively informed by,

and infused with, the members' rock, blues, funk, and electronica pedigrees.

It's a distinct breed of folk music that is, despite a healthy respect for its roots, absolutely modern."

-David Yokel (City Magazine)

Cover: $5



Saturday, April 19….8:30pm

It’s our Annual “Record Store Day” Celebration!!!

Go out and support all our local independent record stores!!

And then head down to Abilene for the Abilene debut of the gypsy jazz masters

THE DJANGONERS


Then at 10:15... the return of blues-funk rockers

GHOST PEPPERS


An exciting blend of blues, funk, rock and soul music including cover and originals,

drawing influence from Motown to New Orleans and beyond, and featuring talent from various local groups.

www.facebook.com/TheGhostPeppers

Cover $5



Tuesday, April 22…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….RAY PAUL

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




****SPECIAL SHOW****

Wednesday, April 23….8pm

From the legendary Opelousas, Louisiana Broussard Family…

KORAY BROUSSARD and the ZYDECO UNIT


Multi-instrumentalist Broussard has backed some of Zydeco’s greats

including Roy Carrier (drums), Curley Taylor (bass) and his uncle, Jeffery Broussard (guitar)

…and now it is certainly Koray’s time to shine!!!!

You will not be able to stand still with this 21st century Zydeco sound.

www.facebook.com/koray.broussard

special thanks to Bruce Handleman.

Cover: $10



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Thursday, April 24….8pm

ROD PICOTT


The son of a welder from rural New England, Rod Picott is a masterful songwriter and soulful singer

who carries with him as fine a suitcase of songs as you’ll find anywhere.

  Slaid Cleaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Fred Eaglesmith have recorded Rod Picott songs.

  A former construction worker who hung up his tools when he released his debut CD in 2000,

Picott has carved a career for himself with a run of 6 beautifully crafted self-released CDs

over the last 13 years and a well earned reputation as an engaging, emotion fueled performer.

www.rodpicott.com

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



Friday, April 25…6pm till 9pm

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

THE MATT SAUER DUO

Then at 10:00…

And then at 10pm…Rochester’s preeminent Ska band…It’s “The Return of…

“5 HEAD”


www.facebook.com/5HEADMUSIC

Cover: $7



Saturday, April 26…9:30pm

The oft-requested return of hot Soul/R&B/Motown band

MITTY & THE FOLLOWERS


Don’t miss Mitty Moore, Steve Lyons, Jeff Hobbs and Sammy G, as they get you dancin’…all night long!!

www.mittyandthefollowers.com

Cover: $5



Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 1, 2 & 3…

7pm nightly..in our intimate Upstairs Lounge

CHRIS TRAPPER


Chris Trapper’s music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop

with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra-ordinary characters.

Trapper began his career as the front man for late-90’s alternative rock band

The Push Stars (Capitol Records).  With four CD releases and several high profile national tours,

including a run with Matchbox Twenty, The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.

The New York Times calls his work “classic pop perfection.”

www.christrapper.com

Cover: $25

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



Friday, May 2….6pm till 9pm

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

“THE RUFF ALLEY ROUNDERS”

—Old-time music, Unmitigated fun!!...note: this is a new booking!

Feat. Richard Newman on guitar, Joel Boyer on banjo and Janet Schroeder dancing.

And then at 10pm....

The return of Pennsylvania Raised, Philly based, brothers of rock n' roll

KALOB GRIFFIN BAND


If you like John Prine, The Jayhawks, The Allman Brothers, Leonard Cohen,

Dylan, Wilco, Phish & Neil Young….you’re gonna love KALOB GRIFFIN!

Merging the musical influences of Country, Americana, and Improv Rock ‘n’ Roll…

and granting lyrical tribute to folk lovin’, whiskey fueled, outlaw stories

that people can indentify with while inspiring the audience to use their imagaination.

www.kalobgriffinband.com

Cover: $5



Saturday, May 3…

doors open at 6:30pm, music begins at 7:30pm

Three Bands! A Full Night of Live Music!!!

CULT CLASSIC

Followed by....

from the Eastman School of Music..Live Funk with

EGGS BENEDICT


www.facebook.com/EggsBenedictBand

and then …

Celebrate the CD Release of

FISH GOD


This Pop Punk, Alternative, Experimental trio will blow you away with their Ska, Jazz and Rock sounds.

www.facebook.com/fishgodband

Cover: $8



Tuesday, May 6…8pm to 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.

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



Friday, May 9…6pm to 9pm

Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music featuring the Abilene debut of

ERIC AND THE BLUEBIRDS

Bluesy jam and structured classics…influenced by Albert King, Freddie King, Taj Mahal, Magic Slim and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

www.ericandthebluebirds.com

and then at 10pm…

Legendary Albany Roots-Rockabilly powerhouse

ROCKY VELVET


Featuring Graham Tichy and Rochester’s own Todd Bradley.

Rocky Velvet is the “real deal,” tapping into the analog spirit of Sun Records and the ghosts of dusty ‘50s roadhouse.

www.facebook.com/RockyVelvet

Cover: $5



Saturday, May 10…9:30pm

The Abilene debut of Americana band

THE TRAGEDY BROTHERS


Influenced by The Stones, The Dead, The Band, Dylan, Merle Haggard and John Prine,

you will the original sounds of TheTragedy Brothers.

www.facebook.com/TragedyBrothers

Cover: $5


****SPECIAL SHOW****

Wednesday, May 14…8:30pm

Abilene and Bop Shop Records present the legendary

MICHAEL HURLEY


Michael Hurley, known by friends as the Snock, Hi-Fi Snock and Elwood Snock,

has resided at the outer realms of the folk music scene for over 40 years.

In 1965 her recorded his first collection of songs for the small Folkways label in New York City;

in 2004 he recorded Down in Dublin for the small Blue Navigator label in Ireland.

Like a troubadour of old, he has lived in Virginia, New York, Kentucky,

Florida, California, Oregon and Massachusetts,

and has seldom remained in one location for an extended period of time

and along the way critics, musicians, and loyal followers alike have sung his praises.

In the mid-1970s Rolling Stone chose “Have Moicy!”

as one of the year’s best albums and, more recently, Cat Power recorded two Hurley songs,

“Sweedeedee” and “Werewolf.”

Do not miss this ultra-rare Rochester appearance of Snock!

www.snockonews.net

Cover: $12 advance, $15 day of show

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



Friday, May 16…6pm to 9pm

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

GREG TOWNSON


www.gregtownson.com

then at 9:30pm…

from Queens, NY…enjoy the Acoustic Folk/Memphis Blues of

THE QUEENS OF EVERYTHING

If you’re a fan of Jessy Carolina, Ragtime music and Blues…you’re gonna love THE QUEENS OF EVERYTHING!

And then…late-night…

the soulful, steamy rock ‘n’ roll music of…

ANONYMOUS WILLPOWER


www.anonymouswillpower.com

Cover: $5




Saturday, May 17….7:30 pm

note: this is a new, earlier start time!

One Crazy Triple-Bill!!!

From Grand Rapids, Michigan…the wacky tunes of

EMMA LOO & SAM


….note: this is a new booking!

www.facebook.com/emmalooandsam

…followed by former Deadstring Brother drummer

NATHAN KALISH


….note: this is a new booking!

He’ll be playing solo acoustic..old favorites and some cool new originals

www.facebook.com/nathankalishandthewildfire

And then at 10!

The return of Boston’s

TEN FOOT POLECATS


Their sound has been referred to as “punk-blues,” “gutbucket soul”

and “explosive stomp and groove.” This high-octane trio from Boston,

MA has been touring the country for the past five years,

taking their unique form of roots music (influenced by the sounds of the northern Mississippi hill country)

to cafes, restaurants, record stores, rock clubs, festivals and backyard parties,

and playing for anyone who will listen.

“Jim Chilson may be the most important guitarist out there, strangling sheer godhead

out of shale and filth, carrying down the road in a battered Ford full of snakes and salvation.

  Jay Scheffler channels the ghost of Hownlin’ Wolf and all the forgotten spectres of bluesmen

who sparked and howled in lost jukejoints long forgotten,

a mighty voice in the apocalyptic maelstrom of end of times, a prophet.

  Chad Rousseau pounds the skins of ancient civilization,

tribal and bleeding, the darkest rhythm a voodoo rite

screwing the very corpse of the lost and sanctified…” Brian K. Reese

www.tenfootpolecats.com

Cover: $7



Tuesday, May 20

…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.

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


And the same night..

there’s a real special event going on

at the Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place

Abilene on the Road presents...The Return of

HAYES CARLL


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Downstairs Cabaret @ Winton Place

3450 Winton Place, Brighton, NY 14623

Tickets are on sale now!!!!

...at Abilene Bar and Lounge, Record Archive, The House of Guitars and Bop Shop Records.

If you wish to charge tix, call the Downstairs Cabaret at 585.325,4370.

For more info...585.232.3230



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Thursday, May 22….8pm

Another in our Special Series of

“BLUES BBQ BASHES”…and this is gonna be a great one!!!

We’re pleased to present in the intimate surroundings of Abilene Bar and Lounge,

Texas Blues Guitar-Slinger Extraordinaire…from San Antonio, Texas…

“CHRIS DUARTE!!”


www.thechrisduartegroup.com

Cover: $10 advance, $15 day of show

Tickets on sale now at Abilene



Friday, May 23….6pm till 8pm

Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music

featuring a band to be announced shortly

Then at 8pm…

We are thrilled to present Honky-Tonker

MOOT DAVIS


Let’s just say this, if you like Dwight Yoakam, Marty Stuart..and Hank Williams, don’t miss this show!

www.mootdavis.com

And then at 10:15pm…

get ready for the Abilene debut of

ANGELA PERLEY & THE HOWLIN’ MOONS


Perley has earned comparisons to everyone from Joan Jett to Patsy Cline

and her range of delicate reverb-laden crooners to grit-fused rock anthems

have made more and more listeners take notice. 

The band’s live shows rumble with swaggering basslines

and guitar riffs and Perley’s soulful delivery and charismatic stage presence

create a memorable experience for audiences eager to listen.

“It’s the shamless good times and guitar forward songwriting of bands

like the Georgia Satellites with a mix of jam, glam, and honky-tonk to round out the sound.” Duane Doobie

www.angelaperley.com

Cover: $5



Saturday, May 24…9:30pm

Get ready for an evening of Original Rochester Roots Reggae with…

“MOSAIC FOUNDATION”


This is music for dancing, music for the soul and music to remember that we’re very much alive!!!

This is music created out of a passion for the deep meditative grooves found in reggae that are both grounding and uplifting.

www.mosaicfoundationmusic.com

Cover: $6



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Tuesday, May 27…8:30pm

THE HOWLIN’ BROTHERS


The Howlin’ Brothers are a three-piece string band

that brings heart and passion into every performance. 

Their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music,

featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle.

www.thehowlinbrothers.com

SUPER LOW-DOUGH SHOW: Only $8 at the door



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Thursday, May 29…8:30pm

From Boston, Mass..The CD Release Party for

THE DERANGERS


Playing tunes from their new disc, “The Legend of Daphne Blue

And the Westernmental Sound”

Surf/Spaghetti Western/Instrumental Rock

www.reverbnation.com/thederangers

Cover: $5



Friday, May 30…6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music

featuring a band to be announced shortly

Then at 10pm…

the return to Abilene of Reggae/Roots rocker

KEVIN KINSELLA & BAND


Feat. John Brown’s Body alum and current 10 Ft. Ganja Plant members

www.kevinkinsellamusic.com

Cover: $10



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Saturday, May 31…8pm

The highly-acclaimed “primitive blues jug band” sounds of..

MICHAEL TARBOX


www.michaeltarbox.com

Many thanks to Tom Kohn and The Bop Shop for all their help in presenting Michael Tarbox.

Cover:$12

And at 10pm…a great band to be announced soon



 ****SPECIAL SHOW****

Tuesday, June 3…8:30pm

DALE WATSON AND HIS LONE STARS


Ameripolitan/Honky-Tonk at its Finest

One of the artists that’s been on our “wish list” since we opened our doors in 2008.

www.dalewatson.com

Cover: $25

Tickets on sale now and only at Abilene



AND....


UPCOMING!!!!


June 5                TIM AVRAM         

June 7                BRONWEN EXTER

June 26              MARY CUTRUFELLO (post Jazz Fest)

July 18               BRENDAN MCNAUGHTON & THE INBETWEENS

July 30               LIZ LONGLEY

Aug 8                 WALT WILKINS & THE MYSTIQUEROS

Aug 9                 ERIC TAYLOR

Aug 14               ED ROLAND

Aug 21               HEY MAVIS

Aug 22               DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN

Aug 29               BABY GRAMPS

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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