Thanks!!


"Well, now that the tents are down, the beer trucks driven away..and the dust has settled, I'd like to take a second and thank all those that worked so hard to make the Abilene Roots Americana Stage of the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival such a huge success again this year.


My tireless staff, Glenn Donovan, Amanda Profit, Dan Kennelly and Aziz Rassam did a fantastic job..and I appreciate it greatly. I'd like to thank all the volunteeers, Al Kerstein, Mike Kirschen, Jack Eisenberg, Sean Symes, Charlie Uline, Brian Nolan, Cheryl Bagley, Dona Bagley, Sue Brunsting, Doug Camp, Michelle Picardo, Kathy Costello, Cathy Costello and Michelle Belanti. You guys rocked.


I'd like to thank Dale Mincey ,Meridith Dillman and Scott Miller for all they do, to Shaun Bagley, to Slappy and his crew at Applied Audio & Theatre Supply, to the Berardi Bros of Hank Parker's Party & Tent Rental, to Mikey Jukebox, to Greg Mancini, to Joel Greenblatt, to David Curry and Jenna Manetta..and to our food vendors, Ryan, Mike and Nick and the whole crew at Tavern58 at Gibbs and Jackie and staff at Orange Glory Cafe and Catering..Thank you all for making the experience so much fun.


I'd like to thank all the performers (local, regional and national) that graced both the big stage under the tent and our new stage inside Abilene Bar and Lounge. Thank you. The music over the nine nights was just amazing..and I can't wait to have you all return. Ps. a bunch of the acts now have firm dates for their return to Abilene..and we'll be announcing those dates very soon!


And finally, I'd like to thank two very important groups.

First, our sponsors.

M/E Engineering PC, SWBR Architects and Paradigm Environmental Services are the greatest of friends, the greatest of supporters. Their unwavering enthusiasm, friendship and backing make it possible for Abilene to do the job that we do. Especial thanks to Al Casey and crew.


and finally, I'd like to thank the public..all those who came to the Abilene Roots Americana Stage night after night...who supported us and wished us well..I thank you from the bottom of my heart...and ask you to stop in throughout the year...we've got some big plans...and we'd love to share them with you!!!


Sincerely,

Danny"


Tuesday, July 8…..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
 
 
Wednesday, July 9, 23, Aug 13 & 20…9pm
Four Very Special Summer Evenings 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
 
 
Thursday, July 10….10pm
Special Yonder Mountain String Band/Railroad Earth Post Party!!!!!
From Naples, NY…Original Rowdy Pickin’, Screaming Slide Guitar, Fiddle tunes and Blues performed by
THE CABIN KILLERS


www.facebook.com/TheCabinKillers
Special Low-Dough Show!
Cover: only $3
 
 
Friday, July 11…6pm till 9pm
Happy Hour with Great Drink Specials, Free Munchies

and Live Music featuring a band to be announced shortly…
And then at 9:30…it’s the CD RELEASE PARTY for
THE BRIAN LINDSAY BAND


Brian’s brand new CD is called “The Monkey, The Tango and The Boogaloo.”

Get ready to hear it..and some old roots/Americana favorites.
www.brianlindsay.net
Cover: $5
 
 
Saturday, July 12….9:30pm
Band to be announced very soon.



****SPECIAL SHOW****

Sunday, July 13….doors open at 7pm.

Kickstarter Campaign Fundraiser and Bash for “Adam Imitating Art,”

a short film by Bri Merkel & Chris Hogan-Roy

Join us for a night of fun, music, friends and poutine!!!!

Live music featuring

ST. PHILLIP’S ESCALATOR

And DJ No-L rocking the party before and after.

Admission is $10 or Free if you donate $25 or more to the Kickstarter campaign.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/861280802/adam-imitating-art

Admission will include a small poutine from the amazing ladies of Le Petit Poutine!

www.roaminghunger.com/le-petit-poutine
 
 
Tuesday, July 15…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!!
 
 
Wednesday, July 16…8pm
THE HILLBENDERS

This dynamic bluegrass quintet from Springfield, MO is known for their high-octane shows,

tight harmonies and stunning instrumental prowess, winning fans and making waves

at every festival they’ve been invited, and consequently re-invited to since their formation in 2008.
www.hillbenders.com
Cover: $5
 
 
Friday, July 18…6pm till 9pm
Happy Hour with Great Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music featuring a band to be announced shortly…

and then at 9:30pm
Live Acoustic/Rock featuring Acoustic Classics, Homegrown Grooves and some Mean Johnny Cash..

...as performed by long-time Rochester Favorite


BRENDAN MACNAUGHTON & THE INBETWEENS


It’s a special reunion of the original members!!!
www.myspace.com/brendanmacnaughton
Don’t miss this annual appearance by this legendary group!
Cover: $6
 
 
Saturday, July 19….9:30pm
They tore it up at the Abilene Roots-Americana Stage of last summer's Jazz Fest.

and now they're gonna tear the roof off the club..get ready for
GAS HOUSE GORILLAS


"If Cab Calloway, Freddy Mercury, Illinois Jacquet and Johnny Ramone started a garage band,

it might sound something like the Gas House Gorillas."
www.gashousegorillas.org
Cover charge: $10
 
 
Wednesday, July 23, Aug 13 & 20….9pm
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
 
 
Friday, July 25….6pm till 9pm
Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music featuring
GREG TOWNSON

www.gregtownson.com
then at 9:30pm

…a band to be announced shortly
 
 
Saturday, July 26….9:30pm
Live music featuring a band to be announced shortly
 
 
Tuesday, July 29….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!!
 
 
****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
 
 
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: $15
             Stay tuned---tickets on sale at the bar beginning Friday, June 13.

 
 
 
****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
Tickets on sale at the bar beginning Friday, June 13
$20 in advance, $22 day of show.

…..and at 10pm downstairs…
A great band to be announced shortly
 
 
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.
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: $7
 
 
****SPECIAL SHOW****
Thursday, August 14….time to be announced
From Collective Soul
ED ROLAND AND THE SWEET TEA PROJECT


www.thesweetteaproject.com
Details to be announced very soon!
 
 
Friday, August 15…6pm till 9pm
Happy Hour with Drink Specials, Free Munchies and Live Music featuring a band to be announced shortly

…and then at 9:30pm
Live alt-country, folk-rock and rock
HINKLEY


www.myspace.com/hinkley
www.reverbnation.com/hinkley
Cover: $5
 
 
Saturday, August 16….9:30pm
A very special treat!!!!
For all those yearning to hear some real country music…

real country music…not pop “Nash Vegas” crap…do NOT miss Buffalo’s
THE STONE COUNTRY BAND


www.facebook.com/thestonecountryband
Cover: $6
 
 
Wednesday, August 20…9pm
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: $5


UPCOMING!!!!


Aug 22               DAN BAIRD & HOMEMADE SIN
Aug 24               ALBERT LEE (2pm & 7pm)
Aug 29               BABY GRAMP
Sept 4                DAVID MAYFIELD PARADE
Sept 9                THE BLASTERS with 
The Gas House Gorillas
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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