Sit comfortably at round tables and enjoy delectable desserts & beverages from our CAFÉ!
The Squire Jacob Coffeehouse Concert Series brings the pleasure of the multifaceted sounds and rhythms of traditional music to the ears, and hearts, of our audience.
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2018 Squire Jacob Concert Series Performances:
|April 14 – Sky Blue Boys – Two fellows with a mandolin and gui-tar, a musical teamwork built of habit, their voices fused in the special blend produced by kinship. Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner of Vermont now bring to you after decades of singing together the essence of the simple, moving sounds of the “brothers duets” of1930s and ’40s along with some newer, and original songs.|
|May 12 – Skye Trio with special guest Rosie Newton – Celist Abby Newton, guitarist Lyn Hardy, and pianist Selma Kaplan have, indi-vidually and collectively, been playing music forever. Now Abby’s violinist daughter, Rosie, joins them as they combine their individ-ual talents to perform the traditional music of Scotland and the US with the sensitivity and joy of true seasoned musicians.|
|Oct. 20 – Shakespeare In the Alley – These four senior gentlemen string old country and old Dylan like nothing you’ve ever seen, with front man Dennis D’Asaro’s slightly derailed narrative songs being their only post-1980 repertoire. Solid sound, thrilling lead guitar, slick banjo and pedal steel. Expect anything. Expect to feel good.|
|Nov. 17 – Janine Budesheim and Marietta Mitchell – They have been icons in the area music world for many years and have helped numerous students reach their musical potential. Both have taught in our local school district as well as privately, and performed widely in various venues. Now they will bring their considerable talent to the SLCA stage as they perform with violin and keyboard in a performance that is sure to delight our audience.|
2017 Squire Jacob Concerts:
Is there anyone not already familiar with the music of the legendary folksinger/songwriter/storyteller, Bill Staines? For over 40 years Bill has been traveling back and forth across North America presenting around 200 concerts each year and has received international acclaim as well. Bill has recorded 22 albums of his songs and Peter, Paul & Mary, The Highwaymen, and Makem and Clancy are among the artists who have also recorded his work. He appears frequently on many PBS TV and radio shows including the popular A Prairie Home Companion, has composed and performed a 15 piece suite based on Alaskan motifs for strings and brass, and has produced several songbooks. Bill Staines’ ability to see the beauty and excitement in ordinary things is unparalleled as he weaves a magical blend of wit and gentle humor into his performances. He delights in having his audiences participate in many of his songs and you’ll be delighted to sing along.
Three accomplished musicians with eclectic tastes – fiery flamenco, classical, Baroque, Latin & Appalachian – collaborate to create something totally unique: GX3+. The name GX3+ refers to the fact that we play (at least) three very different guitars: flamenco, classical & Baroque PLUS mandolin, charango, guilele, cajons (percussion boxes), banjo and mountain dulcimer. The result is innovative arrangements of the traditional, classical and Latin repertoire as well as stunning original compositions by Maria Zemantauski, arranged for the trio. Ray Andrews: Baroque guitar, charango, banjo, dulcimer. Sten Isachsen: Classical guitar, mandolin, cajon. Maria Zemantauski: Flamenco guitar, guilele, cajon.— “These musicians sounded incredible, blending flamenco, classical and bluegrass, among other things, into a fresh, vibrant and rich sound. Be sure to check them out if you get the chance!” Daily Gazette