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July 28, 2015

The Studio Series: The Campbell Brothers & Luther Dickinson

The Campbell Brothers present a compelling, rich variety of material from the African-American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire with a new twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing and swinging voice of the steel guitar, played as you have never heard it played before.  The group features pedal steel guitarist Chuck Campbell (2004 National Heritage Fellowship recipient) and his lap steel-playing… Read more

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The Studio Series: The Trishas & Heritage Blues Orchestra

When Jamie Wilson, Liz Foster, Kelley Mickwee, and Savannah Welch of The Trishas first shared a stage in January 2009, their intention was simply to perform a couple of songs as part of a tribute to Savannah’s father, singer-songwriter Kevin Welch. But when magic happens, sometimes you have to give in to its power. The… Read more

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The Studio Series: Freddy & Francine and Ellis Paul

Freddy & Francine is the result of a multitude of late-night writing sessions between Lee Ferris (Freddy) and Bianca Caruso (Francine). Drawing from influences like Ray LaMontagne, The Swell Season, Ryan Adams and The Rolling Stones, “Freddy & Francine are building their story behind beautiful vocal harmonies, a solid writing style and a captivating live… Read more

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The Studio Series: Time and Luck Quartet & Kristin Diable

As founders of the band Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Joshua and Lindsay have toured throughout the US and as far as Germany and the UK playing music together with their friends and bandmates, but their bond and musical makings extend beyond that of the band. They released their first duo record in 2014, borrowing the… Read more

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July 27, 2015

Oval Lawn Recap: Kiran Ahluwalia

Concertgoers were treated to a spectacular show by Kiran Ahluwalia on Wednesday night! Her Indian, Pakistani, Saharan, and western jazz influenced sound is unlike any we’ve had so far this summer and the crowd loved it. She brought with her four musicians playing guitar, harmonium, tabla, and bass–a really eclectic instrumentation. Before each song, Kiran… Read more

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Mariachi Flor de Toloache Recap

An all female mariachi band is a rare thing, and Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first ever in NYC! They took to the Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground stage with power and grace, playing both covers and originals while people lounged and ate lunch on the grass. The members’ different cultural backgrounds span the… Read more

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The Suzi Shelton Band Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out to The Suzi Shelton Band show last Thursday morning. Suzi brought an awesome crew of musicians, including the Gumdrops as her back-up singers. The audience got a good lesson in how to dance like different animals – Suzi had everyone moving like kangaroos, monkeys, and snakes. She sang about beautiful… Read more

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July 20, 2015

Songs for Seeds brought to you by Apple Seeds Recap

Thank you to everyone who came out for the concert last Thursday morning featuring Songs for Seeds brought you by Mad. Sq. Park neighbors at Apple Seeds.  The band was very interactive, getting the kids to freeze, clap, and dance. They played well-known hits like “If You’re Happy and You Know It,” “You Are My Sunshine,” and “Yellow… Read more

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Oval Lawn Recap: The Family Crest | Arc Isis

Rain had been coming down all day Wednesday but that didn’t stop the crowds from grabbing food from Burger & Lobster and Melt Bakery then sticking around for our Oval Lawn Series. Good thing they did too because we had our first double bill of the season and both bands delivered unique and entertaining performances!… Read more

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Above Ground Recap: Bandits on the Run

The rain couldn’t stop this trio from belting it out at the Mad. Sq. Music: Above Ground series Wednesday afternoon. Bandits on the Run played a set of music that was whimsical and upbeat, but with a soulfulness that pulls at your heartstrings. The band is made up of Adrian Enscoe (guitar & vocals), Sydney Shepherd (cello & vocals) and Regina… Read more