By now, Houck has mastered the contours of this place, as intimate as it is grand, somewhere between dreamed and real, where the great lyrical songwriters meet experimental pioneers and somehow distill into the same person. It is Houck’s own personal musical cosmos, a mixture of the earthy and the wondrous, the troubled and the serene, and by now he commands it with depth and precision.
Birds of Chicago have been riding a swell of good mojo in the Americana scene since their inception in late 2012. With their new album, Love in Wartime, they are set to both confirm that roots world buzz and break on through to a much wider audience.
Don’t miss Aimee Mann's return to the Park following her well-attended debut performance in 2017. This incredible American rock singer-songwriter is once again joined by special guest Jonathan Coulton – a Brooklyn-based indie musician and former computer programmer best known for his songs about geek culture.
Dinosaur Jr. front man, J Mascis will hit the Wilcox Main Stage this summer following his new solo album, Elastic Days, a scorching solo album with just the right mix of pre and post creativity of J Mascis + the Fog.
Mascis’ sets are organic and honest, matching his casual demeanor. Even beyond that, he’s guaranteed to obliterate any stereotype of a gentle, smooth solo acoustic performance. Mascis cranks the effects on his acoustic guitars, dropping toasty, crunchy solos like an anchor into the ocean.
GRAMMY Award-winning artist Warren Haynes joins the River House Restaurant Concert Series on July 27th for his debut on the Wilcox Main Stage. Haynes is a cornerstone of the American music landscape, hailed as one of the most formidable guitarists, songwriters, and vocalists of the modern era. He effortlessly cross pollinates genres and unfurls solos that broil with passion in his distinctive, signature style.
The entertainment world is filled with extraordinary stories. But few match the beguiling true-life tale of Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music, whose dazzling career achievements underpin an incomparable off-stage life.
The king of six-string indie folk, Kurt Vile is best known for his solo work and as the former lead guitarist of The War on Drugs, Vile has slowly, quietly become one of the great American guitarists and songwriters of our time.
The New Orleans eclectic and unique funk band with groove-based jams doesn’t stray from its mission: to make anyone and everyone dance.
It’s been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic.
From song to song, Fruition has displayed dynamic musicality since making their debut with 2008’s Hawthorne Hoedown LP. Through the years, the band has evolved from a rootsy, string-centric outfit to a full-fledged rock act.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter, performer, and Grammy nominee- Anderson East will make his debut on the Wilcox Main Stage this summer as part of the River House Restaurant Concert Series on Sunday, August 18th.
There are musicians who call themselves road warriors, and then there’s Anderson East. An unflinching, inimitable talent armed with a potent and husky voice, the gritty-blues and-soul-toasting singer has spent the better part of two years pounding the pavement in the wake of his breakout debut album, 2015’s Delilah.
Courtney Barnett puts a lot of effort into sounding effortless. Her songs are wild and wooly and wordy, her lyrics plainspoken and delivered like she’s making them up on the spot. From 2012, when Courtney started Milk! Records and released her debut EP and then followed with her 2nd in 2013, she’s received international acclaim taking her and the band, Dave Mudie (drums), Bones Sloane (bass) and Dan Luscombe (guitar) all around the world.
Ripe is seven musical soulmates who refuse to believe in a single definition of dance music. They are an unstoppable groove, an extended moment of ecstatic release, the catalyst for taking “just another night” and elevating it into something else entirely.
Darlingside perform all of their music around a single vocal microphone, inviting audiences into a lush, intimate world where four voices are truly one. Their 2016 performance at the Cambridge Folk Festival "earned an ecstatic reception and turned them into instant stars", according to The Daily Telegraph.
Hailing from Saskatoon, three-time JUNO awarding winning artists The Sheepdogs’ burst onto the international scene after beating out thousands of artists in 2011 to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. Since then, The Sheepdogs have amassed six JUNO nominations, toured worldwide and earned Platinum certification for their 2010 LP Learn and Burn.
Their latest self-titled LP produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) debuted at #1 on the Top 200 SoundScan Chart, garnering another GOLD record for the band.
King & Queen of the Banjo, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn have trading banjo riffs since 2005 when both joined the left-field folk band Sparrow Quartet. Now, after a decade of shared gigs and marriage, the two are one of the most sought-after acts on the circuit today. In case you aren't familiar, some say Bela Fleck is the premiere banjo player in the world who holds more Grammy Awards (15 in total) and nominations (30) in more categories than any other musician, while Abigail is a singing (often in Mandarin Chinese language), songwriting claw-hammer banjo player.