Sun Apr 26 @ 6:00PM
Potluck at 5 PM.
Fronted by banjoist, singer, and songwriter Gina Furtado, the Gina Furtado Project lays heavy emphasis on catchy, relatable, original material that spans the gamut from bluegrass to swing to gypsy jazz and beyond.
With two IBMA nominations for Banjo Player of the Year to show for it, Gina has been quickly earning recognition as one of the most innovative banjoists on the scene today. The Bluegrass Situation says, ‘It is no surprise that her songs would showcase her swift and graceful picking” but that her album also “reveals her to be a graceful singer and insightful songwriter.”
Joining Gina is a cast of equally compelling and creative musicians: Max Johnson on bass (Molly Tuttle Band, Jacob Joliff Band, Jeff Austin Band); Drew Matulich on guitar (Billy Strings); Malia Furtado on fiddle (Director of Education at the Front Porch Music School)
Sun May 03 @ 6:00PM
Potluck at 5 PM.
Jeffrey Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and his powerful live performances.With only his voice and a guitar for accompaniment, Jeffrey Gaines has earned a reputation as a captivating performer, entertaining audiences everywhere he goes. Raised in Harrisburg, PA by parents more inclined to spin soul classics by Aretha and Otis than the New Wave and Brit Rock blasting from their son’s room, a teenaged Gaines began singing and playing guitar in several local garage bands. He soon decided to set out on his own and quickly landed a record deal, releasing Jeffrey Gaines, the first of his five studio releases. The album garnered four stars from The Philadelphia Inquirer, describing Gaines as “…an ethereal soul…insistent, impassioned, full of self-knowledge.” Somewhat Slightly Dazed, and Galore followed. Interview Magazine called Gaines’ music “soul-searching” and “refreshingly free of jargon, sentiment or cliché.”
Sat May 16 @ 7:00PM
Potluck at 6 PM.
Austin MacRae is a singer/songwriter from Ithaca, NY, whose music is known for its lyrical and vocal intensity. With a sensitive finger-picking style, MacRae crafts songs rich in wordplay and story. He has showcased his music regionally at venues such as the Club Passim, Kerrville Folk Festival (New Folk Finalist), Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (Emerging Artist), Turtle Hill Folk Festival (New Voices Showcase), Ithaca Festival, Oswego Music Hall, Homer Center for the Arts, Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Picnic and many other venues. His debut album, Bats in the Attic, won a Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) for Best Folk Recording of 2015. His second album, Keeper, won a SAMMY for Best Americana in 2018.
Sun Oct 18 @ 6:00PM
Potluck at 5 PM.
Filled with rich harmonies, genuine, heartwarming (and breaking) lyrics, Manitona Country Music Association's 2019 Roots Artist of the Year, Two Crows for Comfort spins stories into songs and songs into stories. Their live show, which is known to be rather 'inclusive' is one you surely don't want to miss.
In 2018 the duo played back-to-back sold-out shows when they released their debut album '17 Feet' at The Handsome Daughter in Winnipeg. Since then, the album has received frequent airplay throughout Western Canada.
Two Crows have had a busy 2019 playing countless shows and festivals throughout Canada. They shared a bill with Bruce Cockburn, Ani DiFranco and John K. Sampson, opened for Pokey Lafarge, and were featured at the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg Fringe Festival, Trout Forest Music Festival, I AM Festival, Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival, and the Altona Sunflower Festival. Fresh off a Western Canadian tour, and heading on tour to Ontario & Quebec in the spring of 2020, the two are hard at work writing and recording their next album.