Whiskey in the Jar takes its musical inspiration from the Celtic and folk traditions. With a happy mix of old and new beautiful tunes, the members of Whiskey sing and play from the heart. Guitarists Howard Frutkoff and Simone Poliandri, along with harpist, Lois Francello, combine the best of upbeat folk and dance music with the haunting melodies of songs of longing for home, family and love.
A soprano, alto, tenor, bass ensemble conducted by Susan Emmanoulidis, Brookline A Cappella explores the diversity of a cappella music from Early Music through contemporary repertoire. From the silly to the sacred, the serious to the sassy, our lighthearted ensemble performs a blend of music from the 1500s to the present, including madrigals, spirituals, jazz, and contemporary folk.
This Bluegrass/Country band features Cindy Lane Adams – Mandolin and keyboard; Ed Bogusz – Stand up Bass; Phil Roettjer – Banjo and Vocals; and Richie Chasson- Dolbro and Vocals.
The duo of Joseph Stillitano & Len Rabinowitz will be serenading us at the Music Stage this week. Joe is an Ashland resident who is a music teacher and choral director at the Gibbons Middle School in Westborough, MA. He and Len will sing familiar contemporary country and classic rock songs. You will absolutely love their mix and it will leave your toes tapping.
Randy Batson – Matt Carlen
Whether you love high-energy swing, soulful blues, twisted new perspectives on traditional jazz standards, or just flat-out flat picking bluegrass guitar duets, plan to enjoy plenty of good humor,great songs, and excellent guitar work and vocals.
Matt performs regularly as the lead guitarist and vocalist with the band Wide Open Spaces. For all of you who have seen Wide Open Spaces at bluegrass festivals like the Joe Val Festival, the Ossippee Music Festival, or Bluegrass on the Bogs, you’re already familiar with Matt’s unique and fiery guitar style, and his terrific songwriting and singing. Randy Batson is known to many all over New England as the guitar fingerpicking virtuoso and vocalist from Railroad House Band. Together these guitar maniacs dish up a superb mix of guitar duet and vocal numbers reminiscent of Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Mark Knopfler and Doc Watson.
Kaoruko Pilkington is a fabulous jazz vocalist, and serves on the faculty at the Berklee College of Music. Kaoruko Pilkington performs, teaches, and gives clinics in the New England area, as well as her native country, Japan. She holds degrees from Berklee College of Music and Nihon University College of Arts. She released her self-produced CD “Joy Spring.” Her music will gently serenade you through the market and be certain to lift your spirits!
Michael Caruso is a local jazz guitarist with a long standing background playing guitar and upright bass. He took guitar lessons in grade school and started exploring Jazz in High School. Since college, Michael continued to play music, and got more serious about Jazz while performing the last several years. Besides the Jazzed 4-A-Cure fundraisers, he played in two other groups. The O.G.D. Trio ( Steve Esposito, Hammond B3, Joe Lis ( Drums ) ) and the Jazz Q ( Alice Lee (piano), Murray Kohn(bass), Bruce Hanahan(drums)). Michael has played with various groups in the area (Metro West Jazz Project, The Trude Witham Group, The Jean Mancini Gough Group and Amazing Things Arts center in Framingham.