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.
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.