Join us for some great live music with no cover charge from 8-11
Friday August 28 – Sensible Soul
Central Vermont's Sensible Shoes is an energetic combo with a knack for packing the dance floor. Now Sensible Shoes members Tim Utt (vocals and guitars), Barbara Blaisdell (vocals and piano), and Pooh Sprague (vocals, bass and guitar) have formed a new group called Sensible Soul, a somewhat softer, jazzier trio.
Sensible Soul plays sophisticated original music as well as a mix of American songs drawn from blues, country, soul, folk, and New Orleans R & B. Expect eclectic covers, from Randy Newman to Patsy Kline.
Saturday August 29 – Emily Cassidy
Emily Lanier began singing jazz in 2006 and has quickly become one of the Upper Valley's favorite jazz vocalists. Naturally gifted with exceptional pitch and a lush, silken voice, she captures the room when she sings. Often compared to Diana Krall, Peggy Lee, Chris Conner and June Christy. Come and listen for yourself as you enjoy an evening of the great works of Gershwin, Porter, Mercer, Arlin, Jobim and more.
A native Vermonter, born and raised in Morrisville, VT, Norm Wolfe's guitar playing has graced the North Country for the past four decades. He has performed regularly at the Canoe Club in Hanover, and sits in on guitar as often as his schedule will allow with the acclaimed Vermont Jazz ensemble. He previously held a trumpet chair with the group. His work as music director for the Hartford and Dresden School Districts has been widely praised by students and parents alike. He performed with major rock groups throughout Vermont before choosing jazz as his venue.
Bassist Peter Concillo, as a young player, was inspired and encouraged by Connecticut tenor player Don DeFala, with whom he worked for many years. He retired to the Upper Valley in 2001, following a career teaching English, Philosophy and Film, and promoting jazz concerts. This summer he taught "Keeping the Jazz Journal" to participants at Fred Hass and Sabrina Brown's" Interplay Jazz Camp," and is currently working as executive producer of pianist Eugene Uman's new CD, which is slated for release next year.
Tuesday, September 1 – Carlos Ocasio
Join us as we welcome Carlos Ocasio –phenomenal blues guitarist and vocalist.
Wednesday, September 2 – Evan Carey
Born in Lebanon, NH, Evan has lived in Spain since 2005 where he
studies and works as a flamenco guitarist under world-renowned master
'El Entri' Aquilino Jimenez. He holds a diploma from Madrid's dedicated flamenco school, Amor de Dios, where he accompanies flamenco song and dance and perfects solo technique. He plays a variety of classic flamenco compositions by Paco de Lucia, Mario Escudero and Sabicas and also performs original material. He will be in the Upper Valley area for a limited time before returning to Spain in September 2009.
Thursday, September 3 – Doug Henry
Henry's acoustic blend of original and retro favorites represents an enthusiastic, eclectic journey from 60s classics to 70s folk, including a new chapter featuring his own songs.
Friday, September 4 – The John Lackard Blues Duo
Join us for a great night of blues with this talented duo.
Saturday, September 5 – David Newsam and Emily Musty
Em has also performed in musical groups such as ONE EYE OPEN, Sweet Medicine, and with guitar virtuoso David Newsam singing classic and contemporary jazz, folk and pop tunes from Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy and Nora Jones. Songs in the Key of Em , Em's first album with David Newsam is currently available.
David resides in Manchester, NH and teaches guitar at Dartmouth College, Berklee College of Music, and the University of New Hampshire. He recently returned from a tour of Germany with the Back Bay Guitar Trio.
Tuesday, September 8 – Paul Rivers
It is Paul's debut at the new Elixir. Come check out his style on guitar and vocals from familiar pop favorites.
Thursday, September 10 – Randy Budner
Randy Budner goes solo acoustic. Known locally as the front man for Loose Cannons, Randy breaks up hes eclectic offering of blues, bluegrass, reggae and rock with timely doses of classical guitar, promising a taste for every palate.
Friday, September 11 – Generations Acoustic Duo
Saturday, September 12 – Loose Cannons
Loose Cannons is the most compelling eclectic rock band to hit the music scene in the Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. With over 100 years of combined performance experience and with influences coming from blues, bluegrass, folk, jazz, country, classical, funk, and good old-fashioned rock and roll, Loose Cannons will provide live music that "lives" and keeps the party moving.
Wednesday, September 16 – Kurt "Kinger" King
Kinger plays guitar, drums, harmonica and sings to all your favorites, at the same time. He is one of the only acts of this kind in the country. A veteran of the upper valley music scene since 78' he plays a wide variety of rock, blues, alternative, and great originals that reflect the times. Enjoy Elixir's great food and beverage's then let Kinger be your designated driver for the rest of the evening.
Thursday, September 17 – Singer-n-Jordan
Singer –n- Jordan play a soulful blend of blues and ballads, both memorable originals and classics from Tim Gardin, Fred Neill, and Randy Newman.
Friday, September 18 – Ed and Dixie Eastridge
Known for her powerful, soulful vocals, Dixie Eastridge has toured and recorded with many well-known artists such as Tracy Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Denny Doherty (Mamas & Papas), James Cotton, Phil Wiggins, and Eva Cassidy. She was a member of the Chicken Legs Review (Little Feat/ Catfish Hodge) and supporting vocalist for the Hollywood All-Stars (Bonnie Raitt, , Rosemary Butler, Catfish Hodge and members of the Bob Seeger and Doobie Bros. Bands) As a studio singer her voice has been heard on many TV, Movie and Jingle sound tracks
Saturday, September 19 – Second Wind withTerry Ray Gould and Suzi Hastings
Second Wind has a unique but instantly familiar sound that is contagiously high energy, classy, sassy and always fun. Their performing style falls into the Easy Listening category by blending songs from soft rock, folk, pop, country charts. Second Wind's song list reflects a true diversity, covering songs from artists such as Heart to Lyle Lovett, Bruce Springsteen to Bob Dylan, KT Tunstall to Kenny Chesney, and Snow Patrol to Neil Young. Second Wind is one of those rare duo teams that effectively appeals to a broad age and demographic audience.
Wednesday, September 23 – Tony Mason
Tony Mason sings the Blues. Tony Mason is a guitarist and vocalist who has worked as a professional musician for the last 40 years. His experience includes club and concert work as well as school programs from kindergarten to college. He has performed with bands but primarily he works as a soloist accompanying himself with guitar and own midi sequences.
Thursday, September 24 – Cindy Geilich
Cindy performs and entertaining combination of originals and covers. Her original songs weave her absorbing and memorable stories with intricate melodies and guitar playing. Covers are old and new favorites including Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley, and the Beatles, Jason Mraz and Alicia Keyes. "Unique, crystal clear voice and guitar playing. A treasure."
Friday, September 25 – Johnny Bishop and Ed Eastridge
Join us for a night of Blues with Ed Eastridge on guitar and vocals and Johnny Bishop on Harmonica and vocals.
Saturday, September 26 – JukeJoynt
JukeJoynt rocks the house with their spin on familiar tunes as well as their originals.