: MELISSA FERRICKOn June 4, MPress Records will release the truth is, the latest album from acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Melissa Ferrick. Recorded in Boston, mixed in Alabama and mastered in Nashville, the truth is bears the mark of its travels. “This album crosses a lot of borders,” Ferrick says. “It’s got a little bit of the Northeast, a bit of the South, and a bit of Nashville, too.” The album features the talents of Natalia Zukerman on vocals, lap steel and dobro, Matt Pynn (Lucinda Williams, Evan Dando) on pedal steel, Richard Gates (Richard Thompson, Suzanne Vega) on bass, Ro Rowan (Bob Forrest, Tiffany) on cello and both Steve Scully (Howie Day, Juliana Hatfield) and Dave Brophy (Will Daily, Patty Larkin) on drums. Boston-based collaborators Anne Heaton and Rose Polenzani show up to sing backing harmonies, and fellow Berklee College alum Paula Cole appears as guest vocalist with Ferrick on the album’s first song, “Wreck Me.”
As Ferrick’s devoted fans will expect, the truth is explores personal, emotional territory, documenting the end of one relationship and the subsequent beginnings of another.
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NEW SHOW: SEPTEMBER 5
Artist's Website: Vicki Monroe"If you've ever wondered or felt like a passed love one is trying to deliever you a message....wondered what death is like? Are they happy Can they see me? How can I hear them?" Come and experience an evening of Spirit Communication with Vicki Monroe.Psychic Medium, Spirit Messenger, Vicki Monroe is one of the top 100 psychic mediums in the world today. She is a published author, radio personality, and the star of her own documentary series, "Cell Block Psychic" on Investigation Discovery! She has been sharing her talents for over 2 decades.
Artist's Website: John Mayall
John Mayall is an English blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years. In the 1960s, he was the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, a band which has included some of the most famous blues and blues-rock musicians of all time. They include Eric Clapton, Kal David Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Harvey Mandel, Aynsley Dunbar Walter Trout and Coco Montoya.
Artists's Website: John Hammond
To date John Hammond has been honored with a total of 8 Blues Music Awards and an additional 10 nominations. He is host of the BRAVO TV special and Sony Home Video, The Search for Robert Johnson. He has performed or recorded with Jimi Hendrix (discovered while playing in John's band), Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Duane Allman, Mike Bloomfield, JJ Cale, Tom Waits, The Band, John Lee Hooker, Dr. John and many more.
He remains one of the world's premier acoustic blues artists. A tireless performer, he passed his 4000th date back in June 2008 and continues to tour world-wide on an annual basis "John's sound is so compelling, complete, symmetrical and soulful with just his voice, guitar and harmonica, it is at first impossible to imagine improving it... He's a great force of nature. John sounds like a big train coming. He chops them all down." - Tom Waits
Artist's Website: Judy Collins
Few singers have the staying power of folk icon, Judy Collins. For nearly 45 illustrious years, her dulcet tones have graced our ears, and her poetic lyrics have galvanized a generation. She has released more than 40 albums, has had numerous Top 10 hits, Grammy nominations and gold and platinum selling albums.
Concert Support for this Show!: Maine Limo
Artist's Website: Melanie
Melanie Safka first attracted national attention when she stepped onto the stage at Woodstock. The summer of '69. As dawn broke, and rain began to fall, she performed on a stage that transformed a generation and changed music forever. And it was here where Melanie launched a legendary career that spans more than 40 years, including the #1 hit song Brand New Key.
Kerri Powers will be opening for Melanie!
Jonathan's Ogunquit would like to thank Eastern Oil & Propane for their support with this concert!
: "Cheryl Wheeler"
“From her albums you can tell that she is a gifted songwriter with a beautiful voice. From other people's comments about her you can learn that she is a natural story teller with a fantastic sense of humor. But until you see her in person, you never really believe what you've been told about her. Besides, almost half of the songs she does during her shows haven't been recorded! Cheryl's songs are often emotional portraits of people, leaving you with the impression that you know the characters. You find yourself being dragged into the song rather than standing outside and observing. Other songs by Cheryl are hilarious situation comedies” Jonathan's Ogunquit would like to thank Eastern Oil & Propane for their support with this concert!
Artist's Website: SUEDE
Like Adele meets Diana Krall meets Bette Midler - sassy, smooth, intoxicating - and funny!
The Boston Globe says she's "Wicked exciting!"
The New York Times says she puts on "A spectacular evening of song and style."
Photo: Brad Fowler
And Steppin' Out Arts, NY says she has "A great voice, even better enthusiasm and an almost giddy delight at entertaining audiences."
But Bea Arthur really took the cake and honestly stunned Suede when she shouted from the crowd "Thank you for the greatest night of my life in an audience! You are #*!#ing incredible!!"
Need we say more? Come see why. You'll be glad you did.
: Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other and is the eldest son of one of America's most beloved singers, Woody Guthrie. Arlo Guthrie's career exploded in 1967 with the release of "Alice's Restaurant", whose title song premiered at the Newport Folk Festival helped foster a new commitment among the '60s generation to social consciousness and activism. Over the last 4 decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia winning a wide, popular following. In addition to his accomplishments as a musician, playing the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Arlo is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances and who loves to come play at Jonathan's Ogunquit. Don't miss this unique chance to experience an intimate setting with legendary, Arlo Guthrie.
Artist's Website: Suzanne Westenhoeffer / Jason Stuart
Bold, bawdy, and just plain hilarious! Not afraid to ask tough questions that uncover the laughs underneath, Suzanne’s made a career out of telling the truth. And the truth is, life is funny. And now, Suzanne takes it to the road one more time with her upcoming tour. Whether you’ve seen her one time or twenty, Suzanne Westenhoefer’s new show for 2014 is not to be missed. The iconic lesbian comedian has embarked on a crazy, all-new, heart-pumping, mind-bending, hilarious romp through heartbreak, comedy, life, love, and everything about couples un-coupling in the modern world. You’ve never seen Suzanne like this before!
When you think one of the most prolific character actors, who’s also an outrageous openly gay stand-up comedian, one name comes to mind…. Jason Stuart. He has accomplished what few other gay comics have ever achieved: brutal honesty with humor in a world that’s not always kind. Not only is Stuart an all-out crowd pleaser, but he transcends the boundaries of race, gender and sexual orientation with his edgy comedicstyle. Stuart’s material about his experiences as a single Jewish gay man living in Hollywood is original, cutting edge and just plain funny.
Jason Stuart has his own hour cable special Jason Stuart: Making It To The Middle in addition to performing on One Night Stand Up, Wisecrack, and Comics Unleashed to name a few. As an actor, some TV appearances include, TheSecret Life Of The American Teenager,House, Entourage, The Closer, Its Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Everybody Hates Chris, George Lopez, My Wife & Kids, Charmed and Will & Grace.Lastly James Franco’s Holy Land and Ira Sachs Love Is Strange with Marisa Tomei, John Lithgow and Alfred Molina.
Artist Website: Jim Weider
JIM WEIDER, former member of the legendary group "THE BAND"and current member of "LEVON HELM"s MidNight Ramble BAND" is a Master of classic Telecaster Guitar. ProJECT PERCoLAToR represents Jim's newest musical venture into a powerful groove & atmospheric guitar driven band. The All Star Line up Featuring RODNEY HOLMES - Drums (Santana &Brecker Bros), JEFF HILL - Bass ,AVI BORTNICK - guitar (John Scofield Band). Jim blends rock & blues, with funk & jazz groove's combining modern drum loops and samples, to playing beautiful melodic ballads. The band's Amazing improvisation and chemistry from worldwide touring, plays a show both exciting and mesmerizing!
ProJECT PERCoLAToR is a new musical direction for Jim, with Big Guitars with Modern Grooves! A powerful show that's both exciting and mesmerizing! For a quick listen check out the below link provided. Jim was featured on numerous albums, films, videos and television appearances. Highlights included a 1990 performance with The Band and Ronnie Hawkins at The Berlin Wall concert produced by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd; several cable TV specials (notably "The Bob Dylan Tribute" at Madison Square Garden; "The Road," a 1994 pay-per-view concert telecast from the Woodstock '94 Festival; and a 1995 appearance on the A&E Biography documentary "The Authorized Video Biography The Band.
: Ellis Paul
Ellis Paul is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, poet and troubadour originally hailing from a potato farming family in northern Maine. He is the recipient of thirteen Boston Music Awards, second only to multi platinum act Aerosmith. Since launching from Boston, Ellis Paul has built a vast catalog of music which weds striking poetic imagery and philosophical introspection with hook-laden melodies.Jonathan's Ogunquit would like to thank Eastern Oil & Propane for their support with this concert!
: Paula Colemusic, poetry and prose, surrounded by an eclectic, jazz-influenced, heartfelt delivery.
Paula Cole has played before audiences all over the world, opening for artists like Peter Gabriel, Melissa Etheridge and Sarah McLachlan, and as part of the Lilith Fair lineup before she began headlining her own tours in the late '90s.
Artist's Website: Paula Poundstone
EVERY SHOW IS UNIQUE!
Known for her honesty, and an off-kilter view of the world, PAULA POUNDSTONE'S ability to create humor on the spot is legendary. Whether she's talking about politics or being a single working mom with 3 kids, her quirky observations and spot on timing have earned her the reputation of being one of the best comics working today. Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants.”
Don't miss this opportunity to see PAULA POUNDSTONE live and in person. Come be part of the fun.
Jonathan's Ogunquit would like to thank Pepsi Co. of Maine for their support with this show!