Artist's Website: "Don Campbell"
Don Campbell is a singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist whose music is inspired by sources as diverse as the Celtic and Canadian Maritimes music of his family to Dan Fogelberg, Vince Gill, the Beatles and novelist, Stephen King. Writing in genres including adult contemporary, country, Celtic, Christmas, bluegrass, and rock, Don has released 12 CDs, most recently a two-disc, 23-song collection, "Kites To Fly: Celebrating The Music Of Dan Fogelberg". Co-based in Portland, Maine and Nashville, TN, Don averages between 150-200 performances per year primarily with the New England-based Don Campbell Band and smaller ensembles, including the nationally touring Restless Campbells.
Don will release his new original adult contemporary project at Jonathan's!
Artist's Website: "Sandra Bernhard"
In her own one-of-a-kind live show, “Sandyland,” that sharply blends theatre, rock-n-roll and stand-up with a little burlesque & cabaret, performer Sandra Bernhard will appear at Jonathan's.
Sandra’s live in-your-face performing combines her hysterical insight, outspoken views and outrageous mouth, along with her band, The Flawless Zircons. Her brilliant unity of hilarious diatribes on the state of modern culture and classic rock attitude burns smart, still having all the raucous energy of youth.
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: "Frank Vignola"
A simply dazzling show featuring three of the top swing guitarists in the world today. Hailing from three different generations, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo create a lively program with a mix of the expert musicianship of swing guitar and the delightfulness of vaudeville. It's a sizzling experience that will knock your socks off!
Artist's Website: "Steve Forbert"
Over the past three decades, Nashville singer-songwriter Steve Forbert has been charting the choppy waters of American life from youth to middle age with compelling songs that are at once disarmingly personal and universally true. Taking the stance of a compassionate everyman with a keen eye for detail, Steve weaves together strands of folk, rock, country, and R&B as he delivers his take on life's trials, tribulations, and discoveries with direct, honest energy and enduring optimism.
Artist's Website: "Tom Wopat"
All it takes is a phrase or two from Tom Wopat's warm, engaging baritone to trigger the desire to hear more. And the more one listens, the better it gets -- from the way he finds the heart of a song’s story to his lyrical phrasing and his gently swinging, jazz-infused rhythms. Wopat’s dynamic live show features songs from his critically acclaimed new album, “I’ve Got Your Number,” in which he performs new arrangements of Great American songbook classics, as well as contemporary songs of Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor and more.
At first glance, that could be viewed as a surprisingly diverse program of material from a performer who may be best known for his starring role in the '80s hit television series The Dukes of Hazzard. But his versatility was there from the beginning, and on full display in a career reaching from his television work of the ‘70s and ‘80s to high visibility Broadway roles in 1999’s Annie Get Your Gun and 2008’s Catered Affair (he received Tony Award nominations for both), as well as Chicago, Forty-Second St., Sondheim on Sondheim, and most recently the Tony-Award winning play The Trip To Bountiful starring Cicely Tyson.
But music is Wopat's main passion, and at a time when male vocal artists have been in fairly short supply, his singing is a welcome addition. “Performing these songs the way we do in I’ve Got Your Number is the most creative thing I do,” Tom concludes. “It’s extremely satisfying and fulfilling. And as long as it feels that way, I’m going to keep right on doing it.”
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.
Artist's Website: Ottmar Liebert
Liebert’s incredible global success on a musical level often seems like a simple outgrowth of his cultural background and powerful wanderlust in his formative years.
Liebert has since become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalog of classic recordings.
Artist's Website: "The Greencards"
From their first down-beat in 2002, through tours with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, The Greencards have won hearts and acclaim for their multi-dimensional Americana vision.
Their new GRAMMY nominated album, Sweetheart of the Sun produced by Gary Paczosa (John Prine, Alison Krauss, Sarah Jarosz) is filled with songs that reference water, along with the often-related concepts of motion and travel. The Greencards co-founders Kym Warner and Carol Young focused on those aspects of their lives to craft a unified sonic document, one that catalogues their journeys while transporting listeners to a beautiful, welcoming world.
Artist's Website: Suzanne Westenhoeffer
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!
Artist's Website: "Leon Russell"
Leon Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.
Leon led the famous Joe Cocker's ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh. Leon has toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John. His songwriting credits include 'A Song For You', ‘Delta Lady’, ‘Hummingbird’, ‘Lady Blue’, ‘Back To The Island’, ‘Tight Rope’, and ‘This Masquerade’.
Leon was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and given the Award for Recording Excellence in March 2011.
He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in June 2011.
Leon Russell is a member of the "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame" … This is sure to be a loud rock and roll show…
Artist's Website: Bob Marley
“Marley’s brand of high energy and off beat observation of everyday life things has captured the minds of fans of all ages including teenagers to grandparents in their 80’s. Making his first television appearance on Comedy Central, he is now one of the few comics to do the complete late night circuit including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”
Artist's Website: Tret Fure
Tret Fure continues to turn out marvelous albums, her latest being "True Compass" (Tomboy Girl). Who else could have written a love song such as "Look What Love Has Given Me"? It's a song that is at once personal and universal in its affectionate expression of happiness. Fure keeps it coming in the jazzy flourishes of the title track, the acoustic twang of "Six Beers," the heartache of "32 Years," the political voice of " Try" and the rhythmic "Leap of Faith."
Gregg Shapiro, Chicago Free Press
Artist's Website: "Seth Glier"
Singer-songwriter and Grammy® nominee Seth Glier knows the challenges of emerging into adulthood all too well. Over the course of just a few short years, Glier has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows as well as major folk festivals, all culminating in a nod from the Grammys® this year for the work he did on his sophomore record, THE NEXT RIGHT THING. Having spent the majority of his teens and early twenties on the road, the now 24-year-old Massachusetts native describes his new album THINGS I SHOULD LET YOU KNOW as "a reckoning with adulthood.”
Artist's Website: "Maggie Rose"
Since the release of her debut album, CUT TO IMPRESS, dynamic vocalist Maggie Rose has garnered national attention from media and fans alike. Produced by Blake Chancey and James Stroud, the album features the breakthrough Top 30 hits “I Ain’t Your Mama” and “Better.” The project highlights Maggie’s songwriting prowess on nearly half of the tracks. She recently opened for Gary Allan and Sheryl Crow on the FREE & EASY Tour. The Potomac, Maryland native is currently getting ready for the release of her next single from CUT TO IMPRESS, “Looking Back Now.”
JULY 19 and JULY 20
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.
Artist's Website: "Noel Paul Stookey"
Singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey has been altering both the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for decades—both as the “Paul” of the legendary Peter, Paul and Mary and as an independent musician who passionately believes in bringing the spiritual into the practice of daily life. Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful, compassionate—passionate—Stookey’s vocal sound is known all across this land: from the “Wedding Song” to “In These Times.”
Artist's Website: Jonathan Edwards
The word "legend" is often used to describe veteran folk/rocker Jonathan Edwards, whose 1971 million-selling song "Sunshine" ("go away today...") brought him instant fame. He has recorded 15 albums, collaborated with artists like Emmylou Harris and Jimmy Buffett, and done theater, commercials, movie soundtracks, TV series narration, and record production. Back for another encore performance, Jonathan Edwards will charm your summer evening…
JULY 26THArtist's Website: Kate Taylor
Born in New England and raised in North Carolina, Kate shares her dual musical heritage with brothers James, Livingston, Hugh, and her late brother Alex. Her roots run deep in the soul, gospel and rockabilly sounds of her southern upbringing and in the literate folk, pop and Appalachian stylings that comprise the balance of her family's shared musical legacy.
In a recent show review, The Huffington Post said, "Her heart ignites a sea of beauty expressed in a myriad of harmony, rhythm and passion. Musically, she is seamless. She effortlessly and brilliantly flies through a wide swath of styles, from blues to country to ballad to gospel and beyond."
Fronting her own rock band at fifteen, by nineteen Kate had signed with Atlantic/Cotillion under the tutelage of her manager, legendary producer Peter Asher. That album, "Sister Kate," produced her first charting hit, a cover of Elton John's "Country Comfort," recorded with his encouragement and blessing.
She later recorded two albums for Columbia Records, "Kate Taylor," produced by her brother James Taylor and "It's in There," produced by acclaimed Muscle Shoals/Nashville producer Barry Beckett. Her duet with James, "The Shoop Shoop Song," from "Kate Taylor," became her next charting hit single and remains an audience favorite today.
Kate's 2002 release, Beautiful Road, received 3 stars from Rolling Stone, who dubbed it a "heartfelt folk-rock gem."
Her 2009 release, Fair Time!, her first of all original compositions, debuted to critical acclaim nationwide.
Kate's recent live performances include the Boston Folk Festival; Sirius/XM radio; Feinstein's, Iridium and 54 Below in New York City; McCabe's in Los Angeles and Nashville's famed Bluebird Cafe. Kate plays regularly throughout the Northeast and California.
Artist's Website: "Blue Sky Riders Band"
The creative spark that eventually evolved into Blue Sky Riders was struck when two veteran singer/songwriters worked on their first song together. When Kenny Loggins, one of the premiere voices in modern popular music, joined forces with Gary Burr, one of Nashville’s most accomplished writers, on the well received 2008 release “How About Now” they felt they sounded like brothers when they sang together. Loggins, looking for a creative step forward in his musical career, decided on the spot to form a band but wanted to add a third, female voice. Burr, who has been named Songwriter of the Year by ASCAP, Billboard and NSAI and has worked with artists such as Juice Newton, Conway Twitty and Wynonna Judd, suggested singer/songwriter Georgia Middleman, who has worked with Keith Urban, Faith Hill and Martina McBride among others. And Blue Sky Riders was born. All three veterans sing lead amid three--part harmonies, which makes Blue Sky Riders unique.
Blue Sky Riders released their debut album, Finally Home, on their own record label, 3Dream Records, on January 29, 2013.
AUGUST 3Artist's Website: Robin Spielberg
ROBIN SPIELBERG is one of America’s most beloved pianist/composers. With an impressive tour schedule and hundreds of thousands of recordings sold, this Steinway Artist has been winning the hearts of listeners around the world with her compelling melodies and sensitive piano technique since debuting her first recording of original solos for piano, Heal of the Hand.
A prolific composer, Spielberg has sixteen recordings to her credit and appears on over 40 compilations around the world. Her discography includes albums of original piano solos, arrangements of American standards, original pieces for piano/ensemble, recordings for the holidays, a CD of Americana melodies, and a CD of lullabies.
: "Ben Taylor"
If you haven’t yet seen or heard Ben Taylor perform live, you’re in for a real treat. Not only is Ben an accomplished singer/songwriter and recording/touring artist in his own right, but he is indeed the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon.
Say you’re a gifted young artist--someone like Ben Taylor for instance. You’ve written a pile of great songs. You’ve got a way with melody and a mastery of the understated lyric. You’ve got a voice that lingers in the air--tuneful, expressive, the kind of voice that makes its impact with the smallest turn of a whispered phrase.
AUGUST 15Artists's Website: Howie Day
A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became
a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.”
Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense
: Jimmy Keys
“He’s a cross between Elton John (in that he sings and plays the piano) and Robin Williams (in that his comedy is off-the-wall). His show is packed with comedy, visual musical impressions and favorite Broadway songs, wrapped around some of the most exciting piano playing and audience participation that you will ever witness.”
Artist's Website: Tom Rush
Born in Portsmouth, NH, this local yet now internationally known folk singer legend will be back once again to Jonathan’s Ogunquit. Here is what the Boston Herald had to say about one of his performances, “ A softly glowing, welcoming event. Fluid…gorgeous…ravising…ditsy…inventive…gritty…elegant.”
FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
Artist's Website: Tierney Sutton
The Tierney Sutton Band is currently celebrating its 3rd consecutive Grammy Nomination for “Best Vocal Jazz Album”. During a collaboration that has spanned 17 years, they have also been awarded a JazzWeek Award for Vocalist of the Year, consecutive nominations for Jazz Journalist Association awards, recorded several #1 CDs on jazz radio, and garnered critical praise throughout the world. Members of The Tierney Sutton Band have played and recorded with a diverse array of music legends including Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Placido Domingo, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and countless others, yet the Tierney Sutton Band has demanded and received their commitment for almost two decades. They have headlined in recent years at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center and have recorded eight CDs to increasing recognition and acclaim. The band’s album “On The Other Side” has been called by BusinessWeek “A Masterpiece ...eloquent, honest and magnificently sung and played.” and the band’s most recent CD, “Desire”, has been described by the Chicago Sun Times as “a conceptual masterpiece”.
: 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.
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
: 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.