Concert

Chasing Blue

Thursday / September 16, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Chasing Blue

Chasing Blue plays a mix of original and traditional bluegrass material with unique arrangements and hard-driving style. Original material holds true to the bluegrass tradition but strong lyrical ideas and progressive musical ideas make the Chasing Blue sound.

Chasing Blue has showcased at the 2009 International Bluegrass Music Awards, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, and Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, and played venues and festivals across New England, Atlantic Canada, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Influences include the Lonesome River Band, Mountain Heart, Tim O'Brien, Alison Krauss and Union Station, the Del McCoury Band, and Bob Wills.

Admission: 
Free

Robert Gillies

Thursday / August 26, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Robert Gillies

Born in Stirling, Scotland, as the only child of two musical parents, Robert Gillies began playing music at the age of 4 but didn't truly find his passion within music until 16 years later, when a tumultuous event led to the awakening of a songwriter and a floodgate of songs. 

Now, 4 years later, Gillies is firmly entrenched in a life of music. Having spent several years traveling, serving as a volunteer in various positions around the world, and sharing his musical journey with those around him, he is now studying at Berklee College of Music. Before studying at Berklee, Gillies had shared his music at venues in Japan, Canada, the U.S., and the U.K., to much praise from peers and elders alike. 

What is it they hear in his music? Perhaps it is a sincerity driven by an earnest search for the positive in life, the desire to connect to those around him, and a certain sensitivity behind the well-crafted lyrics and solid musicianship. It can certainly be said that Gilllies is well on his way to somewhere special.

Admission: 
Free

Nando Michelin

Monday / November 1, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Nando Michelin performs as part of Piano Mondays.

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Jennifer Elowsky-Fox

Monday / November 1, 2010 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Jennifer Elowsky-Fox performs as part of Piano Mondays.

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Suzanne Davis

Monday / October 4, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Suzanne Davis performs as part of Piano Mondays.

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Gabrielle Goodman

Saturday / September 25, 2010 / 2:45 p.m.
Target Stage
681 Columbus Ave.
Boston
MA
United States
02120
Gabrielle Goodman

A vocal artist, composer, and educator, Gabrielle Goodman has toured the world providing backing vocals for such legendary artists as Roberta Flack, Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Freddie Jackson, and Bryan Ferry. She has also recorded two critically acclaimed CDs on the JMT/Verve Polygram label. The CDs, entitled Travelin' Light  and Until We Love, feature a line-up including Christian McBride, Terri Lyne Carrington, Gary Bartz, Gary Thomas, and Kevin Eubanks, to name a few. The Peabody Conservatory graduate has been featured with the Boston Pops, the Syracuse Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, and the Tokyo-based Yamayuri Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, Goodman cowrote the ASCAP Award-winning R&B hit "You Can Make the Story Right," which appears on Chaka Khan's Grammy Award-winning CD The Woman I Am. She has also written for Roberta Flack and several of the compositions on her own Verve CDs. She sings pop, funk, jazz, and gospel music with amazing delivery and has worked with some of the best in the business. Goodman is currently an associate professor of voice at Berklee College of Music. 

Admission: 
Free

Bob Winter

Monday / September 13, 2010 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Bob Winter performs as part of Piano Mondays.

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Red Eye at the Red Room Featuring Neutral Uke Hotel

Saturday / September 11, 2010 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Neutral Uke Hotel

The Boston music community is home to a number of characters, genres, and tastemakers. Red Eye at the Red Room gathers and strengthens that community by showcasing some of Boston's top acts and photographers. This show features the bands Neutral Uke Hotel and the Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, along with an exhibit by photographer 5342 Studios, who has been featured in the local music blog Ryan's Smashing Life.

Neutral Uke Hotel’s mission statement is simple: to unite obsessed fans of Neutral Milk Hotel for a live performance of their critically acclaimed In the Aeroplane Over the Sea album, played in its entirety on ukulele by Shawn Fogel with accompaniment from members of Golden Bloom and the Motion Sick.

The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library is the new project fronted by Michael Epstein of the Motion Sick and Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling. The band features Epstein and nine women with a lot of group singing and a focus on clever, quirky indie songs performed on acoustic instruments to create a campfire singalong feel. This show is the band's much-anticipated debut.

Admission: 
$10

Guitar Sessions: Final Concerts

Friday / August 20, 2010 / 11:00 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The final concert for Guitar Sessions features a range of student performers.

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Guitar Sessions: Joe Stump

Thursday / August 19, 2010 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member and famed shredder Joe Stump performs as part of the Guitar Sessions summer program.

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