Posted on September 20, 2016 March 16, 2018 Wednesday MAR 21 7:00pm – TICKETS Sweet Potatoes and Kate Copeland The Sweet Potatoes are a SoCal country/folk trio with a great vocal blend and finely crafted songs. Laura Hall is best known as the pianist on the hit show “Whose Line is it Anyway”. She came up in the acoustic music scene in Chicago. Kelly Macleod cut her teeth on the road after being discovered by Eddie Van Halen while singing at a local club in Shreveport, Louisiana. Rick Hall grew up on a farm in Illinois and, in addition to his musical skills, is a fine actor and storyteller. Kate Copeland is an award-winning singer-songwriter based in New York. A graduate of Oberlin Conservatory’s composition program, she has worked in the studio with a variety of artists in addition to putting out her own music. She released her first solo album, “recollection room,” in 2015. She won ASCAP’s prestigious Robert Allen Award for songwriting in 2016. Thursday MAR 22 7:30pm Marmalade Skies – TICKETS The Marmalade Skies Project is a unique combination of tropical styles—particularly Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz—and the timeless music of The Beatles. The band is comprised of world-renown musicians and Grammy winners—Francisco Loyo on keyboards, who anchored Luis Miguel’s band live and in the studio for over 25 years and who produced his best-selling albums; Grammy-winning bassist Eddie Resto (Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Mongo Santamaria); percussionist Richie Gajate-Garcia (Hiroshima, Sting, Phil Collins); and guitarist Marcus Gerakos (Alex Acuna, Luis Conte). Together they explore all periods of The Beatles’ discography and transform these classic songs into new creations, fueled by Marcus Gerakos’s inventive arrangments flavored with musical accents from Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. Wednesday MAR 28 7:00pm – TICKETS Poppa’s Kitchen and Sweet Talk Radio Great pairings tonight! So bring a nice bottle to pair with your dinner. Bob Romanus was raised in Hartford Connecticut in a home filled with music. The first song that rocked his world was “Double Shot Of My Baby’s Love” by the Swingin Medallions. Steve Feldman hails from Chicago. The first song that captured his imagination was “Walk Right In” by the Rooftop Singers. They met as at a restaurant where waiters and bartenders not only served customers but entertained them as well. Bob had quit working there a few weeks earlier as his movie career was taking off. But he would stop in to strum guitars and drink some free coffee. One day, filled with caffeine and goodwill Bob offered to play on a tune with Steve and they have been strumming in Poppa’s Kitchen ever since. Sweet Talk Radio was born out of a conversation between Kathrin Shorr and Tim Burlingame — two solo acts who came together by way of vocal harmonies and then, a kiss. The kiss led to a marriage, a son, and a lot of great music along the way. Don’t miss this great evening of music! Thursday MAR 29 7:30pm – TICKETS Mark Goldenberg Trio Mark Goldenberg played lead guitar for Jackson Browne from 1994 – 2010. He also played on records for a myriad of artists including, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Eels, Natalie Imbruglia, Chris Isaak, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Peter Frampton and yes, even William Shatner. More recently he toured with acclaimed pianist and actor, Hugh Laurie. As a songwriter and producer, his works have been recorded by Linda Rondstat, Chicago, Pointer Sisters, Natalie Imbruglia, Eels, Chris Botti, and Olivia Newton John, among others. He studied guitar with fingerstyle virtuoso Ted Greene, classical guitar with Richard Pick and Emre Saboncuoglo, piano and counterpoint with Abe Fraser. Mark creates music that is both evocative and reflective, appealing to guitarists and non guitarists alike. He’ll be joined by Blue Guitar favs, Jay Bellerose and Jennifer Condos.