Events

  • $10

    Tumbling Bones w/ Spuyten Duyvil

    Portland’s own Tumbling Bones is a group of young men inspired by old music. Drawing on bluegrass and pre-WWII folk, these songsters play a mix of original compositions and traditional material infused with the infectious energy of the rock’n’roll they were reared on.

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  • $5

    Live and Local | Eric Bettencourt w/ Chris Ross

    Eric Bettencourt's passion lies firmly in the songwriting and performance of his own music. His genre-bending sound, hard to sum up in a few words or a single label; draws on folk, blues, rock and R&B. He's been described as having the soft vocal timbre of Ray LaMontagne, the natural raspyness of Rod Stewart all crossed with the high driving vocal delivery of Janis Joplin or Robert Plant.

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  • $20

    Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo

    Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are some of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. Frank's stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O'Connor, Boston Pops, New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitarists List" for the Wall Street Journal. Vinny Raniolo, at the age of 28, has already proved himself to be among the elite having performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzareli, Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman just to name a few.

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  • $25

    Slaid Cleaves

    Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes Records. Travels around. Tries to be good. Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.”

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  • $5

    Live and Local | Line of Force w/ Sorcha and the Clearing

    Line of Force is a kind of dirty funk: it's groovy and smooth, the kind of music that aims to kick you onto the dance floor, but it still keeps an edge, a level or grit that makes Line of Force interesting and unique. Most of this comes from Hopkins Waitsesque vocals, but also makes its way into the music through moments of psychedelic guitar noise and a meandering yet sharp rhythm section.

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  • $20

    Kahbang Film Festival

    We are excited to welcome the Kahbang Film Festival to One Longfellow. Weekend Pass - $20 | Single film tickets are $5 and are available 15 minutes prior to showtime, space permitting | All-ages, 21+ w/ ID to drink   Please click here for more information. Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 5.18.31 PM

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  • $10

    Thinkin' Big - Berklee Big Band

    Thinkin' Big is an 18-piece big band from Boston, MA, formed in October 2010. With styles ranging from funk to swing,to latin, Thinkin' Big's unique sound pushes the limit on traditional expectations of a big band, defying categorization to create a modern-day large ensemble that melds together 18 individual voices to form one united harmony.

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  • $15

    Liz Longley and Barnaby Bright

    In the short time since her graduation from Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music. In the past two years, Liz has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition.

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  • $5

    Live and Local | Kenya Hall w/ The ToneKings

    Kenya Hall conveys soul and a feel not often heard within people of her generation. Along with having grown as a song writer as well as a performer, Kenya offers an intimate emotional perspective as well as a candid charisma, always giving her audiences something new and unique. Planning to play, sing, make, and invite soul all night long, This show should not be missed.

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  • $10

    Samuel James w/ James Keyes

    Samuel James is in a class by himself. Among the most creative guitar players performing today, this roots-based singer/songwriter has dazzled audiences around the world for the better part of a decade. Samuel James' songwriting has been compared to Leonard Cohen's and his guitar playing to Jimi Hendrix's. He will have you remembering old heartbreaks and falling in love all over again, all the while wondering how he's getting all those sounds out of one guitar.

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  • $18

    Sock It to Me: A Celebration of the Music of Muscle Shoals starring Amy Black and Sarah Borges

    Boston-based songwriters and vocal powerhouses, Amy Black and Sarah Borges brought the house down in January when they and their killer backing band came to Portland to celebrate the soulful music of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Now, they are back by popular demand for a repeat performance!

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  • $15

    Roberto Morbioli

    Roberto is a passionate and commanding guitarist, laying down great groove in every song he plays. Each note comes straight from his heart. As a singer, Roberto’s powerful voice recalls the styles and tones of Sam Cook, O.V. Wright, Little Milton, Otis Redding, Robert Cray, and Donny Hathaway.

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  • $12

    Keelan Donovan w/ MamaDear

    Portland native Keelan Donovan has made the leap to music city. Finding his bearings in Nashville, TN, Keelan writes songs that are able to captivate fans of all ages.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra

    Dr. Chris Oberholtzer and his 18 piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing!

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  • $8

    Cold Engines feat. members of The Brew

    Cold Engines is an amalgamation of some of the finest players on Boston's north shore. Brought together by David Drouin of The Brew, this all star cast has a progressive alt/country sound that merges the past with the future.

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  • $25

    Sleepy LaBeef

    For half a century, Sleepy LaBeef has lived his life on stages, in honky-tonks, and on the road. He has released records in six different decades and has had chart success as far back as the sixties and as recently as the year 2000. Sleepy LaBeef has shared bills with practically every great in music history: Elvis Presley, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, has numbered in his band over five hundred people (including the likes of Doug Kershaw, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, D.J. Fontana, and Grady Martin), and has been an admitted influence to such a variety of people as Brian Setzer, Bruce Springsteen, and the Beatles.

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  • $10

    Adam Ezra Group

    The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally, and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activists and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters.

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  • $15

    Session Americana

    Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other.

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  • $20

    Steve Forbert

    Thirty-five years after Steve Forbert’s first release, Alive on Arrival, the muse of a true romantic continues to burn. Over With You, his 14th studio album, points out the lyrical brilliance of Forbert, an expert in capturing the essence of human interaction since bursting onto the global music scene in 1978.

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  • $30

    Le Vent du Nord

    Mouth music and musical families. Deep history and playful innovation. Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage.

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  • $15

    Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola

    Charlie Hunter is an experienced jazz guitarist of over 20 years and even more albums. Hunter has gained recognition for his unique style built on his technical mastery of 7 and 8 string guitars. Scott Amendola is an equally experienced composer and drummer who has lent his skills, both in composition and in percussion, to countless groups over the years. Both Hailing from the San Francisco, they first collaborated in the group T.J. Kirk in the early 90s, and have been playing together on and off since. Live, they bring together the casual intimacy of close friends hanging out and the almost psychic, spontaneous chemistry of two very talented musicians who have played together for more than two decades.

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  • $15

    Tarbox Ramblers

    Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music, ancient blues and gospel come together in powerful, unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers are left-field traditionalists whose rough-hewn, direct sound has drawn raves fromRolling Stone, All Things Considered, The New Yorker and many more.

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  • $8

    Elijah Ocean CD Release w/ Dominic Lavoie

    Elijah Ocean is an American singer-songwriter making modern folk and country music rooted in the styles of artists like Neil Young, Gram Parsons and The Band.

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  • $25

    Geoff Muldaur

    Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960's and '70's, Geoff made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield's Better Days group, as well as collaborations with then-wife Maria and other notables (Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, Jerry Garcia, etc.).

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  • $40

    Paula Poundstone

    Experiencing Paula Poundstone live will leave you marveling at her ability to make the audience part of the show, a performance filled with hilarious interactions and rib-tickling conversations bound to leave you laughing. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend.

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  • $20

    Väsen

    Väsen is comprised of Olov Johansson on nyckelharpa, Mikael Marin on viola and Roger Tallroth on guitar. Johansson and Marin started playing music together when they were teens in the early 80's. Tallroth's addition of an improvised jam style to Johansson and Marin's more traditional duet was so powerful that it actually stemmed the birth of Drone Music.

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  • $25

    John Gorka

    Rising from a milieu of lovelorn singer-songwriters, John Gorka illuminates his music with unique wordplay, twisting, turning and tying words and phrases together in the way a balloon artist transforms simple balloons into intricate figures. Few contemporary songwriters spin language as deftly as Gorka.

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  • $20

    Melissa Ferrick

    Melissa Ferrick is back – with her first self-produced album since 2004, the truth is (out June 4 on MPress Records). An evolution in the sound she has developed over the course of her expansive career and catalog, the record is also a creative departure in its collaborative approach to the recording process for the multi-instrumentalist. The result is a raw, rootsy record set to a sweeping Americana/alt-country soundtrack that layers pedal steel guitars and background harmonies into some of the lushest, brightest songs of her 20-year career; special guests include fellow Berklee alum Paula Cole and Rose Polenzani.

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  • $30

    Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

    A two-time W.C. Handy Blues Award winner for “Guitar Player of the Year,” Ronnie Earl has been hailed by musicians and critics alike as one of the premier blues guitarists of his generation. Earl has played alongside such greats as Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Otis Rush, Earl King and Duke Robillard (whose shoes he filled in the legendary band, Roomful of Blues, after Robillard left).

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  • $27

    Aztec Two Step

    AZTEC TWO-STEP performs “Classic Duos” - their own AZTEC TWO-STEP classics plus songs of SIMON & GARFUNKEL, THE EVERLY BROTHERS, PETER & GORDON, CHAD & JEREMY

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  • $40

    Tom Rush

    Tom Rush has had a profound impact on the American music scene. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, inspiring artists across generations. James Taylor told Rolling Stone, "Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences," and country music star Garth Brooks has credited Rush as one of his top five musical influences.

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  • $22

    Ellis Paul

    Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting. He was a principle leader in the wave of singer/songwriters that emerged from the Boston folk scene, creating a movement that revitalized the national acoustic circuit with an urban, literate, pop influenced folk that helped renew interest in the genre in the 90's.

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