Americana/Roots

  • $10

    Soggy Po' Boys w/ Gina and The Red Eye Flight Crew


    Born on a snowy Fat Tuesday night of 2012, the Soggy Po' Boys have been honing their craft of New Orleans' music in their Tuesday residency in their home town of Dover New Hampshire. The New Orleans flavored septet doesn’t just play their weekly gig and call it at that. No, they fit in more than a hundred shows every year, from festivals and concerts to politics-infused burlesque collaborations and street parades. Part of the beauty of New Orleans music is that it's celebrated and appreciated wherever it goes, from the street to the theater. The Po' Boys are doing their part to spread the greatest music on earth around their home in New England and when touring, throughout the rest of the country. The Soggy Po' Boys serve their jazz messy, mixing brass-fueled mayhem with spirituals, Meters-style old-school funk, and the Caribbean side of the New Orleans tradition.

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  • $10

    SNAEX w/ Joshua Marcus


    A Celebration of Working Class Power and the Teachers Strike Wave This show will be a benefit for The Southern Maine Chapter of The Democratic Socialists of America. SNAEX are back in the saddle and this time they’ve got all the stuff. Drummer and one of the founding members of Cerberus Shoal, Tom Rogers (also with An Evening With) has finally re-joined the fold. Those singing songwriters Chris Teret and Chriss Sutherland along with the amazingly sensitive bassist Tyler Heydolph have welcomed Rogers in order to complete a circular square that was started awhile back. SNAEX continue to know no limits, while aspiring to align themselves with what is always necessary: patience, harmony, and the child's mind. Teret hails from Baltimore, but has called Portland home for over a decade, founded a band called Company. Sutherland, from Maine, originated and maintained such musics as Cerberus Shoal, Fire on Fire, and Olas. Heydolph, raised in Brattleboro, is often seen and heard playing with Mark Tipton. All now reside in the Portland, Maine area.

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  • $16

    The Suitcase Junket w/ Aubrey Haddard


    MUSIC HELPS! This performance will feature the Robotics Institute of Maine as part of OLS's Music Helps! program. The latest album from The Suitcase Junket, Mean Dog, Trampoline is populated by characters in various states of reverie: leaning on jukeboxes, loitering on dance floors, lying on the bottoms of empty swimming pools in the sun. Despite being deeply attuned to the chaos of the world, singer/songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Matt Lorenz imbues those moments with joyful wonder, an endless infatuation with life’s most subtle mysteries.

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  • $12

    Muddy Ruckus & Z-Boys 7” Vinyl Split Release Show


    Muddy Ruckus is an alternative rock duo of “darkly inventive americana” according to the New York Music Daily. Guitarist Ryan Flaherty and percussionist Erika Stahl of Auburn, Maine play a grungy style of railroad indie punk blues. The band blends rootsy guitar and edgy percussion on a suitcase drum kit, and is known for a full rock band sound, despite being a duo. In April 2016, Muddy Ruckus was dubbed “Best in State of Maine” by the New England Music Awards. Their second album, Pretty Bones, was awarded 2016 “Album of the Year” from Redline Roots. Upon the release of their 3rd album, “Bellows To Mend”, the band was awarded “2017 “Rock N’ Rollers of the Year” by Redline Roots. 

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  • $15

    Sean Rowe


    "We are the elders of our minds," sings Sean Rowe on "Gas Station Rose," the track that ushers in his fourth album, New Lore, with plaintive plucks of guitar and steady drips of piano that fall in like rain. It's a sparse and beautiful moment, anchored by Rowe's unparalleled voice - so full of gravely soul, aged and edged by years on the road, as a father and husband, as a creative force always looking for the next rhyme.

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  • $10

    Lauren Crosby – Album Release


    Lauren Crosby was born in Georgetown Island, Maine and raised in a blue-collar fashion by a lobsterman, her mother, and two younger sisters. Her voice is an oceanic-like force praised for its uniqueness and range. Her songwriting reflects the imagination of an old-soul, while her style tilts between a harmonic blend of salt and wit.

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  • $35

    John Hammond w/ Travis Cyr


    Please note that member benefits are only applicable for this event during the member presale, which ends 1/7 at 10am. Renowned blues artist John Hammond is set to release a new album Timeless (January 21st / Palmetto), marking over 50 years since the start of his recording career (John Hammond, 1963). Recorded live, Timeless finds Hammond doing what he does best - performing solo acoustic before an enthusiastic audience at Chan's in Woonsocket, RI.

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  • $12

    OLS & State Theatre Present: John Craigie w/ Raina Rose


    Renowned for his eloquent Americana style, engaging live shows, and off-the-cuff clever observations, John Craigie carries on the legacy of classic singer-songwriters, while blazing a trail of his own.

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  • $20

    The Mammals


    A concert by The Mammals is healing and inspirational. It’s not only the magic of their combined voices; Ruth Ungar’s remarkably soulful grace and Mike Merenda’s hushed and intimate ease, it’s also the lyrics themselves that strike deep and spark smiles. Nominated for Song of the Year at the International Folk Music Awards, the title track of their 2018 album Sunshiner is an instant full-room sing-along, with a chorus that honors the past while envisioning a bright future of green energy, and good, positive human collaboration.

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  • $50

    Leo Kottke, Night One


    Please note: Membership benefits were only applicable during the pre-sale of this event beginning 1/31 at 10am and ending at midnight, or until allotted discounted tickets sold out. Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

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  • $50

    Leo Kottke, Night Two


    Please note: Membership benefits are only applicable during the pre-sale of this event beginning 1/31 at 10am and ending at midnight, or until allotted discounted tickets sell out. Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

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  • $50

    Leo Kottke, Night Three


    Please note: Membership benefits are only applicable during the pre-sale of this event beginning 1/31 at 10am and ending at midnight, or until allotted discounted tickets sell out. Acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

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  • $23

    Amy Ray Band


    For over 30 years, Amy Ray has been renowned as one half of the Grammy-award winning folk duo Indigo Girls. She is also a community activist and has had an indie label, Daemon Records since 1989. With her debut solo album, Stag (2001), Ray turned in her acoustic for an electric and delivered a critically acclaimed album that showed her love of punk and rock. Since then, she has released five more solo rock albums; Prom, Didn’t It Feel Kinder, Live from Knoxville, Lung of Love, and MVP Live.

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  • $22

    Eilen Jewell


    Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label’s president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she and her husband and bandmate, drummer Jason Beek, have a passion for studying American music. “We really love to uncover the past. It’s almost like digging for buried treasure,” she says. “For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word ‘early’ in front of it.” For her new album, Down Hearted Blues, released Sept. 22, 2017 on Signature Sounds, she and Beek unearthed 12 vintage gems written or made famous by an array of artists both renowned and obscure, from Willie Dixon and Memphis Minnie to Charles Sheffield and Betty James. Then, like expert stonecutters, they chiseled them into exciting new shapes and forms, honoring history while breathing new life into each discovery.

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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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