Folk

  • $30

    Richard Shindell


    Please note: Member discounts and guest passes were only available during the pre-sale period and are no longer applicable. Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song.

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  • $12

    Highway Kind: A Celebration of Townes Van Zandt


    Portland, Maine based musician Seth Warner and his band with several special guests will present Highway Kind: A celebration of Townes Van Zandt an evening full of the songs and stories from the life of this late, legendary and iconic Texas singer-songwriter.

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  • $12

    SOLD OUT: State Theatre Presents: Parsonsfield


    “WE is not about you and me or even ‘us,’ the band. It’s about finding our way in the world one day at a time trying to live out each moment until the sun goes down.” Parsonsfield has been through the wringer of ups and downs and decided for the first time since the band’s 2011 conception to take a two-month break from touring to focus solely on recording.The result is WE, a contemplative EP filled with real life struggle and excitement. The album takes us from the joys of childhood discovery to the depression and confusion of a quarter-life crisis, and ends with dancing your way toward the darkness at the end of days.

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  • $14

    Peter Mulvey w/ Lyle Brewer


    Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker, and from there moved on to performing in the subways and streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This led to his first record deal and a leap to full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early Nineties.

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  • $25

    An Evening With Don Campbell


    Don Campbell is the consummate journeyman singer songwriter who continues to perform in concert halls, clubs, outdoor concert venues, coffee houses and listening rooms around the country.  He has a unique and uncanny ability to sing comfortably in the tenor range of Vince Gill, Chris Isaak or Dan Fogelberg, but also the surprising ability to comfortably drop into the sub-bass vocal level range of country greats Josh Turner and Johnny Cash - this is effortless with Campbell.

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  • $25

    The Gibson Brothers


    With accolades including the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year; Song of the Year; Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year—in some cases multiple times—the Gibson Brothers truly need no introduction in the bluegrass world. Yet even though they’re "bluegrass superstars" (New York Times),there are still plenty of people outside the worlds of bluegrass and acoustic music who are not yet familiar with their music.  For them, In The Ground is the perfect record—just as it is for long-time Gibson Brothers fans, too. 

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  • $25

    Mary Gauthier


    Every day. Every single day, which means some days are better and some much worse. Every day, on average, twenty-two veterans commit suicide. Each year seventy-four hundred current and former members of the United States Armed Services take their own lives. Every day. That number does not include drug overdoses or car wrecks or any of the more inventive ways somebody might less obviously choose to die.

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  • $20

    The Mammals


    A high-octane Americana quintet from New York’s storied Hudson Valley, The Mammals carry on the work of Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie with a deep original repertoire and signature “trad is rad” sound. “Some of the best songwriting of their generation.” (LA Weekly) “A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions.” (No Depression) 

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  • $15

    Anna & Elizabeth


    Their show is like no other. Through their immersive creative process and bold interpretations, Anna & Elizabeth’s visionary partnership pioneers new ways of presenting old songs and stories to modern audiences. Since 2011, with a deep and shared love of old Appalachian music, they stand at the vanguard of tradition and the avant-garde, transforming traditional music with innovative, modern arrangements. Their captivating performance integrates visual art, movement and experimental film with breathtaking harmonies.

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  • $30

    John Gorka


    Please Note: Member discounts and guest passes are only applicable during the pre-sale period. From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. After 14 critically acclaimed albums, countless national and international tours, and collaborations with the likes of Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin, and many more, John Gorka is now releasing TRUE IN TIME, a 12 song collection he put together with long time producer, Rob Genadek.

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  • $15

    Caitlin Canty Motel Bouquet Release Tour


    Caitlin Canty is an American singer/songwriter whose music carves a line through folk, blues, and country ballads. Her voice was called “casually devastating” by the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR Music describes her songs as having a “haunting urgency.”

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  • $20

    Eilen Jewell


    Eilen Jewell laughs when told her label’s president called her a musicologist. But she confirms she and her husband and bandmate, 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.”

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  • $20

    Vishtèn


    “It’s like Buckwheat Zydeco meets the Irish. The first time I saw them, I loved them!” — Pittsburgh Irish Festival There’s an old saying that goes something like, “Go out and make your mark in the world exploring the new ways but don’t turn your back on your roots.” The members of Vishtèn have been doing just that for the past seven years, touring their brand of new-traditional Acadian music in over 1000 performances rendered in eight different countries. Made up of third generation Acadians living separate but parallel musical experiences, twin sisters Pastelle and Emmanuelle LeBlanc from Prince Edward Island, Canada have teamed up with Pascal Miousse from the nearby Magdalen Islands to create a sound that incorporates elements of the new ways while retaining and staying true to the essential Acadian spirit of their roots.

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  • $25

    The THE BAND Band - "Music From Big Pink" 50th Anniversary Celebration


    The THE BAND Band, an OLS favorite, returns to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Band's iconic debut album "Music From Big Pink," which features some of their best known songs including "The Weight," "Chest Fever," and "I Shall Be Released."  The album, named for the house in upstate New York where many of the songs were written, established The Band as one of the preeminent bands of their generation, and forged a new sound in rock and roll that would come to be known as Americana.  Their musical partnership with Bob Dylan is on full display, including 3 Dylan-penned sings and featuring his painting on the cover. 

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  • $10

    Caroline Cotter Album Release Show


    "Home On The River" is the second full-length major release from the sweetly expressive Americana artist who has found a true home on the road and on diverse musical stages throughout the world. Co-produced by Cotter and Jeff Oehler of Beehive Productions and recorded in scenic Saranac Lake, New York, as well as in Kansas City, MO, "Home on the River" emphasizes both the freedom of wanderlust and a sense of place. The album features 9 original songs plus Cotter's hauntingly lovely acapella version of Woody Guthrie's "My Peace".

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  • $12

    Eric Bettencourt


    Eric is an award-winning songwriter based in Austin Texas. With a quick wit and controlled-intensity Bettencourt brings his live shows to life using an expansive catalog of original crowd-pleasing songs. Where so many artists are content recycling the same old sounds and songs Bettencourt is one of the rare few able to forge his own.

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  • $25

    Ellis Paul, Antje Duvekot, Sam Baker


    "Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York Times

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  • $25

    An Evening with Mary Fahl (Former lead singer of October Project)


    “Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl's awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication.

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  • $50

    SOLD OUT: Leo Kottke, Night One


    Please note: Membership benefits were only applicable during the pre-sale of this event, which sold out on 1/10/18. 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: Due to the nature of this show, membership benefits were only applicable during the pre-sale of  the first show on 6/23. 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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  • $15

    Hiss Golden Messenger


    Hallelujah Anyhow is the latest studio album from Hiss Golden Messenger, out September 22 worldwide on Merge Records. Its ten new songs, penned by HGM principal M.C. Taylor, were recorded with Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Chris Boerner, Josh Kaufman, Darren Jessee, Michael Lewis, and Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Tift Merritt, Skylar Gudasz, Tamisha Waden, Mac McCaughan, and John Paul White provided vocal harmonies.

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  • $20

    David Wilcox


    Cleveland-born David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. 

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