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Mainstay Monday

Featured Guest: Jeff Davis with Ray Anthony
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, November 27, 2017; 7:00-8:30 pm

only $10

Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guest tonight is bassist Jeff Davis, a multi-instrumentalist who performs regionally for a variety of groups. Jeff has performed several times on our stage, and returns to Mainstay Monday to join Joe in a jazz trio setting, playing bass, along with some vocal selections. Ray Anthony on drums completes the trio.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos



 
Philip Dutton and the Alligators

New Orleans and Louisiana Sounds

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

$15 in advance (use Buy Tickets link below) or $18 at the door (call for reservations)

Philip Dutton & the Alligators play Louisiana and New Orleans-inspired music. Their influences and rhythms range from the jazz of Satchmo to the zydeco of Clifton Chenier, from Professor Longhair to Dr. John, from The Meters’ funk to the R&B of Allen Toussaint, and many, many more. Philip Dutton on keyboards and vocals was born and raised in Louisiana and cut his teeth on the music from the bayou dancing the two step to Clifton Chenier at the LSU student union. With Pres Harding, an Eastern Shore native, on guitar: Marc Dykeman, well known as bass man for the Chester River Runoff and the High & Wides; and Ray Anthony, keeping the groove on percussion, their music reflects the rich cultural gumbo that is soul of Louisiana and the heart of New Orleans.

Philip Dutton and the Alligators Website


Philip Dutton and the Alligators Video



 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guest: Geoff Gallante, trumpet
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, December 4, 2017; 7:00-8:30 pm

only $10

Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guest tonight is Geoff Gallante  Geoff is now 17 and a senior in High School and has grown from a child prodigy to a respected jazz artist with a growing national reputation. He is the youngest high school student to win chairs in both the Grammy Band and the Monterey Jazz Festival Next Generation Orchestra (at 15). Tonight he joins Joe for duo explorations on the Great American Songbook.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos



 
Chris Owen and The Knockdown

Originals and Covers
Folky Acoustic Rock

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

$10 in advance (use Buy Tickets link below) or $13 at the door (call for reservations)

Chris Owen and The Knockdown are a local group playing originals and covers. Their infectious rhythms, warm vocal harmonies and hard-charging percussion create a folky acoustic rock sound. Chris Owen (lead vocals, guitar) and Mat Warrington (bass) are Kent County natives and founding members of local band The Turnpikes, which produced an album in 2006 and performed across the Delmarva peninsula and up and down the east coast. Tim Kerr (drums, vocals) joined Chris and Mat after playing with Hot Rock and the Heat Strokes during his time at Washington College, and with Kentavius Jones post-grad. Tom Fogarty (guitar, vocals) rounds out the rhythms and harmonies, and has performed solo at venues in Chestertown and the Baltimore area, including Howard’s Tavern and Ottobar. Matt and Chris have played together off and on since their teens. A little more than a year ago they got together again and formed this band as a vehicle for their songwriting with some rocking and familiar covers thrown into the mix for fun. They played a free concert at the Mainstay last year and were a hit on Main Street during FallFest 2017.



 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guests: John Schratwieser and Melissa McGlynn
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, December 11, 2017; 7:00-8:30 pm

only $10

Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guests tonight are John Schratwieser and Melissa McGlynn. John and Melissa are both talented and popular local performers, and each have lives beyond the stage in Kent County and beyond, but they are even more dynamic as a duo. We are delighted that they will again light up our stage for Mainstay Monday, singing popular and Broadway favorites with Joe at the piano.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
Harp & Soul

Songs for the Season
Meredith Hadaway and friends

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

$15 in advance (use Buy Tickets link below) or $18 at the door (call for reservations)

Celebrate the Songs for the Season with the lovely and lively traditional songs, dance tunes & carols from the British Isles, Celtic lands & beyond. The core group of Meredith Hadaway (Celtic harp & concertina), Ben Bennington (guitar & vocals) and Rebekah Hardy (oboe) will be joined their special guests Bob Ortiz (percussion), Nevin Dawson (viola) and singer and songwriter Pam Ortiz who will add some of her originals to the mix as well as adding her voice to the group. This will be an afternoon of delightful and unusual songs for the season and lots of holiday cheer.



 
Mainstay Monday

Featured Guest: Sylvia Frazier
With your host Joe Holt

Monday, December 18, 2017; 7:00-8:30 pm

only $10

Join us for another Mainstay Monday! These eclectic evenings happen every Monday night. Each is hosted by Chestertown’s Joe Holt at the piano partnering with a special guest. The music is diverse and spontaneous. Every Monday we have casual seating, tables so you can bring your own dinner and a cash bar. The evenings begin at 7:00 p.m and run until about 8:30. Featured guest tonight is Sylvia Frazier, best known for her work over the years leading the locally-based 100 Voice Choir. For this Mainstay Monday, she will perform Gospel, Soul and Popular favorites, along with songs of the season, accompanied by Joe.


Joe Holt's Mainstay Monday videos


 
New Year's Eve Potluck with Joe Holt

Bring a good potluck dish to share
with Joe Holt at the Piano

Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

It's free but please RSVP to 410-639-9133

only $free

Join us as we get ready to ring in the new year with a potluck supper and music with Joe Holt at the piano. Bring one of your good potluck specialties to share, enough to feed several people, but don't bring alcohol, the Mainstay bar will be open. Rock Hall will be doing their annual hat parade with registration at 6:45 and the parade at 7:00pm. There's more info about that on Rock Hall's website, but it's always a fun event and the Mainstay is the perfect spot to watch from or to use as a base to be a part of the festivities. Think of your hat as parade float. There are prizes in various "hat-egories" including "Best Group" and "Most Rock Hallesque" but there are many, more.  Meanwhile it will be toasty warm in The Mainstay, the music will be sparkling, the bar will be open and the spirit of community high. PLEASE RSVP to 410-639-9133 so we can plan accordingly.

Rock Hall Hat parade info


 
The Deanna Bogart Band

7:00 PM New Year's Day!
Blues, Boogie Woogie and R&B

Monday, January,1 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

$20 in advance (use Buy Tickets link below) or $23 at the door (call for reservations)

Start off the New Year right as Mainstay favorite Deanna Bogart returns with her spectacular combination of boogie-woogie, rocking contemporary blues, country and jazz into a splendid blend she calls “blusion.” In defining it, she says, "...it all grows out of the blues... it just doesn't always end there..." Her keyboards dazzle, her saxophone soulfully wails, and her smoky vocals bring out the best in her original cut-above songwriting and her covers. Her fusion of blusion -- spontaneous, sophisticated, fearless and fun -- has garnered her three consecutive Blues Music Awards for Horn Instrumentalist of the Year and an endorsement contract with Rico Reeds. She has won, at last count, more than 20 Wammies, the music awards for the hotly contested Washington, D.C. region. The rest of the band is Mike Aubin on drums, Chuck Underwood on guitar and Scott Ambush on bass.

Deanna Bogart's website

Deanna Bogart video "Fine by Me if It’s Good Bayou"

Deanna Bogart video sampler


 


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