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$65.00 – $85.00
John Waite is an English musician. As a solo artist, he has released ten studio albums and is best known for the 1984 hit single “Missing You”, which reached No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and the top ten on the UK Singles Chart. He was also the lead vocalist for the successful rock bands The Babys and Bad English.
He will be performing a special acoustic show with his band.
$35.00 – $55.00
— After a number of years away from the stage, Andy King is back! Andy makes his first visit to The Living Room as a solo artist.
Andy began his musical career while attending the University of Delaware, playing coffee shops and small clubs. After graduation he landed a gig as the bass player for the popular local band Jack of Diamonds. When that band broke up, he was asked to be a temporary bass player for the biggest band in the region, The Hooters.
Temporary turned into touring the country and the world from 1984 to 1988 as The Hooters sold millions of records. Andy co-wrote the song “Karla with a K” and sang a popular version of The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Andy also produced local blues guitarist Tommy Conwell’s debut album, which helped Conwell get signed to Columbia Records.
Andy left The Hooters to play his own music and was named Most Promising New Artist by the Philadelphia Music Alliance in 1989. After slugging away for a couple years, Andy stepped away from the music business. He ended up working in reality TV, producing shows and doing soundtrack music. He never stopped playing and recording, and recently he joined The Hooters’ drummer David Uosikkinen’s project In the Pocket.
Andy’s show at The Living Room will be the first time in quite a while that he has performed solo acoustic where he will do originals and some cover songs that he wishes he had written.
$40.00 – $50.00
— Marshall Howard Crenshaw is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist best known for hit songs such as “Someday, Someway,” a US Top 40 hit in 1982, “Cynical Girl,” and “Whenever You’re on My Mind.” His music has roots in classic soul music and Buddy Holly, to whom Crenshaw was often compared in the early days of his career, and whom he portrayed in the 1987 film La Bamba.
$30.00Craig BickhardtCountry singer/songwriter/guitarist Craig Bickhardt was born in Pennsylvania and got his big break when he wrote and sang two songs on the soundtrack to the 1983 film “Tender Mercies.” That prompted a move to Nashville, where he began playing sessions, starting with background vocals on Reba McEntire’s 1984 album “My Kind of Country,” and pitching his songs. As is usual in Nashville, most of those songs were collaborations with other writers.“That’s How You Know When Love’s Right,” written with Wendy Waldman, was a Top Ten country hit for Nicolette Larson with Steve Wariner in 1986. In 1987, Bickhardt wrote two country Top Fives, “You’re the Power” (with F.C. Collins) for Kathy Mattea and the chart-topper “I Know Where I’m Going” (with Brent Maher and Don Schlitz) for The Judds.
$35.00 – $55.00Dan Navarro, who wrote Pat Benatar’s hit “We Belong,” has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career. Half of the renowned duo Lowen & Navarro with Eric Lowen, Navarro transitioned smoothly into a busy solo career over the past decade, touring almost constantly since Lowen’s retirement in 2009. We look forward to his return to The Living Room. Laura will join her longtime collaborator on the songs that they wrote together. For more information visit www.dannavarro.com.Laura Mann is a singer-songwriter /producer and guitarist from the Philadelphia area and the curator/owner of the award winning boutique music venue called The Living Room at 35 East
April Mae & The June Bugs are Americana under the influence of jump blues, rockabilly and swing with a dab of N’awlins for extra spice. With smoke and honey vocals, washboard, upright bass, cigar-box guitar, banjo, and mandolin, serving up high energy and deep vintage vibes their specialty. As their biodiesel Boogie Bus proclaims it really is “All About The Boogie!”
Philly’s blues-soul singer Deb Callahan recently celebrated 20 years of performing, touring, recording and entertaining music fans both regionally and around the United States.
“Deb Callahan is a shouter, a crooner, a soul-belter and above all a gifted lyrical interpreter. She could sing the phone book and make it sound good.”
Living Blues Magazine
Scot SaxCareer in 60 WordsFormed Wanderlust (RCA), opened for The Who,wrote/performed song in film American Pie (Gold Record),formed FEEL (Curb),co-wrote Grammy-winning Faith Hill/Tim McGraw duet ,toured with Robert Plant/Alison Krauss,worked with Don Was, released documentary “Platinum Rush”starring Lisa Loeb and Oliver Wood,created videos for Lucinda Williams“Car Wheels On A Gravel Road” 20th Anniversary Tour.
$35.00 – $55.00
For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that’s impervious to age. His sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs three studio albums2001’s “Fidelity Is the Enemy,” 2005’s “Safe in Sound” and 2008’s “Misadventures in Stereo” and he’s worked with a startling array of artists, including Aimee Mann, Joan Osborne, David Byrne, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Bernadette Peters, NRBQ’s Big Al Anderson, famed Beach Boys lyricist Tony Asher, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Attractions drummer Pete Thomas, and countless others. Also an accomplished singer and guitarist, Boggia performs with the well-known New York Citybased Beatles tribute band, the Fab Faux, as well as Mad Dogs & Dominos, an 18-piece collective headed by a heavyweight roster that includes Blues Brothers alum Lou Marini and producer John Leventhal. Oh, and he plays a mean ukulele. For more information visit www.jimboggia.com.
Smash Palace returns with their 12th CD (titled “Right As Rain”), with 5 rock ‘n roll tracks designed to be your soundtrack for the summer 2018. The Butler brothers do what they do best… 60′s jangle rock, 70′s rock swagger, 80′s power pop, 90′s Brit ROCK N ROLL BAND all rolled into a contemporary style that’s all their own. It’s like listening to songs you know but haven’t heard before. If this is your first Smash Palace listening experience, you’ve picked a great place to start because the band just keeps getting better with each release. It’s the sound of a band that’s the real deal; a dedicated band that’s paid its dues and continues to create some of the best melodic rock n roll you’ll ever hear. The Butler brothers were first discovered by Hilly Kristal at CBGB’s then signed to Columbia Records. The band then moved on to Epic Records and now records for Zip Records. They were rediscovered by label president Art Herman after playing a show at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, 2005. This is the band’s eighth CD release for Zip Records.
$35.00 – $55.00
— Huffamoose members Kevin Hanson (guitar/vocals), Jim Stager (bass) and Erik Johnson (drums) are The Fractals, one of the Philadelphia area’s most unique and interesting bands.
Guess what happens when a trio of three martini lunches staggers toward a ragged copy of “Respect For Acting,” stumbling over bell-bottoms into plasticine porters, hissing like 8-tracks, knocking over emo kids with Flying Vees… The Fractals, thats what happens, and they have been happening for over ten years. Tearing it up mercilessly in a cyclonic maelstrom of Steely-cum-Stevie-cum-Angus, with outer rings of Zeppelin and Trane, the whirling dervish that is The Fractals is not to be ignored.
Kevin Hanson, lead singer and songwriter, has performed and recorded with the likes of Usher, Jay-Z, The Roots, Musiq Soulchild, and countless others. He appears in the acclaimed films “Fade to Black” as a band member for Jay-Z’s “farewell concert,” and Dave Chappelle’s “Block Party” as a member of the house band. His distinctive songwriting is what has drawn so many to both Huffamoose and his current band. His compositions and masterful guitar playing are the spinal cord of The Fractals.
Jim Stager, bassist, has performed and recorded with hundreds of artists, ranging from Rosemary Clooney (!) to the legendary punk band “X.” His mastery of rock and jazz merge in a style that has earned him a place in the pantheon of Philadelphia’s notable session greats.
Erik Johnson, drummer, has performed or recorded with countless artists in myriad styles. His credits include: Ben Schachter’s Trio of Many, George Garzone, Tim Hagans, Jack Walrath, Gary Bartz, John Swana, Jef Lee Johnson, Ralph Bowen, Larry McKenna, Jim Ridl, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Kurt Elling, Gerald Veasley, Lelia Broussard, Liz Longley and Susan Werner. In addition to his legendary status as a jazz virtuoso, his drumming has served as the heartbeat for a striking range of Philadelphia’s singer-songwriter community. His fiercely original expressiveness on drums and soaring background vocals have become vital to The Fractals’ sound.
began in the dark smoky bar years of Philadelphia when South Street had trees covered in gum and boutique shops and punks.
They used to haul amps around town in used cars that rarely started and stay up late howling at the moon and then go to work in the morning. After an attempt at making mainstream music with Arista Records in the late 20th century failed, they went on to independently release records like That’s Ok I Can Sleep at Work, The Lift and the Drag, Young Professionals and Big in Texas. Philadelphia learned all the songs and filled its venues with singing fans. With those echoes still ringing in their ears, the band hauled their gear around the country, howling at the moon with lots of cool bands and meeting lots of interesting people worthy of stories that are still being told in a van that occasionally didn’t start.
The road had many detours, some bad traffic and huge cruise-ship-sized pot holes that swallowed the band more than once. It was high seas, big drama, cracking snares, thick power chords, drop jaw harmonies, microphone stands caressed, rooms wet with sweat and the raw passion of growing up in rock and roll. But it all peaked like a passing parade and disappeared into the dawn, the howling fading into the sounds of mail-trucks and school buses starting a new day. The band broke up in 2006. Everyone went their own ways.
It’s 2021. The van is gone. But the road has been patched up, and the detours all eventually led back to Philadelphia. Now, they have vehicles that are fairly reliable, probably insured and include car seats and plastic figurines stuffed deep down in the cracks.
There are stories that haven’t been told, old amps that can still peel the paint off a wall and the moon hasn’t had a good howlin at in a bit… HOWWWWLLLL!
If you like cool jams, space flute wizardry, friendly encounters, and breathing, you will probably love the Cookie Rabinowitz band.
Erik Horvitz, John Swana, Tom Spiker, Trevor Rogers & Cookie
ps. Check out Cookie’s new single on Spotify
$35.00 – $45.00
As a performer, Tim has entertained audiences internationally. He maintains an active performing schedule, appearing in a variety of concert venues such as the Kimmel Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, Carnegie Center, Hard Rock Live, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Memphis Acoustic Guitar Festival, Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase and many more…
Tim performs at benefit concerts, festivals, workshops, corporate events and television programs. Tim has performed live on many radio programs as a featured artist including Echoes and Kid’s Corner, both popular syndicated shows heard on hundreds of Public Radio stations nationwide.
Tim performs as a solo artist and also has shared the stage with such notable artists as Les Paul, George Benson, Jean Luc Ponty, Rick Wakeman, Alex DeGrassi, Jake Shimabukuru, California Guitar Trio, John Sebastian and many more … In addition to his solo performances, Tim offers several different concert programs such as StringSongs, a trio which includes Bass Player Magazine’s Player of the Year Michael Manring and Grammy Award winner Pat Robinson on keyboards.
$35.00 – $45.00
Rated one of the top 30 guitarists in the world under 30 years of age by Acoustic Guitar magazine, Trevor is an instrumentalist from Philadelphia whose style ranges from edgy, driving rhythms to delicate, melodic themes. Exploring the guitar’s full creative potential, his blending of sounds weave together textures into grand yet intimate and lyrical compositions. While leaving no physical aspect of the guitar untouched, Trevor navigates audiences through an igniting experience of music that isn’t just heard but felt. Aside from being featured on NPR, NBC, PBS and countless international media outlets, Trevor’s tour calendar has taken him to 14 countries and counting performing at many historic places including Carnegie Hall in New York City, Union Chapel in London, Music History Museum in Bologna, Adolfo Mejia Theater in Colombia, and more. He has also had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the most trusted and legendary names in the music business prompting high praise from Will Ackerman, Tommy Emmanuel, Steve Hackett, Stanley Jordan, Phil Keaggy, Pat Martino, John Mayer, Andy McKee, Steve Miller, Graham Nash, Dar Williams, and more.