Saturday, June 11, 2016
Scott Ave Stage.
Rotary Speed Dial
Rotary Speed Dial will take you on a journey of powerful vintage vocals, beautifully blended harmonies, colorful sax melodies, groovin’ fat ‘n funky bass lines, and ethereal beats that that will excite and enchant you.Website
Eric Shaffer & the Other Troublemakers
My name is Eric Schaffer and I’m pleased to introduce my band – The Other Troublemakers. We’re based in Tucson, Arizona and just recently finished recording our first EP, “The Bootleg EP”. Our songs are alternately described as Folk, Country, Americana, Alt-Folk, Alt-you name it. They draw on the music I grew up with in the 1970’s and all have common threads of melody, harmony and well-thought lyrics. I always try to tell a story.
To quote Bruce Springsteen, I was raised “somewhere in the swamps of Jersey”. Literally. The development where I grew up was built on top of a swamp that had been filled back in the 1960’s and every time we’d get a heavy rain, the neighborhood would flood. When I was 12 years old, a friend and I snuck out one night and walked into town, where the biggest local band in the area was playing a high school dance at the community pool. We were too young to get in, but we watched and listened through a chain link fence. The band played the Byrd’s’ “Feel A Whole Lot Better” and I was hooked. It was the coolest thing I’d ever seen, and I just had to do THAT.Website
Jillian & the Giant
Jillian and the Giants perform timeless American music that uniquely fuses an eclectic collection of influences into a powerhouse transmission of modern Soul-Americana Pop.
Led by the haunting and sultry vocals and songwriting of Jillian Bessett, the piano-driven quartet marries modern influences with their strong connection to Soul, Jazz and Blues, Americana, and Western music from the past.
Songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Chris Callahan (Shrimp Chaperone) brings his electric and wiry sensibilities to the mix by masterfully cultivating a rich sonic palette that adds an exhilarating counterpoint and raw tension to the soundscape.
The threads of Nina Simone, Patsy Cline, Bill Withers, and Peggy Lee all weave through the musical tapestry of Jillian and the Giants’ brand of American music.
The result is a powerhouse of smoky and soulful originals that might evoke images of a small combo performing in the corner of a 1940s expatriate bar, unhinged from time and delivered up for your evening’s musical adventureWebsite
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Along Downtown’s Streets
Also at 2nd Saturdays
Good Shepherd Ranch will provide carriage rides at a minimal charge.
Look for them on Congress St. between 6-10pm.
You can check them out at www.atagoodshepherd.webs.com.