Friday March 31, 2017 • 8 pm
Davina Sowers and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. Bringing over 100 years of American music and Davina’s originals, the band brings both edgy nostalgia and fresh new music as highlights of their performances!
Saturday April 29, 2017 • 8 pm
Singer-songwriter Darrell Scott will appear at The Hamilton with music from his latest album, Couchville Sessions, an emotionally charged collection of songs that continue Scott’s long tradition of tackling the profound issues—loneliness, the demise of relationships, mortality—while still maintaining a lightness and sense of hope.
Born in Eastern Kentucky to restless Appalachians who moved him Out West, raised by a country-music-worshipping single father, he studied poetry with Philip Levine, a celebrator of the working class who would later become the nation’s Poet Laureate. Scott has lived the songs he sings: he’s worked hard, told defiant truths, and never turned down the chance to pursue love. Along the way he has created an oeuvre of albums beloved by his devoted fans and written songs that became hits for everyone from Dixie Chicks to Travis Tritt as well as being covered by more than 70 others while never shying away from critiquing the industry. The multi-talented Grammy nominee has also been a member of Robert Plant’s Band of Joy, won the AMA Song of the Year, named ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year and a host of other accolades.
Friday September 16, 2016 • 8 pm
Who will be our next President – Donald Trump? Hillary Clinton? Kim Kardashian? Just in time for the 2016 Presidential Election, the Reduced Shakespeare Company returns with 600 years of History in 6000 seconds with breathlessly paced slapstick merriment and intellectual vaudeville. In this Election Edition, the presidential front runners may just put in an appearance to answer questions from the audience!
Saturday October 15, 2016 • 8 pm
Dancers, gymnasts, and athletes – the Los Angeles-based Diavolo founded by Jacques Heim, has formed one of the dance field’s most compelling and demanding repertoires. Heim, creator of VOLO, has also choreographed for Cirque du Soleil. VOLO executes graceful yet daring choreography amidst a stunningly surreal backdrop of portable architectural structures. Diavolo’s dancers perform ballet, modern dance, martial arts, complex partnering, and other forms of movement with astounding athleticism, grace, and polished technique. “The result is dazzling.” -Newsday
Friday November 4, 2016 • 8 pm
Tim Fain is an award winning violinist with vast musical gifts. Fain is known for his performance in the movie Black Swan and his work with composer Philip Glass. Fain’s “youthful exuberance and dazzling technical skill,” described by The Washington Post, “brought the audience to its feet demanding three encores.” Simone Dinnerstein is the critically lauded pianist whose thoughtful and compelling interpretations have captivated audiences all over the world. They come together as a duo to present, “First Loves to Fresh Ink,” featuring some of their favorite works.
Friday February 3, 2017 • 8 pm
Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow musicians alike. Hull is delivering her most inspired, accomplished and mature work to date. “She plays the mandolin with a degree of refined elegance and now her vocals and songwriting have matured to the level of her virtuosity.” says Bela Fleck (the genre leaping banjo master who produced Sierra’s album, “Weighted Mind”). “I think she’s endless. I don’t see any boundaries. Talent like hers is so rare, and I don’t think it stops. It’s round.”-Alison Krauss