CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF SCARY GOOD MUSIC
All shows are at the North Madison Congregational Church, 1271 Durham Rd, Madison. See you here soon!!
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Ticket Sales or Reservations:
1A: You don’t need reservations. Usually. Each show will tell you if it’s sold out. Reservations just guarantee you a seat, and the earlier you reserve, the closer you’ll be. We reserve for the main room only, and even then there’s usually a seat. If you just want to show up, we love you, but get there when the doors open at 6:30. The seats on the “side” are actually really nice, with great sound, just a different view.
1:To reserve seats or for more information for these shows please send us an email. All seats are assigned and reserved in the order in which they come in, so if you reserve early, you get good seats. There really aren’t bad ones, you’re 45 feet away at the very farthest. Everyone pays at the door, don’t worry about credit cards or mailing checks in.
2: If your browser doesn’t respond to the link, try workdog(at)mindspring.com or if all else fails, call Charlie Shafer at 203-668-3735. Yeah, you get my weird voicemail (contractor by day) but leave a message if I don’t answer immediately. Just leave your full name and number of seats, and I’ll get back to you.
3: No online ticket sales for a few reasons. First, we’re technical idiots, and we’d have to pay someone to do that, and ticket prices would have to increase just so you can buy a ticket, which you can do anyway without the fee. Second, refunds in case of a storm are a big pain in the neck. Third, and most important, I have philosophical issues with being stuck with a ticket that you’ve paid for when you can’t make it due to a family emergency or illness. Life’s hard enough without getting stuck with something you can’t use. We go by the honor system, and it’s worked great for 20 years.
We are the only concert venue with a mission.We want to educate, inspire, and yes, entertain. Not to waste space here, please look at the “workshops: the mission” page to see what we mean.
Thanks for a great Spring Season!
One show in the can, and a bunch of others swirling around waiting to congeal into the sticky greatness that’s either a warm cinnamon bun or our series. We are the comfort food of phenomenal music. The names still in the floating zone as of right now: Haas, Kowert, Tice; Darol Anger and Mike Marshall (yup, the reschedule), Jeremy Kittel, The East Pointers, Seamus Egan’s solo project (formerly lead guy of Solas) and a couple of others. But on the books and ready to go:
Saturday, November 18, 7:00 PM
Molly and her band are either a throwback to the days of front porch picking’ with Doc Watson, or a vision of the future, where we’ve gone beyond marveling at virtuosity and are back to just music. I’m thinking she’s both, and I’m also thinking it doesn’t matter. Right now, she’s catching all sorts of attention for being this incredible flat picker, which she is, but that’s short-selling her. She’s a great singer, too, and a Berklee grad, so we love that, but even that’s all just “stuff.” A couple of years from now, you’ll all be in awe of her musical ability to make.. wait for it.. beautiful music. She’s doing that right now, but we just have to wait for all the fanzines and blogs and such to calm down and actually listen to the music instead of the skills. No matter what, but the time she gets here in November, she’ll be too big for the room.
Adults, $25, kids high school and under, $5.00