april, 2022

29apr7:00 pm10:00 pmStompBoxTrio / Tara Greenblatt Band

Event Details

StompBoxTrio is a Western MA-based group that blends classic 20th-century American blues, rock and soul music with 21st-century mojo to create a sonic, soulful, hip-shaking juggernaut all their own.

Evelyn Harris has been a force on the Western Mass / Pioneer Valley music scene for many, many years, though she hails from Richmond, Virginia, where her experiences singing in church fueled her passion for exploring all other genres as well. Classically trained at Howard University, Evelyn was soon supporting herself by working in the DC jazz community, mentored by Hilton Felton and Donald Byrd. Harris’s musical style and her later ensemble collaborations reflect the pull of so many talented musicians playing in the DC area, including Sweet Honey In The Rock. In its infancy, Evelyn found her place and developed as a composer, arranger, and lead singer with the group for 18 years, performing with them for the first time in 1974. Evelyn Harris is a powerhouse vocalist, who creates stirring interpretations of every song she touches.

Guitarist, composer, and producer John Cabán has roots that run deep in the blues, funk, r&b, ambient, experimental, and world music that has helped inspire StompBoxTrio. His distinctive dobro guitar style brings a rich, lyrical, and at times, haunting dynamic to the music. The Western Mass native spent 20+ years living in Brooklyn, New York where he played, toured, and/or recorded with many diverse artists from all over the globe including Richard Bona, KJ Denhert, Alana Davis, Art Neville, Eddie Kramer, Bo Diddley (RIP), Kenny Kirkland (RIP), Gianna Nannini, Alidu, Vast Ed Vadas (RIP), John Cruz, Gloria Gaynor, his electric project Galvanizer and many others.

Paul Kochanski - Two-time Grammy nominee who's always in service to the song, the moment, and the groove -a lifetime in American roots music from high school bar bands in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to study at Boston’s Berklee College of Music to stages at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Fuji Rock Festival. Seen/heard with songwriters Lori McKenna and “Big” Al Anderson, Americana pioneers the Swinging Steaks and blues legend Ronnie Earl, Paul is thrilled to join StompBoxTrio in their sonic exploration of soulful American music forms.

Rolling infectious rhythms, a soulful, soaring voice, this inseparable pairing of voice and drum are the very essence of Tara Greenblatt’s wild, rooted, earthy power. Her lyrics are potent, relevant, and soul stirring. Tara’s band weave lush arrangements and harmonies into her songs. Her words and music touch the souls of her listeners and explore our human connection to the natural world. Evocative and honest, the subject of her songs delve into personal experiences making the listener feel deeply. Her music and live performance put the listener in touch with themselves, with the light and shadow sides of being human, and with the pulse of life.

She has been performing all over the New England area and beyond for more than fifteen years. Tara's band of stellar accompanists are comprised of Saibhung Singh Khalsa on upright bass, Lou Eastman on acoustic guitar, and Shana DeLorie and Grace Aldrich singing blended harmonies.

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Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

Brewbakers Cafe

48 Emerald Street

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