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This concert will take place at The Lodge at Winding Trails
50 Winding Trails Rd., Farmington, CT.

CAROLANN SOLEBELLO &
JOE IADANZA
Sunday, March 24, 3:00 p.m.

Carolann Solebello is a performing songwriter born and bred in New York City.  Best known to folk audiences as a founding member of Americana trio Red Molly, she now tours both solo and with modern folk quartet No Fuss and Feathers. Carolann’s smooth, compelling voice and warm acoustic guitar style surely nod to rural folk traditions, yet her decidedly urban sense of rhythm and sophisticated vocal phrasing bend those traditional forms into more contemporary shapes. She is a proud member of the Jack Hardy Songwriters’ Exchange and has won numerous songwriting awards. Carolann released her fifth solo album, Shiver, in February 2018.

 

Born of Italian immigrants and union activists, Joe Iadanza understands the passionate struggle of the American dream. Recalling Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Cat Stevens, this Long Island native’s music is rooted in classic folk: honest and raw. Iadanza has been heralded for his deeply personal songwriting, and fluid, percussive guitar playing. He continues to work with artists as a producer and songwriting coach, including with Americana artist, Carolann Solebello on her newest release.

 

Song Swap/Open Jam before the concert
2-2:45 p.m.

$20 General
$16 Sounding Board/Winding Trails Members
$10 Full Time College/High School Students
$8 Children 12 and under with a parent/adult

"Carolann Solebello may be the best kept secret in the world of singer-songwriters... She possesses one of the best voices in the singer-songwriter world with vocal body and spot-on intonation."

— Rich Warren, The Midnight Special
WFMT 98.7FM, Chicago IL

 

 "Remember Me" Carolann Solebello & Joe Iadanza

 "The Sinner and The Saint" Carolann Solebello & Joe Iadanza

Presented by The Sounding Board

This event will take place at The Universalist Church of West Hartford,
433 Fern St., West Hartford CT.  Click here for directions.

UKE U

An all-day Ukulele Workshop and Evening Concert with

JIM & LIZ BELOFF, RON GORDON,
& AMY KUCHARIK

Saturday, March 30,
Workshops: 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Evening Concert:  7:30 p.m.

UKE U is The Sounding Board's first ever intensive all day teaching event for ukulele players, those who want to play, and people who just enjoy listening to one of the world's most accessable musical instruments.

 

Ukulele masters Jim & Liz Beloff, Ron Gordon and Amy Kucharik.will lead six hour-long workshops (participants  may choose three) tailored to uke players of all abilities. Workshop sessions include:

 

   • Beginning Ukulele (Ron)

   • Uke Tricks and Licks (Amy)

   • Uke Fingerpicking With Style (Amy)

   • Daily Ukulele Jam (Jim)

   • Chord Melody (Ron)

   • Playing The Beatles Songbook on the Uke (Jim)

 

The daytime event will also include an open mic hosted by Amy and a uke jug band jam led by Ron. Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Emporium will be open at lunchtime, during the breaks between the workshops, and at the evening concert. Lunch is included for all workshop participants.

 

The evening concert features all three workshop leaders in concert.  Advance tickets and reservations are recommended for workshop participants. You will need to bring your own instrument to participate in the workshops.

 

WORKSHOPS/CONCERT ALL-DAY COMBO TICKET
(Includes lunch)

$70 General
$56 Sounding Board Members
$40 Full Time College/High School Students

WORKSHOPS ONLY TICKET (includes lunch)
$50 General
$40 Sounding Board Members
$30 Full Time College/High School Students

EVENING CONCERT ONLY TICKET
$25 General
$20 Sounding Board Members
$12 Full Time College/High School Students
$10 Child 12 and under with adult

 "Home On The Range/Dallas Rag/Fishing Blues" – Ron Gordon

 "Can't Help But Smile" – Jim & Liz Beloff

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including workshop descriptions and more information about the instructors, download

the UKE U flyer here

 "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" – Amy Kucharik

Presented by The Sounding Board

This concert will take place at The Universalist Church of West Hartford,
433 Fern St., West Hartford CT.  Click here for directions.

"If you're looking for a CT artist who eschews the pop-rock-with-cowboy-hats aesthetics of modern country music in favor of a classic country vibe, than look no further than Plywood Cowboy."

— Chip McCabe, The Cut Up

 

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PLYWOOD COWBOY

Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.

Take yourself back to the days of dusty country
roads, carefree summers, and your radio tuned
to music that was soulful and authentic.

 

Plywood Cowboy crafts songs ripe with these nostalgic comforts, yet perfectly suited for the soundtrack of modern life. With their second album release, “Blue Skies”, the band continues to produce refreshing music that has been called “steeped in tradition, with lyrics full of longing, truth and heart” by Sound Waves Magazine. The album earned a spot on the Grammy ballot in the Best Americana Album and Best Americana Song categories. In 2018, Plywood Cowboy won the Connecticut Folk Festival band competition, giving them the opportunity to share the stage with Martin Sexton, The Alternate Routes, Jesse Terry, and Upstate Rubdown.

 

$20 General
$16 Sounding Board Members
$10 Full Time College/High School Students
$8 Children 12 and under with a parent/adult

Reservations

Advance Tickets

 "Steps Back To You"

 "Stray"

Upcoming Meeting House Presents! concerts at the Unitarian Society of Hartford
(Events produced in cooperation with The Sounding Board)

A Meeting House Presents! concert in cooperation with The Sounding Board

This concert will take place at The Unitarian Society of Hartford,
50 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford CT.  Click here for directions.

BELLE OF THE FALL
Friday, March 22, 7:30 p.m.

Belle of the Fall is Tracy Walton and Julia Autumn Ford; an indie folk rock pop alternative Americana duo from Connecticut.

 

Belle of the Fall met when Tracy produced Julia’s debut solo album in 2014 at his studio: On Deck Sound Studio. They spent the better part of the next year touring together as solo artists. Eventually they began to play on each others sets and sing harmonies together. In July of 2015,  Tracy and Julia wrestled with the idea of remaining separate solo artists or committing to a duo. They chose the latter.

 

Tracy’s weathered voice and upright bass seem to be built to compliment the world class vocals of Julia. Tracy owns On Deck Sound Studio in CT and Julia now works there in the video department so when they are not touring or working on their own projects, they are working with other artists. In April of 2016 Belle of the Fall released their debut album, “Earthbound.”  23 states and 175 gigs later and they are about to release their second full length on April 6th, titled “Rise Up.”

 

Reservations are not available for this event.

$20 General
$14 Full Time College/High School Students
Children 12 and under FREE
with a paying parent/adult

 "Many Worlds'"

Advance Tickets

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Coming soon...

Gathering Time & Mara Levine
   (April 14, 2019  – Sounding Board Too
   event at Winding Trails)

RPR (April 27, 2019)

Ernest Troost (May 11, 2019)

Portable Folk Festival (May 18, 2019)

Low Lily (September 7, 2019)

Joe Crookston (September 21, 2019)

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason (October 5, 2019)

Molsky's Mountain Drifters
   (October 19, 2019)

The Malvinas (November 2, 2019)

The Nields (November 16, 2019 )

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio (February 1, 2020)

Amy Gallatin (April 4, 2020)

Aaron Nathans & Michael Ronstadt (April 18, 2020)

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You can also make a reservation by clicking any of the blue buttons on this page marked "Reservations."

Please make reservations using the online form or by email. You can also make a reservation by sending a text to 860-770-3001.

If you really feel the need to make your reservation by a traditional phone call, dial 860-770-3001 and leave a voice mail with your name, the concert you wish to attend, and the number of people in your party. The Sounding Board does not confirm reservations made by phone or text.

Reservations must be made before 3:30 p.m. on the day of the concert. Reservations must be claimed at the admissions table by 7:15 on the night of the performance.

Please do not call the church for reservations or Sounding Board information. The Sounding Board is not affiliated with The Universalist Church and only rents the hall where we hold our concerts.

Please help support the Fern Street Food Pantry

 

Since 2012 Fern Street Food Pantry has provided hot meals and provisions for local families with food insecurity, including a program that distributes food-filled backpacks to at-risk West Hartford students.

 

Your help is needed. Please bring a non-perishable food item whenever you attend a Sounding Board concert. There will be a collection box at the admissions table.  THANKS!

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