The Friends of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library present Music on the Library Steps ...
Headquarters Library, Mondays in June, July, & August - 7:00-8:00pm
Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, a picnic supper. In case of rain concerts move into the library theater.
June 1 - The Sensations
Motown, Soul, Dance, Party
Combining stellar vocals, a rock-solid rythm section, and a fully choreographed, four piece horn section, The Sensations present a revue-style show designed to get an audience on their feet and dancing. With selections ranging from Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, and many others! The Sensations faithfully reproduces all of your favorite dance, soul, funk, and beach hits from the 1960's and 1970's.
June 8 - Dixie Power Trio
Zydeco & N'Awlins Jazz
The Dixie Power Trio is a four-piece group dedicated to the music and sounds of Louisiana. In a typical set the DPT will play a gumbo of different styles including zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans jazz, funk, street parade, and rock. The songs are a mix of Louisiana-flavored originals and covers—all with a unique, happy-go-lucky attitude.
June 15 - The Company Store Band
Good Ole American Music
The Company Store is Marianne Lampert (guitar), Doug Shackelford (banjo), Don Golladay (bass), and Paul Muller (fiddle). Mixing together the all-natural ingredients of America's own music, fiddle melodies from Virginia's Appalachians, tight harmonies from Kentucky's bluegrass and moving spirituals from the Carolina hills, then folding in some hearty laughter, they stock the Store with an assortment of vocal refrains, good fiddlin' and country humor that some say can turn apple cider vinegar into sweet maple syrup.
June 22 - Jim Canty & Friends
Jazz, Pop, and Light Rock
Jim's music includes New Orleans Jazz, Swing, Latin, Light Rock, and even "a touch" of Country. Jim Canty & Friends is a 4-piece group, playing everything from Stardust, to Johnny B. Goode.
June 29 - The Believers
Traditional Bluegrass with a Twist
The Believers are Lowell Sale (banjo), Bud Griffis (mandolin and fiddle), Stephen Hu (guitar), and Andre Eglevsky (bass). The Believers play traditional bluegrass in the Fredericksburg Virginia area. Our varied song list includes something old, something new, something borrowed and the blues. We also enjoy singing Gospel music, with some original songs by our composer in residence: Bud Griffis. Our main goal is to have a good time and share our joy of music. So sit a spell, listen to our songs, and stop by one of our shows and say “howdy”.
July 6 - Maranatha Touring Choir
Nondenominational Christian Youth Choir
Maranatha Touring Choir is an Interdenominational Christian Choir composed of young musicians from eighth grade through college from Fredericksburg, Virginia, and its surrounding communities. The choir was established in 1972, and is now over 80 members strong and includes an instrumental ensemble. The Choir's membership typically represents more that 40 churches, 15 schools, 10 colleges and universities as well as home-schooling families.
July 13 - Sunday Times
Rock & Roll
The Sunday Times are Stan Switala (vocals, guitar), Larry Townley (bass, guitar, vocals), Josh Switala (guitar, vocals), and Kelly Joyner (percussion, vocals). They cover a diverse range of songs, from Tom Petty, REM, and Jimmy Buffet, to Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Van Morrison. The play some the A-sides you might expect, but they also play the B-sides and the seldom heard gems.
July 20 - Bluesyourdaddy
Traditional and Modern American Blues
Bluesyerdaddy is a high powered blues trio from Fredericksburg, VA. By counting influences ranging from the explosiveness of Stevie Ray Vaughan to the rhythm and blues of Ray Charles to the poppy blues stylings of John Mayer, Bluesyerdaddy can be summed up as "Tommy Castro Band meeting Delbert Mclinton and Eric Clapton for a little Double Trouble" - a sure recipe for success amongst blues fans.
July 27 - World Jam Club
Brazilian & Afro Cuban Jazz
What happens when you bring a classically trained violinist from Bolivia, a classical guitarist from the Southern U.S and a world music percussionist from Southeast Washington, D.C. together in the DC area? - The World Jam Club, an ensemble founded by guitarist Peter Fields to share the joyful, spontaneous collaborations of world class musicians with the widest possible audience. Their repertoire consists of Peter's award-winning compositions and masterpieces of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music by such greats as Augustin Lara, Ernesto Lecuona, Ary Barroso and Antonio Carlos Jobim. The ensemble consists of Peter Fields on classical guitar, Dannice Crespo on violin and viola and Kevo on percussion.
August 3 - The Culprits
Rockin' Country Blues
The Culprits are five guys with varied musical tastes and experiences. Between them they have played country, rock, blues, R&B, folk and gospel at one time or another, with influences from Johnny Cash to Jimi Hendrix. All of these influences come together in an interesting blend as The Culprits play southern rock, country rock and rocking country.
August 10 - Jeni & Billy
Appalachian Folk & Bluegrass
Jeni comes by her mournful, lonesome voice honestly. Born in the coalfields of Southwest Virginia, her singing has been compared to that of Mother Maybelle Carter and Hazel Dickens. Baltimore native Billy comes to the duo with a long history of music-making. He has been everywhere from Germany to the Grand Ole Opry playing his guitar and singing. Together, Jeni & Billy will draw you into captivating narratives of heartache and hard living, of true life blues and unexpected grace. Images of coal & crowns, trash & trailers, and glass and gasoline recur, and Jesus and the Great Speckled Bird are never far off.
August 17 - Euphonism: The Vocal Band
Euphonism is a Washington, DC based vocal band with a diverse musical background. Members share a passion for the pure, electrifying blending of voice. Euphonism brings a mixture of angelic harmonies, driving beats and moving rhythms to audiences in the capital area and beyond.
August 24 - Laurie Rose Griffith and Pete Mealy
Acoustic Folk, Pop, Jazz, & Original Songs
The wife and husband duo of Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy present elegant and stylish interpretations of their own music as well as songs of lesser known songwriters. They have been nominated for the Governers Award For Artistic Acheivement in Virginia, and their first CD, Tocoi Light, was voted Album of the Year by the Washington Area Music Association. Their new release, Something Good, reflects the maturity and precision of their ten year association of performing and world travel, and has been hailed by Dirty Linen for the duos fine singing, writing and song selection.
August 31 - Alias
Top 40 to Jazz to Disco to Country
Alias is a live, high energy 8 piece horn band that plays dance music for any occasion. Alias plays music ranging from Funk to R&B to Smooth Jazz to Pop and a lot in between. Alias performs high energy shows that are filled with excitement and great dance music.