Well, it's August already, and time to run down another list of great
shows for your listening pleasure. Once again the Bottom Line does what
it does best, which is to bring you the A-list of singer / songwriters.
and this month features both the revered old guard and the cream of the
On August 5th, perennial favorite ERIC ANDERSEN returns to his
Greenwich Village origins, and brings with him his classic songbook, and
some new compositions that prove that his talent remains undiminished.
Also appearing is JESS KLEIN, a young performer from Boston who made a
big impression on us during her last appearance at the club.
On August 10th, we offer another pairing of the old and the new.
RAMBLIN' JACK ELLIOT's recent shows at the club have brought him before
a newer, younger audience who are rediscovering the pleasures of the
Folk Boom of the 60's. I've actually heard people at the box office
telling their friends "Yeah, he played with Woody Guthrie and Bob
Dylan!!" If we're lucky, he'll spin a few good yarns about both those
cats. Along with Jack, you'll also see MARY GAUTHIER, a big talent
from the "Big Easy" (that's New Orleans, in case ya didn't know)
On August 11th, IN THEIR OWN WORDS returns with Robbie Fulks, Steve
Poltz, Don Dixon and Marti Jones. I won't waste space here raving about
this lineup. See the separate ITOW feature.
August 22nd, 23rd and 24th, the incredibly popular and talented DAR
WILLIAMS comes in for an event SOOO BIG we had to spread it over three
nights. Dar has been selling out larger venues all across the country,
so this return to an intimate club setting is really something special.
She has been touring with a crackerjack backup band, so get ready for
Dar to (do I dare say it?) rock out!
Moving on to August 25th, two of the contemporary folk scene"s best and
drollest performers, JOHN GORKA and CHERYL WHEELER will make you laugh,
make you cry and make you want to run right home and download their
entire life's work from Napster while you still can.
So if you dig singers and songwriters, this is certainly the month to do
serious damage to your grocery budget. But just in case you want a dose
of something a little different, on August 7th, check out BLUE FLOYD, a
jammin' outfit that does blues interpretations of the songs of...you
guessed it ..Pink Floyd. A group with a shifting lineup of southern
rock luminaries, this current incarnation features Duane Betts (son of
Dicky), Berry Oakley Jr, (son of..you know), Alex Orbison (son of..this
is getting silly), Mark Ford, (formerly Black Crowes) and Jonny Neel
(formerly Allman Bros.). This band turns in consistently cool shows, so
treat yourself to a new experience...you won't regret it.
That's a pretty full month.. Remember, you can now reserve tickets for
most of these shows (sorry, not Dar Williams) on our website, so check
out the details on our homepage. See ya at the club.