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The Lovestruck Balladeers will play two concerts, on Friday March 29 and Saturday, March 30, in a Woods Hole living room. Both shows start at 8 PM with doors open at 7:30. 

One hundred percent of your suggested donation of $30 per listener per night goes directly to the musicians. If you want to come both nights, you may come for the incredible bargain suggested donation of $40. Select the option(s) you want (above), click the red "register" button, enter your name and email, check the box . . . et voilá - c'est magnifique!

Reservation holders will learn the location of the concerts by email about 24h before showtime.

The Lovestruck Balladeers is the newest supergroup of American acoustic music. They play where folk music meets early jazz. You could call it ragtime, swing, jug band, skiffle, Americana (ugh!), or simply amazingly great music. 

Watch this!

There are five Balladeers - four have been to Woods Hole numerous times. The fifth, Aaron Jonah Lewis, the bearded one, has taken first prize in Bluegrass Fiddle (in 2007 and 2018) at Galax, the grandaddy of American fiddle festivals. 

The other four are:

Dennis Lichtman, multi-instrumentalist (check this video), leader of the famous Mona's Tuesday night jazz jam, subject of this recent feature in Downbeat, the world's preeminent jazz magazine.

Dalton Ridenhour is one of the most exciting pianists on the NYC trad jazz scene. He's been playing ragtime in performance since he was nine years old. He's an alumnus of both Berklee (BA) and Eastman (MA) music schools. At Mona's the other night (3/26) as a member of the house band, Dalton was on fire, stunning, heart-stopping! 

Jake Sanders founded the Cangelosi Cards, the band that lit the fire under the NYC Trad Jazz Revival. One reviewer writes of an, "especially wonderful rainy evening in a dance studio where he swung like mad, Charlie Christian style, on electric guitar." 

Sean Cronin, or Sean Eugene Zbegniew Cronin for long, holds down the bottom end of the Lovestruck Balladeers. He doesn't toot his own horn but he slaps a mean bass and leads his own band, Sean Cronin's Very Good, when he's not working with, well, just about everybody in the big leagues of trad jazz. The one biographical sentence I can find online for Sean says he . . . "was raised on Country, trained in Classical, steeped in Punk Rock, and brought to maturity as a Jazz musician."

There are more Lovestruck videos here:

See you there!


David Isenberg (email preferred)
508-548-5924 (if computer technology isn't jumping into your lap and purring)


March 29, 2019 — 8:00 pm to
March 30, 2019 — 10:30 pm

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