Browsing articles from "April, 2011"

Carl Anderson & friends

Apr 29, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Carl Anderson & friends
Carl Anderson is an Americana singer-songwriter from Charlottesville, Virginia. Gone solo from his duo with local singer/songwriter, Carleigh Nesbit, he’s just released 20-Something Blues. It’s obvious that Carl’s innate talent for songwriting has been noticed around Central Virginia, as he was featured in last year’s edition of the Hook’s local music issue (Under the Radar and Dreaming) and has supported nationally-known acts like the Infamous Stringdusters and Yarn. Keep listening.

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The show starts at 8pm/$5.

Dr. Levine and the Dreaded Blues Lady with Laura Shepherd

Apr 23, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Dr. Levine and the Dreaded Blues Lady with Laura Shepherd

Acoustic blues from the 1920’s to today…

“assertive, expressive and sensitive”
        –Living Blues Magazine

a real blues woman [who’s] got soul”
       -Corey Harris

  “sings the real true blues…with a big
booming, bluesy voice”
        -Carl Larsen, Daily News Leader

powerful, biting slide guitar work”
        -Patrick Bagley, 
Franklin Journal

Lori Strother, the ‘Dreaded Blues Lady’, can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing. She has been performing her interpretation of acoustic blues since the early 1990’s, in venues including church fellowship halls, coffee houses, college campuses, bars, and chicken shacks.

Dr. Stephen Levine is a historian who studies and teaches classes that focus on the evolution and cultural significance of blues music in the United States. As a guitarist, he is particularly interested in slide and finger picking styles that emerged in the 1920s and 1930s, including Piedmont and Mississippi Delta Blues.

The show starts at 8pm/$5.  With special guest Laura Shepherd.

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Open Mic Night

Apr 23, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Open Mic Night

If you’ve got a talent, we’ve got a stage!  Whether you sing, write poetry, tapdance, play bagpipes, swallow swords, dance the mamushka, or just need to rant about something…Rapunzel’s is the place to be this Friday night.

Signup begins at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm.  Free for performers.  Spectators $2.

The Dallas Wesley Band

Apr 23, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on The Dallas Wesley Band

The Dallas Wesley Band is roots country with 21st century soul. Pedal steel cries, fiddle saws, electric guitar runs, upright bass lines, and Dallas Wesley’s one of a kind voice reminds fans of what real country music is all about.

Dallas Wesley and the band first performed together as Hank Williams and the Drifting Cowboys in Live Arts Theater’s sixteen-show, sold-out production of “Hank Williams: Lost Highway.” Their natural chemistry, as well as mutual respect for each other, led them to reconnect after Lost Highway, playing original songs, covers that remain true to the heart and soul of roots country music, and, yes, some of Hank’s best remain in the set list.

The show starts at 8pm/$7.

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The IllVille Crew

Apr 22, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on The IllVille Crew

From the Illville Crew website:

“The IllVille Crew was conceived in 2007 by original members: MitchWise, Marqui, Q*Black, & Dj 3rd Degree… but with the support of other local producers and musicians the crew has grown into a full live band. Now Jay Chowdhry, Jonathan Chance, Chris Doerman, Bobby Mclaren, Grove Miller, Marqui and Q*Black have formed an explosive urban underground hip hop movement.

Inspired by the ideas and creative melodies of local musicians, underground, and classic hip hop artists, the crew set out to fuse all their favorite genres while bringing back the raw essence of true hip hop and lyricism.

With the release of their upcoming E.P. “Nobody Knows” featuring songs such as “Don’t Cry” and their debut single “Nobody Knows” The crew is guaranteed to go down in the books as one of the most influential hip hop bands to come out of central Va.”

When this band first played on our stage, they had the entire audience up and dancing by the third song.  By the fourth song, most of the audience had called their friends to say, “Get over here, now!”  There is an energy and life-force brought in by this band that completely transforms the audience and the space, and if for no other reason than to experience the novelty of a Marshall Stack on Rapunzel’s stage, you MUST see this show.

The show starts at 8pm/$7.  Listen at

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