Connecticut Acoustic Music Events

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October 2017

Oct 22

Laura Orshaw
& The New Velvet Band

The Half Door

5:00 pm

No Cover ~ Pa$$ the Boot

270 Sisson Avenue
(corner of Sisson & Farmington Ave)
Hartford, CT


Oct 28

The Hot Flashes

Northwest Park Nature Center

7:30 pm

Admission   ??


145 Lang Road
Windsor, CT


November 2017

Nov 4

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
* Ranky Tanky Show for Kids *

Wood Memorial Library & Museum


During a Ranky Tanky show, children ages 5 through grade 5 are invited to sing, clap, dance, suggest ideas, and answer questions about what they see on stage. Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem talk about the songs, instruments, and styles they play.

Space limited ~ Pre-registration required
Session A: 1-3 pm
Session B: 2-4 pm

Program fee for this event is $20 per child + 1 adult.

Each additional child $10


783 Main Street
South Windsor, CT



Children attending Session A will meet downstairs to create their own functional musical instrument and a snack from 1- 2 pm. At 2 pm they will come upstairs for the Ranky Tanky performance.

Session B will attend the performance at 2 pm, then make instruments and have snacks 3-4 pm.

Nov 5

Sleepy Hollow Band

The Half Door

5:00 pm

No Cover ~ Pa$$ the Boot

270 Sisson Avenue
(corner of Sisson & Farmington Ave)
Hartford, CT


Nov 11

Mark O'Connor Band
and special guest Sierra Hull


Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
Univ. of Connecticut

8:00 pm

$30 - $35 - $40 - $45

2132 Hillside Road
Storrs, CT



Nov 12

Lost Acres String Band

Leif Nilsson Studio & Gallery

4:00 pm



1 Spring Street
Chester, CT


November 15 + 16

Nov. 16 has SOLD-OUT ~ 2nd show (Nov. 15th) added

Tim O'Brien

Best Video Film & Cultural Center

1842 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT

7:30 pm


Co-founder of Hot Rize, IBMA multiple award winner, Grammy winner, father, big-time songcrafter,
hit-song maker, world traveler, toured with Mark Knopfler, introduced guitar-bouzouki to the bluegrass world...
ahh, you know the rest.

See ya there!


Nov 18

Molly Tuttle Band
IBMA "Guitar Player of the Year 2017"

North Madison Congregational Church

7:00 pm


High School age & under:


1271 Durham Road
Madison, CT



Molly Tuttle has been the hottest artist on the Roots Music scene the past few years. Her instrumental prowess (on a variety of string instruments) is second-to-none, and gaining notoriety in every corner of the world. Add her voice to the mix and you have the complete performer. Molly plays & sings whatever she feels -- from old-time to jazz, bluegrass to country, folk to rock. Her own songs reflect those traits and influences and more.

Her much accomplished band mates are always a complimentary addition. Molly's natural approach is the result of playing, writing and singing since childhood. BTW: she is yet another in the growing line of successful alumni of the Berklee Music School in Boston. Lucky us in New England!!

Nov 18

Deep Ellum

Smokin' with Chris

8:00 pm

No Cover

59 West Center Street
Southington, CT


Nov 19

Matt Flinner Trio

The Half Door

5:00 pm

No Cover ~ Pa$$ the Boot

Matt Flinner - mandolin
Ross Martin - guitar
Eric Thorin - bass


270 Sisson Avenue
(corner of Sisson & Farmington Ave)
Hartford, CT



If you must label these boys' music... let's just say they cover a wide variety of musical styles, grounded by American Roots music. Bluegrass, jazz and old-time music combine to form their 'New Acoustic' sounds.

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