Twang Thursdays

 

Experience live music in the taproom every Thursday

7-9 PM | No Cover | Food Truck onsite

Featuring Americana/Roots Rock/Folk artists from Hartford, the Northeast and across the country


 
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WISE OLD MOON

Thursday, June 7th

Hartford's own Wise Old Moon, led by singer-songwriter Connor Zane Millican, pays homage to the long-standing tradition of roots and Americana music. Wise Old Moon’s music breathes new life into a blend of genres with a high-octane live energy and a distinctive brand of songwriting inspired by Millican’s experiences coming of age on the road. Since 2013 Wise Old Moon has evolved to its current line-up of Ian Meadows,,on electric guitar, drummer Stephen Cusano, and bass player Greg Lake. Pre-sales are currently available for the band’s five-song EP called ‘Factory Town’ due in Spring of 2018.

 
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Super Doppler

Thursday, June 21

All born and raised in Norfolk, VA, Super Doppler began their journey as a loose collective of high school friends with a common interest in late nights and loud music. 4 years and 500+ shows later after forming, the band released 'Moonlight Anthems', their debut record under the "Super Doppler" moniker. The band is back at it again with the announcement of their "Super Secret Singles Club", a monthly digital singles club. Bridging melodic psychedelic pop with country-funk grooves, twangy dueling guitars, and a proclivity for layered vocal harmonies, Super Doppler has come to embrace a spirited, genre-agnostic ethos. 

 
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five in the chamber

Thursday, June 28th

Five in the Chamber is a New Haven, CT based bluegrass band that drives hard and carries a big pick. They respect the tradition. They respect the trailblazers. And they respect the renegade outlaws. Their final product is an eclectic balance of American roots music which both reinterprets and redefines the bluegrass songbook. Formed in 2011, the band has spent the last several years building a catalog of music that showcases the group’s strong vocals, musicianship, and passion for genre busting.  The band released their debut album in the Fall of 2013 entitled Live in the Chamber to rave reviews and has recently released a self titled EP.

 
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goodnight blue moon

Thursday, July 19th

Blending rich vocal harmonies with lush orchestrations, Goodnight Blue Moon has created a sound that is steeped in tradition, yet entirely current.  GNBM is known for their energetic, honest, and dynamic live performances, offering a refreshing take on Americana roots music. Awarded Best Roots Act in the 2016 New England Music Awards, and Best Folk/Traditional Act in the 2013 Connecticut Music Awards, Goodnight Blue Moon has cemented their place as one of New England's premier groups. They have shared the stage with indie-folk heavyweights Hurray for the Riff Raff, Spirit Family Reunion, Wild Child, Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, and Mother Falcon among others.

 
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dharmasoul

Thursday, July 26th

Drums, guitar, and vocals are the backbone and energy behind the new album LIGHTNING KID, the debut record of New Jersey based power-duo Dharmasoul. With Jonah Tolchin on guitar, Kevin Clifford on drums, and the two singing both lead and backup vocals, this duo brings their songwriting and production chops to their new band Dharmasoul. Audiences who’ve heard the two in concert look around to see who else is playing up on stage due to the fullness of the sound and the sheer energy of these musicians as they pour every bit of creativity and originality into their compositions, improvisatory performance, and expert musicianship. 

 
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singer-songwriter showcase

Thursday, August 2nd

Singer-songwriter showcasing three of Twang Thursday's originals - Connor Zane Millican, JIIM and Rusty Williams.

 

 

 

 
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river run

Thursday, August 16th

Not your average family folk band. With soaring sister harmony and original song writing. River Run creates a uniquely Americana experience.

 

 

 

 

 
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ian fitzgerald

Thursday, August 23rd

Hailed as "the songwriter's songwriter" by the Newport Folk Festival, Ian Fitzgerald has been criss-crossing the country over the past several years singing what he's written for audiences of all stripes. Those songs come from the five albums of original material he has released, including his latest effort You Won't Even Know I'm Gone. The result has been a growing recognition of Ian's work and songwriting ability, including a full touring schedule that has seen him perform in 39 states over the past two years; performances at the Newport Folk Festival in 2015 and 2016; and shows opened for Iris DeMent, Joan Shelley, Twisted Pine, Willy Mason, Darlingside, The Ballroom Thieves, and many more. 

 
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WISE OLD MOON

Thursday, August 30th

Wise Old Moon returns to the taproom to cap off the 2018 summer season of Twang Thursday. Led by singer-songwriter Connor Zane Millican, pays homage to the long-standing tradition of roots and Americana music. Wise Old Moon’s music breathes new life into a blend of genres with a high-octane live energy and a distinctive brand of songwriting inspired by Millican’s experiences coming of age on the road. Since 2013 Wise Old Moon has evolved to its current line-up of Ian Meadows,,on electric guitar, drummer Stephen Cusano, and bass player Greg Lake. The band's latest offering is a five-song EP called ‘Factory Town.'

 

If you are an Americana/Roots Rock/Folk artist and are interested in playing at our Twang Thursdays series, please send your bio and links to music/performances to Connor Millican at wiseoldmoon@gmail.com.