Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Thursday March 5
Bruce T Carroll Band
The Bruce T Carroll Band returns to rock the Falcon!
Marc Shulman (guitar)
Tommy Mandel (keys)
Lincoln Schlieffer (bass)
Joe Bonadio (drums)
Sara Milonovich (violin)
After releasing two critically acclaimed albums in the last three years, Ruckus and Romance (2017), "devilishly brilliant", "intensely beautiful"/No Depression), and Finding You (2018), a "fine, intense commentary on America's past" /No Depression), Bruce T Carroll has just released his new single "Lift Your Head Up" and is hitting the road with a band of supremely accomplished musicians, including Marc Shulman, Tommy Mandel, Sara Milonovich, Joe Bonadio, and Lincoln Schlieffer,
Bruce's music, lyric driven and imagistic, has been described as an amalgam of Tim Hardin, Tom Waits, Mark Knopfler and Bruce Cockburn. His signature songs, including "When Two Worlds Collide" (from Ruckus and Romance) and "Fox In The Henhouse" (from Finding You), continue to get significant airplay worldwide. These songs, along with "Lift Your Head Up" and others from his catalog, are rooted in his conviction that music and social conscience come from the same wellspring of humanity, and derive meaning and power from their ability to unite and inspire.
Bruce has promoted his work on stage in the past three years alongside artists such as Slaid Cleaves, Ellis Paul, Jimmy Lafave, Dan Bern, and Rita Coolidge, and has headlined shows with his band at various clubs in NYC and the tri-state area, including the Bitter End, Rockwood, Colony, Falcon, Turning Point and Towne Crier. The summer of 2019 marked the bands' ascent to various Festival stages, including the Pleasantville Music Festival, The River Spirit Music and Arts Festival, and the Black Bear Americana Festival!
Opener: David Ray
A former New York City cab driver, bartender, bouncer, and actor, David Ray’s songs have been described as “cinematic.” They’ve been sung by artists as varied as Grammy-winner Shawn Colvin and Dove Award winner Kathy Troccoli, and recorded by producers from Arif Mardin to Rick Wake. Along with Lyle Lovett, Richie Havens, Julie Gold (From a Distance) and others, his early Fast Folk recordings are now part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
As a performer, he’s shared the stage with Roger McGuinn, Shawn Colvin, John Leventhal, Dave Alvin, Lucy Kaplanski, Marshall Crenshaw, Joan Osborne, Cliff Eberhardt, Maia Sharp, Mark Ford, KJ Denhert, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, and many more.