The River House Restaurant Concert Series Begins Prescott Park

Held in Prescott Park each Wednesday night and other nights throughout the season, you’ll find some top-notch and riveting performers from around the globe. All offered in a gorgeous setting for a mere suggested $8 – $10 donation.

All concerts start at 7:00 pm.

June 24, 2015

Richard Thompson

With a brand new album of music, Still, produced by Jeff Tweedy, scheduled to be released the day before, this evening with renowned guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson will inevitably be a memorable one. Performing as part of his electric trio, Richard Thompson has never failed to mesmerize our audience. This iconic British folk rock legend was named one of the Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 20 Guitarists of all-time, and is a recent recipient of the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award.

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July 1, 2015

Yonder Mountain String Band

YMSB has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule. Yonder is a quintessential ensemble honing its craft night after night on the road, and the fans are there to experience it in real time; and the result is music that doesn’t stand still, but is always progressing and breaking unprecedented ground.

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July 4, 2015

The Steel Wheels

The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival.

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July 8, 2015

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

Delicate yet fierce in her vocal delivery, she writes often about her social concerns – and it was a trip to a California women’s prison that inspired much of her latest album, We the Common. The album is raw and rollicking, homemade and reckless, 12 songs capturing this utterly unique writer and performer like never before. If you have never seen Thao Nguyen or heard her music, this is the perfect introduction. You’ll thank us later. Pure joy.

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July 12, 2015

Milk Carton Kids

These Grammy Award nominated “Kids” are Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan who, together, have taken off like folk rockets. This flat-picking harmony duo are penned as a minimalist duo – using two guitars and two voices to create their authentic combination of back-porch Americana and classic folk – and, as such, recall the reverently beautiful likes of Simon & Garfunkel.

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July 15, 2015

Steve Earle & The Dukes

With three Grammy Awards under his belt, Earle has released 15 studio albums and appeared in film (including the recent feature The World Made Straight), television, and has written a novel, a play and a book of short stories. Steve Earle appears in support of his newest release, Terraplane, and with his longtime band The Dukes, comprised of Kelly Looney, Will Rigby, Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore.

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July 22, 2015

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Married Banjo greats Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck have trading banjo riffs since 2005, when both joined the left-field folk band Sparrow Quartet. Now, after a decade of shared gigs and marriage, the two are one of the most sought-after acts on the circuit today.

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July 24, 2015

The Devil Makes Three

Born in the picaresque rural hometown of Brattleboro, Vermont, The Devil Makes Three have found themselves at every major festival from Bonnaroo to Lollapalozza, and on tours with Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, and Trampled By Turtles. Get ready for exuberant rhythms built from the inside out, wrapping finger-picked strongs and upsurging harmonies around chugging acoustic guitar and bass, plying audiences onto their feet to jump, shake, and waltz.

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July 29, 2015

Trampled By Turtles

The release of 2012’s Stars and Satellites saw the band play to more fans than ever, sell close to 100,000 albums, make their first national television appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, and have their first concert feature, Live at First Avenue, broadcast on Palladia. Outside of their Prescott Park performance, this year will see the band headline the Red Rocks Ampitheatre for the first time, as well as kick off their own festival, Festival Palomino in September.

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August 5, 2015

John Fullbright

Every now and then, there is an act worthy of a “do not miss” status. John Fullbright is one of those. It was barely three years ago that this young Oklahoman burst onto the music scene with the release of his debut album, From the Ground Up, to a swarm of critical acclaim – including a Grammy Award nomination (alongside Bonnie Raitt and the Avett Brothers) for Americana Album of the Year, and one of NPR’s 10 Artists You Should Have Known in 2012. Not bad for someone in their twenties.

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August 12. 2015

Matt Andersen

This blues guitarist and singer songwriter will deliever his diverse musical styles, skilled guitar work and high energy performance like you have never seen before. Winner of three Maple Blues Awards and multiple other nominations, Matt will keep your soul spinning with his bold voice, clever lyrics, and wild energy.

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August 19, 2015

Bruce Cockburn

A Canadian Hall of Fame member, Bruce Cockburn has long been regarded as one of the world’s finest performers with sparkling musicianship and amazing guitar prowess. He has recorded 31 albums, many that have gone Gold or Platinum, and earned a total of 13 JUNO Awards (Canada’s Grammy).

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August 26, 2015

Hurray for the Riff Raff

If you are looking for the cutting edge of the Americana scene, look no further. Hurray for the Riff Raff is Alynda Lee Segarra, but in many ways it’s much more than that: it’s a young woman leaving her indelible stamp on the American folk tradition. If you’re listening to her new album, Small Town Heroes, odds are you’re part of the riff raff, and these songs are for you. Alynda Lee Segarra might have the mellowest, kindest voice that’s ever told us to rip up what we know and start again.

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September 2, 2015

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band

Cited by Paste magazine as among the “100 Best Living Songwriters,” Josh Ritter takes a break from recording his new album to try out a bunch of new songs in a live setting as part of his only New England performance this summer and his Prescott Park debut. Born in Idaho, this American songwriter, guitarist and author has been creating some of the best folk-rock music to hit the airwaves since 1997.

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September 5, 2015

David Wax Museum

The bonfire of success David Wax Museum has kindled with its innovative, grass-roots approach is currently roaring. After years busking at house concerts and touring with The Avett Brothers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and the Old 97s, DWM has picked up the Boston Music Award for both Artist of the Year and Song of the Year.

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September 9, 2015

Della Mae

With their purist chops, lively interplay, lush four-part vocal harmonies and original songwriting that blends the best of decades of old-time bluegrass and Americana, Della Mae represents everything that is good about newgrass. With a sensitive yet assertive approach that’s steeped in tradition yet firmly rooted in the present, the four versatile instrumentalist/vocalists draw from a bottomless well of rootsy influences to create vibrant, original music.

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