30

August
Saturday,  8pm



$5



The New Solution

New Solution Entertainment, located in Bucks County, PA, is the newest wedding/party band to hit the area.

Made up of seasoned performers, music educators, and outstanding musicians, NSE is dedicated to giving you and your guests an unforgettable event for a reasonable price.

From classic party tunes to modern jams and anything else in between, we promise to keep the dance floor full from beginning to end.



02

September
Tuesday,  8pm



$No Cover



Lawnboys Comedy Open Mic

Every Tuesday at Puck LawnBoys Comedy hosts their comedy open mic.

Every comedian gets 5 minutes on stage to try out material both new and old.

Sign Ups start at 7:30pm and are kept in the order you sign up. Show starts at 8:30pm.

NEW in 2014! The first two Tuesdays of each month are auditions for comedians to open at our monthly headliner shows. All levels are welcome to try out and can win a 5-10 minute spot at the start of the headline show.



03

September
Wednesday,  7pm



$No Cover



Open Mic

Hosted by Dave Nonini

7:00pm sign-ups / 8:00pm start

musicians / poets / storytellers welcome

house drum kit available / bring cymbals and sticks

under 21 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian



05

September
Friday,  6pm



$No Cover



Live Music on The Patio every Friday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This Friday - Jason Ager



05

September
Friday,  8pm



$No Cover



Little Red Rooster

Like a fine wine, The Little Red Rooster Blues Band just seems to get better with age.

Founded back in 1988 the band has successfully developed their own sound through interpretations of traditional Chicago Blues and West Coast Jump Blues.

Over the years the band has consistently performed their high energy brand of blues in many renowned clubs and festivals. Their performance mission is simple: To entertain and leave them hungry for more.

Little Red Rooster has performed with many legendary blues artists such as: Charlie Musslewhite, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, Kenny Neal, The Nighthawks, Jim Thackery and the Drivers, Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, Satan and Adam, Jerry Portnoy, Lonnie Mack, Duke Robillard, Jimmy Dawkins, and Jimmy Rogers.





06

September
Saturday,  8pm



$10



Philly Rock and Soul

Philly Rock & Soul was formed in 2011, consisting of nine seasoned and talented musicians. The band specializes in oldies from the 1950s thru '70s, emphasizing R&B, Soul, and Rock genres. Our lineup is designed to evoke the sounds of that special era, consisting of male and female lead vocals, drums, bass, guitar, keyboard, trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax and baritone sax.

Several of the instrumentalists also sing backup or play hand percussion. We would love to perform at your special event, birthday, anniversary, wedding, corporate event or benefit, or in your bar, club, or restaurant.





12

September
Friday,  6pm



$No Cover



Live Music on the Patio every Friday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This Friday - Kenny Ferrier



12

September
Friday,  8pm



$15 advance / $20 day of show



Danielia Cotton with special guest Joe Marson

Growing up in rural Hopewell, New Jersey (population 2,010), Danielia Cotton stood out.

Not just because she was only one of about seven Black kids in her junior high school, but because of the compelling power of her shockingly big voice, which stopped people in their tracks from early on.

Danielia's natural gift--raw, searing vocal chops combined with a deep, buttery tone--draws from the two different rich traditions that she absorbed early in her youth. On the one hand, she couldn't get enough of what her friends and neighbors were listening to: AC/DC, Zeppelin, the Stones. On the other, she was her mother's girl: daughter of a jazz singer and member of the church gospel choir, grooving to Mavis Staples, Etta James, Billie and Ella.

The happy collision of these two traditions is her new album, Rare Child, produced by Brad Jones (Jill Sobule, Over the Rhine) and co-produced by Joe Blaney (Shawn Colvin, Soul Asylum) and Danielia herself. On Rare Child, the sheer joy and pain she evokes in her songs instantly draw the listener in. She pulls, stretches and grips her lyrics with a strength that is startling considering this lovely young woman's seemingly happy-go-lucky demeanor and petite frame. Appearances aside, like male counterparts Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone or crossover icon Tina Turner, Danielia not only has embraced the notion of Black Rock--she has redefined it.





13

September
Saturday,  8pm



$10 advance / $15 day of show



Meghan Cary and Analog Gypsies with Miles Thompson Band

Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies

"Seek this one out."

---Billboard Magazine

Meghan Cary's music debut was an unintentional triumph. She won Billboard Magazine's esteemed "Critic's Choice for Best Newcomer" for her first album New Shoes. Up till then she was a theatre actress with a successful voiceover career. When her fiancé unexpectedly died, she picked up his guitar and wrote her debut, followed by two other albums, and dove into a successful music career. Her smoky voice, emotional singing, and vulnerable writing garnered favorable comparisons to Melissa Etheridge, Shawn Colvin, Indigo Girls, and Stevie Nicks. At a gig at CBGB's (NYC) Meghan met her husband, Peter Farrell, in the opening band. They married, relocated, and had two children. Initially Meghan tucked music away, worrying it would interfere with being a devoted mother, but as the journey unfolded she realized what an enriching symbiotic relationship music and motherhood could have. Meghan's latest and first album in 6 yrs, Building This House, chronicles her rebuilding her life up from painful past to joyous present.

As a duo, Meghan and Peter lay down a giant musical footprint on guitar and keys with cool grooves and tight vocal harmonies. Add to that Jocko MacNelly on bass, Quint Lange on drums and percussion, and Stacy Weathers on not-your-typical-bluegrass banjo and vocals, and you have the full Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies experience: award-winning original tunes served up with great grooves, soaring melodies and lush 3 part harmonies.

Meghan brings to the stage over 2 decades of experience in the theatre, making a Meghan Cary concert - duo, trio, or full on Analog Gypsies – more than just great music. Be prepared to take a journey in song, alternating between leaning in to listen and jumping up to dance. As one critic proclaims: "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll beg for more!" ("Critic's Pick" at the News and Observer)





Miles Thompson

Miles Thompson Songwriter and Guitarist

Miles Thompson is a performing songwriter who blends elements of Folk, Country, Blues and Rock in songs that range from heartbreaking to celebratory. His rich baritone voice and melodic guitar style have gained him a loyal and growing audience in the Philadelphia area.

Miles has performed at the prestigious Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Xtreme Folk Festival and at house concerts and acoustic-music venues in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Miles Thompson Band is a regular performer at the legendary Mermaid Inn, Philadelphia, and has been featured as live guests on the Folk Show with Gene Shay on WXPN-FM.

In 2005, his song "Water's Gonna Rise" was a winner of the Xtreme Folk Scene New Song Contest, and has been recorded by fellow Philadelphians, The Berrys, for their CD Fairmount Station.

In 2006, "Walls" was also a winner of the Xtreme Folk Scene New Song Contest.

In 2011, The Miles Thompson Band released the CD Standing On A Ledge, a collection of thirteen original songs recorded in one day. Songs from that CD have received airplay on WXPN-FM.

Most recently, Miles has been performing in a trio format, with well known local musicians:

Ray Duffy - guitar, banjo and backing vocal, and;

Frank Burk - violin and backing vocal.

18

September
Thursday,  8pm



$15 advance / $18 day of show




Craig Bickhardt, Nathan Bell and Irene Molloy

You may have heard Craig Bickhardt's songs in the Academy Award-winning film Tender Mercies or sung by artists such as Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Alison Krauss and B. B. King. He has appeared on Austin City Limits, the Grand Ol Opry, Mountain Stage and has shared the concert stage with Bruce Springsteen, Harry Chapin, Hank Williams Jr. and dozens of legendary performers in a career that spans more than four decades.

When Craig Bickhardt steps onto a concert stage, he comes equipped with his trusty acoustic guitar. A side musician or two will frequently join him. He's also accompanied by something invisible, yet ever-present: the stories of a lifetime, vividly translated into words and melody.

From the boisterous club scene of Philadelphia to the country-rock milieu of Los Angeles to the picking parlors of Nashville, Craig has immersed himself in the sights and sounds of American music. His music reflects a life lived as a rock band lead singer, a solo troubadour, a dedicated songwriter, a husband and father. Dreams, heartaches and hard-earned lessons have fed his creativity. There is no other way he could've written the eloquent, often bittersweet songs that have become his trademark.





Nathan Bell

By Donna Mavity

No Depression- January 2014

Often, the first record you hear from an artist is like the first kiss from your first love. Hard to top. Nothing that follows ever lives up to that initial soul-siphoning experience.
So, when Tennessee singer-songwriter Nathan Bell sent me an advance copy of his new release, 'Blood Like a River, ' I wondered about this 'first kiss' theory I have of troubadours and their tunes.
I was introduced to Bell when a friend passed-on a copy of his 2011 release, Black Crow Blue. I liked it so much that I named it to my 'Best of' list on my radio show, 'Donna's Americana Radio Hour.'


But from the first words of 'Blood's' opening track, "Names," the 'first kiss' theory was shot to hell.
In movie-speak, like Renee Zellweger to Tom Cruise's Jerry Maguire, Nathan, you had me at 'hello.'


With the heart of a father, a brother, and a son, 'Names' tells the stories of three service men and women who have become 'just a name', 'a candle in my mother's hand', as their lives are cut short and their dreams left unlived. 'You don't know the things I've done...and will never do...for I am just a name to you..."
I have never heard a more powerful tribute to those who have become both instruments of and victims of war.


The album is all Bell. Every instrument is skillfully played by him, all songs from his pen. His is the only voice, a satisfying blend of gruff masculinity and a sensitivity you may not expect to find there. (Think James McMurtry or Grant Peeples meets Sam Baker.) Similarly, his songs are a mix of intriguing introspection and insightful observation of those around him, their heartaches, confusion, and desires.
Listen to the record and you'll hear stories of an armed robber whose victim sees into his soul (Trigger), gay lovers who are finally wed (Really, Truly), and the thoughts of those on opposing sides of an adoption case (Fathers and Mothers). And then there are the songs whose reality is so palpable that they must be autobiographical, though one never knows with such a skillful storyteller as Bell.
He sings of a father's heart smitten by a daughter following his muse (She Sang the Blue Kentucky Girl), and the complicated emotions and experiences that bind one human being to another (Blood Like a River.) Several songs are musings on aging, and Bell's thoughts are reassuring: "I'm angry I won't get to do this again, but goddamn, I'm thankful too...." (Fade Out)


Blood Like a River is a sophomore release that takes us deeper into the heart of a gifted and thought-provoking songwriter. Not one song disappoints. The album captures, and compels one to listen from beginning to end.

So Nathan, thanks for blowing my theory. Some songwriters take you with them wherever they go. And don't worry---in your own words (The Snowman), your motor's still running... strong ...
Listen to the record. You'll know what I'm talking about.

Irene Molloy

Irene Molloy (born 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actress, singer and songwriter. She has starred in Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals, television series, and appeared in one movie. She was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical and also received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

She starred as a series regular in the TV series Andy Richter Controls the Universe as Wendy McKay on FOX and Grosse Pointe as Hunter Fallow on the WB.

She has also tours with her "Acoustic/Folk" band 

19

September
Friday,  6pm



$No Cover



Live Music on The Patio every Friday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This Friday - John Beacher



19

September
Friday,  8pm



$12 advance / $15 day of show



Todd O's River of Dreams - Tribute to the music of Billy Joel

River of Dreams

A Tribute to the music of Billy Joel

Todd O has performed over 5000 times in the Philadelphia, New Jersey area as a singer, keyboardist and drummer.

Todd O has written original jazz-rock songs that have been played on radio around the world.

Todd O has performed with Pink, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago as well as with many other artists.

Todd was an extra in the movie "Law Abiding Citizen" starring Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler.

Todd is a part of Broadway Dreams as a singer and actor.





20

September
Saturday,  8pm



$10



Rent a Cops

THE RENT-A-COPS are Philadelphia's very own, award winning POLICE tribute band.

The brainchild of Michele Lynn, the band's bassist and staple of the Philadelphia music scene, whose goal was to put together the best POLICE tribute band possible while still keeping a uniqueness of their own.

To do this Michele picked from some of Philadelphia's most accomplished and varied musicians. With Italian born, lead singer of Sunshine Superman, Valentina Raffaelli on lead vocals, Michele holding down the low-end, the mind-blowing Jimmy Faber on guitar and Berklee College of Music graduate Josh Steingard on drums matching Stewart Copeland's playing style beat for beat.





21

September
Sunday,  7pm



$No Cover



De Tierra Caliente

After four years touring Argentina, Brazil and Colombia as bassist in several Latin bands, Bronson Tennis returned to Philadelphia to form his own band. De Tierra Caliente: a fusion of Brazilian, Caribbean and American rhythms with catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics. While traveling and learning the languages of Caribbean and Brazilian musicians, Bronson began to mix his American roots with Afro-Latino rhythms to inspire an undeniably fun North/South American dance party.

De Tierra Caliente bridges Philadelphia's boricua (Puerto Rican) and gringo communities, as Bronson is joined by Puerto Rican percussionist and Philly Salsa icon, Edwin "Papo Buda" Rosado, who for decades has performed with local groups such as the Latin Playboys and Saboricua and has appeared with the world-renowned Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. Papo and his red-headed gringo apprentice Tim Leslie are an unlikely duo of bearded percussionists, laying down powerful Latin grooves that make it impossible to stay in your seat.


De Tierra Caliente delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather Latin American countries to audiences in the northeastern US, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a De Tierra Caliente show, you can't help but warm up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial heat of a South American kitchen.





26

September
Friday,  6pm



$No Cover



Live Music on The Patio every Friday from 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This Friday - J.D Malone



27

September
Saturday,  8pm



$8 advance / $12 day of show



Richard Bush and The Peace Creeps

Richard Bush, former lead singer for the A's has recently released his second CD with his new band The Peace Creeps called "Time Machine."

Recorded at Richard's home studio in Bensalem, Pa., the 12-song CD was co-written by AJay McLaughlin, a Frankford High School friend and poet who has been Richard's writing partner since the early 90s.

The A's had success in the late 70s/early 80s with two albums on Arista Records and the hit song "A Woman's got the Power."

After the break-up of that iconic Philadelphia band, Bush formed a couple of bands but ended up taking 11 years off from the music business before coming back with The Peace Creeps.

"I love the chemistry of this band. I've never been happier with a band in my life," Richard mused recently.

The second album features the current line-up of Bush on vocals, Johnny Marchiano (Iota, Kenn Kweder, etc) on guitar, Roy Fisher on bass, and Jeff Pancoast on drums.

Former A's member, Rocco Notte adds keyboards on the new CD but is not in the performing band.

The new CD is getting regular airplay on several area radio stations including 88.5 FM WXPN where The Peace Creeps also appeared at a free at noon concert recently. It is available to buy on iTunes or at live shows.



04

October
Saturday,  8pm



$10



The Buicks

Teletone Records is proud to announce the release of the latest CD by legendary
Philadelphia based rhythm and blues band THE BUICKS.

The CD, entitled 'THE BUICKS',is the band's first Teletone release. It features twelve songs, including ten of the original
songs that have made the band a household name in the northeast United States.

For over twenty years, the BUICKS have been delivering their truly unique style of rhythm
and blues to enthusiastic audiences in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. They have
built a steady and loyal following on the strength of their live performances and original song
writing. The Philadelphia Inquirer has called them "the best rhythm and blues act in the region".

Described by 14 year member and rhythm guitarist, Joe Borghi as "Americana", the BUICKS
sound is a mix of blues, Philadelphia soul, funk and rock. Featuring the exceptional vocal talents
of lead singer and harmonica player, Guy Stasik, this 6 piece ensemble also boasts a rhythm
section born of 5 gold albums. Bassist Ron Bogden has recorded and toured with notables like
K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Woody's Truck Stop, Sam and Dave and the James Montgomery
Band to name a few. Drummer Larry Spurrier has played with Hall and Oates and other Philly
favorites. Saxophonist, Mike Reinig is a road-tested veteran who has toured with Billy Paul (of
Me and Mrs. Jones fame) and others. Lead guitarist Tom Trovas played with some of the most
extraordinary talents of 60's and 70's, namely with Bugsy Maugh of The Paul Butterfield Blues
Band, and he shared the stage with such giants as Janis Joplin and Frank Zappa.

Four of the six members are featured as song-writers on the new release, and there's a wide
range of musical tastes evident on the CD. Whether you're a blues purist or love the funk, it's
all here for you.

One listen and you'll see why, for over twenty years, the BUICKS have been
Philadelphia's favorite sons.





19

October
Sunday,  7pm



$No Cover



De Tierra Caliente

After four years touring Argentina, Brazil and Colombia as bassist in several Latin bands, Bronson Tennis returned to Philadelphia to form his own band. De Tierra Caliente: a fusion of Brazilian, Caribbean and American rhythms with catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics. While traveling and learning the languages of Caribbean and Brazilian musicians, Bronson began to mix his American roots with Afro-Latino rhythms to inspire an undeniably fun North/South American dance party.

De Tierra Caliente bridges Philadelphia's boricua (Puerto Rican) and gringo communities, as Bronson is joined by Puerto Rican percussionist and Philly Salsa icon, Edwin "Papo Buda" Rosado, who for decades has performed with local groups such as the Latin Playboys and Saboricua and has appeared with the world-renowned Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. Papo and his red-headed gringo apprentice Tim Leslie are an unlikely duo of bearded percussionists, laying down powerful Latin grooves that make it impossible to stay in your seat.


De Tierra Caliente delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather Latin American countries to audiences in the northeastern US, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a De Tierra Caliente show, you can't help but warm up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial heat of a South American kitchen.





16

November
Sunday,  7pm



$No Cover



De Tierra Caliente

After four years touring Argentina, Brazil and Colombia as bassist in several Latin bands, Bronson Tennis returned to Philadelphia to form his own band. De Tierra Caliente: a fusion of Brazilian, Caribbean and American rhythms with catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics. While traveling and learning the languages of Caribbean and Brazilian musicians, Bronson began to mix his American roots with Afro-Latino rhythms to inspire an undeniably fun North/South American dance party.

De Tierra Caliente bridges Philadelphia's boricua (Puerto Rican) and gringo communities, as Bronson is joined by Puerto Rican percussionist and Philly Salsa icon, Edwin "Papo Buda" Rosado, who for decades has performed with local groups such as the Latin Playboys and Saboricua and has appeared with the world-renowned Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. Papo and his red-headed gringo apprentice Tim Leslie are an unlikely duo of bearded percussionists, laying down powerful Latin grooves that make it impossible to stay in your seat.

De Tierra Caliente delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather Latin American countries to audiences in the northeastern US, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a De Tierra Caliente show, you can't help but warm up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial heat of a South American kitchen.