April 8, 2018
Ellis Paul is a key figure in what has become known as the Boston school of songwriting, a literate, provocation and urbanely romantic folk-pop style that helped ignite the folk revival of the 1990s. HIs pop music songs have appeared in movies and television, bridging the gap between the modern folk sound and the populist traditions of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. Paul has released 19 albums and received 14 Boston Music Awards.
March 11, 2018
Husband and wife, Pete and Maura Kennedy are no strangers to Brunswick County. They have performed here for the past four years and their return is always a much anticipated event. They have been touring across the US and Europe for the past 20 years. They have performed at Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall in England, and were named artists in residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Their Americana music style includes folk, rock, pop, blues with a splash of classical thrown in.
October 20th, 2018
This extraordinary talent wowed the audience when he made his Listen Up Brunswick County debut in 2016. Much more than a gifted singer, songwriter and guitarist, his sharp sense of humor makes each of his shows unique and unexpected. We are especially grateful to this artist, who when asked to contribute to our Listen Up Brunswick County fund raiser CD, went way beyond the call and wrote and recorded a song for the album called Brunswick County.
February 2, 2018
She started out singing in Chicago bars. Then, barely out of high school, Lucy Kaplansky took off for New York City. There she found a fertile community of songwriters and performers—Suzanne Vega, Steve Forbert, The Roches, and others. With a beautiful flair for harmony, Lucy was everyone’s favorite singing partner, but most often she found herself singing as a duo with Shawn Colvin. People envisioned big things for them; in fact, The New York Times said it was “easy to predict stardom for her.” But then Lucy dropped it all.....Click Here for complete BIO
November 11, 2018
Listen Up Brunswick County welcomes Jeanne to our family of performers. She began her musical career as a featured vocalist for Chris Botti. While touring with the Grammy award-winning jazz trumpeter, she worked with world-renowned symphonies and had the distinct honor to perform at venues such as Carnegie Hall and play marquee events such as the Monterey Jazz Festival. She is a classically trained as a singer and holds a master’s degree in vocal performances from the New England Conservatory of Music.
January 20, 2018
It all began in 1986 when the 23-year-old singing poet helped launch and define folk rock, writing and recording the groundbreaking megahit,”Elusive Butterly”. Since then his songs have been recorded by more than 200 top artists including Cher, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton and Dolly Parton.
Following his astonishing 2004 comeback, Bob has been captivating appreciative audiences with his spellbinding performances. Never one to trade on the past, today he is winning a whole new generation of fans with his newer songs and his on stage charisma. After his semi-retirement, Bob was coaxed back onto the stage by longtime friend Arlo Guthrie. Since then he has been full speed ahead touring the US and Canada to rave reviews from fans, critics, club owners, booking managers and concert promoters.
November 4, 2017
The music of Jack Williams, rooted in his native South Carolina, was shaped by a 54 year career of playing folk, rock, jazz, R&B, classical and the popular music of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. He is counted among the most dynamic performers on the today’s “folk” circuit.
Jack is considered a “musician’s musician” an uncommonly unique guitarist, writer of vivid songs with a strong sense of place, and a storyteller in an old Southern tradition who further illustrates each tale with his guitar. Avoiding the compromises of the commercial music industry, Jack prefers touring under the radar, playing concerts, large and small, week in and week out, for the sheer love of music and performing.