Vance Gilbert

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.

Wild Eyes Band

November 16, 2019

​Deep Nashville roots, rich Western influence, a veritable fortune of experiences touring in support of a-list artists, 
and a non-sexy, woodshed, 1950’s American work-ethic have unified Daniel and Emily Kohavi and Max Hoffman to forge the marvel of Wildeyes.
A writing machine, Wildeyes has the uncanny ability to viscerally connect across generations, ideologies and genres with pure American music wandering South and West. Wildeyes performances are inimitable gifts that sonically, visually and emotionally retrieve and elevate you. 

Richard Shindell

March 1, 2019

After several years of trying to get Richard Shindell to our stage, we are thrilled to finally have managed to do so.  Richard is an American folk singer, songwriter, and musician.  He grew up in Port Washington, New York.  He lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina with his wife, a university professor and their children.
Shindell’s career received a boost in 1997 when Joan Baez recorded three of his songs and invited him to join her 1997-98 tour. Richard has released eleven solo albums and collaborated with Dar Williams and Lucy Kaplinsky to form the group Cry, Cry, Cry.    

Jeanne Jolly

November 10, 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.

No Fuss And Feathers

April 6, 2019

No Fuss and Feathers is the “heck-of-a-good time collaboration hatched by Catherine Miles, Jay Mafale, Karyn Oliver and Carolann Solebello.  Shaken or stirred, NFF serves up a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity- with award winning songwriting at center stage.  The group released their first album, Traveling Circus in 2016.

The Kennedy's

February 10, 2019

The Kennedys are no strangers to Brunswick County.  They will appear for their sixth show on the Listen Up stage in six seasons.  Their return is always a much anticipated event.  With their vast repertoire  and 15 albums together, no show was or will ever be the same.  The Kennedys enjoy performing for he Listen Up audience as much as we enjoy listening.
The Kennedys have performed at Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall in England, and were named artists in residence at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.  Their Americana music style includes folk, rock, pop, blues, with a splash of classical thrown in.

Vance Gilbert & Susan Werner

October 19. 2019

​We are delighted to welcome this dynamic duo to our stage. As solo performers, they are remarkably talented singer songwriters.  To quote the Fort Worth Star Telegram, “Vance Gilbert has the voice of an angel, guitar playing of a God and the wit of the devil.” Susan Werner was described by Music Row (Nashville) as “This woman is great. Period.”
Together magic will happen on stage.  They will deliver double fun, double musical talent and no one will know what to expect, including them.  

Joe Crookston

January 19, 2019

​If you love a moving song and musical madness, Joe Crookston delivers it all, the melodies, the lyrics, the energy and a deep passion for exceptionally well written songs.  His blend of guitar mastery, story songs, humor, unstoppable energy and rhythm bring the house to their feet at almost every show.  Joe’s delivered an amazing show at his inaugural Listen Up appearance 2017.  We are so grateful to again have him grace our stage.