Highland Park Porch Concerts Lineup for 8/30

What an amazing line-up this week, including two new performers!  Thank you performers – your music is a gift to us all!  Audience members, in addition to applauding loudly, please remember to wear masks and stay at least six feet from non-household members.  The map is attached.

Two new performers this week!

Doctors, Professors  & Maharajahs – Tom Roberts

5434 Avondale Place

Tom Roberts is an internationally acclaimed pianist and Emmy award winning composer.

He will present the virtuosic piano music of New Orleans rhythm & blues legends Professor Longhair, Dr. John and the otherworldly James Booker along with choro, calypso, Harlem stride and even Louis Moreau Gottschalk.  Tom was pianist and musical director for the late Leon Redbone, arranged and performed the music for Martin Scorsese’s film, The Aviator. He has performed multiple times at New York’s 92nd St Y Jazz in July, and The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He has arranged for Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and also writes and performed the music for Rick Sebak’s Emmy award winning Nebby series for WQED TV.

Devilish Merry

830 N Euclid Ave. (hosted by Alba Flamenca)

This appalachian-Irish fusion band combines hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, fretted dulcimer, Irish flute, tinwhistle, harmonica, dumbek, bodhrán, bones and vocals to create a lively mix of old-time fiddle tunes, Irish jigs and reels, Pennsylvania folk and labor ballads and riveting new songs from the musicians’ own life experience.

Returning Favorites!

Glass Run Gals

New location:  923 N St Clair Street

This folk/americana duo that specializes in powerful vocal harmonies. Accompanied by guitar and mandolin, we re-imagine the work of some of America’s premier singer/songwriters.

Tania & Jeff Grubbs with master drummer Roger Humphries 

1033 Portland St

The Grubbs are professional jazz musicians who comprise ⅔ of the Tania Grubbs Quintet.  https://taniagrubbs.com/  This week they will be joined by special guest Roger Humphries on drums.

Christopher Shipton

5822 Bryant Street

Christopher will perform ambient experimental music using modular synthesizers.

Jonathan Callard & Friends

5811 Stanton Ave.Jonathan is a professionally-trained vocalist who’ll be playing acoustic guitar & singing an eclectic mix from folk, pop, gospel, and other genres. http://www.jonathancallard.com/blog