NEXT SHOW: MATT NAKOA
SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH, 2017
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MATT NAKOA is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush. Growing up on a small goat farm in rural NY State, Matt discovered music as a means of teenage escape and trained to be a concert pianist. Matt was ultimately accepted as a vocalist to Berklee College of Music where he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spalding among others. After school, Matt landed in NYC’s vibrant piano bar scene. There he quickly became a star performer at Manhattan’s famous Brandy’s Piano Bar, with lines waiting outside the door each Saturday night.
As if illustrating two sides of himself, Matt’s first album, Light In The Dark (2012), is a sweeping pop opus, while A Dozen Other Loves (2014) explores an intimate acoustic palette. Across the board his song craft has garnered awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition. Though not easily pinned down, “In sum,” as a recent review on CoverLayDown.com put it, "Matt Nakoa is a musical adept, one of those well kept secrets you just can’t help but celebrate: intimate and genuine, soulful and bittersweet, a rich poetic songbook sung in praise to a complicated, emotionally present world."
KEVIN GORDON: 09/24/16
Our seventh show in total, and one of the best, with Kevin Gordon. He drove 2-1/2 days from East Nashville, played 14 shows in 15 days, ours being the second night, and the room sounded as good as it ever did. Surprise appearance by half Jewish, half Cuban Conga player, Izzy Ricardo, joining Kevin for one song. Kevin was kind enough to book our show, which he did first, and then all the other dates were added for his trip to the Northeast. Can't thank him enough. A tough show to follow, but we'll be trying again, for our next one in March of 2017.
DOUBLE D AND THE HAYMAKER
DAVID DELUCA AND WARD HAYDEN 03/26/16
First show of 2016, was wild. How do you beat the last show, with Chris Trapper?.....
You do it with David DeLuca, alongside Ward Hayden, from Girls Guns and Glory. This one took some planning, with the busy schedule they both have. To get them at this stage of their careers, to be willing to play our "little series", is a major get for us, and we thank them both. Ward has been here once before, alongside Sarah Borges. This time he was with his partner in crime, Dave DeLuca, who plays early and often, here there and everywhere, and with everyone. Usually fronting Double D and The Bluesmakers, when he's with Ward, sounds turn to Americana, Rockabilly, and all things that swing. The sound these two make, needs to be seen live. No better setting, that Studio 84 for this one. This show had our satisfaction guaranteed attached, and was insane fun, almost too much.
CHRIS TRAPPER: SAT, 09/26/15
With our last show, being our fifth show in total, we have now gone from Trooper, to Trapper. Chris Trapper, singer songwriter, at it's finest, shined as bright, if not brighter than any of our other shows (and they've all shined). A grammy nominated artist, those folks not familiar with him, left thoroughly entertained, and impressed. Chris usually plays on bigger stages than our little cozy stage, so it's extremely satisfying to book someone such as him. It's more satisfying, when he enjoys the experience, that is....Studio 84. He stayed late, and is now the first artist to kick off the "Trailer Tune" series, indulging me in a late night song, out in the trailer.
SARAH BORGES WITH AMY BLACK: JUNE 27, 2015
SPECTACULAR, first outdoor show. Both plugged in, sounded great. The weather held up, and Sarah indulged a lucky late night group, for a great screen-house show. These two have been weaving their way to parts far from home, bringing their sound, and spreading the word, and are destined to be better known than they already are. If you don't know them, you need to. SHPEKTAQULAR!
AMY BLACK: MARCH 7, 2015
Great night, with Amy Black and her husband Ryan Black on drums. Great way to break the nasty spell of Winter, and warm things up. Some new faces joined us, and the room was full once again.
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SARAH BORGES, WITH WARD HAYDEN, FROM GIRLS GUNS & GLORY: OCT 4TH, 2014
The Middleboro Micracle.....We had 50 people, and the show was over the top, everything about it. Two artists that are used to playing bigger rooms, but still love the connection of an intimate setting, giving everyone the chance to discover their talents, up close and personal. We now know, that we can seat up to 55 people, and our worst seat, is the best seat.
GREG TROOPER: 2/22/2014 "AND SO IT BEGINS"
Studio 84's first show, took place on 02/22/14.
First show will be tough to beat, seeing it was with the great Greg Trooper.
36 people in attendance, most if not all, completely entertained, by the songs and stories, sung and told by Greg.
Food and drink for all, and we now look forward to booking our next show. Some names up for a possible show, are....Chris Trapper, Danielle Miraglia, Sarah Borges, Amy Black, and rounding out the wish list, Lorri Mckenna.
After the success of Greg Trooper, thoughts of having 2 or 3 shows per year.
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