June 1st 4-5pm The Pinkletinks - Owen Park 5-6pm Jodie Treloar Samson - Sleek MV 6-7pm The Roundabouts wsg Annie Cook - Owen Park 7-8pm Maryse Smith - GoGo Jewelry 8-9pm The Black-Eyed Susans - Owen Park Beginning at 5pm: Bossanova with Bella - Island Music
July 6 4-5pm Blue Yonder - Owen Park 5-6pm Jan Hulka - Sleek MV 6-7pm The Roundabouts - Owen Park 7-8pm Nate D’Angelo - GoGo Jewelry 8-9pm Willy Mason - Owen Park Early evening: The Convertibles - Island Music window
The Pinkletinks: This family-friendly band performs classic children’s songs in a rock band style. They frequent the island’s libraries with children’s concerts and perform a mixed repertoire at the West Tisbury Farmers Market. w/ Rob Myers (guitar, lead vocals) Andy Herr (lead guitar, vocals) Anthony Esposito (drums, vocals) Jeremy Berlin (keys) and Taurus Biskis (string bass)
Jodie Treloar Samson: A recent island transplant, Jodie’s sound is singer/songwriter meets indie folk with influences such as Sharon Van Etten, Ryan Adams, Laura Marling, Jason Lytle and Elliot Smith. Her album “Voila” can be found at Island Music in Vineyard Haven, and on 75orlessrecords.com.
The Roundabouts: Founded by island couple Erik and Cheryl Lowe, this band performs a mix of classics between country, rock, and blues, and can often be heard performing in the Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs. w/ Erik Lowe (guitar, vocals) Julius Lowe (guitar, vocals) Cheryl Lowe (bass, vocals) and Chuck Downing (drums, vocals), also joined in June by special guest singer Annie Cook and Aaron Lowe on bass.
Maryse Smith: Maryse is a recent-ish transplant to the island from Vermont, where she was "regarded as one of the state's premier songwriters." Her last album, The Way It Is, was called "among the best...Vermont records of the past decade." (Dan Bolles, 7 Days) She hopes to record again in the fall and have a new album by the end of the year.
The Black-Eyed Susans: A new blues band with familiar faces will shake your bones and make you howl with a range of danceable classics! w/ Michael “Icey” Baird (lead vocals, harmonica) Delanie Pickering (guitar, vocals) Joey Jones (guitar) Lance Fullin (bass) Jeremiah Roberts (drums)
Blue Yonder: This string band delivers soulful up-island-down-island country. With his fine touch on the guitar and a golden baritone, Rick O'Gorman makes old songs new and new songs - including his own - achingly familiar. He and Berklee-trained guitarist George Davis have been collaborating for over a decade. Jessie Leaman (Edbury All-Stars, The Outskirts, Convertibles) grounds their well-honed sound with bass and adds harmonies, and New Hampshire's pedal steel champion Jim Eisner puts the deadly swoon on! w/ Jessie Leaman (guitar, vocals) Rick O’Gorman (guitar, vocals) George Davis (guitar) and Jim Eisner (pedal steel guitar)
Jan Hulka: Jan is an island flutist originally from the Czech Republic. He passionately plays from the heart on many varied styles of bamboo flutes from Kiowa Native, Shakuhachi, Arabian, Egyptian... from meditation flutes to penny whistles. The most unique sound comes from Fujara, his homeland’s traditional instrument.
Nate D’Angelo: Nate D’Angelo is an island-raised singer-songwriter currently living in West Tisbury. His debut album ‘Lullabies for Restless Types’ is available for streaming on Spotify, and more recent works are available on SoundCloud. Willy Mason: A master of mid-paced soulful country-blues, Willy Mason has spawned an impressive array of critical acclaim while retaining a strong and loyal retinue of ardent fans on his island home.
The Convertibles: A new local band serves up their own spin on vocal-driven classic jazz, adding originals and jazzy takes on pop tunes to the mix. w/ Becky Williams (piano, vocals) Rich Giaimo (guitar) Jessie Leaman (bass) Mike Alberice (drums)
Delanie Pickering: Seen sitting in at the Ritz in Oak Bluffs with the likes of Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish and the Edbury All-Stars, this blues rocker packs a whopping punch of soul into her solo act. Her album is available at Island Music on Main Street Vineyard Haven, where she began performing upon moving to the island at the store's regular Open Mic.
Good Night Louise: Good Night Louise is a band of Wash-ashores based on Martha's Vineyard, making original music that a few parts country blues, a little indie folk rock, and their sound lands somewhere between old timey log cabin stomp and a whiskey breathed step child of Uncle JJ Cale and Farmer Greg Brown.... w/Shawn Barber, Josh Campbell, Geordie Gude, Stu Gardner, Steve Gallagher
Jared Salvatore: This natural troubadour brings a pop sensibility to the singer-songwriter world, and a lyric-driven introspection to the pop world. Jared has performed previously in several Boston-based bands in a variety of genres like progressive rock and funk, and now resides full-time on the Vineyard.
The Outskirts: An all-female garage band playing (mostly) originals, heavy on the harmony. w/ Jessie Leaman (guitar, bass, lead vocals) Delanie Pickering (lead guitar, vocals) Jodie Treloar Samson (guitar, bass, accordian, vocals) and Chris Seidel (drums)
The Pickpocket Bluegrass Band: Pickpocket blends the heart of American roots music with good ol’ fashioned Yankee ingenuity to deliver some of the freshest, toe tappin’ bluegrass-ish music around. w/ Dana Edelman (guitar, lead vocals) Charles Giordano (mandolin, fiddle, banjo, vocals) Andy Herr (banjo-uke, melodica, vocals) and Brad Tucker (string bass, vocals)
Lucy Mayhew: With a soft but powerful vocal delivery, Lucy will make you swoon as you listen to her cover a diverse palate including The Smiths and Lana Del Rey, and perform a number of inspired, melancholic originals.
Bella: Bella sings classic Bossanova jazz fusion with guitar and cavaquinho. Also accompanied by Holly Wayman on flute.
1 Night Stand: This favorite feel-good cover band plays high energy, upbeat dance and rock music for many occasions, and can be seen performing at the Ritz in Oak Bluffs and the Wharf in Edgartown, as well as many off-island venues in Boston and in between! w/ Dan Panico (vocals, guitar)
Corinne de Langavant: A Voice Movement Therapy practitioner and the Island clown "Coco", this renaissance woman shares her love of the Island, passion for people and social justice through dance, theater, and song.
The Dock Dance Band: Heard throughout the summer at their regular Tuesday evening performance at the memorial wharf in Edgartown that gives this band its name, the Dock Dance Band performs upbeat danceable modern country rock blues and R&B with an emphasis on good vibes! w/ Adam Petkus (vocals, harmonica) John Stanwood (guitar) Niko Ewing (guitar) Alex Karalekas (bass) and Jamie Greene (drums)