PRIOR CONCERTS:

2014

Dec 16 - Bob Thompson Unit

Mar 16 - Aimee Wilson

Mar 1 - Bio Ritmo

Feb 16 - Colleen Anderson

 

2013

Dec 15 - Bob Thompson Unit

Sep 15 - Andrew Munn & Nate May

Aug 31 - Judith Avery, Amy McIntire & Anna Osborne

Jul 14 - Jessical Levine & Thomas Ball

Apr 14 - Little Sparrow @ Heartstrings

Mar 15 - Kiki, Miguel & Jania

Feb 15 - Kiki, Miguel & Jania

 

2012

Apr 15 - The Debussy Trio (world premiere of Paul Gibson's "Ternion Sonata No. 1")

Mar 2 -Steel Pterodactyl

Feb 25 - Bootlegger's Ball

Feb 17 - Kiki, Miguel & Janiah

Feb 3 - Alliens

Jan 20 - Kiki, Miguel & Janiah

Jan 21 - Doc Greenberg Patient Jazz

 

2011

Dec 31 - New Year's Eve 9PM - Sonic Temple

Dec 16 - Fri 9PM - The Bob Thompson Unit

Dec 4 - Sun 2PM - Mike Moreno and Aaron Parks

Dec 2 - Fri 9PM - Vern's Pot of Chili

Nov 19 - Sat 9PM - The Jarmovers

Nov 18 - Fri 9PM - Kiki, Miguel & Janiah

November 4, 2011 - First Friday Follies 9PM - The Usual Suspects

 

SATURDAY, OCT 22, 2011 -- 9 PM

“BARE BONES”

After twenty-five years of a capella singing as “Soup Kitchen,”

Bill (bass)  and Becky (contralto) Kimmons joined percussionist

and vocalist Mark Davis (tenor/baritone) to form “BARE BONES.”

The trio has appeared on NPR’s “Mountain Stage” and virtually

every significant musical venue in the state, and has produced

CD’s with the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

www.barebonesare.us

 

 

 

FRIDAY, OCT 21, 2011 -- 9 PM

“KIKE, MIGUEL & JANIAH”

Kike Rodriquez (singer/guitarist), Miguel Benitez

(singer/guitar/bass guitar/charango/ percussion/dancer)

and Janiah Allen (percussion/congas, bongo, drums)

hail from Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador and deliver a

unique blend of Latin contemporary dance music,

layered with Cuban rhythms and spiked with the

unusual flavors of Andean sounds (panpipes,

charango, bombo). http://www.kikeandmiguel.com/

 

 

FRI - OCT 7 2011 - 9 PM

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"FIRST FRIDAY FOLLIES"


Lewisburg’s premier musical artistes collective engages the muse!
9 PM Paulo & Erica, Kathleen Coffee, String Fountain, Loretta Liggel,
10 PM Tom Burns, Wayne LeBlanc, Max Fisher, Doug Scott,
11 PM Crow Moon, Phil Rolleston, Nathan & Dylan, Ben Hunt,  and
12 AM other unindicted co-conspirators.

 

FRI - SEP 2, 2011 @ 9 PM

SEP 2
      
“FIRST FRIDAY FOLLIES”

Lewisburg’s premier musical artistes collective engages the muse! 

Featuring: Kathleen Coffee, Melissa Carper, Andrew Must, Josh Bennett, Miguel & Co.,

CROW MOON (Andrew Ianni, Susanna Robinson, Steve Baker, George Cottrell and Robin Crawford),

ONE NIGHT STAND (Joe Baiston, Ken Sherman, Dave Burhman and Phil Rolleston)

and other unindicted co-conspirators.

 

FRI - AUG 5 - 9 PM
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“FIRST FRIDAY FOLLIES”


Lewisburg’s premier musical artistes collective battles the muse! 

Featuring: CROW MOON (consisting of Andrew Ianni, Susanna Robinson, Steve Baker, George Cottrell and Robin Crawford),

ONE NIGHT STAND (including Joe Baiston, Ken Sherman and Phil Rolleston) and Dave Burhman, Samantha Regarrio,

and other unindicted co-conspirators.

 

"THE LEWISBURG CLASSIQUE”

 

ROUND 1: TEE TIME 9 PM – THU, JULY 28, 2011

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THE PLAYERS: "ACTUAL RHINOCERUS" Chicago's Eli Namay (bass) Chris Kimmons (guitar) Danny Andrade (sax) Mat Roberts (drums) Spencer Jenich (keyboard) and Sam Trump (trumpet), form a fat sound, thriving on improvisation, inspired by blues, funk, jazz, metal and r&b.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROUND 2: TEE TIME 9 PM – FRI, JULY 29, 2011

 

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THE PLAYERS: "TRIOLOGUE" Ron Free (drums), Royce Campbell (guitar) and Bob Bowen (bass) reinvent the Manhattan jazz scene of the fifties and sixties in their unique free space.

 

 

 

 

ROUND 3: TEE TIME 9 PM – SAT, JULY 30, 2011

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THE PLAYERS: "FULL FLAVOR" Dugan Carter, the “musician’s musician,” leads a classic jazz quartet, with Michael Burks (trumpet), David Loyd (keyboard) and Warren Pope (drums).


 

 

 

 

ROUND 4: TEE TIME 9 PM – SUN, JULY 31, 2011

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THE PLAYERS: "MELISSA REAVES” Melissa’s avant-garde, fire driven’ rock-n-roll approach is truly a unique experience. A master of improv, she deconstructs the blues, pushes jazz to the outer limits and burns thru rock-n-roll...echos of Janice...the real deal.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAT, JUNE 4, 2011 @ 9 PM

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THE BOB THOMPSON UNIT 

THE BOB THOMPSON UNIT, a main event on the jazz scene for the last quarter century, features Bob Thompson (piano), Doug Payne (sax), Ryan Kennedy (guitar) John Ingrham (bass) and Tim Courts (drums). Their most recent album, “Smile, was celebrated on Mountain Stage and highlighted on NPR. BTU’s music is funky, swings, and pulls at your heartstrings.

 

FRI - JUNE 3 AT 9 PM

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MANHATTAN JAZZ QUARTET

Gary Klein first studied the saxaphone at age 6, performed professionally by 11, and after study at Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory, moved to New York where for the next fifty years he played at venues including today's Blue Note, for artists including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Louis Armstrong, and for a long term gig with the Woody Harman band. Gary moved to Lewisburg in 1999 to form MJQ with friend Al Jeter. Gary now leads MJQ with Bob Peckman on drums, Peter Matthews at bass, and Alan Watson (piano and vocals), as they play a wide-variety of popular jazz favorites.

Photo courtesy of Blackbird Studio, Lewisburg, WV

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MAR 13 @ 2 PM 

“THE MCGRAW BROTHERS”

The McGraw Brothers have been playing blues, swing, funk, folk and rock for more than 20 years.  Bob’s melodic and powerful harmonica  ranks him among the state’s finest diatonic and chromatic harmonica players. Combined with Kevin’s moving lyrics, and propulsive guitar, the duo delivers a unique collection of original music.

 

SUNDAY, FEB 13 @ 2 PM

HALF BAD BLUEGRASS

The Half Bad Bluegrass Band’s shows are high energy, foot stomping, old school bluegrass good times.  Formed in late 2005, out of a weekly jam session around the old coal stove in a barn loft, the band features John Lively (banjo/vocal), Heather Lively (vocals), Wesley O’Dell (mandolin/vocal), Mike Estep (dog house bass/vocal), and Brian Bell (guitar).   So put on your shit-kickers and join the stompin for this month’s “Second Sunday” concert.

 

SUNDAY, JAN 23, 2011 @ 2 PM

C.C. Booker III

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C.C. Booker III, led by Will Scruggs, (sax and vocal), is a SoulJazz tribute to three musical giants – Ray Charles, King Curtis and Booker T and the MG's. Possessed of a deep arsenal of original music and a strong background in jazz, funk and reggae, the Atlanta-based group features Rick Lollar (guitar and vocal), David Ellington (Hammond B-3 organ), and Marlon Patton (drums), and is accompanied by the Funderhorns, Wes Funderburk (trombone), & Ken Watters (trumpet). Listen to their music HERE. Check out their website at www.willscruggs.com. Join us for an extraordinary afternoon of music!

 

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2010

 

“SAT NIGHT LIVE” ∙ NOV 27 ∙ 9 PM

RON FREE & GARY MORAN

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Merging drums and piano to recreate the Manhattan jazz scene of the 50’s and 60’s.

DIRECTIONS : CASASANTA'S LOFT IS LOCATED ON TOP OF THE MASONIC TEMPLE IN LEWISBURG’S HISTORIC DISTRICT. FROM I-64, TAKE EXIT 169, GO 1.2 MI. SOUTH ON RT 219, TURN RIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF JEFFERSON ST (RT 219) AND WASHINGTON ST (RT 60), TURN RIGHT (WEST) ONE BLOCK AND TURN NORTH (RIGHT AGAIN) ONTO COURT STREET. GO 100 YDS AND STOP AT 122 N COURT ST (ON THE RIGHT, ACROSS FROM THE LEWISBURG THEATRE), TAKE STAIRS TO TOP FLOOR.

 

“SAT NIGHT LIVE” ∙ NOV 20 ∙ 9 PM

GARY ROPER

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Accoustic Guitar - Classic Vocals

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SECOND SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 14, 2010 AT 2 PM

KATE LONG & ROBIN KESSINGER

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Kate Long’s classic, national award-winning songs have been recorded by dozens of artists. Rooted in Appalachian traditional music, she branches into swing, forties jazz and blues style. Her insights into ordinary people dealing with life help listeners see the extraordinary in the ordinary, make them laugh and cry, and stir them spiritually. Master guitarist Robin Kessinger is a national champion and member of a legendary Appalachian traditional music family. His creative, sensitive playing frames Kate’s traditional songs, and he will stun you with his extraordinary instrumentals. Kate weaves tips about writing into talk between songs. Come, enjoy, learn!

 

"Saturday Night Live" - Oct 16 @ 9 PM

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Lewisburg native, Jonathan Durham presents an evening of piano improvisation featuring works of Keith Jarrett and his own compositions. Jonathan has studied under the most distinguished music teachers in our area, is clearly defined musically, and applies his music with a sophisticated sense of personal expression and awareness of creative possibilities. "He is musically inquisitive and intelligent, broad-minded, disciplined, and mature, a fearless performer and gifted for extemporaneous composition." Piano teacher of 3 years, John Yurick.

 

"Second Sunday" Oct 10 @ 2PM

The Jenny Wilson Trio

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The Jenny Wilson Trio’s performances span the range of jazz composers from Duke Ellington to Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock. Based in Morgantown, Jenny (piano, flute and vocals), husband, Nathan (bass) and son, Evan Lintz (percussion) also perform original compositions by Jenny, a graduate of the University of Southern Maine music performance program, and recipient of a masters degree in jazz pedagogy from WVU. Nathan is a part-time member of Squonk Opera in Pittsburgh; Evan is a senior at Morgantown High School.

 

Sept 18 - THE DAVE FOX GROUP

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The Dave Fox Group (Chip Newton-guitar, Pat Lawrence-bass, Jon-Marc Ryan Dale-drums, Dave Fox-keybaords) plays aggressive, funky, hard-edged, sentimental, melodic, harmonically inventive jazz. Dave Fox, pianist, composer, educator and improviser, received his B.A and his M.A. in Piano Performance from UNC-Greensboro, and in May, 2009 completed his doctoral studies in Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He teaches music at Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina, home for The Dave Fox Group.

 

Sep. 12 - JUSIEL-SMITH DUO

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Maggie Jusiel (flute) and Jane Whitley Smith (piano) present a program of contemporary classical music including works by Prokofiev (Sonata for Flute & Piano), Shultz (Tsur Mehora - Fantasy for Flute & Piano) and Mainland (Sonata #3 for Flute & Piano). Maggie spent her youth performing folk music on various wind instruments, was educated at the University of South Florida, and Concord University, and currently teaches private lessons in woodwinds & strings. Jane, a native of Beckley, WV, received a Bachelor of Music in Performance from WVU, a Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Colorado, and a doctorate in piano performance and literature from WVU. Currently a Professor of Music at Concord University, she teaches piano, piano pedagogy, and music history.

 

THE LEWISBURG CLASSIQUE

A four-night Musical Tournament on "Old Ebony and Ivory," the longest one-hole course in golf – 15,849 yards – beginning at the gates of “ The Greenbrier ” and proceeding nine miles West to CASASANTA’s loft on top of the Masonic Temple in Lewisburg’s historic district (i.e., very long, sharp dog-leg right, ‘elevated’ green). TEE TIME -- 9:PM Nightly.

ROUND ONE -- JULY 29 @ 9PM

THE PLAYERS: " DUELING FIDDLERS"

Adam DeGraff and Russell Fallstad


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Russell Fallstad and Adam DeGraff, good friends for twenty years, trained together at Northwestern University 's music school. After graduation they quickly soared to the highest levels of the classical music world.  However, possessed of a long-standing friendly rivalry --  an unending capacity for fun -- Adam and Russell now square off, fiddle to fiddle, improvising with technique from Bach to rock, blues to bluegrass, and old standards to modern pop.  Come pick the winner!

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ROUND TWO – FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2010 :  

THE PLAYERS: "EVOLVER"

Bryan Carr, Birch Graves , Matt Patterson, Joshua Adamo, Jon Caison and Diana Proud

 

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Greenbrier County 's Brian Carr (trombone) Birch Graves (sax and flute), Matthew Patterson (bass), Joshua Adamo (percussion) and vocalist Diana Proud create musical groovescapes with passionate improvisations, inspired by jazz, world, electronica, and funk. Join us -- and prepare to evolve!

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ROUND THREE – SATURDAY, JULY 31, 2010 :  

THE PLAYERS: "HIMES & ALLEN"

Steve Himes and Chris Allen


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Accomplished jazz guitarist, Steve Himes, and legendary bassist, Chris Allen, combine for a night of highly improvised variations on American standards plus their own stunning original compositions, spanning the range of musical traditions from Cole Porter to Jaco Pastorius. 

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ROUND FOUR – SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2010 :  

THE PLAYERS: "THE AHS" 

Tony Rogers and Amy McIntire


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Tony Roger’s explosive cello lines compliment Amy McIntire’s vocals and pared-down, ethereal banjo riffs, resulting in haunting harmonies.Tony, trained as a classical cellist, draws from years of mostly German etudes and Bach Suites, is equally at home with improvisation.  Amy grew up idolizing songwriters from the folk tradition.  Together they produce a unique blend of passionate‘symphonic folk.’ 

 

NETCAST LIVE @ www.livestream.com/casasanta TEL: 304.645.1500 EMAIL: casasantafoundation@gmail.com

 

JULY 11, 2010 @ 2PM -- MICHAEL LIPTON AND THE BARK-O-LOUNGERS

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Michael Lipton’s “Bark-O-Loungers” combine the 25-year collaboration of guitarist Michael Lipton and bassist Ted Harrison as the Carpenter Ants, with drummer Mark Davis (Voodoo Cats, Barebones) and, uniquely, second bassist Tristram Lozaw (winner with Lipton of a Peabody Award for musical contributions to Trey Kay’s “Textbook Wars”), to produce a broad mix of music for the mind and body. Listen HERE

 

JUNE 13, 2010 @ 2PM -- CAPTAIN LAZERBLAST

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Tim Mainland and Maggie Jusiel, both classically trained musicians, began experimenting with contemporary electronic sounds, and performing as an acoustic wind and strings duo, in 2002. Tim, a composer, pulled from his analog training. Maggie, a flautist. drew from years performing folk music on wind instruments. Listen to their music HERE.

MAY 9, 2010 -- DUGAN CARTER AND "FULL FLAVOR"

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After a decade+ as a “musician’s musician” based in Philadelphia, Charleston-born, Dugan Carter (tenor sax) returned to his home town in 1994 to assemble “FULL FLAVOR,” a classic jazz quartet, with Michael Burks (trumpet), David Loyd  (keyboard) and  Warren Pope (drums).  FULL FLAVOR has performed in leading music venues across the country and abroad.

APRIL 11, 2010 -- THE AHS

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"THE AHS," the singing/songwriting duo of Amy McIntire and Tony Rogers, made their musical debut at the Keene Music Festival in Keene, NH in August 2005. Tony, trained as a classical cellist, draws from years of mostly German etudes and Bach Suites, but is equally at home with improvisation.  Amy grew up listening to and idolizing songwriters from the folk tradition.  Tony’s explosive cello lines and Amy’s pared-down, ethereal banjo riffs, sweeten the coarsest lyrics. Together they create a unique blend of ‘symphonic folk’ expressing basic emotions of passion, love, fear, and hope.

LISTEN HERE AND WATCH HERE

MARCH 14, 2010 - EVOLVER

 

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Since 2006, Greater Lewisburg’s Brian Carr (trombone) Birch Graves (sax and flute), Matthew Patterson (bass) and Joshua Adamo (percussion) and, beginning this year, vocalist Diana Proud, have created musical groovescapes with passionate improvisations, inspired by world, jazz, electronica, and funk. Join us -- and prepare to evolve!

 

FEBRUARY 14, 2010 -- STEVE HIMES AND CHRIS ALLEN

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Steve Himesis an accomplished jazz guitarist, and has played at every significant musical venue in the state, as a soloist, as leader of The Himes Connection, and as the driving force behind The Blue Notes. His most recent DC, Running Ahead of Time, produced for Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia can be heard @ http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stevehimes. Chris Allen has been a legendary recording and gigging musician for the past 15 years, and answers the oft-asked question: What if Jimmy Hendrix's dad had bought him a bass instead of a guitar?

 

January 10, 2010 -- Bare Bones

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After twenty-five years of a capella singing as “Soup Kitchen,” Bill (bass) and Becky (contralto) Kimmons joined percussionist and vocalist Mark Davis (tenor/baritone) in 2007 to form “BARE BONES.” www.BareBonesAre.Us The trio has appeared on NPR’s “Mountain Stage” and virtually every significant musical venue in the state, and has produced CD’s with the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. Listen @ http://www.myspace.com/bareboneswv photo: www.kdlett.com

December 13, 2009 -- Colleen Anderson & George Castelle

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Colleen Anderson’s songwriting and vocals and George Castelle’s acoustic guitar have combined for almost two decades to
produce a body of musical work treasured by the community in which they live. Colleen’s song “West Virginia Chose Me” is
included in several collections of West Virginia music. Featured on National Public Radio’s “Mountain Stage” and “The Folk
Sampler,”

IN ADDITION TO EVERYTHING ELSE, COLLEEN DESERVES CREDIT FOR GETTING ME TO STOP TALKING, GET OFF THE DIME AND ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING WITH MY IDEA FOR THIS FOUNDATON. SHE CREATED MY FIRST FLYER, SET UP MY FIRST SOUND SYSTEM, GENERATED THE FIRST CROWD, AND VOLUNTEERED TO BE MY FIRST PERFORMER.......SO, THANK YOU !!!

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