Ramblin’ Dan Stevens: November 18, 2022

The Marlborough Arts Center hosts Ramblin’ Dan Stevens for its 4th Friday @ the Arts Café on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough CT. “Ramblin’” Dan Stevens performs an eclectic mix of traditional finger-style blues, popular songs and originals, and has entertained audiences throughout the USA, Germany, UK, Canada, and Virgin Islands. Of special interest is his unique style of “bottleneck” slide playing, popularized by the early Mississippi Delta bluesmen, including his use of a homemade, three-stringed “Cigar Box Guitar” and one-stringed “Diddly Bow”, both primitive blues instruments. As a finalist in the International Blues Challenge ’08 on Beale Street in Memphis TN, and protégé of the legendary Dave Van Ronk, Dan has been lauded for his ability as a raconteur and for the authenticity of his approach gained by many years on the road as a traveling blues musician. Even if you are new to a “Blues” concert, you will enjoy Dan Stevens. Blues lovers will be thrilled to be a part of one of Dan’s evenings at MAC. 

Admission is $10/person at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 in the beautiful Charles W. Hall Art Gallery. BYOWine. There is ample parking and the Arts Center is fully accessible.

Late Fall Watercolor Classes @ MAC

Local artist Mary Horrigan will offer adult watercolor classes at the Marlborough Arts Center on Thursday mornings beginning November 3, 10, 17 and December 1, 2022. There will be no class on Thanksgiving. Classes will run from 10AM until Noon.

This set of four lessons is designed for “All Levels of Beginner.” Material lists will be sent once the class is confirmed with enough students registered. Cost for the class is $80.00. Registration forms can be downloaded here, and a check mailed to The Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT 06447.

Mary Horrigan has taught watercolor classes for Manchester Community College, Middletown Adult Education, the Glastonbury Art Guild, the Guilford Art Center and for the Marlborough Arts Center. Her paintings have been exhibited in Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, and have won several awards. Contact Mary Horrigan at mehorrigan@comcast.net or leave a voice mail message at 860-467-6353.

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Crowes Pasture Folk Duo: October 28, 2022

The Marlborough Arts Center is hosting the delightful Crowes Pasture Folk Duo for the 4th Friday @ the Arts Cafe on October 28, 2022.

A roots-infused, internationally touring folk duo, Crowes Pasture performs sometimes joyful, and oftentimes, poignant, songs that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of the human connection. Monique’s romantic clawhammer banjo playing and Andy’s expressive guitar picking are enlivened by their personal chemistry, intimate harmonies and unique instrumental style that can only be described as a “banjo-guitar romance.”

Crowes Pasture has been a supporting act for The Kennedys and The Small Glories, and has performed at nationally renowned folk venues such as Club Passim, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockwood Music Hall, Rose Garden Coffeehouse and The Bull Run. Crowes Pasture was nominated for Americana Artist of the Year (Boston Music Awards) and Roots Act of the Year (New England Music Awards) in 2019 and named Finalist for Best Group/Duo in the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2020 and 2021. The duo have had eight singles reach Top 10 Songs on the Folk Alliance International Folk Chart, including their #1 hit, “Slow it Down,” the title track of their 2019 album. Fresh from touring in Southern Ontario and Quebec (Summer 2022), the duo are currently recording their fourth album, with award winning producer Eric Lichter of Connecticut’s Dirt Floor Recording Studios.

Admission is $10/person at the door. Doors open at 7:00 pm. The concert begins at 7:30 pm. The Connecticut Watercolor Society’s Fall Exhibition paintings are still on display, an added pleasure as background for the music. There is ample parking and the Arts Center is ADA accessible. Masks are recommended.