Belleville Roots Music Concert Series: Building Community through Music

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Belleville Roots Music Concert Series

The Belleville Stage
A unique, historic venue featuring award-winning artists
at Belleville Congregational Church
300 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: 978-465-7734; bellevilleconcerts@gmail.com

Upcoming Concerts:

Tickets for Sale:

SEASON TICKET PACKAGE: Buy a Belleville Roots Spring Season Ticket Package now and save! Get tickets to all three spring concerts for $75! Makes a great gift!

Individual Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 day of show, $10 for ages 18 and under

Advance tickets are available at: Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High Street, Newburyport (Church Office: Tues, Thurs, Fri - 9 am to 1 pm; Thrift Shop: Wed & Sat - 9 am to noon); Dyno Records, 1 Middle Street, Newburyport; or online at: www.mktix.com/bc.


Quebe Sisters Band:

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 8:00 PM

Picture of Quebe Sisters bandWhen Grace, Sophia, and Hulda Quebe raise their fiddles and play, audiences marvel. When the girls sing their three-part harmony, audiences are blown away. The Quebe Sisters brand of music has taken the Americana music scene by storm. They perform a refreshing blend of swing, vintage country, bluegrass, jazz and swing standards and Texas style fiddling.

Awarded the Crescendo Award by the Western Music Association and winner of the Western Swing Album of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists, the Quebe Sisters are touring behind their latest album, Every Which-A-Way. Performance highlights have included appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, the Kennedy Center, NYC's Lincoln Center, the Smithsonian, Folklife Festival, the Ryman Auditorium, the Marty Stuart Show, the National Folk Festival and multiple European tours.

Grace, fiddle and vocal, Sophia, fiddle and vocal, and Hulda, fiddle and vocal, are accompanied by Penny Lea Clark, mandolin, fiddle, vocal, and Katy Lou Clark, guitar, piano, accordion, banjo, vocal.

Jimmy Buffet states: "The Quebe Sisters Band simply stopped me in my tracks when I heard them the first time. Their blend of swing, with a dash of contemporary color is unique in today's music world. They project a cannonball of stage presence and man can they play."

NRBQ:

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 8:00 PM

Picture of NRBQ bandThe legendary NRBQ—founder & driving force Terry Adams on keyboards & vocals, Scott Ligon on guitar & vocals, Casey McDonough on bass & vocals, and Conrad Choucroun on drums—released their latest studio album, the critically-acclaimed Brass Tacks, on June 17. "Brass Tacks is as accomplished and as spirited an album as the band has ever made,” says the Los Angeles Daily News." "Brass Tacks contains the fun, zest, humor and flat-out rock that has defined the band since their birth decades ago," says Rolling Stone in their online review, and, adds Magnet, "...hats off to the NRBQ dynasty".

The one and only Q hit the road this summer: ("...the band is as tight and passionate as it has ever been. It's still making music that is as impossibly infectious as ever," said the Cleveland Scene of a recent show). If you missed them, here's another chance to see NRBQ live. What to expect besides the unexpected?

"Ability to groove like no other band on the planet." —popmatters.
"NRBQ is still liable to play anything. Roaring rockabilly, transcendent pop-rock, roadhouse blues, avant jazz—you name it." —Minneapolis Tribune.
"Honest about inspiration wherever it is found, fearless, searching for possibilities, taking chances." —Daily Hampshire Gazette.
"Inventing music right before our ears." —Blurt

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Della Mae:

Friday, June 5th, 8PM

Picture of Della Mae band Since its formation in 2009, Della Mae, the Boston-bred, Nashville based outfit, has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act, building a large and enthusiastic fan base while racking up critical acclaim with its first two albums. The This World Oft Can Be album was Grammy nominated in 2013.Their new self-titled album will be released on May 12 and honors the musicians’ roots in bluegrass, folk and rock while staking out a distinctive, organic sound and style that are Della Mae’s own. The album reflects the musicians' compelling new compositions and the raw immediacy of their vocal and instrumental performances.

Della Mae returns to Newburyport for their second appearance at the Belleville Roots Music Concert Series. Members of the band are Celia Woodsmith—vocals, guitar, Kimber Ludiker-fiddle, vocals, Jenni Lyn Gardner—mandolin, vocals, Courtney Hartman—guitar, banjo vocals and Zoe Guigueno—bass, vocals.

Although Della Mae maintains a busy touring schedule, Della Mae serves as cultural ambassadors in the U.S. State Department's American Music Abroad program. In that capacity, they have undertaken a series of extended trips to Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, playing concerts for local audiences as well as collaborating with local musicians and participating in children's music education programs.

Videos:

Other Videos: "Jamie Dear", "Blessed Hands"

Support the Series!

Belleville Roots:

Belleville Congregational Church has longstanding roots in the Newburyport community as a gathering place and supporter of local service organizations. The Roots Music Series, founded in December of 2010, has three important missions: First, the series brings a variety of high quality Roots Music concerts to the Newburyport area for all to enjoy. The series celebrates music ranging from a cappella to zydeco and includes a diverse range of blues, bluegrass, Cajun, Celtic, country, folk, gospel, Irish, jazz and world music. The second mission of the Roots Music Series is to raise funds to restore and maintain the historic 1867 Belleville Meeting House and adjacent Fiske Chapel complex at 300 High Street in Newburyport. Our objective is that the Meeting House and adjacent complex will continue to serve as a gathering place for many generations to come. The third mission is building community through music.

Roots Concert History:

2014-2015 Series:
2013-2014 Series:
2012-2013 Series:
2011-2012 Series:
2010-2011 Series:


Posters of all 2014-15 Concert Series Events

The Belleville Roots Music Concert Committee:

  • Joe Carper
  • Jennifer Collins
  • Diane Crofts
  • Bob Crofts
  • Donna Wilson Irwin
  • Ken Irwin
  • Shawna Kelley
  • Maria Niswonger
  • Marcia Samuelson
  • Sheila Taintor
  • Conrad Willeman
  • Ross Varney

Last updated on: March 24th, 2015.


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