StreetMusic on Paris Avenue in the heart of Old Town Port Royal
StreetMusic on Paris Avenue
is committed to providing quality national and international touring
musicians of all genres for FREE in the heart of Port Royal, SC. Note: The rain location for
StreetMusic is THE SHED....just down from the street venue, across of City Hall StreetMusic is a
gift to the community from the Town of Port Royal and produced by ARTworks. 4 concerts are held
from May - June and 4 concerts from August - September.
StreetMusic August thru October 2013 ~ Are You Ready! Free Concerts on Paris Avenue!
Ronstadt Generations from Tucson ~ History Through Music
6:00pm Saturday, August 17
Ronstadt Generations represents the multi-cultural roots America was founded upon. Dating back five generations in North America, Michael J. Ronstadt, younger brother of Linda Ronstadt, continues the family tradition with his two sons, Michael G. and Petie. Each comes with the highest credentials, having appeared around the world in performance and on recordings with such diverse artists as Linda Ronstadt, Los Lobos, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Muriel Anderson, and countless others. Ronstadt Generations brings to life a repertoire that reaches back to the end of the 19th century while continually looking ahead into the 21st, with a rich innovation of original material alongside traditional Southwestern and Mexican songs.
Dwayne Dopsie and the Zyedco Hell Raisers from New Orleans
6:00pm Saturday, August 31
Dwayne Dopsie hails from one of the most influential Zydeco families in the world— his pa was the beloved Rockin' Dopsie. Inspired by tradition, Dwayne's six piece band blazes a distinct path for 21st century Zydeco music, adding a bit of rhythm and blues, funk, rock and roll, reggae and pop to their performances. The band has performed in 70+ international festivals and appeared on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, MTV Brasil, Warner Network, UPN, Programa Jo in South America, the Food Network, 20/20, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America and the Fox Television Network News, as well as the New York Times, USA Today and Los Angeles Times. Dopsie has been dubbed “The Hottest Accordionist” in America for his ability to both work the crowd and pump out musical harmony in grandiose fashion.
Lavon and Louise
6:00pm Saturday, September 14
Lavon has been one of Hilton head's most popular and finist entertainers fro many years. Louise spencer is as exciting as any singer in the business today. Her fun-loving personality comes through in up-tempo jazz arrangements. "What a talent!!"
A Trio of Blues Masters ~ 6pm Saturday, September 28
Walter, Eleanor and Andy all apprenticed with known tradition bearers,
trading their time for the old guys' wisdom. All have taught that material
for over a generation. What they do together has all the power they can
muster from the old guys added to their own strengths as players and
singers. That's considerable. Walter hung with Etta Baker and accompanied
Son Thomas over a period of twenty five years, while Eleanor is famous for
her 'House Party' film featuring most of the major Piedmont style players at
that time. Andy was lead boy for a series of blind players for over thirty
years, until they all passed.
They are the tightest of loose ensembles, at times backing one another commandingly, and at others leaving well enough alone.If it sounds as if they've been playing together for years, it's because they have.
WALTER "WALE" LINIGER, a native of Switzerland, fell for the Blues when he heard his first Lightnin' Hopkins record. After he graduated from the University of Bern (Switzerland) he taught for eight years in the Swiss public school system before he moved to the United States in 1982.
ANDY COHEN grew up in a house with a piano and a lot of Dixieland Jazz records, amplified after a while by a cornet that his dad got him. At about fifteen, he got bitten by the Folk Music bug, and soon got to hear records by Big Bill Broonzy and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, both of which reminded him of the music he grew up to. At sixteen, he saw Rev. Gary Davis, and his course was set. He knew he had it in him to follow, study, perform and promote the music of the southeast quadrant, America?s great musical fountainhead. Although he's done other things- a certain amount of writing, and physical labor from dishwashing and railroading to archaeology, playing the old tunes is what he does best.
ELEANOR ELLIS, a native of Louisiana, has performed at clubs, festivals and concerts in the United States, Canada and Europe. She has also traveled and played with the late gospel street singer Flora Molton and bluesman Archie Edwards, and sometimes accompanied Delta Blues great Eugene Powell. She is a founding member of the DC Blues Society and the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, has written about the blues for several publications, and is producer and editor of the video documentary Blues Houseparty.
LCarroll Brown Celtic Band
6:00pm Saturday, October 5
Music from the Irish folk songbook, and the pubs and melodies of Celtic tradition as it influenced the music of Appalachia. Front man Carroll Brown is an extraordinary guitar player and performer, having performed at festivals, concerts and music pubs all across the US, Scotland, and Ireland. He has produced more than 100 albums and also hosts annual tours to Ireland. His broad background brings a rich and diverse musical mix to the stage.
The core band includes Marci Short, a fiddle player from North Carolina, mandolin player and singer Bob Sachs from Virginia, accompanied by a bass player and Carroll Brown's unique South Carolina take on the music of Éire.