Carmel concert venue The Warehouse, at 254 First Ave. SW, Carmel, has announced its new season lineup. For tickets, visit liveforthemusic.com.
May 20 – Jerry Douglas, bluegrass/folk – Described by the New York Times as the Dobro guitar’s “matchless contemporary master,” 13-time Grammy winner Jerry Douglas is to the resonator guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric guitar – elevating, transforming and reinventing the instrument in countless ways.
June 3 – Edwin McCain, singer-songwriter, pop – Called the “great American romantic,” Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his massive pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour. Enduring love songs (and wedding must-haves) like “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask For More,” his authentic spirit and surprisingly affable sense of humor keep fans coming back time and time again for nights that feel more like parties with old friends than rock concerts.
June 4 – Ben Sollee, singer-songwriter – Sollee’s unique and creative use of the-instrument-formerly-just-known-as-a-cello is awe-inspiring, mind-bending and downright fun to see, as well as hear. He’ll be launching a new project, “Steeples Pt. 2” at this CD release party.
June 9 – Michelle Malone, American rock and alt-country – Alternating between soulful ballads and rowdy, riffy blasters, Michelle Malone has been making hard-edged albums that combine blues, folk, rock, and country music for more than 25 years.
June 10 – Paul Thorn, sing-songwriter – Paul Thorn is not only a talented musician but a Southern storyteller with a wealth of tales about his Pentecostal childhood, his career as a professional boxer and his long, slow rise from perpetual obscurity to a Billboard-charting purveyor of roots-rock.
June 11 – Will Hoge, singer-songwriter – With a message as relatable and honest as his storytelling, prolific songwriter and performer Will Hoge shares his latest journeys through the songs from his latest album, “Small Town Dreams.”
June 13 – Edwin McCain, pop – Called the “great American romantic,” Edwin McCain has built an enviable career over the past 20 years by balancing his pop success with the year-round touring schedule of a tireless troubadour.
June 18 – Rhett Miller, rock and alt-country – Best known as lead singer for the hard rockin’ alt-country band Old 97s, Rhett Miller runs his show like a whiskey-operated jukebox, giving as much of himself as he can.
June 30 – Charlie Musselwhite, blues – After 50 years of nonstop touring, performing, recording and winning awards, Blues Music Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite is living proof that great music only gets better with age.
July 8 – John Hammond, blues – One of the most esteemed acoustic blues performers in the world, John Hammond is a walking hurricane, infamous for ripping the roof off buildings during his explosive performances.
July 16 – Fairfield Four, a cappella and gospel – Known best for their performance on “O Brother Where Art Thou,” the Fairfield Four are alive and well and still singing in the traditional African American a cappella gospel style they have been known for since the group’s inception almost 100 years ago.
July 21-22 – David Benoit, jazz – For three decades, Grammy-nominated pianist/composer/arranger David Benoit has reigned supreme as one the founding fathers of contemporary jazz and regarded as one of the most innovative jazz artists of the 20th century.
July 29 – Cyril Neville’s Royal Southern Brotherhood, blues – Cyril Neville has long been considered New Orleans royalty for his stints in the Grammy Award-winning Neville Brothers, Galactic and The Meters, and his latest project, the five-year-old Royal Southern Brotherhood, described as “rock and southern blues sound but with a bit more New Orleans ‘stank’ on it.”
Aug. 11-13 – John O’Hurley, Cabaret standards – The wry and witty J. Peterman on “Seinfeld” and a winning dancer on “Dancing with the Stars,” John O’Hurley shows he can sing, too, in his one-man, cabaret-style show, “A Man with Standards.”
Aug. 18 – The Black Lillies, roots rock – Famous for their raucous live shows, the genre-smashing roots band has earned festival slots from Bonnaroo to Stagecoach, as well as the honor of playing The Grand Ole Opry more than any other independent band in history.
Aug. 20 – Lou Gramm, rock – The former lead singer for Foreigner, Lou Gramm lends his powerfully distinctive vocals the legendary songs like “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You” and 1984’s chart-topping ballad, “I Want to Know what Love Is,” plus some of his own solo number as part of Carmel’s annual District BrewFest.
Aug. 26 – Andy McKee, acoustic guitar –Wildly popular for his YouTube videos, he’s one of the world’s premier players, entertaining both the eye and the ear, magically transforming the steel string guitar into a full orchestra.
Sept. 10 – John Ford Coley and Terry Sylvester, pop – Half of the popular duo England Dan and John Ford Coley and the former lead singer for the Hollies join forces for a nostalgic night that will take listeners back to those good times when they made their songs famous.
Sept. 18 — John McCutcheon, folk – One of America’s most respected and loved folksingers, John McCutcheon, is also a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer.
Sept. 24 – Plainsong (Iain Matthews & Andy Roberts): Reinventing Richard: The Songs of Richard Farina, singer-songwriter — The folk rock/country rock English make a rare trip to the U.S. to pay tribute to late singer-songwriter Richard Fariña, considered by many to be a major folk music talent rivaling Bob Dylan.
Oct. 1 – Martin Barre, rock – Martin Barre, the former lead guitarist for Jethro Tull and his band play all the Tull hits, including his unforgettable guitar solo on “Aqualung.”
Oct. 14 — Don McLean, singer-songwriter – One of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters, Don McLean is forever associated with the hit single, “American Pie,” and also has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide for such hits as “Vincent (Starry Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air,” “And I Love You So” and “Crying.”
Oct. 15 – Jim Messina, country rock – Jim Messina leads a trip through country-rock history as he performs songs from his decades-long music career with the Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Loggins and Messina.
Nov. 3-4 – Judy Collins, Cabaret style, folk – Since the 1960s, Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs and a firm commitment to social activism. She’ll draw from her 50-album body of work in a cabaret setting.
Nov. 11 – Madeleine Peyroux, jazz – Madeleine Peyroux has risen to big-venue status but the club is her real home, where the warmth of her surroundings allows her to sound like the jazzy, bluesy interpreter of a poetic lyric she is.
Dec. 7 – Diane Schuur, jazz – Grammy Award-winning vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur inspires rave reviews across the globe as the new first lady of jazz.