Over the years, we have had countless regional and national artists grace The General Store stage. Below is a sample selection. Keep Posted for details!
LIVE WITH GARY CHRISTOPHER AT CTWSR.COM
SAWYER FREDERICKS HAS COME ALONG WAY SINCE HIS CD
PARTY AT THE GENERAL STORE! WINNER OF NBC's THE VOICE,
IS A TALENTED 17 YEAR OLD SINGER/SONGWRITER WHO HAS CERTAINLY COME A LONG WAY FROM THE 88 ACRE UPSTATE NEW YORK FARM WHERE HE GREW UP. HOWEVER, HOME IS STILL A BIG PART OF HIS SOULFUL CONTEMPORARY FOLK SOUND. HE BEGAN HONING HIS CRAFT AT THE AGE OF 12, PERFORMING AT LOCAL FARMER'S MARKETS, OPEN MICS AND CHARITY EVENTS. WHEN ONLY 14, HE RELEASED AN INDEPENDENT, ACOUSTIC, ALL ORIGINAL LP TITLED “OUT MY WINDOW.”
ilyAIMY (i love you And I Miss You) is a percussive acoustic rock animal hailing from Baltimore, MD. Mixing genres from rock to folk to soul to bluegrass; flavours as varied as jazz and hip hop curl through what is undoubtedly one of the most exciting sounds in today’s folk(ish) music scene. Recently hailed as an audience-voted “Most-Wanted Artist” atFalcon Ridge Folk Festival, ilyAIMY combines award-winning songwriting, tight male/female harmonies, signature intricate slap-style guitar work, ukulele, djembe and an eclectically humorous stage show into an exquisite package.
FIVE IN THE CHAMBER
THE WALKING WOODS MANDOLIN QUARTETE
The Wool Hats String Band
The Wool Hats is a Connecticut based bluegrass/jamgrass band. Built upon a driving rhythm section, the trio of lead instruments weaves intricate melodic spaces while the vocal harmonies add to the warmth and richness of their sound. Their repertiore includes bluegrass classics and unique interpretations of classic rock material, as well as well-crafted originals. A fresh voice for our times, The Wool Hats are thrilling and charming audiences throughout Connecticut.
“The Wool Hats’ approach to Bluegrass draws on a post-modern sensibility integrating many influences into a unique expression. Classic rock, jamgrass, funk, folk and a healthy dose of musical humor come together to create what might best be termed “Dudegrass” music. You just have to check them out to see what I am talking about.”
Eric Skye has performed live on morning television for NBC and FOX, has been featured on National Public Radio, Public Radio International, and performed on many live radio broadcasts all over the United States. Skye has been featured in magazines such as Guitar Player, Fretboard Journal, Premier Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar World, Jazziz, Jazz Improv, 20th Century Guitar, Acoustic (UK), Akustik Gitarree (Germany), The Guitar Note, The Guitar Bench, and recently on the cover of Acoustic Guitar in China. Eric has played all over the United States, at such notable venues as Yoshi’s in San Francisco, Club Passim in Boston, The Freight And Salvage in Berkeley, the Rio Theater in Santa Cruz, the Alberta Rose Theater in Portland Oregon. Plus he is regular at the NAMM shows in both Los Angeles and Nashville. Skye has played at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival, and the Fretboard Journal Summit. In 2011 Eric was bestowed the rare honer of having the renown Santa Cruz Guitar Company release a signature model guitar, the 00-skye