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Stephen Kellogg & Will Hoge - Gentlemen of the Road Tour
Oct 3, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

Two great Americana singer-songwriters team up for an evening of acoustic performances, stories and songs.

$25 Advance
$30 Day of Show
Ticket sales ended Oct 3, 2019 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
Stephen Kellogg | 8:00 PM
Over the last decade, New England native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like platinum selling rock band O.A.R and American Idol winner Nick Fradiani. Ste-phen’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Record." He's also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released ten studio albums of his own yielding hundreds of thousands of ticket and record sales.
A father of four and married to his high school sweetheart, filmmaker Peter Harding was so moved by the everyman nature of Kellogg's story that he made a documentary called "Last Man Standing" which went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. In recent years, Kellogg has added authorship and speaking to his resume as well. He delivered a TEDx Talk on job satisfaction, the key note speech for the prestigious photography summit WRKSHP, and was invited to speak to the students at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO on the topics of social justice and 'finding your voice.’ He has appeared as a contributing author in several publications and in 2019, Wetware Media will be pub-lishing his first full length book entitled “Objects in the Mirror: A Storyteller’s Take On What Matters Most.”
Kellogg’s newest studio album, “Objects in the Mirror”, was recorded over the course of a single week in Nashville, TN. Produced by Will Hoge and featuring twelve songs that explore American life in 2018, the decision was made to track the band live, keeping the results in tact with minimal overdubs. “I wanted to make an album that sounded and felt like the ones I grew up loving; Bob Seger and Cat Stevens, Tom Petty and Rod Stewart. Emotional records where the songs relate to each other and the lyrics are front and cen-ter. That’s my true north.” Kellogg’s emotion has never been in question with one music blogger succinctly describing his music as ‘a beautiful display of—well, his heart.” And as for the lyrics, Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz can lately be heard singing their praises on his ‘Underwater Sunshine’ podcasts.
While Stephen Kellogg may have remained underneath the radar for some in the main-stream, he has succeeded in building a meaningful career alongside many of the best in the business. He’s sung duets with Sara Bareilles, Josh Ritter, Rosanne Cash, and Pat Monahan of Train and participated in the 2018 “Garden Of Dreams’ concert at the Bea-con Theater. His music has found its way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. Whether performing solo or with a band, Kellogg’s soul and energy fuel one of the most dynamic shows anywhere. “With beautifully written songs and an engaging personality”, The Michigan Daily reports, “Kellogg appears as if he was born on stage, taking the spotlight and using it to his advantage, but never let-ting go of his connection with the audience.” A master storyteller in his prime, he will spend much of 2019 where he’s always been at home…the road. more >>>
Will Hoge | 8:00 PM
On October 5, Nashville singer/songwriter Will Hoge returns with a new album, My American Dream. The release features eight songs of rabble-rousing political commentary that turns a critical eye on the crisis of conscience and culture threatening to tear apart his country. The album is Hoge's impassioned portrait of what he holds dear — and what we all might risk losing.
The first song that Hoge completed was “Thoughts & Prayers,” inspired directly by the mass of school shootings and the inept response of politicians. The song is an acoustic ballad in which Hoge asks, "Why don't you do your job up there? Keep your thoughts and prayers." It's a raw, fiery song with just Hoge and his guitar, belting out his frustrations in the recording booth. In addition, Hoge is a member of the Music Council of Everytown For Gun Safety, which aims to bring more Americans and music fans into the gun safety movement.

For the “Thoughts & Prayers” video, Hoge has boldly highlighted politicians tweets into a masterful piece of art.

Recorded in Nashville at Sound Emporium, Hoge incorporated his touring band into his permanent lineup: Thom Donavan (lead guitar), Chris Griffiths (bass) and Allen Jones (drums). Hoge took the production reins, while celebrated Nashville producer Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Ray Davies) was enlisted for mixing duties.

On My American Dream, Hoge puts himself in someone else's shoes, be it the homeless heartland worker who watched his job prospects head overseas on "My American Dream" or the Mexican immigrant crossing the border to provide for his family on "Illegal Line." At their core, both songs are about empathy. "At the end of the day, that's really what folks are after, is just to be treated with some respect," he says. He knows how fragile life can be, having been left in critical condition by a scooter accident 10 years ago. "I was on the brink of things being a disaster. I started to see how quickly, even someone who's working hard, can end up in a situation and not see a way out."

Hoge’s acclaimed 2001 debut Carousel established himself as a masterful songwriter, performer and critical favorite. Rolling Stone compared him to Bob Seger and John Mellencamp, while NPR praised his “sharp, smart, passionate rock ‘n’ roll that seems to exist out of time.” My American Dream is the follow-up to Hoge’s 2017 album Anchors. more >>>