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Sunday, June 3, 2012
At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. She’s opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London) and shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and John Mayer. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland’s shot at the eventual title of Queen of the Blues is pretty clear. By some standards, she may already be there.
Shamekia and her band will bring Maplewoodstock 2012 to a close with a 7:45 pm Sunday night set.
» Read more about Shemikai at http://www.shemekiacopeland.com
The origins of Ollabelle are familiar to anyone who has heard the band. The group started as a Sunday night jam session at an East Village club updating gospel material with a semi-consistent group of regulars.
The group is composed of five singing multi-instrumentalists, who's individual talents and musical tastes fuse together to provide a unique musical experience influenced by various genred such as gospel, traditional/folk, blues, bluegrass, rock, soul, and even jazz.
Ollabelle will help bring Maplewoodstock to a crescendo with a 6:15 pm Sunday night set right before final act and co-headliner Shameikia Copeland.
» Read more about Ollabella at http://www.ollabelle.net
Chris Berry and Panjea
“Chris Berry picked up where Paul Simon left off,” says Michael Kang, violinist and mandolin-player for The String Cheese Incident. “Chris’ music glides across all racial and ethnic lines making everyone feel at home within the music. The conscious lyrics are a road map for humanity and Chris is one of the few people able to carry this message to a wide audience.”
Berry’s story “sounds like it was written by a Hollywood script writer” (Steve Leggett, All Music Guide). Maybe that is because it is hard to believe that a California White boy moved to Africa, became a spirit caller, and went on to sell over a million records in Southern Africa, where he still sells out stadiums. Now he is positioned to do the same in America.
Chris Berry and Panjea will bring day one of Maplewoodstock 2012 to a close with a 9:00 pm Saturday night set.
» Read more about Chris and his band at http://www.myspace.com/chrisberryandpanjea/
British born James Maddock was first recognized in the U.S as leader of the band Wood. Their debut album, Songs From Stamford Hill, produced a Top 5 Triple A hit ("Stay You") and remains a fan favorite 10 years later. In 2009 Maddock released the exquisite collection of songs, Sunrise On Avenue C, for which he won the 2010-11 NY Music Award for Best Americana Album. Maddock followed Sunrise in 2011 with Wake Up and Dream. NYC’s WFUV 2011 Listener's Poll named Wake Up and Dream (#13) as one of the top albums of 2011. The Mike Scott (Waterboys) co-written single "Beautiful Now" was named the #9 Song of the Year in the same poll. Maddock has become a mainstay on non-comm and satellite radio and continues to tour extensively in the U.S and Europe. His new single, "My Old Neighborhood" is available on iTunes.
James Maddock will help bring Maplewoodstock to a crescendo with a 7:15 pm Saturday night set right before co-headliner Chris Berry and Panjea.
» Read more about James Maddock at http://www.jamesmaddock.net
The band application process for 2012 is now CLOSED! We thank you for your interest.
As always, we will be trying to curate the best lineup of free music of and for the community.
There are 3-4 slots reserved for regional or national acts. The other 18-19 slots are for a calibrated mix of new sounds and old faves, with an emphasis on acts from our local/community.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
SCHEDULE: DAY 1
Saturday, July 9, 2011
- noon — Almost Canadians ( … acoustic folk rock and blues; soft with an edge)
- 12:42 — Pyroclast ( … the result of individuals with chemistry creating their own intense brand of charismatic rock with a decidedly funky aftertaste)
- 1:24 — Mark Murphy Band ( … Paul Simon meets Sting, meets Nick Drake)
- 2:06 — Shaky Ground ( … rock, funk, and soul covers …)
- 2:48 — Backspin ( … one of Maplewood’s favorites …)
- 3:30 — Rock the Houses of the Holy ( … Rock The House’s collective Led Zep tribute band)
- 4:12 — Vibe Merchants ( … If Stevie and Bruce had a four-headed step child …)
- 4:54 — Good Luck Mountain ( … Americana or Alt-Country band, but we think of it as Folk Rock; not unlike The Band but with more atmospheric treatments and guitar sounds …)
- 5:36 — AUGUST ROSE presents teau ( … R&B, Nu-soul, Jazz, and Hip-Hop rhythms)
- 6:18 — featured artist Seth Walker ( … the driving delivery and infectious down-home style of Walker’s voice and songs resonate with blues and roots music …)
- 7:15 — featured artist Alex Kariotis and The Rock Opera Orchestra (… Combines grand arias and the emotional subject matter of operatic masters with compositional wizardry, electric guitars and vocal pyrotechnics …)
- 8:30 — headliner Raul Malo ( … a lifetime’s journey, from the Cuban neighborhoods of Miami through years with The Mavericks to one of the most intriguing and talented artists in the Americana and World Music scenes …)
SCHEDULE: DAY 2
Sunday, July 10, 2011
- noon — New Dakota ( … fun, eclectic mix of modern and classic rock, blues, and country …)
- 12:42 — Three Citations ( … four-piece funky bluesy rock band …)
- 1:24 — Thursday Habit ( … modern progressive rock; Foo Fighters meets King Crimson …)
- 2:06 — Third Gear ( … a tasty stew of rock, blues and alt-country plus a few originals …)
- 2:48 — Mophat ( … funky, rockin’, dance friendly, reggae, jazzy, family …)
- 3:30 — Jimmy Lee Ramblers ( …classic country music from the 40′s through the 70′s …)
- 4:12 — Ray Adkins ( … blues- and reggae-influenced original singer songwrtiter … )
- 4:54 — featured artist Rich Pagano ( … Maplewoodstock adopted son; New York city drummer, singer, performer, producer, writer, and member of The Fab Faux ...)
- 5:54 — featured artist The Revelations (… no auto tune, no samples: nothing but pure, unadulterated soul sung by a red dirt artist ...)
- 7:24 — headliner The Smithereens ( … Jersey legends, with heavy guitars and an unabashed fetish for British Invasion pop …)
NOTE: Schedule subject to change. If weather interrupts the schedule we pick up the schedule as per the “clock.” In other words, if it pours rain from 4 pm to 5:45, we pick up the schedule with whatever band is scheduled to be playing at 5:45. We stepped it up to a professional covered stage in 2010, so light or moderate rain shouldn’t stop us.
Updates to the schedule will be announced in real-time on our Twitter channel — twitter.com/maplewoodstock
Pray for sun. ;-)
Friday, June 3, 2011
Look! Here's Gary Shippy and Tom Kerns at last week's Maplewood Duck Race selling our gear! Be the first on your block or the first in your class to sport the 2011 version of our merch.
Purchase via PayPal on the Maplewood Online site.
We’ve got t-shirts, hats, and lawn signs. As we’ve done in past years, we are offering Pledge Packages to help support Maplewoodstock.
- Package A ($25.00) – one shirt, one lawn sign
- Package B ($25.00) — one hat, one lawn sign
- Package C ($40.00) — one shirt, one hat, one lawn sign
See more photos of our merch on our maplewoodstock.com website.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Dressed in leather, brandishing heavy guitars, and an unabashed fetish for British Invasion pop, New Jersey’s own The Smithereens was an anomaly in the American college rock scene of the late ’80s.For the past quarter century, this iconic rock band has toured non-stop, recording and releasing Gold and Platinum albums that spawned countless Top 40 radio hits.
The Smithereens will close out Maplewoodstock 2011 on Sunday night, July 10.
» The Smithereens official website
Malo will close out Saturday’s schedule (July 9) for Maplewoodstock 2011.
» Raul Malo official website