Music on the Cortile (formerly Music from the Porch and Music in the Café) hosts musicians on Landmark Center’s beautiful Musser Cortile for four Wednesday lunch hour performances. The concerts are a great opportunity to hear talented local musicians and are free and open to the public. Guests are invited to bring their lunch to enjoy during the concert.
All concerts are 12-1 pm.
2022 Line up:
June 15: Purgatory Creek
Purgatory Creek plays Irish and Americana Roots music. The music of Dee Brust, David Perry, Adam Stemple, and Ann Viviano is four lead vocals, tandem guitars, fiddle, bass, and mandolin to take you to the river, the mine, the mystic, the mountain, the shady grove, and the devil’s backbone. Purgatory Creek is the latest from members of the peerless Tim Malloys, Cats Laughing, Boiled in Lead, The Tooles, Tramps and Hawkers, SisterTree, Lilting Banshees, Borderlands, and many more. Friends and comrades for decades.
June 29: Mother Banjo
Featuring Ellen Stanley on banjo and vocals, Mother Banjo is a New England-raised, Minneapolis-based songwriter. Called “an outstanding poet” (Inside Bluegrass), she was a Midwest Finalist for the prestigious Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and has been featured nationally on SiriusXM Radio and CMT.com. She has showcased at South By Southwest (SXSW) and the Folk Alliance International Conference and has been touring behind her latest album The Devil Hasn’t Won, sharing bills with such notables as Lucy Wainwright Roche, Grammy-winning bluegrass legend Jim Lauderdale and The Gear Daddies’ Martin Zellar. Eyes on the Sky is Mother Banjo’s most fully realized album to date, artfully mixing her signature blend of folk, bluegrass, and soulful Americana that has become a hallmark of her live shows.
July 13: Amanda Grace
Amanda performs as a solo artist, a member of a women’s contemporary folk band called Wildflower, and with her Amanda Grace band. Amanda does not claim a particular genre of music, and in doing so enjoys variety in her music and audiences. She has produced music drifting between folk and rock. With roots as a pianist, her writing is thematically varied with an emphasis on melody and ballads wrapped in warm vocals. She’s released 7 albums. In 2016 she received a “Front Of Line” pass from The Voice. She continues to fully enjoy songwriting, releasing & performing original music while raising a family in the beautiful Mississippi River valley.
July 27: Trio Bossa Nova
Trio Bossa Nova offers a playlist of famous bossa nova classics blended with original and contemporary Brazilian material. Natania Kamin is a charismatic vocalist, songwriter, and dancer who is passionate about sharing the music of her native Brazil with American audiences. Pavel Jany is a contemporary jazz guitarist whose diversity and eclecticism have no boundaries, and whose long musical journey encompasses many various styles. Jacqueline Ultan is a singularly creative cellist and composer. Also a dedicated teacher, Ultan is on the faculty of MacPhail’s Center for Music and holds a Masters’s Degree in Performance from Yale University. Natania Kamin and Pavel Jany are also members of local Brazilian jazz project Ticket To Brasil.