COMING BACK STRONGER FOR 2021-22!
Friends,

We are finally seeing light at the end of this long tunnel of pandemic gloom with renewed energy and excitement towards getting our industry back on track! 

Please review SRO's Roster (now in our 41st season!) and consider these fine artists for 2021-22 and beyond.
We look forward to re-connecting with you and learning how we can collaborate for concerts, workshops, festivals and more.  

Jeff Laramie, President
AnneMarie Martins, Vice President

PS... Less than 260 days until Christmas, see SRO's Holiday 2021 Artists avails, too.

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INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS & FAMILY ATTRACTIONS:
The 2021 season marks the 100th birthday of Astor Piazzolla... the composer who revolutionized tango music. Astor's wife, Laura, established the Astor Piazzolla Foundation with the objective of promoting his legacy. The foundation created the Quinteto Astor Piazzolla in 1998 and, for over 21 years, it has toured the world receiving high acclaims by the international press, and is considered to be the only ensemble capable of representing the true and pure style of Astor Piazzolla.
  • NEW at SRO!!
  • November 2021 Touring
  • 5 onstage/6 on road
Winner – 2019 Best Asia/Pacific Album (Songlines Music Awards, UK); Winner – 2018 Best International Project (Asia Side of the Doc); Nominated – Best Concept Album & Best Music Website (17th Independent Music Awards, USA). This collective of indigenous musicians share a seafaring ancestry across the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Together, they create a 'songline' revolving around common cultural, historical and environmental issues such as sea level rise and global warming's effect on their delicate homelands. Residencies available and encouraged.
  • NEW at SRO!!
  • February to April 2022 Touring
  • 8 onstage/12 on road
With a career at the pinnacle of Irish traditional music for over three decades Altan has achieved legendary status in a genre that has been equally shaped by the band's influence and genius. Formed in County Donegal in 1987, they were first traditional Irish group to be signed to a major label (Virgin Records 1994), and went on to sell over a million records. Group founder Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, one of the best known faces, voices and fiddlers in traditional music, was named "Musician Of The Year" at 2017 Gradam Ceoil TG4, the premier annual traditional music awards scheme of Ireland.
  • Fall 2021 and Summer 2022
  • New album "The Gap of Dreams" (2018)
  • New book Altan: The Tunes
  • 4 onstage/6 on road
Danny Chang and his Golden Dragon Acrobats continue their rigorous, 30+ year US touring schedule of a centuries-old Chinese art form, presenting over 200 performances annually. In 2005, their Broadway debut and seven-week run at the New Victory Theater earned two prestigious New York Drama Desk Awards nominations (Angela Chang for Best Choreography and Danny Chang for Most Unique Theatrical Experience). The Golden Dragon Acrobats returned to the Broadway venue for the holiday 2014 season, making them the ONLY acrobatic troupe from China chosen to perform twice at this prestigious venue!
  • Winter/Spring 2022
  • 25 onstage/30 on road
** 2020 US Grammy Nominee AND 2020 Latin Grammy Nominee **
The roots of maestro Jose Hernàndez trace back five generations to the music's birthplace in Jalisco, Mexico. His acclaimed group, Sol De Mexico, navigates traditional mariachi, pop, jazz, swing and Broadway tunes, and is the only Mariachi in the world that performs in the classical music circuit. Their popular theme shows like "Merry Mariachi Christmas" (holiday music of Europe, US, and Latin America, along with selections from the song book of Mariachi classics) and "Un Dia de los Muertos" (Oct/Nov) can be performed as a concert or with orchestra. 
  • Open Avails
  • 13 onstage/15 on road
  • NEW for select major markets, "VIVA EL MARIACHI" featuring very special guest, and multi-million record selling Mexican vocalist, Ana Barbara, plus folkloric dancers.
Mariachi Reyna De Los Angeles is America's first all-female mariachi ensemble. They have shared the stage with musicians like Vicki Carr, Guadalupe Pineda, Aida Cuevas, and Lucha Villa, and performed for Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, and Barack and Michelle Obama.
  • Weekend Dates Only
  • 13 onstage/14 on road
Described by the Huffington Post as "an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music," Niyaz (which means "yearning"), has created a 21st century global trance tradition by blending medieval Sufi poetry and folk songs from their native Iran and surrounding countries with rich acoustic instrumentation and modern electronics. Their multimedia and multisensory "Fourth Light Project" combines live musical and sacred dance performances with advanced interactive projection / body-mapping technologies.
  • Open Avails
  • 6 onstage/8 on road
Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), SKERRYVORE create a unique fusion of folk, trad, rock and pop that represents all the different personalities and upbringing of the band members who each hail from different regions of Scotland. Skerryvore represent the best in contemporary Scottish folk-pop music, with a growing fanbase worldwide (3.3 Million streams to-date) and and with the promise of much more to come.
  • Select US Touring
  • New album "Live Across Scotland" (2020)
  • 7 onstage/9 on road
One of today’s leading Contemporary Mexican groups, the original compositions and arrangements of The Villalobos Brothers masterfully fuse the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. Their live shows celebrate a powerful message of love, brotherhood and social justice with brilliance, cadence and virtuosity.
  • Open Avails
  • New album "Somos" (2020)
  • 6 onstage/road
Celebrating 45 years of performing! The Karamazov clan have been on Broadway five times, Off-Broadway four times, and they've graced the stages of the finest commercial houses in the US and abroad; not to forget the silver screen, every conceivable National TV talk show, and even did a star turn on Seinfeld. Two hilarious headline shows, with an Orchestra POPS show too.
  • Open Avails
  • 4 onstage/5 on road
What started out in 1982 at a Western Massachusetts elderly housing project to joyfully pass the time instead of passing before your time has developed into the stereotype-defying, generation-crossing musical extravaganza better known as the Young@Heart Chorus. From The New York Times to TIME, The Ellen Show to The Daily Show and stars of the hit Fox Searchlight documentary, Young@Heart, this group of seniors, ranging in age from 73-92, has performed from Northampton to New Zealand, Europe to Japan, on over 30 international tours proving it's "possible to grow old without growing boring." Concerts for all ages including with local Youth Choirs are available.
  • NEW at SRO!
  • Open Avails
  • 30 onstage/road with live band
CLASSIC ROCK / TRIBUTE:
Finally... a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. Leader Matt Ryan's success in the famous "Legends" Las Vegas show has brought him to audiences worldwide, evolving his performance into this high-energy, headline musical experience! The pedigree of the band is outstanding, having hosted musicians like Queen/Paul Rogers, Meatloaf, Blue Oyster Cult, Hall and Oats, Joe Cocker, The Ojays, Aretha Franklin, David Cassidy, The Temptations, Slash, and so many more.
  • NEW at SRO!
  • Open Avails
  • 7 onstage/road
Who needs another Beatles show? You do! No look-a-likes nor fake accents here. Live with full band plus orchestra, ONES re-invents the genre into a theatrically narrated multimedia journey recreating lush and complete Beatles tracks. Present a new show for an audience that can't get enough. (*Can augment locally-sourced orchestra.)
  • NEW at SRO!
  • Open Avails
  • 13 (minimum) to 28 touring band with orchestra*
Incredible new concert/theater work brings the American legend's music and social history to life. Led by actor/pianist Kenny Brawner, plus an 11-piece orchestra and three vocalists, the pedigrees of the band-members robust with regular appearances on and Off- Broadway, film, TV, and collaborations alongside Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Count Basic Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder, Darius Rucker, Shaggy, Rihanna--the list goes on and on.
  • NEW at SRO!
  • Open Avails
  • 15 onstage/road
The #1 touring Zeppelin show by critics, fans, and venues. GTLO social networks reach 100K+, while their box office scores land consistently in Pollstar's top 100 serving the largest US concert clubs, PAC venues, and Casino showrooms. Get The Led Out includes six veteran musicians that strongly focuses on Led Zeppelin's early years, including the deeper cuts. Sept. 2021 marks their 7th consecutive headline gig at Red Rocks.
  • Open Avails
  • 7 onstage/12 on road
The music of the Byrds, Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Joni Mitchell, America, James Taylor, and so many more. This multimedia concert experience reconnects songs and stories from this neighborhood of like-minded American Folk Rock artists with the influence each had on music today.
Q1 2020 Tour Box Office:
Seven shows; 3,682 tickets sold; 78% capacity; $145,880 gross.
  • Open Avails
  • 7 onstage/road
Dance – Music – Sex – Romance. Since 2011, PURPLE VEINS have been spreading Prince’s musical legacy by re-creating the magical power and energy of a classic Prince show circa 1985: an all-out dance party with relentless funk, all the hits, tasty lesser-known classics, theatrical elements and dance choreography woven into it. They are the youngest, hottest, most dynamic, diverse, authentic, heartfelt and energetic Prince tribute in the world. The Revolution is now.
  • Open Avails
  • 8 to 12 onstage/road
AMERICANA & SINGER/SONGWRITERS:
Her songs became hits for artists like Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd, and Linda Ronstadt. 2019 delivered a major resurgence and interest in Karla's musical impact. She is featured in the acclaimed Linda Ronstadt documentary: The Sound of My Voice, highlighting her friendship with Linda and as the writer of several of her biggest songs. Supporting her 11th solo recording, Carry Me Home, Karla is dynamic as ever in her solo shows, or available to package with various accomplished musical partners.
  • Open Avails
  • New album "Carry Me Home (2019)
  • 2 onstage/road
  • Co-bill packages 3 onstage/road
Fresh off the release of his new recording Years in the Making, a major retrospective of his entire career, his autobiography "Liner Notes" and a new Netflix Special "Surviving Twin" (produced by Judd Apatow & directed by Christopher Guest), Grammy winner Loudon Wainwright remains significant with two dozen career recordings and numerous film and TV credits.
NEW for Touring, "ALL IN THE FAMILY" brings the Wainwright / Roche legacy together with Loudon, Suzzy, and their daughter, Lucy to the stage for a special evening revisiting their vibrant musical past, present, and future. 
  • Open Avails
  • New album "Years In The Making" (2018)
  • 1 onstage/road
  • ALL IN THE FAMILY: 3 onstage /road
As seen on Netflix! Loudon Wainwright's most recent project is part concert, part dramatic reading, part family slide-show -- a hybrid theatrical form consisting mainly of songs written by Loudon, along with readings of magazine columns written by his late father, and photographs that span four generations of the Wainwright family.
  • Open Avails
  • 1 onstage/ 2 on road
One of the most vital voices in American Roots music... lauded by John Pareles of the New York Times for "holding both the taut determination of mountain music and the bite of American Indian singing." Fellow of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Martha is a multi award-winning musician and charismatic songstress celebrated for her tasty gumbo of roots music embodying the folk and country sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her teenage years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn.
  • Open Avails
  • Trio through Septet ensembles
A musical theaterpiece based Martha Redbone's Appalachian mining family heritage and history, and beyond into the memories and tales of her Cherokee ancestors to reveal an untold American story fueled by a wide range of American music. Commissioned by Joe’s Pub/The Public Theater arts' initiative, New York Voices, and a recipient of the National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant from New England Foundation for the Arts.
  • Open Avails
  • 8 onstage/9 on road
Founded in Los Angeles in 1991, CGT—Paul Richards of Los Angeles, California, Bert Lams of Affligem, Belgium, and Hideyo Moriya of Tokyo, Japan—met at a 1987 Guitar Craft course with Robert Fripp. CGT tours the world playing their unique blend of instrumental acoustic guitar music ranging from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly-arranged interpretations of jazz, classical music, and even surf rock. 16th career release, Elegy (2020).
  • Open Avails
  • New album "Elegy" (2020)
  • 3 onstage/road
CGT and Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) fuse over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-6 string 'phenomensemble'.

"CGT+MG3 is brilliant show! The audience rose to their feet several times during the performance, followed by an extended ovation before the encore. TERRIFIC. We want them back!" - David Lavalley, Executive Director/Center For The Arts (Natick)
  • Open Avails
  • New album "In A Landscape" (2019)
  • 6 onstage/7 on road
Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the iconic "On A Winter's Night" compilation album, these concerts gather veteran singer-songwriters who remain among the brightest Folk/Americana stars over the past three decades... Patty Larkin, Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka, and Cliff Eberhardt.
  • Winter season touring
  • 4 onstage/5 on road
Visionary of sound and wonder...a real deal version of artistry made of equal parts guitar wizardry, vocals shot through with soul, and inventive lyrics that ripple across the terrain of the heart. Described as "riveting" (Chicago Tribune), "hypnotic" (Entertainment Weekly), Patty mines the intersections of poetry and song with her innovative 14th release, Bird In A Cage (Road Narrows Records).
  • Open Avails
  • New album "Bird In A Cage" (2020)
  • 1 onstage/road
"2020 Artist Of The Year" by the Folk Alliance International!! This folk/pop/roots powerhouse from Winnipeg delivers brilliant harmonies and original songs by Cara Luft (Wailin' Jennys) on banjo, and JD Edwards on guitar. Their new album, Assiniboine and The Red (2019 Compass/Red House) won 2019 JUNO Traditional Roots Album of the Year and earned THREE Canadian Folk Music Awards.
  • Open US Avails
  • New album "Assiniboine & The Red" (2019)
  • 2 onstage/road
Chalking up accolades for their feature film, The Independents (released to all digital platforms May 5), TSR is showing up strong on the Americana scene! With over 50 million streams on Spotify to date (220k/month average), these three songwriters blend original acoustic styles and contemporary harmonies into a lush concert experience. Ninth album, Music Fills The Spaces, released February 2020.
  • Open US Avails
  • New album "Music Fills The Spaces" (2020)
  • Trio, Quartet, or Quintet
Celebrate the acoustic and contemporary music traditions of winter with 35TH ANNIVERSARY concerts of multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice album series (originally released on Windham Hill Records). Label founder and Grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman, joins Grammy Award-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter, Barbara Higbie, supporting guitarist, Todd Boston and cellist Mia Pixley.
  • November to December 2021
  • 4 onstage/5 on road
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