The October Woodsongs Coffeehouse Show is almost upon us and this is one
we have been waiting for. The guests this month are No Outlet and John
No Outlet is a trio comprised of some of the highest profile musicians
that have graced the Woodsongs stage. In fact, if not for their humility,
versatility, and the unself-conscious tendency to follow their respective
muses, they might be considered a supergroup of grassroots music. No
Outlet is led by one of the premiere dobro players in the country, Kevin
Maul. Not only did Kevin tour for over ten years with folk greats Robin
and Linda Williams, he also regularly appears in Rock and Roll Hall of
Famer Wanda Jackson’s band, the rockabilly band The Lustre Kings, and the
Burns Sisters Band. He has appeared frequently on the Garrison Keillor
Show (Prairie Home Companion) and has been on Austin City Limits, E-Town,
and Mountain Stage. The list of notables that Kevin has been on stage
with is far too long to list here but names like Chet Aktins, Peter Rowan,
Vince Gill, Tim O’Brien, and Mary Chapin-Carpenter give an idea of the
circles in which Kevin travels.
Bassist Tony Markellis brings another impressive resume to No Outlet.
Tony was in David Bromberg’s band at the very outset, being instrumental
in the music and design of Bromberg’s breakout effort, “Wanted Dead or
Alive”. He played with the Mamas and the Papas, Mike Bloomfield, and Paul
Siebel. Tony is also currently a member of Phish’s Trey Anastasio’s band.
Rounding out No Outlet is drummer Dale Haskell, no small feat holding
together this uniquely structured band.
And then, touring solo artist, John Latini. While he defies
categorization, Latini has won lots of awards in the Michigan area, often
for blues. His voice, his gravitas, and his subject matter are
reminiscent of the blues, but his chord structures, disarmingly
affectionate wit, and eclecticism transcend and transform that musical
format. He commands the stage and rules the room when he plays or speaks.
In his short Jamestown stay last season, Latini made a lot of friends and
made his mark in his own unmistakable way. The demand to have him back
was too great to resist.
This will truly be a night to remember in Jamestown‘s grassroots music
history. While it’s going to be a great playback on the radio, this is
not a show you’ll want to miss live.
It’s at the Labyrinth Press Company. 12 East Fourth St. Jamestown, NY.
The show starts at 6:45pm.