Rolling Hills Radio

Rolling Hills Radio, a creation of producer/host Ken Hardley, is an ongoing series featuring live musical performances from local, regional, national and internationally recognized artists exploring, celebrating, and performing grassroots American music. It is recorded in front of a live audience, combining the ambience of a radio show from the middle of the last century with the intimate appeal of a studio setting.

This series of live musical performances is recorded and broadcast over community radio station WRFA-LP 107.9 in Jamestown and available as a streaming podcast around the world at WRFA-LP.

To buy season or single-performance tickets for Rolling Hills Radio, you can visit the Chamber's office at 512 Falconer Street, Jamestown (JCC-MTI building), or call us at (716) 484-1101.  On show days we suggest that all tickets be purchased in person at the Chamber office or at the door at Shawbucks.


Dates for the 2017-18 Season are:


 

Oct 30, 2017      Featuring:  Austin “Walkin” Cane and Bess Greenberg

 Austin “Walkin” Cane calls Cleveland home. He offers original, classic Delta Blues featuring slide guitar and soulful vocals. In 2015, he was the Blues Music Award nominee for best new artist album by the Blues Foundation in Memphis.

Bess Greenberg, from Binghamton, NY, is recognized for rich, textured vocals and openhearted lyrics. She performs on upright bass and a hollow-body electric guitar.


 

 

Nov 27, 2017      Featuring:  Moonshine Rhythm Club and Steve Piper

 Moonshine Rhythm Club brings old-school swing and jazz to life with joyful arrangements and energetic playing that makes this vintage music sound like it was written this morning.


Steve Piper is a songwriter and performer who is roughly in the folk/country tradition, but whose diverse tastes and left-of-center view of life can slightly alter the reality of the open-hearted listener.

 

 


 

 

Dec 18, 2017     Featuring: Almond&Olive and David Michael Miller

Almond&Olive, comprised of singer-songwriters Natalie Alms and Ollie Davidson, creates inspiring songs that span the folk and Americana genres, while also incorporating Alms’ timeless vocals and the duo’s distinct songwriting. Blended together, Alms and Davidson's voices sound made for each other, soaring and guiding the music through all the ups and downs of these finely crafted songs.


"Miller is one of the finest soul-based singers in our region, and … he proves he’s also one of our most vibrant songwriters. Elements of gospel, R&B, electric blues and singer-songwriter leanings collide here to form a collection of elegant, stately and eminently grooving songs, delivered with consistent passion. This is incredibly spirited stuff, and it represents a new high-watermark for Buffalo-born recordings.” -  Jeff Miers, Buffalo News



Jan 15, 2018     Featuring:  Zig Zeitler and Kathryn Koch

A multi-instrumentalist, Zig Zeitler is a singer songwriter, teacher, mentor and seasoned performer.

Buffalo native Kathryn Koch is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist best known for her powerhouse vocals and distinctly heartfelt songs.



Jan 29, 2018      Featuring:  Joe Crookston and John Latini

Joe Crookston is a songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible.

John Latini is the purveyor of a slick, blues-soaked, economically hard-driving guitar style— but more than anything he’s an intense, incandescent performer, with an emotional, testosterone-charged voice that the Ann Arbor Observer called “alternately celebratory, remorseful, seductive and dangerous.”


Feb 26, 2018      Featuring:  Folk Legend Tom Paxton accompanied by The DonJuans


Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner, and folk icon Tom Paxton teams up with the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter duo, The DonJuans







Mar 26, 2018      Featuring:  Urban Pioneers and Geoff Goodhue & Nick VanDenberg

Traveling near and far, The Urban Pioneers are a trio of road warriors that spend their lives playing music to please anyone anywhere.

Nick Vandenberg is a multi instrumentalist/composer and video producer based in Chapel Hill, NC. Geoff Goodhue is a well-known journeyman musician who appears often on Mountain Stage and plays regularly with such notables as autoharp legend Bryan Bowers.


Apr 30, 2018      Featuring Todd Burge and Rachael Sage

Todd Burge, WV troubadour, played everything from alternative rock to bluegrass, but is mainly known for the sharp wit, soaring vocal & guitar prowess found in many of his songs while performing his hybrid brand of contemporary americana-folk.

Rachael Sage is a New York City songstress whose music playfully avoids simple categorization. Recently back from her European tour opening for Judy Collins, Sage brings her huge catalogue of songs with her.


May 21, 2018      Featuring Robin and Linda Williams

Folk musicians from Virginia known internationally for their harmony singing and songwriting talents. Regulars on Prairie Home Companion, over four decades Robin and Linda have become emblematic of Americana music from Appalachian region and much more.



 


All show times are 6:30pm at Shawbucks, 212 West 2nd Street, Jamestown, with a rolling happy hour beginning at 5:30pm, and join host Ken Hardley and the artists for a meet and greet after the show.

Individual tickets for the Feb 26 show are $25 and for the May 21 show are $20.  All other shows are $15.  There is a $2 surcharge on each ticket sold. For advance sale tickets call the Chamber at (716) 484-1101 or tickets are available at the door.

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Artists are subject to change without notice

 

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