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Vance Gilbert / Anne Marie Menta with Dick Neal

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Cafe 9, 250 State Street, New Haven

Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm “If Joni Mitchell and Richie Havens had a love child, with Rodney Dangerfield as the midwife, the results might have been something close to the great Vance Gilbert.” As the above quote from Richmond magazine suggests, Vance Gilbert defies stereotypes. It’s little wonder then that he also exceeds expectations. In this case, those two qualities go hand in hand. “I’m black, I sing, I play an acoustic guitar, and I don’t play the blues,” Gilbert insists. That may be a broad statement, but it rings with truth. What he does do is make memorable music, as evidenced by the 13 albums he’s released so far, as well as the mark he’s made on the folk and acoustic music scenes in general. Over the course of a prolific career that extends back to the early ’90s, he’s recorded with his good friend Ellis Paul and shared stages worldwide with Aretha Franklin, Shawn Colvin, Arlo Guthrie, the Milk Carton Kids, George Carlin (150+ shows), Anita Baker, the Subdudes, Paul Reiser and any number of others. https://vancegilbert.com/ https://vancegilbert.com/cds/f/CDs/intro/

Anne Marie Menta is a long-time favorite New Haven singer-songwriter who has been writing songs since she was a teenager and has released four albums, including her 2020 collection “Sky Tonight.” Menta’s tunes are moving song memoirs where autobiography meets storytelling, the personal meets the universal, childhood haunts adulthood, love meets loneliness, and friends and family embrace love.

“Sky Tonight”…. Anne Marie crafts these exquisite songs directly from the heart, with truthful lyrics and unforgettable melodies that reach out and wrap their loving arms around you. A must listen! “– Sloan Wainwright

Performing with Anne Marie will be CT’s legendary producer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Richard Neal.

www.annemariementa.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-Q3UsqwGao video link “Do I Know How”

https://dickneal.com/richard-neal-home

$20 advance

Shannon McMahon & Anne Marie Menta @ Oxford Baking Company

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Oxford Baking Company, 451 Oxford Rd, Oxford, CT

Singer Songwriters Shannon McMahon & Anne Marie Menta share sets of acoustic music at the Oxford Baking Company. Anne Marie opens the afternoon at noon and Sharon follows at 1. Collaboration is expected! Original songs and other favorites. Hot beverages, sweet treats and snacks at the cozy Oxford Baking Company. Enjoy brunch/lunch and music. No cover, but tips appreciated and encouraged!

Mar5

Anne Marie Menta at The Buttonwood Tree

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The Buttonwood Tree , 605 Main St., Middletown, CT 06457

Singer-Songwriter Anne Marie Menta performs with Richard Neal on mandolin and guitar and Cadence Carroll on harmony and percussion. The two-set show features original songs from Anne Marie's four CD cataog with emphasis on songs from her most recent release as well as unreleased new material. Tickets are $15, $12 for members. 860-347-4957. Masks required.

Mar22

MENTA SIBLING MUSIC REUNION!

WASHBOARD SLIM AND THE BLUELIGHTS / ANNE MARIE MENTA and Guest; ED MENTA, coming all the way from Kalamazoo, Michigan to be a part of the MENTA FAMILY MUSIC REUNION.

Washboard Slim and the Bluelights music draws on a variety of traditional musical forms, early jazz, blues, swing, jug band, string band, gospel, and rootsy rock’n’roll. They got groove.

Doors open 7:00 PM; showtime 7:30 PM

$15 in advance; $20 at the door

Dec31

Anne Marie Menta with Richard Neal at First Night Hartford 2020

Venue TBD, Hartford, CT

First Night is a celebration of the New Year through the arts. It is an alcohol free, family-friendly, public celebration that marks the passage from the old year to the new with art, ritual, and festivity.

The day is a multicultural, artistically unique, with countless professional musicians, artists, performance groups and exhibits that inspire thousands of people of all ages to attend each year. It’s also an affordable way for everyone to ring in the New Year. The day includes two spectacular fireworks shows at 6 p.m. and midnight in Bushnell Park that can be seen throughout the city by thousands of residents and visitors.

CD Release Party!

Best Video, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Join Anne Marie and the band to celebrate the release of her fourth CD, "Sky Tonight." Joined by musicians Richard Neal, Mark Mirando, and Bob Csugie, with special guest Cadence Carroll on harmony and percussion, the evening will feature songs from the new record as well as some "old" favorites. A splendid time is guaranteed for all! $15 tickets available at the door.

BEST VIDEO FILM & CULTURAL CENTER

SAT. SEPT. 17, 2022, 5:30 PM OUTSIDE

1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517

Anne Marie Menta performs with Richard Neal on guitar and mandolin  and Cadence Carroll on harmony vocals and percussion.

Beer, wine, soft drinks, tea, and coffee.

Suggested donation $10

SONGS + STORIES at NEXT DOOR

April 23, 2022 8 PM. 

Singers: Peter Riccio of The Sawtelles and Anne Marie Menta

Storytellers: Sharon McKay, Jules Larson and  Saul Fussiner

Hosted by Saul Fussiner

NEXT DOOR

175 Humphrey St., New Haven, CT   475-234-5969

Doors open at  8:00 PM; $10 cash or credit card

For more infomation  www.nextdoornewhaven.com

 

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Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Vance Gilbert / Anne Marie Menta with Dick Neal Cafe 9, New Haven Cafe 9, New Haven
 —  — Shannon McMahon & Anne Marie Menta @ Oxford Baking Company Oxford Baking Company, Oxford, CT Oxford Baking Company, Oxford, CT
 —  — Anne Marie Menta, Ponybird & Sara Dunn at 10selden 10selden , Woodbridge, CT 06525 10selden , Woodbridge, CT 06525
 —  — Anne Marie Menta with Richard Neal and Cadence Carroll at Best Video Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Hamden, CT 06517 Best Video Film and Cultural Center, Hamden, CT 06517
 —  — Anne Marie Menta at The Buttonwood Tree The Buttonwood Tree , Middletown, CT 06457 The Buttonwood Tree , Middletown, CT 06457
 —  — Anne Marie Menta Band at the CT Localpalooza Festival Three Saints Park, Bethany Three Saints Park, Bethany
Anne Marie Menta and Daphne Lee Martin Best Video Film & Cultural Center, Hamden, CT Best Video Film & Cultural Center, Hamden, CT
CT Localpalooza Music Festival Three Saints Park, Bethany, CT Three Saints Park, Bethany, CT
The Sunday Buzz Matinee from Cygnus Radio: Anne Marie Menta and Frank Viele Café Nine, New Haven Café Nine, New Haven
Anne Marie Menta in Concert Hall Memorial Library, Ellington, CT Hall Memorial Library, Ellington, CT
Washboard Slim & The Bluelights / Anne Marie Menta with special guest ED MENTA, flying in from Kalamazoo, MI! Café Nine, New Haven Café Nine, New Haven
Anne Marie Menta and Lauren Agnelli at the Buttonwood Tree The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT
Anne Marie Menta with Richard Neal at First Night Hartford 2020 Venue TBD, Hartford, CT Venue TBD, Hartford, CT
CD Release Party! Best Video, Hamden, CT Best Video, Hamden, CT