Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events and Food Truck Schedule (we currently do not sell 12 or 16 oz bottles)

Oct
27
Fri
Matt Orlando @ Still Hill Brewery
Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Matt Orlando, Guitar Player and Singer

Nov
4
Sat
Orb Mellon @ Still Hill Brewery
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Orb Mellon Black and White dec 2013Orb Mellon is the blues moniker of Mike Malone, founder and guitarist of the seminal 1990s indie rock band and Sony/Epic recording artists Dirt Merchants.

Orb MellonOrb Mellon’s blues mines the raw energy of 20th Century American roots music, particularly whiskey fueled house party delta blues. Influenced by the likes of Bukka White and Junior Kimbrough, Orb Mellon  performs pure, sonically aggressive original blues, free from any quaintness or historicism, prompting one early reviewer to identify Orb Mellon’s work simply as “blues in all its primeval glory.”  He has performed extensively around the eastern United States sharing the stage with such diverse acts as David Johansen (NY Dolls), Daddy Long Legs and Charlie Parr in addition to being a long time touring partner of Brownbird Rudy Relic.  In 2015, Orb Mellon BWthe Orb Mellon Trio was formed with harpmaster Dave “Kosher Kid” Robbins and drummer Mark Hennessy.

Orb Mellon has released 3 full length albums as well as 3 EPs and his work has been featured in regional, national and international press.  His music has been included in feature films and television.  His songs “Long Way Home”, “What I’m Gonna Do with You” (both from his album Love Above) and “Gonna Find It” (from his album Moan) were featured in seasons 3 and 4 of the FX network hit crime drama “Justified” and in the feature film “Kill For Me.” “Aberdeen” (from Love Above) was included in the 2012 season of the HBO drama “True Blood.” Most recently, his song “Born A Long Time Ago” (from his album Love & Violence) was included in two episodes of the 2015 season of the CBS / Spielberg produced Sci-Fi drama “Extant” staring Oscar winner Halle Berry.

 

Nov
11
Sat
Mixed Bag @ Still Hill Brewery
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

MIXED BAG is a guitar/bass duo playing a variety of classic rock, modern rock and country songs. The advantage to a guitar/bass duo is the ability ot dial it up for dancing or rowdier events OR to mellow down for background music.

Visit their Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

Nov
12
Sun
Lil Chris Cirullo @ Still Hill Brewery
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Lil Chris Cirullo performing with Chris LoPresti

Nov
18
Sat
Lauren Light @ Still Hill Brewery
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

“THERE IS A STRENGTH OF CHARACTER BEHIND AN EFFERVESCENT COUNTENANCE THAT SHOWS HER AUDIENCE THAT LAUREN IS ON THE WAY UP IN HER MUSICAL CAREER. ”

— FORSYTH WOMAN

In the music industry today, inspiring and making a true connection with your audience is a lost art. This is where Lauren Light’s story begins. Whether playing as a duo or with her full band, Lauren has the ability to connect and provide an unmatched energy and musicality like no other. Her sound is often compared to the likes of Adele, Katy Perry, Alanis Morissette, and Fiona Apple but Lauren’s style is defined by a unique quality all on its own. On stage she artfully crafts the perfect blend of rock, pop, storytelling, and powerfully soulful vocals. Her performances have a way of transcending the typical expectation of what a live music experience can be, consistently showcasing something new and different with each set played.

She became passionate about music very early on in life, playing piano as early as age six, and singing from the moment she could speak. While in college, getting a Master’s certificate in Music Business/Songwriting from Berklee; Light began her career as a professional musician developing her own sound and honing her business skills while working for an emerging booking agency. Lauren remains true to herself and her music where everyday life, her experiences, and others around her are consistent influences that fuel that musical fire that shows no signs of fading away. 

Learn more about Lauren at:  http://www.laurenlight.com

Nov
24
Fri
Ramblin’ Dan Stevens @ Still Hill Brewery
Nov 24 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Ramblin’ Dan Stevens plays finger style Blues, Slide, Early Jazz, popular songs and originals. Dan was a finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and has been inducted into the CT Blues Hall of Fame. Join us for some Blues and Brews.


At the young age of sixteen, Dan Stevens’ romantic streak was igniteted by his first guitar teacher in small town central Pennsylvania who told him stories about the lives of traveling blues musicians like Mississippi John Hurt and Fred McDowell. After being inspired by Woody Guthrie’s book, “Bound for Glory”, the magnetic lure of the road captured his imagination and with a driving passion he hitchhiked and hopped freight trains guitar in hand across the United States five times, eventually covering over 100,000 miles. 

Always seeking diverse experiences, he has worked as a teacher in Pennsylvania and Arizona, a rock-climbing instructor in New Mexico, broke his collarbone riding bulls in Colorado and sailed schooners for a living on the Eastern seaboard. He lived full time on his own wooden sloop in Mystic CT for a couple of years while performing solo up and down the East Coast. A high-light of this period was sailing throughout Central and South America as mate aboard David Crosby’s (Crosby, Nash, and Young) sailboat, the Mayan.

Ramblin’ Dan Stevens performs a mix of traditional finger style blues,
americana and originals and has entertained audiences  throughout the United States, Germany,
UK, Canada and US Virgin Islands.  His unique style of “bottleneck” slide playing popularized by early Mississippi Delta bluesmen includes use of a homemade, three stringed “Cigar Box Guitar” and one stringed “Diddly Bow”, both primitive blues instruments.  A finalist in the International Blues Challenge on Beale St. in Memphis TN and protege of the legendary folk and blues icon Dave Van Ronk, Dan has been lauded as a raconteur and for the authenticity of his approach.  Dave’s career has recently been highlighted by the release of the the Coen Brothers movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, set in the Greenwich Village scene in the sixties. Also, Dan plays regularly in the New York City Subway System in locations such as Times Square and Grand Central Terminal. 

Visit Ramblin’s Dan’s website here

 

 

Nov
25
Sat
Podunk Throwbacks @ Still Hill Brewery
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Podunk Throwbacks are a “throwback” to a time when songwriters did not “lure” listeners with familiar covers and slip their own works in between, but believed in their songs enough to allow them to stand on their own….& that’s exactly what they do. Their music combines lyrics of life experience with a diverse & energetic sampling of different musical styles, providing a little something for everyone to relate to. Together, the Podunk Throwbacks take front-man & songwriter, Todd Skilton’s musical perceptions of life and “throw them back” with a unique sound, no “gimmicks” or formulation & an energy that keeps the audience engaged.

The Podunk Throwbacks started as a duo in 2012, and have evolved into a 5-piece band over the years. They have taken their 3 hours of originals from coffeeshops and hardware stores to the Goshen Stampede, the Elm City Folk Festival &most recently, the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Acoustic stage. They have performed in venues all over CT, MA, NY & RI, & are currently working on their first cd.

Podunk Throwbacks website

What some folks are saying:

“The Podunk Throwbacks are an artistic force to reckoned with. Heartfelt • savvy • so artistic ; their music is perfect for any event. Their somber yet energetic sounds floated up MainStreet, Water St., Franklin Street and around the corner to E. Main Catch them at O’Connors and all points beyond. If they’re not overbooked by August, they’ll be back for arts walk again! We would be soooo lucky to welcome them back”

Torrington ARTSWALK, Torrington Artswalk Facebook page

 

“MCC on Main: Urban StoryTellers Review No artistic event would be complete, however, without a bit of music, and the Podunk Throwbacks were happy to oblige. A lively acoustic trio, the Podunk Throwbacks consist of Todd Skilton on guitar and vocals, Amy Jones on violin, and Chris Morales on various hand percussion instruments. They brought the evening together perfectly with an upbeat set of original songs, all composed by Skilton, and all with a fresh sound not often heard in the mass-produced, pre-packaged, over-electronic cookie cutter music spewed out by the modern music industry. Though they are, at times, reminiscent of many acoustic rock groups through the ages, the honesty and rarity of their sound made for a nice breath of fresh air and fit in flawlessly with the creativity and flow of the other performers of the evening.”

Max Anaximenes, MCC LiveWire

 

Dec
8
Fri
Orb Mellon @ Still Hill Brewery
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Orb Mellon Black and White dec 2013Orb Mellon is the blues moniker of Mike Malone, founder and guitarist of the seminal 1990s indie rock band and Sony/Epic recording artists Dirt Merchants.

Orb MellonOrb Mellon’s blues mines the raw energy of 20th Century American roots music, particularly whiskey fueled house party delta blues. Influenced by the likes of Bukka White and Junior Kimbrough, Orb Mellon  performs pure, sonically aggressive original blues, free from any quaintness or historicism, prompting one early reviewer to identify Orb Mellon’s work simply as “blues in all its primeval glory.”  He has performed extensively around the eastern United States sharing the stage with such diverse acts as David Johansen (NY Dolls), Daddy Long Legs and Charlie Parr in addition to being a long time touring partner of Brownbird Rudy Relic.  In 2015, Orb Mellon BWthe Orb Mellon Trio was formed with harpmaster Dave “Kosher Kid” Robbins and drummer Mark Hennessy.

Orb Mellon has released 3 full length albums as well as 3 EPs and his work has been featured in regional, national and international press.  His music has been included in feature films and television.  His songs “Long Way Home”, “What I’m Gonna Do with You” (both from his album Love Above) and “Gonna Find It” (from his album Moan) were featured in seasons 3 and 4 of the FX network hit crime drama “Justified” and in the feature film “Kill For Me.” “Aberdeen” (from Love Above) was included in the 2012 season of the HBO drama “True Blood.” Most recently, his song “Born A Long Time Ago” (from his album Love & Violence) was included in two episodes of the 2015 season of the CBS / Spielberg produced Sci-Fi drama “Extant” staring Oscar winner Halle Berry.