31

March
Tuesday,  8pm



$No Cover



Lawnboys Comedy Open Mic

Every Tuesday at Puck LawnBoys Comedy hosts their comedy open mic.

Every comedian gets 5 minutes on stage to try out material both new and old.

Sign Ups start at 7:30pm and are kept in the order you sign up. Show starts at 8:30pm.

NEW in 2014! The first two Tuesdays of each month are auditions for comedians to open at our monthly headliner shows. All levels are welcome to try out and can win a 5-10 minute spot at the start of the headline show.



01

April
Wednesday,  7pm



$No Cover



Open Mic

Hosted by Dave Nonini

7:00pm sign-ups / 8:00pm start

musicians / poets / storytellers welcome

house drum kit available / bring cymbals and sticks

under 21 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian



03

April
Friday,  8pm



$20 advance / $25 day of show



Joe Louis Walker

Award-winning blues master, Blues Hall Of Fame member and Alligator recording artist Joe Louis Walker will release his new album, Hornet's Nest (AL 4959), on February 25, 2014. Walker is among the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is known worldwide as one of the genre's top musical trailblazers — a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. On his dynamic new CD, Walker's music is equal parts rock &' roll fire and blistering, passionate blues.

Hornet's Nest was recorded in Nashville and produced by songwriter/ drummer Tom Hambridge (producer of James Cotton' Grammy-nominated Cotton Mouth Man, Buddy Guy's Grammy-winning CDs Skin Deep and Living Proof, as well as albums for Susan Tedeschi, George Thorogood and Walker's previous CD, Hellfire). Hornet's Nest — featuring 12 songs, including nine new originals — blends Walker's boundless energy and his myriad influences into a contemporary blues tour-de-force. His always-inventive guitar playing is matched note-for-note by his fervent vocals. From menacing, hard rocking electric blues to cool Memphis funk to R&B rave-ups to Sunday morning gospel, Walker's blues-fierce and untamed, adventurous and fun — continue to define the genre.

The band — Hambridge on drums, Reese Wynans on B-3 organ and piano, Rob McNelley on guitar, and Tommy MacDonald on bass — pushed Walker to deliver his absolute best performances. "It comes through loud and clear," Walker says. "If I don't believe it, nobody is gonna believe it. And ain't nobody is gonna listen to it or buy it. Tom made everything exciting."





04

April
Saturday,  8pm



$10





Rootology with Mark Schultz and The Wayne Rangers

Philadelphia's all-star Americana and Roots Band. Featuring members of The Lewis Bros., The Dukes of Destiny,The High Rollers, and other hot Philly acts

Inspired by early blues, folk, country, jazz and R&B legends of the '20s through '90s, Rootology has something special.

A timeless blend of the great roots music of the past, updated with modern electric sensibilities, and eclectic songs selection.

You can travel in an evening from Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang, Flatt and Scruggs, Paul Butterfield, Little Walter, all the way to Lucinda Williams and Richard Thompson.

You won't find a more diverse and professional group on any of the major concert or festival stages around the U.S. and the World.





Mark Schultz

An accomplished bluegrass musician,
Mark Schultz infuses jazz, country, folk and
klezmer resulting in his own original style.

Mark Schultz began playing banjo and guitar in the early 60's during the folk era. He was drawn to the energy and authenticity of bluegrass and devoted himself to mastering the 5 string banjo. He still hopes to complete that mastery.

Since that time he has played with too many bands to count, and has branched out into many other genres. His current mix of music includes klezmer, swing, folk, country, as well as more traditional bluegrass.

07

April
Tuesday,  8pm



$No Cover



Lawnboys Comedy Open Mic

Every Tuesday at Puck LawnBoys Comedy hosts their comedy open mic.

Every comedian gets 5 minutes on stage to try out material both new and old.

Sign Ups start at 7:30pm and are kept in the order you sign up. Show starts at 8:30pm.

NEW in 2014! The first two Tuesdays of each month are auditions for comedians to open at our monthly headliner shows. All levels are welcome to try out and can win a 5-10 minute spot at the start of the headline show.



08

April
Wednesday,  7pm



$No Cover



Open Mic in The Marble Room tonight !

Hosted by Dave Nonini

7:00pm sign-ups / 8:00pm start

musicians / poets / storytellers welcome

house drum kit available / bring cymbals and sticks

under 21 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian



08

April
Wednesday,  8pm



$7 at the door



Native Maze in The Music Venue

Native Maze is making waves with a sound born in the chemistry of seven friends.

From the driving pulse of rock, to the consolation of reggae, to the eruptions of progressive dance, these guys revel in the musical unknown and manifest their melodic addiction through whichever genre feels right in the moment.

Highlights for the young band include headlining shows in Philly, Lancaster, Harrisburg and Williamsport, and opening for Jimkata, The Mantras, Consider the Source, and Dopapod.

Native Maze celebrated the end of 2014 with their latest studio release, From the Ground.

The journey that began with childhood friends has grown into a magnetic force of good times with great people.



10

April
Friday,  8pm



$5 at the door





Dick Tracy and Don Julio

If you don't know us...

you must not be from around here



11

April
Saturday,  8pm



$10





No Good Sister with Kicking Down Doors

No Good Sister is a female vocal trio out of Philadelphia, PA.

In the Fall of 2012, a mom, a teacher, and a waitress, decided to turn their mutual admiration for each other's music, writing and voices into a musical project that would both showcase them as individuals, but especially highlight their deep affinity for tight 3-part harmonies.

Meaghan Kyle, originally from Columbia, MD, got her musical roots from the great American songbook. At 16, she began a career as a professional theatre actress, but upon moving to Philadelphia nearly 8 years ago, she quickly found herself immersed in the thriving Philly music scene. While regularly singing back up vocals for singer-songwriters Shane Dodd and Christie Lenee, Meaghan joined up with the fine folks that make up the old-timey gypsy jazz folk group, A Fistful of Sugar. Enter Jess McDowell.

Originally from Newtown, PA, Jess McDowell cut her musical teeth at an early age by hopping from bluegrass festival to bluegrass festival, absorbing all the traditions of the Americana repertoire. She has performed as a backing vocalist for Brad Hinton, was half of the Philly folk duo Jessie James, and fronts her own vintage country band, The Wounded Healers. Jess joined A Fistful of Sugar a year into its course, where she first met Meaghan.

A musical bond was quickly formed, and they craved a project with a little more blues, a little more roots, and one that would have them up front. And with a third female voice. Enter Maren Sharrow.

Sharrow began her music career singing back-up vocals for several bands in her hometown of Detroit, MI, where she wrote the songs for her debut solo EP, Pretty Mess, released in 2006 to critical acclaim. Sharrow was featured on NPR's Open Mic, and The Detroit Metro Times praised the songstress for her "angel wings and fearie breath," calling her the "Patty Griffin of the D." In 2008, Sharrow moved to Philadelphia to pursue her love of music. Now a stay-at-home-mom of two boys under the age of three, Sharrow fits in writing sessions between naptimes and after the boys go to bed. Maren is also getting ready to head in to the studio with her side project, The Scarlett Rebellion, to record their debut album Hollow Hearts which will be released sometime late in 2014.

Since the formation of No Good Sister, just over a year ago, they have performed at World Cafe Live, both in Philadelphia and Wilmington, The Tin Angel, Fergie's Pub, The Fire, Underground Arts, Milkboy Philly, Ortliebs, Silk City to name a few, and appear regularly in the Four Seasons Lounge. In January of 2014, they were selected by World Cafe Live at The Queen as the Unsung Hearo standout performer of 2013, and won a slot in Hearo.fm's 2014 SXSW showcase. They are currently recording their original music and will be releasing their first EP by year's end."





Kicking Down Doors

The music of songwriting team Autumn Walden (vocals) and Ernie Tokay (guitar/vocals) with special guests.

Coming to you from Little Spiders Music Studio in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

12

April
Sunday,  6pm



$admission at door only



Doylestown School of Rock presents: Prog Rock

Prog Rock

6:00pm

We believe the best way to learn music is to play music.

We take students from the lesson room to the stage, developing both their confidence and musicianship with programs designed for all skill levels.

At School of Rock we teach guitar, bass, drums, voice, and piano and combine weekly private music lessons and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.





14

April
Tuesday,  8pm



$No Cover



Lawnboys Comedy Open Mic

Every Tuesday at Puck LawnBoys Comedy hosts their comedy open mic.

Every comedian gets 5 minutes on stage to try out material both new and old.

Sign Ups start at 7:30pm and are kept in the order you sign up. Show starts at 8:30pm.

NEW in 2014! The first two Tuesdays of each month are auditions for comedians to open at our monthly headliner shows. All levels are welcome to try out and can win a 5-10 minute spot at the start of the headline show.



15

April
Wednesday,  7pm



$No Cover



Open Mic Night

Hosted by Dave Nonini

7:00pm sign-ups / 8:00pm start

musicians / poets / storytellers welcome

house drum kit available / bring cymbals and sticks

under 21 must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian



16

April
Thursday,  8pm



$12 advance / $15 day of show







Writers in the Round with John Valerio, Jeff Lohan and Jake Bracey

John Valerio

Born an only child to John and Tina Valerio in Phoenixville, PA, John had a normal upbringing. Catholic elementary school turned to public high school, but not before John was exposed to the world of golf. John was a naturally talented golfer, thanks to his father.

Playing on the Phoenixville Phantom golf team and being very successful, John took the next logical step and headed to Coastal Carolina University, to pursue a professional golf career. Low and behold, walking in to a pawn shop would change him from the cart path to the music track. $150 invested in a guitar, and no money spent on lessons, John began teaching himself to play. Every free chance he had, John was in his dorm room learning his new craft. His poor roommate! Friends offered a few pointers, and cordial jam sessions turned in to the occasional open mic, which eventually snowballed to low paying gigs. John's passion evolved quickly from golf to music.

Tragedy struck in the fall of 2005, when John's father passed away at the age of 45, losing his battle with cancer. The constant, strong, and most influential person in John's life was no longer there. The father and son bond that they so strongly shared was gone, forever. Golf didn't have the same meaning to John anymore.

Life in the golf business slowly became second hand to John's music career. The personal gratification he received from performing was incomparable to anything else he has ever experienced. To pursue anything else never again crossed his mind.

In the summer of 2006 John graduated and headed home in hopes that his music career would flourish. Shortly after his return he was able to secure enough work as a musician to focus solely on following his passion for playing, performing, and recording his first EP, Here Right Now.





17

April
Friday,  8pm



$No Cover



De Tierra Caliente - CD Release Show !

After four years touring Argentina, Brazil and Colombia as bassist in several Latin bands, Bronson Tennis returned to Philadelphia to form his own band. De Tierra Caliente: a fusion of Brazilian, Caribbean and American rhythms with catchy melodies and unaffected lyrics. While traveling and learning the languages of Caribbean and Brazilian musicians, Bronson began to mix his American roots with Afro-Latino rhythms to inspire an undeniably fun North/South American dance party.

De Tierra Caliente bridges Philadelphia's boricua (Puerto Rican) and gringo communities, as Bronson is joined by Puerto Rican percussionist and Philly Salsa icon, Edwin "Papo Buda" Rosado, who for decades has performed with local groups such as the Latin Playboys and Saboricua and has appeared with the world-renowned Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. Papo and his red-headed gringo apprentice Tim Leslie are an unlikely duo of bearded percussionists, laying down powerful Latin grooves that make it impossible to stay in your seat.

De Tierra Caliente delivers the sabor, spice and alegría of warm-weather Latin American countries to audiences in the northeastern US, where formidable winters and nose-to-the-grindstone work ethic sometimes overshadow simple pleasures like sharing a meal with friends or going out dancing. At a De Tierra Caliente show, you can't help but warm up as intoxicating songs in Spanish, English and Portuguese sing out the bright colors and familial heat of a South American kitchen.





19

April
Sunday,  2pm



$admission at door



Doylestown School of Rock presents: Nirvana

Nirvana / 2:00pm





19

April
Sunday,  6pm



$admission at door only



Doylestown School of Rock Presents : Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath

6:00pm SHOWTIME





24

April
Friday,  8pm



$10 advance / $12 day of show





Andrea Carlson and The Love Police

Spring Swing Dance Party

Doors open at 7pm with FREE introductory swing dance lesson!

Love Police Dance Party starts at 8pm

Dress in style! and don't forget your dancing shoes!

What happens when a jazz singer and a classical guitarist get together to write songs?

The Philadelphia Inquirer calls it a "triple threat"... and names it -- Andrea Carlson. And when Andrea gathers musicians on a stage to share her musical inspiration, she calls it the Love Police!

This year the Love Police! have appeared in Memphis, Baltimore, New England, and all over the Delaware Valley. At Puck you will hear Andrea's joyous, elegant, and sensitive voice and guitar, accompanied by Mac Given clarinet, David Turanski double bass, and David Bopdrummer percussion.

Come savor the sounds of a world of musical influences brought together in the spirit of the great American songbook.

Bring your dancing shoes, or just order a glass of champagne, and get in the swing of Andrea Carlson and the Love Police! 





25

April
Saturday,  8pm



$No Cover



Elle Gyandoh and The John Doe Band

"Elle has a voice that hovers between the dramatic highs of Mariah Carey and the subtle shadings of Norah Jones.

It's rhythm-and-blues meets pop with a dash of sparkle. And that's what her voice has---Sparkle.", so scribed Frank Quattrone of Montgomery Town and Country Living Magazine.

This songbird wasn't even born when Ella Fitzgerald blessed our ears with her jazz ballads, but when the Ghanaian native heard her smooth vocals as well as those of Aretha, Billie Holiday, and other pioneers alike, she immediately knew she had found the cornerstone of her signature sound.

Like some of her modern day influences, Alicia Keys and Corrine Bailey Rae, Elle creates a blissful marriage of prose and melody that embraces your heart, and feeds your soul.





01

May
Friday,  8pm



$No Cover



Jason Ager and The C.O.P.O

Jason Ager is a blues-rock artist with hip-hop and R&B influences.

He has been playing original music since picking up the guitar, and has grown a loyal following in his hometown Philadelphia music scene. With stints in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Jason is a staple in clubs from New York to Virginia.

He leads a trio that moves audiences to the dance floor, and also performs upbeat acoustic music that tests the boundaries of the traditional singer-songwriter.

Born to Surf, the latest album from Jason Ager & The C.O.P.O., blends rock, blues, and hip-hop to give listeners a wild ride before delivering them safely to shore. 





08

May
Friday,  8pm



$20 advance / $25 day of show



Countdown to Ecstasy

A Tribute to the music of Steely Dan

Glenn Marrazzo - Band Leader, Bass Matt Sevier - Vocals Peg Talbott-Lane - Vocals Teresa Dansbury - Vocals Jeff Miller - Drums & Vocals Jon Mernyk - Guitar Tony Winkler - Guitar Dan Smedile - Keyboards Nancy Kribbs - Trombone Rich Robinson - Sax David Laich - Trumpet





09

May
Saturday,  7pm



$7





Thirty Six Thirty with Almshouse

Thirty-Six Thirty

an original alternative rock band, comes to you from Bucks County PA.

Originally formed as a studio project by a husband and wife team the band released its first album "Angry at the World" in 2010.

Although Thirty-Six Thirty's music is clearly influenced by groups like Metric, the Cure, Paramore, Linkin Park, Green Day, and Pink, the band sounds profoundly different.

Falling in the new wave, post modern, and indie bands categories, Thirty-Six Thirty incorporates driving bass lines as a foundation for emotional vocals and layered atmospheric guitar lines held together by solid percussion.

What really separates the band from many other groups is their approach to lyrics which pick up on both, contemporary social themes and personal life experiences, equally.





Almshouse

ALMSHOUSE is an original, female-fronted americana-blues-rock band, founded by guitarist Troy Schoenmeier & bassist Ken Belli, formerly of Bucks County favorites The SOBs.

ALMSHOUSE makes sounds reminiscent of the music made by Sheryl Crow, Joan Osborne w/Trigger Hippy, Cowboy Junkies, and Neil Young.

29

May
Friday,  8pm



$No Cover



Floyd and The Barbers

Presenting the area's premier tribute to Nirvana!

Performing the best of the band that kicked off the grunge scene in the 90s - along with some lesser-known songs - Floyd & The Barbers' setlist offers a comprehensive revue of their entire career from 'Bleach' to 'MTV Unplugged'.

Floyd & The Barbers is:
David Nonini - vocals, guitar
Gary Norcross - bass
Jeff Cadden - drums, percussion
Featuring John Harding on acoustic guitar and Kate Miterko on violin!

A $5 donation is suggested at the door, with all proceeds going to benefit the Livengrin Foundation, a drug and alcohol detox and counseling organization based in Bensalem. Let's try and make a difference in someone's life!

 



23

July
Thursday,  8pm



$12







"Blues Harp Showdown" Steve Guyger & Dennis Gruenling with Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones

Philadelphia is home to one of the finest blues harp players in the world, much to the surprise of people not "inside" the blues scene. Over the past forty-plus years, 2009 Handy Award nominee Steve Guyger has been dishing out some of the finest blues to be heard anywhere. Whether in a duo, trio, or with his band, The Excellos, Steve always rocks the house.

Steve has toured with the late Jimmy Rogers, among others, and has played with many of the great Chicago bluesmen and contemporary players, yet he remains one of the best kept secrets in blues. The late William Clarke called Steve "the best harp player I've ever seen." Mark Hummel called him "a monster player." If you have heard Steve play, you know what they're talking about. If you've never heard him, you're missing a major page in your blues portfolio.





Dennis Gruenling

After receiving his first harmonica as a gift from a family friend, he had heard his first blues record and his life was never the same! Dennis already was a life-long music fan (having grown up on country & western and big band/oldies), and already was acquiring a decent record collection (thanks to his obsession with music & his own radio show in high school!), but the harmonica took him in a whole new direction. Before long, Dennis was tracking down all the harmonica and blues records he could find, and tried to learn as much as he could.

Having been in New Orleans during 1992-3, Dennis came back home to the Garden State of NJ and quickly gained a reputation as a young rising star on the local blues scene working in a couple different local blues bands. In addition to studying the classic harmonica & Chicago Blues records (Little Walter, Big Walter, James Cotton, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, etc...), Dennis also "cut his teeth" on some classic blues/R&B/swing saxophone records from the likes of Illinois Jacquet, Willis Jackson, Red Prysock, and Gene Ammons. In 1998 he started to form his own local "all-star" band, using members pulled from other regional bands (including the great saxophonist Joel Frahm). Ever since his self-titled debut with that band (Dennis Gruenling & Jump Time!) hit the streets in 1999, Dennis has pulled in countless fans and numerous accolades from critics & musicians around the world for his swinging, highly original harmonica sound and style. Taking equal parts from the harmonica and swing/saxophone traditions and styles, Dennis has pushed the boundaries further for the sound of blues harmonica, while in the meantime pioneering a whole new sound and direction for the harmonica.

Doug Deming

Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, now hailing from Florida's Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Doug leaves his own mark whether swingin' on the big jazz box, or playing straight up blues on the solid body Fender guitar. While playing the local Detroit scene in the early 90′s, major players began to take notice, and Doug spent much of the following years backing many of the day's top touring blues artists, including Fabulous Thunderbirds frontman Kim Wilson, legendary Louisiana swamp bluesman Lazy Lester, Gary Primich, Chicago greats Johnny "Yard Dog" Jones, and A.C. Reed, as well as Detroit's own Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams.

With a decade of touring and recording to his credit, Doug has earned his position alongside today's heavies on the blues scene. Leading his band, The Jewel Tones, Doug continues to bring noteworthy traditional and original roots music to his audiences. Doug's latest recording, What's it Gonna Take, exhibits the outstanding guitar work and remarkable singing and songwriting that have become Doug's calling card.

Dennis Gruenling is without a doubt one of the baddest, swingingest, most innovative harp blowers on the planet. For the past fifteen years, Dennis has played with many top-notch traditional blues acts such as Snooky Pryor, Pinetop Perkins, A.C. Reed, Nappy Brown, and Homesick James, as well as his own original jump blues outfit "Jump Time". For years critics and musicians worldwide have been praising how he blends both the blues harmonica and swing saxophone traditions, as he pioneers a whole new sound and direction for the harp.

Also one of the world's foremost blues harmonica instructors, Dennis is also in demand as a harmonica teacher and lecturer worldwide, in addition to the blues history knowledge he airs on his weekly "Blues & the Beat" radio program (WFDU-FM). Equally adept at performing, composing, arranging, and teaching, what fans remember most is the fun, energy, and emotional intensity of each and every show he is a part of.