Tag Archives: Ballard Park

Pedrito Martinez – September 1, 2015

Pedrito Martinez  -  CHIRP, Ballard Park  -  September 1, 2015 Martinez leads this bare-bones Afro-Cuban group.  The modestly scaled roster doesn’t prevent them from putting out a really full sound, including the occasional four part vocal harmony.  A lot of … Continue reading

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Jimmy LaFave – August 4, 2015

Jimmy LaFave  -  Ballard Park  -  August 4, 2015 LaFave got into the late 1960′s Texas alt-folk-hippie groove and has remained there since.  He covered at least four Dylan tunes.

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Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs – August 26, 2014

Max Baca & Los Texmaniacs  -  Ballard Park  -  August 26, 2014 Baca is a Grammy Award winner, and he interspersed explanatory patter into his set to get the Ridgefield vanilla crowd properly oriented.  His music is Tex-Mex, tejano, norteno, … Continue reading

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Ruthie Foster – August 19, 2014

Ruthie Foster  -  Ballard Park  -  August 19, 2014 Foster works at the intersection of blues and gospel.  She got there from her strong gospel background – I don’t suppose that too many of the blues/gospel artists will arrive there … Continue reading

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Hot Club of Cowtown – July 5, 2011

Hot Club of Cowtown  -  Ballard Park (Ridgefield, CT)  -  July 5, 2011 This group exists where Bob Wills western swing intersects with Django musette (his stuff was mostly drum-less, no?) somewhere in Greenwich Village (according to the recited lore).  … Continue reading

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Holmes Brothers – August 26, 2010

Holmes Brothers     –     Ballard Park, Ridgefield CT      –     August 26, 2010 Ridgefield’s CHIRP series continues to present quality acts in the pleasant setting of Ballard Park.  The Holmes Brothers is a self-contained gospel-informed roots trio that can play … Continue reading

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