Tag Archives: CHIRP

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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Susan Werner – July 30, 2015

Susan Werner  -   Ridgefield  Playhouse  -  July 30, 2015 When it rains, the CHIRP series moves indoors, so that’s where this concert was.  Werner’s songwriting and performance penetrate with simultaneous pathos and humor, and she knows how to play to … Continue reading

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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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