Upcoming Shows

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The Homefront Music Series supports live music in our community.

The schedule at a glance (details below):

Tony Furtado – October 3, 2014

Ari Hest – November 8, 2014

Seth Glier – February 7, 2015

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Tony Furtado with Sideman Luke Price (current national fiddle champion)

      with Russell Howard

October 3, 2014, 8:00 pm at the Wynfield Forest Clubhouse

15722 Wynfield Creek Pkwy, Huntersville, NC

Wynfield Forest Clubhouse Location

Tony Furtado Tickets here!!!

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Tony Furtado Website

Pre-sold tickets are available ($15 pp).  We cannot guarantee tickets will be available at the door.

Tony won the 1987 National Banjo Competition which led to the launch of his professional career.  He won the contest again in 1991.  With respect to his preference for music genres, Tony admits “I think I was kind of doomed to be a multi-genre player from the start.”  (source:  Katie Klingsporn, March 8, 2007 Telluride Daily Planet.)  He has spent decades in the music business fusing bluegrass, country, rock, blues, jazz, and folk (both American and European) on his expanding instrument arsenal of banjo, guitar, slide guitar and voice. (source:  Tom Watson, January 18, 2007 Modern Guitars.)

Tony has lived primarily on the road for the last two decades.  He is gregarious, engaging and entertaining, on and off stage.  He’s been called a genius on banjo and slide guitar and his own creative interpretation-hybrid of Americana and indie rock is captivating.  Onstage, whether playing with a band or solo, he owns the room, mixing stories of his travels with musicianship that is off the charts.  In addition to his outstanding musicianship, Tony is also a talented sculptor whose work has homes on Etsy.com and Amazon.com.

Tony is excited to have his sideman Luke Price backing him at our event.  Mr. Price, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, is the current National fiddle champion.  This is going to be special!

Meet Tony Furtado Video

Russell Howard

The Homefront Musics Series is pleased to welcome Russell back to our series and his growing hometown fan base.  He’ll open for Tony as capably as he did for Howie Day on April 30.  “Howard seems to have no agenda other than writing good, tight, and trim tunes and transmitting the joy of performing them into the joy of listening.” — Vintage Guitar Magazine

Russell Howard ReverbNation

 

Ari Hest

November 8, 2014, 8:00 pm at the Wynfield Clubhouse

14301 Wynfield Creek Pkwy, Huntersville, NC

Wynfield Clubhouse Location

Ari Hest Tickets here!!!

Ari and LionAri Hest Website

Pre-sold tickets are available ($15 pp).  We cannot guarantee tickets will be available at the door.

What can we say, but Ari is back!

Ari Hest has been with the Homefront Music Series since its inception.  He played our first show in September, 2012.  For those of you who don’t know him, here’s a bio:

Ari Hest has many notable attributes.  Born in the Bronx in 1979, Ari taught himself to play his mother’s nylon string guitar by ear at a young age.  He starting touring across the country while in college and soon released his first work on his independent recording label, Project 4.  Ari is a prolific song writer who has released 11 full length albums and 4 EPs.   In 2008, he created the project “52″ for which he wrote, recorded and released a new song every week for 52 weeks.  As a performer, his work ethic is extraordinary.  Both hardworking and tireless, Ari tours relentlessly from his home base in Brooklyn throughout the US and Europe, playing hundreds of shows each year often opening for legendary names such as Judy Collins and Suzanne Vega.

A record producer described Ari’s mellifluous voice as the sound of “a bear eating honey.”  His considerable music talent is wrapped in the 6’5″ frame of a genuinely approachable, humble and nice guy.  Don’t pass up the chance to hear him perform and meet him at our small venue.

(Ari at The Homefront Music Series with Doug Yowell, March 10, 2013)

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