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Thursday nights are Open Stage Night from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. $5 admission. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Order of play determined by order of arrival. One song per rotation.
Many wonderful musicians have shared their music on the Fiddler's Dream stage over the years. Our open stage began in 1996! Our Open Mic Night is an Open Stage Night, as we are completely acoustic, so there aren't any mics...just a whole lot of good music, and an appreciative audience!
We’ve made a few changes in the New Year, hoping to improve the experience for our performers and our audience! Doors open at 6:00 pm, and we start playing at 6:30 pm. If you arrive by 6:30 pm, you will be in the first rotation. If you arrive after 6:30 pm, you will be added to the list under the red line, and play in the second round / rotation. We do a one-song rotation and a time limit of no more than 4 minutes per turn. Stick around, everybody plays!
Play your turn - there are no substitutions or giving your turn to another performer. Give the performer their turn: unless you are invited to play with the performer, please don’t play-along with your instrument. Join the audience and listen! And please don’t play music outside, except to tune your instrument or quietly warm up a bit. Since we are all acoustic, sound does carry inside!
Admission is $5. Thank you for having fun with us!
Friday September 21 ~ Martha Reich ~ Adam Smith ~
8:00 pm, New Mexico Award Winning Singer-Songwriter and Instrumentalist Martha Reich, has performed at some of the most respected venues throughout the USA and internationally. Opening for Kate MacLeod, playing Festivals to include The Sundance Film Festival, and sharing Stages with Melissa Crabtree, Consuelo Luz, Grant Maloy Smith, Robert Coxon, Tina Malia, James Twyman, Reverend Horten Heat and JJ Grey & Mofro.
"With a sound almost woven out of the earth, Reich sings from the brittle openings of the heart. To take in the art that comes from such a place opens up our lives in ways that are impossible to measure but so important to hold onto." - James Diaz, Anti-Heroin Chic Magazine.
Reich returns with her most personal songs yet on “BRAVE BIRD”. Each song is an intimate window into her journey from fear to courage—from self-doubt to self-acceptance. After personally laying the foundation for all the songs using six different instruments, (Banjo, Steel and Nylon String Guitars, Dulcimer, Piano and Ukulele) Martha carefully chose complimentary musicians to fill in the sound, including Grammy award winning producer, engineer and guitarist Larry Mitchell.
"Reich has a beautiful tone to her vocals, clear and crisp and the production is sympathetic, gentle and warm. It touches one's soul. She spins her poetic songs akin to a spider weaving its web. So subtle and poetic, the record is awash with vignettes as she speaks of how precious on “Fade Away“, the stillness on “So Brave” and with spare use of piano, “The River” effortlessly winds its way to the heart and soul of the listener. Her version of “Over the Rainbow” is as you would expect, as delicate as a flower in bloom. Reich’s guitar work, coupled with cello and JQ Whitcomb’s trumpet set it off in style. - Maurice Hope, Flyingshoes Review
With vocals reminiscent of icons like Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez and an originality impossible to duplicate, Marthaʼs songs possess an exquisite poetry, capturing the depth of personal and universal subjects, while tapping into something true and real for all that listen deeply with their minds as well as hearts. Inspired by the contradictions of everyday life; Anchored by the truth and beauty of natureʼs elements, Martha is an authentic troubadour. She delivers her songs with beauty, intelligence and honesty that gives new meaning to similar moments in our own lives.
“Martha Reich sings with the fierce vocal Grace of a James Taylor and the Soulful emotion of a Judy Collins. Perspective words, combined with penetrating sounds, emanate from Martha's acoustic guitar, sure to reverberate the Heartstrings of any awakened Soul.”
- Kimberley Ashley, Fashion & Textile Designer
After winning Global Music Awards in 2017 and 2016, The Southwest Independent Music Award in 2015 and 2014 New Mexico Music Award for Best Folk Song. Reich most recently won a 2018 Global Music Award and 2018 Clouzine international Music Award for her album "BRAVE BIRD",
Her music can be heard on the internet radio stations of "PANDORA" Radio and "Women of Substance Radio", as well as national and international radio stations.
Her deep roots in traditional folk and story telling shine through each and every one of her original works. Ira Gordon—Host of Santa Fe's KBAC radio—calls Martha "the closet thing to Joni Mitchell that Santa Fe has."
“I love your music” ... Sam Shepard, Playwright and Actor.
" Martha's music transcends tradition and language in a way that is moving, honest, and rare. Each song feels as though she's written it just for you--to tell you something important about life". ... Gregg Braden, NY Times best selling author
“Martha Reich has a great voice. She is flat out open and honest, and just a bit mesmerizing." ...J.W. McClure, Victory Music Review
From her three releases, "Peter Pan Says" and "I know a place" were placed in the Independent film " Piece by Peace ".
Her instrumental version "Ballad of Buddha Blue" is found on "Gregg Braden's MUSIC from THE DIVINE MATRIX".
Martha is also a Certified Music Practitioner, playing for Hospital patients, those in Hospice and people living with Alzheimer's and Cancer.
9:15 pm, Adam Smith strives to connect with music lovers and develop his craft. His live performances conjure up the golden age of music, when singer-songwriters were revered, for their poetry, vulnerability, and creativity, often using his music to inspire others to think onside the lines. Androgynous, visionary, free spirit, survivor, singer, songwriter, he is uniquely Adam Smith. Adam is currently in the studio, working on the first EP in a series titled Found Feathers. He is also working on a full-length CD titled None of this May Apply, expected to release in early 2019.
Admission tonight is $8. Remember that we are cash only right now! Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Saturday September 22 ~ P.P.L. Project ~ Sandy Hathaway ~
8:00 pm, P.P.L. Project is a fun and energetic band that brings a unique combination of styles not performed by any other musical acts in the State of Arizona.
By merging a traditional Irish folk band with the swampy New Orleans sound of cajun and Zydeco, P.P.L. Project adds some contemporary Americana songs and becomes a dynamic and highly entertaining ensemble. If you want a taste of Dublin or N’awlins or the best of both, they can give it to you!
9:15 pm, Sandy Hathaway, a talented writer, guitarist, and teacher shares some new songs with us!
Admission tonight is $8. Doors open at 7:15 pm.
Mark you calendar for these upcoming special events. Check our Facebook page for details.
Thursday October 4 ~ Beppe Gambetta Concert Night and Guitar Clinic ~
Friday October 26 ~ The Sonoran Dogs Concert Evening ~
Saturday October 27 ~ Gee Bug ~ TBA ~
Friday November 30 ~ Eric Ramsey ~ Robby Roberson ~
Saturday December 1 ~ Wayward Maggie and Jamie Anderson ~
Friday December 14 ~ Mike Perez Jr ~
*** 2019 ***
Saturday January 5 ~ Rupert Wates ~
Saturday January 26 ~ Tom Chapin Concert Evening! ~
Saturday February 9 ~ Hank Cramer and Sue Harris ~
Friday March 1 ~ The New Folksters ~
Saturday March 9 ~ Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter ~
Fiddler's Dream is located one block north of Glendale Avenue on 17th Street, on the Southeast corner of 17th Street and Cactus Wren. Use the newly opened Sprouts grocery at 16th Street and Glendale as a landmark - we are one block further East on Glendale, and when you reach 17th Street turn North and go one block to Cactus Wren. 1702 East Glendale, Phoenix, AZ, 85020 is the street address to plug into your map app.