CMC Membership Drive with Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy, Jenny Johnson Band, and Ethan Stephenson Band

Hangar 9, 511 S. Illinois Ave., Carbondale, IL

The Carbondale Music Coalition is proud to present Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy, Jenny Johnson Band, and Ethan Stephenson Band at Hangar 9 for our annual membership drive! Come sign up for a one year membership and find out what we've got planned for the second year of the Live on Main concert series and our sixth annual Carbondale Rocks Revival.

If you'd like to see moe great shows like this and Live On Main with Aaron Kamm & the One Drops/Nikki Hill, here's your chance to help! Sign up for a one year membership starting at $25 and help us bring more amazing live music to Carbondale. Details on new membership levels and rewards coming soon

8-9:00 - Ethan Stephenson Band

10-11:30 - Jenny Johnson Band

12-1:30 - Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy

Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy: Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy is a high energy, acoustic brass-n-grass 5-piece from Wichita, KS. The band, whose sound has been described as “…a stagecoach in overdrive”, has brought their eclectic blend of punk, bluegrass, and dixieland to packed bars, basements, and festivals across the US since their inception in the spring of 2007.

With a lineup of great musicians, the band’s live show is never the same twice. Brothers Jarrod and Zachary Starling provide acoustic guitar and drums/washboard, along with Dallin Bulkley (Larry & His Flask) on standup bass to round out the rhythm section. Garrett Briggeman (The Dewayn Brothers, The Deedles) adds 5-string and tenor banjo to the mix, while Reverend Aaron Morris (The Band That Saved The World, Fuzz Nasty, SUNU, Bastard Squad, Blackout Drunks) adds a taste of New Orleans on the trumpet. Tyler Grubb holds down double solo duties, playing both mandolin and trombone. This blend of influences and musicality ensure a unique and interesting show each night.

CNS plays 250+ dates a year in 40 states, toured Europe in 2015, and has built a following with their energetic live show and ability to fit on the bill with acts ranging from bluegrass to rockabilly; punk to ska. Breakneck mandolin solos melt into blaring trombone and trumpet lines, while the standup bass and feed bucket trap set churn out driving rhythms that carry the force of a Kansas freight train.

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Jenny Johnson Band: Jenny Johnson is an Americana, soul-singing, guitar-picking, singer-songwriter of her own tunes from the backwoods of Southern Illinois. Her songs and style produce a powerful and engaging performance that can stir your soul, move your feet or lighten your heart with every tune. She performs with the musical group the Jenny Johnson Band featuring Janis Esch on guitar and vocals, Toby Merriman on fiddle and vocals, Alex Pape on accordion, and Nate Graham on upright bass and vocals. Their dynamic, upbeat sound thrills audiences and together they just released their new album "These Are My Neighbors" on April 30th, 2016.

Jenny has created a style all her own through an amalgam of bluegrass, soul, ragtime, jazz and folk music. In 2014 she released her debut solo album, Torch Ditties, recorded entirely at the Old Feed Store to include additional live tracks. The band recently filmed the pilot episode for a new PBS series showcasing Southern Illinois musicians entitled, Little Egypt Live, aired in the summer of 2015. Jenny has played festivals and concerts with the likes of Jason Isbell, Joan Jett, Marshall Tucker Band, Marshall Crenshaw, Cedric Burnside, Joseph Huber, Chucky Waggs, Chicago Farmer, Town Mountain, The Woodbox Gang and is featured on the Woodbox album, Glorious Scars.

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Ethan Stephenson Band: Ethan Stephenson has been playing around Carbondale for the last year steadily gaining fans and gigs with his amazing songwriting skills and smooth voice. He's recently formed a band of great local musicians around him and we're excited to see what's next for Ethan and this group!

Ethan Taylor Stephenson

Robert Russell

Timothy Michael Fischer

Gray Whaley

LIVE ON MAIN - Aaron Kamm & the One Drops/Nikki Hill

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Monroe St. (next to City Hall), Carbondale, IL

The Carbondale Music Coalition is proud to present the first Live on Main of 2016! Nikki Hill (who performed at our first Live on Main in 2015) and Aaron Kamm & the One Drops will be playing this FREE SHOW on Monroe Street next to City Hall in Carbondale, IL on June 17, 2016.

Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase on site. No outside alcohol, food, or drinks allowed. No chairs, backpacks, or pets allowed.

6:00 - Gates open

7:00 - Nikki Hill

9:00 - Aaron Kamm & the One Drops

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Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm & the One Drops merge flavors of roots reggae, mississippi river blues, improv-laced jams, and soulful vocals. With a high-energy performance and a unique sound this band is a must see.

Those who have seen Carolina girl Nikki Hill sing her ass off agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. Where did this fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before? If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.

Hill and her band have been touring extensively following the independent 2015 release ‘Heavy Hearts Hard Fists’ and debut album ‘Here’s Nikki Hill’, released in 2013. With a no-filter energy, and explosive live show, they deliver a sound that will make you believe in rock ‘n’ roll again! Nikki’s unique voice—with raw rock and soul dynamics mixed with the strength, passion, and honesty of blues shouters of the past—steers the driving guitar and a tight rhythm section to create a breath of fresh air with their fast forward approach to American roots music.