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EC-CHAP Acoustic Artist Series: Seat Of Our Pants Holiday Show (Folk/Bluegrass)
Dec
14
7:30 PM19:30

EC-CHAP Acoustic Artist Series: Seat Of Our Pants Holiday Show (Folk/Bluegrass)

EC-CHAP Acoustic Artist Series: Seat Of Our Pants Seasonal Show (Folk/Bluegrass)

Tickets $15.00 in Advance (ONLINE) / $20.00 at the Door / Special Student Price ($10.00) at the Door.

EC-CHAP “Frequent Flyer” Rewards Program Now Available

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For more than 8 years, Seat Of Our Pants (SOOP) has been treating audiences throughout the state to their very own style of Americana, described as a “sweet soup of blended harmonies, uplifting lyrics and…fun vibe”, by Anne Marie Cannata McEwen, Director at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown, Ct.

Come and see for yourselves what all the buzz is about as Carolyn, Jeff, Mark, and Mike bring their music to the Packing House for the 4th year in a row. The distinct all-American tone of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer, the visual intrigue of the electric upright bass, the energetic beat of the cajon, the impeccable intricate harmonies, and the melodic play of the fiddle and guitar distinguish Connecticut’s one-of-a-kind SOOP. Their cornucopia of folk instruments and rock-infused songwriting are a contagiously fun experience.

The Band

Carolyn Brodginski starting singing and playing guitar at the tender age of 10. Since 2011, she has added other stringed instruments to her bag of tricks, including ukulele, mandolin, and the instrument dearest to her heart, the Mountain Dulcimer. In 2016 she completed a certification as a therapeutic musician, and now plays the dulcimer at the bedside for patients at St. Francis Hospital as part of the hospital’s Integrative Medicine department. She also teaches dulcimer workshops at the hospital, libraries, arts centers, and music festivals. https://carolynbrodginski.com/. Her original songs have been included on the companion CD of Dulcimer Player’s News, a quarterly publication for dulcimer enthusiasts around the globe.

Jeff Gorman has been around music his whole life starting with clarinet and saxophone. With the band he is on bass and harmonica. Jeff and Carolyn were married in 2010, prompting a neighbor to refer to them as the "Von Trapps", with their home full of music and musical instruments. Since retiring from a 30+ year career in IT this past Summer, Jeff has been focusing on music, and taking care of all of those projects around the house he never had time for when he was working. This makes Carolyn very happy.

Mark Hall has been drumming and singing in bands for more than 35 years. With SOOP he plays an acoustic drum called the Cajon, which he masterfully makes sounds like a full drum kit. Mark and Carolyn's similar singing backgrounds in acapella madrigals, results in a perfect blend as they trade off on lead and backing vocals. By day, Dr. Mark Hall is a Clinical Psychologist giving the songs he writes a deep and sometimes humorous take on the human condition (especially the songs that are self reflective). From June through October, he and his wife Robin can be found most weekends in Mystic on their boat in a slip at Mystic Marina.

Michael Frantzen joined the band in 2015, given them a lead voice that raised them to another level. A classically trained violin player, he never really played the “fiddle” before joining SOOP. Mike has the gift of being able to quickly play ANYTHING you sing or hum to him. This made it very easy to get him caught up on 3 years worth of music the band had been doing before he came along. Mike is an electrical engineer, lumberjack, woodworker, mechanic, and loves traveling and cruising down the Connecticut River on his boat with “The Fiddler’s Wife” Carola…..amazing he has time for music.

Since the show is scheduled smack in the middle of the holiday season, Carolyn, Jeff, Mark and Mike have a mix of seasonal selections planned for the evening as well.

Please join us for an evening of original works and Holiday Cheer by these talented artists!! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Tickets $15.00 in advance online / $20.00 at the door. Senior and Student pricing available. 20% Discount at Door for EC-CHAP Members.

Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.


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EC-CHAP Acoustic Artist Series: Kat Kennedy - CD Release Event (Indie) with Jason Sibi-Okumo
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

EC-CHAP Acoustic Artist Series: Kat Kennedy - CD Release Event (Indie) with Jason Sibi-Okumo

EC-CHAP Acoustic Artist Series: Kat Kennedy - CD Release Event (Indie) with Jason Sibi-Okumo

Tickets $15.00 in Advance (ONLINE) / $20.00 at the Door / Special Senior ($18.00) & Student Price ($10.00) at the Door.

EC-CHAP “Frequent Flyer” Rewards Program Now Available

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Pop singer/songwriter Kat Kennedy has toured extensively from Alaska to Brazil, sharing her compelling blend of acoustic and electronic sounds. After graduating Berklee College of Music her collaborations with other artists and producers piqued the interest of fans and labels alike.

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Her 2016 TrapNation release with producer Channels titled "Flare" amassed over 6,000,000 plays across streaming platforms. Kat's latest release, "Notice Me", was the first among a series of singles leading up to her entirely crowd-funded album. This CD Release event is one not to miss!

Kat Kennedy and her band (Luis Contreras, Eli, and James Knoerl) perform her original song "Space" live!

Kat will be joined by Jason Sibi-Okumo.

Please join us for Kat Kennedy’s new CD Project! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Tickets $15.00 in advance online / $20.00 at the door. Senior and Student pricing available. 20% Discount at Door for EC-CHAP Members.

Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

All proceeds from this concert go to support EC-CHAP.


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EC-CHAP Acoustic Artist Series: Seat Of Our Pants Holiday Show & CD Release Event (Folk/Bluegrass)
Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

EC-CHAP Acoustic Artist Series: Seat Of Our Pants Holiday Show & CD Release Event (Folk/Bluegrass)

EC-CHAP Acoustic Artist Series: Seat Of Our Pants Holiday Show & CD Release Event (Folk/Bluegrass)

Tickets $15.00 in Advance (ONLINE) / $20.00 at the Door / Special Senior ($18.00) & Student Price ($10.00) at the Door.

EC-CHAP “Frequent Flyer” Rewards Program Now Available

Hey! SOOP is Back at The Packing House!

With their own eclectic style of folky roots homegrown right here in Connecticut, Seat Of Our Pants (SOOP) is rapidly becoming a household name throughout the state and beyond. 

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Prepare yourself for a very special evening, as Seat Of Our Pants presents music from their new album, due to arrive on their doorstep JUST in time for this show. Recorded at Riverway Studios with producer and Grammy-nominated composer Ira Sakolsky, “Songs of Rabble and Roots” is their 3rd CD and first of all original songs. As the title suggests, the tracks are a combination of their rowdy, irreverent side that will leave you laughing, and heartfelt songs about family, healing, and home sure to make you reflect, and may even bring a tear to your eye.

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Since the show is scheduled smack in the middle of the holiday season, Carolyn, Jeff, Mark and Mike have a great selection of holiday songs planned for the evening as well.

 “There is something about the band members that make their performance magical” - Pamm Summers, EC-CHAP Senior Member.  Start your holiday season off with the magic of Seat Of Our Pants.

Please join us for an evening of original works and Holiday Cheer by these talented artists!! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Tickets $15.00 in advance online / $20.00 at the door. Senior and Student pricing available. 20% Discount at Door for EC-CHAP Members.

Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

All proceeds from this concert go to support EC-CHAP.


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EC-CHAP "ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES": Seat Of Our Pants (Folk/Bluegrass)
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

EC-CHAP "ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES": Seat Of Our Pants (Folk/Bluegrass)

EC-CHAP "Acoustic Artist Series": Seat Of Our Pants (Folk/Bluegrass)

TICKETS $12.00 IN ADVANCE (ONLINE) / $15.00 AT THE DOOR

With their own eclectic style of folky roots homegrown right here in Connecticut, Seat Of Our Pants (SOOP) is rapidly becoming a household name throughout the state and beyond. 

Their songs are both heartfelt and humorous, their harmonies heavenly, and they play an array of instruments you don't see every day, with Mike on fiddle, Mark on Cajon, Jeff on bass, and Carolyn on whichever stringed instrument she decides to bring along for the night. Treat yourself to an evening of music that will leave you laughing, crying, and thankful that you decided to spend some time with this crew.

Join us for an evening of original music by these talented artists! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

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EC-CHAP "ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES": Seat Of Our Pants (Folk/Bluegrass)
Jan
6
7:30 PM19:30

EC-CHAP "ACOUSTIC ARTIST SERIES": Seat Of Our Pants (Folk/Bluegrass)

EC-CHAP "Acoustic Artist Series": Seat Of Our Pants (Folk/Bluegrass)

TICKETS $12.00 IN ADVANCE (ONLINE) / $15.00 AT THE DOOR

With their own eclectic style of folky roots homegrown right here in Connecticut, Seat Of Our Pants (SOOP) is rapidly becoming a household name throughout the state and beyond. 

Their songs are both heartfelt and humorous, their harmonies heavenly, and they play an array of instruments you don't see every day, with Mike on fiddle, Mark on Cajon, Jeff on bass, and Carolyn on whichever stringed instrument she decides to bring along for the night. Treat yourself to an evening of music that will leave you laughing, crying, and thankful that you decided to spend some time with this crew.

Join us for an evening of great music by these talented artists! This program is hosted by the "Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance" (EC-CHAP). Doors 7:00pm / Show 7:30pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required). You can also bring your paid ticket to Willington Pizza House (or WP Too) for eat-in or take-out the night of the show and receive 15% off your meal purchase. Ask for "The Packing House" pizza! Click here for secret recipe. 

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

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"Talent Showcase"
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

"Talent Showcase"

TALENT SHARING TALENT

FREE ADMISSION

Our Talent Showcase is designed as a platform for local and regional performers to share their talent. Showcases are scheduled on the 2nd Thursday of the month, September through June.

Acoustic musicians, film makers, poets, comedians, jugglers, puppeteers, and creative artists of all ages are invited to perform at The Packing House. Here is an opportunity to showcase your work in an intimate historic venue before a live audience. Test ideas and concepts and solicit feedback. PA / sound reinforcement, video projection, and up to 3 microphones provided. Invite everybody you know!

If you're interested in performing, please call 518-791-9474 in advance to sign-up (recommended), or sign-in at the door (time available). Not performing? No problem! Come join us for an evening of great talent.

The "Talent Showcase" at The Packing House is hosted by the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance (EC-CHAP). Open to the general public. Free admission / Donations accepted. Doors open 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required).

For information, or to register in advance, please call 518-791-9474.

The Packing House is located at The Mill Works, 156 River Road, Willington, CT

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"Talent Showcase"
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

"Talent Showcase"

TALENT SHARING TALENT

FREE ADMISSION

Our Talent Showcase is designed as a platform for local and regional performers to share their talent. Showcases are scheduled on the 2nd Thursday of the month, September through June.

Acoustic musicians, film makers, poets, comedians, jugglers, puppeteers, and creative artists of all ages are invited to perform at The Packing House. Here is an opportunity to showcase your work in an intimate historic venue before a live audience. Test ideas and concepts and solicit feedback. PA / sound reinforcement, video projection, and up to 3 microphones provided. Invite everybody you know!

If you're interested in performing, please call 518-791-9474 in advance to sign-up (recommended), or sign-in at the door (time available). Not performing? No problem! Come join us for an evening of great talent.

The "Talent Showcase" at The Packing House is hosted by the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance (EC-CHAP). Open to the general public. Free admission / Donations accepted. Doors open 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm. Soft drinks and snacks available. "BYOB&F" - Bring Your Own Beverage & Food (Wine & Beer Only - I.D. Required).

For information, or to register in advance, please call 518-791-9474.

The Packing House is located at The Mill Works, 156 River Road, Willington, CT

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THE GATHER ROUNDERS
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

THE GATHER ROUNDERS

Acoustic Artist Series: Folk / Bluegrass

TICKETS $12.00

AVAILABLE ONLINE OR CASH AT THE DOOR

The Gather Rounders features both talented bluegrass and folk music veterans and exciting fresh faces. Caroline Cotter (lead vocals) (www.carolinecotter.com) is a singer-songwriter based in Portland, ME. Her debut album, ‘Dreaming as I Do’, released in February 2015, reached #5 on the national Folk DJ charts with a #2 song, Bella Blue. Whether performing solo or with The Gather Rounders, Caroline’s captivating soprano voice lends itself to an eclectic repertoire of folk, bluegrass, swing, and world music.

Lincoln Meyers (guitar, vocals) an award-winning guitarist who has been playing professionally for 30 years, 18 of them in New England, has toured for years with national bands Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen and The April Verch Band. Lincoln has been featured on the cover of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and currently teaches guitar at 317 Main Street Community Music Center in Yarmouth, ME.

Ron Cody (banjo)(www.roncody.com) is a genre-defying banjoist with recordings that have been featured on All Things Considered, The Thistle and the Shamrock and Sirius Radio Bluegrass. Renowned banjoist Tony Trischka adds about his playing- "Ron can hit from all sides." Ron writes a bi-monthly column, "The Melodic Side of Things" for Banjo Newsletter.

Wendy Cody (upright bass) has performed throughout the northeast as part of the venerable New England Bluegrass Band and has recorded with musical luminaries such as Darol Anger, Heather Masse, Rushad Eggleston, Roland White, Jesse Brock, Mike Block, Grant Gordy and Alex Hargreaves.

Together, The Gather Rounders make a unique brand of modern folk & bluegrass music, rooted in tradition yet infused with inventive verve.  [www.thegatherrounders.com]

This concert is a part of The Packing House Acoustic Artist Series hosted by the Friends of The Mill Works. Join us for an evening of the unique sound of The Gather Rounders! Snacks and soft drinks available. "BYOB" (Beer and Wine ONLY).

For information and table reservations, please call 518-791-9474.

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The Packing House  |  156 River Road, Suite 1301Willington, Connecticut 06279  |  (518)791-9474