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A Night with Monica Rizzio, Jenna Nicholls and Jon LaDeau

Monica has become one of the most reliable supporting acts as well, having shared the stage with Chris Botti, Boz Scaggs, Diana Krall, Joan Osborne, and Slaid Cleaves this past year. She has played the Main Stage at Strawberry Park Bluegrass festival the past two years and is a frequent collaborator with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra. In December of 2014, she performed as part of Tom Rush’s band at his annual show at Symphony Hall in Boston. She played fiddle, guitar, ukulele and sang backups as well as performing her originals “Luckier Than You” & “Willie Nelson” with Red Molly backing her up. 

Rizzio is a founder and co-owner of the roots-based music school, West Bend Music, providing all-ages private instruction. In 2014 she founded and launched Vinegrass, a non-profit music production company, that raises money for scholarships, instruments, and grants through concerts and an annual roots-music festival. 

The music of Jenna Nicholls has been turning heads since she arrived on the door step of the Lower East Side of NYC.  Whether she’s crooning a jazz standard, belting out a New Orleans style dirge or plucking her 1920’s style original ballads on her Ukulele, she’s giving a vintage genre a new spin with her own lush nostalgic style and melodic sensibility.

Recently, Jenna has toured with Ingrid Michaelson, shared the stage with Oscar Winner Glen Hansard, Amanda Palmer, Lucius, Joan as Policewoman, Gerry Leonard (Spooky Ghost/David Bowie).  She’s performed in venues all over the world including the Beacon Theater NYC, and Carnegie Hall.

Over the past 15 years , Jon LaDeau has toured and recorded extensively with his band, as a solo artist, and as a sideman in nearly every state of the U.S, Europe, and the United Kingdom. He has released 3 albums, breaking down in 2009, Self Titled in 2012, and Noodlehead in 2014. In addition to touring in support of these releases, Jon has honed his songwriting and performing chops by playing countless weekly residencies over the past decade of living in New York City. Aside from the stage, LaDeau is equally fascinated with the magic of the studio and continues to to contribute to a wide range of recordings.

Jon is a current member of The National Reserve, whose 2018 highlights included the release of Motel La Grange (Ramseur Records) and the pleasure of sharing the stage with Tedeschi Trucks, Amy Helm, John Moreland, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson, and many others.

Summer 2019 will see the release of Jon’s new LP, Roads. A journey rooted in folk music that stretches into more expansive instrumental territory. Jon has brought together his favorite musicians from NYC and beyond to create an exploration of the many roads we all travel.

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