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ITZALL GOODE AND SHC PRESENTS Abbie Gardner, Sam Robbins with Special Guest Frank Critelli

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Monday, March 18 at 7:30 PM
Abbie Gardner, Sam Robbins with Special Guest Frank Critelli
TICKETS: gardnerrobbins.bpt.me
Online $20 – Door $23
Website: abbiegardner.com
Video: Honey On My Grave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ug8hi8RqAbk
Video: Only All The Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeDZr92bohw
Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana harmony trio Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable lap-style slide guitar playing. Solo performances feature the dobro as a solo instrument, bouncing between a solid rhythmic backbone and ripping lead lines, all in support of her voice and songs. Her latest recording DobroSinger hit #11 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Its intimate, real, and raw – her dobro and voice recorded at the same time at home, without a band or any studio tricks to hide behind. You can hear every breath, every chuckle as if you are in the room with her. “Not only a first-rate Dobro player but a songwriter to be reckoned with.” –John Platt, WFUV
Website: samrobbinsmusic.com
Video: Even In May https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13R72NmrJcE
Sam Robbins is often described as an “old soul singer-songwriter.” A Nashville-based musician whose music evokes classic 70’s singer-songwriters like James Taylor and Neil Young, Sam adds a modern, upbeat edge to the storyteller troubadour persona. An avid performer, he has gained recognition from extensive touring and as one of the six 2021 winners in the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition, one of the largest and most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country.
A multi-instrumentalist from a young age, Sam began learning drums and piano, falling in love with guitar at age 13. He then started writing original music, recording his first CD during his sophomore year of high school, while playing open mics in his hometown of Portsmouth, NH.
About his debut album, Finally Feeling Young, released on May 14th, 2021, Americana Highways writes: He writes of subjects that others don’t explore. Saying Amen has Robbins touching that special place Leonard Cohen went. This is brilliance.” Fateau Magazine in the UK writes “One of the most promising new songwriters of his generation”.
Video: Frank at Gramma’s Attic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezqaElJOm18
Frank Critelli writes songs and often performs live. Many times solo, and sometimes accompanied by one or more musical co-conspirators. For over 30 years, he’s played in streets and subways, clubs and coffeehouses, barrooms and classrooms, colleges, festivals, theaters, and in his kitchen. Critelli has been a fixture in connecting musicians to music venues and organizing shows in New Haven and around the state. Its thus not surprising that Critelli should be able to draw from musicians across the city to help him bring his songs to life.


March 18
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm