Natasha's Bistro Event Calendar

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Monday Mar 23rd @ 9pm ZEBEC/Bryan Station
ZEBEC/Bryan Station Led by guitarist/composer Ishmael Ali Zghoul, ZEBEC consists mostly of musicians living in the Chicago area. The ensemble is dedicated to performing original music that explores sound through collaborative improvisation/jazz as well as the compositional and aesthetic concepts of the avant garde. Their upcoming performance at Natasha's is part of a multiple week tour promoting the release of the group's debut album.

Bryan Station Fundraiser! Come see the kids in action starting at 8pm, $1 of cover goes to support our local school music program.

Cover: $6.00
Wednesday Mar 25th @ 9pm Johnny Rawls Soul Blues Revue
Johnny Rawls Soul Blues Revue Johnny has appeared on the cover of the April 2002 Living Blues Magazine and has been nominated four times for the W.C. Handy Award. His most recent award came from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame for RB Male Vocalist of the Year 2006.

Johnny has performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, The Russian River Blues Festival, The King Biscuit Blues Festival, The Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, Poconos, and festivals in Sweden and Poland. He tours constantly, playing well over 200 dates a year. Whether he is playing in a small club or a large blues festival, Johnny gives it his all and the crowds love him!

Cover: $8.00
Thursday Mar 26th @ 9pm Samuel Payne/Tom Turino
Samuel Payne/Tom Turino Since the 1970's, Tom Turino has been performing traditional music for audiences from New England to Texas, to Peru and Zimbabwe. Before retiring to Lexington, KY, he was an eminent ethnomusicologist at the University of Illinois. He now dedicates his time to performing, composing, and recording original and traditional music in his favorite styles which include: clawhammer banjo, finger-style guitar, Cajun accordion and fiddle, Peruvian charango and kena, as well as Zimbabwean mbira.
Samuel Payne is an up and coming roots musician and multi-instrumentalist from Urbana, Illinois. In recent years, his infectious enthusiasm and expert skill on guitar, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle have been charming audiences across the midwest and beyond. Collaborating for the first time in Lexington, they invite you to join them for a captivating evening of American roots music.

Cover: $7.00
Friday Mar 27th @ 9pm The Underdogs
The Underdogs Singer songwriters Marcus Wilkerson and Greg McIntosh play another acoustic performance-two guitars and two voices (and a conga drum here and there). This time they come with new songs and with featured musicians speckled throughout the show. The alchemy that occurs when two people from different influences and backgrounds come together is magical. This show is no exception.

Cover: $7.00
Friday Mar 27th @ 11pm Tinderbox presents Vita and the Woolf!!
Tinderbox presents Vita and the Woolf!! Burlesque::Cabaret::Comedy
Vita and the Woolf is the brain child of Jennifer Pague. It is an electronic soul pop musical group from Philadelphia. The band name was inspired by the love relationship between novelists Vita Sackville and Virginia Woolf.
Pague has been writing songs under the Vita moniker since 2012. Much of the music is vocal driven and includes a wide range of harmonies. Many have compared Pague's voice to that of Florence Welch. Her romantically tragic and adventuresome lyrics tie into her European travels to Belgium and the Netherlands.
The haunting harmonies and vocal layering combined with crazy instrumentation and simple drumming produce a sound that reflects R&B, soul, jazz, and powerful choral ballads. They released their debut EP Fang Song in September 2014.

Ages 18+

Cover: $10.00
Saturday Mar 28th @ 8pm The Bats
The Bats Cabaret::Comedy::Ensemble

Bringing together the seven diverse talents known as The Bats has netted a genre that can best be described as cabaret meets rock and roll... and everything in between. The five meddlesome women and two foolhardy men of this distinctive group embrace musical styles ranging from goofy to poignant. United by the angst and joys of middle age, they bare their souls onstage, singing of love lost and found, the perks and stings of growing bolder, and of life's best and worst moments. Whether covering other artists' material or singing their own original tunes, The Bats rock the stage with tight vocal harmonies and skillful musicianship, wit and sophistication, energy and creativity... then they throw in props and choreography for good measure! They sing, they dance, they yodel, & they won't stop, even if you ask them to.
The "Bats experience" is unique, smart, fun, lively, refreshing, and most of all entertaining. Don't miss it!

Tickets must be purchased through the Box Office, Monday- Friday, 10am-4pm. 859-259-2754

Cover: $10.00
Sunday Mar 29th @ 8pm Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
Evie Ladin & Keith Terry The polyrhythmic heat of Evie Ladin's clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Known as a driving force behind San Francisco's Stairwell Sisters, Evie's solo debut Float Downstream (2010), co-produced by Mike Marshall and Keith Terry, was quickly followed by Evie Ladin Band (2012), which won Americana Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Vote.

Cover: $10.00
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