Tony Denikos and Jen & Scott Smith at Cellar Stage™ Timonium
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Some of Tony's earliest memories are of riding along the country roads of central Maryland, singing songs like -- "Jack O' Diamonds" by Tex Ritter, "Born to Lose" by Ray Charles, "Caldonia" by Louis Jordan and "Pendulum Swings" by Roger Miller -- along with his dad and sisters while his mom smiled at the landscape gliding by... a seed had been planted.
After years of playing pubs and bars in various configurations Tony decided it was time to record a collection of songs he'd written and released his first CD, Naked & Smiling (1999). The Washington Post reviewed it calling Tony a, "Tunesmith in the best sense of the word", and folks started coming out to listen to his originals. A tradition of recording songs about real-life, mixed with humor, heart ache and wit was born.
Time Tells Tales followed in 2003. He started to hone a more Folk/Americana sound, relying on earlier influences as well as artists such as John Prine, Chris Smither, John Fogerty, John Hiatt, Richard Thompson and Steve Earle. Time Tells Tales was given a good deal of radio play in Europe and free form stations here at home and it seemed that he had found his true voice somewhere in that gumbo of influences.
The Tony Denikos Band had taken its' shape too and they started playing all across the Mid-Altlantic region.
In 2005, Tony headed to Nashville to begin his next project, Already Gone. He started laying down tracks with Timm Biery (Danny Gatton, Nils Lofgren). Timm brought in Dave Jacques (John Prine, Emmy Lou Harris), Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam), and Warner Hodges (Jason and the Scorchers) on the project to record with Gantt Kushner, Scott and Jen Smith (Naked Blue) and myself what an amazing experience. Already Gone hit the streets with a bang in late 2009 and received critical acclaim from DJs and writers around the globe. It went to #2 on the Euro Americana Chart and #7 on the Freeform American Roots (FAR) Chart right out of the gate.
In 2012, Under the Church was released and again Tony found himself on the EA and FAR Charts and the tongues and pens of critics around the globe. Under the Church went to places both darker and more light-hearted than previous releases and may well be Tony's best CD to date.
And recently, (2020) Tony released "Gravity Wins"- A stripped down, raw and romantic take on all things life. Tony collaborates with Scott and Jen Smith, Geoffrey Himes and David E. Moulton on three tunes and pens the rest of this collection of ten superbly produced and performed compositions.
From South Carolina to Texas to upstate New York, you can find Tony performing in any number of configurations. Be it an intimate acoustic solo show to a full on, five-piece band, Tony's are truly a must hear - must see experience for anyone who values first rate songwriting and performances.
Appearing with Tony Denikos: Multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter Bill Williams has spent the last 35 years working his craft with numerous regional acts.
Drawing from the Americana tradition and keeping a roots rock sensibility, performing songwriter team Jen and Scott Smith, and their band Naked Blue, have become a mainstay on the singer-songwriter/pop scene. They have released 7 full-length albums and built a devoted following of their songwriting, recordings and performances. Their latest release is an extraordinary collaboration with bestselling author Lee Child based on his iconic Jack Reacher character, entitled Just the Clothes on My Back. They've been touring with the new album in 2019 with headline shows including City Winery in NYC and Nashville, Firehouse Saloon Houston, The Hamilton Live - DC, World Cafe Live - Philly, Red Clay Theatre - Duluth and more.
Scott and Jen's obvious joyous connection on stage and easy rapport with their audience are the hallmark of their performance style; defined by their interwoven guitar work, Jen's instantly recognizable smoky, vulnerable voice and Scott's passionate, impeccable lead guitar. Over the years they've developed a reputation for great songwriting as well; credits include cuts on Evangeline's "French Quarter Moon" [Margaritaville/MCA], Troy Turner's single on Telarc Records and many many tracks in TV and film, including Brooklyn South, The Smokers and The Girl Next Door.
Naked Blue has worked with a host of fine artists, sharing stages with John Mayer, Joe Cocker, Dan Fogelberg and Aimee Mann, to name a few. Scott and Jens Wood and Stone Room recording studio and Wood and Stone Songwriting Retreat have led to collaboration credits on a songwriting Who's Who including Todd Wright, Jon Carroll, Wyatt Easterling, Anton Fig and more.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. General admission seating. Tickets are available at the door without service fee if paid by cash or check.
**THIS EVENT HAS A STRICT REFUND POLICY. No refunds will be processed by Brown Paper Tickets more than 12 hours after the time of purchase without the authorization of the producer.**
The Cellar Stage™ Timonium at Timonium United Methodist Church (View)
2300 Pot Spring Rd
Timonium, MD 21093
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|