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Jonny Hick and The Kickers - LFTU & Steve Hartmann

The Live from the Underground (LFTU) performance series continues this Thursday, November 17th at 7pm with folk band Jonny Hick and The Kickers, at The Underground - Listening Room located at 24 Pleasant St. in downtown Randolph.

"Jonny Hick and the Kickers are a Vermont based band comprised of Franklin county natives. Jonny grew up on a small family dairy and maple farm in Highgate, Vermont, where his father introduced him to Bob Dylan, The Band, Johnny Cash, and Van Morrison who all remain heavy influences on him to this day. Jonny plays his take on a Travis picking style of guitar while singing original arrangements.

The Kickers while also being local hicks, provide a contrast to Jonny's Americana/country style with varying indy influences of their own."

Thursday night’s show will be for our in-house audience and live-stream patrons via The Underground’s Bandcamp page. The first hour of Thursday’s ticketed show will also be broadcast on local radio station WCVR (Central Vermont radio) from 7-8pm and streamed on The Underground - Listening Room Facebook page.

Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:00pm


Friday night, November 18th, Steve Hartmann will return to The Underground as on past Stevurdays, though this time, for the first time on the Listening Room stage.

"Singer-songwriter Steve Hartmann is originally from Warminster PA who now resides in Jericho, VT. After years of honing his craft and attending Berklee College of Music, a fan approached him after a show, describing him as "the grey" between an acoustic Dave Matthews and Damion Rice. He's currently working on material for his sophomore solo studio album, and negotiating with booking agents and artist developers to help him further his reach nationally and internationally. Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional and Twin Forks says, "Steve's vocals are pristine". Livingston Taylor states, "I was blown away - speechless."

Born in Dalat Vietnam towards the end of the Vietnam War, Steve was adopted at the age of 5 months. He struggled to find a sense of belonging, until he found music at the age of 12. He's a self taught guitar player and a classically trained pianist. He started the journey of finding his "sound" when he met his best friend and bassist, Drew Breder, at age 18. Using various vocal effects and looper pedals, his sound has grown to be readily identifiable as his own. Having opened for major label acts like Bryan Adams, Train, and Dispatch to independent acts like Jeffrey Gaines, Chris Carrabba, and Reeve Carney, Steve's dynamic vocal range, lyrically driven tunes, and captivating stage presence sets him apart."

Get tickets for this show in advance at:

Live-stream tickets: Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:00pm

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