It’s a debate as old as time – is music better live or on a studio recording?
This weekend at the Capitol Center for the Arts, you won’t have to decide because The Jordan TW Trio and the Mr. Aaron Band will both be putting on CD release parties, complete with live performances.
Jordan TW Trio
On Saturday at 8 p.m., local Celtic group The Jordan TW Trio returns to the Cap Center to release their long-awaited new album, Live at CedarHouse.
“Putting a fresh spin on traditional Celtic music, the trio delivers a dynamic show full of energetic fiddle tunes and classic Irish songs,” is how the Cap Center’s website describes the band. Fiddler/singer Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki (named Best Fiddler by New Hampshire Magazine and Master Artist by the N.H. Traditional Arts Council) will be joined by fellow New Hampshire natives Matt Jensen on guitar and Chris Noyes on upright bass. Their shows blend the music of Ireland and Scotland with their own original material, drawing on multiple genres to produce a unique sound that has been described as “larger-than-life” and “brisk, lean and exceedingly lovely.” They have appeared live on NHPR’s The Folk Show, been featured on WMUR’s New Hampshire Chronicle and performed regularly at listening rooms, pubs and Celtic festivals around New England.
The new CD, Live At CedarHouse, will be available at the release party for $15. The group’s two other CDs, Into The Cold (2012) and Return To The Castle (2015) will also be available for $15, Tirrell-Wysocki said. “We’ll be offering a bundle deal for CDs: pick two for $25 or get all three for $35,” he said.
For the first time, they’ll also have a limited run of shirts available for $25, celebrating the new release.
Learn more about the band at jordantwmusic.com.
Tickets for the event are $15 plus applicable fees at ccanh.com.
On Sunday at 3:30 p.m., kid-focused multi-instrumentalist Mr. Aaron returns with a new album, Maximum.
With concert crowd favorites like “The Train Song” and a remix of his 2-year-old daughter’s song about peanut butter, Mr. Aaron will take you – and your kids – on an exciting, silly, musical journey. Get ready to sing and dance to the “Maximum” at this show.
The band will play songs from the new album and, of course, your Mr. Aaron favorites and kids classics. This will be your first chance to get a copy of your kids’ new favorite CD, so don’t miss the big party.
“With years of experience performing and teaching, Mr. Aaron brings unparalleled energy, enthusiasm and creativity to his concerts, albums and videos,” the Cap Center says – and we believe them, having seen Mr. Aaron perform ourselves. After nearly 10 years as a professional musician in New York City, Jones and his family moved to Concord to have a baby and open a recording studio (Rattlebox Studio). A longtime member of kindie band Karen K and the Jitterbugs, Mr. Aaron has delighted and inspired kids and families all along the East Coast. When he’s not performing for kids, he tours with ’90s alt-rockers Luscious Jackson, and has been seen on The Late Show with David Letterman and VH1. Keep in touch at mraaronmusic.com.
At Sunday’s release party, CDs will be $10 each – both Maximum and the debut All My Friends Are Giants will be available. You can also get both for $15 total.
There will also be brand-new Maximum T-shirts, stickers and magnets for sale.
Though the band is featured on the album and will play at the release party, Maximum is officially a Mr. Aaron solo work.
Tickets for the event are $7 plus applicable fees at ccanh.com.