Hi! If you would like to come to one of these shows, please email us at mechanicstreetmusic@yahoo.com to make your reservation. It's that easy!


Smooth Hound Smith

Friday August 1st

Doors open at 7:30pm, music at 8:00pm

"In the case of Smooth Hound Smith, two is all that’s needed to brew a raucous clash of backwoods folk, raw blues, and underground rock. The duo, consisting of Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonica) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion), generate enough power to fuel a full band." - No Depression
We first saw Smooth Hound Smith at Brite Winter Fest in February, where they turned a room full of strangers into fans. We have been spinning their latest CD ever since and love it. It is amazing how much different music they pack in -- and with just two musicians! Raw electric blues? Check. Sweet blue-eyed soul? Check. Country blues? Check. Plain old rock 'n' roll? Check.

Hope you can join us for this concert!

Suggested donation $15
Please email mechanicstreetmusic@yahoo.com to reserve your seat

Save the date! Northcoast Mandolin Summit

Saturday November 8th

Joel plays (and some would say is obsessed with) the mandolin. We are organizing an afternoon of workshops and an evening concert featuring two great mandolin-centered bands.


Harmonious Wail is a gypsy swing trio featuring mandolinist Sims Delaney-Potthoff, a student of mandolin icon Jethro Burns who has chop galore. The trio also features a truly killer jazz vocalist, Sim's wife Maggie Delaney-Potthoff.


Matt Flinner will be bringing one of his many cool projects. Matt is an amazing mandolinist and composer who straddles the lines between jazz, bluegrass and classical musics and is a member of the grammy-nominated Modern Mandolin Quartet.

If you play the mandolin, don't miss the afternoon workshops. Both Sims and Matt are noted instructors and, between the two of them, cover a huge range of music and topics. We are also planning to host a Sunday morning jam session so people who are traveling from out-of-town who want to spend the night can get more time to bask in the joy of the 8-stringed wonder.

More details as we have them!