NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
CARBON LEAF – only a few tickets remain for each show!
BEN TAYLOR – Selling fast!
BELLEVUE CADILLAC – Only 3 tickets remain!
KELLER WILLIAMS – Selling fast!
BEATLEJUICE – Selling Fast!
PAULA COLE – Only 40 tickets remain!
FRANCIS DUNNERY – Selling Fast!
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP – SOLD OUT!
JEFFERSON STARSHIP- Only 30 tickets remain!
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Only 13 tickets remain!
Y&T – First show is SOLD OUT! Second show selling fast.
JON ANDERSON – Selling Fast!
I finalized this season’s menu this week, so I would like to invite you all to head over to the website, http://www.thepurplepuffinnh.com/, and download a PDF so you can take a look.
One of my favorite soups ever is going to be available all the time, the Not Your Average Tomato Soup. It is rich, creamy and comforting, and what’s better than a nice hot grilled cheese and a cup of tomato soup? The Three Cheese Panini goes perfectly with it, but really, doesn’t tomato soup pretty much go with anything?
Another sandwich we’ll have is The Free Bird. I had to name it that, because you all know that someone yells it out for the band to play at every show you have ever been to. This Free Bird is real roasted turkey, cranberry mayo and a NH white cheddar, lettuce and Roma tomato. You can have it cold or on the Panini grill. We make our own cranberry sauce to go in the mayo, none of that canned jellied stuff, so you’ll have bits of real cranberry in the mayo. The turkey will be roasted in house and sliced by hand.
Getting excited to start cooking, see you all very soon!
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OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS
December 12 LIZ FRAME AND THE KICKERS
Liz Frame wrote her first song at age nine, and has been performing her own brand of rootsy Americana music since her early teens. She spent her childhood listening to the artists her parents loved – Jimmie Rogers, The Weavers, B.B. King, Elvis Presley – to name just a few, absorbing their sounds and ultimately allowing them to influence her own. At fourteen she picked up the guitar and has been hooked on the process of making music ever since.
While Ms. Frame delivers her songs with strong, distinctive vocals that fall somewhere between Dwight Yoakum’s twang and k.d lang’s soul, one can’t listen to her music without also hearing the influences of people like Merle Haggard or Johnny Cash. She is backed live by her band, the Kickers, a group of talented friends whose raw, acoustic sound and sweet harmonies help to deliver Ms. Frame’s material with distinction. They play regularly around Boston, northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, and are fast becoming a favorite of the area. A prodigious writer, Ms. Frame recently released her first full-length recording, “Sooner,” a collection of ten original songs that feature playing by some of the cream of the crop session players, including Bobby Keyes, Duke Levine and Kevin Barry. (Listen)
December 13 CARBON LEAF
Only a few tickets remain for this show.
December 14 CARBON LEAF
Only a few tickets remain for this show.
December 15 BEN TAYLOR
Music has always played a central role in Ben’s life. His wit and skill as a singer-songwriter showcases an artist who is comfortable in both his own skin and with his impressive musical legacy. His acclaimed previous releases comprise his debut album 2003’s Famous Among The Barns, 2005’s Another Run Around The Sun, and 2008’s The Legend of Kung Folk, Part 1 (The Killing Bite). Highlights from his previous albums include appearances on Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The CBS Early Show, Last Call with Carson Daly and Howard Stern. Ben also made his acting debut with a recurring role on NBC’s American Dreams and has appeared in the pages of People Magazine, Vogue and even on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. His reviews and raves have been steady for over a decade now with more to come. Ben Taylor has previously toured with Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler and Ziggy Marley among others. (Listen)
NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW BOOKINGS
January 24 SISTER HAZEL
Sister hazel is of the most revered American alternative rock bands ever. Their unique sound is characterized by an infectious blend of folk rock, pop, classic rock ‘n’ roll and southern rock. Best known for the mega radio hit “All for You”, their music is defined by highly melodic tunes, prominent harmonies and optimistic lyrics. The band’s instrumentation often features abrupt shifts among electric, acoustic and a cappella, with a striking use of tacets.
Sister Hazel’s creative train just keeps rolling. Last year’s well-received “Release” reached the band’s highest ever spot (#37) on the Billboard Album Charts, topping even their platinum disc “Somewhere More Familiar,” and they are keeping the momentum going with “Heartland Highway”, marking the band’s quickest album-to-album turnaround in their 15-plus-year career. (Listen)
February 8 STEVE BLUNT and MARTY KELLEY (children’s Show)
New Hampshire entertainers Steve Blunt & Marty Kelley offer sing-along, read-aloud, laugh-a-lot fun for the whole family. Steve is a teacher and performer whose CD’s “Hang On, Henry!” and “Outta School!” have won Parents’ Choice “Approved” Awards. Marty is a best-selling author/illustrator with many titles in publication, including The Rules and Fall is Not Easy. Together, Steve & Marty present a rollicking mix of stories and songs on guitar, harmonica, djembe, etc.—with originality and humor. Additional musical accompaniment will be provided by multi-instrumentalist Joey Pierog. (Listen)