Just Booked: Andy McKee, The BoDeans, Albert Cummings and Bastinado! Savoy Brown this Thursday!

NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
KATHLEEN EDWARDS – Only 10 tickets remain!
GANDALF MURPHYSOLD OUT
TUPELO NEW ARTIST SHOWCASESOLD OUT
LIZ LONGLEYSOLD OUT
TUPELO COMEDY NIGHT – Only 28 tickets remain!
KAREN GRENIER – Only 8 tickets remain!
MIKE DOUGHTY – Only 23 tickets remain!
AARON CARTER – Selling Fast!
THE SAW DOCTORSSOLD OUT
JEFFERSON STARSHIP- Only 10 tickets remain!
RUSTED ROOT – Only 40 tickets remain!
JUDY COLLINSSOLD OUT
JON BUTCHER – Only 15 tickets remain!
The FIXX (April 4) – The first show is SOLD OUT
SMOKIN’ JOE KUBEK – Only 6 tickets remain!
RENAISSANCE – Selling FAST! !

OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS
February 7 SAVOY BROWN
Legendary—a blues/rock institution—true innovators. These are just a few of the ways Savoy Brown has been described over the past forty years by music critics and fans.

One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970’s. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today.

From London’s Soho night clubs in 1966 to headlining the world’s most famous venues (Carnegie Hall, Fillmore’s East and West, Cobo Hall, etc) Savoy Brown has done it all and as the band continues to tour worldwide they give a glimpse into the past and also inspire new listeners with their personal brand of rocking boogie, blues and rock. LISTEN

February 8 KATHLEEN EDWARDS
Kathleen Edwards was born in Ottawa, Canada, in 1979, the daughter of foreign service parents who played piano and guitar in their spare time. At five, Edwards began to study classical violin, which continued through her early teens. At that point, the Edwards family moved overseas. Removed from the influence of mainstream North American pop music, Edwards delved into her older brother’s collection of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and early Tom Petty records. After high school, Edwards landed back in Ottawa, singing and playing her guitar in local clubs and networking with other musicians in the scene.

In 1999, Edwards recorded her debut EP, Building 55, and toured throughout Canada to support it, busking and opening for acts like Hayden and Jane Siberry. A bad breakup led to more songwriting, much of which took place after Edwards moved out of Ottawa and into rural Quebec. Those songs became the basis of Failer, her debut full-length, which she recorded in Ottawa in late 2001. The album was a heartfelt mixture of folk and country, and drew upon influences like Whiskeytown and Gillian Welch. A major critical buzz began then, and gigs at the 2002 South by Southwest and opening for Richard Buckner led to a deal with Zoe/Rounder, which released Failer on January 14, 2003. The album garnered rave reviews, and Edwards and her band toured extensively in support, headlining clubs and theaters and playing arenas opening for Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. In 2004, Edwards headed back into the studio to record her second album, with her guitarist and bandleader Colin Cripps serving as producer. The final product was called Back To Me, and arrived in stores in the spring of 2005. ~ Johnny Loftus LISTEN

February 9 GANDALF MURPHY
This show is SOLD OUT!

February 10 TUPELO NEW ARTIST SHOWCASE
This show is SOLD OUT!


NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW BOOKINGS
May 17 KEYSTONE REVISITED
The music of Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders performed by Tony Saunders, Bill Vitt, Jeff Pevar, and Steve Abramson.

This is a great show for the real “dead heads” out there. Keystone Revisited was bought together because of the huge demand from fans to hear more music from the originators of the so-called “Jam Band”. When Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia got together it was pure magic. They were in these groups; Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia, Reconstruction, and Legion Of Mary, which were at the forefront of the jam band era. What better way to pay homage to these legendary players than by having BILL VITT who played with Merl and Jerry, TONY SAUNDERS, the son of Merl, who started playing with them when he was 18 and continued to play with them both doing other projects, JEFF PEVAR who played with Phil Lesh and Friends, and STEVE ABRAMSON who played keyboards and was lead vocalist of Philadelphia based Jam Band Living Earth in the 1980′s.

Keystone Revisited plays the songs that Merl and Jerry made famous including “After Midnight”, “The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down”, “Expressway to Your Heart”, “The Harder They Come” along with many more of the songs that made them famous. Keystone Revisited has even written and recorded a few new songs that are with the same heart such as “These Troubled Times” and “It’s A Love Thing”. LISTEN (Scroll Down)

June 8 BASTINADO
With opening/closing sets by DJ Shar4

I guarantee you have never seen anything like this!

Bastinado is an electronic dance music (EDM) duo that fuses the most cutting-edge piece of European musical technology, the Reactable Live with the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo. Featuring Josh Harris on Reactable Live and Joseph B. Carringer on didgeridoo, Bastinado’s live shows are made up of all original music that is arranged “on the fly”, and presented in a continuous mix setting.

Reactable Live is a musical instrument with a revolutionary new interface that turns music into a tangible and visual experience. It uses photonics to create a luminous and visually interactive performance surface. The instrument is played through the interaction of three-dimensional objects called “pucks” and their virtual panels and sliders.

The unique combination of real-time music and video which creates the base of the Reactable Live which has been internationally acclaimed and received several worldwide awards such as the Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica, two D&AD Yellow Pencil Award for “Digital Installations” and “Environmental Design”, among many others. WATCH / LISTEN (Scroll down)

July 12 ALBERT CUMMINGS
Breaking every cliché associated with the blues while producing some of the most powerful music of the 21st century comes as natural to Albert Cummings as swinging a hammer while constructing one of his award-winning custom built homes. The Massachusetts native learned the requisite three chords on the guitar from his father, but then switched to playing banjo at age 12 and became a fan of bluegrass music. Like everything he tackles, he threw himself headlong into the pursuit, going to festivals and winning several picking contests in high school. Before graduating he heard the early recordings of Stevie Ray Vaughan, however, and was floored by the virtuosity. While in college in 1987 he saw Vaughan perform and he returned to the guitar with a new outlook and resolve. He had another tradition to live up to first, however, and he studied the building trade in order to follow his family into the home building business. Not until he was 27, an age when other musicians were either already established or had long ago put their dream aside for the realities of life, did Albert finally decide to go for it. LISTEN

Sept 21 & Sept 22 THE BODEANS
Twenty five years after their T-Bone Burnett produced debut Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams led them to win a Rolling Stone reader’s poll as “Best New American Band,” The BoDeans are still rocking and harmonizing gracefully, touring the U.S. regularly and exposing the kids of their longtime steadfast fans to real, heartfelt and trend-free music. Best known for their mid-90’s Billboard Top 20 hit anthem “Closer To Free,” which became the theme song for Fox’s “Party Of Five,” Kurt Neumann (vocals and electric guitar) is still focused on, “writing songs that bring good things to the world.” The new album, Indigo Dreams, is a salute to the working man – his dreams, his desires, his love, his responsibilities, his ethos. LISTEN

Nov 10 ANDY MCKEE
Andy McKee’s acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass doghouse bass-and-banjo duo, and virtually anything else his pastoral compositions and tasteful covers require. In 9 years and 5 records he’s written an oeuvre that globally inspires and intrigues music fans. His robust 200 dates-a-year tour itinerary—often spanning domestic rural to the exotically remote, from Arizona to Zimbabwe and everything in between—and his fans-first commitment, make him a worldwide ambassador for a new era in acoustic virtuosity. Andy’s imaginative and masterful approach to the instrument is helping to redefine our conception of acoustic guitar.

Recently he’s garnered plum exposure playing with Prince in sold out arena shows in Australia as a featured soloist and special guest member of Prince’s extraordinary live band. He has toured two different continents with Dream Theater (where he played to 10,000 in Mexico City and to tens of thousands in South Korea, Thailand, China and Japan) and with one of his hero’s, Eric Johnson (who made a rare acoustic showing on the Guitar Masters Tour), where he’s been able to share his unique artistry with a wide and diverse audience.

Fans of sophisticated holiday music had the opportunity to hear Andy on Josh Groban’s Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Christmas album, Noël. In December 2008 Andy was awarded Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s esteemed worldwide silver medal award for his fingerstyle approach. But most fans first exposure to Andy’s guitartistry has been through his youtube presence; the Topeka Kansas native’s 150 million cumulative youtube views puts him in the top 3 most viewed subjects on the site’s storied 7-year history. Youtube, and video culture in general, tends to have a shtick-based popularity where humorous and superficial images tend to attract the most attention. That a guy with just an acoustic guitar and no fancy camera work or special effects could resonate with that many people is inspiring in that it showed there is a powerful and widespread hunger for pure and progressive musicianship. LISTEN/WATCH

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