NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
ANA POPOVIC – Only 5 tickets remain!
RENAISSANCE – SOLD OUT
PAUL D’ANGELO- Selling Fast.
LAURENCE JUBER- Only 40 tickets remain!
CARL PALMER – Only 15 tickets remain!
CHERYL WHEELER – Only 25 tickets remain!
DUKE ROBILLARD – Only 39 tickets remain!
JOHNNY WINTER – Only 28 tickets remain!
BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA – Selling fast!
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY – Selling fast!
HOWIE DAY – Only 10 tickets remain!
SMOKIN JOE KUBEK – Only 32 tickets remain!
OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS
April 18 ANA POPOVIC
Widely regarded as one of worlds very best female guitar-players, Ana’s career has been meteoric and shows no signs of slowing down! The 4x Blues Music Awards nominee blends smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and tight blues groove with soulful feminine vocals. Her incredible stage presence makes her an irresistible force in the music world. Only 5 tickets remain for this show! LISTEN
April 19 RENAISSANCE
This Show is SOLD OUT
April 20 PAUL D’ANGELO Special DVD taping show!
Comedian Paul D’Angelo is a former assistant district attorney and criminal-defense trial attorney who has simultaneously become one of the country’s top stand-up comedians. Paul has opened for over sixty internationally known acts, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, The Beach Boys, Chicago, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lyle Lovett, George Carlin and Dennis Miller. He has entertained hundreds of prominent corporate clients including Ford Motor Co., Sony Music Corp., Hewlett-Packard Corp., Nike-Bauer International, Fidelity Investments, Bike Athletic Corp., CVS/Caremark Inc., American & Delta Airlines and the Burger King Corp. and has been a national finalist in numerous comedy contests, as well as being named ‘Boston’s Best Comedian’ by Boston Magazine. Paul is currently co-starring in the movie The Godfathers of Comedy, appearing on Showtime.
April 21 GRACE KELLY
When it comes to saxophonist /vocalist/composer/lyricist/arranger/educator Grace Kelly, people seem to be divided into two groups: those who marvel at her proficiency, creativity and ever-accelerating growth, and those who have yet to encounter the 20-year-old wunderkind. The ranks of the former category are growing by the day. Trumpeter and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis was so impressed with Kelly’s three-night stand as guest of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that he invited her to join the ensemble at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater in Washington, D.C. as part of the President Obama Inauguration Celebration. Keith Lockhart invited Grace to be a special guest with the Boston Pops Orchestra when she was14 years old. Harry Connick, Jr. heard Kelly in a master class on a December afternoon and brought her on stage to sit in with his band that night. Since then, Kelly has been voted “Best Jazz Act” in Boston four consecutive years in the FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll, and this past year voted “Best National Jazz Act”, received the ASCAP Foundation’s Young Jazz Composers Award in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011 and won “Jazz Artist of the Year” at the Boston Music Awards in both 2008 and 2010. The 2009, 2010, and 2011 Downbeat Critics Poll added to her list naming her one of the “Alto Saxophone Rising Stars”, the youngest ever to be named so. Grace named Glamour Magazine’s “Top 10 College Women of 2011″ LISTEN
NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW BOOKINGS
June 14 JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND with Barrence Whitfield
Two music legends and longtime friends, James Montgomery and Barrence Whitfield, join forces for a “must see” show. Whitfield is an international singing phenomenon who continues to wow audiences worldwide with his uniquely powerful voice. He runs the gamut from hard core Blues to R&B, Jump, and even some funky Rockabilly. His energy on stage is magnetic and his voice one of the very best in the business. His ardent fans include Robert Plant, Dr. John, Steve Earle, Los Lobos, and Little Richard. That should give you some idea of the range he is capable of singing! This highly dynamic show has thrilled audiences throughout New England and they anticipate a European tour in the spring. See them now before they get too hot to handle. LISTEN
July 27 BIG COUNTRY
Big Country was originally formed in 1981 by guitar playing founder members Stuart Adamson and Bruce Watson both native of the band’s hometown Dunfermline in Scotland.
Initially driven by a shared vision of widescreen guitar melody, harmony and lyric, the classic Big Country sound was further enhanced later that summer by the arrival of drummer Mark Brzezicki and bass player Tony Butler. This is the Big Country that (with producer Steve Lillywhite), recorded the classic debut album ‘The Crossing’ in 1983.
The band broke massively worldwide with the release of the album’s classic singles ‘Fields Of Fire’, ‘Chance’ and signature song ‘In A Big Country’, which went on to become massive worldwide hits, selling over 2 million copies and driving ‘The Crossing’ to 3 prestigious Grammy nominations in the USA.
The run of success continued throughout the 1980′s with the release of the anthemic single ‘Wonderland’ and the second album ‘Steeltown’ (1984), which debuted at Number 1 in the UK and contained the hit singles ‘East Of Eden, ‘Just a Shadow’ and ‘Where The Rose Is Sown’. In 1985, Big Country appeared at Live Aid in London followed by further successful album releases ‘The Seer’ (1986, which included the bands biggest UK hit ‘Look Away’, which also reached Number 1 in the Irish Singles chart) and ‘Peace In Our Time’ (1988), which saw the band playing the first ever privately promoted gig in Russia at the Moscow Sports Stadium. LISTEN
August 22 LEON REDBONE
While his gravelly baritone and omnipresent fedora, dark glasses and Groucho Marx moustache made him one of the more distinct and recognizable characters in popular music, little is known about the neo-vaudeville crooner Leon Redbone. Throughout his career, he steadfastly refused to divulge any information about his background or personal life—
Because Redbone first emerged as a performer in Toronto during the 1970s, he was believed to be Canadian; his work, a revival of pre-World War II ragtime, jazz and blues sounds, recalled the work of performers ranging from Jelly Roll Morton and Bing Crosby to blackface star Emmett Miller. LISTEN