NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS – SOLD OUT
ALBERT CUMMINGS- Only 40 tickets remain!
CHRIS SMITHER – Selling Fast!
DAVID BROMBERG – Selling Fast!
SHAWN MULLINS – Only 30 tickets remain!
SMOKIN JOE KUBEK – Only 24 tickets remain!
THE BODEANS – Selling Fast!
THE TUBES – Only 40 tickets remain!
THE SMITHEREENS – Selling Fast!
OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS
June 20 THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS
This show is SOLD OUT!
June 21 OS MUTANTES
Before the long-running style Musica Popular Brasileira settled in as Brazil’s national favorite, evolved a form of boundary-shattering multi-dimensional pop art music called Tropicalia. A combination of classical, folk, rock, samba, and bossa nova, Tropicalia thrived in the governmentally terrorized country for only a brief period.
In the mid-60s leading the way of this music was the giddily experimental Os Mutantes, which began as a trio made up of brothers Sérgio (guitar and bass) and Arnaldo Dias Baptista (keyboard and bass), and Rita Lee (vocal, percussion, and effects). The group started out as part of Six-Sided Rockers, but expanded from there with Os Mutantes’ several albums of mad pop meets musique concrete.
Fans of Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso or Tom Ze, and recent artists such as Beck, David Byrne, and The Fiery Furnaces should not resist the band’s indescribable albums (all of which are now distributed by Light In The Attic), and do everything they can to see them on tour in the United States this summer. This historic tour marks their first US visit, and first full tour in over thirty years. LISTEN
June 22 BOSTON ALL STAR BLUES REVUE
Boston is one of the most talent rich areas in the world for Blues musicians and if you come to the Boston All Star Blues Revue you will see some of it’s best & brightest. Hosted by Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks and featuring Matthew Stubbs, Brian Templeton, Annie Raines and Travis Colby. LISTEN: Brian Templeton – Matthew Stubbs – Travis Colby – Mr. Nick – Annie Raines
NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW BOOKINGS
July 26 ARI HEST
After opting out of a major record deal, New York singer-songwriter Ari Hest embarked on an ambitious independent “52″ project, during which he spent all of 2008 writing, recording, and releasing one new song each week — all from his NYC apartment. The raspy-voiced singer then posted each new song online, encouraging fans to vote for their favorites. At the end of the year, Hest tallied those votes and in March, released the independent album “Twelve Mondays,” featuring reworked versions of 12 fan-selected favorites. LISTEN
August 3 POPA CHUBBY
Called “a post-modern Muddy Waters” by New York Times, Popa Chubby plays tough and gritty music fitting of the New York streets he calls home. Popa Chubby expertly combines rootsy blues with more contemporary styles, such as rock and rap. With his razor sharp, aggressive guitar, vocals from the gut and top-notch skill as a songwriter, Popa Chubby takes blues to the cutting edge. LISTEN
“People look at me and expect a certain thing, Popa Chubby reflects, and don’t realize theres more behind the picture. They see a big, burly guy with tattoos, and they expect to get beat over the head. And you will get beat over the head, but you’ll also get rocked to sleep, and there’ll be poetry in there too.” - Popa Chubby
October 5 RUTH MOODY BAND
Ruth Moody is a Juno Award winning songwriter from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Founding member of the internationally renowned, Billboard-charting trio The Wailin’ Jennys and former lead singer of the Canadian roots band Scruj MacDuhk (the band that would later become The Duhks), she has performed in sold-out venues around the world, made numerous critically-acclaimed albums, and has appeared more than a dozen times on the national radio show A Prairie Home Companion.
Although best known for her work with The Wailin’ Jennys, Ruth is an artist of exceptional depth and grace in her own right. Critics have lauded her ethereal vocals, impressive multi-instrumentalism (she plays guitar, banjo, accordion, piano, and bodhrán), and her talent as a songwriter. Writing with a maturity and wisdom that belies her age, her songs are timeless, universal, and exceptionally well-crafted, all sung with an intimacy and honesty that is unmistakably hers.
Ruth was a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition and was recognized by the International Songwriting Competition for her song “One Voice,” which has gone on to be a signature song for The Wailin’ Jennys. It has been covered by countless artists and has been performed in concert halls, churches and schools throughout the world. LISTEN