NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
THE SMITHEREENS- Selling Fast!
THE FIXX- Selling Fast!
MARTHA DAVIS- SOLD OUT!
DANA FUCHS- Only 40 tickets remain!
MARC COHN – SOLD OUT!
ANA POPOVIC- SOLD OUT!
KINGS X- SOLD OUT!
BILLY COBHAM- Selling Fast!
ENGLISH BEAT – Selling Fast!
JOHN MAYALL - SOLD OUT!
MIKE PETERS – Only 45 tickets remain!
JON BUTCHER AXIS- SOLD OUT!
ROBIN TROWER – SOLD OUT!
ERIC JOHNSON – Only 2 tickets remain for second show!
LIVING COLOUR – Selling Fast!
OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS
July 23 Marc Cohn
This show is SOLD OUT!
July 24 JENN GRINELS
“Grinels began to sing and the whole room stopped breathing — the words fell from her mouth like gems.”
- The Southeast Missourian
Things have been increasingly hectic for singer/songwriter Jenn Grinels. In the past 5 years she has sold nearly 10,000 albums (with almost 5,000 of those sold in 2012 alone) and played over 500 concerts across almost all 50 states.
Named “2012 Vocalist of the Year” by APCA for the third straight year, and “2012 Performer of the Year” by Campus Activities Magazine, Grinels is notorious for her impressive songwriting ability, incredible stage performance and unmistakable vocal abilities. (Listen)
July 25 PEGI YOUNG and THE SURVIVORS
Singer-songwriter Pegi Young has said, “I’m just trying to tell some stories and make music that I can get behind.” That conviction has never rung truer than on her latest album, Bracing For Impact (2011). Her third release, and second for Vapor Records, the 11-song disc spotlights Pegi’s beautifully spare and resonant vocals, world-weary and eloquent lyricism, and hushed yet immediate emotional landscape.
Bracing For Impact features Pegi once again accompanied by her acclaimed recording and touring band, The Survivors: legendary keyboard player Spooner Oldham on piano, bassist Rick Rosas (part of the reunited Buffalo Springfield), guitarist Kelvin Holly, and drummer Phil Jones. The album was produced by Pegi Young with The Survivors, with the exception of the final track, “Song For A Baby Girl,” produced by Elliot Mazer (who co-produced Young’s last full-length, Foul Deeds).
Eight of the album’s 11 songs are originals written by Pegi Young, with highlights including “Flatline Mama” – featuring a horn section and background vocals from The Watson Twins – “No Heart Beats Sound,” and “Trouble In A Bottle.” Neil Young wrote the rollicking “Doghouse,” and contributes background vocals and harmonica as well. Neil is also featured playing electric guitar on “Lie” and “Song For A Baby Girl,” and on harmonica for “Number 9 Train,” written by the late bluesman Tarheel Slim. On “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” – a song by Crazy Horse’s Danny Whitten that first appeared on that group’s 1971 album – Chandra Watson delivers additional vocals.
Bracing For Impact follows up 2010′s Foul Deeds, which Pegi co-produced with veteran multi-instrumentalist Ben Keith (who passed away shortly after the album’s release). In addition to her own compositions – with highlights including “Broken Vows,” “Starting Over,” “Traveling,” and the title track – Foul Deeds features Pegi’s distinctive interpretations of four songs by others: Will Jennings’ “Pleasing to Me,” Lucinda Williams’ “Side of the Road,” Devendra Banhart’s “Body Breaks,” and B. Boatman’s “Blue Sunday.” Throughout, Pegi displays an uncanny knack for cutting to the heart of thorny emotional issues and difficult truths. (Listen)
August 16 TUPELO COMEDY NIGHT
Featuring Steve Bjork and Bob Seibel, and Nick Tocco, this is a ridiculously good comedy night with some of my favorite comedians!
September 14 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.
“People look at me and expect a certain thing, Popa Chubby reflects, and don’t realize there is 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 (Listen)
October 24 BLACK 47
They played more gigs at Shea Stadium than The Beatles, shut down the city of Hoboken, appeared multiple times on Leno, Letterman & O’Brien, starred in a movie with their fans Matt Dillon and Danny Glover, helped spring the Guilford Four and the Birmingham Six from British prisons, saved an Irish immigrant church from the wrecking ball.
Anything else? Oh yeah, their CD IRAQ was the most popular with troops serving in Iraq, their song The Big Fellah was featured for 3 minutes on Sons of Anarchy, they’ve played over 2500 gigs from pubs to stadiums and released 14 CDs, their songs are used in hundreds of high school and college history and political science courses, and they intend disbanding on Nov. 8th, exactly 25 years after their first gig in The Bronx. Then again, Black 47 has always done it their way.
Led by Irish author, playwright, and SiriusXM radio host, Larry Kirwan, Black 47 play a uniquely Irish form of rock ‘n’ roll that touches on many social and political issues, and yet is never less than entertaining and riveting. Black 47 earned their chops playing four sets a night in New York pubs. They gained national attention for their first indie record before The Cars’ Ric Ocasek produced their second album, Fire Of Freedom which brought them mainstream attention with MTV favorites, Funky Ceili and Maria’s Wedding.
Through years of relentless touring the band’s signature eclectic sound, socially conscious lyrics and exciting concerts paved the way for other Irish influenced bands such as Flogging Molly and The Dropkick Murphys. A band of band leaders, Black 47 includes, Geoff Blythe (saxophones), Thomas Hamlin (drums), Fred Parcells (trombone/whistle), Joseph Mulvanerty (uilleann pipes/flutes/bodhran) & Joseph “Bearclaw” Burcaw (bass).
This legendary Irish rock band has left a lasting legacy and they intend going out with a bang. Their final CD, Last Call, will be released in January 2014 and Black 47 will tour constantly until their final date in New York City. This is literally your last opportunity to see this great band at Tupelo Music Hall. (Listen)