NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
Feb 8 COMEDY NIGHT – Only 15 tickets remain!
RICK DERRINGER – Selling Fast!
STANLEY CLARKE- Selling Fast!
FRANCIS DUNNERY – Only 24 tickets remain!
JEFFERSON STARSHIP- SOLD OUT!
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – SOLD OUT!
ED KOWALCZYK - Only 30 tickets remain!
PETER WOLF- Only 14 tickets remain for added show!!
SHAWN MULLINS- Only 35 tickets remain!
Y&T – First show is SOLD OUT! Second show selling fast.
JON ANDERSON – Only 20 tickets remain!
JIMMIE VAUGHAN- Selling Fast!
RIK EMMETT – Selling Fast!
THE ENGLISH BEAT – Selling Fast!
OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS
January 30 NRBQ
Terry Adams, visionary, driving force, and “untamed genius of the keyboards” for NRBQ since the band’s inception over four decades ago, is one of music’s true originals. Adams reignited the legendary Quartet with Scott Ligon on guitar & vocals, Casey McDonough on bass & vocals, and Bobby Lloyd Hicks on drums.
The 2011 studio album, Keep This Love Goin’ and the 2012 live CD We Travel the Spaceways radiate the one-and-only NRBQ spirit and magic—great musicianship, emotion, fearlessness, and fun. “Ability to groove like no other band on the planet,” says popmatters.com. “Fans will find spontaneity, humor, breadth, and musical know-how—” says No Depression. “Music no one can make anymore.” says the Detroit Metro-Times.
And live? “Their willingness to step way out on a limb has always been one of NRBQ’s most endearing qualities, and in the contemporary world of pre-packaged, cookie-cutter pop stars, it’s sure great to have them back,” said the Albany Times-Union. Added the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, “NRBQ is still liable to play anything. Roaring rockabilly, transcendent pop-rock, roadhouse blues, avant jazz – you name it — The new band is a revelation, capable of playing nearly the whole NRBQ catalog, which dates back to 1966.” (Listen)
January 31 MAX CREEK
Max Creek, a regional phenomenon is one of the most electrifying live acts on the Eastern seaboard today. Max Creek brings to the stage a wide variety of musical experience, from the blues to ballads to hard- edged rock n’ roll, to early San Francisco era improv. This five man band has a unique style, and their blend of original songs and classic covers has gained them remarkable respect and a large following which continues to grow. To see Max Creek in concert is to fall under their unique spell. A Max Creek concert– whether in a packed nightclub or outdoor arena– is an electrifying and magical experience; just ask those who travel hundreds of miles to listen and dance. Blues ballads blend into jazzy barroom piano and a jumping, frenetic energy fueled by the audience. An hour later, there’s a full-fledged jam at work, combining contemporary and jazz idioms and soaring into free-form flight. Even later, a reggae- tinged stunner will blend right into a folksy blues intro. Each night is different– you can’t predict Max Creek’s direction.
Rock, jazz, reggae, folk, bluegrass– it’s all there in a special blend that entices listeners to go back again, and again. Max Creek inspires loyalty, and anyone can get hooked– quickly. When the Creek magic is in full swing, amazing things happen. The guys in the band call it “reciprocal energy” and there’s no better way to describe the bond that develops between performers and audience. This is a Creek specialty, and each night can be described as an incredible journey that band and the audience take together. It’s something that makes all the rehearsal, the traveling, and effort that goes into being a musical organization worthwhile. Max Creek has remained a successful band for many years, performing year-round in theaters, outdoor arenas, nightclubs, colleges and prep schools. Continuing to grow and move ahead, they cut a larger and larger musical profile with many promising prospects for the future. But to fully understand Max Creek’s magic, you have to experience it yourself. Just ask someone who has. (Listen)
February 1 MELISSA FERRICK
On her first self-produced album since 2004, Melissa Ferrick takes us through the ending of one relationship and into the early stages of another. It’s a candid record that she sets to a sweeping Americana/alt-country soundtrack, layering pedal steel guitars and background harmonies into some of the lushest, brightest songs of her 20- year career.
Ferrick’s life has always been an open book. Signed to Atlantic Records in the mid-‘90s, she helped represent a new wave of alt-rock females—including artists like Liz Phair, PJ Harvey and college-mate Paula Cole—who sang about womanhood with sharp, unchecked honesty. Morrissey proved an early champion when he personally invited her to tour as his opening act, and Ferrick eventually went on to found her own label and release a number of albums in which she played every instrument herself. Her life took dips and turns along the way, and she chronicled every detail in her songwriting. (Listen, scroll to bottom)
NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW BOOKINGS
February 13 DOUG BELL with TAMMY LYNN and MYLES HIGH
In the words of Doug Bell; “The thing with Bellevue Cadillac, was that people were satisfied with how the music felt, and seldom got to the point that they “really” heard the lyrics, and when they did, they were surprised.
Stripping away the distractions and letting them stand on their own—encouraging the listener to ‘listen to the words—words that are ordinary everyday language with depth”.
Doug Bell’s The Road To Del Rio tells many a tale— Of a slave ship, Del Rio, muddy rivers, southern moonlit nights, days gone by, and lives lost too soon. The songs are character driven, sometimes like mini movies, where the human condition is mined in every way possible. (Listen Doug Bell, Listen Tammy Lynn & Myles High )
March 9 ANNA NALICK
Anna Nalick first broke onto the music scene in April of 2006 with the release of her Sony debut platinum album “Wreck of the Day.” The album entered the Billboard 200 chart at #20. Single “Breathe (2AM)” has sold nearly 3 million copies to date and was featured prominently on Grey’s Anatomy and other tv and film soundtracks.
Nalick is a southern California native. She began writing music as a hobby at a very young age and continued to write for local rock, punk, and ska bands through her teens. (Listen)
April 19 MARY FAHL
“Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT, a band with a sound that was a perfect mixture of Fleetwood Mac, Jefferson Airplane and Adele. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication. Since the band disbanded, Mary has released several compelling albums, including the fantastic re-working of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” for V2 Records and her wonderful, original studio album “The Other Side of Time” on Sony Odyssey. She has also written and performed songs for several major motion pictures, including the lead song (“Going Home”) for the Civil War epic Gods and Generals. Now Mary returns with her album “Love and Gravity” and reaches October Project heights with soaring vocals and great songwriting to match. Her performance will include “Exiles”, a song written for Anne Rice’s new audiobook “The Wolves of Midwinter” and a stunning cover of the Joni Mitchell classic “Both Sides Now”. Fahl’s elegant, cinematic songs draw on classical and world music sources, American art song, as well as thinking man’s folk-pop which she performs with an earthy, viscerally powerful contralto that Boston Globe critic Steve Morse calls “a voice for the gods that can transport listeners to other realms”. (Listen)
May 3 JON POUSETTE-DART BAND
The Pousette-Dart Band, led by Jon Pousette-Dart carved a place in the landscape of American music in the 1970’s. They were a mainstay of album radio, a favorite on the college circuit, and became one of the busiest touring groups in the US working with such acts as The Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, The Eagles, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Eddie Money, Manfred Mann, Jonathan Edwards, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Emmylou Harris, Gary Wright, Robert Palmer, Randy Newman, Journey, Billy Joel, NRBQ, and many more including the now famous Frampton Comes Alive tour, and the progressive Yes Fragile tour – playing arenas from Coast to Coast. (Listen)
May 30 THE CHRIS DUARTE BAND
In Chris Duarte’s musical view, the journey is as important as the destination, maybe even more so. Since emerging in the mid-1990s from Austin, Texas, a blues guitar hotbed, Duarte has forged new pathways for the blues and scouted numerous fresh trails for creative musical expression. Lauded for the exquisite artistry and vivid tonality of his six-string work, over the last decade Duarte has also proven his considerable mettle as a songwriter, singer and bandleader.
The sum total of his talents prompted Blues Access to extol him as a “genius,” but Duarte sees his work in a much more basic and fluid context. “I’m a musician who is still out there searching for better ways to get from point A to point B, and better my craft. I’m just not content staying in one place.” (Listen)
June 20 JANDEE LEE PORTER CD Release Party
Americana, Folk, Country, Pop and Rock would be just some of the ways to describe the Jandee Lee Porter Band. Through original music, this band has fused the above styles into a sound that is not like the rest. They stand out, they defy convention and push themselves to create a sound that is unique, complex and will leaving you wanting more.
Jandee, lead vocalist and face of the band has spent the better part of her life crafting words and melodies that say something out of the ordinary. There are hooks and fun loving lyrics but there are also words that express pain, loss, confusion, growth and change. You can sing along with some but others will make you think. A very difficult thing for any artist to do.
The band is comprised of 5 highly talented musicians who not only excel at their instruments, are song writers with years of experience playing a variety of styles and performing in dozens of situations. This group can bash away on the biggest stages but can also deliver an intimate performance in the smallest of places. Not bad for a 6 piece band! (Listen)
July 19 PAT TRAVERS BAND
Kirk McKim is the perfect sparring partner for Travers and a great guitarist in his own right, Rodney O’Quinn’s four-string work compliments the band in a way not seen or heard since the departure of Mars Cowling, and Sean Shannon’s ridiculously powerful but controlled drumming drives this unit with a relentless energy.
Combine those individual talents with the chemistry being produced both in the studio and on the stage, and you have a line-up that is being favourably compared to the famous Travers-Thrall-Cowling-Aldridge band. And deservedly so.
This Pat Travers Band is also one seriously tight rockin’ unit, and live they always deliver. Pat welcomes longtime sticksman, Sandy Gennaro back into the fold. In between dates with the Pat Travers Band, Sandy has been a regular counselor at the World Famous, “Rock and Roll Fantasy Camps” The groove between Gennaro and O’Quinn is a force that is undeniable. There is an energy that is tangible, an enjoyment that is infectious, and, quite frankly, you owe it to yourself to catch this band whenever and wherever you can. (Listen)