The Fixx this Weekend at Tupelo! Gregg Rolie, David Knopfler, and Quinn Sullivan just booked!

NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
THE SMITHEREENS- Selling Fast!
THE FIXX- Selling Fast!
MARTHA DAVIS
- SOLD OUT!
DANA FUCHS- Only 32 tickets remain!
ANA POPOVIC- SOLD OUT!
KINGS X- SOLD OUT!
BILLY COBHAM- Selling Fast!
ENGLISH BEAT – Selling Fast!
JOHN MAYALL - SOLD OUT!
MIKE PETERS – Only 38 tickets remain!
JON BUTCHER AXIS- SOLD OUT!
ROBIN TROWER - SOLD OUT!
ERIC JOHNSON – Both shows SOLD OUT!
LIVING COLOUR – Only 50 tickets remain!
CARL PALMER – Selling Fast!
THE TUBES- Selling Fast!

OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS

July 31 THE FIXX
They’re ready to hit the road this summer—and they want YOU to choose what they play live!! It’s “The FIXX – By Request” just get a hold of them via email at thefixx.com, on Twitter at #FIXXSONGS or at facebook.com/thefixx and tell them your city and what FIXX song you want us to play live.
They’ll tally up the votes each night—and play the songs YOU DECIDE!!

Hits include
“One Thing Leads To Another”
“Red Skies”
“Saved by Zero”

August 1 THE FIXX
This show is almost SOLD OUT. Same format as show description above.

NEW BOOKINGS
September 21  GREGG ROLIE (at Pinkerton Academy)
This is a rare opportunity to see Rock N Roll giant, vocalist and keyboard player Gregg Rolie with a FULL BAND. Gregg Rolie is responsible for co-founding and providing lead vocals for legendary supergroups SANTANA and JOURNEY. Launching- along with Carlos Santana – the now legendary act, Rolie also co-produced Santana’s first four groundbreaking albums. His unforgettable lead vocals on many Santana hits including “Black Magic Woman” “Evil Ways” and “Oye Como Va” helped skyrocket the band to the top of the charts. After Santana, Rolie went on to establish Journey with fellow ex-Santana mate, guitarist Neal Schon. In addition to lending his considerable keyboard prowess to the endeavor, he also provided lead vocals on the band’s first 3 albums and co-lead vocals on “the next 3. Rolie co-wrote and co-produced the band’s first seven albums, including the hugely successful 1981 live double album “Captured.”

The Gregg Rolie Band is composed of 4 musicians from Santana (2 of them now in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame) and 3 other highly accomplished players. Having worked with some of the biggest names in music over the years and having toured the world many times over, these musicians have the skills to interpret this music in the way it is meant to be interpreted, as Gregg so intimately knows. (Listen)

October 23 DAVID KNOPFLER
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, David Knopfler grew up in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the North of England. By fourteen, David was performing his own songs in folk clubs and having learned guitar, piano and drums in his childhood, it’s not surprising to find he’s mastered many of the instruments he uses on his recordings. Despite a college degree, he can’t recall any other aspirations beyond composing and playing music.

David founded Dire Straits alongside his brother Mark, and recorded three albums, touring the stadium circuit extensively, before resigning three years later to follow his own path of independent, singer-songwriter. For more than two decades has faithfully pursued his musical vision, writing and producing his own music on nine solo CDs to date.

David creates songs of substance. They are by turns deep and captivating, elegant and thought provoking, with clever, gripping lyrics, his exquisite sense of melody blending effortlessly. More attentive listeners might even find themselves decoding the frequent buried references David includes. An example is found in “Jericho” (from his 2002 album Wishbones), the words to which conceal titles of previous albums and songs.

David Knopfler has been fortunate enough to reach a wide audience without compromising his art. While he’s enjoyed the respect and admiration of his musical peers, widespread critical acclaim, international awards and worldwide chart successes, he’s managed, in his own country, Britain, to keep a profile so low as to be nearly invisible. He lives quietly in the English countryside, notching up an impressive list of writing credits.

An understated integrity and honesty define Knopfler in both his work and private life. A family man and a lifelong member of organizations like Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Adopt a Minefield, David has always made uncompromising life choices. “I don’t regard what I do as remotely glamorous. I write and record music because I completely love doing it, despite any so called “celebrity status” that sometimes comes with the job.” (Listen)

November 30 QUINN SULLIVAN
15 year old Quinn Sullivan is quickly gaining quite a reputation among today’s most respected guitar players and musical artists. He has been touring the world with his mentor and friend, Buddy Guy, promoting his latest CD, “Getting There,” produced in Nashville with multi-Grammy winner Tom Hambridge.

Since the age of 7, Quinn has been sharing stages with legendary players like Eric Clapton, BB King and Buddy Guy at iconic venues like the Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and Red Rocks. He has also performed at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals including Montreux Jazz, Austin City Limits, and Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.

In 2006, Quinn made his national television debut on the Ellen DeGeneres show and brought the crowd to its feet with his rendition of the Beatles classic, “Twist and Shout.” Then, in 2007, Quinn had an encounter that changed his life forever. He met blues legend Buddy Guy at a theater in his hometown. Buddy invited Quinn on stage that night after witnessing his ability during a backstage visit. Shortly thereafter, Buddy asked Quinn to record some guitar tracks on his album “Skin Deep,” released in 2009.
In 2011, Quinn released his debut CD, “Cyclone,” which peaked at #7 on the Billboard blues album chart. He performed the title track on Jimmy Kimmel Live in March of that year and continued to tour throughout the U.S. and Canada, gaining thousands of new fans and followers along the way. Quinn released his second CD, “Getting There,” in June of 2013. He continued touring and exploded onto the national television scene making appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, before returning to the Ellen DeGeneres show a second time in January of 2014. (Listen)

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Another Tequila Sunrise: Eagles Tribute coming to Whippersnappers!

The best Eagles Tribute band in the land is coming back to New Hampshire! Another Tequila Sunrise puts on an amazing Eagles concert performance. They will be performing at Whippersnappers Sunday, August 24th from 7pm to 10pm.

For eight years, Another Tequila Sunrise: Tribute to the Eagles has toured all across the United States getting famous for their skills. Some songs include Desperado, Wasted Time, Best of My Love, Lyin’ Eyes, Take it easy, and Hotel California. Another Tequila Sunrise plays all of the Eagles greatest hits! They also play the hits from the solo careers of Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Glenn Frey.

If you love the Eagles, you will love Another Tequila Sunrise! Click here to purchase your tickets.

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Londonderry Concerts on the Common Features Bruce Marshall Group and James Montgomery

Londonderry Concerts on the Common features Bruce Marshall Group and James Montgomery on Wednesday, August 6th from 7:00 to 8:30. For a complete schedule and more details click here.

For our last show of 2014, we are very excited to welcome back Bruce Marshall. He played for us last summer with his band, and they were, by all accounts, fantastic. They treated us to a soaring ride as they ripped through a catalog of original material that truly set the band apart. Lead by Bruce, the musicianship of the entire group was front and center. This summer, we asked Bruce and his band to perform for us again. This is going to be another awesome evening of Blues, R&B, Rock and Southern Boogie. But, this time, he will be joined by his friend James Montgomery. James is well-known at Londonderry’s Tupelo Music Hall and throughout New England as a true showman. He has toured with many major artists, including Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, the Allman Brothers, Steve Miller and others. The two of these great musicians together, backed by a tremendous band, is going to set the Common on fire! Be sure to join us!

Bad weather location: Londonderry High School cafeteria.

Concerts on the Common are provided by the Londonderry Arts Council whose mission is to enrich
Londonderry’s quality of life by promoting cultural arts in the community – and made possible by the generous support of Premier Sponsors including Londonderry Freezer Warehouse, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Corporate Cost Control, Lindt Chocolate of Londonderry, Shady Hill Greenhouses, Ford of Londonderry, Solomon Law Office, Wirebelt, and Backwoods Landscaping. Also, contributions from our Gold Sponsors Mark Oswald (Re/MAX Realtor), Market Basket, and Spectrum Gymnastics Academy. For a complete list of our sponsors, visit their website.

For more information contact: Stephen Lee, Londonderry Arts Council, 603-818-3232, email swl1881.londonderry@gmail.com.

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Poppa Chubby and Black 47 just Booked at Tupelo!

NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
THE SMITHEREENS- Selling Fast!
THE FIXX- Selling Fast!
MARTHA DAVIS
- SOLD OUT!
DANA FUCHS- Only 40 tickets remain!
MARC COHNSOLD 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)


NEW BOOKINGS
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)

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The Smithereens, Johnny Winter, and Cinderella’s Tom Keifer just booked!!

NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
CRACKER – Selling Fast!
ALBERT CUMMINGS – Only 6 tickets remain!
THE FIXX- Selling Fast!
MARTHA DAVIS
- SOLD OUT!
DANA FUCHS- Only 45 tickets remain!
MARC COHNSOLD OUT!
ANA POPOVIC- SOLD OUT!
KINGS X- SOLD OUT!
BILLY COBHAM- Selling Fast!
ENGLISH BEAT – Selling Fast!
JOHN MAYALL - SOLD OUT!
MIKE PETERS – Selling Fast!
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 16 LIVE AT FRANK’S PLACE
This month’s FREE FRANK FM show features Kingsley Flood. If you want to attend, simply call the box office and we will add you to our guest list. It’s that simple.

July 18 CRACKER ACOUSTIC
For 20 years, front man David Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman have made up the core of Cracker and now the two will be playing an acoustic duo show at Tupelo Music Hall.
Lowery and Hickman together are seen as godfathers of the alternative music scene, who turned gently away from plaid-clad grunge in the 1990s with more countrified and bluesy styling. While Johnny Hickman adds fiery lead guitar sound and spirited co-writing gave flavor to that Cracker’s alternative radio hits, including Teen Angst, Low, Get Off This, and Eurotrash Girl. (David Lowery – Listen, Johnny Hickman – Listen)

July 19 PAT TRAVERS BAND
It’s early 2009, and the “Pat Travers Band” has just been recorded live by Rockline Radio. On playback, Rockline’s Bob Coburn turns to bass player Rodney O’Quinn and comments:  “I think we caught lightning in a bottle tonight.”

To have that happen once in a career is special. To repeat that feat thirty years later may be unique. The line up responsible for that electrical discharge – Travers, O’Quinn, guitarist Kirk McKim and drummer Sean “The Cannon” Shannon – have been performing together since 2008.

Kirk, who has toured with Pat since 2006, is the perfect sparring partner for Travers and a great guitarist in his own right, while Rodney’s four-string work compliments the band in a way not seen or heard since the departure of Mars Cowling. When you add Sean’s ridiculously powerful but controlled drumming that is the engine room of this unit, you have a Pat Travers Band that is being favorably compared to their famous predecessors of thirty years ago.
And deservedly so.

But Pat isn’t looking to the past for his musical future, and proof that future was in (eight) safe hands, courtesy of Messrs Travers, McKim, Shannon and O’Quinn, came as the second decade of the Millennium dawned— “Fidelis”, backed by Alexus Records, was released in 2010, and is quite simply is one of the best Pat Travers releases of any era, by any line-up. (Listen)


NEW BOOKINGS
August 16 TUPELO COMEDY NIGHT
This special night of comedy features Steve Bjork and Bob Seibel.  As an aside, Bob Seibel is one of my favorite comedians to come through Tupelo. Tupelo comedy nights are two hours of exceptional talent and lots of laughs.

August 31 Cinderella’s Tom Keifer
Known primarily as the lead singer/frontman of hard rock band CINDERELLA, TOM KEIFER is now enjoying success with his debut solo album, “The Way Life Goes.” On stage, Tom Keifer and his band rock the house with choice cuts from his album along with treating his audience to some monster radio hits from Cinderella including; “Don’t Know What You Got (Til It’s Gone),” “Nobody’s Fool,” “Shake Me,” etc— (Listen)

November 7 and 8 THE SMITHEREENS
Brandishing heavy guitars and an unabashed fetish for British Invasion Pop, The Smithereens carved their niche on album rock radio and earned a reputation as a great concert attraction with sizzling pop songs including: “A Girl Like You,” “Only A Memory,” “Blood And Roses,” “Behind The Wall Of Sleep,” “Yesterday Girl,” “Blues Before And After,” and “Top Of The Pops.” (Listen)

December 19 JOHNNY WINTER
Voted one of the top 100 guitarists of all time in Rolling Stone Magazine Johnny Winter is a guitar hero without equal. Signing with Columbia Records in 1969, he immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues with a powerful combination of authentic Texas funk and his own high energy interpretation for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Constantly shifting between primal country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson to scorching electric slide guitar, Johnny has always been one of the most respected singers and influential guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues rock and American Southern rock ala the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Throughout the 70s and 80s he was the unofficial torch bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. (Listen)

 

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Local Best of NH Winner

The Best of NH winners have been revealed! Londonderry’s own Tupelo Music Hall was voted by the readers poll for best small music venue under the Arts, Culture, and people category. Tupelo is known for its intimate seating and having popular musical performers. Guests enjoy drink and food as watching the entertainment. People in New Hampshire love Tupelo Music Hall, therefore, they were voted “Best of NH”.

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