NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
SISTER HAZEL- First show SOLD OUT! Tickets remain for second show.
PAULA COLE – SOLD OUT!
MARSHALL CRENSHAW- Only 29 tickets reain!
Feb 8 COMEDY NIGHT – Only 20 tickets remain!
RICK DERRINGER – Selling Fast!
FRANCIS DUNNERY – Only 36 tickets remain!
JEFFERSON STARSHIP- SOLD OUT!
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – SOLD OUT!
ED KOWALCZYK - Only 40 tickets remain!
PETER WOLF- 2 of 3 shows sold out!
SHAWN MULLINS- Only 40 tickets remain!
Y&T – First show is SOLD OUT! Second show selling fast.
JON ANDERSON – Only 20 tickets remain!
RIK EMMETT – Selling Fast!
THE ENGLISH BEAT – Selling Fast!
OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS
January 23 SISTER HAZEL
In the 15+ years that they have been recording and performing as a band, they have accomplished something that for most artists is only a dream: they have built a career with a solid foundation, seemingly impenetrable by the shifting sands of the record industry and the economy. Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter Magazine. (Listen)
January 24 SISTER HAZEL
This Show is SOLD OUT
January 25 PAULA COLE
This show is SOLD OUT.
January 26 MARSHALL CRENSHAW and THE BOTTLE ROCKETS
Over the course of a career that’s spanned three decades, 13 albums and hundreds of songs, Marshall Crenshaw’s musical output has maintained a consistent fidelity to the qualities of melody, craftsmanship and passion, and his efforts have been rewarded with the devotion of a broad and remarkably loyal fan base. After an early break playing John Lennon in a touring company of the Broadway musical Beatlemania, the Michigan-bred musician began his recording career with the now legendary indie single “Something’s Gonna Happen,” on Alan Betrock’s seminal Shake label. His growing fame in his adopted hometown of New York City helped to win Crenshaw a deal with Warner Bros. Records, which released his self-titled 1982 debut album. With such classics as “Someday, Someway” and “Cynical Girl,” that LP established Crenshaw as one of his era’s preeminent tunesmiths — a stature that was confirmed by subsequent albums. (Listen: Marshal, The Bottle Rockets)
NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW BOOKINGS
February 15 ENTRAIN
Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic Martha’s Vineyard-based six-piece Entrain has been thrilling critics and fans alike since its inception. Entrain has recorded eight albums (one this year), all of which have been praised for their ability to shift effortlessly between musical styles – from rock, blues, calypso and ska, to zydeco, jazz and funk – often within the same song. “The whole Entrain concept is based around the drums and infectious rhythms. Once we’ve got that…. anything goes, everything goes,” explains Tom Major (drummer). (Listen)
February 21 TUPELO NIGHT OF COMEDY
This comedy night features PJ Thibodeau and John Morris. Tupelo’s comedy nights are always a great time. Buy a table and bring friends!
February 22 STANLEY CLARKE
Four-time Grammy Award Winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend” status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. He is the first bassist in history who doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and the first bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide to this day. A veteran of over 40 albums, he most recently won the 2011 Best Contemporary Jazz Album Grammy Award for The Stanley Clarke Band. Clarke co-founded the seminal fusion group Return to Forever with Chick Corea and Lenny White. In 2012 Return to Forever won a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album,Forever.
Clarke’s creativity has been recognized and rewarded in every way imaginable: gold and platinum records, Grammy Awards, Emmy nominations, virtually every readers and critics poll in existence, and more. He was Rolling Stone’s very first Jazzman of the Year and bassist winner of Playboy’sMusic Award for ten straight years. Clarke was honored with Bass Player Magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of Guitar Player Magazine’s “Gallery of Greats.” In 2004 he was featured in Los Angeles Magazine as one of the Top 50 Most Influential People. He was honored with the key to the city of Philadelphia and put his hands in cement as a 1999 inductee into Hollywood’s “Rock Walk” on Sunset Boulevard. In 2011 he was honored with the highly prestigious Miles Davis Award at the Montreal Jazz Festival for his entire body of work. Most recently Clarke won Downbeat Magazine’s Reader’s and Critic’s Poll for Best Electric Bass Player. (Listen)
March 27 PETER WOLF
America’s answer to Mick Jagger, and you know the hits; “Love Stinks, Centerfold, Freeze Frame, Lookin’ For Love”—.and on and on. As the frontman, lead singer, songwriter for the J. Geils Band, Peter’s fast talking antics and larger than life on stage persona are iconic images in the world of Rock N’ Roll.
Peter was born in the Bronx, New York. He planned a career as an artist, but he got a job in the late 1960s as a disc jockey on Boston FM radio station WBCN and began exploring his interest in blues and rhythm and blues music, giving himself the nickname “the Wolfa Goofa”, sometimes expanded to “the Wolfa Goofa with the Green Teeth” (as mentioned in the intro to the semi-hit “Must Have Got Lost” on J. Geils Band’s Blow Your Face Out album). Later as solo artist he called himself Woofa Goofa Mama Toofa. He, Paul Shapiro, Stephen Bladd, Doug Slade and Joe Clark formed a group called the Hallucinations who performed with The Velvet Underground, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, and Sun Ra. He then saw the J. Geils Blues Band in concert and quickly joined. He was the vocalist and frontman, and often acted as a sort of manager. Wolf was known for his charismatic stage antics of fast-talking quips and “pole-vaulting” with the microphone stand. He and keyboard player Seth Justman were responsible for most of the songwriting. Creative differences followed their Freeze Frame album, causing the J. Geils Band and Peter Wolf to part ways in 1983. (Listen)
April 18 JOAN OSBORNE
In a career that spans over fifteen years, Joan has proven to be an artistically restless yet consistently enthralling performer. In 2002, she cemented her reputation as a top tier soul singer with an incredible turn in the acclaimed documentary film ‘Standing in the Shadows of Motown,’ followed by a tour with legendary Motown backing band The Funk Brothers. In 2003, Osborne toured with the Dixie Chicks and then surprised and wowed audiences touring throughout America for two years as the lead singer for The Dead. In 2007, she graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Osborne loves to sing and perform in many different genres, but she comes back to her soulful rock roots on ‘Little Wild One,’ her fall release that reunites her Grammy All-Star team of Rick Chertoff and Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian of The Hooters. The team last worked together on Osborne’s breakthrough, debut album ‘Relish,’ which sold five million copies worldwide and yielded the smash hit “One Of Us” as well as scoring six Grammy nominations. (Listen)
May 8 COLIN BLUNSTONE
As the lead singer of the Zombies, Blunstone was one of the greatest ’60s rock vocalists, pacing the group’s minor-key masterpieces with his inimitable choked and breathy vocals. After retiring from the business briefly in the late ’60s (to work in the insurance industry, of all things), he went solo in the early ’70s with a string of interesting pop/rock albums that were more of an extension of the late Zombies sound than the more well-known work of Argent, the other Zombies spin-off act. The Zombies connection is hardly incidental; chief Zombie songwriters Rod Argent and Chris White gave Blunstone some songs, as did Argent member Russ Ballard, though Blunstone penned much of his material himself. With their moody melodies and Baroque touches of muted keyboards, classical guitars, and inventive string arrangements, his early-’70s albums sometimes sounded like a mellower take on the direction the Zombies pursued with their pop-psychedelic masterwork Odessey and Oracle. Blunstone managed some small British hits with “How Could We Dare Be Wrong,” “I Don’t Believe in Miracles,” and the Top 20 single “Say You Don’t Mind,” a cover of a tune written and recorded by Denny Laine after he left the Moody Blues and before he joined Wings. Blunstone’s first album, One Year (1971), was his best, though the follow-ups Ennismore and Journey also had their moments. (Listen)
May 14 JIMMIE VAUGHAN & TILT-A-WHIRL BAND
Jimmie Vaughan is far more than just one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world of popular music. As Guitar Player Magazine notes, “He is a virtual deity–a living legend.” After all, Vaughan provides a vital link between contemporary music and its proud heritage, as well as being a longtime avatar of retro cool.
Since releasing his first solo album in 1994, he has set the standard for quality modern roots music. Throughout his career, Vaughan has earned the esteem of his legendary guitar-playing heroes and superstar peers along with successive generations of young players. His musical ethos and personal style have had an impact on contemporary culture, from spearheading the current blues revival with The Fabulous Thunderbirds to his longtime, innate fashion sense of slicked-back hair and sharp vintage threads (now seen throughout the pages of contemporary fashion journals) to becoming a premier designer of classic custom cars. But for Jimmie Vaughan, none of it is part of a crusade or a career plan. It’s just his natural way of living his life and pursuing the interests that have captivated Vaughan since his youth. (Listen)
May 24 OTTMAR LIEBERT AND LUNA NEGRA
Grammy Nominated Ottmar Liebert has become one of the most successful instrumental artists of the past decade, thrilling audiences throughout the world and releasing a catalog of classic recordings. By 1989, he had founded the first incarnation of his band Luna Negra. Nouveau Flamenco began life as a self-produced local release called Marita: Shadows and Storms, copies of which local Indian artist Frank Howell distributed in his art galleries. When the record found its way to radio stations and began generating a buzz among programmers and an unprecedented response among listeners, Higher Octave Music picked it up and released a fully remastered version. (Listen)
September 17 BELA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN (at Pinkerton)
BÉLA FLECK is often considered the premier banjo player in the world. ABIGAIL WASHBURN is often considered the most exciting female banjo player in the world. Abigai’s beguiling composing, playing and singing blend with Flecks riveting and virtuosic musicianship to create music both unique yet familiar in texture. Together, Fleck and Washburn employ the relatively rare 3-finger and clawhammer banjo duet to create an explosion of musical white heat. (Listen)