OUR NEXT NEW HAMPSHIRE SHOWS
November 21 RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND
This show is SOLD OUT!
November 23 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). As Sam Holmstock (conga/djembe/trombonist) says, “The most important thing that we try to do with our music is bring everybody together in the spirit of peace, love, fun and a ton of drums!”
November 24 THE MYSTIX
This is a special show. Not only are they doing a LIVE RECORDING, but the band will have Jerry Portnoy and Ricky “King” Russell with them!
The Mystix are back on the road with their Roots Ramble Tour in support of their fourth and most ambitious album to date, “Mighty Tone,” paying tribute to those influential blues, gospel and country artists that were the “true vine” of American Music, including some original material of their own. As the group’s leader Jo Lily says, “This is a music of celebration, innovation and revelation—this Americana ramble has been a project infused with joy which we will share with our audience.”
The Mystix (Jo Lily, Guitars, Vocals, Marty Richards, Drums, Marty Ballou, Bass, Bobby B. Keyes, Guitars, Tom West Piano) will be joined on stage with some outstanding guest artists including harp legend Jerry Portnoy from Muddy Waters and Eric Clapton’s band.
NEW HAMPSHIRE NEW BOOKINGS
January 4 TUPELO COMEDY NIGHT
This special comedy night features Harrison Stebbins, Ralphie Joyal, and Sal Votano. Always a riotous time and cheap, cheap. You can’t go wrong with our comedy nights!
January 30 ENGLISH BEAT
Formed in Birmingham (UK) in 1978, this much loved multi-racial sextet (Dave Wakeling, guitar/vocals; Rankin’ Roger, vocals; Andy Cox, guitar; Dave Steel, bass; Everett Moreton, drums; Saxa, saxophone) took the Specials’ blueprint and added high-spirited pop appeal, all spiced up with a ska authenticity provided by legendary bluebeat saxophonist Saxa.
February 2003 saw a dream come true for many Beat fans as the band reunited for a minitour in the UK, which culminated in their acclaimed, sold out command performance at the Royal Festival Hall! It was a magical homecoming for the band and for the fans, with band members and fans gathering from around the globe for a night or irie, ska-ful rock-steady Beat!
Being the hard driving ska legend that he is, however, Dave was not content to rest on his laurels after the RFH reunion. Dave continues to tour the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the UK with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing the hits of The Beat, General Public, and his new songs. Listen
February 16 STEVE BLUNT (Children’s Show)
Steve Blunt is a NH singer/storyteller and part-time teacher with over 20 years’ experience in the arts and education. His lively musical performances delight family audiences at schools, libraries, and concert venues throughout New England. Steve began writing songs for kids in the 1990’s while raising a young daughter and working as a middle school English teacher. His CD’s “Hang On, Henry!” and “Outta School!” are Parents’ Choice “Approved” Award Winners.
Steve’s latest project is “Sing-Along Coloring Fun!” a coloring book/CD with words & pictures for 15 songs- illustrated by Marty Kelley. Steve currently resides in Nashua, NH, with his wife, daughter, and English springer spaniel, Cowboy. SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL writes that Steve’s music “—never wavers from his kid’s eye view of the world.” Listen
March 23 JON BUTCHER
Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher is one of a select handful of influential recording artists comprising the legendary Boston music scene. MTV vids and hit songs, “Life Takes A Life” ,”Wishes”, “Holy War”, “Goodbye Saving Grace”, “Miracles”, “Send Me Somebody” comprise the underpinnings of a recording/ touring career that continues today. Three critically acclaimed CD’s, “Positively The Blues” “Barefoot Servants” and “Electric Factory” mark Jon’s enduring love affair with all things Americana- blues, jazz, Dixieland, folk, swing, Cajun and more.
2013 will see the start of Jon’s solo tour, Two Roads East, which will feature a healthy mix of hits, fan favorites and songs from AXIS 3, the return of Jon Butcher Axis and the first JBA studio album since 1987. With a discography of 17 international CD releases, international critical and Guitar Press acclaim and a hit TV show preparing for its third season it’s hard to argue the point. Share the Vision. Listen
June 6 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