Ryan Ordway CD Release Show
Saturday, April 8, 2017: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB
A blend of Ameri-kinda, with undertones of 60’s rock is the style of singer/songwriter/producer, Ryan Ordway. Like sitting around a warm campfire among friends, to steering your longboard through a busy intersection, Ordway's songs are sure to take the listener on a musical journey. His music has been featured on NBC's hit TV show "The Office" ABC's "Happy Endings", ESPN, NESN, FOX’s “Raising Hope”, SYFY’s “Eureka” and Warner Brothers “Felicity.” In 2014 Ordway was selected to spend a week recording in Nashville with legendary producer Ken Scott (The Beatles, Elton John, David Bowie) at the world renown Blackbird Studio’s owned and operated by John and Martina McBride.
Ordway writes and produces songs with sophisticated pop appeal and lots of cleverly hidden hooks" says NH Mag Executive Editor Rick Broussard.
When he is not on the road, Ryan can be found in his studio, The Recording Co-op, where he is creatively producing the works of other musicians who want to share their passion and talent with the world. Previous tours have landed Ryan on stage with the likes of Steve Miller John Wesley of Porcupine Tree, Vince Welnick of The Grateful Dead, and Peter Tork of The Monkeys to name a few.
Joe DeVito: Comedy Stage Hypnotist
Friday, March 31, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB
Boston based entertainer Joe DeVito is New Englands Favorite Comedy Stage Hypnotist for over 20 years, performing locally and nation wide from Foxwoods to Hollywood,and everywhere in between, with the most unique audience participation show of its kind .Not just a show but an expierience!
Friday, April 21, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB
Cheryl sizzles with excitement as she mesmerizes audiences with her sultry voice and powerhouse energy. She is a triple threat-a great songwriter, vocalist and blows harp like there's no tomorrow...
Hailing from Boston, she began playing harmonica and immersing herself into the Blues in 1987 She has recorded on several cds with her most recent one, being her 1st solo effort, "Blues Got Me" including 7 original songs, backed by a stellar 7 piece band and produced by Duke Robillard, who also plays on a few cuts.
Cheryl will be teaming up with Danielle Miraglia who comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. On her latest "Glory Junkies" she's joined by a killer cast of musicians blending the classic rock vibe of The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin with Danielle's signature lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst.
Jody Sloan: Comedy
Saturday, April 15, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB
For the past few years, Corey Rodrigues has been racking up comedy competition victories around New England. Once you see him onstage you'll see why. Corey's conversational storytelling tone puts audience members at ease and then, when their guard is down, he pummels them with punch lines. Rodrigues combines comedy from his own life and the lives of those around him. Mix that with a hilarious point of view and he's able to talk about anything. Additionally, Corey has been able to use his comedic gift to impact the community by raising money for Dana Farber, The Pan Mass Challenge, The American Cancer Society, Rebuilding Boston Together, The Jimmy Fund, The Blue Angels of Manchester,
For the past thirteen years Jody Sloan has honed her skills as a “sit down” comic working as a “Conducktor” for Boston Duck Tours. She created and developed her tour guide persona; Penny Wise, a tongue-in-cheek, saucy, southern belle. She has performed before an audience over 4000 times and still packs a fresh punch!
Impishly perverse, her style is thoughtful yet edgy; touching on age, divorce, and being raised by wolves. She’ll have you convinced that in the darkest corners of truth is comedy.
Saturday, April 1, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB.
Ladies of Blues and Soul - A one of a kind supergroup featuring Diane Blue (vocals and harmonica), Lisa Mann (bass and vocals), Myanna (sax), Alizon (keyboards and vocals), Diane Gately (drums) and Wendy Sobel (guitar and vocals)
Swing Dance with the Tall Granite Big Band
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Dance Lesson 7:00 - 8:00 PM: Performance starts 8:00 PM $20.00 Admission
From the syncopated heart of New Hampshire, the Tall Granite Big Band carries on its Swing tradition Texas style! Organized in Concord last year, the 18-member band has its roots in Texas with music collected over seven decades by the late Houston bandleader Johnny Dyson. The Dyson band’s early repertoire included classics from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Perez Prado, Duke Ellington, Harry James, and other greats. But Dyson also worked closely with Texas arrangers including Don Elam and Fred Baetge, and over time his bands acquired unique material reflecting the vital “Third Coast” culture and its Blues and Latin influences, which help distinguish Tall Granite today. Today, our members are drawn from around the Granite State and our focus – as it was in Dyson’s day -- remains on dancing! Our Pitman’s Dance Nights typically are prefaced with a complimentary Swing dance lesson from area instructors to help everyone acquire or brush up their moves! So if you're done with dueling banjos or screaming guitars, grab your two-tone shoes, slick back that hair, join us at the excellent Pitman’s Freight Room and swing and sway or just relax to the Tall Granite Big Band's smokey horns and unique sound!
Free Dance Lesson before the show from 7 – 8 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM
Downtown Dave and the Deep Pockets
Friday, May 5, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB:
A great mix of fine musicians who are no strangers to playing deep scorching, heartfelt music. Up tempo and energetic, with a firm finger on the pulse of Blues and R&B. Impassioned with infectious grooves, while paying tribute and respect to the greats in the music that they truly love. Always from the heart and soul, whether creating their own powerful originals or giving a new twist to an old cover. True music has greatly influenced and preserved the unique style and tasteful feel of the Pockets. Passion, dynamics, and intensity are the spirit of this band. They will groove you, move you, and sooth you.
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson
Friday, April 7, 2017: 8:00 PM
$25.00 Admission at door: $20.00 in Advance:
Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson is one of the premier blues artists to emerge from Chicago’s music scene. Hailing from Itta Bena, Mississippi, Johnson arrived in Chicago in the mid-fifties a young man. At around the same time, the West Side guitar style, a way of playing alternating stinging single-note leads with powerful distorted chords, was being created mostly by Magic Sam and Otis Rush. This style grew into an important contribution to modern blues and rock, influencing such notables as Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler. Johnson served a long sideman apprenticeship with both Magic Sam and Muddy Waters, while developing into a strong performer in his own right. Today, Luther is widely considered the foremost proponent of the West Side guitar style and the heir apparent to the late Magic Sam’s West Side throne.
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Mr Nick and the Diry Tricks
Friday, April 14, 2017: 8:00 PM
Friday, August 4, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:
Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks are one of the most sought after Blues acts in the Northeast. Lead by powerhouse vocalist and unorthodox harmonica ace Nick David, this band boasts a who's who of the New England Blues scene. Having experienced a break out year with their wildly praised CD "Oh Wow!", they were named one of the top 20 bands in Boston, (landing right in between the Dropkick Murphys and the James Montgomery Band) and "Oh Wow!" was named one of the top 25 records of the year for the entire country by Alternate Root Magazine. In addition, this year they were awarded the prestigious New England Music Award for "Blues Act of the Year". The band's full throttle, high energy shows and expert musicianship keep audiences coming back for more. Don't miss your chance to check out this outstanding New England band as they make their way into the national spotlight.