Jazz BAnner

Lenny Clarke: Comedian
Saturday, July 15, 2017: 9:00 PM
$30.00 Admission at Door: $25.00 in Advance: BYOB. Air Conditioned
Lenny Clarke
Lenny Clarke is famous for his thick Boston accent and role as Uncle Teddy on the series Rescue Me. Clarke was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was the most famous "saloon comic" in Boston during the 1980s, the heyday of the Boston comedy scene. The DVD release When Standup Stood Out details Clarke's early career and affiliations with other famous Boston comics, such as Steven Wright and Denis Leary, his good friends.

In 1980, Clarke wrote and starred in a local television show Lenny Clarke's Late Show featuring Wright and Leary, in collaboration with Boston comedy writer Martin Olson. Clarke and Olson were roommates, and their apartment, known by comedians as "The Barracks", was a notorious "crash pad" for comics visiting Boston, and the subject of a documentary film as Clarke and Leary explain in When Standup Stood Out.
Eventbrite - Comedy featuring Lenny Clarke

Racky Thomas Blues Band
Saturday, July 8, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Racky Thomas
The Racky Thomas Band has been a torchbearer for the blues since its formation in 1995, when Racky Thomas collaborated with bassist Todd Carson, guitarist Nick Adams, and drummer Ted Larkin to make a demo cd, and do some gigs around the Boston area.  Racky Thomas has a vast repertoire of tunes – blues from world-class bluesmen, plantation gospel (the original blues), rocking electric blues, classic and obscure blues, and Racky Thomas blues!   including “Matchbox Blues”, “Biscuit-Bakin’ Woman”, “Mona”, “Sugar-coated Love”, “Big Road Blues”, “Hoochie-Coochie Man”, and “Mojo Workin’” (to name a few).

Gutsy vocals, down and dirty harmonica, smoking guitar, a killer rhythm section delivering pure unadulterated blues, and you've got the Racky Thomas Band.   Twice nominated for Boston Music Awards, and winners of the 1997 Battle of the Blues bands you've only got to experience them once to become a believer.

Real Stories North Of Concord
Thursday, July 13, 1017: 7:30 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
A fundraiser for the New Hampshire Humane Society
Story Slam
story slam
A “StorySlam” is where those interested in sharing a real-life, personal story based on the theme for the evening can register. Twelve storytellers will be selected at random and have up to six minutes to tell their story. (Not all who have a story will be picked if more than 12 names are entered). Stories should be for a PG audience and can be funny, sad, inspirational or all three, but please, no politics or preaching, we all get enough of that everyday as it is.

The theme for this Story Slam is: “It Seemed Like A Good Idea” and judging will be based on how close the story is to the theme, whether or not the storyteller stayed within the allotted time and other categories.

A couple of celebrity judges will be on hand as well as a couple of judges selected at random from those in attendance. There will also be an audience favorite. Prizes will be awarded and a good time will be had by all.

“Storyslams” are hugely popular events across the country, but very few, if any, have been held North of Concord. The hope is to bring this extremely entertaining event to the Lakes Region and north. What better way to introduce it here than with a benefit for one of the area’s favorite charities.

More information can be found on “Real Stories North Of Concord” FB page.Those who are interested in telling a story can register in advance by sending their name to realstoriesnoc@gmail.com. (Registering does not guarantee that you will be picked.) Everyone must have paid admission to be participate.

Come and tell your story, or just sit back and be entertained by those who do. Some of them might just be your neighbors or workmates

Joe Moss Blues Performer
Friday, July 28, 2017: 8:00 PM
$25.00 At Door: $20.00 Advance: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Joe Moss
Few blues performers walk the walk to the degree of Chicago based guitarist/bandleader Joe Moss.  Not just an imitator of the music's glorious past, he strives to find his own sound and material within the styles he chooses to play. This year, Moss will have the honor of being inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. The band is tight, featuring some of Chicago's finest blues musicians. A talented singer, writer, and guitarist, Joe is a consistent and entertaining performer with a monster groove.

A guitarist since the age of 10, Moss was given his passport into the blues world by Buddy Scott, who noticed Moss at a jam session at Rosa's Blues Lounge in Chicago. Soon, Moss was a regular member of Buddy's Rib Tip band. Moss' guitar skills quickly became notorious on the local scene and made him an in-demand sideman. In 1996 Joe started his own band and has recorded and toured constantly to date. He has performed with: Buddy Guy,  Zora Young, Charles Wilson, Lil' Smokey Smothers, Syl Johnson, Magic Slim, A.C. Reed, Billy Branch,Walter Scott, Hollywood Scott,

Mike Wheeler, James Wheeler and Little Mack Simmons. Joe has backed these artists all over the world.
Eventbrite - The Joe Moss Blues Band

Bucky Lewis: Comedy and Music Show
Saturday, July 1, 2017: 9:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Buckt Lewis
For over 25 years the Bucky Lewis has been entertaining audiences with his dynamic one-man comedy and music show.​ Using many forms of comedic stylings and disciplines makes this show unique and a stand-out, delighting sold out crowds everywhere. The Bucky Lewis Show uses laughter as a weapon, successfully raising thousands of dollars for charities, and non-profits. There are many ways people laugh at a show. The Bucky Lewis Show has them all!

Blues Tonight Band
Friday, July 14, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Blues Tonight
A lot of Blues bands come and go on the local music scene these days, with most never to return. However, this band did return in 2011 with a vengeance! Consisting of three core members of the original LA East Band from Laconia, NH and by adding in fresh new talent we round out this 5 piece hard hitting blues band, named Blues Tonight.

Not only does the Band play covers of blues songs that we are all familiar with, Blues Tonight also performs songs that not everyone has on their set list. But playing covers isn't really what we are about, it's the original songs that we are getting known for and that people are requesting. So come see for yourself what a powerful sound we can create and enjoy what everyone has been talking about in New Hampshire!

Craig Farrington - Guitar/Vocals, Steve Brooks - Bass Guitar, Eric Anderson –Drums, Dave Bottom - Guitar/Vocals and Alan Doyle – Harp/vocals.

Mr Nick and the Dirty Tricks
Friday, August 4, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:
Air Conditioned

Mr Nick
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.
Grits and Groceries Orchestra
Friday, June 30, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Based out of Boston, Grits and Groceries Orchestra and their performance is a tour de force.  "These guys are TIGHT"!  John Anthony plays one hell of a melodic bass also lending some nice vocals. Robert Lyons delivers some insanely great tenor saxophone, whose sound pierces the atmosphere with mind boggling ease. Rare to hear sax of this quality. Charlie O’Neal on guitar, plays as if everything he did so well in his performance was simply an epic warm up to what he proceeds to do now.   Kemp Dunn on drums easily equals the flawless talent of the rest of the band.

Grits and Groceries were winners of the 2016 Boston Blues Society "BLUES challenge”