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Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band
Saturday, September 30, 2017: 8:00 PM
$25.00 Admission at Door $20.00 in Advance: BYOB: Air Condotioned
Gracie Curran
Occasionally a vocalist comes along with such a presence that they command everyones undivided attention. Such is the case with Bostons Gracie Curran. There is nothing subtle in her booming big mama voice. Her band and the addition of a horn section match the soulful energy of her voice, hanging in and driving her along on their musical excursion. Taking a line sometimes trod by Etta, Janis, and Shemekia, Gracie Curran has a powerhouse vocal that drives a high pulse and drains the emotional bucket dry.

Currans influences include Billie Holiday and Sharon Jones, whose Dap Kings albums have a vibiness that sounds like they were made 50 years ago. She grew up on gospel and rock, singing in a church choir directed by her mother and listening to her fathers Allman Brothers records. As a result, Proof of Love possesses equal parts throwback soul and roadhouse swagger: Weight of Her World echoes Tupelo Honey-era Van Morrison, while Jack and Mary Jane is a straight-up rocker, and the sultry With Friends Like These is down- low blues worthy of Janis Joplin. She has appeared with big names like Shemekia Copeland and Monster Mike Welch; Welch returned the favor by sitting in with the High Falutin Band, as did Lydia Warren and Sax Gordon.
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Tony V and Jimmy PJ Walsh: Comedy
Saturday, September 09, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Ton V   PJ Walsh
Tony V started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston’s prestigious Comedy Connection. Tony’s street wise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuitIn 1986 Tony V was named “Funniest Person in Massachusetts” by Showtime television. He followed this achievement with several performances on HBO, the Arts and Entertainment Network, Comedy Central and MTV. From 1987 through 1992 Tony V became the “spokesperson” for American Tourister Luggage. Remember the suit case smashing gorilla? It was Tony that gave the ape it’s distinct voice and temperament. Tony does frequent benefits and fund raisers performing at functions for The American Cancer Society, Children's Hospital, The Boston Food Bank and many other charitable organizations

Jimmy P J Walsh started his stand-up comedy career in 1982 after attending several shows at Boston’s prestigious Comedy Connection. He wandered in one night, quite by accident, looking for a little stress relief from a high pressure job as a case worker at the Somerville Mental Health Center. Tony was working his way toward a Masters degree in social work having graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B. S. in Psychology. It was not long after that he took to the stage himself. Tony’s street wise humor tempered with a genuine feel for the human condition quickly propelled him to headliner status on the national comedy club circuit.
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Swing Dance with the Tall Granite Big Band
Saturday, September 16, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:
Air Conditioned
Tal Granite
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 Swing Dance Lesson before the show from 7 – 8pm
also appearing
Sunday 10.08.2017 with Delfeayo Marsalis, and 11.11.2017
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Shockazoba
Saturday, September 02, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Shockazoba
Shokazoba began in 2005 in Northampton, Mass. as a 17 piece Fela Kuti tribute project. We now produce original music , blending jazz and funk with a West African style and a consciously uplifting message. Many talented musicians have contributed to the development and refinement of the unique sound and style that is now Shokazoba. We thank them all for their unique contributions! more We create and perform conscious, funky, danceable music with topically relevant lyrics in the style and integrity of Fela's Afrobeat. Shokazoba has performed at a great variety of clubs, music festivals, theaters, and private parties. From New York City to Montreal, our music is well received by most people as it is intended to be uplifting and accessible.Shokazoba earned the Valley Advocate's award for "Best World Music" in 2007, 2010, 2011, and 2012, their "Best Funk" award in 2008, "Best Jazz" in the My411 Source poll in 2009, and we were nominated for best live act of 2016 by the New England Music Awards.

Jasmine - Vocals -- Jason - Keys, Percussion & Vocals -- Kevin - Guitar
Matthew - Bass Guitar -- Tobey - Percussion & MC -- Riley - Drums
Fred - Trumpet -- Jeremy - Trombone -- Zack - Tenor Sax -- Zack - Alto Sax


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North Shore
A Cappella Group
Thursday, August 17, 2017: 8:00 PM
$25.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
North Shore
NH Lakes Region Italian Club brings Boston A Cappella Group to Pitman’s Freight Room!

Once again, the NH Lakes Region Italian Cultural Club will bring top notch entertainment to Laconia.  Boston’s North Shore A Cappella Group will appear in the Lakes Region to thrill fans of the fabulous 40’s, 50’s and 60’s with an evening of memorable music.

North Shore A Cappella has appeared before in the Lakes Region and was very well received.  They are an experienced group of professional singers who have performed throughout New England.

North Shore A Cappella has won The National Harmony Sweepstakes in San Rafael, California and has been featured on NBC’s The Sing Off dazzling listeners across the country. North Shore A Cappella has appeared as the opening act for various groups such as The Temptations and The Platters,

This is your chance to see live renditions of your favorite ‘doo-wop’ numbers.  Songs like Shaboom, Oh What a Night, Sixteen Candles, In The Still of The Night and Since I Don’t Have You  will bring memories alive.

Tickets are available for $25.00 each by contacting Alice Contardo at 603-527-0551 or Joe Adrignola at 603-496-3839.  Tickets may be available at the door if not sold out.
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Katie Dobbins: Banded Starling: Walker Smith
Friday, August 18, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
KatieDobbins et al
LET THE MUSIC SET YOU FREE: A MOVEMENT Music is the universal unifier, bringing diverse people together in both their joy & their suffering. This movement is about musicians coming together to share stories & songs about setting ourselves free, with the hope that our message will empower you to break free from whatever has held you back. Embracing the freedom to be who we are, and living that out every day, is a process that takes frequent self affirmation and self love.  

KATIE DOBBINS New Hampshire raised singer-songwriter Katie Dobbins draws from a music palette of contemporary folk and new country to establish a genre uniquely her own. With the heart of a poet and a mastery of storytelling, her songs touch on elements of life and relationships in ways that lift spirits and challenge the soul. Dobbins' compelling vocal tones, supported by her acoustic guitar or piano keyboard, paint her lyrical truths into images that stay with you.

BANDED STARLING Southern NH based band Banded Starling melds the uniqueness of alternative music, folky acoustic backdrops, and the easy listening of pop. Their poetic and introspective lyrics explore the vulnerability within human relationships and the endless roads one can travel in the world and within the mind. Their many-layered metaphors for life and experiences are sung over playful, raw, and inventive melodies. They hope to provide a fun but thought-provoking musical experience. 

WALKER SMITH Soulful and evocative with guitar in-hand, Walker Smith is backwoods New Hampshire with edges of Pittsburgh rust. This singer-songwriter pulls from many different influences in his writing. Playful acoustic blues and heartfelt ballads.

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Rosemary's Baby Blues
Friday, September 15, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Rosemary
This is the blues...

...the way it's meant to be done - gritty and soulful, no slick suits and no BS. Texas blues, Chicago blues, and Delta blues with a boogie back-beat that keeps you grooving all night, delivered by Rosemary Casey and her fabulous Band.  Rosemary Casey will deliver her high energy and her love of all things Blues

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Real Stories North Of Concord
Thursday, August 24, 2017: 7:00 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned

A fundraiser for Camp Resilience in support of Wounded Warriers.
Story Slam
Story Slam
A “Story Slam” 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. Stories should be for a PG audience and can be funny, sad, or inspirational.

The theme for this Story Slam is: “Brush with Fame” 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 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. Tickets are $20 and will go to benefit Camp Resilience Hampshire Humane Society.

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 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.

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Gerry Beaudoin Trio with Harry Allen
Friday, September 08, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Gerry Bedoin
Collaborations are nothing new in the history of jazz.  Ellington and Strayhorn, Bill Evans and Jim Hall, Stanley Turrentine and Kenny Burrell are examples of artists who pooled their talent and ideas to create memorable and moving music. The Gerry Beaudoin Trio with Harry Allen is another memorable musical experience in this jazz tradition.  Meeting at a concert together in 2009 they found an instant musical camaraderie and respect for each other’s music. That turned into a recording session months later and that recording “The Gerry Beaudoin Trio: The Return with Harry Allen “is the result of a that chance meeting in 2009. The Return features trio and quartet tracks and eight Beaudoin Compositions as well as two standards. “Harry was the perfect foil for me and my music, and I knew that first night we played together. “  Harry comments,” Some recordings are fun to make from start to finish.  This was one of them. Great guys, great musicians and great tunes. We swung the whole afternoon away.”  Selected songs from the Return were placed on the Grammy Awards ballot in three categories.  After the success of this recording they returned to the studio in 2017 for their forthcoming fall release, “..And Then There Were Four”.  The current Gerry Beaudoin Trio features his longtime musical collaborator Bob Nieske on acoustic bass and his son Gerard Beaudoin on vibes.
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Swing Dance with the Tall Granite Big Band
Saturday, August 26, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:
Air Conditioned
Tal Granite
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 Swing Dance Lesson before the show from 7 – 8pm
also appearing , 09.16.2017:
Sunday 10.08.2017 with Delfeayo Marsalis, and 11.11.2017
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Bucky Lewis Comedy and Music Show
Friday, August 25, 2016: 9:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Buckey 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!
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Frew Dunn
Saturday, October 7, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Drew Dunn Graig Murphy
Drew Dunn started performing comedy at the age of 21 and hasn’t looked back since. This NH based comic performs all over New England and New York City. Drew’s quick wit and unique point of view has allowed him to quickly establish himself as one of the regions fastest rising comedians. Coming from a large family and being a young newlywed provides this comic with endless stories to entertain crowds of any age. Drew’s use of voices and accents always leaves audiences laughing and wanting more. Along with being a finalist in multiple other contests all over the region, Drew won the New Hampshire’s Best New Comic Contest in 2014. He is also the most recent winner of one of the longest running comedy competitions, the Beantown Comedy Riots. Drew was most recently featured in the prestigious Great American Comedy Festival in Johnny Carson’s hometown of Norfolk, NE.

As a newcomer to the comedy scene, Graig is wowing audiences with his impressions of local sports owners and players and can keep the laughs coming with his talented wit. Come see Boston's Up and Coming Star performer.
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