Jazz BAnner

Saturday, March 4, 2017: 8:00 PM
$25.00 Admission at Door: $20.00 in Advance
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. Formed by drummer Tom Major in 1993, Entrain

is also lead singer/guitar wiz Brian Alex. Joining them is bassist. M'Talewa: saxophonist, keys,percussionist, Rob Loyot: saxophonist, percussionist, Hilary Noble: and Trombone,keys, Lennie Peterson Veterans all, their collective resume includes stints with such diverse players as Bo Diddley, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Southside Johnny, James Mongomery, Flor De Cana, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Entrain has 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.

Since its inception, Entrain has jammed with the likes of singer/songwriter James Taylor, Grateful Dead alum Bob Weir and rock legend Bo Diddley, and amateur saxophonist and professional leader of the Free World Bill Clinton. In 1995 the band garnered a Boston Music Award for Best Live Show. Before their appearance on the "Cutaway" soundtrack, Entrain's music was used as the theme song for MTV's Real World Hawaii.
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The Heather Pierson Quartet
Tuesday, February 14, 2017: 7:00 PM
$20.00 Admission at Door: BYOB
Heather Pierson
Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, arranger, bandleader, and performer.  From New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather’s live performances move seamlessly and effortlessly from one style to the next, and a growing catalog of wildly divergent CD releases reflects her boundless creativity.  In November 2014, she released her eighth studio recording, Motherless Child, a collection of inspired originals and renditions of blues and jazz standards that is her best and most ambitious release to date.

Joining Heather for this concert are Davy Sturtevant on cornet and guitar, Shawn Nadeau on upright bass, and Craig Bryan on drums and percussion.
Michael Vincent Band
Saturday, February 4, 2017: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission at Door:
Michael Vincent Band
The Michael Vincent Band is a tight knit group of friends that have been together their entire professional musical careers. Michael, Dan Hewett and Danny Mack have recently been performing in the Mississippi Delta and have developed into a young power trio with talent far beyond their 21 years. With blistering licks, soothing harmonies, and an incredibly tight rhythm section, they will escort your mind to another place and time.

They have made grand steps in their ten year span together. In 2008, they opened the show for some of their idols Eric Burdon of the Animals and WAR, and the late Jack Bruce of the band Cream at Meadowbrook. Since then they have shared the stage with Blues Legends such as the late Johnny Winter , Eddie Kirkland, Elvin Bishop, Tab Benoit and Dave Mason - one of the original members of Traffic. They have also played some of the most prestigious clubs in the country, including Buddy Guy's Legends Club, Chicago IL; The Bradfordville Blues Club, Bradfordville FL; Hog's Breath Saloon, Key West FL; Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale MS; Bourbon Street Boogie & Blues Bar, Nashville TN; The Florabama, Orange Beach FL; Antone's, Austin TX; and of course Pitman’s Freight Room, Laconia, NH among others all over the Eastern US.
Bucky Lewis: Comedy
Friday, Februry 3, 2016: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:
Bucky 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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State Street Traditional Jazz Band
Friday, Februry 24, 2016: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:
State Street Jazz
The State Street Traditional Jazz Band pays homage to music birthed over 100 years past to its authentic origins at the turn of the 20th Century. These enchanting sounds were heard then in New Orleans and throughout the Louisiana Delta region. However, following WW I, jazz moved north out of New Orleans, and in the course of the move it inevitably began to change.....

Yet, many musical greats kept it alive such as the Original Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Louis Armstrong, "Kid" Thomas Valentine, Sweet Emma Barrette, the Humphrey Brothers, etc.

Sadly, today those music legends have passed, but the State Street Traditional Jazz Band is dedicated to playing, preserving and keeping this music alive!~ This is not  "Dixieland" nor is it "Straw Hat" music - this is the REAL DEAL, folks. It doesn't get any better than this...

Paul Nardizzi and Matt Berry Comedy
Saturday, March 11, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB.
Pal Napolizzi Matt Berry
Paul Nardizzi began his comedy career in 1990, quickly becoming a Boston area favorite and a national headliner. He has made numerous appearances on Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central, won the Boston Comedy Festival Competition and is one of the most requested acts on XM Satellite Radio. He is now one of the top stand up comedians in Boston and the New England Area, and is known nationally for his rapid-fire comedy style.

Matt Barry is one of New England’s fastest rising stars in comedy. A mischievous, post-grad stoner, Matt’s act centers around a transition into adulthood he isn’t ready to make. Applying to jobs, rolling joints, and living with his parents – it’s all part of Matt’s everyday struggle to grow up.

Tyler Road
Friday, January 27, 2017: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Tylor Road
Tyler Road has been performing publicly and at private functions since 2003. Tyler Road has acquired the talent of various musicians from central NH to create a blend of music that you will not find anywhere else. With the combination of banjo, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, accordion, box drum and bluesy vocals, Tyler Road creates the best foot stomping jams in the Northeast. Tyler Road has performed at arts and music festivals across New England.
Scott: Guitar, Dobro, Vocals,  Steve: Banjo, Vocals,  Theresa: Viola Dave: Mandolin, Vocals Andy: Percussion, Vocals Woody: Mandolin, Banjo Beth: Stand Up Bass Drew: Djembe

Willie J. Laws
Friday, February 10, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB:
Willie J. Laws
Willie J. Laws has over 25 years of performing experience and has traveled the world making music. The influences heard in the music of the Willie J. Laws Band are many and eclectic. There are deep roots in Texas music tradition and uniquely American roots music. Raised in the Gulf Coast of Texas, Willie J. developed his "funky blues" guitar and vocal sound, influenced by Texas Blues and R&B, Tex-Mex Tejano/Conjunto, Louisiana Zydeco, and Country.

Fans call him "the Real Deal".  His work over the past 25 years includes performing as the house band for The House of Blues in both Las Vegas and New Orleans, and as well as Margaritaville in the "Crescent City". He performs nationally and internationally with the Grammy award-winning Tejano band "Los Texmaniacs".  While living in Texas, Louisiana, Nevada, and California he repeatedly opened for BB King, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, Hall & Oates, Lynyrd Skynyrd and numerous others.  Willie now lives  in Massachusetts, travels from NH to NYC to Texas and beyond, and plays hardcore, authentic Blues with a twist of Zydeco, R&B and Funk.
Swing Dance with the Tall Granite Big Band

Saturday February 18, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Dance Lesson 7:00 - 8:00 PM: Performance starts 8:00 PM $20.00 Admission
Tall 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 Dance Lesson before the show from 7 – 8 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM
Frank Santorelli and Carolyn Plummer: Comedy Night
Saturday, February 11, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB:
Frank Santorelli
Caroln Plumber

Pitman’s Freight Room is pleased to announce that our February Comedy Night will feature Frank Santorelli and Carolyn Plummer.  Frank is an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of "Georgie the Bartender" in The Sopranos.  Frank is also well known for his star role in The Godfathers of Comedy.  Frank has starred in numerous movies, including:  No Reservations, Meet the Parents, and Crooked Lines.  Frank's passion has always been comedy.  He has headlined at some of the world's most famous comedy clubs in NY, LA and across the country.

Carolyn Plummer. God help us. Some comics rely on the monumental events of the day or the faux pas of the rich and famous. Not Carolyn. Carolyn pulls material from the hum-drum, day-to-day monotony of the life of everyman. And she does it well. Carolyn learned early on that she could lament or she could make fun. Possessing an uncanny ability to introspectively pull from places most of us hide, Carolyn puts a nail through the heart of whiners, self-loathers and the self-sorry of the world and makes the average seem hilarious and larger than life. Most of all, Carolyns twisted perception of our common existence leaves audiences hysterically shaking heads in agreement with her assessment that the world is indeed a very funny place.
Downtown Dave and the Deep Pockets
Friday, May 5, 2017: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Downtown Dave
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.
Chris O'Leary Blues Band
Saturday, March 18, 2017: 8:00 PM
$25.00 Admission: at Door: $20.00 in Advance BYOB:
Chris O'Leary Band
Pitman’s Freight Room  is pleased to host the Chris O’Leary Blues Band.  Chris's musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm's band The Barnburners.  During the 6 years that Chris and Levon played together they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages everywhere they went. Chris has appeared on stage with: Legendary Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell and the great James Cotton to name just a few. Chris has also recorded with Bill Perry and Hubert Sumlin among others..

The Chris O'Leary Band's debut CD "Mr. Used to Be" won the 2011 Best New Artist Debut CD Blues Blast Award and was nominated for best new artist debut at the 2011 American Blues Music Awards.
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Rosemary's Baby Blues
Saturday, January 28, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:

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!

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
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.
Friday, March 17, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:
St Patricks
  Day Gala
Jodie Cunningham
Come join us for our St Patty’s Day Party featuring The Jodie Cunningham Band.  Jodie is a modern rock-edged country artist that delivers a blend of cover songs and original material truly relevant in today's Nashville music industry. Jodie gives her audience her passionate, high energy vocal performance, backed by four, seasoned & well versed musicians.

The band’s on stage presence is high energy and infectious! With a driving rhythm section, screaming guitars, tight harmonies and soaring lead vocals, this team will certainly prove that they are not your traditional country band, but a modern country music fusion that crosses over into rock & the top 40!   Jodie has opened for and/or shared venues with national acts such as; Sugarland, Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Gretchen Wilson, and Carrie Underwood.

Carlos Flores – lead guitar; Phillip Sica – drums; Leo Melanson – steel guitar, fiddle, rhythm guitar; Steve Dillard – bass guitar.