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Dance Night with The Love Dogs

Saturday, July 5, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
The Love Dogs
Take one red-hot horn section - we're talkin' alto, tenor, baritone saxes and trombone - down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called "the best in the business", and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road tearing up juke joints, festivals and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. Sound tasty? It's a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence; it's THE LOVE DOGS. The Dogs combine elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock 'n' roll into their own powerhouse sound. The band's lineup consists of SCHEER, ALIZON LISSANCE (keyboards, vocals), MYANNA (alto/tenor sax, vocals), GLENN SHAMBROOM (guitar, baritone sax), RANDY BRAMWELL (bass, vocals), STEVE BROWN (drums, vocals), along with part time Dogs MARIO PERRETT (tenor sax/vocals), MARK PAQUIN (tenor sax, trombone) and old friend "SAX" GORDON BEADLE (tenor and baritone sax). Voted "Best New England Band" by Blues Audience magazine!

Comedy Night with Jim Colleton and Derek Richards

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Saturday, June 14, 2014: 9:00 PM


Comedy Night with Lou Ramey and Joey Carroll

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Saturday, May 17, 2014: 8:00 PM


The Matt Stubbs Band featuring Dennis Brennan

Friday, June 27, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Stubbs Brennan
Matthew Stubbs was named the 2009 Outstanding Guitarist from Blues Audience Magazine and was a 2009 Boston Music Award Nominee for Blues Act of the year.  Boston-based roots guitarist Stubbs has a wicked way with a groove and an ability to conjure vintage tones. His tasty arrangements make that vintage hard to pinpoint, thanks to the way he mixes swinging blues, funk, surf rock, and prickly R&B licks.

Dennis Brennan is a cagey veteran who can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz, while breathing fresh life into each.He has been nominated for 4 NEMO awards and has won 2 NEMO awards for "Outstanding Roots Rock Band.




Diane Blue Ladies of the Blues Showcase

Friday April 25, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
Diane Blue Ladies of the Blues
Ladies of the Blues NorthEast/NorthWest Showcase! Featuring Boston's Diane Blue, Lydia Warren of NH, and representing the Pacific NorthWest, Lisa Mann of Portland, OR.

With Boston's Diane Gately on drums, and emcee/piano man Johnny Juxo!




ERViN DHiMO TRiO

Thursday, June 5, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Ervin Dhimo
European Bass Player Ervin Dhimo presents his dynamic jazz-funk project THE ERViN DHiMO TRiO, featuring world-known Berklee Professor Keyboardist Steve Hunt and prodigy Percussionist/Drummer Vancil Cooper.

The Albanian-born electric bassist and his trio specialize in fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes.

Come out and see them, you won't be disappointed!
The Gerry Beaudoin Trio with
Special Guest Harry Allen
Thursday June 12, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Beaudoin Allen
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. The Gerry Beaudoin Trio: The Return with Harry Allen was the result of a that chance meeting in 2009. Gerry comments, “Harry is the perfect foil for me and my music.” Songs from the Return were placed on the Grammy Awards ballot in three different categories. 

Award winning jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin has carved out a career as a guitarist, arranger, composer, educator and recording artist. He was the founder of the critically acclaimed Boston Jazz Ensemble and The New Guitar Summit which featured Gerry, Jay,Geils of J.Geils Band fame and blues icon Duke Robillard.

Tenor saxophonist Harry Allen is of the bright stars in jazz. Harry has performed at jazz festivals and clubs worldwide, frequently touring the United States, Europe and Asia. He has performed or recorded with Rosemary Clooney, Ray Brown, Hank Jones, Frank Wess, Flip Phillips, Scott Hamilton, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Kenny Burrell, Herb Ellis, John Pizzarelli, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jeff Hamilton, Warren Vache, and has recorded with Tony Bennett, Johnny Mandel, Ray Brown, Tommy Flanagan, JamesTaylor and Cheryl Crow.  The Harry Allen - Joe Cohn Quartet won the New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Jazz Combo Performance of 2006 and was nominated for Best Jazz Combo by the Jazz Journalists Association for the same year. 

The current Gerry Beaudoin Trio features two long time players in Gerry's musical orbit, Acoustic bassist Brad Hallen and young vibraphone phemomona Gerard V. Beaudoin III.




Dance Night with A Ton of Blues Band

Friday, June 13, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Ton of Blues
Taking a modern, aggressive approach to the old school blues format, A TON OF BLUES burst onto the New England Blues Circuit in the summer of 2010. With a sound reminiscent of Buddy Guy backed up by the Fabulous Thunderbirds, they play with a passion and drive that makes you rumble like a runaway freight train while you fumble to buckle your seat belt.

Scott LeBlanc (Guitar, Vox) Jeff Lorenzen (Bass Guitar) Al Clark (Drums), Mike Kelly (Vocals,Harp).
Dance Night with Brickyard Blues

Saturday, June 28, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
BrickyardBlues Band
Come join us for a great night of music, dancing and socializing. Since 1997, Brickyard Blues has been evolving its sound and building a following on stages in New England. We mix influences including Texas & Chicago Blues, Stax-era soul music, old-school R&B, with some roots & rockabilly thrown in. 2006 marked the release of the bands 9 original song CD “Naughty”. In addition to getting airplay on radio stations throughout New England, their original song, Alabama Blues Man, was picked as the Favorite Blues Song at radio stations in Orlando Florida, and Warsaw, Indiana, and has even been featured on a radio station in Belgium that showcases American roots-rock music. It's R&B plus a whole lot more. Brian James on Guitar & vocals, Tom Hoctor on sax, Rachel Green on bass, and Reed Dieffenbach on drums.

Chris Bakriges “FIDDLEfUNK”

Friday, May 30, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
Bakriges
Christopher Bakriges (piano, composer) is resident artist at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. His doctorate in ethnomusicology/musicology afforded him the opportunity to study with the legendary Oscar Peterson. His work traverses jazz, chamber, and world music. Bakriges is a founding member of Critical Theory Ensemble, Q’TET, Quartet ‘Til the End of Time, and the Oikos Ensemble, Bakriges has both lectured and performed throughout the United States and internationally in India, Pakistan, Turkey, The Czech Republic, United Kingdom, and France.

Stanley Chepaitis (violin) is Chair of the String Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Stanley is a founding member of   the Litton Quartet and the Gorell Trio. He has conducted operas by Mozart (The Impressario), Menotti (The Telephone), Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, and Mikado by Gilbert & Sullivan. His international performances include engagements at the Academy of Music in Zagreb, Croatia, the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a special jazz program for an audience of German music teachers at the Hoechschule in Hanover, Germany. In the states, Stanley has presented concerts at the Eastman School's Kilbourne Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Krannert Center, in Champagne, Illinois.
Tuttle, Mailander, Jodziewicz, Bluegrass Trio

Wednesday, May 14, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
Tuttle Mailander  Jodziewicz
Molly, John, and Ethan are individually renowned and award winning acoustic musicians, currently residing in Boston, MA. Together they create an honest and soulful mix of original and traditional music, with a respect for the past while also looking toward the future. They have performed at the Grey Fox, Joe Val, Summergrass and Freshgrass music festivals, as well as many other venues throughout Boston and California.

Molly Tuttle: guitar/banjo/vocals - John Mailander: fiddle/mandolin/vocals - Ethan Jodziewicz -- bass, vocals

Dance Night: Mr Nick and the Dirty Tricks with special guest Matt Stubbs
Saturday, April 26, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
Mr Nick
Come join us for a night of great music and dancing to the music of Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks with special guest Matt Stubbs. The band unites veteran musicians Nick David (a.k.a. Mr. Nick), "Lonely" Gus Carlson, Teddy B. (Bukowski) and Rick Rousseau for one of the region's most formidable live outfits in any genre. But their hearts belong to blues.

Real blues. They play elegant, stomping and swinging classics like Little Walter's "Mellow Down Easy," Howlin' Wolf's "300 Pounds of Joy" and Wynonie Harris' "Good Morning Judge." Their bag of originals is a mix of rhumbas, jump blues, and boogies they're developing for a debut album and currently taking to legions of fans in New England on their way to stages throughout the US and abroad. This band has the ability to put on a great show that brings people to their feet!
Jeremy Wallace Trio

Friday June 06, 2014: 8:00PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Jeromy Wallace
Jeremy Wallace is a blues/rock singer/songwriter from New Jersey. He has performed at various venues on the East Coast, and has opened for artists such as Dave Van Ronk, John Hammond, and Freedy Johnston. Wallace took guitar lessons from Van Ronk, who sang a duet with Wallace on the song "Samson and Delilah" on Wallace's second album, She Used to Call Me Honey.

Jeremy has a gritty, graveled voice that sounds as though he’s been gargling with gasoline. A bushel-full of song upon song about love-gone-oh-so-wrong, the romance of hanging out in deadbeat bars, the salvation of whiskey and making lots of bad choices. A minimalistic blues-based sound soaked in days long gone by – all drums with brushes and stand-up bass.
Dance Night with The Blues Tonight Band

Friday, May 2, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
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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.
Bruce Marshal Band with the Nor'Easters

Friday, May 9, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
Bruce Marshal Nor'easters


Eric Ray Blues

Friday, May 16, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
Erik Ray
Montana native Erik Ray has spent the past three decades purveying his brand of blues in the rough and tumble roadhouses and honky tonks of the Northwest.  His unique One Man Band show has thrilled audiences and kept rowdy dance hall floors full.  Steeped in the traditions of Delta and Chicago style blues, Traditional Country, Folk, Zydeco and Early Rock,  Erik’s pulsing slide guitar and harmonica, along with his intense vocals and syncopated foot rhythms, strive to keep the Blues spirit alive and moving forward.  Erik recently relocated to New Hampshire, shifting his cowboy lifestyle to pursue a new chapter of life in the Granite State and quickly earned the right to represent NH in the International Blues Challenge and make his way all the way to the finals in Memphis!

Lisa Marie & All Shook Up

Friday, May 23, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
Lisa Marie
Not only a blues shouter in the tradition of Big Joe Turner and Wynonie Harris, this Boston native carries on the sweet gospel soul of Sam Cooke, the yearning of Hank Williams Sr., and cartoonish fun of Louis Jordan. From jump-swing to swamp boogie, Piedmont blues to funky New Orleans grooves, her deep husky vocals express an unmistakable joy. Lisa Marie tells her audience that "joy and sorrow are two sides of the same coin"... This woman is a storyteller, with a gift that allows you to fall deeply in love with a song - sometimes one you may have heard before. Lisa Marie is joined by Dana Bonardi on Drums and Johnny Juxo on keys!

Dance Night with The Juke Joint 5 Blues Band

Saturday, May 24, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
Juke Joint 5
If you’re looking for down home, old school, no-nonsense, house-rocking, kickass electric blues, you’ve come to the right place! The Juke Joint 5 focuses on the sounds you might have heard emerging in the early 1950s from some distant, static-crackling, late night radio station: jumped-up urban rhythm and blues; the raw Delta country sound just recently getting electrified in Chicago; Memphis rockabilly; and the primitive beginnings of rock and roll. John Bunszell (bass); Dick Lourie (saxophone); Gretchen Bostrom (vocals); Silvertone Steve (guitar); Noah Teshu (drums). The band’s high-energy vocals are provided by Gretchen Bostrom, performing the JJ5′s wide range of songs by Ruth Brown, Louis Jordan, LaVern Baker, Don Covay, Big Mama Thornton, Little Richard, Slim Harpo, and other such classic blues/r&b performers. Joining Gretchen in the front line are two old pro blues players: Silvertone Steve is a slide guitar master and veteran of J.B. Hutto’s band; gritty saxman Dick “the Poet” Lourie performed frequently with the late Big Jack Johnson. John Bunszell on bass and drummer Noah Teshu make up the band’s solid rhythm section.

Benny Sharoni Jazz Quartet

Friday, June 20, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Bemmy Sharoni
In 1986, after his traumatic battle experiences in Lebanon, Sharoni moved to Boston, where he enrolled at the Berklee College of Music. He left after a single semester, opting instead for private lessons with saxophonists Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone. In the meantime he began leading his own bands and has since appeared with Joshua Redman, Danilo Perez, Kenny Garrett and Larry Coryell. Today, having survived the trials and tribulations of war, Sharoni and his music stand as living testaments to the power of jazz to restore mind, body and spirit.

Sharoni says. “Every musician has a gift, and I think mine is to make music simple enough, but emotional enough, so everyone can feel good about it. I didn’t think about having something for everyone on the disc, although I think everyone can find something they like on it.”

Benny on Sax, John Lockwood on bass, Steve Langone on drums.

This will be an exciting evening of great Jazz!