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Gift Certificates
Gift Certificates are available for all performances. Call the box office at 603-527-0043
Future Performances
Saturday March 7:, 2020
Comedy Night
Saturday April 11:, 2020
Comedy Night
Saturday May 9, 2020:
Comedy Night
Saturday May 23, 2020:
Swing Dance with the Tall Granite Band
Saturday June 13, 2020:
Comedy Night
Saturday June 27, 2020:
Swing Dance with the Tall Granite Band
Carolyn Ramsey
Friday, February 21, 2020: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB:
Carolyn Ramsay
The Carolyn Ramsay Band from Wolfboro, NH is made up of Carolyn Ramsay (Lead Vocals), Jessica Ramsay(Vocals), Chuck Farrell(Lead Guitar), Bud Clark(Bass), Mike Chatigny(Vocals/Drums). The band members have backgrounds in a diverse assortment of musical genres and each contributes something special to the overall chemistry on stage. CRB’s music encompasses an eclectic variety of musical styles ranging from folk to rock, country and jazz standards and features rich vocal harmonies accompanied by the band’s unique song arrangements.

The band performs regularly throughout the Lakes Region and White Mountains and now at Pitman’s Freight Room!!
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Harper
Friday April 24, 2020: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB:
Harper
Award-winning Australian singer/songwriter Peter D. Harper -- known in the music world, as "Harper" brings forth his latest release “RISE UP’ featuring 10 original tunes due to be released on February 11th 2020 . “RISE UP” profoundly expresses Harper’s creative use of the harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo with underlying meaningful lyrics, which reflect the divisive times, we currently live in.

Harper is known for his powerful soulful voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to the roots genre. This new release is an expansive musical and lyrical journey, stirred up with masterful harp and the deep, woody, percussive tones of the didgeridoo. “RISE UP” follows the highly acclaimed “Show Your Love” (2016), which reached # 3 on the Billboard Blues Charts and stayed in the top ten for 6 months
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Ken Clark
Friday, February 07, 2020: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB:
Ken Clark
Ken is internationally known as one of the world's greatest jazz organists. He has also been *Winner of New England Blues Society, Keyboardist of the the Year* in "2006", "2009", "2011" & "2015". Ken's technical ability joined with his natural feel for funk and soul makes a night with the KKOT an authentic, special one indeed.

Ken Clark has toured and recorded with Bernard Purdie, Melvin Sparks and David "Fathead" Newman among others.

Joining Ken for this special event is Paul Bourgelais on guitar and John Medeiros Jr. On drums.
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Mary Fagan
Friday February 14, 2020: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB
Mary Fagan
A restless heart and devotion to music has made Mary Fagan a true original. She’s spent years soaking up musical styles from across the country and it shows in her unique take of every song she sings. Fagan is back in the Granite State now and has teamed up with veteran jazz band The State Street Combo.  BJ Steinberg (guitar), Tim Wildman (trumpet and piano), Jock Irvine (upright bass) and Ed Rackza (drums) have been playing Jazz for more than 30 years. With Fagan on vocals and guitar, they will be performing a selection of Jazz Standards, Western Swing and Original tunes. Fagan's voice will captivate you. Bold yet smooth, as if it were forged in the Blues and dipped in velvet.

"Her voice will knock you off your chair" Charlotte Observer"...a dose of blow-me-away vocals. Whoa!” - Utica Observer    If you think Billie Holiday meets Nora Jones, you will have an idea of what to expect
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Lenny Clarke
Saturday, February 8, 2019: 8:00 PM
$30.00 Admission: BYOB.
Lenny Clarke
Lenny Clarke is an American comedian and actor, famous for his thick Boston accent and role as Uncle Teddy on the series Rescue Me. Clarke was born in Cambridge, Ma. 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.
 
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Toots Lorraine
Saturday, January 18, 20120 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB.
Every blues fan knows you have listen to the “old” to find something “new”. It is a precious rarity when the opposite is true and such is the case with Toots Lorraine & The Traffic. The band delivers a focused blend of classic vibe that will drench your soul with the vintage sounds of West Coast Jump Blues and Swing as you board the train for destination “way back” where everything is, well… easy.

Toots Lorraine's brand new album, Make It Easy, is available now! Recorded in the blues hub of California at the infamous Greaseland Studios, this record is a phenomenal follow-up to their first and pays tribute to the ancestry of American Roots music. From Chicago style blues to that west coast jump, you’ll hear a combination of classic blues covers and gripping new originals.

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This husband and wife team share the purest of love for the preservation of the blues. Toots Lorraine expertly layers her powerful yet velvety voice amongst the band’s vintage instrumentation and gut bucket grooves. Along with classic blues covers of Big Mama Thornton, Howlin’ Wolf and Big Joe Turner, you’ll also find new originals with a huge story to tell.

Toots will take your ticket, let you on board and, as you roll down the tracks, the band will keep your glass filled with just the right measures of hollow body guitars, reverb tanks, upright basses, harmonicas, pianos and organs. And, you will swear to yourself, “I ain’t getting off this train”.

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Tas Cru
Friday April 10, 2020
$20.00 Admission BYOB
Tas Cru
Raucous, rowdy, gentle, sweet, eccentric, quirky, and outright irreverent are all words that fittingly describe Tas Cru's songs and testify to his reputation as a one of the most unique of bluesmen playing his trade today. As Downbeat magazine noted, "His songs are blues poetry - crafted with rare verbal flair and his ability to cast a memorable hook is magical!" Live, these songs are performed with power and passion as observed by Living Blues magazine, "The vivacity and sheer joy with which Cru plays is intoxicating!"

Tas Cru is based out of upstate New York and performs in multiple formats ranging from solo acoustic to a 7 piece-backing band. He sings and plays a wide variety of guitars  - at home on either electric, acoustic, resonator or cigar box.

His first foray into the blues came after leaving the US Navy when he was asked to join a band formed by a former shipmate named Delray Streeter, an Arkansas-raised bluesman with boundless bravado and attitude. This partnership, though short-lived, proved to be very influential as Streeter's repertoire tended toward the older, rough-hewn country blues. Cru's schooling in country blues later served him well and is heard in his original songs along with the Sun Records and, of course his rock-blues influences.

His latest album, Memphis Song completes a trifecta of Tas Cru’s creativity that began with his breakthrough effort, You Keep the Money (2014) and followed by the award-winning Simmered and Stewed. Released this June, Memphis Song showcases Cru’s talents as an acclaimed songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. This album’s title track features long time friend Victor Wainwright on piano along with Victor’s guitar player, Pat Harrington putting down some soulful slide work.

You Keep the Money grabbed the attention of blues radio worldwide, debuting on the prestigious Living Blues Radio Chart at #2 and, quite noteworthy, debuting #1 on the Roots Music Report Blues Radio Chart. Simmered & Stewed also enjoyed wide airplay including being featured as a BB King's Bluesville "Pick to Click" on SiriusXM radio. Likewise it made its way on to the highly regarded Living Blues Chart and resided at or near the top of the Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart for most of 2017. Simmered and Stewed earned Cru consideration for several prestigious awards (Syracuse Area Music Awards - best blues album / Independent Blues Awards - best contemporary artist, best song Grizzle n’ Bone, best band /International Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards – best emerging artist). On the strength of these two albums Tas has since performed at several major blues festivals and notable venues and now is bringing music from these great albums and Memphis Song to these stages in 2019.

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Cheryl Arena Blues Band
Friday March 27, 2018: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB:
Cheryl Arena
Three time winner of "Most Outstanding Harmonica Player" in The New Hampshire Blues Audience Magazine’s Reader's Poll, Cheryl is a veteran of the New England Blues scene since the late 80’s. She is a triple threat – singer, songwriter and blows the harp like there is no tomorrow. A top-notch entertainer that loves what she does and shares that love and excitement with her bandmates and audiences.

The Blues was born to lift your spirits and The Cheryl Arena band carries on that tradition and delivers that message with every performance! When this band hits the stage you are in for some good time swingin‘, rockin‘ and funky music!
 
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James Montgomery
Saturday March 7, 2020: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:
James Mongomery
When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

In 1970, while attending Boston University, Montgomery formed the James Montgomery Band. His inimitable (oh yeah, he majored in English) harmonica playing combined with his incredibly energetic live shows led to the band's quick ascension on the New England music scene. Within two years, the James Montgomery band was among the hottest acts in Boston along with J. Geils and Aerosmith, and they were quickly signed to a multi-album deal with Capricorn Records.

David Hull (the new bassist for Aerosmith and Fahrenheit), George McCann (guitarist for the new Blues Brothers and Steven Tylers country band and Chuck Farrell on guitarx
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AManda Fish
Saturday June 6, 2020: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:
Amanda Fish
Amanda Fish began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring  Amanda's signature gritty lyrics belted out with her 'from-the-gut' vocals.

In 2015, she released her first all-original LP, "Down In The Dirt", on VizzTone Label Group, for which she was awarded the 2016 "Sean Costello Rising Star" Blues Blast Music Award. Amanda became a semifinalist in the 2017 International Blues Challenge where she garnered acclaim from new fans and industry professionals alike. From her performance at the IBC, she was able to start touring the US and Canada.

In 2018, Amanda released her second all original studio album, "Free", on VizzTone Label Group, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart and nabbing a 2019 Blues Music Award for Best Emerging Artist Album.
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Joe Moss
Friday, February 28, 2019: 8:00 PM
$25.00 Admission BYOB:
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.
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