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Tweed Funk
Sunday, June 19, 2016: 7:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Tweed Funk
Formed in late 2010, Tweed Funk's national ascent has been driven by their horn-fueled, Memphis flavored blues, roots, and soul. This Milwaukee 6 piece soul-blues revue is fronted by Joseph "Smokey" Holman, who recorded under Curtis Mayfield in the early 70's.  Tweed Funk boasts 5 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Wins in the last 4 years for the band and its members.  In 2015 Tweed Funk appeared on the Cover/Featured in Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine. 

Tweed Funk has appeared at some of the top festivals and blues rooms in the Midwest, South, and Northeast including:  Kalamazoo Blues Festival, Chicago Blues Festival,  Northwoods Blues Festival,  Paramount Blues Festival, Prairie Dog Blues Festival, Blues at The Crossroads Festival,  Buddy Guy’s Legends,  House of Blues and many more.  Funk has taken their show on the road playing in 14 different states throughout the USA.

Band Lineup:  Vocals Joseph "Smokey" Holman,  JD Optekar – Guitar & Vocals, Eric Madunic – Bass & Vocals, Andrew Spadafora - Saxophone and Dave Schoepke – Drums.
INFO: Advanced payment has been set up to go through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase. It will accept all major credit cards. Tickets purchased in advance will be available at the door prior to the event
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Michael Vincent Band
Sunday, June 12, 2016: 7:00 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
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.
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Ben Knight
Friday, June 10, 2016: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Ben Knight
Ben Knight, the young entertainer from Billerica has been tearing up the local music scene with his keyboard, blues band, and brassy horn section – all of which take a beating onstage as the spirit of rock and roll exercises Knight and makes him shimmy in ways that could rival the Blues Brothers. He plays the piano like he was plays the drums! Today, he performs classic hits from the early days of rock and roll and he's playing harder than ever, in addition to writing and recording his own material. He has released 2  Eps: "Breaking the Keys"  in 2013 , and has just recently released a second EP called "Any Strand of Hope." Both were recorded in Syracuse NY and feature full band arrangements and horn sections. He is currently focused on writing the best rock and roll songs ever made and creating the best live show ever seen.  This will be a fantastic show!
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The Gerry Beaudoin Jazz Trio
Friday, July 22, 2016: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Gerry Beaudoin Jazz Trio
The Gerry Beaudoin Trio is the musical vehicle for award winning jazz and blues guitarist Gerry Beaudoin. Called "New England's premier jazz guitarist" by Just Jazz Guitar Magazine and "A swing guitar master" by the Boston Globe, Gerry has strong ties to the Boston area and New England. A lifelong resident of Waltham, Mass., Gerry is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and an adjunct professor of music at Quincy College. His performance on the DVD "Live at the Stoneham Theater" was singled out by jazz historian Scott Yanow in his book The Great Guitarists as one of the "finest examples of jazz guitar on film." For over thirty years the Gerry Beaudoin Trio has been a fixture on the New England jazz scene and the national jazz stage.

Musical collaborations with major artists in performance and recordings include Grammy nominated vocalist Karrin Allyson, Grammy winning saxophonist, pianist and arranger Fred Lipsius from the seminal jazz/rock group Blood, Sweat and Tears, saxophonists Harry Allen and Rich Lataille from Roomful of Blues, guitarists Howard Alden, Ronnie Earl, Joe Louis Walker, Duke Robillard,  harmonica player from the Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters band, Jerry Portnoy and legendary guitarist Jay Geils.  The Gerry Beaudoin Trio consists of Gerry with his son Gerard Beaudoin on vibes and long time friend and musical collaborator Bob Niske on acoustic bass. Jazz festival impresario Bart Weisman said of the Gerry Beaudoin Trio, " The father and son team weave sinuous lines and complex musical phrases truly in the tradition of jazz, supported by the rock solid bass of Bob Nieske.
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Lucy Wise plus "Ari & Mia"
Friday, May 27, 2016: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Lucy Wis
Ari & Mia
Australian Folk SInger, hailing from the far South Western corner of Australia, singer-songwriter Lucy Wise has delighted audiences across Australia, New Zealand and the UK with her masterful storytelling, intricate ukulele and guitar playing and soulful voice. Drawing inspiration from her background in Appalachian and Celtic folk music, Lucy’s songs traverse the landscapes of memory, travel, and human relationships to place.

Boston’s Americana Sister Act, Ari & Mia reference the traditions of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to songwriting and the result is a captivating sound. Ari & Mia "blend a traditional rootsy grounding with a clear background of classical training.
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Diane Blue
Friday, June 17, 2016: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB:
Diann Blue
Boston's DIANE BLUE is the newest member of Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, touring as lead singer with the legendary band. Ms. Blue is a soul-stirring vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd-pleasing entertainer. Voted "Outstanding Female Singer" in The Blues Audience 2015 and 2011 Readers' Polls, Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performer with a strong and energetic delivery, serving up her own spin on soul, blues and R&B. Ms. Blue and her band won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. She was nominated "Best Blues/R&B Act" and "Best Female Vocalist" in 2007 by the Providence Phoenix and also nominated "Best Local Blues Act" by Motif Magazine in 2007.  Diane has played harmonica and/or sung with guitarist extraordinaire Ronnie Earl, as well as international performers Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson (former sideman for Muddy Waters), Big Jack Johnson (of Clarksdale, Mississippi) and Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans), among others. Ms. Blue tours in the U.S. and abroad as a featured performer, in addition to her duties with the Broadcasters.
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Jim Lauletta and Mark Riccadonna
Saturday, June 18, 2016: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Jim Lauletta / Mark Riccadonna
Not only is Boston-born comedian/actor Jim Lauletta one of the most popular headlining college and club in acts in New England, he's a regular performer in Las Vegas and Atlantic City! Jim's national television credits include: HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival's Best of the Fest, NBC, Comedy Central and Comcast's Comedy Spotlight. After being featured on Comedy Central's "Shorties Watchin' Shorties", Jim was invited to Denis Leary's Comics Come Home XI in 2005 and wowed a crowd 6,000 and his demand has soared ever since. With a role ( I'll be the "blur" in the end zone holding a camera in a pivotal scene...yay. ) in the upcoming film "The Game Plan" starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jim's star is sure to rise with no sign of coming down ( LOLOL! YEAH, RIGHT!). Jim's fast wit and interaction with the audience ensure that no two shows are exactly alike but do, however, include his signature closing impressions you have to see and hear to believe: Roy Schieder as Chief Brody in the film "JAWS" and Don Knotts as Batman. Website JimLauletta.com

Mark Riccadonna grew up an artsy jock outside of Youngstown, Ohio. At age 17  Mark moved to NYC in search of himself and happiness. He pursued Theatre at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, joining "The Company" after graduation. Soon after, Mark stumbled upon Stand-Up Comedy and found success as a storyteller, performing throughout New York City, and 'on the road'. Mark currently also performs for Armed Forces Entertainment, and has entertained U.S. and U.N. Troops worldwide, performing in six continents while working with his childhood heroes. Most recently Mark has a lead role in the feature film "Days of Power" and is writing for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update.
 
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Swing Dance with the Tall Granite Big Band
Saturday, , Jume 11,2016: 8:00 PM
Saturday Jusy 23, 2016 8:00 PM
Saturday August 20, 2016 8: PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
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
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Ervin Dhimo Trio
Thursday, June 2, 2016: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Ervn Dhimo
Born in Tirana, Albania in 1972, Bass Player Ervin Dhimo’s love of music developed naturally in a house where his father’s paintings, mother’s strength, and brother’s musicianship abounded.

After completing one year at the Conservatory of Music in Tirana, he moved to Athens, Greece and began his bass studies at Philippos Nakas Conservatory. There he met his mentor and friend Yiotis Kiurtsoglou, an international bass master who introduced Ervin to the music of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Bill Evans and Jaco Pastorius. It was at this time in Ervin’s life when he began to understand and appreciate the depth of jazz.

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.

Come out and see them - you will be blown away!
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