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Saturday, September 24, 2016: 8:00 PM
$25,00 at the door: $20.00 iIn Advance
Sugar Ray and the Blue Tones
Sugar Ray and the Bluetones have been playing their unique style of blues the world over for almost forty years.  Not limited to one style, but able to play Chicago Blues in the style of Muddy Waters. Little Walter and Billy Boy Arnold; Kansas City Swing in the style of "Big" Joe Turner; Texas Blues like "T" Bone Walker and Freddie King; and the swampy Louisiana sounds of "Lazy" Lester-all played with the distinctive originality of band leader Sugar Ray Norcia, vocals and harmonica, guitarist "Monster" Mike Welch, Anthony Geraci at the piano and Hammond Organ, Michael "Mudcat" Ward playing acoustic and electric bass, and drummer Neil Gouvin. 

All of the members of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones have been featured on other Artists recordings which include Hubert Sumlin, John Hammond, Johnny Winter, Otis Grand, Pinetop Perkins, The Mannish Boys, Sugaray Rayford, Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl and many more.
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Entrain
Friday, September 02, 2016: 8:00 PM
$25.00 At Door $20.00 Advance Payment
BYOB: Air Conditioned
Entrain
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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Biscuit Miller and the Mix
Saturday, October 01, 2016: 8:00 PM
$25.00 At Door $20.00 Advance Payment
BYOB: Air Conditioned
Biscuit Miler
Born and raised on the south side of Chicago by his Grandmother; he was given his childhood nickname, Biscuit, after always being in the kitchen and underfoot while she was trying to cook. Growing up at Grandma’s house also gave Biscuit his love and appreciation for music, as gospel and soul were played in the home on a regular basis.

While visiting his friend Datrick’s house one afternoon, Biscuit spotted a four string electric bass sitting in a corner collecting dust and decided to check it out. Biscuit took to it like a fish in water, “It was easy to play and I fell in love with it immediately”. So at the tender age of eleven years old, Biscuit Miller was born into the “Blues”.  They moved to Minneapolis in 1982 where Sonny Rogers taught him a lot about playing basic blues. During his time with Rogers, they recorded “They Call Me the Cat Daddy”, which won Rogers a Handy Award for Best New Artist. 

Biscuit was called to come back to Chicago by legendary Lonnie Brooks who needed a bass player for one night. That one night lasted for over ten years as Biscuit became the permanent bass player for the Lonnie Brooks Band. In 2000 he formed Biscuit and the Mix to fill up some of the down-time.  His playing earned him the 2012 Blues Music Award for Bassist of the Year!
 
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Ameranouche Gypsy Jazz Band
Friday, September 16, 2016: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Pitman’s Freight Room presents The Ameranouche Gypsy Jazz Band which features two French acoustic Gypsy jazz guitars and upright bass, and is a winner of Best of New Hampshire awards as well as being veterans of the famed Newport Jazz Festival. The group tours nationally, year-round, and has released two albums, largely of original music inspired by legendary Gypsy guitarist, Django Reinhardt. National Lampoon director, Kevin Wheatley, calls Ameranouche "the new sound of America". After hearing these folks sail through a melodious tune with such love, musicality, and signature, jaw-dropping velocity, you'll be hard pressed not to agree. www.ameranouche.com has plenty of tunes to check out -- if you've never experienced hot acoustic swing music, now's your chance to fall in love with the joyful, uplifting, and dance-inducing sounds of Gypsy jazz.
Ameranouch
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Gene Taylor Blues Band
Friday, October 07, 2016: 8:00 PM
$25.00 Att Door $20.00 In Advance: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Gene Taylor
Gene Taylor is an extraordinary blues piano-player and singer, born in Los Angeles, California, in 1952. At the age of eight, he came under the influence of a family of blues and boogie-woogie players who moved in next door to his house. After starting out with the drums, he switched to the piano and the guitar at age ten. He learned very quickly playing by ear and, at age 11, he began performing in a 'family band' with his best friend Jim Payne and Jim's parents. They worked occasional neighborhood functions, giving Gene his first experience as a 'paid musician'---playing and singing country music.

He started finding local work with such L.A.-based blues legends as Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson, and Pee-Wee Crayton. In his own words, "Well, I was playing good boogie-woogie and pretty fair blues at this point, and going to blues jams. And during this period, he met both James Harman and Phil and Dave Alvin---who later formed The Blasters. After working for James Harman during most of 1974, Gene was asked to join Canned Heat. He was a member of this legendary band from November, 1974 until June, 1976---giving him his first international exposure.

In 1993, Gene relocated to Austin, Texas, and joined The Fabulous Thunderbirds, remaining with this internationally acclaimed band until September of 2006. During his almost-14 years with the T-Birds, he toured the world constantly and recorded two studio albums and one live album with the band---plus, a live DVD! He also played on 2 of T-Bird leader Kim Wilson's solo CD's. In 2003, Gene released a self-titled CD on the Pacific Blues label and participated in all the tours and recordings of the 'Original Blasters Reunion' from 2002-2003. He has also appeared on a recording (2006) with his dear friend, legendary L.A. bluesman, Carlos Guitarlos---and of course, Gene continues to record and perform with his friend of over 35 years, 'Icepick James' Harman (13 records and counting
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Delfeayo Marsalis with the Tall Granite Big Band
Friday, September 30, 2016: 7:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Delfeayo Marsellis  Tall Granite Big Band
Delfeayo Marsalis, of the world renowned  Marsalis Family  (father Ellis and brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason)  is one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today.  Known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind and frequent touches of humor…” (Leonard Feather, Los Angeles Times), he is “…one of the best, most imaginative and musical of the trombonists of his generation.” (Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner.) Born in New Orleans on July 28, 1965, Marsalis was destined to a life in music. “I remember my dad (Ellis Marsalis) playing piano at the house, and me laying underneath the piano as a child, listening to him play. After briefly trying bass and drums, in sixth grade I gravitated towards the trombone, which was an extension of my personality. In January 2011, Delfeayo and the Marsalis family earned the nation’s highest jazz honor – a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. 

The Tall Granite Big Band is a 17 piece swing band, from the syncopated heart of New Hampshire, will join Delfeayo for a Late Summer Night’s Dream concert.
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Kevin Meaney: Comedian
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Kevin Meaney
Pitman’s Freight Room is pleased to welcome comedian Kevin Meaney.   With an inspired blend of lunacy that includes physical humor, impersonations, stylized caricatures of nightclub singers and his signature "man on the street" interviews. Emmy Award winner Kevin Meany has been one of the country's most popular standup comedians for more than 25 years. Making people laugh has always been a top priority for Kevin. From his early years doing standup comedy in San Francisco and Boston he's amassed an impressive list of credits along the way.

His first HBO special in 1986 catapulted him to the forefront of the comedy scene. In 1987 Kevin made his debut appearance on, "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and was invited by Johnny to join the guest panel. He was a special guest on Saturday Night Live, Letterman, Regis, Oprah and Conan. Known for drawing upon his family relationships for much of his material, Kevin has made such lines as "That's not Right" and "We're Big Pants People" and "We're going to lose the house" (delivered in the tremulous voice of his mother) catch phrases for hilarity. An evening with Kevin is a trip to the funhouse and one laugh escalates into a bigger one and good-hearted humor prevails. So, Big Pants People of the world unite...your leader is here, his name is Kevin Meaney and he's on a mission of mirth.
 
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Swing Dance with the Tall Granite Big Band

Saturday September 17, 2016 8:00 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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Annie and the Orphans
Saturday, August 27, 2016: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Annie and the Orphans
Annie” and the Orphans, the popular six piece Lakes Region band, was formed in 1964 and has performed in many venues for over 50 years, including as a featured act on the cruise ship M/S Mount Washington.

Lead vocalist Anatole “Annie” Paquette and bass player, Bob McNab are two of the original performers.  Joining them to rock the night away are Roy D’Innocenzo, guitarist, Steve Giotas on drums, pianist, Peter “The Wildman” Previte and Scottie “The Horn” Groleau, saxophonist

The band specializes in rock ‘n roll and during their performance the musicians will intertwine dance music from the Fabulous Fifties and the British Invasion of the sixties.  This group always gives their audience a high energy performance and promises to get your spirits up and your toes tapping!

Rock ‘n Roll with Anatole!!!
 
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