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Dance Night with The Blues Tonight Band

Friday, October 10, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
CBlues Tonight
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.




Paul Warnick – Phil N the Blanks

Saturday, October 11, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
Paul Warnick
Paul Warnick, Vocals Guitar. A veteran of the New England Music Scene, has opened for Bob Dylan, Tom Jones, Steve Miller Band, Clint Black, Lynryd Skynrd and many, many more.

Whit Privette, Vocals Bass Guitar. A former Musical Director for the Osmond Family, Production Manager at the Palace Theater in Manchester NH, sweet vocals and professional chops.

Rick Page Drum Set - international touring artist -Well versed in all styles, has toured with Mighty Sam McLain, played MainStage before Big and Rich, Travis Tritt, Luke Bryan, Steve Azar and more. A songwriter as well -with hundreds of original compositions to his credit.

Special Guest Carl Benevides Saxophones appearing for one night only! Carl is a 1st call professional player - as well as the leader of several award winning jazz ensembles. Has toured extensively.
The John Funkhouser Jazz Quartet

Friday, November 7, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
John Funkhouser
A native of the Boston area, multi-instrumentalist and composer John Funkhouser was educated at Cornell University and New England Conservatory and currently teaches at the Berklee College of Music. Besides leading his quartet, Funkhouser is in demand as both a pianist and a bassist, having shared the stage with luminaries from Grammy-nominated vocalists Luciana Souza and Tierney Sutton to piano icon Ran Blake and Afro-Cuban drummer Francisco Mela to South Indian percussionist Trichy Sankaran and the world-jazz group Natraj.  John Funkhouser  will perform again at Pitman’s with bassist Greg Loughman, guitaristPhil Sargent and drummer Mike Connors.  The Band loves rock, too, and you can hear that in their approach.

The John Funkhouser Quartet is a band of  Musicians without Borders. With influences as wide ranging as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, and Ravi Shankar, the Quartet “employs complex rhythms, deep soulful moments, rock and passion and sensitivity.” (-Bebop Spoken Here). Each of Funkhouser’s expansive compositions inhibits a unique universe, while the band seamlessly integrates composed music with improvisation into “a whirling dervish of sound and light.” Bop-n-Jazz.com
Comedy Night: Paul Gilligan, Dan Crohn

Saturday, October 18, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Gilligan Crohn
Paul Gilligan is one of the most requested comedians in Boston, bringing down the house with an attitude first developed as a high school class clown, and with material culled from his life as a blue collar worker, husband and father. In addition to headlining in Boston clubs, golf tournaments, fundraisers, roasts, and other events, Gilligan is a regular performer at the Riviera Casino in Las Vegas.  
 
Dan Crohn has been performing stand up comedy in and around Boston for years. A semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Festival, his stories of family and friends have entertained audiences from all over New England. Dan has opened for a number of well-known headliners and has played shows all over the country. His former day job of teaching 4th graders has provided him with endless amounts of material. He has wanted to be a comedian since the age of eight when he stumbled upon his Father's Henny Youngman records. Dan Crohn is a force to be reckoned with and is quickly becoming one of the funniest comics in Boston, and with good reason: he's hilarious.




Jeremy Wallace Trio

Friday, October 3, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Jeromy Wallace Trio
Jeremy Wallace is a 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 Delila 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 (Tom Costagliola) and stand-up bass (Matt Gruenberg).




John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band

Saturday, November 8, 2014: 8:00 PM
$20.00 admission before the show: $25.00 admission at door: BYOB:
John Primer
Grammy Award Nominee and Handy Award Nominee, John Primer is truly "The Real Deal” Fresh off the heels of his great success with the Muddy Waters Band, John signed on with the legendary Magic Slim. For the next 14 years, he toured with Magic Slim & The Teardrops, bringing tight, house-rocking sounds to every corner of the earth. But John's days as a sideman were numbered with his solo career taking off in the early to mid-90s with the critically acclaimed album "Stuff You Got To Watch," for Earwig Music in '93, and in '95 the veteran blues man released the critically acclaimed "The Real Deal," on Code Blue. He has since toured extensively in support of his ten solo albums to date. With John Primer's strong traditionalist blues phrasing and lightning fast slide techniques, few artists can match him. A master storyteller and songwriter, his catalog of songs is endless and his sound is unforgettable. John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band continue to electrify audiences at clubs and festivals around the world, and remain a driving force in the world of Blues music today.







Dance Night with The Love Dogs

Friday, October 24, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
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!
Cheryl Arena

Saturday, October 25, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Cheryl Arena
Cheryl sizzles with excitement as she mesmerizes audiences with her sultry voice and powerhouse energy. She is a triple threat- a great songwriter, vocalist and blows harp like there's no tomorrow...

Hailing from Boston, she began playing harmonica and immersing herself into the Blues in 1987 She has recorded on several cds with her most recent one, being her 1st solo effort, "Blues Got Me" including 7 original songs, backed by a stellar 7 piece band and produced by Duke Robillard, who also plays on a few cuts.

The harmonica has brought her to many exotic places and afforded her a wealth of wonderful experiences - whether it's on a big festival stage fronting her own band, playing an acoustic duo in some cozy little wine bar, singing and playing with a 20 piece orchestra in Dallas TX, touring around Italy, being a side person in someone else's band, giving harmonica lessons on Skype or teaching at Jon Gindick's Jam camps, Cheryl's beloved pocket pal is always close to her side ready for the next musical adventure!
Roberto Morbioli Blues Band

Friday, October 17, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Robert Morbioli
Roberto was born in Verona and started playing the guitar at an early age. At the age of 15 he discovered his greatest passion to be the blues. After several years of activity in the Italian music scene, he was asked to play in the ‘Tao Ravao Blues Band’ in 1987, with whom he recorded his first album: “From Madagascar To Chicago”. In 1991 he finally set up his own band MORBLUS which has brought him much recognition and many awards, playing in all the biggest national and international blues festivals and events. Roberto’s personality and unique playing style are evident in all his interpretations while at the same time recalling the styles of blues greats such as Freddy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Albert Collins, T. Bone Walker, Steve Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton.


“The blues flow so naturally for Roberto Morbioli, and his guitar playing and vocals are so polished, he sounds as if he grew up closer to Chicago than Verona, Italy.” Boston Herald.

Roberto will be performing with his Boston-based band members:
 














Larry Garner Blues

Saturday, October 4, 2014: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission in Advance: $25.00 at the door: BYOB:
Larry  Garner
Blues Legend Larry Garner is perhaps the most talented blues songwriter alive today, one of the top five bluesmen on the planet.- Real Blues. “I started playing guitar because I had an uncle, George, who taught me. He was a paraplegic, and he played like Jimmy Reed. I learned through him, and started playing at the church and behind a gospel group that played on the radio. Garner continued playing music during his military service, and playing in army bands while stationed in Korea steeled him for the life of a full-time musician. “I’m on tour all the time,” he says. “I go to Europe and England a few times a year. Over there they really like my original stuff. They hear guys playing the blues, but when I come in, they come right up and say, ‘Thank God — a real blues band.’

Larry has played at festivals and venues around the world, including Abu Dhabi Jazz Festival, Belgian Rhythm'n'Blues Festival,Bricktown Blues Fest, Burnely Blues, , Biscuits & Blues, Blues by the Sea, BLUES Chicago, Blues from the Top, Blues on Grand, Bluesnight, Bradfordville Blues Club, Montreal Jazz Fest, Montreaux Jazz Festival, New Orlean’s Jazz & Heritage Festival, and many more North Atlantic Blues Festivals.