Roxanne & the Voodoo Rockers

Friday, November 21, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Roxanne and the Voodo Rockers
Come join us for a great night of dancing to Roxanne & the Voodoo Rockers. The band features vocalist Roxanne Mann, who has been singing and fronting bands for the past 20 years. Her powerful vocal and stage presence will cast a spell on you and will leave you coming back for more! The Voodoo Rockers consists of John Mann - guitar and vocals, Gary Calderone - sax & harp, Pete Carlson on bass and Jay Crowley on drums. The band's solid rhythm section lays down the foundation that you soul and your toes can't resist, while the John's guitar and Gary's sax will get your Mojo working!

Bruce Marshall and the Nor'easters

Saturday, November 1, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Bruce Marshall Nor'Easters
Come join us for a night of great music and dancing!  The Nor’easters feature original music by Bruce plus a high energy mix of Allman Brothers Southern Rock, Blues, Soul and Funk.  Bruce is a member of The Toy Caldwell Band (Marshall Tucker) and has performed with Dire Straits, BB King, James Montgomery, Kate Taylor, Susan Tedeschi and more.

Chuck Farrell Guitar and Vocals, Al Hospers on Bass,  Eric Foye on drums, and Joe Alperti on sax.
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
Matthew Stubbs Blues Band featuring Dennis Brennan

Friday, November 14, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
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.
Dance Night with The Erik Ray One-Man Big Band

Friday, October 31, 2014: 8:00 PM
$12.00 Admission: BYOB:
Erik Ray
Come celebrate Halloween with Montana native Erik Ray  at Pitman’s Freight Room. Erik 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 Big 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! Wear your Halloween Costume and the best outfit chosen by the crowd will win 4 free tickets to a future show at Pitman's!

Lite appetizers and popcorn will be available during the show.

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.

Heather Pierson Quartet: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Thursday, December 4, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Heather Pierson Shawl
Charlie Brown
The Heather Pierson Quartet (Heather Pierson, piano/vocals; Joe Aliperti, alto & tenor sax; Shawn Nadeau, bass; Matty Bowman, drums) will present the musical score for A Charlie Brown Christmas. Originally telecast in December 1965, the program was an instant hit with audiences who connected with Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz’s cast of characters – especially with its rounded-headed hero Charlie Brown, his woefully scrawny Christmas tree, and his typewriter-wielding dog Snoopy.

This beloved holiday classic resonates with both children and adults of every generation. The musical score for A Charlie Brown Christmas, composed by the late Vince Guaraldi, is just as poignant and touching as the story and includes the hugely popular hit “Linus and Lucy”. Don't miss this very special evening which will also include other jazzy holiday favorites!
Eric Mintel Quartet

Thursday, November 6, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Eric Mintel Quartet
From the White House to the Kennedy Center and now it Pittmans freight room the Eric Mintel quartet have been dazzling audiences with their tribute to Dave Bruebeck come see this exciting quartet Thursday, November 6 at 8 PM. Visit www.EricMintelquartet.com. Featuring Eric Mintel piano, Jack Hegyi electric bass, Dave Mohn drums, Nelson Hill alto saxophone.

with Larry Myles and Chris Pennie: Comedy

Saturday, November 15, 2014: 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission: BYOB:
Karen Fitzgerald
Miles Pennie
Karen Fitzgerald  performs out of Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa, FL. as well as clubs and events up the East Coast. Taking every day experiences and relating them in a humorous and sometimes sarcastic way has helped Karen move along in her comedy career. Never afraid to laugh at herself, she is never at a loss for material!   "I love comedy...it has been a passion in my life for as long as I can remember. It has made the bad times bearable and the goods time all that much better!
Larry Myles: One of the best kept secrets in Boston, it's just a matter of time before Larry Myles achieves national notoriety.  Like the amiable wise guy you met at the local bar you love to hear complain about the Red Sox.  He also has a keen topical sense. Though he offen plays the edge, the talented comedian never crosses the boundaries of good taste.  Call me a square, but I usually prefer clean jokes to the dirty ones, and I was happy that Larry did not overuse four-letter words and crude remarks.  In fact, Larry's funniest jokes were also the cleanest.  He's a scream."  (New York News Day) The ability to work clean and still be on the cutting edge makes Myles a welcome addition to any comedy venue.

Chris Pennie has been a finalist in CMTs Next Big Comic and a finalist in the Plymouth Rock Comedy Festival and Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Riots as well as being invited to the Laughing Skull Festival in Atlanta and the Boston Comedy festival. Also notably, Chris was a finalist in the Mohegan Sun “Funniest Amateur Comic in New England.”