Robbie Printz and Scotty Lombardo: Comedy
Saturday, May 6, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB
Pitman’s Freight Room is pleased to announce that our May Comedy Night will feature Robbie Printz and Scotty Lombardo.
A fixture on the Boston comedy circuit, Robbie got his start in 1988 and has been performing ever since. He made the rounds on the Cable Comedy shows, including MTV, A&E and Comedy Central. He won the Boston Comedy Festival and was named the Best Comedian in Boston, by the Improper Bostonian.Laughter is the best medicine, so go see Robbie Printz and laugh about life, or laugh at him about his life. Either way you'll feel better.
Scotty Lombardo can be heard on Sirus/XM radio and has performed with the likes of Denis Leary, Lenny Clarke, and many others. A regular at Kowloon, Lots of Laughs, and the Comedy Studio, as well as clubs in Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago, Lombardo's humor has a specialty feel with a universal appeal.
Ryan Ordway CD Release Show
Saturday, May 27, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Condtioned
A blend of Ameri-kinda, with undertones of 60’s rock is the style of singer/songwriter/producer, Ryan Ordway. Like sitting around a warm campfire among friends, to steering your longboard through a busy intersection, Ordway's songs are sure to take the listener on a musical journey. His music has been featured on NBC's hit TV show "The Office" ABC's "Happy Endings", ESPN, NESN, FOX’s “Raising Hope”, SYFY’s “Eureka” and Warner Brothers “Felicity.” In 2014 Ordway was selected to spend a week recording in Nashville with legendary producer Ken Scott (The Beatles, Elton John, David Bowie) at the world renown Blackbird Studio’s owned and operated by John and Martina McBride.
Ordway writes and produces songs with sophisticated pop appeal and lots of cleverly hidden hooks" says NH Mag Executive Editor Rick Broussard.
When he is not on the road, Ryan can be found in his studio, The Recording Co-op, where he is creatively producing the works of other musicians who want to share their passion and talent with the world. Previous tours have landed Ryan on stage with the likes of Steve Miller John Wesley of Porcupine Tree, Vince Welnick of The Grateful Dead, and Peter Tork of The Monkeys to name a few.
Downtown Dave and the Deep Pockets
Friday, May 5, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB:
A great mix of fine musicians who are no strangers to playing deep scorching, heartfelt music. Up tempo and energetic, with a firm finger on the pulse of Blues and R&B. Impassioned with infectious grooves, while paying tribute and respect to the greats in the music that they truly love. Always from the heart and soul, whether creating their own powerful originals or giving a new twist to an old cover. True music has greatly influenced and preserved the unique style and tasteful feel of the Pockets. Passion, dynamics, and intensity are the spirit of this band. They will groove you, move you, and sooth you.
Annie and the Orphans
Friday, May 26, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
“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!
Mr Nick and the Dirty Tricks
Friday, August 4, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:
Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks are one of the most sought after Blues acts in the Northeast. Lead by powerhouse vocalist and unorthodox harmonica ace Nick David, this band boasts a who's who of the New England Blues scene. Having experienced a break out year with their wildly praised CD "Oh Wow!", they were named one of the top 20 bands in Boston, (landing right in between the Dropkick Murphys and the James Montgomery Band) and "Oh Wow!" was named one of the top 25 records of the year for the entire country by Alternate Root Magazine. In addition, this year they were awarded the prestigious New England Music Award for "Blues Act of the Year". The band's full throttle, high energy shows and expert musicianship keep audiences coming back for more. Don't miss your chance to check out this outstanding New England band as they make their way into the national spotlight.
Gerry Beaudoin Jazz Trio
Friday, April 28, 2017: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission BYOB:
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 include 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.