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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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Saturday, October 29, 2016: 8:00 PM
$20.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditionede
Halloween Party
Jodie Cunningham
Come join us for our Halloween Party featuring The Jodie Cunningham Band.  Jodie is a modern rock-edged country artist that delivers a blend of cover songs and original material truly relevant in today's Nashville music industry. Jodie gives her audience her passionate, high energy vocal performance, backed by four, seasoned & well versed musicians.

The band’s on stage presence is high energy and infectious! With a driving rhythm section, screaming guitars, tight harmonies and soaring lead vocals, this team will certainly prove that they are not your traditional country band, but a modern country music fusion that crosses over into rock & the top 40!   Jodie has opened for and/or shared venues with national acts such as; Sugarland, Zac Brown, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Gretchen Wilson, and Carrie Underwood,.

Carlos Flores – lead guitar; Phillip Sica – drums; Leo Melanson – steel guitar, fiddle, rhythm guitar; Steve Dillard – bass guitar.

Costumes are welcomed and there will be prizes for the top two. Hearty hors d'oeurves are included.  For reservations call 527-0043
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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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Mike Donovan and Paul Keenan: Comedy
Saturday, October 15, 2016: 8:00 PM: $15.00 Admission: BYOB: Air Conditioned
Mike DOnovan Paul Keenan
Pitman’s Freight Room is pleased to welcome comedian Mike Donovan. Originally from South Boston, Mike attended the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He graduated from Career Academy School of Broadcasting in 1973 and was a top-40 DJ at WEKT-FM in Hammondsport NY in 1974-1975. Mike got his first stand-up comedy gig at Corning NY and became a full time stand-up comedian in 1978. He has also worked as a reporter for Sports Illustrated, and was a radio talk show host on WTTK-FM Boston in 2008. Mike appears regularly at the Comedy Stops at the Sahara Las Vegas and the Tropicana Atlantic City.

Mike has appeared on THE BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD with Tom Arnold on Fox. He Has worked as a reporter for Sports Illustrated Magzine and also headlined the Chopsticks Comedy tour in Shanghai and Beijung China!

Joining Mike will be Paul Keenan. Paul is best described a twelve year old boy trapped in an 6’4” adult body. He has become a regular performer in the talent-rich Boston comedy scene. Crowds can't help but be drawn in by his All-American looks and childlike charm as he shares his bizarre and sometimes twisted thoughts. You may also recognize Paul as the crazy shirtless fan in a NESN.com/mobile commercial, or as the "X guy" and a softball player in Olympia Sports commercials on NESN. You may have also seen him in the Showtime series Brotherhood and in the Academy Award winning film Mystic River, directed by Clint Eastwood. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Extra for this film. Paul was also featured in the Fox Sports New England television show "The Game" and in an ESPN and GMC promotional campaign titled "GMC Keys to Victory with Joe Theisman.
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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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Brian Templeton Blues Band
Friday October 21, 2016 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Brian Templeton
Brian Templeton has a barrelhouse belting style of singing, hot harmonica playing and exuberant onstage persona. He has toured as the front man of the legendary Radio Kings, as a solo artist and has worked alongside some world class Blues stars, such as Otis Grand, James Cotton, Sonny Rhodes and recently with up and coming guitar wiz Enrico Crivellaro.  Whether as a member of the Radio Kings or as a solo artist Brian Templeton has thrilled audiences around the world and continues to carve out his own path, singing and playing real music for his fans.  The main thing he prides himself on is his ability to entertain his fans. “I don’t think of myself as a musician first but as a showman. I want my audience involved, whether it be by dancing, singing or just clapping along to the beat.”
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Jeremy Wallace Trio
Friday November 04, 2016 8:00 PM
$15.00 Admission BYOB: Air Conditioned
Jeremy Wallace
Jeremy Wallace is a blues/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 Delilah" 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). The best art is often dangerous, and Wallace’s art is dangerous in the same way Lou Reed is dangerous. He writes so well, he almost makes you believe his self-destructive lifestyle is a romantic deal.” -DON WILCOX
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Swing Dance with the Tall Granite Big Band
Saturday October 22, 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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