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Alena Nicholson Patch Baker
Thursday May 21, 2015: 8:00 PM
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Alena Nicholson is a recording artist in Nashville with an intense passion for country music. She loves that country music relates to the listener and that so many songs seem like they were written just for you. She loves that country music relate to the listener and that so many songs seem like they were written just for you. She also raises, trains and shows Morgan and Arabian horses and has a beautiful farm not far outside of Nashville (Canter Farms) and, in her own words, "I love it! I am so bless>ed. She had performed up and down the West Coast
 
Patch Baker was born in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Patch enlisted in The Marine Corps at the age of 17. In a pretty incredible twist, Patch learned how to play his first song on guitar while being deployed overseas. As he tells the story, it’s hard to imagine a more perfectly fitting alternative. I pulled up my YouTube and taught myself how to play from Marty Swartz. Next thing you know, I’m out in the common area playing and singing with the guys. A few more people caught wind of it, and we started a makeshift band and rocked out in the middle of the desert.He has recorded in Boston and Nashville with an expected LP Release date this summer.
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Dance Night with The Racky Thomas Blues Band

Saturday, May 9, 2015: 8:00 PM
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Taket Thomas
The Racky Thomas Band has been a torchbearer for the blues since its formation in 1995, when Racky Thomas collaborated with bassist Todd Carson, guitarist Nick Adams, and drummer Ted Larkin to make a demo cd, and do some gigs around the Boston area. Racky Thomas has a vast repertoire of tunes – blues from world-class bluesmen, plantation gospel (the original blues), rocking electric blues, classic and obscure blues, and Racky Thomas blues! including “Matchbox Blues”, “Biscuit-Bakin’ Woman”, “Mona”, “Sugar-coated Love”, “Big Road Blues”, “Hoochie-Coochie Man”, and “Mojo Workin’” (to name a few).

Gutsy vocals, down and dirty harmonica, smoking guitar, a killer rhythm section delivering pure unadulterated blues, and you've got the Racky Thomas Band. Twice nominated for Boston Music Awards, and winners of the 1997 Battle of the Blues bands you've only got to experience them once to become a believer.


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Chris Beard Prince of the Blues!

Saturday, May 23, 2015: 8:00 PM
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Chris Beard
Beard was born in New York, the son of Joe Beard, a local blues musician. Inspired by "Buddy Guy" and "Matt Murphy (blues guitarist)" Beard quickly graduated from learning to play the guitar to performing with a local rhythm and blues group by his mid-teens. He played along side his father before forming his own group after his graduation. Beard played in the blues around his home state for almost twenty years.

Beard's debut album was Barwalkin, issued by JSP in June 1997. Produced by Johnny Rawls, it garnered Beard a nomination for a Blues Music Award for 'Best New Blues Artist'.  In 1999, Blues Beat magazine gave Beard the Muddy Waters Award as the 'New Talent of the Year'.  A further album, Born to Play the Blues, followed in April 2001, and then Live Wire (2005. Referring to the latter, the Allmusic journalist, Chris Nickson, stated "Beard cements his stature with this record, and sets himself up to take a place among the contemporary blues guitar greats.
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Roberto Morbioli Blues Band

Friday, May 15, 2015: 8:00 PM
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Roberto 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.










JP Soars and the Red Hots

Saturday, April 25, 2015: 8:00 PM
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JP Soars
Pitman’s Freight Room and House Rockin Productions present JP Soars and the Red Hots! Since starting his recording career as a blues artist, guitarist and vocalist JP Soars has turned uncommon in􀃸uences into a signature sound. Anyone could simply list revered blues artists like Muddy Waters and Guitar Slim, jazz guitar giants like Django Reinhardt and Wes Montgomery, and uncompromising rock acts like Black Sabbath and Slayer, but Soars has lived the diversity -- cutting his teeth touring and recording with Gypsy Jazz solo and duo settings. All of these artists, and more, color and shade Soars' blues vocals and playing, whether on his hollow-bodied Epiphone six-string or home-made, two-string cigar box slide guitar.South Florida metal bands, and learning the complex style of Reinhardt to continue to perform in.

In 2009, Soars' unique approach paid off as he and his trio The Red Hots defeated bands from around the world to win the annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. Soars also won the Albert King Award for most promising guitarist. JP on guitar and vocals, Steve Laudicina on guitar, Chris Peet on drums and Pat Ward on bass
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Brandon Santini Band

Saturday, May 30, 2015: 8:00 PM
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Brandon Marcini
Pitman’s Freight Room and House Rockin’ Productions present the Brandon Santini Band.  Memphis vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini combines his love and respect for traditional blues with a present, colorful style of playing that is often compared to James Cotton or Paul Butterfield. Raised in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Brandon purchased his first harmonica in 1997 at the age of fifteen when his mother took him to the local music store upon his request. In Memphis he absorbed the sounds and culture of the Delta and North Mississippi Hill Country, honing his craft night after night, sweating it out in local Beale Street clubs just like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and B.B. King did decades before him. This Time Another Year is Brandon’s second album, recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis and features twelve dynamic performances from his former live bands.  The album debuted at #12 on the Living Blues Radio chart spending three months in the Top 20 as well as picking up a prestigious nomination for “Contemporary Blues Album” in the 2014 Blues Music Awards . Brandon was also nominated for a 2014 Blues Music Award in the category of, “Instrumentalist- Harmonica” and a Blues Blast Music Award in the category of, “Sean Costello Rising Star!”.

 
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Dance Night with Roxanne & the Voodoo Rockers 

Friday, May 1, 2015: 8:00 PM
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Roxann and the Voodoo
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, Mike Cloutier on bass and Don Boucher 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!




Mike Campbell: Bill Donovan: Comedy Night

Saturday, May 16, 2015: 8:00 PM
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Bill Campbell Mike Donovan
Bill Campbell is a seasoned pro. He's a 35-year veteran who has done it all… from comedy clubs to cruise ships to private events to national TV appearances. He hosts his own cable show “Campbell's Comedy Corner” and has developed an acclaimed 90 minute one-man show “A Parenting Story” that articulates the joys and heartaches experienced in raising his 3 children. It will make you laugh hysterically one minute and wipe a tear from your eye the next. Bill is a versatile, experienced performer whose family oriented material has been pleasing audiences from LA to Maine and everything in between as well as across Canada. He is available for his standup act or the more theatrical presentation of his one-man show. His price is reasonable and his performance always memorable

Mike Donovan has been a headlining stand-up comedian since 1978. Mike has appeared on SHOWTIME and has had his sports material featured on ESPN's SPORTSCENTER. He has toured 38 cities with Steven Wright and regularly appears in Las Vegas, N.Y., and Atlantic City. Mike's written work has been published in Sports Illustrated, The Patriot Ledger, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Phoenix, and Sports Collectors Digest.
Bob Wolfman Blues Jazz Fusion 

Friday, May 22, 2015: 8:00 PM
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Bob Wolfman
Born and raised in New York City, Bob Wolfman began playing guitar at age 11, and started performing in summer camp at 13, playing rock and pop tunes of the sixties. It was the early 70's when Bob became equally obsessed with Jazz/Rock Fusion as he had been with the Blues. After a show at Max's Kansas City, Bob met one of his guitar heros, the brilliant Larry Coryell (Jazz Fusion pioneer). He began studying Jazz improvisation with Larry soon after, and became his protege. Bob relocated to Boston in '76 to attend the Berklee College of Music, and he graduated with a Performance Degree and he also spent two years in Music Ed..

Bob has performed with Jazz giants such as , sax great Grover Washington Jr. ("Mister Magic"), New York studio icon ~ guitarist/producer Joe Beck, John Payne (sax player with Van Morrison, Bluesman James Montgomery, and many more.

Considered one of the most ferocious guitarists around, Wolfman will be tearin' it up with his ole' favorite band members. These guys have some very serious street creds, and they're all heavyweights!! Kick back and enjoy listening to some inspiring music or get up and dance your buttskies off, but come on down for this memorable night of great music at a great venue!!

This band has it and does it all!! Rockin', Bluesy, Funky, Groovin', Soulful driven music!

Bob Wolfman ~ Guitar/Vocals
Bruce Mattson ~ Keyboards/Hammond B-3 Organ (Touring member with Gregg Allman Band)
Kenwood Dennard ~ Drums/Vocals (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, STING, George Benson, Allman Brother Band)
Ed Spargo ~ Bass (Heavy Metal Horns, the Toni Lynn Washington Band, the Bruce Katz Band.
ERViN DHiMO TRiO:

Friday, May 8, 2015: 8:00 PM
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Ervin Dhimo
European Bass Player Ervin Dhimo presents his dynamic jazz-funk project THE ERViN DHiMO TRiO, featuring world-known Berklee Professor Keyboardist Steve Hunt and prodigy Percussionist/Drummer Vancil Cooper.

The Albanian-born electric bassist and his trio specialize in fierce, soulful, funky workouts on jazz, pop, and original tunes.