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MARK TIPTON’S HOLIDAY BIZARRE | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2012 | 10pm
IT’S JAZZY HOLIDAY MUSIC…with a twist! Always festive and fun…don’t miss it! $10 SUGGESTED DONATION
GEOFF ZIMMERMAN’S CD LAUNCH PARTY: Electropathy | Thursday, JANUARY 3, 2013 | 7pm
Geoff Zimmerman is back in town! Get your ticket here: http://geoffzimmerman.bandcamp.com/album/electropathy
There will be a 2 purchase minimun per guest to support the venue.
This is a “will call” ticket, which means you will not be mailed anything. Your name is simply included on the guest list upon purchase. If you are buying a ticket as a gift for someone else, please specify each attendee’s name by clicking the link that says “include a message to Geoff Zimmerman” during your purchase. If, at any point before the day of the show, you wish to substitute one attendee for another, please do so clearly via email. No refunds will be given, but if you find that you can’t go to the show for some reason you can always send someone else in your place.
Pre-order includes immediate download of 1 track in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or other formats. A link to the complete album will be emailed to you the moment it’s released.
BIG NAMES, SMALL ROOM SERIES: COLM GANNON AND JOHN BLAKE (ACCORDION AND GUITAR) | WEDNEsday, JANUARY 9, 2013 | 7:30pm
THIS IS A TICKETED SHOW…SEE INFO BELOW.
Colm Gannon was born, in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts of Connemara parents, his father John, from Droim and his mother Gerry from Tuirin. He learned to play his music from his father and his brother Sean. Colm won the all Ireland in 1994 on the button accordion and then moved to Ennis, Co. Clare with fiddler Jesse Smith where he got to live and play with all the great musicians there. After a couple of years there, Colm was asked to join “Riverdance the show” which he toured with for four years. Colm has toured the states with world-renowned Sligo based band “Dervish”. Colm also performed with Dolly Parton, in “Dollywood” with the show Ragus. Colm is now living back in his father’s home place, Droim, and is currently playing all over the country and the US promoting his new album with Jesse Smith and John Blake; “The Ewe with The Crooked Horn” after the great success of his solo album “Return to Droim”, which featured guest artists such as; John Carty on banjo, Jesse Smith on fiddle and John Blake on Piano, Guitar and Bouzouki.Since then Colm has released a duet album, with his father John Gannon titled “Trasna Na dTonnta”, traditional music and songs from Connemara. On this recording Colm’s aunt, Maureen Creighan is featured singing two beautiful songs in gaelic. Sadly, Maureen is no longer with us but her singing is safe from extinction on this recording. The duet is accompanied by John Blake from London, on guitar and piano. Colm has also appeared as a guest musician on many albums and worked with artists like: Singer, John Beag O’Flaharta, Mick Conneely, Seomsamh O’Neactain and Martin Meehan as well as many others. Colm appeared in the the critically acclaimed movie, “The Guard”, starring award winning actor Brendan Gleeson and recorded the soundtrack with Gay McKeon, CEO of Na Píobairí Uilleann, Johnny McDonagh of DeDannan and Mary Corcoran. Colm has just finished a masters degree in Traditional Music Performance at the University of Limerick and has just released a new album titled “The Rights of Man” accompanied by Alec Finn on bouzouki, Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh on bodhran, John Blake on piano and guitar and his wife Kelly Gannon on concertina.
Show @ BLUE : 7:30pm Doors will open at 6pm for dinner.
$20 seated tickets & $10 standing room
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to order tickets for this show. Specify seated or standing. TOM will reply with a confirmation and payment info. Payment must be made prior to the show to guarantee your spot.
THIS WEEK AT BLUE…
IRISH MUSIC NIGHT featuring THE FRANK BURKITT BAND | WEDNESDAY, november 28, 2012 | 8pm
Frank is a young singer from near Inverness, Scotland who has already been around the world playing music. He will be joined by fellow Scot Calum Wood on guitar and American piper and fluter Hazen Metro who has garnered the respect of the highly competitive Scottish piping world. This will be a great night of tunes and songs from Scotland and beyond. www.frankburkitt.co.uk
HUCKLEBERRY BINGE | THURSDAY, november 29, 2012 | 8pm
Huckleberry Binge, formerly known as Tequila Mockingbird, is the conglomeration of Upstate NY musicians Jonah Simonak and William Meyer, hailing from New Paltz and Ghent respectively. Together, and sometimes with the addition of a drummer, they play a blend of raucous Americana with pop sensibilities and jazz influenceshttp://www.reverbnation.com/huckleberrybinge
SAMUEL JAMES & DANA GROSS | THURSday, november 29, 2012 | 10pm
SAMUEL JAMES: Samuel James is part Bill Withers, part Tom Waits, part James Brown, part Leo Kottke, and part P.T. Barnum.
A roots troubadour of the highest order, James will sing you a song with raw, sweat-pouring soul, all the while playing the guitar with such commanding virtuosity you’ll swear he’s reinventing it. Then he’ll tell you a story enrapturing you to the point where you’ll almost forget he’s a musician.
DANA GROSS: Drawing on the wealth of music stored in the hills of Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, and based out of Portland, Maine, D. Gross creates lyrical songs rich in earth imagery, heart, and struggle. Performing since the tender age of 12, Dana has refined his intention and ability, entertaining crowds from Maine to The Carolinas, and most places in between. Bringing the roots to life, and creating new shoots, D. Gross crafts modern music for the ages…http://www.dgrossmusic.com/
CUMBERLAND CROSSING | Friday, november 30, 2012 | 6pm
Classic and Contemporary Bluegrass!!!!
Most of Cumberland Crossing met informally at the weekly bluegrass jam at the 317 Main Street Music Center in Yarmouth, Maine (this place should be on the short list of Great Protectors of Acoustic Music in America). After one pickup gig in October of 2007, we decided to get together more regularly. Ronnie G, whom most of us already knew – was asked to join in and Ronnie said yes. Been together since then. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cumberland-Crossing/103708278373
THE WHISKEY BOYS | Friday, november 30, 2012 | 8pm
Hailing from Boston, The Whiskey Boys play Groovy Modern Bluegrass Music reharmonized with Jazz, Rock and Wit. http://www.whiskeyboys.com/
THE LAST SIP | Friday, november 30, 2012 | 10pm
“When your best friend picks up a guitar and writes a respectable song, that’s when it’s time to do the same thing. Inspired by friends, Vince Nez began playing music by just that: picking up instruments and playing music. In the decade since, Nez has built a large library of recordings under various names. The recordings vary as much as the instruments Nez plays (guitar, fiddle, banjo, and trombone included). But despite the wide array of sounds in his catalog, Vince’s commitment, intention, and vision remain consistent. The Last Sip is about fluidity, friendship, and what can happen when people work together. Most importantly though, it is about the music.” http://www.myspace.com/jamsterbation
SHAWN TAYLOR | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012 | 6PM
With a thumping thumb, dancing fingers, deep gritty soul stirring vocals & poetic blue collar lyrics; Taylor’s songs ooze American roots. His voice has been compared to Tom Waites, Bruce Springstien, Chris Smither, Bob Dylan & Eddie Vedder. His original songs draw from the deep Americana muscial well, & his lyrics are colored by the experiences of his own working class wandering, and family roots. http://www.shawntaylortunes.com/
LAURA GRILL BAND | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012 | 8PM.
“It’s jump jazz, it’s barroom rock, it’s chamber folk, and it’s downright infectious.”Boston Globe
“There’s a moment or two on Never Before that make Norah Jones look crude and belligerent by comparison.” Weekly Dig
Born and raised outside of Chicago, Laura grew up with an appetite for picking up instruments… and the inability to put them down. In seemingly no time this translated to a personal investment in the study and creation of new music. Laura traded the heartland for the coast and moved to Boston in 2008. In the company of Crooked Still, Joy Kills Sorrow and Sarah Jarosz, Grill found her voice at the New England Conservatory.
Amongst the crowd of conservatory musicians Laura assembled her eclectic band of Tucker Antell (Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone), Matt Consul (Viola, Violin, Mandolin) and Brad Barrett (Bass, Cello).
Although clearly infused with Jazz and Classical sensibilities the Laura Grill Band sound is undeniably folk. Reflective lyrics are combined with tastes of chamber music, improvisation and four part harmonies to create a sound that is uncatalogued. “Never Before,” the debut album from the Laura Grill Band, was released to much acclaim on June 23rd. The collection of intimate songs was recorded one-hundred percent live in a picturesque snowy cabin in New Hampshire.
JAZZ AT THE BLUE featuring THE MIKE BELING TRIO | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012 | 10PM.
The Michael Beling trio presents a unique and exciting take the entire history of our unique American art form— jazz. From the Great American Songbook, to hard bop, bossa, and contemporary music, you are sure to hear a wide variety of styles and sounds from this energetic and tasteful group. http://www.michaelbeling.com/#!home/mainPage
HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEK and I’LL SEE YOU AT BLUE!