The Town Common Blues

Jun 29, 2011 No Comments by

Londonderry will have the blues this Wednesday, June 29, 2011, on the Town Common, but in a good way. A summer tradition in Londonderry, this week’s Concerts on the Common will feature the Blues Brothers Next Generation. This Blue Brothers tribute band will play those famous tunes, the way they’re supposed to be played.

The band began in the Spring of 1996 when two friends joined together for a school talent show. The duo was so well received, they decided to build on the act and perform whenever given the opportunity. A close friend, after watching countless practices and shows, taught himself to play the harmonica and soon joined the duo.

Within a few years, the group added a bass player, keyboard player, drummer and lead guitar player, creating a seven-member band known as “Soulhouse 7.” The band soon also added a horn section, including a sax, trumpet and trombone, and became the ten-member band it is today. At this time, the band also became known as Blues Brothers the Next Generation.

The band plays at several local venues and events, from the Pittsfield Rotary Balloon Rally, to, of course, Londonderry’s Concerts on the Common. For more about the band visit their website.

Tonight’s show is open to the public and, as always, free. The concert starts at 7 PM and will be held rain or shine. Nice weather means the band will play on the bandstand on the Town Common; rain means the band will play in the High School Cafeteria.

Concerts On The Common is presented by the Londonderry Arts Council. Join them every Wednesday night to support local artists, and this great program. A special thank you to Mike Wenger and the LHS Math Team for providing weekly refreshments at the concerts; all proceeds go to support this great program.

Want to see who’s in the lineup for the rest of this summer?  Check out photos and video of last summer’s artists?  Find all this and more at the Concerts on the Common website!

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Jacklynn has been a resident in Londonderry since the age of 5. She grew up in a quiet neighborhood and went through the great school system. She has fond memories of bike riding through town in the spring and summer, sledding in the winter, and apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. She now has children of her own and looks forward to raising them in the same town she enjoyed so much as a youth.
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