Famous Comedian and More Performing in Londonderry

Aug 24, 2011 No Comments by

Well, it wasn’t a record but the John Hiatt show certainly sold out quickly last week! The record for the fastest sellout, by the way, goes to SQUEEZE, which sold out in about 45 minutes. That was a crazy day! John’s show sold out in about 5 hours. Still not bad.

We have some incredible shows coming up this week, starting tonight with Albert Lee and John Jorgenson. On Friday, it’s a kick-ass show with Curtis Salgado and his large band. Seriously, you don’t want to miss this one if you can help it. We also have Comedy on Saturday with Jim Lauletta and Mitch Stinson.

We’ve booked FIVE great new shows this week!

October 23 Stew & The Negro Problem
November 11 Duke Robillard Band
November 18 Mike Zito
November 30 Jesse Dee / Dwight and Nicole
March 9 Gallagher

I hope you are all having a spectacular week!

“It’s All About the Music!”

Ticket Update
THE YARDBIRDS – Only 40 tickets remain!
LEO KOTTKE – Only 40 tickets remain!
RENAISSANCE– Only 9 tickets remain!
CRASH TEST DUMMIES – Only 42 tickets remain!
THE ZOMBIES– Only 10 tickets remain!
SHAWN MULLINS – Selling fast!
GEORGE WINSTON– Only 20 tickets remain!

This week
Albert Lee has influenced a generation of Nashville pickers with his amazing blend of country, rockabilly and western swing. His lightning-fast speed has earned him a reputation as the guitarist’s guitarist – hardly surprising that readers of Guitar Player magazine voted him “Best Country Guitarist” five years running.
Guitarist John Jorgenson was a founding member of the Desert Rose Band, the Hellecasters, and six-year member of Elton John’s band.

Blues legend Curtis Salgado’s illustrious career spans 23 years. He’s the guy John Belushi modeled his legendary “Jake Blues” character after in the “The Blues Brothers”, borrowing the songs, the between song raps and even the sunglasses. Curtis sang and played harmonica for six years with Robert Cray’s band, was lead vocalist for Santana and frontman for the national blues acts, Roomful of Blues and The Nighthawks. In 2010 he won “Blues Music Award” for Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year. Salgado has been a guest artist on stage with Bonnie Raitt, Muddy Waters, Albert King, B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Albert Collins and many more.

This is a GREAT show with Jim Lauletta (HBO’s “Best Of the Aspen Comedy Fest”, Comedy Central’s “Two Drink Minimum”, Comedy Central’s “Stand-up Stand-up”, Comedy Central’s “Comic Re-mix”, Comedy Central’s “Shorties Watchin’ SHorties”, Comedy Central’s “Make Me Laugh”, NBC’s “Comedy Showcase”, NBC’s “Friday Night”.) and Mitch Stinson.

New Bookings
Join Stew and Heidi Rodewald as they take a journey back in time to re-visit the songs of Passing Strange, the theater production that went on to become both a Spike Lee-directed movie and Tony Award winner for “Best Book of a Musical.” This intimate, acoustic set will explore songs from this hit show as well as songs that were cut from the show and songs never before heard on our stage.
With a gift for hook-filled melodies, taut poetic narratives, incisive song portraits and a sardonic sense of humor, the brilliant Stew and Heidi Rodewald are among New York’s preeminent singer-songwriters. The New York Times raves “A witty wordsmith, composer and performer, Stew can also play a mean guitar, and when necessary, he strides the stage like an evangelical preacher, or a preening rocker, to whip the audience into a froth.”

Inspired by blues legends like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Patton and Big Joe Turner, Duke’s guitar work has seamlessly spanned the worlds of jazz, blues, and swing since he founded the renowned big band, Roomful of Blues, in 1967. Duke has recorded twenty acclaimed solo albums and toured the world both with his own band and also as Jimmie Vaughan’s replacement in The Fabulous Thunderbirds. In addition to his own recordings, Duke has played on and/or produced albums by Bob Dylan (1997?s Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind), Ruth Brown, Johnny Adams, Kim Wilson, Jay McShann, Pinetop Perkins, John Hammond, Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooky Pryor and many more. Called “one of the great players” by the legendary B.B. King, Duke is a 4 time winner for Best Guitarist at the Blues Music Awards and his live show is a masterful display of a wide variety of blues styles.

November 18 MIKE ZITO
Mike Zito is one of those rare artist that can sing like nobody’s business, can write songs that instantly grip you, play one hell of a mean Gulf Coast style guitar and has the stage presence to draw in any audience.
“His bluesy Americana vibe finds an impressively restrained balance between melody and musicianship.” – Blues Revue
“Singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike Zito boasts a road-hardened voice that spews the fiery tales of life’s ups and downs with a serious conviction that’s impossible to ignore.” – Metronome
“Zito’s voice is so incredibly soulful that it can be placed into that diminutive group of elite male blue-eyed soul/blues singers like Steve Winwood, Michael McDonald and Rod Stewart— A fine guitarist and composer as well, it’s a winning combination of a genuine and complete performer.” – Modern Guitars Magazine

JESSE DEE Jesse Dee’s influences read like a Who’s Who of classic soul music. Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Etta James, Al Green and many others. But Jesse Dee is not just a student of the classics. He also loves the new wave of rootsy artists –James Hunter, Amos Lee and John Legend, among them.
“Soul music has always hit me harder than any other kind of music,” says the Boston-based Jesse, who has learned his lessons well. He puts a convincing new spin on the subject with his debut solo disc, “Bittersweet Batch,” which should please anyone with a love of this heartfelt style.
DWIGHT & NICOLE: Blending a refreshing mix of 60s soul, 40s jazz, delta blues, and rock and roll, Dwight and Nicole are performing together as a sultry soul duo creating a brand new classic sound that embodies different forms of American popular music. Both members are very versatile and can play multiple instruments but together create an extraordinary depth of emotion using male and female harmonies as their main driving force. Their music is something that attracts a very diverse crowd in both age and musical preference and it a new form easy to find enjoyable. Dwight and Nicole have been called “unpredictable and beautiful— magnificent— riveting— a voice for the ages— fresh and very alive— a combustible musical reaction— soulful and enriching— and truly great.”

World-Famous comedian Gallagher became a household name by smashing watermelons during his highly rated HBO specials. But millions of comedy fans around the world were already in love with his razor-sharp observations, hilarious dead-on insights, and incredibly creative word play. One need only see that he has joined the exalted pantheon of the “one-name-only” celebrities (such as Oprah, Madonna, and “The Donald”) to know how beloved Gallagher’s comedy is. With a following built upon countless sold-out concert halls, uproarious HBO specials, and bestselling CDs, videos, and DVDs, Gallagher’s immense talent and broad appeal make him a “first ballot” Hall of Fame comedian. Gallagher is not coasting nor is he slowing down, however! To the delight of audiences across America, Gallagher is still making us fall out of our chairs with laughter.

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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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