Several Just Booked at Londonderry Music Venue

Aug 16, 2011 No Comments by

Hi Everyone,

Good morning! This is a big week for announcing new shows, as you are probably aware from our email title. The last time we had John Hiatt at the venue, he was playing solo and the show sold out in 45 minutes. This time, we got lucky and have John playing with his full band “The Combo”. I saw this same show last year and it was phenomenal! I’m very happy that we are getting it for our Londonderry venue. There’s always a little bit of magic left on stage when artists like John Hiatt come to town!

Speaking of magical, the performance with Eric Johnson last week was just that. I can’t say enough about Eric’s live performance. He is clearly one of the best guitarists in the world right now. Watching him on stage is mesmerizing. Watching him on our stage was absolutely incredible.

We have some great shows coming up this week. Of particular note is the SHAW BROTHERS show this Sunday. These guys are New Hampshire’s ambassadors of Folk music and they haven’t been to Tupelo Music Hall for years. This is also a great show to bring the young kids to.

We’ve booked FOUR great new shows this week!

November 4 Albert Cummings
November 7 John Hiatt and The Combo
December 1 Carbon Leaf
April 6 NRBQ

I hope you are all having a spectacular week!

“It’s All About the Music!”


Ticket Update
THE YARDBIRDS – Selling Fast!
LEO KOTTKE – Selling Fast!
RENAISSANCE– Only 25 tickets remain!
THE ZOMBIES– Only 26 tickets remain!
GEORGE WINSTON– Only 34 tickets remain!

This Week
It is the battered cassette jammed into the tape deck of the getaway car, the music Ida Lupino cues up on the roadhouse jukebox as she counts the till after close. This is Queen of the Minor Key by Eilen Jewell, a smart cookie with a heart of burnished gold and enough stories to keep even the rowdiest crowd hanging on her every word. Lend her your ears, and you will quickly hear why her humble subjects admire and adore her more with each passing year.

The Subdudes aren’t touring until next year so the lead singer, Tommy Malone, is working on his solo tour and doing some shows. Being a big Subdudes fan in need of his “fix”, I booked him. If you also need your Subdudes, this is the only way to currently get it.

New Hampshire’s ambassadors of Folk Music are coming to play a show full of  classic folk songs that defined a genre. This show is also a fundraiser for the Bedford Historical Society. This is an early 5:30 pm performance.

New Bookings
Breaking every cliché associated with the blues while producing some of the most powerful music of the 21st century comes as natural to Albert Cummings as swinging a hammer while constructing one of his award-winning custom-built homes.

The man needs no introduction to anyone who has a radio. The fact that john is bringing his full band to Tupelo Music Hall, however, is worth mentioning! This WILL sell out very fast.

December 1 CARBON LEAF
Some bands insist on dragging listeners into their world, but Carbon Leaf works towards a more admirable and considerably more difficult goal – that of letting perfect strangers feel that the band understands their world. The band succeeds in doing just that — and in creating a soundtrack suitable for multiple worlds. Carbon Leaf shows always sell out at Tupelo. Get your tickets early for this one.

April 6 NRBQ
NRBQ is known for its live performances, containing a high degree of spontaneity and levity, and blending rock, pop, jazz, blues and Tin Pan Alley styles. 2004 saw the beginning of a several-year long hiatus interrupted only by a few reunion performances, while band members pursued other projects. In 2011, the band returned.
The abbreviation “NRBQ” stands for New Rhythm and Blues Quartet (originally Quintet). The band’s music, a rollicking blend of everything from stomping rockabilly to Beatles-influenced pop to Thelonious Monk-inspired jazz, has attracted fans as diverse as Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Keith Richards and Penn and Teller. NRBQ songs have inspired cover versions by Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, and Dave Edmunds, among many others.


About the author

Scott Hayward is a Derry native who graduated from Pinkerton Academy and Wake Forest University, where he majored in English. While working as a financial planner and looking for investment property in 2004, he came across a building for sale in Londonderry. Then called The Muse, Hayward attended a performance and knew immediately what he wanted to do. After purchasing and doing a major remodeling of the facility, while learning as much as possible about the music business, he opened Tupelo Music Hall on September 11, 2004. Tupelo has since become a huge hit with both music lovers and the many artists who take the stage. The venue has received much critical acclaim and has grown each year in number of performances, attendance, and revenue. Hayward credits the success of the venue to the guiding principles of the business; to present top-flight artists in an intimate and comfortable environment with excellent acoustics and first-class sound reproduction, and to provide a memorable experience for the audience and for the artist. In October 2010, Hayward opened a second Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont, using the Londonderry model. He also operates Tupelo Venue Management, a company providing consulting, booking, and management services to other music venues.
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