Taj Mahal this Week; Tickets Left but Selling Fast!

Sep 15, 2011 No Comments by

Hi Everyone,
Wow! What a ridiculously beautiful weekend we had this week! September can be one of the best months. I hope this proves true this year. I went to see the beginning of a ½ triathalon in Maine this weekend. It’s really amazing to see hundreds of people in good enough shape to swim a mile, bike 56 miles and then run 13 miles. Before you ask—no, I’m not training for one. But I did start running again a few weeks ago. It’s inspiring to see people in such good shape.

The show with J.J. Grey TONIGHT is going to be OFF THE HOOK! We’ve been listening to the CD and I can’t take it out of my CD player. I have literally been listening to it for the last two weeks straight. This show is going to be great, especially if you’re a fan of the blues / rock genre. Check it out.

I hate to tell you this but the CRASH TEST DUMMIES tour has been CANCELLED. Brad Roberts has a herniated disk in his back and needs surgery. Kinda sucky because we were nearing sellout and this is one of my favorite shows. Anyways, we will definitely be getting another show once Brad recovers from this incident. I’ll let you know as soon as another date comes up.

Brett Dennen sold a lot of tickets after we announced his show last week. This show will definitely sell out so get tickets soon if you want to attend. Love this guy’s music.

I am amazed, frankly, that the TAJ MAHAL show this week isn’t sold out yet. Still 27 tickets remain for what will truly be an historical Tupelo show.

We’ve booked THREE great new shows this week!

March 10 MELANIE

I hope you are all having a spectacular week!

“It’s All About the Music!”


Ticket Update
CRASH TEST DUMMIES – Cancelled due to artist’s health conditions.
TAJ MAHAL – Only 27 tickets remain!
SHAWN MULLINS – Only 8 tickets remain!
THE TUBES – Only 40 tickets remain!
CARBON LEAF– Only 3 tickets remain!

This Week
September 16 BLACKFOOT
Blackfoot was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in the Fall of 1969 by childhood friends Greg T. Walker (bass and vocals), Rickey Medlocke (lead vocals and percussion), Jakson Spires (drums and vocals), DeWitt Gibbs (keyboards and vocals), and Charlie Hargrett (lead guitar). Originally called “Hammer,” they played their first major concert performance at the Miami International Rock Festival in December 1969.
After going through a few changes, the original Blackfoot line-up reformed in the Spring of 1973. They spent the next 10 years touring the world with top rock acts of the day and recording the albums “No Reservations,” “Flying High,” “Strikes,” which produced the Grammy nominated “Train, Train” and rock anthem “Highway Song”; “Tomcattin,” “Marauder,” which contained the radio hit “Fly Away” and “Siogo” which spawned the hit “Teenage Idol” . Rickey kept the band going under the moniker “Rickey Medlocke and Blackfoot” with different line-ups until 1996. Medlocke then re-joined Skynryd, replacing guitarist Mike Estes.

Show cancelled due to health issues of lead singer Brad Roberts. No worries, nothing serious.

September 18 TAJ MAHAL
Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. What ties it all together is his insatiable interest in musical discovery. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and the resulting global perspective is reflected in his music.
In addition to piano, the young musician learned to play the clarinet, trombone and harmonica, and he loved to sing. He discovered his stepfather’s guitar and became serious about it in his early teens when a guitarist from North Carolina moved in next door and taught him the various styles of Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Reed and other titans of Delta and Chicago blues.

New Bookings
Chad Stokes Urmston was raised in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he grew up as a pacifist through his time spent at The Peace Abbey and then took a year after high school to work in Zimbabwe. For many summers, he worked as a counselor at Camp Jabberwocky, a camp on Martha’s Vineyard for adults with disabilities and the launching pad for How’s Your News? Chad left college to pursue an independent music career with the bands Dispatch and State Radio. A founding member of the Elias Fund, the Dispatch Foundation, and now Calling All Crows, Chad was honored as Humanitarian of the Year by the Boston Music Awards in 2008. He remains a committed activist and is passionate about inspiring the live music community to invest their time and energy toward public service and humanitarian causes, especially the empowerment of women around the world. In his spare time, Chad can be found playing pond hockey and hopping trains with his dog Lefty.

“I’m so thrilled that there are people still listening and supporting after all these years.” More than a decade after breaking into the Boston music scene, Chad Perrone continues to play to large crowds of dedicated followers, friends and new supporters. Since 2005, Perrone has put out 3 full-length studio records, a live record, garnered five Boston Music Award Nominations and had the opportunity to share the stage with the likes of Sting, Guster, The Goo Goo Dolls, SafetySuit, Parachute and more. From his early years fronting the band Averi, to his departure and solo efforts to-date, Perrone continues to put out records that have found their way to more than one reviewer’s “top of the year” list.

March 10 MELANIE
Melanie Safka first attracted national attention when she stepped onto the stage at Woodstock—yes, the real Woodstock. The summer of ’69. Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who and so many others—including a young, gifted singer-songwriter, simply known as Melanie. As dawn broke, and rain began to fall, she performed on a stage that transformed a generation and changed music forever. And it was here where Melanie launched a legendary career that now spans more than 40 years.

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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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