Six New Shows Booked at Tupelo!

Oct 14, 2011 No Comments by

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend that ended with a Monday off from work. The weather certainly cooperated, that’s for sure!

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS are playing the Londonderry venue tonight!This show is going to be great for those 80’s music fans! Show starts at 8:00. No opener so you won’t get home too late.

Tickets still remain for our show with Paula Cole this Friday (Kate Klim opens). Paula has had many hits including “I don’t wanna wait” and “Where have all the cowboys gone”. Her show is always fabulous. Her voice has never been better.

I am very excited about our new bookings this week. Commander Cody has never played the venue before, which is strange considering all of the bands we have promoted this past 7 years. Commander Cody was one of the more inventive bands of the 70’s that helped shape the music of that era.

We’ve booked SIX great new shows this week!

December 11 Amber Rubarth
February 4 Adam Ezra Group
February 12 Commander Cody
February 18 Cheryl Wheeler
March 2 Greg Greenway
March 30 James Hunter

I hope you are all having a spectacular week! As always, thanks for supporting Tupelo Music Hall and helping us do what we do!

“It’s All About the Music!”


Ticket Update
PAULA COLE – Only 50 tickets remain.
DAVID BROMBERG – Only 26 tickets remain!
CARL PALMER – Only 31 tickets remain!
RUSTED ROOT – Only 21 tickets remain!
RIK EMMETT – Only 17 tickets remain!
ENGLISH BEAT – Selling Fast!
BRETT DENNEN – Only 45 tickets remain!
JUDY COLLINS – Only 38 tickets remain!

This Week
October 14 PAULA COLE
Grammy-Award winning, singer/songwriter Paula Cole was one of the singer/songwriters who rose to prominence in the mid-’90s in the wake of alternative’s commercial breakthrough— Cole creates songs that rely equally on dreamy melodies and poetic, introspective lyrics. (She) rediscovers her love of music with her new CD, Courage— When asked what Courage means to Paula Cole, she says the word was her daily mantra when recording the record, making for a fitting title. Simply put Cole says, “I am searching for the truth. Somewhere, it’s in the music.”.

Bromberg’s live show remains as unique as ever. As the NY Times noted “He has such control of his audience that he can, at one moment, hold it in his hand with a tender, touching yet funny anecdotal song, and then set it romping and stomping with a raucous bit of raunch. He is electrifying.”
He is also impossible to classify: As one critic perceptively wrote, “David Bromberg fits no pigeonholes. He is part of everything contemporarily musical. He is a product of blues, country, jazz, folk, and classical music. From his early success as a guitar virtuoso, Mr. Bromberg has developed into a brilliant entertainer.”

New Bookings
Amber Rubarth won the Grand Prize in the 2010 New Song Mountain Stage Contest with her song “Letter From My Lonelier Self.” The prize included recording with Grammy Award winning producer Jacquire King (Norah Jones, Kings of Leon, Tom Waits) and a performance on NPR’s Mountain Stage. Amber Rubarth’s song “Washing Day” (co-written with Adam Levy) won 1st Place in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition in the ‘Lyrics only’ category, judged by Tom Waits, Brian Wilson and Robert Smith. The music video screened at the 2007 SXSW Festival in Austin. On May 8, 2008, Bob Boilen chose Rubarth’s song “You Will Love This Song” from her second album New Green Lines for his NPR show All Things Considered. He said he was “attracted by her honesty and humor”. On August 26, 2009, Tom Robinson featured the song on his BBC Radio show Fresh On the Net in the UK.She was recently listed as #16 in the UK “Music to Die For’s Top 100 Favourite Female Vocalists of the Decade” between #17 Gillian Welch and #15 Tori Amos.
Many of her fans have discovered her music on MySpace where she has over 1.7 million plays and was featured in the Top 100 Independent Artists.

The Adam Ezra group has been compared to the Dave Matthews Band, or to a hipper Dan Fogelberg. They’re known for a dynamic acoustic roots/rock sound combining smart well-written lyrics and powerful musicianship. In 2007, they were rated one of New England’s top five mountain bands by Ski Magazine. In the past years, they have shared the stage with the Goo Goo Dolls, Guster, John Mayer, Aerosmith, Dave Matthews Band, Carbon Leaf, The Wailers, Pete Seeger, State Radio (from Dispatch), The Pat McGee Band and more.

Artist, musician, and pioneering band leader Commander Cody helped invent a whole new style of music during the early 70’s, a period regarded as the height of rock innovation. Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen were one of the original groups to fuse divergent strains of American Roots Music-stripped down basic rock and roll, rhythm and blues, jazz, bop, country, western swing, and rockabilly-and create an innovative, yet familiar and convincing sound.

You may not be familiar with Cheryl, but you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Chery’s songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near. If they think she is great, then you owe it to yourself to learn more if you aren’t familiar with her.
From her albums you can tell that she is a gifted songwriter with a beautiful voice. From other people’s comments about her you can learn that she is a natural story teller with a fantastic sense of humor.

Beneath the radar of the corporate music world there are gems to be found. Greg Greenway is a multi-faceted one. A rare combination of instrumental expertise, a soulful and moving singer, powerful poet, and sparkling entertainer, Greenway is one of those difficult-to-categorize performers who have found a home in the modern acoustic genre. Originally from Richmond, VA, he moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. Put simply, he is one of the finest entertainers you’ll ever see—
He has been described as “one of the strongest, and finest voices in folk music.” The Boston Globe wrote, “Confessional one moment,rambunctiously disarming the next, few modern folk singers can own a coffeehouse stage as completely as Greenway.” An October Boston Globe review wrote: “The Cape Cod songwriter stands squarely between the wistful intimacy of folk-pop and the progressive balladry of Phil Ochs and Woody Guthrie. As his new album, “Weightless” proves, his confessional style, sleek guitar, soaring voice, and pop-sweet melodicism make him an uncannily effective political singer. Best of all, he has learned Guthrie’s most vital lesson: that hope is a more powerful and renewable resource than rage.

James Hunter is one of the best (and one of the few) British blue-eyed soul singers to emerge in the late 20th century. Hunter began his roots music career in the 1980s under the name Howlin’ Wilf. His solo recordings feature rhythm & blues in the style of the 1950s, pitched between R&B, early rock & roll, and early soul. His 1994 solo debut, —Believe What I Say, had guest appearances by Doris Troy and Van Morrison, and Hunter appeared on a couple of Morrison’s mid-’90s albums, as well as performing as part of Morrison’s Rhythm & Blues Revue. Hunter, also a skilled guitarist, wrote most of the material on his 2001 release Kick It Around. Go Records/Rounder picked him up a few years later, and he released his third full-length album, People Gonna Talk, in 2006. The album went on to be nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award.

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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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