Happy New Year from Tupelo

Jan 04, 2012 No Comments by

Hi Everyone,

Happy New Year! It’s my time again to screw up the date on everything I write for about a week. I hope you all had a safe and merry holiday and New Years. Mine were great but I’m ready to get back to work (and really need to get back to the gym to work off some of those holiday cookies!)

It’s hard for me to enter a new year without looking back on all of the shows that we promoted the past year. Even more difficult to imagine the venue existing without all of the support from the many, many people who attend shows and volunteer at the venue. Thanks to all of you for continuing to support Tupelo Music Hall. Here’s to a great upcoming year of live music in Londonderry!

If you’re looking for an amazing show to attend on Saturday (since we’re sold out in Londonderry) I’d highly suggest the MICKEY HART BAND at our Vermont venue. The Vermont venue is exactly a 90 minute drive from the Londonderry venue.

We booked TWO New Shows last week!

March 3 SAVOY BROWN
April 26 CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE

As always, thanks for supporting Tupelo Music Hall!

“It’s All About the Music!”

Scott

Ticket Update
GUITAR MASTERS – SOLD OUT
LIZ LONGLEY – SOLD OUT
LITTLE FEAT – Both shows are SOLD OUT
GANDALF MURPHY – Only 20 tickets remain!
MARC COHN – SOLD OUT
CHERYL WHEELER – Only 27 tickets remain!
JOHN MAYALL – SOLD OUT
STEPHEN KELLOGG – SOLD OUT!
JOHNNY WINTER – Only 34 tickets remain!
COLIN HAY – SOLD OUT

This Week
January 4 GUITAR MASTERS
This show is SOLD OUT.

January 5 OPEN MIC NIGHT
For only $5, you can come play a couple of songs or simply sit and listen. Event starts at 7:00. Sign-ups (if you want to play) are from 6:00-7:00. Our open mic night is always memorable and a lot of fun. Besides that, where else can you get hours of entertainment for only 5 bucks?

January 6 BEATLEJUICE
The number of Beatle Tribute bands is probably countless, but in New England, at least, none come more highly praised, critiqued or recommended than Beatle Juice. This band has taken on a history of its own. Their talent and showmanship go far beyond the norm in tribute bands. Sadly, with the recent passing of singer Brad Delp, their legacy draws even closer to that of the Fab Four’s.

January 7 LIZ LONGLEY
This Show is SOLD OUT

January 8 LITTLE FEAT
Both shows SOLD OUT

New Bookings
March 3 SAVOY BROWN
Legendary—a blues/rock institution—true innovators—These are just a few of the ways Savoy Brown has been described over the past thirty years by music critics and fans.
One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown (with founder guitarist and longtime member Kim Simmonds at the helm) helped launch the UK blues/rock movement that paved the way for such acts as Led Zeppelin.
“The music of Savoy Brown has never really got that far away from the blues”, Simmonds says. “Today, I can still do a show that does straight traditional blues along with rock hits like “Tell Mama” and it all seems to fit. Everything that I have done with the band has had a blues stand point to it.”

April 26 CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE
Over the years, Musselwhite has released dozens of albums and has contributed to countless others including guesting on Bonnie Raitt’s Grammy® award-winning Longing In Their Hearts, The Blind Boys of Alabama’s Grammy-winning SPIRIT OF THE CENTURY, Tom Waits’ MULE VARIATIONS and even playing the driving harmonica on INXS’ SUICIDE BLONDE—
Musselwhite’s version of the blues ventures far beyond conventional honky-tonk — though the Harley Davidsons lined up outside Musselwhite’s gigs testify that Musselwhite has what it takes to rock the house. Musselwhite himself is simply interested in music with feeling — as he puts it, “music from the heart”: “For me, it’s about the feeling, and connecting with people. And blues, if it’s real blues, is loaded with feeling. And it ain’t about technique either, it’s about truth, connecting to the truth and communicating with people.”
That connection has been particularly strong with his fans from the start. “I’ve had Vietnam vets tell me that my music was important to them while they were in Vietnam. I’ve had people who’ve had problems with alcohol talk to me about quitting, and tell me that I inspired them to quit, I’ve had couples tell me that they met at one of my shows and got married years after.”

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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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