In Nutfield you know its cold in a 200 Year Old House!

Jan 17, 2012 No Comments by

Hi Everyone,

Good frosty morning to you all! One thing about living in a 200 year old house—you really feel the cold inside when it’s this cold outside! Hopefully your house isn’t as drafty as mine. If this keeps up, my oil company will probably send me a fruit basket as a thank you for having such a drafty house. Yikes.

You will notice that we booked five killer shows this week. Because of anticipated sales, we are having two shows with MICKEY HART on one day. We just had this show at the Vermont venue and it was great.

As you will notice, all of our shows this weekend are sold out with the exception of Lori McKenna on Sunday. Mark Erelli opens for Lori. The show is going to be really good. If you aren’t familiar with Lori, she recently had three songs on Faith Hill’s newest record and toured with Faith.

TUPELO CHALLENGE show
There’s a story behind the newly added show with AUDRA MAE (on January 24). Audra is currently touring with Mat Nathanson and has a day off. Her agent is someone we work with a lot so we decided to have a show with Audra on her day off since she will be in the area. The goal here is to simply get Audra an audience that she can impress, which is why we are only charging $10 for tickets. When we have shows like this, it is a HUGE ‘feather in our cap’ if we can get patrons to attend. It’s doing things like this that get us big shows no other smaller rooms can get so I hope you support this one! I know it’s short notice but she’s well worth the visit. Audra comes from a family with a strong musical background. Judy Garland was the sister of her great grandmother. Besides that, she’s just plain good. I guarantee you this show will be really good. I’m so sure of it that I will refund your tickets if you don’t like the show. That’s what we call the Tupelo Challenge.
See below for more info on Audra Mae. LISTEN here.

We booked FIVE new shows this week!

January 24 AUDRA MAE
March 31 JOAN OSBORNE
April 14 MICKEY HART
June 1 JAMES COTTON
June 23 LUCY KAPLANSKY

As always, thanks for supporting Tupelo Music Hall!

“It’s All About the Music!”

Scott

NEW HAMPSHIRE TICKET UPDATE
MARC COHN – SOLD OUT
JAN 20 COMEDY – SOLD OUT
RYAN MONTBLEAU – SOLD OUT
FEB 3 COMEDY NIGHT – Selling fast!
SUZANNE VEGA – Selling Fast!
JOHN WAITE – Selling Fast!
CHERYL WHEELER – Only 9 tickets remain!
JOHN MAYALL – SOLD OUT
STEPHEN KELLOGG – SOLD OUT!
JOHNNY WINTER – Only 20 tickets remain!
COLIN HAY – SOLD OUT


CELEBRATIONS AT TUPELO – Notes from Keith

Hello, Music lovers.Hope everyone had a good week.. We’ve tried some specials, such as Con caso dip,Chicken Pasta Alfredo,South West Pasta, Cream of Brocoli & Cheddar Soup, along with some vegetarian offerings. Keep an eye out for new weekend specials


NOTES FROM THE DRINKERY
Hello everyone!

We’ve got some fun stuff going on at The Drinkery, including getting ready for Valentine’s Day. It’s less than a month away – and guys, you don’t want to be “that” guy running around for a bottle of wine that day— come on in and let us hook you up with a personalized wine tasting for your lady – or we can help you select the perfect bottle of wine.

We are continuing to pass around beers on Wednesday – this week we continue tasting from Boulder Brewery, Wednesday 5-8pm.  We also have La Belle Winery in on Thursday (6:30-8:30pm) and Saphouse Meadery on Saturday 21st, 6:30-8:30pm.  If you’re attending a show, come on in early and get a chance to taste everything we have open!

Cheers & Laughter,
Andy & Alana

Ticket Update
MARC COHN – SOLD OUT
JAN 20 COMEDY – SOLD OUT
RYAN MONTBLEAU – SOLD OUT
FEB 3 COMEDY NIGHT – Selling fast!
SUZANNE VEGA – Selling Fast!
JOHN WAITE – Selling Fast!
CHERYL WHEELER – Only 9 tickets remain!
JOHN MAYALL – SOLD OUT
STEPHEN KELLOGG – SOLD OUT!
JOHNNY WINTER – Only 20 tickets remain!
COLIN HAY – SOLD OUT

This Week
January 19 MARC COHN
This show is SOLD OUT

January 20 TUPELO NIGHT OF COMEDY
This show is SOLD OUT

January 21 RYAN MONTBLEAU BAND
This show is SOLD OUT

January 22 LORI MCKENNA
Lori McKenna is a mother of five from Stoughton, Mass. (pop. 27,000), about 20 miles outside Boston. Lori McKenna is also an acclaimed singer-songwriter who was thrust into the limelight when superstar Faith Hill included three of McKenna’s songs on her Number One album Fireflies, including Hill’s poignant single “Stealing Kisses.”
“I don’t remember ever being impacted by a songwriter the way I was with her,” Hill says. “Her writing is masterful, with a pureness that is completely unaffected. The songs are such a great combination of depth and realness— there’s just this indescribable collision of innocence and honesty in her writing.”
Now it’s time for the original voice of Hill’s songs to be heard. “My priority is, I want to write great songs, timeless songs, songs that affect people,” McKenna says. “But if I have the blessing to be able to share the way I interpret my songs with people, then I want to do that, too.”

January 24 AUDRA MAE
Growing up, show business was in Audra Mae’s blood. Her great grandmother, Virginia, was a member of the Gumm Sisters, whose youngest member, Francis Ethel Gumm, grew up to be Judy Garland. Her paternal grandmother turned her on to country and folk artists like Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and Woody Guthrie, while her maternal grandfather introduced her to jazz.
Since arriving in California seven years ago, on Elvis Presley’s birthday no less, with the proverbial $20 in her pocket, Audra Mae has done alright for herself. She landed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, a TV placement singing Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” on the hit F/X series, Sons of Anarchy, and in 2009, wrote the lyrics to “Why I Was Born to Die,” the only original track on Susan Boyle’s chart-topping, 9 million-selling I Dreamed a Dream album.
Since her acclaimed SideOneDummy Records debut, The Happiest Lamb, in May 2010, Oklahoma-born singer/songwriter Audra Mae has undergone quite a transformation. Her band, The Almighty Sound, including stand-up bassist Joe Ginsberg, guitarist Jarrad Kritzstein, pianist Frank Pedano and drummer Kiel Feher, who have played live with her in a series of residencies around the L.A. area, came together in early 2011 as a close group of friends with no official name. Not even a year later, they’ve completed a new record with a new name, a new look and an Almighty Sound.

New Bookings
January 24 AUDRA MAE
See above for more info. This show is a TUPELO CHALLENGE show. Buy a ticket and, if you don’t like the show, let us know and we will refund your purchase. It doesn’t get any easier than that to see a new artist!

March 31 JOAN OSBORNE
This is a full band performance!
In a career that spans over fifteen years, Joan has proven to be an artistically restless yet consistently enthralling performer. In 2002, she cemented her reputation as a top tier soul singer with an incredible turn in the acclaimed documentary film ‘Standing in the Shadows of Motown,’ followed by a tour with legendary Motown backing band The Funk Brothers. In 2003, Osborne toured with the Dixie Chicks and then surprised and wowed audiences touring throughout America for two years as the lead singer for The Dead. In 2007, she graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Osborne loves to sing and perform in many different genres, but she comes back to her soulful rock roots on ‘Little Wild One,’ her fall release that reunites her Grammy All-Star team of Rick Chertoff and Rob Hyman and Eric Bazilian of The Hooters. The team last worked together on Osborne’s breakthrough, debut album ‘Relish,’ which sold five million copies worldwide and yielded the smash hit “One Of Us” as well as scoring six Grammy nominations. Listen

April 14 MICKEY HART
Mickey Hart is best known for his nearly three decades as an integral part of an extraordinary expedition into the soul and spirit of music, disguised as the rock and roll band the Grateful Dead. As half of the percussion tandem known as the Rhythm Devils, Mickey and Bill Kreutzmann transcended the conventions of rock drumming. Their extended polyrhythmic excursions were highlights of Grateful Dead shows, introducing the band’s audience to an ever-growing arsenal of percussion instruments from around the world. Exposure to these exotic sounds fueled Mickey’s desire to learn about the various cultures that produced them.

June 1 JAMES COTTON
Cotton has always been known for having one of the best bands in the business. The members are: Slam Allen, guitar, vocals; Tom Holland, guitar, vocals; Noel Neal, bass; Kenny Neal, Jr., drums; and, of course, Superharp, James Cotton. His eyes light up when he talks about his band, “My audience always tells me how I’m doing. If I look out there and don’t like what I see, I work harder.” His audiences are still on their feet, they enjoy themselves as much as he does, and there are still standing ovations night after night. You will have a memorable evening with an international treasure and a true Living Legend of the Blues.

June 23 LUCY KAPLANSKY
She started out singing in Chicago bars. Then, barely out of high school, Lucy Kaplansky took off for New York City. There she found a fertile community of songwriters and performers – Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, Bill Morrissey, Cliff Eberhardt, and others – where she fit right in. With a beautiful flair for harmony, Lucy was everyone’s favorite singing partner, but most often she found herself singing as a duo with Shawn Colvin. People envisioned big things for them; in fact, The New York Times said it was “easy to predict stardom for her.”

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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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