Show Tonight, Two Shows This Weekend in Londonderry!

Jan 24, 2012 No Comments by

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a great weekend. For those of you who watched the game on Sunday—GO PATS!

If you’re in the mood to dance, have I got the show for you this Saturday! We have the Evan Goodrow Band, a really great R&B, soul band that will make you want to boogie the night away. We are going to set up the room a bit differently for this show so that we have some dancing area. Come on down to this. It’s going to be good fun!

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.

We booked one new show this week!


As always, thanks for supporting Tupelo Music Hall!

“It’s All About the Music!”


Ticket Update
FEB 3 COMEDY NIGHT – Only 4 tickets remain!
SUZANNE VEGA – Selling Fast!
JOHN WAITE – Selling Fast!
CHERYL WHEELER – Only 7 tickets remain!
KARLA BONOFF – Only 50 tickets remain!
JOHNNY WINTER – Only 8 tickets remain!

This Week
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.

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he “brings it on home”. Whether it’s recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned firsthand from the masters – James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells – at the legendary “Chessmate”. Over the years, he’s carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

Evan Goodrow is a soul-singing, blues guitar playing powerhouse. His band, the EGB, is an exceptional display of musical talent combined with top-notch songwriting. Able to perform with a bare guitar trio and up to a 10 piece dance unit, it is obvious why the EGB and its various incarnations play over 300 dates per year in front of an average 40,000 people. Credits include playing with (or backing up) Entrain, Gordon Beadle, Bruce Katz, Ken Clark as well as playing numerous colleges and festivals as well as an opening slot for the grand bluesman “B.B. King.”

New Bookings
John Gorka is an honored icon of folk tradition. Energetic acoustic music that is not a trend, not a fad, but an expression of everyday life, is his trademark. John’s rich baritone voice and unique songcraft weave a magical spell that can only be described as ‘Gorka.’

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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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