Bob Schneider and Big Brother & the Holding Company Just Booked in Londonderry!

May 17, 2012 No Comments by

Hi Everyone,

Good morning to you all!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and fabulous Mother’s Day. It certainly was perfect cookout weather! Maybe all you moms got breakfast in bed? I hope so. I’ve already had about 4 cups of coffee so strap in. I’m on a roll today.

I have been trying to book a date with Bob Schneider for about three years now but we’ve never been able to find dates that work with both Bob’s schedule and ours. I’m super excited to announce today that we have finally booked a show with Bob Schneider! I can’t wait. Bob is one of my all time favorite artists. If you don’t know who Bob is, please, please, please check him out. This guy is awesome. (Gee, Scott, how do you really feel about him?) Ha. Seriously—don’t miss this one. I won’t.

We’re working hard to update our Facebook page and stay active on it. Feel free to get on our Facebook and say hello, ask us questions, request a band, tell me how good looking I am, etc. OK—maybe that was a bit of a stretch. It would probably make more sense to tell us how good looking Rob is instead. Please LIKE US on Facebook when you log on. We like to be liked.

On Thursday evening (tomorrow night), the Londonderry Athletic and Fields Association will host a Dueling Pianos fundraiser and silent auction at Tupelo. Proceeds from the event will help send the 13 members of Londonderry’s 12-year-old all-stars baseball team to the Cooperstown Dreams Park. What is Dueling Pianos? It’s sort of a comedy show. The pianists really play off one another, and they’ll take requests from the audiences. Tons of fun and all for a great cause. Please consider attending. Tickets are still available for $30 per person or $50 per couple. Dinner will be provided by La Carreta Mexican Restaurant. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the silent auction, with entertainment to commence at 8:00 p.m.

We have THREE New Bookings to announce


As always, thanks for supporting Tupelo Music Hall!

It’s All About the Music!


Ticket Update
FARREN/BUTCHER, INC. – Only 50 tickets remain!
JOHN GORKA – Only 30 tickets remain!
HOWARD JONES – Selling fast!
ENGLISH BEAT – Selling fast!
TAB BENOIT – Only 30 tickets remain!
PAULA POUNDSTONE – Only 50 tickets remain!
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY – Only 24 tickets remain!
THE BODEANS – Only 13 tickets remain!

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Described as bold, unorthodox, vibrant, and evocative, the GLENGARRY BHOYS hybrid of Canadian Highland Scots and French Canadian musical idioms has evolved into a sound that is weighty, authoritative, and extremely entertaining. Their energy and good humor, as much a part of the show as their musicianship, crosses all cultures and ages. From a small Scots-French-Canadian enclave in Eastern Ontario, these Celtic-Stompers, always pushing the musical envelope but never straying too far from the traditional whence they came, have earned a reputation as entertainers that challenge you to sit still during their engaging performances.

Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. In 2010, singer Phil Pemberton took over the vocal duties, bringing his sweet and soulful vocals and adding another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor. Along with new members, bassist John Turner, trumpeter Doug Woolverton and, longer standing members keyboardist Travis Colby, drummer Ephraim Lowell, baritone and tenor saxophonist Mark Earley, tenor and alto saxophonist Rich Lataille, Roomful keeps on rockin’!

This show is SOLD OUT

New Bookings
Big Brother and the Holding Company is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1965 as part of the same psychedelic music scene that produced the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Jefferson Airplane. They are best known as the band that featured Janis Joplin as their lead singer. Their 1968 album Cheap Thrills is considered one of the masterpieces of the psychedelic sound of San Francisco; it reached number one on the Billboard charts, and was ranked number 338 in Rolling Stone ‘s the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Second show added!
Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. The Boston Globe said, “Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician, swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net”. Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants”.

Bob Schneider is not new to this game. He has built his career as a working class musician and as a result has an institution of faithful followers all across the country with a mega-fan-base epicenter in Austin. There have been highs – the near-breakthrough success of ‘Lonelyland,’ and the next-big-thing hype that surrounded it. He has flourished as an independent artist releasing five albums, hundreds of digital singles, and fronting three bands simultaneously. Yet, Schneider still continues to push himself in a multitude of creative directions now with the beguiling melodies of ‘Lovely Creatures’
Austin is a renowned music town and the list of successful artists that call it home is as long as it is eclectic and numerous, but Bob has set himself apart in more ways than one: ‘Lonelyland,’ for instance, is the 1 bestselling album ever at Waterloo Records, the city’s legendary indie music store, having sold 25,000 copies at that location alone.

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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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