Great New Bookings and Shows this Week at Tupelo

Jun 14, 2012 No Comments by

Hi Everyone,

How about squeezing some music this weekend into your busy schedule? This Friday we have local folk music Phenom LIVINGSTON TAYLOR. Liv’s show is consistently memorable with lots great stories, funny comments, and of course, music. On Saturday, Charlie Farren and Jon Butcher play to an already almost sold out crowd. Not many tickets left for that show. Get them now before we sell out.

We are listing our shows differently now on our ticketing page. There is more information, better links, and even videos on the information page of each artist. Just click on the name of the artist on the ticketing page and see what pops up. Thanks to Jacqueline for spending so much time on this and doing such a great job with the information, pictures, and videos. I love scrolling through the shows to see what she has put on them. Check it out.

We have a few Thursday and Sunday dates available this month if you are looking to have a graduation party. Tupelo is a good spot for a combined graduation party with a DJ and some pizza.

We have TWO New Booking to announce

November 8 IRIS DEMENT

I hope you have a great week!

“It’s All About the Music!”


Ticket Update
FARREN/BUTCHER, INC. – Only 32 tickets remain!
JOHN GORKA – Only 22 tickets remain!
HOWARD JONES – Only 28 tickets remain!
ENGLISH BEAT – Only 8 tickets remain!
TAB BENOIT – Only 8 tickets remain!
PAULA POUNDSTONE – Only 42 tickets remain!
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY – Only 8 tickets remain!
THE BODEANS – Only 2 tickets remain!

This Week
“Liv Taylor is a must-see in concert; the man knows how to entertain!” –
“One of the most consistently entertaining, tasteful, and intelligent of songsmiths—”
– Dirty Linen Magazine
Consistently impressive and entertaining— – The Washington Post
Livingston Taylor is the ultimate crowd pleaser. – Performing Songwriter Magazine
“An unrepentant romantic, with a razor-sharp mind, a biting sense of humor, and a quirky view of the world.—” – Wood and Steel Magazine
“I remember we played at this club called the Iron Horse, in Massachusetts, opening for Livingston Taylor. He sold it out two nights in a row. Three hundred people. I remember thinking, ‘What a great career!’ “– Norah Jones

Charlie Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, memorable songs, soaring vocal, and subtle yet innovative guitar style. Charlie emerged onto the national scene in the early ’80s after teaming up with Aerosmith lead guitarist Joe Perry as lead singer and guitarist with THE JOE PERRY PROJECT. In 1986 Charlie, along with Dave Hull (Joe Perry Project) and John Muzzy, formed FARRENHEIT.
Grammy nominated Jon Butcher is one of a select handful of influential recording artists comprising the now legendary Boston music scene. MTV videos for hit songs, “Life Takes A Life” ,” Wishes”, “Holy War” and “Goodbye Saving Grace” comprise the beginnings of a recording/ touring and television career that continues to this day. Jon’s love and respect of the traditional American music form- jazz, Dixieland, blues, folk is well documented, and has found its way onto every Jon Butcher release from 1998’s “Positively The Blues” to the newly released Barefoot Servants 2 and Chris Pierce, ‘Live’ Cd’s . With a discography of 18 national and international releases, Five World Tours, international critical acclaim, awards and a plethora of film, television and producer credits it’s hard to argue the point.

New Bookings
Fronted by Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, Over The Rhine is playing a rare acoustic duo performance at Tupelo. The multi-instrumental Linford provides the foundation for Karin’s torchy, devil-may-care voice, brimming with Midwestern soul and unafraid to lay bare every emotional resonance. In addition to familiar favorites they’ll play songs from their new album The Long Surrender, a bountiful result of a collaboration with producer Joe Henry seamlessly interweaving the disparate idiosyncratic strains forming the many-colored crazy quilt of American music.

November 8 IRIS DEMENT
One of the most celebrated country-folk performers of her day, singer/songwriter Iris Dement was born on January 5, 1961, in rural Paragould, AR, the youngest of 14 children. At the age of three, her devoutly religious family moved to California, where she grew up singing gospel music; during her teenaged years, however, she was first exposed to country, folk, and R&B, drawing influence from Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. Upon graduating high school, she relocated to Kansas City to attend college.
After a series of jobs waitressing and typing, Dement first began composing songs at the age of 25. Honing her skills at open-mic nights, in 1988 she moved to Nashville, where she contacted producer Jim Rooney, who helped her land a record contract. Dement did not make her recording debut until 1992, when her independent label offering, Infamous Angel, won almost universal acclaim thanks to her pure, evocative vocal style and spare, heartfelt songcraft. Despite a complete lack of support from country radio, the record’s word-of-mouth praise earned her a deal with Warner Bros., which reissued Infamous Angel in 1993 as well as its follow-up, 1994’s stunning My Life. Her third LP, 1996’s eclectic The Way I Should, marked a dramatic change not only in its more rock-influenced sound but also in its subject matter; where Dement’s prior work was introspective and deeply personal, The Way I Should was fiercely political, tackling topics like sexual abuse, religion, government policy, and Vietnam. In 1999, she collaborated with country man John Prine on his album, In Spite of Ourselves. Dement recorded four duets with Prine that earned her a Grammy nod the following year.

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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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