Special Show this Weekend, New Bookings at Tupelo

Oct 11, 2012 No Comments by

Hi Everyone,

What a beautiful weekend we had. I’m glad we missed the rain that was forecasted to take over the entire weekend. Finally got my lawn mowed. Actually, I think I was mainly mowing up leaves. Yahoo.

Let’s talk about the TINARIWEN show this weekend (Sunday). This is an expensive show and we are in need of ticket sales. More importantly, it is going to be an amazing show. This is one of those events that people are going to remember and talk about for a long time. So—I’ve got a very special deal to incent you to buy tickets but you have to call the box office to take advantage of it. When you call, ask for the TINARIWEN email special. 603-437-5100. Come on, take a chance. I’ll even give you your money back if it doesn’t meet your expectations. It’s a no brainer.

The STEVE EARLE show that we announced last week is already sold out. Be sure to buy tickets early for any shows you want to see!

We have THREE new shows to announce this week!

December 7 JOHN FORD COLEY and TERRY SYLVESTER
March 22 JUDY COLLINS
May 16 KARLA BONOFF

I hope you have a great week!

It’s All About the Music!

Scott

Ticket Update
RENAISSANCE – To Be Rescheduled
AL STEWART – SOLD OUT
MARIA MULDAUR – Only 13 tickets remain!
ERIC HUTCHINSONS – SOLD OUT
MARSHALL CRENSHAW – Only 40 tickets remain!
CARBON LEAF – SOLD OUT
“Live’” ED KOWALCZYK – SOLD OUT
JEFF PITCHELL – Selling Fast!
STEVE EARLE – SOLD OUT
THE SMITHEREENS – SOLD OUT

This Week
October 11 OPEN MIC NIGHT
This is a special Open Mic Celebrity Series Featuring David Roth. Whether you want to just sit and listen or jump on stage for a couple of songs, our open mic night is a lot of fun and a spectacular deal at only $5 for an entire night’s worth of entertainment.

October 12 RENAISSANCE
This show is being rescheduled.

October 13 BEST NOT BROKEN
A special CD Release show with Best Not Broken.

October 14 TINARIWEN
This is an extremely special show. There’s only a handful on US dates and we were lucky to get one. This music is very significant, please check them out.
The band was formed around 1979 in refugee camps in Libya but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s. Tinariwen are often associated with just one image: that of Touareg rebels leading the charge, machine gun in hand and electric guitar slung over the shoulder. The founding members abandoned their weapons long ago and have engineered a minor aesthetic revolution by setting the electric guitar – the instrument which became their mascot and made them famous – to one side and giving pride of place to acoustic sounds, recorded right in the heart of the desert, which is the landscape of their existence, the cradle of their culture and the source of their inspiration.
Tinariwen’s music and sensibility have always been close to the American Blues and on ‘Tassili’ they re-enact the emotions of an individual who finds himself face to face with loneliness and doubt, gripped by torment, the prisoner of inextricable circumstances (‘Djeredjere’). But that individual also manages to find hope in the strength of his community (‘Imidiwan Wan Sahara’) or in the simple pleasure afforded by insignificant daily moments, as on the song ‘Takest Tamidarest’, sung by Abdallah, which drops us right in the middle of the desert, with its slow-baked pace that lends itself to pure contemplation of man’s surrounding and to profound inner meditation. For that reason, ‘Tassili’ isn’t just an extraordinary musical moment, in which Tinariwen repossess their own art to the extent that they feel completely relaxed about inviting others into their world, it’s also a shared human experience of rare quality.

New Bookings
December 7 JOHN FORD COLEY and TERRY SYLVESTER
John is most revered as half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan and John Ford Coley He continues with an active roster performing the platinum and gold classic hits such as I’d Really Love To See You Tonight,” “Nights Are Forever Without You” and “Love Is The Answer” and more.
Terry (The Escorts, Swinging Blue Jeans and The Hollies) is best known for such great hits as ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’, ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’, ‘Long Cool Women In a Black Dress’ and a string of others. Terry often appears with John Ford Coley on a twin bill and their styles compliment each other very well.

March 22 JUDY COLLINS
Folk music doesn’t produce stars bigger than Judy Collins. For nearly 50 years, she has been performing and recording folk, pop, and art music at a very high level. A classical piano prodigy, Collins turned to folk music early on, embracing the social and musical elements of the movement. Her performances since the mid-1970s have balanced her original material with her other hits and gems by artists such as the Beatles and Harry Chapin—all showcases for her haunting, focused voice.

May 16 KARLA BONOFF
With a career spanning four decades, Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity and the unwavering respect of her peers. In addition to achieving chart success with her own recordings, Karla has seen her songs become hits for such stellar artists as Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt. Many of Bonoff’s ballads are now pop classics. All the while, she has continued to tour extensively, playing sold-out shows around the world. Karla’s moving vocals on her rich, expressive songs is like standing beneath a sparkling waterfall – refreshing, exhilarating, restorative. And hearing them live can be transformative. In 2007, nearly 40 years into her writing, recording and performing, the singularly gifted singer/songwriter had at last produced a live album. Karla Bonoff Live is a superb two-CD set containing 21 songs, including some of Bonoff’s most popular material (“All My Life,” “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me,” “Tell Me Why,” and “Lose Again”) plus two new compositions. Many fans and critics prefer Bonoff’s own renditions of her songs, and they won’t be disappointed here. Like her performances, the instrumentation is clean and spare, giving Bonoff’s voice room to work its emotional magic on the listener.

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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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