The Tubes, Eric Johnson, Mike Stern, and New Comedy Just Booked!

May 07, 2014 No Comments by

DAVID BROMBERG – Only 32 tickets remain!
MARC COHN – Only 2 tickets remain!
ANA POPOVIC – Selling Fast!
JOHN MAYALL – Selling Fast!

May 8 COLIN BLUNSTONE of The Zombies
Don’t miss this very rare concert featuring Zombies frontman Colin Blunstone and his band performing hits from his illustrious solo career, spanning over two decades, including Say You Don’t Mind, I Don’t Believe In Miracles, What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted and Tracks Of My Tears. Plus some classic Zombie’s songs.

Nobody sings like Colin Blunstone, the mild mannered man from St.Albans, who became one of Britain’s most respected and popular vocalists. Lead singer with The Zombies his distinctive voice manages to be both sweetly angelic and deceptively strong and was a key element of the bands sound. Now Colin takes a short break from the iconic Zombies to tour with his fabulous solo band featuring songs from his fifty year musical career from “She’s Not There” with The Zombies, to solo hits “I Don’t Believe In Miracles” and “Say You Don’t Mind” and on to “What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted” with Dave Stewart and the unforgettable “Old and Wise” with the Alan Parsons Project. (Listen.)

May 9 KRIS DELMHORST CD Release show
Kris Delmhorst grew up in Brooklyn NY, but her musical home is in Boston MA where she cut her teeth on open mics, bar gigs, and subway busking before embarking on her life as an internationally touring songwriter. She has released six albums on respected indie label Signature Sounds. Delmhorst now lives in the hills of western Massachusetts with her husband, songwriter Jeffrey Foucault, with whom she occasionally performs as part of the collective Redbird.

On May 13th, Delmhorst will release her seventh album, BLOOD TEST (Signature Sounds) – her first of original music since 2008?s critically acclaimed album SHOTGUN SINGER. A prolific writer and constant collaborator, Delmhorst continues to share her unique perspective in this new work. The album describes a moment of reckoning and centering in the songwriter’s life, and in society as a whole. In a collection of songs which move between triumph and heartbreak, restlessness and responsibility, Delmhorst acknowledges the weary work of an intentioned life – and the new American dream of presence and perspective in a frenetic time. (Listen.)

Over four decades the contributions of John Sebastian have become a permanent part of our American musical fabric.

His group The Lovin’ Spoonful played a major role in the mid-’60s rock revolution, but what leader, singer and songwriter Sebastian had in mind was actually a counter-revolution. “We were grateful to the Beatles for reminding us our rock & roll roots,” John explains, “but we wanted to cut out the English middlemen, so to speak, and get down to making this new music as an ‘American’ band.” (Listen.)

This the Lovin’ Spoonful did like nobody before or since, putting their first seven singles into the Top 10. This was unprecedented, and utterly unthinkable at the height of Beatlemania. At first they’d taken older material from blues, country, folk and jug band sources – what we now term “roots music” – and made it sound modern. Then, in a series of original songs composed and sung by John Sebastian, they did the reverse, creating thoroughly modern music that sounded like it contained the entire history of American music. Which it did.

We’ve just added this new comedy night featuring George Hamm, Johnny Cail, and Ken Richard. Our comedy nights are great and always sell out. Get your tickets early.

July 17- CRACKER unplugged
David Lowery and Johnny Hickman playing hits such as “Low” on eh tupelo stage in an acoustic format. Does it get any cooler than that? Listen: (David Lowery),(Johnny Hickman)

We’ve just added this new comedy night featuring Paul Gilligan, Ryan Hartley, and Smokin Joe Holden. Our comedy nights are great and always sell out. Get your tickets early.

September 19- MIKE PETERS of The Alarm
“Will Never Die” – Three words of intent from Mike Peters and The Alarm’s evergreen 1983 single ‘Sixty Eight Guns’, which was at the epicentre of the band’s worldwide hit album ‘Declaration’ which celebrates it’s 30th anniversary in 2014.

A unique one man band ‘Alarm’ tour by lead singer/songwriter Mike Peters will present the album in a contemporary setting with performance, stories and images to highlight the impact this album had on the decade it was born in and it’s ongoing relevance as Mike Peters continues his personal fight against cancer with the Love Hope Strength Foundation ‘Saving lives – One Concert At A Time’. (Listen)

October 17/18- THE TUBES
The San Francisco based band, The Tubes, was known for its live performances that combined lewd quasi-pornography and wild satires of media, consumerism and politics. Their hits include: “Don’t Touch Me There,” “Young and Rich,” “White Punks on Dope,” “Prime Time,” “Don’t Want To Wait Anymore,” “Talk to Ya Later,” “She’s a Beauty,” “Tip of My Tongue,” “The Monkey Time,” “Piece by Piece” and many more.

Eric Johnson’s stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like “Cliffs Of Dover,” praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy. His many achievements include being enshrined in Guitar Player’s Gallery of Greats and named one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century by Musician magazine alongside numerous other awards. He also enjoys the admiration of many of his fellow players and has performed and/or recorded with such notables as Chet Atkins, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and others, and followed the release of Up Close with an acoustic Guitar Masters tour sharing the stage with six-string masters Peppino D’Agostino and Andy McKee. (Listen)

Six-time GRAMMY nominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazz (and jazz-fusion) guitarists and composers of his generation. His acclaimed 1993 release, Standards (And Other Songs), earned him the pick of Best Jazz Guitarist of the Year by the readers and critics of Guitar Player magazine. In 1997, he recorded Give And Take which helped Stern earn the Orville W. Gibson Award for Best Jazz Guitarist that year. At the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in June 2007, Stern was honored with the Miles Davis Award. To celebrate DownBeat’s 75th anniversary, Stern was named to the venerable jazz magazine’s list of 75 all time great jazz, blues and beyond guitarists. On January 21, 2012, Stern was awarded Guitar Player magazine’s Certified Legend Award. All Over the Place is Stern’s latest recording on Heads Up International. (Listen)

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Ashley has been a resident of Derry since she was seven years old. Although she didn't grow up in Londonderry, Ashley has visited many times throughout the years. She has enjoyed what Londonderry has to offer with all of the fun events that take place throughout the year.
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