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Sep
15
Fri
Arthur James Band
Sep 15 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 16 @ 12:30 am

A contemporary neuvo-retro reworking of the Blues w/smatterings of irrelevance, quasi-psychedelic-mystical reinterpretations of the good old 1/4/5 idiom that is the backbone of the Blues.

Sep
16
Sat
The Racky Thomas Band
Sep 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Racky Thomas Band has been a torchbearer for the blues since its formation in 1995, when Racky Thomas collaborated with bassist Todd Carson, guitarist Nick Adams, and drummer Ted Larkin to make a demo CD and do some gigs around the Boston area. Thomas spent ’96 and early ’97 abroad before returning to Boston, with the intent of putting the band back together and taking another stab at cracking the blues scene.

After an invitation to enter Boston’s 1997 Battle of The Blues Bands and the addition of pianist Ron Poster, the band went on to win and traveled to Memphis to compete on a national level. After not making the finals in Memphis, the band traveled home, humbled, yet with a stronger resolve.

Following the departures of Larkin and Poster, the band, in various formations, forged ahead, releasing four critically acclaimed, independently produced CD’s, including their most recent effort: Hard Travelin’, and making numerous club and festival appearances, opening for such luminaries as Luther “Guitar” Jr. Johnson, Ronnie Earl, and Sue Tedeschi; and highlighted by a trip to France in 2010 to perform at the Terri Thouars festival.

Sep
19
Tue
Arthur James
Sep 19 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 20 @ 12:30 am

A contemporary neuvo-retro reworking of the Blues w/smatterings of irrelevance, quasi-psychedelic-mystical reinterpretations of the good old 1/4/5 idiom that is the backbone of the Blues.

Sep
20
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Sep 20 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 21 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Sep
21
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Sep 21 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.

Sep
22
Fri
Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood
Sep 22 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 23 @ 12:30 am

Jeff Pitchell is an internationally acclaimed dynamic singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. Jeff achieved national recognition when his last CD, Heavy Hitter (Pyramid Records/EMI) reached #7 on the Billboard Charts, selling more CDs than Delbert McClinton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Johnny Lee Hooker & Muddy Waters. Jeff has recorded with such greats as Rick Derringer, Dave Mason, james Cotton and Clarence Clemons. Jeff received international recognition when he toured Europe and then was asked to join the Commitments as a special guest

Texas Flood consists of Jimmie Biggins on sax (formerly with James Taylor and The Temptations), Marty Richards on drums (drummer for J Geils Band, Joe Perry’s Band, and Peter Wolf’s Band), Dave Natale on bass, Dan Fontanella B3 Organ. These seasoned musicians unite to bring a high energy mix of Rhythm and Blues, Rock Soul, Pop and funky Texas Blues.

The Jeffettes 4-piece vocal harmony group consists of Linda Ransom, Theresa Wright, Diane Cooke and Carolyn Hawkins. They have performed for 25 years with various Gospel and jazz groups throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. Their soulful harmonies are truly amazing and their lead vocals are breathtaking.

Together, this accomplished group of musicians will entertain you with their hard driving brand of thunder and lightning blues, rock, funk, and soul music.

Jeff Pitchell is an international recording artist, and an award winning singer, guitarist, songwriter and actor. Jeff was recently chosen by the Boston Red Sox to sing “God Bless America” to a sold out Fenway Park and nationwide TV and radio audience. Jeff has had such musical greats as Charles Neville, J Geils, Rick Derringer, Dave Mason, James Cotton, Clarence Clemons play on his CDs and “dueled” with Dickey Betts founding member of the “Allman Brothers”, and also performed with Peter Tork of the Monkees, Simon Kirke of Bad Company, Tommy Shannon (SRV’s bass player) and recently returned from a tour of Europe. Jeff has performed in the Caribbean and was a special guest of The Commitments in a United States/Canadian tour and debuted as an actor in a movie entitled “Cathedral Pines.” Jeff has now written songs w/Acadmy Award winner Jeff Silbar, ” Wind Beneathe my Wings”, and at the request of James Woods, Oscar and Academy award nominee…has written songs for a new script for a movie entitled “American Girl.” Jeff had this CD to released by Vizztone which is entitled American Girl produced by David Z and features J Geils, Rock Hall of Fame nominee, as a special guest…

Sep
23
Sat
Chris McDermott
Sep 23 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 24 @ 12:00 am

Chris McDermott is a very busy musician playing all over America, Europe, and the Caribbean for over 25 years. Posessing a truly unique rhythmic style he draws from what seems to be every available musical color in the palette. He is also one of the bravest and most energetic musicians you will ever experience live.
Playing solo or surrounding himself with some of the best international musicians in the world, Chris lives for that real “in the moment” exchange with his audience, his players and the vibrations created by all involved.
Chris McDermott is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer. Born in Delaware to British parents and based in Boston.
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Started out touring as sideman to many blues greats-
Eddie Kirkland, Carrie Bell, Nappy Brown, Zorah Young, Marva Wright, Toni Lynn Washington among others.

As band leader worked with some of the Best Jazz/Blues/Soul Players in the world-
Bernard Purdie, Clyde Stubblefield, Rakalaam Bob Moses, John Lockwood, Matthew Garrison,many more.
Released 5 albums. Produced and played on many more.
Former staff writer for Warner/Chappel publishing.
Part time instructor at Berklee College of Music.
Played the emerging artists stage at Woodstock ’99.
Most recent release “Radio Ghosts” is currently receiving airplay on over two hundred stations across U.S.A.

Sep
26
Tue
Alex2e
Sep 26 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

My name is Alex Tuohey (or Alex2e) and I’m here to explain what I’m about. To be honest, I was never a music kid growing up. I played sports my whole life and never took to music like some others did. At my high school it was seen as “uncool” and although I never thought that, I wanted to be on the jock side of the house.

Later on in life at the age of 23, a major surgery laid me up on the couch for 2 months and I hit a pretty low place in my personal life. I’m not much of a TV guy and always had a “bucket list” type thought that I’d like to learn to play guitar. So that’s what I did. Through watching countless YouTube videos and online lessons I begin to teach myself guitar and drive my parents and later roommates insane in the process. The hours turned into months that turned into years. At 24 I begin to try and sing. I worked my ass off at both and finally played my first live show at 25, accompanying a local recording artist as part of a duo. Now at 28, I play roughly 10-12 shows a month, in cities like Hartford, Boston, Burlington, NYC and Chicago. Eventually I would like to play across the country. Impossible? That’s for you to decide. As cliché as it sounds, I don’t believe anything is impossible. I plan to keep grinding, outworking and taking any opportunity to let my music be heard. Whether it’s in front of 100s of people or it’s just in “My Mother’s Bathroom”, I will ride this dream until I can’t anymore.

My new EP is named “My Mother’s Bathroom” because for awhile it was the only place that would let me play. The Talkboy you see me using (giving “Home Alone” nostalgia) is a logo I use because as a kid I would hold it up to the TV and radio to try and catch my favorite songs on a cassette tape. It’s an honor that you even took the time to read this far to get to know me a little better. Eventually, I’ll have much cooler stuff to put in here but for now I think this is a good starting point. I hope to meet you soon.

http://www.alex2e.com/

Sep
27
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Sep 27 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Sep
28
Thu
Robert Frahm
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Young Robert Frahm has played and
sung with everyone from Nighthawk alumni, Big Joe and the Dynoflows to Gina Sicliia
makes his way up from the south to Sally’s along with ex Delbert McClinton Drummer
Mike Clarke and Bassist TomTerry…..If You love Soulful Guitar Blues this is for you!

Sep
29
Fri
The Coffee Grinders
Sep 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Acoustic Blues… Influenced by Delta Legends Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Bo Carter, and Tommy Johnson

Sep
30
Sat
Slam Allen
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

American Showplace Music recording artist Slam Allen is one of the most dynamic and original blues and soul artists on the scene today.

More that just a singer, writer, and guitar player, Slam connects with his audience like entertainers from a bygone era. Think Otis Redding, BB, Albert, and Freddie King, with a blend of Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Sly Stone and a little George Benson and Jimi Hendrix thrown in – making a Slam show a unique musical experience.

As a solo performer, Slam is the recipient of the prestigious Master Blues Artist award from the New York Blues Hall of Fame, a 2016 Blues Music Award Nominee and the proud endorsee of custom guitars by Gerhards Guitarworks and boutique amplifiers by Soul Tramp Amplification.

Growing up, Slam played drums for the family soul band “The Allen Brothers” and later on, learned guitar from his Dad, Harrison Allen and his Uncle, Cecil Allen. As he progressed in their eyes, the family knew they had a special talent to nurture!

As he developed his own style, Slam went to Chicago to learn the ways of Traditional Chicago Blues. Once there, it didn’t take long before the offer of a fill in gig for the legendary harpist, James Cotton – which led to Slam spending the next 9 years (2001 – 2010) as the lead singer, lead guitarist, and band leader for Mr. Cotton. Slam is also credited with writing and singing on Cotton’s 2011 Grammy nominated comeback album, “Giant.”

Oct
3
Tue
Gerry Moss
Oct 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Gerry Moss was born in Massachusetts in 1950 to an Air Force father. He was the oldest of 8 children.

As a musician, Gerry has lived and worked in Europe, New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, and Hardy, Arkansas.

He started to play guitar wile in England at the age of six. He watched an entertainer playing a guitar and he was hooked. He instantly knew he wanted a guitar.

Gerry attended a private high school where he began to write music. He wrote some rock tunes for a high school show that were well accepted. He began to perform in talent shows and began to attract attention as a performer.

In addition to guitar, Gerry is accomplished on Banjo, mandolin, bass Guitar, dobro Guitar and keyboards.

He is also a capable producer and engineer. As an example, a CD he produced and engineered called “Maiden Voyage” for The Michael Gray Band can be listened to in the “Music” page of this site.

Gerry has enjoyed teaching music and how to perform to young people with a patience and enthusiasm that has inspired them to meet their full potential.

Gerry can perform and headline either as a solo artist accompanying himself on guitar or with his band, MOSSMAN.

MOSSMAN performs as a 3 or 4 piece group. Each member of MOSSMAN contributes enormous skill and experience. Drummer John Ware was a member of the bands for Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and Michael Nesmith. MOSSMAN performs with abandon, yet is tight. Their performances are liberated but not reckless. You may view the MOSSMAN videos on this site (“Red Rooster” & “You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover”). These videos will say more about MOSSMAN than words can tell.

Gerry also performs with bands named Red Barn Ramblers and Reckless Red.

Gerry’s first love is the blues. Much of his music reflects this. However, on the “Music” page of this site you can listen to Gerry performing other genre’s also as he performs solo on acoustic guitar. (See Nickels ‘n Dimes).

One of Gerry’s previous bands, “the Famous Unknowns,” was the house band at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Memphis, TN for over 2 years. A subsequent band, “Gerry Moss And The Drive” was also a regular at B.B. King’s.

At one time, due to his popularity and demand, Gerry performed up and down Beale Street headlining as a single or with a bad so often and at so many venues and events, he was referred to as “The Iron Man Of Beale Street.”

As a solo artist, Gerry has been the opening act for Leon Russell (3 times), Richie Havens (twice), Mose Allison, and Robby Krieger (guitarist for the Doors). Terry has been the band leader for David Lynn Jones’ band. He was also the bass guitar player for Lloyd Price (Personality, stagger Lee, Lawdy Miss Claudy).

Gerry has performed in shows with R&B and blues artists such as Bobby “Blue” Bland, Albert Collins, Rufus Thomas, Edgar Winter, Joe Walsh, Steve Winwood, Johnny Rivers, Mose Allison, Albert King, and Buddy Guy.

Gerry has also performed with C&W artists such as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Charlie Pride, Hank Williams, JR., and Clint Black’s band.

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Gerry Moss performed at Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration as a member of the Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band. Jerry Lee Lewis and Kool And The Gang were also on the bill. This is a photo of him at the inauguration with a friend. Nice threads, Gerry. Baby blue tux, white shoes. Crazy!

Oct
4
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Oct 4 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Oct
5
Thu
Football on the Big Screen
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
6
Fri
The Clayton Restaino Project
Oct 6 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Fred CLAYTON is a bassist, singer and composer. Born in Alabama USA, Fred plays the upright & electric bass and sings with a powerful and warm voice. Accompanied by his instrument, he grooves to the point that it makes the ice melt. Fred brings you with pure delight through the roots of the Blues, smashing into Funk music, then mixes in the Soul and adds a little touch of Hip Hop. “Not just blues” express’s perfectly the style of Fred Clayton. A blues contemporary, he is original and very dynamic. Fred has rocked through many of the most reputable venues in Paris, Europe as well as regular trips to the States. His first album “KEEPING THE BLUES ALIVE” recorded in 1998 is, to quote Archie SHEPP : “a must for any serious blues fan… this group is Hot!” Followed in Sept. 2001 by the album “CHANGING UP THE PACE ! Not just blues” These CD’s give an accurate insight into the musical world of Fred CLAYTON and it turns out, he’s not just a bluesman.

Oct
7
Sat
Elliot Lewis
Oct 7 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Eliot is an independent, multi-instrumentalist and is also the original featured musician on the award
winning web series and now weekly TV show, “Live From Daryl’s House”, as well as a member of the
Daryl Hall & John Oates band.

Eliot has also been blazing his own trail as a solo artist all along. Performing all over the country, Eliot has been sharing
his own distinctive brand of rock from his many solo releases as well as highlighting some of the best moments of the
“Live From Daryl’s House” show. If he performs a cover, it’s a song he’s actually performed with that artist.
The number of artists he’s worked with is staggering. They include, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Walsh, Todd Rundgren,
Train, Grace Potter, Ben Folds, Booker T, Jewel, Rob Thomas, Keb Mo, Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Gavin DeGraw
and many, many others.

He has also performed on some of the most prestigious stages all over the world including the legendary
Hollywood Bowl and Japan’s Budokan Arena as well as on The Voice, Conan O’Brien, The View, Today Show,
Jimmy Kimmel and many others.

Having mastered four instruments over the course of his career, Eliot has written, performed and produced
many solo albums including his latest, “Crusade”, a serving of guitar-focused classic rock & soul.
Selling thousands of CDs independently, he has truly become a self-contained artist.

Earlier in his career Eliot was signed to Warner Brothers, Sony Tunes, BMG and RCA as a songwriter
and producer. He also performed on hits including Tina Turner’s “The Best”, and his own “Get Back What You Give”
won him a John Lennon Songwriting Award. He spent several years as a key member of the
“The Average White Band” ; Eliot toured, wrote and also produced several songs for the Scottish soul band.

Eliot is also a passionate accomplished photographer and documents many of his travels touring all
over the world. He has even shot several record covers for Daryl Hall & John Oates, as well as exhibiting
his photographs all over the country.

Oct
11
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Oct 11 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 12 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Oct
12
Thu
Taylor Kropp
Oct 12 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

aylor Kropp is a big believer in things working at the right time for the right reasons. With his solo debut. Coming Up For Air, he steps to the front of the stage from the wings, out of the shadows of the artists he accompanied as a sideman, beginning his own story.

Kropp emigrated from Monterey, California to Nashville a couple of years ago with the intention of creating opportunity. In short form, he became a working sideman with positions as a guitarist for Tanya Tucker, Kristen Kelly, and Josh Dorr. Along the way, he met his producer Seth Earnest, tracked performances on others records, cut his own, and now looks forward. He offers, “I had to live in Nashville to make this album, and inevitably find influence from the incredible songwriters and sideman I’ve been blessed to work with. All of these people influenced my record and have shaped me into the guitarist, singer and songwriter I am today. The reality is I could not have made this record ten years ago when I was in High School, even though that’s all I wanted to do at the time. It’s been an incredible two years.”

From an early age music has been a part of his life. He offers, “I am personally drawn to themes of the old west. My family used to camp yearly in the Mojave Desert, and as a child I would explore the cliffs of the campground and visit ghost towns, old mines and hiking trails. Inevitably, I play music because of these yearly camping trips. On one of those family vacations, I saw somebody playing a guitar around a campfire. It seemed like such mystical and magical thing to me that the image stuck around in my brain from that point on. I remember wanting a guitar as soon as I returned from that camping trip. To this day I still love visiting and traveling through the desert so the imagery that goes with all that is very present in the music.”

Kropp is an American Authentic. Song to song, it is apparent that he is consciously aware of who he is, and what he aims to represent. He tracked this album with a keen sense of what he wanted it to become. Letting the songs breathe in creation and avoiding the trap of forcing solos in where a song was stronger without them. He reveals, “The repertoire at times called for piano or steel guitar fills instead of a blaring guitar solo on every song. and I could not be happier with the feel we created in the studio bringing these songs to life. I truly hope those that hear this collected body of work view me as a well-rounded musician, compelling singer and songwriter.” Although Kropp did not produce Coming Up For Air, last year he co-produced and performed on a record by Sean Ryan, and has another with Rye Davis.

As he approached the writing for the album Kropp gravitated towards the love of a good song with a strong melody. Over his first 18 months in Nashville, the repertoire that became this debut was written in a prolific period of creation. Faced with the competitive setting all sidemen face, as opposed to capitulating when gigs did not go his way, he took it as a sign that it was time to focus on his own career. He reflects, “I firmly believe that at this point in my life I would be playing guitar for a mainstream touring artist if that is what I was ultimately called to do. With the commitment, and hard work I am prepared to commit, the goal is simply to have the freedom to write, tour, and record my own tunes as I see fit, and also take sideman gigs as they come along ala Warren Haynes or Robben Ford.” He continues, “When working with Tanya Tucker, it was an incredible experience. She is a legend. I was honored to even be on the stage with somebody with as much history as her. She dated one of my favorite artists ever Glen Campbell. Hearing her tell stories about other legends such as Merle Haggard was priceless. It was the first super high profile gig I had done since moving to Nashville. First time on a tour bus. The pressure was on when it came to playing and performing well. I did more work with that gig than any other in learning solos, parts, and the history behind the music. I only had six days to learn the songs and I spent every waking moment with her music. I learned that its ok to be yourself on stage. Sometimes her thoughts would ramble between songs but her fans loved every minute of it because she was being authentic.” With Kristen Kelly, he offers, “She is probably the best singer I’ve worked with. She has a huge powerful, soulful voice, natural charisma on stage and is an incredible songwriter. I’ve never heard her sing a bad note and she brings it whether there are five people in the room or 5,000. Kristen was the first ‘real gig’ I did in Nashville. This was a life changing gig because it not only gave me credit as a player that I needed in my new hometown of Nashville, but I also met Seth. He’s an incredible drummer, engineer and producer. When it came time to make my record I knew he was the only one who could produce and play drums on it. I can’t imagine it without him.”

Kropp accomplished what he aimed to capture with his debut solo album. Musically as a player, he cites “Stereotypical Three Dimensional 21st Century Troubadour” as a performance that he is especially proud of offering, “the live in the studio outro jam really captures the band listening and reacting to what each player was playing during the trades between the piano and the guitar.” With “A Long Way Home” he shares, “I come from the Duane Allman/Warren Haynes school of slide playing, but I really wanted to shoot for a different sound on the solo for that song. I wanted to try to emulate the compressed clean sounds of Lowell George or Blake Mills in the tone and style. I am very pleased with how it came out.” Lyrically, he points to a few tracks that stand out on a personal level. First, with “Break Free” it was the first song he wrote when arriving in Nashville. He recalls, “That composition seemed to flow effortlessly during the writing process and was able to stand on its own as a song. I wrote it with the hope that anybody who has ever felt misunderstood would find comfort in its lyrics, as well as to inspire hope in myself and my wife that we won’t always be struggling or living paycheck to paycheck.” Kropp penned “Deux Mille Seize” the day that Carrie Fisher passed away, revealing “It just seemed like the absolute final blow to the weird year that 2016 is and was. Some people have said the song sounds like I’m breaking up with a lover, others say that it sounds like I’m fighting with God. It’s a goodbye letter to 2016 and a hope that 2017 would be better for everyone. I am proud of the lyrics, melody and music of the song. I feel like it’s it is one of the first songs I wrote that was clever. To figure out the true meaning of the song someone would have to do some research to figure out what ‘deux mille seize’ even means.” Lastly, with “Even If You’re Wrong” like many consumed with the Presidential election, after the poll results came in, Kropp picked up his baritone guitar, the riff came to him, and the melodies flowed. He shares, “I had it finished within a couple days. I’m very proud of the arrangement the band came up with for this one. Seth produced the shit out of it! His drumming makes the song IMO. I feel like lyrically the song is something everyone needs to hear. Even if you think somebody is wrong you can love them because we are all humans and created equal.”

Kropp wrote all of the songs myself between Summer, 2015 and February, 2017. He performed all guitars, lead vocals, and some of the BGVs. Coming Up For Air was Produced and Mixed by

Seth Earnest, who also tracked the drums and select BGVs. Key contributions came from bassist Dino Villanueva, Keyboardist William Adkins, Scott Neubert on Steel Guitar, and his wife Sara song background vocals on “Break Free” and “Duex Mille Siez.”

Prior to the release of Coming Up For Air, alongside his work as a sideman, Kropp performed guitar for several of the scene in the feature film Believe. Earnest was one of the music directors, and it offered an early taste of fame for the rising musician as he saw his name roll b

Oct
13
Fri
Brass Attack of Springfield
Oct 13 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 14 @ 12:00 am

Brass Attack of Springfield, a staple of area night clubs and festivals, performs classic hits from the last fifty years. From Chicago, Cheap Trick, KC and the Sunshine Band to Bruce Springsteen, Steely Dan and Bruno Mars, Brass Attack of Springfield puts on a high energy show with outstanding musicianship you won’t want to miss.

You’ve seen them perform at major New England music festivals, ski and summer resorts, Northeast fairs, musical events as well as the Hampton Beach Seafood festival. You may have also seen Brass Attack of Springfield at Foxwoods Resort Casino as well as some of the leading live music venues in New England.

Voted in the summer of 2013 by Springfield’s Republican Newspaper Reader Raves as Best Local Band and together since 1995, this eight piece horn band calls Western Massachusetts home.

Oct
14
Sat
Ryan Hartt and the Bluehearts
Oct 14 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

“YOU GOT TO LIVE IT TO GIVE IT”, states the first line from Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts’ latest CD, “Call My Name”. In their 12 years together, Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts have, indeed, lived it. They’ve logged countless gigs and countless miles in a Honda minivan, playing clubs and festivals throughout the Northeast and beyond. Being in a blues band in today’s music market is never easy. Nonetheless, the band keeps moving forward, outlasting musical trends and clubs that have come and gone.

Though the band will always be rooted in the Chicago and West Coast blues they have built their reputation on, “Call My Name” expands their sound with soul, proto-rock & roll and even ska. Their songwriting has matured equally. Certainly the common blues themes of love lost and found are here, but the songs on “Call My Name” also reflect the changes and growth of the band members over the last seven years with topics ranging from depression to choosing music over a relationship to the grind of a gigging blues band. Yet no matter what, as the last line of the of the last song says, Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts “will be back next Friday night”.

Oct
17
Tue
Alex Rohan
Oct 17 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The creativity of music is what continues to change me as a person! Listen and share!

Oct
18
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Oct 18 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Oct
19
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Oct 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.

Oct
20
Fri
The Amplifiers- featuring the Kosher Kid
Oct 20 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Kosher Kid & The Amplifires cover a wide swath of blues–Little Walter, Muddy, Wolf, Sonny Boy, Junior Parker, and some Basie, Cleanhead Vinson, T-Birds, Paladins, Hooker, Albert Collins and others They also play originals in a similar mold.The quartet is lead by harp king and vocalist Dave Robbins (The Kosher Kid) and is supported by the firey Ryan VoodooChild Newman on guitars, thumpin’ rootsmaster Mike Speranza on bass, and Mark Hennessy on drums and vocals.

Oct
21
Sat
The Hot & Heavy Band
Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

In the early months of 2013 a new Blues band formed in Springfield, Ma. While “Hot & Heavy” may be a new band each member brings at least 25 years of experience to the stage. Previously individual members have performed on tour with the likes Ronnie Spector, The Contours, The Crests, Julie Grant, and others. While touring over the years the musicians of “Hot & Heavy” have graced thousands of stages up and down the east coast, through-out the Midwest, the Bahamas and even the Royal Albert Hall, London!

“Hot & Heavy” consists of Jeannie Reynolds, Joe Bronner, John Reynolds, and John Palmer. In addition to their years of stage experience each member brings a common love and passion for the Blues. Their set list includes some very “HOT” Blues songs. The band also pays tribute to all the “HEAVY” legendary blues guitarists; Eric Clapton, B. B. King, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, and many others.

“Hot & Heavy” play the most recognizable Blues songs from the past 100 years… fans will love the set list.

www.HotandHeavyBand.com

Oct
24
Tue
Date Night
Oct 24 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Oct
25
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Oct
26
Thu
HCC Jazz Night
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Students, faculty, and Alumni put on a very special night off Jazz performences.

Oct
27
Fri
The Eric Ducoff Band
Oct 27 @ 9:30 pm – Oct 28 @ 12:15 am

Whether your talking about the legendary Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones and Cream, or present day rockers like Jack White and The Black Keys, there’s one common trait they all share: They all evolved from a deep passion for vintage blues music. The Eric Ducoff Band shares this same pedigree. Each member a long-time stalwart of the New England blues scene, the trio came together in 2007 with a vision to create music that melds their intimate knowledge of vintage blues with their love for roots and rock staples like The Band, Los Lobos, Dylan, Hendrix etc.

On any given night you may see the band shift from the most traditional of blues, to heavy guitar oriented roots rock and back again all in one set. That’s what makes this band so dynamic — their ability to always keep you guessing, and their innate ability to cover such a wide range of musical styles at the drop of a hat.

The band is currently working on their first full-length record.

Oct
28
Sat
Professor Harp
Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Professor Harp, born in Boston, Ma, 1951— main vocal influences: Muddy Waters and Magic Sam. Main harmonica influences: George Harmonica Smith, Little and Big Walter. Forte–Texas-style Blues, R&B and Gulf-Coast Rock N Roll.

Nov
1
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Nov 1 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Nov
2
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Nov 2 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.

Nov
3
Fri
Night Train
Nov 3 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 4 @ 12:15 am

Night Train is a main stay of the New England blues and roots music scene for going on 15 years. Based out of dirty Worcester, Night Train is made up of a caravan of refugees from a host of Nee England bands that get together to frequently travel slightly different roads than their normal gigs. Night Train features Jeff “JB” Berg on guitar and vocals, Tim Brown on drums, and Mike Law on bass. In addition you can almost always expect a special guest or two along for the ride.

Nov
4
Sat
Danny Draher Band
Nov 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Danny is a recent winner of the Josie Music Awards as the Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year!

Nov
7
Tue
Alex2e
Nov 7 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

My name is Alex Tuohey (or Alex2e) and I’m here to explain what I’m about. To be honest, I was never a music kid growing up. I played sports my whole life and never took to music like some others did. At my high school it was seen as “uncool” and although I never thought that, I wanted to be on the jock side of the house.

Later on in life at the age of 23, a major surgery laid me up on the couch for 2 months and I hit a pretty low place in my personal life. I’m not much of a TV guy and always had a “bucket list” type thought that I’d like to learn to play guitar. So that’s what I did. Through watching countless YouTube videos and online lessons I begin to teach myself guitar and drive my parents and later roommates insane in the process. The hours turned into months that turned into years. At 24 I begin to try and sing. I worked my ass off at both and finally played my first live show at 25, accompanying a local recording artist as part of a duo. Now at 28, I play roughly 10-12 shows a month, in cities like Hartford, Boston, Burlington, NYC and Chicago. Eventually I would like to play across the country. Impossible? That’s for you to decide. As cliché as it sounds, I don’t believe anything is impossible. I plan to keep grinding, outworking and taking any opportunity to let my music be heard. Whether it’s in front of 100s of people or it’s just in “My Mother’s Bathroom”, I will ride this dream until I can’t anymore.

My new EP is named “My Mother’s Bathroom” because for awhile it was the only place that would let me play. The Talkboy you see me using (giving “Home Alone” nostalgia) is a logo I use because as a kid I would hold it up to the TV and radio to try and catch my favorite songs on a cassette tape. It’s an honor that you even took the time to read this far to get to know me a little better. Eventually, I’ll have much cooler stuff to put in here but for now I think this is a good starting point. I hope to meet you soon.

http://www.alex2e.com/

Nov
8
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Nov 8 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 9 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Nov
9
Thu
The Big Sway
Nov 9 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 12:00 am

The Big Sway is a hard hitting experiment in funky, groove-based rhythms, delivered with the urgency and DIY energy of punk rock.

Featuring Mike Grenier on drums, and founding front-men, Joe MacFadzen on bass and Tim Zucco on guitar, The Big Sway is wild and experimental rock’n’roll, intended to inspire movement, mischief, mayhem, and pure reckless fun in their live show.

Since the band’s conception in the summer of 2007, The Big Sway has released two EPs, played countless shows throughout the New England area, worked their way onto the local festival scene, wrote, directed, and released an official music video, and continued to build a reputation for themselves as hard-working, hard-playing and hard-partying purveyors of rock’n’roll.

With their two releases, 2011’s “The Cheese EP”, and 2012’s “GODDAMN!” under their belts, The Big Sway is currently looking ahead at their first full-length record, and playing bigger and better shows all the time. Keep up with The Big Sway at www.thebigsway.com, or on your favorite social media websites!

Nov
10
Fri
A Ton of Blues
Nov 10 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 11 @ 12:30 am

Adopting a modern, aggressive approach to the old school blues format, A TON OF BLUES burst onto the New England Blues Circuit in the summer of 2010. While taking notes from the likes of Ronnie Earl, Gary Clark Jr and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, as well as the old Chess Records’ stable of blues masters, this award-winning guitar and harmonica driven, 5-piece powerhouse has been winning audiences over wherever they perform with their high energy show and first-rate musicianship.
ATOB were voted the Best Blues/R&B Act at the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Worcester (MA) Music Awards and won the 2011 Boston (MA) Blues Challenge, earning them the opportunity to compete at the 2012 International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
The band has made it a priority to create quality Blues music, emit a positive presence among the Blues community and rekindle the support for American Blues and Roots music.

Nov
11
Sat
Darrell Nulisch
Nov 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Growing up in Dallas, Darrell was surrounded by blues and soul music at an early age. “My Dad and Mom used to take me to these honky tonks sometimes when there would be live bands on Sunday afternoons,” he recalls. Jimmy McCracklin and Freddie King were early favorites, along with a kid in the neighborhood named Jimmie Vaughan. “One of his first bands, the Chessmen, used to practice down in the park about three blocks from my house,” says Nulisch. “I would ride my bicycle down and watch those guys play.”

From the beginning, Darrell exhibited a natural flair for phrasing a lyric, a quality that underscores his relaxed, soulful performances today. He began singing full-time in 1978 as one of the founding members of Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets. Their 1981 recording, Talk to You by Hand, was the first album in the catalog of New Orleans-based Black Top Records. After spending seven years as front man for the Rockets (also appearing on 1985’s She Knocks Me Out!), Nulisch put in a year with Dallas-based Mike Morgan and the Crawl before joining forces in 1987 with Boston-based Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. He cut two albums as their front man (Soul Searchin’ and Peace Of Mind) before leaving in 1990 to form his own band, Texas Heat (Business as Usual).

Nulisch continued to mix blues and soul on aptly named Bluesoul, a 1996 release, and The Whole Truth, his debut for Severn Records in 1998.

“I never tried to beat anybody over the head with my stuff,” says Nulisch of his relaxed, emotionally rich style. “I’ve tried at times to push a little bit harder, but it doesn’t work for me. I don’t feel comfortable doing it and I don’t think it’s a true representation of my style or what I am. You have to be who you are and just hope that people catch on to what it is. And the people who get it really dig it.”

Nulisch has been categorized as a “blue-eyed soul” singer, but the overused term isn’t too accurate. “People say that all the time. I’m not particularly fond of that,” he says. “I never thought about whether these cats were black or white, or any of that. It never was a concern. I just liked the music. I can’t help what I like, and the stuff I like happens to be black music.”

Toddy Nulisch spends a lot his time on the road as guest vocalist with Grammy-winning Chicago blues harmonica legend James Cotton. He’s recorded vocals for ex-Howlin’ Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin, Boston pianist David Maxwell, and Detroit guitarist Kenny Parker. But his roots lie squarely in Lone Star soil.

Nov
14
Tue
King Arthur Junior
Nov 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

King Arthur Junior was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. A talented athlete growing up, hockey was his main sport. He was recruited to play Division III college hockey at Castleton University. This led him to meet a friend who made him listen to The Allman Brothers Band “Live At The FIllmore East.” King Arthur Junior’s life would be forever changed. Up to that point, he had only played acoustic guitar. His primary influence was Dave Matthews, but, once those electric blues lines were ingrained, an electric guitar was a must. With his first Telecaster at the age of 21, King Arthur Junior has set out to figure out how to play those lines just like the greats: Hendrix, Clapton, Allman, and all of the Kings.

King Arthur Junior resides in Rutland, Vermont with his young children and his Wife, Melissa. He now has the ability to play in front of crowds. King Arthur Junior is on a mission to spread peace and love across the land, playing out everywhere he can. The King was recently selected for the Massachusetts Solo Artist Awards and looks forward to using this opportunity to expand.

Taking his playing to the next level, he has decided it is time to share his knowledge and will be giving guitar lessons locally.

Be on the look out for a three track EP coming this fall.

Nov
15
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Nov 15 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 16 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Nov
16
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Nov 16 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.

Nov
17
Fri
The Medicinal Purpose
Nov 17 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 18 @ 1:00 am

Rock is alive, but it’s not well…and in desperate need of some healing.

The Medicinal Purpose brings together three of New Jersey’s favorite sons on a mission to cure the masses with their raw style of Rhythm & Blues music. Out front, a voice and lyrics emerge, both shaped by years of hardship and heartbreak. Brother Sal’s soul flows through both like a morphine drip, but it does even more so in his guitar playing. Picking up where Mick Taylor and Sun Ra left off, he and his Telecaster have been known to bend everyone into a state of electroshock euphoria. The relentless pulse of the rhythm section is the product of a longtime friendship between bassist Chris Ball and drummer Andrei Koribanics, who, even at the band’s softest moments, keep everyone moving with an adrenaline-fueled groove.

After years of playing different music with different people in different bands, this line-up has come together for the common good. This is more than rock. This is sonic love that transcends time and genre. It is a product of unfettered musical trust. It is rooted in the blues, and just like all music with a purpose, it is purely medicinal.

Side effects may include shaking of the hips, bobbing of the head, mind explosions, and complex emotions.

Nov
18
Sat
The Delta Generators
Nov 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

In the last couple of years, the Delta Generators have shared the stage with such acts asRobert Cray, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Three Dog Night, James Cotton, Jimmie Vaughn, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Johnny Winter, Walter Trout, Popa Chubby, Bonerama, Candye Kane, Michael Burks, John Lee Hooker Jr. and Sonny Landreth among many others. Notable musicians have also sat in with the Delta Generators on stage including Brad Whitford (Aerosmith).

The Delta Generators have accomplished a lot since forming in 2008. They won the Boston Blues Society’s Blues challenge in 2008, which earned them a spot in theInternational Blues Challenge held in Memphis in 2009. The band finished as aTop 10 Finalist out of over a hundred bands. The Delta Generators also won anIndependent Music Award for Best Blues Album category for their debut album, Devil in the Rhythm in 2009. In 2009 they won Best Blues Band in Worcester Magazine for and were nominated for Best R&B Act in the Boston Phoenix in 2010.The DG’s 2nd album Hard River to Row was selected by the Blues Foundation as aTop 5 Finalist (out of entries worldwide) in the Best Self-Produced CD competition at the International Blues Challenge in 2011. This album also placed nationally at #8 on the JamBand Radio Chart, #17 on the Living Blues Radio Chart and #25 in the Roots Music Report. The DG’s were nominated for Best Blues Act 2011 by The Boston Music Awards, and Best Blues Band 2013 byWorcester Magazine Music Awards. The band plans to tour in 2014 behind their new album “Get on the Horse”.

Nov
21
Tue
Brian Chicoine & Friends
Nov 21 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 22 @ 1:00 am

Brian is the lead singer for the band Truck Stop Troubadours. During his solo shows he performs familiar classics of all music genres. Alternative, folk, rock & plenty of traditional country!! Brian’s guests usually consist of several familiar names from the valley and round out the night of music, keeping all of the fans on their toes.

Nov
24
Fri
George T. Gregory Band
Nov 24 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

delighting audiences from New England to the San Francisco Bay Area for many years with his modern mix of original and cover songs in R & B, Electric Blues, Motown, Pop Jazz, and New Orleans style rock and roll. His band provides a flavorful mix of music that makes everyone get up and dance.
As a member of the James Cotton Blues Band from Chicago, George did three U.S. tours and two Canadian tours. Along with his friend, Matt “Guitar” Murphy of the Blues Brothers, George was a featured soloist on the blues great’s last album for Buddah Records, entitled, “The James Cotton Band Live and On the Move”. The band appeared in major concerts with acts such as Steve Miller, Marshal Tucker, Johnny Winter, Poco, Savoy Brown and headlined at the Monterey Jazz and Blues Festival.

George left the James Cotton Band and formed one of the most successful club bands on the East Coast. The George T. Gregory Band headlined many of the same clubs as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, The Nighthawks, and The Fabulous Rhinestones.
The George T. Gregory Band appeared in concert with Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Little River Band, Pappa John Creech, The Chambers Brothers, Elvin Bishop, Climax Blues Band, The Fabulous Rhinestones, NRBQ, John Lee Hooker, Hugh Masekela and many others.

While in New England, George was also an original member of the Shaboo Allstars, a band formed by vocalist David “Lefty” Foster, featuring many of the top musicians who appeared at his night club, the Shaboo Inn. The band included Matt Murphy, guitarist of the Blues Brothers, James Cotton and Howlin Wolf; Harvey Brooks of Electric Flagg and The Fabulous Rhinestones on bass; Jack Scarangello, drummer with Stevie Wonder; and, Shelton Laster, organist for jazz guitar great, Grant Green and Jeff Pevar guitarist for Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Ricki Lee Jones, David Crosby and many more.

George moved to the San Francisco Bay area, signed with Blue Devil Records, and released, “After Hours”, his first solo recording. It was during this time that he began to appear in Salt Lake City with the Tempo Timers. The performances included being the featured artist on the live radio show from the Dead Goat Saloon and appearances at the Zephyr in SLC, Steeps in Park City and other venues.
While living in San Francisco, George performed with his own band and also appeared on shows with Malo; Jimmy Pugh, keyboardist with the Robert Cray Band; Mike Osbourne, guitarist for John Lee Hooker; Michelle Bastian of Big Brother and the Holding Company; and, recording sessions for David Frieberg of the Quick Silver Messenger Service.

George was on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area N.A.R.A.S. (Grammy Awards) Chapter, serving for two years as the conductor for the all-star band at the Chapter’s Grammy Awards Banquet.
Since moving to Utah in 2006, George has appeared with Harry Lee and the Back Alley Blues Band, the Sensations, Shades and Souled Out, a band he formed with keyboardist Kelly Brown.

Nov
25
Sat
Peter Newland & RadioXile
Nov 25 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 12:30 am

Former front man of the local iconic band Fat, Peter brings his own band into Theo’s for another night of old school Rock and Roll.

RadioXile Band Members are well known to Valley audiences: Guitarist Mark Pappas played with the legendary Jack Veronesi and Friends, performed with The Top Hat Band featuring Earl Davis, and more recently played with FAT and with Peter Newland’s Duo. Bassist Guy DeVito was a founding member of FAT, and was musical director at The Agouti Nightclub on Montserrat, where he and guitarist Christopher Newland created the worldwide hit “Hot, Hot, Hot.” DeVito’s eclectic record production credits include Salamander Crossing’s debut Bluegrass album and Robert Emmett Fitzgerald’s collection of Celtic songs called “The Minstrelsy”, as well as Joel Zoss’s “Bob Marley International”. Drummer Chet Pasek has toured New England, New York, the U.S. and Canada, performing with Michael Gregory, Ray Mason, Peter Newland, FAT, Vast Ed Vadas, Ed Mari, and Larry Chesky, and in Broadway plays with Stella Parton, Jennifer Flowers and Ronee Blakely. Keyboardist Ralph Whittle, known for his expertise in the jazz idiom, performed for 5 years with vocalist Carol Hahn and plays currently with popular Springfield area jazz singer Ethel Lee. He has performed with contemporary jazz mainstays Peter Erskine, Rufus Reed, Marvin Stamm and others.

Nov
28
Tue
Amanda McCarthy
Nov 28 @ 9:30 pm – Nov 29 @ 12:30 am

Amanda McCarthy is an award winning, multi-genre singer/songwriter from the greater Boston area. She is also available for hire to play cover based gigs. She recently released her long awaited debut EP, The Good, The Bad & The Awkward, and you can be on the lookout for her new EP to be released in Fall 2015.

You’ll usually find Amanda playing a solo acoustic set, or as an acoustic duo with brother/lead guitarist Mark McCarthy, but once in a while you may catch Amanda playing with a full band, or playing another instrument. (Piano, ukulele, or select percussion)

Although she will always sing the songs her fans have known since she was a teenager, Amanda’s also been shining light of a lot of newer original music moving in a new direction. Her sound and style centers around the pop genre, but each individual song combines elements from other genres including rock, alternative, country, indie and blues.

“With clever yet introspective songwriting delivered through a powerful voice and equally powerful guitar, Amanda has proven that she has the talent and wisdom to get onstage with the heavyweights and stay there.”
-Daniel Kilgour, Our City Radio Portsmouth

Nov
29
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Nov 29 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Nov
30
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Nov 30 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.

Dec
1
Fri
The Mojomatics
Dec 1 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 2 @ 1:00 am

The Mojomatics was formed by singer/harmonica player Manny Foglio, guitarist Bill Barrett and joined by their drummer, Scott Logan. Their 2006 CD, My Kind of Crazy, was chosen by the Connecticut Blues Society as the best independently released CD of 2006. In 2007, Dan Aykroyd’s House of Blues Radio selected them as the Blues Breaker of the week and 8 songs from the CD were featured on Blues Ears Internet Radio and in constant rotation for a year.

Dec
2
Sat
General Gist & The Mexican Cadillac
Dec 2 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm

General Gist And The Mexican Cadillac is a local cover band playing favorites from past decades, as well as some current stuff… with their own little twist!

They cover Classic Rock era songs from the 1970’s as well as Alternative Rock era songs from the 1990’s. Sometimes they’ll throw some more recent material into the mix to keep their set a little more current. They also like to put their own spin on some of the tunes, just to shake things up a bit. Typically, they have something for everyone who likes rock and roll music!

Dec
5
Tue
Alex2e
Dec 5 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

My name is Alex Tuohey (or Alex2e) and I’m here to explain what I’m about. To be honest, I was never a music kid growing up. I played sports my whole life and never took to music like some others did. At my high school it was seen as “uncool” and although I never thought that, I wanted to be on the jock side of the house.

Later on in life at the age of 23, a major surgery laid me up on the couch for 2 months and I hit a pretty low place in my personal life. I’m not much of a TV guy and always had a “bucket list” type thought that I’d like to learn to play guitar. So that’s what I did. Through watching countless YouTube videos and online lessons I begin to teach myself guitar and drive my parents and later roommates insane in the process. The hours turned into months that turned into years. At 24 I begin to try and sing. I worked my ass off at both and finally played my first live show at 25, accompanying a local recording artist as part of a duo. Now at 28, I play roughly 10-12 shows a month, in cities like Hartford, Boston, Burlington, NYC and Chicago. Eventually I would like to play across the country. Impossible? That’s for you to decide. As cliché as it sounds, I don’t believe anything is impossible. I plan to keep grinding, outworking and taking any opportunity to let my music be heard. Whether it’s in front of 100s of people or it’s just in “My Mother’s Bathroom”, I will ride this dream until I can’t anymore.

My new EP is named “My Mother’s Bathroom” because for awhile it was the only place that would let me play. The Talkboy you see me using (giving “Home Alone” nostalgia) is a logo I use because as a kid I would hold it up to the TV and radio to try and catch my favorite songs on a cassette tape. It’s an honor that you even took the time to read this far to get to know me a little better. Eventually, I’ll have much cooler stuff to put in here but for now I think this is a good starting point. I hope to meet you soon.

http://www.alex2e.com/

Dec
6
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Dec 6 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Dec
7
Thu
Brother Sal
Dec 7 @ 9:30 pm – 11:55 pm
Dec
8
Fri
Balkun Brothers
Dec 8 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 9 @ 12:30 am

Mixing traditional styles of delta and electric blues, with heavy modern rock and funk grooves, the Balkun Brothers are crafting a unique sound and style all their own. The band is fusing the past with the present and pushing the sonic bounds of blues into the future. Though the band’s sound is deeply rooted in blues tradition, Balkun Brothers draw from a vast range of influences. The band’s live shows and in-studio recordings seamlessly transition between blues, rock, funk, jam, psychedelia and everything in-between.

Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick “The Hammer” Balkun (drums/percussion/vocals) are gaining followers across the world with their gritty hard-rockin’ swagger. Balkun Brothers are becoming known for their explosive live shows and are quickly evolving into one of the United States’ premier blues-rock acts.

Dec
12
Tue
Date Night
Dec 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Dec
13
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Dec
14
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Dec 14 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.