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THIS WEEK

Thursday, April 18 (Sawtelle Room)
Janiva Magness @ Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA
 Janiva Magness can sing - she is among the premier Blues and R&B singers in the world today. A gutsy, dynamic powerhouse, whose live shows are electrifying. She received the 2009 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year (the second woman to ever win this award). She won Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year, in both 2006 and 2007. She has received a total of 17 Blues Music Award nominations, including 2012's Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year. Do not miss this show!
Open: Erin Harpe & Richard "Rosy" Rosenblatt - Boston Music Award winners 2012 for "Blues Artist of the Year". Another good reason not to miss this show. 
 

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Thursday, April 18 (Ballroom)
Jon Vezner @ Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA
Jon Vezner was honored with a Grammy for "Best Country Song" and the Nashville Songwriters Association "Song of the Year" for "Where've You Been", the true story of his grandparents. Co-written with Don Henry and recorded by Kathy Mattea, "Where've You Been" also received "Song of the Year" by the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.
JANE FALLON opens and JEFF GILKINSON and NANCY BEAUDETTE
are special guests. 
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Friday, April 19
Livingston Taylor @ Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA
Livingston recorded his first record at 18 and has continued to create well-crafted, introspective and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide. From top-forty hits "I Will Be in Love with You" and "I'll Come Running," to "I Can Dream of You" and "Boatman" both recorded by his brother James, Livingston's creative output has continued unabated. He is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal stories, anecdotes and ineffable warmth that connect him to his fans.
OPEN: SARAH BLACKER - just won "Female Performer of the Year"
at the New England Music Awards!

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Saturday, April 20 (Sawtelle Room)
Ana Popovic @ Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA
In 2 weeks, Ana & band will be playing at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, one of the biggest festivals worldwide. So if you missed her here last summer, this could be your last chance to catch her, up close and personal, before she blows the roof off on her way to world-wide fame. If you did see her here last July,
you already know why you need to come back.
Pssst: Watch for special guests
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Saturday, April 20 (Ballroom)
33 Leaves @ Bull Run Restaurant, Shirley, MA
With two EPs under their belt, "Medication Nation" and "Stories", 33 Leaves is set to make the Indie Rock world
take notice.
Openers: Wolves and Meadows and Hunter Amabile
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COMING

 May 3 - Primo Cubano - Cinco de Mayo Party
May 4 - Eric, Dean & Steve 
May 5 - Roger Fluet (Sawtelle)

May 5 - Peter Case (Ballroom)
May 9 - Carl Palmer Band
May 10 - Dan Hicks & Hot Licks (Sawtelle)
May 10 - Ken Yates (Ballroom)
May 11 - Iris Dement (Sawtelle)
May 11 - Will Dailey (Ballroom)
May 17 - Roberto Morbioli Band
May 18 - John Ford Coley & Terry Sylvester
May 23 - Royal Southern Brotherhood
May 26 - Blind Boys of Alabama
May 30 - Dave Davies
May 31 - Popa Chubby

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IN THE TAP ROOM
Thurs. April 18     

7 - 9pm

STUMP TRIVIA

The Bull Run Trivia Game

Come alone & join a team,or bring one with you.

Prizes - No Cover

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 Fri. April 19
6:30 - 10:30pm

DONN HILL

& FRIENDS
"Friendly Friday"  Come sing along!

Watch a sample here
No Cover
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Sat. April 20
7 - 10pm
J-BOB & LEFTY   
No Cover
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Wed. April 24
7 - 10pm
Grand Opening Photo Exhibit by 
 
FROM THE ARCHIVES   
Old placemat from BULL RUN     

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Read More Bull Run Archive Stories

The Egopantis View
Egopantis

Slow but sure, Anthony Hars would shuffle his feet up the uneven brick walkway and through
the doors of Bull Run for lunch two or three times
per week. 

He would always stop and linger in the doorway threshold as if looking for permission to enter. We had to locate a corner table for Anthony, as far away from other lunch patrons as possible for it was gossiping ladies, boisterous businessmen, and energetic little ones that he preferred to distance himself from.

Anthony came to Bull Run seeking not only a hearty lunch and a few afternoon cocktails, but for peace and quiet; solace from the ever bustling outside world. Once a table was secured, a Manhattan straight up with one cherry and extra rocks on the side was delivered.  

No conversation was needed.  

No questions were asked.  

The Manhattan was on the table before Anthony sat down.  

Although not a fan of interacting with other lunch patrons, Anthony did like to banter back and forth with his server. And though a man of few words, his wit and intelligence were easily recognizable.  

The most serious contemplation of the afternoon would come when asked if he wanted the fish and chips or salmon entrée for his lunch. Anthony was a creature of habit and never strayed from his particular order. We all knew it by heart.  

 A glass of Merlot was to be brought over with the entrée and a second glass with dessert. For dessert, always a crème brule and a cup of coffee with extra cream and sugar.

And after every morsel and drop of food and drink was taken down, if and only if it was quiet enough, Anthony would shuffle over to the big black armchair in front of our fireplace, sit down, tilt his head back, and take an afternoon snooze.  

Other patrons often questioned the old man asleep in the chair, wondering if he was okay.  

To which we replied, "Oh he's fine. That's just Anthony."  

And that was just Anthony.   

A man who will be deeply missed yet never forgotten here at Bull Run.  

-Kate Sawyer, Barkeep Generation 3  

Anthony Hars

To read more about Anthony's fascinating journey, please
click HERE

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We knew Anthony when he was young and full of vigor; we knew him when he was old. 
We saw him with family, with colleagues, with clients and we saw him alone. 
We understood that he'd known great success, having used the great talent he was given.
His jokes - often zingers  
delivered in his melodic accent - were the definition of wry humor.

It was an honor to take care of him, and there is no need to say goodbye, as Anthony is forever part of the story told by these tavern walls.    
-Alison, Innkeeper 
Generation 2

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Serving the Tired,
Thirsty Traveller
 
Since 1740

Painting

215 Great Road
Shirley, MA 01464

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