I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend. I took a few days off for some rest and relaxation. The weather here (at my office in Derry, NH) was unbelievable. The grill had plenty of gas, and the beer was flowing. Needless to say, it was a great weekend.
Last week’s email was a bummer for me. I want you all to know that we are still looking for ways to remain in White River Junction. We received many responses to last week’s email from people who are very supportive and asking what they can do to help. I certainly appreciate it. We are currently working on a plan of attack. In the meantime, what we really need is simple. We need people to buy tickets and we need rentals (wedding, party, bridal/baby showers, corporate.) I’m hoping that, together, we can figure out a way to keep the music playing in White River.
Ok---enough of that. Please check out the shows below that we have scheduled for the next two weeks. Come see us. Tell your friends about us.
OUR NEXT VERMONT SHOWS
June 1 LEON REDBONE
While his gravelly baritone and omnipresent fedora, dark glasses and Groucho Marx moustache made him one of the more distinct and recognizable characters in popular music, little is known about the neo-vaudeville crooner Leon Redbone. Throughout his career, he steadfastly refused to divulge any information about his background or personal life.
Because Redbone first emerged as a performer in Toronto during the 1970s, he was believed to be Canadian; his work, a revival of pre-World War II ragtime, jazz and blues sounds, recalled the work of performers ranging from Jelly Roll Morton and Bing Crosby to blackface star Emmett Miller. (Listen)
June 2 BOW THAYER and PERFECT TRAINWRECK
They're a group of friends who've got a love for music that just won't let them be. Their paths have crossed and re-crossed for years or only just recently. They have played with some of the finest musicians you've never heard of and even call some of them friends and have been around enough to know they only want to play what they like, what's fun, what sounds good to them. Hope that works for you too. (Listen)
June 8 BOB MARLEY
You know'em, you love'm---celebrating 20 years as a stand-up comic, Maine's own Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought after comedians in the country. He is as nice a guy as he is funny, as he raised more than $12,000 for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital after setting a new world's record for longest continuous stand-up routine as recognized by the Guinness Book of Records. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, has a new Showtime Special coming and is one of the few comics to do the complete late night TV circuit: The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. But all those accolades aside, he is just one of us, and we can't get enough of him. If we could get him every night we would.
June 9 TOM CSATARI
Guitarist Tom Csatari - a Hanover-raised composer and performer now based in New York City - returns to the Upper Valley for a night of original music referential to the American folk, jazz, and classical idioms, projected through the lens of his electro-acoustic chamber ensemble.
The ensemble prominently features the reed-work of Levon Henry (the son of folk legend Joe Henry), combining his raw melodies with ringing electric guitar and a folk-jazz sensibility. Inspired by such varied artists as Virgil Thomson, Attila Zoller, and Thelonius Monk, the music will blend the old and new, with a flair for the unexpected. (Listen)
Proud lodging partner
of Tupelo Music Hall
OUR VERMONT SCHEDULE
Jun 1 Leon Redbone (Jazz/Blues)
Jun 2 Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck (Rock)
Jun 8 Bob Marley (Comedy)
Jun 9 Tom Csatari Quartet (Jazz/Folk)
Jun 15 Crunchy Western Boys (Bluegrass)
Jun 16 Bovine Social Club (Americana)
Jun 22 Lucy Kaplansky (Folk)
Jun 29 The Jazz Stars Align! (Jazz)
Jun 30 8084 (Rock)
July 14 Ana Popovic (Blues)
Jul 17 Dark Star Orchestra (Rock)
Jul 21 Chris Smither (Blues)