Friday, January 29, 2010
Start out your weekend with some music, microbrew, some food and then more microbrew at The Tap.
Come out to The Tap in Haverhill, MA to see Danny Banks and his All Star Band!Listen to some Blues, Soul, and Rock n' Roll!!!!! Band Starts at 9:00pmThe Tap is a fantastic Bar/ Restaurant! They Have GREAT FOOD!!!There's NO COVER!Band Lineup:Danny Banks- Drums, VocalMonster Mike Welch- Guitar, VocalsRalph Shelgran- BassSee Y'All There!!!The Tap100 Washington StreetHaverhill, MA
Then, on Saturday the 30th you have two very good choices in music and venues, so do yourselves a favor and check out both acts & places.
The Coupe DeVille Band will be playing their first 2010 appearance (not including their successful Tuesday night blues jam) at the Roma. Join them for an evening of high energy blues, R&B and classic rock. Dale Stubbs - GuitarJohn Schiavoni - VocalsTom “Spectacle” Carroll - GuitarJohn Medeiros Jr. - DrumsSteve Tatarunis – Bass
And, Georgetown Fats & The Growlers (punk /blues/reggae) will be at The Georgetown Grille on Saturday the 30th. It is the bar where everyone knows our name, and can help us find out way home when necessary…
We will be kicking off around 9:30 PM and will be playing up until last call (around 12:30AM).
Georgetown Fats & The Growlers are;
The Infamous Nigel – guitar, bass, vocals
RJ Kennedy – bass, guitar, vocals
The Damn Dirty Ape – drums
Boutch – vocals, percussion, harp
So either start the night at The Grille and then head on over to see “Johnny B” and the gang, start the night out with The Coupe DeVille Band and then come see us….or find one act and stay with them all night. The key to the equation is YOU getting out and supporting both local music, and the bars that book local music…
Then do yourselves a favor and check out Jazz @ The Chit Chat Lounge on Sunday night. The Chit Chat is at 103 Washington St, Haverhill, MA 01832, and I believe the jazz kicks off at 6PM.
As always, remember not to drink and drive. You may hit a bump and spill your drink. Also PLEASE CAREFULLY! Accidents cause people!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
TOKYO TRAMPS joins Geezer's Garage Nite!!
"First Garage Nite of 2010!!
"What: PerformanceStart Time:
Friday, January 29 at 7:30pmEnd Time: Saturday, January 30 at 12:30amWhere: Granite Rail Tavern
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I had a great chat with Matthew Stubbs last night regarding touring with Charlie Musselwhite, Steve the Dog, a new home studio/business venture & "Medford & Main" his new release on Blue Bella Records.
Catch Matt Stubbs & The Band out in one of his many upcoming CD release parties for (www.myspace.com/mattstubbs88) for an advance copy of “Medford & Main” and be sure to check out the March Boston Blues Society for a review of this disk.
For Immediate Release:
90 Year Old North Mississippi Hill Country Blues Legend kicks off 2010 United States tour
Somerville, MA, February 25, 2010 - T-Model Ford, one of the last living legends of The North Mississippi Hill Country Blues, makes a very rare appearance in Massachusetts as he kicks off his Eastern and Southern United States tour. The 90 year old blues legend, with be paired with drummer Marty Reinsel of the Seattle based band Gravel Road for the tour. His on Northern New England appearance will take place at PA’s Lounge in Somerville on Thursday February 25th. The opening act will be Ten Foot Polecats, they are one of the few Massachusetts’ bands that are directed influenced by the North Mississippi Hill Country sound. Ten Foot Polecats also have played with T-Model Ford at this past year’s Deep Blues Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Ten Foot Polecats
‘They Get Blamed for Everything They Do’.....
Back not quite where it all started, with drinks in hand. It may have been a driving January snowstorm, and may have required sneaking out of work early, but it was clear from Jim Chilson’s, of The Ten Foot Polecats voice over the phone there was news to share.
And what the hell? Drinks and riffing about music talk on a Friday is always a welcome way to spend time.
After talking over the merits over the new Mississippi Gabe Carter release, and batting around what questions I should ask Chris Johnson of the ‘Deep Blues Festival in an interview, we placed our order with the bartender. After a few Pabst Blue Ribbons, with a few whiskey backs, the conversation quickly gained speed.
Still feeling the effects of the ‘White Lightening Pong Challenge’ which managed to score me an advance copy of the as-yet-to-be released, as yet-to-be titled Ten Foot Polecats full length release Chilson enthusiastically slid over a copy of a disk containing some of their new material which was not previously available and some tweaks to previously recorded songs.
“Bar Hoppin” had been re-recorded and slowed down a bit. Now more of a slide tune instead of a frenetic piece of Punk/Blues. Using the best of that lo-fi sound The Ten Foot Polecats also managed to record a version of “Scratch Ticket” an instrumental created during a marathon rehearsal session in preparations for their national tour in the springtime and their local shows with Deep Blues artist Kent Burnside and show with Deep Blues Legend T-Model Ford.
After another round of Pabst Blue Ribbons with whiskey backs, the conversation quickly turned to record labels. Several Roots Rock labels were interested in both the “Sterno Soup” EP as well as the full length release. But there was one label known roots revolution by the neck that was showing considerable interest.
The conversation quickly bottled up though, not wanting to create bad mojo for ongoing negotiations Chilson was not ready to spill the beans. No offers of picking up another round, no threats of black mail photos which I didn’t have were going to get him to spill the beans. I had, nothing...but I pretty good buzz.
As we split the check, and headed off our separate ways I was assured there would be news, real soon......
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Snowstorms and the prospect of being stuck at home for extended periods of time have never created a desire for milk, eggs and bread. Give me a bottle of whiskey, and a stack of new (to me) disks and I can occupy myself for days on end.
So before this recent round of snowstorms, after a quick packie run I found myself with an armload of new music courtesy of Dyno Records of Newburyport and my US Airways Mastercard. Stay tuned for reviews of;
Jack Daniel Time - T Model Ford
She aint none of your’n - T Model Ford
Sweet Tea - Buddy Guy
For those of you on the North Shore, I recommend Dyno Records. As always, tell them Georgetown Fats sent ya.