THE STOMPERS announce the last shows for 2013 ending a year long celebration commemorating their 35th year!
The legendary Stompers played their very first show in November 1977. The band has long been recognized for their raucous live shows; kept alive for more than three decades by a spirited legion of dedicated fans.
Having been recognized as one of the hottest original acts coming out of New Hampshire, The Dusty Gray Band blends blues and southern rock with their own version of New England country music, creating a powerhouse sound that has been likened to The Band, Ray Lamontagne and Darius Rucker. They have served as opening act for some of the biggest names in music, including Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Delbert McClinton.
The songs 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... You know the songs by heart: "Do You Believe In Magic?" "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice." "Daydream." "Younger Girl." "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?" "Summer In The City." "Rain On The Roof." "Nashville Cats." "Six O'Clock." "Darling Be Home Soon." "Younger Generation."
Tis the night before Thanksgiving - you know you need to laugh Charlestown-born Steve Sweeney is known as the "undisputed King of Boston comedy“, the embodiment of the city he calls home, a local guy who has become a nationally recognizable talent. Sweeney is known not only as a headlining comedian, but also through his many memorable TV and movie appearances.
Several years after releasing his commercial breakthrough album "Stop All The World Now," singer and songwriter Howie Day breaks his silence with his long-awaited third studio album "Sound the Alarm." The album is a stunning collection of the kind of emotionally resonant, melody-minded pop-rock gems that have earned Day a legion of devoted fans over the past 10 years. Sound the Alarm comes after more than a decade of touring, during which the Bangor, Maine native self-released his 2000 debut "Australia" and became a full-time traveling musician.
Melding country with rock, Joe Ely just doesn’t sing about rivers and ranches, smoldering passions and sad laments, faraway longing and unrequited love... he lives it. Call him what you want - a wandering minstrel, gypsy cowboy, visionary song poet, or house rocker on fire - whatever he is, Ely's covered a lot of ground in his time. He really has ridden the rails, thumbed his way across the country, hopped boats to exotic foreign lands and ridden horses across the prairie.
Susan Cattaneo isn’t afraid of the dark. A powerful and emotive singer and sophisticated songwriter, Susan has seen the darkness in the corners and she sings it fearlessly. With a deep understanding of American music, and following in the footsteps of great female songwriters such as Matraca Berg, Kim Richey, Lucinda Williams and Gretchen Peters, the well respected Boston based singer/songwriter combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin that’s all her own. Call it New England Americana with a twang.
Three-time Grammy winner Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas Blues/Roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them in the best time-honored Texas tradition.
Host Bonnie Johnson interviewed jazz drummer, composer, bandleader Thelonious "T.S." Monk III on October 10, 2013 to commemorate the 96th anniversary of the birth of his father, the legendary musician, pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917-1982).