Friday, January 28, 2011

Boston Rock Legends All Star Concert--Paramount Rutland VT 3/20/2011 Just Announced

Boston Legends All Star Concert
Paramount Theatre, Rutland VT
Sunday, March 20 @ 7:30pm •• Tickets: $37.50 - 75.50

The Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland VT, announced this morning that they have just booked and incredible line-up for March 20, 2011--Boston Legends All Star Concert.
The  lineup will include guitarist J. Geils and bass player Danny Klein of the J. Geils Band.

Barry Goudreau formerly of the band Boston, Joe Pett from the Joe Perry Project and Doug Bell from Bellevue Cadillac.

Vocals for this band are shared by guitar god Jon Butcher from the Jon Butcher Axis, Charlie Farren of the Joe Perry Project and Farrenheit and David Hull who has performed with Aerosmith and Joe Perry Project.
The Boston Legends All Stars will also feature Sandy MacDonald from The Commitments, child prodigy Desire Bassette who has performed with numerous rock icons, The Uptown Horns and more. Additional guests are expected to be added soon.

The Fools who made their own mark in the history books of New England music will open.

Tickets are on sale now: TICKETS

More Fools photos at:

More Geils photos at:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt THE EGG 1/25/2011

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
The Egg, Albany NY
January 25, 2011
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy, Photographer

We saw them in Boston (twice), Portland and Northampton, last night we finished our run with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt  at The Egg in Albany NY, January 25, 2011. We were among the lucky 980 folks from the capital region to grab a ticket to this SOLD OUT show. The show started about 20 minutes late (folks were having a time parking and riding the elevators) but it was worth the wait.

Enter Lyle and John, they welcomed the crowd and thanked The Egg for having them back to this "wonderful" theater, they were through last time in 2008. Lovett and Hiatt joked  "All the other Eggs around the country have collapsed but this one looks shipshape" so we should all be OK. Lovett continued  "we live in the future, (and) no better place to navigate (the future) than in the egg."

Hiatt opened the show with "My Old Friend", followed by Lovett's "Private Conversations" after which Hiatt said "So nice to hear 'Private Conversations', you're always surprising me." Lovett's response "Sitting up here with you (every night) makes me play songs I wouldn't otherwise play."

The two reminisced about their early careers, with Lovett remembering the first time he say Hiatt, January 31, 1981 in Ry Cooder's band. He teased Hiatt about when they have a big tour there are people on the sides of the stage and backstage but on this tour there is no one--Hiatt was asking the monitor tech for less guitar, Lovett kept at him--"there's no one there."

Lovett prefaced "Record Lady" by taking the audience back to a time when he hung out with Robert Earl Keen, saying Keen's house was like a frat house for bluegrass guys "Phi Beta Capo". He closed the song by telling the audience and Hiatt that he bought a lot of records at "Budget Records" because he had a crush on a girl who worked there. "My record collection lasted a lot longer than my relationship with her would have." This got a round of applause from the crowd.

The two clearly enjoy being on stage together and at least this reporter hopes they continue to tour together. Five great shows in the books and waiting for the next tour--two years will be a tough wait.

Setlist 1/25/2011
My old friend/Private conversation
Howlin’ down the Cumberland/Walk through the bottomland
Drive South/LA County
Open Road/Road to Ensenada
My Baby/Creeps like me
One wicked grin/Record lady
Master of Disaster/Cowboy Man
Crossing muddy waters/Fiona
TN plates/If I had a boat
Thing called love/Choke my chicken
Through your hand/This old porch


Three new from Hiatt, four from Lovett

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hey Mama Grand Finale Performance at The Stone Church

Hey Mama, featuring Avi and Celia
Grand Finale
The Stone Church, Newmarket NH
January 21, 2011
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy, Photographer
The Shallow Pockets Opened

On a cold winter night, following yet another New England Winter 2011 snow storm, a group of folks gathered at  The Stone Church on Zion Hill in Newmarket, NH to witness the Grand Finale of band that should not be going on hiatus.

Hey Mama, featuring Avi Salloway and Celia Woodsmith formed seven years ago at the University of Vermont and have been touring throughout the US and Canada performing over 500 gigs. The band also includes Paul Chase on bass and Jared Seabrook on drums.

The group opened with "At the End of the Day" the first cut off the third CD Hey Mama from 2009.  They followed this with "White Room of the Night" off their new CD Dubl Handi Suite, which can only purchased via their web site as a download.

Salloway broke out his banjo which he inherited from his mother, for "Cold, Cold Ground." Woodsmith prefaced the song by saying at the last show Avi jumped into the crowd with his banjo (still plugged in) and crowd surfed, "It was pretty F***ing Awesome!" exclaimed Woodsmith.

Tonight Salloway crowd surfed with his guitar and it was still pretty F***ing Awesome!
The band also covered a Neil Young tune "For the Turnstiles" and a tune from Gillian Welch "My First Lover."

Salloway is heading to the Middle East in February and Woodsmith is joining an all girl Bluegrass band. Both plan to keep the musical talents fresh and are in fact planning a few dates together for the summer of 2011.
Keep an eye for these dates because you will not want to miss them--these are four very talented musicians!

Setlist 1/21/2011 (from the Stage list)
At The End of the Day
White Room Of the Night
From the Bottle
Genius of The Sun
You Never Know
Get You Some
Cold Cold
Mountain Bones
Ivory Bones
For The Turnstiles
 My First Lover
Sail On
Rollin' and Tumblin'
Drivin' Nails
Runnin Back

The Shallow Pockets Opened.

More photos from the performance: Grand Finale Pics 

More HEY MAMA Photos by Nanci: HEY MAMA

Monday, January 17, 2011

John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett Wilbur Theatre Boston 1/16/2011

Wilbur Theatre, Boston Ma
January 16, 2011
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
Photos and Setlist 

Setlist 1/16/2011
Perfectly good guitar/Don’t touch my hat
Memphis in the mean time/Memphis midnight Memphis morning
Open Road/Give back my heart
Drive south/North Dakota
No wicked grin/She’s no lady
My baby/She makes me feel good
Slow turning/This old porch
Master of Disaster/Fiona
Thing called love/Bears
TN plates/If I had a boat
Have a little faith in me/My baby don’t tolerate

Three new from Hiatt, Eight new from Lovett  2:15

The Egg Albany NY Photos, Review and Setlist:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett Northampton MA 1/15/2011

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Calvin Theater, Northampton MA January 15, 2010
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
Photos and Setlist

Setlist 1/15/2011
Almost fed up with the blues/Cowboy man
No wicked grin/Don’t cry a tear for me
TN plates/LA county
Riding with the king/Cute as a bug
Open Road/Road to Ensenada
My Baby/Nobody knows me like my baby
Drive South/Fiona
Icy Blue Heart/Family Reserve
Real Fine Love/If I had a boat
Have a little faith in me/My baby don’t tolerate

Charles Neville in the house.  2:07
One more song each than Portland, but no shared song at the end.
Lyle did five more new ones not done the previous nights, John did three new ones.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett Portland ME 1/14/2011

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt  State Theatre, Portland ME
January 14, 2011
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
Photos and Setlist

Setlist 1/14/2011
Master of Disaster/Creeps like me
Feels like rain/If you were to wake up
Like a freight train/ gal of mine?
No wicked grin/Already made up her mind
TN plates/Up in Indiana
Drive South/Road to Ensenada
Crossing muddy waters/Fiona
Thing called love/Nobody knows me like my baby
My Baby/My Baby don’t tolerate
Have a little faith in me/If I had a boat
Ain’t no more cane-both

Looks like Lyle did six he didn’t do in Boston and John did four, plus Ain’t no more cane.
They did one less song each and played for ten minutes less.