Showing posts from February, 2010

HEY MAMA in Hanover NH Friday

HEY MAMA featuring Avi & Celia
Salt hill Pub, Hanover NH
Friday February 19, 2010 9PM

From Salt hill Twitter:
Salt hill Pub in Hanover is proud to introduce HEY MAMA featuring Avi and Celia. In two short years this Portsmouth blues/rock outfit has taken New England by storm, and is slated to play Austin’s South By Southwest Music Festival in March. Don’t miss your chance to see them on their first trip to Salt hill Pub!
More Avi & Celia photos on my site:

Grace for Haiti Concert review

Grace For HaitiBig Picture TheaterWaitsfield, VT February 15, 2010Waitsfield resident Grace Potter, of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, performed a benefit for Amurtel’s disaster relief in Haiti. Just over one month ago a magnitude 7.0 earthquake tore apart the Haitian capital, Port au Prince and left over 230,000 dead, 300,000 injured and an estimated 1,000,000 homeless. Joani Zweig of Amurtel reported that the “Grace for Haiti” show raised over $10,000 for Haitian relief. Zweig told the audience of 225 that Amurtel has had a presence in Haiti for the last 18 years; they were on the ground when the earthquake hit.“I have never seen any amount of devastation that I have seen after the quake in Port au Prince” Zweig told the crowd. She explained that Amurtel has two teams in the Haitian capital: one short term group for distributing food, water and medical supplies and a second long term group for recovery and “what’s next.” She said the “next” is really critical now because the sprin…

Grace Potter SOLO for Haitian Relief--TONIGHT

Grace Potter Performs SOLO For Haitian Relief with The Eames Brothers featuring Matt Burr
Waitsfield’s own Grace Potter will perform a rare solo set at the Big Picture Theatre on Monday, February 15th. All proceeds for the event will be donated to Amurtel’s disaster relief efforts in Haiti.
Local favorites The Eames Brothers will open the show and feature Matthew Burr, drummer for Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Tickets are the following;

$50 (general)
$75 (w/ an autographed poster)
$100 (includes a meet and greet with Grace Potter)

Doors: 7pm
Show: 8pm

Tickets on sale NOW and can only be purchased by calling or visiting the Big Picture Theatre and Cafe in Waitsfield,
VT. 802.496.8994

More Grace Potter Photos by Nanci can be viewed at:

Guitar Night WOWs Opera House Audience

Concert Review International Guitar NightLebanonOpera House, Lebanon NHFebruary 13, 2010

Having seen a lot of bands with a lot of talented guitar players, I wasn’t expecting to be WOW’d by these four men Saturday night at the Lebanon Opera House. International Guitar Night rolled into the opera house a show that was sponsored by the local eatery, Three Tomatoes . The festival was founded 10 years ago by Brian Gore. The current tour ended Saturday in LebanonNH after spending one month in the UK, one month in Canada and one month in the US.The concert opened with Gore and his composition “Fringe Hinge ” after which he explained to the intimate audience was played using a Spider Capo that allows a guitarist to tune each individual string. He followed this melody up with “Behind the Blinds.”He then introduced Israeli classically trained musician and composer, ItamarErez.

Evanovich "One for the Money" FINALLY in the Works!

TriStar (now Columbia) has signed on Katherine Heigl to play the part of Stephanie Plum in the movie of One For the Money. We are not involved in the casting process, but if we hear of any other actors being signed on we will post the news ASAP. There is no word yet on when the movie might go into actual production. More info on

This Day in Rock History

1973 – Elton John had his first UK No.1 album when ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player’ started a six-week run at the top of the charts.
More EJ photos by nanci at:

1977 – The Clash started recording their debut album at CBS studios in London, England.
1978 – Dire Straits release their signature single “Sultans of Swing.”
1990 – Guitarist Eric Clapton finishes an 18-show stand at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The performances, which began Jan. 18, included three different bands, a 60-piece orchestra and blues jams with Robert Cray.
2003 – The Rolling Stones play a free show in Los Angeles to raise awareness of global warming. Their support act is former sax player (and president) Bill Clinton.

GPN Plays MassMoCA

Grace Potter and the Noctunals
March 11, 2010
Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA
Tickets on SALE NOW: BUY
$18 adv/$22 day of show/ Members 10% discount (All Tickets Standing Room Only)
Member tickets are not available via the internet.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, A Waitsfield VT band about to make the BIG TIME, will be appearing at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass on March 11, showtime 8PM General admission.

International Guitar Night-Lebanon Opera House

International Guitar Night
Saturday February 13 at the Lebanon Opera House, Lebanon NH
From the Opera House Website:
The world's premier touring guitar festival, International Guitar Night brings together the most interesting and innovative acoustic guitarists to exchange musical ideas. In this tenth anniversary tour, IGN founder Brian Gore is joined by guitar luminaries Lulo Reinhardt, Itamar Erez and Stephen Bennett for special evenings of solos, duets and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar.

Section A: $24
Section B: $24
Section C: $19
Discounts available for Seniors & Kids
For tickets: BUY

Part of LOH Cheap Seats Series

Sponsor:Three Tomatoes Trattoria

This Day in Rock History

1970 – The No. 1 LP in the U.K. today is Led Zeppelin II.
2005 – The Who’s Roger Daltrey is made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace. The rock gnome jokes the Queen would “probably fall off her podium if she heard The Who’s songs.”

Show Review-Marc Cohn and Suzanne Vega-Together

Show Review-Marc Cohn and Suzanne Vega-TogetherLebanon Opera House Lebanon, NH February 5, 2010Marc Cohn and Suzanne Vega co-headlined a show Friday evening February 5, 2010 at the Lebanon Opera House in LebanonNH. The two each performed for 75 minutes with a brief intermission between the sets.Suzanne Vega opened. She highlighted many of the new songs on her soon to be released CD (on her own label Suzanne Vega Amanuensis Productions): “Caramel”, “Marlene on the Wall”, “(I’ll Never Be) Your Maggie May”-which she prefaced with a story about the Rod Stewart song Maggie May, saying what ever did happen to Maggie May? Her set included two of Vega's most popular songs (both from her second album Solitude Standing, 1987): "Luka" and "Tom's Diner. The latter was originally an a capella version on Vega's album, which was then remade in 1990 as a dance track produced by the British dance production team DNA. "Tom's Diner" takes place in Tom's Rest…

This Day in Rock History

2006 – The Rolling Stones perform during the halftime show at Super Bowl XL. However, TV producers use a “dump button” to edit salacious lyrics from their songs “Start Me Up” and “Rough Justice”. 2004 – Janet Jackson’s right breast became the most searched-for image in net history, Jackson’s breast was seen by millions on TV after Justin Timberlake pulled at her bodice during a duet. Search engines reported a big jump in searches for Janet Jackson and Super Bowl, as people turned to the web for images of the event.

This Day in Rock History

1977 – Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” is released. The album shoots to the top of Chart Toppers’s chart staying there for 31 weeks. More than 17 million copies have been sold in the U.S.
1967 – The Monkees self-titled debut album started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK chart.

1948 – Alice Cooper (Vincent Furnier) is born in Detroit, the son of a minister. Although he sells millions of records, his only No. 1 album is “Billion Dollar Babies” in 1973.
1951 – Born on this day, Phil Ehart, Kansas, (1978 US No.3 single ‘Dust In The Wind’, UK No.59 single ‘Carry On Wayward Son’).
1952 – Born on this day, Jerry Shirley, drums, Humble Pie, (1969 UK No.4 single ‘Natural Born Bugie’).
1962 – Country Crooner Clint Black is born in Long Branch, N.J.

More photos of Fleetwood Mac may be viewed at:

A Winter Warm-Up Presented by The Upper Valley Community Band

A Winter Warm-UpPresented by The UpperValley Community BandJanuary 30, 2010 LebanonOpera House, Lebanon NHOn a very cold Saturday night the Upper Valley Community Band presented its “A Winter Warm-Up at the Lebanon Opera House, LebanonNH. The 70 + piece band, composed of people from all over the Upper Valley and points beyond, under the able direction of Carole Blake and Assistant Director Cynthia Boehm-Patenaude, performed for some brave souls who ventured out on a cold winter’s night to hear a little music.The group opened with “Star Spangled Banner” and continued on for over 1.5 hours (with a 15 minute intermission) performing tunes ranging from Sousa to Strauss. The selections included songs from “West Side Story” directed by guest conductor, Ralph Bowie. Also included was a “Salute to Bob Hope”, a selection of tunes from his “On the Road” movies, which was quite snappy and entertaining. The group closed with some signature Big Band tunes that had the audience on its feet and cl…