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AN EVENING WITH DICK FLAVIN Featuring his Bosox Ballads

There is only one Dick Flavin, and we’ve got him! He’s the poet laureate of the Red Sox, he’s won seven Emmy Awards, he’s an award-winning playwright and, best of all, and he’s got a million stories.

As one of America’s most popular public speakers, each year Dick Flavin delivers to the thousands who hear him each year his satirical observations, comedic asides, and amusingly insightful anecdotes drawn from his years as an advisor to political leaders, and drawing from his years in the Boston broadcasting and Washington media markets, no one delivers a punchline like he can.

Event Date: 
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 20:00

DOUG JOHNSON CD Release "Live at the Royal Garden"

Featuring Doug Johnson on piano,Edward Perez on bass, Mark Ferber on drums.

Jazz pianist Doug Johnson adores fine wines and five-star cuisine and his music fits right into this elegant and stylish groove. With classic tunes on his most recent CD--Live at the Royal Garden--including Coltrane's "Moment's Notice," Johnny Mercer's "Emily" and Hoagy Carmichael's "The Nearness of You," Johnson presents a gentle, subtle and sophisticated palette that soothes the aesthetic soul.

Show: $20
Dinner & Show: $62

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/01/2012 - 20:00

The BOB WOLFMAN Band featuring LARRY CORYELL

"Transition" is the new CD by this supergroup featuring five of the best players in their respective fields today. Every once in a while a band comes together by some magical, magnetic pull of the cosmos and blows everyone away. Produced by Larry Coryell, the "Godfather" of Jazz/Rock fusion, this new CD reflects influences from 60's Jazz to Classic 70's Blues and Fusion. With music and lyrics by Wolfman, Coryell and Bailey, "Transition" is possibly one of the most important new album releases this year. 

THE BAND:

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 20:00

Ryan Brooks Kelly CD Release Party

Ryan Brooks Kelly is breaking barriers and melding genres and conceiving his own creative presence. His distinctive brand of Crossover Country features his scorching telecaster resonance and smooth-soulful vocal range. His"debut"all original album blends all the traditional forms of Country, Rock, Bluegrass and Blues, branding his own unique style of music. Surrounded by some of the areas hottest young musicians and with the experience of a seasoned veteran, Ryan is ready for a breakthrough in the music industry.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 20:00

The Pat Travers Band

Since the critically acclaimed 1976 debut album featuring his own brand of high quality seventies guitar rock and roll, Pat Travers has gone on to deliver melodic eighties rock, a blues period throughout most of the nineties, noted performances with various power trios during the first few years of the new Millennium, and a full blooded return to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound as he entered his fifth performing and recording decade.

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 19:00

Boston Blues Society presents "Ladies of the Blues 2012"

The fabulous "Ladies of the Blues" will feature nine guest stars, backed by LYDIA WARREN on guitar.

THE LINEUP:

NICOLE NELSON: The female half of the New York-based duo Dwight Ritcher and Nicole Nelson, she sings a profound blend of American music, which is equal parts 40s jazz, 60s soul and Delta blues.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/19/2012 - 20:00

Rusted Root ***SOLD OUT***

The band is currently in the studio recording their new album, tentatively titled "Fortunate Freaks", after a song on the upcoming release. Due out for a summer 2012 release, the disc will mark the groups 20th anniversary year. "Our last record was to let people know that we were back and were making music again," Glabicki said. "With this new one, we're not only back, we're back to our old selves.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 20:00

Walter Trout ***SOLD OUT***

After a five year tenure with British blues giant John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Trout began his solo career in 1989. And from his first release LIFE IN THE JUNGLE, Walter had a prolific and widely embraced career in Europe. His U.S. solo debut came in 1998, when WALTER TROUT was issued which immediately established him as a staple in the American blues scene as well.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/11/2012 - 20:00

Dar Williams

Williams has  just released her ninth studio album, "In The Time Of Gods", on Razor & Tie, and it's her first album of original material in four years. Produced by Kevin Killen and featuring special guests Shawn Colvin and Larry Campbell, it hosts a remarkable set of musicians including Charley Drayton, Gerry Leonard, and Rob Hyman. This inimitable collection of songs includes some of the richest and most evocative writing of Williams' career.

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 19:00

Danny Klein's Full House

Danny Klein, founding member and the one-and-only Ace On Bass for the mighty J. GEILS BAND, rips through all the J. Geils songs you know and love with his own band of local heroes, DANNY KLEIN'S FULL HOUSE!!!

DK and the boys can be found all around the Northeast U.S. at clubs, casinos, festivals, and private parties, rockin' the house to classic tunes like Centerfold, Freeze Frame, Musta Got Lost, Whammer Jammer, First I Look at the Purse... the list goes on and on, and so does the House Party!

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/05/2012 - 20:00

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Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

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