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Dwight Eisenhower, Revisited

Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 10:30pm

An enduring image of Dwight Eisenhower as president is that of an affable,golf-playing, detached chief executive who too often delegated authority to powerful, more politically savvy aides. But Al's guest this week author and editor Jim Newton has revealed a much different story. In his new book "Eisenhower" The White House Years" he portrays our 34th president as engaged, decisive and morally strong. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 and re-live this historic moment.


Get the funk on the floor and shake your booty some more. Not so much a "tribute" band to disco, but more of an homage. This is as close to the real deal as we're likely to see. Horns high and heroines in harmony. Can't touch this stuff. If it don't move, it ain't got no groove. Need any more cliches that are actually on target? Seeing is believing.

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Sat, 10/29/2011 - 22:00


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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 21:30


If there is a Soul Country then Shannon McNally owns property there. Singer, guitarist and songwriter McNally is currently on a solo tour. Garnering great reviews from her CD recorded by the late great Jim Dickinson, Shannon continues to deliver the goods.

“McNally’s sound bears a timelessness that’s truly uncommon.. [she] projects tenderness and toughness in ways that are remarkable and unequaled.”- Jim Caligiuiri, The Austin Chronicle

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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 19:30


A remarkably gifted young singer with the writing chops to match, Hope is a welcome newcomer to the blues/jazz scene.

"You could call Hope Waits a blues singer. Or a jazz singer. Or a pop singer. She can be all three, in the same song. She has a breathy, smoky, bluesy voice, which is wrapped here in elegant, just-right musical arrangements, and it all sounds very good. Pure singing doesn't get much better than this." -- Jim White, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Thu, 10/27/2011 - 22:00


This Boston-based band shares a love of traditional Irish, Scottish and American folk music as well as contemporary material. They bring elements of these various genres to their repertoire in a way that is seamlessly innovative, inventively arranged, and skillfully rendered.

This CD release celebration will be a co-bill with the great, Robbie O’Connell. “A National Treasure” is how, Ireland’s top music magazine, Hot Press, describes Robbie O’Connell, “… a man blessed with an enviable turn of phrase and a gift for melody bestowed on only the few.”

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Thu, 10/27/2011 - 19:00

COCO MONTOYA (blues legend)

One of the country's most celebrated blues rockers, Coco will rock the place!

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Wed, 10/26/2011 - 20:00

PAA SECK & DIERY BAND (from Senegal )

Music from West Africa from this acclaimed percussionist and his band.

Originally from Kaolack, Senegal, master musician, drummer, singer, dancer and teacher, gewel (griot) Paa Seck Diery now calls Boston MA his home. Having toured internationally, Paa also teaches drum and dance classes in the Boston area for students of all skill levels and ages. Appearing with his own, Diery Band, you are in for an authentic West African treat.

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Tue, 10/25/2011 - 20:00

RAGBIRDS (folk rock)

Led by dynamic, energetic front woman and multi-instrumentalist Erin Zindle, The Ragbirds utilize an arsenal of instruments from around the world. The Ragbirds are a fusion of folk rock and pop hooks over danceable world rhythms stirred with a Celtic fiddler's bow

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Sun, 10/23/2011 - 21:00

Dub Station- Bob Marley Tribute

The Bob Marley Tribute is a unique showcase we bring to Johnny D’s every Fall & Spring, with various artists performing some of the greatest songs of the genre. They are backed by the Boston Music Award winning Dub Station band, celebrating 18 years on stage together. The group has toured the United States (including Hawaii), performed Festivals in Canada, and a convention at the National Arena in Jamaica. Especially for this performance, Dominican American roots artist Roberto Gell will be featured, celebrating the release of his full length album Work Hard.

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Sat, 10/22/2011 - 22:00


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

Tune in to Latin Jazz Now!
Fridays, 7 to 11 pm


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