Thursday (12/8) - Todd Clouser's A Love Electric featuring CYRO BAPTISTA w/ 9 Volt Circuistry - Two of the brightest young voices in modern creative music join forces for a night at Bridge Street Live. Featuring: Cyro Baptista (Sting, Paul Simon, Trey Anastasio Band, Yo-yo Ma) Cyro was recently named Downbeat Magazine's 2011 Percussionist of the Year and Rising Star of the Year in the same category!
Saturday (12/10) - Show Biz Kids (Steely Dan Tribute) - Show Biz Kids are committed to creating a faithful, live performance reproduction of one of Americas most sophisticated and durable musical icons: Steely Dan. The band consists of experienced studio and live performance musicians, seasoned veterans of the show biz scene.
Sunday (12/11) - Under The Covers featuring Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli and Jake Armerding -Every year since December, 2004, Jake Armerding, Mark Erelli & Lori McKenna have performed a special annual concert, “Under The Covers,” at Club Passim in Harvard Square. In only a few special circumstances, have the trio brought the show on the road to venues outside Boston. “Under The Covers” brings this trio of artists--most widely known as original songwriters--together to perform and evening of other people's songs. "We try to spice it up a bit and choose songs that folks might not associate with 'singer/songwriters,'" says Mark.
J. Geils, Jeff Pitchell, Gerry Beaudoin & Texas Flood
Saturday March 24, 2012 @ 8:00 PM
J. Geils needs no introduction around these parts. Producer, writer, and sports car restoration expert J. Geils is a rockin' master of the blues. Known for several huge classic hits and a soulful approach to the blues, J has now been nominated for the Rock Hall of Fame. Team him up with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood and you have a show not to be missed!
Jeff has been blistering the paint off the walls of most clubs in the New England area for some years now and he is one of the hottest guitar slingers on the circuit, drawing comparisons to Jimi Hendrix or Stevie Ray Vaughn. His CD, Heavy Hitter, reached #7 on the Billboard Charts. Along with Texas Flood they tear up a rich mix of R & B, Rock, Soul and funky Texas Blues. Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood have just won the Connecticut Musician/Band of the year (2011)!
Also on the bill is very special guest Gerry Beaudoin, who will add his own sassy guitar to the mix for a rare night of dance and frenzy. Together they will be playing some of the J. Geils Band hits as well as some of Jeff's songs, that have won international awards...! Of course its blues, blues, blues..and rock, rock, rock!!!
Grammy Award-winning harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blue is not your typical bluesman...
Born James Whiting - he was raised in Harlem, New York, where his mother was a singer and dancer at the fabled Apollo Theatre. He spent his childhood among the musicians and show people who knew his mother, including the great Billie Holiday, and decided that he wanted to be a performer.
Sugar Blue incorporates what he has learned into his visionary and singular style, technically dazzling yet wholly soulful. He bends, shakes, spills flurries of notes with simultaneous precision and abandon, combining dazzling technique with smoldering expressiveness and gives off enough energy to light up several city square blocks... And sings too! His distinctive throat tends to be overlooked in the face of his instrumental virtuosity - he's got a rich, sensual voice with a whisper of huskiness which by itself would be something out of the ordinary.