CIRCUS INCOGNITUS

Sat, April 28, 2012, 2pm Matinee Show

FUNSPOT IN WEIRS is excited to participate in this fun Kids Event....so have added one more goodie for the kiddies- The first 200 kids to arrive a the show this Saturday will receive a $10 gift card for Funspot Tokens!

Tickets: *Youth $15 / Adult $20 *Youth = 12 years of age & younger

AN UNFORGETTABLE ONE-MAN CIRCUS COMEDY featuring JAMIE ADKINS

Why merely walk a tightrope when you can juggle along the way? Why merely amuse an audience when you can amaze them as well? Jamie Adkins is a one-man circus who does it all with aplomb and loads of personality.

A veteran of both Cirque du Soleil and Montreal's Cirque Eloize, Adkins fuses clowning, juggling, balancing and acrobats into what the New York Times calls "infinitesimal acts of imperceptible genius." Circus INcognitus is pure fun and wonder � a perfect show for young audiences.

*Featured Soloist Cirque Du Soleil, & Montreal's Cirque Eloize

*Winner, Annie Fratellinni's Clown Prize, Festival International Du Cirque De Demain, Paris, France

Jamie Adkins Website

VIDEO: CIRCUS INCOGNITUS


DARK STAR ORCHESTRA
Continuing the Grateful Dead Concert Experience **Full Electric Show!**: Co-presented by 104.9 The Hawk

Wed, May 9, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions:

Tickets start @ $28

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for over 13 years and more than 1800 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra's members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about a contagious energy ...

"�I can close my eyes and go back 30 years and have it be every bit as rewarding and satisfying. Dark Star is an amazingly legitimate representation of the Dead."
-Dan Healy, Grateful Dead sound engineer 66'-94'

"Channeling the Dead"
-USA Today

"Playing with Dark Star Orchestra is something that feels just exactly like it felt when I was playing with the Grateful Dead."
-Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay, Grateful Dead vocalist 72'-79'

�The Dark Star Orchestra re-creates Grateful Dead shows with a flashback-inducing meticulousness."
-The New Yorker

**Due to the nature of this show there may be dancing in and around the theatre and in front of the stage, should you want a better viewing seat we would recommend a seat in our premium table or balcony seats. Thank you for your understanding.**

DSO Website

VIDEO: The Music Never Stopped


SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & The Poor Fools w/ Brooks Young Band opening: Co-Presented by 104.9 The Hawk

Thu, May 10, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM and M.E. Productions:

Tickets start at $29

For more than 35 years, Southside Johnny /aka John Lyon/, has delivered a soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B that has made he and his Juke's a seminal force as All-American rock n' roll song-slingers. Now, the affable new Jersey rock icon is setting his sights on a long-desired project that will deliver an intimate, acoustically-mined live stage throwdown billed as Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools.

Backed by Juke's musicians John Conte/bass,Tommy Byrnes/guitar, longtime Juke's collaborator Jeff Kazee/organ and percussion, and premier Springsteen violinist/fiddle player Soozie Tyrell, The Poor Fools' project looms as a stripped-down �up-close-and-personal musical joyfest. Johnny is also quick to point out the ebullient singer will be sharing frontman duties as well � �getting everyone out of their comfort zone" - rotating singing, instrumentation, and percussion roles among fellow-Fools, and even strapping on a guitar himself, for the first time in decades.

THE BROOKS YOUNG BAND

Come out and celebrate Brooks Young's birthday bash!

The Brooks Young Band, fronted by Fender Artist Brooks Young, has a Rock and Roll, guitar driven energy, with a heart of blues. They have played in numerous venues from Boston to New York City and Nashville and beyond. The band has played with legendary Grammy winner BB King, Robert Randolph, Huey Lewis and the News, Pat Benatar, Rick Derringer, and many more. The band is releasing some great new tracks that you will be hearing on your local radio station soon!

Southside Johnny Website

VIDEO: Having a Party


RUSTED ROOT w/ Rebecca Pidgeon opening

Fri, May 11, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions

Tickets Start at $35 / ON SALE NOW!

Multi-instrumentalist group Rusted Root integrate the Grateful Dead's jam-heavy rock with percussion influences based on the music of Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. The six-piece formed in Pittsburgh in 1990 with a sound that defied categorization and catapulted them to instant success and critical acclaim.

They have sold more than 3 million albums worldwide, including the 1994 platinum selling breakthrough When I Woke, which featured the hit songs Send Me On My Way, Ecstasy and Martyr. Not long after, the band scored on tours with Toad the Wet Sprocket, Santana, The Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, HORDE Festival and, perhaps most notably, the highly coveted support role on the landmark Jimmy Page/Robert Plant reunion tour.At the height of the Album's popularity, the band was part of a scene of earnest peaceniks that ushered in a mid-'90s era of neo-hippie jam bands.

The current release -Stereo Rodeo- is filled styles varying from energetic dance euphoria to the powerful epic sound of Weary Bones. The new release has attracted a new generation of fans that are as rabid for the Rusted Root live experience as the diehards. Set to release a new record this May, the best is yet to come.

REBECCA PIDGEON:

She's been recording albums for more than 20 years, but Rebecca Pidgeon had a creative breakthrough as she began working on the music for �Slingshot," her compelling sixth solo effort. �I reached a point where I had to really make a 100% commitment to it, instead of saying this is something I do that's not acting," says Pidgeon."I had to own it." Pidgeon does, indeed, �own it" on �Slingshot," an intoxicatingly adult pop album that explores the arc of love from desire to longing to despair.

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate continues to juggle her musical efforts with her extremely successful acting career. She recently appeared in the film �Red," alongside Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman. Up next is an HBO film about record producer Phil Spector and his recent murder trial. Pidgeon stars with Al Pacino and Helen Mirren in the film directed and written by Mamet. And she, of course, is the voice of �The Pear" in the hugely successful webisodes, �Home Grown."

�Nuanced and assured�Rebecca Pidgeon is one of those rare singers who conveys emotion purely�"
-Rolling Stone Magazine

Rusted Root Website

VIDEO: Send Me On My Way


FULL HOUSE: Tribute to J. Geils Band, featuring Danny Klein (founding/current J. Geils bassist): Co-Presented by 104.9 The Hawk

Fri, May 25, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Rock out to all the J. Geils hits�gonna be a house party!

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions

Tickets start @ $18 / On Sale Now!

Danny Klein played bass for one of the biggest bands in the world for nearly two decades, played stadiums, had huge hits, closed the fabled Fillmore East and went on an unforgettable world tour opening for the Rolling Stones.

A founding member of the Boston-based J. Geils Band, Klein anchored the R&B-drenched sound that sold millions of albums and became one of the first acts to savor the sweet success of radio rockers who found a home on MTV.

Today, Klein leads his own tribute to the sound of the J. Geils Band, fronting Full House, a band he formed in 2006 with several of his blues lovin' friends.

DANNY KLEIN, founding member and 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. 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!

**Due to the nature of this show there may be dancing in and around the theatre and in front of the stage, should you want a better viewing seat we would recommend a seat in our premium table or balcony seats. Thank you for your understanding.**

Full House Website

Full House Video


Honduras Hope Benefit for the �CEVER School for Hospitality" in Yoro, Honduras - Featuring The Wicked Smart Horn Band!

Sat, May 26, 2012, 7:30pm

Sponsored by Honduras Hope, The Common Man Family of Restaurants, and CEVER Vocational School, Yoro, Honduras

Tickets start at $20 / On Sale Now!

Come and help �raise a roof" and brighten the future of some eager and ambitious Honduran youth!

Honduras Hope, The Common Man Family of Restaurants, and CEVER Vocational School in Yoro, Honduras, have partnered together to build and operate a *School for Hospitality *on the CEVER campus in Yoro. The *School for Hospitality* is specifically designed to develop and train young Honduran entrepreneurs in the areas of cooking, hospitality and management skills. This education will enable them to obtain the coveted high paying jobs, that until now, were so far out of their reach, in the local Honduran Island Tourist Industry. Construction of the school is nearing an end and would be on schedule for opening in February 2013 if not for the lack of sufficient funds to complete the roof, which is estimated to be $20,000.

Along with music, there will be a silent auction of arts and crafts from local NH artisans. You can help to raise the money by donating art or crafts made by local artists, promoting the event, and joining us all for an evening of dancing and fun!

The Wicked Smart Horn Band is a North Country NH musical institution made up of a diverse group of local players and singers who have been entertaining crowds with their own particular style of soulful and energetic music for more than 15 years. The band is widely known for its wonderful, high-energy show which is an enjoyable mix of rhythm and blues, swing, and rock.

Since playing their first show at the Peabody Base Lodge at Cannon Mountain, the Wicked Smart Horn Band has opened for the Oak Ridge Boys, performed at gubernatorial inaugurations and recorded four albums. Last year the band celebrated their 15th anniversary with a performance at the Dutch Treat in Franconia. It was a typical high energy show played before a packed house. With an infusion of new talent and a commitment to the band's proven formula of horns and harmonies, some say they could last another 15 years or longer.

Opening the night will be New England Songsmith Jay Psaros. He has been quickly recognized by WERS 88.9 FM as an �Artist on the Verge" with his rootsy acoustic picking and alternative rock jamming. Whether it be a solo live performance or in the studio, his interwoven melodies and picking patterns distinguish his sound from the rest.

Wicked Smart Horn Band Website

Jay Psaros Website


LEO KOTTKE

Fri, June 1, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions

Tickets start at $35 / On Sale Now!

Leo Kottke draws on not just folk, but also blues and jazz music in his original, finger-picking acoustic style on both six and twelve-string guitars. He entertains his audiences with his musical virtuoso and incredible humor.

Solo acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke is a walking contradiction. In conversation he is slow talking, thoughtful almost to distraction. Yet when he picks up a steel-stringed guitar, his fingers race across the strings with uncommon speed, developing a deep, churning groove that can at times sound like several people playing at once. He seems to play guitar at 78 rpm, yet he speaks at 33. Now 65 years young, Leo Kottke has recorded over 30 albums that showcase his barnstorming fretwork and quirky songwriting. He is truly a master of the guitar whose playing has influenced generations of musicians and listeners, and he still tours the country relentlessly, playing his 6 and 12-stringed guitars for appreciative audiences ranging from New England to Southern California, from Brisbane to Berlin.

Kottke has also built a jam-band type following having collaborated with Phish's Mike Gordon for some albums & tours. His fan faves include �June Bug", �Pamela Brown", �Julie's House", �Pepe Hush" and �Jack Gets Up".

After four decades of recording and touring, Kottke has earned a legendary status in the music world. Most anyone who has played an acoustic guitar has heard of him. He may never have a #1 hit on commercial radio, but millions of people world-wide have bought Kottke's records and, as one critic remarked, �think he's the cats pajamas."

Video: Eight Miles High

Leo Kottke Website


Don McLean

Sat, June 9, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions

Tickets start at $65 / On Sale Now!

Many of us can remember growing up with and singing along to his hits, and any aspiring singer songwriter can attest to learning how to play his songs on guitar and being influenced by his moving lyrics.

Don Mclean is one of America's most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits "American Pie" and "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)". Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records world-wide and, in 2004, was inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.

His songs have been recorded by artists from every musical genre, most notably Madonna's No. 1 recording of "American Pie" in 2000 and George Michael's version of "The Grave" in 2003, sung in protest at the Iraq War.

In 2007, Don McLean shared his life story in Alan Howard's biography, The Don McLean Story: Killing Us Softly With His Songs. In June 2011, Don McLean performed for an audience of 100,000 at the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts.

Don McLean Website

VIDEO: American Pie


DAVID BROMBERG w/ Occidental Gypsy opening

Fri, June 15, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions

Tickets start @ $35 / On Sale Now!

A singular performer/writer/arranger, David Bromberg's remarkable musical versatility and innovative resourcefulness have earned vast critical and popular acclaim. He is also impossible to classify. As one critic perceptively wrote, �He is part of everything contemporarily musical� a product of blues, country, jazz, folk, and classical music. From his early success as a guitar virtuoso, Mr. Bromberg has developed into a brilliant entertainer."

Concerts by David and his various bands are extraordinary events and his live show remains as unique as ever. Don't be surprised to see him strumming an acoustic guitar, playing the fiddle, picking at a mandolin, or rocking out on an electric.

Join us for this eclectic musical journey through several uniquely American music forms.

OCCIDENTAL GYPSY

Occidental Gypsy is pioneering the sound of Gypsy Pop. Their combination of uptempo, high-energy rhythms of Gypsy music, melded with the catchy hooks of Pop music delivers a thrilling experience to listeners. In many ways the heart of Gypsy Pop embodies the essence and spirit of what jazz was in its infancy: developing, improvising, and arranging, with contemporary music as a foundation. Occidental Gypsy was originally formed by brothers Brett Feldman (lead guitar) and Jeff Feldman (bassist). The group is fronted by Berklee-trained singer and rhythm guitarist Scottie Kulman, and supported by two Berklee students - violinist Jakub Trasak, from the Czech Republic, and percussionist Francisco Vielma, from Venezuela.

Live, the band compliments original material with expertly arranged gypsified covers. Occidental Gypsy's unique approach to pop, jazz, and dance music stems from the influence of Gypsy Swing founders, Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The members of the group posses a deep knowledge and reverence for the Gypsy style and feel honored to bring their music to the ears of new audiences. The name Occidental Gypsy (Western gypsy) embodies the concept behind Gypsy Pop. The group has taken the Gypsy sound that originated in Eastern Europe and brought it 'Over Here' to blend it seamlessly with contemporary American music. Interestingly, Gypsy Swing was created by taking American Jazz to the East and blending it with the Gypsy Folk tradition. Now almost a century later Occidental Gypsy is bringing the music back home.

Bromberg Website

VIDEO: Sloppy Drunk


10,000 MANIACS

Sun, June 17, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions

Tickets start at $39 / On Sale Now!

Widely considered one of the original �indie" bands and a pioneer of the alternative rock genre, 10,000 Maniacs vaulted lead singer Natalie Merchant to stardom. Their MTV Unplugged album, released in 1993, went 3x Platinum.

Together with artists like R.E.M., they defined college rock and created the first wave of alternative rock bands and what became know as the alternative rock format on FM radio.

Writing and performing powerful, danceable, and socially conscious original material in and around their hometown of Jamestown, New York, the group toured extensively through the early 90s and produced two independently released records.

1993 began with the Maniacs memorable performance at Bill Clinton's MTV Inaugural Ball where host Dennis Miller famously referred to them as �Chelsea Clinton's favorite band."

MTV Unplugged was released in October '93 (a few months after Merchant's departure), featuring a remake of the classic "Because the Night." The record sold 4 million copies.

The new lineup with Mary Ramsey released Love Among the Ruins, featuring a cover of Roxy Music's "More Than This," which went to #24 on the Billboard charts, the highest-charting single in the band's history.

The Chicago Tribune noted- "If the 11 new singles rolled out are any indication of things to come, the new incarnation of 10,000 Maniacs may eclipse the old."

Chicago Sun Times simply said- �Natalie Who?"

The band is currently writing and recording new material after an an extensive tour to celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2011, and having found their stride again is gearing up for their 2012 tour.

10K Website

10K Video


SATISFACTION: The International Rolling Stones Show: Co-Presented by 104.9 The Hawk

Fri, June 22, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions

Tickets start @ $18 / On Sale Now!

�Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show" is the international touring tribute show to the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard listed show is now celebrating their 10th Anniversary in production with over 1600 performances listed to its credit.

This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to 50 years of classic hits. Featured in Rolling Stone, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning news and hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, television & radio as the world's greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 2005 the production became the first ever Rolling Stones show to debut on the Las Vegas strip to outstanding reviews.
  • The show was also a featured artist on national television news in the 2007 CBS News/New York special on the rising popularity of the tribute industry.
  • For 2008 the show was chosen by Paramount Pictures and the IMAX Corporation to help promote the new Rolling Stones concert film �Shine a Light" by Martin Scorsese throughout the USA.
  • In 2010 the show received their highest accolades ever as they were approved by the Rolling Stones to perform long term engagements with the Walt Disney Corporation.
  • They also embarked on their first ever tour of Russia with sold out shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

"One of the best tribute shows in the world"
-Rolling Stone magazine

�Satisfaction is a spot-on portrayal to the Rolling Stones" -Washington Post

**Due to the nature of this show there may be dancing in and around the theatre and in front of the stage, should you want a better viewing seat we would recommend a seat in our premium table or balcony seats. Thank you for your understanding.**

VIDEO: Satisfaction, Brown Sugar, Paint it Black


ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD featuring Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, & Mike Zito

Sat, June 23, 2012

SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions:

Tickets start @ $25

If you like your blues rock with a funky New Orleans backbeat. This is the show for you. This band features the twin guitars of Devon Allman and Mike Zito with the funky groove of Cyril Neville and a red hot rhythm section. With a bloodline and music lineage that flows from Professor Long Hair to Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell to Government Mule, Allman's southern JAM ROCK to the Neville Brother's SOUTHERN SOUL music, the ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD keeps a long musical tradition burning bright.

This lineup has talent to burn. You'll already know Cyril Neville: poet, philosopher, percussion master and perhaps the South's last great soul singer. At 63, this is the latest chapter in a career that began with 1970's debut solo single, Gossip, and his touchdown in the lineup of older brother Art's funk outfit, The Meters. Post-Meters, he's been key to the rise of The Neville Brothers, created alchemy with Bob Dylan, Bono and Willie Nelson, toured with funk act Galactic, & led his solo band Tribe 13;

Likewise Devon Allman. As the son of Gregg Allman, he 36-year-old has rock �n' roll in his DNA, but he's always walked his own path. In 1999, he hit the radar as leader of Honeytribe, whose fearless albums announced him as a next-generation guitar hero, and when Devon takes the stage � either with Honeytribe or during cameos with his father and the Allmans � fans are wowed by a guitarist who can be smooth, savage or seismic, but it's in R.S.B. that you'll hear this modern master playing at full-throttle.

Not many guitarists could stand toe-to-toe with him. Step up Mike Zito: the blues ace whose ear for melody provides the counterpoint to his wingman's rocking tendencies. Nominated in 2011 for the Blues Music Foundation's �Best Blues Rock' award, and winner of 2010's Blues Music Award for �Song Of The Year'.

But like Cyril says, it's all about making �a good gumbo", and that's where God's own rhythm section comes in. Giving R.S.B. its hip-shaking groove are bassist Charlie Wooton and drummer Yonrico Scott: both heavyweight names in their own right.

They say that rock �n' roll is dead, but they're wrong. There's something in the air, Today, as Royal Southern Brotherhood propels their thrilling new brand of blues-rock and white-hot musicianship from the Southern States onto the world stage. The South is rising again. Come along for the ride.

RSB Website

VIDEO: Gotta Keep Rockin'


Matt Bonner's Sneakers and Speakers Benefit Concert featuring Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band w/ Strand of Oaks opening

Sat, June 30, 2012, 7:30pm

Presenting the 2012 Sneakers and Speakers Charity Concert hosted by New Hampshire native and San Antonio Spur, Matt Bonner

Tickets start @ $10 / On Sale Now!

Matt Bonner created this charity event as a way to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club while showcasing some great music in his home state. This year's show will feature two of Bonner's favorite bands: Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band (Brown County, IN) and Strand of Oaks (Philadelphia,PA).

REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND:

Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band will be headlining the show, coincidentally completing a Hoosier State connection for the evening. The band is a three-piece outfit that plays a combination of roots music and alternative country (fitting for a barnyard blowout). The band consists of The Reverend Peyton on lead guitar and vocals, his wife Breezy on washboard, and Aaron "Cuz" Persinger on the drums. The trio has received critical acclaim for their high energy down home-style live performances. They released their first album, *The Pork 'n' Beans Collection*, in 2004. It was followed by albums released on a yearly basis, including *The Big Damn Band Sampler* (2005), *Big Damn Nation* (2006), *The Gospel Album (2007), *The Whole Fam Damnily *(2008, entered Billboard Blues Album Charts at #4), *Wages (2010, entered Billboard Blues Album Charts at #2), and *Peyton on Patton* (2011, entered Billboard Blues Album Charts at #7). They're a fingerpickin', scrubboard scratchin', drum-bucket country blues trio!

SRAND OF OAKS:

Strand of Oaks' singer-songwriter Timothy Showalter will get things started for the evening. Originally from Indiana, Showalter now hails from Philadelphia, PA. Strand of Oaks' two albums, *Leave Ruin* (2009) and *Pope Killdragon* (2010) have gained acclaim for Showalter's ability to unveil his fantastic imagination through a passion-filled cinematic folk sound.

Be sure to come out for some good ole fashioned fun while supporting a worthy cause!

VIDEO: Clap Your Hands

Strand of Oaks VIDEO: Last To Swim


DAVE MASON: Co-Founder of Supergroup Traffic

Thu, July 5, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions

Tickets start at $29 / On Sale Now!

At 18 he teamed up with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Chris Wood to form the legendary band Traffic whose profound influence over rock music remains unquestioned even today. At 19, Mason penned the song "Feelin' Alright". First recorded by Traffic, this song has since become a rock and roll anthem and recorded by dozens of artists, including Joe Cocker, who had a major hit with the song in 1969.

Mason departed from the group after their second album. In 1969. he headed for the USA to pursue a solo career. A prolific artist, Mason has penned over 100 songs. His solo career is linked with numerous members of rock and roll elite, including Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Delaney & Bonnie, Leon Russell, Ron Wood, Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, and Jim Capaldi.

In addition to his own productions, Mason's distinctive work is featured on numerous gold and platinum albums such as:

  • Jimi Hendrix �Electric Ladyland" - All Along The Watchtower (acoustic guitar) & �Cross Town Traffic" (vocals)
  • George Harrison, �All Thing Must Pass" - (various tracks)
  • The Rolling Stones, �Beggars Banquet" - Street Fighting Man
  • Paul McCartney, �Venus And Mars" - Listen To What The Man Said
  • Graham Nash, �Songs For Beginners"
  • David Crosby & Graham Nash, (album of the same name)
  • Dave Mason/Cass Elliott, (Mamas & Papas) �Dave Mason & Cass Elliott
  • The Spencer Davis Group, Dave sings on: �Somebody Help Me", �Gimme Some Lovin'" & �I'm A Man"
  • Fleetwood Mac, �Time"
  • Eric Clapton, �Crossroads"
Dave Mason's career spans nearly 50 years and has encompassed producing, performing and song writing, not to mention being one of rock's great guitar players! He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic, and is considered an important figure in American music history. Fans and critics alike hail Mason as one of the most talented songwriters and guitarists in the world.

WEBSITE

VIDEO: All Along the Watchtower


HOT TUNA acoustic

Fri, July 6, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions:

Tickets start at $35 / On Sale Now!

Rock N Roll Hall of Fame alumnus, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have been performing together for the past 50 years. After creating the soundtrack of the �60s originating from Jefferson Airplane, the duo formed the iconic blues-roots band Hot Tuna.

In the mid 1960s, Jorma was asked to audition to play guitar for a new band that was forming in San Francisco. Though an acoustic player at heart, he grew interested in the electronic gadgetry that was beginning to make an appearance in the popular music scene -- particularly in a primitive processor brought to the audition by a fellow named Ken Kesey -- and decided to join that band; soon thereafter he summoned his young friend from Washington, who now played the bass.

Thus was created the unique (then and now) sound that was The Jefferson Airplane. Jorma even contributed the band's name, drawn from a nickname a friend had for the blues-playing Jorma. Jack's experience as a lead guitarist led to a style of bass playing which took the instrument far beyond its traditional role.

While in The Jefferson Airplane, putting together the soundtrack of the 60s, the pair remained loyal to the blues, jazz, bluegrass, and folk influences of the small clubs and larger venues they had learned from years before. While in San Francisco and even in hotel rooms on the road, they would play together and worked up a set of songs that they would often play at clubs in the Bay Area and while on the road, often after having played a set with the Airplane.

After two decades of acoustic and electric concerts and albums, the 1990s brought a new focus on acoustic music to Hot Tuna. More intimate venues with a more individual connection to the audience became increasingly frequent stops. Soon, the loud electric sound (and the semi trailer load of equipment) disappeared entirely from Hot Tuna tours.

HOT TUNA Video

Hot Tuna Website


JOHN MAYALL

Sun, July 8, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM and M.E. Productions

Tickets star at $35 / On Sale NOW!

The Godfather of the British Blues scene. John had a key eye for talent, wooing Clapton from the Yardbirds and discovering Peter Green and Mick Taylor. Literally hundreds of great bluesman have ben a part of the Bluesbreakers and learned from the master himself. Nearly fifty years later, he still has one of the finest blues bands on the planet.

John Mayall still continues to remain true to the timeless music, for over the past decades he has done a great deal to popularize the blues all over the globe.

This Blues legend is at the top of his game, and is coming to Plymouth for the first time ever! He brings a big sack of blues classics and is bound to get the " Room to Move"

**Due to the nature of this show there may be dancing in and around the theatre and in front of the stage, should you want a better viewing seat we would recommend a seat in our premium table or balcony seats. Thank you for your understanding.**

Mayall Website

VIDEO: Oh, Pretty Woman


Marc Cohn

Fri, July 27, 2012, SHOW STARTS 7:30pm

Presented by TFM & M.E. Productions

Tickets start @ $35 / On Sale Soon

Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn has been obsessed with pop music for as long as he can remember: �I was hooked from day one. My older brother had a band that rehearsed in our basement, so I heard Bacharach, The Beatles, Ray Charles, and Motown coming up through the floorboards from the time I was six years old. By the time I was eleven though, the Beatles were breaking up and singer-songwriters were breaking through, and a lot of that music really resonated for me"

As a songwriter and singer, Cohn combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He's a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. He similarly finds the emotional essence in the vintage songs he's just recorded, even as he brilliantly reshapes his source material. Cohn's own career took off at the turn of another decade, in 1990, with the recording of his critically acclaimed, self-titled debut disc, which yielded such classics in their own right as �Walking In Memphis," �Silver Thunderbird," and the lovely �True Companion."

Cohn Website

VIDEO: Walking in Memphis