Friday, December 21, 2007
Two chances to see two great shows in January!
There are two top-notch bands coming to the area for some great shows in January. Don't miss your chance to attend one (or both!) of these shows, as we all know how important it is to support live Bluegrass performances in your area. I'll save the sermon this time around, but do make sure you go see Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands along with NewFound Road at one of these locations....
Friday, January 11th - East Hartford Community Cultural Center (www.ehccc.com), 50 Chapman Place, East Hartford (sponsored by the folks who bring you the Podunk Bluegrass Festival every August)
Showtime is 7:15PM, doors open at 6PM. For more info, call (860)528-1458 during regular business hours, or visit their website.
Saturday, January 12th - National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road (Route 2A), Lexington, MA. (sponsored by Boston Bluegrass Union)
Showtime is 7:30PM, doors open at 6:30PM. For directions to this show, call (781)861-6559, or visit http://www.monh.org/.
If you're not familiar with Laurie Lewis, you probably should be. She's been playing her brand of Bluegrass and American folk music for 30+ years. She's been named Female Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association twice, and has won a Grammy Award. Laurie's band for this show is The Right Hands, and they released a terrific, fairly traditional Bluegrass recording within the last year or so called "The Golden West." If you didn't get a chance to see Laurie and the boys perform at the Joe Val Festival in February of 2007, you really ought to take the opportunity to see her this time around. After all, it's not everyday that she makes the trip east from her San Francisco Bay area home.
Put simply, NewFound Road is "among the most dynamic and thrilling contemporary Bluegrass bands on today's thriving scene" (according to the press release). From experience, I can tell you that they got a terrific response at the showcases in which I saw them at IBMA in October, and their "Life In A Song" recording on Rounder has done extremely well for them.
Don't miss these two fabulous bands either in East Hartford or Lexington!