He is one of the most influential and revered songwriters on the planet. We are honored and quite pleased to have him play our storied venue.
DJ Hazard is a comedy veteran and fan favorite who began his career in Boston and over the past two decades, has worked every major club around the country and worked with virtually every nationally known comedian. Hazard\\\’s list of credentials is impressive to say the least having worked Las Vegas and Atlantic City as well as having appeared on Comedy Central, A&E\\\’s Comedy on the Road, Showtime Comedy Club Network, Spotlight Cafe, he as a Comedy Central Laugh Riots Finalist, San Francisco Comedy Competition, Seattle Comedy Competition, and the Boston Herald Reader\\\’s Poll Comedian of the Year. Now stationed in New York City, Hazard continues to work the major. Hazard is a gentle giant who looks more like a prison enforcer than a comedian, but crowds around the country love him. Hazard can be seen in the films Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story and When Stand Up Stood Out, and he recently wrapped up shooting ‘Street Players,’ a dark crime drama filmed in Boston. He has released two comedy CDs, ‘Lock Up The Planet When You Leave,’ and ‘El Hazardo Rides Again.’ Joe Holden is a regular at the Comedy Connections in both Boston and Providence. His rapid-fire style in which he talks about life experiences and outrageously funny premises has audiences roaring. Holden has shared the stage with some of the top names in the business and is one of the fastest rising stars in the industry. Dan Crohn is already a New England star who is headed for much bigger days in comedy. Crohn is a Boston Comedy festival finalist, who has worked the top clubs in the region. Along with the top clubs in the Boston area, Crohn has appeared at the L.A. Improv, Catch A Rising Star in Reno, The Laugh Lounge in New York, the Gotham Comedy Club, Providence Comedy Connection (RI), The Hartford (CT) Funnybone, City Steam Brew Ha Ha (CT), and Catch A Rising Star (RI) .
The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album, released in 1989, was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill. In 2004, McMurtry released the universally lauded Live in Aught-Three on Compadre Records. 200’s Childish Things garnered some of the highest critical praise of McMurtry’s career and spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Music Radio Chart in 2005 and 2006. In September 2006, Childish Things and ‘We Can’t Make It Here’ won the Americana Music Awards for album and song of the year, respectively. McMurtry received more Americana Music Award nominations for 2008’s Just Us Kids. The album marked his highest Billboard 200 chart position in more than 19 years. The Washington Post noted McMurtry’s live prowess: ‘Much attention is paid to James McMurtry’s lyrics, and rightfully so: He creates a novel’s worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets. What gets overlooked, however, is that he’s an accomplished rock guitar player. At a sold-out Birchmere, the Austin-based artist was joined by drummer Daren Hess and bassist Ronnie Johnson in a set that demonstrated the raw power of wince-inducing imagery propelled by electric guitar. It was serious stuff, imparted by a singularly serious band.’
Kris is one of the finest contemporary Americana artists on the scene today. She has beautiful voice, writes great songs and is a gifted instrumentalist. She just released an excellent record of covers by 80\’s heros The Cars. Dennis Brennan was Americana before it had a name. He is a brilliant songwriter and compelling performer. If stardom was based on talent he would be Top of the Pops.
GuitarOne magazine calls guitarist/vocalist Coco Montoya ‘the hottest southpaw in the blues’ and raves about his ‘master touch and killer tone.’ The Boston Globe succinctly states that Montoya’s music is ‘hot, blistering soul.’ From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Montoya earned his status through years of hard work and constant touring.
Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, comedian Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. The Boston Globe said, ‘Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician…swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net.’ Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter.
There are few vocalists in the history of rock music that are as immediately recognizable by their sound as Jon Anderson, former lead singer of progressive rock icons Yes. In this personal and engaging solo performance, Anderson will perform songs from all across the Yes songbook and his own eclectic solo work.
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE heralds Gaines as “an ethereal soul… insistent, impassioned, full of self-knowledge. He is the voice of a new generation.”. With only his voice and a guitar for accompaniment, Gaines has earned a reputation as a captivating performer entertaining his audiences everywhere he goes. He had a huge with Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes”. He continues to make great records and his live shows continue to get rave reviews.
Christine Tarter is a local watercolor artist who became interested in Chinese brush painting about 5 years ago. She has been taking classes with Bettie Serantos and Plums. Chris is drawn to the concentric circles of local snail shells and to the fuzzy quality of the pussy willow buds that can be achieved with the ink and rice paper.
The visions of four Southcoast artists.
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