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Seamus Kennedy

10-09-2015 (Ballroom)

Irish Entertainer - and so much more!
Seamus Kennedy, originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been entertaining audiences all over the United States for the past 32 years. His ready wit and vast store of songs will make you forget your cares for a while as he encourages the crowd to sing along to silly lyrics and daft ditties. The endless supply of rib-tickling jokes, the stories and one liners will leave you delighted. And when he plays a lively Irish jig, you might even jump up and dance.

He travels from Alaska to Florida, Maryland to California, performing for audiences which range from Popes and presidents to bartenders and bricklayers, from college students to kindergartners.
But the Irish have their serious side too, and when Seamus performs one of the more somber ballads such as Tommy Sands' There Were Roses or Pete St. John's Dublin In The Rare Old Times you can hear a pin drop as the words sink in. That moment of silence before the applause can raise goosebumps.

Washington Area Music Awards (WAMA):
Best Irish/Celtic Male Vocalist, Ten Years Running -1993-2002

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Al Kooper & the Funky Faculty


Legendary keyboardist, songwriter, and producer, Al Kooper created and played the classic organ riff on Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone," appeared on Dylan's albums Highway 61 Revisited (1965) and Blonde on Blonde (1966) and produced New Morning for Dylan in 1970. He also toured as a member of Dylan's band off and on over the years. He was a member of the influential group The Blues Project with Danny Kalb and Steve Katz from 1965 to 1967. He formed Blood, Sweat & Tears in 1967, remaining with the group for its debut album Child Is Father to the Man (1968). Kooper was also the principal songwriter for both bands. As if all of that weren't enough, he also appeared on and produced 1968's platinum Super Session album with Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills

In addition to his legendary '60s work, Kooper has recorded and released over 10 solo albums over the last 40 years, including his latest release, 2008's White Chocolate. He has played as a sideman on albums by George HarrisonThe Rolling StonesJimi HendrixB.B. KingThe WhoCream, and many more. He also discovered Lynyrd Skynyrd and produced the band's first three albums, which include the iconic tracks "Sweet Home Alabama," "Free Bird," and "Saturday Night Special." 

Kooper has also lent his production talents to The Tubes, Nils Lofgren, Mike Bloomfield, Stephen Stills, Appaloosa, The Don Ellis Band, Lenny White, B.B. King, Green On Red, Jimmy Vivino, David Essex, Johnny Van Zant, a Harry Nilsson tribute album and many other projects. His autobiogarphy, Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards, was published in 1998 and was critically hailed as one of the best rock books ever written.

Al Kooper has been there, done it all and lived to tell about it. A one of a kind show.

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A Night of Comedy


Please join us for "A Night of Comedy" hosted by the Ayer Rotary and The Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce.

With Comics:

Mike Murray, Paul Landweahr, Mark Scalia and Rob Steen.

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7:00 pm
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Ashley Jordan

10-10-2015 (Ballroom)

Those who have been following Ashley Jordan's career know all too well that she is a star on the rise. The Harvard, Massachusetts native is catching the ear of the music industry's top brass. With dozens of awards to her name, including Best Vocalist, Best Country/Americana Act (2013 Worcester Music Awards) and seven New England Country Music Awards this year alone, she's clawing her way to the top and not stopping along the way.

Ashley was just recently named a first round Grammy Nominee for her single, "Angels". While she's putting the finishing touches on her new album, Ashley will be playing select dates in the US. "He's Crazy" is slated for release in January 2016. If you're not familiar with her yet, you will be as she'll be a household name in no time!

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Devens Chili Cook-off for a Cause

10-11-2015 (Rain or Shine)

Join us for a spectacular day of over 20 varieties Chili, Cold Beer, Live Music featuring The Glue Factory, Kids Activities, Cash Prizes & more outside at the Devens Common Center.

Enter your chili to win the Grand Prize or bring the whole family to enjoy the day! Proceeds from this year’s chili cook off will go to benefit the HealthAlliance Community Mental Health Fund. Each year hundreds of young adults in the North Central Mass Region contemplate suicide as a result of mental illness, depression and other life challenges along the way. Through this Fund, HealthAlliance Hospital will be able to provide Mental Health Navigators, Social Workers and Case Managers to young adults who visit the Emergency Department with Behavioral Health issues whether it be mental illness and/or substance abuse.

One chili entry will be chosen to win our Grand Prize. The winning chili entry will win a Cash Prize, a Trophy announcing that you made the Best Chili in Central Massachusetts and be featured on the Bull Run Restaurant's menu for one week. On the Saturday night of the week your winning chili recipe is featured at Bull Run, you will act as "Celebrity Host" for the evening, greeting guests at the door and urging them to try your chili!

$5 per entry includes one free beverage ticket! After purchasing your chili contest ENTRY ticket below, print out & bring your confirmation code to the event. You MUST provide your phone number and email address. EACH CHILI CONTEST ENTRANT MUST PLAN TO PROVIDE 7 - 10 GALLONS OF CHILI. Devens Chili Cook Off for a Cause will provide you with 4 oz. cups, spoons & napkins. For additional questions, please call 978-772-0188.

$10 Donation provdes access to the event & all you can eat chili. $8.00 of your donation goes directly to Health Alliance Community Mental Health Fund.
Kids under 10 are free!

For more information, contact the Devens Complex Sales Office at 978-772-0188.

Thanks to our generous sponsors: UMass Memorial Health Alliance Hospital, The Devens Common Center, The Bull Run Restaurant, Spring Hill Suites Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Wachusett Brewing Co., & Bemis Worldwide. PLEASE NOTE: This event does NOT take place at the Bull Run Restaurant. The event will be held on the grounds outside at the Devens Common Center in Devens, MA.

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1740 Club: Bull Run Beer & Food Pairing


The 1740 Club at Bull Run in association with The Samuel Adams Brewing Co. presents "An Evening of Beer & Food Pairing."

Join us for an enjoyable 4 course beer paired dinner with all the fixings and more. 
Chef Isaac Carter will walk you through how the food has been prepared using locally sourced ingredients using the New England landscape as the inspiration for this one of a kind experience.

You'’ll enjoy meeting the team from Samuel Adams Brewery based in Boston, MA. You'll learn all the ins & outs of local craft beer, while enjoying a great meal, lots of beer & new friends.
Be ready for a local culinary adventure!

More info on Sam Adams Brewery at:  SamuelAdams.com

$50 per person includes 4­ course dinner, all beer, tax & gratuity

6:00pm, Garden Room @ Bull Run - Limit 25 people ­ - ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
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Headliners Comedy Series

Headliners Comedy Series (Ballroom)

10-16-2015 (Ballroom)

Each month we will bring you the best and funniest comics from the famed Headliners Comedy Club. This month's comics are Rob Steen, Steve Scarfo and Dave Decker.

Rob Steen has been doing comedy for 25 years. He began as a street performer in Boston at the age of 12. Using his juggling and improv skills he decided to try Stand-Up! Since then he has a full schedule of over 350 shows per year! Rob has been featured on several TV shows including The Late Show with Dave Letterman where he is a frequent guest. His high energy and quick wit have brought comparisons to Robin Williams and he is one of the most requested comedians in the northeast.

Rob's act is fresh and always different. He has a gift for  working the crowd into his  act and taking them on a ride into his off-beat world! - Boston Globe     

Steve Scarfo began the stand-up life back in 1996 and was noticed by The Boston Globe at his first performance. His high energy, real life approach to material coupled with his sometimes bizarre viewpoint is sure to strike a chord in any audience and keep them in stitches. He has worked all over New England, including Comedy Connection in Portland, and Nicks Comedy Stop in Boston. Steve has opened for many quality acts – including: Dave Coulier, Victoria Jackson, Jeff Dunham, Lenny Clarke and Bob Marley. Steve also appeared in the A&E real life drama ‘Caesars 24 / 7’, figured prominently in the Red Sox World Series MasterCard commercial, and appears in several movies (most notably "Fever Pitch" and "The Pink Panther 2").

Dave Decker, a native of Massachusetts, performs regularly at clubs from Boston to New York City. Winner of the coveted Betty Crocker Award in 1975, Dave Decker brings his distinct point of view to the stage in a way that both engages and charms audiences.  His intelligent and clever humor along with his definitive stage presence make him a hit for venues large and small.
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Kathy Mattea's "Acoustic Living Room" with Bill Cooley


Grammy Award winning singer Kathy Mattea and her longtime collaborator, guitarist Bill Cooley, have shared one of Nashville's most musically rich partnerships for over two decades. The duo meet as old friends, welcoming you into their "Acoustic Living Room" to share songs and stories near and dear to their hearts - including Kathy's beloved classics such as "Where've You Been?," for which she won her first Grammy for "Best Female Country Vocal Performance," "18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses," "455 Rocket" andmany other hits, plus a handful of more eclectic and often requested tunes from her extensive catalogue, and a sprinkling of brand new material.

Long known as an impeccable songcatcher, her 17 albums are woven through with bluegrass, gospel and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple CMA, ACM, and Grammy Awards. A genuine storyteller, Kathy draws inspiration from her Appalachian roots and is a torchbearer for often overlooked musical legacies like those of Hazel Dickens and Jean Ritchie. Her most recent album, "Calling Me Home," is a collection of songs that celebrate the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia and expands the vocabulary of acoustic roots music that has always served as her artistic center.

Most artists take fewer and fewer risks as they get older, but Kathy Mattea is a striking exception. During her radio-ruling days in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Kathy charted mainstream country hits, with16 of them reaching the top ten. These days, she sings with the perspective of an Appalachian whose career took her elsewhere, which is what makes her as contemporary as she is traditional.

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Town Meeting

10-17-2015 (Ballroom)

Luke and Russ Condon, founding members of Town Meeting, grew up in Ayer, MA and share a love of listening to and creating great music. They also happen to be brothers. Brendan (Babe) Condon is also a brother and is now a member of the band. He plays a mean harmonica and vocals. Dean Adrien, formerly of Orphan, joined the band in April of 2013. Having played music most of his life with the likes of Jonathan Edwards, Tom Rush and others from the Boston Folk scene, Adrien was already a well accomplished musician when he joined the band. Tim Cackett began playing Bass in High school and was heavily influenced by jazz and funk. After high school he played guitar and toured with various hardcore bands, until he realized he belonged with Town Meeting and now gives the band a bigger and more wholesome TM sound.

Influenced by a wide range of musical acts (Dawes, The Avett Brothers, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) when Dean, Tim and the Condon brothers get together it's nothing short of spectacular. Their songs are original, well written and harmony driven with a real emphasis on musical quality and arrangement. In other words, they don't just write a song, they take some time and craft one.

Since the spring of 2013 when they officially formed, Town Meeting has been playing venues in New England from Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA to colleges in RI and cafes in NH. Whether for a few or for many, when these guys perform, it's always entertaining. (Just ask someone who's seen them!)

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Maria Muldaur's "Way Past Midnight" Tour


It has been 40 years since "Midnight at the Oasis" was riding the top of the pop charts. And now Maria Muldaur had the brilliant idea to put together a show where she chronicles her 50-year musical journey through American Roots Music, to the Oasis and Beyond. Maria and her Bluesiana Band perform her iconic hits, including "Midnight at the Oasis," "I'm a Woman," "Richland Woman Blues'" "Don't You Feel My Leg" and many others, as well as many oft-requested "fan faves' from the 40 albums she has recorded in the past 40 years.

She treats her audience to previously unseen photographs and videos, (A PowerPoint presentation) and shares fascinating, often humorous personal stories from every stage of her 50-year career - from her early days in the '60's with The Jim Kweskin Jug Band, through her years of "pop stardom" and on to her continuing exploration of the many forms of American Roots Music; Blues, Bluesiana, Jazz and Gospel, Maria has sung it all. And through the years her voice has deepened, strengthened and become even more convincing. She sings with enough soul and raw power to recharge the emotional batteries of anyone in the audience.

"She has spent much of her career as a musical hobo, riding the rails from jazz to bluegrass, gospel to Appalachian folk, blues to Tin Pan Alley. She never loses the sassy, teasing sexuality that has always served as her calling card." - Critic's Choice
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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones


Over ‘Lost Time’s’ twelve tracks, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin pay homage to a number of artists and songs that had an early, formative influence, in Dave’s words “the masters of the Blues, the most transcendental form of American music.”  Everyone from Lead Belly to James Brown is represented, but the figure who looms largest on the album, and in the brothers’ own musical journey, is Big Joe Turner.  The Alvins met Big Joe as teenagers, and he would mentor them for the remainder of his life. They remain his humble students, and cut four Turner songs for ‘Lost Time.’ If their GRAMMY-nominated 2014 album ‘Common Ground’ was the sound of a partnership rekindled, ‘Lost Time’ is a four-alarm fire. Dave’s guitar work slithers and stings as never before, and Phil’s feral howl cuts to the core. Dave and Phil both sing and play guitar throughout ‘Lost Time,’ and are joined by a crack band including Lisa Pankratz (drums), Brad Fordham (bass), and Chris Miller (guitar).

The Alvin brothers founded seminal early LA punk roots band The Blasters in 1979, blending American roots and blues with searing punk energy to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone hailed their “bright, raw playing, terrific taste and …Phil’s full-bodied vocals.” Robert Christgau of the Village Voice wrote that Dave was “a major songwriter, one with John Fogerty’s bead on the wound-tight good times of America’s tough white underbelly.” The band performed with everyone from X and Black Flag to The Cramps and Queen, and even gave early breaks to Los Lobos and Dwight Yoakam by inviting them on the road as openers. As AllMusic puts it, “it’s practically impossible to imagine the roots rock scene of the ’80s and onward existing without The Blasters as a roadmap.” After Dave left the group in 1986 they did not record an album together again until ‘Common Ground.’ In addition to its Grammy nomination, that record earned wide critical acclaim, and features with NPR’s Fresh Air, The LA Times, Wall Street Journal and more. Dave and Phil will tour extensively behind ‘Lost Time’ with Dave’s band The Guilty Ones.

"Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin have solidified their own legacy as one of roots music’s most exceptional duos. Grammy Nominated in 2015 and Simply the Best!  ... A Roof-raising performance..."  LA Times

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The Tubes w/ Fee Waybill


Don't miss The Tubes' annual "Pre-Halloween Show" at Bull Run

From humble beginnings in Phoenix, Arizona to the streets of San Francisco THE TUBES were catapulted into Rock and Roll’s limelight in the mid 1970’s with such classic rock staples as White Punks On Dope, What Do You Want From Life, Mondo Bondage, Don’t Touch Me There, Sushi Girl, Talk To Ya Later and their Number 1 Billboard hit She’s A Beauty.
No matter how memorable their recordings were, the lifeline of the band has always been their live performance. From the exuberant and imaginative to the outrageous, they continue to perform for hordes of fans throughout the world. Their current line up (still retaining four original members) consists of the enigmatic and unforgettable vocalist Fee Waybill, the elusive guitarist Roger Steen, the solid bass playing of Rick Anderson, the legendary Prairie Prince on drums, and keyboardist extroardinaire David Medd.
The Tubes will go down in the rock history books as one of the most exciting, in-your-face, tight- knit group of musicians who epitomized the hilarity of popular American culture by making it into the ultimate rock’n’roll extravaganza. Their live shows involve mock bondage rituals, simulated sex, 12-foot high rock stars by the name of Quay Lude singing ‘White Punks On Dope’, exploding televisions, chainsaws and an array of semi-clad dancers. They didn't invent the idea of rock & roll as theater, but they have certainly thrived on the concept. Few bands have had a more entertaining and over the top live show. Their influence can be seen in many of the visually oriented groups of today such as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Marilyn Manson and others. Though they may have been ahead of their time in the eighties, they haven’t lost a step and continue to reinvent themselves. In a world where visual stimulation is king, they are right at home and masters of their domain. They’ve been recognized not only as a great band to watch, but a great band period! They continue to write clever, provocative material as heard on their most recent critically acclaimed release "Genius Of America" and continue to add to their body of work with DVD/Video releases from their live shows including "The Tubes World Tour" and the 2005 release "Wild In London."

At their best, they have the uncanny ability to highlight the absurdity of everyday American life, occasionally shocking audiences, but always making them think twice. Perceived by fans and media alike as the ‘Marshall McLuhans of rock’n’roll’, the Tubes became both the medium and the message, stimulating the senses through their dynamic, controversial and politically incorrect audio visual live spectacles. They continue to innovate, evolve and ignite, no matter where they go by combining art with trash, comedy with tragedy, and rock theatre with consummate musicianship.

Jeff Root and the Trembling Romeos

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1740 Club presents: Bourbon Curious


Phil Hicks is a local bourbon aficionado and long-time patron of the Bull Run. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, just a stone’s throw from the rolling hills of Kentucky, the heart and soul of Bourbon Country. ??First exposed to the venerable spirit at a young age (courtesy of his grandmother’s Christmas eggnog), he has been a fan ever since. Phil has read a great deal about bourbon and obtained formal training on distilled spirits through Boston University’s Gastronomy Program. He enjoys talking about bourbon almost as much as drinking it.

This tasting event promises to be lively and informative. We will sample five different bourbons followed by a spirit-inspired, 3 course meal from Chef Isaac. The menu will be available here shortly.

Space is limited to 25 seats.
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Brooks Williams

Brooks Williams (Ballroom)

10-30-2014 (Ballroom)

Brooks Williams is one of the premier guitarists, singers and songwriters on the Roots n' Blues scene. Lauded as one of the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, this blues-singing, guitar-picking, bottleneck-slide-playing certified road warrior has been wowing audiences worldwide for 25+ years with his silky voice, hook-laden songs and rollicking acoustic and resonator slide guitars. To every show he brings the deepest and most intense interpretations of everything from early blues songs to his recent original compositions. He is quite simply one of the most entertaining and engaging performers on the circuit today. From coast-to-coast, country-to-country, Williams and his guitars roll and tumble like nobody's business. The San Antonio Light called him "a fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!"
"Absolutely beyond criticism" - fNotes
"Soulful guitarist with talent, taste and astonishing technique" - Blues Revue
"A consummate artist,... ranks among America's musical treasures." - Dirty Linen
"melodic virtuosity on guitar that runs like liquid from his fingers" - The Irish News
"Harmonically sophisticated and breathtakingly beautiful..." - Guitar Player
"Dazzling guitar work!" - Acoustic Guitar
"Deft, tasteful guitar chops." - Rolling Stone

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Entrain - Pre-Halloween Party


Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic six piece Entrain has been thrilling critics and fans alike since its inception. Formed by drummer Tom Major in 1993, Entrain has recorded eight albums, available on Dolphin Safe Records, all of which have been praised for their ability to shift effortlessly between musical styles - from rock, blues, calypso and ska, to zydeco, jazz and funk - often within the same song. "The whole Entrain concept is based around the drums and infectious rhythms. Once we've got that.... anything goes, everything goes," explains Major. "The most important thing that we try to do with our music is bring everybody together in the spirit of peace, love, fun and a ton of drums!"
Their latest record "Reason To Feel Good" has enjoyed heavy rotation in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New England, Upstate New York, Aspen, Santa Fe, Houston, Cincinnati, and Nashville, and is climbing industry trade charts like CMJ, Album Network, FMQB, and The Gavin Report. The first single from the album, titled "Lucky Just to Be Alive," was number 2 in WMVY's top 25 songs for 2011. Combining top notch musicians with great songs, and infused with some passionate and conscious lyrics, this CD is undoubtedly the best work from the production team of Major/Alex.
The band with Tom Major on drums, Brian Alex as guitar wiz/lead singer, M'Talewa on bass, Rob Loyot on sax/keys/percussion, Hilary Noble on sax/percussion and Lennie Peterson on trombone/keys have jammed with James Taylor, Carly Simon, Chuck Berry, Southside Johnny, Blood Sweat & Tears, Grateful Dead alum Bob Weir and rock legend Bo Diddley.
Their goal according to Tom Major is "…to create music that makes people feel good. When we look out from the stage, all we see is smiling faces of all ages and bodies moving. You can't beat that feeling."

"Entrain zips along like a lively summit conference between the Dave Matthews Band and Little Feat.” - Steve Morse, The Boston Globe

“Entrain . . . merges funk, rock, reggae, swamp, and worldbeat rhythm into a sweaty good time . . .” - The Boston Herald

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Kofi Baker's Cream Experience

10-31-2015 - HALLOWEEN

The "Cream" were undeniably the first rock "supergroup" of the 1960s. And though they were together for less than 3 years, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton left a gigantic impression on the world of rock music forever.

Now Ginger Baker's son Kofi teams up with super guitarist Godfrey Townsend to pay humble tribute to the world's greatest power trio.

As the son of legendary drumming icon Ginger Baker, Kofi Baker has a name that’s synonymous with drumming excellence. And Kofi lives up to his name. With his outstanding skills, drive & dedication, he continues the great Baker legacy. Kofi's first live performance was with his father on the UK television show "The Old Grey Whistle Test"...at just six years of age, he proved that he had inherited more than just his father’s name.
In the early 80's, Kofi and his father performed drum duets throughout Europe, amazing audiences with complex African polyrhythms. Later, Kofi toured with John Ethridge (Soft Machine), gigged in London with Steve Waller (Manfred Mann) and Randy California (Spirit). He also toured Europe with Steve Marriot (Humble Pie). During the 1990's Kofi toured with Jack Bruce in Budapest; Signed with Scotty Brothers label & recorded the album Lost City; Recorded "Abstract Logic" with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane; and toured extensively...including more drum duets with dad, Ginger Baker.
After seeing his father play in the Cream reunion of 2005, Kofi was inspired to start his own band. He wanted to continue where Cream and his father left off. Kofi’s band is the ultimate Cream tribute...combining Cream's innovative and experimental style with virtuoso talent.

Guitarist Godfrey Townsend has worked with many of rock music’s most influential names. In the past decade alone, he has performed with John Entwistle (bass guitarist of The Who), Jack Bruce (bass guitarist/vocalist of Cream), Dave Mason (guitarist/vocalist of Traffic) and Alan Parsons (producer/engineer/recording artist). After hearing Godfrey jamming on some Cream tunes in a club one night, Eric Clapton's guitar tech, Lee Dickson commented to John Entwistle of The Who: "This guy's got Clapton down better than Clapton!" Townsend's mastery is so complete that Jack Bruce has been recruiting him and his band to back him up for the past eight years.

If you never saw Cream live, and you probably haven't, this is the closest you'll ever come to the real thing outside of the real thing itself. Continuing where Cream left off, Kofi Baker's Cream Experience is the ultimate Cream tribute, combining Cream's innovative and experimental style with amazing virtuoso talent.

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Lucky Peterson


Lucky Peterson played his first gig at age three and by five recorded his first single, produced by the legendary Willie Dixon. By six, he was propelled into the national spotlight with TV appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show," "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and even "What’s My Line?" As a child prodigy, Lucky was somewhat of a novelty act. But he grew into a true blues veteran. Over the last three decades he has played to audiences around the world, dazzling fans and critics with his multi-instrumental talents (keyboards, guitar, bass, drums & trumpet), his soulful vocal style and his youthful approach to the blues.

Born Judge Kenneth Peterson in 1963, Lucky was raised on music in Buffalo, New York. His Father, James Peterson, was a blues singer and owner of the Governor’s Inn, a northern version of a Deep South “chitlin circuit" roadhouse. Artists like Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Muddy Waters and Koko Taylor played there regularly. Virtually growing up on stage, little Lucky began playing almost before he could talk. He started on drums, but later became fascinated by the Hammond B-3 organ. After some lessons from the legendary Jimmy Smith, Lucky focused most of his energy on the organ. In his spare time, he mastered bass and piano, becoming good enough to sit in with his father’s band and touring artists like Lightin' Hopkins and Jimmy Reed. Word of this child prodigy soon spread among the blues community. Willie Dixon heard Lucky and produced the boy’s first record, a single entitled "1 2 3 4" and a follow-up album for Chicago’s Today Records. The single hit the airwaves with a bang and the national TV appearances followed.

Lucky learned from and jammed with some of the best blues players in the world. When Little Milton’s band came up short an organ player, Milton asked the 17-year-old Lucky to sit in. One gig was all it took for Milton to fall in love with Lucky’s playing, and he was soon in the band. After seven months, Lucky became Milton’s bandleader. Opening shows with his own set on vocals and keyboards, Lucky’s three-year stint with Milton led to another long gig with Bobby “Blue" Bland as Bobby’s featured soloist. His did regular session work for King Snake Records. His funky keyboards sparked Kenny Neal’s "Big New From Baton Rouge!!", Rufus Thomas' "That Woman Is Poison!" and Lazy Lester’s "Harp And Soul." Alligator later released Lucky’s third solo outing, "Lucky Strikes!" He co-wrote three songs for the album and played all of the keyboard parts and all but one of the guitar solos. Lucky tours the world and has many hit albums, including "Triple Play" (Alligator), "Lucky Peterson" (Polygram) and "Double Dealin'"(Blue Thumb). His newest, "Son of a Blues Man," has been called his "most well-rounded and personal album yet." His guitar lead on the title track is a marvel of crying, elegantly balanced phrasing, almost horn-like or vocal-like, and it speaks and sings like the marvel it is. It coheres in a wonderful arc, capturing the blues, like Lucky himself, as an ever-flowing, joyous and ultimately uplifting thing.

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Gilbert Gottfried


At the young age of 15 Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and after a few short years, became known around town as "The Comedian's Comedian." After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show "Saturday Night Live" became aware of him and, in 1980, hired him as a cast member. A few years later MTV hired him for a series of improvised and hilarious promos for the newly formed channel. This led to television appearances on "The Cosby Show" and "Late Night with David Letterman."
Gottfried's work in television soon led to roles in film. Most notable was his improvised scene as business manager Sidney Bernstein in the hit sequel "Beverly Hills Cop II," for which the New York Daily News said, "Gilbert Gottfried steals the picture with a single scene."
Aside from his glowing reputation in comedy clubs, Gottfried began to gain a reputation as the king of quirky roles in both movies and television. He appeared in such movies as "Problem Child," "Problem Child II," "Look Who's Talking II" and "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane." He was also the host of the very popular late night movie series "USA Up All Night."

After his stellar performance as the wise cracking parrot, IAGO, in the Disney classic "Aladdin," Gottfried became one of the most recognizable voiceover talents, lending his voice to several commercials, cartoons and movies, including the frustrated duck in the AFLAC Insurance commercials. He is also the voice of DIGIT in the long running PBS Series "Cyberchase," can be heard on the Comedy Central series, "The Annoying Orange," and as the voice of the horse on "Family Guy."
Gilbert has appeared on the ABC series "Celebrity Wife Swap," numerous Comedy Central Roasts and the Comedy Central series, "The Burn with Jeff Ross." His hilarious viral video reading of "Fifty Shades of Grey" (College Humor) received over 4 million views on YouTube. Gilbert was a frequent guest on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Howard Stern Show." In addition, has had a recurring role on "Law and Order" SVU as TARU tech Leo Gerber.
Gottfried stole the show in the hit comedy documentary "The Aristocrats," with Entertainment Weekly saying that "out of the 101 comedians who appear on screen, no one is funnier - or more disgusting than Gilbert Gottfried."
"Gilbert Gottfried Dirty Jokes" was released on both DVD and CD, featuring 50 non-stop minutes of Gottfried telling the funniest and filthiest jokes ever. The show was filmed live at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Also featured on the DVD are some of the funniest bonus features ever, including wild stories, indignant ranting and celebrity impressions.
As a famed comics comic, Gilbert puts aside political correctness for his live performance and fires an onslaught of jokes that know no boundaries.
Stephen King says of Gottfried, "More than a national treasure, he's a secret weapon. If we had had Gilbert Gottfried in World War II, Hitler would have given up in 1942."
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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli with Patty Barkas

Lori Diamond & Fred Abetelli with Patty Barkas (Ballroom)

11-7-2015 (Ballroom)

The elusive luminary Patty Barkas has recorded and toured nationally and internationally with the region's most notable players; from the eccentric, alt-rock madness of "The Bentmen" to the acoustic venues with Greg Greenway and Laurie Geltman; and everything in between - Rubyhorse, Peter Wolf (of J. Geils Band), RTZ (Brad Delp of Boston), November Group, Laurie Sargent and Face To Face. Her voice is an instrument of passion, mysticism, and daunting beauty; in one moment softly ethereal, and in the next, charged with soaring intensity. Until this solo effort, you have yet to experience Patty in her truest form. This new project is her passionate response as she emerges from "featured back up diva" to become the image weaver of her own vision.

Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli: Lori is an award winning songwriter (finalist, Great American Songwriting Contest 2010, Best Female Vocalist, Pulse Magazine 2011, 2012), combining alluring, soulful vocals and seasoned piano playing with Fred Abitalli's solid solid bass and guitar. Lori & Fred's newest CD, "Lifted" was just named "Best CD of 2015" by Pulse Magazine. Fans of Norah Jones, Sarah McLachlan and Joni Mitchell will quickly become fans of Lori & Fred as they explore Jazz, Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Gospel and blues with their own fresh style.

An unforgettable evening of soulful, soaring vocals and songs that will uplift, soothe and stir your spirit! 
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7:30 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

INVISIBLE SUN - Police Tribute Band

INVISIBLE SUN - Police Tribute Band (Sawtelle)

11-7-2015 (Sawtelle Room)

Invisible Sun started 4 years ago when Scott Babineau, Brian Chaffee, and Chris Reddy decided to play some songs by The Police at a jam session. That session turned into an annual event and with the addition last year of drummer Roger Stebbins, Invisible Sun has become one of the premier Police cover bands around. They cover 25 songs from The Police, spanning all of their recorded work, with special attention to the detail and stylings of the originals.

Brian Chaffee is an accomplished vocalist/keyboardist from the Gardner area who has fronted "The Franks,"  "Krakow" and now regularly performs with his new band "Brian Chaffee and the Players."

Scott Babineau is a fixture in the central Ma music scene as a solo artist, front man for the very popular "Caves on Mars" and session/live work with multiple area musicians including Mark Marquis.

Chris Reddy, besides being a solo artist performing “Acoustic Loops from Hell," is currently working as the lead guitar player for the band "Doctor Robert" and was the lead singer/ lead guitarist for the Prog rock band "Transit" for 25 years. He has opened for Dave Mason, Stan Ridgeway, Jim Weider and Johnny A.

Roger Stebbins, who has been playing drums for over 35 years, has taken the reins as drummer for Invisible Sun. He was a founding member of the 80’s band "Geneva" and has also played with Chris in the fusion band "Sonic Sway" who opened for Gary Hoey.
If you enjoy the music of The Police, you must see this show!
Invisible Sun: Brian Chaffee (lead vocals/keyboards) Scott Babineau (bass/lead vocals) Chris Reddy (lead guitar) Roger Stebbins (drums/percussion)

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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory Band


Alvin Youngblood Hart is the cosmic love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray; a master of the blues and beyond. He is a Grammy Award winner, a WC Handy Blues Winner, a two-time Living Blues award winner and has even won the Downbeat Critics' Award for Best Blues album. He performs so much more than traditional blues however, and with his scorching trio, 'Muscle Theory', he'll take you on a transformative musical journey that you can dance to.

Since the release of his 1996 debut recording, "Big Mama's Door" his praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. A devout follower of the “no barriers” approach carved out by veteran performers like Gatemouth Brown and the late/great Doug Sahm, Hart is always challenging the so-called purists, bringing the blues to a new generation every time he plays. Charley Patton would approve of his version of "Pony Blues" and his cover of "Gallows Pole" is the coolest since Led Zeppelin’s.

A personal career highlight occurred in the summer of 2008 when Hart met the late Irish guitar legend Gary Moore. Moore invited Hart, a lifelong Thin Lizzy fan, onstage to jam with himself and original Thin Lizzy drummer, Brian Downey. In the Spring of 2009 Moore requested Hart’s band as the opening act on a tour of Germany. Moore was seen offstage most every night with friends, cheering Hart’s band along during their set.

With Alvin on guitar & lead vocals, Fabio Drusin on bass & vocals and Silvano "Silver" Bassi on Drums, Alvin Youngblood Hard and the Muscle Theory Band will rock your world and leave you wanting more. Be prepared for anything. They play trhe blues, but they move way beyond the narrow boundaries of tradition.

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7:30 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Paul Thorn Band

11-13-2015 (Sawtelle Room)

I get more emails from people to bring Paul back than for anyone.
OK, here he comes.....

Maybe it's because Paul Thorn is an ex-prizefighter and the son of a pentecostal preacher, but they say that attending one of his concerts is like "taking a 6-pack to church!" Proof to that can be found by listening to his song "Mission Temple Fireworks Stand." The first thing you notice is the voice, distinctively soulful and funky, of a man who has walked a long, hot span over dusty Mississippi country roads. For an artist you may never have heard of, Paul has had a long successful career working with musical giants like Sting, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine and Huey Lewis to name a few. Artists like Tanya Tucker, Toby Keith and Sawyer Brown, have covered his songs, but, no one sounds like Paul.
Hailed as the "Mark Twain of Americana", Paul was born in Elvisville (Tupelo, MS), and had the unique background of singing to congregations since early childhood. Connecting with and getting over with the crowd was in his blood from the start. Thorn was working in a chair factory and playing little gigs at night, like pizza parlors etc., in Birmingham, Alabama when Miles Copeland, manager and brother of Stewart (who drummed for the Police), happened to catch one of these gigs, and "discovered" him. On the road to recording a follow-up to his most successful release, 2010's Pimps and Preachers, which was was #1 at Americana Radio for 3 weeks and has spent 7 weeks in Top 5, the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter decided to do an album of covers. "I wanted to take a break from myself," he reveals, "do something different, and just have fun." The collection, entitled What The Hell Is Goin' On? found Thorn putting his own gritty rock stamp on some of his favorite songs. The album's centerpiece was penned by blues-rock icon Elvin Bishop, who also played his "wonderfully raw and dirty" guitar solo on the tune. Other special guests on the album were Delbert McClinton and the marvelous McCrary Sisters.
Paul's new album, "Too Blessed to be Stressed," is out now and is probably his best to date. It's full of
charmers like Don't Let Nobody Rob You Of Your Joy, where Thorn's warm peaches-and-molasses singing dispenses advice on avoiding the pitfalls of life. And his trademark humor is abundant throughout. I Backslide On Friday is a warm-spirited poke at personal foibles. This album is a masterpiece and whether you already have it or not, you're going to want Paul to sign this one.

"Paul is one of my favorite artists!" - Bonnie Raitt

Watch clips HERE

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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Devens Rock 4 Warriors Benefit Concert


A benefit concert for wounded veterans presented by RAISING RAIDERS in association with The Bull Run Concert Series.
FEATURING GE SMITH & BILL KIRCHEN, THE PERSUASIONS and VETTED, America's decorated Wounded Warrior Band.

Join the Bull Run as we raise funds for our wounded warriors at this eclectic evening of outstanding musicians paying tribute to our vets. 50% of your ticket purchase goes directly to Wounded Warriors.

Headlining the show are the MASTERS OF THE TELECASTER, GE Smith & Bill Kirchen and joining in will be The Persuasions and rock band Vetted, the first nationally recognized all wounded warrior band.

GE Smith - Through his six hit-making years with Hall & Oates, his decade long run as Saturday Night Live Band Leader, his touring stints with Bob Dylan, and his work with David Bowie, Peter Wolf and Mike Myers, GE Smith is widely hailed as a modern master of the Telecaster. In his honor, Fender created a new Artist's Series Tele.

Bill Kirchen first gained renown as lead guitarist and vocalist for Commander Cody & his Lost Planet Airmen, where the resonant twang of his battered Telecaster drove "Hot Rod Lincoln" into the Top Ten. He's played guitar on recordings and performances with Nick Lowe, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, Gene Vincent, Link Wray, Danny Gatton and Hoyt Axton. He won the 2000 Rock/ Roots Rock Instrumentalist of the Year, Roots Rock Album (Raise A Ruckus) and 1999 Instrumentalist of the Year at the WAMA Awards, as well as being a multiple winner in 1997 and 1998, receiving ten awards, including Songwriter of the Year.

Vetted is the first nationally recognized wounded warrior band in the US. They tour all over the nation, playing on military bases, and veterans functions for wounded warriors and their family. Their mission is to empower wounded warriors through a non-clinical form of therapy using music as their weapon against various disabilities with focus on suicide prevention, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ) and TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury ).

The Persuasions - From their humble beginning of singing on the streets of Brooklyn, New York in 1962, the earthy gospel infused voices of the legendary Persuasions have become a living American musical treasure celebrating 53 years in the art of a cappella singing.
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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

The Roberto Morbioli Band


Roberto Morbioli plays the Blues. He can breathe fire from his ax like a young Clapton or Stevie Ray. Crowded, noisy bars hush a bit when he steps up and folks look around to see who this is making such a holy wail.

Roberto was born in Verona, Italy and picked up the guitar when he was very young. He has played at some of the biggest European festivals like: Amsterdam Blues Festival, New Orleans Music Festival in Ascona and Sanremo Blues Festival. He has performed in the USA at B.B. King’s Blues club in Memphis, and “Antone’s” in Austin, Texas. In 1991 he founded his own band MORBLUS (more blues) which brought him critical recognition and awards.

His personality and unique playing style shine through all his interpretations so much that, even while recalling the styles of blues greats such as Freddy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Albert Collins, T. Bone Walker, Steve Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton, you see and hear that every note coming out ot this Italian bluesman is coming straight from his big heart. And it's so infectious that you're caught up in it before you realize what's happening. Morbioli’s guitar playing is nothing short of magic, and as a singer, his powerful voice recalls Sam Cook, O.V. Wright, Little Milton, Otis Redding, Robert Cray and Donny Hathaway. You don't even think about it, you just know that the blues flow so naturally for Roberto Morbioli, and his guitar playing and vocals are so polished, he sounds as if he grew up closer to Chicago than Verona, Italy
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7:30 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Karla Bonoff and Jimmy Webb


Two Hall of Fame and Grammy-winning songwriters share the stage and their most famous compositions. Karla Bonoff has written hits for Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd, Lynn Anderson, Warren Zevon and, most notably, Linda RonstadtJimmy Webb provided career-making classics for Glen Campbell, Art Garfunkel, The Fifth Dimension, Joe Cocker and many, many more. But to call Webb and Bonoff "songwriters" doesn't do justice to the fact that both have also released (and sung on) their own wonderful albums over the years.

Karla Bonoff has been described as one of the finest singer-songwriters of her generation and, in her case, the description is not exaggerated. With a career spanning four decades, she has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity and the unwavering respect of her peers. Starting out at an open mic at LA's Troubadour Karla found herself singing backup for LInda Ronstadt, who recorded three of Bonoff's songs on her album, Hasten Down the Wind. This led to a recording contract for Bonoff and the release of three albums, the last of which, Wild Heart of the Young, featured the Top 40 hit “Personally." Writing hit songs for Ronstadt and many others, Karla became one of the most successful songwriters of her generation. Billboard Magazine put it best, "Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today." Her songs have also been featured in several films, such as "About Last Night" (with co-writer J.D. Souther), "Footloose" and "8 Seconds."

The critical acclaim Jimmy Webb has received during his more than 40 years of success is as remarkable as his accomplishments. The composer and singer is a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and is the only artist ever to have won Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration. Jimmy is best known for the astonishing string of multi-platinum hits he has provided for artists such as Glen Campbell (“By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston”), Richard Harris (“MacArthur Park”), the Fifth Dimension (“Up, Up and Away”), the Brooklyn Bridge (“The Worst That Could Happen”), Art Garfunkel (“All I Know”), Linda Ronstadt (“Easy For You To Say”) and the Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson country supergroup The Highwaymen (“The Highwayman”), among many, many others. Whatever your preferred genre of music is, chances are there's a Jimmy Webb song on your personal playlist. Each night during his live shows, Webb reminds audiences why this preacher's son from Oklahoma has been a hit maker since the age of 16 and a beacon through five generations of the Great American Songbook, enhancing his virtuoso performance of iconic tunes with riveting tales of the inspiration behind some of pop music's biggest songs and singers, and a humorous tour into the days and nights of a songwriting prodigy.

More than just a concert, an evening with Karla Bonoff and Jimmy Webb in performance is a master class you can sing along with.

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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Lee Ann Womack


2015 Grammy Nominee for Best Country Album - The Way I'm Livin'

Country Royalty if there ever was one, Grammy and CMA Award winning singer and songwriter, Lee Ann Womack, is best known for "I Hope You Dance," “Last Call," “Think of a Reason Later” and “Mendocino County Line" (with Willie Nelson). After spending several years as a professional songwriter, Lee Ann's eponymous album was released in May of 1997. And shortly after its release it reached the Top Ten on the country chart. "I Hope You Dance" followed in mid-2000, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100. It became her signature song. "Something Worth Leaving Behind" appeared in mid-2002, and it was a sure fit for Womack to move into the country mainstream for good. She also earned two Grammy nods: one for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Something Worth Leaving Behind" and Best Vocal Collaboration for her duet with Willie Nelson on "Mendocino County Line."

And now, on a rare tour out with a brand new album, "The Way I'm Livin'," she has already been nominated for another Grammy. Lee Ann made a decision seven years ago to follow her heart. And if people thought she was crazy to walk away from the multi-platinum world of mainstream country to record the songs that moved her, it would seem that Womack’s heart won out. This 9-time Grammy nominee from East Texas just picked up another pair of prestigious Americana Music Awards nominations for "The Way I’m Livin," proving it to be the little record that could. She joins Shakey Graves’ "And The War Came," Lucinda Williams’ "Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone," Sturgill Simpson’s "Metamodern Sounds In Country Music" and former North Carolina Chocolate Drop Rhiannon Giddens’ "Tomorrow Is My Turn" in the Album of the Year category.

In this world of faster, harder & louder, Lee Ann Womack wants something far more radical; to be real, to strip it all away and get to the core of life, love and raw emotion. Written for the jagged shards of life's rugged spots, turned over with some of the best melodies you'll hear, not fancy, big or glossy, these songs take your breath away.

"It just seems like music is most powerful when it hits you right between the eyes," Lee Ann says.

Video of "The Way I'm Livin'      -      Video of LAW live at the Grand Ol Opry
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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Garnet Rogers

Garnet Rogers (Ballroom)

11/22/2015 (Ballroom)

Garnet Rogers does a stunning one-man show. His powerful baritone and passionate work with a variety of instruments creatively meld old and new sounds, and his story songs are marked by wit, sensitivity and commitment to ordinary people living with extraordinary courage, sorrow, and joy in a large landscape.
The Boston Globe calls Rogers "A brilliant songwriter, one of the major talents of our time," and Sing Out! dubs him "The greatest male interpreter and vocalist on the contemporary folk scene."
Starting down a musical path at age 18 as a back-up musician for his legendary older brother, Garnet Rogers established his own career following Stan's untimely death 20 years ago. But while his brother's style of writing was more traditional and often based on Canadian Maritime styles, Garnet's style is more modern, utilizing influences from blues, rock, country/bluegrass, and classical.
With charisma, substance and his
“smooth, dark baritone,” he has won praise from critics and adoration from fans ever since. Taking advantage of his physical presence (he's nearly six and a half feet tall) and voice and character to match, Rogers commands the stage, whether coffeehouse or Lincoln Center, like few other performers today. His 10 CDs are on Red House Records and Snow Goose Songs.
If you’ve never seen Garnet live, you owe it to yourself to enjoy his unique performances.
An optimist at heart, he sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again.

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7:30 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Five Cents Extra Reunion


The Night Before Thanksgiving Party!

Five Cents Extra was formed  in 1976 with the nucleus of Johnny Girouard on vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica, Ducky Belliveau on vocals, acoustic, electric and pedal steel guitars and Ron Gagnon on backing vocals and bass.

They play an assortment of roots Americana, Rockabilly, Swing and old time country music. During their tenure together they played on shows with Carl Perkins, Dick Curless, John Lincoln Wright, The Blend, The Estes Boys and many, many Boston based bands in and around Boston and the New England area.

They are reuniting  for a one night only here at the Bull Run on the evening before Thanksgiving.

Joining them will be special guests Mark Marquis on guitar and Dan Tessier on fiddle.
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7:30 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Johnny A


Johnny A is widely regarded as one of America's finest contemporary guitarists. Gibson thinks so, their Custom Shop designed a Signature Edition guitar per his specific requests. The public thinks so too, his latest works have sold many thousands of copies. Johnny spent a year and a half at Berklee School of Music, but had no real interest in the textbook bebop they were dishing out. His first group, "Squanty Roo" played Fusion and by ’75 he had a much more stripped down basic rock unit called "The Streets", who scored a major radio hit with “What Gives”.

In the ‘80’s he hooked up with legendary J. Geils Band front man Peter Wolf, playing on his albums and co-producing one of them, as well as touring with Wolf around the world. After Wolf, Johnny put out a string of solo instrumental guitar albums which brought him much notice and acclaim with their warm guitar tones and alluring melodies. This led to signing with Steve Vai's Favored Nations label and an ever-widening circle of gigs with the likes of B.B. King, Robert Cray, and Jeff Beck plus an appearance at Eric Clapton's “Crossroads Guitar Festival” in '04. And, most recently, he was picked to be a guitarist in The Yardbirds tour this fall.

Johnny's new album, "Driven," is available for limited sale now and will be fully released soon. Don't miss this one
It’s been a long way from his first $49 guitar to Gibson's Johnny A. Signature Edition, but Johnny is still doing what he loves most, playing guitar and creating music.

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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

The Stompers Annual Thanksgiving & Anniversary Celebration!


A very special Thanksgiving & Anniversary Celebration!??

The legendary Stompers played their very first show in November 1977. The band has long been recognized for their raucous live shows; kept alive for more than three decades by a spirited legion of dedicated fans.

The Stompers music appears in the John Sayles film, "Return Of The Secaucus Seven" and the cult classic, "Fraternity Vacation". Their radio hits include, "Coast to Coast", "Rock, Jump and Holler", "Eastside Girl", "One Heart For Sale", "American Fun" and "Never Tell An Angel" which both appear in Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups" & "Grown Ups 2" respectfully. The list goes on, as do The Stompers!

The Stompers mission has always been to lift the spirt, shake the body and spread the mighty jubilation that is rock n roll. Keeping that tradition alive and kicking for more than three decades, the band continues to deliver the whole barn burnin’ roof raisin’ foot stompin’ ROCK N ROLL CHURCH to sellout audiences everywhere.

Say it loud brothers and sisters - say it proud!

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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Bob Marley - Comedy


Bob is back! Are you ready to laugh?

Bob Marley is a riot.
Celebrating 15 years as a stand-up comic, Bob Marley is one of the hottest and most sought-after comedians in the country. He has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late-night TV circuit: “The Late Show” with David Letterman, “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno, “Late Night” with Conan O’Brien and “The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson and Craig Kilborn. A regular at the Aspen and Montreal comedy festivals, Marley was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Marley has also appeared in several films, including the cult favorite, “Boondock Saints,” where he played Detective Greenley.

Marley, a Maine native and University of Maine at Farmington graduate, uses biographical and observational material for his high-energy routines. He began his career in his hometown of Portland, and then moved to Boston to gain experience in a city known for spawning comedy all-stars. He works nonstop throughout the country, in such cities as Los Angles, Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Boston, New York and Denver. And after living in Los Angles for several years, he, his wife and three children have returned to Maine to live.

Watch video clip HERE

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7:30 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Wanda Jackson & her Rockabilly Orchestra

12-4-2015  -  Rescheduled from July

“Wanda Jackson, an atomic fireball of a lady, could have a smash hit with just about anything.” - Bob Dylan
"The Queen of Rockabilly," Wanda Jackson, first toured in 1955 and 1956 and she was placed on a bill with none other than Elvis Presley. The two dated during this time and Jackson says it was Presley, along with her father, who encouraged her to sing rockabilly. She had her first U.S. Top 40 hit in 1960 with "Let's Have a Party," a song Elvis had cut earlier. Her recording career bounced back and forth between country and rockabilly and she did this by often putting one song in each style on either side of her single. In 1966, she hit the U.S. Top 20 with "The Box It Came In" and "Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine." She toured regularly, was twice nominated for a Grammy and was a big attraction in Las Vegas through the 1970s. Jackson had her own syndicated TV show, "Music Village," which was packaged by her husband/manager Wendell Goodman.

Since the early '80s, Jackson has been invited to Europe numerous times to play rockabilly and country festivals. American country artists like Pam Tillis, Jann Browne and Rosie Flores have acknowledged Jackson as a major influence. After releasing the critically acclaimed, "Heart Trouble", and "I Remember Elvis".. Wanda continues to tour all over the world to sold out venues.
In 2009 Wanda was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen were just a few of the high-profile artists that encouraged "the Hall" to induct her. In 2011 she released a new album with Jack White, "The Party Ain't Over." It included a cover of the Bob Dylan rockabilly song, "Thunder on the Mountain" as well as a fiery cover of Amy Winehouse's hit song "You Know I'm No Good". "The Party Ain't Over" was well-received by many critics and fans around the world.

“Her voice conjures up a world and a very distinct and particular place in time. It’s not something that can be developed.” - Bruce Springsteen
"She's like my rockabilly Etta James. I love her, she's so brilliant. I don't think 'Rollin' in the Deep' would exist if it wasn't for Wanda Jackson." - Adele
“Here is a one-of-a-kind voice as fresh now as it was in 1958. A voice this big will never be living in the past.” - Stephen King


* We have a VIP package for this show, which includes:
2 tickets (fee included), 1 hotel room for 2 with shuttle to and from the concert.

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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Bill Kirchen's Honky-Tonk Holiday w/ Special Guest Commander Cody

12-5-2015 (Sawtelle Room)

Bill Kirchen and Commander Cody (George Frayne) re-united for this special HONKY-TONK HOLIDAY show.

If you saw the Kirchen/Cody show last year, then you know just how easily these two road warriors re-connect . The Commander will Join Bill & his band, Too Much Fun, for this very special Honky-Tonk Holiday.

This show will feature seasonal songs from Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Country; forgotten classics from the golden age of music such as Red Simpson's "Truckin' Trees For Christmas" and Hank Snow's "Reindeer Boogie", Albert King's "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'", some Commander Cody stuff like "Dadd'y's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas", Christmas tunes from Chuck Berry, Merle Haggard, Elvis and much more, celebrating an American musical tradition where country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass and the Western swing of Texas and California honky tonks. AND of course your old favorites from the Kirchen and Commander Cody classics.

Commander Cody was the fearless leader and keyboard man of the the Lost Planet Airmen and Bill Kirchen was the original guitarist. They were a hell-on-wheels, rip snortin' party band with The Commander leading the musical mayhem and controlled chaos, sporting his legendary antics and sparking up even the toughest crowds and Bill puttin' the twang in that Hot Rod Lincoln sound, which was a runaway hit in 1972. They found themselves on bills with the Grateful Dead, The Doors, The Jefferson Airplane, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin & The Eagles; headlining The Fillmore & other legendary rock clubs. Their album "Live From Deep in the Heart of Texas" was named as Rolling Stones 100 Greatest of all time. They were the essence of American Roots Music with songs like "Truck Drivin' Man," "20 Flight Rock," "Down to Seeds & Stems Again," "Lost in the Ozone," "Smoke Smoke Smoke that Cigarette" and "Diggy Liggy Lo."

Bill Kirchen, the "Titan of the Telecaster," has been on stage & recordings with Nick Lowe, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, Gene Vincent, Link Wray, Danny Gatton and Hoyt Axton. He received a Grammy nomination in 2001. In 2002 he was inducted into the Washington Area Music Association Hall of Fame along with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) and John Phillip Sousa as well as winning 10 additional Wammies including Artist of the Year and Musician of the Year. In previous years, he won 2000 Rock/ Roots Rock Instrumentalist of the Year, Roots Rock Album (Raise A Ruckus) and 1999 Instrumentalist of the Year at the WAMA Awards, as well as being a multiple winner in 1997 and 1998, receiving ten awards, including Songwriter of the Year.

Nick Lowe calls Bill, "A devastating culmination of the elegant and the funky, a really sensational musician with enormous depth."
Indy Week calls him "One of the best guitarists in the land."
I call him "lightning in a bottle."
Buy tickets to this show for Christmas for someone you like - they'll be thanking you for years to come.

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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

The Kennedys Holiday Show

The Kennedys Holiday Show (Ballroom)

12-5-2015 (Ballroom)

Pete and Maura Kennedy met at the Continental Club in Austin Texas. Within a few weeks, they went on their first date at Buddy Holly's grave in Lubbock, TX, and within a year, they were touring together, as part of Nanci Griffith's band, and as the opening act on Nanci's two month tour of the British Isles. In a dusty little dressing room on the top floor of Dublin's Olympia theatre, they penned the songs that would become their first CD, "River of Fallen Stars". The CD was awarded the "Indie" award in 1995 for "Best Adult Contemporary CD" by the National Association of Independent Record Distributors. Eleven CDs and several side-projects later (The Strangelings, The Stringbusters, and their solo projects), they enjoy loyal followings in both the guitar camp and the singer-songwriter set. Ultimately it's their tight harmonies, their chemistry and their unashamedly idealistic outlook that has carved them their own niche in the studio and onstage.

In April Pete & Maura celebrated their 20th anniversary with the release of their new album, "West," online. Get a signed copy here on the night of the show.

“West” is a gem of an album; thirteen varied and beautifully-crafted songs played and sung with taste and sensitivity by two very gifted people...I haven’t heard a better album in a long time.” 5 out of 5 stars. - Allan McKay, MusicRiot.co.uk
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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Five O'Clock Shadow

12-6-2015 (Sawtelle Room)

Five O'Clock Shadow - More than 20 years ago (1991 to be exact), five guys got together to do some street singing. They started with simple doo wop and jazz harmonies. At a time when doo wop was considered “contemporary” a cappella, these five guys wanted more from vocal music. They began to experiment. They found ways to make drum sounds with their mouths and imitated instruments such as trumpets, harmonicas, and guitars. Eventually, imitation simply wasn’t enough. With the help of simple stomp pedals, they incorporated wahs, tremolo, phaser, flanger, and distortion into their arrangements. What began as a simple a cappella group morphed into a vocal powerhouse unlike anything the world had heard or seen before. Audiences across the United States, Europe, and Asia have been witness to this revolutionary form of a cappella.
FOCS has bred many of the world’s greatest vocal percussionists including Jeff Thacher, Wes Carrol, Samrat Chakrabarti, and David “Stack” Stackhouse. Their award winning album “Wonders of the World” was labeled as “one of the most influential CDs of the past decade.” This album garnered so much fame, the group was able to perform the title track as part of the “Wonders of the World Halftime Show” at the NFL hall of fame game in Canton, OH. They have toured with many famous acts including, but not limited to The Boston Pops, Aaron Neville, Edwin McCain, Patty LaBelle, Cool and the Gang, Blessed Union of Souls and James Brown.
VH1 labeled them as “the best undiscovered vocal band,” and Instant Magazine wrote, “these guys take the ‘art form’ of a cappella music to a new jaw-dropping level…what ‘true’ alternative means.”
Over the years, members have come and gone, but one thing remains the same…they continue to maintain a high level of musicality and innovation.

"A cappella that rocks" - The Improper Bostonian

"it's all voices, all the time, though you'll swear you hear drums and guitar" - The Washington Post

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6:00 pm
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The Allman, Pitchell, King, Charles Band


Michael Allman (Son of Gregg Allman)
Jeff Pitchell (voted "Best Blues Musician" in New England)
Claudette King (daughter of BB King)
Sheila Raye Charles (daughter of Ray Charles).
This is the band we've been waiting for - They've been selling out theaters all over New England - An amazing lineup.

Michael Allman, son of Gregg Allman, not only looks like his father, he sounds like him as well. Michael is an original songwriter and performs many of the Allman Brothers greatest hits!  Watch Michael HERE

Jeff Pitchell, singer/songwriter and guitar player extraordinaire, was invited last year to perform with the Allman Brothers in NYC to a sold-out Beacon Theater. Blending Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King and Jimi Hendrix with his own soulful chops, Jeff has won many National & International awards. His own song "Eye for an Eye" won an International Songwriting Contest and was recently recorded by the legendary John Mayall. He has shared stages & licks with BB King, Ted Nugent, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead, J Geils and many others. Watch Jeff HERE

Claudette King is the youngest daughter of iconic blues master B. B. King.
She is quick to cite her father as her main inspiration. Trained in the gospel of the Baptist church from age 13, King was mentored by two legendary singers: Aretha Franklin & Etta James. Blues, Jazz, R&B and Soul are truly in her blood.

Watch Claudette HERE

Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the incredible Ray Charles is a singer/songwriter, jazz, gospel and soul artist. She creates her own distinct sound and delivers "spine-tingling" renditions of her father's best known songs from "Georgia" to "Hit The Road Jack." Incidentally, her dad was voted by Rolling Stone magazine as the 2nd greatest singer of all-time!
Watch Sheila Raye HERE

With Michael on lead vocals, Jeff on guitar with his band Texas Flood, Sheila Raye and Claudette on backup and lead vocals, this band is a Texas Twister!
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8:00 pm
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The Kelly Girls' Celtic Christmas

The Kelly Girls Celtic Christmas (Ballroom)

12-12-2015 (Ballroom)

The Kelly Girls are a lively and talented four-piece all female band, playing rousing Irish, American and Canadian tunes, ballads, folk and pub songs. All the girls have been performing in New England, Canada and Ireland for many years for all kinds of parties, weddings, festivals and special occasions. The Kelly Girls celebrate traditional music that crosses all generations and cultures, while also introducing original material that will one day certainly become your favourites too!

With Dublin native Aisling Keating on tinwhistle, bodhran, ukulele and vocals; Theresa Gerene on fiddle, award-winning singer-songwriter Christine Hatch on banjo, guitar & vocals; and award-winning singer-songwriter Nancy Beaudette on guitar, mandolin, clavietta, bouzouki and vocals, these ladies bring the party to you. So kick up your heels, dance, clap and sing along with The Kelly Girls!

"What an incredible performance that had the crowd on their feet! It stirred up emotions that life is not just about the here and now, but we come from a past that we must remind ourselves about as we direct our future.” - Karen Burgoyne

"They are a talented and energetic group of women, each a multi-instrumentalist, who know how to treat an audience to a good time.” - Pat Kenneally
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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA


12-12-2015 (Sawtelle Room)

Tom returns for his annual just-before-Christmas Show.

From his early days at Club 47, the Cambridge coffeehouse that also gave Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Judy Collins their start back in the 1960's, through 14 albums, to his sold out Club 47® concert series which has filled the likes of Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, Tom's knack for finding wonderful songs, writing his own and championing emerging artists has made him a legend.
His music includes healthy doses of both folk and blues influences. He also was the first major artist to record the songs of a then-unknown Joni Mitchell, and also recorded a number of songs from such emerging singer/songwriters of the time as Jackson Browne, Eric von Schmidt, James Taylor and Eric Kaz.
Rush's own compositions are still lauded for their poignant, undeniable lyrics. When U2 performed on last year's Grammys, Bono was heard singing a bit of Tom Rush's "No Regrets.". This version appears in their live sets, and also the live version of the song currently available on iTunes. Bono talked about it in a Rolling Stone Interview. Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion, live from Town Hall, NYC featured Tom on April 16th.

"... his voice is outstandingly versatile; his guitar playing is sheer genius; his sense of humor side splitting ..." Trina E. Kingsbury, MARTHA'S VINEYARD TIMES

"Probably the only man alive who should be allowed to sing Joni Mitchell songs" Eric Fidler, CHICAGO TRIBUNE. More info: www.TomRush.com
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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds


Savoy Brown's latest CD, "Goin' to the Delta" hit #5 on the Billboard Blues Chart, #2 on the Roots Report and #1 on Amazon Blues sales.

One of the earliest of British blues bands, SAVOY BROWN (with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm) helped launch the UK blues/rock movement that paved the way for such acts as Led Zeppelin, becoming part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970’s. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today. In 1967 they opened for CREAM's first London gig. In 1969 Kim jammed onstage in London with Jimi Hendrix and Eric Burdon.

Savoy Brown have released 37 albums. Ex-members of Savoy Brown have also been members of other rock & blues acts like Fleetwood Mac, Robert Cray Band, Black Sabbath, Humble Pie, U.F.O., Chicken Shack, Ten Years After & Foghat. Kim was recently inducted into Hollywood's Rock Walk of Fame.

With more than 3 decades behind them, they are one of the longest, continuously running Blues/Rock bands in the world today.

"Make no mistake about it: Simmonds isn't just up on his game, he gets better and better with age."---Michael Lisi - Gazette Reporter

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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA


"Madly creative, Pizzarelli's extraordinary musical talents are matched by a wry humor, a quick wit and easygoing manner." - LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Hip with a wink. Dressed snazzily, he barnstorms through international concert and club dates, records critically acclaimed CD's and delivers wisecracks, anecdotes and nuanced, highly skillful renditions of jazz and American Songbook standards." - TOWN & COUNTRY

"Mr. Pizzarelli is innately cool, sly and playful in the mode of his biggest influence, Nat "King" Cole - a great comic storyteller and mimic whose verbal precision matches his dexterity as a high-speed finger-picker who scats in unison with his guitar solos." - THE NEW YORK TIMES
JOHN PIZZARELLI has had a multi-faceted career as a jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader. Internationally known for classic standards, late-night ballads, and the cool jazz flavor he brings to his performances and recordings, he has recently established himself as the consummate entertainer and radio program host with the launch of "Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli" a nationally syndicated radio program co-hosted with his wife, Broadway star Jessica Molaskey.

Pizzarelli has been playing guitar since age six, following after his father, guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli. Bucky exposed John to all the great jazz of the era, from Count Basie and Les Paul to Django Reinhardt and, of course, Nat "King" Cole. "I've always said in my concerts that Nat "King" Cole is why I do what I do." Using greats like Ellington, Cole and Sinatra and the songs of writers such as Rodgers, Gershwin and Jobim as touchstones, Pizzarelli is among the prime contemporary interpreters of the great American songbook, bringing to the work his signature style and brilliant guitar playing.
Watch videos of John's previous shows HERE  and  HERE

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7:30 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Roomful of Blues' New Year's Eve

12-31-2015 -New Year's Eve

If you're lookin' to party on New Year's Eve, this is the band to do it with. No one can really get you up and going like Roomful of Blues!

At 46-years-old, New England’s Roomful of Blues has been around even longer than Alligator Records. For all that time, they’ve celebrated jump blues, R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll music of the horn-powered golden era of the late 1940s and early 1950s. Inspired by the spirit of the groundbreaking bands of the post-World War II decade, they breath new life into vintage songs, infusing them with boundless energy and fiery, swinging solos and vocals.

For the last two decades, Roomful has been led by Chris Vachon, one of the most underrated guitarists in the blues. For 40 years, their hard-charging horn section has been sparked by Rich Lataille on tenor and alto sax. Energizing the band since 2010 is their terrific vocalist, Phil Pemberton. Phil’s performances showcase his flamboyant, multi-octave voice, fun-loving attitude and his deep understanding of the era when jumping blues bands were fronted by huge-voiced singers like Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris and Big Joe. They are universally referred to as the "best little big band in America."

"Aim the beat at their feet!" is the tireless maxim that expresses the character and guiding principle of Roomful of Blues.

Excellent, marvelous wall-to-wall grooves… between the wicked guitar work and the brassy horn section, things never stop swinging. - USA Today

Roomful Of Blues plays an inspired, lively and heated brand of rippling, up-tempo, horn-dominated R&B. – Rolling Stone

Few bands swing the blues more exuberantly than Roomful of Blues…boisterous and relentlessly upbeat. – Entertainment Weekly



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7:00 pm
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Glenn Hughes with Joanne Shaw Taylor and Jared James Nichols


Glenn Hughes is proclaimed as “The Voice Of Rock." This being said about others might sound like an outrageous boast, but with Glenn it is completely accurate. Starting in 1969 with Trapeze then moving on to Deep Purple, Black Sabbath and Hughes/Thrall, all the while doing literally dozens of session/guest appearances on records. From 2009 to 2013 he formed and fronted Black Country Communion with Joe Bonamassa and Jason Bonham and from 2013 to 2015, California Breed.
The Glenn Hughes Band performs as power-trio and plays material covering his career. Special guest on this tour will be Doug Aldrich, Ex Whitesnake and Dio guitarist. And on drums, Pontus Engborg.

British blues guitarist/ singer Joanne Shaw Taylor was discovered by Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics at the age of 16, and the British music publication, "Blues Matters!," called her "the new face of the blues." Since her debut release in 2008, Taylor has been captivating audiences with her stellar playing and soulful voice. Her new album "The Dirty Truth" continues in this tradition. Her talent and audience continues to grow, making her a solid headline act in England with word spreading around the world as her reputation grows.

Jared James Nichols
plays a bad-ass mix of 70’s rock and blues and is starting to get attention and press. His debut album was just released and has both swagger and soul. "I want them to know great blues rock exists" Jared says. "If I can give someone the same inspiration I was blessed with, I've done something right."
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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA

Aaron Neville: Up Close & Personal


Having one of the most evocative and recognizable voices in American music, Aaron Neville is an international ambassador of New Orleans R&B, though his soaring falsetto sounds at home in many styles. Coming of age in the incredibly creative 1950s Crescent City R&B scene, Neville gained national attention with the Wild Tchoupitoulas, a touring Mardi Gras celebration that led to the creation of the Neville Brothers band - an institution in itself that would confirm Neville's iconic status. Over his multiple Grammy-winning solo career, Aaron has scored a string of hits starting with 1966's #1 hit "Tell It Like It Is," which held the Number One spot on the R&B charts for five weeks. He went on to win Grammy Awards for his triple-platinum 1989 collaboration with Linda Ronstadt "Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind" and reached the Country charts with the title track of 1993’s "The Grand Tour."

A member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, his 2010 project was the gospel album "I Know I’ve Been Changed," celebrating his 50th year in recorded music. Most recently in 2013, paying tribute to the songs of his youth, Blue Note Records released Neville's "My True Story," a collection of twelve classic doo-wop numbers performed in his utterly inimitalbe vocal style, produced by Don Was and Keith Richards and with backing by musicians such as Benmont Trench and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. “I attended the university of doo-wop-ology,” he says. “Anything I do has got some doo-wop in it. It’s just part of me - it’s the texture that I’m singing in, it’s the endings, it’s the harmonies. At 3 o’clock in the morning, I wake up with a doo-wop song going in my head and I can’t go back to sleep because I’m singing it over and over." My True Story represents a culmination of Aaron Neville’s incredible career, which has seen him move seamlessly back and forth between solo work and his role in the first family of New Orleans music, the Neville Brothers.

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8:00 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA



Known as the "Father of the British blues," John Mayall is an English blues singer, guitarist, organist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years. 

In the 1960s, he was the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, a band which has schooled some of the most famous blues and blues-rock musicians of all time, including Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Mick Taylor, Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Harvey Mandel, Aynsley Dunbar, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Andy Fraser (of Free), John Almond, and Jon Mark.

Using Chicago style blues as a starting point for their sound, which has evolved from album to album, John and the Bluesbreakers have amassed an enviable body of work. And while at one point John was playing a fairly jazzy sound, he has always come back to the blues.

His live shows are the stuff of legend.  High Energy, Rockin' Blues. Always an exciting night with one of the Masters of the genre.
Very highly recommended...if you're a fan of the blues, don't miss it!

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7:30 pm
Bull Run Restaurant Shirley, MA
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