Saturday, July 25, 2009

Happy b'day to the late Maxfield Parrish!

The artist & illustrator was born in 1870 & passed away in 1966. Maxfield Parrish spent much of his celebrated life in our region in Cornish, NH. His painting Daybreak, shown above, is one of his most prolific works & we were fortunate enough to briefly see it in person a fews years ago.

Tammy Jackson Band recent live performance in Sunapee Harbor (NH).

We recently had the pleasure to catch another lgreat ive performance by local Sunapee, NH country / classic rock act the Tammy Jackson Band @ the Ben Mere Bandstand in Sunapee Harbor (NH). Headed up by Tammy Jackson & husband Cliff Clegg, two well established musicians in the NH & national country music communities, the band put on its very reliable, lively & talented two-set show. The band ran through a culmination of original & cover country (i. e - Johnny Cash & Leanne Womack) & classic rock (i. e - Creedance Clearwater Revival) tunes.

It was wonderful that the band brought on stage to join them for a few tunes, Tammy's father (Keith Fulton) for the lead on Me & Bobby McGee, her brother led the tune Green River & sis (Tracy Jo Fulton) on a country tune. The other members of the Tammy Jackson Band include, Wayne Brewer (formerly w/ 38 Special & Poco), Sean Lake, Rick Schaitel & Jody Bregler.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Jim Weider news.

From Jim Weider's online newsletter:

Hello all!
Though some of you may be aware of this already, I have recently ventured into the world of facebook in order to build a stronger community for my music. The Jim Weider Facebook fan page has my up to date tour information, MP3s and videos to stream, as well as links to downloads of live recordings of Project Percolator. Many of you may be fans on mine on myspace, but in order to better stay connected with you, I ask you to take some time and check out my facebook fan page. It will keep you up to date on my activities as well as any promotions I have. Most importantly it allows YOU to voice your opinions on the music you love. Follow the link below to the fan page and click become a fan at the top of the page. I hope to see you all there.
Thank you all for your amazing support,
Jim Weider
Facebook Fan Page Link:
The NEW PULSE CD is available on my website here at this link below :
Jim Weider with Levon Helm Band
Date: July 25, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Sound View Drive
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Jim Weider playing guitar with Levon Helm Band

Jam Rave
Date: August 7, 2009
Time: 10:00pm
1600 N. 5th St.
Phila. Pa. 19122
ProJECT PERCoLAToR , featuring Jim Weider -Guitar,Rodney Holmes -drums ,Mitch Stein - guitar , and Steve Lucas -bass will be performing the CD "Percolator" and more ! (Tapers welcome as the club allows) for tickets go here
Jim Weider with Levon Helm Band
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Date: August 15, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Bethel, NY
Jim Weider playing guitar with The Levon Helm Band

Bob Dylan's "Like A Rolling Stone" release anniversary.

It was on this day in '65 Bob Dylan released his huge tune Like A Rolling Stone.

Happy b'day John Beland!

It's John Beland's (Flying Burrito Bros.) b'day!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Levon Helm's upcoming guest musician Robbie Dupree helps sellout the live perfomance.

Learn more about this great musician who has helped Levon Helm sellout another upcoming live performance:

Happy b'day Don Henley!

The Eagle turns 62 today.

Happy b'day George Clinton!

The Funkadelic turned 68 yesterday.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The "The Band" tribute band to perform live in NYC July 23rd.

From their online newsletter:

Appearing at:
The Triad NYC
158 West 72nd Street, NY, NY
Thursday, July 23, 8:00PM
Come on out and catch the show!

Ollabelle news.

From Ollabelle's online newsletter:

Ollabelle will be appearing at FloydFest in Floyd VA this Saturday July 25. Looks like a great lineup, so if you are in the area you should check it out.Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control the amazing show scheduled for Baltimore on the 26th with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Blind Boys of Alabama has been postponed. We're not sure how and when the show will happen again, but full refunds are available from the promoter.Glenn Patscha will be playing songs from his solo release Songs From The Jefferson Highway on July 30th at City Winery in NYC. Glenn is sharing the bill with Elysian Fields, so this should be a great show.Tickets are available here.And speaking of City Winery, Ollabelle will be playing a very special show there on October 30 with Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams. We'll be playing songs both seperately and together, so it should be a fantastic evening of music. Get a ticket now at City Winery's website.

Tammy Jackson Band live in Sunapee Harbor (NH) tomorrow night.

Pete Merrigan news.

From Pete Merrigan's online newsletter:

Wednesday, July 22, Bubba's, Newbury Harbor, 6-9 PM Lobster night!
Friday, July 24, The Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee, Vt., 8:30-11:30 P.M. Mickey Seretny on harp!
Saturday, July 25, Private party, Littleton, NH also with Mickey!
Sunday, June 26, Digby's on the Deck, Mt. Sunapee traffic circle, Newbury, NH 4:30 PM ..Mickey Seretny on harp!
Thursday, July 30, Casa de Sol, Ascutney, Vt. 7:30-11:00 PM
Q-106 live remote to kick off Casa's new outdoor deck area! A "pre-concert" jam with Mad Beach Band members T.C., Vinnie, Dave and Byran!
Tickets for
The Mad Beach Band Reunion
at the Newport Opera House
8:00 P.M., Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009

are now on sale at the following locations:

arctic dreams 394 Main St., (across from the town green) New London, N.H.
MJ Harrington, Main St., Newport, N.H.
MJ Harrington, Pleasant St., Claremont, N.H.
Goshen Country Store, Goshen, N.H.
Newport Golf Club, Newport, N.H.
And from Ed Sauer and Wanda Santii
You can also order by mail. Send $20 per ticket to
Pete Merrigan Music
P.O. Box 188
Goshen, N.H. 03752
Be sure to include your return address and we'll mail tickets to you same day.
We are pleased to announce that for the first time in over 20 years, The Mad Beach Band is coming to N.H., for this one show only. This is going to be the hottest ticket of the summer so make plans to be there, and spread the word - tell your friends not to miss this one!

T.C. Carr, the master of the harmonica and vocalist extraordinaire, brings an energy and charisma to the stage unmatched anywhere.

“Awesome” Lenny Austin, the show-stopping lead guitarist featured as one of Guitar Player Magazine’s “best unsigned guitarists in America,” on guitar & vocals.

Bryan Austin, (Lenny’s son) nominated at last year’s Austin Music Awards in Texas in the “best drummer” category was born into the Mad Beach Band the way Derek Trucks was born into the Allman Brothers. The next generation!

Vinnie Seplesky who took over for Harry Dailey on bass in the band’s early days, has been holding the groove together and keeping it “in the pocket” ever since.

Dave Williamson on vocals and acoustic guitar. This gifted singer/songwriter came to us from Nashville after years of touring with Don Williams, who recorded several of his songs. Dave produced our first record and loved the band so much he joined it!

Pete Merrigan, the band’s energetic front-man, songwriter, singer and acoustic guitarist who considers himself the most fortunate musician in the world to share the stage with the above mentioned talents!

Special guest Janie Richards joins us on vocals. A dynamic, soulful, exciting singer, she is the icing on this cake!
If you are interested in sponsorship of this event, ask about packages available.

Please stop by the websites at

Glenn Patscha (Ollabelle) to perform live in NYC July 30th.

Glenn Patscha of Ollabelle will join Elysian Fields in NYC for a live performance July 30th @ the City Winery.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy b'day Commander Cody!

Commander Cody turns 65 today.