Upcoming Shows

Every Thursday Night | 8pm-11pm

CHRIS FITZ'S BACK PORCH ACOUSTIC HOEDOWN

Join award-winning local blues legend Chris Fitz and Steve Dineen for a weekly acoustic hoedown!  This open jam is reminiscent of a gathering on a beautiful back porch somewhere deep in Mississippi on a warm evening with a bunch of friends playing music off-the-cuff. It's not a loud Blues Jam, or a singer/songwriter open mic. All acoustic instruments are welcome including horns, singers, bass or electric guitars with small amps, bongos, congas, percussion, harp, etc.  Whether you come to listen or to play, enjoy a fun-filled evening of soul rockin' acoustic music!

www.chrisfitzband.com

Free event, all ages welcome

Every Last Saturday of the Month* | 10am-12pm

JASPER HILL CHILDREN'S MUSIC SERIES WITH ELIJAH T. GRASSHOPPER & FRIENDS 

"Interactive Music for the Preschool Set"

*Note in November, the event will take place on Saturday, November 23 due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

 

An Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends concert is like a Saturday morning Kids TV show LIVE!  Join us on the last Saturday morning of each month for some supercool, interactive kid’s music with special guests, Emma the “Go Go Green” Bean, The Orange Farmer and their puppet pals, Willa the Worm and Weatherbee Frog. Elijah and his friends teach kids funky dance moves like the Bumpity Bump and the Pumpkin Dance, all the while promoting a message of social harmony.  Wholesome entertainment for kids ages 2 through 7. Doors open with special family brunch menu starting at 10am with music beginning at 10:30am. Reservations highly recommended. 

www.ElijahTGrasshopper.com

Admission $8 for parents; $6 for kids

 

Every Last Sunday of the Month (Sept.-May) | 1pm-4pm

YOUNGER PERFORMER'S OPEN MIC

Singer/songwriter John McArthur hosts an enriching open mic for young performers on the last Sunday of each month.  This program gives young aspiring musicians a chance to highlight their talents and build confidence as they share their music with an engaged audience. A great opportunity for young folks to try out or hone their performance skills! A small PA system and microphones are provided, along with an electronic keyboard and some percussion instruments. Performers just need to bring their voices, their songs, their poems, and their instruments to practice in front of a family-friendly audience.All ages and all levels of musicians are welcome.  For those who prefer to sit back and listen, the open mic offers a great variety of acoustic music to enjoy.

Free show, all ages welcome

Every Sunday Evening | 7:30pm-11:30pm

SUNDAY BLUES JAM WITH PETE HENDERSON & COMPANY

Lively weekly event! Join us for this popular Sunday Blues Jam hosted by Pete Henderson and friends.  All musicians are welcome to sit in and play. A good time for all!

Free show, all ages welcome

 

Video by Roving Recordings

Tuesday, December 3 | 7pm-9pm

PETER WARD

Join blues artist Peter Ward for a rare acoustic solo performance. Peter "Hi-Fi" Ward is not your average blues guitar player. He's a songwriter who takes a fresh new approach, mixing originals and covers all influenced by the blues, swing and classic country. He toured with artists Jimmy Rogers, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins and Lowell Fulson. In the 1980s, he toured with the Legendary Blues Band, the combo that backed Muddy Waters. With Peter, the band recorded Red Hot and Blues on Rounder Records.  Ronnie Earl, a former roommate, has described Peter one of the best young blues guitarists. Peter was married for 20 years to WGBH blues host Mai Cramer. She died in 2002 of breast cancer. Each year Peter and friends organize a fast-moving musical tribute to Mai that raises money for charity and helps keep traditional blues alive.   

 

In 2010 Peter produced and played on a western swing CD, "Goodbye Liza Jane: Hello Western Swing" featuring steel guitarist Herb Remington, an original member of Bob Wills' and his Texas Playboys.  This year, Peter released his first blues CD, “Blues on My Shoulders,” which is getting national airplay, hit the blues charts and is getting excellent review.

www.westernswingmusic.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, December 4 | 8pm-10pm

KAMRYN PERSON 

​Breedlove Guitars Independent Artist, Kamryn Person, began her musical journey at the mere age of three. Writing her first song at the age of six, her love of country music began a bit earlier than most. After performing for years in the North East, Person finally made the “big move” to Nashville, Tennessee in 2012.  Now a staff writer for Diamond Eye Publishing, Person spends her days doing what she loves: writing songs. Soon to begin the process of recording her first ever full length album, Person is well on her way to becoming an undeniable rebellious addition to the true country music scene!​

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, December 6 | 8pm-11pm

SARAH LEVECQUE BAND

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Sarah Levecque is a Maine native who resides outside of Boston with partner/guitar player Peter Zarkadas. Classical piano training took some unexpected turns that led her to the strong influences of Blues players like Johnny Lee Hooker and Little Walter. Growing up Rock and Roll, Folk and Roots, Country had always been a staple in her household that also contributed to her writing style.  Her music lives where Rock, Blues, Country and Folk find common ground. Sarah has been fine tuning her music in all sorts of clubs from Cambridge to Northampton, points north and south and everywhere in between.  From her early days of playing  guitar for a local blues band at biker bars, to writing and singing with her full band at renowned music clubs like the Bull Run in Shirley, Sarah is now sharing stages with artist such as Tommy Malone of the Subdudes, Eilen Jewell and Carolyn Wonderland. Sarah continues to charm audiences with her engaging, plainspoken way.

www.sarahlevecque.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, December 7 | 8pm-11pm

BRUCE MARSHALL GROUP

Bruce Marshall’s music career spans five decades and the singer, songwriter, guitarist has been a full-time musician his entire adult life. With an affinity early on for blues, rock and 1960’s pop, he honed his chops in the gin mills of New England and released his first record in 1987. He went national with guitarist Toy Caldwell in 1989, touring the US with Charlie Daniels and Lynyrd Skynyrd. He has fronted the Bruce Marshall Group since 1991, bringing his band to represent New England at the International Blues challenge in Memphis, 2008. Bruce also won the regional solo category with a trip to Memphis in 2010. Marshall was awarded an ASCAP Songwriter award in 1991. He still performs over 200 shows a year. The Bruce Marshall Group live show treats their fans to a soaring ride as they rip through a catalog of original material that truly sets this band apart. They love to mix it up, whether it’s pulling off exciting jams that build with dynamics and layering, or playing the concise arrangements of their songs with discipline and taste. The sound defies categorization, slipping seamlessly around touches of Blues, R&B, Rock and Southern Boogie. The interplay between Bruce and longtime guitarist Dave Cournoyer is the heart and soul of their performances and they always deliver. The songs are mostly upbeat, but even those dealing with love lost and missed opportunities, carry an underlying sense of hope and optimism. The band continues to work tirelessly and must be experienced live to be fully appreciated.

www.brucemarshall.com

Admission $10, all ages welcome

Tuesday, December 10 | 7pm-9pm

BAXTER HALL 

Baxter Hall is a guitarist/singer-songwriter from Millis, MA. He is the lead guitarist with DWAYNE HAGGINS, whose debut album 'Heavenly Rose' was released October 14th, 2018. When Baxter was fourteen years old he was invited to play at BB King’s club in New York City. Baxter has also performed on stage with Duke Robillard, James Montgomery, George McCann and other blues artists in New England. Baxter Hall's official debut album is set to be released sometime in late 2019. This album is being produced by Grammy nominated guitarist and producer DUKE ROBILLARD.

www.baxterhallmusic.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Wedneday, December 11 | 8pm-11pm

RALPH GRAHAM

A 'voice like chocolate' . . . that is how many of Ralph Graham's fans have described the silken, baritone vocal style of this renowned singer, songwriter and former RCA recording artist. Ralph has been melting audiences from coast to coast since he began his performance career singing in Boston nightclubs at the age of 15. Immersed in music from his early childhood, Ralph grew up listening to his father's gospel group practice in his home. Ralph's Mother knew her son was destined by make music an integral part of his life when he wrote his first song at six years old.


Ralph's body of work includes ballads with inspirational, heartfelt lyrics and rhythms that connect him with his audiences in ways that most singers and songwriters only aspire to. Whether listeners are hearing Ralph for the first time or the 100 th time, it is touching to see their reactions as the weight of everyday life fades and they join Ralph's musical journey of the heart.

Ralph has recently re-immersed himself in his music career after taking a 15-year hiatus to raise a family after losing his first wife to cancer. Prior to that, Ralph was signed to RCA and had three albums released. His most celebrated song 'Differently' was recorded by Ralph, Thelma Houston and Jose Feliciano and several other artists both in the U.S. and Europe. Ralph has also written songs for Patti LaBelle, Lou Rawls and The Fifth Dimension.

www.ralphgraham.com
Admission $10, all ages welcome

Friday, December 13 | 8pm-11pm

BACK PAGES

 

Inky Fair and Doug Betschart have been playing music together since 1972, first hitting the New England club circuit in the band “Moonfast.” In 1977, they formed “Fair, Yates & Betschart,” the renowned house band at Timothy’s Spirits in Framingham, and later released “Spirits,” an album of original songs. Since 1987, Inky and Doug have performed as the acoustic/rock duo, “Back Pages.” With Steve McCrossan on keyboard and bass, “Back Pages” features a vast, eclectic mix of classic and modern rock music spanning five decades -- enlivened with rich harmonies, amazing guitar playing, and pulsating rhythms.

https://www.facebook.com/Back-Pages-162499473998/

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, December 14 | 8pm-11pm

JAMIE WALKER OF SWINGING STEAKS

Jamie Walker is front man, singer songwriter-guitarist of Boston's award winning alt-country band Swinging Steaks. Signed to Capricorn/Warner Bros label in 1992, the band toured with The Band and Los Lobos, opening shows for John Fogerty, Black Crowes,  Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams Jr, Oakridge Boys, and appeared on national TV on Conan O'Brien and NPR's Mountain Stage. Jamie's songs have been used in Hollywood movie soundtracks and television. He still performs in the Boston area in different band combinations playing a mix of rootsy covers and his originals.  Recognized for their “musical chops….and tight vocal harmonies,” Boston’s Swinging Steaks have been acknowledged as pioneers of the roots rock/alt country movement. 

www.swingingsteaks.com

https://facebook.com/jamiethewalker

Free show, all ages welcome

Tuesday, December 17 | 7pm-9pm

STEVE & MIKE SPECTOR

Hot Acoustics frontman Steve Spector of Hopkinton and his gifted son Mike bring their musical talents to Jasper Hill for a laid back, duo acoustic show! Playing select covers from the '70s, '80s and '90s, their show always draws a room full of good friends are a ton of fun. A multi-talented, versatile singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist, Steve has performed at many top venues in the New England area for over 25 years, and has a large and loyal following that continues to grow year after year. Steve’s son Mike is a singer/songwriter whose original songs are deep and soulful. With his amazing vocals, he can really take over a room as he did when he opened for Khalid at the 2018 UMass Amherst Spring Concert. Don’t miss this talented father and son duo!

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, December 18 | 8pm-10pm

THE COALBOILERS

Featuring Gary Backstrom, founder of the 1990's jamband Jiggle the Handle

 

The Coalboilers are an energetic Acoustic Duo featuring Gary Backstrom (Jiggle the Handle, Gary Backstrom Band) and Charley Carrozo (Another Planet, Sun Jones, Way Up South). Enjoy a diverse mix of classic rock covers, originals, and some far-out jams. 

www.facebook.com/thecoalboilers

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, December 20 | 8pm-11pm

JOHNNNY BLUE HORN & THE CARETAKERS

Voted "Outstanding Horn Player" - 2015 Blue Audience Reader's Poll

Voted "Outstanding Singer: Male" (along with Sugar Ray Norcia) - 2007 Blues Audience Reader's Poll

 

Johnny Blue Horn has entertained countless fans of music in Boston and the Northeast region for more than twenty-five years. He has since become a double-barreled performer as both a trumpeter and vocalist encompassing a varied range of musical styles, from gritty Memphis R&B to rhythmic New Orleans second-line jazz; from swingin' Kansas City blues to heartfelt '70's soul. Continue reading bio:  https://www.johnnybluehorn.net/jbh-bio

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, December 21 | 11:30am-12:30pm

CHRISTMAS SING-ALONG AND SANTA MEET & GREET

Join us for a Christmas Sing-Along hosted by Miss Angela Vogt of Angela's School of Performing Arts. Students of the school will be performing Christmas carols, and songbooks will be provided for each table so everyone can join in. Bring the whole family for lots of fun! Admission is free but kindly bring a donation for the Millis Food Pantry if you can. Accepting all non-perishable food items as well as toiletries, toothbrushes, razors, laundry & dish detergent, paper towels & toilet paper, etc. While you're visiting us, enjoy a bite to eat from our new Brunch Menu:  https://www.jasperhillmillis.com/brunch-menu

Free event, all ages welcome

 

Saturday, December 21 | 8pm-11pm

THE FATHOMS

 

The Fathoms is veteran Boston-native guitarist/composer Frankie Blandino’s Americana multi-piece band. The Fathoms perform a blend of Frankie’s clever guitar-oriented originals which cover a number of styles of instrumental music with hints of film-score compositions, guitar ‘hits’, kinky humorous numbers, grinding Wray-like tunes and surf/spy-type genres and full-bore rockers, all infused with the inimitable “Frankie” personality.   If I said “Ventures”, “The Shadows”, “Duane Eddy”, “Spaghetti Westerns”, “Bo Diddley” “Chuck Berry” you should get the picture! The Fathoms also crank out those styles on their various covers with masterful results. They usually show up in a 4 piece format, but it might be a trio, a 5-piece or a duo. The Fathoms have many dedicated fans in the Boston area but also have fans across the US, Europe, Japan and Australia. Their albums “Fathomless”, “Overboard”, “Fathom This” are an important part of the international surf-spy-instro canon.  (“Fathomless” was re-released with bonus tracks in 2018 by MuSick Recordings). Supported by eclectic Boston-area guitarist-bassist Rob Amaral and other players such as (late) saxophonist Dave Sholl, guitarists Jerry Miller and Greg Burgess, drummers Neil Curran, Stan Kozlowzki, Doug Hinman, bassists Steve McCrossan , Johnny Sciascia,  and Paul Tomasello,  The Fathoms can be found in the coolest corners of the Boston-Providence-Worcester music scene purveying their unique sounds.

www.thefathoms.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, December 27 | 8pm-11pm

WILLIE J. LAWS BAND

Willie J. Laws has over 30 years of performing experience and has traveled all over the world making music. Raised in the Gulf Coast of Texas, Willie J. developed his "funky blues" guitar and vocal sound, influenced by Texas Blues and R&B/Soul, Tex-Mex Tejano/Conjunto, Louisiana Zydeco, and Country. Fans regularly call him "the Real Deal" because of his stunning vocals and great guitar work. His work over the past 25 years includes performing as the house band for The House of Blues in both Las Vegas and New Orleans, and as well as Margaritaville in the "Crescent City". He performs nationally and internationally with the Smithsonian Folkways/Grammy award-winning Tejano band, "Los Texmaniacs". While living in Texas, Louisiana, Nevada, and California he repeatedly opened for BB King, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, Hall & Oates, Lynyrd Skynyrd and numerous others. Willie was mentored by, and toured throughout the US with, the late Blues great and Texan, Phillip Walker, which you will also hear in Willie's playing style. 

 

Willie lives in Massachusetts now, and has garnered a 2011 Mass Blues Challenge Award, was a semi-finalist in the 2012 International Blues Challenge and prestigious Beale St King Award 2012, two New England Music Award nominations (2015 and 2016), and a 2015 Boston Music Award Nomination. In five years of playing in New England he is known as one of the foremost Blues acts of the region with a modern funky style, uniquely his own.

 

The Willie J Laws Band sound is rooted in deep Texas Roots Music, add some Funk, and Jazz influenced bass patterns, and the influence of various Afro-Caribbean-centric drum beats, all tempered with a groove from Motown, Memphis or Muscle Shoals, New Orleans or Houston, Cincinnati or Los Angeles. The sound is traditional African-American music with a unique twist, skillfully played and performed. Come see why they are calling him the "Real Deal". Come see "The Prophet of Funky Texas Music". 

www.williejlawsband.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, December 28 | 8pm-11pm

THE RACKY THOMAS BAND

Racky Thomas got his introduction to the blues while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston when he saw Stevie Ray Vaughan perform at Northeastern's Matthews Arena circa 1987.  Vaughan's performance inspired Racky and cemented what was to become an ongoing study of the music, and desire to carry on its great tradition. The Racky Thomas Band has been a torchbearer for the blues since its formation in 1995 and continues to wow their audiences with their tight groove, upbeat vide, and dynamic stage performance.

www.rackythomas.com

Admission $10, all ages welcome

Tuesday, December 31 | 7pm-12:30am

NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH & ELECTRIC HOEDOWN

Featuring Chris Fitz & Steve Dineen with full band!

Includes: 4-course Dinner, hats & noisemakers, and Champagne Toast at midnight! View Menu

 

Ring in the New Year with local blues legend Chris Fitz and powerhouse singer/guitarist Steve Dineen!  These gifted musicians will be hosting a special "Electric" Hoedown featuring an open jam with special guests.  Get ready for a night of sizzlin', soul-rockin' music!  Whether you like to sit back and listen or sit in and play, this is one New Year's Eve Bash you'll always remember.  The event takes place in our Music Room with festivities beginning at 7pm.  Music is from 9pm to 12am. 2020 here we come! Seating is limited—call 508-794-1567 for reservations.  

www.chrisfitzband.com

www.drivinblindband.com

Cost $60 per person, all ages welcome

Friday, January 3 | 8pm-10pm

STAND-UP COMEDY NIGHT

Presented by Cheap Laughs

Get a sitter. Feed the cat. And come out to laugh at the greatest comics you've never heard of!  Cheap Laughs presents JASPER HILL COMEDY NIGHT featuring comedians James Hamilton (opened for Frank Santorelli, Dave Russo, and Christine Hurley), Dominique Jesse James (RI's most attractive comedian), Marie Connor (Trump Roast in DC, www.thistallawkwardgirl.com), Colleen Daisy Riley, Dave Thomas (Trout City Art Company), and Paul Gillespie (2019 Portland Comedy Festival and founder of Cheap Laughs). Join us for dinner, drinks, and an abundance of laughs!

Tickets $15

Saturday, January 4 | 8pm-11pm

TNG BLUES BAND​

The New Generation Blues band was formed in 2012 by a group of young motivated musicians from the small town of Ashland, MA. After attending the weekly blues jams at Stones Public House hosted by the face-melting blues guitarist Pete Henderson, the boys began their musical careers playing the blues for music-lovers almost every Sunday for a little over a year. Along with Soul/R&B, Progressive Rock, and Jazz, blues became the founding genre that would eventually bring the group to the top of the scale for live music. Thank a local bar/restaurant for inspiring these talented soulful players to form the band will bring back the live music needed today.

https://soundcloud.com/the-tng-blues-band

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, January 10 | 8pm-11pm

PAT HALPIN & THE 351s

“100% Genuine American Roots Music” 

 

The 351s is a band named after the V-8 Hot-Rod engine the “351 Cleveland” Their style is authentic hard-driving blues with an emphasis on Swing, Rock-N-Roll and Rockabilly. They feature a combination of material ranging from authentic blues, rock, country and classic covers. They are seasoned, talented professional musicians with decades of experience and are guaranteed to keep you entertained. 

https://www.reverbnation.com/musician/709588

https://www.facebook.com/the351s

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, January 11 | 8pm-11pm

AMBIENT SOJOURN BAND

Ambient Sojourn or ASB (Ambient Sojourn Band) is largely known as a revered six-piece ensemble of choice musicians. The group consists of a soulful, powerhouse lead vocalist, a dynamic and talented bassist and guitarist, an outstanding male vocalist/percussionist and harmonica player, and a highly accomplished drummer. Special Guest players sit in with the group on keys, guitar, saxophone, as well as other amazing instrumentalists. They perform an eclectic mix of funk, blues, rock, TV tunes, jazz and much more! 

 

Ambient Sojourn is synonymous with taking a temporary journey to cover and create music using an experimental approach to enhance mood and atmosphere for the sole purpose of entertaining music enthusiasts of all ages.  "In a music scene that is dominated by corporate playlists, imitation and predictability, the Ambient Sojourn Band offers an innovative style and sound. It extracts from the american and international songbook advancing a diverse catalog of remarkable music". "They don't carbon copy music, but instead create it by studying its rudiments while applying their individual improvisation abilities to each song making them fresh each performance".

 

Ambient Sojourn was founded by Dave Alex in August of 2016. Beginning as an instrumental group and developing into largely a vocal driven band. They strategically input their instrumental roots into the set and within specific songs.

www.ambientsojourn.com

Free show, all ages welcome​

Tuesday, January 14 | 7pm-9pm

BAXTER HALL 

Baxter Hall is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from Boston MA. Performing on stage and working with some of the best in the business, Hall is an exciting new up-and-coming artist who has been recognized on stages throughout New England and as far as Europe. He is currently involved with a newly-formed backing band and has an official debut album on the way, “Somewhere in My Guitar” comprised of lyric-based original rock and roll songs. This album is being produced by Grammy-nominated guitarist and founder of “Roomful of Blues” Duke Robillard.

www.baxterhallmusic.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, January 17 | 8pm-11pm

SHAUN ENGLAND

 

Musician and songwriter Shaun England has been recognized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for his songwriting and contribution to the arts. Music deeply influenced by the blues and poetic lyrics earned him a nomination for Limelight Music Magazine's Song of the Year.  The song, “Tied to the Tracks”, receives airplay around the world. "His music seamlessly combines old time country with the blues, a rare treat." - Living Arts.

www.shaunenglandmusic.com

Free show, all ages welcome

 

Saturday, January 18 | 8pm-11pm

NEAL & THE VIPERS

 

Neal & The Vipers are a Rhode Island-based band who play American Roots Music encompassing blues, rock & roll, rockabilly, and surf, that will get you up out of your chair to dance all night long!  When the show is over, you will feel full of energy and looking forward to catching the next show.

The Vipers are professional musicians; all experts in their instruments with decades of playing experience that is one of the the keys to their amazing performances.  You can feel the chemistry between them as they play hits from their many original songs off their CD's as well as covering classic songs such as "Little Wing", "Hey Joe", "Right Place Wrong Time" and instrumentals like "Sleepwalk" and "Pipeline".  The Vipers always put their own spin on these classic songs, making them their own.  Some fans even say that they enjoy hearing their versions better than the original. 

www.nealandthevipers.com

Admission $15, all ages welcome

Wednesday, January 22 | 8pm-10pm

PETER WARD 

Join blues artist Peter Ward for a rare acoustic solo performance. Peter "Hi-Fi" Ward is not your average blues guitar player. He's a songwriter who takes a fresh new approach, mixing originals and covers all influenced by the blues, swing and classic country. He toured with artists Jimmy Rogers, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins and Lowell Fulson. In the 1980s, he toured with the Legendary Blues Band, the combo that backed Muddy Waters. With Peter, the band recorded Red Hot and Blues on Rounder Records.  Ronnie Earl, a former roommate, has described Peter one of the best young blues guitarists. Peter was married for 20 years to WGBH blues host Mai Cramer. She died in 2002 of breast cancer. Each year Peter and friends organize a fast-moving musical tribute to Mai that raises money for charity and helps keep traditional blues alive.   

 

In 2010 Peter produced and played on a western swing CD, "Goodbye Liza Jane: Hello Western Swing" featuring steel guitarist Herb Remington, an original member of Bob Wills' and his Texas Playboys.  This year, Peter released his first blues CD, “Blues on My Shoulders,” which is getting national airplay, hit the blues charts and is getting excellent review.

www.westernswingmusic.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, January 24 | 8pm-11pm

TOKYO TRAMPS

International Blues Challenge Contestant -

2014 & 2013 Solo/Duo Category, 2011 Band Category

 

Hailing from the Land of Rising Sun (Japan), Tokyo Tramps is a group of American roots music fanatics. The musical journey started when Satoru left Japan to go to Louisiana searching for the spirit of Rock 'n Roll. Soon he found the key, Blues. Yukiko left a lucrative job in Tokyo and took a giant step following her heart to play American music. Then in 1999, Tokyo Tramps was born in Boston. Satoru took its name TRAMPS from his early idol, Bruce Springsteen's song, Born To Run - "Tramps like us, baby, we were born to run." Satoru says, “American music changed our lives. Four individuals chanced to meet in Boston, and taking cues from our musical heroes, were creating something very unique and exciting. We are making our dreams come true every time we play.”

www.tokyotramps.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, January 25 | 8pm-11pm

LIGHTS OUT BLUES BAND

 

Lights Out Blue Band is a 4-piece traditional blues band that was formed 6 years ago to honor the "Chess Records" masters of the ‘50s and ‘60s while creating its own unique style of traditional blues.  The band has been performing in numerous venues throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Lights Out was the "house band" at the Boston House of Blues Foundation Room hosting the monthly blues jams throughout 2015 and was 2017 winner of the Granite State Blues Challenge and competed in the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.   Named after Marion  “Little Walter” Jacobs’ haunting chromatic harmonica song "Lights Out", the band brings a rare level of experience and passion to traditional blues. Members include Gary Bernath on vocals, harmonica and saxophone, Clay Brown on vocals and guitar, Brian Rost on upright bass and George Dellomo on drums.

www.lightsoutbluesband.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, January 29 | 8pm-10pm

DWAYNE HAGGINS

Dwayne Haggins brings a smooth style of old country blues and soul. Dwayne's live performances include engaging originals with familiar and obscure covers mixed in. Inspired by musicians such as Waylon Jennings, Leon Russell, and Sturgill Simpson, you will see Dwayne channel these guys and their styles in some sort of way while at the same time showing you his very own style. Dwayne will go from a straight country tune like "Hey Good Looking" by Hank Williams, into a classic soulful song such as "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke. Dwayne's originals display his love for these two genres by vocally showing the soulful side, while having more of a country guitar picking style. A Jasper Hill favorite!

www.dwaynehaggins.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, January 31 | 8pm-11pm

PROFESSOR HARP

 

Although born and raised as Hugh Holmes of Boston, MA, the emanations from his harmonica and vocals make it clear that Professor Harp has the blues of Texas and the whole wide Delta coursing through his veins. The Professor was a rock ‘n’ roll drummer until ’69, when the Boston blues revival and a sterling performance he caught of blues harmonica great George Allen ‘Harmonica’ Smith, combined to lure him away from drums and into a full court press on the blues harp. “Undaunted!” he brags, by the vicissitudes of his life as blues man, front man, every kind of man, Professor Harp puts forth his commanding presence and exceptional talent, night after night.

 

Primarily playing a sparse, yet full-sounding brand of no-nonsense, no-frills Texas style blues, Professor Harp specializes in what he calls, ‘roots music’. “It’s whatever makes me feel good and moves me, so to speak.” Indeed it has evolved while continuing to move audiences for decades. Under the influence of many diverse blues greats, Professor Harp has developed a robust playing style. He often utilizes the Leslie rotating-speaker sound system to give his harp a Hammond organ timbre, while he alternately and simultaneously employs the standard or traditional ‘electrified’ blues harp. The Professor tops this off by singing the blues with an infectious fervor, supported at his strictest insistence by only top-flight musicians on guitar, bass, and drums. Continue reading bio 

www.professorharp.com

Admission $10, all ages welcome

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