Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag".
From the creator of The Wonder Bread Years comes a one-man show that reveals evidence of a misspent youth. Your permanent record holds all the secrets that can dramatically impact your future. Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell uncovers his own record in a confessional night of humor, heart and humanity. From his early addiction to card tricks (up to three packs a day) to his recent divorce living happily ever after, Pat opens the vault to all his faults to turn a stroll down Memory Lane into a high-speed chase down Memory Highway. If you can’t laugh at yourself, why not laugh at him?
Former Seinfeld writer and the creator of The Wonder Bread Years Pat Hazell has a new one-man show that reveals evidence of his misspent youth. Back in the day, your permanent record held all the secrets that could impact your future. Where were these files stored? Who could see them? How can we clear them up? Tonight show veteran and NPR commentator, Pat Hazell, goes in search of his own permanent record. From his baby book to report cards and an early addiction to card tricks (up to 3 packs a day) to his recent divorce living happily ever after, Pat opens the vault to all the fun that shaped his sense of humor. He may not be able to get another job but he successfully widens memory lane into a four-lane highway. An evening of humanity, hilarity and heart. If you can’t laugh at yourself, why not laugh at him.
Following up on his critically acclaimed, Grammy-winning album GoGo Juice, Jon Cleary triumphantly returns with the infectiously ebullient Dyna-Mite (FHQ Records). Sly, slinky, and deeply soulful, the aptly entitled new release finds this Big Easy funk savant – a virtuosic keyboardist, profoundly expressive vocalist, and quite distinctive songwriter – in peak form on a set of all-original material. Like GoGo Juice, Dyna-Mite was co-produced by Cleary and the prolific John Porter, whose eclectic, behind-the-board credits include albums by Ryan Adams, Billy Bragg, Elvis Costello, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, R.L. Burnside, Taj Mahal, and the late Hammond B-3 master Jimmy Smith.
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