Events

Upcoming Granite State Blues Society events

Jan
4
Sun
Road to Memphis – Live Blues Show @ Tupelo Music Hall
Jan 4 @ 11:00 PM
Feb
7
Sat
“Icepick James Harmon” with Mr. Nick and Matthew Stubbs @ Pitman's Freight Room
Feb 7 @ 1:00 AM

James Harman has had 31 releases, on many different labels; he currently tours every spring, summer and fall, working in as many as 28 countries. Harman was nominated for a Grammy Award, and won two Blues Music Awards for his contribution to the Blind Pig release, “Remembering Little Walter” in 2014. He is a one of a kind song writer, producer, musician, showman, vocalist and internationally known bluesman. Don’t miss him.

James’ Website

 

Arthur James @ Appleseed Restaurant
Feb 7 @ 1:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Arthur James is the first three time winner of the Granite State Blues Challenge.  In January 2015 Arthur was a finalist on the Orpheum stage at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN.  Arthur is known for his passionate vocals & his hybrid acoustic/electric guitar style. He has been a mainstay of the New England Blues scene for over 25 years.

 

Feb
8
Sun
Arthur James @ J's Tavern
Feb 8 @ 1:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Arthur James is the first three time winner of the Granite State Blues Challenge.  In January 2015 Arthur was a finalist on the Orpheum stage at the International Blues Competition in Memphis, TN.  Arthur is known for his passionate vocals & his hybrid acoustic/electric guitar style. He has been a mainstay of the New England Blues scene for over 25 years.

Mar
1
Sun
Willie J. Laws @ Local's Cafe
Mar 1 @ 1:00 AM

Willie J. Laws has over 25 years of performing experience and has traveled the world making music. The influences heard in the music of the Willie J. Laws Band are many and eclectic. There are deep roots in Texas music tradition and uniquely American roots music.

http://www.williejlawsband.com/

 

 

Mar
8
Sun
Eddie Shaw and the Wolfgang @ Pitman's Freight Room
Mar 8 @ 1:00 AM

Almost 60 years in the blues business and I’m not  tired yet !!

My many travels up and down the blues highway has taken me to just about every state in the country and many places around the world.  Because of my travels I have been able to see old friends and make new ones. 

You have helped to make my career in blues a very gratifying one filled with many great memories and performances with some of the greatest musicians  ever.

Blues has been good to me and after all these years the blues is still alright !!  Support the blues and the venues that bring it to you !!

Eddies’ Website

Mar
28
Sat
The Gil Correia Band @ Local's Cafe
Mar 28 @ 11:30 PM

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Gil-Correia-Band/182188265173105

Apr
26
Sun
J.P. Soars and The Red Hots @ Pitman's Freight Room
Apr 26 @ 12:00 AM

JP Soars is not a typical blues guitarist. He has a diverse musical background that encompasses a multitude of influences. ”

I love T-bone Walker, Jesse May Hemphill, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Johnny Guitar Watson, Guitar Slim and Louis Jordan. But I also love Tito Puente, Miles Davis, Hank Williams, Black Sabbath and Slayer.” Soars toured the globe and recorded several records with some of the most extreme metal bands in the world before finding his home in the blues! It is these attributes that are giving Soars an instantaneously recognizable style. ………
“When I first heard JP Soars I knew right away that he was separate from the rest of the pack” Jimmy Thackery……

JPs’ Website

May
31
Sun
Brandon Santini @ Pitman's Freight Room
May 31 @ 12:00 AM

There are many different opinions as to what the future of the blues harmonica will be. Memphis vocalist and harmonica player Brandon Santini is undeniably a worthy player to keep an eye on as the latest surge of young blues artists leave their footprint in blues history. His name is worthy of conversations that include Jason Ricci, Billy Gibson, Dennis Gruenling, Rick Estrin and other frontline harmonica players by combining his love and respect for traditional blues with a present, colorful style of playing that is often compared to James Cotton or Paul Butterfield. Raised in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Brandon purchased his first harmonica in 1997 at the age of fifteen …

Brandons’ Website

Jun
28
Sun
Blues Competition @ Nelson's Canides / Local's Cafe
Jun 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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