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BMA Nominee Gracie Curran on Aurelia Nelson’s Curtain UP tomorrow (SUN) at 9AM

Gracie Curran at Larcom Theatre April 2014

Here’s some irony: Earlier this month, the Boston Globe announced this year’s Boston Music Wards nominees (see here) which include Gracie Curran for Blues Artist of the Year.  A few days later the Boston Herald cited Gracie Curran’s move from the Boston area to Memphis as an example of local blues artists’ response to the a loss of venues that offer them a place to preform (see here).

Vickie and I are bringing Gracie back to Beverly’s Larcom Theatre next Saturday NOV 1, for one night only with young, award-winning piano player Victor Wainwright, who got the first standing ovation at this year’s Gloucester Blues Fest.  GET TIX HERE.

Tomorrow, you can hear Gracie talk about the her career, the Blues, Memphis, Boston and much more on Aurelia Nelson’s Curtain Up radio show on North Shore 104.9FM at 9am.  Yeah, this will be worth getting up for.

Boston’s loss could be our gain — Watch the videos and see for yourself

This week, Jed Gottlieb wrote an interesting piece in the Herald (see here) about Boston Blues club Smoken Joe’s closing, in which he demonstrated the loss of blues support in the Boston area, using the fact that Gracie Curran moved to Memphis as an example — Boston’s loss.

Remember, Gracie Curran opened the 2013 Gloucester Blues Festival, which helps keep the blues alive in New England — our gain.

Vickie & I also help keep the blues and other music genres alive right in your own backyard.  We’re bringing Gracie back to the Larcom Theatre (down the road in Beverly) on November 1 to perform with Victor Wainwright, who’s the hottest young name in blues right now.  Victor won the Blues Music Award for Piano Player of the year in 2013 and 2014 and he got the very first standing ovation at this year’s Gloucester Blues Fest.

(BTW: If you want to help us keep the music coming, please vote for our Chase Grant here.  It’s easy and free.)

Putting these two young blues stars on the same stage along with Victor’s smokin’ hot band is practically a fire hazard! You’ll experience a night of soulful rockin’ blues like you’ve never felt before.  Watch the videos and see what I mean:

Get tickets here before they’re all gone.

Big City Concert Sound just down the road in Beverly

John Coretto (right) tuning the new system from Orchestra Center, Row F, seat 5.  See the Meyer Arrays on either side of the stage

John Coretto (right) tuning the new system from Orchestra Center, Row F, seat 5. See the Meyer Arrays on either side of the stage

Meyer M'elodie curvilinear array up close

Meyer M’elodie curvilinear array up close

John Coretto from WHB Concert Production tuning the new system.  He took that laptop all over the orchestra and balcony to make sure the sound is perfect in every seat!

John Coretto from WHB Concert Production tuning the new system. He took that laptop all over the orchestra and balcony to make sure the sound is perfect in every seat at The Larcom Theatre!

Our new digidesign SC-48 console

Our new digidesign SC-48 console

See how the Meyer 600-HP sub-woofers disappear next to the stairs.   Still good seats left in the Balcony where this picture was taken.

See how the Meyer 600-HP sub-woofers disappear next to the stairs. Still good seats left in the Balcony where this picture was taken.  Get them here!

Since we discovered the Larcom Theatre and produced our first concert there a year ago this weekend, Gloucester’s singer/ songwriter / multi-instrumentalist and ace sound man, Will Hunt has brought in his gear and, together with Bradley Royds, they’ve mixed our shows to wide acclaim (see a review here).

But Will’s kinda busy and needs his gear for other concerts, like The Nines @ Gloucester’s UU Meetinghouse and The Toasters Concert Cruise.  So we realized it was time to get new gear appropriate for the 550 seat theatre that we don’t have to keep moving in and out.

And we figured, if we’re going do it, we might as well do it right.

On Wednesday, Jon Coretto and his crew from WHB Concert Production (the people who revamped the sound at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom) installed the top of the line: Meyer M’elodie curvilinear array loudspeakers with 600-HP sub-woofers and Galileo system processor, Digidesign SC-48 console and 6 JBL VP 7212 MDP stage monitors.

Plus we have a 56 channel snake splitter for bands that want to make studio quality live recordings or simply MUST have their monitors mixed on stage.

Now if you don’t much care about all that techno-babble, just know this: IT SOUNDS AMAZING!

And you can hear it tomorrow night when Gracie Curran takes the stage with Roomful of Blues Horns and Lydia Warren Band opening.

Seats are still available.  The best ones are in the balcony.  Get them here.

Say “Hi” to Will, who will be working there tomorrow along with Bill Winn (who wrote the book on sound … literally).

Feel free to thank them for the excellent job they do making sure the sound is perfect in every seat!

Winter Blues…Spring Blues…Summer Blues

OK, folks.  Time to kiss the cold winter blues bye bye and get ready for hot spring & summer blues starting next Saturday, April 5th, with the hottest concert of the season just down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre featuring Gracie Curran with Roomful of Blues horns and Lydia Warren opening.  All three of these bands have a Gloucester connection.  Gracie Curran and Lydia Warren both performed at last year’s Gloucester Blues Festival.  And Roomful of Blues performed at I4-C2 for Celebrate Gloucester in 2010.  Save the date Saturday, August 9th for the 2014 Gloucester Blues Festival!

Here’s Gracie Curran and Lydia Warren at the 2013 Gloucester Blues Festival:

Good seats are still left for next Saturday.  Get tickets here.  This may be your last chance to see these two rising blues stars at an intimate venue close to home!

LISTEN LIVE and hear Gracie Curran Sing on Boston Herald Radio today at 2pm

Hear Boston blues singer Gracie Curran, who opened the 2013 Gloucester Blues Fest, sing on Adriana Cohen’s  Boston Herald Radio show, “Trending Now” today at 2pm.  You can listen LIVE ON LINE here.

And you can see Gracie LIVE at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly with Roomful of Blues horns (remember them from Celebrate Gloucester?) on Saturday, April 5.  Get tickets here.

Breaking News: Blues Girls Gracie Curran and Lydia Warren Rock the Larcom – April 5

Blues Girls Rock The Larcom

Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band with Roomful of Blues Horns and Bruce Bears on keys.  If that wasn’t enough hear “Proof of Love” with the original arrangements LIVE for the First Time Ever.

Ok,  so if you still are not convinced Lydia Warren Band will start the evening off (see video below, she knows how to sing and play that guitar).

Get your tickets NOW !!!!! Its gonna be HOT!  Both Gracie & Lydia performed at last year’s Gloucester Blues Festival.

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Snow got you down? Give yourself something to look forward to — Top blues artist coming to Beverly April 5

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Here’s your chance to get tickets to see Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band at The Larcom Theatre on Saturday, April 5th.

Tickets went on sale today and start at only $15.00

“A five-alarm stew of blues, gospel and soul that burns in your gut like the first time you heard Aretha Franklin…” – Alternate Roots Magazine

With appearances at The Gloucester Blues Festival, New England Blues Festival, and The Boston Freedom Rally with more than 50,000 attendees, Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band are about to break into much larger venues.

This may be your last chance to see them in an intimate setting at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre, where you can expect to be infused with their amazing energy and stunningly soulful sound.   Here she is at the Gloucester Blues Fest last August:

Vote today in Gloucester, then vote on-line at the Boston Music Awards

You know the rule: If you don’t vote you can’t bitch.  And I love to bitch, so I always vote.

After you go to your local polling place today, you can go on-line and vote for your favorite local music at The Boston Music Awards.  You’ll be able to vote for plenty of artists you’ve seen in Gloucester and Cape Ann, including Kingsley Flood for their Album “Battles” and for their Video “Sigh a While”, Peter Wolf for Live Artist, Gracie Curran (who opened the Gloucester Blues Fest) for Blues Artist, Barrence Whitfield for Male Vocalist and Dennis Brennan for Best Live Ongoing Residency.

Let’s show the Boston folks that artists who come to Cape Ann to perform get the most votes!