Two great chances to connect with local stars — Tonight Boston Music Award nominee Gracie Curran and her hot band are live on stage with Blues Music Award winner Victor Wainwright and his smokin’ band from Savanna GA right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre. Doors @ 7pm Concert @ 8. Let’s show these two young, rising stars that a little rain & wind won’t stop us from having fun. Good seats still left (especially in the balcony). Get them here.
Then, tomorrow morning you can hear Gloucester’s own Jon Butcher on Aurelia Nelson’s North Shore 104.9 radio show Curtain Up at 9AM (don’t forget to set your clocks back or you’ll be listening in at 8am instead). Jon will fill you in on his new CD, “Experienced!”, his film project “Kiss the Sky” and his concert at the Larcom Theatre next Saturday. Tickets are selling fast, so you’d better get yours soon. Get them here.
It’s the perfect weekend for an extra hour sleep. You’re gonna need it with all this excitement!
Here’s a taste of these two stars:
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.
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.
Just in case you’re one of those people who thinks blues is a bunch of old folks singing sad songs, you’ve got to check out young rising star, Victor Wainwright, who will have you dancin’ on the grass at Stage Fort Park on August 9. Just 2 weeks left to save $12 on your Gloucester Blues Festival Tickets (get them here).