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November, 2017

   
Friday, November 24

"Dizzy 100" with the John Allmark Octet

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

The brilliant trumpeter, arranger John Allmark bring his powerhouse Super Octet to celebrate The Great late Dizzy Gillespie's 100 birthday. Featuring 5 hornsBob Bowlby/sax, Tucker Antell/sax, Bill Vint/sax, Angel Subero/trombone, Dennis Hughes/piano, Bill Miele/bass and Vinny Pagano/drums. Chan's was fortunate to have Dizzy graced our stage on February 15, 1988 ... an unforgettable night in Woonsocket!

Author Dave Brown will be holding a book signing prior to the show of his new book titled “Shadowing Dizzy's 100th year celebration” chronicling his personal times with Dizzy Gillespie. Brown has lived in Alaska and is a Native of Woonsocket, RI.

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Saturday, November 25

John Butcher

8 pm $25 advance,  $30 door

As founder of Jon Butcher Axis, Grammy nominee JB has earned his place in music history and beyond. With the release of his latest excellent recording "Two Roads East", Jon will be playing selections from this recording as well as classic Axis and of course Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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Sunday, November 26

Scott Hamilton

5 pm $25 advance,  $30 door

Tenor Saxophone great Scott Hamilton returns to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with the Gray Sargent Trio featuring 2 members of Tony Bennett's band: the amazing Gray Sargent on guitar, the incredible Marshall Wood on bass and Boston Pop's Jim Gwinn on drums.

Author Dave Brown will be holding a book signing prior to the show of his new book titled “Shadowing Dizzy's 100th year celebration” chronicling his personal times with Dizzy Gillespie. Brown has lived in Alaska and is a Native of Woonsocket, RI.

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December, 2017

Friday, December 1

Anthony Geraci and the Hipnotics

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door


 

Anthony Geraci and the HipNotics are a new Blues/Roots/Americana ensemble comprised of some of Boston’s most beloved musicians.

-Anthony Geraci is both a founding member of Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, and Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters. He has been nominated the last two years for the prestigious Pinetop Perkins Piano Award by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN. His most recent recording Fifty Shades Of Blues (Delta Groove) was nominated for Album of the Year, Traditional Album of the Year, and Song of the Year (for the title track) also from the Blues Foundation. Anthony’s fiery piano and Hammond Organ work have graced over fifty releases by Artists such as Kenny Neal, Big Walter Horton, Sugaray Rayford and many more.

-Originally from Texas, Willie J. Laws-“The Last Prophet of the Funky
Texas Blues,” and native Bostonian Dennis Brennan front this ensemble on vocals, harmonica and guitar. Both bring there unique songwriting and powerful musical prowess steeped in the Blues tradition to the HipNotics.

-The rhythm section of Michael Mudcat Ward and Osi Brathwaite literally bridge old school blues with a modern approach. Mudcat’s bass playing has graced over fifty recordings, can be heard on the Fried Green Tomatoes soundtrack and has received a Grammy Nomination along with Geraci for Super Harps I (Telarc.) Drummer Osi Brathwaite brings his Trinidad roots and sophisticated knowledge of many musical idioms to blend in perfectly with the exciting new sound of Anthony Geraci and the HipNotics.


 

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Saturday, December 2

Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish

8 pm $13 advance,  $15 door


 

All the way from Martha’s Vineyard Island Dance Party. Don’t miss out on this Island Holiday party!

Formed in 1991, the band has evolved through many incarnations, three Tone Cool and two self-produced CDs, trips around the world as far as South Africa and mostly the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard where most of them live. The band started out as a four-piece with no piano, became a five-piece for several years, and then returned to a four-piece configuration, this time with no bass, and it's been that way for over 10 years.

Johnny Hoy juggles a full life where he takes advantage of his many skills including stone masonry, fishing, antique dealing, farming. Somehow he manages to do all the gigs as well. He came to the Island in 1978, after soaking up Muddy Waters’ and Tom Waits’ shows as a teenager.

Jeremy Berlin, the piano player, has been with the band for most of its life — since the summer of '93. He's played duets with President Clinton, and Carly Simon — he's not afraid of anything, and he plays it all. Jeremy's connection with the Island started before he was born and he's been there on and off ever since.buck shankbuck shank, guitar, longtime member of the band, looks and sounds like he's playing his last solo every time he steps up. He brings so much emotion, joy and grit to the stage, and his rhythm playing helps drive the bus.

Chris Anzalone, the drummer, came aboard in 2000, a veteran of the Boston scene and such bands as The Radio Kings and he and Jeremy have been the rhythm section all along. He stays around Boston — we can't make him move down here. A real city boy.

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Thursday December 7

Victor Wainwright & the Wildwroots

8 pm $15 advance,  $20 door

 

WAINWRIGHT IS AN AWARD WINNING MUSICIAN AND PRODUCER IN THE WORLD'S BLUES AND ROOTS MUSIC SCENE.


Though his career began over a decade ago with genuine rock n’ roll honky-tonk, Wainwright has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the blues. His insatiable interest in music discovery, sheer love for entertaining and curiosity have led him all around the world, and the resulting perspective is a reflection of his passion for entertaining and creating progressive roots music in an effort to move the art-form forward. Composer, producer, vocalist, and award wining entertainer and piano player; Victor Wainwright is a raucous high-octane, dynamic performer and crowd pleaser with soul to spare.
 

PRESS

“Wainwright serves as an electrifying guide to a good time-spinning tales, telling his listeners how to beat the blues, and meticulously conjuring raw soul and energy out of his acoustic piano. He displays a sharp sense of humor and a knack for storytelling... every track is brilliant." -Living Blues Magazine

"Victor Wainwright is a world champion piano player, two times over! Not only is Victor one of the greatest blues piano players in the business, he’s also a world class entertainer and vocalist." - Blues Revue Magazine

“Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.” -American Blues Scene

“Savannah, GA native Victor Wainwright is all about boogie woogie piano, deep soul, and a voice that recalls Dr. John at his best. He is a blues star, a tremendous player.” -Chicago Blues Guide


ACHIEVEMENTS

2017 BMA Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year
2016 BMA BB King Entertainer & Band of the Year
2016 Blues Blast Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
2016 Cover of the The Blues Festival Guide
2016 Top #10 Billboard
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise Performer (Solo & Band)
2017, 2016, 2015 Big Blues Bender Performer in Las Vegas
2014 & 2013 BMA Pinetop Piano Player of the Year
2013 Blues Blast Award “New Artist Debut Release” Southern Livin’
300+ Days a Year Touring 2012-2013
Top #10 Billboard May 2013 “Easy Livin’”
Top 10 Billboard Debut March 2013 “Easy Livin’”
2013 Blues Blast Music Award “Sean Costello Rising Star” Nominee
2013 Blues Blast Music Award “Blues Band of the Year” Southern Hospitality

 

BB King Entertainer of the Year!

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Friday, December 8

James Montgomery Blues Band

8 pm $20 advance,  $22 door

Montgomery has toured with many major artists, including Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, the Allman Brothers Miller and others!

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home". Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

"the John Mayall of New England"

Peter Wolf
In 1970, while attending Boston University, Montgomery formed the James Montgomery Band. His inimitable (oh yeah, he majored in English) harmonica playing combined with his incredibly energetic live shows led to the band's quick ascension on the New England music scene. Within two years, the James Montgomery band was among the hottest acts in Boston along with J. Geils and Aerosmith, and they were quickly signed to a multi-album deal with Capricorn Records.

Since that time, James has recorded six albums. His first, "First Time Out" has been remastered and re-released by MRG/Capricorn. Other include "James Montgomery Band" on Island Records which was number nine on Billboard's national playlist, "Duck Fever" with members of the David Letterman Band, "Live Trax," with the Uptown Horns (the Rolling Stones' horn section), and his release on Tone-Cool, "The Oven Is On."

Montgomery has toured with many major artists, including Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, the Allman Brothers, Steve Miller and others. He has jammed on stage with B.B.King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Jr. Wells, James Cotton, Charlie Daniels, Bonnie Raitt, Greg Allman, Laverne Baker, Patti LaBelle, and Peter Wolf among others, including an impromptu session with Mick Jagger at New York's "Trax".

Over the years Montgomery's band has been a springboard for many musicians. Members of his band have included Billy Squire, Wayne Kramer (MC-5), Jeff Golub (Rod Stewart), Jim McCarty (Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels), Nunzio Signore Bo Diddley), Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles Orchestra, Crosby, Stills & Nash), Bobby Chouinard (drummer with Ted Nugent, Squire and Robert Gordon), Jeff Levine (Joe Cocker), Aerosmith's Tom Gambel, and many others.

Regarding the Johnny Winter Band featuring James Montgomery, the Nashville Tennessean writes "If ever the time came to use two "legendary" tags in one story, it is to describe both Winter and Montgomery. They are blues masters of the first and highest degree" The James Montgomery/Johnn Winter combination has worked out beyond anyone's hopes. Since Johnny asked James to join his band along with Scott Spray and Wayne June his shows have been remarkable. Johnny is having his best time playing in many years. He puts his heart and soul into each performance, most of which sell out. The audiences have all been pleased. The highlight in the US, a packed house at Chicago's House of Blues attended by Johnny's old buddy Pinetop Perkins. Look for James and Johnny to go to the House of Blues in LA in January as part of a West Coast tour, and to Istanbul Turkey in the summer as part of a European tour that ends in Norway

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Saturday, December 9

Jeff Pitchell

8 pm $20 advance,  $22 door

 

 

International recording artist acclaimed as a dynamic singer, guitarist, songwriter, and actor (latest movie Cathedral Pines)
Jeff has recorded with such greats as Rick Derringer, Dave Mason, James Cotton and Clarence Clemons.


Heavy Hitter CD, Pyramid/EMI Number 7 on National Billboard charts and on charts for 12 weeks!!

Jeff invited by World Champion Boston Red Sox and performed before a "sold out" Fenway park and national TV and Radio audience!!

Jeff invited on Don Imus show and performed before national TV and radio audience!!

Jeff invited and performed in a movie "Cathedral Pines"
Jeff wins 2 more awards for songs he has written "Prisoner of Love" from the Amercan Great Song Contest and "Eye for an Eye" from the International Sonngwriting Contest (ISC)..where even more importantly, one of the judges, the legendary John Mayall contacted Jeff and said he is adding Jeff's song to his song list on his world-wide tour, and is going to record this song on his next CD!

Jeff's CDs abd DVD music is being played in US, Canada, and Europe..as Jeff tours these countries!!

Not only have Jeff/Texas Flood played in stadiums,theaters, large and small venues, corporate and private parties, but they have performed in USA, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean....as an acoustic,and or 3 piece, 5 piece and 9 piece combination of highly respected musicians and singers!

See a spectacular show, and dance, and sing with a band that has won numerous awards "best band", "best guitarist" and "best singer"...with a mailing list of over 15,000 and over 79,000 fans on www.myspace.com/jeffpitchell ...Check Jeff's CDs and DVDs!!

For more information about Jeff Pitchell, you can also visit the site of an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) and listen to a typical radio commercial regarding a venue and for example, Jeff being advertised at the same time:
http://www.sonicbids.com/epk/epk.aspx?epk_id=111046

 

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Friday December 15th

The Loís Greco Band

8pm $10 adv. $12 door

Excellent blues guitarist and vocalist Loís Greco invite her family and friends to celebrate the holidays on a festive note. Merry Christmas!

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Saturday, December 16

Popa Chubby

8 pm $25 10 pm  $20 Both $30

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25 Years of Hard Rocking Blues

A true master of rockin’ blues guitar!

Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 25 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures.

His career has always been about moving forward and carving a place for himself in the imposing terrain of the music business, overcoming odds to continue growing and maturing as a creative force. He has built a constantly increasing base of fans across the world, where in many territories he is a star. A native New Yorker, Horowitz's first gigs were in the NYC punk scene as a guitarist for what he reflects was a "crazy Japanese special effects performance artist in a kimono called Screaming Mad George who had a horror-movie inspired show." Right from the start he was immersed in rock ‘n’ roll as theater, and learned from George and others playing CBGB’s at the time that included the Ramones, the Cramps, Richard Hell, whose band, the Voidoids he joined that rock ‘n’ roll should be dangerous. He reflects, "Musicians like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols weren’t just bands. They were a threat to society."

The Blues however was the foundation of his playing style. He recalls, "Since I’d grown up on Hendrix, Cream and Led Zeppelin, when I started playing blues in New York clubs I understood that the blues should be dangerous, too. It wasn’t just from playing in punk bands. Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters were dangerous men. They’d cut or shoot you if they thought it was necessary, and Little Walter packed a gun and wouldn’t hesitate to use it. That danger is a real part of the Blues and I keep it alive in my music.”

Popa Chubby is his own man for better or worse. He reflects, "I’m living in a wild time, and that is where the inspiration is drawn from. There are my issues, but the picture is much bigger than me and my situation. Everything is breaking down in the world. The lines are being redefined. We all need something.”

 

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Friday, December 22

Peacheaters

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door

 

The "Ghost of Christmas Peach" party.

The Peacheaters. Welcome Home.
Not Just An Allman Brothers Tribute Band... An Allman Brothers Experience.

We are blessed to play this music for this family.

 

 

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Saturday, December 23

Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone’s Annual Chan’s Holiday Extravaganza!!!! With Toni Lynn Washington and Diane Blue!

8 pm $25 advance,  $30

 

Join us as Jimmy “2 Suits” Capone once again leads the way to holiday fun with an All-Star Line Up!

Jimmy’s special guests Vocalists Diane Blue & Toni Lynn Washington

Featuring Eddie Scheer from The Love Dogs, Big Jack Ward from Luther Guitar Junior and the Magic Rockers, Randy Bramwell from the Commander Cody band, Johnny “Blue Horn” Moriconi JBH and The Caretakers. Rhode Island’s own Johnny Juxo, Bobby Breeze from The Bellevue Cadillac Band and The Knicker Bocker all-stars. Advanced reservations for this show HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. It’s a Chan’s tradition and a crowd favorite!

Friday, December 29

George McCann

8 pm $12 advance,  $14 door

George has performed with a diverse range of great artists - from Steven Tyler to blues legends James Cotton.

George is a guitar player's guitar player - fluid, articulate, emotive - a melodic story teller. He will grab you from the first note, his mastery of touch and tone immediately evident, and hold you transfixed until the show is over.

He's been dropping jaws across New England for years, a gem hidden in plain sight playing for bluesman extraordinaire James Montgomery. George has performed with a diverse range of great artists - from Steven Tyler and Billy Squier to blues legends James Cotton and Kim Wilson, as well as axe-masters like Brad Whitford, Skunk Baxter, and Barry Goodreau.

Now, after several years as a sideman, he's stepping forward with his own blend of blues-based rock that promises plenty of tasteful, soaring, high-energy guitar work - The George McCann Band. Using a four-piece lineup with keyboards, the band provides him the opportunity to explore other musical tributaries beyond the blues and showcase his vocal, songwriting, and arranging skills.

His new solo album, Shades of Blues, is packed with tunes penned and sung by George, including the soulful and cinematic, Young Woman's Love, a moody, Peter Green influenced atmospheric instrumental, Shades of Green, and searing guitar work on every track. Produced by George and Jack Bialka, the record also features brilliant keyboards by Dave Limina, rhythm master Forrest Padgett on drums, and Bialka on bass.

Other compositions of George's - the gritty, Delta inspired Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, and the mesmerizing slide-guitar instrumental River's Edge - are on James Montgomery's From Detroit To The Delta disc. The 2012 release featured guest artists Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer of Aerosmith, harp legend James Cotton, rapper DMC, and the late, great Johnny Winter.

A self-taught musician, George learned his craft by copiously studying the masters - Muddy Waters, BB King, Albert King, Peter Green, Jimi Hendrix - and absorbing everything from a long line of iconic blues, rock and R&B players and groups.

As a young player from Framingham, MA in the mid-seventies, he furthered his skills playing blues, soul, and swing in the Lean Street Sliders, a popular band that relentlessly worked the Boston/New England club scene. In the mid-eighties he teamed up with vocalist/bass player Jack Bialka to form the Blue Hornets along with harp player/vocalist Justin Quinn and drummer Michael Avery. George's work with the Blue Hornets netted his being labeled "one of the top players on the Boston scene" by Blueswire Magazine, and eventually caught the attention of James Montgomery, who brought him aboard and soon dubbed him "one of the best in the business".

Once you hear George tear it up, you'll quickly agree and want more - which you can find on Shades of Blues or anytime he's performing live shows with his band of top notch players, Don Culp on drums (The Beaver Brown Band), Russell Keyes on bass (Roy Buchanan),
and Larry Luddecke on keyboards (Howling Wolf).

 

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Saturday, December 30

Danny Klein's Full House

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

Party to the music of the great J Geils Band.

Danny Klein is now involved in a new project called Danny Klein's Full House. The band is "a celebration of the music of The J. Geils Band" and is booked and produced by PH Productions.

This is classic J Geils Band material with the unique sound that a group of veteran and talented musicians brings to it. Not your mama's cover band, for sure!

The band features Danny Klein (bass), Mike Lamm (lead vocals) Steve Gouette (guitar and vocals), Dave Quintiliani (keyboards and vocals), Pete Hackel (drums and vocals), Rosy Rosenblatt (harp), John Vanderpool (sax), Garret Savluk (trumpet) and special guests George Leh (vocals), Mike Girard of The Fools (vocals), Hirsh Gardner (drums and vocals) and James Montgomery (harp and vocals).

The band is available for private and corporate functions and can provide all the production assistance you need for your event. For booking and information call Peter at PH Productions at 617-283-4051, see phproductions.net. Join the group's mailing list by e-mailing DK at dannyklein@rcn.com.

 

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Sunday, December 31

Ring in the New Year with the Fat City Band

9 pm $50 per person

 

Dance the night away and welcome 2018! Includes dinner buffet, hats, noise makers, champagne toast at midnight.

Dedicated to the proposition that....
"music should be fun"

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January, 2018

Friday, January 5

Brian James

8 pm $12 advance,  $14 door

 

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Friday, January 19

Johnny A

8 pm $22 advance,  $25 door

 

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Saturday, January 20

Greg Abate Sextet

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

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Saturday, January 27

Debra Mann

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door

Annual tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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