Dave Glannon has been a fixture on the greater-Manchester, New Hampshire scene for about ten years now. Glannon began his career, in earnest, playing in the Kantu Blues Band at KC’s Rib Shack in Manchester. He said he wasn’t that good at the time, but that Kantu jam host Jerry Paquette saw something in him and told him to keep coming down to his Tuesday night jam.
Vinny Serino has been fronting Boston Baked Blues for several years now. After being a sideman in his own band, he stepped up when his guitarist-lead vocalist announced he was starting a new job. In only two days. With 13 gigs lined up for the month ahead of him, Serino had no choice but to step up to the microphone. He’s never looked back.
Eric Green is going to be a busy guy this summer. The Maine blues guitarist will be bringing his popular slide guitar sound to festivals and clubs around the Pine Tree State. He just wrapped up his winter time ski resort gigs, and now he’s focused on his summertime coastal rooms. Rockland, Bar Harbor, Portland, and Belfast are his usual summertime haunts
Deja Voodoo came to Weare, New Hampshire last night and played their special blend of 90s rock, power trio style. There is nothing like three tight players pumping out an endless salvo of driving music. This Manchester-based trio kept their sound compact, accessible, and chunky. Even when they slowed things down a bit, you could still feel their electrical charge. Their performance marked the final evening of farewell celebrations for owner MaryEllen Robinson-Montplaisir who is relocating to Maine to complete her dream of living in her childhood hometown.
The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra outdid themselves last night. That local Boston area company of singers and musicians performed The Who’s technically challenging landmark rock opera Quadrophenia in its entirety. Not only did the URO make it sound right, they made it feel right. URO made one feel the way he felt when he first listened to this music as a young man identifying with its tortured protagonist Jimmy.