I’m bringing you greetings from the inimitable Dave Scott. He’s got two gigs coming up in New Hampshire. They both sound fantastic, especially the one in Portsmouth because 1) it’s in Portsmouth and 2) Beatles.
Go if you can, Dave and his friends make great music and great fun. From Dave:
FRIDAY, JUNE 19th, 8 p.m. THE PURPLE PIT in Bristol, NH, $14
This is another Jonathan Lorentz “joint.” You hopefully know Jon as the tireless (well, I have to assume he gets tired at some point, with all the teaching and playing and family-manning and gig curating he does) sax player and impresario of a number of performance situations throughout New Hampshire. He’s put together a new performance situation at this nice coffee place and restaurant in Bristol. There’s a whole summer and fall full of entertainment planned! Check out one of the shows, if you’re in the area or are traveling there, so that the music endures at this location.
(David Thorne Scott – voice, bass, trumpet, mandolin, melodica)
(Mark Shilansky – piano, voice, intent to play other instruments at some point)
Sunday, June 21st
6-9 PM at THE PRESS ROOM, 77 Daniel St, Portsmouth NH, $10
We are the Meta-beat, and we were born out of numerous lunch-time conversations between Les Harris and Mark Shilansky. As such, we play the music of the Beatles, plus solo Beatle material, plus music by Beatle collaborators and contemporaries, often in medleys. We recontextualize things as well, so though we are often doing straight-up covers, we also will play instrumental versions of tunes, swing some of them, latin-ize some of them, play an early Beatles tune in the style of the later Beatles, mash them up, reharmonize them. It’s fun and I think fun to listen to as well, and this gig we have a very special guest because Sara Caswell is joining us.
M.S. – piano/voice, David Thorne Scott – voice, Les Harris Jr – drums/voice, Aubrey Harris – bass/voice, Eric Byers – guitars/voice, Special Guest: Sara Caswell – violin
I’m working tomorrow night, but if we can make it to the performance in Portsmouth, we will. Go out, get some culture, tell your friends!