Tuesday, July 24, 2012

John Hiatt, Lewis Black, Barefoot Truth, Get The Led Out at the Calvin Theatre all on sale this Friday 7/27

John Hiatt and His Combo Saturday, October 6th 8pm at the Calvin Theatre

"Dirty Jeans and Mudslide Hymns" is John Hiatt's 20th solo album and one of his best. Produced by Kevin "Caveman" Shirley (Silverchair, Aerosmith, Joe Bonamassa), Hiatt's timeless songwriting is paired with the aggressive blues guitar, trademark grungey vocals, and the unique ability to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds The first single, "Damn This Town," is classic Hiatt: A rough-edged story with beautiful musicianship filled with raw emotion. "Don't Wanna Leave You Now" shows Hiatt's softer and tender side as he croons on about love. "Detroit Made" is about the Deuce and a Quarter car made by Buick. He closes the album with "When New York Had Her Heart Broke," a touching and dignified recollection of the tragedy of 9/11. Hiatt's touring combo is Kenny Blevins on drums, Patrick O'Hearn on bass and Doug Lancio on guitars.

Lewis Black: Running On Empty - Friday, October 26th 8PM Calvin Theatre
Two-time Grammy Award winner and New York Times best seller Lewis Black has a lot to say and he doesn’t hold back with his signature comedic rants about pretty much anything that vexes him to the core. A flagging economy, the 2012 presidential election and a convoluted health care system. And that’s just a pinch of what you’ll get in one of Black’s emotionally-charged tirades that often leave him voiceless. It's the Running on Empty tour. But quips aside, Black honestly wants folks to spend those angst-fueled 75 minutes with him laughing about the state of the world and just things in general, "and how insane our lives are even outside of politics."

Barefoot Truth -Farewell Show- Saturday, November 10th 8PM Calvin Theatre
Woodword Way opens.

Since taking the band full time in 2007, Mystic, Connecticut's Barefoot Truth earned spotlight attention on many levels, including an invitation to play at President Obama's pre-debate rally in New York with Bruce Hornsby and Crosby and Nash. Several songs from their 'Threads' album were on the soundtrack to the internationally acclaimed film 'Nature Propelled', which they also did the score for. They played major festivals; Summerfest, 10,000 Lakes Festival, FloydFest, in addition to hundreds of high school ande college shows in the Northeast. The band recently announced that they were going to wrap up this chapter in their lives with a bittersweet letter to their fans announcing their break-up which you can read on their website so, sadly, this is a farewell concert.

Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin Friday, January 18th 8PM Calvin Theatre

On the heels of an insanely great show this past weekend at Mountain Park where they proved beyond any doubt that there is not and could never be a better Led Zeppelin tribute band, we've inked anothere show with them to kick off the new year. The songs remain impressively the same. Hammer as they might, other Led Zeppelin cover bands are over the hills and far away compared to Get The Led Out, Jimmy Page's handpicked favorite Zep tribute band. (He booked them for a private fundraiser for his charity.) Get The Led Out is a group of professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin. It's been their mission to bring the studio recordings of the mighty Zep to life on the big concert stage. Much as the Fab Faux represent the MUSIC of the Beatles, not their live show or physical attributes, GTLO is focused on the recorded versions of the music of Led Zeppelin.This is not an impersonator act but a group of musicians who were fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history. The others may aspire but they are trampled underfoot by Get The Led Out. They have an uncanny presence and will leave you dazed and delightfully confused

Tickets for all four show are on sale this Friday, July 27th at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413 586 8686 and online at IHEG.com.

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