• Chris Fitz Band - Massachussetts
  • The Silks - Rhode Island
  • Cold Train = Connecticut
  • One Time Weekend - Connecticut
  • Krewe de Groove - Salem - MA

SFLM -Winter Edition 2017

Editor's notes:

The bands for this Winter's Spotlight are:

*The above listing does not represent an order of priority or level of importance (one being better than the other).

 

Chris Fitz Band

Chris Fitz Band

Source: Facebook Band Page

Chris Fitz is already part of the conversation with current rock/blues artists Kenny Wayne Shepard, Johnnie Lang, Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Chris Duarte and Tommy Castro among other contemporary guitar slingers. His national recognition still awaits but at every major regional blues/music festival that he plays his is always the longest line at the CD merchandise table including the national act headliner's!

Chris Fitz Band

Band Members:

Chris Fitz: Singer/Guitar Player
Mike Aiello: Drums/Percussion
Dave Kendarian: Bass

 

 

 Photo above by Mark Pratt

Recent Rewards:

Blues Audience Magazine
Reader's Poll Awards

2015 "Outstanding Guitar Player"
2011 "Outstanding New England Guitarist"
2010 "Outstanding Guitar Player"

"Chris Fitz Band" upcoming shows:

 

SUN, NOV 19
BRODIE'S SEAPORT CAFE | SALEM, MA | 430-730
"SUNDAY FUNDAY"
CHRIS FITZ, STEVE PEABODY, GUEST:

MON, NOV 20
GARDNER ALE HOUSE | GARDNER, MA | 7-10
CHRIS FITZ HOSTS BLUES JAM WITH DOUBLE D'S

WED, NOV 22 (INSTEAD OF THURS)
JASPER HILL CAFE | HOLLISTON, MA | 8:30PM
"FITZY'S ACOUSTIC HOEDOWN"
CHRIS FITZ & STEVE DINEEN ACOUSTIC DUO & OPEN MIKE

SUN, NOV 26
BRODIE'S SEAPORT CAFE | SALEM, MA | 430-730
"SUNDAY FUNDAY"
CHRIS FITZ, STEVE PEABODY, GUEST:

THURS, NOV 30
JASPER HILL CAFE | HOLLISTON, MA | 8:30PM
"FITZY'S ACOUSTIC HOEDOWN"
CHRIS FITZ & STEVE DINEEN ACOUSTIC DUO & OPEN MIKE

 

Links:

 

Booking Information:

Email Artist Direct: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Silks - Providence, RI

The Silks

Source: Facebook Page

The Silks are a rock and roll band out of Providence, Rhode Island. You could say The Silks are thee rock and roll band from Providence, but then you wouldn't exactly be asking the cool kids. You'd need to dig a bit deeper than trends. The Silks exist outside of The Hip's bearded rat race.

The sound is classic power trio of the blues-based variety. You know, The Devil's music. You've got guitar pyrotechnics galore from frontman Tyler-James Kelly. Chicken-pickin' or taking a soaring lead break, it's quickly apparent Kelly's on a whole'nother level. It makes you wonder just when did he get his first real six-string. Then there's the voice. Ballsy, bluesy, however you want to describe it, it just sounds like ripping a telephone book in half and feels like scratching a really good itch. The rhythm section of Sam Jodrey on drums and Jonas Parmelee on the bass guitar chug-chugs and chop-chop-chops along. Fast songs, slow songs, it doesn't matter. It's always all about the dance floor. The dance floor reciprocates.

 

  • The Silks

After releasing their Paul Westerberg produced debut album, "Last American Band" at the tail end of 2013, The Silks continued building on their following with constant gigs. All kinds of gigs. With a work ethic as old-school as their whole vibe, most of their shows are of the "all nighter" variety. Two sets. An hour and a half each. Only, they're playing original music. Who does that these days? As of now, The Silks are dangerously close to releasing the follow-up album they have in the can. Word is more recording sessions are on the horizon.

The Silks have had their share of carrots dangled in front of them. It's not every band that's gotten to make a record with help from the likes of Westerberg and Jim Boquist of Son Volt fame, after all. From there, they went on to open for The Replacements at The Fillmore in Detroit in the spring of 2015. They've also played in support of Rocky Erickson, Wanda Jackson, Dirty Heads, The Drive-By Truckers, Black Joe Lewis, Deer Tick, The Sheepdogs and Patrick Sweeny among others.

 

Band Members:

  • Tyler-James Kelly - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals |
  • Jonas Parmelee - Bass |
  • "Uncle" Sam Jodrey - Drums

Awards:

"Best Rock Band"
- 2015 & 2016 Motif Music Awards
"Blues Artist of the Year"
- 2016 Boston Music Awards

"The Silks" up coming shows:

 

WED 22 NOVEMBER
The Cafe at ParlorNewport, RI, US
SAT 25 NOVEMBER
Narrows Center for the ArtsFall River, MA, US
SAT 2 DECEMBER
Strange Brew PubNorwich, CT, US
SAT 9 DECEMBER
Atwood's TavernCambridge, MA, US
SAT 23 DECEMBER
Atwood's TavernCambridge, MA, US

 

Links:

 

Book the Band:

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Cold Train - Hartford, Connecticut

 

Cold Train's unique group of road seasoned professional musicians play a tribute to music born in America's south land where Rock & Roll and Blues collided at the cross roads of American music. A sound that became coined as good ole' American "Southern Rock".

 

Cold Train band

 Source: Band Website


Over the years Cold Train has been a staple to many fairs and functions, private and civic such as The Eastern States Exposition 2000-2007, traditional State and County Fairs, outdoor municipal concerts, Village Square concerts, campgrounds, beach party's, bike rodeos, auto and cycle swap meets, car shows, bike shows, pig roasts & poker runs. The band has played live radio and public television and had the honor playing the 2010 Harley Rendezvous Classic in upstate New York and scheduled to return to play the 2017 Harley Rendezvous Classic main stage. The band has also shared the stage with the likes of country hit makers The

 

Oakridge Boys,  Lone Star,

Southern Rock legends The Outlaws Band 2006, 2009 & 2011,  along with .38 Special 2012 & 2015, the Commander Cody Band,

 

Head East, Foghat 40th anniversary tour, 3 Dog Night and 80's Rock legends Survivor. 2014's schedule broug

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ht in opening for multi platinum recording artist Sara Evans.  2015 brought in opening for 38 Special and headlining some awesome venues. Last year 2016 Cold Train opened for Rachel Platten and played the main stage at The Broken Spoke Saloon the first and last Saturday's of Laconia Bike Week 2016 New Hampshire and The Hampton Beach N.H. Seafood Festival just to name a few venues we have had the pleasure to play.            

Members of the band:

  • Tim Goodhall lead vocals-harmonicas
  • James Barcomb - keys
  • Joe Paul bass guitar
  • Billy Hauk drums
  • Dave Yarrison
  • Mike Barrette vocals-lead guitars.

Cold Train Upcoming Shows:

 

Sunday Afternoon at the WIP with Cold Train
Sun, Dec 3 @ 3:00 PM
Wales Irish Pub, 16 Holland Rd, Wales, Massachusetts
Cold Train stops into the Wales Irish Pub for an afternoon of Sunday fun! 3pm No cover. Inside. Full menu.

 

 

 

 

 



Links:

 

Booking:

Contact: Magic Music Productions 860 601 8511

One Time Weekend - Collinsville Connecticut

Source: Facebook Band Page

One Time Week Ekd One Time Weekend is an up-and-coming band from Connecticut. After forming their groove in Collinsville, CT, members Ben Sullivan, Ian D’Arcangelo, Adam Eytan, and Zac Mulcahy combined their talent to create a fresh youthful vibe influenced by artists both past and present. The newly formed group has written many original songs that feature their funky, jazzy, rock, soul, rap, and reggae tastes while adding complexity to the mix, creating their own unique sound, and breaking the mold of modern contemporary music. One Time Weekend has collaborated with numerous artists including Teddy Midnight, Goose, The McLovins, and more. When their music starts to tickle your ears it’ll make you wanna boogie down and shake ya tai-feathers to the groove.

 

Band Members:

Adam Eytan
Zac Mulcahy
Ian D'Arcangelo

 

One Time Weekend's Upcoming Shows:

DEC22    
One Time Weekend at The Main Pub - Grille, Taps, Music
Fri 9:30 PM
The Main Pub - Grille, Taps, Music
Manchester, CT

DEC23    
Goosemas 2017

Sat 5 PM ·
Factory Underground Studio
Norwalk, CT

JAN11    
One Time Weekend at Radio Bean

Thu 11:30 PM · by One Time Weekend
    
Radio Bean
Burlington, VT


Links:

 

Booking:

Darkwash Productions

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Krewe de Groove

  • Krewe de Groove

Source: Facebook Band Page

Krewe de Groove brings the New Orleans party wherever they play, featuring some of the North Shore's finest musicians. They play throughout New England, and would love to put on a show near you. If you want this band in your area, let us know!

After 16 years living deep in the thick of the FUNK of New Orleans, Brandon Tarricone is back on the North Shore and has brought together some of the best musicians in New England to create his GROOVE and SOUL based music

 

Krewe de Groove

 

Band Members:

Brandon Tarricone - guitar/vocals
Justin Lopes - Hammond organ/keys/vocals
Henley Douglas, Jr. - tenor sax
Eric Schindler - alto/tenor sax
Dave Walker - bass
Ben Sullivan - drums
Mark Earley - sax
Eric Schindler - sax

Krewe de Groove upcoming Shows:

NOV22    
Krewe de Groove Thanksgiving Throwdown
Wed 8 PM · by Krewe de Groove
Chianti Restaurant and Lounge
Beverly, MA
    
DEC9    
Krewe de Groove in Salem

Sat 9 PM · by Krewe de Groove
Opus
Salem, MA
    
DEC15    
Krewe de Groove in Newburypor
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Fri 9 PM · by Krewe de Groove
The Grog
Newburyport, MA
    
JAN25    
Krewe de Groove in North Conway

Thu 9 PM · by Krewe de Groove
McGrath's Tavern NH
North Conway, NH
    
FEB1    
Krewe de Groove in Nashua NH

Thu 8 PM · by Krewe de Groove
Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar
Nashua, NH

 

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From the editor: Congratulations to the artists and bands who made this season's spotlight. This compilation of such talent takes hours to research, complile and finally publish. It is my hope that music fans will explore each listing. Please feel free to leave your positive comments below and share the article. - Glen Peladeau ~ Eccentric Musician Company.

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