THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND and very special guest STASH WYSLOUCH and MARIEL VANDERSTEEL
Wednesday 7/8 - THE PENULTIMATE SHOW OF THE SEASON!
THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND residency
with special guests STASH WYSLOUCH and MARIEL VANDERSTEEL
$8 advance / $10 at the door (Dennis Brennan Band at 9:00 and 11:00 / guest at 10:15)
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
Dennis Brennan and his stellar band of revolving musicians end their season of Wednesdays tonight with an amazing line up and special guest. Duke Levine, Richard Gates, Kevin Barry and Billy Beard join Dennis for two sets featuring timeless Brennan classics as well as new material from the upcoming record. The band also welcomes the jet hot guitar player and songwriter Stash Wyslouch of The Deadly Gentlemen accompanied by fiddler and vocalist Mariel Vandersteel most recently of Laura Cortese and The Dance Cards. Don't miss this exciting night as the band's penultimate show of the season
To the uninitiated, Brennan could be considered Boston's own Leonard Cohen or Elvis Costello. His songwriting is respected by critics and musicians alike. Not only adept with the pen, Dennis Brennan is a highly accomplished performer and is known for his ability to span musical genres, styles, and era's with ease. His emotive and passionate voice is comfortable tackling classic country and R& B as well classic jazz, rock and blues. But it's really Brennan's originals that have set him apart. The Chicago Sun Times described him as "A rootsy, hard-edged rocker with the barroom soul of the pre-Woodstock Graham Parker and the unsparing insight of a working class poet." It's a fitting description if ever there was one. To the initiated faithful who attend every show, Dennis and his band (which includes guitarists Duke Levine, Kevin Barry, Russell Chudnofsky, Ian Kennedy, and Tony Savarino on any given night along with the rhythm section of Billy Beard and Richard Gates plus keyboardist Jim Gambino) have etched so many indelible magical moments on the local collective conscious that they return each week to see what will happen next.
TONIGHTS GUEST: STASH WYSLOUCH and MARIEL VANDERSTEEL
Half Polish-half Colombian guitarist Stash (short for Stanislaw) Wyslouch grew up on heavy metal before submerging himself in bluegrass and country music. His history in hard rock still manifests itself in his propensity for wringing unexpected sounds out of his guitar and belting at the top of his vocal range. Since graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2010 Stash has been touring full-time with the progressive bluegrass band, Rounder Recording Artists The Deadly Gentlemen having released two albums as guitarist and singer of the group, "Carry me to Home" (2011) and "Roll me, Tumble Me" (2013).
MARIEL VANDERSTEEL: Somewhere between the fjords of Norway and mountains of the Blue Ridge, the fiddle-playing of Mariel Vandersteel intones the strains of elevation, clarity and tremendous feeling. t is uncanny that she hails from a very different set of mountains: those of northern California. Mariel came of age musically nurtured by the Bay Area's rich revivalist traditional music scene, receiving a cultural grant to venture to the traditional music archives in Dublin, Ireland, and attending Boston's Berklee College of Music for violin performance. After graduating, Mariel moved to Norway to study Hardingfele, the country's national instrument at Hogskolen i Telemark folk music school. Returning to Boston in 2009, Mariel continued to work with acoustic-roots conjurers Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers, exploring musical connections between Scandinavia and the United States.
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Music is in his blood and it shows not just in the impressive body of work, but in the workman like attitude he brings to the stage each and every time. It's what inspired J. Geils frontman Peter Wolf to remark, "The biggest challenge for any artist is to sustain and keep growing. Many musicians who stick with it can fall into a trap of becoming parodies of themselves. Dennis has always kept maturing, which is one of the hardest challenges, and that's why I always enjoy checking him out." It's also why band mate Duke Levine says "Dennis is such a strong performer, he never phones it in, and that means everything to a sideman. If Dennis is giving something that is amazing, then you'd better give it, too." Or as guitarist Kevin Barry says, "I have never played with Dennis when he gives less than 100 percent."
Dennis Brennan is a local treasure and he continues to impress and evolve. Do not miss your chance to see him... every Wednesday night right in your own back yard.
The Dennis Brennan Band performs two sets every Wednesday night starting at 9:00 (8:30 doors). Ticket price may vary from week to week.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|