THE BLUE RIBBONS with a very special guest and fellow BMA winner along with SAM REID AND THE RIOT ACT - A Celebration of Boston Music Award Winners
Saturday 12/26 - A Celebration of Boston Music Award Winners
THE BLUE RIBBONS
with a very special guest and fellow BMA winner
SAM REID AND THE RIOT ACT
$5 advance / $7 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show (Sam Reid and The Riot Act 9:00/ Guest Artist at 10:15 / Blue Ribbons at 11:00
After winning Best Ongoing Residency at The Boston Music Awards for their fantastic weekly show on Tuesday nights up the street at Toad, The Blue Ribbons are throwing a good ol' fashioned celebratory party at sister club The Lizard Lounge tonight. Joining them will be special guest and fellow Boston Music Award winner for Best Female Vocal and the always inspiring acoustic bluegrass and roots music of Sam Reid and The Riot Act.
The Blue Ribbons was formed by singer/songwriter/keyboardist James Rohr. They have been building a base of devoted fans with their original and soulful music. Described as
"Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun Ra and Captain Beefheart," they
combine "upbeat disillusionment and celebratory fatalism with musicianship" Charan Devereux Boston Globe.
Hailing from Somerville, MA, Sam Reid & the Riot Act is an acoustic-guitar driven rock band with a true bluegrass soul. Traditional elements including fiery virtuouso fiddle, mandolin, flatpicked guitar and three-part vocal harmonies are anchored, modernized and indeed electrified by the addition of electric bass and drums. As Brian M. Owens, publisher of Metronome Magazine, put it when describing the band's diversified sound: "Expounding on influences as varied as bluegrass, rock, jazz and pop, Sam Reid & the Riot Act are redefining the boundaries of acoustic music." With the recent release of their second full-length record, "A Slow Burn" (2012), the band offers up "a heartfelt mix of bluegrass meets country, with a touch of Caribbean soul." It is further described as "an agile collection of slow-burning personal reflection and guitar-led explosions, each with an unforgettable melody and equally memorable story."
Reflecting on the the band's debut release, 2009's "Dreaming the Life" was described as "Mountain music for people who love the beach." -Jeff Wallace, Music Editor at mysecretboston.com. Immersed in the burgeoning, exciting New England Americana scene, Sam Reid & the Riot Act guarantees a jaw-dropping, foot-stomping show, every time they take the stage!
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|