THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND presents COUNTRY NIGHT with very special guest ELLIE BUCKLAND (LULA WILES)
Wednesday 12/7 - The return of the Boston Music Award nominated "Best Residency" with...
THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND (w/ DUKE LEVINE, KEVIN BARRY, RICHARD GATES, and BILLY BEARD)
tonights theme - COUNTRY NIGHT
with very special guest ELLIE BUCKLAND
$10 advance / $12 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show (Dennis Brennan Band @ 9:15 and 11:00 / Guests at 10:30)
The Dennis Brennan Band featuring Duke Levine, Kevin Barry, Richard Gates and Billy Beard present Country night featuring classic country covers (and many not so classic) mixed in with Dennis Brennan's staggering catalog of originals. Very special guest Ellie Buckland of the up and coming Lula Wiles plays the interval.
The Dennis Brennan Band is currently nominated for Best Ongoing Residency at the Lizard as it begins the fall / winter season of Wednesday nights at The Lizard Lounge. Look for frequent themes woven into their sets such as cities; Memphis, New Orleans, Los Angeles... or a style, Country, Knucklehead Rock, Garage...or a particular songwriter/s, Dan Penn, Goffin/King, Arthur Alexander, Ray Davies, Doug Sahm. In addition the band will mine much of the back catalog mixed in with the new material from the brand new CD INTO THIS WORLD released earlier this month. As the band did last season, special guests open the second set each week with a short set.
Tonights guest: ELLIE BUCKLAND
Born in Maine to a musical family, Ellie began playing music as a kid at Maine Fiddle Camp, and eventually each made her way to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. Isa Burke and Ellie began performing as a duo in 2013, and Lula Wiles was born when Mali Obamsawin joined the band a year later. When Lula Wiles performs, the bands many years of friendship are clear from their effervescent vocal blend and electrifying musical chemistry. Now based in Boston's thriving and close-knit roots music community, Lula Wiles have performed at premier festivals and clubs throughout the East Coast, including Club Passim, the Sinclair, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Fresh Grass Festival, and Green River Music Festival. They were also selected as Official Showcase Artists for the 2016 Folk Alliance International conference. Roots authority No Depression predicts Lula Wiles will be a huge force on the Americana scene for years to come. All proficient vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, and songwriters, the three women of Lula Wiles are each uniquely powerful in their own right; but combined, they are a force to be reckoned with.
MORE ON DENNIS BRENNAN.... 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, Lyle Brewer, and Ian Kennedy on any given night along with the rhythm section of Billy Beard and Richard Gates) have etched so many indelible magical moments on the local collective conscious that they return each week to see what will happen next. . 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 9:15 (8:30 doors). Ticket price may vary from week to week.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
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