THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND with special guest CATHARINE DAVID
Wednesday 1/18 - Boston Music Award nominated "Best Residency"
THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND (w/ DUKE LEVINE, KEVIN BARRY, RICHARD GATES, and BILLY BEARD)
with special guest CATHARINE DAVID
$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 return to the carpets with another week mining the fantastic songs of Dennis Brennan. Tonight features the uniquely gifted soul singer CATHARINE DAVID in the middle set.
The Dennis Brennan Band was nominated for Best Ongoing Residency at the Lizard at this years Boston Music Awards and it's easy to see why. 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.
TONIGHT'S GUEST: CATHARINE DAVID
Over the years Catharine David has lived and worked in the Boston and Los Angeles areas. In LA, she played such classic venues as the Troubadour and Madam Wong's. Here in New England, she was a singer in the band, Didi Stewart and the Amplifiers and sang on that group's wonderful and greatly overlooked album, Begin Here (LP, Kirshner, 1982). Later she formed her own trio which included, in addition to herself, Richard Gates on bass and Sheldon Mirowitz on guitar and synthesizer. For full-band performances, David added John Curtis on guitar and either Tim Jackson or Seth Pappas on drums. This larger outfit was known as Catharine and the Greats. In the mid-1980s, these ensembles were playing often at Christopher's, the Idler, Jonathan Swift's, Nightstage, Passim, and the Tam.
Catharine's long history has only improved her abilities to make her singing more soulful than ever.
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|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|