THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND with special guest TODD THIBAUD
Wednesday 1/25 - Boston Music Award nominated "Best Residency"
THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND (w/ DUKE LEVINE, KEVIN BARRY, RICHARD GATES, and BILLY BEARD)
with special guest TODD THIBAUD
$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 one of Boston's most revered singer songwriters, TODD THIBAUD.
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: TODD THIBAUD
Todd Thibaud is a Vermont born, Boston based Singer-Songwriter whos songs are a slice of what life is really like...the pains and pleasures, love lost and life reborn. Using songwriters like Elvis Costello, Neil Finn, Johnny Cash and John Hiatt for inspiration, Thibaud has built a sound that is entirely his own. His music is meshed with elements of Americana, Folk, Country and Roots Pop Rock, making it seem at once familiar and new.
After fronting his band, Courage Brothers and releasing two independent records in the early 90s (Something Strong & Wood), Thibaud went solo and recorded two critically lauded albums for Doolittle Records, 1997's Favorite Waste of Time
(produced by Bostonian musician Kevin Salem) and 1999's Little Mystery (Co-produced with Jim Scott). In addition to various live recordings and DVDs hes since released three more studio recordings, 2002s Squash, 2005s Northern Skies (Both produced by Adam Steinberg- Patty Griffin, Dixie Chicks) and his most recent effort Broken released in 2009. He tours throughout Europe regularly in both full band and acoustic formats and performs regionally at home in the U.S.
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|