THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND RESIDENCY w/ special guest RACHEL SUMNER (of TWISTED PINE)
Wednesday 2/22 - Boston Music Award nominated "Best Residency"
THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND (w/ DUKE LEVINE, KIMON KIRK, and BILLY BEARD)
with special guest RACHEL SUMNER (of Twisted Pine)
$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 returns to the carpets of the Lizard Lounge tonight bringing what they bring every week; a boatload of terrific songs and a mountain of musical muscle. Tonight features the Rachel Sumner is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and classically trained composer who hails from Southern California, Rachel Sumner. Rachel is best know in these parts as a member of the band Twisted Pine.
Tonight continues the fall / winter season of Wednesday nights at The Lizard Lounge with the Dennis Brennan Band and the usual cast of incredible musicians. 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 upcoming album later in 2016. As the band did last season, special guests open the second set each week with a short set.
Tonights guest: RACHEL SUMNER of TWISTED PINE
Rachel Sumner is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and classically trained composer who hails from Southern California. Upon arrival at Berklee College of Music she was thrust into the Boston bluegrass scene, playing roots music on stages such as Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Fresh Grass, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, Summergrass and various other venues. In the summer of 2015, Rachel and Sam Moss formed Sumner & Moss, a duo rooted in traditional American musics weaving close harmonies into classic bluegrass and country songs alongside their own roots-inspired originals. One of Rachel's passions is studying and collecting stories and early recordings of roots music and the music that she creates honors these traditions and reflects her eclectic musical upbringing creating a voice that listeners find both familiar and unique.
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|