12/28, Fri 8:30 ~ MITCH WOODS & His Rocket 88s, with special guest Petey Hop ~ $20 +$2 processing
Towne Crier Cafe
Pawling, NY
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Friday Dec 28, 2012 8:30 PM - Friday Dec 28, 2012 11:00 PM | $22.00


12/28, Fri 8:30 ~ MITCH WOODS & His Rocket 88s, with special guest Petey Hop ~ $20 +$2 processing
MITCH WOODS and his rocket 88s:

Mitch Woods is coming to the Towne Crier for his CD/DVD release party for Blues Beyond Borders: Live In Istanbul!

Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s are the torch bearers of a great American musical heritage, taking their inspiration from the great jump n' boogie outfits and swingin' little big bands of the '40s. Mitch breathes fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n' roll, taking his cue from his jumpin', n, jivin', shoutin' n' honkin', pumpin' n' poundin' predecessors: Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Joe & Jimmie Liggins and Louis Prima, just to name a few. Mitch's pile drivin' piano licks and energetic stage persona combine with the Rocket 88s swingin' horns, thumpin' bass, rockin' guitar and jungle drums to send a crowd into dancing delight. They are one of the first bands on the West Coast to reach back to an earlier time in American music using humor, style, musicianship and showmanship to forge their own swinging brand of music, which they coined "rock-a-boogie." Mitch & the 88s have distilled the essence of jump, swing and boogie woogie, made it their own, and deliver it to the present.

More about Mitch Woods (w/audio) | watch


Petey Hop:

Petey Hop, a Hudson Valley musical mainstay, will be accompanied by his jumpin', jivin', swinging four piece band, designed for a good time! The band features Petey "Hop" Hopkinson on guitar and vocals, Chris DiFrancesco on Sax, Phil Caron on bass, and Nick Longo on drums. Together (including Petey) they back Mitch Woods as the "Rocket 88s." Petey Hop and his band cover music by the greats, like Louis Jordan, Muddy Waters, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Howlin' Wolf and many others in the Jump, Chicago, West Coast and Texas styles of Blues.

The Levee, Petey's second album, was produced by Duke Robillard and covers the roots, styles, playing and original material of a serious modern blues band that holds great respect for the past. Whether a hard swing, deep pocket shuffle, funky backbeat or a slow burner, Petey Hop and his band lay it down so thick you can feel it.

More about Petey Hop (w/audio) | watch



* We do not reserve specific tables except for TCC members, when possible (see membership benefits).
* Tables closest to the stage are held for dinner guests.
* The earlier you arrive, the greater the selection. The Towne Crier Cafe is an intimate room, and there are no bad seats.
* "Show Only" tables are assigned after those reserved for "Dinner & Show" parties.
* Recommended time for an enjoyable, relaxed dining experience:
  Party of 2: One hour before show time
  Party of 3 or 4: Two hours before show time
  Party of 5 or more: At least two and one half hours before show time.
* $2 handling & processing charge per ticket.
* All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.

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If you have any special needs (wheelchair accessibility) or requests (sit w/Smith party), please contact us using the field below.



Towne Crier Cafe (View)
130 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564
United States

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Music > Rock

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!