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THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND RESIDENCY w/ special guest RACHEL SUMNER (Twisted Pine, Sumner and Moss)
The Lizard Lounge
Cambridge, MA
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THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND RESIDENCY w/ special guest RACHEL SUMNER (Twisted Pine, Sumner and Moss)
Wednesday 5/24 - Boston Music Award nominated "Best Residency"
with special guest RACHEL SUMNER (Twisted Pine, Sumner and Moss)
$10 advance / $12 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show (Dennis Brennan Band @ 9:15 and 11:00 / Guest at 10:30)

There's something cool happening at The Lizard Lounge on Wednesday nights. Yes, it's the Dennis Brennan Band residency which has been running for a long time in the red lit glow of the legendary basement space . The same Dennis Brennan residency that brings you Dennis with Richard Gates, Billy Beard, Kevin Barry and Duke Levine.  However there is a renewed spirit and joyful sense of adventure that began a few weeks ago with Dennis and Kevin starting a more acoustic approach in the first set and the band nudging Dennis to delve a little deeper into his back catalog.  The result has been a refreshing change of pace for both the audience and for the band.  I really encourage you to see for yourself as we welcome Duke back into the fold this week and feature the fantastic Rachel Sumner in the middle.

Tonights guest: RACHEL SUMNER
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.

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
United States


Music > Americana
Music > Country
Music > Folk
Music > Rock
Music > Singer/Songwriter

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


On BPT Since: Aug 30, 2007
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