THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND with special guest DIETRICH STRAUSE
Wednesday 12/20 - Pre Holiday Show
THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND
featuring Duke Levine, Kevin Barry, Richard Gates and Billy Beard
with special guest: DIETRICH STRAUSE
$10 advance / $12 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:30 show
The Dennis Brennan Band featuring Duke Levine, Kevin Barry, Richard Gates and Billy Beard return to The Lizard Lounge tonight performing two sets of classic Brennan featuring songs from their latest recording Into This World and well curated covers - maybe a holiday tune or two as well!. Joining them tonight will be one of the areas best singer songwriters - Dietrich Strause!
Dietrich Strauses songs are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a "virtuosic command of imagery. (The Artery, WBUR) Strause released his new album How Cruel That Hunger Binds on August 26th, produced by Zachariah Hickman (Ray LaMontage, Josh Ritter), the next benchmark in his steady evolution as one of the most eclectic writers and performers coming out of New England. His newest collection of songs is found somewhere in the shadows of the likes of Randy Newman, Nick Lowe, and Paul Simon.
Cousins has a disarmingly fluid vocal tone and an ability to convey the most internalized emotions disappointment, grief, resolve, forbearance without an ounce of fuss. NPR Music
deeply caresses her exquisite vocals through a dozen songs that form an exploratory, intimate meditation on the mysteries of being human: identity, fraility, relationships, the nature of love and spiritual connection LA Times
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 9:30 (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|