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Gretchen & The Pickpockets play Book & Bar!
Portsmouth Book and Bar
Portsmouth, NH
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Gretchen & The Pickpockets play Book & Bar!
One of our absolute faves!  Get your tickets folks 'cause this ones gonna pack the house!

Named after a hometown road with a history for larceny, the group has become known for their unique blend of genres and their energetic live shows. Fronted by vocalist Gretchen Klempa, Gretchen and the Pickpockets are a six piece soul/jazz rock band that features heavy horn lines and improvisation. The band recently released their full length album Falling Rising (2018).

Accolades include two Iguana Music Fund grants from Club Passim, Best in State: New Hampshire 2015 from the New England Music Awards and Best Rock Band 2015 from the Seacoast NH Spotlight Awards.
Jazz Act of the Year - 2018 New England Music Awards
Jazz Act of the Year Nominee - 2018 Boston Music Awards

...An album full of superb sound...
High Note Reviews
Funky, swinging, and magnificently soulful, Gretchen & the Pickpockets deliver gold performances...
Metronome Magazine
Ill say it again; I could listen to this girl sing all day long. Gretchen and The Pickpockets album Falling Rising is hands down one of the best Ive heard so far this year.
Best of Western NY
Jazzy in its satisfying complexity, yet poppy in its glistening purity, Gretchen and The Pickpockets Falling Rising is a must-have album for the summer of 2018.
Parcbench, NYC
A lively and extremely enjoyable listening experience.
Hot Wax
...soul and passion...
Michael Doherty
They are a refreshing, rewarding departure from much of the predictable...
Making a Scene!
...frequently their joyful noise becomes so infectious that you just dont care which direction its coming at you from.
Midwest Record
Gretchen & the Pickpockets grant human togetherness in Old Souls


Portsmouth Book and Bar (View)
40 Pleasant St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
United States



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


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