August Nights @ Harkness will really come alive this year as Don McLean celebrates his 40th Anniversary Tour. Opening for that concert will be our own Meadows Brothers with Guest Kala Farnham joining them. The Meadows Brothers will be bringing their best original music forward as they celebrate their first Cd and open for this Legend. For more information and tickets go to www.bringourmusicback.org
Gramma’s Attic promos will be Live @ The Roots Music Hall on Cinco Di Mio (May 5th) with the internationally acclaimed band from Boston GIRLS, GUNS, & GLORY, who have just return from their over seas tour. Tickets are on sale now for $12.00 and will be $15.00 on the night of the performance. This is a concert not to be missed. for tickets please go to: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/116181?utm_medium=bks
Cant wait to see you there
The 4th week of The Blue Crab Mic Attack was just as amazing and entertaining as the 3 weeks before it . This weeks open mic was hosted by the Young and virsatile Noah Feldman, who kept the talent moving and even graced us with several songs of his own.
We had several new comers this week Such as “Forest”(as in gump says he) who is a singer songwriter from the New Haven “Cafe9″ area. He brought some extreamly entertaining songs to the floor that he wrote ,making us all laugh with his nondrinking drinking song. Another New comer to the Mic Attack was Steve Patorinie who first came to the Crab last week as support for his son Rico, this week he brought his guitar and sang us some of those old 70′s covers that we thought that we had forgotten. A Set or so later Rico showed up and showed us that the Musicial nut does not fall far from the tree by playing a couple of originals that were amazing for such a young performer. The Willoughby Gap Played all bluegrassy originals and was smooth ear candy that helped to enhance the mix of music with just a hint of unique.
Repeat performers were Emiero who has been a faithful attendie since MicAttack #1. This week he brought with him his guitar playing singin friend Mark. They made beautiful music together and kicked off the Happy Birthday song to Laurie Ames the owner of the “Crab”. Anna Lennard played for her 2nd week @ the Crab a bit of Foo Fighters and got a great big whoop out of the audiance for that . Sue Mead was in fine Voice and reduced the room to tears yet again (she does it every time) as she sang her tale of Should of’s in her beautiful sorrowful song “You Should of Just Come Home” Look for her this weekend @ the New London Antiques Ebay Cafe on Bank St in New London. She hits the stage @ 2:00PM We also heard from Gramma’s Attic promos artists Trevor Giles who is mastering the art of ukalale playing, and The MeadowsBros who did a few “new” old folk songs and the request that was begged for ” Monkey on the Line”. You can see these guys next week @ The Malted Barley inWesterly R.I where they will be opening for Jonah Tolchin April 6th at 8PM.
I have said it before and I will say it again; This part of Ct is richly blessed wit talent that is would class and it seems as if the best of the best are quickly finding their way to the Blue Crab Open Mic Attack. We hope that you will bring your instrument and come show off your Gift next week and in the very near future we will be moving the evenings activities to the deck so that we can enjoy the beauty of the sky, the delish of the menu; and the Talent that Open Mic @ the Blue Crab brings to Old Boston Post Rd. Old Saybrook.
We look forward to seeing all of you there in the weeks to come.
reported by Gramma Dot
March 28th 2012
Ian and Dustin Meadows were joined by Ethan Makuck for a totally packed house gig at The Griswild Inn in Essex, Ct on Sunday Night 2/18/2012. The crowd loved it when the guys broke out with some good old Johnny Cash, but cheered just as loudly when they did their original “Steamboat” Dont miss out on what these young musicians bring to the table. They will keep your toes tappin’ and your ears well tickled as they fill any venue that they play with their Homegrown Organic Folk-A-Billy-Rock. A totally enjoyable show for all to see,
The owner of the Blue Crab Steak House in Old Saybrook,Ct. has invited the Gramma’s Attic Promotions Co. in to host an open mic each and every Wednesday evenings form 7pm-`11pm. Starting on March7th the first 2 open mics were fantastic! We had wonderful musicians show up from as far away as Plainfield and we were blessed by such acoustic greats as Noah Feldman, Carl Suiter, and Vince Tuckwood. Vince has also been the host of these shows and seems to settle right into that role.
We are looking forward to many more open Mics at the Blue Crab and hope that you will join us there for a night of awesome and amazing talent being showcased in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Drinks and food specials always on board and the Food is 4 star****
Gramma will be interviewed By the Infamous Lauren “Bliss” Agnelli on her show Finding Bliss @ 5:05 pm today Feb. 21, 2012
Tune in to hear where Gramma finds her bliss. This show can be heard at 88.1 FM . You can also live stream from anywhere in the world by going to www.wesufm.org. Hope that you all can make it . This is gonna be so BLISSFUL !!!
The Meadows Bros. will be doing a 7-9 Pm show At The Penny Lane Pub on Thursday March 1st. Come and see what the Bros. are all about and let their Organic, Homegrown Folk-a-Billy Rock tickle your joy button. You will leave feeling glad you had the experience and wondering when it is that you can see The Meadows Brothers Live again!
Gramma’s Attic has now received its paperwork .Its official!!! we are open for a legal and REAL business and Gramma can not wait to help you all book for your parties, weddings , any entertainment need you have. Just give us a call.
1.) The meadows Brothers are booked for several upcoming events starting with Ian Meadows playing with 3 other youth :Trevor Giles,Molly Bowers & Ian Maxwell in the upcoming young peoples Sinner’s Circle produces by Ben Parent of the Good Sponge Label.They will also be playing on Thursday March 1st from 7-9PM At Penny Lane Pub.The 20th of May they will be joined by several other acts for Neighbor Day in the Downtown area of New London,CT. For more info on Neighbor Day. contact Lorain Ohio Siminster @860-514-7101.
2.) Vince Tuckwood has put his screenplay Certanity to bed and is now applying all of his energies to his solo singer/songwriter career. He is anxious to get out there and share his amazing gift for storytelling through song with the world. Look for him to be at The Bean & Leaf and also on Neighbor Day. Vince will also be doing a poetry in the round At the Tsetse Gallery on April 18th Coors open At 7PM.
In other news Gramma has had conversation with the Folks @ Friday Night Folk about promotion and acts that will be playing there in the upcoming Months . Stay tuned for more info on that .
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