Saturday, July 19, 2008

Sweet Melissa With Chris "Stovall" Brown TONIGHT!!

A band that is not to be missed!! They play a great variety of originals and covers from various blues, soul and r&b greats of yesterday and today - Aretha Franklin, Gnarls Barkley, The Neville Brothers, Etta James, Tracy Chapman, Son Seals, Koko Taylor, etc. etc...

Melissa's blues and soul vocals stem from her enthusiasm for and embracement of life, love and music; something her audiences understand and relate to.

Chris Stovall Brown has spent the greatest part of his life onstage, often in the company of industry heavyweights like John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Howard Tate and more recently New Orleans piano legend, Henry Butler. For many years he has led the highly-regarded Stovall Brown Band. Chris also brings his talents as a songwriter and producer to the Sweet Melissa band in addition to his musical performance style which endear him to concert and club audiences every time he takes the stage.

Click the post title to check out their myspace page and hear some song samples, then come on down tonight and treat yourself to a night of great music! $5.00 Cover at the door. There may still be tix available (for free!) at Coffee O in Falmouth and Woods Hole and the Woods Hole Market.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Kim Trusty & The Soul Food Kitchen Band 7/18

The dynamic and multifaceted Kim Trusty is a powerful and diverse vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and actress. Kim draws on jazz, rhythm & blues, vocal improvisation, roots, rock and undemanding lyrics, bringing her life, heart and work experiences into unforgettable and unique performances.

Trusty, who began singing more than 30 years ago in an all-black Baptist church in rural Pennsylvania, has evolved into one of the hottest acts on the stage today. The talented vocalist, songwriter, guitarist, and actress has appeared on stages from New Orleans to Montreal. Her latest CD, “Sweet Novena,” a tribute to her late grandmother, was released in September 2005.
Trusty is a Berklee College of Music graduate and now lives in Providence.

She has opened for Paula Cole, Taj Mahal,Rick Danko and Richie Havens. Kim’s performance style is completely unique and unforgettable to the senses. With a captivating stage presence, soulful lyrics and a showstopping voice, Kim Trusty’s act keeps you on the edge of your seat (if you’re not dancing).
Kim and her Soul Food Kitchen Band are playing at Grumpy's tomorrow night, Friday, 7/18, at 9:30 pm. There is a $5.00 cover at the door, but you may be able to pick a some free tickets around town. Try either of the Coffee Obsessions (Falmouth and Woods Hole) and the Woods Hole Market.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Commonwealth on Thursday

OK - So these guys have been playing for a few weeks now, and the shows just keep getting better and better.

Click on over to their myspace page to hear thir sound (click the header or follow the link below). As we all know, bands often sound even better live, so come on down to Grumpy's tomorrow to see what they can do!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Up Next: The Commonwealth, Dirty Blonde featuring Cheryl Aruda, and Pumpkin Head Ted

OK, Sorry about being MIA last week. Two sick kids and a long, holiday weekend definitely got the better of me! I hope you had happy 4th of July, and that you are ready to dance off all of those extra beers, burgers, and ice creams you ate this weekend.

The Commonwealth will be back again this Thursday. These guys played to a full house last week, and they, once again, did not disappoint. Take a trip over to Grumpy's this week to check them out. You never know who you'll see or what you'll hear.

Friday, we'll have Dirty Blonde featuring Cheryl Aruda. Click on their myspace: They are influenced Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin,Toni Lynn Washington, Bonnie Raitt, Sarah Vaughn, Ernestine Anderson, Robert Plant...MANY blues, funk, jazz, rock and soul musicians/vocalists.

Saturday, it's PUMPKIN HEAD TED time! Hands down, one of our favorite bands of all time. Acoustic, Electroacoustic, folk, reggae, whatever they play is entertaining and highly danceable.

On an entirely different note, is it me or does the Melody Tent have a few good bands playing this summer? I guess I always associated it with things like The Regeneration Tour (come on, The Human League, Belinda Carlisle, and Flock of Seagulls!?). But this week moe. ( is playing on Thursday and Friday. The on 7/18 Gov't Mule ( And 8/2 Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival ( . It will be very cool to see these bands play in a small venue like the Melody Tent rather than the huge festivals. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Up Next: The Commonwealth

They will be back again on Thursday, so if you haven't stopped by to hear this great band, you are missing out! They put on another excellent, high-energy show last Thursday and will continue to play at Grumpy's each Thursday this month.

Due to the 4th of July, there will not be a band playing this Friday. Instead of getting stuck in traffic after the fireworks, how about stopping in for a pint and a game of pinball or pool?

Saturday, Random Axe is back! More about them tomorrow...