Thursday, November 13, 2008

Don McCloskey...Sara Leketa...Dave Richardson Blues Band

After a well deserved weekend off last weekend, we are ready to jump into the winter season with a great weekend of music.

Friday night will feature The Dave Richardson Blues Band - check him out at: This is what you have to look forward to..."The Dave Richardson Band has created a special recipe for soulful, upbeat, funky music that draws on a base of authentic American Blues. The band can lay down subtle, soulful dance grooves, rip into a hot Texas Blues or venture into a jazzy improvisational jam at the drop of a hat. The consistent factors are incredible energy, a deep rhythmic pocket and maximum audience enjoyment. The band draws on the diversity of each member’s unique musical voice and style."

If you can't make it out on Friday, try not to miss Saturday! The festivities kick off at 2:30 pm with Jon Boy's Texas Hold 'Em Tournament. This is a benefit for Jonathan Hamilton who recently suffered a major back injury. Contact Josh Miller (774-229-6906) for details and tickets. Buy now to secure your spot at the table!!

Later on that night we are fortunate to host two great entertainers. Sara Leketa will be opening for the Big D himself - Don McCloskey. Sara - - " a singer, songwriter, guitarist with a passion for transposing life experiences into music. This up and coming artist is known for her haunting melodies, soulful voice, and cutting lyrics. Her moving, and memorable, live performances have quickly earned her a mark in the local scene at festivals and coffee houses alike. " She will also be back at Grumpy's for a solo gig on November 28.

And finally, Don McCloskey ( hasn't played a gig on Cape for a few months, and we are happy to welcome him back to Falmouth! From his myspace page: "I write songs and plays shows all over the country. Some of my songs are about love and life, some of them are about death, some of them are about Glockenspiels and Discount Ho's. They're mostly about whatever I'm thinking about or feeling at any given moment.

I've recorded two full length albums "Bombs Over Bristol" and "Northern Liberties" and have released them on my own label, Lemon Hill Records. I was lucky enough to play with great musicians on both of these albums including G Love, Chuck Treece (Bad Brains, Billy Joel) and Tom Spiker (Kelis, Brentwood Estates). Some of the songs from these albums have gotten radio play all over the country and some have been featured in television and film including Michael Moore's Academy Award Winning documentary, "Bowling For Columbine." Other songs of mine have been featured on FX's situation comedy, "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and MTV's "The Hills."

I've played all kind of shows from subways and streets to pubs, clubs and venues. I've been invited to play music festivals and have sold out shows in New York, Philly, Los Angeles and up and down both coasts. In addition to headlining my own shows I've been lucky enough to support nationally touring musical acts like G Love and Special Sauce and Donavon Frankenreiter.

And all of that has been great, but that's not why I writes my songs. I write them for myself. But I don't mind if you listen. So take a listen and enjoy.... "

Well - I think that's enough information for one night. Hope to see you there!

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