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Truffle Performs Live at the Press Room

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Truffle at the Press RoomCatch the band “Truffle” as they perform live on Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Press Room from 9:00 in the evening onwards.

Truffle is composed of David Bailey (bass, vocals), Ned Chase (mandolin, guitar, lap steel & vocals), Mike Gendron (drums), and Dave Gerard (vocals, electric & resonator guitars). Both David and Ned have been creating music together since 1986. They have performed in all but ten states across the U.S., playing as many as 275 shows in one year. Mike (still the rookie) joined the band with years of experience in 1996; the only lineup change in the band’s history. Truffle has achieved widespread popularity by headlining many respected venues as well as sharing the stage with international acts as Little Feat, Phish, The Band, Dave Matthew’s Band, David Lindley, The Radiators, and Blues Traveler to name only a few.

Their sound, a mix of swampy soul, R&B, Bluegrass, New Orleans grooves, and World music, has been stewing in a pot for years, and is ever changing. Their live show, never dictated by a set list, is eclectic and different every night. You need to experience it for yourself.

This event is a 21 and above only show. Tickets are sold at $6. For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com/.

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Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn to play at The Music Hall

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Bela Fleck and Abigail WashburnThe musical duo of Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn is set to visit The Music Hall in August.

Fleck is widely regarded as one of the best banjo players in the world. Washburn, on the other hand, is known as a very talented musician. The two will be playing music they developed as a couple. The songs will be composed of traditional and original compositions.

Fleck is known in the musical genres of bluegrass, jazz, pop, and rock. He has won 15 Grammys and has collaborated with many established names in the industry.

Washburn has also established herself as a musician. She fuses folk elements with innovative sounds, resulting in a unique blend of music.

Ticket prices start at $32.25. For more information, please visit The Music Hall.


An Accoustic Night with Larry Shrek

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Larry Shrek Live at the Press RoomGet ready for a smooth acoustic blend of guitars, cello, piano, and vocals as Larry Shrek takes center stage at the Press Room on Wednesday, June 25, 2013 from 9:00 in the evening onwards.

Larry Shrek’s latest recording, The Good Life (2008), is an acoustic blend of originals and a few uniquely arranged covers. The album was recorded at Larry’s house where guest musicians were given free creative reigns once a microphone was placed in front of them. The result was a slow-cooked mellifluous stew. Musicians include Rushad Eggleston (Crooked Still) on cello, Lincoln Meyers on flat-picked lead guitar, Bob Halprin on lead guitar, Tom Dean on lead guitar, Kent Allyn on bass, Joe Rogers on percussion, and Bruce Stelter on mandolin.

Larry lives in Kittery, Maine and has been a professional singer/songwriter since 1991. He’s played festivals to weddings to restaurants and everything in between. His shows feature original material peppered with personally arranged cover and traditional tunes sung in a rich baritone voice and accompanied by standard as well as baritone acoustic guitars.

This is a 21 and over only show. For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com.

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Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos at the Press Room

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Juliet and the Lonesome RomeosCatch Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos at the Press Room on June 21, 2013 from 9:00 in the evening onwards.

Immersing herself in the eclectic Boston music scene, Juliet collected the experiences and developed the partnerships that would allow her to write the songs in “No Regrets”. By hanging and playing in the Boston clubs, Juliet honed her vocal style and performing chops, while meeting the musicians who helped her shape the sound and feel of “No Regrets”. Growing up musically in the Boston clubs helped Juliet transcend her musical influences while maintaining the inspiration they provide, which is an important part of becoming a true artist. Those influences include Patty Griffin, the Beatles, Shawn Colvin, Van Morrison, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett, and Emmylou Harris.

Tickets for the show are sold at $5. This is a 21 and above only performance. For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com.

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Futurebirds at the Press Room

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Futurebirds at the Press RoomDon’t miss the Futurbirds as they rock the stage on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at the Press Room from 9:00 in the evening onwards.

Futurebirds are an indie rock band formed in 2008 from Athens, Georgia. Their first album “Hampton’s Lullaby” was released by Autumn Tone Records on July 27, 2010. Their self titled EP was re-released February of 2011 and their second EP, “Via Flamina”, was released April of the same year.

They are known for their high energy shows and country rock infused sound. Their music incorporates reverb-soaked four-part harmonies supported by pedal steel guitar, rhythmic percussion, banjo, mandolin, and acoustic and electric guitars with heavy feedback, and has been described as ‘psychedelic country’.

The band has often shared the stage with Widespread Panic, Drive-By Truckers, Dead Confederate, The Whigs, Blitzen Trapper, and Jonny Corndawg.

Tickets for the show are sold at $10.

This is a 21 and over only event.

For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com.

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Todo Bien CD Release

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Todo Bien at the Press RoomCatch Todo Bien as they take center stage at the Press Room on June 8, 2013 from 9:00 in the evening onwards. This event marks the release of their new CD.

Todo Bien consists of Skip Brunette (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), John Coretto (upright bass), Johann Robledo (lead guitar, background vocals), Aaron “AP” Pearsall (drums), and Melissa Phipps (background vocals, percussion). They have built a loyal fan base all over Seacoast and beyond by performing extensively throughout NH, MA, NY, NJ, VT, CT and Maine.

Todo Bien sums it up best by saying, “We stand behind what our band name represents. We want to send a positive vibe through our music and create a performance that makes our audience smile and move.”

This is a 21 and above only show. All participants will get the chance to take a copy of the band’s CD after the event.

For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com.

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The Central Park 5 Screening

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Central Park 5 ScreeningThe Portsmouth Public Library is inviting everyone to catch the Summer Cinema screening of The Central Park 5 at the Levenson Community Room on June 13, 2013 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

The Central Park Five is a 2012 documentary film about the Central Park Jogger case, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon. It was released in the US on November 23, 2012. Critic A. O. Scott of The New York Times said of the film, which he ranked as the fifth best documentary of 2012: “A notorious crime — the rape of a jogger in Central Park in 1989 — is revisited in this painful, angry, scrupulously reported story of race, injustice and media frenzy.”

The documentary provides background, interviews, expert analysis, and details of associated facts related to the Central Park jogger case and the conviction of the five innocent suspects. Although four of the suspects had confessed on videotape in the presence of a parent or guardian, they retracted their statements within weeks, claiming that they had been intimidated, lied to, and coerced into making false confessions.

For more information, please visit http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library/.

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Poor Howard and Bullfrog at the Press Room

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Poor Howard and Bullfrog at the Press RoomGet the chance to catch Poor Howard and Bullfrog rock the stage at the Press Room on June 12, 2013 from 9:00 pm onwards.

Poor Howard’s blues style is drawn from the tradition of Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly) and Blind Willy McTell, incorporating a powerful bass line along with flashy finger-picking, His guitar style and poignant vocals can carry the listener into the world of rowdy barrelhouses or into the field at the end of a long day of weeding crops.

Recently, Howard has teamed up with harmonica player, Mike “Bullfrog” Rogers, a forty year veteran whose styles range from folk to blues. In the past, Mike has opened for such performers as John Hammond, Luther “Guitar” Johnson and Emmie Lou Harris. He also appears with the groups Salt River and Wooden Eye, and has appeared on over thirty CDs.

This is a 21 and over only show. For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com.

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Ain’t In It for My Health at the Loft

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Levon HelmatThe Music Hall is inviting everyone to catch the screening of Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm happening on June 28, 2013 at 7:30 in the evening at The Loft.

The film is a documentary featuring Helm’s day-to-day life in his home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot during the course of two-plus years, this highly anticipated film focuses on Levon Helmat— the four-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member after his 2007 comeback album “Dirt Farmer”, brought him back to the spotlight. Directed by Jacob Hatley, it made its debut at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, and went on to screen at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June 2009. The film had a limited release in select theaters throughout the United States in the spring of 2013.

Tickets are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, students, and military.

For more information, please visit http://www.themusichall.org.

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The Audience at the Historic Theater

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The AudienceThe Historic Theater is inviting everyone to catch the special screening of “The Audience” on June 23, 2013 from 1:00 in the afternoon onwards. This is part of the National Theatre Live series.

The Audience is a 2013 play by the British playwright and screenwriter Peter Morgan. It is centered on the weekly audiences given by Queen Elizabeth II to prime ministers, from her accession in 1952 to the present day. Advice regarding the political and historical content of the weekly audiences was provided by Professor Vernon Bogdanor (Emeritus Professor of Government at Oxford University) and former Tutor of David Cameron, the current Prime Minister.

Its premiere run, directed by Stephen Daldry, opened at the Gielgud Theatre on 15 February 2013, with its press night on 5 March. This featured Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II, following her appearance in the same role in the 2006 film The Queen, also scripted by Morgan.

Tickets for the show are sold at $27.50, $24.50 for general admission, and $15 for students.

For more information, please visit http://www.themusichall.org.

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