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Valley Music
« on: September 21, 2006, 10:58:28 AM »
As the weather starts to cool down, the music scene in the Mount Washington
Valley is starting to heat up. It's going to be a very good fall and I'm
looking forward to playing a bunch of really great clubs.

In House, the jazzy project that I've been working with since last Fall, has
really been coming together as of late. We play a blend of groove, jam, dub,
and ambient, with occasional leanings toward jazz and hip-hop. While there
are songs, it is mainly improvisational. Can you spell eclectic?

 e c k l e x...

Hmmm, probably not! Anyway...once again In House is playing upstairs at The
Common Man in Ashland. It's happening this Saturday night, September 23rd,
starting at around 9PM. It's a great place for music and they have excellent
food besides. In House musicians include:

 Randy Roos – guitar
 Jimmy Alba – guitar
 Al Hospers – bass
 Tim Gilmore - drums

Randy Roos is a New England guitar legend, playing with groups including
Orchestra Luna and Club d'Elf and teaching guitar at The Berklee College of
Music. Jimmy Alba has been gigging and teaching in central New Hampshire
forever and can cover any style. Tim Gilmore is the percussion instructor at
Plymouth State Collece and has played with tons of amazing musicians, and
I'm just the old guy on bass who tries to hang on to the rest.

Believe me, this is NOT your daddy's riky-tiky jazz!

For more info call 968-7030.

My funk band, SoundsClever, is playing at Delaney's Hole In The Wall next
Wednesday, September 27th. We always have a fun night playing for the
dancing crowd at Delaney's. It's a swinging scene and I just have to stay
away from those Margaritas! <wry grin> SoundsClever features

 Jami Johnson - vocal and flute
 Jay Lightbaum - guitar
 Keith Osborne - guitar
 Carl Iacozilli - drums
 Al Hospers - bass and vocal

For more dates and info, please check out our web site
http://www.soundsclever.com.

In case you haven't heard, the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson has reopened and
Hoot Night is back and in full swing. I have the very singular honor of
being tapped to run the festivities every week, and it is an honor that I
take very seriously. Hoot Night has been in existence for 17+ years, and
it's going strong. New owners Stu, Ben and Dave have done a great job in
sprucing it up, while preserving that tavern ambience that we've all loved.
They have welcomed the music scene back into the Tavern, moving the
performing area from the corner to the wall next to the main door, acquiring
a new PA system to replace the ancient one that used to belong to Valley
musical icon Rod McKenzie and even installing a new lighting setup. All this
has made a great venue even better.

We've started to attract great area musicians to the Tavern on Tuesday
nights once again, and last week was no exception. Starting right at 9 PM
there were an amazing number of great performers in the house. Guitarist
Thom Perkins, Josh Ramsey and Bear from the White Mountain Boys, luthier and
blues musician Beau Chadinha, Celtic singer Nancy Ray, singer-songwriter
Jami Johnson, singer Becky Armstrong, jazz guitarist Jayson Lightbaum,
drummers Elliott Schwartz and Alan Phoenix, guitarist/singer Stosh came down
from Franconia, and several other very talented musicians including Brian
and Karen. All got the opportunity to play and sing, solo in various
interesting combinations. I even got to do some funky jamming with Jayson
and Elliott. It was a great evening.

Hoot Night and the Wildcat Tavern is a wonderful place to perform, listen to
and see music. Thanks to chef Josh the food is excellent. Mike, Tom and Rane
provide the drinks and service, there is always a drink special on Tuesday
night, and the sound is wonderful no matter where you sit. The music starts
at 9 PM and runs until midnight. I hope to see you there.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2006, 12:00:43 PM by Admin Al »
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Re: Valley Music
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2006, 11:57:47 AM »
As someone pointed out to me <sigh> our In House gig at the Common Man is this SATURDAY, not Friday.

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Re: Valley Music
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006, 11:29:14 PM »
hey, I'm a Berklee student who climbs and would love to hear you play when I'm around the Valley. Do you guys have a website or any other sources of info? I'm usually around Boston :( but venture north as often as possible.
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Re: Valley Music
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2006, 09:18:07 PM »
hi,

check this out...

 http://www.inhousetheband.com

also, if you are around on a Tuesday night, come by the Wildcat Tavern in Jackson. I run the Hoot Night open mic there every Tuesday.

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Al Hospers
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my music
 http://www.soundsclever.com