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Barry Goudreau's Engine Room

Barry Goudreau's Engine Room

Featuring Barry Goudreau, formerly of Boston

Sat, June 3, 2023 7:00pm

Guitarist Barry Goudreau, formerly of the band Boston, will be making a return engagement at The Fallout Shelter with his band Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room. Barry’s blues/rock ensemble includes his former RTZ bandmates Brian Maes on lead vocals and keyboards, as well as Tim Archibald on bass. Both Maes and Archibald were members of Peter Wolf’s House Party Five, playing on two of his records and touring the world extensively. The band is rounded out with “Old” Tony DePietro on drums and Mary BethMaes, Terri O’Soro and Joanie Cicatelli on background vocals. Expect some favorites like “Smokin”, “Long Time", songs from their 2021 album "The Road" as well as tracks from “Full Steam Ahead”, their 2017 release. Everytime Barry visits, we have a really cool trip back to a time of youthful exuberance. It is always a blast experiencing a performance from one of the men who helped write so many iconic rock songs - especially with a raucous audience in a room as small as ours!

Johnny Hoy and The Bluefish Live Album Session 1

Johnny Hoy And The Bluefish

Live Album Recording Session 1

Fri, June 9, 2023 7:00pm

The legendary Johnny Hoy and The Bluefish are recording a LIVE album over two nights - this will be our 7th live album released from The Fallout Shelter and we couldn't be more excited! Johnny Hoy and The Bluefish is as "low down greasy" as the blues gets. The band has a firm grasp on the genre - from Memphis Soul to Delta Blues to Chicago, Johnny Hoy gets it. Formed in 1991, the band has evolved through many incarnations, three Tone Cool and two self-produced CDs, and has made trips around the world as far as South Africa. Nowadays, they mostly enjoy playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard where most of the band members currently live. The band is composed of some incredible talent. Johnny Hoy leads the band with top notch vocal range and soulful harmonica playing. Jeremy Berlin has been playing piano for most of the band's life - he isn't afraid of playing anything and has even played duets with President Bill Clinton and Carly Simon. Delanie Pickering, guitarist, quietly showed up on the Vineyard in 2017 not knowing a soul. Within a year, every band wanted her and the Bluefish were lucky enough to land her. Rounding out the band is Cam Igo, an 18 year old drumming prodigy from the South Shore. Join us for Session 1 or 2 (or both) for what is sure to be two nights of exhilarating music and fun!

Johnny Hoy and The Bluefish Live Album Session 2

Johnny Hoy And The Bluefish

Live Album Recording Session 2

Sat, June 10, 2023 7:00pm

The legendary Johnny Hoy and The Bluefish are recording a LIVE album over two nights - this will be our 7th live album released from The Fallout Shelter and we couldn't be more excited! Johnny Hoy and The Bluefish is as "low down greasy" as the blues gets. The band has a firm grasp on the genre - from Memphis Soul to Delta Blues to Chicago, Johnny Hoy gets it. Formed in 1991, the band has evolved through many incarnations, three Tone Cool and two self-produced CDs, and has made trips around the world as far as South Africa. Nowadays, they mostly enjoy playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard where most of the band members currently live. The band is composed of some incredible talent. Johnny Hoy leads the band with top notch vocal range and soulful harmonica playing. Jeremy Berlin has been playing piano for most of the band's life - he isn't afraid of playing anything and has even played duets with President Bill Clinton and Carly Simon. Delanie Pickering, guitarist, quietly showed up on the Vineyard in 2017 not knowing a soul. Within a year, every band wanted her and the Bluefish were lucky enough to land her. Rounding out the band is Cam Igo, an 18 year old drumming prodigy from the South Shore. Join us for Session 1 or 2 (or both) for what is sure to be two nights of exhilarating music and fun!


Listen Local

Featuring Off The Coast & Marie's Children

Thur, June 15, 2023 7:00pm

Our 6th installment of Listen Local features alt-rock band Off The Coast along with stalwart local ensemble Marie's Children. Young, talented and full of energy, Off the Coast is a band from Easton, MA that writes and plays pop, indie and classic/alternative rock. Brought together as Urban Lunchmeat in 2016, the band plays at local music venues, events, fundraisers, weddings and private parties around the Boston Area, Cape Cod, and RI. The band composes and records their own music and released their debut single "Kerosene" on October 21, 2022. We had them at our second Open Mic Night back in October 2022 and in that short 15 minute set these cats blew us away with soulful harmonies and solid stage presence along with a plethora of musical talent. Another find from our Open Mic Night series was frontman for Marie's Children Kevin Smith. His booming voice and soulful delivery caught our attention and sparked our interest in his full time band Marie's Children. The band plays original rock and is known for great live shows as well as tight, hard driving music. "We are lucky enough to have some amazing people that have been on this journey with us. We formed because we enjoyed what happened when we created music together, and back then we never really knew who was gonna keep showing up to practice and if anyone else would show up to see us play. Thankfully people never let us down. So started the ride where we would become not only one of the best bands in Boston, but fans followed us to our gigs in LA, New York, and CT. More important than just coming to shows, people shared the experience." Says frontman and founder, Kevin Smith.

Kevin Gordon Trio

Kevin Gordon Trio

One of Nashville's Most Prominent Voices

Fri, June 16, 2023 7:00pm

Kevin Gordon’s Louisiana is a strange place. It’s a place where restless teens road trip to where the highway dead-ends at the Gulf of Mexico; a place where prisoners who are in for life compete in a rodeo while the town watches; where a character can get lost in the humid afternoon and where religion may not signify hope; and where rivers, never far away, carry secrets behind levees. “One of the things I like about it and am mystified by is that what passes for normal in Louisiana would not make the grade elsewhere,” he says. It’s a place that he’s been exploring through his songs for twenty years now, on the eve of the release of his astonishing new album “Tilt And Shine” on Crowville Media. Before even hearing his vivid lyrics, the feeling of that ’56 Gibson ES-125 tuned down to open D fills the room, often with the tremolo flowing like a river, and an unstoppable groove distilled from swamp blues and Sun Records. His MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop allows him to capture the stories of his past and upbringing with a degree of precision. As the New York Times put it in its headline of a feature on Kevin, “A Musician Or A Poet? Yes to Both.” Kevin sums it up, “There are so many stories in north Louisiana and it’s a place that nobody pays attention to. For me, you can feel the arc of time passing there. I’m captivated by the power of strong memories—those films that run continuously in your mind, if you let ‘em.” Kevin Gordon will be joined by Josh Hunt on drums and Ron Eoff on bass to round out the trio.


Open Mic Night

Thur, June 22, 2023 6:30pm

Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30PM and the fun will start at 7PM. 15 minute sets - first come first serve. Musicians get in free! $5 cover at the door for viewers. We offer optional professional filming for all musicians. For $75, we will professionally film, mix and edit your 15 minute set, delivering you a high quality finished video product. Please let us know prior to taking the stage if you would like to film your set.

Christian McNeill

CA McNeill & Friends

One of Boston's Most Powerful Performers

Sat, June 24, 2023 7:00pm

A Fallout Shelter favorite, CA McNeill is an underground Boston legend, captivating audiences with music that demands to be experienced. Christian has a magical ability to connect with his audience, using his own diverse background to explore the human condition through storytelling. The last time Christian performed at The Fallout Shelter was at our 2022 annual Holiday Extravaganza. If you were one of the lucky 96 people to be in our audience that night, you know - the show was one of the most powerful, breathtaking and emotional evenings of music many of us have experienced in a long, long time. Christian McNeill and Sarah Seminski were spell-binding with their undeniable chemistry and the band was absolutely amazing. During this visit, Christian will be once again joined by Sarah Seminski, as well as Ken Clark on Hammond Organ and one of New England's finest guitar players, Kevin Barry, amongst others. You never know who will show up when CA McNeill comes to town, but you always know that it will be a night full of passionate musings from this incredible singer-songwriter and his friends.


Listen Local

Featuring Whiskey Saints & Ghost Train

Thur, June 29, 2023 7:00pm

Are you ready for Listen Local 7, where we dive into the harder side of local rock and blues with Whiskey Saints and Ghost Train? Led by award-winning lead singer, Cidalia America, Whiskey Saints is a 6-piece US-based band out of Boston, MA. Their intersecting styles of gritty blues and rock consistently bring audiences to their feet. In 2022, they were featured in the largest Portuguese festival in the US (New Bedford, MA), headlined Gillette Stadium’s Patriot Place outdoor stage, and opened for several semi-national acts. The rest of the band includes Kevin Curran on guitar, Dave Liolios on bass/vocals, Crizzy Azzinaro on guitar, Jerry Bates on percussion/vocals and Mike Fradkin on keys/vocals. Formed in early 2016 when 5 veterans of the South Shore and Central MA music scenes came together, Ghost Train is intent on creating their own brand of rock and blues with a harder edge. The collaboration quickly inspired a number of hard hitting rock and blues-infused original songs, resulting in their 2016 debut CD “Willing To Sacrifice”. Stylistically eclectic, Ghost Train’s songs draw influence from various rock and blues greats ranging from Ritchie Blackmore to Joe Bonamassa. Over the years Ghost Train has performed in clubs, events, and festivals across New England and has become known for putting on a powerful, exciting show featuring their originals and covers of artists such as ZZ Top, Gary Moore, Santana, The Allman Brothers, Deep Purple, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and the like. Band members include Stan Blues Jr on guitar, Gus Harrison on vocals, Mike Benedict on keys/hammond, Rick Siscoe on bass and Skip Fischer on drums.


Susan Cattaneo & Jax Hollow

Co-Headlining - 2 Full Sets of Music!

Sat, July 8, 2023 7:00pm

Susan Cattaneo and Jax Hollow met at Berklee College of Music, where Susan taught Jax. Now, years later, they are headlining a show together for what promises to be a very special night of music. Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected singer-songwriters. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang. In 2018, she was nominated for Best Americana Artist in the Boston Music Awards, and she performed and won the Connecticut Folk Festival. Her 2017 album The Hammer and The Heart charted #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and yielded a #1 song on folk radio and a top 10 album of 2017. She was an Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and a finalist or winner at some of the country’s most prestigious songwriting and music contests. Susan has also been teaching songwriting at the Berklee College of Music for over 15 years and performed all over New England with Western Mass trio The Boxcar Lilies.Her most recent album All Is Quiet made Folk Alliance’s Top 25 Folk Albums of the year for 2022. This is the first time Susan is playing with a full band since 2019. She will be joined by Peter Moore on keys/bg vocals, Andy Santospago on electric guitar and bg vocals, Joe McMahon on bass and Chris Anzalone on drums. Jax Hollow is a Revival Rock artist based out of Nashville, TN. Equipped with a songwriting degree from Berklee College Of Music and over 13 years of playing guitar and singing, Jax averages over 200 shows a year. Her debut record, "Underdog Anthems" was produced and engineered by music legend Michael Wagener (over 100 million records sold). She was the last artist to work with him before his retirement in 2022. This year, Hollow refines her sound, stretching the boundaries of the Rock/Blues/Americana world and creating a totally unique blend of songwriting, riffs, ripping solos, and powerful vocals. Jax is originally from Western MA. Jax Hollow will be featured in Guitar World Magazine this Spring, as well as a featured artist on Lightning 100’s “Artist of the Week”. She is proudly endorsed by Converse, and D'Addario. Jax Hollow has a 2023 USA Summer Tour, and Fall 2023 European Tour in the works. She opened for Peter Karp (Mick Taylor, Sue Foley) and Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy) on her 2022 European tour. "Imagine If Taylor Swift rocked..." - Jerry Holthouse,


Joanna Connor And The Wrecking Crew


Tues, July 11, 2023 7:00pm

Joanna Connor is one of the best guitar players on the planet. Simply put, Joanna is "the queen of blues rock guitar!" -WGN Radio. “Music chose me. I vividly recall trying to sing like Louis Armstrong’s ‘Hello Dolly’ in our Brooklyn apartment. It came on the radio often. I knew I was small, but when I researched what year this version was on the charts, I was floored with the realization that I was two years old!” Playing saxophone, guitar and singing were her passions at a young age, and eventually led to her performing professionally at 17. But her hunger to become a guitarist first and foremost and her desire to immerse herself in the Blues, propelled her to move from her hometown of Worcester, MA to Chicago in 1984. National and International accolades in the press and radio media resulted into a decade of world tours, a dozen recordings on Ruf Records, MC Records and others, a documentary on Germany’s WDR Television, and a multitude of TV appearances and radio features. While working continuously in Chicago, a handful of videos of her incendiary slide guitar solos went viral creating quite a sensation and garnering attention from media and established musicians alike. Joe Bonamassa sought her out and offered to produce the kind of record he felt Joanna had always had in her and should deliver to the world. A blues record that delivers all the raw emotion, passion, and fire that made the Blues so compelling from its inception, 4801 South Indiana was released in February of 2021 to immense critical acclaim and a number one spot on the Billboard Charts in the blues category. With a new album just around the corner, Joanna Connor has found her place at the top of the Blues world. This will be Joanna Connor's third trip to The Fallout Shelter, a venue she has come to love with an audience she adores.


Listen Local

Featuring Beat Street and Pink Houses

Thur, July 27, 2023 7:00pm

Join us for Listen Local 8, featuring high energy rock band Beat Street and a John Mellencamp tribute band, Pink Houses. BEAT STREET Hailing from Boston, Beat Street plays high energy rock, funk and soul music guaranteed to get you on the dance floor and keep you there! While you can usually find them playing top clubs in the northeast and select private events, we are thrilled to have them perform at the Fallout Shelter and share this special evening with you. With killer vocals, tight rhythm, melodic keys, and a shredding guitar, Beat Street plays a wide variety of everyone’s favorites, including Bruno Mars, Journey, Michael Jackson, U2, Queen, Stevie Wonder, B-52’s, Rascal Flatts, Stray Cats, AC/DC, No Doubt, Joe Cocker, Maroon 5, Pink, Aretha Franklin, and so much more! Beat Street features Matt Tobin on lead vocals and guitar, Michele DeForest on lead vocals and keyboard, Paul Greenspan on lead guitar and vocals, Christina Downie on bass guitar and electric upright, and band leader, Alan Kramer, on drums. PINK HOUSES Pink Houses brings together some incredible talent in this tribute band to the music of John Mellencamp. Bob Anderson takes lead vocals and guitar duties, with an extensive career in the music industry. His songs have been featured in movies and his main band Gunpowder & Lead was nominated for Best Classic Rock Band in NE, working with bands such as The Del Fuegos, James Montgomery, Jon Butcher and many others. Jeff Williams is on lead guiar and vocals, with a unique multi-instrumentalist ability to play Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Lap/Steel, Dobro, and bottleneck slide as well. He has played many genres and all types of stages, while also being a hired session and studio musician. Matt Smith is on keyboards and vocals, with previous playing for John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Kool and the Gang and James Montgomery. Dan "Ooooge" Uggiano plays drums and sings backing vocals. Uggiano toured extensively with pop band "Hank" and has had recordings used in multiple movies and the former TV series "Ed". Ken Morse is on bass and vocals with a long career in various projects and as a freelance musician. Lauri-Beth Quinlivan sounds out the band with backing vocals, bringing a voice that has won many voice competitions and sang in many bands.


No Static

A Tribute to the Music of Steely Dan

Fri, Aug 11, 2023 7:00pm

The critically acclaimed orchestra makes its Fallout Shelter debut! No Static is one of the top Steely Dan tribute bands in the country and made up of 10 musicians from around the Boston area. They specialize in expertly performing the music of "Steely Dan." Re-creating that bluesy jazz-rock sound that sprung from the fertile imaginations of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker is no small feat. Dan-Fans know, that the music is complex, spanning many genres; very precise, with time changes and key changes popping up where sometimes least expected. Vocally and musically challenging, this is not an easy band to pay tribute to. No Static has been doing it for over 15 years now and their sold-out shows tell the tale. They work at it and they get it right. Over the years they have been honored to share the stage with Steely Dan band members, Walt Weiskopf (saxophonist) and Jon Herington (Music Director/guitarist) as guests at their shows. The Band: Fil Ramil - Lead Vocals/Guitar Lydia Harrell - Vocals Rosemary St. George - Vocals Jamie Sheldon - Bass Barry Lit - Drums Brian Eggleston - Keyboards Erik Ringstad - Guitar Robert Holfelder - Trombone/Horn Arrangements Brad Kohl - Sax Walter Platt - Trumpet.

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Nikki Hill w/ Laura Chavez

Two Of The Most Powerful Women In Blues!

Tues, Aug 15, 2023 7:00pm

To see this much raw power in a setting as intimate as The Fallout Shelter may not happen again! BUT, It IS happening now and it will be one of our biggest events of this, or ANY year! Nikki Hill is sweet seduction, sweeter threat, and smoldering energy. An original force in American music, she is tender and tough, flamboyant, witty and dangerous. To put it plainly, Hill brings daggers back to the stage and studio. Overlapping soulful, sensual and bold vocal tones with powerful chrome-plated riffs and swagger, her voice finds a home in it - a soul singing, bar rocking, roots revivalist, that writes with frank self-reflection at a dancing tempo. “Think Tina Turner fronting AC/DC and you’ll have half of the picture. She’s a machine…you’ve got no excuse if you miss seeing her… Nikki Hill is a revelation, her band masters of rocket-fueled bluesy swing, her voice the beacon which calls you home… a vocal powerhouse who don’t mess around.” -Rolling Stone. Hill will be joined by Matt Hill (guitar), Laura Chavez (guitar), Nick Gaitan (bass), and Marty Dodson (drums). Let that sink in for a second - Laura Chavez...this year's winner of the Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist - Guitar! With the monster guitarist Matt Hill right next to her, this is an all star cast behind one of the most powerful female vocalists in the world!


Tas Cru

The R&B & Blues Master's Fallout Shelter Debut

Fri, Aug 18, 2023 7:00pm

Tas Cru is truly a roots-blues eclectic who refuses to let his music be bound to just one style. Downbeat Magazine notes that he is one of the most unique of root music musicians plying his trade today. With a repertoire of over 100 original songs from multiple albums and dozens of crowd-pleasing classics, this seasoned singer-guitarist-songwriter is truly one of the most unique of roots-blues musicians plying his trade today. Cru was honored with his first Blues Foundation Blues Music Award nomination in 2018 for his album, Simmered & Stewed. That album and the two that followed (Memphis Song & Drive On) were all recipients of the Syracuse Area Music Awards (the SAMMY’s) for best blues recordings. His 2021album, Broke Down Busted Up was nominated by Blues Blast Magazine (Best Acoustic Blues Album) and the Independent Blues Awards (Modern Roots Album, Modern Roots Artist and Content Creator Award.) Tas will be performing at The Fallout Shelter as a six-piece band that includes Mary Ann Casale (guitar/vox), Tom Terry (bass/vox), Phil Dilorio (drums/vox), Kevin Barry (keys) and Marty Phillips (sax).


The Chris O'Leary Band

Alligator Records Album Release Show for NE

Thur, Sept 21, 2023 7:00pm

After his sold out show at The Fallout Shelter this past March, Chris asked if he could celebrate the release of his first album with the prestigious Alligator Records. We are absolutely honored to be chosen for this release show and invite you to join us for a night full of majestic, hard driving blues that will make your chest thump and your feet shuffle. Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. During the 6 years that Chris and Levon played together they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages everywhere they went. Chris has appeared on stage with: Legendary Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Dan Akroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell, the great James Cotton and many more. The Chris O’Leary Band’s debut CD “Mr. Used to Be” won the 2011 Best New Artist Debut CD Blues Blast Award and was nominated for best new artist debut at the 2011 American Blues Music Awards. This cat is the real deal - a decorated Marine Veteran with blues in his soul and rock and roll oozing from his band. The Fallout Shelter has previously hosted The Chris O'Leary Band for two fantastic sell-out shows and we expect this show to sell out as well!


The Johnny A Trio

From Beatles to Blues and Beyond

Sat, Nov 18, 2023 7:00pm

Often referred to as a “musicians’ musician” Johnny A is an internationally recognized, Grammy Nominated guitarist, songwriter and producer. Johnny joined us for an incredible solo show in January 2023 and loved it so much, that this time he's bringing some friends! Johnny will be joined by Dean Cassell on bass and Marty Richards on drums. As a solo artist, Johnny has toured extensively throughout the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, sharing stages with artists such as BB King, Aerosmith, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, JJ Cale, John Hiatt, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Etta James, Dr. John, Leon Russell, Eric Johnson, Peter Frampton, and many, many more. Johnny A anchored Peter Wolf's Houseparty 5 Band for eight years acting as musical director, lead guitarist and co-producer. He was the touring lead guitarist for iconic British band The Yardbirds (2015-18) as well as musical director/lead guitarist for Bobby Whitlock (Derek & the Dominos, George Harrison, Delaney & Bonnie). He wrote and had a #1 hit on AAA radio for the song “Oh Yeah” from “Sometime Tuesday Morning”, has four solo releases, has been Grammy nominated, voted 2010 “Blues Artist of the Year” (Boston Music Awards) was inducted into the Boston Music Hall of Fame 2014. Dean Cassell (bass) is highly regarded amongst his peers and (in addition to being the current bassist for John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band) Dean has played/recorded with Susan Tedeschi, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Four Piece Suit, Bo Diddley, Johnny A., Robin Lane, The Radio Kings, Nicole Nelson, Tony Lynn Washington, Andy Pratt, Super Genius, Laurie Mckenna, Michael Tarbox, amongst others. He has toured extensively throughout the United States, every province in Canada, and 23 other countries. In addition, Dean has also written and recorded music for television and film including Sex In The City, Nurse Jackie, America’s Got Talent, America’s Next Top Model, Run’s House, Along came Polly, Our Lips Are Sealed, The Real Housewives. Dean is a Grammy Nominated Artist, has four Boston Music Awards and has been inducted into Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame. Drummer Marty Richards is nationally known as a "go-to" player for any setting. His innate sense of swing and unerring sense of time have graced hundreds of stages and one hundred fifty recordings, behind a list of artists that reads like a "who's who" of American popular music. He has performed and recorded since with many jazz, rock and blues acts including Duke Robillard, Joe Perry Project, J. Geils Band, Pete Francis, James Montgomery Band, Airborne, Peter Wolf, James Cotton, Jay McShann, Jimmy Witherspoon, The Blues Brothers, The Peter Malick Group featuring Norah Jones, John Hammond, Johnny A., Kim Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Makoto Ozone, and Tommy Flanagan. In 2015 Marty Richards was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, and was recently recognized by Zildjian for his thirty year association with the brand. This show WILL sell out, so grab your tickets and join us for what is sure to be a fantastic night of music!


Popa Chubby

The Blues Giant Returns

Sat, Dec 9, 2023 7:00pm

When Popa Chubby left The Fallout Shelter after his sold out show in April, he didn't even make it to the Mass Pike before he called his agent and asked him to book The Fallout Shelter again "as soon as possible." Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in his fierce and soulful way for more than 30 years. Over the course of a career that dates back to 1994, he has been a force of nature to be reckoned with on the guitar, and his tempestuous, soulful playing has never been more powerful. An imposing figure with a shaven head, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson," Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular figures. The Blues was the foundation of his playing style. He recalls, "Since I’d grown up on Hendrix, Cream and Led Zeppelin, when I started playing blues in New York clubs I understood that the blues should be dangerous, too. It wasn’t just from playing in punk bands. Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters were dangerous men. They’d cut or shoot you if they thought it was necessary, and Little Walter packed a gun and wouldn’t hesitate to use it. That danger is a real part of the Blues and I keep it alive in my music.” Popa Chubby is his own man for better or worse. He reflects, "I’m living in a wild time, and that is where the inspiration is drawn from. There are my issues, but the picture is much bigger than me and my situation. Everything is breaking down in the world. The lines are being redefined. We all need something.” To say Popa Chubby's April show was incredible would be an understatement. Full of ripping guitar solos, unique blues progressions and hilarious anecdotes, there's a reason the April Popa Chubby show sold out months in advance. This show will do the same, so grab your tickets before they're gone!


Butcher, Baglio & Estes

Our 9th Annual Holiday Celebration

Sat, Dec 16, 2023 7:00pm

Butcher, Baglio and Estes were delivered such a captivating show in January 2023, that we had to ask them if they would like to host our 9th Annual Fallout Shelter Holiday Extravaganza. The show they put on was perfect for a Holiday Party - full of great stories, incredible original music and fantastic covers of classic songs. This is going to be one for the ages and it's catered so bring your appetite! Soul-infused guitarist, songwriter, and producer, Jon Butcher (Axis, Barefoot Servants), energetic rock guitarist and songwriter Sal Baglio (The Amplifier Heads, Tom Hambridge & The Rattlesnakes, The Stompers), and legendary singer-songwriter, Allen Estes have joined forces to form a rock, soul, acoustic and blues infused trio that highlight the strengths of each of these celebrated musicians. The eleven original songs on their upcoming album are steeped in Americana, roots rock, and tight vocal harmonies reminiscent of Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Traveling Wilburys. “We’re blue-collar guys from working class families, says Butcher. “We grew up on the sound of rock radio and the promise of an electric guitar. We wanted to make a record that reflected that. We tell our own stories and there’s truth in that. We did a show together at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA some years ago. It was magic, the perfect mix of electric and acoustic music. We knew then we had something special enough to take it into the studio.” “Allen brought this idea to the table,” explains Baglio. “We each have been friends for over four decades and have performed together on various live shows over the years which made it an easy sell. I'm in!"

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