Music keeps brewin' at Menotomy Grill.
Performing free (no cover) Thursday, July 31, 9:30 to midnight, Milt Reder and Christina Locoste plus special guests.
A driving blend of roots rock and soul with some twists. Milt has been a member of Barrence Whitfield and the Savages as well as Four Piece Suit. His songs have been featured on many TV shows, including "Sex in The City" and "Dexter."
Hosted by Jesse Williams. The band will include Menotomy regulars: Williams (Al Kooper) Bruce Bears (Mavis Staples, Duke Robillard), Mark Teixeira (Duke Robillard, Rick Danko), Lyle Brewer (Ryan Montbleau)
Phantom Gourmet-reviewed menu, free parking.
Great food and drink and a wonderful atmosphere. Reserve a table for dinner if you like.
Aug 7: Charles River Reprobates feat Danielle Miraglia, Ed Scheer, Jimmy Ryan, with Jesse Williams, Bob Enick.
Americana meets groovy rock. All-star collaboration group. Special guests sitting in.
Charles River Reprobates featuring Danielle Miraglia, Ed Scheer, Jimmy Ryan, Jesse Williams, Bob Enik
The Charles River Reprobates are an all-star super group, playing good time down home roots music that crosses genres from bluegrass, country and gospel to blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll. Guitarist Danielle Miraglia is nationally known for her soaring voice, deft acoustic fingerpicking and soulful songwriting. Mandolin virtuoso Jimmy Ryan is New England’s acknowledged master at his craft, blending American and world influences into his own unique style. In the rhythm section are Jesse Williams (bassist with Al Kooper and Duke Robillard) and Bob Enik (master freelance guitarist). And anchoring it all is Love Dogs’ vocalist and drummer Ed Scheer, who’s encyclopedic repertoire is equaled only by his big smile and ability to entertain. This special night of music is not to be missed.
Aug. 14: Dennis Brennan
Former Globe pop critic Steve Morse writes: “Boston has a music legacy that needs no introduction. Think of the J. Geils Band, Morphine, and Willie Alexander for starters. At the heart of the scene, though, is an artist like Dennis Brennan. He's a cagey veteran who hasn't won similar fame but can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz, while breathing fresh life into each. On several nights a week, Brennan bops around New England clubs with a passion that is all too rare in today's homogenized music climate.”
Aug. 28: Ben Baldwin and the Big Note
These guys have been together for 35 years. Members have played with Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Solomon Burke, Jay Geils and many others.
Combining classic soul and rock and some smoother Ray Charles-esque edges. Covers from Ray, The Band, Sam Cooke, Jr Walker, The Kinks, etc.
Not your average bar band. Ben Baldwin has been hailed as having a voice like Sam Cooke meets Van Morrison.
This listing began March 10, 2014, and was updated July 14.