Blues Rock and Comedy this Memorial Day Weekend at Jean’s Playhouse

James-Montgomery1 FrankSLincoln, New Hampshire – May 9, 2016 – Blues Rock and Comedy this Memorial Day Weekend at Jean’s Playhouse

James Montgomery, Brian Maes and the Nor’easters Band usher in a night of blues rock at Jean’s Playhouse on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he “brings it on home”. Whether it’s recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters – James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells – at the legendary “Chessmate.” Over the years, he’s carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

Brian Maes is a graduate of Berklee College of Music Traditional Performance Classical Piano. He was the keyboardist, arranger & backing vocalist with Peter Wolf (J.Geils Band front-man) in the studio and on tour in the United States and Japan 1985-1998. He was also the keyboardist, songwriter, arranger and backing vocalist with the band “RTZ” featuring former “BOSTON” band members, Brad Delp and Barry Goudreau. Brian composed the 1992 “RTZ” hit (#26 Billboard National Charts) “Until Your love Comes Back Around”. Brian has done openers for Little Richard, Peter Wolf, KC & the Sunshine Band, Emerson Lake & Palmer. While involved with other bands, he has opened for U2, The Kinds and Aerosmith.

With Special Guest Dave Keller from Montpelier, VT. A first-class singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Keller has earned the respect of the torchbearers of blues and soul music. Now, with a coveted 2014 Blues Music Award (BMA) Nomination for Best Soul/Blues Album of the Year (for his CD Soul Changes), he is poised to take his music even further.

And join us the following night, when Boston Stand-Up Comedy returns to Lincoln on Sunday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m, this time with headliner Frank Santorelli!

Frank is an Italian-American who is best known for playing the recurring role of “Georgie the Bartender” at the Bada Bing in The Sopranos. Frank is also well known for his star role in The Godfathers of Comedy. Frank has starred in numerous movies, including: No Reservations, Meet the Parents, and Crooked Lines. Frank’s passion has always been comedy. He has headlined at some of the world’s most famous comedy clubs.

Featuring New England Comedian, Drew Dunn, one of the fasted rising young comedians in the New England comedy scene! His accents and voices are flawless and always draws out the laughter. Drew Dunn is a New England native and started his comedy career at the end of his senior year of college. He has performed at Laugh Boston, Nick’s Comedy Stop, Headliners Comedy Club, the Comedy Studio and many other clubs in the Northeast.

James Montgomery and the Nor’easters play on Saturday, May 28, followed by Boston Stand-up Comedy on Sunday, May 29. Tickets are $20 and available for purchase at or 603-745-2141.

Jean’s Playhouse operates the professional Papermill Theatre and IMPACT Children’s Theatre Companies in the summer and fall and the community Playhouse Players and Jean’s Teens theatre companies in the winter and spring. Jean’s Playhouse also offers a limited year-round guest artist series of magicians, comedians and musicians. Jean’s Playhouse is located at 34 Papermill Drive in Lincoln, adjacent to Riverwalk at Loon Mountain (opening this June!) off I-93 Exit 32. Visit or call 603-745-2141 for more information.


Photo Caption: James Montgomery and Frank Santorelli headline a weekend of blues rock and comedy at Jean’s Playhouse this May 28-29