Crafted Concert Series

Crafted Concert Series (3 shows Columbus Day Weekend!)
Friday, October 6: Adam Ezra Group
Saturday, October 7: Deric Dyer Band
Sunday, October 8: Billy Joel Tribute Band

All three shows start at 7:30 PM
Limited VIP Gatherings are from 6:00 – 6:45
Jean’s Playhouse • Need Directions?
General Seating
Rated G


Spend Columbus Day Weekend with Good Music & Craft Beverages!

It’s year 2 of our CRAFTED CONCERT SERIES, which brings together music and crafted beverages into one jam packed weekend. Raise a drink from our co-sponsors, Rhythm Handcrafted Beverages & the Woodstock Brewery, before you raise the roof with a different band each night of Columbus Day Weekend.

We are also offering a limited number of VIP Passes, which can be purchased for an extra $15 per ticket per show. The VIP Pass invites you to join us at 6:00 PM for hors d’oeuvres, beer and cider tasting, a short meet and greet with the band, as well as first choice seating!

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Adam Ezra Group

Fusing folk intimacy and rock energy with soul power and pop charm
Friday, October 6 • 7:30 PM • $35 per ticket

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Working outside the confines of the traditional music industry, Adam Ezra and his bandmates – Corinna Smith (fiddle), Alex Martin (drums), Poche Ponce (bass) – built a community of fans through sheer grit and determination, regularly performing hundreds of shows a year for the past two decades without any major label or mainstream radio support. Fusing folk intimacy and rock energy with soul power and pop charm, the band first emerged from Boston in the early 2000s and quickly garnered widespread acclaim for their bold, insightful songwriting and interactive, euphoric performances. From hole in the wall bars and house concerts to sold-out headline shows and dates with the likes of Little Big Town, The Wallflowers, Gavin DeGraw, Train, and The Wailers, Ezra and his bandmates treated every single gig like their last, attracting a die-hard following that believed not just in the music, but in their commitment to activism and social change, as well.

After their tour was cancelled at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ezra brought the show online to continue this commitment and created The Gathering Series which to-date has reached a cumulative audience of 15 million viewers. The bands ongoing daily livestreams since March of 2020 stands as a testament not only to Ezra’s artistic endurance, but also his ability to connect with viewers and provide an accepting and supportive space for newcomers to join his tight-knit community of fans. Through his own experience with COVID, his move across the country, and even his wedding day, Ezra has broadcasted without fail from wherever he found himself each night at 7pm Eastern. In addition to bringing The Gathering Series to the real world as they performed nearly 50 safe, socially distanced shows in parks and backyards around the United States to bring light to fans through music, the band didn’t stop there. Their homegrown festival, The Ramble, hosted by RallySound, raises money and marshals resources to help homeless veterans find safe and dignified housing for the last ten years. While the band was unable to bring the festival to fans live in the year of COVID, they instead incorporated it into The Gathering Series and hosted a 24-hour, nonstop livestream where they raised enough money to help house 64 veterans.

The Adam Ezra Group hit their 500th Live stream show on July 25th, 2021. They have also played an additional 50 backyard socially distanced shows, and are starting to tour heavily again in traditional and outdoor venues. As if this wasn’t enough to keep them busy, the band also embarked on an ambitious new recording series dubbed ‘The Album Project’ which will see the band releasing at least 19 new singles over the next few years. What comes next for the Adam Ezra Group? The future is anyone’s guess right now, and the only thing the Adam Ezra Group knows for sure, is they’ll be out there making music however and whenever they can.

https://www.adamezra.com/


The Deric Dyer Band

New England’s R&B / Soul Artist best known for his days with Tina Turner & Joe Cocker
Saturday, October 7 • 7:30 PM • $30 per ticket

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Due to an unfortunate medical situation that occurred late last night, the Deric Dyer Band performance this evening (Saturday, 10/7) will have to be cancelled. Deric sends his deepest apologies and is very disappointed, as are we, but we are relieved to know that Deric will make a full recovery and should be better in a few days. While we certainly hope to reschedule Deric at a later date, it will likely not be until 2024.

If you purchased tickets, you should have an email waiting for you. We welcome and encourage the many people who bought tickets to tonight’s show to transfer them over to tomorrow’s performance, DAVID CLARK’S BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE. But please do so as soon as you can as tickets are selling fast.

Again, we apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience of tonight’s cancellation.

In January of 1987, soulful tenor saxman Deric Dyer ran into a friend with an inside connection to the Tina Turner band and the friend had a hot tip. There was an opening for a sax player for Tina’s impending Break Every Rule World Tour and the 31-year-old Dyer had a shot at an audition. Tina had already auditioned most of L.A.’s sax players and another batch from London, and no one could “cut her stuff.” Within one day’s notice came Dyer’s chance to play for the great R&B rock queen, the one and only, Tina. After a complicated back and forth audition, Tina loved his style, and he managed to secure the gig! He flew back to Boston, raced around to pack his stuff, then quickly shot back to L.A. and immediately launched into a month of rehearsals in L.A., two weeks of high tech production in Munich and then it was out on the road to play for over 5 million people and 250 plus concerts worldwide! Talk about going from thirty to ninety miles an hour! This was a HUGE tour, linked to her Break Every Rule album release; they played Wembley Arena in London for 13 amazing nights in a row and more continuous shows in Europe than any artist at the time had ever performed. They played in front of a record-breakingcrowd of 200,000 screaming fans in Brazil, a killer concert that also aired live on HBO’s landmark television special Tina Turner, Live From Rio in 1988. They recorded Tina Live. While in Europe they taped MTV’s Tina Turner in Europe. The world belonged to Tina’s band that year and Dyer was definitely on a roll.

Joe Cocker remembered Dyer’s magnificent playing and brought him back for his “Unchain My Heart World Tour” starting in September of ’87. Dyer stayed with Cocker for six years and he remembers one tour as being very special. Deric wrote all of Cocker’s charts for that CD and eventually became the star’s Musical Director. In 1991, Cocker and Dyer recorded “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” for Elton John on the CD entitled Two Rooms, Celebrating The Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin. The band played on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Tom Jones Show on VH1, Austin City Limits, Unplugged from Montreux, Top of the Pops, The Today Show, Regis & Kelly and other television specials.

Deric’s focus for the last few years has been showcasing his talent and his band throughout New England. He has performed on Boston’s Fox 25 Morning Show as well as in benefit concerts for the Lupus Foundation, The Second Step and The American Heart Association. He also performed with some long time musical friends for the first major photographic exhibition on rock ‘n roll. Now, Deric’s newest CD, Renaissance Man is finally complete and has just been released. On this CD, Deric re-­‐released his favorite tunes from his previous CDs and added four new tracks. This CD really shows his love for all different styles of music and his ability to make them his own. Tracks include titles like “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Whatever Lola Wants,” ” Stand By Me,” “Nature Boy,” “Use Me Up” and “You & I.”

https://dericdyer.com/


Billy Joel Tribute

Dave Clark and his 6 piece band bring the sound and charm of Billy Joel to life
Sunday, October 7 • 7:30 PM • $30 per ticket

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David Clark’s “ALL ABOUT JOEL” is a musical tribute conceived and presented with a tremendous amount of detail by Long Island veteran singer/piano player David Clark. He continues to gain attention and popularity across the country with stunningly accurate piano playing, lead vocals, and an eerily similar stage look to the Piano Man himself while engaging the audience with wit and humor. Having been a part of the Long Island & NY area music scene since 1985, he has carved out a solid reputation as a piano player, singer, and performer at countless private events and concerts around the northeastern tri-state area and beyond. All of these experiences have led him to the present day – staying connected to his piano/vocal roots and his childhood hero by presenting a tribute to the music he loves, from the very singer/songwriter/performer who inspired and motivated him at the age of 10 years old to pursue a life of music … BILLY JOEL!

Back by popular demand after his solo performance for NCCA in April, the Piano Man returns with his full band for an amazing encore performance!

https://billyjoeltributeny.com