The Summer Garden Concert Series is
back for a third season ... the very best in live and lively
Sunday afternoon music brought to you by Mr. Sippy Productions!
Bands from far and wide perform from a soundstage in the Great
Lawn behind the Cafe at The
Governor's Inn, an idyllic setting for a summer garden party
in a shaded private garden. Have a seat at a table with parasol,
or right up front by the band where you can bring your own garden
chair or lawn blanket. Have fun with a Frisbee, Hacky-Sack or
just enjoy some good, casual and inexpensive food and drink from
the Cafe. The Inn's tents and canopies ensure all concerts will
take place regardless of weather.
Performances run 4-7 pm each Sunday.
June 18 - Melvern
Taylor and the Fabulous Meltones
Melvern Taylor writes songs and plays the ukulele. He is backed up by his Fabulous
Meltones. Together they make records and play shows.Once upon a time, people
like the Everly Brothers, Carole King and Sam Cooke made pop songs—timeless,
accessible and instantly familiar music. Melvern Taylor and The Fabulous Meltones
craft brilliant songs that remind us that "pop" isn’t a dirty word.
June 25 - The
New England Blluegrass Band
July 2 - The
Racky Thomas Band
Winning Boston's prestigious Battle of the Blues Bands this group earned a trip
to the International Blues Festival where they tore 'em up! Easily traversing
styles from gritty acoustic~electric Chicago and Delta blues the band features
National Guitar, Drums, Upright Bass and Weeping-Wailing harp riffs that are
most entertaining. Their style continues to thrill audiences nationally. With
a band that rally's with a vocal style that ranges from raw raunch to mournful
and plaintive old style country blues ala Mississippi John Hurt and Taj Mahal.
Anyone who see's this band will be impressed the incredible level of performance
July 9 - Michael
Tarbox (of the Tarbox Ramblers)
July 16 - Cormac
McCarthy and Friends
An emerging star of New England folk music, Cormac McCarthy is a brilliant New
hampshire singer-songwriter whose songs are stories detailing wicked romances
gone astray. "Top ten Concerts ... - Bob Dylan, Ani DeFranco, Cormac McCarthy
... Next time he comes within 100 miles, you must go hear him!" - -Seth
Rogovoy, Boston Phoenix.
July 23- Katahdin
This Bluegrass group was formed in 1998. Each member brings many years of experience
and professional showmanship to the band’s hard driving traditional sound.
Every member of the band shares lead and harmony vocals. Their repertoire features
close harmonies and smooth solos. The show has a fresh approach and an exciting
format. The band’s members are Wayne Burtt on mandolin, Jeff Folger on banjo,
Dale Hodgdon on guitar, Terry Spearrin on bass and Kip Yattaw on fiddle. They
are looking forward to seeing many friends and fans at the upcoming shows and
July 30 - The
Mary Maquire Band
"M. Golden Throat" was the nickname Mary Maguire's studio musicians
gave the fresh-out-of-college songstress during the recording of her first
album, 'Sweet Baby Blues'. The Boston Globe reviewed of this recording held
that "Maguire's deep, throaty voice is always interesting, particularly
lovely..." After 4 CD's and 12 years performing in the renowned female
vocal/acoustic group, Sweet, Hot & Sassy!, Mary released her sultry solo
CD, Round Midnight, in 2003. Since then Mary lassoed the irrepressible musical
powers and creativity of Jeff Horton and Tom Yoder, and now they take off into
passionate bluegrass, folk and swing.
Mary has shared the stage with the talented likes of John Sebastian, Tom Rush,
Livingston Taylor, Christine Lavin, Dave Mallett, T. Graham Brown, Billy Novick
and Guy Van Duser, Patti Larkin, Lincoln Meyers, Devonsquare, Moondi Klein,
Harvey Reid, and others.
August 6 - Mike
Morris and Heather Mike
August 13 - The
The Okratones feature guitar, doghouse bass, mandolin and vocals on songs unencumbered
by requirements of pop-driven culture. Bluegrass, blues, rockabilly, gospel
and pure soul.
August 20 - Roundhouse
Roundhouse combines the Memphis blues with New Orleans Zydeco and a little
bit of the Chicago sound to create an evening of jump blues and swing. They
are a Mardi Gras party every time they play. The band’s original material draws
on the influences like the Neville Brothers and Room Full of Blues, producing
grooves that just make you want to move. Nominated for the Seacoast Spotlight
Award in the Blues and R&B category in 2004 and 2005, Roundhouse is becoming
one of the more popular dance bands in the Seacoast area. The band
attracts a wide variety of people, including local swing dance
August 27 - Jon
Nolan and Hokum