Josi Davis Live @thebarn 07.14.2016

Josi Davis Live @thebarn 07.14.2016

Josi Davis, Live @thebarn July 14th  from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Moose Entertainment presents Josi Davis.

JosiDavisJosi Davis is an award-winning, New England based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her love-soaked and jazz-like approach to repertoire incorporates blues, rock, funk, and R & B elements, powerful originals and saucy interpretations of contemporary and traditional favorites that keep her listeners captivated.

“Josi Davis is sublime.” – Les Haley, Savage Brothers/Reverend Guitar artist
I was completely blown away. – Dan J.
So much talent…This is how it is done. – Celeste K.

Josi is a radiant performer, an imaginative instructor at String Theory School of Music, and a tireless musician, involved in several projects supporting and attracting the best artists with her work. Josi works as the female lead vocalist for veteran New England dance band Rock and Soul Revue, and with various players in duo and trio groups, and as Josi Davis & Hot Damn! She was a Mark Fusco Scholar at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Cabaret and Performance Conference and attributes her experience there to her discovery of a perfect fusion of music and theater as art. The original soundtrack to her nouveau cabaret, THE EVOLUTION OF LOVE, was recorded and released as her first solo album. Josi is now a featured writing artist with Hook River Music Company. She is currently in the studio working on her sophomore release.

Josi was nominated for Best Album in the 2014 Connecticut Music Awards, and for four 2014 Whalie Awards for THE EVOLUTION OF LOVE. She was a 2013 Whalie Award winner for Best Solo Singer/Songwriter Performance winner for “Ivy Grows”, and won the first ever BETSY award for her performance of her original “Believe”. Josi has performed at the Boston Folk Festival, the New York Singer/Songwriter Festival, among others, and was a featured performer at the 1st Annual Mystic Blues Festival. She now serves on the Mystic Blues Festival’s Advisory Board as Chair of the Education Committee and Student Performance Stage coordinator.

John Mayock w/Dennis Fancher 03.24.2016

John Mayock w/Dennis Fancher 03.24.2016

John Mayock w/Dennis Fancher 03.24.2016

Presented by Moose Entertainment

John Mayock and the Homesteaders is comprised of seasoned and nationally renowned musicians who have been touring and recording members of Commander Cody, Gavin DeGrawSavoy Brown, Buddy CageJames Montgomery, Duke RobillardAl Anderson, Tommy Ardolino and Terry Adams of NRBQ, Max Creek and many more.

The groups sound is edgyaggressive roots-rock that combine folk sensibilities, rock sexuality, country harmony, R&B groove with the sparkle of pop and the twang of true country. The band features exceptional songwriting with haunting and familiar melodies, poetic lyrics that are smart and insightful encased by the bands masterful musicianship.

Dennis and John from the Homesteaders will be performing in an acoustic duo format, playing classic and Americana favorites as well as their exceptional original tunes.

Dennis Fancher is known for switching effortlessly between styles, Dennis has played with a diverse group of artists including James Montgomery, Jaimoe and Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers, Mike Gordon, Max Creek, Andy Aledort, Gordon Stone, and the late, Texas Blues great U.P. Wilson.

Doug James with George Dudack – January 16th

Doug James with George Dudack – January 16th

Live Music @thebarn Saturday, January 16th at 9:00 PM.

Moose Entertainment presents Doug James and George Dudack

Doug James has been nominated and is the running for a BMA by The Blues Foundation, as Best instrumentalist -Horn which will be decided at annual Blues Music Awards ceremony to be held in downtown Memphis, TN May 5th, 2016.

Shawn Leonard playing the guitar. Steve Peck on the drums, who plays with Jeff Pitchell Band, Ben Boylan -Bass and a guitar player.

The JBirds – December 26th

The JBirds – December 26th

Live Music @thebarn December 26th @ 9:00 PM

Moose Entertainment presents The JBirds

  • Klem Klimek-Saxophonist/Singer –  Tours with NRBQ
  • Marty Ballou-Bassist – Recording artist, toured with Peter Wolf
  • Milt Reder-Guitarist – Composer of film and TV-Music Producer


Marty Ballou [bassist] Performance Background since 1986

From 1986 – 1992 Marty Ballou has performed worldwide with the vocal jazz group The Ritz, including appearances at the Sea Jazz Festival in Finland, The New Morning Club in Paris, the Blue Note Jazz clubs in Tokyo, Fukuoka and New York City, and George Weins` Newport Jazz Festival in Japan.  Recordings with the Ritz including: The Ritz  1987 – Denon 7142 featuring Frank Wess (saxophone); Almost Blue 1991 – Denon 7999 featuring Clark Terry (trumpet).  From 1992-1997 worked with Duke Robillards` Band, traveling in the U.S., Europe, Australia, Turkey, Greece, and South America, performing over 200 dates a year on the road.

In addition to 4 recordings under Dukes’ name, including: Dukes` Blues – 1996 – Pointblank 41344; Dangerous Place – 1997 – Virgin 42857B

Recorded with jazz legends: Jay McShann – Hooties` Jumpin` Blues – 1997 – Stony Plain 1237; Jimmy Witherspoon – Spoons` Blues – 1995 – Stony Plain 1211 Featuring Scott Hamilton, (saxophone); Herb Ellis – Conversations in Swing Guitar – 1999 – Stony Plain 1260

Shows with these artists including: The Kansas City Jazz and Blues Festival; The Monterey Jazz Festival; The San Francisco Jazz and Blues Festival;

From 1998 – present – “Sought after Session man”(Metronome Magazine), performing on several (a decent representation can be found at ) recordings in all genres (Jazz, Blues, Folk, and Pop).

Favorites are:

  • Sax Gordon – Have Horn Will Travel
  • Porky Cohen and Roomful of Blues – Rhythm and Bones
  • Dave Maxwell – Maximum Blues Piano
  • Greg Piccolo – Homage
  • Jerry Portnoy – Down in the Mood Room
  • Bruce Katz – Crescent Crawl
  • Ann Rabson – Struttin` My Stuff
  • Kenny White – Comfort In The Static

In 2002 Marty joined blues great John Hammonds` Wicked Grin Band, performing many dates including The North Sea Jazz Festival (7/02) and recorded Ready for Love on the Narada label  released 2/11/03.  In 2005 Marty recorded with Peter Wolf for his Verve CD, Midnight Souvenirs and subsequently joined his ‘Midnight Travelers’ to perform at Boston`s Wilbur Theatre and many other national venues. Over the years Marty  performed with and been inspired and encouraged by the area`s[New England] finest artists: Hal Crook, Gray Sargent, Dick Johnson, Art Pelosi, Ted Casher, Herb Pomeroy, Tony Zano, Paul Broadnax, Bob Gullotti, Paul Schmeling, Duke Levine, Bobby Keyes, to name a few.

Milt Reder – Guitarist

Milt Reder is an award-winning guitarist, composer, music producer based in the Boston area. Best known for his soundtrack work on HBO’s Sex and the City playing an eclectic combination of Swing, Surf, Spy and Roots music with his group Four Piece Suit, Milt has worked in many areas of music since the 1980s.  Including work with the Eclecto-Hijinx Orchestra, Milt’s compositions are ubiquitous in reality television, Telemundo programming, and popular series, such as Dexter, Ed, Lillyhammer, and Nurse Jackie, as well as independent films,  including cult fave Psycho Beach Party and Sundance Winner “Blue Vinyl” . There have been some major studio releases, including Jenifer Aniston’s “Along Came Polly” and “Our Lips Are Sealed” for the Olsen Twins.   He has been lead guitarist, songwriter, and producer for a number of successful groups, including Ocean Rose, The Catch, GoBoom!, and Four Piece Suit.  He toured internationally with high energy Roots Rockers Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, and has appeared and recorded with Bo Diddley, Susan Tedeschi, Dwight & Nicole, Los Lobos, Steve Winwood, Danny Rivera, Robin Lane, Super Genius, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Bruce Katz, Pressure Cooker, and many others.  His recording studio, Rear Window, in Brookline MA has also hosted Carlos Santana, Yo Yo Ma, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, G.Love, State Radio, and many others. He has taught recording engineering at Emerson College and Boston’s Art Institute.  Currently he can be heard performing around New England with Four Piece Suit, his Friday night pub series “Uncle Milty’s Cavalcade of Stars”, and a variety of bands, including Bearly Dead, a beloved Boston tribute to the Grateful Dead.
FaceBook:  “Milt Reder”  /  “Uncle Milty’s Cavalcade of Stars”  /  “Four Piece Suit”

Klem Klimek-Saxophonist/Singer

A very lucky man who has had the great fortune of playing with many, many wonderful musicians.
Helped found Rizzz, a band that was a fixture on the Rhode Island music scene from 1974 through 1981, with forays throughout New England. Rizzz developed into a band that blended original songs with roots/jam covers to grow a loyal following which still enjoys the band’s occasional reunions. Played on shows with numerous global musical stars including The Band, Bonnie Raitt, Dickie Betts, NRBQ, Lowell George, Ray Davies, Dixie Dregs, David Bromberg, Lester Chambers, Robert Palmer, Tower of Power, etc.

Moved into production/engineering by becoming stage manager at Providence music shrine Lupo’s from 1982 to 1984.

Engaged by NRBQ as sound man/occasional sax player from 1984 through 1996, and saw most of the USA with them. This stint also included visits to Canada, Sweden, Norway, England, Germany, and Japan(2002)

Freelanced primarily in Rhode Island from 1996 to 1999 when he was invited to join Martha’s Vineyard favorite Entrain, one of Boston’s most popular club bands at the time, and played with them until 2005, traveling up and down the east coast and beyond,including a week’s visit to Shanghai(2001)

Back to freelancing around New England from 2005 until 2009 when he became road manager/sax player for Cape Verdean singer songwriter Ilo Ferreira, once again traveling the USA as opening act for Jimmy Buffett. Since Ilo’s return to Cape Verde in 2012, has been busy freelancing around New England again and playing with The JBirds, Original Jelly Roll Soul, NRBQ, The Ocean Mystics, Rizzz, Entrain,  The Love Me Duo, The Brian Maes Band, The Nick A Nee’s Gang, Violin River, etc, etc. whenever possible.

New Year’s Eve Bash – The Ubiquitones

New Year’s Eve Bash – The Ubiquitones

The Ubiquitones live on December 31st @thebarn New Years Eve Bash @ 9:30 PM

Featuring members of The Beaver Brown Band and Roomful of Blues

  • Gary Grumolini-Guitar,Vocals
  • Steve Burke-Key Board ,Vocals
  • Dean Cassell-Bass
  • Mike Warner,Drums and Vocals

Current and former members of Four Piece Suit, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, The Beaver Brown Band and Roomful of Blues get together for a night of Classic and Roots Rock & Roll, Blues and Outlaw Country.

From Johnny Cash to The Clash, George Jones to the Ramones.

Hash Brown & Doug James – December 16th

Hash Brown & Doug James – December 16th

Live Music @thebarn Saturday, December 16th at 9:00 PM.

Moose Entertainment presents Hash Brown and Doug James.

Hash Brown “home for the holidays” with Doug James who tours with Jimmie Vaughan and is a founding member of Roomful of Blues.

  • Steve Peck
  • Hash Brown
  • Mike Law
  • Doug James

Brian Calway

A Band of Brothers own Hash Brown (Brian Calway) started playing the blues in 1973. He was heavily influenced by local east coast blues legends like Duke Robillard and Roomful of Blues and Ronnie Earl with Sugar Ray and the Bluetones. He played blues all over the north east (NY, CT, ME, VT, RI, NH, MA) until moving to Dallas, TX in 1983. Since then, Hash Brown has played blues in the Dallas area for more than 23 years.   Brian said, “So I guess I now have been playing Blues for 32 years(I’m getting old!).” Upon moving to Texas, Hash Brown immersed himself in the vibrant music scene, becoming an integral part of the bands of ZuZu Bollin, U. P. Wilson, Robert Ealey, Willie Willis, Big Al Dupree and Henry Qualls. Hash Brown is endorsed by: GHS Strings, Hohner Harmoncas, and Category 5 Amplifiers. Hash Brown has toured the US and Europe many times. He has appeared on no less than 30 different recordings.

He has played on 50 different recordings, also have done

  • TV commercial work for Houston L&P, Big brothers/sisters, and Subaru. 
  • He has 3 CDs out:
    • Hash Brown’s Texas Blues Revue(Cannonball records)
    • Hash Brown Band: Rollin’ Blues(Browntone Records)
    • Hash Brown & the Browntones; Have some fun!(Browntone records)

Brian is also a core teacher of Guitar and harmonica in the Mississippi Blues Jam camps based at the Shack Up Inn, Clarksdale, MS. Brian Calway (Hash Brown) has recorded with a who’s who of blues musicians including: Duke Robillard, Barbara Lynn, Bobby Rush, Sam Myers, and others. Now you can come watch and listen to this Americana Music Great perform as a key member of A Band of Brothers.  Loves: Vintage American guitars and Cars, Impressionist art work (Monet, Picasso, etc) Quote from Brian Calway: Love playing with A Band of Brothers, every time we get together it is like old home week, so much fun!

Doug James: Looking after the bottom end 
Doug James specializes in rendering the deepest bottom-end sound in any horn section.
While it’s especially valuable in a blues band it would function just as well in any American roots music context. Doug, of course plays one of the heaviest, most cumbersome instruments of
them all — the baritone sax. And, dammit, he plays it better (and with more versatility) than anyone else around these days, and he has the recording credits to prove it. He’s a distinguished
alumni of Roomful of Blues, and he’s played on more than a dozen of their albums. He’s currently a member of Duke Robillard’s band, and has half a dozen albums under his belt with that outfit.
He played on Stevie Ray Vaughan’s live recording from New York’s Carnegie Hall. You can hear him on more than 50 other sessions, with credits on studio sessions for Pat Benatar, Big Joe Turner, Earl King, Eddy Clearwater, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, J.B. Hutto and dozens more. He also toured Canada as a member of Colin James’ Little Big Band.

Born in Turlock California in 1953, Doug and his family moved to Oregon before settling in Rhode Island. He states flatly that he became a truly professional musician when he joined Roomful in 1971. That great band is still going strong. Duke Robillard was the leader of the group when Doug joined and it was to Duke’s current band that Doug went after being paroled from Roomful in 1998. Blow Mr. Low is his first solo project — and one of the few mainly instrumental blues-based CDs in recent years. It’s also a driving, powerful album, which updates the near perfect classic r&b sound of the ’40s. Among the guests on Blow Mr. Low are Sugar Ray Norcia and Duke himself,
who both contribute two vocals. Sax Gordon Beadle, long-time tenor player with Robillard, is also featured; he is currently taking a sabbatical from the road — his absence, hopefully a temporary one, means that Doug James is playing almost as much tenor as he is baritone on current tours.
James himself is an articulate man who knows the history of his instrument, and is well aware other the other great players. He looks, as one admiring fan put it, like a very hip bank manager.
And, as Blow Mr. Low proves, he plays his butt off.