David Johnston is a regular fixture in Harvard Square. You can find him on just about any sunny afternoon with his old Gibson guitar, his signature black jeans, black hat, and a white bucket to catch the dollar bills —
Steve Mayone is a songwriter/producer/musician living in Brooklyn, N.Y. He’s released 5 CD’s, his songs and instrumentals having been placed in independent films and TV shows. He an in demand session and live musician, playing and recording with Kate Taylor, Bow Thayer, Kris Delmhorst, Matt Keating, Treat Her Right, and Todd Thibaud. His production credits include The Cambridge-Somerville All Stars, American Thread and The Blue Ribbons.
Friends, we here at The Blue Ribbons Propulsion/Stagnation/Existential Laboratories would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all y’all who have been coming out to TOAD on Tuesday nights. It truly is a beautiful thing to be together sharing the moment, even if that moment is loud and confusing sometimes. Thank you for listening, dancing, loving it, hating it, ignoring it…the important part is that we are all agreeing to be together for a few hours being human.
It doesn’t matter what comes, fresh goes better in life, and Mentos is fresh and full of life.
Nothing gets to you, staying fresh staying cool, with Mentos, fresh and full of life.
Fresh goes better, Mentos freshness, fresh goes better with Mentos, fresh and full of life!
Mentos, the freshmaker!
Over the course of his career, Big Ben Hillman has shared the stage with a host of diverse and well known musicians including hip hop stars Method Man and Ghostface Killa from the Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Biz Markie, Digable Planets and Mix Master Mike of The Beasty Boys. He has also been seen performing
Grace Morrison is an award winning singer/songwriter. Her professional career has included stints performing with some of the most well known musicians in America including Eddie Money, J. Geils, Pete Francis of Dispatch, Chris Slade of AC/DC and The Firm, Greg Douglass of The Steve Miller Band, Joey Molland of Badfinger, Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, and Jimmy Baine of Dio
Bring your vinyls as we get to take turns playing our faves…
“Munk Duane is a name people in the music scene need to remember. There is something special in his songwriting and there is a touch of genius in his ability to utilize a studio to take his songs to the level of art. This new album will likely open a lot of new doors for him.” – Bill Copeland Music News
David Johnston knows what you need at the beginning of the week . . . Blue Monday at TOAD!
“Frank Drake is one of the most unique musicians around. He is refreshingly free of conventions and covers a wide spectrum of folk-pop-and-more styles . . . ” Steve Morse – Boston Globe
“Danielle Miraglia is a dynamic and captivating musician; her rich soulful voice and blues guitar mastery resonate in a performance both rare and unforgettable.”
– Paul Patchel, State Street Blues Festival, Media, PA
Her project, Danielle M & The Glory Junkies features the classic rock and blues vibe of The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin delivered through original tunes both lyrical and danceable.
Fandango – it’s what’s for dinner . . . the heck with prince spaghetti day . . . use your noodle and get to TOAD!
Kitchen Dwellers formed three years ago below the Bridger Mountains with the sizzle of afternoon breakfast and the warmth of Irish coffee brewing in the kitchen. What began as a trio, Shawn Swain, Joe Funk, and Kyle Shelstad began writing music and playing traditionals searching for originality and occasionally, other life forms. Torrin Daniels was quickly added on Banjo and the band began playing shows around Bozeman, Montana. They added Jesse Bulter on fiddle just in time to hit the road for Colorado and complete their sound. The Kitchen Dwellers have shared the stage with high profile artists like Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, the Deadly Gentlemen, Head for the Hills , Town Mountain, Pete Kartsounes, and WhiteWater Ramble.
The band has played many high profile venues in the west such as The Bluebird Theater, The Mishawaka Amphitheater, The Oriental Theater, and The Emerson Theater. They continue to master their sound, create original work, and foster their live performances.
LOS GOUTOS is:
(acoustic and electric guitars; bass guitar, keyboards; backing vocals);
(lead and backing vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar, clarinet, ukulele, songwriting);
(bass guitar, acoustic, electric, and resophonic guitars; percussion; lead and backing vocals);
(lead and backing vocals, mandolin, tenor banjo, acoustic guitar, percussion, songwriting);
(lead and backing vocals, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, harmonica, songwriting)
…and whenever possible:
Colbis The Creature – check out their influences:
Kings of Leon, Pixies, Radiohead, Young the Giant, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, Steve Jordan!!!
Sunday Spins! – Vinyl Lovers Unite! 3-8pm every Sunday!
Sign up on the list and play two songs each turn.
Tim Mann‘s first public appearance was in 1985 at a high school talent show, playing cover songs by Neil Young and the Grateful Dead. After high school Tim spent several years studying the origins of rock though blues artists like B.B King, Robert Johnson, Freddie King, and Albert King. Combining all these influences Tim wrote his first song at the age of twenty and formed his band a blues trio at the age of twenty one.
Blue Mondays at TOAD . . . The White Owls will feed your soul . . . If Monday isn’t moving fast enough for you, check out Jim Haggerty’s facebook posts during the day for a much needed laugh . . . like that time back in May when he letus know it was Time for a Liberace Birthday Blowout with THE WHITE OWLS at TOAD . . .
The Boston Globe on The Franc Graham Band:
“Immensely Underrated… cool and commanding… an unusually rich blend of singer-songwriter rock…”
The Blue Ribbons was formed by singer/songwriter/keyboardist James Rohr.
They have been building a base of devoted fans withtheir original and soulful music.
“Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun Ra and Captain Beefheart,” they
combine “upbeat disillusionment and celebratory fatalism with musicianship” – Charan Devereux;Boston Globe.
“I still believe the lessons I learned when I was raised in a Roman Catholic household. Like, it’s harder for a rich man to get into heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.” – Michael Moore –
Celebrate Hump Day with Fandango