Friday March 11, our OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND begins, doors at 5:30pm 8pm Music Start time with Free shows with some great talent including James Montgomery, and his super talented band, featuring Barry Goudreau (formerly of the band Boston). There are no advance tickets, dinner menu is available, and everything is first come first served. Friday is 21+ after 8pm.
Saturday March 12 8:30-2:30pm is our LAST BRUNCH with guitarist Tom Pendergast. If you haven't been here before, this is your last chance (do you want this to be on your regret list? I think not!).
4PM - 4:30PM -Yani Batteau and The Styles' roots run deep, encompassing the sounds and lore of Vintage Country, Traditional Folk and the unique mystique that is embedded in Appalachian music and culture. ALL AGES
5PM - 6PM - Chandler Travis Philharmonic featuring John Clark on bass n vox, Mike Piehl on drums, Cliff Spencer on piano, Dinty Child on mandocello, accordion, n vox, Fred Boak on vox, Chandler Travis guitar n vox, with the June Trailer Dancers: Ken Field on sax, Bob Pilkington on trombone, and Jerry Sabatini on trumpet. ALL AGES
8PM- 12AM - Neon Grandma, and others. 21+ These boys know how to make you forget how sad you are about the closing. Pure fun. There are no advance tickets and everything is first come first serve for tables.
Sunday March 13 11am - 2pm Bar open : This event has been cancelled.
Inventory is too low after these past amazing days and nights.
Please join us for Pre-Parade fun when we open doors at 4pm.
4pm Doors open again to host an hour of New Orlean's style brass band music ALL AGES. 2 short sets by Revolutionary Snake Ensemble and Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band Please Note - kitchen is NOT open for service - CASH BAR only, with proceeds to go to Somerville Homeless Coalition and Community Cooks.
5:30 we all will march into the (closed) street, locking the doors behind us, waving special Johnny D's hankerchiefs and parade with over 30 marching musicians. What a run it has been.
Johnny D's is a mix of table seating and standing room.
Tables for this event will be available on first come, first serve basis.
** No advanced reservations available **
James Montgomery Band: 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.
Barry Goudreau: Formerly of the multiplatinum selling band "Boston".
Other works include a solo album ("Barry Goudreau") ,Orion the Hunter, RTZ, also Delp and Goudreau, and Ernie and the Automatics.
Yani Batteau and the Styles: Yani Batteau calls her music, 'Americana Soul.' Her roots run deep encompassing the sounds and lore of Vintage Country, traditional folk and, the unique mystique that is embedded in Appalachian music and culture. When she plays the banjo, her intricate picking extends beyond the traditional claw hammer style. She skillfully launches into improvisational riffs that are at once complex and dynamic. Yani's band, The Styles, Steve Sidhly on Guitar and Marty White on bass, are seasoned musicians who enrich her unique sound.
The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet. It’s possible they might be the missing link between the Kinks and Sun Ra… There’s some chance you may be aware of Chandler’s other band, the Incredible Casuals, or of his earlier work with Travis Shook and the Club Wow; either solo or in one or another of these guises, he has appeared with Elvis Costello, Green Day, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, John Cale, Bonnie Raitt, NRBQ (longtime buds Terry Adams and Al Anderson from the ‘Q played on the first Philharmonic album), Charles Mingus, the Beach Boys, Allen Ginsburg, the Replacements, George Carlin (a guest star on two CTP albums, and a traveling companion for decades), Of Montreal, etc., etc.
Neon Grandma: We've played many a good gig there. So, for those of you who have been waiting for us to reunite, Jim, Theo, Josh, Adrian, Kemp and Adam O will ride once again at that Somerville landmark. This doesn't happen often, so come and celebrate Carla, Johnny D's and Neon Grandma while we bring it back for ya. Peace.