Plymouth, NH. At 7:30pm on Saturday, April 14th The Flying Monkey is excited present an evening with two of New England’s Pioneering Bluesmen. Harmonica master James Montgomery shares the stage with Jazz and Blues guitarist Duke Robillard in a rare performance together. Always the consummate showman, Montgomery is known as one of the most dynamic performers on the blues scene today. As founder of Roomful of Blues, member of multiple bands, and too many records to count in both Jazz and Blues, Duke is known as one of the most serious and influential performing blues guitarists. Tickets for this concert start at $25.
When bluesman James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he performs with an intensity and depth that gets crowds onto their feet and clamoring for more. 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. Peter Wolf calls James, “The John Mayall of New England.”
Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Jay McShann, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, John Hammond, the late Jimmy Witherspoon, Dr. John, Maria Muldaur, Roomful of Blues (HE FOUNDED ROOMFUL!)… every one of these names has shared recording studio space or stage time with a man who is a legend in the blues community. Guitarist. Bandleader. Songwriter. Singer. Producer. Session musician. The Duke is a one-man cheering section for the blues, in all its forms and permutations. BB King calls Duke, “One of the Greats.”
“We’re excited to bring back Montgomery’s band to Plymouth,” says Seth McNally, Director of Booking at The Flying Monkey. “He’s a perennial favorite around here…his on stage humor and rough and tumble style always make for an exciting show. Sharing the stage for the first time with Duke is a rare treat for everybody and is sure to make for an unforgettable night.”
The former Plymouth Theatre on Main Street in Plymouth, NH, the funky, 1920’s era playhouse was renovated in 2010 and updated with all the modern amenities of today’s state of the art live entertainment venue. What was previously a two-screen movie theater has been converted into one intimate performance hall. State of the Art Sound and Lighting was installed by renowned acoustic engineer Bill Blaine. The venue boasts a unique seating layout including cabaret style table sections and bars on both the main floor and the balcony. Reserved table seating offers both food and beverage service in the main hall during performances, starting as early as an hour and a half before showtime.
Tickets for the Montgomery-Duke concert are on sale now for $25, and $35 for Premier seats. For tickets and more information on concerts and the Flying Monkey Performance Center, visit www.flyingmonkeynh.com or call 603-536-2551.