ROCK-N-BLUES GUITAR SUMMIT
JAMES MONTGOMERY BLUES BAND
BARRY GOUDREAU FORMERLY OF BOSTON
DAVID HULL OF FARRENHEIT...AND GARY HOEY
Legendary harmonica man and perennial favorite James Montgomery will perform his own brand of rockin’ blues as he and his band return to the North Shore, performing at Larcom Theatre for the very first time! James has performed with dozens of chart topping acts across the globe including Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Greg Allman, Mick Jagger and B.B. King to name a few.
While growing up in Detroit, Montgomery learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." He continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of it's most dynamic performers.
As a former member of the multi-platinum selling band BOSTON, Barry played on their first two albums, Boston, and Don’t Look Back. When released, Boston, was the fastest selling debut album of all time. Both albums landed on the top of the, Billboard POP Charts, with Boston, reaching #3 and Don’t Look Back, reaching #1.
Barry’s musical career continued after BOSTON, going on to form Orion the Hunter, RTZ, and releasing two records with Brad Delp. This guitar virtuoso will heat up the stage and bring back the good old days when he played with one of the biggest rock bands ever to come out of Boston, and a staple on every classic rock radio station out there.
Gary Hoey’s biggest hit is the cover of Focus’ "Hocus Pocus" and he’s maintained his status as a fiery guitarist with a series of albums heavy on riffage while upholding the basic rock n roll values of melodies, hooks and heart. Surf Guitar King Dick Dale (who he’s shared the Sellersville stage with) proclaimed Gary as his favorite modern guitarist.
Gary has toured and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, The Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Styx, Steve Vai, Peter Frampton, Dick Dale and more. We are pleased to have Gary trade a few licks in BEVERLY!
Expect Gary Hoey to perform familiar favorites plus songs from his stellar brand new album, Deja Blues, as well as get up with James and rock out in this white hot show!
David Hull is one of the premier bassists in the country. He started with the Buddy Miles Band, which led to recording and touring with Joe Cocker, Ted Nugent, and Arthur Lee & Love. He set out on his own in the 70s as founding member of the rock band Dirty Angels, was tapped in 1979 for The Joe Perry Project, and co-founded Farrenheit with Charlie.
Perhaps his most high-profile role has been as replacement for Tom Hamilton on the Aerosmith tour in 2006, and again in 2009. Now as a soloist, David's versatility is evident, losing preconceptions and leaving the comfort zone to dig into his blues roots and branch out in new soulful directions.
Less than 24 miles from Boston, the historic Larcom Theatre is conveniently located in downtown Beverly, MA only 3 miles from Route 128 at 13 Wallis Street, with plenty of free parking (see map).
This gracious showplace -- featuring spectacular acoustics -- was built in 1912 (the same year as Fenway Park) on the birth site of one of America’s most widely read nineteenth century poetesses, Lucy Larcom.
The Larcom Theatre's grand opening advertised that its interior was lit completely by electricity.
After seven years of wowing audiences with his turn-of-the-last-century-style stage magic production at the 1920 Cabot Street Cinema Theatre (just 4 blocks away), Cesareo Pelaez, the founder of the Le Grand David stage magic ensemble, led the purchase of the Larcom in 1984 and immediately set to work restoring its pristine beauty.
The Beverly Historical Society recognized Cesareo with an award for the integrity and authenticity of his restoration. When Cesareo finished his work there, the Larcom’s elegant horseshoe balcony, hand-painted antique pressed tin ceilings and original silk wall coverings once again took you back in time to an age when American life moved more slowly and more deliberately.
Beginning with gimmeLIVE's sold-out 2013 Mardi Gras concert, the Larcom Theatre was filled with music for the first time since the days of Vaudeville.
Today, Peter & Vickie Van Ness of gimmeLIVE continue to showcase the area's top musical talent on stage with national recording stars at the Larcom Theatre.
There is plenty of free parking at the municipal parking lot on Bow Street, about 150 feet away and at the City Hall parking lot about half a block away. You do not have to feed the meters after 5pm or on Sundays.Click here for detailed directions to the historic Larcom Theatre.