Genre-Bending Original and Tribute Shows Coming Up at Lizzie Rose

Apr 17, 2019
Photo by: Stuart Berg

Summer will be here before we know it, but in the meantime Tuckerton’s Lizzie Rose Music Room continues to bring world-class live music to a small-town stage, as it does all year long, for your listening enjoyment. Ticket prices range from $20 to $35 and can be purchased online at lizzierosemusic.com or at the door for a few dollars more. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. except where otherwise noted.

Here’s what’s coming up, through the end of May.

On Saturday, April 27, the Slambovian Underground makes its Lizzie Rose debut, though its members are not new to Southern Ocean County. The Underground is the pared-down three-piece version of the full band the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, which began in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., as an art school project in the late 1990s.

The trio – Joziah Longo, Tink Lloyd and Sharkey McEwen – perform a full complement of Slambovian standards, plus some rarely heard material. These shows afford audiences a rare opportunity to experience the inner workings and essential music-making of the original creative core of the band in a relaxed setting with artists and friends.

Known for electrifying live performances, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, dubbed “the hillbilly Pink Floyd,” has toured nationally and abroad, playing moody but upbeat alt-roots rock with an extensive instrumental arsenal (accordion, cello, mandolin, theremin). The band runs its own label, with four critically acclaimed studio albums: A Good Thief Tips His Hat (1998), Flapjacks from the Sky (2004), The Great Unravel (2008) and The Grand Slambovians (2010). In 2014, A Box of Everything was released through Sony Red as the band’s “greatest hits you’ve never heard.” The next studio album, A Very Unusual Head, is due out later this year.

The following day, Sunday, April 28, the female-led Wooden Ships Band delivers a tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. The band faithfully reproduces the CSN songbook with intricate vocal harmonies by three women. The show starts at 7.

On Friday, May 10, Deadgrass celebrates the music of Grateful Dead front man Jerry Garcia. Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy winner C. Lanzbom have joined forces to form the acoustic five-piece band.

Another tribute coming to the Lizzie Rose, on Saturday, May 11, is the E Street Shuffle, “embodying the spirit, power and camaraderie of Springsteen & The E Street Band’s legendary live concerts.” Hailing from Asbury Park, the seven-piece E Street Shuffle is built on the principle of musical authenticity.

On Friday, May 24, time-travel with Johnny Hathaway back to 1971 for Neil Young’s Massey Hall Concert​​. Hathaway will transform the Lizzie Rose Music Room into Toronto’s Massey Hall by re-creating Young’s historic solo concert of 48 years ago in that fabled room, with stunning detail.

Round out the month of May with the Skyla Burrell Band on Friday, May 31. Burrell was born in Los Angeles, Calif., and formed her first band at the age of 13. She is a singer-songwriter who plays guitar and piano. —V.F.

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