October Brings the Blues Muse to Lizzie Rose

By Victoria Ford | Oct 16, 2019
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Tuckerton — The Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton keeps the nightlife cooking as the seasons grow cooler and darker with live music every weekend that’s like comfort food for the ears.

Advance ticket prices range from $15 to $37, with day-of prices $5 higher. Showtimes are 7 or 7:30 p.m. For specific details for any particular show and to purchase tickets online, visit lizzierosemusic.com.

Coming up this Friday night, Oct. 18, it’s The Weeklings, bringing the music of The Beatles. Expect to hear Beatles classics, creatively arranged Beatles nuggets such as “Paperback Writer,” “Baby You’re a Rich Man” and “I Am the Walrus,” plus power-pop originals. The band includes Glen Burtnik (Lefty Weekling), Bob Burger (Zeek Weekling), John Merjave (Rocky Weekling) and Joe Bellia (Smokestack Weekling).

On Saturday, Oct. 19, don’t miss the Pink Floyd tribute band Floyd Pink, the product of a lot of time, talent and passion for the music they perform. Get ready for a truly “Floydian” experience thanks to the band’s remarkable attention to detail. Expect to hear “Dark Side of the Moon” in its entirety, among other unforgettable Pink Floyd hits.

The third Monday of each month (Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16) is Open Mic Monday. Emceed by Don Brown and sponsored by the Greenhouse Café of Ship Bottom, the evening includes complimentary dinner and BYOB. Doors open for load-in at 6:30 p.m.; performances go from 7 to 10 p.m. Provided are full PA, monitors and backline including drum kit, DI boxes, bass amp, guitar amps and sound tech.

Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones, winner of the 2017 Ameripolitan Music Award for Best Female Rockabilly Artist, take the Lizzie Rose stage on Friday, Oct. 25. The band, which has been called New York’s premier “Roots Rock ’n’ Roll and Rockabilly Twang” outfit released its second full-length album, Love You to Life, in August 2017, and has since then hit the road hard, spreading the gospel of American music wherever they go. 

The following night, Saturday, Oct. 26, features award-winning Erin Harpe and The Messers headline, with opener Stevie and the Bluescasters. Harpe, winner of the 2018 Boston Blues Challenge and nominated for 2018’s “Blues Artist of the Year” by the Boston Music Awards, is “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene,” according to Living Blues Magazine.

Rounding out the weekend is blues-rock guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya on Sunday, Oct. 27. He earned his status as a master guitarist and soul-powered vocalist as sideman to “Master of the Telecaster” Albert Collins (first as a drummer) and then with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before launching his solo career in 1993. Guitar Player lauds Montoya’s “stunning, powerhouse blues with a searing tone, emotional soloing, and energetic, unforced vocals.”

Music lovers will find Brooks Williams “at the crossroads of blues and American roots” – and also at the Lizzie Rose Music Room on Halloween night, Thursday, Oct. 31.   —V.F.

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