That’s a Wrap for 2019 at Lizzie Rose Music Room

By Victoria Ford | Nov 20, 2019

Tuckerton — Finishing out the calendar year at the Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton is a variety of local, regional and national acts performing genres from "avant-folk" to classic rock tribute with an edge.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $35. All events are BYOB with concessions available. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. except where otherwise noted. To purchase tickets visit lizzierosemusic.com.

This Saturday, Nov. 23, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams returns to the Lizzie Rose stage. Reviewers get creative when describing the band’s sound – e.g. “hillbilly Pink Floyd,” “roots-y psychedelia” and “surreal Americana.” The audience is sure to include relatives of lead singer Joziah Longo, with family roots in Philadelphia and Stafford Township.

The Bell Bottom Blues is a tribute to Eric Clapton on Saturday, Nov. 30. Through careful re-creation, Clapton’s work with Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos and the Beatles is highlighted, as well as classic hits of his solo career.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, the Lizzie Rose welcomes Panama Dead, a Tribute to The New Riders of the Purple Sage, featuring Riders bass player Ronnie Penque of Barnegat and his all-star band. Expect to hear “Panama Red,” “Henry” and more.

The following night, Sunday, Dec. 8, the spotlight is on honest blues man Mike Zito, whose 15th album First Class Life comes out May 11 on Ruf Records. The rocking yet poignant title track explores the Texas-based musician’s journey from addiction to sobriety and then musical recognition; he is a two-time 2017 Blues Music Award nominee. This show starts at 7.

Stone Flower is a ​tribute band that creates an authentic, high-energy tribute to Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer Carlos Santana. Check it out on Friday, Dec. 13. The name Stone Flower Band was adopted from a song on the Caravanserai album, which represents a pivotal period in the evolution of the iconic Santana sound.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, enjoy Quiet Storm, specializing in rhythm and blues standards, doo-wop classics and “some outstanding but obscure songs that lend themselves to their impressive leads, deep, honey-smooth bass lines and savvy harmonies.” The group formed in 2007 when Kamau “Smitty” Akiba set out to recapture the heartfelt love and joy of the music of the 1950s and ’60s. ​​

The Rock This Town Orchestra’s Christmas Spectacular, a tribute to Brian Setzer Orchestra, on Sunday, Dec. 15, is a festive event featuring the modern swing-rock-Americana band playing timeless songs with an energetic edge. The band comprises seasoned players bringing great-sounding entertainment for a diverse audience. The fun starts at 7.

Wrapping up 2019 is the regularly scheduled Open Mic Monday on Dec. 16. Performances go from 7 to 10 p.m. Free food provided by The Greenhouse Cafe, Ship Bottom.  —V.F.

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