On most days Roger Salloom has come to believe that “community” is a sacred word. That being said, this 28 year tradition has good wishes for a head start in that direction.
The longest running free concert in Northampton Massachusetts’ history happens again simply because Roger Salloom keeps doing it and the people keep coming. 28 years is longer than a number of the business in Northampton have been running and definitely longer lived than most of the live music venues.
On Aug. 27, 2011, Roger Salloom will bring his 8 piece band into the Academy of Music at 7:00pm. The horn section will have featured artist, and Grammy award winner, Charles Neville (The Neville Bros., BB King, James Brown, Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Reed et al).
Opening will be The Chandler Travis Philharmonic, then newcomer Jamie Kent who reappears after a striking set last year. Joining Roger’s band will be the young, gifted and beautiful Jessica Freeman who has just completed a set at New Orleans’ most prestigious jazz club, Snug Harbor. Also, folks will hear the tasty Barbara Ween on vocals. In the back doing all the heavy lifting with be JD (Jeff Dostal) on bass, Dave Lincoln on drums, Tom Filiault and Joe Boyle on lead guitars.
“..a superb storyteller…” Rolling Stone Magazine
FOR INTERVIEWS- PLEASE CALL DONALD TAYLOR AT 413 499 5934
Date is Aug. 27,2011 7 PM
Academy of Music, Northampton
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060-3107