A five-alarm stew of blues, gospel and soul that burns in your gut like the first time you heard Aretha Franklin... - Alternate Root Magazine
Garnering comparisons to Aretha Franklin and Etta James, 2014 Blues Music Awards nominee Gracie Curran & Her High Falutin' Band have earned their reputation for jaw dropping blues & soul.
Gracie Curran is included on the list of the Top 30 Vocalists with the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, and more by Alternate Root Magazine, who calls her performance "A five-alarm stew of blues, gospel and soul that burns in your gut like the first time you heard Aretha Franklin..."
For the first time since their critically acclaimed album "Proof of Love" was released, you can hear these songs live on April 5th at The Larcom Theatre in Beverly with a full horn section from the legendary Roomful of Blues band.
In just four years, they have won over audiences across the US, playing to packed houses up and down the East Coast. They have shared the stage with such luminaries as Peter Parcek, Shemekia Copeland, Nick Moss, Roomful of Blues, Sax Gordon, Mike Welch, Tom Holland & Darrell Nulisch (James Cotton), John Nemeth and Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin.
Their debut album "Proof of Love" received critical acclaim, continuing to gather rave reviews from around the world, and can be heard on radio stations throughout the United States, and in England, Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Spain and more. Gracie called upon veteran producer Richard Rosenblatt to co-produce and play harmonica, and the album features horn players Mark Earley and Doug Woolverton of the legendary Roomful of Blues, and stalwart keys player Bruce Bears of The Duke Robillard Band. "Proof of Love" was released in Feburary 2013, on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee while the band was competeing in the 29th International Blues Challenge.
With appearances at The Gloucester Blues Festival, New England Blues Festival, and The Boston Freedom Rally with more than 50,000 attendees, Gracie Curran & the High Falutin’ Band are fast rising stars about to break into much larger venues.
This may be your last chance to see them an intimate setting at Beverly's Larcom Theatre, where you can dance in the aisles to their amazing energy and stunningly soulful sound.
Less than 24 miles from Boston, the fully restored Larcom Theatre is conveniently situated in downtown Beverly, MA -- 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) by Harris and Glover Ware, two brothers and former vaudeville musicians from Marblehead, MA.
For their new theatre, which offered both stage and screen entertainment, they chose 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, with a state-of-the-art sound system, Peter & Vickie Van Ness of gimmeLIVE continue to showcase top local 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.