James Montgomery Band<br>Live at the Larcom Recording<br>V is for Veterans Event
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JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND
LIVE AT THE LARCOM RECORDING
V IS FOR VETERANS EVENT
DATE
TIME 8:00pm (Doors 7:00pm)
VENUE
Larcom Theatre
13 Wallis Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Venue Details
TICKETS
ALL AGES
RESERVED SEATS
$39

Only a limited number of seats are available for sale. Most have been reserved for veterans organizations to allow those whom we are honoring to attend.

Portions of the proceeds benefit James Montgomery's foundation V is for Veterans

JAMES MONTGOMERY "Live @ the Larcom" Recording
"V is for Veterans" Event


On May 21, The James Montgomery Band will record their newest live CD at the intimate Larcom Theatre and you can be part of this historic recording.

Only a limited number of seats are available for sale. James is donating most of the seats to his foundation V is for Veterans, who will distribute them to various veterans organizations and the local VA hospital to allow those whom we are Honoring to attend the show.

Peter Wolf calls James Montgomery "The John Mayall of New England" -- and for good reason. When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home".

Here's what The Nashville Tennessean said when James toured as a special guest with the Johnny Winter Band: "If ever the time came to use two 'legendary' tags in one story, it is to describe both Winter and Montgomery. They are blues masters of the first and highest degree."

And here's what music critic Ken Abrams wrote when James sat in with Gregg Allman last summer, "... a real treat for the locals saw accomplished bluesman James Montgomery join the band onstage for a rocking version of Muddy Waters 'Can't Be Satisfied.' Montgomery's harp no doubt wailed over Narragansett Bay, an early show highlight that really got the crowd going."

Don't miss this rare chance to take part in blues legend James Montgomery's latest recording.

ABOUT JAMES MONTGOMERY

While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

In 1970, while attending Boston University, Montgomery formed the James Montgomery Band. His inimitable (oh yeah, he majored in English) harmonica playing combined with his incredibly energetic live shows led to the band's quick ascension on the New England music scene. Within two years, the James Montgomery band was among the hottest acts in Boston along with J. Geils and Aerosmith, and they were quickly signed to a multi-album deal with Capricorn Records.

James Montgomery on tour with Johnny Winter

Since that time, James has recorded six albums. His first, "First Time Out" has been remastered and re-released by MRG/Capricorn. Other include "James Montgomery Band" on Island Records which was number nine on Billboard's national playlist, "Duck Fever" with members of the David Letterman Band, "Live Trax," with the Uptown Horns (the Rolling Stones' horn section), and his release on Tone-Cool, "The Oven Is On."

Montgomery has toured with many major artists, including Johnny Winter, Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, the Allman Brothers, Steve Miller and others. He has jammed on stage with B.B.King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Jr. Wells, James Cotton, Charlie Daniels, Bonnie Raitt, Greg Allman, Laverne Baker, Patti LaBelle, and Peter Wolf among others, including an impromptu session with Mick Jagger at New York's "Trax".

Over the years Montgomery's band has been a springboard for many musicians. Members of his band have included Billy Squire, Wayne Kramer (MC-5), Jeff Golub (Rod Stewart), Jim McCarty (Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels), Nunzio Signore (Bo Diddley), Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles Orchestra, Crosby, Stills & Nash), Bobby Chouinard (drummer with Ted Nugent, Squire and Robert Gordon), Jeff Levine (Joe Cocker), Aerosmith's Tom Gambel, and many others.

See James Montgomery's Website here.

Historic Larcom Theatre

ABOUT BEVERLY'S HISTORIC LARCOM THEATRE

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).

gimmeLIVE concerts at The Larcom Theatre
photos by Sheila Roberts Orlando unless otherwise noted

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.

In 1984, Cesareo Pelaez, award-winning founder of the Le Grand David stage magic ensemble, led the purchase and restoration of the Larcom Theatre, returning its elegant horseshoe balcony, hand-painted antique pressed tin ceilings and original silk wall coverings to their original glory.

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.

In 2014, gimmeLIVE installed a new, state-of-the-art sound system featuring Meyer line arrays and subs, which is used for all concerts presented by gimmeLIVE.

Today, Peter & Vickie Van Ness of gimmeLIVE continue to showcase top local talent on stage with national recording stars at the Larcom Theatre.


See Big Larcom Theatre Parking Map

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PLENTY OF FREE PARKING

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.



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