Upcoming Events at the Lizzie Rose Music Room

Nov 12, 2018
Swamp Boogie Trio

Four years since its inception, the Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton is an established listening room where world-class and national touring acts sell out, week after week. Founder and Music Coordinator Lou Reichert of Village Bicycles and his wife, Marsha, run the nonprofit organization, which showcases a wide range of genres including blues, jazz, bluegrass, rockabilly, country, rock, soul and singer-songwriter.

From now to the end of the year, consider a night out in a theatrical Victorian setting as one of the many joys of the season. BYOB. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Tickets range from $20 to $40 and can be purchased at a discounted rate in advance, or at the door. Visit lizzierosemusic.com for details and to purchase tickets.

This Saturday, Nov. 17, the Swamp Boogie Trio offers a cool blend of jump blues and simmering swampy grooves with “Jumpin’ Jack” Strobel on piano and vocals, Mike Lampe on upright bass and vocals and Pete Wagula on bottleneck guitar. Tickets are $30.

For a fun Monday night, come out for the open mic event on Nov. 19, $5 admission. The creative musical acts are bolstered by an excellent sound system – full PA, monitors and backline including drum kit, DI boxes, amps and sound tech. Doors open for load-in at 6:30, and performances go from 7 to 10. Food is provided by Ship Bottom’s Greenhouse Café.

Thanksgiving weekend, on Saturday, Nov. 24, the Bell Bottom Blues present a tribute to Eric Clapton, highlighting the legend’s work in bands like Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominos and the Beatles, as well as his solo hits. The band members’ passion and talent help to recapture Clapton’s sound throughout his career. Their goal is to provide the audience with an authentic re-creation at every show. Tickets are $37.

The following Friday, Nov. 30, multi-instrumentalist Peter Karp brings his singing, songwriting and storytelling skills to the stage, along with his slide guitar, piano and harmonica. Having spent the last year playing ever-larger venues and festivals to a burgeoning fan base in Europe and the U.S., the Peter Karp Band continues to carve out a niche with a sound born in the swamps of New Jersey and the trailer parks of southern Alabama. Tickets are $35.

Honeysuckle, a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration, comes to Tuckerton Saturday, Dec. 1. Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns and Chris Bloniarz, this Boston-based trio performs across the country. Tickets are $25.

The next day, Sunday, Dec. 2, Live at the Fillmore (The Definitive Concert Tribute to the Original Allman Brothers Band, which had the late Duane Allman, the late Berry Oakley and the now-74-year-old Dickey Betts) pays great attention to authenticity. At Fillmore East, considered by many to be the greatest live rock album of all time, is performed note for note using the same instruments and equipment as the original recording. The same is said of the band’s entire repertoire, e.g. Idlewild South, Eat a Peach, Brothers And Sisters. Showtime is 7. Tickets are $40.

Eliza Neals is a songwriter and multi-talented musician, dynamic frontwoman, producer and overall powerhouse on a mission to bring the magic back to blues-rock through her live gigs and chart-topping recordings. Her magic arrives on Friday, Dec. 7. Tickets are $25.

Lizzie Rose has an annual holiday show tradition. This year on Saturday, Dec. 8, it’s Rock This Town, a modern swing/rock/Americana band playing timeless songs with an energetic edge – specifically in tribute to Brian Setzer. The band is made up of seasoned players bringing a great sound and uplifting entertainment to a diverse audience. Tickets are $43.

The Season of Neil, featuring Johnny Hathaway returns to Lizzie Rose on Friday, Dec. 14, with another solo acoustic Neil Young tribute show. “Season of Neil” focuses on Young’s fall and winter themes – songs from his earlier catalog, including “Harvest,” “Star of Bethlehem,” “Winterlong,” “Journey Through the Past” and “Sugar Mountain.” Some traditional Christmas songs done in Young’s noteworthy style will be thrown into the mix, too. Hathaway is a highly regarded Neil Young tribute artist who has performed in the U.S. and in the Netherlands. Tickets are $25.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, The Beat Tells, a Beatles tribute band, lovingly honors the early years, Shea Stadium and Sgt. Pepper. Considering the Beatles gave the world so much and inspired so many, the band considers the re-creation of the iconic work to be a gift back to them and to the audience: “the energy, the excitement, the anticipation, the fun, frolic, humor and, most of all, the dynamic musical production of the Beatles’ live performances from 1962 to 1966.” Tickets are $38.

Winding up the year on Saturday, Dec. 22, is the Dave Keller Band. Keller is an award-winning triple threat as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. Fueled by his love of deep Southern soul and blues music, his performances ring out with passion, integrity and an ability to break down the barriers between performer and audience. Keller’s star has been on the rise since he was selected to sing on Ronnie Earl’s album Living in the Light. Tickets are $25.

To stay up to date on upcoming events, connect with Lizzie Rose on Facebook and visit lizzierosemusic.com. To inquire about playing at the venue, send a demo, bio and availability to Village Bicycles at 213 East Main St., Tuckerton, N.J. 08087, to the attention of Lou Reichert.

— Victoria Ford


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