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The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio Live at Medallion Opera House

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Contact: Denise Vallee
dvallee@gorhamnh.org
603-466-3322 x3

The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio will perform live on Thursday, July 13th at 7:30 pm at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham Town Hall, in Gorham. Tickets are $12.00 and are available at White Mountain Café, Gorham Town Hall and online at http://www.medallionoperahouse.org. The concert is sponsored by Hub North (Jason & Kara Hunter).

At first glance, Heather Pierson appears to be the girl next door – youthful, friendly, a little bit shy. At the seat of a piano or brandishing an acoustic guitar, however, she transforms into a world-class performer, baring her soul in a manner that leaves her listeners breathless and aching for more.

Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist, multi-genre singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, bandleader, and performer. From New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather’s memorable, intimate, and cathartic live performances, both solo and with her acoustic trio (Davy Sturtevant on strings/cornet and Shawn Nadeau on bass), feature her virtuosity on piano, her bell-tone vocals, and her commanding yet playful stage presence while wielding a tenor banjo, melodica, ukulele, or acoustic guitar. Her music moves seamlessly and effortlessly from one style to the next, and a growing catalog of wildly divergent CD releases reflects her boundless creativity.

heather pierson acoustic trio.PNGAfter enjoying modest success with the release of several solo records (Make It Mine in 2010; The Open Road in 2012; The Hard Work of Living in 2013; Motherless Child in 2014), Heather burst upon the national folk scene in 2015 with her trio. The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio features Shawn Nadeau on upright bass and Davy Sturtevant on, as Heather often puts it from stage, “everything else” – guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, cornet. Originally hailing from Erie, PA, Davy Sturtevant is a veteran touring artist, producer, engineer, songwriter, and performer who now makes his home in Lovell, ME.

Armed with a gorgeous tenor voice and a mighty arsenal of instruments ranging from dobro to fiddle to cornet that come to life in his capable hands, Davy is at once a witty, thoughtful, and engaging stage presence. New Hampshire native Shawn Nadeau brings a rock solid thump and nearly two decades of performing experience to the trio, informed by a wide spectrum of unique rhythmic and melodic sensibilities ranging from rockabilly to reggae to jazz. In their able hands, these three veteran musicians have catapulted Heather’s live performances of her deep well of Americana originals – folk, jazz, blues – with intricate instrumental arrangements and stirring three-part vocal harmonies. The trio’s debut EP, Still She Will Fly, was released in May 2015. Its title track was the #2 single on the Folk radio charts for the year in 2015, and three other songs were also in the Top 100 singles on Folk radio in 2015. The trio’s full-length debut, Singin’, releases on June 30, 2017, the tenth release on Heather’s own record label, Vessel Recordings.

Throughout her colorful career, her eclectic skill set continues to propel her onto concert hall stages and into barrooms, coffeehouses, resort hotels, living rooms, and churches. Her nearly non-stop performance schedule (with over 200 shows a year) speaks of her tireless work ethic and endless devotion to her crafts. Defying genre and classification and yet fully embracing all musical styles, Heather is an artist who speaks the language of music in as many dialects as her abilities will allow. Her life’s work, she says, is to share her love of music and of life with others – one song, one heart, one mind at a time.

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The Peacheaters: an Allman Brothers Band Experience at Medallion Opera House

peacheaters 2The Peacheaters will perform live at the Medallion Opera House on Friday, June 2nd at 7pm with special guest Charlie Farren. Come enjoy an experience of the Allman Brothers Band like any other!

While the band performs covers of the Allman Brothers Band, The Peacheaters are best described as an Allman Brothers Band Experience. The band describes its work in saying: “In the tradition of the Allman Brothers Band we never do the same show twice. Our search for new songs never stops, and the best suggestions often come from you. So let us know what you’d like to hear.”

 

Watch the video above for The Peacheater’s cover of “Midnight Rider.”

Tickets for the event are $15 per person in advance and $20 per person at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Medallion Opera House at (603) 466-2744 ext 3 or at the box office, located at 20 Park Street in Gorham.

For more information about The Peacheaters, visit their official website at www.peacheaters.com.

Beatles For Sale: The Tribute to Perform at Medallion Opera House in May

Press Release by Dan Kirouac

BEATLES FOR SALE, a New England Beatles tribute band, will perform at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street in Gorham, NH on Saturday, May 20th at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and will be available at Gorham Town Hall and the White Mountain Café and online at www.medallionoperahouse.org. The concert is sponsored by The Tassey Group and Verizon Wireless.

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BEATLES FOR SALE is a touring, New England-based Beatles tribute band from Massachusetts that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert. They are past recipients of the Best Tribute Band in New England award by Limelight Magazine. This band delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings. There are no offstage performers or pre-recorded tracks – everything is performed completely live.

More information on the band can be found at www.beatlesforsale.net. If you would like more information, please contact band manager/keyboard player Dan Kirouac at 508-662- 5471, or email: dankirouac66@gmail.com.

 

Medallion Opera House Presents Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino

Internationally-acclaimed guitarist Peppino D’Agostino returns to the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, New Hampshire on Saturday, March 18th from 7-9 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $12 per person and may be purchased at the door or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org or in person at the White Mountain Café and Bookstore. For more information, please call (603)-466-3322.

About Peppino D’Agostino

D’Agostino left Italy over 30 years ago with a dream to play with the greatest guitarists. Today,  he has become one of those greatest guitarists. He has played in more than 30 countries, from international festivals and theaters, and has shared the stage with artists such as Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Laurindo Almeida, Sergio Assad, Larry Carlton, and Eric Johnson. Among his accomplishments, he was recognized as “the guitarist’s guitarist” by Acoustic Guitar magazine, “a giant of the acoustic guitar” by the San Diego Reader, and was voted Best Acoustic Guitarist by readers of Guitar Player magazine. His composition “Stammi Vicino,”  reached number one in the iTunes rock charts in Italy.

His performances are always changing and exciting. Audiences never truly know what to expect at his concerts, but they can certainly expect an experience of a lifetime with his beautiful, complex, and up tempo original instruments as well as his memorable compositions.

American Idol Runner-Up Alex Preston Performs at the Medallion Opera House

Alex Preston, American Idol runner-up from season thirteen, will perform at the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, New Hampshire on Sunday, February 12th at 6:00pm. Preston is a 23 year-old singer-songwriter from New Hampshire who has been involved in music since he was four years old. He plays over twelve instruments, ranging from the guitar to the violin, and writes his own music.

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Tickets for this event are $12 per person. To purchase tickets, visit the Gorham Town Hall, Maureen’s Boutique, or online at www.medallionoperahouse.org.

Live Entertainment at Medallion Opera House!

Join Medallion Opera House on Friday June 26th at 7:30pm for myths, dances and legends by virtuoso guitarist, Aaron Larget-Caplan.

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On Friday June 26th at 7:30 pm, myths, dances and legends come to Gorham when virtuoso guitarist, Aaron Larget-Caplan, returns to Medallion Opera House, Gorham Town Hall, 20 Park Street, Gorham with Chicago-based dancer and choreographer, Ayako Kato, for a passionate and exciting program titled Of Heaven & Earth, exploring music and movement in music by J.S. Bach, Gershwin, Schubert and contemporary American and Japanese composers Ken Ueno and Keigo Fujii.

This one night-only performance is sponsored in part by the Tassey Group and Top Notch Inn and is also a celebration of Larget-Caplan’s latest solo CD release The Legend of Hagoromo on the UK label Stone Records. The CD features virtuoso guitar music on a Japanese theme by composers from Japan and the USA. Aaron is the first American artist and guitarist featured on the label. Aaron & Ayako will be performing the program at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in Connecticut prior to Gorham’s concert so don’t miss out!

Fresh from a five-country tour in Europe and Russia, Aaron is thrilled to be returning to the Medallion Opera House, where he last performed in 2011. “The audience and acoustic were so memorable, that when Ayako and I decided to tour the program, it was on the top of my list! Ayako is an award-winning dancer and choreographer and brings a special Far East aesthetic and experience to her work, which compliments both the spiritual elements of Bach and the Eastern elements of contemporary music. I think people will be very impressed with the collaboration. This will also be Ayako’s first performance in New Hampshire so I am very excited to be able to present her to the North Country!”

Tickets are $15/adult and $5/student and can be purchased ahead of time at the Gorham Town Hall and online at http://www.medallionoperahouse.org.

Venue Information: Medallion Opera House, Gorham Town Hall, 20 Park St., Gorham.

Venue Contact:  Denise Vallee, dvallee@gorhamnh.org, 466-3322, x3

 

Live Music at the Medallion Opera House!

Join the Medallion Opera House for a virtuosic and often hilarious performance you won’t want to miss. Musical theater dynamo Jocelyn Duford takes us on a tour of Broadway, with one song for each letter of the alphabet!

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Live Music at Medallion Opera House!

Join the Medallion Opera House in Gorham, NH for live music with their Guitar Concert Series, with the New West Guitar Group.

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The New West Guitar Group will be performing on Friday, January 23rd at 7:30
pm at the Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, in Gorham in the Medallion Opera House’s 2014-15 Guitar Concert Series. New West Guitar Group features John Storie, Perry Smith and Jeff Stein (left to right), and the group has been making their mark as a fresh, cutting-edge guitar ensemble. Performing popular covers, jazz standards and exciting originals, NWGG combines the acoustic and electric guitar to create their signature sound. Based in Los Angeles and New York, the ensemble tours extensively throughout the United States and abroad giving concerts and master classes.
Praised as “sharp and refined” by the Seattle Times, New West Guitar Group infuses its latest disc ‘Big City’ with its signature blend of laid-back virtuosity and expert arrangements that “sometimes verge on the orchestral” (All Music Guide). ‘Big City’ is the group’s second release on Summit Records and the music regularly featured on NPR and jazz/Americana radio stations all over the country. Graduates of the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, the trio’s versatility as players and composers have given them the reputation as pioneers in the realm of guitar ensemble. Metronome Magazine stated that “Smith, Stein and Storie play seamlessly together. Beautiful acoustic rhythms, vibrant, classically infused single note lines and jazzy arpeggios cover the magnificent musical landscape these three players create.” “The group’s creativity in not being afraid to stretch boundaries is helping to forge a new area of music that should inspire other guitarists…”- Vintage Guitar Magazine.
Tickets are $12/Adult and are available at the door and at Gorham Town Hall, White Mountain Café & Bookstore and online at http://www.medallionoperahouse.org. The 2014-15 Guitar Concert Series is sponsored by the Mt. Washington Auto Road, ProQuip, Inc., Color Works and The Tassey Group.