LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room invites everyone to come out and swing dance to the Tall Granite Big Band on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. Admission is $20.
From the syncopated heart of New Hampshire, the Tall Granite Big Band carries on its swing tradition Texas style. This 18-member band has its roots in Texas with music collected over seven decades by the late Houston bandleader Johnny Dyson. The Dyson band’s early repertoire included classics from Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Perez Prado, Duke Ellington, Harry James, and other greats. But Dyson also worked closely with Texas arrangers including Don Elam and Fred Baetge, and over time his bands acquired unique material reflecting the vital “Third Coast” culture and its Blues and Latin influences, which help distinguish Tall Granite today. The band's members are drawn from around the Granite State and its focus is on dancing. So, if you're done with dueling banjos or screaming guitars, grab your two-tone shoes, slick back that hair, and join the band at Pitman’s Freight Room. The doors open at 6 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYO venue. For reservations call 603-527-0043 or visit www.pitmansfreightroom.com. Pitman's is located at 94 New Salem St. in Laconia.
The Tall Granite Big Band will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Saturday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.