LACONIA — Anthony Geraci and the HipNotics will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. Admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Pianist, Hammond organist and composer Anthony Geraci was born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1954. His interest in playing piano began at age 4 when he told his parents “I want a piano!” His parents soon bought a Kimball Grand Piano that his mother paid $4 a week to own. Lessons at the Neighborhood School of Music, which was affiliated with Yale University, soon followed. At the age of 16 he befriended a fellow musician, Ed Cherry, at high school and one day Ed played a Jimmy Rogers recording, "Chicago Bound," that literally changed his life. Ed went on to be Dizzy Gillespie’s guitarist for many years.
Anthony graduated from Berklee with a B.A. Degree, and an M.A. from Skidmore College. He continues to perform worldwide with the HipNotics; Sugar Ray and the Bluetones; as well as a new music venture, The Redeemers, that features Kid Ramos; Willie J. Campbell; and Brian Templeton. He has performed with Muddy Waters; B.B. King; Otis Rush; Chuck Berry; Big Mama Thornton; Big Joe Turner; Jimmy Rodgers; and many more. Anthony has recorded with Big Walter Horton; Ronnie Earl; Big Jack Johnson; Zora Young; and Sugaray Norcia.
Pitman's is a BYOB venue located at 94 New Salem St. in Laconia. For more information, call 603-527-0043.