LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem St. in downtown Laconia is featuring jazz and blues this week.
On Thursday Kid Jazz, featuring Kenny Wieland, will perform.
Kid Jazz is a five-piece swing band and they keep it all in the family. Together with Dad Tom Lemieux on guitar, and mom Mary on vocals,, their four sons rip it up with familiar tunes from the 1930s and '40s. Michael, age 19, on clarinet, Jacob, age 11, on drums, and Adam, age 14, on bass. The Lemieux family will be joined by special guest Kenny Wieland.
Kenny's solo career spans nearly 30 years, performing throughout the mid-Atlantic states and eastern seaboard. His music is jazz and swing oriented, covering old standards from the 30's and 40's, but is equally comfortable playing blues, folk rock, and contemporary songs by Jamie Cullum, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, The Beatles, John Prine, and more.
A New Hampshire resident since 1997, Kenny is a popular performer throughout the greater Concord area working as a soloist and with other talented musicians.
Admission is $12, doors open at 7:30 p.m and Pitman's is an air conditioned BYOB.
On Friday at 8 p.m. Jeff Dearborn and the Contoocook Blues Society featuring Rosemary Casey will perform.
This is the blues, the way it's meant to be done — gritty and soulful, Texas blues, Chicago blues, and Delta blues with a boogie back-beat that keeps you grooving all night, delivered by a front man who knows the meaning of hard work. Jeff Dearborn plays a mean harmonica — but he also is well versed in logging, tree removal, animal husbandry and farming.
Special guest Rosemary Casey will join the band and bring her saxophone, her high energy and her love of all things Blues.
Admission is $12 and doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Rosemary Casey, left, of the Contoocook Blues Society and Jeff Dearborn will perform Friday at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. (Courtesy photo)