LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia, will host The Buskers Thursday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m.
"Folk impurists" with a smart, distinct voice and a kitchen sink repertoire of influences from jug band and jazz to roots rock, "The Buskers" tap the street music tradition for which they are named, then go much farther, with serious musicianship, a sense of humor, and energy to burn." (Weirs Times) Their sound is defined by deep respect for the craft of songwriting and a shared love for the inventive possibilities of improvisation.
Washington, D.C. native Craig Jaster (piano, bass, accordion, vocals) has played professionally since age 15. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, he moved to New Hampshire, where he has played jazz with Delfeayo Marsalis, Tiger Okoshi and Big Joe Burrell and opened for The Yellowjackets, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves, and the late great Ray Charles.
Kathy (KZ) Sommer (violin, mandolin, vocals) has studied and performed with latin jazz maestro Eddie Palmieri, the Turtle Island string Quartet and master fiddlers Matt Glaser, Jay Unger and mandolinist Peter Ostroushko.
Paul Hubert (guitar, vocals) has performed extensively as a solo artist on classical guitar and played with various bands including the rock group White Light. Jared Steer on drums plays with a vast number of projects and has played with the likes of Randy Roos (guitar great), Philip Hamilton and James Montgomery.
Admission is $12. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and Pitman's is a BYOB venue. For more information check our website www.pitmansfreightroom.com or call 603-527-0043.
The Buskers (Courtesy photo)