Pitmans Hosting Michael Vincent Friday, NH Blues Challenge Winners Sunday

LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room has booked the Michael Vincent Band, which has Lakes Region roots,  to perform on Friday, January 3 at 8 p.m.

Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Michael Vincent discovered Blues and Soul music as a child. While still in grammar school, he formed a trio called Michael Vincent and Doubleshot with two of his classmates. The band performed frequent local gigs and house parties, quickly becoming a local favorite. Now traveling the country, he employs a reminiscent blues guitar style and an inspiring voice.
Danny Mack on bass has developed his own unique thumping style in his music. His main influences include Jack Bruce, Donald Dunn, Barry Oakely, Leon Wilkeson, John Paul Jones, John Entwistle, and Billy Cox.
Dan Hewitt started playing drums in the summer of 2006. He moved to New Hampshire and met Michael Vincent in grammar school and they soon collaborated with Dan Mack to form the trio. Now an experienced percussionist, he has returned as the backbone. His main influences include Gene Krupa, Mitch Mitchell, John Bonham, Ginger Baker, Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, and Steve Gadd.
On Sunday, January 5 at 6 p.m. Pitman's Freight Room will host the Road to Memphis Blues Bands.

Winners of the NH Blues Challenge will be performing to raise money to support their trip to represent New Hampshire at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The Blues Tonight band represents the Band category, Erik "Fingers" Ray won the Singles category and Riddle-N-Blues placed first in the youth category. Come listen to some great blues and help these talented musicians defray some of the cost of their trip to Memphis,

Suggested donation is $12.