Matthew Stubbs Blues Band at Pitman's Freight Room Friday, January 17

LACONIA —  The Matthew Stubbs Blues Band featuring Dennis Brennan will perform at Pitman's Freight Room on Friday, January 17 at 8 p.m.

Stubbs was named the 2009 Outstanding Guitarist from Blues Audience Magazine and was a 2009 Boston Music Award Nominee for Blues Act of the year. Boston-based roots guitarist Stubbs has a wicked way with a groove and an ability to conjure vintage tones. His tasty arrangements make that vintage hard to pinpoint, thanks to the way he mixes swinging blues, funk, surf rock, and prickly R&B licks.

Dennis Brennan is a cagey veteran who can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz, while breathing fresh life into each. He has been nominated for 4 NEMO awards and has won 2 NEMO awards for "Outstanding Roots Rock Band.

The Riddle 'N' Blues Band, winners of the NH Blues Challenge Youth Category will open the show at 7:30 p.m.

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