Published DateTo the editor:
The city of Laconia has wonderful live music at Pitman's Freight Room. As a local citizen I find it heartwarming to know the city is welcoming cultural activities that provide healthy entertainment plus an educational component of exposure to different musical venues. We are so lucky to have a local couple promoting healthy live entertainment within the city.
Connie and DIck Mitchell with much foresight have taken a historical building and restored it keeping a sense of its original purpose with antiques tastefully displayed. Rather than destroy "local history" they have chosen to be contributors to the city's cultural awareness. The uniqueness of this building sitting next to the railroad tracks certainly adds special character to an otherwise unattractive space within the city.
Personal visits with friends and family have found us totally enthralled listening and watching the musicians passionately immerse themselves in their playing. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Mr. Nick and the Dirty Tricks, a New England Blues Band, last Friday evening. We have witnessed the celebration of a birthday party there and we have all danced! Friday evening the relaxed atmosphere inspired me to do sketching of the musicians and my friend to capture musical moments with his camera. Hopefully Pitman's Freight House will see more and more people enjoying live music right here in our city.