LACONIA — Live music will raise the roof at Pitman's Freight Room this coming Friday and Saturday night, Jan. 5 and 6.

The Tyler Road Bluegrass Band will perform on Friday at 8 p.m. Admission is $20.

Tyler Road has been performing publicly and at private functions since 2003. Tyler Road has acquired the talent of various musicians from central New Hampshire to create a blend of music that you will not find anywhere else. With the combination of banjo, acoustic guitar, fiddle, mandolin, bass, accordion, box drum and bluesy vocals, Tyler Road creates the best foot stomping jams in the Northeast. Tyler Road has performed at arts and music festivals across New England.

The band's personnel include Scott on guitar, dobro and vocals; Steve on banjo and vocals; Theresa on viola; Dave on mandolin and vocals; Andy on percussion and vocals; Woody on mandolin and banjo; Beth on stand-up-bass; and Drew on djembe.

The Cheryl Arena Blues Band will play on Saturday at 8 p.m, Admission is $20.

Cheryl sizzles with excitement as she mesmerizes audiences with her sultry voice and powerhouse energy. She is a triple threat: a great songwriter, a vocalist, and she blows harp like there's no tomorrow.

Hailing from Boston, she began playing harmonica and immersing herself in the blues in 1987. She has recorded on several albums, her most recent one being her first solo effort, "Blues Got Me." This includes seven original songs, backed by a stellar seven-piece band, all produced by Duke Robillard, who also plays on a few cuts.

Cheryl will be teaming up with Danielle Miraglia who comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and your hips. On her latest "Glory Junkies" she's joined by a killer cast of musicians blending the classic rock vibe of The Rolling Stones and Janis Joplin with Danielle's signature lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst.

Pitman's Freight Room is located at 94 New Salem St. in Laconia.

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