PLEASE NOTE: Your show ticket must be for a seat at a TABLE in order to get the Buffet Dinner. Dinner cannot be served to people seated in rows A through G.
This Pre-Show DINNER is an extra $19.95 per ticket.
|DATE||Saturday, February 3, 2018|
|TIME||8:00PM (Doors 7:00PM)|
9 Wallis (Free Parking - see map)
9 Wallis Street
Beverly, MA 01915Venue Details
|OPENER||John David Black|
|TICKETS||ALL AGES RESERVED SEATS $25.00, $30.00|
Young rising star, John David Black will open the show.
Don't miss your only chance to catch the James Montgomery Band up close and personal at the North Shore's most intimate, elegant listening room!
Peter Wolf calls James Montgomery "The John Mayall of New England" -- and for good reason. When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home".
Here's what The Nashville Tennessean said when James toured as a special guest with the Johnny Winter Band: "If ever the time came to use two 'legendary' tags in one story, it is to describe both Winter and Montgomery. They are blues masters of the first and highest degree."
And here's what music critic Ken Abrams wrote when James sat in with Gregg Allman last summer, "... a real treat for the locals saw accomplished bluesman James Montgomery join the band onstage for a rocking version of Muddy Waters 'Can't Be Satisfied.' Montgomery's harp no doubt wailed over Narragansett Bay, an early show highlight that really got the crowd going."
Don't miss this rare chance to take part in blues legend James Montgomery's latest recording.
While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters - James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells - at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.
In 1970, while attending Boston University, Montgomery formed the James Montgomery Band. His inimitable (oh yeah, he majored in English) harmonica playing combined with his incredibly energetic live shows led to the band's quick ascension on the New England music scene. Within two years, the James Montgomery band was among the hottest acts in Boston along with J. Geils and Aerosmith, and they were quickly signed to a multi-album deal with Capricorn Records.
Since that time, James has recorded six albums. His first, "First Time Out" has been remastered and re-released by MRG/Capricorn. Other include "James Montgomery Band" on Island Records which was number nine on Billboard's national playlist, "Duck Fever" with members of the David Letterman Band, "Live Trax," with the Uptown Horns (the Rolling Stones' horn section), and his release on Tone-Cool, "The Oven Is On."
Montgomery has toured with many major artists, including Johnny Winter, Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, the Allman Brothers, Steve Miller and others. He has jammed on stage with B.B.King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Jr. Wells, James Cotton, Charlie Daniels, Bonnie Raitt, Greg Allman, Laverne Baker, Patti LaBelle, and Peter Wolf among others, including an impromptu session with Mick Jagger at New York's "Trax".
Over the years Montgomery's band has been a springboard for many musicians. Members of his band have included Billy Squire, Wayne Kramer (MC-5), Jeff Golub (Rod Stewart), Jim McCarty (Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels), Nunzio Signore (Bo Diddley), Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles Orchestra, Crosby, Stills & Nash), Bobby Chouinard (drummer with Ted Nugent, Squire and Robert Gordon), Jeff Levine (Joe Cocker), Aerosmith's Tom Gambel, and many others.
John David (JD) Black is a 23-year-old guitarist and current student at Berklee College of Music hailing from Blythewood, SC. JD began taking music lessons when only 18 months old. Since then, in addition to playing the guitar JD learned to play a variety of instruments in various genres. Utilizing these skills, he has performed solo and with bands in both the Carolinas and the Boston area.
JD's performances include appearances with 3 time Grammy Nominee Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues, Drink Small the "Legendary Blues Doctor" and recipient of the NEA National Heritage Fellowship and with Skipp Pearson, South Carolina's Ambassador of Jazz. JD has also been a featured musician with the Terence Young Experience and for Nikki Finney a renowned Columbia, SC poet.
Throughout his teenage years, JD performed with the Mac All-stars in Columbia, SC. In college, he performed with Lawrence "Larry" Watson and the "Workforce". In addition to these bands, JD have performed with other bands such as Fatback and the Groove Band, The Flames, Cash Money, Souldelica, and The SoulVerse Project.
John David is the founder of D.R.E.A.M.S. Enterprise and Company, LLC a music initiative which deals with all aspects of his music. In 2017, JD released his first EP, "Thru the Door " featuring "smooth jazz" music and is available on his website (johndavidblack.com) or on any of the digital media platforms such as Tunecore, Tidal or Spotify.
You will enjoy the chance to see JD Black in the most intimate, elegant venue on Boston's North Shore before he's stars playing much larger venues.
See John David's FULL BIO HERE.
About 25 miles north of Boston, 9 Wallis is a gorgeous, fully restored, historic location conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Beverly's Arts District at 9 Wallis Street, right next to the Larcom Theatre -- less than half a mile from the Beverly Depot rail station and 3 miles from Route 128, with plenty of free parking (see map).
After presenting over a hundred award-winning concerts at Beverly's Larcom Theatre since 2013, we transformed 9 Wallis into Beverly's most intimate, elegant listening room with comfortable seating at tables, plus food & beverage service featuring fine wines, local craft beers, specialty cocktails and top-shelf spirits.
This beautifully restored, tremendously flexible space is also available for private parties and corporate events. We can book world-class entertainment, including national touring artists, for your event. Our stage, with state-of-the-art sound and lighting plus Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) 4K Video, can accommodate any performance or presentation. Click here if you'd like someone to contact you about booking a party or corporate event.
Plenty of new shows will be announced soon. Click here to join our mailing list to get special deals and prime seats before tickets go on sale to the general public.
There is plenty of FREE parking (see map) at SEVEN municipal lots from 150 feet away to 3 blocks away. You do not have to feed the meters after 5pm or on Sundays.