Chris Beard
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CHRIS BEARD
DATE Friday, September 21, 2018
TIME 8:00PM (Doors 7:00PM)
VENUE
9 Wallis Street
Beverly, MA 01915
AIR CONDITIONED Venue Details
TICKETS ALL AGES RESERVED SEATS $15.00, $20.00
All Tickets $25.00 @ DOOR
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"Prince of Blues"

Muddy Waters Award - Best New Artist
W.C. Handy Award - Best New Artist

Chris Beard is a world class modern Blues guitarist, with a unique and compelling voice. Following the 80's model of Stevie Ray Vaughan which features a combination of traditional blues, high-energy guitar playing, and a contemporary edge, Chris Beard is able to traverse the recent blues past and propel his audience into the future.

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Chris Beard grew up in a house filled with the blues, when music was in your DNA, then blues is who you are and what you do.

Chris Beard is a modern blues guitarist and singer like few others. His personal connections to the blues were forged with the living blues men he's sat with since childhood.

Born in 1957, Beard is the son of Joe Beard, a fine blues guitarist who grew up on Beale Street in the 1950's before moving to Rochester, NY. When family friends like Matt "Guitar" Murphy and Buddy Guy stopped by, young Chris became their willing pupil.

After years playing the clubs in and around Rochester, Chris was offered the opportunity to record. In 1998, he released his debut recording, Barwalkin', on JSP Records. That record earned Beard a W.C. Handy nomination as Best New Blues Artist. Chris produced his follow-up disc, Born To Play The Blues in 2001 to the critical acclaim of the blues press and earned Beard the title, Prince of the Blues. Then, in 2005, Beard released Live Wire, a stirring combination of live and studio performances for Northern Blues. Two more releases have followed, Who I Am And What I Do and Eye Of The Witch.

"Blues is my roots," says Chris. "I grew up as Joe Beard's son in the house of the blues. The influence of Buddy Guy has been major. All he has to say to me is ‘Keep on doing what you're doing.' Matt always told me that the guitar has to become an extension of you. That will always stick with me."

ABOUT 9 WALLIS

9 Wallis
9 Wallis Street, Beverly MA - next to the Larcom Theatre
National Touring Artists
Regular performances by national touring artists
9 Wallis Stage
The most intimate, elegant listening room on Boston's North Shore
Crescent shaped solid oak bar
Crescent shaped solid oak bar
Fine Wines, Local Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & Top Shelf Spirits
Serving Fine Wines, Local Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & Top Shelf Spirits
9 Wallis Stage
Comfortable cabaret-style seating at elegant tables
Corky Laing and his band
Up close and personal
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert
Feel like you're part of the band
Jon Butcher's SOLD OUT CD Release Concert at 9 Wallis
Jon Butcher's SOLD OUT CD Release Concert at 9 Wallis
9 Wallis Stage
High-Five from Grammy-nominee Jon Butcher [photo by Michael Sparks Keegan]
Eric Gales SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Eric Gales SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
BARRY GOUDREAU'S ENGINE ROOM SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Barry Goudreau (formerly of BOSTON) and his new band, Engine Room SOLD OUT SHOW at 9 Wallis
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert w/ Grammy-winners Charles Neville & Amadee Castenell
Henri Smith Mardi Gras Concert w/ Grammy-winners CHARLES NEVILLE & AMADEE CASTENELL
Barrence Whitfield with former Savages
Local Soul Star BARRENCE WHITFIELD and former Savages rock a sold-out crowd! [photo: Ted Reed]
Rock Legend Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN
Rock Legend Corky Laing of MOUNTAIN kicks off his 2017 US Tour at 9 Wallis
British Blues/Rock pioneer Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown CD Release Concert
Savoy Brown CD Release Concert
Hirsh Gardner & Joe Feloni
CD Release Concert: Hirsh Gardner of the band New England
Gary Hoey
Rock Guitar God Gary Hoey's SOLD OUT Show!
Loretta LaRoche - Dinner and Comedy at 9 Wallis
Loretta LaRoche - Dinner & Comedy
Drum Shop North Shore Drum Hang
Drum Shop North Shore's Drum Hang w/Fabio Pirozzolo and Steve Mossberg
Dancing
Best Dance Floor on Boston's North Shore
Rev. Bennett
The Rev. Andre Bennett speaks at Beverly's Martin Luther King Community Breakfast JANUARY 2018
Roomful of Blues
5 Time Grammy Nominees Roomful of Blues at our Grand Opening APRIL 1 2017
Quentin Callewaert
Young Rising Star Quentin Callewaert at our Grand Opening APRIL 1 2017
Elegant seated dinner party
Appetizers for a private party
Elegant Buffet Dinner

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, fully air conditioned 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.

PLENTY OF FREE PARKING SEE PARKING MAP

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.

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Eric Gales Victor Wainwright and the Train Josh David and the Funeral Puppets | Thursday Tasting the HIP SWAYERS Thursday Tasting and Dancing Benefit Concert for Lt. Kris Juncker JR featuring MYSTERY MEAT Anthony Geraci and the Boston Blues All-Stars Barry Goudreau's Engine Room Chris Beard AN EVENING WITH CHER, ELTON JOHN, BETTE MIDLER and STREISAND STARRING LAS VEGAS THE EDWARDS TWINS Nick Black JENNY ZIGRINO CCB Foundation Comedy Fundraiser and Silent Auction JAMES MONTGOMERY BAND V is for Veterans Benefit Dread Rocks Reggae Women in Blues featuring ILANA KATZ KATZ, RAE GORDON and PAM TAYLOR Johnny A. Just Me...And My Guitars Rat Pack Undead DANIELLE MIRAGLIA and the GLORY JUNKIES Thursday Tasting and Dancing Jon Butcher MARY BRIDGET DAVIES Broadway star of A Night with Janis Joplin Henri Smith New Orleans Revue NSCMC Benefit Vinnie Favorito Unfiltered Peabody High School - Tanner Bulls - 25th Class Reunion The Duke Robillard Band Popa Chubby