Bretton Woods, Bridgton, Davy Sturtevant, Eaton, Gorham, Gorham Common, Heather Pierson, Heather Pierson Quartet, jazz, Jeremy Dean, Joe Aliperti, Kid Dizzy, Kristen Short, Laconia, Little White Church, Maine, Matty Bowman, McGrath's Tavern, Medallion Opera House, Mount Washington Hotel, music, New England Songwriting Contest, New Hampshire, North Conway, Ossipee Valley Music Festival, Pitman's Freight Room, Rusty Wiltjer, Shawn Nadeau, South Paris, Tower Hill Tavern, Waterford, Waterford World's Fair, White Mountain Hotel
Wow, what a fantastic night in Eaton last Friday! And boy, was it warm in that church! It felt like a typical night in New Orleans! Thanks to all the brave and supportive souls who came and sweated it out with the quartet and listened to our musical offerings. I can’t wait for the next jazz show this Friday (details below)!
Here’s what else I’m up to for the rest of this month:
Thursday, July 19th
A new venue and a new duo! Alto sax man Joe Aliperti and I will be bringing a jazz and blues duo show to Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia, NH. A beautiful BYO hall, this place has a gorgeous Steinway grand that I can’t wait to play! $10 cover, doors at 7:00, music at 8:00.
Friday, July 20th
The Heather Pierson Quartet brings the jazz show to Medallion Opera House in Gorham, NH! 7 p.m. start and tickets ($12/$6) are still available at www.heatherpierson.com. Get ‘em quick!
Saturday, July 21st
Holy cow, it’s a triple! First, I’ll be doing a short solo set for Art In The Park in Bridgton, ME at 9:30 a.m. Then it’s off to Founders’ Day on Paris Hill in South Paris, ME for an 11:00 a.m. performance with Kristen Short and Rusty Wiltjer. I’ll end the day in North Conway, NH at White Mountain Hotel, 6 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 22nd
Shawn and I will perform in another newly formed group – this time, in a trio with Davy Sturtevant at Waterford World’s Fair at 10:30 a.m. When Davy and I play as a duo, we call ourselves “Stew and Pie”. So with Shawn, we’ll be “Stew, Pie and Dough”. Oh, and it’s Shawn’s birthday this day, too! Wooo!
Tuesday, July 24th
I’ll be the featured performer at Jazz Night in the conservatory of the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. 9 p.m. set. You *have* to come hear this gorgeous Steinway! (Free show, too!)
Wednesday, July 25th
I’ll be back in Bretton Woods again, this time, in the dining room of what I lovingly refer to as “the big hotel in the sky”, 6 to 10 p.m.
Thursday, July 26th
The first of two nights with The Jeremy Dean Band! We hit McGrath’s Tavern in North Conway, NH at 9 p.m. sharp. Face-melting guitar guaranteed!
Friday, July 27th
Second night with JDB and another new venue for me – Tower Hill Tavern in Laconia, NH. Blues blues and more blues! 9 p.m. start.
Saturday, July 28th
Back at “home base” at White Mountain Hotel, 6 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, July 29th
I’ll be one of twenty songwriters chosen to compete in the New England Songwriting Competition at Ossipee Valley Music Festival! Wish me luck – or perhaps I’ll see you at the festival?
Tuesday, July 31st
Kid Dizzy (that’s me on keys and vocals, Jeremy Dean on guitar and vocals, Shawn on bass and Matty Bowman on drums) will give a FREE concert on the Gorham Common in Gorham, NH from 6 to 8 p.m.
There are some really cool things happening in August – I’ll fill you in with the next post! Don’t forget to stay in the loop on Facebook (HeatherPiersonMusic) or with Twitter (@HeatherPierson). Thanks so much for your continued love and support!