Raphael-Groten

Raphael Groten 19 August 2015 on Rocket Shop

Raphael Groten

PHOTO BY JAMES LOCKRIDGE.

Raphael Groten, joined host Brent Hallenbeck on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator.

Find out more at http://raphaelgroten.com or get his new album on iTunes

Listen to the show here or via Rocket Shop Radio Hour on iTunes or Subscribe on Android

Dawna-Hammers

Dawna Hammers 19 August 2015 on Rocket Shop

Dawna Hammers

PHOTO BY JAMES LOCKRIDGE.

Dawna Hammers, joined host Brent Hallenbeck on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator.

Hear more at dawnahammers.com/shop.

Listen to the show here or via Rocket Shop Radio Hour on iTunes or Subscribe on Android

Mountain-Woman

Mountain Woman 12 August 2015 on Rocket Shop

Bonita Secunda and Avogadro Jones

PHOTO BY JAMES LOCKRIDGE.

Bonita Secunda, aka Mountain Woman, on 12-string guitar and accompanied by Avogadro Jones, joined host Brent Hallenbeck on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator.

Hear more at www.facebook.com/pages/Wild-Blue-Thunder/596410283780094.

Listen to all 18 strings on the podcast…

Ben-Donovan

Reverend Ben Donovan 12 August 2015 on Rocket Shop

Ben Donovan

PHOTO BY JAMES LOCKRIDGE.

THE Reverend Ben Donovan (minus his Congregation), joined host Brent Hallenbeck on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator.

Hear more at www.bendonovanmusic.com or iTunes

Is he really a reverend? Listen to the podcast and find out…

Ida Mae

Photos: Rocket Shop Showcase at The Lake Champlain Maritime Festival

Photos by James Lockridge and Bob Colquhoun.

With thanks to the Burlington Free Press and Lake Champlain Maritime Festival, we had a wonderful time presenting Ida Mae Specker and The Honest Mistakes and Deep River Saints featuring Patrick Crowley at the festival last Friday. Rocket Shop host Brent Hallenbeck was the master of ceremonies and interviewed the artists during our live HD stream. Special thanks to John ‘Farmer’ Clark and Mike O’Brien at the LCMF for their warm support, and to the bands for being so much fun to be around and hear! Tune to ‘Rocket Shop,’ Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour, Wednesdays from 8 to 9pm for Vermont music, live in the studio every week!

Tiffany-Pfeiffer-and-the-Discarnate-Band

Tiffany Pfeiffer and the Discarnate Band 5 August 2015 on Rocket Shop

Left to right: Andy Gagnon, percussion; Tiffany Pfeiffer, vocals & keys; Eric Hoh, bass

PHOTO BY JAMES LOCKRIDGE.

Tiffany Pfeiffer and the Discarnate Band, joined host Brent Hallenbeck on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator.

Hear more at http://www.tiffanypfeiffer.com or come to a show:
Friday August 7 8:30-10:30pm at the Marriot in Burlington
Saturday August 8 2:45-4pm at the Lake Champlain Maritime Festival on Burlington’s waterfront ( FREE ! )

Eastern Mountain Time

Eastern Mountain Time 29 July 2015 on Rocket Shop

PHOTO BY JAMES LOCKRIDGE.

Sean Hood of Eastern Mountain Time, joined host Brent Hallenbeck on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator.

Hear more at https://burstandbloom.bandcamp.com/album/eastern-mountain-time-3

Press Release: 802 VT Music Showcase 8/2: Chad Hollister Band; Jatoba; Crazyhearse; Sarah Wallis; Jim Gilmour at Paramount

Press Release by The Paramount Theater.

On Thursday, July 9th the Paramount Theatre announced its’ new 2015-2016 season. Along with a long list of national music acts, comedians, musicals, opera and theater, the Paramount announced a brand new series – the 802 VT Music series.

The Paramount Theatre in Downtown Rutland is proud to celebrate the Vermont music scene with the 802 VT Music Showcase. Kicking off the series on August 2nd (8-02) will be five acts hailing from different parts of the state and representing different genres.

Headlining the first show is the Chad Hollister Band.

The Chad Hollister Band has been evolving and touring the country for over 20 years. Anthony J. Resta (Collective Soul, Elton John, Shawn Mullins) says “Hollister’s music is pure sonic alchemy,” which means it’s damn good in Vermont terms! Chad has opened for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Tom Petty, as well as has shared the stage with every PHISH member, Merl Saunders, Warren Haynes and Blues Traveller. His music is a voice for the positive and reminds you that life is truly a gift as is the ability to share it through music. http://chadmusic.com/

Chad has released four official recordings and number 5 is in the works with the first single “Breathe” available on iTunes and CDBaby. The live experience is always one to remember, now with a 9 piece band, including horns and percussion sections.


 

Jatoba

Since their inception in 2009, Jatoba has been playing their unique music for the delighted ears of fans of all ages throughout the Northeast. Jatoba started as an acoustic trio. However, these days they are an ever changing beast with their two founding members, John Jamison and Jason Scaggs, firmly planted in the center. For most of their career they coined their genre “groovegrass” for their bluegrass/ newgrass electronic sounding compositions and improvisations. These days they continue to perfect their craft while branching in new directions, adding the trombone and the fiddle to the instrumentation. With tight vocal harmonies, soulful lyrics and unique compositions, Jatoba is a force of music to be reckoned with. http://jatobamusic.net/


 

Crazyhearse, based in Middlebury, VT, is a five piece alt-rock band featuring guitar, bass, banjo, keys, and drums. Influences include roots rock, folk punk, and gypsy jazz. Notorious for high-energy shows and infectious melodies, live sets feature original material centered on themes of travel and characters from local folklore. http://www.crazyhearse.net/


 

Additionally, Pittsford’s own Sarah Wallis and Jim Gilmour from Middletown Springs will be performing solo sets.

Playing off the 802 and Vermont theme, the first show in the series will be on August 2nd (or 8-02). Tickets will be $14 (plus tax), as Vermont was the 14th state. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $14 (+tax) and are on sale at the box office, by calling 802-775-0903, or online at www.parmountvt.org.

For more information: (802) 775-0903 Eric@Paramountvt.orgwww.paramountvt.org

The Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St., Rutland, VT

 

Cworner-Stwore

cworner stwore 22 July 2015 on Rocket Shop

PHOTO BY JAMES LOCKRIDGE.

Luke Gauthier, Marek Lorenc, and Nick Streeter of cworner stwore, joined host Brent Hallenbeck on ‘Rocket Shop‘, Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour on 105.9FM The Radiator.

Hear more at https://www.facebook.com/cwornerstwore

Bodacious Supreme

Nico Suave and the Bodacious Supreme at Bailey Spring & Chassis

Photos by James Lockridge and a puppy.

Nico Suave and the Bodacious Supreme perform at Bailey Spring & Chassis’ Essex Block Party today, with Nicole D’Elisa and members of Tar Iguana & Grundlefunk. The blur in the pics is a a contribution of the artful puppyhead. Thanks to McKenzie Country Classics, Bouchard-Pierce, Halogen Media Works, and Clean Green Sanitation, with special thanks to Bailey Spring & Chassis for supporting Big Heavy’s loaner tour van!

Bodacious Supreme

Bailey Pup

Nico Suave and the Bodacious Supreme