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Blues On The Range

GSBS Annual Fundraiser- Raising money for children's charities for 22 years!
$35 - $500
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96 Old Turnpike Road
Mason , New Hampshire 03048

GSBS Annual Fundraiser- Blues On The Range

Raising money for children's charities for 22 years!

https://granitestateblues.org/


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $35 UNTIL 6/1

TICKETS $40 ADV/ $45 DAY OF

Gates open at 12pm    Music starts @12:30pm


Mission

Our mission is to celebrate Blues music and expand awareness of the blues as a uniquely American art form.  Through performance and education we celebrate the music and performers, past and present.

Our Organization

The Granite State Blues Society is an all volunteer grassroots organization and the work we do comes from our love of Blues Music.

Formed and incorporated in 2002, we are a 501c3 non profit organization and an affiliate of the Blues Foundation, an international organization headquartered in Memphis.

What We do

GSBS supports the Blues Community & Children’s Charities in New Hampshire with our annual Blues Challenge, Festival, and Blues Education programs, with over $70k in contributions to local charities since 2013!


Kids 12 & under free admission - Free Kid Zone with activities, games & prizes!


Festival FAQ's Specific to Blues On The Range 8/3/24


10x10 Pop Ups Allowed w/ stakes, un-staked tents will not be permitted. Comfortable chair, sunscreen & hats recommended!


Guests will be allowed 1 unopened bottle of water or a refillable vessel.


No other outside food or beverage permitted.


See Marty's FAQ's for venue policies regarding FOOD & BEV as well as PARKING other important venue info!


https://www.therangemason.com/concert-faq 

 


Blues On The Range 2024 Lineup 


The Wicked Lo-Down   https://www.wickedld.com/


“The Wicked Lo-Down, a musical consortium set to redefine the very fabric of their genre.”  ~ Rock & Blues International 


“Nick David has a blues and rock ‘n’ roll sound that’s deep and soulful. His singing, writing, and harp playing are old school, yet fresh all at once. The Wicked Lo-Down is a fantastic group behind Nick. Paul Size on guitar is legendary in Texas Blues. Together they bring an exciting new album to the genre and Gulf Coast Records.” ~ Mike Zito


“The Wicked Lo-Down blends raw Texas blues and hard hitting Northeast RnB into their own, original, house rockin’ sound”

~ Metronome Magazine



 The Wicked Lo-Down is composed of Nick David - Vocals/Harmonica; Paul Size – Guitar; Jeffrey Berg – Guitar/ Background Vocals; Brad Hallen – Bass; and Nick Toscano – Drums. Out of Line was produced by The Wicked Lo-Down and recorded, mixed and mastered by Jeffrey Berg at Walking Stick Studios, Auburn Mass.

 

Formed in 2020 just before the Covid lockdown by guitar giant Paul Size (The Red Devils, Mick Jagger, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones) and powerhouse blues belter Nick David (Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks, Queen City Kings), The Wicked Lo-Down  blends raw Texas blues and hard hitting Northeast R&B into their own completely original house rockin' sound. Their debut album, We Hot, received critical acclaim from some of the biggest names in the blues world and beyond. Consisting of ten well crafted, rock solid barn burners, We Hot established The Wicked Lo-Down as a true force to be reckoned- with and left no doubt that from Austin to Boston is how they roll.

 

Out of Line, the second record from The Wicked Lo-Down, includes 11 sure-fire originals and two rock solid, unexpected covers: Hound Dog Taylor’s “Just Can’t Make It;” and a funky, bluesified take on “Toxic,” which was originally done by pop princess Britney Spears and the band proceeds to turn completely inside-out. “With ‘Toxic,’ The Wicked Lo-Down have re-crafted this interesting piece of bubble gum pop into a sinister, fierce, rockin’ Texas shuffle with help from the great Monster Mike Welch on guitar,” declares Nick David.

 

As with their previous release, the focal point of Out of Line is on the songs. Highlighting the songwriting of Berg, David and Size, the band once again solidifies its place by continuing to carve out a lane all its own, making the new disc a must-listen for hard core fans of bands like The Red Devils and the original Fabulous Thunderbirds. 



The Knickerbocker All-Stars 
https://knickerbockerallstars.com/

The Knickerbocker All-Stars is a band made up of the most talented professional musicians in the New England area. The band celebrates the 50s, 60s and 70s Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues, Swing, Blues and Soul, all of which made the Knickerbocker Music Center a mecca of dance music known throughout the world since its beginnings in Westerly, RI in 1933. 

The All-Stars have recorded and performed with such popular musicians and vocalists as: Marcia Ball, Jimmie Vaughan, Sugaray Rayford, Thornetta Davis, Darcel Wilson, Curtis Salgaldo, Duke Robillard, Al Copley, Dave Maxwell, Sax Gordon, Johnny Nicholas and virtually all of the alumni of the legendary Rhode Island band, the Roomful of Blues.

The Knickerbocker All-Stars have climbed to the top of the Living Blues Charts, placed on the Grammy Nomination List and were nominated for Soul Blues Album of the year by the Blues Music Awards in Memphis.

The band features a cast of combinations including 2022 Blues On The Range Headliner, Brian Templeton of The Delta Generators.



One Dime Band https://onedimeband.com/


One Dime Band is a dynamic and talented acoustic duo who have crafted their unique sound and songwriting approach by blending influential styles of Blues, R&B and Soul. They have played in and around the Boston/New England area as a duo and as a 4-piece electric band for many years. 

 

Paul Gallucci and John Brauchler’s love of American Roots music started in New York State where they first met in High School, teaching each other Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly songs at the age of fifteen. The next year they formed their first band and began to incorporate Blues numbers into their repertoire. 

Musical fate led them to Boston, MA in 1986. Their goal was to write and perform music professionally, so they formed a Blues band called The Roadhouse Sheiks, playing live extensively (even hosting a Blues jam at Jonathan Swift’s in Brighton, MA) into the early nineties. The two eventually went on to pursue separate musical endeavors, ultimately reuniting as a duo in early 2000, focusing on acoustic Blues. 


In June of 2017, they released their debut album of twelve original songs, Gonna Take Sweet Time, on their own label, Toneblanket Records. 

Hoodoo & Holy Water, their follow up album, was recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound in Waltham, MA. Engineered and co-produced by Rob Ignazio, released in February of 2020, it received notable recognition, including Blues Music Fan Radio’s Top 20 albums of the year and Blues Music and Metronome Magazine’s Top 20 lists of 2020. 

  

Winners of the 2022 Boston Blues Society Blues Challenge solo/duo category &

the 2023 Granite State Blues Society Challenge, the Duo returned to Memphis and made it to the Semi-Finals at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January 2024.

On February 9, 2024 they released their 3rd album, “Side Hustle” which has spent weeks sailing the Roots & Blues Charts!

 

John Brauchler: electric & acoustic guitars, resonator, and banjo 

Paul Gallucci: vocals, harmonica, and guitar 



The Cheryl Arena Band  https://cherylarena.com/

“Most Outstanding Harmonica Player”

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

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Cheryl Arena began playing harmonica and immersing herself into the Blues in 1987. Boston was an inspiring place to be as she was surrounded by so many talented harmonica and horn players. Her earliest childhood memories relating to music were listening and singing along with her mother’s Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday records. Her true passion though was in learning to play an instrument so at age 8 her grandmother set her up with accordion lessons..not exactly what she had in mind, but it was a start and lead to playing other instruments like guitar and bass guitar, and eventually finding the one instrument that truly resonated with her…the harmonica. 


Since then Cheryl has been touring regionally, nationally & abroad. In her 30+ year career she has shared the stage with many well known Blues artists such as

Jr. Wells, RL Burnside, Honey Boy Edwards, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotten, Duke Robillard, Louisiana Red, Lazy Lester, Candye Kane, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Smokin Joe Kubek & Bnois King, Sonny Rhodes, Pinetop Perkins, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, Johnny Rawls, Big Jack Johnson, Kenny Neal, Bob Margolin, Ronnie Earl, Buddy Miles, Janiva Magness, Ann Rabson, Jr. Watson, Big Bill Morganfield, Anson Funderburgh and Sam Myers and more… including special guest for this performance, Toni Lynn Washington



Toni Lynn Washington WGBH - TONI LYNN -still-on-top

 

“Toni Lynn Washington has been at the forefront of Boston’s music scene for decades. Aptly named Boston’s Queen of Soul and Blues, her accolades are too many to name—seven Blues Music Award nominations, a Boston Blues Festival Lifetime Achievement Award and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Sen. Ed Markey, to name a few.

She’s graced the stage from a young age, singing with her school and church choirs, sneaking into music clubs to stun audiences across the city, and eventually expanding her career across the nation.” - WGBH.org https://www.wgbh.org/music/2023-12-07/bostons-queen-of-soul-and-blues-toni-lynn-washington-isstill-on-top

 

Diego Mongue Band https://www.diegomongueband.com/


The Diego Mongue Band is the latest group created by multi instrumentalist composer Diego Mongue (Also, the drummer of 2023 Blues On The Range performer, Misty Blues Band). The band is based out of Berkshire County, MA and recently captivated the audience and judges in the Capitol Region Blues Network's regional International Blues Challenge (IBC) competition, which resulted in a bid to the IBC's in Memphis, TN this past January 2024. Their unique approach to the blues will turn the heads of stalwarts in the genre. Don't miss your next opportunity to see them live at Blues On The Range 2024!

BAND MEMBERS:

Diego Mongue (Drums/Bass)

Chantell McFarland (Vocals)

Chase Bradshaw (Bass/Guitar)
Cameron Bencivenga (Guitar/Drums)



This year's Side Stage features 


YOUTH ACT features

Nick Spencer
https://www.nickspencer.net/


Nick "Old Soul" Spencer is a 16-year-old blues musician from New Hampshire, who plays in a distinctive style mixing blues with jazz, funk, rock, and fusion. He has written and performed original songs in various venues across New England. 

In 2023 he was selected as the youth representative for the Granite State Blues Society, and represented NH at the 2024 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN

Nick Spencer has had the privilege of sitting in and playing with many great blues musicians, including Frankie Boy and the Blues Express, the Delta Generators, One Dime Band, and Boston blues legend Toni Lynn Washington. Renowned bass player and vocalist Mickey Maguire gave Nick the "Old Soul" moniker, and calls him "the future of the blues."



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