Friday, April 10, 2015

GIGS!!! [TOAD, BACK PAGE and MORE...]

I'm happy to announce that I've added a few new shows to the schedule, and we have a bunch of cool gigs coming up in the next few weeks.

Next FRIDAY APRIL 17th the band and I will be back at TOAD in Porter Square, Cambridge. We love playing here and it's always a good time. If you haven't been to a Toad gig yet you definitely need to come check it out. It gets pretty crowded in there, do you'd do best to get there early. The staff there is very friendly and it's a great place to sit and have a drink, listen to some music and maybe even get up and dance a bit.

The following FRIDAY APRIL 24th we are FINALLY making our return to THE BACK PAGE in LOWELL!! It has been a really long time since we've played here - almost a year - due to a series of unfortunate circumstances (snowstorms, schedule conflict, etc.) There has been a bit of talk about this place in the news lately, and people have said some rather regrettable things. Personally, I've had only good experiences there and I am really looking forward to playing there again.

Jamming out at THE BACK PAGE in LOWELL, MA.


I've been in this business for a long time, and for those who know me well, you know that I got my start and spent a lot of years in Lowell. I can tell you that the Lowell music scene (what's left of it) has desperately needed a place like The Back Page for a long time! It's a clean venue with a nice atmosphere, friendly servers, and they actually pay their musicians a reasonable rate (by today's club/bar standards) and as long as you're doing your job (that is playing music) you're treated with respect. What more can you ask for?

Then a week later on MAY 1st we will be making another triumphant return to a place we haven't played at in a while: SONNY WALKER'S in ROXBURY. Sonny's is a great place to just kick back, relax, have a beer and some good times. We hope you will join us!

Groovin' at SONNY WALKER'S in ROXBURY.

Later this spring and summer we'll be playing a bunch more shows for you, including some at TOAD and BRODIE'S SEAPORT CAFE in SALEM.

For all of our upcoming dates you can visit the "TOUR DATES" page right here at www.bigbenhillman.com. Be sure to check back often as we will be adding more shows soon - including a special RELEASE EVENT when my NEW ALBUM called The Friday Night Consortium is finished and ready to go! As always I humbly thank you for all your support, and I look forward to jamming out with you real soon!!

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