The Tupelo Music Hall –Review by Ken Pothier
Listen as they play–Play as you listen.
The music menu at the Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH is varied and delightful. It induces dancing, toe tapping, hand clapping and conversation. It is Americana, a cross–section of the heart of our country in which truth and light exude from the music. You cannot help but be moved by the sound and lyrics. The ‘live’ professional tight yet loose feel which is produced by musicians and artists that are at their best because they are doing what they love in front of an audience that understand and feel that spirit and joy. The Tupelo has fine acoustics in a cozy atmosphere. The musicians can see each face and feel the energy in a give and take that is missing in larger venues.
You want to call your friends and tell them something is going on that should not be missed–bring your enthusiasm, a voice, tapping fingers and feet, clapping hands. Revisit the days of connection, the time before technology took over and changed the way we interact. Rejuvenate your spirit and revel in the community of sharing the country’s past in the present. Return to the kick ass–kick up your heels feeling that helped move this country and gave life and spirit to its heart past. The backbeat of the Tupelo is that of a gathering of community, of friends, family and colleagues on the common ground of heartfelt sound that connects us all in a world wide web of the wonder of that coming together. The common ground of sound!
Come together right now. Dance, sing, move, feel this music from Americas’ Heartland and Heart. A combination of Blues, Folk, Soulful Gospel, Country, Rock, R&B, Southern Rock, Pop and Comic Relief is a taste of what is provided. All shine here in a live light that can touch us all. All are present day visits to our past.
One of the things that kept us moving forward in our national history was in the music of each period moving the generations along. Giving us hope, allowing us to hold to faith, getting us together and inspiring with a combination of words and music that refreshes spirit, boosts us up and pushes us along with the energy felt individually and derived from a synergy of the masses. These days we need this music again to inspire us to roll up our sleeves, go to work, and put the heart back in the heartland of America. So sing out with these consummate and caring professionals. They ‘get it’, and you should join in!
“So get up of your ass and dust off the past
Lift up your chin and turn it into a grin
Pull up your boots and get back to our roots
You live the blues, pay your dues, now go share the news
And kick up your heels in a new pair of shoes”
At THE TUPELO
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The guitar player pictured is Ana Popovic and she is playing the Tupelo tonight. The band pictured is the Flatlanders who played at the Tupelo last week before moving on to a performance at Carnagie Hall. They are on a 40th anniversary of the Odessa Files Tour. Check them both out and support live music whenever you can.
Reblogged this on Captain Ken's Cloud and commented:
I have had the perfect job for a music lover. Live music is truth. This livelong traveler on a quest for truth is a fortunate son of the universe.
This review was written for The Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry now closed as 3 million was spent purchasing and renovating a venue in Derry NH 4 times the size and no longer the intimate venue with 250 patrons and BYOB that Londonderry provided. My time volunteering ended as I moved to the North of the Ossipee range and gateway to the Mount Washington Valley and White Mountain National Forest in June of 2016.
The music remains and my live will truly be all about the transparency and truth of Love and Living Live music shared by connection of all human beings.