Tuesday, August 13, the Henniker Summer Concert Series continues with the band Tattoo, a 5- piece group of acoustic guitar, trombone, sax/flute, stand-up bass, keyboard/accordion, drums and vocals.
The band plays American roots music, including tunes by seminal
performers like: Ray Charles, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, the Beatles, Van Morrison, Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly and the Supremes. Their sets have a heavy mix of jazz, Motown, New Orleans Mardi Gras and Cajun music as well as some originals.
All their music has a strong connection to American musical traditions. They choose songs from this vast reservoir and play them in their own inimitable, irresistible acoustic-jam-band-style, while you dance, or just sit back and listen. Tattoo is a long-surviving, well-traveled band which began doing street performances, playing to crowds on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and at the U.C. Berkeley campus in the late 1970’s.
Traversing the country, the performers worked their way to Oregon in the 1980’s opening for the Grateful Dead. From there they moved further north and gigged in towns throughout Southeast Alaska.
In late 1986, founding members of the band moved to New Hampshire and here they have stayed, restocking the band with local musicians from the Monadnock Region. The band has learned from years of experience, on top of its native talents, the ways to get
folks dancing while also giving an authentic and satisfying musical
Whatever age group one may be a part of, or whatever part of
the country you may come from, we are all connected to the musical traditions which began down in New Orleans, and which bring us together. Indoors or outdoors, at festivals, private events, or on town commons, Tattoo transcends the boundaries of changing styles and generations, and proudly celebrates and delivers that musical message. Members of Tattoo include: Leslie Vogel, vocals;
piano/accordion, Walden Whitham, saxophone/flute/clarinet/rubboard; Marcel Collard—vocals/standup bass; Fred Simmons, trombone. Vocals/trombone/guitar/tambourine, Paul Day, vocals/drums.
As the Henniker Summer Concert Series draws to a close, we look forward to ending the season next week with our favorite party band: Nick’s Other Band. At this concert attendees will have the opportunity to fill out our annual Audience Survey letting us know your thoughts on the season, the performers you heard and make recommendations for next year. If you are unable to attend this
concert, you can access the survey online at www.Henniker.org.
All concerts begin at 7:00 PM and take place in the Angela Robinson
Bandstand, Community Park, Henniker. In case of inclement weather, moving into the adjacent Community Center. For more information contact email@example.com