Help on the Way Series:
Skunk Sessions featuring special guest artist Justin Lopes on Keys (Bearly Dead)
Starting June 8, join us for a four-week series every Thursday, ‘Help on the Way’, featuring the renowned band Skunk Sessions and a rotating lineup of talented artists, delivering a heavy dose of Dead music like never before! This week’s featured artist on Keys… Justin Lopes! (Bearly Dead)
Skunk Sessions = Jam at its best. Brought to you by a super group of musicians from the Salem Massachusetts area. Eric Reardon, Brandon Tarricone, Theo Brierley, and Derek Hayden are the forces behind the music, known for their own creative take on Jam/Rock/Roots/Blues music. With one fully original album (2020), another one in the making, and a huge, constantly growing list (over 150) of songs from artists/bands such as The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, David Bowie, Phish, The Talking Heads, The Band, The Neville Brothers, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Dr. John, The Beatles, Crosby Stills and Nash and more. Skunk has its own free-spirited approach to everything they play, giving a fresh, high energy prospective to material that audience members can identify with weaved into the sets. Brandon Tarricone, Guitarist/Singer/Composer, known for his 12 years heading up the popular New Orleans based band Brotherhood of Groove, along with current projects Krewe de Groove and Krewe de Roux, carries 20+ years of professional playing and touring experience. Tarricone has toured and performed all over the USA, and around the world at some of the most popular venues in the country and along side a long list of well known musicians. Eric Reardon, Guitarist, is hometown musical royalty where he was born and raised in Salem Ma. Reardon has been performing for 15 years all over New England since he was a young 14 year old guitarist with a hardcore following of cult fans with other projects including Sarah and the Wild Versatile and Casual Acquaintances. Eric’s guitar chops are like none other on the scene today. Derek Hayden, percussionist/drummer, is a hard working and in demand performer in the Boston/New England area. From orchestral, to jazz, to blues/rock, Derek is well versed. He is a founding member of Sarah and The Wild Versatile and Merrimack Delta Dub Set, and most importantly he brings the heavy grooves to the stage every night. Theo Brierley rounds out the band with his driving bass lines, and attention to low end detail.
Doors 7:00 PM • Show 7:30 PM
Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door