Inn on the Blues 2006 Formal Re-Opening with Bruce Marshall

The long anticipated "Opening Day" is only weeks away! We hope everyone has enjoyed the off-season! If you've been having cabin fever like us, then you're just as ready as us to see our doors open. The staff here at the INN is preparing to Spring into the season with new offerings to satisfy all of your senses. We invite you to join us for a Formal Night of Dinner and Dancing! Ticket price includes a Dinner Buffet and Admission to the show.The Bruce Marshall Group live show treats their fans to a soaring ride as they rip through a catalogue of original material that truly sets this band apart. They love to mix it up, whether its pulling off exciting jams that build with dynamics and layering, or playing the concise arrangements of their songs with discipline and restraint. The sound defies categorization, slipping seamlessly around touches of R & B, Rock, Country Blues and Southern Boogie. The songs are mostly upbeat, but even those dealing with love lost and missed opportunities, carry an underlying sense of hope and optimism. The newest 5 pc. lineup has taken the sound and musical direction to new heights and must be experienced live to be fully appreciated.Lead Vocalist/Guitarist and chief songwriter Bruce Marshall has a keen eye for the human experience and an uncanny knack for creating songs you find yourself humming the next day. A powerful and expressive vocalist who can deliver the grit and conviction in the rock numbers and is also able to convey emotion and sensitivity needed to put across a ballad. Favors a melodic style of lead guitar rarely heard today and is very adept at intricate rhythm and lead passages while singing lead. Also featured on slide with his trademark steel body Dobro throughout the set, which has become a crowd favorite. Influences include Duane and Greg Allman, Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye.Guitarist/ Vocalist Dave Cournoyer has earned a reputation for “coaxing seemingly impossible sounds from his instrument”, and has mastered the art of re-inventing himself every night, almost never playing the same lick twice. Totally at ease with over the top solos or sweet subtle lines, he possesses a soaring vibrato and builds his solos from a whisper to a scream. With a myriad of sounds at his disposal, David has a gift for creating just the right parts for the original material. He never fails to mesmerize the crowd and truly is the group’s “secret weapon”. He’s taken his slide work to another level. Sings lead and backup vocals, joined the group in 1995. Formerly with The Shittons, The Vex, and The Rubies. Influences include Hendrix, Beck, and Clapton.Multi-talented John Donahoe adds color and texture to the group on Tenor Sax, Fiddle, and Mandolin. John’s support lines and blistering solos are a major part of the excitement of the live show and helps define the group’s unique sound. His sax work really sells the blues/R & B material and the fiddle is great in the country blues numbers. It’s fun to watch crowd reaction as he lays down one of his smokin’ sax solos and then picks up the fiddle and proceeds to blow the roof off the joint! The mandolin is a nice touch and meshes beautifully with guitar and dobro. John also supplies back up vocals.Joined the group in 1999, formerly with the Boogaloo Swamis. Influences include John Luc- Ponty, Sting, Santana.Jeff Majeau anchors the group on bass and has the rare ability to play with restraint and understatement while driving the band to a fever pitch. A consummate professional, he creates the perfect bass lines for the original songs, totally at ease with swing, shuffles and straight ahead rock and always plays with the utmost sense of taste and dynamics consistently night after night. Jeff has developed a unique “stand up” sound (due in part to the fretless Rick Turner bass) that works so well with the rest of the uncoventional lineup. Just when you thought you heard him do it all, he cuts loose during a solo feature and takes you to the next level. Truly enjoys playing music and conveys that on stage, joined the group in 1999, formerly with The Cliph Band.Pete Premo is the most recent addition to the band. He’s been playing drums for over 30years. He began studying the rudiments and reading at the age of 10 and then began formal classical percussion training at 15. At age 19 he attended Berklee College of Music where he majored in Percussion and Audio Recording. He later continued his education elsewhere and got a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering which eventually led to his becoming an Acoustics Engineer at the Bose Corporation. Pete has had vast experience playing in a variety of musical genres from jazz, to classical, to blues and rock. Some of his prior gigs were with Tornado Alley, The Blind Tiger Swing Posse, The Cliph Band, Affirmation, Blues Food, Chet Williamson, and Big Town Blues. He has also shared the stage with Luther "Guitar" Johnson, The Fools, and James Montgomery. The group can also be heard in an acoustic format called “Treated and Released”, and features many different songs and varied arrangements of the electric numbers. Drummer and Percussionist for “Treated and Released”, Buddy MacLellan played with Bruce in their first professional band “Whitecap”, and have come full circle once Buddy came aboard in ’97. Buddy has developed a “niche” on percussion with his expertise on the “hybrid” drum kit – congas, hand cymbals, kick drum, chimes, and hi hat, all played with monster technique, using his bare hands!! The result is a latin influenced sound with a warm, woody tone and is offset by his trademark rim shots and “pops” to drive the group. Plays many different styles with conviction and is very conscious of dynamics, which contributes to the excitement of the band. Watch for them at coffeehouses, festivals and national openers. Work on the new Treated CD is about half complete at this writing. Bruce Marshall also performs with James Montgomery in the duo “Montgomery and Marshall”, which has been ongoing for 11 years and the duo has opened for BB King twice, including a show celebrating the BB's 70th birthday at the Capitol Center in Concord, NH., and most recently at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Bruce also does extensive solo work when the group isn’t working, and you’ll find him at clubs and concerts throughout the NE region.Bruce Marshall was a member of The Toy Caldwell Band in ’89 and ’90. Toy was the founder, writer and lead guitar player of the Marshall Tucker Band. TCB toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rick Danko, Charlie Daniels, and The Outlaws, among others. Bruce sang lead vocals, played guitar and keyboards, and the group recorded his own "Welcome to the Human Race" with famed platinum producer Paul Hornsby (Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker). Bruce also worked on the band’s major label CD.Bruce’s original "If Dreams Were Money", won the ASCAP Songwriters Workshop. The group received an award of studio time at Syncro Sound and a music award presented at Boston’s Wang Center.The Bruce Marshall Group has performed with The Beach Boys five times, including a show at Otis Air Force Base that drew over 70,000 people (one of the largest concerts ever held on Cape Cod), and at Holman Stadium in Nashua, NH.Bruce has performed in the duo "Montgomery & Marshall", featuring legendary bluesman James Montgomery, for 11 years. The duo opened for BB King on his 70th birthday, played with John Hiatt, Southside Johnny, George Thorogood, Peter Frampton, The Band, Marshall Tucker, and countless others. They have released 2 CD’s and still continue to play on a regular basis at concerts, festivals, and clubs.Bruce Marshall has jammed with: South Side Johnny, Charlie Daniels, The Outlaws, Toy Caldwell, Extreme, Molly Hatchet, Paul Hornsby, K.D. Bell, Sweet Roy Jones, Steven Perry, Denny Breau, Stu Kimball, Peter Hackel, Marty Stuart, Joe Pet, Chris Hicks, Peter Bell, Sal Detroia, Hirsh Gardner, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Johnny A. and many others.

Name Sales End Price Fee
General Admission / Buffet Ended $38 $0.99
Show Only / After 9PM Ended $15 $0.99
Bar Seating / Buffet Ended $30 $0.99

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