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February
2017

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From the dead of winter comes signs of spring and renewal. It's too early to call winter over in New England as there are many ski gigs left to play, but we are starting to feel the tendrils of warmth, and we are excited. Thank you so much for working with us all these years, and we look forward to many more to come.

John Kadlecik is right now focusing mainly on performing solo Acousti'Lectric shows all over the US. Full band shows are starting to be planned. Please let us know if you are interested in hosting a solo show (90 minutes typically), and we'll get you into the mix for his upcoming tour plans. In the coming months, he will be visiting Hawaii, New Orleans for Jazz Fest, shows with Melvin and JGB in the northeast in March, and more.

Congratulations to Roots of Creation on signing onto the biggest festival in their genre in the country, California Roots festival for May 27-28. We will be sending them out, so let us know if you would like to host them anywhere in the west. There are dates available in most any part of the country including dates in the southeast being sought at the end of summer, northeast and mid Atlantic dates throughout the year, and more.

We are in the midst of planning the next set of dates for Wobblesauce out of Boston. They've announced that Scotty Zwang (Dopapod) will be joining them on drums, and Steve Larson from Indobox will be joining in on keyboards. Their first date in quite a while is this month at the Snow Barn, and we're planning out shows in April and beyond for their CD release. Jump on board for festival season, and Wobblesauce promises to be the musical surprise of the summer.

Freekbass, fresh off of a brand new signature bass, new video and single, and constant touring, has just signed a management deal. We expect fresh ideas and renewed vigor. There's plenty of dates left in winter and spring for all of you funk lovers. Colorado tour is May 19 and 20 confirmed with dates in Boulder and Denver, and we'd love more Colorado dates and routers through the plains states. Get down, get funky.

Taj Weekes and Adowa hail from St Lucia but are stationed in the US. This month has an extensive tour that will hit throughout the US leading to a run through Western Canada. We are already planning significant runs for later in the year. May 28 is booked for the KY reggae festival, and we'd love to add more dates to that run. End of June leads a cross country run to hit California for 4th of July and then dates all over the US for July and August. In addition to being an amazing musician bringing the world the music of St Lucia, Taj also has an amazing history as a humanitarian and has been named a UNICEF champion for work.
LMNR LogoIn the News, RIP Butch Trucks and winter touring for John Kadlecik. Show Reviews are in for Justin Trawick and the Common Good and Umphrey's McGee at College Street Music Hall. Sounds of the Sea boat cruise with Donna the Buffalo, Max Creek, and Adam Ezra Group is Previewed. We're seeking out new writers all the time, so please hit us at lmnandr at gmail dot com with your ideas. Traffic has radically increased lately, and we have been able to garner press passes for some contributors to get to shows they never thought possible. Consider the glory!

VENUE PROGRAMMING
We continue to offer venue programming for clubs of all shapes and sizes. Included in our venue programming is comprehensive marketing services, such as social media and email marketing, along with publicity services. Hit us at phil@simonsaysbooking.com to discuss your venue programming needs.

PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT
Getting your music to stand out from the crowd takes a strong band brand, strategic planning and consistent execution. The Simon Says Publicity Department offers bands and musicians wrap-around marketing and publicity services that not only make the job of marketing your music easier, we make it more effective. We continue to offer bands traditional publicity services, most recently with clients like Roots of Creation and Rev Tor's "Last Waltz Live." We’ve also expanded to provide day-to-day band marketing implementation services, currently working with Max Creek, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers, Lovewhip, and Rebel Alliance.

The Simon Says Publicity Department is also available for comprehensive Band Branding and Marketing Plan projects. Most recently we finished a project with the PA-based freak funk band Dr. Slothclaw, and are currently working with solo artist Lisa Ellingsen, the Canada-based jam fusion outfit the Chameleon Project and Boston’s Jo Henley. Be sure to hit up Kara to find out how we can help you reach the next level! kara@simonsaysbooking.com

FEBRUARY SHOWS
ADAM EZRA GROUP
2.24 Port City Music Hall, Portland ME
2.25 Narrows Center for the Performing Arts, Fall River MA

THE ALCHEMYSTICS
2.24 Electric Haze, Worcester MA
2.25 Loon Mountain, Lincoln NH

BEAU SASSER'S ESCAPE PLAN
1.12 Black Rock Yacht & Athletic Club, Bridgeport CT

BELLA'S BARTOK
2.02 Funk n Waffles, Syracuse NY
2.03 Club Helsinki, Hudson NY
2.04 The Recovery Lounge, Upper Jay NY
2.10 Jaba Barn, Canton NY
2.11 The Waterhole, Saranac Lake NY
2.18 The Stone Church, Newmarket NH
2.24 Pacific Standard Tavern, New Haven CT
2.25 Ocean Mist, S Kingston RI

BLACK MASALA
2.26 Black Jack, Washington DC

BLIND PEDESTRIAN
2.04 Basic City Beer, Waynesboro VA

BOX OF RAIN
2.18 Ottobar, Baltimore MD
2.25 Gullifty's Restaurant, Camp Hill PA
2.25 TLA, Philadelphia PA

BRET WILSON
2.25 Pipedream Brewing Company, Londonderry NH

BROKEN ARROW
2.03 The Ardmore, Ardmore PA

DEADBEAT
2.10 Opus Underground, Salem MA
2.17 Harlow's, Peterborough NH

THE EQUALITES
2.04 Windsor Station, Windsor VT
2.16 Arts Block, Greenfield MA

ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS
2.10 Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
2.23 Blue Side Tavern, Frederick MD
2.25 Triumph Brewing Co, New Hope PA

FLUX CAPACITOR
2.02 Club Cafe, Pittsburgh PA
2.03 Flour City Station, Rochester NY
2.04 Funk n Waffles, Syracuse NY
2.10 The Foundry, Philadelphia PA
2.25 Brown Hotel, Indiana PA

FRANK VIELE
1.14 Ocean Mist, S Kingston RI

FREEVOLT
2.11 The Green Door Pub, Stratton Mountain VT

FREEKBASS
2.01 Scarlet and Grey Cafe, Columbus OH
2.02 Funk n Waffles, Syracuse NY
2.03 The Haunt, Ithaca NY
2.04 Montage Music Hall, Rochester NY

GOLDEN GATE WINGMEN
2.22 Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore MD
2.23 Irving Plaza, New York NY
2.24 The Ardmore, Ardmore PA
2.25 Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg PA

GRETCHEN & THE PICKPOCKETS
2.28 Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley ME

INSIDIOUS RAYS
1.24 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY

JOHN KADLECIK
2.01 Hilo Town Tavern, Hilo HI Acousti-Lectric
2.02 Charlie's, Paoa HI Acousti-Lectric
2.11 private event
JOE YOUNG
2.10 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT

LOVEWHIP
2.17 The Maple Tree Cafe, Simsbury CT
2.24 Triumph Brewing Co, New Hope PA

LUNA CARNIVAL
2.23 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT

MAX CREEK
2.17 Wescott Theater, Syracuse NY
2.18 Bearsville Theater, Woodstock NY

MISS FAIRCHILD
2.11 Fury's Publick House, Dover NH
2.19 Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley ME

NATE MARTEL DUO
1.22 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT

OLD SOUL REVIVAL
1.14 The Hermitage Club, Wilmington VT

REBEL ALLIANCE
2.04 Green Door Pub, Stratton Mountain VT
2.11 private event
2.17 Rustic Barn & Pub, Troy NY
2.24 Fury's Publick House, Dover NH

RICE-AN AMERICAN BAND
2.10 Arts Block, Greenfield MA

ROOTS OF CREATION
2.04 Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley ME
2.17 Outer Space, Hamden CT
2.18 Wally's, Hampton NH

THE SKATALITES
2.23 The Ardmore, Ardmore PA

SOULTREE
2.09 The Stomping Ground, Putnam CT
2.15 The Half Door, Hartford CT

TAJ WEEKES & ADOWA
2.01 Club Cafe, Pittsburgh PA
2.02 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH
2.03 Space Bar, Columbus OH
2.04 Founder's Brewing Co, Grand Rapids MI
2.06 The Aquarium, Fargo ND

VAN BURENS
2.17 Fury's Publick House, Dover NH

WOBBLESAUCE
2.17 Snow Barn at Mt Snow, Dover VT


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