Photos above taken at Showcase Live by Bruce Gannon of Pheonix Photography (photos left and center), and James Abrams (photo right).
Photo Left: Jim Cribby of Slowhand Graffiti-A Tribute to Eric Clapton; Photo center: The Peacheaters-An Allman Brothers Experience; Photo right: Kathy Lindsey
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Past Events



GARY BACKSTROM BAND AT JASPER HILL CAFE & BISTRO
Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 8:00pm-11:00pm | Admission $10 | All ages welcome
JASPER HILL CAFE & BISTRO - 770 Washington Street, Holliston, MA, 774-233-0853, www.jasperhillcafe.com

Gary Backstrom, founder and frontman of the acclaimed jamband, JIGGLE THE HANDLE, will be coming to Jasper Hill Cafe in Holliston with his full 8-piece band on Saturday, January 7 for a rare, area performance! Showtime is at 8pm, but plan to arrive early for dinner and seating, or call 774-233-0853 for reservations.  Don't miss your chance to catch this stellar band in an intimate setting!

Gary is an accomplished guitarist and vocalist who fronted and formed the popular 90s jamband, Jiggle the Handle. After three CD releases and numerous national tours over the years, the band decided to part ways, playing their last show at the Berkshire Mountain Music Festival in August 2001. The band occasionally regroups in Boston for reunion tours. Today, Gary performs with his band, The Gary Backstrom Band, a high-energy, innovative original act featuring Gary's infectious guitar licks and songwriting, the mesmerizing grooves of keyboardist Jim Cribby, and the dynamic and soulful rhythm section of bassist Everett Pendleton and drummer Michael Doyle. The band's music features clever, hook-filled songwriting and arrangements with intense interaction among the musicians. Their unique sound is interwoven with exciting, unpredictable improvisation that can only be heard in the best live acts on the scene today. www.garybackstrom.com 


LOIS GRECO BAND AT JASPER HILL CAFE & BISTRO - Red, White & Blues Celebration!

770 Washington Street, Holliston, MA, 774-233-0853
Saturday, July 2, 2016 | 8pm to 11pm | Admission $10, all ages welcome

Celebrate the spirit of America this 4th of July weekend with Lois Greco and her full band at Jasper Hill Cafe in Holliston! This gifted blues artist never ceases to amaze her audience with her powerful, soulful voice and smokin' lead guitar playing. A true shining star who puts on a dynamic show! Accompanying Lois is her brother Earl Greco on bass,  Skip Fischer on drums, and Jody Briggs on keys. This band has incredible rhythm and groove. It's hard not to lose yourself to the music. You know you're experiencing something special when Lois and the boys take the stage. In addition to performing original and cover songs with her band while touring all over the United States and Europe, Lois has been involved in film and television with acting roles on "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital" and on Broadway with the lead role in "Grease".
 www.loisgreco.com

Jasper Hill Cafe is a casual and friendly cafe, bistro & bar serving delicious light fare including paninis, wraps, burgers, fresh salads, soups, and pastries plus a great selection of craft beer, wine, and spirits. The atmosphere here is hip, warm and inviting offering the perfect spot to sit and relax for dinner while enjoying top-notch live entertainment.  www.jasperhillcafe.com


LOIS GRECO BAND AT JASPER HILL CAFE & BISTRO
770 Washington Street, Holliston, MA, 774-233-0853
Saturday, May 28, 2016 | 8pm to 11pm | Admission $10, all ages welcome

Lois Greco returns to Jasper Hill Cafe & Bistro with her full band for another intimate show! You'll be amazed at this gifted blues artist's powerful, soulful voice and smokin' lead guitar playing. A true shining star who puts on a dynamic, high-energy show! Accompanying Lois is her brother Earl Greco on bass, Joey Scrima on drums, and Jody Briggs on keys. This band has incredible rhythm and groove--it's hard not to lose yourself to the music. You know you're experiencing something special when Lois and the boys take the stage. In addition to performing original and cover songs with her band while touring all over the United States and Europe, Lois has been involved in film and television with acting roles on "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital" and on Broadway with the lead role in "Grease".  www.loisgreco.com

Jasper Hill Cafe is a casual and friendly cafe, bistro & bar serving delicious light fare including paninis, wraps, burgers, fresh salads, soups, and pastries plus a great selection of craft beer, wine, and spirits. The atmosphere here is hip, warm and inviting offering the perfect spot to sit and relax for dinner while enjoying top-notch live entertainment.  www.jasperhillcafe.com


PLANET OF THE ABTS LIVE IN CONCERT AT THE REGENT THEATRE - Matt Abts & Jorgen Carlsson of GOV'T MULE with T-Bone Andersson
Plus special guests: GARY BACKSTROM and GRASSROOT
Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA, 781-646-4849, www.regenttheatre.com
Sunday, June 14, 2015 | Doors 4pm/Show 5pm | All-ages event | Tickets $20 - Reserved Seating

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for Planet of The Abts (POA) live in concert at The Regent Theatre in Arlington, MA on Sunday, June 14 with special guests Gary Backstrom (founder and frontman of the acclaimed jamband Jiggle the Handle) and roots rock band Grassroot. What a lineup! POA is the side project of drummer Matt Abts and bassist Jorgen Carlsson of GOV'T MULE with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist T-Bone Andersson. These guys will blow your mind! If you like Pink Floyd, you'll love POA.   Don't miss this rare area performance!  Order your tickets online today at: www.regenttheatre.com

Visit the bands' official websites: www.planetoftheabts.com | www.garybackstrom.com | www.grassrootband.com



LADIES NIGHT AT JASPER HILL CAFE 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 | 7pm-11pm | All ages welcome | Admission $5
Jasper Hill Cafe & Bistro, 770 Washington Street, Holliston, MA 01746, 774-233-0853, www.jasperhillcafe.com

Gather your girlfriends, daughters, moms and sisters for a special fun-filled evening out at Jasper Hill Cafe including mingling, shopping, pampering, and live music. Great shopping just in time for Mother's Day! Enjoy cocktails and dinner while networking with other women in the community and discovering the talent of four top female musicians from our area.  Guys are also welcome to attend.

Live musical performances by:
SARAH LEVECQUE - Acclaimed Blues/Americana artist, www.sarahlevecque.com
KATHY LINDSEY - "Best Solo Artist" - 2012 & 2013 - - WMRC Local Music Awards, www.kathylindsey.com
KATE RUSSO - Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, www.reverbnation.com/katerusso
LEANNE HILL - Emerging, young gifted singer/guitarist with the gentle and poetic folk style of Joni Mitchell

Plus:
•    Time to shop and meet with local vendors
•    Chair Massage by a licensed massage therapist from Mac Med Spa in Milford
•    Angel Card Readings by Kim Landini from The Love of Spirit
•    Playing Card Readings by Maribeth Kain
•    Nutritional advice from certified health coach Kim Brown
•    Vendor presentations
•    Raffle with lots of great prizes!

Jasper HIll is a casual and friendly cafe, bistro & bar serving delicious light fare including paninis, wraps, burgers, fresh salads, soups, and pastries plus a great selection of craft beer, wine, and spirits. The atmosphere here is hip, warm and inviting offering the perfect spot to sit and relax for dinner while enjoying top-notch live entertainment.  www.jasperhillcafe.com


LOIS GRECO BAND  Pre-Valentine's Day Show

Friday, February 13, 2015 | 8:30pm-11:30pm | All-ages welcome | Admission $10
Twelve Fine Food & Spirits - 191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA, 508-657-1588, www.twelvema.com

Lois Greco is coming to Twelve Fine Food & Spirits in Bellingham with her full band for an intimate PRE-VALENTINE'S DAY SHOW on Friday, February 13th! You'll be amazed at this gifted blues artist's powerful, soulful voice and smokin' lead guitar playing. A true shining star who puts on a dynamic, high-energy show!

Accompanying Lois is her brother Earl Greco on bass, Jody Briggs on keys, and Alec Antobenedetto of The Peacheaters on drums. This band has incredible rhythm and groove--it's hard not to lose yourself to the music. You know you're experiencing something special when Lois and the boys take the stage. In addition to performing original and cover songs with her band while touring all over the United States and Europe, Lois has been involved in film and television with acting roles on "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital" and on Broadway with the lead role in "Grease".  www.loisgreco.com

All ages welcome, $10 admission. Showtime is at 8:30pm, but plan to arrive early for dinner and seating. Reservations are recommended; call 508-657-1588. 

Twelve is a great place to dine while listening to live music. The lounge has a nice stage, great acoustics, an expansive bar, seating at high-top tables or along the bar, friendly service, and great food. There's even a dance floor! If you haven't been to Twelve yet, come check it out. www.twelvema.com


BRENDAN KELLEY & ARIANNA LYRIST "HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" SHOW 

Friday, December 26, 2014 | 8:30pm-11:30pm | All-ages welcome | FREE show!
Twelve Fine Food & Spirits - 191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA, 508-657-1588, www.twelvema.com

Billboard Top 40 artist Brendan Kelley and singer/songwriter Arianna Lyrist are both coming home from Nashville to New England for the holidays, and will be performing a rare acoustic show at Twelve Fine Food & Spirits in Bellingham on Friday, December 26!  Join us for this special "Home for The Holidays" show featuring these two young, amazingly talented musicians. Music starts at 8:30pm with Arianna Lyrist then Brendan Kelley will follow. Plan to arrive early for dinner, drinks and good seats. FREE show and all ages welcome. Seating is limited.  Reservations are recommended--call 508-657-1588. www.brendankelleymusic.com | www.ariannalyrist.com


AN EVENING WITH GARY BACKSTROM AT TWELVE FINE FOOD & SPIRITS

Saturday, November 15, 2014 | 8pm-11pm | Free show, all ages welcome

Gary Backstrom, lead singer/guitarist and founder of the acclaimed jamband JIGGLE THE HANDLE, is returning to Twelve Fine Food & Spirits in Bellingham this Saturday night, November 15 for another rare acoustic solo performance! This gifted musician plays innovative, funky original rock with elements of jazz, R&B, electronica, and psychedelia with the jamband spirit plus some great classic rock covers. A show not to be missed!  www.garybackstrom.com

Music starts at 8:30pm but plan to arrive early for dinner and best seating. All ages welcome and no cover charge!

Twelve is a fine dining establishment  with a beautiful bar and nice atmosphere for live acoustic music.  Live entertainment is featured every Friday and Saturday night with an Open Mic Night hosted by local blues legend Bruce Marshall on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.  With its nice stage, superb acoustics, expansive bar, and chic but casual atmosphere, Twelve is a great spot for gathering with friends and listening to live music.  There's even a small dance floor for dancing!  www.twelvema.com