Musical Headliner: NRBQ
The legendary NRBQ — founder & driving force Terry Adams on keyboards & vocals, Scott Ligon on guitar & vocals, Casey McDonough on bass & vocals, and Conrad Choucroun on drums — release their latest studio album on June 17. With twelve great new songs, Brass Tacks is brimming with swinging rhythms, sweet vocals, and sparkling sound.
The one and only Q hits the road in June to bring the music to the people. The Summer Brewfest is one of their very first stops. What to expect besides the unexpected? “Ability to groove like no other band on the planet.” –popmatters. “Spontaneity, humor, breadth, and musical know-how…” –No Depression. “Music no one can make anymore.” –Detroit Metro-Times. “NRBQ is still liable to play anything. Roaring rockabilly, transcendent pop-rock, roadhouse blues, avant jazz — you name it.” –Minneapolis Tribune. “Honest about inspiration wherever it is found, fearless, searching for possibilities, taking chances.” –Daily Hampshire Gazette. “Inventing music right before our ears.” –Blurt
Opening Act: Danny Pease and the Regulators
Danny Pease and the Regulators (DPR) has been a strong force in New England for a handful of years. Composed of musicians with ranging backgrounds, their style of “Dirty Punk Reggae” continues to morph and take shape, while always staying true to reggae roots and ska rhythms.
With their home base in Western Mass, they have steadily been scouring the Northeast and impressing newcomers with high energy and uplifting shows. Even being described as “A veritable army of energetic rockers… DPR blends ska, reggae, rock and hip-hop into a whirlwind of whoop-ass…” – The Valley Advocate