http://www.newtoncommunitypride.org/festival/FOAevents.html Newton Cultural Center at City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Avenue
1000 Commonwealth Aveue
Newton Center, MA 02459
Alcohol, Music, Nightlife, Performing Arts
James Montgomery has been one of the leading blues performers of a generation and he’s coming to Newton as part of the 3rd annual Festival of the Arts! Don’t miss James along with his 10 piece “Super Group” featuring Jimmy Vivino of The Conan O’Brien show “Basic Cable” Band!
Jimmy Vivino serves as the Music Director on the TBS late night show CONAN and has been a member of the “Basic Cable” Band since originally formed in 1993 by Bruce Springsteen’s drummer Max Weinberg.
Throughout his illustrious career, Montgomery has toured with many artists, including Aerosmith, The J. Geils Band, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, The Allman Brothers, The Steve Miller Band, The Johnny Winter Band, The Blues Brothers with (Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) and others and has performed on stage with a long list of musicians including B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, James Cotton, Bonnie Raitt, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith front man and American Idol TV Show Judge), Brad Whitford (Aerosmith guitarist), Charlie Daniels, Gregg Allman, LaVern Baker, Patti LaBelle, Jonathan Edwards, Peter Wolf (The J.Geils Band), Magic Dick (The J.Geils Band), Danny Klein (The J.Geils Band), Huey Lewis (Huey Lewis and the News),and Billy Joel's River of Dreams LP.
Since 2001, Montgomery has found another home with “The Friends” a band formed by Newton resident Peter Hackel after the 9/11 attacks to help deal with a deep personal loss. Hackel lost his stepmother Paige Farley-Hackel on American Flight #11 and this performance at Newton City Hall marks the group’s 16th Anniversary of giving back to those in need, remembering the hero’s and victims of 9/11 and honoring musical legends “Gone Too Soon”.