Don't miss this special night of music and storytelling by singer songwriter Benny Bassett, at the home of The Footlight Club, America's Oldest Community Theatre!
Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm, 7A Eliot St. Jamaica Plain, MA
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Seating is limited, so get your ticket early!
'Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.' ~ Thoreau
For Benny Bassett, this mantra could not ring more true. After serving for several years as a singer and lead-guitarist for Chicago-based band Vintage Blue, Bassett has taken his own show on the road. Benny's solo shows feature songs that are "honest, engaging and well-crafted; each one sung with purpose and intent with Benny all the while pulling great hooks, leads and accompaniment from his acoustic guitar." - Radio DJ Bobby Guy, of Kalamazoo 102.5.
In one short year, Benny has shown he is ready for the spotlight sharing the stage with acts like Sister Hazel, The Verve Pipe, Welshly Arms, Bronze Radio Return, Stokeswood, Scars on 45 and Melodime. He also recently showcased his talent at the Folk Alliance International Music Conference in Kansas City, MO, and Red Gorilla Music Fest in Austin, TX.
Building on his successes, Benny released his debut EP in August of 2016. The new EP, titled "These Dreams" is the follow up to the busiest months of his career as a professional musician. In his first year as a solo artist, Benny played over 150 shows across the United States and Canada, earning new fans at each stop. Make sure to check out his tour dates on www.facebook.com/bennybassettmusic
or on his website www.bennybassett.com
About the Footlight Club:
The Footlight Club is America’s oldest community theater and has produced performances every year since 1877. The Footlight Club’s members have sustained the organization's mission:
To present the best in non-professional theater to a broad-based audience, and to preserve and maintain Eliot Hall as a community resource.
A portion of the ticket sales will go to restoration fund for Eliot Hall; donations will help several restoration and renovation projects including the installation of an elevator to provide full accessibility to all in the Club's 180+ year old building!
Eliot Hall is a short a short walk from the MBTA orange line stops Forest Hills, and Green; MBTA #39 bus stops at the corner of Eliot and Centre Sts. On street parking is available for free, and there are free several parking lots nearby.
For more information on the restoration projects: http://www.footlight.org/restoration