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A Birthday Bash: Jenna Markard and Friends Play Rickie Lee Jones' first album
W/ The Blue Ribbons and more
Saturday, May 18, 8 pm

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Our great friend Jenna Markard wanted a special place to do a project that's near and dear to her heart: a performance of the album "Rickie Lee Jones." We're delighted that she's chosen Accurate Records as the venue, and even more delighted at her choice of musical co-conspirators.

The Blue Ribbons: James Rohr, Mike Castellana, Jef Charland, Tauras Biskis - along with Peter Moore, Amber Casares, Jeff Robinson and Russ Gershon will be backing Jenna Markard and bringing their talents to energize the RLJ portion of the night.

An opening variety set will feature performances by local artists including Phil Aiken, Martha Bourne, Jenna, Peter, Amber and more TBA.

The Blue Ribbons will finish out the night with their own amazing music, joined by guests.

Jenna writes: "Rickie Lee's first record shaped all of us musically and it's a killer bunch of songs so we are epically excited to do this! A NOT TO BE MISSED night featuring some of my most treasured musician friends from this town. I would mean a lot to me to have you there. Plus it's my birthday!"

KTKB Presents: Fufu Party w/ Kotoko Brass

2nd annual loft party show w/ live music from Kotoko Brass (Boston/Ghana) + West African food (fufu, light soup, & jollof rice). BYOB.

Last year's edition sold out –
buy in advance!

Inspired by the traditional drum rhythms of Ghana, Kotoko Brass has created a unique, joyful, and improvisational style of West African dance music described by the Boston Globe as “propulsive, infectious party music”.

The drums provide the heart and soul of Kotoko Brass — merging syncopated African percussion polyrhythms with hard-hitting dance grooves on the drumset. The horns blend traditional sounds of New Orleans with the famous West African brass band sound heard from Ghana to Nigeria, and the keyboard and bass evoke classic African and Caribbean styles of highlife, afrobeat, and reggae.

A celebratory and energetic synthesis of music, people, and cultures from around the world, Kotoko Brass features musicians from Ghana, Antigua, Japan, and the United States playing together in unity. Kotoko Brass has shared the stage with Angelique Kidjo, Red Baraat, Femi Kuti, the California Honeydrops, Vieux Farka Toure, Innov Gnawa, Take 6, the Boston Pops, Rubblebucket, and more.