James Montgomery and Christine Ohlman w/ Cliff Goodwin and Tom "The Suit" Forst

Friday March 23, 2018 @ 8:00 PM

Legendary blues harpist JAMES MONTGOMERY and SNL rocker CHRISTINE OHLMAN come together w/ special guests CLIFF GOODWIN (the Joe Cocker Band) and TOM "THE SUIT" FORST on Friday, March 23rd at 8 pm for an unforgettable evening of blues rock! Whether you're a fan of these artists or a first-timer, you don’t want to miss this spectacular collision of talent….

When blues legend JAMES MONTGOMERY plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home." Whether it's recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery always plays with authority. Growing up in Detroit, Montgomery learned first-hand from masters James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells at the legendary "Chessmate." Over the years, he's carried on the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.

CHRISTINE OHLMAN, the queen of blue-eyed rock n' soul, grew up loving both the sweetness of a Memphis horn line and the raunch of an electric guitar riff, so she teased her blonde hair into a beehive (in honor of Ronnie Spector) and never looked back, picking up a guitar and forging a career as a songwriter in the process. Ohlman tours relentlessly, torching clubs up and down the Eastern Seaboard. She is the current, long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band, and was featured with the B-52's during the recent SNL 40th Anniversary post-show concert.

Special guest CLIFF GOODWIN, a native son of Worcester, MA, came up, as a founding member, with legendary New England rock n' roll gods The American Standard Band, appearing on their self-titled LP. In 1976, he answered the call to become Joe Cocker’s lead guitarist, where he stayed until 1988, sharing the stage with Nicky Hopkins and Bobby Keyes; recording Luxury You Can Afford (Asylum), Cocker (Capitol), Live In Central Park (Casablanca), Standing Here, and Live in Montreaux (famously appearing on singles like “Leave Your Hat On” and Grammy-winner “Up Where We Belong”); and cementing his reputation as an musical director par excellence when he assumed that role for Cocker upon joining the band. Along the way, Cliff worked with John Mayall, Steve Miller, and Robert Palmer, appearing on Palmer’s Secrets, (and, again famously, on singles “Bad Case Of Loving You” and “Suspicion”), three Billboard Hot 100-charted singles with the New City Rockers, and the million-seller Twisted Christmas with The Bob Rivers Comedy Corporation.

Opener TOM "THE SUIT" FORST quit his full-time job as a corporate VP of Cox Communications in order to pursue a lifelong dream of a career in music. Since then, Tom has gained acclaim as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter - performing and recording with well-known musicians such as the Johnny Winter Band, the Saturday Night Live Band, the Allman Brothers Band, Paul Nelson Band, the Stephen Colbert Show Band, Popa Chubby, and Grammy-winning musicians & producers. As a performer, he has opened for: Hoobastank, Marshall Tucker Band, Lucas Nelson (Willie's son!), Atlanta Rhythm Section, 3 Dog Night, Gideon Luke, Grand Funk! In 2017, The Suit released his solo album, "On Fire," presented by Factory Underground Records and produced by Grammy-winner Paul Nelson.

Tickets to this star-studded evening of blues rock are $25 for General Admission and $35 for VIP Reserved (+ fees).


$25, $35