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Thursday, July 7

Two Intimately Yours Concerts Just Announced

Two Intimately Yours concerts just announced!
The Music Hall Presents
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Saturday, September 3, 2011 8pm Historic Theater
On sale to members: noon Saturday July 9
On sale to public: noon Saturday July 23
“a remarkable pianist…with America in his music”— New York Times
Touring behind his latest album, Bride of the Noisemakers
“Dazzling” - Newark Star Ledger Review
An Evening With Gillian Welch
Saturday, November 26, 2011 8pm Historic Theater
On sale to members: noon Saturday July 9
On sale to public: noon Saturday July 16
Touring behind her latest album, The Harrow and the Harvest
“a leading voice in American roots music” – Wall Street Journal
“one of the most impressive catalogs in contemporary roots music” – Boston Globe
The Music Hall announced today the latest installments in the popular Intimately Yours concert series: the triple Grammy Award-winning Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers, Saturday September 3, 2011 at 8pm, and Grammy Award winner Gillian Welch, Saturday November 26 at 8pm. Both shows will be at the Historic Theater in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Tickets for Bruce Hornsby go on sale to Music Hall members at noon, Saturday July 9, and to the public at noon, Saturday, July 23. Tickets for Gillian Welch go on sale to Music Hall members at noon, Saturday July 9, and to the public at noon, Saturday, July 16.
About Bruce Hornsby
Touring behind his new CD, Bride of the Noisemakers, Hornsby’s previous albums have sold 11 million copies worldwide and have solidified Hornsby’s status as a highly sought-after collaborator, with such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Don Henley, Bob Seger, Chaka Khan, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, and including a two-year touring stint as a part-time member of the Grateful Dead. Bride Of  The Noisemakers is Bruce Hornsby’s masterpiece from the road. Regarded as one of the most dynamic live performers in rock, Hornsby makes even the most intricate compositions sound effortless. Captured on their 2007-2009 tour, Bride Of The Noisemakers is a massive 25-track collection which includes songs from Bruce’s critically-acclaimed catalog. “Dazzling” - Newark Star Ledger Review. Bruce Hornsby first rose to national prominence with The Way It Is, his 1986 Grammy-winning debut album with The Range. The title track became the most-played song on American radio in 1987, winning ASCAP’s Song of the Year award. Hornsby also won Grammys in 1989 for “Best Bluegrass Recording” for his version of “The Valley Road,” which appeared on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume II and in 1993 for “Best Pop Instrumental Performance,” for his song with Branford Marsalis for the Barcelona Olympics, “Barcelona Mona.” Additionally, Hornsby was a part-time member of the Grateful Dead from September 1990 to March 1992, performing over 100 concerts in America and Europe.
“a remarkable pianist…with America in his music”—The New York Times
About Gillian Welch
From Berklee College of Music to Nashville to winning a Grammy Award for her collaboration with Allison Kraus on the soundtrack for the hit film, O Brother, Where Art Thou (produced by T. Bone Burnett), this singer/songwriter/guitarist has received critical acclaim for her new Southern sound – a blend of Appalachian, Bluegrass and Americana. She has collaborated and recorded with Emmylou Harris, Ani DiFranco and The Decembrists. She will appear with her longtime partner, David Rawlings, touring behind her new album, The Harrow and the Harvest. “I had no desire to be a child of sin; then you went and pressed your whiskers to my cheek”
“a leading voice in American roots music” – Wall Street Journal
“one of the most impressive catalogs in contemporary roots music” – Boston Globe
“at once innovative and obliquely reminiscent of past rural forms” – New Yorker

According to Music Hall Executive Director Patricia Lynch, “We’re looking forward to  welcoming  Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers back to the stage of the Historic Theater for a Labor Day weekend concert – it’s clearly a mutual admiration society – we love him and he loves the Hall. That’s the way it is!”
And, Deputy Director of Programming + Curator Therese LaGamma, weighs in on Gillian Welch, “We are thrilled to be able to bring Gillian to our stage. She was here last summer lending her vocals and rhythm guitar to Dave Rawlings Machine. We were lucky to get her particularly with the success of her latest album. This promises to be a truly memorable night!”
About Intimately Yours
The best concert experience in New England!
Superior acoustics. Intimate concerts. Top acts. Dazzling lobby.
Convenient parking. Diverse Dining. Charming Accommodations. Historic Portsmouth.
“easily the most gorgeous venue I’ve ever been to” Nicole Bedard concert goer
Intimately Yours Series Sponsors – Bruce Hornsby
Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Café;  92.5 The River
Evening Sponsor – Bruce Hornsby
Clear Eye Photo
Intimately Yours Series Sponsor – Gillian Welch
The Red Door; 92.5 The River
Evening Sponsor – Gillian Welch
Clear Eye Photo; Me & Ollie’s
American Treasure sponsor
Season Sponsor
River House Restaurant
To purchase tickets
Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers will appear at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater Saturday, September 3 at 8pm. Tickets are $59;$48 and go on sale to members noon Saturday July 9, and to the public noon Saturday July 23.
An Evening with Gillian Welch will take place at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 8pm. All tickets are $32 and go on sale to members noon Saturday July 9; and on sale to public noon Saturday July 16.
Tickets for both shows can be purchased at The Music Hall box office at the Historic Theater at 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, NH, by phone at 603-436-2400, or online at http://www.themusichall.org.
 About The Music Hall
The Music Hall is a performing arts powerhouse featuring curated entertainment from around the world in two theaters in its downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire campus - one, a landmark 1878 Victorian theater, the other the intimate Music Hall Loft around the corner from the Historic Theater. Acclaimed signature series bring top authors and artists to both stages, while HD broadcasts and independent film fill both screens. Two radio shows broadcast on NH Public Radio originate here. This dynamic arts center urges patrons to Explore + Learn via master classes, post film panel discussions, and matinees for children. An anchor cultural organization in this historic working seaport, The Music Hall is one of downtown Portsmouth’s biggest employers and largest contributors to the regional economy. The Music Hall is 501c3 nonprofit managed by a professional staff with the assistance of a volunteer board.  Though global in the scope of its artists and programs, The Music Hall operates independently with the support of 3,000 members, 300 business supporters and 40 community partners.  Welcoming more than 100,00o patrons (including 20,000 children) each year from the tri-state area and beyond, The Music Hall is the region’s center for the performing arts, literature and education…easy to get to, impossible to forget.
“the beating cultural heart of New Hampshire’s seacoast” – Boston Globe
About the Historic Theater
Step over the threshold of this landmark Victorian theater – the oldest in New Hampshire - and into the Beaux Arts Founders Lobby featuring superlative patron amenities. Upstairs, the elegant 900-seat auditorium – now restored to its 1878 splendor – has welcomed artists ranging from Mark Twain to Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show. Patrons greet friends and neighbors in this community great room, a gathering place for conversation dating back to the days of Frederick Douglass. The original hardwood floor and horseshoe balcony ensure superior acoustics for stage and screen events.  Full concessions are available in both lobbies. Tickets to all Music Hall events are sold at the Box Office located at the historic theater. 
“The crown jewel of Portsmouth’s cultural scene, staging concerts, plays, movies, and even book readings. This meticulously restored theater holds its own with the best venues in Boston, attracting some of the nation’s most interesting entertainers.” – Yankee Magazine

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