Next Stage Arts and Twilight Music present:
Born on a snowy Fat Tuesday night of 2012, the Soggy Po’ Boys have been honing their craft of New Orleans’ music in their Tuesday residency in their home town of Dover New Hampshire. The New Orleans flavored septet doesn’t just play their weekly gig and call it at that. No, they fit in more than a hundred shows every year, from festivals and concerts to politics-infused burlesque collaborations and street parades. Part of the beauty of New Orleans music is that it’s celebrated and appreciated wherever it goes, from the street to the theater. The Po’ Boys are doing their part to spread the greatest music on earth around their home in New England and when touring, throughout the rest of the country. The Soggy Po’ Boys serve their jazz messy, mixing brass-fueled mayhem with spirituals, Meters-style old-school funk, and the Caribbean side of the New Orleans tradition.
NHPR describes the band in this way: “If you’ve been to Sonny’s Tavern in Dover, New Hampshire on a Tuesday night, you could be forgiven for feeling like you’ve stepped into a New Orleans jazz club. The eight musicians that make up the Seacoast-based Soggy Po’ Boys bring the brassy music of ‘Nawlins to Dover.” London Jazz News agrees, writing of the band’s third release in four years, No Worse for Wear: “Although boasting a convivial spirit to rival that of slick cocktail party favourites The Hot Sardines, The Soggy Po’ Boys like things a bit rougher around the edges. This sousaphone-powered octet from New Hampshire is a more microbrewery ale than a peach daiquiri. Think Hot 8 Brass Band, but with generally darker subject matter and fewer Marvin Gaye covers.”
The Soggy Po Boys are:
Stu Dias- Vocals / Guitar
Eric Klaxton- Clarinet/Sop. Sax
Zach Lange- Trumpet
Nick Mainella- Tenor Sax
Mike Effenberger- Piano
Brett Gallo- Drums
Scott Kiefner- Bass
Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 48 hours required for entry to indoor shows. Masks required while inside the venue.
This concert is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.
This performance is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of Oak Meadow.