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Friday, October 2

Doors 6:30 / Show 7

Reserved tables start at $40

Parking for this event can be found in The Foundry Garage.

What can you say about a band that’s been together since 1986? Plenty! While many bands come and go within a few years, (Savoy) Truffle is in it for the long haul. They are players and en- tertainers; it’s what they do!

Truffle is David Bailey (bass, vocals), Ned Chase (mandolin, guitar, lap steel & vocals), Mike Gendron (drums), Pete Kowalski (percussion) and Dave Gerard (vocals, electric & resonator gui- tars). All but Mike have been creating music together since 1986. Performing in all but ten states across the U.S., playing as many as 275 shows a year. Mike (still the rookie) joined the band with years of experience in 1996; the only lineup change in the band’s history. Truffle has achieved widespread popularity by headlining many respected venues as well as sharing the stage with inter- national acts as Little Feat, Phish, The Band, Dave Matthew’s Band, David Lindley, The Radiators, and Blues Traveler to name only a few.

Truffle has released five albums and assorted compilations (including “Nervous Laughter” on the November/Sony label) as well as contributing to Gerard’s five solo records. Their music has appeared on major motion picture soundtracks. Their latest studio release “That’s Right” is a col- lection of songs penned and arranged by all the members ; with quality song writing, memorable melodies and tasty production, it is by far their most mature record to date. 2016 brought the band’s 30th Anniversary culminating in a Double CD Release “ 30th Bootleg Bandiversary Anthology”.

Their sound, a mix of swampy soul, R&B, Bluegrass, New Orleans grooves, and World music, has been stewing in a pot for years, and is ever changing. Their live show, never dictated by a set list, is eclectic and different every night. Truffle performs in a full electric ensemble as well as an acoustic trio without drums. You need to experience it for yourself ~ Enjoy!

“I’m happy to be back on stage with Truffle this year. Truffle is a world class band. First and foremost they write great songs. I have played music with the best in the world; Truffle holds their own and then some.” ~ Bill Payne (Little Feat)

“Truffle is musically tight, their lyrics are inspired and they do not rely on gimmicks for appeal. Instead, Truffle offers songs with the listener in mind – songs that have been masterfully crafted and arranged.”

~ Showcase, Foster's Daily Democrat (Dover, NH)

“The new CD “That’s Right” is vintage Truffle all the way. It reflects a band that has not only established a strong identity, but

shows continued growth and maturity”

~ The Wire Magazine (Portsmouth, NH)

“These guys have played with many of the hottest acts touring today, seeing most of the acts mare than five times, I can honestly say that an evening with Truffle sounds as good as any of the rest”

Venue Information

40 Bridge Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Organizer Information

Pop Up NH

100 Foundry Place
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Kathleen Cavalaro
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