21st and 1st
The name was conceived on location on the corner of 21st and 1st between 3 very close friends with the desire to acoustically reproduce your favorite Pop/Rock and Alternative cover songs. Justin Jordan – Guitar / Vocals, Josh Jennings – Bass / Vocals, Shawn “Cajon” Ballou – Percussion / Vocals. This unique blend of instruments along with tasty harmonies makes for an experience not to be missed!
Amanda McCarthy is an award winning, multi-genre singer /songwriter from the greater Boston area. She has released two EP’s of her original work with more new music on the way, and she has won many awards for her original music starting with her first win in 2011. Most notably, she has been named “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” by Limelight Music Magazine along with her second album, AAA, being named the runner-up winner for “Album of the Year” ; has played for NASCAR at the NH Motor Speedway ; won the original song competition at the Southern New England music expo for her song “Elephant in the Room” ; and has opened for and supported acts like Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith), Jason Lancaster (of Mayday Parade), Hawthorne Heights, Jason Isbell and Frank Turner. You’ll find Amanda playing solo acoustic, duo/trio style, or with a full band. Playing old favorites and always showcasing new material, her sound and style centers around the pop genre, but each individual song combines elements from other genres includes alternative, rock, country, indie and blues.
Bobby Livingston is known for his compelling songs of overindulgence and heartbreak, grittily sung stories that tell the tale of an American lost soul. Livingston’s 2013 CD “High and Away” was met with critical acclaim across New England. Well known to Milford, his band has performed regularly at Tupelo Music Hall, The Pasta Loft and J’s Tavern.
The Ballou Brothers
For over 35 years, The Ballou Brothers Band has been providing music for local functions and played the nightclub circuit throughout New England. Currently working on their forth studio album and still performing out occasionally, the lineup includes founding members from 1974 Dave and Matt Ballou, Deane Ballou who joined the band in 1976, Gary Young in 1981, and Gary Blaisdell in 1991. Over the years all of the members have branched out into different projects but still continue to bring their own brand of home grown guitar rock and roll to the region with the Ballou Brothers Band.
From a young age, Brad Bosse always had an interest in music. Hailing from Milford, NH, Brad offers a wide variety of acoustic rock; from classic rock to oldies to current pop to country to alternative. He has a very broad catalog of music. With his rhythmic melodies and smooth, new age vocals, Brad can mold to entertain any venue. Brad has a very unique sound that has become a favorite in the NH music scene. He was the winner of the “Best Local Solo Performer” in the Hippo Press for 2015 and 2016 as well as “Best Local Performer” in the Cabinet Press Best Of Souhegan awards. Performing upwards of 6 to 7 days a week, there’s always an opportunity to see Brad play. And he loves to crack a joke or two.
The DoubleNecks Guitar Duo
The DoubleNecks are two guitarists and educators from New England. Original compositions based on a mood are prevalent in their performance, as well as traditional guitar favorites from the pop, jazz, country and blues traditions. They’ve played events from 50th anniversaries to restaurants to colleges to corporate events with their wide-ranging repertoire. The 2016 Duo consists of Mike Loce and Tim Kierstead. The two guys love guitar playing and want the music to be enjoyed by you, the listener. They are happy to be performing at the Milford Great Pumpkin Festival!
Duty Free serves up a steady blend of pop-influenced dance funk with a splash of complimenting melody. Since their formation in 2002, they have grown into a band synonymous with fun and positivity, attracting a wide variety of music lovers to their eclectic repertoire. From original compositions to recycled classics, Duty Free’s humor and willingness to take chances on stage is what sets each show apart from the next.
Earth Mamas with Noisy Waters
Christine and Megan met in ’89 when singing in a Women’s choir at college. Their choir director nicknamed them the “Earth Mamas” due to their love for singing gritty tenor and alto harmonies. They partnered with Margo deSimon writing songs and performing at local coffee houses and benefits throughout the early 90’s. After college graduation they went their separate ways. Then, in early 2016 Megan stumbled across recordings made during an Earth Mama performance in 1992. Megan took a chance and reached out to try to find Christine on Facebook and they had a very emotional musical reunion at Christine’s home with both of their families. They soon found out that the music they wrote 25 years ago, had a prophetic tone and healing force that stretched from the past to the present. They have since written a new song about this experience, “Home”. Megan and Christine are now performing again together and also with the band “Noisy Waters” which includes some of their family members and friends. They play gigs at local coffee houses and other musical venues in MA and NH.
EMMARIE is breaking all the rules and mixing it up, rocking the music scene with powerful messages and unforgettable beats. She creates her own unique style by seamlessly fusing together her favorite features of Indie, Pop, Rock and more to create inspirational music with hooks that make you move, and lyrics with a passion for life She is an award winning, singer-songwriter and has garnered two nominations by the prestigious New England Music Awards for Pop Act of the Year. EMMARIE has shared the stage and performed with artists such as Halsey, Melanie Martinez, Bebe Rexha, The Chainsmokers, Troye Sivan, Iggy Azalea, Nelly, Mike Posner, Panic at the Disco, Gwen Stafani and many more.No show is complete without full audience participation. So get on your feet and get ready to rock with EMMARIE!
The Fearless Ones
The Fearless Ones are a throwback to the glory days of rock. The quintet fuses the power-pop of Cheap Trick and Matthew Sweet with the instrumental and songwriting prowess of Little Feat and Steely Dan to create an original sound all their own. Fans of The Fearless Ones’ singer-songwriter/rhythm guitarist Tom Powley’s work with seminal jamband Percy Hill, a band he co-founded in 1993, will appreciate the band’s willingness to experiment on stage. TFO incorporates a multitude of musical styles and backgrounds as they perform shows around New England. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFearless1s ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/thefearlessones
Fordham Road is a band that formed in Boston, MA during January 2016. It is the brainchild of band members Tom Shubsda and Kristian Veech. Tom and Kristian started the band to create a sound that blended different musical elements into progressive rock music. Some of their main influences include Rush, Neutral Milk Hotel, Todd Rundgren, and Yes. Fordham Road has already performed throughout New England and Upstate New York, and they are working on their debut album which they plan to release in 2017.
Granite Street Rhythm
Some call it luck; we call it providence. Hanging Scarlet started one day when old friends that had not seen each other for years found each other. It was meant to be as both have been trying reconnect to start a band that cared about the sound, songs and performance. With a mix of styles from progressive rock to folk, Rob, Tim, Rocky and Joe have come together to write and play music that not only “Rocks” but has a message. A message of hope and love. Hanging Scarlet has a musicianship that only comes with the experience of the many styles played by all the members. Rob, Tim, Rocky, and Joe have been a part of many musical projects and have come together to make Hanging Scarlet a labor of love.
The Kukuleles are directed by Amy Conley at Ukulele Revolution in Milford, performing favorite songs for all ages on the mighty uke! www.kukuleles.com For information about ukulele classes in Milford and Nashua contact Amy Conley, 603-249-9560.
Marlena Phillips and Joe McDonald of Milford and Manchester, NH come together with a five-piece band this year, offering you fun classic oldies, rock, pop and country. You’ll know every song, we promise you a good time, and we hope you’ll join us!!