James Montgomery & Friends featuring Peter Hackel with special guest Jimmy Vivino, Music Director of The CONAN O’Brian Band: Classic Rock meets the Blues!
7pm Meet and Greet; Cash bar; 8pm show. CD signing/after party following performance.
Formed in 2001 in the light of the 9/11 attacks (and the loss of Newton resident Paige Farley-Hackel), the band has been nominated for a Boston Music Award and featured at The Wang Center awards ceremony.Their performance at Newton’s City Hall marks the band’s 15th Anniversary remembering those “gone too soon” with their focus on giving back to organizations in need.
Newton’s own Peter Hackel, co-founder of the “Super Group” along with Montgomery, which consists of some of Boston’s most beloved musicians has welcomed Aeirosmith’s Steven Tyler, Joey Kramer & Tom Hamilton, Doug Flutie, Joey Molland (Bad finger), Danny Klein (J. Geils Band), Charlie Huhn (Foghat) and many others to the stage. You just never know who’s going to show up at a JM & Friends performance!
Don’t miss this June 2nd “homecoming” as James and Peter with special guest Jimmy Vivino bring the power and passion to Newton Festival for the Arts!