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Folk and bluegrass multi-instrumentalist Old Time Dave Talmage joins us every Friday downstairs for lunch, salting the room with good time tunes, and a sad song peppered in here and there.
A true grit rock and roll band out of Providence, RI, and two-time winners of the Boston Music Awards "Best Blues Artist of the Year."
The Press Room Shanty, Forebitter, and Foc’s’l Ballad Singaround makes the downstairs' “rafters roar” with songs embracing Portsmouth’s maritime heritage—songs of fishing, whaling, shipwreck, and naval battle; songs of trade, clipper races, and sailors’ pursuits on ship and shore.
With influences from The Velvet Underground to Big Star, JB&TF's new album brings the campfire crackle as well as the vintage tube breakup.
Now held Sunday afternoons, the weekly Anglo-Celtic traditional folk/roots session has been a Press Room tradition since 1982. The singers and musicians embrace the songs and tunes of the folklore and musical heritage of England, Scotland, and Ireland, as well as songs of the sea, humorous English Music Hall songs, and the occasional old timey or bluegrass melody. All are welcomed to lead a song or join us in the choruses.
When Donna Byrne isn’t opening for Tony Bennett she’s a long time fixture on the New England jazz scene and has always had close ties to The Press Room, performing here regularly.
Using the vernacular of the bar—script in one hand, libation in the other—a group of fearless professional actors navigate Shakespeare.
For more than forty years, pianist Larry Garland presided over The Press Room’s legendary Tuesday night jazz jam. The tradition lives on in the spirit of Garland, who always welcomed players of all ages and abilities to join in the freewheeling fun.
Hoot Night has been of the Seacoast’s most popular open mic nights since our doors first opened in 1976. Hosted by a rotating cast of notable musicians, Hoot Night is your opportunity to work out new songs, dust of old ones, or simply perform in front of an audience.
The Mallett Brothers Band live is chock-full of crackling Americana, a foot-stomping patchwork of country, folk, and rock.