THE BLACK BOX Summer Concert Series
Performed by : Montgomery and Marshall Duo
THE BLACK BOX welcomes the Montgomery and Marshall Duo with two shows on August 28th at 6:30 and 8:15 PM in the theater’s parking lot. Sponsored by Dean Bank.
Please purchase tickets for your table group in one transaction. You will only be seated with family or those with whom you are comfortable socializing. Tables of up to six will be set with the correct number of chairs and will be reserved according to the number of people to be seated. Your table will not be reserved by name. If you purchase 6 tickets, look for a table with 6 chairs; if you purchase a group of 4 tickets, find a table with 4 chairs, etc. Ushers will assist the seating process.
Tickets will be available at the door, but we prefer that you buy your tickets in advance online.
We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we reopen THE BLACK BOX. This is all new for our staff and we are working diligently to create a safe and enjoyable setting to enjoy drinks and entertainment outdoors. There will be bar service to the tables; the lobby bar will be closed for walk-up service.
Masks and social distancing are required in the lobby; our typical gathering in the lobby is currently not allowed.
Two people will be allowed at a time in the rest rooms; please wait six feet apart if there is a line.
Bar tabs will be closed out before the end of each show
About the Duo -
James Montgomery and Bruce Marshall are celebrating 26 years together as a duo in 2020. They started in 1994 after Bruce Marshall auditioned for the James Montgomery Band and asked James if he was interested in acoustic work as a duo. Their first gig was opening for the Band at the State Theater in Providence, RI and old friend Rick Danko introduced the pair as “the real deal”. Although Marshall didn’t get the electric gig, he ended up forging an enduring musical and personal relationship with James that continues to flourish.
M & M took off quickly with several high profile shows including a Hatch Shell appearance in Boston with Peter Frampton, The Band and Blue Man Group. They earned a reputation for their ability to sound like a full band with simple acoustic guitar, Harmonica and 2 lead vocal lineup and their chemistry and friendship is infectious on stage. They became the “go to” act for national openers that needed a big sound without bass or drums.
M & M opened for BB King on his 70th birthday tour at the Capitol Center in Concord, NH and their performance became their first CD, “Live at the Capitol Center”.
Over their 20 year history they’ve also shared the stage with John Hiatt, George Thorogood, Marshall Tucker, J. Geils, Southside Johnny, Steven Tyler, Edgar Winger, Rick Derringer, Brad Whitford, and headlined at blues festivals, theaters, concert clubs and resorts throughout the Eastern US.
The duo opened for BB King again at the Hampton Casino Ballroom and this show became their 2nd live CD, Fit for the King”.
James has been featured on 2 CD’s by the Bruce Marshall Group, including the local radio hit “3 Chords and the Truth”.
James and Bruce co-wrote the song “I Don’t Want to Have a Heart” on the ferry home from Marthas Vineyard after a gig there and the track appears on the new James Montgomery Band CD, “Detroit to the Delta”.
Their live show continues to win over fans everywhere, touching on Delta Blues, R & B and originals from their 2 CD’s. They take acoustic guitar, resonator guitar and harmonica and make it sound like a band. 2 lead singers, songwriters joining forces with a chemistry that comes from playing thousands of shows!