The Paul Speidel Band 20th Anniversary Blues Show Hosted by Holly Harris with Special Guests David Maxwell, Toni Lynn Washington and “Sax” Gordon
Guitarist Paul Speidel has been a prominent beacon in Boston's extensive blues/jazz music scene for more than two decades--in fact--2014 is The Paul Speidel Band’s 20th Anniversary Year . . . and that’s no small achievement. Guitarists come and go all the time in Boston--a city of major-league music schools--but Paul belongs to that small group of top players who’ve dug in their heels here and insist on keeping blues and jazz, in their various permutations, vital and probing for the long haul.
As a valued performer on stage with such blues luminaries as Duke Robillard, Toni Lynn Washington, David Maxwell, Michelle Wilson, Weepin' Willie, Howard Alden and many others, Paul has also performed with his own Paul Speidel Band--entertaining thousands--at the many well-known Boston area venues like Ryles Jazz Club, Johnny D's, Harper's Ferry, Tam O'Shanter, Plough and Stars, Bull Run, The Milky Way, Tommy Doyles, The Kinsale, The Regent Theatre, Precinct, Harper's Ferry, Willow Jazz Club, Kirkland Cafe, Midway Cafe, 1369 Jazz Club, Bob The Chef's, The Attic and many other historic clubs, coffeehouses, concerts and festivals throughout New England with side trips to Denver and Chicago. Paul's band has also opened for Gibson Signature Artist Johnny A, for John Lee Hooker, Jr. at the Nashoba Valley Blues-N-Brews Festival and for the great Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson.
In 2004, Speidel released his first CD, The Paul Speidel Band. That disc was followed in 2005 with Guitar Bass Drums (Live, Vol. 1). In 2009 he and his band release Playing Stages (Live, Vol. 2) and in 2010 his latest release, Retrorocket (Blues Extensions, Vol. 2) received three-and-a-half stars in Downbeat Magazine. His recordings have been heard on WZLX FM, WBRS FM, WMBR FM and WICN FM.
In 2006 and 2008 Paul was a semi-finalist in the Boston Blues Challenge, an annual event put together by the Boston Blues Society.
*Boathouse 400 Restaurant and Scullers Jazz Club combine to offer a Dinner and Show Package! Patrons enjoy preferred seating in the club as well as complimentary parking!
Scullers Jazz Club’s Green Room rekindles the magic of the great supper clubs with our Dinner and Show Package that enlivens all of the senses. The 3 course menu features a diverse selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. The menu changes seasonally to ensure only the freshest ingredients are used! Add the dinner to your show ticket purchase for only $40.00
*All Dinner and Show Package prices do not reflect applicable taxes, gratuity or beverages. For your convenience an18% server gratuity and 7.25% state tax will be added to your check and a $40 credit will be applied toward restaurant charges. Packages and tickets are non-refundable.