11•4•83 Hot Tuna
First national opener, booked by Don Law. Played Buzzys in Lynn that eve.
12•7•83 Ginger Baker
Phil Nunez sang harmonies off stage, only duo allowed. Ginger was a trip…
1•13•84 Pousette-Dart Band
Great bill, became friends w/ PDB, shared many bills together after that..
Stompers , Beaver Brown also on the bill, became friends w/ Larry Hoppen.
Orleans w/ Robbie Dupree (Steal Away) Great Crowd!!
8•4•84 Greg Allman
Midnight Traveler was on the bill, Greg and band in fine form!
Those were the days, Digney Fignus also on the bill. Did this at Casbah too.
10•7•84 Greg Allman
Greg had walking pneumonia, no voice. Hung out w/ band later at hotel.
8•11•85 Kenny Loggins
Great band, nice comments from Kenny. Bruce’s voice tired from prev. 5 nights.
1985 Todd Rundgren
We had to play Jacks in Cambridge later that night, never saw Todd’s show.
1986 Lenny Kaye
Guitarist for Patti Smith, strange bill.
1987 David Bromberg
Packed the joint, great quote from David, my home away from home.
1•17•87 James Brown
Coveted show, we were the middle act…Steven Tyler was there.
2•17&18•89 Steve Forbert
A rare 2 night engagement, a fine bill but a sleepy crowd..
4•21•89 Brian Auger
Freebo on bass, amazing band, had all Brian’s records. A real gentleman!
6•2&3•89 Toy Caldwell Band
My audition for TCB, one of several. Sang 5 tunes.
Toy Caldwell show, my first as a full time member, smokin’ night.
9•9•89 Shaboo All Stars
Festival with TCB, James Montgomery, Max Creek and others.
11•4•89 Charlie Daniels Band
We had tons of Tucker fans that night…we did an encore, goosebumps!
11•5•89 Charlie Daniels Band
Another magical show, both bands were hot, sold out!
11•13•89 Rick Danko
5 piece TCB opened for Rick solo??….Toy sat in.
Huge turnout, 30,000, bikers with teddy bears. We went over great.
12•16•89 Lynyrd Skynyrd
An all time favorite, w/ TCB, Outlaws, Dixie All Stars-JAM, sold out
A common bill we put on the road quite often, Rick had a duo.
w/ TCB Bad night, I had equipment stolen and crashed the band van….
Toy Caldwell Band went over incredible, great old theater, good acoustics.
A homecoming of sorts for me, tons of friends came out.
7•4•90 Beach Boys
My biggest show ever, over 60,000. Brian Wilson played. W/ Beaver Brown
7•20•90 Steve Forbert
3rd gig with Steve, coffeehouse crowd and a solid bill.
4•26•91 The Alarm
They actually opened for us, pretty cool!! John Vanderpool on sax.
Nice afternoon, we played acoustic.
7•3•91 Bruce Marshall Group
We headlined the room with several other acts.
5•31•92 Eddie Money
I’m an old fan so this was a great time, good crowd., strong band.
7•19•92 Edgar Winter
Edgar was incredible and still had the yell in Tobacco Road. Alto burned.
8•16•92 Blood, Sweat and Tears
David Clayton Thomas was in fine voice but a bit cranky…monitors?
8•30•92 Beach Boys
first stadium gig, w/ David Cassidy and Pousette Dart. Carl Rules!
9•25•92 Bo Diddley
Bo still had tons of energy, great day in downtown Providence.
11•12•92 Commander Cody
George loved BMG, great quotes. CC smoked, fun gig.
12•5•92 Jeffrey Gaines
Jeffrey had a hit with “In your eyes” He was very gracious.
12•9•92 Southside Johnny
The ultimate party band always delivers, strong night.
1•12•93 Warren Zevon
Full house, Warren had devoted fans. Some sound issues.
1•16•93 Matt Guitar Murphy
Matt in great form, helped me with my tone after the show.
6•26•93 Bo Diddley
Old friend Tommy Majors on drums for BO. Beautiful day for a show.
4•8•93 Livingston Taylor
Liv was amazing, got some great quotes and heard some funny stories
7•2•93 The Band
Nice day for an outdoor show, don’t remember much.
9•10•93 Peter Wolf
Great setting, band members are old friends. Everybody rocked!
10•5•93 Ronnie Earl
w/ Del Fuegos and Heavy Metal Horns, saw old buddy Vanderpool
11•7•93 Charlie Daniels
Charlie’s band was a little tired, good turnout.
11•13•93 Peter Wolf
Peter did 5 encores, amazing band, great night
11•27•93 Beach Boys
Bad acoustics but a great food spread backstage!!
12•15•93 The Band
Rick Danko introduced us, M & M’s first gig! Did a 40 min. rehearsal prior..
2•26•94 Dickie Albert’s 50th Birthday
An avowed weather lover gets to play for his hero! Met all the ch. 5 “team”
7•3•94 Beach Boys
The show where I met Carl Wilson, who taught me to warm up my voice
8•10•94 Joe Cocker
Joe and band were strong, BMG w/ 6 piece lineup, great response.
9•23•94 George Thorogood
Both acts were on fire, George gave up some great quotes, nice venue.
2•7•95 BB King
Storybook evening, sold out, BB’s 70th birthday tour, we made a CD of it.
4•12•95 Montgomery & Marshall
The duo played 2 Wed’s a month as a residency, this one w/ Sandy Mac on keys
8•30•95 Montgomery & Marshall
Finally get in the legendary room with a light crowd…can’t win em all.
10•7•95 Peter Frampton
Also on the bill: The Band and Blue Man Group? ZLX. Frampton’s tone!!.
2•1•96 Montgomery & Marshall
A perfect fit and a really engaged crowd, we went back there a few times.
2•28•96 John Hiatt
Suprisingly small turnout, great bill in a beautiful hall.
6•30•96 J. Geils Bluestime
M & M co-headlined with Geils. Also Radio Kings, Ricky Russel, M. Woodburn.
We co-headlined with Patty, great day for us “folkies”
8•23•96 The Commitments
Don’t remember much…a big production cover band.
7•9•97 Justin Hayward & Moody Blues
Acoustic trio did both area Moody Blues dates, band very friendly.
7•10•97 Justin Hayward
More of a moody blues crowd on this night.
8•9•97 Jethro Tull
Marti Bare loved Dave Cournoyer, also Mark Pollock on mandoln
9•28•97 The Turtles
Crisp fall day, Mark of the Turtles borrowed my guitar. Flo and Eddie!
12•4•97 James Montgomery & Bruce Marshall Group
Folks still evoke this show today, a magic night, 7 pc. powerhouse band.
2•22•98 Blues All Stars
Club’s dream band: J. Montgomery, Denny Breau, Peter Bell, R. Worthley
6•18•98 Montgomery & Marshall
One of many shows with KD, smooth vocals, 3 frontmen, every show unique!
2•11•99 Southside Johnny
Johnny did semi acoustic, no horns. I jammed with them during encore.
2•13•99 Southside Johnny
2nd show w/ Johnny in 3 days. Not as receptive as Backstage.
3•27•99 Charlie Daniels
We did show as acoustic trio, very well received. Charlie was reborn that night.
7•23•00 Montgomery, Marshall, Woodburn & Arena
All acoustic dual guitars and dual harps. Tons of fun, never to be repeated!
9•3•00 Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
Johnny had a cold but the band cooked, horns ruled the day. We went over great
10•2•01 James Montgomery & Friends, 9•11 Benefit
All star lineup- Stu Kimball, Steve Perry, Pete Hackel, Dom Dinardo, Dave C.
3•22•02 James Montgomery & Bruce Marshall Group
A 2 night engagement like the old days. Rare combo of BMG and James.
4•27•02 BB King
This one brought me to tears, he was right on. M & M rocked the house
5•30•02 Steven Tyler
Surprise guest w/ S. Kimball, S. Perry, we did Sonny Boy’s “Help Me” and more
6•9•02 Dan Fogelberg
Always dug Dan, great bill and we both did “Walkin’ Blues”
Trip back in time, full house. Chicago got mad I played too long…
Another favorite, got a great CD of the show. Amazing sound for big room
With Dave Cournoyer, they ditched all the tables and made a dance night
3•13•04 Bryan Adams
Bryan very supportive, great band and his voice was dead on as usual
5•14•04 Savoy Brown
We played to a full house, went over great. Met Kim, what tone!!
6•2•04 Doobie Brothers
With Dave Cournoyer, great feedback from Patrick and Keith (RIP) They ripped.
8•5•04 Boz Scaggs
Great to hear a seasoned pro, his band was top notch. I was well received.
10•1•04 Mark Naftalin
w/ Jeff Majeau and Pete Hackel, jazzy stuff, Mark was amazing, no one came.
3•4•05 James Montgomery & Friends
Featuring Boston Horns, Andy Pratt, Danny Klein, George McCann & Pete Hackel.
4•22•05 Bruce Marshall Group
First time in the hall, great reception, acoustic set and full electric.
6•11•05 Montgomery & Marshall
Co- headline w/ Buckwheat Zydeco, fantastic evening. TH was there too.
7•8•05 Bruce Marshall Group
Great show in a classic Adirondack style lodge, good turnout.
8•6•06 John Hiatt
The most incredible venue for a show, the hotel sits on a bluff high above the atlantic, perfect weather. I had a great time and Hiatt plugged me during his show, great response.
8•10•06 John Hiatt
Got to open the other NE Hiatt show 4 days later at the place where I’ve played about 30 times. John did an entirely different set list, the place was jammed and the crowd really into it!
4•27•07 Gary US Bonds
I had seen Gary years back and he sounded better than ever, incredible vocal range, energy and stage show...plus he was pretty damn funny! I was very well received and hit it off with Gary and his band.
4•28•07 Danny Kliens Full House
A reunion of sorts, I actually fronted the former J. Geils bassist band on a couple shows a few years ago. His band included 2 former Bruce Marshall and the Clue guys, sax player John Vanderpool and drummer Pete Hackel. Didn’t catch their show on this night as I had a BMG gig later that eve.
9•15•07 Tupelo Music Hall
We were chosen to headline the 3rd year anniversary party for this incredible concert venue. Fantastic turnout and a special night for all.
10•27•07 Ronnie Earl
I lost count how many times I’ve played with Ronnie, masterful blues guitarist! Excellent crowd.
2•1•08 International Blues Challenge
We were chosen to represent NE for the event by the Boston Blues Society...They didn’t have a regional challenge in’07 so were the default act as we were the runner up the year before. We didn’t win the event but got high marks from the judges and had one hell of a time!
4•4•08 James Montgomery Band
A night when everything came together – completely sold out, gorgeous old theater. My fans said it was my strongest solo concert ever...sat in with James’s band later. JMB was on fire, total goose bump evening.
7•13•08 Mark Farner
Mark was really inspiring and proof a 60 year old rocker can take care of himself and still play great music. He played all the hits and was very gracious to me and Dave. We went over really well, beautiful day at an incredible venue overlooking the Atlantic.
8•3•08 Southside Johnny
My 5th show with old friend Johnny Lyons, premiere party band never fails to deliver! Dave C wowed the crowd and played most of the show without his high e string....still wailed on 5 string guitar!
8•23•08 Blues-n-Brews Festival
We shared the bill with Ronnie Earl, The Love Dogs and Magic Dick. Part of our award for representing MA in the International Blues Challenge. Made lots of friends and sold some CD’s.
We shared the bill with Roomful of Blues, Barrence Whitfield, Nicole Nelson. Part of our award for representing MA in the International Blues Challenge. Beautiful afternoon of music.
6•27•09 Boz Scaggs
We grew up with his music and he was in fine form, my 2nd appearance with Boz. At this venue.
7•7•09 Joe Cocker
He still had it and the band was stellar, my 2nd appearance with Joe, sold out 2 hours prior to show time.
8•3•10 Montgomery & Marshall
We headlined a tribute to Johnny Cash
1•21•10 International Blues Challenge
1•28•10 Marshall Tucker Band
Caught up with old friends from my days with Toy Caldwell.
4•19•10 Bruce Marshall Group
Big event with WZLX, Carter Alan played us live on the air! First time we ever took the commuter rail to a gig.
5•8•10 Dennis Deyoung-The Music Of Styx
One of 3 shows there in 2010.
6•27•10 Bruce Marshall Group & The Peacheaters
Southern Rock heaven, jams and more jams! Sold out.
7•11•10 Huey Lewis & The News
Bruce was once described as “Boston’s answer to Huey Lewis” by a reviewer so it was poetic justice to share the stage with them. Fabulous night for both acts.
7•29•10 Tower Of Power
2nd show at Hampton Casino, my favorite show of the summer and in my top 5 all time. Really receptive crowd and Tower were jaw dropping, they had a great show, flow and their mix sounded like a record. “Still a Young Man” encore was off the charts! They were gracious to a fault, hope I see them again.
9•24•10 Jonathan Edwards, Montgomery & Marshall featuring Lydia Warren
Nice sounding old theater, both acts were great and first time I’d ever worked with Lydia, she’s quite a talent.
2•1•11 Edgar Winter, Rick Derringer, Montgomery & Marshall
Featuring Brad Whitford of Aerosmith and Brooks Young. Quite a lineup and my 1st show with Rick, Brad and Brooks. Everyone smoked but I thought Rick stole the show.
4•1•11 Jon Pousette-Dart and Montgomery & Marshall
Great to reunite with Jon and we all did the last 7 songs together. Beautiful chamber music hall newly renovated and right on the harbor.
6•3•11 James Montgomery Band
With Mark Miller, Pete Kilpatrick and Marie Moreshead, all award winning Maine artists. Beautifully renovated venue.
6•16•11 Tedeschi Trucks Band
Why does my agent keep getting me solo gigs with 11 piece bands?, the show was sold out and it was an electrifying evening. Susan was in fine form, Derek was incredible as usual and the band cooked. Met Susan and got a nice photo, she was most gracious.
7•22•11 Johnny A, Bruce Marshall duo w/ Dave Counoyer
We had a good set and warmed them up for Johnny. He was as polished as ever, about half a house.
8•31•11 Creedence Clearwater Revisited
Sold out, one of my best solo openers ever, crowd totally into it. Creedence were incredible!
11•12•11 Roomful of Blues
Terrific bill and our first time in the room. Roomful were really on!
2•18•12 Jonny Lang
Sold out, we really worked this blues crowd, especially our delta blues segment. Jonny was as solid as they come and a triple threat, lead vocals, guitar and writer, great band!
6•30•12 Bruce Marshall Group
5 pc with John Donahoe, just shy of a sellout and a fantastic experience for all. We did a 6 song acoustic mini set that was a highlight.
7•12•12 Bruce Marshall Group
We were part of their outdoor summer series on the lawn overlooking the Merrimack River.
9•29•12 John Hiatt
I think this was my 5th show with Hiatt and the first with his full band in a long time. They kicked it, really fun night in the coolest retro theater ever. I had good comments on line after my show.
9•30•12 Sonny Landreth
One I always wanted, I’m a huge Sonny fan and he delivered. I remember thinking how nuts I was to stand on that stage with my resonator and open for the king of slide, he was very gracious and I enjoyed our talk back stage.
10•7•12 Montgomery & Marshall
10•27•12 Huey Lewis & The News
Huey was a time warp, as polished as ever with a tight band, horns, 5 part harmonies and original cast members Johnny Colla and Sean Hooper. Sold out!
7•11•13 BB King
Bruce Solo - Hampton Casino Ballroom, Hampton, NH
My third show with the King of the Blues, first time as a solo act.
7•15•13 Doobie Brothers
Bruce Marshall Group - Hampton Casino Ballroom, Hampton, NH
Bruce Marshall Group opened 2 of the 3 Doobies dates in NE that summer.
7•17•13 Doobie Brothers
Bruce Marshall Group - Newport Yatch Club, Newport, RI
7•19•13 Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Boarding House Park, Lowell. MA
Bruce Marshall Group - 1st time at this iconic venue.
10•4•13 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bruce Marshall Group - Hampton Casino Ballroom, Hampton, NH
Great to see my old road mates again from my Toy Caldwell days.
10•5•13 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Bruce Marshall Group - Newport Yatch Club, Newport, RI
Taking both gigs was a precondition for this one,
worked for us! Beautiful venue on the water was short lived, not running now.
11•15•13 38 Special
Bruce Marshall, Dave Cournoyer, Tim Fiehler - Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury, MA
Strongest show of any act we supported in '13.
3•13•14 Dire Straits
Bruce Marshall & Dave Cournoyer - Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury, MA
No Mark Knopfler.
7•10•14 BB King
Bruce Solo - Hampton Casino Ballroom, Hampton, NH
One of B's last shows, I was honored I got to share the stage with him throughout my career and knew this solo show was the last time. I was humbled to play at his 70th Birthday celebration with James Montgomery in the 90's and ten years later the duo supported him again at Hampton, he did more for the blues then any performer and made the world a better place.
8•6•14 James Montgomery & Bruce Marshall Group
Bruce Marshall Group - Concerts on the Common, Londonderry, NH
8•23•14 Bruce Marshall Group
Bruce Marshall Group - Tupelo Music Hall, Londonderry, NH
No opener, went deep into the catalog!
8•31•14 Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Montgomery & Marshall - Newport Yatch Club, Newport, RI
Montgomery was on fire, 3 standing encores.
3•6•15 Los Lonely Boys
Bruce Marshall & Dave Cournoyer - Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury, NH
Best live trio we've seen in a long time, chops, songs, vocals, wow.
3•12•15 Jimmy Vaughan
Montgomery & Marshall - Blue Ocean Music Hall, Salisbury, MA
10•10•16 Shemekia Copeland
Montgomery & Marshall - Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA
Super bill in a acoustically perfect concerts hall. Both bands got standing o's!!
1•21•17 Bruce Marshall Group
Bruce Marshall Group - Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA
No opener, 3 hours of music, sold out!