Concord NH is quickly becoming not just the capital of NH, but the center of the New Hampshire music scene. Band after band from Concord are winning local, regional and national accolades. It is great being in a town that has such a vibrant and wonderful crop of bands calling this place home. Not only do we have great bands, but wonderful organizations and people who are here to help promote this brilliant musical culture. We wouldn’t want to say we will be the next 90’s Seattle, but, really… do we even want to be?
Natalie Turgeon Band
The Natalie Turgeon Band is quickly becoming a favorite country band across the region. They are from Concord and recently won best original act from the Hippo Press. Their 5 song EP that was recorded at Indiefair Studios is being released this week and is already being given rave reviews. Natalie also recently won best vocalist in VT and NH in Cider Magazine. She also sang the national anthem at a NASCAR event in front of millions of T.V. viewers. Listen and watch her performance of the nation anthem below.
More Info at: http://www.thenatalieturgeonband.com/
Captain Chet Lawson’s Snake Oil Revue
Four Concord natives and current residents make up the four members of Chet Lawson. The band recently came in 2nd place for best original band in NH in the Hippo Press. They have also been taking the local scene by storm, being possibly one of the first bands to play at the Concord Everett Arena in years. They’ve also ventured out to Maine, Mass and Vermont to perform their brand of cowpunk to tons of fans. The Boston Globe labeled the bands two front men Matt and Rob as "...The Smothers Brothers of rock n roll"
More Info at: http://www.facebook.com/Captainchetlawson
Ron Noyes Band
Besides getting tons of plays on Sirus Radio, this band won 2012 New England Music Award for best NH band. Their album “Something Else” was 8th in Jam Magazine's list of the Top 100 Albums from New England. John Popper of Blues Traveler fame recorded a few harp tracks for their last album. A concord band that frequently plays in town, is one show that should not be missed. The future is bright for these concord boys.
More info at: http://www.ronnoyesband.com
Brooks Young Band-
A Fender sponsored artist that recently was nominated for best band in NH for this year’s New England Music Awards. You may have seen the Brooks Young Band on WMUR’s show, Chronicle. You may have also caught them opening for one of many national acts that they have shared the stage with: Pat Benatar , BB King, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, or J. Geils.
More Info At:http://brooksyoungband.com/
Founded by concord natives, Mark and Joanna Trottier, Go-Local music is an organization committed to promoting local bands. Each year they put on a two day festival featuring local bands, most of who are from Concord!!! Not only do they do this yearly event, but also promote various other shows during the year. For example, this year Go-Local has promoted each Granite State Roller Derby home event by providing sound, stage and bands for their half time show. They have also recently committed to teaming up with Concord NH Music Scene and Market Days Music for this year’s downtown Concord Market Days in Bicentennial Square. Go-local Music will be providing lighting, sound and stage. Make sure you also catch Go-local Camp and Jam as well as Camp Captain Crunchy.
More Info at: http://golocalmusic.net/
Local outbreak is a radio show aired on 100.1 FM the Planet hosted by Concord resident Matt Conerton. This is one of the only shows around on a major commercial radio station to feature truly local bands. Not only does Matt Conerton host Local Outbreak but he also runs IPM Nation. IPM is a promotion company and internet radio station that again, promotes and supports local bands in NH.