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MainStreet Warner, Inc. Presents

 

Will Hatch & Co.

 

In Concert in The Gallery

 

February 23 @ 8 PM

 

This is a fundraiser for the Jim Mitchell Community Park

 

A suggested donation of $10 at the door

 

 


For the Monitor

Wednesday, February 07, 2018
 

If you know the road just west of Plymouth called Tenney Mountain Highway, then you know there’s an eeriness beneath that long stretch of blacktop. Especially in the pitch of night, long past midnight when the foothills are draped in darkness, you can get tricked into thinking you actually know what you’re doing.

Recording artist from Concord, Will Hatch, must know what it’s like to get lost on those nights, tripping on the shadows of his mind, listening to music, just doing his thing.

After all, the very first song on Hatch’s brand new CD, For You is titled “Tenney Mountain Highway.” Simple enough. And what a fantastic listen.

“I never felt so far away,” Hatch sings, over a gorgeous violin, a steady banjo roll and a haunting harmony. In short, Hatch comes out swinging.

Now Hatch, I haven’t a clue of his age. Never asked. Twenties, maybe 30, tops. I probably should have inquired seeing we’ve known each other since the radio show started more than five years ago. And he’s one of my very favorite musicians in the state to watch play and interview.

 

When Hatch takes to the microphone, in whatever format he has chosen to deliver – country, rock, R&B, you name it – Hatch usually nails it. He is a multi-instrumentalist, a one-man band, a heavy duty lyricist, with a certain stage presence about him that if you look hard enough you can see ghosts of all eras coming through in his performances.

And on this CD, which was recorded and produced by Immanuel the Liberator at Sound Check Studios in Richmond, Va., Hatch digs right in and surrounds himself mightily with a cast of professional musicians that fills out the edges of this great release.

A year and a half back, Hatch handed me a rough demo of some of these very songs on this CD. He made me swear not to play them on-air.

Not yet, I agreed, tentatively.

It wasn’t easy.

“Oh Lord,” the second cut swallowed me up immediately, and I played it continuously for a good four days in my car. I wanted to share it with the people who needed a song like that in their lives.

But, I held off with a grimace.

“Oh Lord” has a Baptist feel to it, a bit of a twang on it, and the hollowed out voice of Hatch is light, smooth, comfortable leading a choir of voices behind him. Lyrics like, “Oh brother. If you only knew, that I am just like you. Maybe someday we will be at peace with our own realities. Oh Lord, Oh Lord, pick me up,” hit you like a bag of wet rocks. You can’t help but be stunned by the earnestness in those words.

The undeniable influence the late, great country artist, Hank Williams, has on Hatch is evident. Hatch is even build like Hank, when Hank was strong, not just blown out. But, like Hank, there are many layers to Hatch. He can sing Smokey Robinson as well as he does his own stuff. And he will write about the good times and the bad.

And on “Hank,” the third song, Hatch pays homage to Williams, singing how “he had given all he got” for the music, until the pain became too much, and there was nothing left to give. This song comes with gorgeous horns, piano, layered vocals. Three for three so far.

Hatch is running hot.

Flashy finger picking, pedal steel, the intoxicating slap of the brushes with a steady beat, the fourth song, “Oh Girl” is set up perfectly to describe one man’s love for someone that just keeps running away from him. Hatch has other plans, though. Of course. Filled with images of wrinkled bed sheets, a lifetime worth of effort put into something that maybe was never there. Hatch is still selling though, singing how he needs her to “cut them chains from my poor feet” or concede to his own passions.

Throughout For You, Hatch doesn’t just play a song, he attacks the songs. He knows where he wants to go with them and he goes headlong into it. He captures his signature sound in “Davisville Rag.” Hatch does it again deep into the CD on a song called “For You.” For some reason, I hear Leonard Cohen on that one. And I love it.

And on “Ridin’ High” Hatch again wraps his smooth voice around the tale of someone lost, but rolling along without a care in the world through every curve in the road.

Just like you need to do on Tenney Mountain Highway.

Go to willhatchmusic.com to learn more about the songwriter.

 

(Rob Azevedo can be contacted at onemanmanch@gmail.com.)

Join Us in The Gallery


Sunday, March 4 at 2pm


for a Panel Discussion and Informational Meeting


MEDICARE FOR ALL


HR676


View a short film “Fix It”

http://fixithealthcare.com/


about businesses struggling to keep up with the cost of employee health insurance.

With Representatives from the Granite State-Physicians for National Health Program


Learn What It Is and What It Is Not

 


Bring your questions, concerns, and personal stories of navigating our present health care system 

The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143118213
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Books - August 31st, 2010

Friday, March 2 ~ 10 am to noon

 

Fun & Free Arts & Craft Event

for the Winter School Break

 

Make Shrink-Art Keychains with Laura Jean Whitcomb

 

Make Two Key Chains

 

One for you, one for a friend

 

It can be for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, or "Just Because"

 

You will write or draw on "shrinky plastic", watch it shrink, and add your charm

 

Suggested for 8 years and up, but younger is OK with a parent

 

 

MSMP&G LogoMainStreet MarketPlace & Gallery
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MainStreet MarketPlace
& Gallery
 
Open Daily from 9 am to 6 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MainStreet MarketPlace & Gallery Logo
by Lucinda McQueen
 
 
MainStreet MarketPlace & Gallery, in the attached barn,
featuring local art, local products, and local food.
Paintings, ceramics, prints, pottery, jewelry, quilts, furniture and many assorted hand-crafted items from our local artists,
as well as homespun wool, local eggs, milk, and produce in season.
At MainStreet MarketPlace & Gallery all are welcome to relax with a cup of coffee, free wi-fi, and children have their own play corner.  
 
 
Jim Mitchell Community Park
 
 
 
MainStreet BookEnds partners with MainStreet Warner, Inc. MSW, Inc.
 
 
 
 
 

MainStreet BookEnds shares this space with MainStreet Warner, Inc., the non-profit foundation responsible for the adjacent Jim Mitchell Community Park and MainStreet Warner Stage and amphitheater.

Events in the Gallery, Park  and Stage are coordinated through MainStreet Warner, Inc.,
established in 2000, and dedicated to promoting the arts, education and preservation of the Warner Community. 
 

Future Amphitheater   
  Jim Mitchell
Community Park
MainStreet Warner Stage and Amphitheater
 
 
 
 
We are thrilled to be the second bookstore in the country to be 100% SOLAR!
Installed in January of 2012, our 11.52 KW solar system provides 100% of all the electrical needs for the building, as well as for the park.
DoBros B&W
 
Just one more reason

Something Wonderful is Happening in Warner
 
 
MainStreet BookEnds celebrates their 16th Birthday with a "Children's Literature Float" ~ WFFF Parade 10/12/14