Resurrection Blues Revue



On Sale beginning October 14 at noon


Fri, April 07, 2023






$40 | $50 | $60 Reserved Seating
(plus per ticket fee, directly supporting the Capitol Center/Bank of NH Stage)


Chubb Theatre
44 S Main St, Concord, NH 03301


Our Policies - Attending a Show

On April 7, 2013, family and friends of Lori Scarito were forever changed by her temporary brush with death and ensuing struggle to recover from Traumatic Brain Injury. At the time, Lori was a guidance counselor in a Southern NH High School dealing with both mental health and substance abuse cases and related issues. Fast forward 10 years and Lori is now on the other side of the table with family and friends trying to deal with “the system”. The system is broken, even more so than when Lori worked with it. Surviving patients and their families face a lifelong struggle to navigate an understaffed, underfunded healthcare bureaucracy where services are rationed and adjudicated based on the bottom line rather than the patient’s needs.


We need a Better Way to Help.


The last 10 years have brought to light many issues with the way health and health care is handled as “the system” is vast, full of red tape and difficult to navigate. This April 7th, 2023, A Better Way To Help, Inc. (a not-for-profit organization) will hold a special concert event to benefit TBI, mental health and substance abuse causes. We are proud to bring you the inaugural Resurrection Blues Revue. Lori has been a main driver in the concept and has provided input for the organization and all net proceeds will benefit a variety of separate groups aligned with our mission – to raising funds to support direct service initiatives that improve the lives of patients recovering from brain injury, substance abuse, or attempted suicide.

About the Artists:

Tommy Castro And The Painkillers – Tommy Castro & the Painkillers are the 2022 Blues Music Award Winners of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year for ‘A Bluesman Came to Town’ and Band of the Year!
Tommy Castro has always remained true to himself while exploring, growing and creating new music, and he has taken his thousands of devoted fans right along with him. Since his solo debut in 1994, he’s made 16 albums—the last seven for Alligator—each its own unique chapter in the book of Tommy Castro. Ranging from horn-fueled R&B to piping hot blues to fiery, stripped-down rock ‘n’ roll, each release is solidly built upon Castro’s unshakable musical foundation—a dynamic mix of 1960s-influenced guitar-fueled blues, testifying Memphis-soaked blue-eyed soul and Latin tinged East San Jose funk, all driven by Castro’s grab-you-by-the-collar vocals and passionate guitar work. Blues Music Magazine states “Castro is one of the brightest stars in the blues-soul genre. Voracious blues energy and ultimate soul power…impassioned vocals and pure inventiveness in his stellar guitar solos” and Blues Revue declared, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong.”

Jason Ricci And The Bad Kind – He picked up the harmonica as a teenager when he started playing in a punk rock band. His journey started in earnest when he watched and later was mentored by legendary harmonica player Pat Ramsey in Memphis. As Ricci gigged and grew as a player, he found work and support from the southern blues community. He lived and played with Junior and David Kimbrough in Mississippi and then worked as a sideman with Big Al and The Heavyweights for more than a year. In the late 90s, he formed Jason Ricci and New Blood, a band that toured around the world for more than a decade and released critically praised albums like Done With The Devil and Rocket Number 9. Ricci’s latest chapter is the New Orleans band Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind, a band influenced by the sounds of New Orleans and artists like The Meters and Doctor John. What defines Jason Ricci as an artist is the fearlessness with which he approaches his instrument and music and transmutes the hardships we all face into unforgettable music. Ricci has toured or professionally played shows with John Fohl, The Iguanas, Damon Fowler, Pappa Mali, Walter Trout, Nick Moss, JP Soars, Mike Zito, Eric Johanson, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Anders Osborne, Joe Krown and more.

Jontavious Willis – Hailing from Greenville, Georgia, Willis grew up singing Gospel music at the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church with his grandfather. Since an early age, he had the talent and passion for the music and the ability to sharpen his skills fast. At the age of 14, he came across a YouTube video of Muddy Waters playing “Hoochie Coochie Man” and was instantly hooked on the blues. He got his much-needed break from the living legend Taj Mahal, who described him as the “Wonderboy” and “the Wunderkind.” In 2015, Mahal asked Willis to play on stage with him. That appearance resulted in a roaring response from the audience and led Willis to bigger stages and broader opportunities, including an opening slot at select shows along the TajMo tour, featuring his musical mentors Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’.

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