Berklee President Gets in on the Act with Executive Sessions, 4/12

By 
Mitzi Dorbu
April 3, 2010
Berklee president Roger H. Brown
Photo by Eric Levin

Berklee’s Executive Sessions, a concert series showcasing bands whose members include Boston-area CEOs and corporate executives, continues at Berklee's Cafe 939, located at 939 Boylston Street, Boston. The series brings a whole new crew of alpha musicians to the stage this season, and before the last show of the series, someone very familiar to the college, but not known to the public for rocking a Berklee stage, will perform: Berklee president Roger H. Brown and his band the Blood Mountain Brothers, April 12. All the CEOs involved gig for the sheer joy of playing, with proceeds going to the Executive Sessions Scholarship fund.
 
All shows at Cafe 939 are all-ages. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., and tickets are $10. For more information or tickets, call 617 923-8487, or go to the Cafe 939 website.
 
The Blood Mountain Brothers play unique arrangements of classic American music—from Stephen Foster to Little Feat—with an acoustic, front-porch, sweet-tea vibe. The college’s president Roger Brown has joined the drum circle for Berklee’s Percussion Week, played drums with an award-winning gospel choir in Kenya, and been sighted behind the drum kit for Christopher Guest at the Berklee Performance Center. Come see Brown on drums and percussion together with Mark Caddell, bass and vocals, with performance experience throughout the East Coast and Midwest and numerous recording credits; Richard Curzi, piano and vocals, and Paul Judge, guitar and vocals, who perform with the groups Positive Energy and the Linden Singers; and Jim Wooster, guitar and mandola, who has appeared at the Paradise, Johnny D's, the Lizard Lounge, and Club Passim. Rumor has is it there will be a little something extra added to the lineup to make this show even more special.