Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Swim in live music with Hugh Pool

Music, comedy and entertainment abound in the valley

Express Staff Writer

Hugh Pool and his band, the Hugh Pool Band, will play the Sun Valley Resort Boiler Room on Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22. Photo by

This week, several artists are making their way to the valley for live music shows, comedy and other entertainment events. The Hugh Pool Band returns to Sun Valley to present a rocking evening of music with special guest Paul Tillotson on Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22, at 10 p.m. in the Sun Valley Resort Boiler Room. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors will open at 9:30 p.m.

Pool comes via New York City, specifically Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and is a firey and impressive guitar player. In addition, Pool and his band have tremendous stage presence, converting the Boiler Room into a sultry Manhattan live band music show.

Pool has played with Patti Smith, Government Mule, Leslie West, Johnny Winter, Dave Edmunds, John Mayall and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He has performed on the Emeril Lagassi Show, The Mitch Albom Show and Late Night With Conan O'Brien. His original songs have been used for network televison, movies and award-winning documentaries, as well as in an off-Broadway play. When not playing, Pool performs, writes or twiddles the knobs on the big board at his Brooklyn studio. At Excello Recording, Pool has worked with talented people such as Debbie Harry, Kiki & Herb, Michael Brecker, Radio 4, Joseph Arthur, Larry Campbell and Tony Garnier.

In addition, the valley has plenty of its own entertainers including Mike Murphy providing free laughs every Wednesday at the Sun Valley Resort Boiler Room at 6 p.m. Also at the Boiler Room, The Fabulous Vuarnettes present their high-camp and high-heeled hilarious musical revue on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. In addition, the Boiler Room presents "Forever Plaid" on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The Winter Comedy Series will present comedians Brendon Walsh and Ryan Wingfield on Friday, Jan. 21, and Saturday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. in the Boiler Room. Tickets are $10 at the door. For information on all entertainment at the Boiler Room, call 622-2148.

Other entertainment around the valley includes DJ Logic with special guest William Waldmen on Friday, Jan. 21, at Whiskey Jacques' in Ketchum. Tickets are $10 at the door. Also at Whiskey's on Saturday, Jan. 22, will be the band Wisebird. All shows at Whiskey Jacques' are at 10 p.m.

At the Silver Dollar in Bellevue, DJ Marlene will spin music at 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. On Sunday, Jan. 23, at McClain's Pizza in Hailey, Tom Archie and Craig Campell will present Hailey Words and Music at 5:30 p.m. The event will be an open stage and open jam. For details, visit www.

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