Russ Irwin

Russ Irwin: Get Me Home

So, I Guess You’re Wondering How This Blog Post Relates to New England?

Russ Irwin

 Not only is Russ Irwin one of our favorite musicians and songwriters! He released a  CD last year called “Russ Irwin: Get Me Home” that featured several great songs including “Manhattan” which was featured on RHONY Real Housewives of New York. This is a great bluesy piano tune ala Billy Joel style. Russ had heard about the old-time pianos that were at a friends studio in Hudson, NY and wound up recording the tracks there for the sound he longed for!  THANK GOD HE DID!!!

Oh, but you’re looking for the New England connection, right? Well, Russ Irwin has been playing keyboards for 15 years for a little old band you might have heard called AEROSMITH! And by the way, he penned the hit “WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN LOVE” off the current AERO CD “MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION“. The song that reached #7 on Japan Billboards was co written with the Demon of Screamin’ himself;  Steven Tyler and producer Marti Fredricksen.  NOT BAD, EH!!!

Well it gets better! Steven Tyler guests on two songs on Russ’s current CD on a brilliant, brilliant song we LOVE called “I MISS BEING LONELY” and “CRAZY TOO“. And Brad Whitford,  Aerosmith’s other brilliant guitarist is featured in the song and video “Get Me Home“.

Not bad from a kid from Long Island who studied Music  Business and Classical piano for two years at New York University and then attended the New School to study Jazz Piano for a year with Kenny Werner.

 We highly recommend you listen to the CD there’s something there for everyone including the ballad “So Close to Heaven” and “Find the Light“.

BACK TO THE MUSIC….Russ has also toured with Brian Adams and Sting! Have you ordered his solo record online yet???? What is STOPPING YOU!!!! Oh yea, and for extra good measure, he has written songs for Foreigner, Meatloaf and The Scorpion’s. In 2006, he produced Clay Aiken’s,I Want To Know What Love Is” on the hit record “A Thousand Different Ways“.  Did we mention the Chris Botti connection? Are you kidding me..get your credit card out and buy the CD or RUSH Real Fast to ITUNES! Yes, Chris Botti appears on the record as well!

You can see Russ Irwin performing LIVE with AEROSMITH at the BOSTON STRONG Concert at The TD Garden in Mansfield, MA on Thursday, May, 30th.

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The Anchorage at Sunapee Harbor

 

Quaint + Relaxing +Picturesque Sunapee Harbor

Dine before or after a scenic narrative boat ride on Lake Sunapee with Sunapee Cruises  

 The Anchorage at Sunapee Harbor is just the place for you!

The Anchorage

Yes, we have to admit this is one place we visit several times  every year and we recently dined there.  We had the Harbor Scampi which is a combination of clams and fresh fish in a white wine, garlic, herb butter & lemon sauce served over pasta. For dessert we had the Chocolate Cobbler brownie  with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

The Anchorage is located right on the water, nestled in Sunapee Harbor. They have great food a friendly staff and spectacular views! It’s a great place for drinks and appetizers, lunch, dinner or late night entertainment which is offered on weekends on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9pm.

Roadhouse at The Anchorage

The night we were there ROADHOUSE a local favorite was playing classic Rock.

A late night menu is offered and the Anchorage also does catering for your special event! Mondays – Kids 12 and under eat for FREE! 1 Free Kids Meal with the purchase of an entrée. It’s also MUG NIGHT!

Wednesdays –  all bottles of wine marked*** are $10 off per bottle

Thursday – Kids  12 and under eat for FREE! 1 Free Kids Meal with the purchase of and entree….AND TRIVIA with Melissa in our lounge from 9-11pm with bigger prizes!

Friday – Open Live & Music Night in the Lounge. Check website for upcoming events

Saturday – Live bands playing upfront on our stage!

Sunday – Brunch 11am-2pm, Full menu & specials.

Happy Hour – Every Day from 3-6pm

The Anchorage has a nice wine list and fun drinks are also served!

The Anchorage also has its place in Rock and Roll History as the place that Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler met Joe Perry. As the story goes…they both summered in the area in their youth. Joe worked at The Anchorage one summer and had made some French Fries and Steven Tyler just had to go see who made the most delicious french fries he ever had!

View from the harbor at The Anchorage

 

 

 

 

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