Howie Newman
MUSIC, COMEDY and MORE
KNOCK ON WOOD
www.howienewman.com          hjnewman@verizon.net          781-662-2616
Acoustic folk-rock duo
SAMPLE SONGS
Tracks from Howie's new CD, When You're Happy,
featuring Joe Kessler
Knock on Wood is a high-energy acoustic folk-
rock duo, featuring singer-songwriter
Howie
Newman
on guitar, lead vocals and harmonica.

Howie is joined by Joe Kessler or Steve
Latanision, two of the top fiddlers in the area.
They also play mandolin and sing backup vocals.
The duo performs covers and funny original
music (suitable for all ages).

It’s a very lively show with great musicianship,
nice vocal harmonies and a little humor here and
there. When appropriate, they play children's
songs and music for senior citizens.
About Howie Newman
www.howienewman.com
One of the most engaging performers on the local
music circuit, Howie combines music, comedy and
audience participation to provide a truly unique
entertainment experience.

His amusing compositions are up-tempo and catchy,
and he keeps things lively with funny between-songs
banter and short comedy bits.

Howie has opened for Tom Paxton, Vance Gilbert,
Brewer & Shipley, Pure Prairie League, Bill Staines, Lui
Collins, Don White, Modern Man and many others.

He has released six CDs, receiving national airplay on
National Public Radio and the Midnight Special as well
as dozens of other North American outlets.
We play a wide array of songs and styles. Here’s a sample of some cover songs:
PLUS ... Original tunes, children's songs, music for senior citizens and more (as appropriate).
HERE'S WHERE WE'VE PLAYED
Sun.,
Dec. 31
Rockport New Year's Eve
St. Mary's Church, 24 Broadway
10 p.m.
PAST SHOWS
 
Sat.,
Jan. 21
Ventress Library
15 Library Plaza, Marshfield
2 p.m.
Thurs.,
March 16
Rice Public Library
8 Wentworth St., Kittery, Me.
6 p.m.
Sunday,
March 26
Boyden Library
10 Bird St., Foxboro
2 p.m.
Tues.,
March 28
Reading Public Library
64 Middlesex Ave., Reading
7 p.m.
Sat.,
April 22
Shrewsbury Library
609 Main St., Shrewsbury
2 p.m.
Mon.,
May 8
Tewksbury Public Library
300 Chandler St., Tewksbury
10:30
a.m.
Thurs.,
May 18
Manchester City Library
405 Pine St., Manchester, N.H.
7 p.m.
Thurs.,
June 15
Southboro Concerts
Neary Elementary School
53 Parkerville Rd.
6 p.m.
Wed.,
July 12
Chelmsford Summer Music
Chelmsford Public Library
43 Newfield St.,  N. Chelmsford
6:30
Tues.,
July 18
Litchfield Summer Concerts
Cutler Memorial Library
269 Charles Bancroft Hwy.
7 p.m.
Wed.,
July 19
Canton Summer Concerts
Canton High School
900 Washington St., Canton
6:30
Thurs.,
July 20
Summer Concert Series
Whipple Senior Center
182 Green St., No. Weymouth
6:30
Thurs.,
July 27
Whitman Summer Concerts
Town Park
Park Ave., Whitman
6:30
Thurs.,
Aug. 3
Summer Concert Series
Bedford Recreation Dept.
12 Mudge Way, Bedford
7 p.m.
Wed.,
Aug. 7
Melrose Public Library
69 West Emerson St.
Melrose
6:30
Wed.,
Aug. 9
Mendon Summer Concerts
Mendon Town Beach
45 Taft Ave.
6:30
Sun.,
Aug. 13
Ashburnham Summer Series
Winchester Park, 32 Main St.
Ashburnham
5 p.m.
Tues.,
Aug. 15
Concerts on the Common
Walpole Town Common
10 front St.
6 p.m.
Wed.,
Aug. 16
Andover Concerts
The Park Bandstand
Chestnut and Bartlet Streets
6 p.m.
Sun.,
Aug. 20
Holbrook Summer Series
Castle Canyon Playground
97 South Franklin St.
6 p.m.
Thurs.,
Aug. 24
Summer Concert Series
Raymond Town Common
4 Epping St., Raymond, N.H.
6 p.m.
Sat.,
Aug. 26
Marblehead Farmers Market
Marblehead Middle School
217 Pleasant Street
9:15
a.m.
Wed.,
Sept. 13
City Square Park Concerts
City Square Park, Charlestown
5:30
Wed.,
Nov. 1
Turner Free Library
2 North Main St., Randolph
7 p.m.
Thurs.,
Nov. 9
Fitchburg Public Library
610 Main St., Fitchburg
6:30
UPCOMING 2017 CONCERTS
Barenaked Ladies
If I Had a Million Dollars
  Grateful Dead
Friend of the Devil
Beatles
I Want to Hold Your Hand
  Guess Who
No Time
Beatles
When I'm Sixty-four
  Hank Williams
Jambalaya
Bob Seger
Old Time Rock 'n' Roll
  Huey Lewis and the News
If This Is It
Dion
Runaround Sue
  Johnny Cash
I Walk the Line
Dropkick Murphys
Shipping up to Boston
  Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire
Eagles
Heartache Tonight
  Kinks
Sunny Afternoon
Eagles
Hotel California
  Mary Chapin Carpenter
He Thinks He'll Keep Her
Elvis Presley
Don't Be Cruel
  Pure Prairie League
Amie
Eric Clapton
Lay Down Sally
  R.E.M.
Man on the Moon
Everly Brothers
Wake Up Little Susie
  Rolling Stones
Sympathy for the Devil
Fats Waller
It's a Sin to Tell a Lie
  Steely Dan
My Old School
Frank Sinatra
New York, New York
  The Who
Won't Get Fooled Again
Most concerts listed below are FREE
For more detailed information about these
shows, see the
CONCERT PAGE.
"They are highly accomplished musicians with a sound that is dynamic
and delightful. As people, they are warm and genuine."
Marilynn Rea Beyer
Former on-air host, WUMB-FM
Outdoor summer concerts
Library music series
Amesbury Public Library
Brookline Public Library
Bigelow Free Public library
Boyden Library
Fitchburg Public Library
Haverhill Public Library
Hudson Public Library
Kingston Community Library
Rice Library
Manchester City Library
Ventress Memorial Library
Middleboro Public Library
Milford Town Library
Milton Public Library
Newbury Town Library
Norwell Public Library
Morrill Memorial Library
Pembroke Public Library
Reading Public Library
Shrewsbury Public Library
Tewksbury Public Library
Turner Free Library
Wilmington Public Library
Amesbury
Brookline
Clinton
Foxboro
Fitchburg
Haverhill
Hudson
Kingston, N.H.
Kittery, Me.
Manchester, N.H.
Marshfield
Middleboro
Milford
Milton
Newbury
Norwell
Norwood
Pembroke
Reading
Shrewsbury
Tewksbury
Randolph
Wilmington
Howie and Joe Kessler
KNOCK ON WOOD
Cat in the Cradle
Arts on the Green
Byfield
Shrewsbury
About Joe Kessler
Joe Kessler, who plays fiddle and mandolin, has an
energetic improvisational style that includes folk, rock,
jazz and bluegrass. He is also an outstanding backup
vocalist.

Joe has toured extensively throughout the United
States and Canada as well as eight other countries. He
has performed with Morphine, Jimmy Page and Robert
Plant, the Boogaloo Swamis and many others.

Joe has played in bands that headlined at the Montreal
Jazz Festival and Winnipeg Folk Festival. Locally, he has
appeared at the Paradise Rock Club and the New
England Americana Festival.
About Steve Latanision
The versatile Steve Latanision will also be joining Howie
for Knock on Wood shows.

Steve has been playing bluegrass, Irish, Americana, folk,
jazz, and country music in the New England area for
the past 25 years, and has appeared on more than 200
albums.

A Berklee graduate, he plays fiddle, mandolin, pedal
and lap steel, banjo, dobro and guitar, and sings
backup vocals.

Steve has performed with many local musicians and
bands, including The Squeezebox Stompers, Matt
Borrello, Ashley Jordon and Lonesome Jukebox.
To see where we performed in 2017,
click
HERE.
Howie and Steve Latanision
Fuller Block Concert Series
Concerts in the Park
Summer Concert Series
Summer Music Series
Canton Summer Music Series
Chelmsford Summer Music
City Square Park Concert Series
Clinton Summer Concerts
Goodwill Park Concert Series
Hanover Summer Concerts
Holbrook Summer Concerts
Lexington Summer Concerts
Litchfield Summer Concerts
Malden Summer Concerts
Marshfield Fair
Melrose Four Corners
Melrose Public Library
Mendon Summer Series
Millis Summer Concert Series
Plymouth Summer Series
Crane Library Concerts
Raymond Summer Concerts
Southboro Summer Concerts
Stow Summer Concert Series
Sudbury Summer Concerts
Topsfield Fair
Walpole Summer Concerts
Weymouth Summer Concerts
Whitman Summer Comcerts
Wilmington Summer Concerts
Amesbury
Andover
Ashburnham
Bedford
Canton
Chelmsford
Charlestown
Clinton
Holliston
Hanover
Holbrook
Lexington
Litchfield, N.H.
Malden
Marshfield
Melrose
Melrose
Mendon
Millis
Plymouth
Quincy
Raymond, N.H.
Southboro
Stow
Sudbury
Topsfield
Walpole
Weymouth
Whitman
Wilmington
Coffeehouses
New Year's Eve celebrations
First Night Worcester
Rockport New Year's Eve
2016
2017
To see where we performed in 2016,
click
HERE.