Kerouac's Lowell

2010 Event

"Jack's Beat!" 3-12-2011, photo by George Koumantzelis

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Jack Kerouac's 89th Birthday Celebration

  • March 12, 2011:

"Big thanks for putting together such a terrific, engaging and fun event with a cast of thousands. And thanks for inviting me to be part of it. I had a really good time, connected and reconnected with a lot of people. Great community feeling that night. There's been a whole lotta BUZZ about it since. All good fortune!"
Jason Eisenburg

"Sang with the legendary David Amram last night. After the set, an enthusiastic fan of his shook my hand, gushing compliments. The best one: "Don't worry! Kurt Elling couldn't keep up with him scat singing either." I have arrived! :-)))" Allyssa Jones

"George- Thank you!!! It was such a pleasure working with you and the crew this year :-) Whenever you need me, I'm there!" Allyssa Jones

"We had a stellar performance of music and words last night in honor of Jack Kerouac at the Back Page club in the canalside alley off 15 Kearney Square, behind the Blue Taleh eatery. The place is the kind of nightspot that many of us imagined was possible along the downtown canals of Lowell when we visited San Antonio, Texas, in the mid-1980s to see their famous Riverwalk lined with restaurants, clubs, and more."

"Mayor Jim Milinazzo at the Back Page presented a proclamation for Roger Brunelle Day in Lowell, a tribute to the man who invented the guided tour of Kerouac's Lowell and who has spent decades helping to preserve the French Canadian-American heritage of Lowell." Paul Marion


photo by George Koumantzelis

"Hey man.  I just wanted to say how amazed I am that it all came off so well. The blues set was killer, loose and raw but traditional and professional.  The whole night was incredible.  Thanks for all your work.   Lowell, Mass. was the most interesting place in America last night.  Bravo!" Wireless Mike Flynn

"Just want to express my extreme gratitude to all of the participants, players, readers and attendees at last night's Jack Kerouac's 89th Birthday Party in Lowell. Truly a night to remember. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart." Wireless Mike Flynn

"Hey Folks,
Great playing with you last night you guys (the musicians) are all pros and would love to share the Stage with you another time in the Future..Great Job Team! Thanks for a great show!"
Reverend JJ (Harmonica Guy)

"What at great night!" Andy Kaknes

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