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The Hooligans Beat the Winter Blues!

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Hooligans Beat The Winter Blues & Don’s Birthday Bash
Saturday, February 5th at 7PM
Join us on Saturday, February 5th at 7PM for an exciting evening of music & celebration featuring The Hooligans with special guests!
The Hooligans Hail from Sherman, CT. They are three Sherman residents and one New Yorker. They’ve all had individual solo and group projects over the years and really enjoy getting together to play locally!

The Hooligan’s are Sherman’s own: Bob O’Connor: guitar and vocals, Don Lowe: Guitar and vocals’ John Langworthy: Bass and vocals and from NY, Bobby Max Bauer: percussion and vocals.
The Hooligan’s share their eclectic backgrounds, mixing in a tasty variety of classic rock, rockabilly, country and pop!

Bob O’Connor is a 30 year resident of Sherman, as he labels “the greatest town in the world” His love of music began at an early age; three older brothers played guitar and the house was filled with the sounds of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and many other great artists from the 1960’s and 70’s. There was also plenty of Irish music and a lot of Frank Sinatra as well.
Bob has played at the Sherman Chamber Ensemble’s Coffeehouse and Bluegrass concerts for the past 20 years! He has also played many functions at the Lake Mauweehoo Club, in Sherman. In his non musical hours, Bob works in advertising sales for Compass Media Networks. He very much looks forward to retiring in a few years, when he can play guitar and listen to music 24/7!

Don Lowe has been featured in venues of all types across the eastern corridor, (NY, CT, NJ, MA) and has opened for national acts such as: Tom Rush, The Little River Band, Livingston Taylor, Steve Forbert, Kenny White, Toby Walker, Tim Grimm, Danielle Miraglia, David Jacobs-Strain, Johnny A and the Dana Fuchs Band, among many others.His brand of Americana music explores life with songs that are in turns witty, arcane, sad and sometimes, downright silly. Don was Open Mic Host for the venerable Towne Crier Caf’e’ for 8 years. For 3 fun years, he and friend Steve Kirkman hosted a radio program called Local Heroes that featured area local singer/ songwriters. Don’s second CD, Out Here, was released in September 2014 and his first release, Dogs, Clowns and Belles came out in 2011. His third CD is set for release in February, 2022. Don is originally from McHenry, ND and currently lives in Sherman, CT where he is the towns First Selectman (Mayor).

John Langworthy and Bobby Max Bauer both came from musical families in Mahopac, NY. By 1987, they were already playing the local club scene in NYC and Westchester county. John was playing in a contemporary 80’s band called Neighborhood Watch and Bobby in a band called Point 5. Their paths crossed at a local summer party in 1990, A musical friendship was launched!
They formed two bands in the 1990’s, Landslide in 1991 and The Free Radicals in 1995. The Free Radicals were a cutting edge 90’s rock band, they enjoyed a great club following and caught the eye of actor Timothy Hutton, for whom they played several private parties. In 2000 John and Bobby hooked up with Jimmy Ekizian, the gifted singer, horn player for the Fabulous Hey Baby Band out of Westchester.
With a reincarnation of The Hey Baby Band, they have played countless clubs, festivals, weddings and concerts in NY and throughout New England. One of the many memorable shows was in 2007, when they shared the stage with Eric Burden and War at the Newburgh, NY Hudson River festival. In 2013, Hey Baby had the honor of being selected as one of the last bands to play at The Towne Crier, with opening act Don Lowe. It was a great show, shortly before the transition to Daryl’s House. Currently John and Bobby have a side project with Hey Baby’s Jimmy Ekizian, called the “Clams”, Besides local gigs, they have a revolving schedule at Catamount Ski Resort. This past July 3rd They played the inaugural Catamount Summer Concert, Sharing the stage with The Kat Wright Trio and KT Tunstall.

Reservations are required. Tickets are $20 Member and $25 Non-Members. This special performance will be held indoors, masks will be required to be worn by all individuals regardless of vaccination status. The JCC in Sherman has been a gathering place for the local communities in the Candlewood Lake area and nearby New York towns since 1994. The mission of the JCCS is to provide high quality educational, cultural, and social programs to Sherman, CT and the surrounding communities serving all people irrespective of age, race, or religion.


February 5
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


JCC in Sherman
(860) 355-8050
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JCC in Sherman
9 Route 39 South
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(860) 355-8050

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