Free music, with a comic twist, at Laurie's Steakhouse

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Along with well-known cover tunes, including a bunch of Classic Rock, singer-songwriter Howie Newman mixes in a few of his own funny original songs. So if you head out to Laurie's 9:09 Steak House in Wakefield on Saturday, Feb. 9, you’ll be hearing The Who, the Kinks, Tom Petty, the Beatles and Steely Dan as well as some ditties about Boston drivers, intergalactic garbage collection and baseball.

Laurie's 9:09 Steak House is located at 33 Tuttle St. in Wakefield. For further information about the restaurant call 781-246-1909or visit www.lauries909.com. The show, which runs from 9 p.m.-midnight, is free.

A former sportswriter for the Boston Globe, Patriot Ledger and several suburban newspapers, Newman has penned a dozen or so baseball songs, including “Blasted in the Bleachers” and “It’s The End of the Curse and We Know It,” an R.E.M. parody about the 2004 Red Sox.

Newman has released two CDs of baseball songs, Baseball’s Greatest Hits, Volumes 1 and 2. Both albums have been accepted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Archive in Cooperstown, N.Y.

He’ll also be singing songs from his live CD, You Shoulda Been There, which includes “My Baby Can’t Parallel Park,” a tune that was recently featured on NPR’s Car Talk.

“I love those great old songs from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s,” says Newman. “And I also like to slip in some of my own stuff once in a while. People seem to like the baseball songs. Either way, we always have a good time.”

Newman’s songs have been heard on 92.5 The River, NPR’s Car Talk, WRKO, WEEI, the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento show, WUMB and many other stations across the country.

For additional information about Howie Newman, visit his Web site: www.howienewman.com



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