Calendar

Nov
24
Fri
Open Mic @ John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
25
Sat
Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor @ Stone Temple Coffeehouse
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Doors open at 7:30

Dec
2
Sat
Dave Gerard @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $12 advance, $15 day of show; $10 children 13 years and younger.

Doors open at 7:00. Show starts at 7:30. Handicap accessible. Go to simplegiftscoffeehouse.org for more info.

Greg Greenway @ Off the Common Coffeehouse
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets $15

handicap accessible

Julie Dougherty + Susan Cattaneo @ Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Julie Dougherty says “I’ve travelled much of the country singing Irish music, original folk-rock music, country-rock music…and made several trips to Nashville, where I placed two original songs with two major publishing firms and almost moved there in the early 90’s, but my roots are in New England!”   “I have been listening to Julie Dougherty for two weeks to the exclusion of all other music. In twenty five years in the music business I know of no other singer like her. The songs are beautifully crafted. The musicianship is superb: an extraordinary accomplishment from a one-of-a-kind artist.”

Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected songwriters. A powerful singer and sophisticated writer, Susan combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang.

Twisted Pine Concert @ South Shore Folk Music Club
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Members $20./ Non-members $22.

The South Shore Folk Music Club is a non-profit organization that has been presenting a wide spectrum of acoustic music on the South Shore for 39 yrs. The presentations range from contemporary singer-songwriters & traditional music, to bluegrass and blues. The atmosphere is informal, friendly and smoke and alcohol free. Our venue is handicapped accessible. The club’s web site is: www.ssfmc.org

The phenomenal Boston song machine Twisted Pine delivers a cabinet of inventions with its self-titled summer of ’17 debut release from Signature Sounds Recordings. The all-original album showcases a new force in Americana: four versatile players and singers writing and improvising across forms in bluegrass, folk, funk, jam, and vintage radio pop. With festively unpredictable live shows, Twisted Pine follows Americana masters Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers on a genre-bending, limitless trajectory.

The influences on the ensemble are vast — as all four have studied music from childhood, and traveled widely — but the most obvious are these: Dan Bui (mandolin, vocals) is a devotee of virtuoso picking and experimental bluegrass and jazz. Kathleen Parks (fiddle/lead vocals) was raised in a household of Celtic music and jazz, which set deep roots for her insane fiddling, velvet film-noir vocals, and a roving interest in pop song forms.Chris Sartori (bass, vocals), frequently seen around Boston on electric bass in funk, jazz, and R&B settings, is arbiter of the deep pocket and the improvisational grooves. Rachel Sumner (guitar/lead vocals) is a student of the song: an omnibus of British ballads, obscure folk tunes, avant garde orchestral work, and radio pop. Her vocals have the crystalline clarity of Appalachian field recordings.

Twisted Pine will be releasing its debut album at Green River Festival, July 14, 2017, and touring through 2017 across the United States.

Dec
3
Sun
Pub Carol Sing, Free! @ Folk Song Society of Greater Boston
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Free!

More info at fssgb.org.

Dec
7
Thu
Amazing Things Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Our Amazing Things Folk Open Mic offers a friendly supportive venue for developing singer-songwriters and folks who “just like to play”. It is a great way to get to know the music community, and to share ideas and techniques. All types of music are welcome. Fans come to see fantastic local artists, and never go away disappointed. See and be seen – heck build a fan base! Always a feature, always fun. Our host, singer-songwriter Dan Cloutier takes excellent care of the performers and listeners alike. A beautiful baby grand piano is available too.

Tickets (at door only): $6 for nonmembers; $3 for students (of any age). Meets first and third Thursday of every month.  To check on feature schedule visit amazingthings.org

To sign up for a slot, check website or call the office.

Dec
9
Sat
Jonny Kringle and The Wondaland Band Holiday Concert!! @ Second Friday Coffeehouse
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Drummer Tom Maher has been delivering toys to Children’s Hospital for over 10 years. In 2012 he had a mission: play rock and roll holiday songs for the children he was delivering the toys to. So he called his old friend Jon Svetkey and asked if he could put a band together. Jon made a few calls and a yearly tradition was born. Immediately following this performance the band will pack everything up and drive over to Children’s Hospital to perform for children there. Bring your family, bring a new and unwrapped toy or two, sing along, dance and enjoy this very special Second Friday Coffeehouse holiday concert.

Goodnight Moonshine with Emily Mure @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets advance $10; at door $12, seniors $8, juniors $5, families $24

Goodnight Moonshine is the latest musical project of Molly Venter (of Red Molly), a collaboration with her husband Eben Pariser. Co-writing often, Eben and Molly explore what it means to be in a healthy authentic relationship; both wholesome and irreverent, they sing of joy and grief in equal measure.

Southern Rail, Bluegrass Christmas Show @ OCC Coffeehouse
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

A very entertaining and high-energy performance. this will be the last event of the 325th celebration of the Original Congregational church. We expect to fill the church sanctuary.

Bobby Keyes Trio @ Crossroads Music Series
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Cosy Sheridan with Charlie Koch, Esther Friedman opening. $20 (10) @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Winterbloom @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $25

Our Holiday Show featuring Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson, Antje Duvekot, & Natalia Zukerman

Dec
15
Fri
Dean Stevens and Lorraine & Bennett Hammond @ Tremedal Concerts
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm

Holiday Extravaganza!

Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door

Dec
16
Sat
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
17
Sun
Sophie and David Buskin @ Lakeview Houseconcert Series
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dec
21
Thu
Third Thursday Open Mic @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

$5 for musicians and attendees.

Doors open at 6:30. Music starts at 7:00. Handicap accessible. Go to simplegiftscoffeehouse.org for more info.

Amazing Things Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Our Amazing Things Folk Open Mic offers a friendly supportive venue for developing singer-songwriters and folks who “just like to play”. It is a great way to get to know the music community, and to share ideas and techniques. All types of music are welcome. Fans come to see fantastic local artists, and never go away disappointed. See and be seen – heck build a fan base! Always a feature, always fun. Our host, singer-songwriter Dan Cloutier takes excellent care of the performers and listeners alike. A beautiful baby grand piano is available too.

Tickets (at door only): $6 for nonmembers; $3 for students (of any age). Meets first and third Thursday of every month.  To check on feature schedule visit amazingthings.org

To sign up for a slot, check website or call the office.

Jan
4
Thu
Amazing Things Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center
Jan 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Our Amazing Things Folk Open Mic offers a friendly supportive venue for developing singer-songwriters and folks who “just like to play”. It is a great way to get to know the music community, and to share ideas and techniques. All types of music are welcome. Fans come to see fantastic local artists, and never go away disappointed. See and be seen – heck build a fan base! Always a feature, always fun. Our host, singer-songwriter Dan Cloutier takes excellent care of the performers and listeners alike. A beautiful baby grand piano is available too.

Tickets (at door only): $6 for nonmembers; $3 for students (of any age). Meets first and third Thursday of every month.  To check on feature schedule visit amazingthings.org

To sign up for a slot, check website or call the office.

Jan
5
Fri
The Saplings @ Second Friday Coffeehouse
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Saplings are an amazing band made up of incredible musicians from the University Of Rochester. This is their first performance in the Greater Boston area and we are SUPER THRILLED to have them! Prior to the performance, several members of the First Church Belmont Youth Group will perform. Tickets $12/adult, $8/students and seniors.

Jan
6
Sat
The Kennedys with Quentin Callawaert opening @ Off the Common Coffeehouse
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets $15

handicap accessible

Bluegrass with Southern Rail, ($20, under 18 $10) @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse
Jan 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
 One of the area’s most popular Bluegrass band, Southern Rail returns to the Linden Tree Coffeehouse.    Copies of their numerous CDs including their 12th, “Voices in the Wind.” will be available for purchase. 
 
Celebrating over thirty years of performing, their performances are high-energy fun with riveting harmonies, irrepressible humor and sparkling banjo, mandolin, and guitar solo work.  Bluegrass with a touch of gospel makes for a toe-tapping evening. 
 
The entertaining Southern Rail band is Jim Muller on guitar and lead vocals, Sharon Horovitz on acoustic bass, Richard Stillman on banjo, and John Tibert on mandolin. www.southernrail.com
Gretchen Peters @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Jan 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $20

Doors open at 7:30; Shows start at 8:00. Handicap accessible. Go to www.circlefolk.org for more info.

Jan
13
Sat
Cold Chocolate and Cricket Tell the Weather @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets advance $10; at door $12, seniors $8, juniors $5, families $24

This co-bill features two bands that perform original songs in original ways.  Cold Chocolate is a fresh and exciting Americana band with a unique sound that fuses bluegrass and folk with a dash of funk.  Cricket Tell the Weather is the creative project of Andrea Asprelli, award-winning songwriter and fiddler.