Calendar

Aug
27
Mon
Chris Morgan @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Aug 27 @ 7:19 pm – 8:19 pm
Sep
6
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Sep 6 @ 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.

General Admission $6; Amazing Things Members $5; Students $3

Tickets sold at door only; please remember Folk Open Mic is now held on the first and third Thursdays ONLY!! Check the Facebook page for updates

Sep
7
Fri
Night Tree (Nora Tirrell opens) @ me&thee coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
Sep 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Night Tree,heralded as one of the most riveting bands in the Northeast, makes their debut at the me&thee on September 7 as the venerable coffeehouse’s first show of the fall season. The members of the band are conservatory-trained musicians and have developed a unique sound by mixing two fiddles, cello, accordion, saxophone, percussion and the occasional viola and mandolin. Singer-songwriter  Nora Tirrell opens the show.

Sep
8
Sat
Busted Jug Band @ 19 Carter Music Series, Berlin MA
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Busted Jug Band

The all-acoustic Busted Jug Band (thebustedjugband.com) harkens back to the Black Street Bands of the early 20th Century in Southern Cities such as Memphis, St. Louis, and New Orleans. Also known as “Juke Bands,” “Spasm Bands” and “Hokum Bands,” these resourceful musical organizations featured homemade and dime store instruments such as the kazoo, washboard, and “gut-bucket” (or washtub) bass; alongside harmonica, mandolin, banjo-ukulele, squeeze box and a trunk full of musical oddities and noisemakers. These acts were very popular in the 1930’s, influenced early Blues and Swing groups, and inspired mainstream novelty acts of the 1940’s and 50’s such as the Hoosier Hotshots and Spike Jones and his City Slickers.

The Busted Jug Band’s music is a festive romp through time featuring strong group vocals, swinging rhythms and sharp instrumental work. The group plays music of the classic Jug Bands of Memphis, String Bands of Mississippi, and Swing Bands of the Urban North. These include early Blues and Rhythm & Blues, novelty tunes, standards, New Orleans jazz and Hillbilly music. The Busted Jug Band pushes the “Jug idiom” beyond its historical confines. Homemade instruments are used and also modified with modern techniques for maximum impact. Vaudevillian sigh gags, bad jokes and colorful stage attire round out the show, and fun reigns supreme.

 

Chris Smither @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin MA
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $35

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

Sep
10
Mon
Oen Kennedy @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sep
14
Fri
Acoustic Open Mic Night @ 19 Carter Music Series
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Welcome to our Open Mic night at 19 Carter St. We will offer a friendly supportive evening for developing singer-songwriters and folks who “just like to sing and/or play”. All types of music and all ages of performers are welcome. We encourage you to sing or play at least 3 songs and if time permits perhaps 1-2 more.  Seth Asser from the Carter Street Band will host and provide back up on guitar, mandolin or harmonica as needed. We have a sound system with mics and a beautiful baby grand is available for performers as well. Sign up ahead of time by emailing info@19Carter.org or just come on that night.

Suggested donation for the evening is $3

Don White with opening act The Loomers @ Second Friday Coffeehouse, Belmont MA
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Joyce Andersen & Harvey Reid with special guest, Dave Mattacks @ me&thee coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen form a rare and versatile musical partnership, combining the best of American virtuoso instrumental work with razor-sharp harmony singing and a captivating stage presence. They will be joined by percussionist extraordinaire Dave Mattacks for this special performance on Friday, September 14. The trio takes to the stage a rich and varied repertoire, an arsenal of stringed instruments, and a deeply-satisfying emotional purity, with a fresh northern New England sensibility, free from showbiz and pretense.

Sep
15
Sat
Joe Davies Folk Festival with Low Lily, Heather Pierson Acoustic Duo, Emily Mure, Hayley Sabella, Davey O @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jon Butcher with Danielle Miraglia opening @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport MA
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm

Advance tickets are $10.  Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester.  The suggested contribution at the door is $12 for adults, $8 for those 65 and older, $5 for those under 18, and $24 for families.

Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher’s characteristic sound and signature guitar work represent a skillful mix of Americana – rock, r&b, jazz and folk,  all of it focused through a prism built from the blues.  Early in his career, Jon was compared with Jimi Hendrix, although he counts Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Richie Havens, and John Lennon among his influences.  Jon’s acoustic work on acoustic guitar, dobro, and banjo has found its way into feature film, cable TV, and his live concert schedule.

Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Her latest CD, “All My Heroes Are Ghosts,” was released with her band Danielle M and The Glory Junkies.  Danielle was nominated for a 2015 Boston Music Award for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.

Coffee, tea, and a variety of delicious (and very popular) home-made baked pie and cake will be sold before and after the concert and at intermission.

Greg Greenway @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. The doors open at 7:30.

We are welcoming back one of our favorite performers. Originally from Richmond, VA, Greg Greenway moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. His “In the Name of Love,” a lead in to the U2 classic, “Pride,” was the #5 song on the Folk DJ list in 2013. It has become a defining piece on his journey to becoming an international artist capable of addressing sensitive topics like Race in a way that connects audiences to their humanity while entertaining them at the same time.

Joan and Joni @Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield, $20 @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield MA
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Joan & Joni,a musical tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell
performed by modern singer/songwriters
Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin.

Besides the similarity of their first names, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell have quite a bit in common. Both women emerged during the folk movement of the 1960s. Both showed remarkable range as vocalists. Both proved that music could have a powerful impact, as an instrument of sociopolitical change or as means of personal expression.  The resonance these two remarkable women have had is the subject of “Joan & Joni,” a musical tribute by two singer-songwriters, Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin.

The set list features a plethora of covers; Shapira handles Baez’ songs, and Martin sings material written by Mitchell. In addition, each woman contributes harmony vocals for the other’s songs. (There is a visual connection, as well. Shapira, like Baez, has dark hair, while Martin has blonde tresses similar to Mitchell.) But the performances are not impersonations, said Shapira. “We’re not imitating them,” she said. “We’re singing their songs, but in our style.”  In addition, both Martin and Shapira will play their own songs, which reflect the Baez’s and Mitchell’s influence. “We hope people will enjoy our music and understand the effect these two women had on us,” Shapira said. www.joanandjoni.com

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse is located in the social hall of the Unitarian-Universalists Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St. Wakefield.

The show begins at 8pm, doors open at 7:30. Homemade baked goods and beverages are available. Tickets are $20 (those under 18 $10) thanks to support in part to the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Chapter.

For reservations:  Call 781-246-2836. http://www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org

 

 

 

Sep
16
Sun
Joe Davies Folk Festival with Four Bridges, John Flynn, Grace Morrison, Austin & Elliott, Dan & Faith @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sep
20
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Sep 20 @ 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.

General Admission $6; Amazing Things Members $5; Students $3

Tickets sold at door only; please remember Folk Open Mic is now held on the first and third Thursdays ONLY!! Check the Facebook page for updates

Sep
21
Fri
Kerri Powers @ Cherry Bridge House Concerts, Bridgewater MA
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Suggested donation of $15 at the door.

Doors open at 7pm. Email to reserve your seat (highly recommended).

Kerri Powers

Hayley Reardon (Ben Higginbotham opens) @ me&thee coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Marblehead’s own Hayley Reardon makes a return appearance at the me&thee on Friday, September 21. Hayley has been playing at the me&thee since she was twelve years old. Now 22, she’s a seasoned professional on the acoustic music circuit around the country and abroad.  Ben Higginbotham opens the show.

Sep
22
Sat
The Kingston Trio @ OCC Coffeehouse, Wrentham MA
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The group that redefined the landscape of popular music. The current version of the Trio is no mere tribute band, but a true musical heritage continued. The three members of today’s trio are Josh Reynolds (son of original member Nick Reynolds), cousin Mike Marvin, and Tim Gorelangton. The show will have two one-hour sets, encore, and meet and greet with the performers.

Cold Chocolate @ Maple Street Church Artist Series, Danvers MA
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Cold Chocolate performs at our Sweet Maple Coffeehouse on Saturday, September 22, at 7:30 p,m.  Admission is $15.  Cold Chocolate is an Americana band that fuses bluegrass, folk, and rock to create their own unique sound.   With tight three-part harmony and skillful musicianship, this trio from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond.

The Carter Street Band @ 19 Carter Music Series, Berlin MA
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A collection of seasoned acoustic musicians who play bluegrass, old-timey, Irish, Contra Dance, and classic roots music. The band consists of Seth Asser on guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals; Dave Coleman on mandolin and guitar; Sean Regan on the Irish bodhran; Evy Dueck on fiddle, Dave Kassel on fiddle and vocals, and Brian Rost on acoustic bass.Email Seth at sep@townisp.com for bookings and information on upcoming dates and events. Like them on FaceBook.
Suggested donation $10. Some food and drink available – patrons invited to bring their own as well.

 

John Gorka @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin MA
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $30

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

Sep
24
Mon
Neil Dale @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sep
28
Fri
John Davidson (Amanda Maffei opens) @ me&thee coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Fresh from his starring roles in Finding Neverland and WickedJohn Davidson returns to his real passion in life — being a troubadour. With backstage stories of his 50 years of TV hosting (Hollywood Squares, That’s Incredible, The Tonight Show), and movies, plus his impressive history of concert performances, John delivers an energetic evening of humor, inspiration, and songs both old and new.  Singer-songwriter Amanda Maffei opens the show.

Sep
29
Sat
Linda Marks and Terry Smith open for Gogofsky @ The Music Salon, Waltham MA
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Music Salon is an intimate house concert series dedicated to building community through music and art.

6 pm Potluck dinner

6:30 pm Visual art presentation by Erica Leigh

7 pm The Music begins:  Linda Marks and Terry Smith open with Gogofsky as the featured musical act

$20 donation goes to the featured musical act.