Calendar

Calendar

May
26
Sat
Reggie Harris @ Javawocky Coffeehouse, Brockton MA
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Admission $15.00 in advance and Seniors/$18.00 at the door.

Doors open at 7:00, show time is 7:30.

There will be a 30-minute open mike to start the show. Performers are encouraged to request a slot by email at Javawockyuu@aol.com. Slots will be available on a first come-first served basis.

May
28
Mon
David Jackson & King Yee @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
May 28 @ 7:00 pm

Open mike at 7:00, David Jackson & King Yee perform at 8:30. Visit http://www.roslindaleopenmike.org for more information.

Jun
1
Fri
NoMad Stories & Cousin Bobby Bluegrass, Framingham MA @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Cousin Bobby Bluegrass is a tight knit collection of high caliber bluegrass players. A rowdy band of hooligans ready to melt your face with harmonies, licks, and old-time music played like a freight train crashing through your living room. Formed in the smoldering ashes of local folk rockers The Lonesome Draw, this rosé-drenched collective of hardened pickers come prepared to make sure you go home satisfied.

In the spirit of artists like John Coltrane, Rassahn Roland Kirk, Sidney Bechet, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Joni Mitchell, NoMad Stories is the true essence of the American and human experience. NoMad Stories provides an electrical, on the edge of your seat, emotionally moving experience for their audience. You are bound to travel the earth hearing the rhythms and sounds of jazz, calypso, gospel, funk, American pop and folk music, South America, the avant garde and Asian music.

 

Jun
7
Thu
Amazing Things Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center
Jun 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.

Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Jun 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.

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

Jun
8
Fri
RICHARD CURZI AND POSITIVE ENERGY @ Second Friday Coffeehouse, Belmont MA
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

First Church Belmont’s own keyboardist, singer, arranger, and composer Richard Curzi, returns to the Second Friday Coffeehouse with his band Positive Energy for the 17th time, to close out our 2017-2018 season. Positive Energy features Richard on keyboards and vocals, Roger Brown on
drums, Jim Wooster on guitar, Jon Svetkey and Paul Judge on guitars and vocals, Rick
Dimino on bass, with vocalists Kate Donovan, Heather Quay, Laura Wooster, Roger Read, and John Howe.

Last year’s show featured an amazing 18-member orchestra, featuring some of Belmont High School’s finest musicians playing Richard’s orchestral arrangements of some of his favorite tunes!
This year’s repertoire promises to be the band’s most eclectic mix ever – taking us from
the 40s right through the present. And, as has now become a Positive Energy tradition, the group will pay musical tribute to a number of recently departed icons of the music world. This will be a night you won’t want to miss!

Tickets $12/adults, $8/seniors and students

Susie Burke & David Surette @ Cherry Bridge House Concerts, Bridgewater MA
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Suggested donation of $15 at the door.

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

Susie Burke & David Surette

Sophie B Hawkins with Erinn Brown, Framingham @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Legendary songstress, Sophie B Hawkins has been tugging at heartstrings for decades with her powerful storytelling, crafting dizzying tunes that idle between the potently forlorn and the strangely comforting. Now, Hawkins is ready to make her return, armed with a new collection of songs that are set to once again become the soundtrack to your first-date or your break-up.  She’s toured  with the likes of Chris Isaak, Melissa Etheridge and Sting.  She received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist after releasing her first hit single, “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”.

Opening is Erinn Brown, an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist with 3 well received CD’s of original music.  Her music is a roots-y hybrid of Rock, Soul and Blues.

Tannahill Weavers’ 50 Anniversary Concert @ Belmont-Watertown UMC, Belmont MA
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tannahill Weavers
Admission (we strongly recommend getting advance tickets!):

  • $22 for members and students in advance
  • $25 for non-members in advance
  • $30 at the door
  • Age 17 and under free

This venue is handicap accessible

Purchase tickets online at BrownPaperTickets.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

As they approach their 50th anniversary in 2018, the Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that.

The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, “The Tannahill Weavers – properly harnessed – could probably power an entire city for a year on the strength of last night’s concert alone. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll.”

Jun
9
Sat
Zack Slik @ 19 Carter Music Series, Berlin MA
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Zack Slik performs old time back-porch music

Switching between mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and guitar; singing original and traditional songs. Raised in a mill town in Central Massachusetts, Zack Slik’s music is influenced by the trains, rivers, and characters he grew up with. All performed in a unique one-man band style, Zack brings a mix of American roots, blues, and jugband jazz to his original songs and traditional arrangements. Whether behind the mandolin, banjo, or guitar, Zack shares his love for the music with a traditional feel and modern touch.

 

Cheryl Wheeler , Framingham MA @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Jun 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Cheryl Wheeler has to be seen to be appreciated. Nothing you read and nothing you hear from her albums prepares you for how good a performer she is.  You may not be familiar with Cheryl, but you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Chery’s songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks & more!

If you have never seen her do a live concert, then by all means do so! I get e-mails from people all the time thanking me for spreading the word about Cheryl. They go to the concert knowing they will enjoy it, and often find it even better than they had thought it would be!

Opening for Cheryl is Lisa Bastoni! Following a ten year break from music, a career change, and two children, Lisa Bastoni has returned with The Wishing Hour (2017). Produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Felix McTeigue, the album debuted as #1 most played on Boston’s WUMB. In the past year, Lisa has been selected to showcase at the New England Regional Folk Alliance conference, as well as the Falcon Ridge and New Song Music/LEAF Festivals.

Jun
10
Sun
Amanda Maffei CD Release Party @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Amanda Maffei treats her music like her running – it’s been a marathon, not a sprint. Her body of work spans decades. Since 2014, working with her coach Vance Gilbert, Amanda’s been honing her songwriting and performing artistries.

“I’m real excited about my upcoming album, Both Sides Now. It’s been a lifetime in the making. With the best of Boston players and beyond we’ve woven a work of depth, breadth and beauty. No one category can contain these songs. Suffice it to say they’re beautiful, rich, fun, powerful, funny, intriguing and uplifting.

Through apt prodding by producer Crit Harmon, vocals sound radiant. The give and take between Brad Hatfield’s exquisite piano & keys, Stan Strickland’s exuberant & sensitive woodwinds, Jim Gwin and Marty Ballou’s grounded and spirited drums and bass, along with the effervescent percussion of Fabio Pirozzolo give each song a tangible spark.  Vance Gilbert, Barbara Kessler and Duke Levine share their enormous talents tipping the production over the top.

Jun
11
Mon
Chris Lee @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm

Open mike at 7:00, Chris Lee performs at 8:30. Visit http://www.roslindaleopenmike.org for more information.

Jun
16
Sat
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stuart Schulman on Piano @ 19 Carter Music Series, Berlin MA
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Stuart plays selections from the great American Songbook, traditional jazz tunes, broadway tunes and takes requests. Joined by Evy Dueck on violin and others. Come by for a fun, relaxed evening of fabulous tunes!
Recommended donation $10. Some food and drinks available – patrons are welcome to bring their own as well.

 

Jun
21
Thu
Amazing Things Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center
Jun 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.

Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Jun 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.

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

Jun
29
Fri
Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins House Concert @ Private home, Newton MA
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins

Reservations required: HouseConcerts@fssgb.org
$20 at the door ($5 for students)

American Songsters Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins sing old songs. Known as a “folksinger’s folksinger”, Hanks has been performing to delighted festival and club audiences (Fox Hollow, Mariposa, The Portable Folk Festival, The Old Town School of Folk Music, et al) for over 50 years. Now touring with his wife and musical partner, Larry’s mellifluous bass-baritone voice combines with the eclectic close harmonies of Deborah’s resonant alto, bringing back to life a large repertoire of songs describing trials and traditions of American life. On the heels of their warmly-received 1st duo album, “No Hiding Place”, and 2nd acclaimed duo CD chock full of “brand spankin’ OLD” songs, “OLD DAYS”, they proudly present their 3rd duo CD, “The Wheel of Time” –including grand familiar favorites, and many surprises in store. For the legendary San Francisco Bay Area favorite, Larry Hanks, this tour commemorates 50 years of live performance. “This is why I got into folk music to begin with!” gushes “One Man Folk Festival”, Michael Cooney, [Hanks & Robins] “are the best live folk music performance in recent memory!”…Hanks & Robins are currently touring the U.S.

Jun
30
Sat
The Carter Street Band @ 19 Carter Music Series, Berlin MA
Jun 30 @ 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 $5. Some food and drink available – patrons invited to bring their own as well.

 

Jul
14
Sat
Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan with Crowes Pasture opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Jul
21
Sat
The Lied To’s with Ric Allendorf opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jul
28
Sat
Riley Coyote with Shawna Caspi opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Aug
4
Sat
Hayley Reardon with The Promise is Hope opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Aug
11
Sat
The Rafters with Kim Moberg opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.