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Feb
22
Fri
Breaking Barriers: Tribute to Women Who Paved the Way [Danielle Miraglia, Jenee Halstead, Lisa Bastoni, Samantha Farrell] @ me & thee coffeehouse, Marblehead, MA
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Breaking Barriers: A Tribute to the Women Who Paved the Way

Four of New England’s premier singer/songwriters pay tribute to the women who influenced them most. Danielle Miraglia, Lisa Bastoni, Jenee Halstead and Samantha Farrells inspirations at times overlap and at times part making for an eclectic night of music and collaboration where you may hear songs by everyone from Janis Joplin, Dolly Parton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Heart, Joni Mitchell, Tina Turner, Kate Bush, Bonnie Raitt and certainly some surprises! This is sure to be an entertaining night of friends sharing the songs they’re most passionate about.

DANIELLE MIRAGLIA

Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heartfelt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Her latest “All My Heroes Are Ghosts,” released with her band Danielle M and The Glory Junkies  touches on a lot of what might be on your mind these days  the loss of so many musical heroes on the title track, the chaos of fake news on Monster, our collective anxieties on All On Fire, and more. Danielle was nominated for a 2015 Boston Music Award for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.

“Straddling the line where folk/roots meets rock/blues, Miraglia has a voice that can go from a raspy come-hither purr to an Etta James-esque powerhouse belt, although she may be best known for her lead thumb  a heavy, thumping strike on her Gibson thats backdrop percussion in itself.” – Lauren Daley, The Boston Globe

www.daniellem.com

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 (Anais Mitchell/Lori McKenna), the album debuted as #1 most played on Boston’s WUMB.

“Americana of the highest order…along the lines of Gretchen Peters or Patty Griffin” (Maverick-UK).

www.lisabastoni.com

JENEE HALSTEAD

Her latest release, Edge of the World, adds to the indefinable soundscape in which her soft and supple voice floats so exquisitely that the Boston Herald felt it like sorceress music, rings of smoke through the trees and the bells of Rhymney, while comparing Jenees working relationship with new producer Sean McLaughlin to that of Emmylou Harris and Daniel Lanois for the way it embedded a tremendous voice in an otherworldly, shadowy soundscape.

Spot on. With her gift for wonderfully evocative lyrical imagery, delivered with such a compelling voice, its easy to foresee that Jenees unfettered songwriting will continue to rise  like those swirling rings of smoke  into the expansive sky, and far beyond the edge of the world.

https://www.jeneehalstead.com

SAMANTHA FARRELL

Samantha Farrell’s ever-evolving sound is an intersection of jazz, folk, pop and poetry. Her tone is unique and yet familiar all at once; at times playfully lilting and undulating, other times a sexy murmur, and a raspy declaration.

Prodigious and undulating vocals that are delivered with rare, swinging passion.

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Feb
23
Sat
Linda Marks and Friends with Rick Drost opening @ 19 Carter Music Series, Berlin MA
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

LINDA MARKS MUSIC

Through both her original songs and other songs that inspire her to sing them, Linda Marks brings her whole heart to the music as she seeks to reach the heart of her audience.

Having worked in the mind-body medicine field as a heart-centered body psychotherapist and life coach for more than 30 years, Linda loves to help others grow and heal through her Power of Voice workshops and coaching.  Bringing  people together and building community through music has fueled her vision for the Music Salon.

Linda released her “Heart to Heart CDincorporating many of the songs from her October 2014 Heart to Heart Cabaret Show at Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham, on September 16, 2015 at Scullers Jazz Club. She released her “Coming Full Circle” album at Scullers Jazz Club on September 1, 2016. In 2017, Linda released “Say Yes To Love” on September 1 and “Singer/Songwriter” on November 25 to great reviews. Her “Moments” album was released on September 27, 2018 at Club Passim. Linda is currently at work on a sixth album, “In Grace” with Doug Hammer at Dreamworld Productions.

Linda serves on the Board of the Boston Association of Cabaret Artists (BACA).

http://www.lindamarksmusic.com

 

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Rick Drost

Rick Drost, a Singer/Songwriter from Cambridge, MA, has been writing songs since the late ’60s  with depth and heart: songs  that repay repeated listening and convey a long love of classical music, natural wonders, poetry.  Rick has sung in small and large choruses and small acoustic folk groups, but since the early 2000s has been singing solo at open mikes, small clubs and coffeehouses, galleries and listening rooms in New England, the Midwest and the Southeast.

Since retiring in 2015 from a career as a software engineer, Rick is happily expanding the time he can spend listening, reading, writing, and traveling around singing in small venues and festivals. Rick’s first solo album of his songs, “Turning the World”, produced and recorded by Jon Shain and FJ Ventre of Durham, NC, was released in June 2017.  Thanks to all the musicians who contributed so thoughtfully to the treatment of these songs- Jon and FJ on strings and basses, Kaitlin Grady on cello, Bill Newton on harmonica and soprano sax, Chris Frank on accordion, Ed Butler on percussion, all in NC, and composer/pianist Doug Hammer in Lynn MA on piano.

 

Kirsten Maxwell & Winner of Songwriter Contest, split bill @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

We’re excited to have Kirsten Maxwell return to the Rose Garden! In 2016, she made quite an impression. Her crystalline vocals, ebullient stage persona and original and cover songs left us wanting more. Adding to the show will be the winner of our 26th annual Performing Songwriter Competition, chosen in May 2018, who will play a split with Kirsten.

 

The Sweet Remains at Ivy Chord Coffeehouse
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm

THE SWEET REMAINS (tSR) is an unusual band on today’s music scene, headed by 3 gifted and charismatic singer-songwriters, each of whom contributes to the writing and 3-part harmonies that define the band’s sound.

Driven by strong lyrical and melodic writing, their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers like Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer. However, it is their lush harmonies, that distinguish tSR from the throngs of guitar-toting troubadors and harken back to super-groups of the 60’s and 70’s like CSN, the Eagles, and Simon & Garfunkel.

The band has been winning the praise of audiences and critics across the U.S. ever since the band’s debut CD, Laurel & Sunset, was released January 1, 2008.  (USA TODAY – “Better Ways to Spend the Day: The folky trio’s new North & Prospect includes this sly, sweetly moody charmer, showcasing their typically robust harmonies.”; BOSTON HERALD – “It’s been a long time since 3-part harmonies this lush were yoked to songs this melodically gorgeous”)

Feb
25
Mon
Roslindale Open Mike – Roberto & Kathryn – Mini Set – Chris Zaremba @ Roslindale Open MIke
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mar
1
Fri
Don White and Christine Lavin @ me & thee coffeehouse, Marblehead, MA
Mar 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

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Don White and Christine Lavin

Don White and Christine Lavin have toured all over North America in a show called “The Funny Side of the Street” for eight and a half years. They are both pursuing solo endeavors these days but this show is only one of two co-bills planned for 2019.  Come celebrate Don’s birthday with him at this show too!

DON WHITE

There is no one-word description for what Don White does. He has survived and thrived for twenty-five years, bringing his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings, and on the printed page. He is a storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter. He is a walking challenge to the phrase file under. Best to just sort him under Don White.
Dons approach to music is a weird, unique blend. If he just played folk music, it would be a handy label. But he has invented his own genre with a mix of humor and powerful songwriting. Whites arc as a writer and performer has taken him from his industrial
hometown of Lynn, Ma across the country as hitchhiker, through Bostons comedy clubs and coffeehouses, and onto the stage with greats like Christine Lavin, Arlo Guthrie, Taj Mahal, Ritchie Havens, Patty Larkin, Bill Morrissey, Tom Rush, and Loudon Wainright III. At every point, White has been the ultimate observer, infusing his work with his experiences as a husband, a father, a seeker, and a joker.

CHRISTINE LAVIN
Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist who has been based in New York City since 1984.  She has just released her 23rd solo album, SPAGHETTIFICATION, which was #5 for the month of September according to the International FolkDJ chart.. Her 22nd album, CHRISTINE LAVIN & FRIENDS LIVE AT McCABE’S GUITAR SHOP was produced by Hillary Rollins, and includes five LA performers (Gary Stockdale, Pat Whiteman, Cynthia Carle, David Lucky, and MaryJo Mundy), and one revered British singer/songwriter, Daniel Cainer.  Christine sings seven songs on this album, too.
More info at www.donwhite.net

She has produced ten compilation CDs JUST ONE ANGEL v2.0 being the latest, showcasing the holiday songs of 19 songwriters whose work she loves. The food-themed compilation One Meat Ball, includes a 96-page cookbook that Christine edited.  For four years she hosted “Slipped Disks” on XM satellite radio, playing CDs slipped to her backstage by compatriots and is the occasional guest host for the City Folk Sunday Sunday Supper on WFUV-FM at Fordham University.  She also writes freelance for various publications (including The Washington Post, Huffington Post, The St. Petersburg Times, The Performing Songwriter, and Delta “Sky” Magazine).  Her song “Amoeba Hop” was turned into a science/music book by illustrator Betsy Franco Feeney (Puddle Jump Press), received the stamp of approval from The International Society of Protistologists, and a “Best Book Award” from the American Association for The Advancement of Science.
More info at www.christinelavin.com

Mar
2
Sat
Emily Mure and The Whispering Tree (split bill) @ Off the Common Coffeehouse, Bridgewater MA
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Mike+Ruthy (of the Mammals) @ New Revival Coffeehouse, Stow MA
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Mike Merenda and Ruthy Unger are Hudson Valley based songwriters who have made waves in the Americana world and beyond. In 2018 they reformed their seminal stringband The Mammals and released the self-produced, Sunshiner, which Tape-Op magazine called “some of the best folk-rock music you will ever hear.” These two believe in the transformative power of a great live performance.

Touring upwards of a 100 shows a year (with their two kids in tow), Mike and Ruthy also produce a bi-annual folk festival called The Hoot which the late Pete Seeger called “one of the best song gatherings I’ve seen in all my 94 years.”

“The Woodstock, New York, couple’s broad, colorful palette of Americana is timeless. Their musical melting pot combines country twang, Cajun chug, R&B swing and gospel fervor.”  -Associated Press

Tickets are $20 at the door and $17 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com.  Find out more about the duo at MikeandRuthy.com.

Benefit Concert with Old Howard Troupe @ First Parish of Watertown
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The Old Howard Troupe are an extraordinary league of eight veteran artistes devoted to bringing the experience of the Old English Music Hall to your town! Members of the Troupe wear Victorian-style stage costumes typical of the era and perform the hits of the music hall stage, with and without accompaniment. The Troupe includes Lynn Feingold, Anabel Graetz, Jeff Keller, Angela Kessler, Jeremy Kessler, Jean Monroe, Phillip Nimerskern, and Lynn Noel.

Roll up, roll up, hear the entertainment! This is not a dry lecture or a workshop, it’s a SHOW! Our vintage ensemble style features some old favorites of the music hall stage: rousing chorus songs, songs that might make you blush, and bittersweet but tender songs that tug at the heartstrings. There’s literally something for everyone in our fast-paced and fun performance. Have no fear, our steadfast Chairman will keep things moving along smoothly with his keen wit and saucy comments.

The members of The Old Howard Troupe love to perform in New England’s great old music hall stages and smaller church halls that have stages. If you have a hall like this, you should contact us to find out how you can host us in your town. We love to share these songs!

Proceeds from this concert will benefit the First Parish’s Helen Robinson Wright fund, which provides assistance for individuals in need.

Banjo Nickaru and Western Scooches @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse
Mar 2 @ 8:09 pm – 10:30 pm

    $20 (under 18, $10)                          

BANJO NICKARU & WESTERN SCOOCHES

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse is presenting a high energy Americana concert with the NYC trio Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches on Saturday, March 2 at 8pm.  Coming to the North Shore for the first time, this is a group not to be missed.

Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are likely the only band today infusing elements of world rhythms with global folk traditions, Americana, New Orleans influences, and 1920s jazz. The new album, Get Us Out Of Fearlandbuilds upon the multicultural exuberance that made the band’s debut, Very Next Thing, a transcendent breath of fresh air. Elmore Magazine championed its “remarkable musical dexterity with songs that bask in a genuine roots regimen and a sense of timeless tradition,” and revered tastemaker station WFUV (John Platt) said, “This is a band that must be heard to be believed!”

Over the past two years, Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches has built a solid following in the Eastern U.S. with a half dozen tours while also playing such prestigious events such as Falcon Ridge Fest, Kansas City Folk Fest, Folk Alliance, NERFA, WFUV Sunday Supper, Blue Plate Special, WMOT Finally Friday, WNCW Studio B Sessions, Isis Music Hall and the Mid-Winter Folk Fest at Club Passim.

Band members have played with the likes of Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Julia Roberts, Wynton Marsalis,  and Rob Morrow. Nick Russo has performed on ABC’s Good Morning Americaand has appeared in Sam Mendes’ Away We Goand PBS Masterpiece The Chaperone. Betina Hershey was a principle dancer in films such as Mona Lisa Smileand Disney’s Enchanted.

Their CD Very Next Thing(2016) featured fun classics such as Sweet Georgia Brown, Freight Train, and Ain’t Misbehavin’and two original songs by Betina Hershey with Nick Russo singing as well as playing guitar, 5 string banjo, tenor banjo, and resonator. The London Times described the album, “tuneful, occasionally aw, but unfailingly high spirited.

Get Us Out Of Fearland, the recent release from Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, is a joyous, soulful mash-up of high mountain folk and Gullah Geechee culture, western swing and upscale rockabilly, blues and bluegrass. If you had to give it a name, you could call it global Americana.

Get Us Out Of Fearlandis a giant step beyond the band’s reputation for being ridiculously fun on stage. Featuring eight originalsongs and one traditional stomp, the album expands and refines the band’ssignature sound. “Songs are always pouring out of me,” says songwriter and vocalist Betina Hershey. “With Fearland,we’re singing about what matters most to us—finding new forms, new sounds, and new life.”

 

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse is located at the UU Church, 326 Main St. Wakefield, MA 01880. Tickets will be $20, with those under 18, $10. For more information:  www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org.  For reservations, 781-246-2836.

 

 

Mar
7
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Mar 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

Mar
8
Fri
Berklee College of Music Night @ Second Friday Coffeehouse, Belmont MA
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Antje Duvekot with special guest Alice Howe @ me & thee coffeehouse, Marblehead, MA
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

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Antje Duvekot with special guest Alice Howe

Former Rolling Stone music editor Dave Marsh says: “This is a brilliant, brilliant album. I have had this reaction once in the last 10 years and that was the first time I heard Patty Griffin.”

Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston’s top singer songwriters with “Big Dream Boulevard” her debut studio release and “the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer” and “New Siberia” her follow-up albums. The debut CD was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the Irish super group, SOLAS and the project was released on songwriter Ellis Paul’s label and quickly attracted international attention for Antje. It was voted “#1 Folk Release of 2006” by the Boston Globe and was named to the “Top10 Releases of the Year” by National Public Radio’s, Folk Alley. Her follow up albums “the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer” and “New Siberia” were produced by Richard Shindell and alongside with Richard feature other “folk royalty” such as John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky, and Mark Erelli.

“What a blessing to have worked with someone as talented as Antje. With a voice like hers, and songs as good as these, a producer (especially a first-time producer!) just tries to get out of the way, to do no harm, and to let the artist speak for herself.” – Richard Shindell

“Duvekot has gotten hotter, faster than any local songwriter in recent memory. Her songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice. She believes in the redemptive power of the shared secret, and is utterly unafraid to mine the darkest corners of her life for songs that turn fear into resilience and isolation into community”. The Boston Globe

Antje has won some of the top songwriting awards including the Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, the prestigious, Kerrville (TX) “Best New Folk Award” and in one of the nation’s top music markets, she won the Boston Music Award for “Outstanding Folk Act”, three of the top prizes in the singer songwriter world.

Antje has extensive touring experience, criss-crossing the US and Europe many times. She is a compelling live performer and has been invited to play some of the top festivals including The Newport Folk Festival as well as the Mountain Stage, Philadelphia and Kerrville Festivals. Internationally, she’s headlined the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and the Tonder Festival in Denmark.

In December of 2007, The Bank of America featured Antje’s song “Merry Go Round” in a national TV advertising campaign seen by millions, including a Super Bowl audience. Antje’s fast-growing fan base, the viral spreading of her music and a track record of sold-out shows are a testament to her growing popularity. Neil Dorfsman, the producer of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Sting says, “When I first heard Antje I knew I was witnessing something very special. She creates an entire, detailed world in verse, and takes you there with beautiful and understated melody. Her songs are stunning paintings of color and shade and always generate the heat and light that real art should. In an unpoetic and ‘in your face’ world, she is lyrical and subtle”

In 2010, Antje played the TEDMED conference in San Diego according to CNN: “Then, this morning, the tone of the conference turned from intellectual to deeply emotional when Antje Duvekot got up with her guitar and sang about her grandmother descent into Alzheimer’s disease. Twitter revealed that I wasn’t the only one who was holding back tears – Duvekot’s song was all too relatable for those of us who have watched loved ones slip away. ‘And Anna tries to form a thought / But at the end she’s forgotten where she started from / There’s something she would like to say / But the words in her head seem to have got away’ she sang”.

ALICE HOWE
With her soulful, impeccably tuned voice and crafted poetry, Boston singer-songwriter Alice Howe is “at once of the moment and timeless, personal and universal” (Mark Walton, Americana UK). Her pure, distilled sound reflects a musical sensibility rooted in ’60s folk and ’70s Southern California songwriters. Credit is due to Alice’s parents for raising her on a steady diet of Taj Mahal, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Jackson Browne, and Joan Baez. As a performer, she is sure-footed and captivating, familiar to her audience from the very first song.

2017 was the year that Alice began making big waves in the folk world. Her EP You’ve Been Away So Long debuted on the April Folk-DJ charts with a #1 song – “Homeland Blues” – and #11 album. “Homeland Blues” went on to become the #7 song for all of 2017. Alice has been touring consistently in support of the EP in throughout the US, and recently returned from a critically acclaimed tour of the UK and the Netherlands. All in the last year, she was a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist, an Official Showcase Artist at FAR-West, and a Formal Showcase Artist at NERFA.

Alice had just completed her first full-length album, Visions, produced by Freebo (Bonnie Raitt, CSN, Ringo Starr) and recorded in Bakersfield, CA. The new album features a collection of new originals and my interpretations of iconic songs such as Muddy Waters’ “Honey Bee, “Too Long at the Fair,” first covered by Bonnie Raitt, and songs from Dylan and Taj Mahal. The release is expected in early 2019.

To stay up to date on the progress of the new album, upcoming shows, and other news, please join Alice’s mailing list or follow her artist page on Facebook or Instagram.

Mar
9
Sat
Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan & The Crabgrass Band with openers Meridian @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport MA
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm
Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan & The Crabgrass Band with openers Meridian @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport MA

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.

Daisy Nell and Capt Stan, with some additional mates in their band Crabgrass, combine the songs of the sea and shore with some bluegrass standards. Daisy Nell and Stan, joined by Jack Schwartz on banjo, Dimitri Eleftherakis on bass, and Maria Wolters on dobro have conjured up a unique sound with a variety of traditional and contemporary folk sources. Always with a grain of salt, Daisy Nell and Stan serve as the main stays of the act. Maria, Dimitri, and Jack take their leads with instrumentals and vocals, along with hearty harmonies.

Olivia Gale and Colin de la Barre are Meridian, a Cape Ann-based duo that specializes in both traditional and contemporary music sung in close two-part harmonies.

This concert was to have featured Nova Scotia duo Naming the Twins. However, illness has forced them to cancel their 2019 US tour.

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 @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $25

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

Kallet, Epstein & Cicone @ Tremedal Concerts
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mar
11
Mon
Roslindale Open Mike – Frank Ruzzano – Mini Set – Jade @ Roslindale Open MIke
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mar
15
Fri
David Mallett (Marina Evans and Bernardo Baglioni open) @ me & thee coffeehouse, Marblehead, MA
Mar 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

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David Mallett (Marina Evans opens)

The cool breezes of Maines northlands have flowed through the songs of David Mallett for more than four decades. His latest, Greenin’ Up, is a compilation of some re-recordings of his finest work. Released in conjunction with the Maine Farmland Trust, it is a celebration of rural life.

Having grown up around country people and farmers, rural life has always been the wellspring for a lot of my best work, Mallett said. I was glad to be able to put some of my best nature tunes in one collection and help draw attention to and to support such a worthy cause as the Maine Farmland Trust, which essentially helps prevent valuable farmland from being turned into housing and strip malls. Ive always wanted to revisit some of my old stuff, like April, and present a more seasoned version of some of these songs.

Honing his craft as a soloist, Mallett increasingly expanded his repertoire with original tunes. When I was in my twenties, playing in bars, he remembered, I would sprinkle in a few of my own songs. They blended in pretty well. By the time that I was 26 or 27, I was singing all my own songs.

A turning point in Mallett’s career came in 1975 after he discovered that Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary had moved to Blue Hill, Maine and was opening a recording studio. That was back in the days when a recording studio was sort of like Oz, he said. It was a foreign land. I wanted to see his studio, so, I called him up and said, Can I come visit? Within six months of their initial meeting, Mallett found a true mentor in Stookey. In addition to producing Mallett’s first three albums, Stookey helped to bring his tune, The Garden Song, to the attention of influential folksinger Pete Seeger who included it on his 1979 album, Circles And Seasons. John Denver soon recorded the song and took it to the top ten in the adult contemporary charts in the late 70s.

MARINA EVANS and BERNARDO BAGLIONI
Marina Evans combines strong, sultry vocals, unusual melodies, and raw, honest lyrics into a sound entirely her own. Since her start in her hometown of Rockport, Massachusetts, Marina has independently written and released 3 original EPs and a full-length album and is now releasing singles off her second record. She has toured and recorded across the United States, in London, and in Florence, Italy, and has supported such folk legends as Dar Williams, Judy Collins, Jonathan Edwards, Loudon Wainwright III, Maria Muldaur, and Ellis Paul. A dynamic, passionate performer who creates as much dramatic feeling two gunfighters approaching each other with hands over holsters (Bill Copeland), Marina has earned two consecutive nominations for Female Performer of the Year at the New England Music Awards.

 

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Mar
16
Sat
Art Schatz and the Bean Town Buckaroos: Concert and Dance @ First Congregational Church of Sharon
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Dance Night!!,  Come at 7:00 to the Congregational Church and get instruction on Western Swing Dancing,  then the Beantown Buckaroos will cook up classic Western Swing and Country music, with a dash of Tex-Mex and Cajun for picante.  If you are not a dancer come to listen. You don’t need to come with a dancing partner. The Congregational Church would like people to bring canned goods for their food pantry.

The Bucks were born when a few vets of Boston’s roots community got to powwow with some cowboys new to town, all of us steeped in the music of the great American Southwest, from Bob Wills, Merle Travis, and vintage honky-tonk, to contemporaries like Doug Sahm, Asleep at the Wheel, and The Hot Club of Cowtown.

With four vocalists and six instruments—the Bucks deliver just the right mix of tight harmonies, driving rhythms, and great repertoire to deliver you to the dance floor, smiling.
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Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

If you are interested in performing, you must sign up in advance.  Please email Art Grossman at NRCoffeehouse2gmail.com.  The first 14 signups are guaranteed a spot.  We need to do this to keep the event to three hours.  Thank you.

Connie Kaldor @ Peterborough Folk Music @ Bass Hall
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Songwriter, performer Connie Kaldor has been a mainstay on the Canadian Folk scene.  With a loyal fan base, she continues to tour and write and record.  She has won Junos and she is the first songwriter to win the Western Literature award. She has been made a member of the Order of Canada. She sings of the prairies, of women, she is irreverent and moving.  Her live shows are legendary. 

The Carter Street Band @ 19 Carter Music Series, Berlin MA
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

St. Patricks Day Celebration! 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, Jerry Bellows on recorders, 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.

 

Abbie Gardner, opener Rupert Wates @ New Moon Coffeehouse, Haverhill MA
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $20 each. Kids 18 years and younger, $10. Tickets available at the door, cash only. Advance registration available on our website http://newmooncoffeehouse.org or by calling (978) 459-5134.

Robbie O’Connell @ Coffeehouse off the Square, Hingham MA
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Robbie O’Connell

The inimitable Robbie O’Connell is great fun with his playful humor (as in “ Mr.Galileo” and “You can’t be Irish,” then evocative with his tributes to the dark days of Irish history, and finally romantic with classics such as “The Sally Gardens.” He draws on growing up in Ireland, on his experiences with his uncles the Clancy Brothers, and with his cousin Aoife Clancy, but ultimately we get to spend a memorable evening with the unique Robbie O’Connell. It is the next best thing to going on one of his musical tours of Ireland.

www.RobbieOConnell.com

Mar
21
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Mar 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