Calendar

Calendar

Jun
29
Sat
Andy & Judy with Robin O’Herin opening @ Soule Homestead Education Center
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
8
Mon
Ed Banatt with Mini Set by Bill Banatt @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jul
13
Sat
Leslie Lee & Steve Gretz with Cardboard Ox opening @ Soule Homestead Education Center
Jul 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jul
20
Sat
Cold Chocolate with Dave Richardson opening @ Soule Homestead Education Center
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Jul 20 @ 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.

Jul
22
Mon
Tonight’s Feature Jane Fallon with Mini Set TBA @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jul
27
Sat
Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli with Beth DeSombre opening @ Soule Homestead Education Center
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Aug
9
Fri
John Gorka @ Peterborough Folk Music - Bass Hall, Peterborough NH
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

We are always thrilled to welcome John Gorka back to the Peterborough Folk Music stage, where he has shared his “refuge” of music and his brilliant singer-song-writing since the earliest days of the Folkway. John is a talented singer-songwriter who continues to evolve and grow, delighting audiences with his soul-stirring mix of old favorites and newly recorded work.

John’s career spans fifteen critically acclaimed albums, countless national and international tours, and collaborations with Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin, and many more. Gorka’s newest/oldest recording BEFORE BEGINNING won an Indie Acoustic Award as best singer-songwriter record of 2016.

Aug
12
Mon
Tonight’s Feature Lara Herscovitch with Mini Set by Mike Delaney @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Aug
24
Sat
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Aug 24 @ 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.

Aug
26
Mon
Mike Williams with Mini Set By Carol Williams @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Aug
31
Sat
The Kennedys @ Peterborough Folk Music - Deb's House Concerts, Harrisville NH
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Potluck is at 6 p.m., followed by music by Pete and Maura Kennedy. Pete and Maura have a lot going on; In November you can join them on a musical cruise to Cuba http://www.kennedysmusic.com/cubacruise2019.html

Pete has finished his autobiography: Tone, Twang & Taste: A Guitar Memoir. Pete has assembled hundreds of musical stories from his life, starting with the day he first discovered the guitar as a child. This book features lots of rare photos that span his whole life.   http://www.petekennedy.com/

They have a new CD since they were here last. Safe Until Tomorrow, released (May 18, 2018). Life on the road and time spent in the creative ecosystem of the Village have informed their songwriting over the course of 14 duo albums and half a dozen side projects. Safe Until Tomorrow is true to that tradition. What sets the album apart is the inclusion of several anthemic, rocking songs of social consciousness that convey a strong message best summed up in one of the song titles: “Be Silent No More.” The Kennedys’ music is uplifting, empowering and encouraging. In these turbulent times, they rise to the occasion with Safe Until Tomorrow.

Much more about all of the above is at their web site http://www.kennedysmusic.com

Sep
6
Fri
me&thee all stars: Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl, Bill Staines, Guy van Duser and Billy Novick @ me&thee coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Our 50th anniversary begins with three of our favorite acts who have been making beautiful music on our stage for several decades! Who can forget Daring and Stahl’s beautiful homage to Marblehead—“Marblehead Morning.” Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick will add some jazzy swing to the evening and Bill Staines will sing many of his greatest hits.
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Sep
7
Sat
Abbie Gardner @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Sep 7 @ 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.

Sep
9
Mon
Steve Friedman with Mini Set by Sam Bayer @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sep
13
Fri
Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem (Corey Laitman opens) @ me&thee coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

RANI ARBO & daisy mayhem

Harmony, rhythm, indelible songs these are the hallmarks of Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, the New England based folk quartet now in its 17th year. From the Newport Folk Festival to the California World Music Festival and beyond, this band’s steadfast brew of wit, camaraderie, and musicality leaves audiences everywhere humming and hopeful, spirits renewed

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem are Rani Arbo (fiddle, guitar), Andrew Kinsey (bass, banjo, ukulele), Anand Nayak (electric and acoustic guitars) and Scott Kessel (percussion). At the helm, Arbo is blessed with an unmistakable voice, both light and sultry, with a hint of tremolo and smoke (Acoustic Guitar). With Kinsey and Nayak’s vibrant baritones and Kessel’s resonant bass, the bands signature lockstep harmonies can shake the rafters or hush the room. Arbo’s fiddle is sweet and sinewy, while Nayak’s guitar stretches across genre lines. Kinsey’s old-time bass anchors the deep groove of Kessel’s homemade percussion kit a truly funky collection of cardboard boxes, tin cans, caulk tubes, packing-tape tambourines, bottle-cap rattles, Mongolian jaw harps, and a vinyl suitcase.

COREY LAITMAN

WBUR Tiny Desk finalist and 2018 Passim Iguana Fund recipient Corey Laitman has released Seafoam, their lush and lyrical sophomore album, ushered into the world with a sold-out show at The Parlor Room in Northampton, MA. Produced by Mark Miller (J Mascis, The Pixies) and Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist Anand Nayak (Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Pamela Means, Alastair Moock), Seafoam boasts 13 expertly crafted alternative folk-pop ballads with hushed, spiritual undertones.

Laitman’s music is set apart by its layered, poetically conceived narratives that surprise and disarm. The complexity of the songs on Seafoam inspire repeated listening: They are protective of their vital mystery, present in their comfort.

Sep
14
Sat
Joe Davies Music Festival with Bill Staines, David Roth, Caroline Cotter, Julia Mark and Emilia Dahlin @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Seth Glier with Crys Mathews opening @ Peterborough Folk Music - Bass Hall, Peterborough NH
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Seth Glier’s new album Birds is steeped in conflict and contradictions. There’s grief and loss, strength and resilience, doubt and dismay; but also a sense of optimism as Glier confronts heavy topics and wrestles them into the daylight.

Seth Glier was born in Shelburne Falls, MA and subsequently studied at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School and Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts. Since then, he has averaged over 200 shows a year and shared stages with artists such as James Taylor, Mark Knopfler, The Verve Pipe, Edwin McCain and Ani DiFranco.He has appeared as a mainstage artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY) and the Kerrville Folk Festival (TX). Much more: http://sethglier.com/about/

Special guest opening for Seth – Crys Matthews:

A powerful message, with a voice to match. A prolific lyricist and composer, Matthews has found inspiration in her surroundings; from driving through the Blue Ridge Mountains to the compelling and heart-breaking love story of Richard and Mildred Loving. Thoughtful, realistic and emotional, Matthews’ songs remind us why music indeed soothes the soul.

http://crysmatthews.com/

Sep
15
Sun
Joe Davies Music Festival with The Kennedys, Atwater-Donnelly, Louise Mosrie and Matt Borrello @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sep
20
Fri
Kate Callahan @ Cherry Bridge House Concerts, Bridgewater MA
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Email andyjudysong@aim.com to reserve your seat and we will send you the address. We have a suggested donation of $15. 100% of the donations go to the performers.

David Buskin and Robin Batteau (Sophie Buskin opens) @ me&thee coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Buskin & Batteau have been winning hearts and minds with their soulful acoustic balladry and fun-filled performances for more years than they care to remember.

“We’re not from the Cambridge, came-over-on-the-Mayflower first wave of folkies [Joan Baez, Tom Rush, Eric Von Schmidt],” says Buskin, “but we’d like to think we’ve stolen many of their licks.”

The Washington Post called their work “an irresistible amalgam of melodic, sensual pop, folkie grit, and killer wit. And while their humor runs the gamut from topical irony (“Second Homeless”) to terminal silliness (“Jews Don’t Camp”), it’s their unique combination of instrumental virtuosity (piano and violin, primarily, though both play other instruments as well), soaring vocal harmonies and unparalleled lyric-writing that prompts the standing ovations and rhapsodic reviews: “The most musically sophisticated act in folk” The New York Times; “Acoustic Heaven” The Boston Globe. And with the help of uber-percussionist Marshal Rosenberg, they manage to kick the rhythm pretty hard for a couple of seasoned troubadours.

Famous in the eighties as superstar jingle writers –Batteau’s “Heartbeat of America” heads a list of a hundred or more hits — they’ve also divided their time between writing songs for other artists — e.g., Judy Collins, Tom Rush, Astrud Gilberto, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Peter, Paul and Mary and Bette Midler; helping a diverse group of non-profits — Paul Newman’s Hole-In-The-Wall Camps, Harry Chapin’s WhyHunger, Roger Payne’s Ocean Alliance, among others; and hosting their quirky, unpredictable Radio B&B show on WPKN-FM and WPKN.org. Their latest CD, Love Remembered, Love Forgot, was recorded at Neale Eckstein’s Fox Run Studios in Sudbury, MA, features some delightful guest appearances and is available now!

Sophie Buskin
Raised in the heart of New York City by two accomplished musical parents, singer-songwriter Sophie started studying piano at age three and first set foot in the studio at four. Her parents recall she was undaunted by the adult singers as she sat on the tallest stool to be close enough to the microphone: the headphones were bigger than her head! She caught the harmony bug and began working extensively as a child jingle singer, featured on many TV/radio spots from GE and Hess Trucks to Six Flags and the Kidz Bop CD series.

Sep
21
Sat
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Sep 21 @ 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.

Ellis Paul @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Sep 21 @ 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.

Martin Swinger @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Martin Swinger @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA | Mansfield | Massachusetts | United States

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

Martin Swinger is an atypical 60-something who can’t stop exploring music, songwriting and singing. Socially conscious, thought provoking and surprisingly entertaining, Martin is celebrated for his fluid voice and engaging delivery. He’s recorded 6 CD’s, won local and national songwriting awards, is a repeat performer at Kerrville Folk Festival and counts among his fans Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey, Billy Jonas, Ezra Idlet, Vance Gilbert and John Waters.

Sep
23
Mon
Chris Pahud with Mini Set by Johnny Flaherty @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm