Calendar

Jan
6
Sat
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
27
Sat
Susan Cattaneo @ New Revival Coffeehouse
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Susan Cattaneo is one of Bostons 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.

Susan’s latest album, Haunted Heart was released in January 2014 to national acclaim. It was voted one of Alternate Roots Top 100 Albums of the Year, and won Album of the Year at the Limelight Music Awards.

In addition to being a solo performing artist, Susan has been teaching songwriting at the Berklee College of Music for over 10 years, and has recently joined the Western Mass trio The Boxcar Lilies.

“Ultimately it’s rare to find an artist so willing to invest her psyche so fully into her songs, but the return on Cattaneo’s commitment also makes for a compelling set of songs.” American Songwriter

“She’s able to blend gritty semi-confessional bluesy sounds with poetic conversational lyrics.” Austin Daze

“Her voice is somewhere between national treasure and weapon of mass destruction.” Daily Vault

Doors open at 7:00 and showtime is 7:30. Tickets are $18 at the door, or $15 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com. See susancattaneo.com for more information.

Abbie Gardner @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile, has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past 11 years. After gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin and our stage a couple of times, the band took an indefinite hiatus in 2015, so Abbie has struck out on her own. We’re excited to welcome her back!

Seth Glier @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Jan 27 @ 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.

Feb
10
Sat
Abbye West Pates / Susan Cattaneo – Split Bill @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

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. Abbye West Pates, the winner of our 2017 Performing Songwriter Competition, is a songwriter and storyteller based in Memphis, Tenn. Born and raised in southern Mississippi, she was inspired by folk/Americana artists like Patty Griffin and authors like Wendell Berry.

Chelsea Berry @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Feb 10 @ 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.

Mar
3
Sat
Patty Larkin @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Mar 3 @ 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.

Mar
17
Sat
The Lonely Heartstring Band @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Mar 17 @ 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.

Mar
24
Sat
The Nields @ New Revival Coffeehouse
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Sisters Katryna and Nerissa Nield grew up singing folk songs in the kitchen and back seat of the family car.

“I remember I wrote my first song that I was really proud of when I was 13,” said Nerissa, “and right away I had a harmony for it, so I dragged Katryna out of her room and taught her the harmony. It was instinct – I knew that my sister should be there.”

In the 90’s the Nields was a folk-rock band, with drums and electric guitars, and toured nationally. These days it is usually two voices and one acoustic guitar.

Now well into their third decade of performing, the Nields released their 17th album in 2015. Once again they present beautifully crafted songs, delivered with passion and grace.

“Guitarist Nerissa has written the clear-eyed, literary lyrics and sister Katryna has provided a gloriously eccentric vocal delivery. Lots of backward glances and relationship foibles punctuate this quiet collection, which is ideal for harmony addicts and dreamers alike.” – Billboard Magazine.

Doors open at 7:00 and showtime is 7:30. Tickets are $18 at the door, or $15 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information, see Nields.com.

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Heather Pierson is an award-­winning multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, and performer. From New Orleans-­style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, Heather’s live performances, both solo and with her acoustic trio (Davy Sturtevant on strings/cornet and Shawn Nadeau on bass), feature her virtuosity on piano, her bell-­tone vocals, and her commanding yet playful stage presence while wielding a tenor banjo, melodica, ukulele, or acoustic guitar.

 

Apr
7
Sat
Danielle Miraglia @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Apr 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.

 

Apr
14
Sat
Taylor & Jake Armerding @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

Get ready for a magical night as this father and son team up for a night of duets, personal songs, and lots of bluegrass-tinged memories as they recall their time in the progressive bluegrass band Northern Lights, a Rose Garden staple for more than 10 years. This is going to be a special night and anything can happen!

Apr
28
Sat
Pat Donohue @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Apr 28 @ 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.

May
19
Sat
Ellis Paul & Finals of the Rose Garden Performing Songwriter Competition @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

The doors open at 7:30. Tickts are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

A 15-time winner of the Boston Music Awards, Ellis Paul is a transformative songwriter whose shows are just mesmerizing. He last played at the Rose Garden in 2001. It’s a thrill to have him back. “Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music.” – The New York Times  Also this night will feature the finals of our 26th Performing Songwriter Competition. The finalists will be named in late April.