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Sometimes dates and performers change on short notice. It’s a good idea to check the venue website before attending shows.

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
Coffeehouse-Dennis & Dennis-Michael Shea (to open)- Also Open Mic’ @ South Shore Folk Music Club
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

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.

Tom Irving/Davey O Split Bill @ Javawocky Coffeehouse, Brockton MA
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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 with Amelia Spicer opening @ 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.

Martyn Wyndham-Read House Concert @ Private home
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations are required: HouseConcerts@fssgb.org

Martyn Wyndham Read is an Australian National Treasure. A regular visitor to Australia for many years, Martyn probably did more than most to educate Australians about their heritage. Martyn has been involved with folk music for over forty years. In his late teens he left his mother’s farm in Sussex and headed off with his guitar to Australia where he worked on a sheep station Emu Springs in South Australia. It was while he was there that he heard, first hand, the old songs sung by some of the station hands at Emu Springs and he became captivated by these songs and the need to know more of them and where they came from grew.

English by birth, Martyn first developed his great interest in folksongs of the outback when he went to Australia in the early 1960’s. There, while working on the sheep station, he gained first hand experience of life as a bush worker and at the same time fell in love with Australia and its music. During his subsequent travels he spent much of his time seeking out and learning old songs directly from drovers, cane cutters and other bush workers. As the folk song revival gathered pace in Australia, Martyn found himself singing these songs to audiences all across the Australian continent and after seven years down under, he returned to England where he performed these songs to an appreciative British audience. Concert tours spreading his style of music to the far corners of the world have been the norm since then.

To date his recording career spans 33 years and more than 30 albums, many considered classics of their genre. One of the most engaging performers you’re ever likely to see, his exceptionally intimate performance combines songs, humorous bush poetry recitations, stories and anecdotes of outback life and comments on Australian history and culture that typically leave the audience ready to book the next flight out to Sydney!

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.

Red Molly with Craig & Eben from Roosevelt Dime @ Peterborough Folk Music - Peterborough Players Theater, Peterborough NH
Sep 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Red Molly fans will be pleased to know… They’re Back!

After taking a break from touring, we are thrilled to have Abby, Laurie and Molly back in Peterborough. They will be joined by Craig and Eben from Roosevelt Dime – “perpetual favorites” according to the New York Times.

Great songs, harmonies, musicianship and stage presence … it just doesn’t get any better than this. Come see for yourself!

Oct
4
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Oct 4 @ 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

Oct
5
Fri
Garnet Rogers & Archie Fisher @ Peterborough Folk Music - Peterborough Players Theater, Peterborough NH
Oct 5 @ 7:30 pm

For their final tour together we are honored to bring this concert to Peterborough, NH.

“Garnet Rogers is a brilliant songwriter. One of the major talents of our time.” -Boston Globe
“Archie Fisher’s quietly poetic ballads haunt like a shadowy specter” -St. Paul Pioneer Press

Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer,” Garnet Rogers is a man with a powerful physical presence–close to six and a half feet tall–with a voice that resonates just as deeply. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive and deeply purposeful.

A master guitarist, singer and songwriter, Archie Fisher is Scotland’s foremost Folk music troubadour. He is known in his homeland for a 27-year tenure as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning “Travelling Folk” show. Recognized for his contributions to Scottish folk music, he was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth.

Twisted Pine @ me&thee coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Twisted Pine has taken the world of contemporary string music by storm and has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young bands in the Northeast. Audiences across the US and UK have been drawn to their forthright songwriting, lush harmonies, musical daring, and “charismatic appeal,” to quote Grammy-award winner Allison Brown. They’ll be playing at the me&thee on Friday, October 5.

Oct
6
Sat
The Wolff Sisters & The Last Cavalry Concert @ South Shore Folk Music Club
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Gritty and raw folk-rock outfit The Wolff Sisters & The Last Cavalry first broke into the Boston music scene as an acoustic trio. With haunting harmonies and songs reminiscent of washed up wanderers on New England’s salty coasts, Rebecca, Rachael, and Kat stole Boston’s heart as The Wolff Sisters (yes, they’re really sisters). Born to a poet and a musician, they grew up on the heavy realism of Dylan and Springsteen blended with the loose and loud Rolling Stones. Drawing inspiration from blues giants like Howlin’ Wolf and modern storytellers Dawes, The Wolff Sisters don’t fit into one genre of music. With Rebecca on acoustic guitar, Rachael on electric guitar, Kat on keys, and all three on vocals, the sisters spent years honing their sound together in an old victorian house just outside Boston.

In 2015, the trio amplified their performance with the addition of The Last Cavalry. With Joe Soldati on bass and Will Rodriguez on drums, the band seeks to bring that loose blues, roots, and rock n’ roll sound back into the forefront of the music scene.

Cosy Sheridan with Charlie Koch @ Off the Common Coffeehouse, Bridgewater MA
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Twangtown Paramours @ The Performing Artist Series at the Flint Memorial Library, North Reading MA
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Twangtown Paramours, an acoustic Americana/Folk duo from Nashville, will be performing on Saturday, October 6th at 7:30 PM at the Flint Memorial Library Activity Room at 147 Park Street in North Reading, MA.  They will be the first artists in our new Performing Artist Series.  There is a suggested donation of $15 to be shared between the artists and the Friends of the Flint Memorial Library to help support the many programs they offer.  Doors will open at 6:30 PM

This award-winning husband-and wife team has been delighting audiences across the country with their superbly crafted songs, fine musicianship, top-notch singing, and humorous banter. Audiences can expect a personal and engaging concert full of songs alternately poetic, socially conscious, and funny.  The music of the Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. The basis of their musical style originates in the country music capital in which they live, but their lyrics are often influenced by poetic Texas songwriters. The duo consists of Mike Lewis, a successful Nashville songwriter who sometimes plays upright bass for Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and MaryBeth Zamer, who sang background vocals for the late Eva Cassidy.  In 2012, the duo won Wildflower’s Michael Terry People’s Choice award in Richardson, TX, and in 2016, 2013 and 2011, they were finalists in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk contest in Kerrville, TX. The Twangtown Paramours play well-known venues across the country and have opened for Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Claire Lynch, Kim and Reggie Harris, and Joe Ely, amongst others.

The music of the Twangtown Paramours can be heard on over 70 Americana, Folk, and independent Country radio stations world- wide. Their music can be previewed at www.twangtownparamours.com/music/.

 

Joe Jencks with Katherine Rondeau opening @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin MA
Oct 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.

Oct
8
Mon
Leslie Lee & Steve Gretz @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
12
Fri
Rob Laurens and Lisa Bastoni (featuring Sean Staples & Richard Gates) @ Second Friday Coffeehouse, Belmont MA
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Crys Matthews and Heather Mae double bill @ me&thee coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

Crys Matthews and Heather Mae, two of the most talked about singer-songwriters on the scene, will be appearing together at the me&thee on Friday, October 12. Their songs are passionate, sincere, and relevant to all audiences; their lyrics and music combine for an evening of inspiration and hope.

Joe Penland House Concert @ Private home
Oct 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Reservations are required: HouseConcerts@fssgb.org

Joe Penland was born and raised in rural Madison County in the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina. He is the proud steward of twelve generations and over 350 years of the rich oral tradition of his Scotch and English ancestors. From his birth, he has listened to and learned the stories and “love songs” these travelers brought with them across the ocean, then southwest to the narrow coves and high meadows that many consider the richest repository of Great Britain’s folk songs in the world. He inherited the instruments of his grandfather who died long before his birth and was taught to play by his Aunts. He learned the “love songs” from them and the great singers of Sodom Laurel. Thee singers include Lee, Berzilla, Doug and Cas Wallin and Berzilla’s sister and brother Dellie Norton and Lloyd Chandler.

Joe was content to continue this tradition in his front room, the porch or campfires of his secluded farm. His daughter Laurin along with lifelong friends Sheila Adams, Mary Eagle and David Holt convinced him to share his life and music with a broader audience. Since then, he has appeared at numerous festivals, toured Great Britain eight times, and has been awarded the coveted Bascom Lunsford Award, named for his cousin and founder of the longest running folk festival in America, for his “significant contribution to preserving our mountain music.”

Determined that folk music includes the present as well as the past, Joe writes and sings his own “love songs,” which he calls “just more stories of love and life here in the mountains.” Whether singing the traditional ballads of the mountains of western North Carolina or performing his original and stirring folk songs, Joe Penland’s music offers an honesty and power that is a testament to both his unique character and our shared humanity.