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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.

Nov
24
Sat
Reggie Harris @ Stone Temple Coffeehouse, Quincy MA
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Nov
26
Mon
Mike Laureanno @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Dec
1
Sat
Greg Greenway @ Off the Common Coffeehouse, Bridgewater MA
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Kennedys @ New Revival Coffeehouse, Stow MA
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Pete and Maura Kennedy, perennial festival favorites. will bring energy and excitement to the New Revival Coffeehouse on Dec. 1. The Kennedys, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times.

Their music seamlessly weaves their influences over the last two decades: Buddy Holly style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, interspersed with moments that recall British folk rockers Fairport Convention. After two decades of performing together Pete and Maura are hitting a songwriting and performing high point.

“Maura’s lead vocals range from comforting to yearning, from girlish to womanly, from exuberant to delicate.” Jam Base

Tickets are $20 at the door or $17 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information, see KennedysMusic.com.

Meeting Across the Water @ Tremedal Concerts, Watertown MA
Dec 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Louise Grasmere, Fred Griffeth, Jonathan Singleton and Eric Kilburn present heartfelt gospel music from the 1850’s to the present.

Dec
2
Sun
Pub Carol Sing @ Doyle's Cafe
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Start your holiday season with Boston’s favorite Christmas tradition – the annual Pub Carol Sing!

in the back room at Doyle’s Cafe
3484 Washington St.
Jamaica Plain, MA
Sponsored by the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston
and The West Gallery Quire

Come and sing Carols from the Sheffield, West Gallery, and Sacred Harp traditions (as well as some standard favorites), led by Bruce Randall of The West Gallery Quire.

With special guests, The Paper Bag Mummers, providing merriment and mayhem!

Suitable for all voices and melodic instruments. Music will be available.

Free! (but we will pass the hat for the waitress)

Contact Bruce Randall (melismata@hotmail.com) for more information.

Dec
6
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Dec 6 @ 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

Dec
8
Sat
Jonny Kringle & The Wondaland Band Family Holiday Concert @ Second Friday Coffeehouse, Belmont MA
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
An Old Sloop Christmas with Chelsea Berry @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse - Sanctuary, Rockport MA
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
An Old Sloop Christmas with Chelsea Berry @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse - Sanctuary, Rockport MA

Advance tickets are $20.  Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester.  The suggested contribution at the door is $25 for adults, $15 for those 65 and older, $5 for those under 18, and $50 for families.

Chelsea will lead a celebration of the Christmas season with a performance in the church sanctuary.  She will perform Christmas music as well as some of her own wonderful songs.  Special guests will add to the festivities.

Chelsea is a singer-songwriter with the edge, power, and finesse of legends.  Her presence has been described by listeners as “compelling… she draws the entire house into her world like moths to a flame.”  As a vocalist and performer, she evokes the style of artists such as Cheryl Crow, Eva Cassidy, KD Lang, and Melissa Etheridge.  Born and raised in Alaska, she now makes her home in NYC.

Southern Rail, Bluegrass Christmas Show @ OCC Coffeehouse, Wrentham MA
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

A very entertaining and high-energy performance, combining gospel, Christmas, and bluegrass. An audience favorite in Massachusetts and beyond.

Bill Staines and Kim Moberg @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield MA
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

$20, (under 18 $10)

December 8:  Bill Staines & Kim Moberg at The Linden Tree Coffeehouse

The 34thseason of Linden Tree Coffeehouse’s Smile Making Music continues on Saturday, December 8 with encore performances from Bill Staines and Kim Moberg.

Bill Staines continues to be one of the most durable and beloved singers on the folk music scene.  Kim Moberg is a rising star, winning several New England singer-songwriting contests this year.

After touring and playing concerts for over 40 years, Bill Staines has not thought of slowing down. He continues to perform at more than 175 shows a year, driving close to 70,000 miles getting to them.  Staines has twenty-six recordings to his credit and has written over three hundred songs, many of which have been recorded by the likes of Peter, Paul, and Mary, Makem and Clancy, Nanci Griffith, Glen Yarborough, and Jerry Jeff Walker. His music is sung at campfires and folk music gatherings, in homes and churches, all around the country. Songs like “All God’s Critters,”  “The Roseville Fair,”  “Child of Mine,” and “River,” have become folk music classics. Composer David Amram once described Bill as “a modern day Stephen Foster. His music will be around a hundred years from now.”

On stage, Staines is an intimate, compelling performer, out of the folk scene of the 60’s, encouraging his audience to sing with him on his chorus songs. He will mix in traditional tunes with his own contemporary folk ballads. His humorous tales of life on the road and observations of everyday people provide an entertaining blend of story and song.“Staines is one of the best songwriters in folk music today, penning lyrics that evoke a sense of place and a generous spirit to go along with his pretty melodies.Associated Press

www.acousticmusic.com/staines

 Kim Moberg was born in Juneau, Alaska, the daughter of a classical pianist mother of Alaskan Native Tlingit descent and a US Coast Guard veteran father from Kansas. Music was the constant in Kim’s childhood, helping her to adjust to the frequent moves associated with growing up in a military family. At the age of 14, Kim began playing acoustic guitar on a borrowed nylon 6 string, earning lessons by typing lyric and chord sheets for students who were taking guitar lessons from her mother. A few years later, she purchased a Gibson Epiphone guitar and taught herself to strum and finger pick to her favorite music by the singer/songwriters of the 1970’s, but debilitating stage fright kept her from pursuing her own dream of becoming a professional performer. In 2014, after a hiatus from music to raise her two daughters with her husband, Kim set out to overcome her stage fright at local open mics and fundraisers.

Kim’s debut CD entitled “Above Ground”, celebrates the achievement of her goal to bring her music out of the basement.“Above Ground”, produced by Grammy nominated producer Jon Evans, was released worldwide in September 2017.

Kim draws inspiration from both traditional and contemporary musical forms of acoustic, folk, and country genres. A self-taught finger pick style acoustic guitarist, she strives to sing stories that evoke contemplation and emotion. Kim’s passionate and heartfelt vocals mesmerize audiences and tug at feelings of melancholy, heartbreak and healing. Her original songs speak to reunion, awakening and social consciousness.KimMobergMusic.com.

Kim’s recent recognitions include:

* Winner: 2018 Rose Garden Coffee House Performing Songwriter   Competition
* 2nd Place: Linden Tree Coffeehouse Winter Potpourri, earning her a co-bill booking with legendary folk artist Bill Staines
* Finalist: Spire Center for Performing Arts Singer/Songwriter Open Mic Challenge
* 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase performing artist, selected by WOMR’s Bob Weiser

Both Bill Staines and Kim Moberg have samples of their music and where you can learn more about these talented performers on their websites.  Reservations are requested by calling 781-246-2836.   Tickets are $20, with those under 18 only $10, thanks to support in part to the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Chapter.

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse is located in the social hall of the Unitarian-Universalists Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St. Wakefield. The show begins at 8pm, doors open at 7:30. Homemade baked goods and beverages are available. www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org

 

 

 

 

 

The Nields (Christmas Show) @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets: Adults $25, Children $10

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

Dec
10
Mon
Walnut – Grand Finale Feature for 2018 @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Dec
16
Sun
Aine Minogue in the Sanctuary @ Coffeehouse off the Square, Hingham MA
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Aine Minogue in the Sanctuary

Aine’s renowned harp playing, her beautiful, nearly ethereal voice, and her often enchanting guests have made this near sell-out event the high point of six recent seasons. From her time as harpist in residence at Ireland’s Bunratty Castle to her playing and teaching here in the United States, (often at Hingham’s Aisling Gallery), Aine only gets better and more compelling. This time she will be returning to the very fitting setting of the Old Ship Church’s beautiful and evocative sanctuary.

www.AineMinogue.com

Dec
20
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Dec 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

Jan
3
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Jan 3 @ 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

Jan
5
Sat
Bill Motte in Concert @ South Shore Folk Music Club, Duxbury MA
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Well known on the South Shore and Boston coffeehouse scene, singer-songwriter Bill Motte’s songs reflect a life well lived, with his personal experiences and far-ranging travels deeply felt in many of his tunes. Bill’s CD releases “Thinking of You” (2013) and “Memphis Rain” (2012), recorded at the Record Company in Boston, reveal the depth of his insightful songs. Hailed by one of his fans during a performance as “the best singer-songwriter on the South Shore”, Bill has shown himself to be a literate and astute observer of human interactions. The wry commentary in his precisely chosen lyrics and engaging performance leaves listeners really feeling the emotions evoked in the stories he weaves in his songs. Skillfully accompanying himself on guitar, when Bill’s song is sung, you feel as if you’ve known everyone who is part of his tale. With Bill’s passion for songwriting in a league of its own, there are few artists who can tell life’s stories so vividly. Recent area appearances include The River Club, Cantab Lounge, The Red Parrot, and the Blue Moon Coffeehouse. Bill will be joined by Jim Palana, a prolific local songwriter and guitarist who has produced several CDs chronicling his views on life and the people who live it.

Cold Chocolate @ Off the Common Coffeehouse, Bridgewater MA
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
First Church Belmont Youth Group Night @ Second Friday Coffeehouse, Belmont MA
Jan 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield MA
Jan 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

$20 (under 18 $10)

FRANK SOLIVAN & DIRTY KITCHEN:  January 5, 2019

With their last album earning Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen a 2015 GRAMMY Nomination for Best Bluegrass Album, the eagerly anticipated Family, Friends & Heroes released March 4th to great critical acclaim. This genre stretching album provides a generous glimpse into Solivan’s work that pays homage to his family members and features the pristine playing of his closest musical heroes, including Del McCoury, Rob Ickes, Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Ronnie McCoury, John Cowan, Mike Bub, Shawn Camp and Megan McCormick.

Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he’s built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they’ve been named Washington Area Music Association’s Best Bluegrass Band of the Year for four consecutive years.Vocals, Mandolin, Fiddle / Frank Solivan   Banjo / Mike Munford

RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED. Call 781-246-2836, or visit us at www.lindentreecoffeehouse.org    Home made baked goods and hot and cold beverages will be sold prior to the show and during intermission.

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse is located at the UU Church, 326 Main Street, Wakefield.  Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 7:30.  Admission for this show is $20 adults, ($10 students 8-17) thanks to partial support from Massachusetts Cultural Council, Wakefield chapter.

Joe Crookston @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin MA
Jan 5 @ 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
12
Sat
Mile Twelve @ OCC Coffeehouse, Wrentham MA
Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

One of the outstanding bluegrass groups of the Boston area, touring worldwide.

Jan
17
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Jan 17 @ 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

Jan
18
Fri
Joe Jencks @ Music on Centre, West Roxbury MA
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $20 adults, $10 for 21 and younger. Tickets available at the door, or reserve via email: musiconcentre@gmail.com

Jan
19
Sat
The Lonely Heartstring Band @ Coffeehouse off the Square, Hingham MA
Jan 19 @ 5:12 pm – 6:12 pm

The Lonely Heartstring Band

Simply fabulous and not to be missed! Their original songs feature soaring three-part harmonies over guitar, fiddle, bass, mandolin and banjo and showcase not only their considerable talents, but also a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music. With many awards and two full-length albums they have a devoted following across North America, performing and headlining at major music festivals and historic venues around
the world.

www.lonelyheartstringband.com