Calendar

May
16
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

May
21
Fri
3rd Fridays Bluegrass Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Featuring but not limited to bluegrass. All ages and skill levels welcome. Hosted by Mark Abare.

Pass the hat event

May
23
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

May
30
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
May 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

Jun
4
Fri
1st Fridays Acoustic Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the Acoustic ONLY jam at The Hearing Room! We will take the lead in turn on a wide variety of acoustic material. Join your fellow musicians for a great time! 7-10pm!

Abby Vail @ Cherry Bridge House Concerts, Bridgewater MA
Jun 4 @ 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.

Jun
5
Sat
Reggie Harris & Pat Wictor, songs of joy @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield MA
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor Live Streaming for  

Linden Tree Coffeehouse on June 5, 2021 at 7:30pm.

More Memorable Music with Songs of Joy, Hope, and Freedom.

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse  of Wakefield, MA  and The Ivy Chord Coffeehouse of Reading, MA invite you to  a June 5th LIVE STREAMING CONCERT with the fabulous Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor.  Both have been audience favorites who had planned to return to Wakefield live this season before Covid.   Links to the  live program with songs of joy, hope, and freedom will be posted on the Linden Tree Facebook and Web pages.  This is the final scheduled show of Linden Tree Coffeehouse’s 36th season of acoustic music concerts.

“Well, it’s a plague on the nation / It’s all across the news / Splashed up in color for all the world to see.” Those are the opening lines Reggie Harris sings on his new album On Solid Ground.  A veteran folk musician—recently the recipient of Folk Alliance International’s 2021 Spirit of Folk Award—Harris has sung songs like this his entire career, but the current political and social climate is drawing his personal voice out and into the present.  “My story includes aspects of my journey as a Black male growing up in Philadelphia during the 50s and 60s; pushed into integrating schools and neighborhoods which forced me to learn to live between two worlds using music as a foil to become a bridge-builder.” Harris’s experiences led to a special dichotomy between the hard truths of the world and a focus on the love and togetherness that help soften the former, and fans and critics alike would be mistaken to overlook Harris’s complete-picture songwriting; genre-stretching tunes inspired by love, personal relationships, and everyday life.

On Solid Ground is just as much about healing and inspiration in the face of injustice and dissension. That first stanza closes with a perfect example of Harris’s honed duality: “Our leaders say they’re angry / The people are confused / So, I guess this just comes down to you and me.” In the end, it’s all about how we collectively move  forward.  Known for over 40 years as one-half of the eminently prominent duo, Kim & Reggie Harris, Reggie continues to crisscross the country, carrying the message of joy, unity, tolerance and peace through the powerful medium of live music.https://reggieharrismusic.com

Pat Wictor, longtime friend of Reggie Harris, is honored to have played on Reggie’s new CD.  Pat first burst on the folk and acoustic music scene as an innovative slide guitarist known for fresh and memorable interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs. Since then, he has made his mark as a singer songwriter penning lean and poetic songs that honor rural blues and gospel traditions. For seven years he toured as one third of Brother Sun, the powerful harmonizing trio of with Joe Jencks and Greg Greenway. Their shows and two CDs garnered critical acclaim ,with both reaching number one on the Folk DJ charts.

As a solo artist, Pat Wictor has won several awards such as  the Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase and was a finalist in the Kerrville New Folk songwriting contest. He was nominated for Gospel Song of the Year by the Independent Music Awards. Both of his CDs, This is Absolutely Real” and “Heaven is So High” reached high on the Folk DJ charts.  The clarity of his voice is an interesting juxtaposition to his glorious musicianship. “He manages to creatively absorb the work of others, leaving their musical intentions beautifully intact, while adding his own sonic signature to the mix, “ Ellen Geisel, Dirty Linen.  Some of Pat Wictor’s new songs will be previewed at the June concert. http://www.patwictor.com

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse ‘s concert is being brought to the community with no set admission fee but the audience is encouraged to pay what they can.   Recommended donation for these national performers is $20 payable on line via Pay Pal or by check written to the Linden Tree Coffeehouse, 8 Dexter Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880. With a year of no live gigs, our performers still must pay their rent and other expenses. We thank the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Chapter, for their support in part for our season of shows.    For more information:  www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org,  781 246 2836

 

 

 

 

Jun
6
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

Jun
11
Fri
Virtual concert w/ Reggie Harris and Cosy Sheridan @ Music on Centre, West Roxbury MA
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This concert, called Songs for Justice and Hope will present performers Reggie Harris and Cosy Sheridan. The concert will be on  Zoom then streamed to YouTube and Facebook pages. Proceeds, after paying our spectacular musicians, will go to the racial and economic justice work of the Theodore Parker Church in West Roxbury.

Reggie Harris has spent his long career singing and teaching about African-American history and experiences, always focusing on the unity of all peoples. Cosy Sheridan uses her wit and her concern for humans, both on the individual and society levels, to write songs that touch us all.

For more info, go to www.reggieharrismusic.com, www.cosysheridan.com, www.tparkerchurch.com or email musiconcentre@gmail.com

 

 

Jun
13
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

Jun
14
Mon
2nd Mondays – Stormy Monday Blues Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for the Monthly Blues Jam at The Hearing Room. We have a house band to back people up as we get the Blues! Woody Carpinella, Roland Ochsenbein and Tim Fiehler make up the regular band with special guests upon occasion. Sign up is in person and first come first to perform. We usually have 3 song sets but move to 2 song sets is the players get too numerous. This is an amazing evening for players and audience members alike!

Jun
18
Fri
3rd Fridays Bluegrass Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Featuring but not limited to bluegrass. All ages and skill levels welcome. Hosted by Mark Abare.

Pass the hat event

Jun
20
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

Jun
27
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

Jul
2
Fri
1st Fridays Acoustic Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the Acoustic ONLY jam at The Hearing Room! We will take the lead in turn on a wide variety of acoustic material. Join your fellow musicians for a great time! 7-10pm!

Jul
4
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

Jul
11
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jul 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

Jul
12
Mon
2nd Mondays – Stormy Monday Blues Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for the Monthly Blues Jam at The Hearing Room. We have a house band to back people up as we get the Blues! Woody Carpinella, Roland Ochsenbein and Tim Fiehler make up the regular band with special guests upon occasion. Sign up is in person and first come first to perform. We usually have 3 song sets but move to 2 song sets is the players get too numerous. This is an amazing evening for players and audience members alike!

Jul
16
Fri
3rd Fridays Bluegrass Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Featuring but not limited to bluegrass. All ages and skill levels welcome. Hosted by Mark Abare.

Pass the hat event

Jul
18
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

Jul
25
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

Aug
1
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

Aug
6
Fri
1st Fridays Acoustic Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for the Acoustic ONLY jam at The Hearing Room! We will take the lead in turn on a wide variety of acoustic material. Join your fellow musicians for a great time! 7-10pm!

Aug
8
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cartoon Mushroom Playing GuitarJoin us for an open mic in the round! We sit in a circle of chairs off stage as we each play one song in turn and continue around the circle. All levels are welcome! We also have either a group activity or feature each week at 3pm. Hosted by Aaron Tornberg, this is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with like-minded musicians!

Aug
9
Mon
2nd Mondays – Stormy Monday Blues Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join us for the Monthly Blues Jam at The Hearing Room. We have a house band to back people up as we get the Blues! Woody Carpinella, Roland Ochsenbein and Tim Fiehler make up the regular band with special guests upon occasion. Sign up is in person and first come first to perform. We usually have 3 song sets but move to 2 song sets is the players get too numerous. This is an amazing evening for players and audience members alike!