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Mar
5
Fri
1st Fridays Acoustic Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Mar 5 @ 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!

Mar
6
Sat
Canadian James Keelaghan in Live Virtual Concert @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield MA
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

CANADIAN’S JAMES KEELAGHAN. VIRTUALLY LIVE…

for the LINDEN TREE COFFEEHOUSE and THE IVY CHORD COFFEEHOUSE

SAT. MARCH 6 AT 7:30 PM

The Linden Tree Coffeehouse (Wakefield), with The IVY CHORD (Reading) is excited to continue its 36th season of monthly acoustic folk music even during the Pandemic.  For March we are able to bring to our folk community another great  live concert with Canadian James Keelaghan via the internet on Saturday, March 6 at 7:30 pm.

Links for the show will be posted on Linden Tree web page and Facebook.

Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons.

As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity.

Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community.

Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels.

Keelaghan’s aces have long been a love of language, and history, as he earned a history  degree years ago, his skills as a thespian that he acquired at an early age, that explain his ability to make an immediate connection with audiences in a live setting, and an ear for a memorable melody, and harmonies that make those melodies glisten.

“I’m good for 80 or so books a year, mostly history, non-fiction, but inspiration can come in many forms, I’m always on the lookout for a good story or idea. My sister told me the story that became Kiri’s Piano. It was such an image,” says Keelaghan that visits a dark chapter in Canadian history, Japanese interment camps in the Second World War.â’¨ â’¨Not only does his deep catalogue include timeless originals like Fires of Calais, Cold Missouri Waters, Jenny Bryce, Hillcrest Mine, and Kiri’s Piano.  Keelaghan is also a possessive interpreter of outside material, a fine example being his gripping take on Gordon Lightfoot’s epic Canadian Railroad Trilogy on the Lighfoot Tribute disc Beautiful.

It was Dave Marsh, the award-winning American music critic and historian who not so long ago stated that James Keelaghan is “Canada’s finest songwriter,” and those few but powerful words of praise say it all about an artist who continues to set the bar at a lofty height.  Besides old favorites, James will be presenting some of his newer not yet recorded songs written in recent years.

Although there is no set fee for the show,  streaming concerts have been the means for the performer to pay their bills since they have not been able to tour. Suggested donations to their Pay Pal tip jars are what you can afford, recommended $10 to $20. Those who prefer to send a check, can mail to Linden Tree Coffeehouse, 8 Dexter Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880.

Thanks to the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Chapter and the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse in Reading for additional concert support.  For more information:  www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org,  781 246-2836 or LindenTree85@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

Mar
7
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Mar 7 @ 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!

Mar
8
Mon
2nd Mondays – Stormy Monday Blues Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Mar 8 @ 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!

Mar
14
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Mar 14 @ 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!

Mar
19
Fri
3rd Fridays Bluegrass Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Mar 19 @ 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

Mar
21
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Mar 21 @ 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!

Mar
27
Sat
Joe Jencks in a Streaming Concert @ New Revival Coffeehouse, Stow MA
Mar 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Joe Jencks in a Streaming Concert @ New Revival Coffeehouse, Stow MA

Coming to the New Revival Coffeehouse on March 27 is Joe Jencks, a 20-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist based in Chicago.

Having penned several #1 folksongs, including the ever-relevant Lady of the Harbor, Jencks is also co-founder of the harmony trio, Brother Sun.

Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. He is noted for his unique merging of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration.

“The key to the future is people joining in. The music of Joe Jencks captures this essential spirit. Joe is a fantastic singer who carries on the traditions.”-Pete Seeger

“Joe Jencks is the type of musician that will cause you to drop that morning newspaper or pull your car to the side of the road when you hear his songs. He is the type of artist that will turn heads in his direction when he walks onto a stage. His voice will instantly draw you into his passionate songs. He is the type of musician whose music will become part of you. His craft and artistry will remind you of the best efforts of Phil Ochs, Stan Rogers, and Woody Guthrie. The troubadour tradition is alive and well in the 21st century with the music of Joe Jencks.”– Ron Olesko, WFDU FM Teaneck, NJ

There are no advance tickets for this concert. Those who attend will have the opportunity to donate to the artist.

This concert will live-stream on Youtube Live on Mar. 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Check https://fpc-stow-acton.org/music/coffeehouse on how to join the concert. Information will be available closer to the concert date.

Mar
28
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Mar 28 @ 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!

Apr
2
Fri
1st Fridays Acoustic Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 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!

Apr
4
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 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!

Apr
11
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 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!

Apr
12
Mon
2nd Mondays – Stormy Monday Blues Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 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!

Apr
16
Fri
3rd Fridays Bluegrass Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 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

Apr
17
Sat
Peter Mulvey – April 17, 2021 @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Peter Mulvey - April 17, 2021 @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA | Mansfield | Massachusetts | United States

Due to concerns about COVID-19, this event was rescheduled from May 16, 2020 to April 17, 2021.

Tickets purchased for the original May 16, 2020 date will be honored at the show on April 17, 2021.

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

Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker, and from there moved on to performing in the subways and streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This led to his first record deal and a leap to full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early ’90s. Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer/songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made seventeen records, spanning rock and roll, folk, Jazz, spoken word, and Americana.

Our 28th Performing Songwriter Competition, which was to be held May 16, 2020, will be rescheduled to another date and time. The Rose Garden will reach out to contestants about the changes to the contest.

 

Apr
18
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 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!

Apr
25
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 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!

May
1
Sat
The Revenants – CANCELLED – Another concert will be scheduled if we’re able to be open @ Off the Common Coffeehouse, Bridgewater MA
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
May
2
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
May 2 @ 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
7
Fri
1st Fridays Acoustic Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
May 7 @ 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!

May
9
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
May 9 @ 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
10
Mon
2nd Mondays – Stormy Monday Blues Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
May 10 @ 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!

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!