Combined Calendar

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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.

Jul
21
Sat
The Lied To’s with Ric Allendorf opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jul
23
Mon
Kevin So @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jul
28
Sat
Riley Coyote with Shawna Caspi opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Jul
29
Sun
Bound for Glory (Woody Guthrie Tribute) @ Old Manse
Jul 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Folk Song Society of Greater Boston is pleased to present “Bound for Glory”, a Woody Guthrie Tribute show. This is a free concert performed outside under a tent, adjacent to the Old Manse in Concord, near North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. It features a lot of FSSGB members, many of whom have performed in former Woody shows way back to the 60’s, along with newer FSSGB members.

Aug
4
Sat
Hayley Reardon with The Promise is Hope opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Aug
8
Wed
Mile Twelve on Wakefield Common, @ Main & Church Sts
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Ticket: Free concert. Bring your picnic dinner, blankets, or chairs to Wakefield Common. If Mother Nature is not cooperative, find us at the UU Church, 326 Main St. Wakefield. 01880

Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Evan Murphy, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Nate Sabat, BB Bowness and David Benedict write captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces from diverse influences. Banjo luminary Tony Trischka says, “Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity.”

Since their formation in the fall of 2014, Mile Twelve has quickly been on the rise. They’ve performed extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia, including sets at major festivals such as Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, FreshGrass Festival, Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival, and Joe Val Bluegrass Festival. 

Reservations by calling 781-246-2836,  LindenTree85@comcast.net

www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org

Aug
11
Sat
The Rafters with Kim Moberg opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Aug
13
Mon
Bob Joyce @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
18
Sat
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
27
Mon
Chris Morgan @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Aug 27 @ 7:19 pm – 8:19 pm
Sep
6
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Sep 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

Sep
8
Sat
Chris Smither @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin MA
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $35

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

Sep
10
Mon
Oen Kennedy @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sep
15
Sat
Joe Davies Folk Festival with Low Lily, Heather Pierson Acoustic Duo, Emily Mure, Hayley Sabella, Davey O @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jon Butcher with Danielle Miraglia opening @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport MA
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm

Advance tickets are $10.  Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester.  The suggested contribution at the door is $12 for adults, $8 for those 65 and older, $5 for those under 18, and $24 for families.

Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher’s characteristic sound and signature guitar work represent a skillful mix of Americana – rock, r&b, jazz and folk,  all of it focused through a prism built from the blues.  Early in his career, Jon was compared with Jimi Hendrix, although he counts Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Richie Havens, and John Lennon among his influences.  Jon’s acoustic work on acoustic guitar, dobro, and banjo has found its way into feature film, cable TV, and his live concert schedule.

Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Her latest CD, “All My Heroes Are Ghosts,” was released with her band Danielle M and The Glory Junkies.  Danielle was nominated for a 2015 Boston Music Award for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.

Coffee, tea, and a variety of delicious (and very popular) home-made baked pie and cake will be sold before and after the concert and at intermission.

Greg Greenway @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

We are welcoming back one of our favorite performers. Originally from Richmond, VA, Greg Greenway moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. His “In the Name of Love,” a lead in to the U2 classic, “Pride,” was the #5 song on the Folk DJ list in 2013. It has become a defining piece on his journey to becoming an international artist capable of addressing sensitive topics like Race in a way that connects audiences to their humanity while entertaining them at the same time.

Joan and Joni @Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield, $20 @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield MA
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Joan & Joni,a musical tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell
performed by modern singer/songwriters
Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin.

Besides the similarity of their first names, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell have quite a bit in common. Both women emerged during the folk movement of the 1960s. Both showed remarkable range as vocalists. Both proved that music could have a powerful impact, as an instrument of sociopolitical change or as means of personal expression.  The resonance these two remarkable women have had is the subject of “Joan & Joni,” a musical tribute by two singer-songwriters, Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin.

The set list features a plethora of covers; Shapira handles Baez’ songs, and Martin sings material written by Mitchell. In addition, each woman contributes harmony vocals for the other’s songs. (There is a visual connection, as well. Shapira, like Baez, has dark hair, while Martin has blonde tresses similar to Mitchell.) But the performances are not impersonations, said Shapira. “We’re not imitating them,” she said. “We’re singing their songs, but in our style.”  In addition, both Martin and Shapira will play their own songs, which reflect the Baez’s and Mitchell’s influence. “We hope people will enjoy our music and understand the effect these two women had on us,” Shapira said. www.joanandjoni.com

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. Tickets are $20 (those under 18 $10) thanks to support in part to the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Chapter.

For reservations:  Call 781-246-2836. http://www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org

 

 

 

Sep
16
Sun
Joe Davies Folk Festival with Four Bridges, John Flynn, Grace Morrison, Austin & Elliott, Dan & Faith @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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

Sep
22
Sat
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.

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.

John Gorka @ 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.