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Oct
18
Fri
3rd Fridays Bluegrass Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Oct 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

Open Mic @ Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse, Byfield MA
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Do you sing, play music, read poetry or do something else that you would like to share with others? Even if you are not a performer but you’re looking for a fun night of entertainment and want to be part of a judgement-free, receptive audience then the Open Mic Night is what you are looking for. Approximately 12 performances. 3 song/10 minute slots. You MUST sign up in advance to be guaranteed one of the performance slots. Musicians’ merchandise will be available for purchase and The Cat Cafe will be open all night for your snacking pleasure!  $10 Suggested donation – No charge for performers.  If you would like to perform or learn more about this new Open mic, please contact Art Grossman at NRCoffeehouse@gmail.com.

Sean Rowe (Kaiti Jones opens) @ me&thee coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Though Rowe has often made his hometown of Troy, New York and its surrounding areas his creative base, New Lore brought a new environment and a new producer. Appropriate to his love of folk-blues legends like Howlin’ Wolf, he ventured to Sam Phillips Recording studio in Memphis to work with Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price). They tapped into the history of the legendary space to hone a sound that is at once rich and stark, putting Rowe’s deep and dynamic range at the forefront. Because if high notes can shatter windows, Rowe’s low and guttural ones can meld sand into glass.

“I was looking for a specific sound and part of that was the rawness, the element of risk that Sam Phillips took with his artists,” Rowe says. “Since I was a kid I was really drawn to that music. I wasn’t really listening to music my peers were: I was really into old soul music, and music coming out of Memphis. It’s been in my work maybe in more subtle ways than now, but it’s always been in there.”

The songs on New Lore were often built to let Rowe’s voice come through in its most stirring capacity: from the wrenching ode to parenthood “I’ll Follow Your Trail” to the naturalistic “The Very First Snow,” instrumentals are layered carefully and artfully over the vocals, finding footing in Rowe’s sly and idiosyncratic guitar style. Much of what came was a result of Rowe going into the studio with a more relaxed approach no preproduction was done, no demos finished. Rowe and Ross-Spang embraced an organic style that is so representative of how the singer-songwriter leads his life, and that is one of always fighting to flow gently with the earth, not against it.

“We were looking for perfect imperfection,” Rowe says. “If we fucked up and it was cool, then I wanted that in there. You let it happen and you don’t polish it too much.”
New Lore also ushered in a career shift this time, after several years on Anti-, Rowe launched his own label, Three Rivers Records, and will release his LP as a collaboration with the Anti- family. He also embraced a new way of funding his work, using a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign to make the Memphis dreams a reality, and embarked on a series of house shows to reconnect with his fans at the most basic, intimate level.

“I kept asking myself, ‘What would be cool? What would be something different?,'” Rowe says. “That’s what led me to house shows, and to the Kickstarter and to just take chances. Those chances are what led me to early rock and roll in the first place that’s all about taking chances. I had no idea what to expect, but I could tell as it got more momentum that people really wanted to see it happen.”

Rowe also found himself on another unexpected wave his unreleased song “To Leave Something Behind” found life in Ben Affleck’s film The Accountant, exposing the mystique of his music to an even wider audience. Written five years ago in London, it echoes some of the themes that half a decade later surfaced again in New Lore: the things in life we pass down to our children, the ideas we learn from our elders, the shadows we leave behind when we are gone. The first single, “Gas Station Rose,” is about two people trying to navigate that together. “That’s the conflict to the story,” Rowe says. “They want to stick it out, but they know it’s incredibly hard to keep shit together. Conflict makes for a great song.”

So does opening yourself up to vulnerability: New Lore is formed from that tenderness, exposed like an open wound but one asking for healing, not to linger in pain. Like “Promise of You,” with a gospel swing inspired by Ketty Lester’s classic “Love Letters” and the piano-driven “I Can’t Make a Living From Holding You,” Rowe speaks to the reality of loving and leaving, a constant dilemma for a man who builds half of himself on tour playing to strangers and half of himself tucking his children in at night. Home is process, not a destination, and New Lore is a roadmap there perfectly imperfect, raw and real.

“My music isn’t glossy or shiny,” Rowe says. “But it’s true.”

KAITI JONES

On the inside cover of singer-songwriter Kaiti Jones’ new record, VOWS, it reads:

Vow. a solemn promise or assertion; specifically: one by which a person is bound to an act, service, or condition.

As human beings, we take daily vows. With our relationships, our families, our beliefs, the stories we tell ourselves and others, and the characters and memories to which we give power – we are constantly taking vows with the things around us. For better, or for worse. I think this is a universal part of the story of humankind, a story I hope this collection of songs allows each of you to enter in some way. Thank you, dear friends, for your ears. May these stories leave you better, richer, fuller than you were before.

Since Jones was three, she has wielded a musical instrument. Jones mastered the viola in high school and dabbled on piano, french horn, and cello growing up. But it wasn’t until age 13, when Jones finally picked up a guitar, that she began making music on her own terms. It’s an electric guitar that Jones started writing on. She created distorted lo-fi rock songs with blaring power chords – an appropriate cure for teenage angst, or middle-school confusion. By the end of high school Jones had fallen into folk, more or less abandoning her rock roots.

In 2009, Jones recorded her first EP, Arise Child. It’s a dark, dreamy mix illustrating Jones’ ability to pull one into a story through lyrics heavily devoted to the deep regard she has for human connection. At the time, she was studying creative writing at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. There, she developed her songwriting through crafting personal essays and making music in various studios scattered across the city.

Jones’ next EP, Growing Things, came out four years later in 2013. The production value increased and her style became more distinct. The songs are tighter, simpler, and emphasize characteristics of some of Jones’ favorite writers: Flannery O’Connor’s visceral stories of hardship, faith, doubt, and praise; the way Wendell Berry connects human lives and the earth; and the sense of wonder and beauty found in the words of Madeleine L’Engle. Her songwriting echoes the traditions of Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell, and Bob Dylan – people who, as Jones likes to say, “know how to tell a story.” The themes entwined in these artists’ works find their way into Jones’ music, where pain, love, and hope exist along a dusty windblown plane somewhere deep within.

On November 26th, 2017 – another four years later – Jones filled an intimate subterranean music venue with over one hundred people she knows and cares for, the very people who live at the roots of her songs. This was Jones’ first time headlining Club Passim (she sold it out nearly a month before the show), a legendary folk spot located down the street from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her first full-length record, VOWS, dropped only a few days earlier and copies of it rested on the table in the front hall.

Jones’ vows are genuine. They live in her music, her deeply personal lyricism, and the commitment she has made to her community. The album itself took on another level of professionalism, showcasing the immense growth Jones has made as a songwriter, composer, producer and musician over the past eight years. For this project she was sought out by Golden Bear Records, an indie label in Des Moines, Iowa. Over two weeks in the studio in June, Jones and the folks at GBR made VOWS come to life. Now, go to the stereo in search of yourselves. In Jones’ words, may you feel “better, richer, fuller than before.”

Oct
19
Sat
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Coffeehouse featuring Frank Albani opening with Steve Lamb, and Open Mic @ South Shore Folk Music Club, Duxbury MA
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Plymouth Rock Music is singer songwriter, Frank Albani’s band, PRM is made up of many SSFMC friends. With Susan Lee Anderson on piano, Fred Meltzer on drums, Billy Mulligan, guitar, Dave Hanson, bass, and singer, Cynthia Perkins, Frank will showcase his friends as they rip it up with rockin’ originals and tasteful covers. In late 2017 Plymouth Rock Music released “Songs for my Mother”, with 13 original songs. Check us out on FaceBook or download tunes at: PlymouthRockMusic.US. 

Steven Lamb is a good friend and no stranger to the SSFMC stage. Fluent in many guitar styles, when he starts finger pickin the blues you’ll be rubbin’ your eyes thinking you’re listening to Doc Watson or Jorma Kaukonen. Check out Steven Albert Lamb on FaceBook.

Open Mic– Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.

An Evening with Tom Rush accompanied by Matt Nakoa @ Peterborough Folk Music - Peterborough Players Theater, Peterborough NH
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Now celebrating 52+ years of touring, Tom has been thrilling audiences here and abroad with hits like No Regrets, Circle Game, Remember Song, Urge for Going and Merrimack County.

Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the ’60s and the renaissance of the ’80s and ’90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, Tom Petty and Garth Brooks have cited Tom as major influences.

As vital and engaging as ever, Tom is still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing …passionately,tenderly…knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times. He’s also celebrating a YouTube hit, The Remember Song, for his generation that’s gone viral with over 7 million views. Currently Tom tours as a duo show, accompanied by up and coming Singer/Songwriter Matt Nakoa, continuing to captivate his sell out audiences of loyal fans.

Tony Lynn Washington & Paul Speidel @ Coffeehouse off the Square, Hingham MA
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

October 19 – – – -Toni Lynn Washington – – –
– – – – & Paul Speidel – – – – – – – –

This classic blues singer has performed throughout the United States and Europe during a long, successful career, carrying on the tradition of Bessie Smith, Nellie Lutcher, and other blues greats. According to the Boston Globe she “has a lovely, deep, smooth voice that exudes strength and self-assurance.” Toni will be accompanied by longtime blues guitarist Paul Speidel. Toni and Paul were a hit with our audience in an earlier performance.

An Evening with Danielle Miraglia, Monica Rizzio and LIsa Bastoni @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An Evening with Danielle Miraglia, Monica Rizzio and LIsa Bastoni @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA | Mansfield | Massachusetts | United States

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

Experience a unique night out with these amazing singers-songwriters, who come together for a night of original songs and amazing collaborations. Performers in their own right, who have each individually performed at the Rose Garden before, it will be a special night when Danielle Miraglia, Monica Rizzio and Lisa Bastoni share their talents on the same stage!

 

Hampshire Carols Program with Carolyn Robson and Moira Craig @ Private home
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Two events:

  • Concert: Saturday, October 19, 8pm, Cambridge
  • Workshop: Sunday, October 20, 2pm, Cambridge

General admission: $20 for each event separately, or $35 if you attend both
$5 each event for students
Reservations required: email HouseConcerts@fssgb.org for reservations and directions.

Carolyn Robson is a professional singer and musician specializing in traditional folk song and dance. Her extensive repertoire consists mainly of songs from her native Northumberland and Scotland as well as from other parts of the British Isles. She has appeared in several groupings, recently as part of trio Dempsey, Robson, Tweed with Kevin Dempsey (guitar and voice) and Karen Tweed (accordion). Along with Moira Craig she was part of the a capella trio Craig Morgan Robson until the untimely passing of Sarah Morgan.

Moira Craig is from East Kilbride, where her family have lived for generations, her grandfather, father and brothers were all singers and musicians. At family parties she and her brothers took turns singing and entertaining. Everyone sang or played and it could be anything from the latest pop song, the old songs and ballads, to music hall or whatever anyone fancied singing. Moira moved to London in 1983 to work as a nurse and singing has taken up most of her life outside of work since that time. She has long been recognized by club and festival goers for her superb interpretations of Scottish, Irish and English songs and ballads. A former winner of the “Sidmouth Singer of the Year” award, Moira became more widely known through her contributions to the Pastimes albums. She also has a solo album, “On Ae Bonny Day”. Moira has appeared in Britain, Germany and the USA, charming audiences with her clear ringing voice and wonderful repertoire.

Specifics about the workshop will be provided soon.

 

Ronny Cox at Linden Tree Coffeehouse @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield MA
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

$20 (WUMB members $19)   Ronny Cox returns to Linden Tree October 19th

Ronny Cox:  Storyteller, Singer songwriter, and Actor.. (RonnyCox.com)Ronny Cox’s Wikipedia entry describes him as an actor, singer-songwriter and storyteller, but as far as he’s concerned, it’s the other way around. “Storyteller” definitely comes first. That becomes evident as soon as he starts reeling off bits of his history, delivering one fascinating anecdote after another about his music career, his myriad stage and screen roles, and even his lengthy marriage to his high-school sweetheart, the only girlfriend he ever had.

In concert, using nothing more than the power of his projected words, Ronny captivates listeners with all kinds of stories. Some are spoken; some are sung. But either way, he’s employing that age-old art form to forge connections he says he can’t as an actor. Ronny is often recognized for appearances in Deliverance, RoboCop, Beverly Hills Cop, Dexter, St. Elsewhere, and recently in Nashville’s final season.  However Ronny’s many recordings made him  an award winning socially responsible singer-songwriter  in 2018 winning Best American Roots Song for “Bus to Baltimore” about Alzheimer’s disease. 

 

Tommy Sands, opener Stefilia’s Stone @ New Moon Coffeehouse, Haverhill MA
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tommy Sands, from Ireland, made his name during the Irish struggles, and has become a beloved performer in Europe, Canada and the States.

Windborne @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Oct 19 @ 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
20
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Oct 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!

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters @ Blue Sky Concerts, Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Molsky's Mountain Drifters @ Blue Sky Concerts, Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters bring bluegrass hot to the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm as they celebrate the release of their new album: Closing the Gap. Closing The Gap is a snapshot of the Mountain Drifters after a period of intense touring, of learning each others isms and instincts, and as a result slowly developing our collective isms and instincts as a unit. This album is MMD in our natural and instinctual state of BEING; raw, playful and free, the way the music is meant to be. The music is hopeful and optimistic and comes from the heart, and so we start the story off with this: Theres a bright side somewhere, ain’t gonna rest until I find it. We look at the world all around us, and that thought continues to resonate. The title track of Allison de Groot’s Closing the Gap feels like a race. Each note tries to catch up with the next, narrowing the gap and steadily propelling the tune from one section to the next.

Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. Bruce’s previous collaborations, with Anonymous 4, 1865 – Songs of Hope and Home from the American Civil War, was released to rave reviews and was on the top 10 Billboard charts for weeks. He is also a special guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler’s latest CD, Tracker and is working on his 3rd album with Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny’s supergroup Mozaik. You can also hear Bruce on BBC TV Transatlantic Sessions singing with Joan Osborne, Julie Fowlis and fiddling with Scottish legend Aly Bain and America’s great dobroist Jerry Douglas. Bruce is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program.

Allison de Groot combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music. With her own bands The Goodbye Girls and Oh My Darling, she has played Trafalgar Square in London, Newport Folk Festival, Stockholm Folk Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and Tønder Festival in Denmark. Like Bruce, Allison loves collaborating and bringing new ideas to old music, and brings a fresh approach to the trio.

Boston-based Stash Wyslouch is one of bluegrass’s great young genre-bending pioneers. He got his start as a guitarist in metal bands before immersing himself in roots music as a member of The Deadly Gentlemen. Stash is a veteran festival performer, having played at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Rockygrass, Merlefest, Savannah Music Festival and others. Coming over from the punk-metal world, Stash brings great sensitivity and real emotion to the trio, plus some superb guitar and vocal chops.

Reserved Seating tickets are $20 in advance ($25 at the door) at www.orpheum.org. Contact the MRPAC Box Office for group and member discounts at 508-543-2787 or boxoffice@orpheum.org For more about Bruce Molsky, Allison deGroot and Stash Wyslouch, visit www.mountaindrifters.com.

Oct
26
Sat
Chris and Meredith Thompson @ Javawocky Coffeehouse, Brockton MA
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oct
27
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Oct 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!

Kristina Vaughan @ Blue Sky Concerts, Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center
Oct 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Kristina Vaughan @ Blue Sky Concerts, Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center

Singer-songwriter Kristina Vaughan is a French singer-songwriter based in Paris. Her music explores the art of loving in songs that evoke running water, broken cliffs and angry skies. Her influences are such fine musicians as Sinead O’Connor, Tori Amos, Fiona Apple, Damien Rice, French chansonnier Léo Ferré or the Parisian anglophone spoken word scene. Kristina is usually accompanied onstage by various musicians, most faithfully by cellist-backup vocalist Marie Potosniak and by drummer-percussionist Nicolas Derolin.

The band has performed in Parisian venues such as jazz club Sunside-Sunset and La Bellevilloise. However, for this, her first tour of the U.S., she will be performing solo, accompanying herself on keyboard and guitar. More information is on her website at www.kristinavaughan.com. She will be joined by poet David Barnes, host and founder of biggest spoken word night in Paris.

Oct
28
Mon
Tonight’s Feature: He Said, She Said (Melissa Fleming & Charlie Ortolani) Mini Set by Brid Clifford @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Nov
1
Fri
Partington & Sweeney @ Cherry Bridge House Concerts, Bridgewater MA
Nov 1 @ 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.

Brooks Williams @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport MA
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Brooks Williams @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport MA

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, $5 for those age 18 and under, and $24 for families.

Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks’ music is the love-child of country-blues and Americana. fRoots says, “Soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves. He really rocks!”

Ladies Play the Blues: Danielle Miraglia, Kerri Powers, and Erin Harpe @ me&thee coffeehouse, Marblehead MA
Nov 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm

DANIELLE MIRAGLIA
Danielle Miraglia is like a musical butterfly whos been granted unlimited creative metamorphoses. Even her musical chrysalis stage was a surprise emergence. Unlike so many Boston artists who attended one of the city’s many music schools, Miraglia went to Emerson College, graduating with a creative writing degree. Though she owned an acoustic guitar she seldom played anywhere but at home, she hadn’t given any thought to making a career as a singer-songwriter until one fateful night at the famous, now-defunct Kendall Cafe. She went to an open mic at the Kendall just to watch and absorb. It didn’t take long for it to register with her: I thought, That’s what I want to do: Get on stage to do my storytelling that way. Voila!

Her evolution as a songwriter and performer since then has been remarkable. She quickly won great acclaim and a faithful national and regional following after beginning as a folk-blues picker, and its a persona she still skillfully embraces in solo shows, but to hear her musical storytelling with such a fine backing band as the satirically named Glory Junkies (Laurence Scudder, viola; Erik White, guitar; Chris Anzalone, drums; and Jim Larkin, bass) is an entirely different dimension. That soul of a creative writer thrives in a vast range of musical styles. Danielle now rocks an electric guitar with equal aplomb, and all with a rocking and soulful energy that pays homage to top influences such as Janis Joplin, Prince and the Stones. No matter how Danielle Miraglia’s stories unfold on stage, they are a joy to hear.

KERRI POWERS
Kerri Powers makes it consistently clear that she’s adept at expressing sentiments that ring and resonate with common appeal. with the assertive mine the river, she explores the idea of finding a motherlode, using it as a metaphor for striking it rich in romance and maintaining a sense of gratitude, even when faith seems especially fleeting.

Other songs make their points with equal measures of subtlety and finesse. the sassy shuffle and bluesy sway of album opener peeping tom ostensibly retells the story of Lady Godiva, a princess who rode naked through a village to spite her politically powerful husband- under the watchful gaze of an obsessed voyeur – makes a statement about sexual harassment and insidious intimidation. I was initially a little reluctant to put this song out there with all the stories that are making headlines these days, Powers admits. yet with so many courageous victims relating their experiences, I’m actually thankful for the chance to share the song. hopefully, it will help bring about awareness, albeit in a slightly abstract and whimsical way.

Much like countess Godiva, powers has taken an unconventional approach to her music career and the hurdles that inevitably come with it. during an artistic youth indulging in music, painting and writing. She composed her first songs at the age of nine. Her creative instincts seemed to come naturally, given that there was a certain talent embedded in her genes. Bing Crosby was a distant relative on her father’s side, while her mother’s relatives claimed a kinship to Herman Melville. Her paternal grandmother even maintained a position playing piano as accompaniment for silent movies, as was the custom back in the day.

In her teens, Powers began performing in local coffeehouses throughout New England. but when she fell in love, got married and had a child, she put her pursuits aside. Later, after raising her son and overcoming the hardship of a difficult divorce she rediscovered her passion and returned to making music.


ERIN HARPE

Erin Harpe has been called one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots-rocking blues women on the scene by Living Blues Magazine. Winner of the 2018 Boston Blues Challenge, and nominated for 2018 Blues Artist of the Year by the Boston Music Awards, Erin is having an exciting year. Brought up on Delta and Piedmont blues, which she learned from her dad, Erin recently returned from the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where she made it to the Semi-Finals playing solo. Just back from her second British Isles tour, Erin has a busy year ahead of her, including tour stops in Chicago, West Texas, a week teaching blues guitar workshops at Augusta Blues & Swing Week in West Virginia, as well as plenty of festivals and tour dates around the US.

Growing up in Maryland, Erin learned finger-style blues guitar from her dad, visual artist/guitarist/Stella guitar expert Neil Harpe, as well as from watching local piedmont blues luminaries such as John Cephas & Phil Wiggins, John Jackson, Eleanor Ellis, Warner Williams, and others at the famed Archie’s Barbershop in Washington, DC. Later moving to Boston, Erin put out two acoustic blues albums, Blues Roots (2002) and Delta Blues Duets (2008) an album of duets with her dad in between touring and releasing five albums with her rock band Lovewhip (with hubby/bass player Jim Countryman). Erin’s soulful vocal style and accomplished finger-picking guitar playing has earned her many fans, including guitar greats Ronnie Earl and Billy Gibbons, and she is quickly becoming recognized on the international blues scene.

Nov
2
Sat
In The Round with Kim Moberg, Tom Smith, Julia Mark and Rachel Marie @ Off the Common Coffeehouse, Bridgewater MA
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Eric Kilburn CD Release! @ Tremedal Concerts, Watertown MA
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Freebo, Alice Howe, & Kirsten Maxwell @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Nov 2 @ 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.

Jim Trick and Mark & Raianne @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield MA
Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

$20 (WUMB $19)    Nov. 2, 2019:   Jim Trick and Mark & Raianne

Nov
3
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Nov 3 @ 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!