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.

Apr
6
Mon
Roslindale Open Mike – Mini-Set: Sandy Haddon Our Feature tonight is: Tret Fure “Special 1st Monday ROM” @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Apr
10
Fri
Open Mic @ Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse, Byfield MA
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

If you are interested in performing, you must sign up in advance.  Please contact Art Grossman at NRCoffeehouse@gmail.com or at 617-592-4398 for details.  There is a 3 song/10 minute limit.  This is a first come/first served for 10 spots.  2 spots will be help for walk-ins.  Thank you.

Apr
11
Sat
CANCELLED – Pierre Bensusan @ Peterborough Folk Music - Deb's House Concerts, Harrisville NH
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Back in 1974, Pierre Bensusan (www.pierrebensusan.com) was cutting his teeth as a performer on the folk scene in Paris and other cities in France when one of his idols, banjo great Bill Keith, offered him his first official paying gig ever touring Western Europe with his bluegrass band. The French-Algerian upstart, humbly launching a four decade career, was hired to play mandolin. But when Keith heard his groundbreaking approach to the acoustic guitar, he decided to allow Bensusan a few key spotlights on that instrument.

Decades later, when Bensusan was looking for potential finishing touches for “Encore”, his expansive retrospective collection celebrating 40 years as a globetrotting live performer, he discovered a reel to reel tape with a Swiss National Radio recording of a concert in Lausanne from that tour. While the tireless troubadour’s original plan for the 3-CD set was to include tracks recorded between 1998 and 2013 in France, Canada, Ireland, Austria and the U.S. (where he regularly records), Bensusan decided to round out the 35-track set by starting “Disc 2” with a set of five titles from this show, including two bluegrass songs.

In all, Encore features 11 tracks never previously released commercially in any form.

Come for the potluck at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.!

Apr
12
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 12 @ 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
13
Mon
Roslindale Open Mike – Mini-Set Fran Araujo – Our Feature tonight is: He Said, She Said – (Melissa Fleming & Charlie Ortolani) @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
2nd Mondays – Stormy Monday Blues Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 13 @ 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
15
Wed
The Tops Open Mic @ Emerson Center of the Topsfield Congregational Church
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday 2/19/2020 Andy & Judy are the Feature Performers!! Come and sing a song, perform a poem or prose reading, or just come and enjoy all the great performances!!!

Apr
17
Fri
3rd Fridays Bluegrass Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 17 @ 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

House of Hamill @ Cherry Bridge House Concerts, Bridgewater MA
Apr 17 @ 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.

Apr
18
Sat
** CANCELLED **Steve Gretz and Leslie Lee @ Javawocky Coffeehouse, Brockton MA
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Canceled – Rachel Sumner, Lady Dust and Open Mic Coffeehouse @ South Shore Folk Music Club, Duxbury MA
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tickets: $9 Member, $10 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

RACHEL SUMNER She may be best known as the former guitarist and singer-songwriter from string phenom Twisted Pine, but her work as a solo artist shows there’s much more to Rachel Sumner that we are just now getting to see. Praised by audiences for her powerful, lonesome voice and haunting songs, Rachel carefully spins melodies that get caught in your head and delivers them “with an attitude and drive in her guitar playing…sure to strike a chord and dig deep into your heart. ” (Red Line Roots)

LADY DUST is the accidental side project of Kaitlin Crull, Lindsey Cook, and Emily Cunningham, the more lady-like half of six piece folk group Noble Dust. Blending classical trumpet and cello arrangements with folk sensibility and storytelling, the trio crafts original tunes and reimagines old folk favorites.
nobledustmusic.com

 

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.

Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

If you are interested in performing, you must sign up in advance.  Please contact Art Grossman at NRCoffeehouse@gmail.com for details.  There is a 3 song/10 minute limit.  There is a lottery first 12 spots.  We need to do this to keep the event to three hours.  Thank you.

Atwater Donnelly Trio @ Coffeehouse off the Square, Hingham MA
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

April 18 – – – – – Atwater Donnelly Trio – – – – – –

This talented musical group consisting of Aubrey Atwater, Elwood Donnelly, and Cathy Clasper-Torch will perform a blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music complemented by percussive dance. Combined, they play 12-plus instruments ranging from cello and mandolin to mountain dulcimer to tin whistle and limberjacks. Come and hear for yourself.
https://www.atwater-donnelly.com/

** CANCELED ** — John Gorka @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
** CANCELED ** -- John Gorka @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA | Mansfield | Massachusetts | United States

Event Canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. This event is not being rescheduled at this time.

John Gorka is perhaps the quintessential iconic singer-songwriter of the 80’s folk scene. Hailing from New Jersey, but forged in the Greenwich Village Fast Folk scene, he honed his craft and persona into an unmistakable image. The shy, wry, insightful, and yes, sensitive singer-songwriter has been copied and parodied. But the old coat he wove still fits, and still suits him well. The old songs ring as true as they ever did, and the new ones are just as good.”

 

CANCELED – Matt Nakoa @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Apr 18 @ 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.

CANCELLED: Suzie Vinnick and Danielle Miraglia @ New Moon Coffeehouse, Haverhill MA
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets $20, $10 for kids 18 and under. Haverhill HS students get in free.

Double bill of women and the Blues! The gutsy Suzie Vinnick from Canada shares the bill with our own Danielle Miraglia, giving us traditional & original blues songs that make you take notice.

Apr
19
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 19 @ 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
24
Fri
Sol y Canto – Pan Latin ensemble @ Theodore Parker Church Parish Hall
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Apr
25
Sat
Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler, Dodie Pettit & Friends @ OCC Coffeehouse, Wrentham MA
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Aztec Two-Step featuring Rex Fowler, Dodie Pettit & Friends @ OCC Coffeehouse, Wrentham MA

Aztec Two-Step will be performing at OCC Coffeehouse, Original Congregational Church in the center of Wrentham, at 7:30 pm, Saturday, April 25. Originating from a chance meeting at a Boston folk club open mic night in 1971, Aztec Two-Step burst on the scene in ’72 with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. This first album and their three subsequent albums for RCA Records made the duo staples of progressive FM and college radio, helping to usher the folk-rock music of the 1960s into the 1970s and beyond. Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman went on to spend a lifetime of making music together, performing worldwide and garnering critical acclaim from major U.S. newspapers and music magazines, with appearances on countless radio and TV shows including The King Biscuit Flour Hour and David Letterman. After 47 years, Neal made the decision to retire, and with his support and enthusiasm, Rex carries Aztec Two-Step forward with some exciting changes.

In this new era of Aztec Two-Step, as the duo’s lead singer and songwriter, Rex continues on with their captivating songs (including some of Neal’s originals), expanding the band’s musical legacy with his new ensemble. With 2 and 3-part harmonies, multi-instrumental arrangements, and Dodie’s electrifying guitar work, they recapture the sound of the duo’s original studio recordings. Aztec Two-Step 2.0 performs ATS fan favorites and forgotten gems, and Rex’s stage patter still as engaging, funny and poignant as ever.

Dodie Pettit, playing acoustic & electric guitars, and keyboards, and performing vocals, is an
accomplished songwriter and recording artist. She first met Rex when she was a session player and singer on ATS’s 1980 “Times of Our Lives” album. Dodie and Rex were recently married and are the heart and soul of the new Aztec Two Step “2.0” ensemble. A member of the famed The Untouchable, and then The Enchanted Forest, both All-Girl Bands of the mid-1960s, Dodie is also a former Principal Dancer for the American Repertory Dance Company and had a distinguished 15-year career on Broadway as an original cast member of The Phantom of the Opera, as well as appearing in Tony Award winning musicals CATS and Titanic.

Steven “Muddy” Roues on upright bass, blues harmonica, and vocals, is a record producer, songwriter, recording artist and touring musician. Roues has had a rich and fulfilling 40-year career. He continues to perform his original music regularly with The Roues Brothers, Finn & The Sharks and The UpSouth Twisters.

Peter Hohmeister on drums, percussion, and vocals, is the band’s diamond in the rough. Over the years Peter has performed as a member of several Connecticut orchestral and theater programs including the Hartford Symphony. He is currently the principal percussionist with the Norwalk Symphony.

Tickets for the concert are $30, available at the church office, 508-384-3110, or at www.musicatocc.org. The event will be in the Fellowship Hall at the rear of the church. Parking is available behind the church and in the lot across the street. For more information and to be added to the mailing list, visit the website or contact Ken Graves, 508-384-8084, occmusic99@gmail.com.

Apr
26
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Apr 26 @ 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
27
Mon
Roslindale Open Mike – Mini-Set: Gus Agudelo – Our Feature Tonight is: Licia Sky @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
May
1
Fri
1st Fridays Acoustic Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
May 1 @ 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
2
Sat
Canceled – James Montgomery, David Hull, Paul Doolittle in Concert @ South Shore Folk Music Club, Duxbury MA
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

Tickets: $23 Member, $25 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he “brings it on home”.  Whether it’s recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority.  While growing up in Detroit he learned first hand from the masters – James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells – at the legendary “Chessmate”.  Over the years, he’s carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.  David Hull’s career in music spans playing bass with Buddy Miles, Joe Cocker, Ted Nugent, and Arthur Lee with his band Love, as well as being the studio and touring bassist and background vocalist for the first two albums of the Joe Perry Project, with several songs on the band’s first two albums co-written by Hull. In September 2010, Hull released a solo CD Soul in Motion, on which he performed guitar, bass and lead vocals. He currently tours with the James Montgomery band, and was involved in the album From Detroit to the Delta, producing the recording, playing bass, guitar and keys, co-writing, arranging, engineering, and singing backing vocals.  Paul Doolittle is well known on the South Shore as a dedicated guitar teacher at Crossroads Music.  He has played in several popular local bands, including his current projects with Rock Star Posers and Kelsey Gilbert. He will bring to the stage his accomplished guitar playing, knowledge of musicianship, and familiarity with blues music that is apparent in his live performances.

Dave Hull:

Paul Doolittle:

Martin Grosswendt and Eric Kilburn @ John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse, Worcester MA
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Open Mic @ Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse, Byfield MA
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

If you are interested in performing, you must sign up in advance.  Please contact Art Grossman at NRCoffeehouse@gmail.com or at 617-592-4398 for details.  There is a 3 song/10 minute limit.  This is a first come/first served for 10 spots.  2 spots will be help for walk-ins.  Thank you.