Combined Coffeehouse 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.

Kate MacLeod-Jan Luby (opener) @ John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Still Willow/Open Mike @ Javawocky Coffeehouse
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Admission $13.00 in advance and Seniors/$15.00 at the door.

Doors open at 7:00, show time is 7:30.

The first set will be an open mike. Performers are encouraged to request a slot by email at Slots will be available on a first come-first served basis.

Diane Battistello+ Folksoul Duo Ensemble @ Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Diane Battistello is a talented songwriter.  Her sweet voice makes you sit up and take notice of her powerful words. “I grew up on the Wading River, in Norton, MA and we had a swimming hole there.  When I was  young I would go to the end of the diving board and sing to the trees. They were a lovely audience;  the swaying branches and rustling leaves sounded amusingly like applause. ”

Folksoul Duo Ensemble is Fred Simmons and Leslie Vogel, doing what they do, on trombone, guitar, keyboard and accordion, playing which ever songs they choose fromth repertoire. without any help from our friends.

Atwater-Donnelly @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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

We’re thrilled to announce the return of this highly praised husband-wife duo of Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, who blend gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments, including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Wait til you see Aubrey dance!

Cosy Sheridan @ Tremedal Concerts
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door

Don White @ Coffeehouse off the Square
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Joe Crookston, Emily Mure opens @ New Moon Coffeehouse
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Richard Shindell @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $25

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

Birds of Chicago @ Peterborough Folk Music - Bass Hall
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm

Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation in late 2012.  For these Birds, singing for a room full of new people, hearts wide open, keeps off the cold and chases off the shadows.

Open Mic @ John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor @ Stone Temple Coffeehouse
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Doors open at 7:30

Dave Gerard @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $12 advance, $15 day of show; $10 children 13 years and younger.

Doors open at 7:00. Show starts at 7:30. Handicap accessible. Go to for more info.

Greg Greenway @ Off the Common Coffeehouse
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets $15

handicap accessible

Julie Dougherty + Susan Cattaneo @ Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Julie Dougherty says “I’ve travelled much of the country singing Irish music, original folk-rock music, country-rock music…and made several trips to Nashville, where I placed two original songs with two major publishing firms and almost moved there in the early 90’s, but my roots are in New England!”   “I have been listening to Julie Dougherty for two weeks to the exclusion of all other music. In twenty five years in the music business I know of no other singer like her. The songs are beautifully crafted. The musicianship is superb: an extraordinary accomplishment from a one-of-a-kind artist.”

Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected songwriters. A powerful singer and sophisticated writer, Susan combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang.

Twisted Pine Concert @ South Shore Folk Music Club
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Members $20./ Non-members $22.

The South Shore Folk Music Club is a non-profit organization that has been presenting a wide spectrum of acoustic music on the South Shore for 39 yrs. The presentations range from contemporary singer-songwriters & traditional music, to bluegrass and blues. The atmosphere is informal, friendly and smoke and alcohol free. Our venue is handicapped accessible. The club’s web site is:

The phenomenal Boston song machine Twisted Pine delivers a cabinet of inventions with its self-titled summer of ’17 debut release from Signature Sounds Recordings. The all-original album showcases a new force in Americana: four versatile players and singers writing and improvising across forms in bluegrass, folk, funk, jam, and vintage radio pop. With festively unpredictable live shows, Twisted Pine follows Americana masters Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers on a genre-bending, limitless trajectory.

The influences on the ensemble are vast — as all four have studied music from childhood, and traveled widely — but the most obvious are these: Dan Bui (mandolin, vocals) is a devotee of virtuoso picking and experimental bluegrass and jazz. Kathleen Parks (fiddle/lead vocals) was raised in a household of Celtic music and jazz, which set deep roots for her insane fiddling, velvet film-noir vocals, and a roving interest in pop song forms.Chris Sartori (bass, vocals), frequently seen around Boston on electric bass in funk, jazz, and R&B settings, is arbiter of the deep pocket and the improvisational grooves. Rachel Sumner (guitar/lead vocals) is a student of the song: an omnibus of British ballads, obscure folk tunes, avant garde orchestral work, and radio pop. Her vocals have the crystalline clarity of Appalachian field recordings.

Twisted Pine will be releasing its debut album at Green River Festival, July 14, 2017, and touring through 2017 across the United States.

Pub Carol Sing, Free! @ Folk Song Society of Greater Boston
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm


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Amazing Things Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center
Dec 7 @ 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.

Tickets (at door only): $6 for nonmembers; $3 for students (of any age). Meets first and third Thursday of every month.  To check on feature schedule visit

To sign up for a slot, check website or call the office.

Jonny Kringle and The Wondaland Band Holiday Concert!! @ Second Friday Coffeehouse
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Drummer Tom Maher has been delivering toys to Children’s Hospital for over 10 years. In 2012 he had a mission: play rock and roll holiday songs for the children he was delivering the toys to. So he called his old friend Jon Svetkey and asked if he could put a band together. Jon made a few calls and a yearly tradition was born. Immediately following this performance the band will pack everything up and drive over to Children’s Hospital to perform for children there. Bring your family, bring a new and unwrapped toy or two, sing along, dance and enjoy this very special Second Friday Coffeehouse holiday concert.

Goodnight Moonshine with Emily Mure @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets advance $10; at door $12, seniors $8, juniors $5, families $24

Goodnight Moonshine is the latest musical project of Molly Venter (of Red Molly), a collaboration with her husband Eben Pariser. Co-writing often, Eben and Molly explore what it means to be in a healthy authentic relationship; both wholesome and irreverent, they sing of joy and grief in equal measure.

Southern Rail, Bluegrass Christmas Show @ OCC Coffeehouse
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

A very entertaining and high-energy performance. this will be the last event of the 325th celebration of the Original Congregational church. We expect to fill the church sanctuary.

Bobby Keyes Trio @ Crossroads Music Series
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Cosy Sheridan with Charlie Koch, Esther Friedman opening. $20 (10) @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Winterbloom @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $25

Our Holiday Show featuring Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson, Antje Duvekot, & Natalia Zukerman

Dean Stevens and Lorraine & Bennett Hammond @ Tremedal Concerts
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm

Holiday Extravaganza!

Tickets $15 advance, $20 at the door