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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
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
Tret Fure in Live Streaming Concert @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse, Wakefield MA
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

TRET FURE in Live Streaming Concert.

Concert is being co-sponsored by  Linden Tree Coffeehouse,  Ivy Chord Coffeehouse, and Lakeview House Concerts.

The Linden Tree Coffeeehouse continues its 36th Season of national, local, and international performers with an encore visit by Tret Fure on Saturday, May 1th at 7:30 pm.  Links to the show will be posted on our web and Facebook page,  as well as emailed out to our Mail Chimp subscribers the week of the concert.

Tret Fure began her career at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest. At 19, she moved to LA in hopes of obtaining a record deal. Within a year she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for Spencer Davis, touring with him and penning the single for his album “Mousetrap”. She went on to record her own album in 1973 on MCA/UNI Records, with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer. With the success of that release, she opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the Geils Band.

A prolific artists in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 17 albums and CDs over the course of her 50 year career. In addition to being a gifted songwriter, Fure has engineered and produced countless recordings by a variety of artists, including her own work.

In the early 80s, Tret moved to the independent side of the industry discovering the blossoming genre known as Women’s Music. She recorded with and produced some of the best of women’s music including the legendary “Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall” (1983). She worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the 90s, producing, engineering and releasing 3 CDs together.

Now after 9 acoustic releases on her own label, Tomboy girl Records, she has re-established herself in the folk world, winning the South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2 out of 3 categories., Best Overall and Best Up-Tempo Song. as well as the prestigious Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Music. In 2009, Tret was voted “Pride In The Arts Favorite Female/Lesbian Musician”. In the same year she received the Janine C Rae Award for her work in Women’s Music. She is also the #1 folk artist for Reverbnation in Newport News, VA. In 2017, Tret took 2nd place in the Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay songwriting contest for her song “The Fishermen of Bristol Bay”.

Her acclaimed solo releases include “Tret Fure” (1973), “Terminal Hold” (1984), “Edges of the Heart” (1986), “Time Turns the Moon” (1990), “Back Home” (2001) which took both album of the year and single of the year awards for 2001 from OutVoice Top 40, “My Shoes” (2003) in which Sing Out! Magazine says “Fure’s new solo venture signals her intent to do more than just move on. This album soars…She has never sounded better…This mature effort surely ranks among Fure’s finest works and will be savored by old-time fans and new fans alike.”, “Anytime Anywhere” (2005) and “True Compass” (2007) both beautiful collections of songs of love and passion, “The Horizon” (2010), “A Piece of the Sky” (2013) and “Rembrandt Afternoons” (2015) which was chosen by the acclaimed folk music show ‘Midnight Special’ as their album of the week and was in heavy rotation on folk shows around the country. Her song “Freedom” has been arranged for chorale groups and is being performed widely around the country.

“Roses in November” (2018) was on the Folk DJ charts for 8 months. Her song “Lessons From Home Plate” was the #1 song in the month of June, with the album at #4 and she was the #2 artist. In November, the title song was #7. The album ended up in the top twenty for the year. Wanda A. Fischer from WMAC Northeast Public Radio has this to say, “Roses in November is yet another masterpiece from Tret. Exceptionally crafted songs delivered with passion, conviction and, yes, soul. Tret weaves magic both in the lyrics and between the lines. This will certainly be on my “Best of 2018” list.”

Now Tret has released a stunning collection of songs on her latest release, “Stone by Stone” (2020). This album is proving to be her most mature and deeply moving CD to date. The title song is an autobiographical look at love through the lens of time. “Stone by Stone:” was the #2 CD in the month of January, 2021 with the #1 song “Monuments” on the FAI Folk DJ charts.  She was the #3 artist for the month as well.  In february and March she has continued charting in the top 20!

Fure also markets of her own line of clothing named after her popular song “Tomboy girl”. In addition, Tret teaches guitar and songwriting individually and in workshop settings. She paints pet portraits on commission and, an accomplished cook, Fure has also published a cookbook, “Tret’s Kitchen”, featuring her own recipes. Along with bridging the marketing, production, music and art worlds, Tret served for 6 years as President of Local 1000, The Traveling Musicians Association–a union geared toward helping traveling musicians find security and longevity. Tret is truly a Renaissance Woman!

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, Lakeview House Concerts, and  the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse in Reading for additional concert support.

For more information:  www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org,  781 246-2836 or LindenTree85@comcast.net

 

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!

May
30
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
May 30 @ 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!

Jun
4
Fri
1st Fridays Acoustic Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 4 @ 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!

Abby Vail @ Cherry Bridge House Concerts, Bridgewater MA
Jun 4 @ 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.

Jun
6
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 6 @ 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!

Jun
13
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 13 @ 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!

Jun
14
Mon
2nd Mondays – Stormy Monday Blues Jam at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 14 @ 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!

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

Jun
20
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 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!

Jun
27
Sun
Sunday Open Mic at The Hearing Room @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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