You should know this by now (Trivia)
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

You should know this by now (Trivia)

A fun filled night of general trivia and some not so general trivia. Hosted By Eric “I didn’t think I’d be doing this tonight, but ok”. Roberts and Cameron “If we’re going to do this, we’re going to do this right”. Haefner. Prizes awarded to the best, worst and most creative teams, so even if you’re terrible at trivia, you could win a prize for it.

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David Mirabella of the Rationales
Jan
24
9:00 PM21:00

David Mirabella of the Rationales

Hooks, Harmony and Heart. Lush American Rock and Roll.

Believing that excitement should reside in the songs and the performance, rather than props, costumes or gimmicks, THE RATIONALES fall back on the time honored tradition of playing REAL ROCK, a little sloppy at times, a little rough around the edges, but always with feel and heart. Colored by indie, Americana and power-pop their lush, harmony drenched, guitar driven rock is sure to leave you remembering a great show and some great songs. 

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Meaghan Casey
Jan
26
9:00 PM21:00

Meaghan Casey

Meaghan Casey started her obsession with music at an early age, first playing violin for years and then getting her first guitar at 13. These days she plays both banjo and guitar, and her EP "Migration" is available across all social media platforms.

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Kristian Veech
Jan
31
9:00 PM21:00

Kristian Veech

Kristian Veech is a Boston based singer-songwriter and producer, originally from Binghamton NY.

His music constantly defies genre boundaries, with his songwriting ranging anywhere from symphonic art rock epics to quiet folk ballads. Despite the wide varieties of sounds and genres used in his songs, there’s still an underlying sound that brings the music full circle.

Kristian Released his debut album “I” in 2015. This release was entirely self produced featuring Kristian on every instrument . Since then he, has been working with local New England artists on various projects. He cowrote songs with Savannah Smith putting out both “December” and “In my eyes” in 2016. In 2017 he produced Amanda McCarthy’s EP “Prologue,” featuring the single “I’ll be Back,” he also cowrote and produced his band’s, Fordham Road, EP “The Gates of Heaven” as well as their full length album “Fordham Road.”

Kristian has been an active live performer since 2015. He currently plays regularly throughout the New England area as the frontman of Fordham Road, Amanda McCarthy’s rhythm guitarist and as a solo act. For his solo gigs, Kristian takes the stage with only his acoustic guitar, microphones, and loop station; layering sounds to create seamless song arrangements on the spot without the help backing tracks or a band.

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Steve Dennis
Feb
1
9:00 PM21:00

Steve Dennis

Singer-songwriter Steve Dennis has been playing music since his early teens. Now 25, he is performing all over Boston, MA. and locations throughout the United States, including SXSW 2017 in Austin, Texas. He has worked with Shelby Records and is currently putting together some new music. His music is inspired by Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Pearl Jam, Neil Young and more. Steve has been interviewed by many Boston radio stations including: WEMF and BFR (interviewed by Joe Viglione), to name a couple.

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You should know this by now (Trivia)
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

You should know this by now (Trivia)

A fun filled night of general trivia and some not so general trivia. Hosted By Eric “I didn’t think I’d be doing this tonight, but ok”. Roberts and Cameron “If we’re going to do this, we’re going to do this right”. Haefner. Prizes awarded to the best, worst and most creative teams, so even if you’re terrible at trivia, you could win a prize for it.

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Jacob Haller
Feb
7
9:00 PM21:00

Jacob Haller

Jacob Haller is a Providence, RI-based musician whose songs (on such diverse topics as love, relationships, substance abuse, robots, and kittens) have been described as fresh, catchy, and quirky. He's been nominated for 'best singer/songwriter' in the Providence Phoenix and Motif Magazine and has been compared to Leon Redbone, Greg Brown, Paul Geremia, Randy Newman, and They Might Be Giants.
 

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Joe Mack (Solo)
Feb
8
9:00 PM21:00

Joe Mack (Solo)

In his "Solo Act" Joe covers some legendary  guitarists, great bands and great artists. 

For example songs by Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford, Al Dimeola, Jeff Golub to name a few. 
 

Bands like The Rolling Stones, The Allman  Brothers, Sam & Dave, Earth Wind & Fire, The Average White Band, Santana, Kool & The Gang, KC &  The Sunshine Band, The Temptations, The Trammps, and artists such as Stevie Wonder, Prince, B.B. King, Herbie Hancock & Van Morrison are all covered by Joe. 

With the backing tracks that Joe uses it sounds as if there was a whole band playing but with the volume of a stereo or the roar of a concert!

Come and check it out for yourself you won't be disappointed! 

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Dee Dee & Arnie
Feb
15
9:00 PM21:00

Dee Dee & Arnie

Deanna Brunetti(DeDe) is a remarkably gifted , expressive vocalist. She utiilizes these gifts in an unusually wide range of musical styles. She was nominated for best female vocalist for several years. She has performed at major festivals and has been featured on several television productions. Her singing and performing styles have an amazing way of deeply touching the heart and soul of people of all ages. DeDe just released her 1st cd SHADOWS featuring all originals cowritten by the great saxophonist, published poet and composer Doug Worth. https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/dedeandthejazzcats 
Arnie Rosen has performed on guitar ,mandolin and banjo for over 2,000 events through Berklee College. He has has composed music for the American Repertory Theater of Harvard University. He also toured extensively with world famous Tibetan musician Penpa Tsering. Arnie has been the music therapist at Mary Immaculate Lawrence for alzheimer residents for the past 20 years. He has taught guitar and ukelele classes as well as blues and world music ensembles at Newton Community Ed for the past 20 years. His jazz trio has performed every weekend Spring-Autumn for jazz on the Esplanade 
DeDe and Arnie have been performing as a duo for the past 5 years. They have several residencies,including Heritage of Sherborn, Middle East restaurant in Cambridge, Cafe Sicilia, Tewksbury and Brookhaven of Lexington. 
Their repertoire ranges from American songbook, jazz, folk, pop, country, Italian and originals.

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You should know this by now (Trivia)
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

You should know this by now (Trivia)

A fun filled night of general trivia and some not so general trivia. Hosted By Eric “I didn’t think I’d be doing this tonight, but ok”. Roberts and Cameron “If we’re going to do this, we’re going to do this right”. Haefner. Prizes awarded to the best, worst and most creative teams, so even if you’re terrible at trivia, you could win a prize for it.

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Kat Iris Birthday Show
Feb
21
9:00 PM21:00

Kat Iris Birthday Show

A singer-songwriter, Kat Iris grew up performing music whenever she could. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Rockland County, she grew her musical talents during high school, singing in the choir, performing in the school musical and playing in the jazz band, eventually moving on to writing her own music and performing out in her new home in Boston.

Unlike many of her childhood neighbors, Kat knew that she did not intend to spend her whole life in a small town, and the travel bug has propelled her all across the United States, where she has performed, explored and made new connections. 

“Kat’s writing is deeply reflective and equally enigmatic.”- Daily Free Press

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The Missouri Pacific
Feb
22
9:00 PM21:00

The Missouri Pacific

The Missouri Pacific was started in order to provide a home for the music, songs and stories that were never really cohesive in any way, that blended all kinds of styles and sounds. The project was named after an old train line that connected folks to the west coast, frequently hopped by all kinds of stragglers and artists and the like trying to get themselves moving. The music itself is sort of like that, it's hitchhiking under this one name, but who knows where it came from and where it's really off to

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The Solars (Solo Acoustic)
Mar
1
9:00 PM21:00

The Solars (Solo Acoustic)

The Solars are an indie rock sextet from Boston fronted by Miles Hewitt. A band of profound depth and balance, their work is as informed by folk music traditions as cutting-edge studio trickery and a beyond-their-years pop sensibility.

DigBoston included The Solars' debut EP Retitled Remastered on their Best Massachusetts EPs of 2017. The six-piece has performed for packed rooms from Montreal to New York, and in their hometown of Boston have headlined O'Brien's, The Middle East Upstairs, Sonia, and basement concerts galore.

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You should know this by now (Trivia)
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

You should know this by now (Trivia)

A fun filled night of general trivia and some not so general trivia. Hosted By Eric “I didn’t think I’d be doing this tonight, but ok”. Roberts and Cameron “If we’re going to do this, we’re going to do this right”. Haefner. Prizes awarded to the best, worst and most creative teams, so even if you’re terrible at trivia, you could win a prize for it.

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Sal Liberto
Mar
7
9:00 PM21:00

Sal Liberto

Sal has been writing, recording, and performing his own music for more than 20 years. He loves performing live, especially in intimate settings because knowing that you have shared something significant is a feeling like no other.

Recently, he has performed at places like the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson, TX; the Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston, LA; the Jefferson Parish Library in Metairie, LA; the Old US Mint in New Orleans; the Mary C. O'Keefe in Ocean Springs, MS. 

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Corin Ashley
Mar
8
9:00 PM21:00

Corin Ashley

In 2015, after a spell as the touring bass player for seminal chamber-pop band CardinalCorin Ashley set about recording the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2013 album New Lion Terraces. Things were going along just swimmingly at Q Division studios in Boston, with an inspiring collaboration with Tanya Donelly (Throwing MusesBreedersBelly) called "Wind Up Boy," and quick progress on a half dozen additional tunes. Corin took occasional breaks from work on the album, flying to Cardiff, Wales to play bass and sing on Martin Carr's (ex- Boo Radleys) album The Breaks, playing guitar with Mary Wilson of The Supremes, and performing a few shows opening for a diverse set of artists (Fitz & The TantrumsFrank TurnerRobyn Hitchcock and, on one storied summer evening, Foreigner and Styx). He ended 2015 by opening a sold-out hometown show for one of his lifelong musical heroes, Dave Daviesof The Kinks, who had bounced back to recording and touring after a 2004 stroke.

In January of 2016, Corin himself suffered a stroke of the right parietal lobe that left him in the hospital for an extended stay, unable to move the fingers on his left hand and with a paralyzed vocal cord. A professional, working musician, Corin suddenly found himself contemplating a very dark future. As luck would have it, the neurologist on call at Beth Israel Hospital the night Corin was admitted was Dr. Gottfried Schlaug, a conservatory-trained organist who had made a 20 year study of the ways in which musicians recover from brain injuries. With Dr. Schalug's guidance, Corin embarked on what would amount to more than nine months of physical therapy, speech therapy, and vocal therapy, as he eventually re-learned to play guitar and sing, finally taking the stage again at the end of 2016. His new album Broken Biscuits stands as a flag, firmly planted to guide future explorers who someday may find themselves navigating this difficult terrain.

While Corin recovered, the collaborators that had worked on New Lion Terraces pulled together to make progress on Broken Biscuits. Graphic design team Aaron Belyea and Liz Linder designed a beautiful album cover early on as motivation to complete the album. Grammy award-winning mix engineer Ducky Carlisle assembled templates of the new songs Corin was writing about his experience, just waiting for the time when Corin would be physically able to sing again. As his health improved, Corin flew to Memphis to record with Big Star drummer Jody Stephens at Ardent Studios and the album finally wrapped up with award-winning mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen sprinkling his magical sonic fairy dust all over the mixes.

Corin Ashley is a lifelong musician who formerly led Boston mod-pop heroes The Pills in the 2000s, as they toured extensively around the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Over a 10-year span, The Pills released three full-length albums, toured and performed with The B-52s, The Libertines, Supergrass, Sloan, Edwin McCain, The Wrens, Juliana Hatfield, The Smithereens, Nada Surf, Jimmy Cliff, and pretty much every one-hit early 2000s alternative radio band with a number in their name.

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You should know this by now (Trivia)
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

You should know this by now (Trivia)

A fun filled night of general trivia and some not so general trivia. Hosted By Eric “I didn’t think I’d be doing this tonight, but ok”. Roberts and Cameron “If we’re going to do this, we’re going to do this right”. Haefner. Prizes awarded to the best, worst and most creative teams, so even if you’re terrible at trivia, you could win a prize for it.

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Ric Allendorf
Mar
21
9:00 PM21:00

Ric Allendorf

New England-based acoustic musician following in the tradition of Americana, Celtic and Canadian fingerstyle singer-songwriters.

2017 Winner of the Spire Center of Performing Arts 'Open Mic Challenge'
2017 Finalist Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition
2017 Finalist Rhode Island Songwriters' Association Performing Songwriter Competition


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Phil Holub
Mar
28
9:00 PM21:00

Phil Holub

Phil Holub is a singer, songwriter and jazz guitarist originally from Berkeley, California. His music is upbeat, quirky and catchy; fun yet introspective. Skillful guitar playing and jazzy influences keep the music exciting and modern. With songs like “Day Off” and “Trust Fund”, the shows are a toe-tapping good time!

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Stenographer
Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

Stenographer

Stenographer is a budding collaboration between two long-time friends and musical partners, Rocco DeRosa and Elizabeth Vaughan. Formerly of Boston-based indie rock group The Naked Stills, Rocco met Elizabeth (formerly of precisely zero bands) at an open mic in 2012 and they soon began performing together in Do I Do, a wedding band still gigging in high gear to this day. After years of belting out covers at raucous receptions, Rocco finally convinced a very timid Elizabeth to record an EP of her originals (optimistically titled Start With These Words). As the recording process unfolded, so too did a mutual enthusiasm for co-creating. Many shows and studio hours later, Rocco and Elizabeth are excited to present their eponymous debut EP, Stenographer, slated for release in late June 2018. Born of a shared love of RnB, Jazz, classic rock, and folk, and infused with probably way too many feelings, these songs are their own form of musical stenography, melodic shorthand for love and loss. Hopefully they’re just the first of many to come.

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Genna & Jesse
Apr
4
9:00 PM21:00

Genna & Jesse

Genna & Jesse are defined by a unique alchemy born of the quirky chemistry, intricate vocal harmonies and ardent storytelling which infuse their songwriting and vibrant performances. With whispers (and sometimes roars) of folk, blue-eyed soul, jazz, blues, torch song, and popular music from the ‘60s and ‘70s, their self-chosen genre “Retro Soul Pop” doesn’t quite encompass what they conjure up in their joyful live shows and sensual, deliberate albums. These two shrug off music industry conventions in favor of doing what feels good, and this genre-defying dedication to being current and free has an exciting and irresistible effect. Drawing inspiration from their romantic nomadic lifestyle, Genna & Jesse might best be described as modern troubadours, generously offering listeners glimpses of their always-moving world with something fresh, true and genuinely independent.

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Jake Perrone
Apr
5
9:00 PM21:00

Jake Perrone

Through cavernous folk experiments and layered rock structures, Jake Perrone remains mutable as he searches for meaning. His songs are unhurried and meditative, frequently evoking nature — whether he’s finding refuge in the trees or burying his heart beneath them. "Understanding ourselves is a never-ending process because we’re always changing,” said Perrone. “I write songs to document those changes."

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Troll II
Apr
6
9:00 PM21:00

Troll II

Hello, we are Troll 2.  We are a group of songwriters from Boston Massachusetts.  We play Folk music very loudly, and then someone falls down.  

Our story begins some time around 2011 or 2012 in a basement in Jamaica Plain, MA, but we’re not sure exactly when or how.  From somewhere in the gaps between an ill-fated acoustic doom metal band, several unfinished concept albums, and an untold number of pseudonyms scrawled onto open mic sign up sheets (each one filthier than the one before), we suddenly found ourselves in a band together, stuck with the most recent name we had decided to call ourselves by.  I assure you, we never meant for any of this to happen.  Still, we somehow managed to find our way, and today we play our Bluegrass Soul Punk in basements and bars across Boston and beyond, enlightening people about important social and political issues like climate justice, addiction, carpet bombings, our breakups and alien abduction, while also inspiring mirth and dance.  Soon, we hope to see you out there with there with those people, laughing, learning, living, loving, lusting, loathing, looting, loitering...

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Mark Hall
Apr
11
9:00 PM21:00

Mark Hall

Mark Hall is a professional musician and multi instrumentalist.  Starting at the age of 12 and playing professionally since the age of 21, Mark has played all over the country from California to Vermont to Florida consistently for the last 10+ years.

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Dwayne Haggins Band
Apr
27
9:00 PM21:00

Dwayne Haggins Band

Since early 2017, Dwayne has been on a quest to make a living playing music, leaving his mark on dozens of bars, restaurants and clubs scattered across eastern and central Massachusetts. His distinctive sound, which delivers a brand new take on the traditional country-blues and soul that he loves, has generated a rare sense of excitement and possibility throughout the area's musical community. 

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Among the Acres
May
3
9:00 PM21:00

Among the Acres

Among the Acres is an indie-rock quartet that fuses an eclectic range of influences into a sound defined by cascading vocal harmonies, intricate guitar arrangements, multi-instrumental experimentation, and an insatiable desire for “groove”. They deliver powerful live performances, marked by a dynamic spectrum of style, emotion, and feel. Among the Acres was voted “Best New Band” in Connecticut, 2018 by ctNOW and can be found performing regularly in their home state as well as across the Northeast.The “Acorns” are set to release their debut LP “Looking In” March of 2019, and are gearing up for their Northeast Tour.


Their live performance career has taken them from hometown fixtures like Infinity Hall and Arch Street Tavern, to the intimate listening rooms of Radio Bean and Foam Brewery in Burlington, VT. They have also had the privilege of playing Main Stage at a number of regional festivals, such as the Glastonbury Harvest Festival, the Hartford Rib- Off Festival, and most recently the first annual Hartbeat Music Festival.


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Three at Home
May
4
9:00 PM21:00

Three at Home

Pop Folk with a Kick! New EP "Perfectly Unclear" available everywhere June 5th, 2018.

Dann and Mary have been writing and playing music for over ten years each and last year decided to combine their forces. Their harmony-driven pop-rock-folk incorporates intelligent and honest lyrics, chord progressions both familiar and new, and a pervasive energy and fun that is infectious in their live performances.

“whether [Dann's] playing a rockin song or a quiet one, there is this childlike energy and fun in everything he does on stage”
- Tom Bianchi, host, Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge

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Jake Swamp and the Pine
May
9
9:00 PM21:00

Jake Swamp and the Pine

Two dudes. One beard. 14 strings. Jake Swamp and The Pine is a americana/folk duo featuring Drew on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Stu on mandolin (for the mando-win). Influenced by a myriad of musicians ranging from The Grateful Dead to Stan Rogers to Johnny Flynn, the duo has an extensive collection of originals, but also a collection of original interpretations of songs you can sing (or yell) along to. The two met on Craigslist in April 2018 and the rest was history.

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Mark Dionne Woodstock Wakening
May
23
9:00 PM21:00

Mark Dionne Woodstock Wakening

Songs from the Woodstock Era to what is being played on today's radio stations, like the River, and other Boston area stations.

"Woodstock 50 to 1" or "Woodstock Awakening" which starts with the original line-up at Woodstock in August of 1969, with artists such as Richie Havens, John Sebastian, Tim Harden, The Dead, CSN, etc., and includes the anticipated lineup for this August's 50th anniversary of Woodstock, with artist like Lorde, The Lumineers, Ray Lamontagne, John Mayer,and more,

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 Billy Kelly & Jessie Yamas
May
24
9:00 PM21:00

Billy Kelly & Jessie Yamas

Grammy-nominated musician Billy Kelly has been writing, singing and performing music since the late 20th century — getting his start in NYC's East-Village Antifolk scene in 1996, AD.

Under the cowboy-hatted guise of his swaggering, alt-country alter ego, Earl Pickens, Billy fronted a series of bands in New York and Pennsylvania in the early 2000's's's. Earl Pickens & Family's 2010 song-for-song cover of the U2 album The Joshua Tree earned international praise and airplay.

Over the course of his 20-year music career Billy Kelly has opened for President Barack Obama, duetted with Davy Jones of The Monkees, and been nominated for a Grammy Award — in that order.

Billy Kelly with A Band is Billy's latest project; featuring the unflappable Rick Buck on bass, and the inimitable Jake Kline on drums. Their live shows are energetic, unscripted affairs and their new 10-song album, ON, dropped in 2018 AD.

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Havins
May
25
9:00 PM21:00

Havins

Havins is an Alternative Americana band currently based in Boston, MA with a passion for performing honest and emotion-driven songs. The band had its inception in Austin, TX where lead singer and guitarist Dillon Havins met drummer Wilson Reardon and played many shows together on the Austin music circuit. After moving to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music, they met guitarist Philip Etherington, pianist Jay Yin, bassist Claire Davis, and saxophonist Ryan Siegel. During their first semester at school, the group began to jam together and develop their sound. Working on some of Dillon’s recently penned songs, they created a unique blend of Rock, Americana, and Alternative. Their songs range from Guitar-driven Rock tunes, to mellow Alternative Folk recalling the likes of Bon Iver and Ben Howard. Some of the band member’s individual achievements include: appearing on America’s Got Talent, writing music for television, playing with with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, and performing at Lollapalooza, as well as notable Austin, New York City, and Atlanta Music Venues.

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Phoebe Legere
Jun
6
9:00 PM21:00

Phoebe Legere

International Jazz Sensation Phoebe Légere plays French Chansons, Folk, Jazs and her own Transgenre Originals 
Phoebe Légere is a Juilliard trained composer who was a protégé of John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet.She has been a featured soloist at Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall and concert halls all over the world. Miss Legere is known for her exquisite taste, diction and flawless interpretations of jazz classics. Phoebe was signed to Sony Records at age seventeen. She graduated from Vassar College. Legere opened for David Bowie on his national tour, and wrote, scored and starred in the movie "Marquis De " on Canal+. In 2000, she sang her epic poem "The Waterclown," with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in music,. In 2009, her poem “Ultra-Romantic Parallel Universe” was published by Mercury Records with music by Legere, Brian Eno and Leo Abrahams. 

Phoebe’s 2015 release Acadian Moon featuring her cousin Ray Legere on violin, was added to over forty radio stations in Canada. In 2014 Phoebe, received the prestigious Acker Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 2015 she appeared on HBO’s documentary IT’S ME HILARY singing her original song Hip Hop Frog, a song about the environment. Legere’s paintings and drawings are in museums and major collections. 

In her shows Phoebe Legere sings and speaks in a mix of French and English while music for her audience.


The New York Times raved: “Legere plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond, and she brings to her vocal delivery a four octave range, and an extraordinary palette of tonal color and meticulous phrasing.”

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Cameron And Mary
Jun
13
9:00 PM21:00

Cameron And Mary

Like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger before him, Cameron Sutphin has been traveling around the United States performing classic country and folk music wherever he stops, as a solo acoustic artist.


With his newly released album, Reason To Believe, Cameron takes his songwriting to a whole new level,as each one of the ten songs on the album all have a tangible personal touch.


Since releasing his debut CD My Guitar And Me in 2011 it has gone on to sell well over 1,000 units and have radio play in Connecticut and Massachusetts.


Cameron has had the opportunity to open for national folk touring acts Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and Drew Kelly. Cameron also had the privilege of opening for Emily Ann Roberts, the Season 9 runner-up on The Voice.


Transcending the genre of folk Americana, Cameron's music echoes inspiration from singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young – combining simple melodies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of his own.

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JP Jazz Collective
Jun
15
9:00 PM21:00

JP Jazz Collective

The JP Jazz Collective is:
Allan Walkey—alto sax, jazz education
Bob McCloskey—tenor sax, alto sax
Jay Geyer—guitar
Karl Haakonsen—upright and electric bass
Tom Goodkind—drums
Tom Walkey—tenor sax, flute, arrangements, guest star

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Cathy Mason
Jun
20
9:00 PM21:00

Cathy Mason

Cathy Mason specializes in American traditional fiddle music, primarily Old Time string band and vocal styles, as well as the Cajun and Creole music of Southwest Louisiana.  Cathy’s solo and ensemble playing conveys the soulful, haunting beauty and the quirky, rhythmic drive of these styles.   She also plays guitar and tenor guitar.

After migrating from the south, Cathy has been playing fiddle music for many years in the Northeast, first traveling around New Hampshire with her dance caller uncle, Dudley Laufman, playing for the burgeoning contra dance movement of the 1970’s and 1980’s.  She honed her fiddle skills just after college and the ensuing years with Roaring Jelly and was a founding member of Unstrung Heroes, a popular dance band in New England during the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Cathy eventually returned to her first love -  Southern fiddle styles, including Appalachian Old Time and the Cajun and Creole music of Southwest Louisiana.  She has studied Cajun and Appalachian fiddle with a number of traditional and revival master musicians from both areas.

Cathy performs at dances, parties and concerts all over the east coast and south with her bands, The Dead Sea Squirrels and The High Strung Strummers as well as with other musicians.  She has been a winner of several awards at the Lowell Fiddle and Banjo contest, been on the staff at dance and music camps and was a founding member of both The Rhythm Method String Band, Grand Bois, a popular local Cajun band during the 1990’s and early 2000’s and The Hi-Tone Ramblers.

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Paul Cataldo
Aug
21
9:00 PM21:00

Paul Cataldo

Paul Cataldo is an independent Americana singer/songwriter born and raised in South Eastern Massachusetts. He developed his Appalachian mountain influenced brand of backwoods wilderness inspired Americana while living in Asheville, NC through his late 20’s and early 30’s. 

Paul now records albums and tours for a living everywhere from Florida - Alaska and overseas from Lithuania to Portugal with his wife and bandmate Ieva Cataldo. Paul and Ieva call their Ford Explorer and 2003 Scamp trailer home most of the year while they perform over 200 shows on average annually.

Paul’s new release “Wild & Free” (2018) is now available on iTUNES, Spotify, Pandora and Amazon. Be sure to check out Paul and Ieva’s video travel diary “Free, Wild & Restless - Diary of an American Singer/Songwriter” on youtube. 
 

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Jordan Renzi
Jan
18
9:00 PM21:00

Jordan Renzi

Growing up on Cape Cod, it wasn't until after graduating from college that Jordan began frequently playing open mics in 2011 and was offered her first gig later that year. Influenced by artists like Laura Marling, Eva Cassidy, Norah Jones and Bob Dylan Jordan's latest EP "Featherbed Lane" showcases her soulful voice and sensitive song-writing style, setting the stage for her debut full length album "A Bird that I Knew", set to release in the summer of 2018. A fusion of 60's era folk and contemporary soul classify this new album as a big step in Jordan's development as an artist and a teaser for what's to come. In January 2014, Jordan landed an invitation to perform at Boston Mayor Walsh’s Inaugural Gala helping to catalyze her breakout year as a young artist. Jordan has since been invited to open for Kate Taylor, Paula Cole, Patty Larkin and Marc Cohn. A nomination for Limelight Music Awards' 2016 Female Vocalist of the Year, Third Place overall in the Eventide Regional Songwriting Competition (ERSC) in 2016, Grand Prize winner of the ERSC in 2017, and winner of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod 2017 Fellowship in Performing Arts have led to a recent spike in local publicity and an audience waiting for her to take off.

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Old Fox
Jan
12
9:00 PM21:00

Old Fox

Old Fox is Alex, Ralph, Connor, Kevin, Jon, and Max.

O.F. draws from influences, Frightened Rabbit, Hozier, and Bon Iver to create a rhythmically exciting, melodic, and lyric driven experience for listeners. In Somerville, MA in March 2018, Alex and Ralph decided to build the band and music around the phrase, "Honest words for honest people." The focus is simple, vulnerable, and tangible to anyone who has the time to listen.

O.F. will go to the studio for the first time this August to record their first record.

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You should know this by now (Trivia)
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

You should know this by now (Trivia)

A fun filled night of general trivia and some not so general trivia. Hosted By Eric “I didn’t think I’d be doing this tonight, but ok”. Roberts and Cameron “If we’re going to do this, we’re going to do this right”. Haefner. Prizes awarded to the best, worst and most creative teams, so even if you’re terrible at trivia, you could win a prize for it.

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Morgan Minsk
Jan
5
9:00 PM21:00

Morgan Minsk

Award-winning vocalist, performer, and composer Morgan Minsk taught herself piano in kindergarten and composed her first song at age 7. Soon after, Minsk quickly discovered her innate musical talent as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and later added saxophone, guitar, clarinet, bass, and percussion to her repertoire.

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You should know this by now (Trivia)
Dec
26
7:00 PM19:00

You should know this by now (Trivia)

A fun filled night of general trivia and some not so general trivia. Hosted By Eric “I didn’t think I’d be doing this tonight, but ok”. Roberts and Cameron “If we’re going to do this, we’re going to do this right”. Haefner. Prizes awarded to the best, worst and most creative teams, so even if you’re terrible at trivia, you could win a prize for it.

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Federico & The Breeze
Dec
22
9:00 PM21:00

Federico & The Breeze

Federico and the Breeze performs original material along with songs by Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, John Mellencamp, John Hiatt, J J Cale, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Steve Winwood, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, & Tom Petty. 

I’m a tunesmith. I build songs with voice and acoustic guitar. The genre might be folk/rhythm and blues/Americana/roots with a groove. There’s more and more finger-style/fingerpicking and plucking. I like the traditional stuff and take inspiration from pre-existing melodies, forms, themes and wording. The songs are as you would expect from this genre: social justice, personal, political, humorous, topical (of the moment). I write about the normal stuff: love, loss, hope, despair, characters with stories to tell, and our society and the times we live in. My voice might be described as gravely (like gravel, not like a grave), though it tries not to sacrifice melody. I take on the persona of the characters I write. There’s some acting involved. I try to make it authentic. Sometimes it’s me talking, sometimes it’s someone else.

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Marie Chabot
Dec
20
9:00 PM21:00

Marie Chabot

I was born in North Attleboro, MA, and spent my growing up years there. I started writing songs when I was 12. While attending college in western MA, I began performing in coffeehouses and restaurants in MA and RI. Eventually I moved to Nashville, where i worked as a background singer for other artists, and sang on demos for songwriters. In 2000, I moved back to MA, where I continue to live. I sing locally with the SOS bigband of RI, and I do some solo work. Still writing songs!

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