Calendar Listings

Ordinary Elephant & Scott Cook

Tuesday October 19, 2021 8:00 pm

International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. The collaboration of husband and wife Pete and Crystal Damore, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell)…

Bees Deluxe

Wednesday October 20, 2021 12:00 am

The Bull Run in Shirley, Mass, hosts the “Lose Your Blues” Sessions every Wednesday. On October 20th, Boston’s notorious acid-blues ensemble Bees Deluxe perform selections from their infamous repertoire of originals and re-arrangements of obscure classic blues and jazz songs by artists including: Etta James, Joe Zawinul, Billie Holiday, Albert Collins, Robben Ford, Robert Cray, …

Slaid Cleaves

Wednesday October 20, 2021 8:00 pm

The characters in Slaid Cleaves’ songs live in unglamorous reality. They work dead-end jobs, they run out of money, they grow old, they hold on to each other (or not), and they die. With an eye for the beauty in everyday life, he tells their stories, bringing a bit of empathy to their uncaring world.

Willie Watson / Nat Myers

Thursday October 21, 2021 7:00 pm

For nearly two decades, Willie Watson has made modern folk music rooted in older traditions, bridging the gap between the past and present. With a quick vibrato and rich range, he breathes new life into classics like “Samson and Delilah” and “Gallows Pole,” passing along his own version of the music that came long before…

Jim Infantino

Thursday October 21, 2021 7:00 pm

Jim’s songs open a window onto character-based stories that make you smile, laugh, sigh, or cry. He writes with clarity and wit, and his performances are unforgettable. His band Jim’s Big Ego has been featured on All Things Considered and has toured through the US and the UK. With or without the band, the songs…

Zoom Open Mic Performers

Thursday October 21, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 7:00 pmZoom Open Mic performers

LIVE ZOOM OPEN MIC 21 Oct 2021 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT) Zoom – link will be posted on our website the week before the open mic. Our South Shore Folk Music Club at First Parish Duxbury Live Zoom Open Mic Series features a song circle format for performers on Zoom, with each performer…

Izzy Heltai & Gentle Temper

Thursday October 21, 2021 8:00 pm

If aliens came to earth, Izzy Heltai would describe his debut album, Father,to them this way: “There are frequencies that are going to feel like clanking, that maybe you’ll enjoy sonically. There are words strung together to sound nice. They are about an important human trajectory when one goes from a child to a slightly…

Boston Dance Theater

Friday October 22, 2021 8:00 pm

Founded in 2018 by Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) is a Boston-based contemporary dance company codirected by Stinnett and award-winning Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili. BDT showcases the talents of Boston-based dancers and presents works by acclaimed choreographers. In this special program, Boston Dance Theater will perform I had a thought by Micaela Taylor, For The Record by Rena Butler, Peekaboo by Marco…

10,000 Maniacs featuring Mary Ramsey

Friday October 22, 2021 8:00 pm

Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, 10,000 Maniacs has a lot in common with Jamestown, New York, the city that spawned them back in 1981. Both are honest and hardworking, a step outside the mainstream, and both possess a bit of magic. “It’s a city of blue-collar poetry,” says keyboardist Dennis Drew. “And that’s what we’re about,…

Derek Gripper

Saturday October 23, 2021 8:00 pm

A deeply sensitive and truly virtuosic performer, South African guitarist Derek Gripper renders the great kora works of Malian masters Toumani Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko, and others for classical guitar. Transcribing the works originally written for the 21-string kora (harp lute) for a six-string classical guitar, Gripper magically transforms an ambitious technical feat into atmospheric works of “depthless beauty” (Songlines).

Robbie Fulks

Saturday October 23, 2021 8:00 pm

Robbie Fulks is a singer, recording artist, instrumentalist, composer, and songwriter. His most recent release, 2017’s Upland Stories, earned year’s-best recognition from NPR and Rolling Stone among many others, as well as two Grammy® nominations, for folk album and American roots song (“Alabama At Night”).

24th Anniversary Healing Garden Benefit Concert w/ Frank Ferrel, Visiting Wine, Lisa Redfern and More

Sunday October 24, 2021 2:00 pm

This event will celebrate the grand opening earlier this year of the magnificent rooftop Healing Garden at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. All ticket proceeds will go towards completing the funding for the garden. The event will be held at the French Club Hall, 193 Elm St, Waltham, MA. *** NOTE: Proof of Covid-19…

Jack Broadbent

Sunday October 24, 2021 5:00 pm

Hailed as “the new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “the real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past few years wowing audiences across the globe with his blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar and blues inspired vocals. His songs can span from a…

Gordon Lightfoot

Sunday October 24, 2021 7:00 pm

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You…

Jack Broadbent

Sunday October 24, 2021 8:00 pm

Hailed as “the new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “the real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past few years wowing audiences across the globe with his blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar and blues inspired vocals. His songs can span from a…

Madison Cunningham with S. G. Goodman

Monday October 25, 2021 7:00 pm

GRAMMY ® nominated singer-songwriter Madison Cunningham first picked up a guitar at age seven, and by the age of fifteen, decided to pursue her passion for songwriting, citing Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan as key inspirations. Fast forward to 2021, the California native has a Grammy-nominated debut album Who Are You Now (Verve Forecast) under…

Peter Mulvey presents The Lamplighter Sessions

Monday October 25, 2021 8:00 pm

The Lamplighter Sessions at Club Passim began ten years ago and has evolved into a multi-night, one room festival of improvisational art- music, spoken word, visual art, and theater, usually running for a bit over a week, and always including Hallowe’en. Peter Mulvey was the initial instigator but Barry Rothman soon seized the marionette strings,…

Peter Mulvey presents The Lamplighter Sessions

Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:00 pm

The Lamplighter Sessions at Club Passim began ten years ago and has evolved into a multi-night, one room festival of improvisational art- music, spoken word, visual art, and theater, usually running for a bit over a week, and always including Hallowe’en. Peter Mulvey was the initial instigator but Barry Rothman soon seized the marionette strings,…

Deb Talan (of the Weepies)

Tuesday October 26, 2021 8:00 pm

Deb Talan has a lot she could say these days. She prefers to listen. But playing songs for people is a close second. Music heals. Songs can be prayers.

Peter Mulvey presents The Lamplighter Sessions

Wednesday October 27, 2021 8:00 pm

The Lamplighter Sessions at Club Passim began ten years ago and has evolved into a multi-night, one room festival of improvisational art- music, spoken word, visual art, and theater, usually running for a bit over a week, and always including Hallowe’en. Peter Mulvey was the initial instigator but Barry Rothman soon seized the marionette strings,…