Calendar Listings

Chris Smither

Friday October 8, 2021 7:00 pm

Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Smither is truly an American original. Reviewers and fans from around the world, including Rolling Stone and The New York Times, agree that Chris continues to be a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist, and intense performer as he draws deeply from the blues, American folk…

ODC/Dance featuring The Boston Cecilia

Friday October 8, 2021 8:00 pm

San Francisco’s groundbreaking ODC/Dance performs the Boston premiere of Path of Miracles, a performance experience inspired by the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Created by ODC/Dance’s KT Nelson, Path of Miracles  brings artists and communities together in a shared journey told through music and dance. This immersive performance explores the journey of the Camino, from spontaneous communal…

ODC/Dance featuring The Boston Cecilia

Saturday October 9, 2021 3:00 pm

San Francisco’s groundbreaking ODC/Dance performs the Boston premiere of Path of Miracles, a performance experience inspired by the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Created by ODC/Dance’s KT Nelson, Path of Miracles  brings artists and communities together in a shared journey told through music and dance. This immersive performance explores the journey of the Camino, from spontaneous communal…

Erin McKeown

Saturday October 9, 2021 6:00 pm

Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique —clear, cool, and collected. Over the last 20 years, she has performed around the world, released 10 full length albums, and…

Alastair Moock

Saturday October 9, 2021 7:30 pm
Virtual performance presented by Linden Tree Coffeehouse

Who: Alastair Moock Virtually at Linden Tree Coffeehouse… The Boston Globe calls him “one of the town’s best and most adventurous songwriters” and The Washington Post says “every song is a gem.” Where: Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/lindentreecoffeehouse/live_videos and Youtube. Cost:  Suggested $20, but pay  what you can via paypal or check. Information:   www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org    781 246 2836

Graham Parker

Saturday October 9, 2021 8:00 pm

In the spring of 1975, Graham Parker, a 24-year-old petrol pump attendant from Surrey, England, began to drive up to London to meet like-minded musicians and get a backing band behind his songs, which he now considered to be stronger and more interesting than anything he was hearing on the radio. By placing an advert…

ODC/Dance featuring The Boston Cecilia

Saturday October 9, 2021 8:00 pm

San Francisco’s groundbreaking ODC/Dance performs the Boston premiere of Path of Miracles, a performance experience inspired by the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Created by ODC/Dance’s KT Nelson, Path of Miracles  brings artists and communities together in a shared journey told through music and dance. This immersive performance explores the journey of the Camino, from spontaneous communal…

Erin McKeown

Saturday October 9, 2021 9:00 pm

Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique —clear, cool, and collected. Over the last 20 years, she has performed around the world, released 10 full length albums, and…

Rodney Crowell

Sunday October 10, 2021 4:00 pm

With more than 40 years of American roots music under his belt, Texas native Rodney Crowell is a two-time Grammy Award winner with five Number One hits of his own, six Americana Music Association Awards including their Lifetime Achievement For Songwriter Award and a legacy of songwriting excellence which has made him an icon among…

John Craigie w/ Honeysuckle

Sunday October 10, 2021 8:00 pm

John Craigie soundtracks his stories about characters, exploits, and memories with a score of smoked-out soul, tender folk, and American songbook eloquence billowing right from the heart of California.

Jackie Greene, Leslie Mendelson opens

Monday October 11, 2021 8:00 pm

Americana and roots singer-songwriter Jackie Greene is a jack-of-all-trades, and an artist who can croon over soulful piano ballads as much as he can shred a bluesy guitar solo.

Iris Dement w/Ana Egge

Tuesday October 12, 2021 8:00 pm

Beginning with her 1992 debut, Infamous Angel, which was hailed as “an essential album of the 1990’s” by Rolling Stone, Iris DeMent has released a series of stellar records that established her as “one of the finest singer-songwriters in America” according to The Guardian. The music earned her multiple Grammy nominations, as well as the…

Shannon McNally

Wednesday October 13, 2021 7:30 pm

Shannon McNally’s extraordinary new collection, The Waylon Sessions, isn’t so much a tribute to Waylon Jennings as it is a recontextualization, a nuanced, feminine rendering of a catalog long considered a bastion of hetero-masculinity. That’s not to say McNally has a softer, gentler take on the songs of Jennings and his outlaw compatriots here; in…

Billy Wylder with Alisa Amador

Friday October 15, 2021 8:00 pm

Boston’s own Billy Wylder weaves together American folk and rock with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert. The band builds irresistible grooves informed by African rhythms, art-rock textures, expansive guitars, violins, synths, and drums. From the front-lines at Standing Rock to the archaic streets of Jerusalem, the Sahel Desert to Carnegie Hall, music has been the…

Tish Hinojosa

Friday October 15, 2021 8:00 pm

“I’m gonna find me a new song to sing,” declares Tish Hinojosa on the title track of her new album, West, the first since 2013’s After the Fair. Since returning to Austin, TX, from a nearly decade-long sojourn in Germany five years ago, Hinojosa has had to heal, both emotionally and physically from a shattered…

Sanlikol featuring Dave Liebman

Saturday October 16, 2021 8:00 pm

Grammy-nominated composer Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol presents ground-breaking jazz orchestra and trio music steeped in Middle Eastern cadences that draw from Turkish, mystical Sufi rituals, Sephardic Jewish musical elements, and more. In this double album release event, first Sanlıkol and his trio will perform “An Elegant Ritual” followed by “The Rise Up,” an extended epic composition…

Tracy Grammer

Saturday October 16, 2021 8:00 pm

Tracy Grammer is.. “One of the finest singers and musicians anywhere in folkdom.” – Boston Globe ​”A brilliant artist” – Joan Baez “One of the most enduring, irreplaceable voices in American folk music.” – Anti-Heroin Chic

Mark Erelli, Mary-Elaine Jenkins opens

Saturday October 16, 2021 8:00 pm

Mining the same gritty yet soulful territory as John Hiatt’s Bring The Family or Bonnie Raitt’s Nick Of Time, Erelli contemplates the delicate tension between love and commitment, faith and family, disillusionment and hope. But this isn’t a confession from the therapist’s couch, it’s rock ’n roll, and Erelli is clearly taking his cues from…

Bees Deluxe

Saturday October 16, 2021 10:00 pm

on Saturday October 16 The live music starts at 8pm and Bees Deluxe hit the stage at 10pm The Ritz, Martha’s Vineyard / 4 Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA The Iconic local island bar featuring: live music and amazing food. Open year round. Providing sustenance and libations to locals, and wash-a-shores since 1944. Blues Blast Magazine said of Bees…

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, …