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The WMBR Roots Report
(Americana, Blues, Cajun & Zydeco)

  • Friday, April 11:
    • the Bucky Bear Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • John Nemeth and the Bo-Keys (7:30pm), Daphne Lee Martin (cd rel), Laney Jones (no cover, & 10pm) - Johnny D's
    • Jerry Douglas, & Darol Anger and Emy Phelps (8pm) - First Parish Church
    • Kim Richey, & Stevie Ann (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Willie J. Laws Band (9pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & the Ryan Fitzsimmons Band (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Stevie Tombstone, Matt Charette, & Josh Ayola (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Charles Neville w/ Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks (Sawtelle Room, & 8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Spuyten Duvyil, & Greg Klyma (8pm) - The Me And Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
    • Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket), & Natalia Zuckerman (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Simon Townshend (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, April 12:
    • Rod Picott performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Matt Heaton and the Outside Toys (family show, & 10:30am) - Club Passim
    • Frank Drake's bluegrass jam (2pm), & the Bagboys (5pm) - Burren
    • Rod Picott (cd rel, 4pm), & the Silks (10pm) - Atwood's
    • David Johnston (w/ Chris Rival, Max Jackson, & 4pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm), As The Sparrow, Minimus the Poet, Summer of Aden, & Grumpus (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Tom Hagerty Band (6pm), Jiblantos, & the Creek River String Band (9pm) - Sally O's
    • David Tanklefsky (w/ Ricky Lewis, and Tory Hanna, & 7pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Buika (8pm) - Berklee Performance Center
    • Boston Soul Revue (9pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • tribute to Michael Nesmith w/ Loose Salute, the 'Mericans, Andy Cummings, & the Swingbilly Lounge (9pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Wheat, Sarah Borello, & Bright White Lights (9pm) - Great Scott
    • Comanchero (10pm) - Toad
    • the Kennedys, & Kim Jennings (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • Paul Rishell and Annie Raines (Ballroom, 8pm), John Nemeth and the Bo-Keys (Sawtelle Room, & 8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Pete Francis (Dispatch), & Grace Morrison and the RSO (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Les Sampou (8pm) - Cultural Center of Cape Cod (307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA)

  • Sunday, April 13:
    • Joe's Truck Stop (7pm) - Outpost 186
    • Hannah Thomas (4pm), & Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (4pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Frank Drake (w/ Jimmy Ryan, Paul Dilley, Dan Kellar, & 5pm) - Sally O's
    • the Natural Wonders (5pm), & Sugar Blood Jinx (9pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Emmylou Harris' Wrecking Ball Tour (w/ Daneil Lanois, Steven Nistor, Jim Wilson, & 8pm) - House of Blues
    • Cricket Tell the Weather, & Three Tall Pines (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Jefferson Hamer, & Dietrich Strause (9pm) - Toad
    • Larry Carlton (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Monday, April 14:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Greg Klyma hosts Americana Mondays (8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9pm) - Atwood's
    • Fellswater (9:30pm, featured guest at Geoff Bartley's open mic, & music starts at 8pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • the Bored of Health Trio (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, April 15:
    • the Vocal Section w/ Eddie Scheer's Tuesday Night All-Stars (7:30pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Courage and the Bear (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Honky Tonk Masquerade (7:30pm) - Sally O's
    • the Olympic Symphonium, & Jacob Augustine (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Tony Watt's Jam (8:30pm), & Jen Starsinic and Spirit Animal (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • New Madrid, & What Moon Things (9pm) - Great Scott

  • Wednesday, April 16:
    • Fandango (7pm), Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos (Steve Sadler, Michael Dinallo, Marc Hickox, Steve Chaggaris, Amber Casares, & 10pm) - Toad
    • Old Buck, & Jen Starsinic (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Thaddeus Hogarth, Danny Mo, & Sean Skeete w/Alizon Lissance (8pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Grey Season, David Austin Sound, & Dustin Newhouse (8:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • the Skeleton Beats, the Swindlers, & the Answerman (9pm) - Church
    • the Budos Band - Middle East
    • Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Cultured (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Thursday, April 17:
    • the Hold Steady, & Deer Tick (7pm) - House of Blues
    • Todd Thibaud (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs, Banditas, Blinders, & Noble Kin (8pm) - Middle East Up
    • Debbie Davies, & Barrett Anderson (8pm) - Johnny D's
    • Fishtank Ensemble (8pm) - Club Passim, too)
    • Paul Rishell and Annie Raines (8:30pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Dallas Heron, Gentle Killer, Myloe, & BXG (8:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards (cd rel), Dan Blakeslee, Hoot and Holler (Mark Kilianski, Amy Alvey, & 9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • B3 Kings (w/ Lyle Brewer, Johnny Trama, Rusty Scott, Tom Arey, & 10pm) - Atwood's
    • Rockabilly 101 w/ the Juke Joint Rhythm Rockers (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (7pm) - North Shore Community College (300 Broad Street, Lynn, MA)

  • Friday, April 18:
    • the Jeremy Lyons Trio (6pm), & Something With Strings and guests (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Sugar Ray and the Bluetones (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, & Amy Cook (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Los Amigos Invisible (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Pat Green, & Cory Morrow (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Zucchero (8pm) - Berklee Performance Center
    • Chris Stovall Brown (9pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Naill Connolly, & Out The Window (10pm) - Toad
    • Rick Berlin and the Nickel and Dime Band (cd rel) w/ Dennis Brennan, Jane Mangini (Trans Siberian Orchestra), Gordon Gano and Brian Viglione (Violent Femmes), Ken Pope (Teramin), & Gary Cherone (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Dan Croll, & Panama Wedding (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Coyote Kolb, Forts/Gainesville (members of Tallahassee), & North of Nashville - Midway Cafe
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & the Andrea Gillis Band (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Jamie Kent (8pm) - Sorenson Center for the Arts (231 Forest Street, Babson Park, Wellesley, MA)
    • the James Hunter Six (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, April 19:
    • Alex McNeil hosts the Lost Highway (8-10am) - WMBR
    • Michael Tarbox, Ryan Lee Crosby, Russell Feathers (4pm), & Banditas (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Jeremy Lyons (1pm), David Johnston (w/ Chris Rival, Max Jackson, 4pm), Amy Herrera and guests (cd rel, & 6:30pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Lyle Brewer (w/ Jef Charland, Mike Piehl, Jason Cohen, 4pm), & the Mallett Brothers Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Down Home Up Here Bluegrass Festival w/ Andy Cambria and Wes Corbett (4pm), Hannah Shira Naiman (5pm), the Surviving Kenneallys (6pm), Blue Hat Yeah! (7pm), Jen Starsinic (8pm), Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke (9pm), & the Lonely Heartstring Band (10pm) - Club Passim, fiddle and guitar workshops from 11am)
    • Jim Coyle and the Barroom Gentlemen (6pm), & One Thin Dime (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Boy George (7pm) - Royale
    • Trailer Park (7:30pm), & the Mike Hastings Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Christian McNeill and Sea Monsters, & Paddy Saul (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Chris Fitz Band (9pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Houston Bernard (9pm) - Jerry Remy's
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (7pm) - Open Book Coffeehouse (Canton Public Library, 786 Washington Street, Canton, MA)

  • Sunday, April 20:
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (4pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Natural Wonders (5pm), & Sugar Blood Jinx (9pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Down Home Up Here Bluegrass Festival w/ Mark Whitaker and friends (6pm), the D-Line (7pm), Molly Tuttle, John Mailander, Allison de Groot (8pm), Twisted Pine (9pm), & the Wes Corbett Trio (10pm) - Club Passim
    • Chuck Ragan and the Camaraderie, the White Buffalo, & Jonny Two Bags (7pm) - The Paradise
    • Grace Morrison and the RSO (9pm) - Toad
    • Bobby Bare Jr., & Cory Branan (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Monday, April 21:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Greg Klyma hosts Americana Mondays (8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9pm) - Atwood's
    • Horse Feathers (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Nathaniel Rateliff, & Caroline Rose (9pm) - Great Scott
    • Michael Tarbox (w/ Rob Flax, & 9pm) - Tres Gatos (Jamaica Plain, MA)
    • Paul Geremia (9:30pm, featured guest at Geoff Bartley's open mic, & music starts at 8pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • the Bored of Health Trio (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, April 22:
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Alley Stoetzel, Bob Enik, & Laura Smith w/ Eddie Scheer's Tuesday Night All-Stars (7:30pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Berklee American Roots Music Series (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Jubilee Mule (8:30pm), & the Joint Chiefs of Retrograss (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Woody Pines (9pm) - Atwood's
    • the Revivalists (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Billy Wine, & Congratulations (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Delbert McClinton (8pm POSTPONED) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Wednesday, April 23:

  • Thursday, April 24:
    • the David Bromberg Big Band (7:30pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • the Tom Hagerty Acoustic Band (7:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Robbie Fulks, & Chris Mills (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Better Than Ezra, & Jon McLaughlin (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Paul Rishell and Annie Raines (8:30pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Gangstagrass, & Damn Tall Buildings (8:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • J. P. Harris and the Tough Choices (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Ray Mason (7pm) - Harvest Cafe (Hudson, MA)
    • the Joan Osborne Trio (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, April 25:
    • Kevin and the Byrneouts (6pm), Southbound Outlaws, Liz Frame and the Kickers, & the Barn Burners (9pm) - Sally O's
    • the Both (Aimee Mann, Ted Leo), Nick Diamond (Islands, & 7pm) - The Paradise
    • Harper and Midwest Kind (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Carrie Newcomer (cd rel, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Goodtime Stringband (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Wake Owl, & Lyla Foy (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Jessica Lea Mayfield, & the Gambles (9pm) - Great Scott
    • David Tanklefsky (cd rel), Frances Cone, & Craig Martinson and the Heartbeats - Middle East Up
    • the Racky Thomas Band (9pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • And The Kids (10pm) - Toad
    • Dave Aaronoff and the Protagonists (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, & Emily Elbert (8pm) - The Me And Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
    • Pure Prairie League, & Houston Bernard - Larcom Theatre (13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA)
    • Ryan Montbleau (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Sarah Borges, & Amy Black - Parlor Room (Northampton, MA)
    • Honky Tonk Masquerade (9pm) - Nick A Nees (Providence, RI)

  • Saturday, April 26:
    • Galen Moore hosts the Lost Highway (8-10am) - WMBR
    • Fox and Branch (family show, 10:30am), Peter Bradley Adams, Michaela Anne (6, & 9pm) - Club Passim
    • Will Dailey, Destry (family show, & noon) - The Sinclair
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Lyle Brewer (w/ Jef Charland, Mike Piehl, Jason Cohen, 4pm), & Jimmy Ryan and Hayride (10pm) - Atwood's
    • David Johnston (w/ Chris Rival, Max Jackson, 4pm, Cafe), Catie Curtis (7:30pm, & Performance Hall) - Arts at the Armory
    • the Patsy Hamel Band (6pm), Hillbilly Holiday, & the Darlings (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Cheryl Aruda and Dirty Blonde (9pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Fancy Trash (10pm) - Toad
    • the Jon Butcher Axis (tribute to Jimi Hendrix) - Larcom Theatre (13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, April 27:
    • Tony Savarino and the Savtones (4pm), American Thread, & the Cousins Project (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (4pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Ari and Mia (4:40pm), Robbie Schaefer (cd rel, w/ Jake Armerding, Rachael Davis, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Frank Drake and friends (5pm), Natalie Flanagan, Didn't Planet, & Trusty Sidekick (9pm) - Sally O's
    • the Natural Wonders (5pm), & Sugar Blood Jinx (9pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Robert Sarazin Blake w/ full band (9pm) - Burren

  • Monday, April 28:
    • Aoife O'Donovan (7pm SOLD OUT, & 9:30pm) - Club Passim
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Greg Klyma hosts Americana Mondays (8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9pm) - Atwood's
    • Arc Iris, Plume Giant, & Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Shanna Underwood (9:30pm, featured guest at Geoff Bartley's open mic, & music starts at 8pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Coyote Kolb, & Old Hat (10pm) - ZuZu
    • the Bored of Health Trio (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, April 29:
    • Miriam (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Toni Lynn Washington, Mike Williams, & Mario Perrett w/ Eddie Scheer's Tuesday Night All-Stars (7:30pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Mari Black (cd rel, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Jeff LeBlanc, & Ken Yates (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • the David Wax Museum, & Rusty Belle (8:30pm) - The Sinclair
    • Sam Stambler and His Ramblin' Ramblers (8:30pm), & True Life Bluegrass (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Noah Maltsberger and Dan Blakeslee (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Billy Wine, & George Woods (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • International String Trio (9pm) - Scullers

  • Wednesday, April 30:
    • the Milk Carton Kids (7pm) - The Paradise
    • Fandango (7pm), Jessica Childress, & Rachel Ann Weiss (10pm) - Toad
    • Alizon Lissance's  Monthly Blues Jam (8pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Colleen Sexton, Carrie Cheron, & Mark Lipman (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Sarah Borges (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Suzanne Vega, & Ari Heist (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Cultured (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Thursday, May 1:
    • Joy Kills Sorrow, Kellen Zakula (7, & 10pm) - The Lizard Lounge, (final shows for Joy Kills Sorrow)
    • Todd Park Mohr (Big Head Todd and the Monsters, & 7pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Nickel Creek, & the Secret Sisters (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Jana Kramer (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Jim Rooney, & Pat Alger (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Bow Thayer (10pm) - Atwood's, (8th birthday bash for Atwood's!)
    • the Needy Sons (Bill Janovitz, Mike Gent, Ed Valauskas, Eric Anderson, & 10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Friday, May 2:
    • Martha Redbone Roots Project (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Margaret Glaspy (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Curtis Mayflower, the Blue Ribbons, & Smith and Weeden (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Tim Gearan Band (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Chris Smither (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Antje Duvekot, & Jenna Lindbo (8pm) - The Me And Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
    • Amy Black (cd rel), & Jesse Terry (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, May 3:
    • Vinayak Sharma (3:30pm), & Christopher Williams (8pm) - Club Passim
    • David Johnston (w/ Chris Rival, Max Jackson, 4pm), Somerville Songwriters Session w/ Terry Kitchen, Dean Stevens, & David Dodson (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Johnnie Mac and the Local Forecast (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Memphis Rockabilly Band (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Alasdair Frasier and Natalie Haas (8pm) - First Parish Unitarian (Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA)
    • Stu Larsen, & Adam Burrows (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Gord Downie, the Sadies, & Doug Paisley (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Ghosts of Jupiter, the Dwight Ritcher Trio, & Tim Gearan (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • DJ Easy Ed presents the Cranktones, & the Barley Hoppers - Midway Cafe
    • Holy Ghost Tent Revival (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Tad Overbaugh (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (7pm) - DeLeo Center (35 Harvard Street, Winthrop, MA)

  • Sunday, May 4:
    • Emily Elbert, & Adrianne Lenker (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Melissa Ferrick (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Los Texicanos, & the Derangers (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Junior Brown (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Monday, May 5:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Matt Pond PA, & the Lighthouse and the Whaler (8:30pm) - The Sinclair
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9pm) - Atwood's
    • the Bored of Health Trio (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, May 6:
    • the Roseville Band, & Lesser Animals (9:45pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, May 7:
    • Ben Kweller (6pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Rodney Crowell (w/ Steurt Smith and friends), & Shannon McNally (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, May 8:
    • Kris Delmhorst, & Anders Parker (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Hayley Jane and the Primates (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Rodney Crowell (w/ Steurt Smith and friends), & Shannon McNally (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, May 9:
    • Balkan Beat Box (6pm) - Royale
    • Spottiswoode and His Enemies (7:30-pm) - Johnny D's
    • Boz Scaggs (8pm) - Colonial Theatre
    • Rodriguez (9pm) - Orpheum
    • Angel Olsen, Promised Land Sound, & Working (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Jay Farrar, & Peter Bruntnell (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Mark Erelli, & Dan Blakeslee (8pm) - The Me And Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, May 10:
    • Johnny Hallyday (8pm) - Berklee Performance Center
    • the Silks (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Suzy Boguss (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

Please Note:
  • Addresses of many Boston area clubs can be found here.
  • Additions, changes and corrections for roots/Americana/blues/cajun/zydeco shows can be made by writing to: folk-listings email address
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