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

  • Friday, July 24:
    • the Tom Hagerty Acoustic Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • the Kweskin Jug Band (7, & 9:30pm) - Club Passim
    • Bethel Steele, & Ro Colgrove (7:30pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Dwight and Nicole (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Trevor Frankel, Christa Gniadek, & Jarrett Clayman (7:30pm) - Middle East Up
    • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (8pm) - Scullers
    • Jay Brannan, & Evelyn Horan (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Steeleye Span (w/ Maddy Prior, & 8pm) - Johnny D's
    • Layers and Frames (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • TT's Farewell Blowout w/ the Dogmatics, the Neighborhoods, Howie and the Scrapes, Martin and Morell (Neats and Del Fuegos), & Bleu (8:45pm) - TT the Bear's Place
    • Rhett Miller, & Sarah Borges (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Chris Hersch and the MoonRaiders (10pm) - Toad
    • the Houston Bernard Band (10pm) - Loretta's Last Call
    • Lowell Folk Festival (free, 2 stages) w/ the Original Pinettes Brass Band (parade, 6:30pm), Alicia Svigals' Klezmer Fiddle Express w/ Steve Weintraub (7:15pm), Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks (7:15pm), Wylie and the Wild West (8:15pm), & more - Lowell
    • Tim Gartland (6:30pm) - Lexington Visitor's Center (1875 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA)
    • Jon Pousette-Dart (8pm) - River Club Music Hall (Scituate, MA)
    • the Hip Swayers (8:30pm) - the Paradice Cafe (565 High Street, Dedham,MA)
    • Walter Wolfman Washington (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Larry Kirwan (Black 47, & 8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Lonesome Brothers (8pm) - Mocha Maya's (47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA)

  • Saturday, July 25:
    • Laurie Sargent performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Boston Summer Arts Weekend w/ Karen K and the Jitterbugs (11am), Zak Morgan and the Family Farmers (1:30pm), Federator No. 1 (3pm), Dirty Dozen Brass Band (4:45pm), Bettye LaVette (8:15pm), Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell (9:45pm), & more - Copley Square, (free)
    • Greg Trooper (4pm), the Busted Brass Band (Jeremy Lyons, Russ Gershon, Jeff Allison, Josiah Reibsten, & 10pm) - Atwood's
    • Jeremy Lyons' Adjusted Bug Band (4pm), & Turpentine Brothers Headband (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Patsy Hamel Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • JP McDermott and Western Bop (7pm), Machine 475 (10pm, & no cover) - Johnny D's
    • the Kweskin Jug Band (7, & 9:30pm) - Club Passim
    • the Yeah Daddies (Kellen Zakula, Sean Trischka, Stash Wyslouch, 7pm), Andrea Gillis and Marc Pinansky (10pm), Love Love (11pm), & Sara Colb and the Sagamore James Band (midnight) - Toad
    • Bigfoot Reasearch Organization (w/ Joel Ninesling, Dave Dersham, Rob Laurens, Lloyd Thayer, & 7pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Greg Loftus (7:30pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • the Mekons, & Johnny Dowd (9pm) - Mid East Up
    • TT's Farewell Blowout w/ Scruffy the Cat, O Positive, Randy Black and the Heathcroppers w/ Willie Alexander, & more (9pm) - TT the Bear's Place
    • the Gina Alibrio Band (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Joe Marson (10pm) - Beat Hotel
    • Cask Mouse, Rocket and the Ghost, & Ryan Lee Crosby (10pm) - Black Box Theatre
    • Lowell Folk Festival (free, 6 stages) w/ Leroy Thomas, the Zydeco Roadrunners (noon, 7:30pm), Polka Country Musicians (12:15, 4:45pm), Los Cambalache (1:15, 3:15pm), Wylie and the Wild West (1:30, 4pm), the Fairfield Four (2, 7:30pm), the Harris Brothers (2:15pm), Yves Lambert Trio (2:15pm), the Original Pinettes Brass Band (4:15pm), Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks (5pm), & much more - Lowell
    • Houston Bernard Band (4pm) - Revere Beach, (sand sculpting fest)
    • Les Sampou (6pm, & free) - Strawberry Fair Restaurant (14 Pond Street, Norwell, MA)
    • Wanda Jackson and Her Rockabilly Orchestra (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, July 26:
    • Boston Summer Arts Weekend w/ the Handel and Hayden Society (12:30pm), Natalie MacMaster (3:15pm), & Aaron Neville (4:45pm) - Copley Square, (free)
    • Ken Bonfield, Teja Gerken, Muriel Anderson (3pm), Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Patrick Coman and company (4:30pm) - Aeronaut Brewery
    • Lyle Brewer, Mike Piehl, Jef Charland (4pm), Daniel Romano, & Samantha Crain (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Sunday Americana w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Tim Gearan, Dave Westner, & Dan Kellar (7pm) - Burren
    • Natalie Flanagan and the F-Bombs, Embrionic, & Trusty Sidekick (8pm) - Sally O's
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (8:30pm) - State Park
    • Josh Buckley (9pm), & the Silks (10pm) - Toad
    • Dwight Snake, Charlie Davidson and the Chuck Wagon Gang, & Jeremy Moses Curtis (9:30pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Stan Martin and the Moonshiners (Jeff Allison, Joe Klompus, Jim Scoppa, Michelle Martin, & 9:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Lowell Folk Festival (free, 6 stages) w/ the Fairfield Four (noon), Accordion Masters (2:15pm), Wylie and the Wild West (12:30pm), the Harris Brothers (1, 3pm), the Original Pinettes Brass Band (1:30, 3:30pm), Polka Country Musicians (2, 4pm), Los Cambalache (2:15pm), Mickey Galyean and Cullen's Bridge (3pm), Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks (3:15pm), Yves Lambert Trio (4pm), Leroy Thomas, the Zydeco Roadrunners (4:45pm), & much more - Lowell
    • Three Dog Night (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Martin Sexton (7pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Monday, July 27:
    • 14th annual Pig Pickin' and Fund Raiser w/ the Springhill Rounders, Bluegrass the Band, & the Pleasure Society Brass Band (5-9pm) - Redbones, (proceeds go to the Somerville Homeless Coalition)
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Greg Klyma's Americana Mondays w/ Joe Klompus, Michael Bean, & Tony Savarino (8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses, 50 Foot Wave, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Johnnie Mac, & Henri Nigro (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which starts at 8pm)
    • the Bored of Health (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, July 28:
    • Emily Mure (noon, & free) - Kendall Café, Cambridge, a Passim presentation)
    • Passim presents Danehy Park Concert Series w/ the Blue Ribbons, & Joe Young (6pm) - Danehy Park (North Cambridge, free)
    • Miriam (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Honkytonk Masquerade (7:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Field Day (8:30pm), & Sarah Borges (9:45pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Andy Cambria and Friends (8:30pm), & Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Rayland Baxter (w/ band, & 10pm) - Atwood's (only a few tix left to be sold at the door, 8:30pm)

  • Wednesday, July 29:
    • Jake Bautista (6pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Fandango (7pm), & Danielle Miraglia and the Glory Junkies (10pm) - Toad
    • Steely Dan, & Elvis Costello and the Imposters (7:30pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (next night, too)
    • Sam Lee (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Florio, Amy and the Engine, & Isaac (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Yani Batteau and the Styles (w/ Brooke and Robin Batteau, & 8pm) - Johnny D's
    • the Accidentals (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Bombino (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Giant Kings (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • River Whyless, Arc Iris, & Sam Moss (10pm) - Great Scott
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (9pm) - Tinker's Son (Norwell, MA)

  • Thursday, July 30:
    • Passim and Berklee present Marianella Rojas (5:30pm) - Palmer Street, (free outdoor concert in front of Passim)
    • Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • the Ryan Taylor Band (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Ampersand presents Cuddle Magic, & Tom Greenburg (8pm) - MIT Bartos Theatre
    • Nick Zaino (solo, & 8pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Hot Smoke (8pm) - Aeronaut Brewery, (funk & flights night)
    • X (w/ original members), & Dead Rock West (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Jen Trynin and Cujo, Downbeat 5, & Eric Salt and The Electric City (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Bury Me Standing, & Brian Carpenter and the Confessions (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Darrell Nulisch (9:30pm) - The Middle East
    • Bobby Keyes (9:30pm) - Beat Hotel
    • JP Harris and the Tough Choices (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Karen Zanes, & Anda Volley (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Ray Mason (7pm) - Lobster Shanty (25 Front Street, Salem, MA)
    • Paula Cole (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too, same time)
    • Hal Ketchum (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, July 31:
    • Tuna Rangers (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Jennifer Hall (7pm), & the John Cate Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Ted Drozdowski's Scissormen (cd rel), & the Peter Parcek 3 (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Spuyten Duyvil (7:30pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Dave Rowe (8pm) - Outpost 186
    • Laurie Sargent (w/ Stu Kimball), & Kemp Harris (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Melissa Ferrick, Anne Heaton, & Gianna Botticelli (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Sadies - Cuisine en Locale
    • Hannah Christiansen, Sarah Rogo, Heather Woods, & Sarah Brindell (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Ricky King Russell (10pm) - Beat Hotel
    • the Tim Gearan Band (10:15pm) - Atwood's
    • Tweed River Festival w/ Forts Gainesville, Handsome Jack, the Silks, the Suitcase Junket, White Dynomite, the Curtis Mayflower, Township, Waylon Speed, & the Cannibal Ramblers (4pm-1:15am) - Kenyon's Variety (3337 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT)
    • the Ryan Montbleau Band (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Hal Ketchum (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Figgs (9:30pm) - The Beachcomber, MA)

  • Saturday, August 1:
    • Ted Drozdowski performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Ten Foot Polecats (4pm), & Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Johnnie Mac and the Local Forecast (4pm), & Ten Foot Polecats (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Peter Frampton, & Cheap Trick (7pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Jeffrey Gaines, & My Silent Bravery (7:30pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Oh Malo, Grey Season, & Sara Kendall (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Adam Michael Rothberg (cd rel, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Cantrip (8pm) - Park Avenue Congregational Church (50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, MA)
    • Los Amigos Invisibles (9pm) - The Paradise
    • the George Woods Band (10pm) - Toad
    • the Houston Bernard Band (10pm) - Loretta's Last Call
    • People vs Larsen (10pm) - Beat Hotel
    • Tweed River Festival w/ Pat and the Hats, Coquette, Dan Blakeslee and the Calabash Club, Smith and Weeden w/ Ian Fitzgerald, Christopher Paul Stelling, Old Jack, Andrea Gillis, Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, the Tim Gearan Band, Lydia Loveless, Bow Thayer, No Small Children, & the Blue Ribbons (11am-1:15am) - Kenyon's Variety (3337 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT)
    • Les Sampou (6pm, & free) - Strawberry Fair Restaurant (14 Pond Street, Norwell, MA)
    • Spuyten Duyvil, & Carrie Ferguson (6pm) - Soule Homestead (46 Soule Street, Middleborough MA)
    • Gordon Lightfoot (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (8pm) - Payomet Performing Arts Center (North Truro, MA)
    • Mary Fahl (October Project, & 8pm) - Center For Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Eric Lindell (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Paul Rishell and Annie Raines (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Bees Deluxe - 17 State Street Cafe (Newburyport, MA)
    • Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents, & Sidewalk Driver (9:30pm) - The Beachcomber, MA)

  • Sunday, August 2:
    • Forlorn Strangers, the Eddy Marshall Band (3pm), the Joe Hill Roadshow w/ Magpie, Charlie King, George Mann, & Evan Greer (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Eric and Hazel Royer (4pm), & A Cold Lonesome Nowhere (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Sarah Levecque (4pm), & Sam D and the Late Risers (9:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Sunday Americana w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Tim Gearan, Dave Westner, & Dan Kellar (7pm) - Burren
    • Culture Club (7:30pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Johnny Flynn (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (11am-2pm) - Winthrop Farmers Market (46 Woodside Avenue, Harold French Square, Winthrop, MA)
    • Tweed River Festival w/ Josh Buckley, the Wiles, Laurie Sargent, Anders Parker and Cloud Badge, the B3 Kings, Spotted Tiger, Caitlin Canty, Rusty Belle, JP Harris and the Tough Choices, & Jesse Dee (11am-9:45pm) - Kenyon's Variety (3337 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT)
    • Albert Castiglia (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Lydia Loveless, & Bob Kendall (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Monday, August 3:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Eleni Mandell (cd rel), & Courtney Marie Andrews (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Greg Klyma's Americana Mondays (8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Bored of Health (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, August 4:
    • Mali Obamsawin, Katie Martucci (noon, & free) - Kendall Café, Cambridge, a Passim presentation)
    • Passim presents Danehy Park Concert Series w/ the Wiles (6pm) - Danehy Park (North Cambridge, free)
    • Eric Lindell (cd rel), & Amy Fairchild (8pm) - Johnny D's
    • Hot Day At The Zoo (8:30pm), & the Mark Whitaker Band (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • And The Kids, Horse Jumper of Love, & Pwr Bttm (9:30pm) - Great Scott

  • Wednesday, August 5:
    • Patty Larkin (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Matuto (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Stan Ridgway (Wall of Voodoo), & Greg Klyma (8pm) - Johnny D's
    • the Revelers, & Dinty Child (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Christian Lopez Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Joe Firstman, & the Quins (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Delbert McClinton (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Thursday, August 6:
    • Passim and Berklee present Grey Season (5:30pm) - Palmer Street, (free outdoor concert in front of Passim)
    • the Beagles (6:30pm), & the Big Spender Trio (8pm) - Aeronaut Brewery
    • Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • the Wayworn Travelers (Bruce Millard, Anita Suhanin, Dennis Brennan, Jerome Deupree, Elijah Wald, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Steve Kimock and Friends (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Nemes, Deal Casino, the Whiskey Boys, & Jeremiah Tall (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Susan Cattaneo (9:30pm) - The Middle East
    • No Small Children (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Jenee Halstead, Grin Whistle, Hayley Sabella, Dan and the Wildfire (patio, & 6pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Rich Robinson (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Mavis Staples (8pm) - Payomet Performing Arts Center (North Truro, MA)

  • Friday, August 7:
    • Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Passerine, Wise Old Moon, Morris and the East Coast, & Janey Doe (8pm) - O'Brien's Pub (Allston, MA)
    • MilkDrive, & the Wiles (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Brothers Osborne (10pm) - House of Blues
    • the Tim Gearan Band (10:15pm) - Atwood's
    • Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Kingston Trio (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Iris DeMent (8pm) - Center For Arts (Natick, MA)
    • John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Girls Guns and Glory (8pm), Magic Dick, Shun Ng (ballroom, & 8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, August 8:
    • Memphis Rockabilly Band (7pm) - Johnny D's
    • the Rik Emmett (Triumph) Acoustic Duo (7pm) - Club Passim, too, same time)
    • the Milk Carton Kids, & Kacy and Clayton (8pm) - Berklee Performance Center
    • Bees Deluxe - Terry O'Reilly's (Newton, MA)
    • Drake White (10pm) - House of Blues
    • Toni Lynn Washington (10pm) - Beat Hotel
    • Les Sampou (6pm, & free) - Strawberry Fair Restaurant (14 Pond Street, Norwell, MA)
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (7:30pm) - Asbury Grove (1Pleasant Avenue, South Hamilton, MA)
    • the Pousette-Dart Band (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Rickie Lee Jones (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • the Bruce Katz Band (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, August 9:
    • Sunday Americana w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Tim Gearan, Dave Westner, & Dan Kellar (7pm) - Burren
    • Kasey Chambers (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (2-4pm) - Coggshall Park Bandstand (off Electric Avenue, Fitchburg, MA)
    • Rickie Lee Jones (8pm) - Payomet Performing Arts Center (North Truro, MA)

  • Monday, August 10:
    • Greg Klyma's Americana Mondays (8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Danielle Miraglia (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which starts at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, August 11:
    • Antje Duvekot (noon, & free) - Kendall Café, Cambridge, a Passim presentation)
    • Passim presents Danehy Park Concert Series w/ Mamma's Marlmelade (6pm) - Danehy Park (North Cambridge, free)
    • Stambler's Ramblers (8:30pm), & the Railsplitters (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • And The Kids (9:30pm) - Great Scott
    • Rickie Lee Jones (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Wednesday, August 12:
    • Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas (7pm) - Johnny D's
    • Dom Flemons (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • AJ Croce (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Hot Club of Cowtown (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Thursday, August 13:
    • Passim and Berklee present Justin Kelley (5:30pm) - Palmer Street, (free outdoor concert in front of Passim)
    • Delta Spirit and Friends (9pm) - The Sinclair, Friday, is SOLD OUT)

  • Friday, August 14:
    • Nikki Hill and the Neal McCarthy Problem (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, August 15:
    • Dick Dale, Three Day Threshold, & Daniel and the High Life (6pm) - Middle East Up
    • Tyler Farr (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Les Sampou (6pm, & free) - Strawberry Fair Restaurant (14 Pond Street, Norwell, MA)
    • Warren Haynes (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Seth Walker, & Sarah Blacker (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, August 16:
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (5pm) - Aeronaut Brewery
    • Will Hoge (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Red Wanting Blue, & the Trews (8pm) - Middle East Down
    • the Beach Boys (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Dick Dale (10pm) - The Beachcomber, MA)

  • Monday, August 17:

  • Tuesday, August 18:
    • Marny Lion Proudfit (noon, & free) - Kendall Café, Cambridge, a Passim presentation)
    • Passim presents Danehy Park Concert Series w/ the Patrick Coman Band, & the Lily Black Band (6pm) - Danehy Park (North Cambridge, free)
    • Tish Hinojosa (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Tony's Invitational Jam (8:30pm), & Mile Twelve (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • And The Kids (9:30pm) - Great Scott
    • Humming House (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, August 19:
    • Aurelio (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Chris Smither (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Thursday, August 20:
    • Passim and Berklee present Aurora Birch (5:30pm) - Palmer Street, (free outdoor concert in front of Passim)
    • Dan Blakeslee, Ben Knight, Marina Evans, Sarah Barrios (patio, & 6pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Howie Day (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, August 21:
    • Jarekus Singleton (cd rel, & 7pm) - Johnny D's
    • Willie Nelson and Family, & Old Crow Medicine Show (8pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Justin Hayward (Moody Blues), & Mike Dawes (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Bob Schneider, & Pat McGhee (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, August 22:
    • Les Sampou (6pm, & free) - Strawberry Fair Restaurant (14 Pond Street, Norwell, MA)
    • Ian Fitzgerald, the Wiles, & Dietrich Strause (7pm) - Concord Scout House (74 Walden Street, Concord, MA)
    • Livingston Taylor (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too, at 5pm)
    • the John Pizzarelli Quartet (8pm) - Payomet Performing Arts Center (North Truro, MA)

  • Sunday, August 23:
    • Social Distortion, Nikki Lane, & Drag The River (7pm) - House of Blues
    • Counting Crows, Citizen Cope, & Hollis Brown (8pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Buddy Guy (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Catherine Russell (8pm) - Payomet Performing Arts Center (North Truro, MA)

  • Monday, August 24:

  • Tuesday, August 25:
    • Lindsay Straw (noon, & free) - Kendall Café, Cambridge, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, August 26:
    • De Temps Antan (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Sarah Potenza (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, August 27:
    • Passim and Berklee present Wrong Is Right (5:30pm) - Palmer Street, (free outdoor concert in front of Passim)
    • the J Geils Band, & Ian Hunter (8pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, & Andrew Combs (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Laney Jones and the Spirits (10pm) - Atwood's
    • John Hiatt and the Combo, & the Taj Mahal Trio (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Guy Mendilow Ensemble (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Erin McKeown, Zoe Lewis, & Natalia Zukerman (8pm) - Payomet Performing Arts Center (North Truro, MA)

  • Friday, August 28:
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (7pm) - Night Shift Brewing (Everett, MA)
    • Alice Smith (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Sidewalk Driver, Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents, Ruby Rose Fox, & the Lights Out (8:30pm) - The Sinclair
    • Les Sampou (6pm, & free) - Strawberry Fair Restaurant (14 Pond Street, Norwell, MA)
    • Lake Street Dive (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Tom Rush (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too, same time)
    • the Sarah Borges Band, & Session Americana (8pm) - Center For Arts (Natick, MA)
    • the Amy Black Band (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, August 29:
    • Sarah Potenza - C-Note (Hull, MA)
    • the Parkington Sisters (9:30pm) - The Beachcomber, MA)

  • Sunday, August 30:
    • .38 Special (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • the Amourasaurus Festival w/ Lake Street Dive, JD McPherson, Parsonfield, Winterpills, & And the Kids (3pm) - Pines Theater (Look Park, Florence, MA)

  • Monday, August 31:
    • Ivan Homeless (cd rel), Sonny Jim Clifford, Bitch Trifecta, & Elison Jackson (8pm) - O'Brien's Pub
    • Dennis Brennan (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which starts at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, September 1:
    • the Wiles (noon, & free) - Kendall Café, Cambridge, a Passim presentation)

  • Thursday, September 3:
    • Passim and Berklee present Honeysuckle (5:30pm) - Palmer Street, (free outdoor concert in front of Passim)
    • Popa Chubby (8pm) - Payomet Performing Arts Center (North Truro, MA)

  • Friday, September 4:
    • Rhythm and Roots w/ Eilen Jewell, Lake Street Dive, Sarah Potenza, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, the Hello Strangers, Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band, Norah Jane Struthers and the Party Line, the Mike and Ruthy Band, Dustbowl Revival, Ruben Moreno and the Zydeco Re-evolution, the Dog Hill Stompers, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks, Parsonfield, & Ed Poullard and Preston Frank (5pm-midnight) - Ninigret Park (4890A Old Post Road (Route 1A), Charlestown, RI, four stages)
    • Della Mae (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, September 5:
    • Rhythm and Roots w/ the Mavericks, Los Lobos, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Marcia Ball, Sarah Potenza, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band, the Cash Box Kings, Yvette Landry and Richard Comeaux, Della Mae with Jim Lauderdale, Del Barber, Dustbowl Revival, Roddy Romero and the Hub City All Stars, Ruben Moreno and the Zydeco Re-evolution, Ten Strings and a Goatskin, the Dog Hill Stompers, David Greely, & more (noon-midnight) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, RI)
    • Bees Deluxe - 17 State Street Cafe (Newburyport, MA)

  • Sunday, September 6:
    • Rhythm and Roots w/ Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Keb Mo, Sarah Potenza, Corey Ledet and His Zydeco Band, the Cash Box Kings, Yvette Landry and Richard Comeaux, Del Barber, Roddy Romero and the Hub City All Stars, Ruben Moreno and the Zydeco Re-evolution, the Bombadils, the Strumbellas, Howell Devine, the Dog Hill Stompers, David Greely, Matt Anderson, & Ed Poullard and Preston Frank (noon-midnight) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, RI)
    • Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys (8pm) - Payomet Performing Arts Center (North Truro, MA)

  • Thursday, September 10:
    • Passim and Berklee present the Wiles (5:30pm) - Palmer Street, (free outdoor concert in front of Passim)
    • Bees Deluxe - Ryles, MA)
    • Eilen Jewell (8pm) - Payomet Performing Arts Center (North Truro, MA)

  • Friday, September 11:
    • Corey Smith (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Judy Collins (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too, same time)

  • Saturday, September 12:

  • Friday, September 18:
    • Fresh Grass w/ Dwight Yoakam, the Punch Brothers, Leftover Salmon, Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester, I'm With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan), Alison Brown, Peter Rowan, the Lost Bayou Ramblers, Birds of Chicago, Mr. Sun, Flatt Lonesome, Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem, Twisted Pine, Quiles and Cloud, Houndmouth, Willi Watson, Ballroom Thieves, & more - Mass MoCA (Saturday & Sunday, too)

  • Saturday, September 19:
    • the Eli Young Band (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Sunday, September 20:
    • Albert Hammond Jr. (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Jamey Johnson (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, September 22:

  • Wednesday, September 23:
    • the Decembrists, & Tune-Yards (7:30pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Joan Armatrading (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, September 26:
    • Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Skinny Lister, & Beans On Toast (7pm) - House of Blues

  • Saturday, October 3:
    • Yo La Tengo (acoustic) w/ Dave Schramm (9pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Wednesday, October 7:
    • JD McPherson, & Nicole Atkins (9pm) - Royale

  • Friday, October 9:

  • Saturday, October 17:
    • the Word (Robert Randolph, John Medeski, the North Mississippi All-Stars), & Amy Helm (9pm) - The Paradise

  • Sunday, October 18:
    • Leon Bridges, & Kali Uchis (8:30pm) - Royale

  • Monday, October 19:

  • Wednesday, October 21:
    • Chris Cornell, & Hemming - Schubert Theatre

  • Thursday, October 22:
    • Joe Jackson (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Wednesday, November 11:
    • Shakey Graves, & Those Darlins (8pm) - Royale, (Thursday night show - SOLD OUT)

  • Tuesday, November 17:

  • Thursday, November 19:
    • Ballroom Thieves (8:30pm) - Royale

  • Friday, November 20:
    • My Morning Jacket (7:30pm) - Orpheum (next night, too)

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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