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

  • Friday, April 8:
    • Larry Flint and the Road Scholars (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Edie Carey, & Carla Ryder (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, & Jill Andrews (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Rick Berlin and the Nickel and Dime Band, the Third Wing, & Clyde Brown - Out of the Blue Gallery
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the John Hanifin Band (10pm) - Toad
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Young Frontier (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Kevin Connolly, & Sarah Levecque (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • the New Orleans Suspects, Paul Barerre and Fred Tackett (Little Feat, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Albert Cummings (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Stephen Kellogg, & Anthony D'Amato (8pm) - The Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, April 9:
    • Bob Boulrice directs the musical path on the Highway (8:30-9:30am) - WMBR
    • Jenifer Jackson (w/ Kullen Fox) performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Frank Drake's bluegrass jam (2pm), & the Bagboys (5pm) - Burren
    • Sarah Borges w/ the Clockburners (Jimmy Ryan, Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, 4pm), Vapors of Morphine, & Mr. Airplane Man (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, & Christopher Paul Stellig (6pm) - House of Blues
    • the Tom Hagerty Band (6pm), Big Giant, the Weisstronauts, & John Powhida International Airport (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Zak Trojano (7pm) - Stubblebine Lutherie (487 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA)
    • Sarah Levecque (7:30pm), & Citizen Slim (10pm) - Toad
    • Geoff Muldaur (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Infamous Stringdusters w/ Nicki Bluhm, & Paper Bird (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Andrew Bird (8pm) - Wang Center
    • the Magic Beans (9pm) - Thunder Road
    • the Houston Bernard Band (9pm) - Loretta's Last Call, (live video being shot tonight!)
    • Leah and Her J-Walkers (9pm) - Terry O'Rielly's Pub (Newton, MA)
    • the Dennis Brennan Band (10pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Mile Twelve (7:30pm) - Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton, MA)
    • Hot Club of San Francisco (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • the Gibson Brothers (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)
    • Aztec Two-Step (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, April 10:
    • Deborah Silverstein (3pm SOLD OUT), Will Woodson and Eric McDonald, & Abarta and Nathan Gourley (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Lyle Brewer, Jef Charland, Mike Piehl (4pm), & Humming House (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Johnnie Mac and the Local Forecast (5pm), & the Rusted Bucket Band (9pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • One Thin Dime (5pm) - Sally O's
    • Jason Wilber (7pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Chick Corea and Bela Fleck (7:30pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Rachel Sumner and Sam Moss (9pm) - State Park
    • My Mother's Moustache (9pm) - Toad
    • Holy Ghost Tent Revival, & the Ross Livermore Band (10pm) - Great Scott
    • Frank Drake (solo, & 1:30pm) - Mill No. 5 Cafe (250 Jackson Street, 4th floor, Lowell, MA)
    • John Nemeth (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Avett Brothers (8:30pm) - DCU Center (Worcester, MA)

  • Monday, April 11:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Chris Kelley, & Josh Kelley (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Miss Maybell and Slimpickin's, & Kali Stoddard-Imari (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Iggy Pop (8:30pm) - Orpheum
    • the Clockburners (Jimmy Ryan, Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & 9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Lenny Solomon Band (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)
    • Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (10pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, April 12:
    • Ryan Alvanos and friends celebrate National Poetry Month (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • the Dixie Butterhounds (8:30pm), & Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Mikey Sweet, Questionable Company, & Amy Fairchild (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Michael Tarbox (solo, & 9pm) - Tavolo (Dorchester, MA)
    • And Then There Was One (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, April 13:
    • Fandango (7pm), & Martha Bourne (10pm) - Toad
    • Albert King tribute w/ Ricky King Russell (8pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Craig Cardiff (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Aoife O'Donovan, & Cassandra Jenkins (8:30pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Dietrich Strause (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Vandaveer, & Ian Fitzgerald (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, April 14:
    • Shemekia Copeland (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Todd Thibaud (solo, 7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Willy Porter, & Dan Navarro (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Mick Greenwood (Zerobot) and Dave Mirabella (Rationales, acoustic, & 8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • the DuPont Brothers, & Michael Chorney and Hollar General (8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Dixie Butterhounds (8:30pm), & Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Wild Reeds, & Leyla McCalla (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Graham Parker and Brinsley Schwarz, & My Darling Clementine (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Buddy Guy (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, April 15:
    • the David Grisman Sextet, & Cold Chocolate (8pm) - Chevalier Theatre (Medford, MA)
    • Seth Glier, & Steve Seskin (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Companhia Urbana De Danca (8pm) - ICA (next night, too, same time)
    • AjDIO (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, DIO), Bon Shootin' (Bon Scott era AC/DC), Maiden New England (Iron Maiden), Rat Salad (Ozzy-era Black Sabbath, & 9pm) - Midway Cafe
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Sugar Blood Jinx (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Jack Grace Band (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Soggy Po Boys (10pm) - Toad
    • Belinda Carlisle (Go Go's, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Griffin House, & Britt Connors (8pm) - The Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
    • the Kennedys, & Quentin Callewaert (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • Zak Trojano, & the Wild Reeds (8pm) - Birdseye Lounge (Portsmouth Mall, Portsmouth, NH)
    • Bees Deluxe - Main Street Cafe (42 Main Street, Concord, MA)
    • Nelson (w/ Matthew and Gunnar Nelson) - Kowloon (Saugus, MA)
    • Sammy D and the Late Risers (9:30pm) - Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant (86 Main Street, Gloucester, MA)

  • Saturday, April 16:
    • Rick Roth (host of Second Fiddle, & Fridays 5-7am) adopts several miles of the Lost Highway (8-10am) - WMBR
    • the Peter Parcek Trio (tribute to John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, 4pm), Vapors of Morphine, & Mr. Airplane Man (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Busted Jug Band (w/ Jeremy Lyons, 4pm), & the Emily Grogan Band (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Down Home Up Here Bluegrass Festival w/ OctoPladd, the Vinegar Flies, Matt Glaser, the Lowest Pair, Bluegrass The Band, Mamma's Marmalade, Gin Daisy, Laura Orshaw and Tony Watt, the Blackberry Bushes, Andy Cambria and Laura Orshaw, & Twisted Pine (5pm) - Club Passim, too, same time)
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (6pm) - Sally O's
    • the Franc Graham Band (7:30pm), & 90 Mile Portage (10pm) - Toad
    • Songhoy Blues (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Sonya Rae Taylor (10pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • the Mark Marquis Group (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Atwater-Donnelly Band (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (8pm) - New Moon Coffeehouse (16 Ashland Street, Haverhill, MA)

  • Sunday, April 17:
    • the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, & the Weisstronauts (4pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Riley Coyote (4pm), & Jonah Tolchin (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Natural Wonders (5:30pm), & the Rusted Bucket Band (9pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Frank Drake and friends (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Jewel (7pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Acoustic Africa (w/ Habib Koite, Vusi Mahlasela, & 7:30pm) - Somerville Theatre
    • Asaf Avidan (7:30pm) - ICA
    • Murder By Death, & Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Michael Hurley (8:30pm) - Davis Square Theater
    • Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos (9pm) - Toad

  • Monday, April 18:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • the Waco Brothers, the Clockburners (Jimmy Ryan, Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & 9pm) - Atwood's
    • Michael Tarbox (8pm) - Tres Gatos (Jamaica Plain, MA)
    • John Cadley and Cathy Wenthen (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)
    • Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (10pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, April 19:
    • Ryan Alvanos and friends celebrate National Poetry Month (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • the Lederman and Earley Blues Duo (7:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Boz Scaggs (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Peter Murphy (acoustic, & 8pm) - Royale
    • the Berklee Roots Roadshow w/ Isa Burke, & Carolyn Kendrick (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Emily Baker and Kathleen Parks (8:30pm), & the John Cadley Band (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • the Record Comapny, & Mikey Sweet (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Blue and Green Band (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, April 20:
    • Fandango (7pm), & the French Quarter (10pm) - Toad
    • the International String Trio, & Valinor Quartet (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Jessica Fichot (8pm) - the Beehive
    • Fanfare Ciocarlia (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • 10 String Symphony (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Jesse Dee, PJ Eastman spin the night away, & American Primitive style (8pm) - River Gods
    • the New Mastersounds, & Moon Hooch (8:30pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Rose Polenzani (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Sam Grow (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Sierra Hull (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Thursday, April 21:
    • Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • the Spring Hill Rounders (7:30pm) - Sally O's
    • the Derangers (7:30pm) - Aeronaut Brewery
    • The Sea The Sea (cd rel), & Sean Rowe (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Noel Smyth (8pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Russell Chudnofsky's Medicine Chest (Dinty Child, Jenee Halstead, Scott Janovitz, & 10pm) - Atwood's
    • Dakhabrakha (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Eric Bachman (Archers of Loaf, Crooked Fingers), & Andrew St. James (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Hash Brown (9:30pm) - The Menotomy Grill & Tavern
    • David Lindley (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Friday, April 22:
    • Tony Savarino and the Savtones w/ Felicia Taylor (5pm) - Internal Matter (35 Channel Center Street, Suite 100, Boston, MA)
    • Lula Wiles (cd rel, & 7pm) - Club Passim
    • Roomful of Blues (7:30, & 10pm) - Regattabar
    • Father John Misty, & Tess and Dave (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Sierra Hull, & Damn Tall Buildings (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & the Ali McGuirk Get Down (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Michael Tarbox, & Fireking (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • We Banjo 3 (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • the J Geils All-Star Quintet (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Loudon Waingwright III, & Kat Quinn (8pm) - The Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
    • Sarah Potenza - Chan's

  • Saturday, April 23:
    • Christopher Vyce (Thursday L, & F host) restripes the center yellow line of the Lost Highway (8-10am) - WMBR
    • Jon Dee Graham (4pm), Vapors of Morphine, & Mr. Airplane Man (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm), Red Francis, the Eternals, & The Colonnade (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Chris Pureka, John Craigie (6, & 9pm) - Club Passim
    • Penny, & Sparrow (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • the Gather Rounders (7:30pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Eliza Smith and the Tiny Little Lies (7:30pm), & Brian Chaffee and the Players (10pm) - Toad
    • Penny and Sparrow (w/ special guest, & 8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Joe Deleault w/Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, Janine Randall, & Cam MacMaster (8pm) - Canadian American Club (202 Arlington Street, Watertown, MA)
    • Jamie Kilstein, & Rapid Shave w/ Mike Gent (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Boxty (1pm, & free) - Endicott Estate (656 East Street, Dedham, MA)
    • Ballroom Thieves, & the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Don McLean (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Bees Deluxe - Beatnik's (433 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA)
    • Guitar Army w/ Robben Ford, Leroy Parnell, & Joe Robinson (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band (8pm), Martin and Kelly (ballroom, & 8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Kelly Girls, & Nancy Beaudette (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • the Houston Bernard Band (8:30pm) - Sons of Italy (120 Quincy Street, Quincy, MA, food drive event)

  • Sunday, April 24:
    • Amber Rubarth (cd rel, 2pm), & the Jeremy Kittel Band (7pm) - Club Passim
    • the Low In Between (4pm), Dan Tedesco, & Maxwell Bailey (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Natural Wonders (5:30pm), & the Rusted Bucket Band (9pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Robin Trower (7pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Roy Sludge (9pm) - State Park
    • Box of Birds (9pm) - Toad
    • Colin Hay (Men At Work, & 5pm SOLD OUT) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Monday, April 25:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Atwood's 10th anniversary w/ the Clockburners (Jimmy Ryan, Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & 9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Kinloch Nelson (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)
    • Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (10pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, April 26:
    • Ryan Alvanos and friends celebrate National Poetry Month (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Van Morrison (8pm) - Wang Theatre
    • the Glaser-Tarnower Hyperdrive (w/ Geoff Bartley, 8:30pm), & Southern Flavor (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Atwood's 10th anniversary w/ the Dennis Brennan Quatro, & the Andrea Gillis Band (8:45pm) - Atwood's
    • Mikey Sweet, & Workman Song (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge

  • Wednesday, April 27:
    • Wild Belle, & James Supercave (7pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Fandango (7pm), & Martha Bourne (10pm) - Toad
    • Unauthorized Personnel (7:30pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Goodbye Blue, & Lisa Bastoni (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Atwood's 10th anniversary w/ Jesse Dee, Jeffrey Foucault, & Billy Conway and friends (8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Dennis Brennan Band (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Noah Gunderson (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Subdudes (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Thursday, April 28:
    • Matt Heaton and the Electric Heaters, & the D.A.B. Kings (7pm) - Aeronaut Brewery
    • the Todd Thibaud Band (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Bruce Bartlett (8pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Allison Shapira (8pm) - Club Passim
    • American Echoes (8pm) - Midway Cafe
    • the Gypsy West, the Lady Comes First, & Aaron Shadwell (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Atwood's 10th anniversary w/ the Silks, & the Dwight Ritcher Trio (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Janiva Magness (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Guitar Army w/ Robben Ford, Leroy Parnell, & Joe Robinson (8pm) - Center for the Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Bees Deluxe - Back Page (Lowell, MA)

  • Friday, April 29:
    • Mark Erelli (cd rel), & Dean Fields (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Mongomery Gentry (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Steve Moakler, & Shelley Skidmore and Greg Bates (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Wild Feathers, the Shelters, & Peridot (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Elephant Revival (9pm) - The Paradise
    • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, & Fire In The Field (9pm) - Thunder Road
    • Atwood's 10th anniversary w/ the Tim Gearan Band, & the Christian McNeill Band (8:45pm) - Atwood's
    • Toni Lynn Washington (10pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • the Primate Fiasco (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Luddy Mussy (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Los Goutos (10pm) - Toad
    • the Charlie Daniels Band (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Janiva Magness (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Melissa Ferrick (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Suitcase Junket, & Wishbone Zoe (8pm) - The Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
    • Chuchito Valdes (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • the Neilds (8pm) - Center for the Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Saturday, April 30:
    • Galen Moore (renowned 'mbr dj who once hosted the Greasy Spoon) assesses the recent improvements to the Lost Highway (8-10am) - WMBR
    • Davey O., Meg Braun (3pm), Dan Bern, & Bob Hillman (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Atwood's 10th anniversary w/ the Roy Sludge Trio, Jimmy Ryan and Hayride! (3:30pm), Vapors of Morphine, Mr. Airplane Man, & the Twinemen (8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Busted Jug Band (w/ Jeremy Lyons, 4pm), & Crooked Mirror (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Double D and the Bluesmakers (7:30pm), & Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (10pm) - Toad
    • Ana Moura (8pm) - Berklee Performance Center
    • Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit), & ĘDustin Lovelis (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Oldjack (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the National Parks, the Brevet, & Dan and the Wildfire (9:30pm) - Thunder Road

  • Sunday, May 1:
    • vinyl, & cd sale to benefit Passim (11am-4pm) - Club Passim, (part of Mayfest in Harvard Square)
    • Atwood's 10th anniversary w/ Lyle Brewer-Jef Charland-Mike Piehl, Grand Fatilla (2:30pm), the Sunday Burren Band (Eric and Hazel Royer, Sean Staples, Maggie and Tim Gearan, Dave Westner, Dan Kellar), the Bow Thayer Trio, the Resophonics (Eric Royer, Sean Staples, Paul Kochanski, Dan Kellar, & 7pm) - Atwood's
    • Jesse Ahern and the Roots Rock Rebel Revue, Art Thieves, Port City Saints, & Mailman Carl (4pm) - Midway Cafe
    • the Sheepdogs, Mail the Horse, & Town Meeting (8pm) - Thunder Road
    • Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, & Michael Braunfeld (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Loren (Barrigar) and Mark (Mazengarb), & Amanda Maffei (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)

  • Monday, May 2:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • the Clockburners (Jimmy Ryan, Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & 9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Tuesday, May 3:
    • Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas (8pm) - Club Passim, too)
    • Enemy Planes (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Parker Milsap, & Caroline Rose (10pm) - Great Scott

  • Wednesday, May 4:
    • Honeyfoot, & Small Houses (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, May 5:
    • Robbie Fulks (8pm) - Club Passim
    • M. Curley (8pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Midnight Snack, Chameleon Culture, & Broca's Area (9pm) - Thunder Road
    • Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, Brian Wright, & Ian Fitzgerald (10pm) - Great Scott
    • the Waifs (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Delta Rae (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Curtis Mayflower and the Blue Ribbons (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • John Hammond (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Friday, May 6:
    • Christopher Paul Stelling (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • Sweet Honey In The Rock (8pm) - Sanders Theatre
    • Jeanne Jolly (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Nate Leavitt and the Elevation (cd rel party) - Q Division Studios (363 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA, tix exclusively available on Nate's Pledge Music campaign)
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Pat and the Hats (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Jim Lauderdale, & the Brothers Comatose (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Bill Staines, & David Roth (8pm) - The Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
    • the Porch Party Mamas (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • the Quebe Sisters Band (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, May 7:
    • 10th anniversary of DJ Easy Ed's Variety Hour w/ the Cranktones, Johnny Carlevale and His Band of All-Stars (reunion), the Barley Hoppers, the Bop Thrills, the Fearless Leaders, & DJ Easy Ed and more (4pm) - Midway Cafe
    • For the Sake of the Song tribute to the Workin' Man Blues (modern protest songs, 4pm), & Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • M. Ward (7pm) - Royale
    • Bobby Long (8pm) - Club Passim, (rescheduled from cancelled January show)
    • the Houston Bernard Band (9pm) - Loretta's Last Call
    • Robbie Krieger (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Slaid Cleaves (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Railroad House Band (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • Town Meeting (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, May 8:
    • Amy Rigby (4pm), Daphne Lee Martin, & Tyler-James Kelly (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Gurf Morlix (8pm) - Club Passim

  • Tuesday, May 10:
    • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Wednesday, May 11:
    • Sam Baker (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Marc Ford (Black Crowes, & 7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Thursday, May 12:
    • Choro das 3 (7pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, May 13:
    • the Old 97's, & the Heartless Bastards (7pm) - Royale
    • Eilen Jewell (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Rachel Kilgour, & Matt Nakoa (8pm) - The Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, May 14:
    • Ruby Rose Fox in-studio on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Cheryl Wheeler (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)
    • Chris Smither (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, May 15:
    • Ottmar Liebart (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Wednesday, May 18:
    • the Hard Working Americans, & Reed Foehl (8pm) - The Paradise

  • Friday, May 20:
    • the Houston Bernard Band (9pm) - Loretta's Last Call
    • the Anderson Ponty Band (Jon Anderson, Jean-Luc Ponty, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, May 21:
    • Chuck Keenan rides shotgun on the Lost Highway (8:30-9:30am) - WMBR
    • Cyndi Lauper - Wang Center
    • Magic Dick and Shun Ng (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Sunday, May 22:

  • Tuesday, May 24:
    • Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real (9pm) - The Sinclair

  • Wednesday, May 25:
    • Emily Baker and Friends (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Southern Culture on the Skids (9pm) - The Sinclair

  • Thursday, May 26:
    • Debo Band (cd rel), & What Cheer? Brigade (8pm) - The Sinclair

  • Saturday, May 28:
    • Fodhia - Arts at the Armory Cafe

  • Wednesday, June 1:
    • Andrea Beaton - Arts at the Armory Cafe

  • Saturday, June 4:
    • the Small Glories perform live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • 9th annual Blues After Hours benefit w/ Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson, Toni Lynn Washington, Barrett Anderson, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Babe Pinto, Justin Quinn, & Peter Hi-Fi (7:30pm) - Regent Theater, (proceeds go to non-profit Mass Farmers Markets)

  • Sunday, June 5:
    • Lord Huron, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, & Caroline Rose (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Arturo Sandoval (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Tuesday, June 7:
    • Florence and the Machine, & Of Monsters and Men (8pm) - Xfinity Center (Mansfield, MA)

  • Wednesday, June 8:
    • Valerie June (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Thursday, June 9:

  • Saturday, June 11:
    • Buffalo Tom (9pm) - The Paradise
    • Maceo Parker (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Monday, June 13:
    • the Mari Black Trio - Arts at the Armory Cafe

  • Saturday, June 18:
    • Ziggy Marley (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Wednesday, June 22:
    • Caroline Cotter - Arts at the Armory Cafe

  • Friday, June 24:
    • the Outlaws, & the Mallett Brothers Band (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, June 25:
    • The Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Ellis Paul (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Mavericks (5pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Jonny Lang (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, June 26:
    • Ray LaMontagne (7pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Josh Turner, & Raquel Cole (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Los Lonely Boys (6pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Dennis Stroughmatt and His Honky Tonk Circus (cd rel) - German Club (Pawtucket, RI)

  • Saturday, July 2:
    • Bruce Molsky, & Darol Anger (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Aztec Two Step, & Jon Pousette-Dart (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Tuesday, July 5:
    • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, July 8:
    • 30th annual Green River Festival w/ Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers, NRBQ, the Dustbowl Revival, Charles Neville, Ola Fresco, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, & Campos and more to be announced - Greenfield Commnity College (Greenfield, MA)

  • Saturday, July 9:
    • 30th annual Green River Festival w/ Dawes, Shakey Graves, Shovels and Rope, the Suffers, the Felice Brothers, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, And the Kids, the Soul Rebels, Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers, the Greyhounds, Anthony D'Amato, Oh Pep!, Mister G, Peter Mulvey and the Crumbling Beauties, the Alchemystics, Lux Deluxe, Colorway, & Lula Wiles and more - Greenfield Commnity College (Greenfield, MA)

  • Sunday, July 10:
    • 30th annual Green River Festival w/ the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, the North Mississippi All Stars, Birds of Chicago, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Margo Price, Winterpills, Sonya Kitchell, Bridget Kearney and Benjamin Lazar Davis, the Railsplitters, Upstate Rubdown, Mikey Sweet, & Leland Sundries and more - Greenfield Commnity College (Greenfield, MA)
    • the Beach Boys (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Thursday, July 14:
    • the Bacon Brothers (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, July 15:
    • Diane Reeves (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Sunday, July 17:
    • Blues Traveler (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, & Badi Assad (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, July 23:
    • Paula Cole (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Monday, July 25:
    • the Chick Corea Trio (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too)

  • Thursday, July 28:
    • Booker T. Jones (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, July 29:
    • Lizz Wright (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • the Blues Brothers Revue (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, July 30:
    • Arlo Guthrie (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next day at 5pm, too)
    • Chris Robinson Brotherhood (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, July 31:
    • George Thorogood (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Thursday, August 4:
    • Tom Rush (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too)

  • Saturday, August 6:
    • War (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Sunday, August 7:
    • Grand Funk Railroad (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Saturday, August 13:
    • Dr. Lonnie Smith (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, August 19:
    • Buckwheat Zydeco (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, August 20:
    • Bonnie Raitt (7:30pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

  • Thursday, August 25:
    • Livingston Taylor (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too)

  • Saturday, August 27:
    • Toad the Wet Sprocket, & Rusted Root (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Sunday, August 28:
    • the Kingston Trio (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Thursday, September 1:
    • Ani Difranco (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too)

  • Wednesday, September 7:
    • the Lumineers, & Rayland Baxter (8pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

  • Sunday, September 25:
    • Trace Adkins (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, 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: roots-listings email address
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