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

  • Saturday, March 28:
    • Jeremy Lyons (1pm), David Tanklefsky w/ Hayley Sabella, & Adam McGrath (7pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Frank Drake's bluegrass jam (2pm), the Half-in-the-Bag Boys (Frank, Harvey, Dan w/ Eric Royer, Ethan Robbins, & 5pm) - Burren
    • Keelan Donovan, Megan Davies (4pm), & Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm), & Luddy Mussy (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Patsy Hamel Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Shakey Graves, & Nikki Lane (7pm SOLD OUT) - Royale
    • Sean Trischka, Kellen Zakula (7pm), & Mother Moses (10pm) - Toad
    • River City Slim and the Zydeco Hogs (7:30pm) - Watertown VFW (295 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, a Boston Zydeco presentation, dance lessons at 6:30pm)
    • Luther Guitar Junior Johnson and the Magic Rockers, & the Matthew Smart Band (8pm) - Johnny D's
    • The Pine Hill Project (Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell, Larry Campbell, & Teresa Williams (8pm) - First Parish Church
    • Bobby Long, & Dean Fields (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Heritage Blues Orchestra (8pm) - Somerville Theatre
    • Fresh Haggis (8pm) - Park Avenue Congregational Church (50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington, MA)
    • Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, Gold Dust, & Lovewhip (9pm) - Midway Cafe
    • the Dwight Ritcher Trio (Jeremy Parker, Benny Benson), Runaway Church (w/ Nicole Nelson, & 9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Atwater-Donnelly Band (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • Jake Armerding, & featuring the Fretful Porcupine (8pm) - Cabot Performing Arts Center (286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, March 29:
    • Muriel Anderson (noon), Red Molly (w/ Herb Gardner, 5 SOLD OUT, & 8pm SOLD OUT) - Club Passim
    • Kat Edmonson (4, & 7pm) - Scullers
    • the Natural Wonders (5pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Sunday Americana w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Tim Gearan, Dave Westner, & Dan Kellar (7pm) - Burren
    • Marie's Children, the Jennifer Tefft Band, Minus World, & Ramona Silver (8pm) - Burren (back room, 2nd annual Rockin Rally benefit)
    • Natalie Flanagan, the F-Bombs, Randy Black and the Heathcroppers, & Trusty Sidekick (8pm) - Sally O's
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (8:30pm) - State Park
    • William Joseph and James, & Field Day (9pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Diamond Rugs, New Madrid, & Justin Collins (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Dietrich Strause (w/ Billy Beard, Jef Charland, Lyle Brwer, & 9pm) - Toad
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (9pm) - Atwood's
    • Revenge of the Mekons (film, & 3pm) - Cabot Performing Arts Center (286 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA)
    • Les Sampou (3pm) - Ian Murray Studios (201 Oak Street, Pembroke, MA)

  • Monday, March 30:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Americana Mondays w/ Greg Klyma (Steve Latanision, & 8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Rick Mier and Kathleen Parks (Cat and the Moon, & 9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, starts at 8pm)
    • Bored of Health (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, March 31:
    • Feufollet (cd rel), & the Hoolios (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Miriam (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Kimon Kirk and the Meds, & Travis Chandler and Steve Shook (8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • JD Williams and Common Denominator (8:30pm), & Twisted Pine (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Tim Gearan and the Tuesday Loop (w/ Scott Aruda, Lou Ulrich, & 9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, April 1:
    • Fandango (7pm), & Chris Hersch and the Painful Dirt (10pm) - Toad
    • the Jayme Stone Lomax Project (w/ Margaret Glaspy, Brittany Haas, & 8pm) - Park Avenue Congregational Church (Arlington, MA)
    • 10 String Symphony, & Eva Walsh (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Foghorn Stringband, & Joe's Truck Stop (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Performance Hall
    • the Skeleton Beats, Matt Heaton and the Electric Heaters, Leah and Her Jay-Walkers, & the Weisstronauts (8:45pm) - TT the Bear's Place
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Kris Delmhorst (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Brian Carroll, James Maple, Ian Fitzgerald, & Zach Schmidt (9pm) - Atwood's
    • Eleanor Bigsby (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Thursday, April 2:
    • Donna the Buffalo, & Liz Frame and the Kickers 7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • the Fabulous Tremelo Brothers (David DeLuca, Jim Gambino, Steve Latanision, Jamie Walker, 7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Foghorn Stringband, & Lily Henley (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Dennis Brennan (8pm) - The Middle East
    • the Van Buren Family Road Show (8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Whitey Morgan and the 78's (9pm) - Mid East Up
    • Marco Benevento, & Hank and Cupcakes (9pm) - Great Scott
    • Amy and the Engine, Grey Season, & the Silks (9pm) - Church
    • The Grownup Noise, & Decker (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Friday, April 3:
    • Sarah Levecque, Nancy Hewitt, & Patsy Hamel (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Will Dailey (7, & 9:30pm) - Club Passim
    • the Rhythm Future Quartet, & Jenny Herzog (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • the Decembrists, & Alvvays (SOLD OUT) - House of Blues
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Sarah Borges (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Ali McGuirk Get-Down (10pm) - Toad
    • Dalton and the Sheriffs (10:45pm, & no cover) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Susan Cattaneo (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • Yarn, & Driftwood (8pm) - (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • the Bees Deluxe - 17 State Street (Newburyport, MA)
    • the Hayley Reardon Band, & Kat Quinn (8pm) - the Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, April 4:
    • Session Americana perform live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • SHEL (2pm), Session Americana (cd rel, 7pm, & 9:30pm) - Club Passim
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (Duke Levine, Johnny Sciascia, 4pm), & Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Johnnie Mac and the Local Forecast (4pm), & the Bees Deluxe (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Stan Martin (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Trailer Park (7pm), & the Four Legged Faithful (10pm) - Toad
    • Joseph, & V Blackburn (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Somerville Songwriter Sessions w/ Dave Dersham,  Marc Herman , &  Chris LaVancher (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • the Decemberists, & Alvvays (SOLD OUT) - House of Blues
    • Danny Klein's Full House (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, April 5:
    • Lyle Brewer, Jef Charland, Mike Piehl (4pm), & Kosher Ham (9pm) - Atwood's
    • Lisa Fischer (7pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Sunday Americana w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Tim Gearan, Dave Westner, & Dan Kellar (7pm) - Burren
    • Max Garcia Conover, & the Ghost of Paul Revere (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Grace Morrison (8pm), & Adam Payne (10pm) - Toad
    • Joe's Truck Stop (8:30pm) - State Park
    • Kosher Ham (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Monday, April 6:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Americana Mondays w/ Greg Klyma (Steve Latanision, & 8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Patrick Coman, & Hoot and Holler (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Michael Tarbox (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, starts at 8pm)
    • Bored of Health (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, April 7:
    • Lori McKenna, & Steve Moakler (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Honky Tonk Masquerade (7:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Abbie Barrett and the Last Date, Eddie Japan, & Bitch Slap (8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Wind and the Wave, & Red Velvet (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Damien Rice (8:30pm) - Orpheum
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Parade Around the Table (8:30pm), & Corn Potato String Band (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Perseverance Family Band (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, April 8:
    • Amy Speace (cd rel), & Kate Klim (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Martin and Eliza Carthy (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • the International String Band (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, Amy Douglas (the Feints, & 9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Sugar Blood Jinx, & Ryan Lee Crosby (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • American Beauties (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Thursday, April 9:
    • Le Vent du Nord (cd rel, & 7pm) - Johnny D's
    • the Rhythm Future Quartet, & the Wiles (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Yaeko Miranda (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Van Buren Family Road Show (8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Rubblebucket, & Vacationer (9pm) - The Paradise
    • the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Gretchen and the Pickpockets (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Paul Barrere, & Fred Tackett (Little Feat) and the New Orleans Suspects (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, April 10:
    • the Sonics, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Muck and the Mires (7pm), Dalton and the Sheriffs (10:45pm, & no cover) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Turkuaz (8pm) - The Paradise
    • the Portland Cello Project (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Spirit Family Reunion, Horse-Eyed Men, & Margaret Glaspy (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Loose Salute, Melvern Taylor, & the Lizzie Borden Band (8:30pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Sierra Hull (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • the Hanneke Cassel Trio, & Grace Morrison and David Delaney (8pm) - the Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, April 11:
    • Karen K and the Jitterbugs (10:30am), Nerissa and Katryna Nields (4pm, family show, 7pm), & Mike Block (11pm) - Club Passim
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Blues benefit w/ the Peter Parcek Band, Rosemary's Baby Blues, the Bees Deluxe, & the Tokyo Tramps (7pm) - Arlington Center for the Arts Theatre, (benefit is for venue)
    • the Love Dogs (7pm) - Johnny D's
    • Cassandra Wilson (8pm) - Berklee Performance Center
    • Celtic Thunder (8:30pm) - Orpheum
    • Paper Waves (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Pure Prairie League (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Pat Travers Band, & Dan Lawson (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, April 12:
    • Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan (3pm), & Billy Novick and Guy Van Duser (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (4pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Sunday Americana w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Tim Gearan, Dave Westner, & Dan Kellar (7pm) - Burren
    • Robert Sarazin Blake (9pm) - Burren, (back room)

  • Monday, April 13:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Americana Mondays w/ Greg Klyma (8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Willis Alan Ramsey (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Gregory Alan Isakov, & Jolie Holland (8pm SOLD OUT) - The Sinclair, (Tuesday night show is SOLD OUT as well)
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Michael Tarbox (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, starts at 8pm)
    • Bored of Health (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, April 14:
    • the Mountain Goats, & Ides of Gemini (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Abbie Barrett and the Last Date, the Baker Thomas Trio, & Eric Salt and the Electric City (8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren

  • Wednesday, April 15:
    • Michael Hurley (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Performance Hall
    • Jess Klein, & Rod Picott (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Ali McGuirk (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Randy Rogers Band, & Stoney LaRue (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Elvis Perkins (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Anne McCue (9:15pm) - Atwood's (tix from canceled 2/11 show, honored)

  • Thursday, April 16:
    • Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde), & Laurie Sargent (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Amy Kucharik, Builder of the House (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Mari Black, & Joseph Carmichael (8pm) - Carriage House Violins of Johnson String Instrument (Newton Upper Falls, MA)
    • the Van Buren Family Road Show (8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Kitty, Daisy and Lewis, & Gemma Ray (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Duke Levine Band (Kevin Barry, Marty Ballou, Tom Arey, & 10pm) - Atwood's
    • Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires (10pm) - Great Scott
    • Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks (8pm CANCELLED) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Michael Hurley (8pm) - Columbus Theatre (Providence, RI)
    • Chris Jacobs (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, April 17:
    • Robert Leonard and the Slippery Sneakers (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • the Onlies (8pm) - Oupost 186
    • the Ryan Montbleau Band (9pm) - The Paradise
    • Dalton and the Sheriffs (10:45pm, & no cover) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Albert Cummings (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Suzy Boguss (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, April 18:
    • Delta Rae, & Greg Holden (7pm) - Royale
    • Sugar Ray and the Bluetones (7:30pm), & Gangstagrass (10pm) - Johnny D's
    • Rhiannon Giddens (8pm SOLD OUT) - Somerville Theatre
    • Tony Bird (8pm) - Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
    • Ryan Montbleau (cd rel, & 9pm) - The Paradise

  • Sunday, April 19:
    • Sunday Americana w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Tim Gearan, Dave Westner, & Dan Kellar (7pm) - Burren
    • Jeff Beck, & Tyler Brant (7:30pm) - Orpheum

  • Monday, April 20:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Americana Mondays w/ Greg Klyma (8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Michael Tarbox (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, starts at 8pm)
    • Bored of Health (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, April 21:
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren

  • Wednesday, April 22:
    • the April Verch Band (cd rel, & 7:30pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Spuyten Duyvil (cd rel), & Laney Jones (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Bonnie Hayes (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge

  • Thursday, April 23:
    • America (7:30pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • the Nordic Fiddlers Bloc (8pm) - Johnny D's
    • the Van Buren Family Road Show (8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Hurray For The Riff Raff, & Son Little (9pm) - The Paradise
    • They Might Be Giants (9pm) - House of Blues
    • the Duke Levine Band (Kevin Barry, Marty Ballou, Tom Arey, & 10pm) - Atwood's
    • the James Hunter Six (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, April 25:
    • Tall Heights, & Suitcase Junket (7:30pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Darol Anger and the Furies (8pm) - Park Avenue Congregational Church (Arlington, MA)

  • Sunday, April 26:
    • Sunday Americana w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Tim Gearan, Dave Westner, & Dan Kellar (7pm) - Burren
    • Lyal Strickland, SenoritAwesome, Candasse Randall (in the round, 8pm), & the Daphne Martin Trio (9pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • The Space Lady, Keytar Bear, Absolute Paradise, & Duck That - Midway Cafe

  • Monday, April 27:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Americana Mondays w/ Greg Klyma (8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Michael Tarbox (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, starts at 8pm)
    • Bored of Health (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, April 28:
    • the Waterboys (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre (next night, too)
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren

  • Wednesday, April 29:
    • Wrong Is Right (8pm) - Oupost 186
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Hoot and Holler (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge

  • Thursday, April 30:

  • Saturday, May 2:

  • Sunday, May 3:
    • Todd Rundgren (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Monday, May 4:
    • Sufjian Stevens (7:30pm) - Wang Theatre

  • Tuesday, May 5:
    • the Baseball Project, & the Zambonis 7:30pm) - Johnny D's

  • Wednesday, May 6:
    • Laura Cantrell (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, May 7:
    • Shelby Lynne (8:30pm) - Johnny D's, (Narrows next night)
    • Pokey LaFarge, & Caroline Rose (9pm) - The Sinclair

  • Saturday, May 9:

  • Tuesday, May 12:
    • Delbert McClinton (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Wednesday, May 13:
    • Rhett Miller (solo, & 7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Holy Ghost Tent Revival (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, May 27:

  • Saturday, May 30:
    • 8th annual Blues After Hours benefit w/ Luther Guitar Jr Johnson, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Michelle Evil Gal Wilson, Babe Pino, & Peter Ward (7:30pm) - Regent Theater, partial proceeds go to the Flutie Autism Foundation)
    • Solas (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Thursday, June 4:

  • Sunday, June 7:
    • Buddy Guy (7:30pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Saturday, June 13:

  • Saturday, June 20:
    • Sleepy LaBeef (7:30pm) - Johnny D's, (Sleepy's 80th birthday bash!)
    • the Mavericks (1pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Thursday, June 25:
    • Keb Mo (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Lee Ann Womack - Johnny D's

  • Friday, June 26:
    • the Weepies (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Saturday, June 27:
    • Lee Roy Parnell - Johnny D's
    • Huey Lewis and the News (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Sunday, June 28:
    • Dwight Yoakam (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Thursday, July 9:

  • Saturday, July 11:
    • Montgomery Gentry (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Saturday, July 18:
    • Chris Young (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Sunday, July 19:
    • Phil Vassar (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Sunday, August 16:
    • the Beach Boys (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Friday, September 18:
    • Fresh Grass w/ 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, Mr. Sun, Flatt Lonesome, Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem, Twisted Pine, Quiles and Cloud, & more - Mass MoCA (Saturday & Sunday, too)

  • Sunday, September 20:
    • Jamey Johnson (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Friday, October 9:
    • Mark Knopfler (7:30pm) - Orpheum

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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