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

  • Friday, December 9:
    • the Johnny Come Latelies (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Ruth Rappaport (cd rel, & 7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Marcel, & Rami and Bachar Khalife (8pm) - Berklee Performance Center
    • Ruby Rose Fox (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Christopher Williams, & Gabrielle Louise (8pm) - Club Passim
    • John Pizzarelli (8pm) - Scullers
    • Vanessa Peters (8pm), & Los Goutos (10pm) - Toad
    • the Figgs, & Field Drum (8:30pm) - Midway Cafe
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & the Andrea Gillis Band (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Avi Jacob, & American Echoes (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Phil Vassar (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • the Amy Black Band (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Gretchen Peters (8pm) - the Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
    • Phil Vassar (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Joe Louis Walker (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, December 10:
    • Gabrielle Louise performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Frank Drake's bluegrass jam (2pm), & the Bagboys (5pm) - Burren
    • the Weisstronauts 18th annual Holiday Jubilee (4pm), & Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm), the Josiah Reibstein Quintet (album release), & Sammy D and the Late Risers (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Winterbloom w/ Antje Duvkot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson, Natalia Zuckerman (5 SOLD OUT, & 8pm SOLD OUT) - Club Passim
    • the Tom Hagerty Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • the Weird Folk Fest w/ Anais Azul, GaPi, Nosy Mangabe, & Muscari (6pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • New England Irish Harp Orchestra holiday show (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Jamie Kallestad (7:30pm), & Red Tail Hawk (10pm) - Toad
    • Bella's Bartok, & Gretchen and the Pickpockets (7:30pm) - Middle East Up
    • Goodnight Texas, & Bombadil (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Cole Swindell, Cole Taylor, & Travis Denning (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Norah Jones, & the Candles (8:30pm) - Orpheum
    • Shun Ng and the Shunettes, & Jay Psaros (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Cask Mouse, Diablogato, Salem Wolves, & Nick the Barbarian (9pm) - Great Scott
    • the Houston Bernard Band (9:30pm) - Loretta's Last Call
    • Darlene Love (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Delta Rae (holiday show), & Penny and Sparrow (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Nancy Beaudette, & Susan Cattaneo (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • the Kennedys (ballroom), & Tom Rush (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the California Guitar Trio (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Bees Deluxe - C.R. Moulton's (17 State Street, Newburyport, MA)
    • Les Sampou, & the Savoir Faire Jazz Duo - PJ's Restaurant (227 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Scituate, MA)

  • Sunday, December 11:
    • Hillbilly Holiday (2-7pm) - Aeronaut Brewing Company
    • benefit for Our Space w/ Vapors Of Morphine, Club d'Elf (feat. Duke Levine), The Curtis Mayflower, Hybrasil (original line up), the Bow Thayer Band, & Jimmy Ryan and Hayride (3pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Zack Bolles and Ethan Miller (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Real Bayou Boy Orchestra, Tokyo Tramps, & Misintent (4pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem (winter/holdiay cd rel, 5, & 7:30pm) - Club Passim
    • Americana Sundays hosted by Greg Klyma w/ Matt Murphy, & Kevin Maul (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • Los Goutos (7pm) - Burren
    • the Weepies (acoustic, & 8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Sean Trischka and Stash Wyslouch (9pm) - Toad
    • Babydriver, & Philosopical Zombie (9pm) - State Park
    • Girls Rock Campaign Boston Holiday Rock n Roll Social benefit w/ĘBella, Sister, Magen Tracy and Stud Green, Danielle Miraglia and the Glory Junkies, Awaaz Do (3pm), & Sarah Shook and the Disarmers (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Amy Black Band (6pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Suzy Boguss' swingin' Christmas (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Whiskey Charmers - Firehouse 13 (Providence, RI)

  • Monday, December 12:
    • the Whiskey Charmers (1pm) - Burren, (lunchtime series)
    • Matt Heaton's Toddlerbilly Taco Takeover (family show, & 5pm) - Once
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • David Crosby, & friends (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Delta Rae's acoustic holiday show, & Penny and Sparrow (8pm SOLD OUT) - The Sinclair
    • the Clockburners (w/ Eric Royer, Sean Staples, Jimmy Ryan, Dave Westner, Chris Anzalone, & 9pm) - Atwood's
    • PJ Shapiro (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which starts at 8pm)
    • Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • A Christmas Celtic Sojourn (4, & 8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Tuesday, December 13:
    • Air Congo (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • the Dixie Butterhounds (8:30pm), & True Life Bluegrass (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • the Alec Hutson Trio, & Kaeli Earle (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge

  • Wednesday, December 14:
    • Fandango (7pm), & Danielle Miraglia and the Glory Junkies (10pm) - Toad
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Wishbone Zoe (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Pat and the Hats (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, December 15:
    • 7th annual Celebration of Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony w/ Jennifer Kimball, Rose Polenzani, Laura Cortese, Britany Haas, Rose Cousins, Valerie Thompson, Jenna Moynihan (7pm SOLD OUT, & 9:30pm) - Club Passim
    • Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Benefit (for the families who lost houses in the Cambridge fire) w/ the James Montgomery Blues Band, Tigerman Woah, Lady Pills, STL GLD, Killer Cortez, & more (8pm) - Middle East Down
    • Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (8pm) - Middle East Up
    • the Sweetback Sisters' country Christmas singalong (8pm) - Oberon
    • the Julien Kasper Band (8pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Twisted Pine, & the Abbey Hollander Band (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • You Won't, & Suitcase Junket (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Nickel and Dime Band (9:30pm) - Haven (2 Perkins Street, Jamaica Plain, MA)
    • Danielle Miraglia and Cheryl Arena (9:30pm) - the Menotomy Grill
    • Matt Heaton and the Electric Heaters (9:30pm) - Aeronaut Brewing Company
    • Young Frontier, & The Lawsuits (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Rick Berlin (solo), Sam Dudley, & more (7pm) - Gallery 55 (55 South Main Street, Natick, MA)
    • A Squeezebox Stompers Christmas on the Bayou (7pm) - Salem Cinema (1 East India Square Salem, MA)
    • Glen Phillips, & Brian Dunne (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, December 16:
    • Larry Flint and the Road Scholars (Kathy Burkly, Matt Leavenworth, George Lewis, & 6pm) - Sally O's
    • Chris Trapper (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Chadwick Stokes and Friends (benefit, & 8pm) - The Paradise
    • Tall Heights, & the Western Den (9pm) - Club Passim
    • the B3 Kings, & Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & the Scott Janovitz Band (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Sweetback Sisters' country Christmas singalong (7:30pm) - Spire Center, (Plymouth)
    • Session Americana (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)

  • Saturday, December 17:
    • Grain Thief (4pm), & Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Busted Jug Band (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (6pm) - Sally O's
    • the Oh Hellos Christmas extravaganza (7pm) - The Paradise
    • Blood, & Sweat and Tears (7:30pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Martha Bourne (7:30pm), & Lux (10pm) - Toad
    • Dietrich Strause, San Lorenzo (9pm), & Session Americana (11:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Adam Ezra Group, & Melodime (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Caladh Nua (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Savoy Brown (w/ Kim Simmonds, 8pm), Steven Pelland (cd release, ballroom, & 8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Ryan Montbleau, & Will Evans (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Paula Cole (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • the Houston Bernard Band (9:30pm) - Whiskey Barrel (27 Lafayette Square, Haverhill, MA)

  • Sunday, December 18:
    • the Chandler Travis Philharmonic (4pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Sarah Levecque (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Frank Drake (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Sugar Blood Jinx (9pm) - Toad
    • 2370 (w/ Ian Kennedy, Mike Piehl, 4pm), Darrin Bradbury, & American Echoes (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Holidaze, & the Dazies (9pm) - State Park
    • 17th anniversary holiday party, & rock and roll yard sale (11am-7pm) - What Cheer (180 Angel Street, Providence, RI, records, books, vintage, more)
    • Wintery Songs In Eleventy Part Harmony w/ Jennifer Kimball, Rose Polenzani, Hannah Read, Jenna Moynihan, Valerie Thompson, & Deni Hlavinka (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Monday, December 19:
    • the Splinters (6pm), & Louder Than Milk (8pm) - Once
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (w/ Eric Royer, Sean Staples, Jimmy Ryan, Dave Westner, Chris Anzalone, & 9pm) - Atwood's
    • PJ Shapiro (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which starts at 8pm)
    • Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (10pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, December 20:
    • tribute to Fleetwood Mac (w/ Liz Vaughan, Rocco DeRosa, more, & 9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • When Particles Collide, & Wrong Shapes (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, December 21:
    • 12th Annual Boston Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless w/ the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, the Stompers, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra, Jennifer Kimball, the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society, Amy Fairchild and Carla Ryder, Ramona Silver, the Weisstronauts, Erin Harpe, Shaun Wortis, Merrie Amsterburg, Rose Polenzani, the Darlings, Jen D'Angora, Alastair Moock, the Revolutioanry Snake Ensemble, Mike Gent, Kimon Kirk, the Athol Thingerth, & more (7pm) - Once
    • Evan Murphy and Danny Erker play the songs of Skaggs and Rice (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & the Wolff Sisters (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Klezwoods Klezmer Xmas (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, December 22:
    • Audrey Ryan, Jenee Halstead, & Kristen Ford (8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Duke Levine (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Friday, December 23:
    • Aine Minogue (7:30pm) - Club Passim
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Jen Kearney (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Sugar Ray and the Bluetones (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, December 24:

  • Monday, December 26:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Melissa Ferrick (7:30pm) - Club Passim
    • the Roots (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (w/ Eric Royer, Sean Staples, Jimmy Ryan, Dave Westner, Chris Anzalone, & 9pm) - Atwood's
    • PJ Shapiro (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which starts at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, December 27:
    • Melissa Ferrick (7:30pm) - Club Passim
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren

  • Wednesday, December 28:

  • Thursday, December 29:
    • Dora Pereli, & Aurora Birch (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the David Wax Museum, & Auld Lang Syne (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, December 30:
    • Ellis Paul, Christopher Williams (7, & 10pm) - Club Passim
    • Brooks Williams (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • The Ghost of Paul Revere, These Wild Plains, & Town Meeting (8:30pm) - Brighton Music Hall

  • Saturday, December 31:
    • the Busted Jug Band (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Ellis Paul, Flynn (7, & 10pm) - Club Passim
    • Dennis Brennan (9:30pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Roomful of Blues, & Bees Deluxe - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Jimmy Tingle (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Thursday, January 5:
    • Albert Lee (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, January 6:
    • Squirrell Nut Zippers (w/ Jimbo Mathus, & 9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Albert Lee (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, January 7:
    • Shun Ng performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Bees Deluxe - Blacksheep Tavern (261 Leominster Road, Sterling, MA)

  • Sunday, January 8:

  • Tuesday, January 10:
    • Steve Gunn and Lee Ranaldo (6:45pm) - Arts at the Armory Performance Hall

  • Thursday, January 12:
    • Bees Deluxe - NoLo Bistro & Bar (160 Pawtucket Boulevard, Tyngsboro, MA)

  • Saturday, January 14:

  • Monday, January 16:
    • Bees Deluxe (w/ Otto Lenz) - Once

  • Friday, January 20:
    • Livingston Taylor (cd rel, & 8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Rubblebucket, & Sam Evlan (9pm) - The Paradise
    • Melissa Manchester (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Gaelic Storm (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, January 21:
    • the Infamous Stringdusters, & the David Wax Museum (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Marc Broussard (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Ronstadt Generations, & Los Tucsonenses (8pm) - Belleville Congergational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Wednesday, January 25:

  • Thursday, January 26:
    • the Devil Makes Three (8:30pm) - House of Blues
    • the Band of Heathens (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, January 27:

  • Saturday, January 28:
    • the Band of Heathens - Thunder Road
    • Betty LaVette (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, February 3:
    • Bob Franke, & Aaron Nathans and Michael G. Ronstadt (8pm) - the Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, February 4:

  • Thursday, February 9:
    • Drive-By Truckers, & Kyle Craft (9pm) - Royale

  • Friday, February 10:

  • Saturday, February 11:
    • Noam Pikelny, & Anais Mitchell (8pm) - Sanders Theatre
    • the Amy Black Band (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Thursday, February 16:
    • Lee Fields and the Expressions (9pm) - Royale

  • Saturday, February 18:
    • Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, the Bouncing Souls, Arkells, & Will Varley (7:45pm) - Agganis Arena
    • Solas (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, February 24:
    • Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears (9pm) - Middle East Down
    • the Gin Blossoms (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, February 25:
    • Leo Kottke, & Keller Williams (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Thursday, March 2:
    • Madeleine Peyroux, & Rickie Lee Jones (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Friday, March 3:
    • Nikki Lane, Brent Cobb, & Jonathan Tyler (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Jesse Colin Young (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, March 4:
    • the Jerry Garcia Band w/ Melvin Seals (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, March 10:
    • Teada (8pm) - Belleville Stage (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)
    • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, March 11:
    • Dawes (9pm) - Orpheum

  • Sunday, March 12:

  • Friday, March 24:
    • Mavis Staples (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, March 31:
    • Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, April 1:
    • Le Vent du Nord (8pm) - Belleville Stage (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Thursday, April 6:

  • Saturday, April 8:
    • Peter Wolf (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Tuesday, April 18:

  • Wednesday, April 19:

  • Friday, April 21:
    • Blind Boys of Alabama (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Wednesday, April 26:
    • the Foghorn Stringband (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Thursday, April 27:
    • Steve Winwood (8:30pm) - Orpheum

  • Saturday, April 29:
    • Three Women and the Truth (Mary Gautier, Gretchen Peters, Elyza Gilkyson, & 8pm) - Belleville Stage (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Friday, May 6:
    • the Wailin' Jennys (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Wednesday, May 18:
    • Buddy Guy (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, 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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