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

  • Friday, June 24:
    • the Tom Hagerty Acoustic Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • the Social No. 11 (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Jack Broadbent (7:30pm), & Jamie Walker and Friends (10pm) - Toad
    • Rebecca Pronsky (7:30pm) - Sanctuary UCC (458 High Street, Medford, MA)
    • Jess Klein, & Mike June (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Quilt, Windowspeak, & Doug Tuttle (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Sugar Blood Jinx (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Crooked Mirror, & Pat And The Hats (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (5:30pm SOLD OUT) - Appleton Farms (Family Friendly Farm Dinner, Ipswich MA)
    • Hummingbird Syndicate, & the Rafters (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • the Outlaws, & the Mallett Brothers Band (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Sammy D and the Late Risers (9pm) - Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant (Gloucester, MA)

  • Saturday, June 25:
    • Mark Wheeler guest hosts the middle hour of the Lost Highway (8:30-9:30am) - WMBR
    • Ellis Paul (3pm family show, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Oysters (4pm), Mr. Airplane Man, Mean Black Spider (Jeremy Lyons, Jerome Dupree, & 10pm) - Atwood's
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Patsy Hamel Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • the English Beat, & Soul Asylum (7pm) - Royale
    • Double D and the Bluesmakers (7:30pm) the Little Compton Band (10pm) - Toad
    • the Duke Robillard Band (8pm) - Regattabar
    • OldJack, the Phil Aiken Army, & Magen Tracy and the Missed Connections (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • tribute to Prince and Bowie (9pm) - Midway Cafe, (benefit for the Jamaica Plain Music Festival)
    • the Mavericks, & Laura Cantrell (5pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Floyd's Row (7pm) - First Congregational Church of Winchendon (10 Olde Centre, Winchendon, MA)
    • Four Women, a tribute to Nina Simone w/ Valerie Stephens, Sympli Whitney, Wannetta Jackson, & Yma Arrington (7pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • the Gary Hoey Band (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Jonny Lang, & Guthrie Brown (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Jimmy LaFave (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters (8pm) - the Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Lenny Solomon (8pm) - Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton, RI)
    • Les Sampou and Ed Grenga (8pm) - Cape Cod Cultural Center (307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA)

  • Sunday, June 26:
    • Bobby Keyes (10am) - Beat Brasserie, (brunch)
    • the Evie Laden Band (3pm), Wild Yawp, & Kellen Zakula (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Dave Sammarco Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Ray LaMontagne (7pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Sarah Levecque (9pm) - State Park
    • Mean Black Spider (Jeremy Lyons, Mark Early, Chris Anzalone, & 9pm) - Toad
    • Jimmy Ryan and Hayride! (4pm), Sam Outlaw, & Molly Parden (9:45pm) - Atwood's
    • the Houston Bernard Band (noon) - Marshfield Fairgrounds (140 Main Street, Marshfield, MA, rodeo at 2pm)
    • Josh Turner, & Raquel Cole (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Los Lonely Boys, & Jay Psaros (6pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Dennis Stroughmatt and His Honky Tonk Circus (cd rel) - German Club (Pawtucket, RI)
    • Sara Watkins (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Monday, June 27:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Eleni Mandell, & Milo Jones (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), & the Novel Ideas (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • the Clockburners (Jimmy Ryan, Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & 9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Elijah Wald and Sandrine Sheon (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)
    • Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (10pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, June 28:
    • Pamela Means (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Sarah Jarosz (cd rel), & the Brother Brothers (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Melissa Etheridge (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Banda Magda (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • the Hip Replacements (8:30pm), & Short Life of Trouble (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge

  • Wednesday, June 29:
    • Fandango (7:30pm), & Danielle Miraglia and the Glory Junkies (10pm) - Toad
    • Kathleen Parks and Brad Bensko (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • the DuPont Brothers (cd rel), & Cricket Blue (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Floyd's Row (8pm) - Lilypad
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Merrie Amsterburg and Peter Linton (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Zach Schmidt, & Cowboy and Lady (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, June 30:
    • Tash (5:30-6:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside Passim, Passim/Berklee summer series, no cover)
    • Dashina (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • the Hank Wonder Trio (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • the Yardbirds (8pm) - Regent Theater
    • Michelle Willson and the Evil Gal Blues Festival Band (8pm) - Scullers
    • Anne Heaton (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Randy Black and the Heathcroppers, & the Trick Wallace Trio (8pm) - Sally O's
    • Gretchen and the Pickpockets, & Troll 2 (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Chris Wagner (Topheavy, Modern Day Idols), & Ajda the Turkish Queen (9pm) - Tavern at the End of the World (Charlestown, MA)
    • For the Sake of the Song tribute to Merle Haggard, w/ Patrick Coman, Julie Rhodes, Greg Klyma, Chris Hersch, more, & Stan Martin and the Moonshiners as the house band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Matt Charette and the Truer Sound, Mills Pond Falls (ep rel), Jake McKelvie and the Countertops, & Abbie Barrett (10pm) - Great Scott
    • Floyd's Row (6pm) - Loring-Greenough House (Jamaica Plain, MA)
    • Micah Scott, Zack Slik (outdoor patio, & 6:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Twangbusters (7:30pm) - 1794 Meetinghouse (New Salem, MA)

  • Friday, July 1:
    • tribute to Prince (8pm) - Club Passim
    • San Lorenzo, Rachel Sumner (Twisted Pine, & 9pm) - Thunder Road
    • Planet Radio (cd rel), & George Woods (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Tim Gearan Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Big Spender Trio (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Bees Deluxe - Next Page (Weymouth, MA)

  • Saturday, July 2:
    • Johnnie Mac and the Local Foreast (4pm), & the Rusted Bucket Band (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Bruce Molsky, & Darol Anger (8pm) - Club Passim
    • East Cameron Folkcore, Tigerman Woah, These Wild Plains, & Red Right Hand (9pm) - Great Scott
    • William Topley, & the Scott Damgaard Band (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Silks (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Dave Foley (10pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Aztec Two Step, & Jon Pousette-Dart (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Way Up South (9pm) - Katrina's (14 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA)

  • Sunday, July 3:

  • Monday, July 4:

  • Tuesday, July 5:
    • Aurora Birch (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • David Bazan, & Laura Gibson (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Kiri Cormack (8:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Sick Sad and Lonesome (8:30pm), Drymill Road (10pm), & Good Morning Bedlam (11:15pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Loveswords (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Wednesday, July 6:
    • the Four-Legged Faithful, Jeremy Harman, & Adam Simon (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Hot Club of Cowtown (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)
    • King Sunny Ade (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Wishbone Zoe (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Field Day (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Matt Schofield (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Thursday, July 7:
    • Dear June (5:30-6:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside Passim, Passim/Berklee summer series, no cover)
    • Lula Wiles (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Porch Party Mamas (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Cocek Brass Band (8:30pm) - Aeronaut Brewing Company
    • Dan Blakeslee and the Calabash Club (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Lenny Solomon (7pm) - Crane Library (Quincy, MA)
    • NRBQ and the Whole Wheat Horns (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Jake Shimabukuro (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, July 8:
    • Chris Trapper (7pm) - Burren (back toom, next night, too)
    • John Gorka, & Curtis McMurtry (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Figgs, & John Powhida (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Hayley Thompson-King (10pm) - Atwood's
    • 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)
    • the Greyhounds, & Julie Rhodes (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Jon Butcher Axis (8pm) - the Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Saturday, July 9:
    • 3rd annual Porch Fest (noon-6pm) - Jamaica Plain
    • the Early Roman Kings (w/ Tony Trischka, 3pm), Tim Gearan, & Zak Trojano (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Beach Boys (3, & 9pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • Shaun╩Wortis's╩Voodoo╩Krewe╩Revue (w/ Chandler Travis, Paul╩Ahlstrand, Ducky╩Carlisle, Bob╩Pilkington, Cliff Spencer, Marc╩Hickox, Mark╩Caughill, & 9pm) - Once
    • Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • 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)
    • the Levitation Music and Arts Festival w/ the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, the North Mississippi All Stars, & more - Marshfield Fair Grounds (Marshfield, MA)
    • Marty Nestor and the Blackjacks (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Bees Deluxe - 17 State╩Street Cafe (17 State Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Sunday, July 10:
    • Cricket Tell The Weather, Jim Hurst (3pm), Hoot and Holler, & Sumner and Moss (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Americana Sundays w/ Greg Klyma (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (9pm) - State Park
    • 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)

  • Monday, July 11:
    • the Stray Birds (cd rel, 7, & 10pm) - Club Passim
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Kathleen Parks and Brad Bensko (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, July 12:
    • Sumner and Moss (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Noam Weinstein, & the Arrow and the Bow (6pm) - Danehy Park (Cambridge, MA, a Passim presentation)
    • Joe Jackson (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • the Vinegar Flies (8:30pm), & Damn Tall Buildings (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Paper Waves (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge

  • Wednesday, July 13:
    • Walter Martin (the Walkmen, & 7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Jimmy Ryan (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Los Lonely Boys (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Greyhounds (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, July 14:
    • Zahili Gonzalez Zamora (5:30-6:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside Passim, Passim/Berklee summer series, no cover)
    • Noe, & Mar|Co (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Bob Dylan, & Mavis Staples (8pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Ana Egge and the Sentimentals (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Eric Krasno Band, & Armies (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Los Lobos (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Bacon Brothers (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, July 15:
    • Toronzo Cannon (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Hurray For The Riff Raff, & Daddy Long Legs (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Brett Dennen, & Air Traffic Controller (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Diane Reeves (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, July 16:
    • Third Eye Blind (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Colin Hay (Men At Work), & Chris Trapper (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • John Sebastian, & David Bromberg (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, July 17:
    • Miracle Legion, & Bent Shapes (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Sarah Levecque (9pm) - State Park
    • the Yawpers (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Blues Traveler (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Badi Assad, & Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Air Supply (6pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Monday, July 18:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Alastair Moock (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, July 19:
    • Zak Trojano (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Mabina Ya Sika w/ Nathaniel Braddock and friends, & Lay Low Moon (6pm) - Danehy Park (Cambridge, MA, a Passim presentation)
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Ricky Mier and Friends (8:30pm), & the Can't Hardly Play Boys (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Lera Lynn, & Andrew Combs (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Wednesday, July 20:
    • the Martha Redbone Roots Project (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)
    • the Quebe Sisters (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Langhorne Slim and the Law (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Field Day (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge

  • Thursday, July 21:
    • Sumner and Moss (5:30-6:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside Passim, Passim/Berklee summer series, no cover)
    • Rickexpress (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Tinsley Ellis (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, July 22:
    • the Wild Reeds (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Eric Burdon and the Animals, & the Edgar Winter Group (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Alejandro Escovedo (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Tom Rush (8pm) - the Center for Arts (Natick, MA, next night, too)

  • Saturday, July 23:
    • the Way Down Wanderers perform live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Case/Lang/Veirs (Neko, k.d., Laura), & Andy Schaub (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Paula Cole (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Sunday, July 24:
    • Quartet San Francisco (w/ Jason Anick, & 3pm) - Club Passim

  • Monday, July 25:
    • Frank Drake (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)
    • the Chick Corea Trio (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too)

  • Tuesday, July 26:
    • Matt and Shannon Heaton (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • the Novel Ideas, & Daniel Patino Quintana (6pm) - Danehy Park (Cambridge, MA, a Passim presentation)
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Kathleen Parks, Emily Baker and the Stay-at-Home Dads (8:30pm), & Evan Murphy and Danny Erker (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Femi Kuti (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Esme Patterson (10pm) - Great Scott

  • Wednesday, July 27:
    • Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Franc Graham (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge

  • Thursday, July 28:
    • Aliya Cycon (5:30-6:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside Passim, Passim/Berklee summer series, no cover)
    • Selah Poitier (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Booker T. Jones (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Steve Forbert (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, July 29:
    • the John Jorgenson Quintet (w/ Jason Anick, & 7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • the Django Festival Allstars (w/ Samson Schmitt, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, DouDou Cuillerier, Antonio Licusati, & 8pm) - Scullers
    • Lizz Wright (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • the Blues Brothers Revue (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Bethany Joy Lenz and Her Firepit Band, & Phillip-Michael Scales (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, July 30:
    • the The Band band (4:30, & 7pm) - Burren
    • Ameranouche (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Arlo Guthrie (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next day at 5pm, too)
    • Chris Robinson Brotherhood (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Joe Ely (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

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

  • Tuesday, August 2:
    • the Meadows Brothers (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • the Loomers, & Elizabeth and Ben Anderson (6pm) - Danehy Park (Cambridge, MA, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, August 3:
    • Patty Larkin (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, August 4:
    • the Wolff Sisters (5:30-6:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside Passim, Passim/Berklee summer series, no cover)
    • Sudacas (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Tony Joe White (Sawtelle Room, & 7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Tom Rush (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too)

  • Saturday, August 6:

  • Sunday, August 7:
    • Hot Tuna (electric), & Leftover Salmon (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Grand Funk Railroad (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 9:
    • Rachel Sumner (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Honeysuckle, & the Ivy Leaf (6pm) - Danehy Park (Cambridge, MA, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, August 10:
    • Dervish (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, August 11:
    • Honeysuckle (5:30-6:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside Passim, Passim/Berklee summer series, no cover)
    • ChoroBop, & and55 Group (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)

  • Friday, August 12:
    • Rich Robinson, & Bonnie Bishop (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • the Lone Bellow (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Anders Osborne (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, August 13:
    • the Moonshine Music Festival w/ Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, & Billy Wylder and more (4pm) - Earth Sky Time Farm (1547 Main Street, Manchester, VT)
    • Dr. Dog (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Dr. Lonnie Smith (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Monday, August 15:

  • Tuesday, August 16:
    • Dear June (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • the Edna Project Jojadabri (6pm) - Danehy Park (Cambridge, MA, a Passim presentation)
    • Guitar Sessions w/ Robben Ford (7:30pm) - Berklee Performance Center

  • Wednesday, August 17:
    • the Edwin Pabon Orchestra (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)
    • Guitar Sessions w/ the Jon Finn Group (7:30pm) - Berklee Performance Center
    • Lenny Solomon (8pm) - Club Passim

  • Thursday, August 18:
    • the Ladles (5:30-6:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside Passim, Passim/Berklee summer series, no cover)
    • Sleeping Lion, & iives (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Guitar Sessions w/ Sean Michaud (7:30pm) - Berklee Performance Center
    • Johnny A, & Davy Knowles (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, August 19:
    • Buckwheat Zydeco (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • the Wailers (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Tab Benoit (8pm SOLD OUT) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, August 20:
    • Bonnie Raitt (7:30pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Sunday, August 21:
    • Vince Neill (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 23:
    • Jim Trick (noon) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue (8pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Jon Stickley Trio (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, August 24:
    • the Donny McCaslin Group (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)

  • Thursday, August 25:
    • Tyler Perry (5:30-6:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside Passim, Passim/Berklee summer series, no cover)
    • Nikkollective (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • 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)
    • War (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, August 28:
    • Starship (w/ Mickey Thomas, & 6pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • the Kingston Trio (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 30:

  • Wednesday, August 31:
    • Blues Traveler, the Wallflowers, G. Love and Special Sauce, & Howie Day (7pm) - House of Blues
    • Fendika (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard (MFA, Boston, MA)
    • Gary Clark Jr. (8pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

  • Thursday, September 1:
    • Keyhan Kamelian (5:30-6:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside Passim, Passim/Berklee summer series, no cover)
    • Niu Raza, & the Wilder Project (6pm) - ICA (no cover, outside on the Harborwalk, in association with Berklee College)
    • Weird Al Yankovic (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Ani Difranco (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA, next night, too)

  • Friday, September 2:
    • 19th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival w/ Matt Andersen and the Bona Fide, the Knickerbocker All Stars, Roomful of Blues, Duke Robillard, Willie J. Laws, Dustbowl Revival, the╩Revelers, the Honeycutters, Waylon Thibodeaux, Longshot Voodoo, Donna the Buffalo, ╩Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas, & Cedryl Ballou and the Zydeco Trendsetters (5pm) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, R.I.)

  • Saturday, September 3:
    • 19th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival w/ Lucinda Williams, the Taj Mahal Trio, Donna the Buffalo, HoneyHoney, Uncle Earl Reunion, Hat Fitz and Cara, ╩the Honeycutters, Sarah Potenza, Los Texmaniacs, ╩ Quiet Life, Kelsey Waldon, Guthrie Brown and the Family Tree, Orchestre Royal (w/ Steve Riley, Roddie Romero, Kevin Wimmer, Eric Adcock and others), Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas, The Revelers, & Cedryl Ballou and the Zydeco Trendsetters (1pm) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, R.I.)
    • the B-52's (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Robert Cray Band (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, September 3:
    • 19th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival w/ Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, David Grisman Sextet, Dave Alvin╩and Phil Alvin w/ the Guilty Ones, Los Texmaniacs, Dustbowl Revival, Kweskin and Muldaur, HoneyHoney, Hat Fitz and Cara, the Occidental Gypsy Jazz Band, ╩Quiet Life, Guthrie Brown, the Family Tree, the Suitcase Junket, Orchestre Royal, Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas, the Revelers, & Cedryl Ballou and the Zydeco Trendsetters (1pm) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, R.I.)

  • Tuesday, September 6:

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

  • Thursday, September 8:
    • Kaeli Earle (5:30-6:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside Passim, Passim/Berklee summer series, no cover)

  • Friday, September 9:
    • Amos Lee (7:30pm) - Boston Opera House

  • Saturday, September 10:
    • ZZ Top (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, September 13:
    • Jenny Lewis, & the Watson Twins (7:30pm) - Wang Center Theatre
    • Glen Hansard (8:30pm) - Orpheum

  • Friday, September 16:
    • Ruthie Foster (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Gordon Lightfoot (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, September 18:
    • John Waite (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Tuesday, September 20:
    • Band of Horses (9pm) - Orpheum

  • Thursday, September 22:

  • Sunday, September 25:
    • Trace Adkins (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • John Waite and the Axemen (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Tuesday, September 27:
    • the Buzzcocks (8pm) - Royale

  • Wednesday, September 28:

  • Thursday, September 29:
    • Ace Frehley (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, September 30:
    • Leon Russell (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Tom Paxton (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, October 1:

  • Sunday, October 9:
    • Sturgill Simpson (9pm) - Orpheum

  • Friday, October 21:
    • Martha Bourne w/ the Blue Ribbons (cd rel, & 8pm) - Club Passim

  • Friday, November 11:

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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