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

  • Friday, December 19:
    • Scott Getchell performs live on I Love A Parade (4-5:30pm, & w/ spoken word pieces) - WMBR
    • Under the Covers w/ Jake Armerding, Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins, Zack Hickman (7pm SOLD OUT, & 10pm SOLD OUT) - Club Passim
    • Chris Isaak's Christmas Show (7:30pm) - Wilbur
    • the James Montgomery Band (w/ Marissa Licata, Grace Kelly, & 7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Niall Connolly (8pm) - Toad
    • Rick Berlin and the Nickel and Dime Band, the Resurrectionists, Crazyhearse, & Sand Machine (8:30pm) - Midway Cafe
    • the Bees Deluxe - The Middle East
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Julie Rhodes (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Handymen (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Saturday, December 20:
    • the Alastair Moock Family Holiday Hootenanny w/ the Fayerweather Street School Chorus (10:30am) - Regent Theater
    • Frank Drake's bluegrass jam (2pm), & the Bagboys (5pm) - Burren
    • Eleanor and the Tasties (final show, 4pm), Jittery Jack, Bloodshot Bill, & DJ Easy Ed (9pm) - Atwood's
    • Lori McKenna, Sean McConnell (5pm SOLD OUT, & 8pm SOLD OUT) - Club Passim
    • Bebel Gilberto (6pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • the Johnny Come Latelies (6pm), & One Thin Dime (9pm) - Sally O's
    • the Band Band (7pm), Rock Bottom, & Tsunami of Sound (10pm) - Johnny D's
    • Jamie Lynn Hart, George Woods, & the Jennifer Tefft Band (8pm) - Church
    • Shotgun Waltz, the Beauty Way, Jesse and the Hogg Brothers, & Loose Change (9pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Reverend Adam Glasseye, & As The Sparrow (9:15pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Mike Hastings Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Paul Bielatowicz and Simon Fitzpatrick (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Bluegrass Gospel Project (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • Popa Chubby (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Narragansett's 124th anniversary bash w/ the Pat McGee Band, the Runaway Saints, the 'Mericans, & the Sugar Honey Iced Tea (8pm) - the Met (Providence, RI)

  • Sunday, December 21:
    • Keelan Donovan and Jenna Lotti (w/ Susan Cattaneo, 4pm), & the Inebriations and friends (9pm) - Atwood's
    • Lori McKenna, Sean McConnell (5 SOLD OUT, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Frank Drake (w/ Ethan Robbins, Michael Bean, Paul Dilley, 5pm), & the Tom Hagerty Acoustic Band (8pm) - Sally O's
    • the Natural Wonders (5pm), & Matthew Stubbs (9pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • David Rizzuti and Geoff Bartley (7pm) - Corrib Pub (Brighton, MA)
    • Dan Blakeslee, & Amy Kucharik and Friends With Benefits (8pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Britt Connors and Bourbon Renewal (9pm) - Toad

  • Monday, December 22:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • 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 Petting Zoo (Ed White, PJ Shapiro, & 9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, starts at 8pm)
    • Bored of Health (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, December 23:
    • Aine Minogue (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Haley Jane and Austin (Primates, holiday show, 7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Eddie Scheer and the Charles River Reprobates (Danielle Miraglia, Jimmy Ryan, Bob Enik, & 8pm) - Corrib Pub (Brighton, MA, holiday show)
    • Eric Royer's One Man Band (8:30pm), & the All-Star bluegrass Holiday Hoedown (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Tim Gearan, & The Tuesday Loop (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Session Americana (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge

  • Wednesday, December 24:
    • Jewmongous (6, & 8:30pm) - Club Passim, (holiday shows)

  • Friday, December 26:
    • Cropduster, Airport, Old Jack, the Curtis Mayflower, Nemes, & J Clark Webber (7:30pm) - The Sinclair
    • 7th annual Day of Christmas show w/ the Lyle Brewer Trio, the Four Legged Faithful, Nightime Sunshine, Grimis, & Hello Echo (7:45pm) - Johnny D's
    • Melissa Ferrick (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Tim Gearan Band (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • the Freeways (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Saturday, December 27:
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Cold Chocolate (5pm) - Aeronaut Brewery, (w/ Munch Mobile Kitchen food truck)
    • the Patsy Hamel Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Track 44 and special guests (6:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Michael Allman, & Charles Neville and Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood (8pm) - Regent Theater
    • Melissa Ferrick (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Ballroom Thieves, Tall Heights, & Darlingside (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Christian McNeill and Sea Monsters, & Willy Mason (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Atwood's
    • New Riders of the Purple Sage (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, December 28:
    • the Busted Jug Band (w/ Jeremy Lyons, 4pm), Lyle Brewer (w/ Jef Charland, Mike Piehl, & 9pm) - Atwood's
    • Marshall Crenshaw (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Mark Brine w/ Chuck Parrish and Larry Flint (5pm), the Natalie Flanagan Band, Leon Rich, & Trusty Sidekick (8pm) - Sally O's
    • the Natural Wonders (5pm), & Matthew Stubbs (9pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Stephen Kellogg, & Ben Fields (7pm) - Arts at the Armory Performance Hall
    • Tom Rush w/ Grace Kelly, Monica Rizzio, Joe Mennonna, Marshal Rosenberg, Paul Guzzone, & Red Molly (7:30pm) - Symphony Hall
    • Howie Tarnower and Geoff Bartley (7pm) - Corrib Pub (Brighton, MA)
    • Bucky Fereke and the Pony Express, Crushed Out, the Sarah Levecque Band, & Whistle Jacket (8:45pm) - TT the Bear's Place
    • Roots In The Round (9pm) - Toad

  • Monday, December 29:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Greg Klyma's Americana Mondays (8pm) - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Michael Tarbox (solo) - Tres Gatos (Jamaica Plain, MA)
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Emily Baker and Kaiti Jones (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, starts at 8pm)
    • Bored of Health (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Skeleton Beats (9pm) - Opus 87 (Salem, MA)

  • Tuesday, December 30:
    • Ellis Paul (7, & 10pm) - Club Passim
    • Eric Lindell (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Miriam (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Eddie Scheer w/ Gracie Curran, Tommy Carroll, & Bruce Bears (8pm) - Corrib Pub (Brighton, MA)
    • Jubilee Mule (8:30pm), & Wabash Cannibals (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Walter Noons, Du Vide, Dave Crespo's After Party, Sunbird, & Clinical - Midway Cafe
    • Session Americana (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Tim Gearan and the Tuesday Loop (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • NRBQ (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Wednesday, December 31:
    • Ellis Paul (3, 4pm, & First Night event) - Ballroom A, (Hynes Auditorium)
    • the Byrneouts (6pm), & Kristen Ford (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Ellis Paul (7, & 10pm) - Club Passim
    • Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, the Second Line Brass Band, & Boycott (7pm) - Aeronaut Brewery
    • the Grownup Noise, the Pushups, the Mercy Case (7:15pm, & First Night events) - City Place
    • Anais Mitchell, Wax and Gold, Drew O'Doherty (7:30pm), & First Night events) - Emmanuel Church
    • Yo La Tengo, Jon Bernhardt, the Thalia Zedek Band, Brendan Little (7:30pm, & First Night events) - Ballroom B, (Hynes Auditorium)
    • Booty Vortex (7:30, & 10pm) - Johnny D's
    • Patty Larkin, Dom Flemons (8pm, & First Night events) - Berklee Performance Center
    • Elijah Rock, Street Dogs, Cask Mouse, Brite Lite Brite (8:10pm, & First Night events) - Copley Square
    • Hank Williams tribute w/ Girls Guns and Glory, & Brian Carroll (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • John Powhida International Airport (9pm) - Toad
    • Dwight and Nicole (9:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Vapors of Morphine (w/ Boubacar Diabate, & 10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Houston Bernard Band (10pm) - Loretta's Last Call
    • Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers (9pm) - Opus Underground (87 Washington Street, Salem, MA)
    • NRBQ (9pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Kerri Powers - Union Coffeehouse (East Bridgewater, MA)

  • Thursday, January 1:
    • Soggy Po' Boys (2pm) - Atwood's, (Boston Marathon fundraiser)
    • Hank Williams tribute w/ Girls Guns and Glory, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks (4pm SOLD OUT, & 8pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Grace Pettis (8pm) - Club Passim

  • Friday, January 2:
    • the Barley Hoppers, & DJ Easy Ed (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman, & Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet (8pm) - Club Passim
    • And the Kids (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & William Joseph and James (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Delta Generators, & Barrence Whitfield and the Grits and Groceries Orchestra (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Funky White Honkies (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, January 3:
    • Driftwood perform live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Riley Coyote (4pm), & the Silks (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Johnnie Mac and the Local Forecast (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Luther Guitar Junior Johnson and the Magic Rockers (8pm) - Johnny D's
    • Driftwood (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Jimmy Tingle (8pm) - Sanders Theatre
    • Somerville Songwriter series w/ Bethel Steele, Jan Luby, Beth DeSombre and Terry Kitchen, & Kim Jennings (8pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Hank Williams tribute w/ Girls Guns and Glory, Amy Black (duo, & 8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Way Up South (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, January 4:
    • the Sarah Levecque Band (5pm), & Matthew Stubbs (9pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Sub Rosa Collective (w/ Rose Polenzani, Kristin Andreassen, more, & 7pm) - Club Passim

  • Monday, January 5:
    • the Sub Rosa Collective (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Bluegrass Mondays w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & Jimmy Ryan (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Bored of Health (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Wednesday, January 7:
    • Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers - Johnny D's, (Memphis fundraising show)

  • Thursday, January 8:

  • Friday, January 9:

  • Saturday, January 10:
    • the Devil Makes Three, & Joe Pug (6pm) - House of Blues
    • the Muscle Shoals Review w/ the Amy Black Band, & Sarah Borges (7pm) - Johnny D's
    • Girl Howdy (8pm) - VFW Post 1105 (295 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, dance lessons at 7:30pm w/ Roger Weiss and Sue Huppe)
    • the Gibson Brothers (7:30pm) - National Heritage Museum (Lexington, MA)
    • Willie Watson, & Elle King (9pm) - Great Scott
    • Johnny Carlevale and the Rollin' Pins (9pm) - Terry O'Rielly's Irish Pub (Newton, MA)

  • Thursday, January 15:
    • For the Sake of the Song tribute to Linda Rondstadt w/ Susan Cattaneo, Jenee Halstead, & Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents (8pm) - Johnny D's

  • Friday, January 16:
    • Dustbowl Revival, & Dom Flemons (7pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Cracker, & Camper Van Beethoven - Middle East Down
    • James Keelaghan and Barbara Kessler, & Emilia Antoniades (8pm) - the Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)

  • Sunday, January 18:
    • Brittany Haas and Nic Gareiss (2pm) - Carriage House Violins of Johnson String Instrument (1039 Chestnut Street, Newton Upper Falls, MA)

  • Tuesday, January 20:
    • the Reverend Horton Heat, Dale Watson, & Rosie Flores (8pm) - Royale

  • Thursday, January 22:
    • Whiskey Treaty Road Show (Tory Hanna, Billy Keane, Abe Loomis, Greg Smith, & David Tanklefsky) - Club Passim

  • Sunday, January 25:
    • Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Wednesday, January 28:

  • Friday, January 30:
    • Kingsley Flood (cd rel), the Grownup Noise, & the Lawsuits (8pm) - The Sinclair

  • Saturday, January 31:
    • Dr. Dog (6pm) - House of Blues

  • Friday, February 6:
    • John C. Reilly and friends (w/ Tom Brosseau, Becky Stark, & 8:30pm) - Arts at the Armory Performance Center

  • Wednesday, February 11:
    • Robert Earl Keen (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Rhythm Future Quartet (8pm) - Regattabar

  • Thursday, February 12:

  • Friday, February 13:
    • the 30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival w/ Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, the Roland White Band, Helen Highwater with David Grier, Missy Raines, Mike Compton, Shad Cobb, & Twisted Pine - Sheraton Hotel (Framingham, MA)

  • Saturday, February 14:
    • the 30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival w/ the Seldom Scene, Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands, Dan Paisley and the Southern Grass, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing, & many more - Sheraton Hotel (Framingham, MA)

  • Sunday, February 15:
    • the 30th Joe Val Bluegrass Festival w/ the Del McCoury Band, the Kathy Kallick Band, Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick Sing Songs of Vern and Ray, Town Mountain, the Bluegrass Gospel Project, & many more - Sheraton Hotel (Framingham, MA)

  • Friday, February 20:
    • Sturgill Simpson (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Girls Guns and Glory, & Susan Cattaneo (8pm) - the Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)

  • Thursday, February 26:

  • Wednesday, March 4:

  • Thursday, March 5:
    • Charlie Parr, & J.D. Wilkes - Atwood's

  • Friday, March 6:
    • the Punch Brothers, & Gaby Moreno (7pm) - House of Blues
    • Justin Townes Earle (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Sunday, March 8:
    • Rod Picott - Atwood's

  • Saturday, March 21:
    • Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin w/ the Guilty Ones, & the Far West (9pm) - The Sinclair

  • Thursday, March 26:
    • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, April 3:

  • Tuesday, April 7:
    • Damien Rice - Orpheum

  • Thursday, April 16:

  • Sunday, April 19:
    • Jeff Beck (7:30pm) - Orpheum

  • Thursday, April 23:

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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