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

  • Thursday, October 18:
    • the Jarlath Henderson Band (7:30pm) - Rockwell
    • Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Spring Hill Rounders (7:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Amy Fairchild (7:30pm) - Burren
    • Everything Turned To Color, & Emily Mure (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Turnpike Troubadours (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Meshell Ndegeocello (8pm) - City Winery
    • the Brother Brothers, & Bridget Kearney (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Murder By Death, & William Elliott Whitmore (9pm) - Royale
    • Sarah Levecque, & Laura Lee Imhoff (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Sarah McQuaid - Cary Memorial Library (Lexington, MA)
    • Martin Barre (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, October 19:
    • Larry Flint and the Road Scholars (Chuck Parrish, Richard Malcolm, & 6pm) - Sally O's
    • the Record Company, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, & Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear (7:30pm) - House of Blues
    • Yani Batteau (cd release, & 7:30pm) - Burren
    • Gina Chavez (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Wendy Eisenberg, & Mattie and Debbie (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Tim Gearan Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • 1st annual The Town and The City Festival (9 venues, 50and artists) w/ Caitlin Canty, Ryan Lee Crosby, Will Dailey, Wreckless Eric, Billy Wylder, Evan Goodrow, & many more (7:30pm) - Lowell, MA
    • Martin Barre (Little Feat, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Sonny Landreth (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Kathy Mattea (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Jim Trick, & the Promise Is Hope (8pm) - the Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
    • Sonny Landreth (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Peter Ward and Eletric Blues (8:30pm) - 4S Sports Pub (666 Waverly Street, Framingham, MA)

  • Saturday, October 20:
    • Galen Moore (former host of WMBR's The Greasy Spoon) sits in on the Lost Highway (8-10am) - WMBR
    • Busted Jug Band (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Philip Hamilton (7pm) - Sanctuary UCC (458 High Street, Medford, MA)
    • Dala (7pm) - Burren
    • Makin' Some Noise, a birthday tribute to Tom Petty w/ Greg Klyma, Peter Moore, Andy Santospago, Jeff Calder, Peter Zarkadas, Sean McLaughlin, & Andy Plaisted (7:30pm) - Regent Theater
    • James Montgomery (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Roo Panes (7:30pm) - City Winery, (Haymarket Lounge)
    • the Hot Sardines (8pm) - Berklee Performance Center
    • Edie Carey, & Gregory Douglass (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Donna the Buffalo (8pm) - City Winery
    • Margaret Glaspy (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Los Goutos, & Jimmy Ryan and Dana Colley (9:15pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • McNeil (9:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Stan Martin Band (10pm) - Toad
    • the Ray Mason Band (2pm) - Hyland Orchard & Pavilion (Fiskdale, MA)
    • 1st annual The Town and The City Festival (9 venues, 50and artists) w/ Kristin Hersh, Kingsley Flood, Abbie Barrett, Melvern Taylor, Ed Moose Savage, Frank Morey, Chris Trapper, Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys, & many more (7:30pm) - Lowell, MA
    • Quinn Sullivan (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Abbie Gardner (8pm) - Ivy Chord Coffeehouse (Unitarian Universalist Church, 239 Woburn Street, Reading, MA)
    • Sonny Landreth (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Claudia Schmidt (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, October 21:
    • Jay Allen and the Messsaround (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Cousin Bobby Bluegrass (4pm) - Atwood's
    • Holly Near, & Tammy Hall and Jan Martinelli (7pm) - City Winery
    • Americana Sundays hosted by Greg Klyma, w/ Andy Santospago, Jeff Calder, Jameson Stewart and Patrick Dalton, & performing the songs of Tom Petty (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • the Young Novelists (7:30pm) - Burren
    • Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles (8pm) - Royale
    • Amy Speace, & Rachael Kilgour (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Courtney Barnes, & Waxahatchee (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Youssou NDour (8pm, & SOLD OUT) - The Sinclair
    • Dietrich Strause and Band (9pm) - Toad
    • Elilzabeth Cook (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Monday, October 22:
    • Zornitsa, & Music of Turkish Women Composers (7pm) - Club Passim
    • David Johnston (7:30pm) and the White Owls (9:30pm) - Toad
    • Kathy Mattea (8pm) - City Winery
    • Mike Yung, & Dom Jones (8pm) - City Winery, (Haymarket Lounge)
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Raymond Gonzales (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (10pm) - The Sinclair

  • Tuesday, October 23:
    • Tom Hagerty (5pm), & Johnny Trama and the B3 Kings (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Copilot (7:30pm), & Sonya Rae and Ryan Taylor (10pm) - Toad
    • Tony Lucca, & Tom Mackell (7:30pm) - City Winery, (Haymarket Lounge)
    • Tank and The Bangas, Big Freedia, & Naughty Professor (8pm SOLD OUT) - Royale
    • Session Americana w/ Ali McGuirk (8pm) - City Winery
    • Laura Orshaw and the New Velvet Band, & the Vinegar Flies (8:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge

  • Wednesday, October 24:
    • Rushad Eggleston (7, & 10pm) - Club Passim
    • Fandango (7:30pm), & Danielle Maraglia and the Glory Junkies (10pm) - Toad
    • Phil Cook, & Andy Jenkins (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Missy Raines Trio, & Tony Furtado (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Kandace Springs (8pm) - City Winery
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Abbie Barrett (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, October 25:
    • Todd Thibaud Band (7:30pm), & Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Kerri Powers (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Wind and the Wave (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Mama Ain't Dead, & John Fatum (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Samantha Fish (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Friday, October 26:
    • Tom Hagerty Acoustic Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Chad Perrone, & Ashley Jordan (7:30pm) - City Winery, (Haymarket Lounge)
    • Peter Mulvey's 8th annual Lamplighter Series, tag-team duo's w/ Rose Polenzani, James Rohr (Blue Ribbons), Kris Delmhorst, Barry Rothman (Radi0Swan, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Vusi Mahlasela and Friends (8pm) - Somerville Theatre
    • Joe Pug (8pm) - City Winery
    • Bahamas, & Bedouine (9pm) - The Paradise
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Cliff Notez, & Aisha Burns (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Ottmar Leibert, & Luna Negra (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Billy Gibbons (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • the Dirty Martinis (Les Sampou, Ed Grenga, Justine Meyers, Steve Oksenuk, & 9pm) - Tosca, (Hingham. MA)

  • Saturday, October 27:
    • Wayne Potash's rock n roll Halloween Party (family shows, 9:30, & 11:30am) - Club Passim
    • Josh Lederman and the Cambridge-Somerville All-Stars (4pm), & the Wolff Sisters (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Peter Mulvey's 8th annual Lamplighter Series, w/ Peter, & Paul and Barry performing Tom Waits' Rain Dogs (7pm) - Club Passim, (w/ a discussion on thirteen ways to look at the music of Tom Waits)
    • Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Steve Earle, & Lila Downs (7:30pm) - Orpheum, (Benefit for Women's Refugee Commission)
    • Pokey LaFarge (solo), & the Watson Twins (8pm) - City Winery
    • OldJack (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Paddy Saul Band, Josh Lederman and Friends, & Allright Allready (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Mountain Man, & the Dead Tongues (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Stan Martin Band w/ Jeff Allison, Joe Klompus, & Michelle Martin (9pm) - Smoke Shop BBQ
    • Lone Bellow (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • the Lonely Heartstring Band (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Sunday, October 28:
    • Jimmy Ryan and Hayride (4pm) - Atwood's
    • Gin Daisy (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Roy Sludge Tour (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Peter Mulvey's 8th annual Lamplighter Series, w/ debut of Jason Metz' radio play, Transmissions From Fish City, featuring Peter Mulvey, Chandler Travis, Chris Anzalone, Ruth Anzalone, Jason Metz, Morgan Ford, & more (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Americana Sundays hosted w/ the Greg Klyma Band, & Avi Bufallo and Haunted Summer (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • Loudon Wainwright III (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Monday, October 29:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9:30pm) - Toad
    • Peter Mulvey's 8th annual Lamplighter Series, Songwriter Round, w/ Peter Mulvey, Jennifer Kimball, Mark Erelli, Brianna Lane, & special guest Duke Levine (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Ottmar Liebart and Luna Negra (8pm) - City Winery
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Ed White, & Abbie Barrett (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge

  • Tuesday, October 30:
    • Tom Hagery (5pm), & Johnny Trama and the B3 Kings (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Franc Graham Band (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Peter Mulvey's 8th annual Lamplighter Series, Bach cello suites re-imagined w/ Mike Block (cello) and Barry Rothman (phonographs) improvising through the Bach cello suites, Peter Mulvey backed by Mike Block (cello), Maeve Gilchrist (harp), Mairi Chaimbeul (harp) and Barry Rothman (phonographs, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Session Americana w/ Duke Levine, & Gentle Temper (8pm) - City Winery
    • Good Time Revival, & Cousin Bobby (8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Emily Elbert, & Dani Murcia (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, October 31:
    • a Werewolf Bar Mitzvah w/ LuxDeluxe, Noble Dust, & Rachel Sumner (7pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Fandango (7:30pm) - Toad
    • Peter Mulvey's 8th annual Lamplighter Series, Halloween party w/Peter Mulvey, Tim Gearan, Maeve Gilchrist, & backed by Radi0Swan (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Richard Marx (8pm) - City Winery
    • A Jackson Pollock Halloween with Jimmy Ryan and Hayride (9:15pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, November 1:
    • Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Nellie McKay (8pm) - City Winery
    • Robbie Schaefer (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Eliot Bronson, Susan Cattaneo, & and Amy McCarley (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Caroline Rose, & And The Kids (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Jamie McLean Band (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Friday, November 2:
    • the Black Feathers (7pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Colter Wall, & Ian Noe (8pm) - Somerville Theatre
    • Sean Rowe (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Anna and Elizabeth (8pm) - City Winery
    • Roky Erickson, & White Mystery (8:45pm) - Once
    • The War and Treaty, & Courtney Marie Andrews (9:30pm) - Great Scott
    • Tim Gearan Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Hanneke Cassel (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • John Hiatt (acoustic show, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, November 3:
    • Alastair Moock's Pastures of Plenty w/ Sammy and Bill McQuaid, Fiddlin' Quinn, the Family von Moock, & more (3pm) - Club Passim
    • Johnny Mac and the Local Forecast (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Alastair Moock's Pastures of Plenty w/ Tim Gearan, Rose Polenzani, Jim Fitting, Paul Kochanski, & more (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Songwriter Sessions w/ Terry Kitchen, Jan Luby, & Deborah Silverstein (7:30pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Old Fox (7:30pm), & Jack Grace Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Songwriter Sessions w/ Terry Kitchen, Jan Luby, & Deborah Silverstein (7:30pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • OK Go (8pm) - Berklee Performance Center, (with their videos as part of the show)
    • Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow (10pm) - Great Scott
    • Oleta Adams (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Sunday, November 4:
    • Crooked Horse (4pm) - Atwood's
    • Sarah Levecque (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Bruce Molsky and Darol Anger (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Jake Shimabukuro (7pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Monday, November 5:
    • Shannon Shaw (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Greg Farley (Felice Brothers), & the Rationales (8pm) - O'Brien's Pub (Allston, MA)

  • Tuesday, November 6:
    • Elton John (8pm) - TD Garden
    • Mike Block (8pm) - Club Passim

  • Wednesday, November 7:
    • Ethan Setiawan (album release), & Sadie Gustafson-Zook (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Dweezil Zappa (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Thursday, November 8:
    • the David Bromberg Big Band, & Loudon Wainwright III (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Night Tree, & Kolonien (8pm) - Club Passim

  • Friday, November 9:
    • the Stacking Stones Band (6:30pm) - Thunder Road
    • Big Sam's Funky Nation (7:30pm) - Sonia
    • Taylor Barton and G.E. Smith (7:30pm) - City Winery, (Haymarket Lounge)
    • Billy Wylder (record release, & 8pm) - Oberon
    • David Berkeley (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Low - Brighton Music Hall
    • Yonder Mountain String Band (9pm) - The Paradise
    • Stephen Marley (acoustic, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • David Cook (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, November 10:
    • Richard Buckner (4pm) - Atwood's
    • Elvis Costello and the Imposters (8pm) - Wang Theatre
    • 50th anniversary tribute to the Beatles White Album w/ Dietrich Strause, Lyle Brewer, Rose Polenzani, James Rohr, & many more (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Chris Robinson Brotherhood (9pm) - The Paradise
    • Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, Anna Egge, & Cables and Lines (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Sunday, November 11:
    • Eliza Gilkyson (album release), & Jim Henry and Tracy Grammer (8pm) - Club Passim

  • Monday, November 12:

  • Tuesday, November 13:
    • the Travelin' McCourys (8pm) - City Winery
    • Adam Hood, & Jenny Tolman (9:15pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, November 14:
    • the Richard Thompson Elecric Trio (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Jeff Tweedy (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Laura Cantrell (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, November 15:
    • Don McClean (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Elton John (8pm) - TD Garden
    • the Randy Rogers Band, & Parker McCollum (9pm) - The Paradise
    • Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall

  • Friday, November 16:
    • Gregory Alan Isakov (7pm) - Royale
    • Ryan Lee Crosby (7:30pm) - City Winery, (Haymarket Louge)
    • Jim James (solo), Alynda Segarra (Hurray For the Riff Raff, & 8pm) - Schubert Theatre
    • Boz Scaggs (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Robyn Hitchcock (8pm) - City Winery
    • Keller Williams' PettyGrass with the Hillbenders (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Tinsley Ellis, & Tommy Castro and the Painkillers (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, November 17:
    • Gregory Alan Isakov (7pm) - Royale
    • Lake Street Dive, & Jalen N'Gonda (8pm) - Wang Theatre
    • Shawn Mullins (8pm) - City Winery
    • Novo Amor (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Le Vent du Nord (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)
    • the Capitol Steps (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Dennis Stroughmatt and Creole Stomp (8pm) - German Club (Pawtucket, RI)

  • Sunday, November 18:
    • Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers (holiday album release, & 7:30pm) - City Winery, (Haymarket Lounge)
    • the Marcus King Band, & Ida Mae (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Hank Wonder (8pm) - Club Passim

  • Monday, November 19:

  • Saturday, November 24:
    • Melissa Etheridge, & holiday show (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Wednesday, November 28:

  • Thursday, November 29:
    • Tedeschi Trucks Band (7:30pm) - Orpheum
    • Roseanne Cash (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, November 30:

  • Saturday, December 1:
    • Tall Heights, Frances Cone, & Old Sea Brigade (6:30pm) - Royale
    • Songwriter Sessions w/ Beth DeSombre, B, & Jude Roberts (7:30pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Tedeschi Trucks Band (7:30pm) - Orpheum
    • Coco Montoya (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, December 2:
    • the Mavericks (8pm) - Lynn Auditorium (Lynn, MA)

  • Tuesday, December 4:

  • Wednesday, December 5:
    • Horton's Holiday Hayride w/ the Reverend Horton Heat, Junior Brown, the Blasters, & Big Sandy (8pm) - Royale

  • Thursday, December 6:
    • Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Thunder Road
    • Livingston Taylor (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, December 8:
    • the Neilds holiday sing-along (7pm) - Circle of Friends Coffeehouse (Franklin, MA)
    • Stacey Kent (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Sunday, December 9:
    • Old 97's Holiday extravagaza w/ Rhett Miller (solo, acoustic), & Casey Magic (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Mumford and Sons - TD Garden

  • Tuesday, December 11:

  • Wednesday, December 12:
    • Brian O'Donovan's Christmas Celtic Soujourn (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, December 14:
    • Ashley McBride, & Dee White (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • the John Pizzarelli Trio w/ Catherine Russell (8pm) - Cabot Theatre

  • Saturday, December 15:
    • the Weepies (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Thursday, December 20:
    • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, December 29:
    • Juliet Simmons Dinallo and Michael Dinallo perform live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Catie Curtis (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Ballroom Theives, & Odetta Hartman (7pm) - Royale

  • Sunday, December 30:
    • Ellis Paul, Laurie MacAllister (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim

  • Monday, December 31:

  • Tuesday, January 1:
    • Juliet Simmons Dinallo (record release) w/ Michael Dinallo (8pm) - Club Passim

  • Saturday, February 2:
    • Dawes (8pm) - Wang Theatre

  • Saturday, February 9:
    • Mandolin Orange (7pm) - Royale

  • Tuesday, February 19:
    • Kasey Chambers, & Carly Burruss (8pm) - City Winery

  • Saturday, March 2:
    • Dervish (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Sunday, March 10:
    • Cyrille Aimee (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, April 6:
    • J.D. Souther Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, & Anna Egge (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, April 13:
    • the Seldom Scene Dervish (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Friday, May 18:
    • Three Women and the Truth (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, 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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