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

  • Friday, July 18:
    • Larry Flint and the Road Scholars (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Rising Appalachia (7pm), the Tins, & Bridges and Powerlines (10pm) - Johnny D's
    • the Willie J. Laws Band, Bees Deluxe, & Sly Coyote (7pm) - Foundation Room, (House of Blues)
    • Carsie Blanton (cd rel), & Milton (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Brian Templeton Band (9pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Tim Gearan, & John Powhida International Airport (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Barrett Anderson (10pm) - Toad
    • Michael Tarbox (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Les Sampou (6pm) - Strawberry Fair Restaurant (14 Pond Street, Norwell, MA)
    • Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • the Rick Derringer Band (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Buckwheat Zydeco (8pm) - Center for the Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, July 19:
    • Tim Gilman (host of Slow and Unsteady, Wednesdays, & 8-9pm) guest hosts the Lost Highway - WMBR
    • Ben Krakauer, Grant Gordy and Brittany Karlson (3:30pm), Steve Poltz, & Dinty Child (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Banditas (4pm), Tsunami of Sound, & the 9th Wave (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Bombadil, & Town Meeting (6pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Jim Coyle and the Barroom Gentlemen (6pm), & One Thin Dime (9pm) - Sally O's
    • the Fools (7pm) - Johnny D's
    • NRBQ (7:30, & 10pm) - Regattabar
    • Matthew Sweet (w/ Ric Menck, Paul Chastain, and Dennis Taylor), & Tommy Keene - The Paradise, (8pm)
    • Rue Snider and No Strand (8pm), Patrick Coman, & Avi Jacob (10pm) - Toad
    • the Bees Deluxe (9pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Jimmy Ryan and Hayride! (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Love In Stockholm, & Sarah Blacker (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Marshall Tucker Band (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • the Houston Bernard Band (7pm) - Eastern Yacht Club (Marblehead, MA)
    • Barenaked Ladies (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Tom Rush (8pm) - Center for the Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Magic Dick and Shun Ng (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers (9pm) - New World Tavern (Plymouth, MA)
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (4pm) - Cisco Brewers (Nantucket, MA)
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (9pm) - Lobster Trap (Nantucket, MA)

  • Sunday, July 20:
    • Girls Guns and Glory, & Sarah Borges (4pm) - Rock On! Concert Cruise (60 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA, boarding at 3:15, leaves at 4 sharp!)
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (4:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Natural Wonders (5pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Camera Obscura, & Laura Cantrell (7pm) - The Paradise
    • Tev Stevig and Lloyd Thayer (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Joe's Truck Stop (8pm) - State Park
    • Bridget Davis and the Viking Kings, Opal Puckett, Dear Creek, & Lina Tullgren (9pm) - TT the Bear's Place
    • American Beauties, Tom Buttlar, & Jay Allen (9pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Myla Smith, Chris Milam, & Marina Evans (9pm) - Toad
    • the Southern Belles, & Senaya Moon(10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Barenaked Ladies (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • the Del McCoury Band (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Trampled Under Foot (Sawtelle Room, & 7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Monday, July 21:
    • 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 Bored of Health Trio (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, July 22:
    • the Surviving Kenneallys (6pm) - Danehy Park (Cambridge, presented by Passim)
    • Billy Keane (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Barrett Anderson and Cheryl Arena w/ Eddie Scheer's Tuesday Night All-Stars (7:30pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • the Pine Leaf Boys (8pm) - Johnny D's
    • Sam Stambler and His Ramblers (8:30pm), & the Moonlight Ramblers (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Mike Gent and the Rapid Shave (8pm) - Sally O's
    • Rusty Belle (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers, Seth Adam, & more ( - Midway Cafe
    • Cocek! Brass Band (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, July 23:
    • Creek River String Band (7pm) - Milky Way, no cover)
    • Fandango (7pm), & the Andrea Gillis Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Hapa (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Matt Stubbs and Chris Rivelli Blues Jam (8pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & David Johnston (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge, (final show for the Brennan Band this summer at the Lizard)
    • Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, July 24:
    • Eight To The Bar (7:00pm, & free) - Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park (Atlantic Avenue at Richmond Street,  Boston, rain date August 7)
    • Jon Cleary (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Peter Asher (7:30pm), Mipso, & Ordinary Magic (10pm) - Johnny D's
    • Annie and the Beekeepers, Twain (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • the Matthew Stubbs Band (8:30pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • the Houston Bernard Band, Erin Elizabeth Ollis, & Mariah Rose - Hard Rock Cafe (benefit for Southern Ground, for kids)
    • Ghosts of Jupiter (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Mustered Courage (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Andrew Martin (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Trampled Under Foot (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, July 25:
    • Gogol Bordello, & Man Man (6pm) - House of Blues
    • the Tom Hagerty Acoustic Ban (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Roomful of Blues (7:30, & 10pm) - Regattabar
    • Kasey Lansdale, & Ashley Jordan (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Roosevelt Dime (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Tri-states (9pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Session Americana (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Tim Gearan, & Sam Reid and the Riot Act (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Summer Villains (10pm) - Toad
    • the Handymen (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Fabulous Thunderbirds (w/ Kim Wilson, & 8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Heritage Blues (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • 28th Lowell Folk Festival (highlights) w/ the Pine Leaf Boys (8:15pm), & more - Boarding House Park
    • Old 97's, Tommy Stinson (Replacements, & 9pm) - The Beachcomber, MA)
    • Ray Mason (9pm) - Portsmouth Book & Bar (40 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, NH)

  • Saturday, July 26:
    • Summer Arts Weekend (11am, & highlights) - Emperor Norton's Stainary Marching Band (3pm), Shun Ng (4pm), the StepCrew (5pm), Jesse Cook (7pm), the Soul Rebels (8:15pm) & Los Lobos (9:45pm) - Copley Square
    • Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt (3:30pm), Amy Correia, & Rebecca Correia (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Eleanor Bigsby (Lyle Brewer, Jef Charland, Mike Piehl, Jason Cohen, & 4pm) - Atwood's, (instrumental surf versions of Beatle songs)
    • Li'l BeeDee and the Doo-Rites, & DJ Easy Ed (6pm) - Johnny D's
    • the Patsy Hamel Band (6pm), Glen Yoder, & the Rotary Prophets (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Dwight and Nicole (7:30, & 10pm) - Regattabar
    • the Elvis Experience w/ Doug Church, & the Houston Bernard Band (8pm) - Regent Theater
    • Jose Ramos and the No Way Jose Band (9pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Christian McNeill and Sea Monsters, & Mieka Pauley (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Endangered Speeches, & Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys (10pm) - Johgnny D's
    • And the Kids (10pm) - Toad
    • Black Fortress of Opium, & Martin Bisi (10pm) - Lily Pad
    • 28th Lowell Folk Festival (highlights, 5 stages) w/ the Pine Leaf Boys (1, 7:30pm), Nikki D and the Browns (1:15, 3pm), Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers (5:30, 8:30pm), Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers (4, 5:45pm), much, & so much more (all free) - Downtown Lowell
    • Session Americana (8pm) - Sandywoods Center for the Arts (Tiverton, RI, byob and byof)
    • Max Creek (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Railroad House Band (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)

  • Sunday, July 27:
    • Summer Arts Weekend (11am, & highlights) - Handel and Hayden Society (11am), Women of the World (1pm), Arturo Sandoval (3:15pm), Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder (4:45pm) - Copley Square
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (4:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Barefoot Movement (4:30pm), the Whiskey Boys, & Grace and the RSO (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Natural Wonders (5pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Stash Wyslouch and friends (8pm) - State Park
    • Ryan Taylor, the Natalie Flanagan Band, & Roses (8pm) - Sally O's
    • Roots In the Round (9pm) - Toad
    • David Tanklefsky,  Abe Loomis, Tory Hanna, Billy Keane, & Greg Smith (9pm) - Mid East Up
    • Brett Harris (Big Star), & Sister Lovers (10pm) - Atwood's
    • 28th Lowell Folk Festival (highlights, 5 stages) w/ the Pine Leaf Boys (12:15, 4:15pm), Nikki D and the Browns (noon, 1:30pm), Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers (1:30, 4:15pm), Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers (4pm), & so much more (all free) - Downtown Lowell
    • Loudon Wainwright III (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Monday, July 28:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Berklee Amerian Roots Music Series (8pm) - Club Passim
    • 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
    • Paul Rishell and Annie Raines (9:30pm, featured guest at Geoff Bartley's open mic, & music starts at 8pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • the Bored of Health Trio (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Tuesday, July 29:
    • Miriam (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Chris Stovall Brown and Madeleine Hall w/ Eddie Scheer's Tuesday Night All- Stars (7:30pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Mike Gent and the Rapid Shave (8pm) - Sally O's
    • Jubilee Mule (8:30pm), & Four Bridges (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Rusty Belle, & the Blue Ribbons (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Joe Fletcher, Andrew Combs, & Ron Gallo and the Hang Ten and A Half Band (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, July 30:
    • All of the Animals (7pm) - Milky Way, no cover)
    • Fandango (7pm), & the Andrea Gillis Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Slaid Cleaves (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Matt Stubbs and Chris Rivelli Blues Jam (8pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Primitive Sounds w/ DJ Easy Ed, & Doug Gesler (8pm) - River Gods
    • the Boxcar Lillies, Darlingside, & Connor Garvey (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Baseball Project, & the Split Squad (9:30pm) - Great Scott
    • Urban Pioneers, Joe's Truck Stop, Spitshiner, & Cactus Attack - Midway Cafe
    • Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Thursday, July 31:
    • Haas-Kowert-Tice (cd rel, 7, & 9:30pm) - Club Passim
    • Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Ruby Rose Fox, Vessela Stoyanova, Rachel Panitch, Abby Swidler, & more (7:30pm) - Arts At the Armory Cafe
    • Imelda May, & Sean Coleman (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Erin Harpe Delta Blues Duo (8pm) - Centre Street Sancutary (Jamaica Plain, MA, no cover)
    • Peter Ward and Electric Blues (8:30pm) - Smoken' Joe's Bbq
    • Ghosts of Jupiter (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Jabe Beyer and the One Night Stands (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Urban Pioneers, & Tail Light Rebellion (10:30pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Shemekia Copeland (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Leon Russell (8pm SOLD OUT) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, August 1:
    • Mark Eitzel, & Thalia Zedek (6:45pm) - Johnny D's
    • Choro Das 3 w/ Howard Alden, Jeanne Gies, & friends (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Betty LaVette (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Liz Longely, & Barnaby Bright (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, August 2:
    • John Fannon, & Krista Baroni (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Liz Longley (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Iris Dement (8:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, August 3:
    • Ryan Alvanos, & Dan Blakelsee (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway (8pm) - State Park
    • the Supersuckers, & Muck and the Mires (8:30pm) - The Sinclair

  • Tuesday, August 5:
    • Delta Moon (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, August 6:
    • Houston Bernard Band (7pm) - Milky Way, no cover)

  • Thursday, August 7:
    • New Riders of the Purple Sage (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Dick Dale (10pm) - The Beachcomber, MA)

  • Friday, August 8:
    • Kinky Friedman, & Brian Molnar (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Marcia Ball (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Dom Flemons (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • the Tinsley Ellis Band (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Martin Sexton (10pm) - The Beachcomber, MA)

  • Saturday, August 9:
    • Laurie Sargent (4pm), & the Silks (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Barrence Whitfield and the Grits and Grocery Orchestra (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • the Rosebuds, & Jesse Marchant (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • the Mavericks (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Gregg Allman (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Martin Sexton (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Leon Russell (Sawtelle Room, & 8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Jerry Douglas Band (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • the Les Sampou Band (9pm) - Tinker's Son (Norwell, MA)

  • Sunday, August 10:
    • Lyle Brewer (w/ Jef Charland, Mike Piehl, Jason Cohen, & 4pm) - Atwood's

  • Tuesday, August 12:

  • Thursday, August 14:
    • Bob Weir and Ratdog, & the Chris Robinson Brotherhood (6:30pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • Bim Skala Bim, King Hammond, Malabar, & Mr. Kowalsky (9pm) - Mid East
    • JJ Grey and Mofro (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Friday, August 15:
    • Ben Taylor, Heather Maloney, & Adam Ezra (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Jason Isbell (8pm) - Mass MOCA

  • Saturday, August 16:
    • Jackston Browne (7:30pm) - Boston Opera House
    • Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 19:
    • Cat and the Moon (6pm) - Danehy Park (Cambridge, presented by Passim)

  • Thursday, August 21:
    • the Appleseed Collective (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Spampinato Brothers - The Beachcomber, MA)

  • Friday, August 22:
    • Martha Davis and the Motels (7:30pm) - Johnny D's
    • Tim Gearan, & the Honeycutters (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Saturday, August 23:
    • Lost Bayou Ramblers (8pm) - Mass MOCA

  • Tuesday, August 26:
    • the Duke Levine Band - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, August 27:
    • All of the Animals (7pm) - Milky Way, no cover)

  • Thursday, August 28:

  • Friday, August 29:
    • Rhythm and Roots w/ the Dukhs (hosting), Donna the Buffalo, Elizabeth Cook, Jim Lauderdale, the Travelin' McCourys, the Pine Leaf Boys, & Sarah Potenza en Strings and a Goatskin and more - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, MA)

  • Saturday, August 30:
    • Rhythm and Roots w/ the Dukhs (hosting), Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Donna the Buffalo, Elizabeth Cook, the Pine Leaf Boys, Jim Lauderdale, Chuck Mead, CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Sarah Potenza, Matuto, Ed Poullard and Preston Frank, Terrence Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, the Revelers, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Ten Strings and a Goatskin, & Southern Hospitality and more - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, MA)

  • Sunday, August 31:
    • Rhythm and Roots w/ the Dukhs (hosting), Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Donna the Buffalo, the Pine Leaf Boys, Jim Lauderdale, Chuck Mead, CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Sarah Potenza, Matuto, Ed Poullard and Preston Frank, Terrence Simien and the Zydeco Experience, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, the Revelers, the AJ Ghent Band, the Handsome Family, & Southern Hospitality and more - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, MA)

  • Tuesday, September 2:
    • ZZ Top, & Jeff Beck (7pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

  • Saturday, September 6:

  • Monday, September 8:
    • Black Prairie, & Kristin Andreassen (8pm) - Cafe 939

  • Tuesday, September 9:
    • Seth Walker (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, September 10:
    • Justin Townes Earle, & American Aquarium (7pm) - Royale

  • Thursday, September 11:
    • Trampled By Turtles, Hurray For The Riff Raff, & Elephant Revival (7pm) - House of Blues
    • Anne McCue (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Friday, September 12:
    • Rayland Baxter (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Saturday, September 13:
    • Tim Gearan, & Rod Picott (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Sunday, September 14:
    • the Wild Ponies, & the Far West - Atwood's
    • the Charlie Daniels Band (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Thursday, September 18:
    • Grace and Tony (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Friday, September 19:

  • Saturday, September 20:
    • Solas (7:30pm) - Sanders Theatre

  • Sunday, September 21:
    • Rhiannon Giddens (7:30pm) - Sanders Theatre
    • the Black Keys, & Cage the Elephant (8pm) - TD Garden
    • Chris Young (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Thursday, September 25:
    • Two Man Gentlemen Band (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Friday, September 26:
    • Shovels and Rope, & John Fullbright (7pm) - Royale, too)

  • Thursday, October 2:
    • Cory Branan, & Keelan Donovan (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Saturday, October 4:
    • the Tannahill Weavers, & Fresh Haggis (8pm) - Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis (1581 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA)
    • the Howlin' Brothers (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Sunday, October 5:
    • Neil Young (8pm) - Wang Center (next night, too, same time)
    • Charlie Parr, & the Suitcase Junket (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Sunday, October 26:

  • Thursday, October 30:
    • the Whiskey Gentry, & Tom Cheshire and the Shop Boys - Atwood's

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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