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The WMBR Roots Report

(Americana, Blues, Cajun, Folk & Zydeco)
Boston Shows This Week
Greater Boston Area Shows This Week
Boston Shows Next Week and Beyond
Greater Boston Area Shows Next Week and Beyond

Boston Shows This Week:


Greater Boston Area Shows This Week:

  • Friday, January 17:
    • Cheryl Wheeler, & Kenny White (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • James Montgomery (7pm) - The Black Box, (Franklin, MA)
    • Ellis Paul (8pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)
    • Shaun England (8pm) - Jasper Hill Cafe, (Millis, MA)
    • Johnny, & the East Coast Rockers (8pm) - Knickerbocker, (Westerly, RI)
    • Restless Mountain Blues Band (8pm) - The Buttonwood Tree, (Middletown, CT)
    • Steve Forbert (8pm) - One Longfellow Square, (Portland, ME)
    • Susan Werner (8pm) - Stone Mountain Arts Center, (Brownfield, ME)

  • Saturday, January 18:
    • Cheryl Wheeler, & Kenny White (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • Deeper than the Skin (7:30pm) - Old Sloop Coffeehouse, (Rockport, MA)
    • Guy Van Duser, & Billy Novick (7:30pm) - Coffeehouse Off the Square, (Hingham, MA)
    • G.E. Smith, & Jim Weider (7:45pm) - FTC Stage One, (Fairfield, CT)
    • Joshua Garcia, Sophie Buskin, Aaron Nathans, & Michael Ronstadt (8pm) - New Moon Coffeehouse, (Haverhill, MA)
    • Lucy Wainwright Roche (8pm) - One Longfellow Square, (Portland, ME)
    • Neal, & the Vipers (8pm) - Jasper Hill Cafe, (Millis, MA)
    • Steve Forbert (8pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, January 19:

  • Monday, January 20:
    • Driftwood (8pm) - One Longfellow Square, (Portland, ME)

  • Wednesday, January 22:
    • Johnny Hoy, & the Bluefish (8pm) - The Ritz MV, (Oak Bluffs, MA)

  • Thursday, January 23:
    • Albert Lee (7:45pm) - FTC Stage One, (Fairfield, CT)
    • Greensky Bluegrass, & Ghost Light (8pm) - State Theatre, (Portland, ME)

  • Friday, January 24:
    • Courtney Barnett, & Hachiku (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • Albert Lee (8pm) - Norfolk Bistro, (Norfolk, CT)
    • Tokyo Tramps (8pm) - Jasper Hill Cafe, (Millis, MA)

Boston Shows Next Week and Beyond:

  • Saturday, January 25:
    • Antje Duvekot (7pm) - The Burren
    • Chris Hersch and the Moonraiders, & The Library Band (7:30pm) - Toad
    • We Banjo 3 (8pm) - Somerville Theater
    • OldJack (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's Tavern

  • Sunday, January 26:

  • Monday, January 27:

  • Tuesday, January 28:

  • Wednesday, January 29:

  • Thursday, January 30:
    • Todd Thibaud Band (7:30pm) - Toad

  • Friday, January 31:
    • The Weeklings (7:30pm) - City Winery
    • Roomful of Blues (8pm) - City Winery
    • Way Up South (8pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint
    • Los Goutos (10pm) - Toad

  • Saturday, February 1:
    • Erin Harpe, & the Delta Swingers (8pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint
    • GA-20 (10pm) - Toad

  • Sunday, February 2:

  • Monday, February 3:

  • Wednesday, February 5:

  • Thursday, February 6:
    • Howard, & Arc Iris (8pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Muddy Ruckus (9:30pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint

  • Friday, February 7:
    • Gracie Curran and the High Falutin’ Band (8:30pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint
    • Club d’Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Ward Hayden and the Outliers (10pm) - Atwood's Tavern

  • Saturday, February 8:

  • Sunday, February 9:

  • Monday, February 10:

  • Tuesday, February 11:

  • Wednesday, February 12:

  • Thursday, February 13:
    • Four Piece Suit (9:30pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint

  • Friday, February 14:
    • Jill McCracken (8:30pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint
    • Jesse Dee (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • The Wolff Sisters (8pm) - The Red Room at Cafe 939
    • William Clark Greene, & Flatland Cavalry (9pm) - The Sinclair

  • Saturday, February 15:
    • Donovan Frankreiter, Christina Holmes (3pm, & 8pm) - City Winery

  • Sunday, February 16:

  • Monday, February 17:

  • Tuesday, February 18:

  • Thursday, February 20:
    • Professor Harp (8:30pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint

  • Friday, February 21:
    • The Boogaloo Swamis (9:30pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint

  • Saturday, February 22:
    • Drive-By Truckers (8pm) - Somerville Theater
    • Krewe Orleans (8:30pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint
    • Cold Chocolate, & Gentle Temper (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Old Fox, & Tory Silver (10pm) - Atwood's Tavern

  • Sunday, February 23:
    • The Hot Tamale Brass Band (2pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (3pm) - Atwood's Tavern
    • Gentle Temper (6:30pm) - Atwood's Tavern
    • The Get Nice Trio (7pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint

  • Monday, February 24:
    • Shakey Graves (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (8:30pm) - Atwood's Tavern

  • Tuesday, February 25:
    • Bob Bradshaw, & Dennis Brennan (8pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Shakey Graves (8pm) - The Sinclair

  • Wednesday, February 26:

  • Thursday, February 27:

  • Friday, February 28:
    • Slim Jim and the Mad Cows (8pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint

  • Saturday, February 29:

  • Sunday, March 1:

  • Monday, March 2:
    • Pat Green, & Randy Rogers Band (8pm) - The Sinclair

  • Wednesday, March 4:

  • Thursday, March 5:
    • Poguetry - The Music of the Pogues featuring Spider Stacey, Cait O’Riordan backed by the Lost Bayou Ramblers (8pm) - City Winery

  • Saturday, March 7:

  • Sunday, March 8:
    • Danielle M and the Glory Junkies (6:30pm) - Atwood's Tavern
    • The Minks (9:30pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint

  • Thursday, March 12:
    • Aoife O’Donovan (8pm) - Sanders Theatre

  • Saturday, March 14:
    • Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles (9:30pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint
    • These Wild Plains (10pm) - Atwood's Tavern

  • Sunday, March 15:

  • Tuesday, March 17:

  • Wednesday, March 18:
    • Chris Thile (8pm) - Sanders Theatre
    • Jonathan Richman (8pm) - Somerville Theater

  • Friday, March 20:
    • Gangstagrass (9:30pm) - The Porch Southern Fare and Juke Joint

  • Sunday, March 22:
    • Lost Dog Street Band (8pm) - The Sinclair

  • Friday, March 27:

  • Saturday, March 28:
    • Possum (3pm) - The Sinclair

  • Sunday, March 29:

  • Sunday, April 5:

  • Wednesday, April 8:

  • Friday, April 10:

  • Saturday, April 11:

  • Wednesday, April 15:

  • Sunday, April 19:

  • Sunday, April 26:

  • Friday, May 1:

  • Friday, May 15:
    • Sturgill Simpson, & Tyler Childers (7:30pm) - TD Garden

  • Saturday, May 16:

Greater Boston Area Shows Next Week and Beyond:

  • Saturday, January 25:
    • The Nields (7:30pm) - Bristol’s Stone Church Coffeehouse, (Bristol, RI)
    • Lights Out Blues Band (8pm) - Jasper Hill Cafe, (Millis, MA)
    • Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters (8pm) - Narrows, (Fall River, MA)

  • Tuesday, January 28:

  • Wednesday, January 29:
    • Danny Barnes, & Twisted Pine (7pm) - One Longfellow Square, (Portland, ME)
    • Grace Potter, & Devon Gilfillian (8pm) - State Theatre, (Portland, ME)
    • Dwayne Haggins (8pm) - Jasper Hill Cafe, (Millis, MA)
    • Johnny Hoy, & the Bluefish (8pm) - The Ritz MV, (Oak Bluffs, MA)

  • Thursday, January 30:
    • Lurrie Bell (8pm) - One Longfellow Square, (Portland, ME)

  • Friday, January 31:
    • Johnny Hoy, & the Bluefish (8pm) - The Narrows, (Fall River, MA)
    • Professor Harp (8pm) - Jasper Hill Cafe, (Millis, MA)

  • Saturday, February 1:
    • The Nields, & Kalliope Jones (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • Richard Thompson (8pm) - Stone Mountain Arts Center, (Brownfield, ME)
    • Tom Rush (8pm) - Narrows, (Fall River, MA)
    • Deborah Henson-Conant (8pm) - TCAN Center for the Arts in Natick, (Natick, MA)

  • Tuesday, February 4:
    • Richard Thompson (7:45pm) - FTC Stage One, (Fairfield, CT)
    • Calexico and Iron and Wine (8pm) - State Theatre, (Portland, ME)

  • Wednesday, February 5:
    • Johnny Hoy, & the Bluefish (8pm) - The Ritz MV, (Oak Bluffs, MA)
    • Front Country (8pm) - One Longfellow Square, (Portland, ME)

  • Thursday, February 6:
    • Front Country (8pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)

  • Friday, February 7:
    • Sammy Rae, the Friends (7, & 10pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • Bob Franke, & Lui Collins (8pm) - Me & Thee Coffeehouse, (Marblehead, MA)
    • Johnny Hoy, & the Bluefish (8pm) - O’Shea’s Olde Inn, (West Dennis, MA)
    • Rhett Miller (8pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)
    • Wood Brothers, & Kat Wright (8pm) - College Street Music Hall, (New Haven, CT)
    • Sammy Rae, & the Friends (10pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)

  • Saturday, February 8:
    • Green Sisters (7:30pm) - John Henry’s Hammer Coffeehouse, (Worcester, MA)
    • Pure Prairie League (8pm) - TCAN Center for the Arts in Natick, (Natick, MA)
    • The High Divers (8pm) - North Parish Unitarian Church, (North Andover, MA) Crossroads Music Series

  • Wednesday, February 12:
    • Johnny Hoy, & the Bluefish (8pm) - The Ritz MV, (Oak Bluffs, MA)
    • Slambovian Circus of Dreams (8pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)

  • Friday, February 14:
    • James Montgomery (8pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, February 15:
    • The Lonesome Brothers (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • Front Country (7pm) - One Longfellow Square, (Portland, ME)
    • Bow Thayer (7:30pm) - Coffeehouse Off the Square, (Hingham, MA)
    • Reverend Robert Jones, & Eric Kilburn (8pm) - New Moon Coffeehouse, (Haverhill, MA)
    • Stu Kimball, Sal Baglio, Jamie Walker, & Alan Estes (8pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)

  • Wednesday, February 19:
    • Johnny Hoy, & the Bluefish (8pm) - The Ritz MV, (Oak Bluffs, MA)

  • Friday, February 21:
    • Dar Williams, & Crys Matthews (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • Jigjam (8pm) - Stone Mountain Arts Center, (Brownfield, ME)
    • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, & John Cafferty (8pm) - State Theatre, (Portland, ME)
    • Johnny A. (8pm) - One Longfellow Square, (Portland, ME)
    • Chris Smither (8pm) - Me & Thee Coffeehouse, (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, February 22:
    • Dar Williams, & Amelia Chalfant (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • House of Hamill (7:30pm) - Bristol’s Stone Church Coffeehouse, (Bristol, RI)
    • Chris Smither (8pm) - Narrows, (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, February 23:
    • Drive-By Truckers (8pm) - State Theatre, (Portland, ME)

  • Tuesday, February 25:
    • Drive-By Truckers (8pm) - College Street Music Hall, (New Haven, CT)

  • Wednesday, February 26:
    • Johnny Hoy, & the Bluefish (8pm) - The Ritz MV, (Oak Bluffs, MA)

  • Thursday, February 27:

  • Friday, February 28:
    • RUNA (7:30pm) - Old Sloop Coffeehouse, (Rockport, MA)
    • Della Mae, & Mark Erelli (8pm) - State Theatre, (Portland, ME)
    • Jim Trick, Radoslav Lorkovic, & Lisa Bastoni (8pm) - Me & Thee Coffeehouse, (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, February 29:
    • Alana MacDonald (8pm) - Stone Mountain Arts Center, (Brownfield, ME)
    • Seamus Egan (8pm) - One Longfellow Square, (Portland, ME)
    • Squeezebox Stompers (8pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, March 1:
    • Altan (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • Marty Stuart (8pm) - Academy of Music, (Northampton, MA)

  • Wednesday, March 4:
    • Cherish the Ladies (7pm) - One Longfellow Square, (Portland, ME)
    • Johnny Hoy, & the Bluefish (8pm) - The Ritz MV, (Oak Bluffs, MA)

  • Thursday, March 5:
    • Los Lobos (7:30pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)

  • Friday, March 6:
    • Oshima Brothers, & Hawthorn (8pm) - Me & Thee Coffeehouse, (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, March 7:
    • Loudon Wainwright III (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northhampton, MA)
    • Los Lobos (8pm) - Stone Mountain Arts Center, (Brownfield, ME)
    • Realta (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church, (Newburyport, MA) Belleville Roots Music Series

  • Sunday, March 8:

  • Wednesday, March 11:
    • Lunasa (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • Johnny Hoy, & the Bluefish (8pm) - The Ritz MV, (Oak Bluffs, MA)
    • Bonnie Prince Billy with Emmett Kelly, & Jonathan Richman (8pm) - College Street Music Hall, (New Haven, CT)

  • Friday, March 13:
    • Roomful of Blues (7:45pm) - FTC Stage One, (Fairfield, CT)
    • Bonnie Prince Billy, & Jonathan Richman (8pm) - State Theatre, (Portland, ME)
    • Hayley Reardon (8pm) - Me & Thee Coffeehouse, (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, March 14:
    • Amy Kucharik, & Jan Luby (7pm) - John Henry’s Hammer Coffeehouse, (Worcester, MA)
    • Big Bad Bollocks (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • Ali McGuirk (8pm) - North Parish Unitarian Church, (North Andover, MA) Crossroads Music Series
    • Carbon Leaf (8pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)
    • Enter The Haggis (8pm) - Port City Music Hall, (Portland, ME)
    • Roomful of Blues (8pm) - Norfolk Bistro, (Norfolk, CT)

  • Thursday, March 19:
    • Holly Near, Tammy Hall, & Jan Martinelli (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • Los Cafeteras (7:30pm) - Port City Music Hall, (Portland, ME)
    • Dave Mason (8pm) - TCAN Center for the Arts in Natick, (Natick, MA)

  • Friday, March 20:
    • Holly Near (8pm) - Me & Thee Coffeehouse, (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, March 21:
    • Chris, & Meredith Thompson (7:30pm) - Coffeehouse Off the Square, (Hingham, MA)
    • Martin Joseph, & Antje Duvekot (7:30pm) - Old Sloop Coffeehouse, (Rockport, MA)
    • Crys Matthews, & Kat Everett (8pm) - New Moon Coffeehouse, (Haverhill, MA)

  • Saturday, March 21:
    • Enter the Haggis (8pm) - TCAN Center for the Arts in Natick, (Natick, MA)
    • Kat Edmonson (8pm) - Stone Mountain Arts Center, (Brownfield, ME)
    • Lost Dog Street Band (8pm) - Port City Music Hall, (Portland, ME)
    • Low Lily (8pm) - Ivy Chord Coffeehouse, (Reading, MA)
    • Troy Gonyea (8pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)

  • Wednesday, March 25:

  • Thursday, March 26:
    • Bela Fleck and the Flecktones (7:30pm) - Capitol Center for the Arts, (Concord, NH)
    • KT Tunstall (7:30pm) - Bull Run, (Shirley, MA)

  • Friday, March 27:
    • Birds of Chicago (8pm) - Me & Thee Coffeehouse, (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, March 28:
    • Brian Fallon and the Howling Weather, Justin Townes Earle, & Worriers (7:30pm) - State Theatre, (Portland, ME)
    • Railroad House (7:30pm) - Bristol’s Stone Church Coffeehouse, (Bristol, RI)

  • Friday, April 3:
    • Tim Gearan Band (8pm) - Me & Thee Coffeehouse, (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, April 4:
    • Cosmic Slim, His Intergalactic Plowboys, & TJ Peavey (7pm) - John Henry’s Hammer Coffeehouse, (Worcester, MA)
    • Amy Speace, & Letitia VanSant (7:30pm) - Old Sloop Coffeehouse, (Rockport, MA)
    • CAAMP, & The Ballroom Thieves (8pm) - State Theatre, (Portland, ME)

  • Thursday, April 9:
    • Melissa Etheridge (8pm) - State Theatre, (Portland, ME)

  • Friday, April 10:
    • Adam Ezra Group (8pm) - Port City Music Hall, (Portland, ME)

  • Friday, April 17:
    • Atwater Donnelly (7:30pm) - Coffeehouse Off the Square, (Hingham, MA)
    • John Gorka (8pm) - One Longfellow Square, (Portland, ME)
    • Vance Gilbert, & Ellis Paul (8pm) - Me & Thee Coffeehouse, (Marblehead, MA)
    • Delta Rae, Shel, & Carrie Welling (8pm) - Port City Music Hall, (Portland, ME)

  • Saturday, April 18:
    • Atwater Donnelly (7:30pm) - Coffeehouse Off the Square, (Hingham, MA)
    • Ellis Paul (8pm) - TCAN Center for the Arts in Natick, (Natick, MA)
    • Susan Vinnick, & Danielle Miraglia (8pm) - New Moon Coffeehouse, (Haverhill, MA)
    • The SteelDrivers (8pm) - Port City Music Hall, (Portland, MA)
    • Mike Farris (8pm) - Stone Mountain Arts Center, (Brownfield, ME)
    • Thornetta Davis (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church, (Newburyport, MA) Belleville Roots Music Series

  • Thursday, April 23:

  • Friday, April 24:
    • Honeysuckle, & Goldenoak (8pm) - Me & Thee Coffeehouse, (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, April 25:
    • Melissa Ferrick (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • The Kennedys (7:30pm) - Bristol’s Stone Church Coffeehouse, (Bristol, RI)
    • Carrie Newcomer (8pm) - TCAN Center for the Arts in Natick, (Natick, MA)
    • Judith Owen (8pm) - Stone Mountain Arts Center, (Brownfield, ME)
    • Jonathan Edwards (8pm) - Narrows, (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, April 26:

  • Friday, May 1:
    • The Sweet Remains (8pm) - TCAN Center for the Arts in Natick, (Natick, MA)
    • Abigail Lapell, Piper Hayes, & Benjamin Dakota Rogers (8pm) - Me & Thee Coffeehouse, (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, May 2:
    • Jonathan Edwards (7pm) - Iron Horse Music Hall, (Northampton, MA)
    • Martin Grosswendt, & Eric Kilburn (7pm) - John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse, (Worcester, MA)
    • Jon Shain, FJ Ventre, & Kemp Harris (7:30pm) - Old Sloop Coffeehouse, (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, May 9:
    • Grace Morrison, & Matt Borrello (7:30pm) - Bristol’s Stone Church Coffeehouse, (Bristol, RI)
    • Cheryl Wheeler (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church, (Newburyport, MA) Belleville Roots Music Series
    • Lydia Luce (8pm) - North Parish Unitarian Church, (North Andover, MA) Crossroads Music Series

  • Saturday, May 16:
    • Lynette, & the Sundowners (7pm) - Lawrence Library, (Pepperell, MA)
    • Greg Greenway, & Reggie Harris (7:30pm) - Coffeehouse Off the Square, (Hingham, MA)
    • David Mallett (8pm) - Ivy Chord Coffeehouse, (Reading, MA)
    • The Nields, & Ed Felker (8pm) - New Moon Coffeehouse, (Haverhill, MA)

  • Tuesday, May 19:
    • Uli Jon Roth (8pm) - Narrows, (Fall River, MA)

  • Thursday, May 21:
    • Matt Nakoa (8pm) - Stone Mountain Arts Center, (Brownfield, ME)

  • Friday, May 22:
    • The Mammals (8pm) - Stone Mountain Arts Center, (Brownfield, ME)

  • Saturday, May 30:
    • Carolann Solebello, & Joe Iadanza (7:30pm) - Old Sloop Coffeehouse, (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, June 13:
    • Antje Duvekot, & The Promise is Hope (7:30pm) - Old Sloop Coffeehouse, (Rockport, MA)
    • The Silks (8pm) - North Parish Unitarian Church, (North Andover, MA) Crossroads Music Series

  • Friday, July 10:
    • Tom Rush, & Matt Nakoa (8pm) - Stone Mountain Arts Center, (Brownfield, ME)

Please Note:
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  • 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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