Coming Up:

Wednesday January 2 – John Carew and Friends

Wednesday January 9 – Colm Gannon & John Blake! – Ticketed show –see above!

Wednesday January 16 – Tom & Elly – pipes and fiddle

Wednesday January 23 – Louisa Bennion &Loic Blejean –  Concertina and uilleann pipes all the way from France!

Wednesday January 30 – Tim Adam’s Bodhran Spectacular!- with Chris Stevens, Tom Wilsbach, Jaime Eller and Tom Rota


Tim Novak | THURSday, December 20, 2012 | 6pm

From Music Review Unsigned “Boston, Massachusetts singer-songwriter and poet, Tim Novak has compiled “Psalm on Sill” an album of ten songs that have been playing on repeat in this reviewers house for the last 24hrs. I am never really stuck for words to describe a musician, especially one of the acoustic/indie/folk genre. But Novak has left me speechless! His collection of songs have reaffirmed my belief and love in the American vocalist and acoustic guitar. To put it simply there is nothing I don’t love about this CD, Tim Novak’s musical abilities are simply unparalleled. His vocal talents have the ability to alter as required by each song, his song writing is often fun/often sweet/ often deep in meaning. With songs such as “Prison on the Hill” and “These Days”, Novak displays his fantastic abilities from his incredible instrumentals to his voice and song-writing.

The Big Lonesome | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012 | 8pm

The Big Lonesome is brothers Chad and Luke Gosselin and Joe Ziemba. Each member is one part of a sound memorable for its complete honesty, jarring purity, and unique brand of songwriting. The group is rooted in an Americana and Alt. Country tradition where the songbook is the focal point of the music. Bands like Wilco, the Avett Brothers, and Band of Horses are clear influences. On stage the group shows an immense sensitivity to dynamics and instrumentation. Each member of the Big Lonesome is a skilled multi-instrumentalist coloring their music with the sounds of the pedal steel, slide guitar, and mandolin.

The band’s beginnings originate with brothers Chad and Luke Gosselin who grew up listening to a wide array of roots music. Early on they were strongly influenced by American classics such as Bill Monroe, the Carter Family, and Johnny Cash. Expanding on these brothers’ acoustic music, longtime friend and musician Joe Ziemba became the full time bass player in 2009. Today the band has become known for its individuality, minimalism, and energy both live and in the studio. The Big Lonesome has performed around New England highlighted by shows at the House of Blues Foundation Room and the Hard Rock Café in Boston, Tammany Hall in Worcester and the Radio Bean in Burlington, VT. They can be heard in the coming months regionally, on local radio stations, and in their home town of Boston, Massachusetts.

Owen Conforte Trio | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012 | 10pm

The Owen Conforte Trio is a refreshing twist off of the jazz funk fusion genre. With all the musicians coming from very different musical backgrounds, everybody adds their own flavor to the sound. All the students are students of jazz music, but we all like to drop the textbook and jam out! If the music of Soulive, The Slip, and The Bad Plus were put into a bender, this would be the result.

Welterweight | Friday, December 21, 2012 | 8pm

In this episode, Welterweight will explore the territory between Elvis Presley and Joy Division, with some new originals butchered in front of your own eyes.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction | Friday, December 21, 2012 | 10pm

New Roots, Sea Shanties, & Old Time Mountain Music

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In the Round with Shanna Underwood | SATURDAy, DECEMBER 22, 2012 | 6pm

Shanna Underwood invites Giff Jamison and Kevin Midgeley to share in this months Singer/Songwriters In the Round

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2012 | 8PM

Sean Mencher and His Rhythm Kings play classic 1950’s style Rockabilly music.

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The Hardy Quartet | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2012 | 10PM

Duncan and Kyle Hardy bring another talented ensemble for this week’s JAZZ AT THE BLUE edition.



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