Events

  • $10

    JP Harris & The Tough Choices w/ Tumbling Bones—Double Bill

    In short, J.P. Harris plays Country Music. Not "Americana," not "Roots," "Folk," or any other number of monikers used to describe a slew of spin-off genres; he plays from the foundation of these styles, the music that has influenced four generations of songwriters. In a world where prefixes have been added to the term "Country," JP simply sticks to the old-fashioned sounds that have called to him. Referencing influences would be like describing each stitch in a quilt; every scrap of fabric tells a story of how the weathered and comfortable blanket came to be...

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  • $5

    The Jazz Workshop

    Come on out for a great night of Jazz with The Jazz Workshop. John Clark has put together some of the best jazz musicians in the state of Maine, to perform the great Jazz compositions of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and the composers of "The Blue Note" period. The group also plays a wide variety of compositions written by members of the group. The members of the Jazz Workshop are: John Clark on bass, Carl Dimow flute, Frank Mauceri sax, Tracy McMullen sax, Duncan Hardy sax, Glenway Fripp Piano and Peter McLaughlin drums.

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  • $8

    Cold Engines feat. members of The Brew

    Cold Engines is an amalgamation of some of the finest players on Boston's north shore. Brought together by David Drouin of The Brew, this all star cast has a progressive alt/country sound that merges the past with the future.

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  • $25

    Sleepy LaBeef

    For half a century, Sleepy LaBeef has lived his life on stages, in honky-tonks, and on the road. He has released records in six different decades and has had chart success as far back as the sixties and as recently as the year 2000. Sleepy LaBeef has shared bills with practically every great in music history: Elvis Presley, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Wanda Jackson, Carl Perkins, has numbered in his band over five hundred people (including the likes of Doug Kershaw, Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, D.J. Fontana, and Grady Martin), and has been an admitted influence to such a variety of people as Brian Setzer, Bruce Springsteen, and the Beatles.

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  • $10

    Adam Ezra Group

    The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally, and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activists and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters.

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  • $15

    Session Americana

    Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other.

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  • $20

    Steve Forbert

    Thirty-five years after Steve Forbert’s first release, Alive on Arrival, the muse of a true romantic continues to burn. Over With You, his 14th studio album, points out the lyrical brilliance of Forbert, an expert in capturing the essence of human interaction since bursting onto the global music scene in 1978.

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  • $30

    Le Vent du Nord

    Mouth music and musical families. Deep history and playful innovation. Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord knows how to turn the lost past into intense and beautiful performances that push their roots in striking global directions. The group is blazing a path that connects their Québecois roots to the wider world, in both arrangements and on stage.

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  • $15

    Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola

    Charlie Hunter is an experienced jazz guitarist of over 20 years and even more albums. Hunter has gained recognition for his unique style built on his technical mastery of 7 and 8 string guitars. Scott Amendola is an equally experienced composer and drummer who has lent his skills, both in composition and in percussion, to countless groups over the years.

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  • $15

    Tarbox Ramblers

    Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music, ancient blues and gospel come together in powerful, unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers are left-field traditionalists whose rough-hewn, direct sound has drawn raves fromRolling Stone, All Things Considered, The New Yorker and many more.

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  • $10

    Curtis McMurtry

    Though Curtis McMurtry is only 23 years of age, many of the characters in his songs seem to have given up on life decades ago. His debut solo album Respectable Enemy (due out August 2014) chronicles the narrations of unapologetically bitter individuals still haunted by the ghosts of lovers and friends they have long since driven away. Few other songwriters inhabit such lonely, spiteful people with such conviction. From the doomed narrator of "Foxhole" to the resigned nostalgia of "Eleanor's House" Curtis writes to break your heart into sharp, jagged pieces.

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  • $8

    Elijah Ocean CD Release w/ Dominic Lavoie

    Elijah Ocean is an American singer-songwriter making modern folk and country music rooted in the styles of artists like Neil Young, Gram Parsons and The Band.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra

    Dr. Chris Oberholtzer and his 18 piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing!

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  • $25

    Geoff Muldaur

    Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960's and '70's, Geoff made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield's Better Days group, as well as collaborations with then-wife Maria and other notables (Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, Jerry Garcia, etc.).

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  • $18

    Novel Jazz Septet | Early Show

    The Novel Jazz Septet features the swinging music of the great American jazz composer, Duke Ellington, plus fellow co-composer, Billy Strayhorn. The band will highlight well-known tunes, plus rare, vintage gems, recently unearthed from original scores at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and re-interpreted for you at One Longfellow Square. 

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  • $25

    John Hammond

    Marking 50 Years As A Recording Artist, John has just released his new CD, Timeless. Its release marks his fiftieth year as a recording artist. The new CD adds to an already incredible career, having released thirty-five solo albums since 1964's Big City Blues. Timeless, following on the heels of 2010's Grammy nominated CD Rough and Tough, was recorded live at Chan's in Woonsocket, RI (one of Hammond's favorite venues in the world).

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  • $23

    Lori McKenna

    Lori McKenna is a housewife and a townie, as well as a songwriter – or song chaser depending on the day. To McKenna, songs can be a tricky things – no matter how simple they are. Most songs tend to haunt her, but she believes that both blessings and demons come in disguise. And, if we work it out right, our demons can be our blessings.

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  • $40

    Paula Poundstone

    SOLD OUT!! Experiencing Paula Poundstone live will leave you marveling at her ability to make the audience part of the show, a performance filled with hilarious interactions and rib-tickling conversations bound to leave you laughing. Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula’s ability to create humor on the spot has become the stuff of legend.

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  • $20

    Dom Flemons

    Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.

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  • $20

    Väsen

    Väsen is comprised of Olov Johansson on nyckelharpa, Mikael Marin on viola and Roger Tallroth on guitar. Johansson and Marin started playing music together when they were teens in the early 80's. Tallroth's addition of an improvised jam style to Johansson and Marin's more traditional duet was so powerful that it actually stemmed the birth of Drone Music.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra

    Dr. Chris Oberholtzer and his 18 piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing!

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  • $20

    The THE BAND Band

    The Band was undeniably one of the greatest and most influential groups in the history of rock and roll, and The THE BAND Band brings their music alive with authentic, true-to-form renditions of the legendary repertoire.  This group of veteran musicians showcases the astounding breadth and depth of The Band's distinctively original Americana music with classics such as "Up on Cripple Creek," "The Weight" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" as well as deeper cuts from The Band’s vast catalog. 

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  • $25

    John Gorka

    Rising from a milieu of lovelorn singer-songwriters, John Gorka illuminates his music with unique wordplay, twisting, turning and tying words and phrases together in the way a balloon artist transforms simple balloons into intricate figures. Few contemporary songwriters spin language as deftly as Gorka.

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  • $10

    Jen Kearney

    After 20 years of writing and recording music, Kearney has spent a lot of time experimenting with seasoning her particular style and flavor. Her latest album, Age of Blame is truly an amalgam of musical styles ranging from soul, R&B and funk- to rock, latin and jazz, while maintaining a singer/songwriter's attention to lyrics. Her band stirs the eight cuts of the album through boiling points and gentle simmers that concentrate that flavor down to hit all points salty, sour, sweet and bitter.

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  • $20

    Melissa Ferrick

    Melissa Ferrick is back – with her first self-produced album since 2004, the truth is (out June 4 on MPress Records). An evolution in the sound she has developed over the course of her expansive career and catalog, the record is also a creative departure in its collaborative approach to the recording process for the multi-instrumentalist. The result is a raw, rootsy record set to a sweeping Americana/alt-country soundtrack that layers pedal steel guitars and background harmonies into some of the lushest, brightest songs of her 20-year career; special guests include fellow Berklee alum Paula Cole and Rose Polenzani.

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  • $5

    Jazz Workshop

    Come on out for a great night of Jazz with the Jazz Workshop. John Clark has put together some of the best jazz musicians in the state of Maine, to perform the great Jazz compositions of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and the composers of "The Blue Note" period. The group also plays a wide variety of compositions written by members of the group. The members of the Jazz Workshop are: John Clark on bass, Carl Dimow flute, Frank Mauceri sax, Tracy McMullen sax, Duncan Hardy sax, Genway Fripp Piano and Peter McLaughlin drums.

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  • $25

    Battlefield Band

    Battlefield Band are one of the great institutions of Scottish traditional music. Inspired by their rich heritage and fired by the strength and vibrancy of today's Scottish cultural scene, which they have done much to create and fuel, their seamless fusion of ancient and contemporary music and song has continually evolved over the decades, confirming their position as vital composers and interpreters at the forefront of a living tradition.

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  • $15

    Blues Prophets

    Blues Prophets are a Blues band from Maine formed in the 70's! They've played with Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Prof. Longhair, Pinetop Perkins..and more! The Blues Prophets began as “The New England Blues Prophets” rehearsing in the basement of a house in Norridgewock, Maine in 1976, where they were introducing local audiences to a new music genre. To the band’s amazement, patrons embraced a combo that played the blues, and nothing but the blues. Songwriter Larry John McNally wrote, “This is good-time music for dancing and having fun, not for crying in your beer.”

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  • $20

    Mike Doughty's World Renowned, Award Winning, Question Jar Show (feat. Andrew "Scrap" Livingston)

    Mike Doughty contains multitudes: Singer. Songwriter. Guitar player. Poet. Author. Playwright. Photographer. Most Improved Camper, West Point Youth Camp, 1982. He’s released five solo albums, some EPs, a covers album, a couple of live albums, a bunch of EDM tracks and remixes, a poetry book, and a memoir about that time he was in a band called Soul Coughing and didn’t like it and took a lot of drugs.

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  • $30

    Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters

    A two-time W.C. Handy Blues Award winner for “Guitar Player of the Year,” Ronnie Earl has been hailed by musicians and critics alike as one of the premier blues guitarists of his generation. Earl has played alongside such greats as Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, Otis Rush, Earl King and Duke Robillard (whose shoes he filled in the legendary band, Roomful of Blues, after Robillard left).

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  • $10

    The Stray Birds

    When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. It is a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. From bustling street corners to silent halls, their performances speak to an uncompromising reverence for songs.

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  • $27

    Aztec Two Step

    AZTEC TWO-STEP performs “Classic Duos” - their own AZTEC TWO-STEP classics plus songs of SIMON & GARFUNKEL, and THE EVERLY BROTHERS.

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  • $5

    The Jazz Workshop

    Come on out for a great night of Jazz with The Jazz Workshop. John Clark has put together some of the best jazz musicians in the state of Maine, to perform the great Jazz compositions of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, and the composers of "The Blue Note" period. The group also plays a wide variety of compositions written by members of the group. The members of the Jazz Workshop are: John Clark on bass, Carl Dimow flute, Frank Mauceri sax, Tracy McMullen sax, Duncan Hardy sax, Glenway Fripp Piano and Peter McLaughlin drums.

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  • $40

    Tom Rush

    Tom Rush has had a profound impact on the American music scene. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, inspiring artists across generations. James Taylor told Rolling Stone, "Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences," and country music star Garth Brooks has credited Rush as one of his top five musical influences.

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  • $5

    The Portland Jazz Orchestra

    Dr. Chris Oberholtzer and his 18 piece ensemble perform an evening of big band swing!

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  • $22

    Ellis Paul

    Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting. He was a principle leader in the wave of singer/songwriters that emerged from the Boston folk scene, creating a movement that revitalized the national acoustic circuit with an urban, literate, pop influenced folk that helped renew interest in the genre in the 90's.

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