Folk

  • $12

    Heather Maloney w/ Sorcha Cribben-Merrill


    New England singer-songwriter HEATHER MALONEY launches her first ever multimedia, interactive live concert experience. Heather has written dozens of brand new, unreleased songs over the past year. Join in the immersive audio-visual ProjecTour, where throughout each show the lyrics to each new song will be projected behind her as she plays, as well as a mood-board style vintage art inspired by the stories and characters in the new material. At the end of each show the audience can vote for their favorite songs via the physical "Ballad Box", or by tweeting their favorite songs with the hashtag #HeathersProjecTour . Each vote helps determine what songs will appear on Heather's next full-length LP.

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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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  • $50

    Crystal Bowersox VIP Meet & Greet


    This package DOES NOT include admission to the show. The VIP meet and greet will start 1 Hour before doors. And will include: 1-VIP Laminate 1-Exclusive Picture An Acoustic song performed by Crystal Question and Answer time Photo op with Crystal Signing with Crystal

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  • $20

    Crystal Bowersox


    Crystal Bowersox has made it her mission to live life and her music to the fullest. With a gentle warmth and wisdom well beyond her years, the consummate artist has an uncompromising vision of herself and her music that is refreshing and rare. “I believe if you stand for something, stand your ground; stand it strong and stand it proud.”

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  • $12

    The Way Down Wanderers


    Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 2 years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a buzz for themselves with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing self-titled, “restSTOMPS” - free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes. The band’s debut, self-titled album, produced by Mike Marsh of the Avett Brothers and recorded at Sonic Ranch in El Paso TX, is now available wherever music is sold.

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  • $15

    GoldenOak & Bold Riley


    From the foothills of Western Maine comes GoldenOak, a folk group whose genre-blending sound has them steadily emerging as a musical force in New England. Conceived in the winter of 2013 by Singer-Songwriter Zak Kendall and cellist Seth Wegner, they were quick to join forces with Kendall's sister Lena, whose voice blends with the hum of the cello and guitar to create a sound that resonates deep within. More recently, they have teamed up with their good friend Eloise Schultz, who Zak and Seth met while studying at College of the Atlantic, and who gives their songs yet another set of layers with her soaring trumpet and vocal harmonies.

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  • $20

    Dan Navarro & Darden Smith


    Dan’s career began as a songwriter, most often with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated “We Belong”) , The Bangles, Jackson Browne,Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne Warwick, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato, The Triplets, and Austin outlaw legend Rusty Weir.

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  • $15

    Ten Strings and a Goat Skin


    Age-old entertainments–sitting around the fire, telling tales–can take on ever-new faces. Young acoustic power trio Ten Strings and a Goat Skin from Canada’s Prince Edward Isle know this, transforming tradition with vigor, curiosity, and sparks of goofy humor.

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  • $12

    OLS & State Theatre Present: Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Drive


    Please note this will be a standing room show with limited seating in the balcony. In the 12 years she has toured the world as a member of the soul-pop sensation Lake Street Dive, Bridget Kearney has gotten good at a lot of things: adjusting to jet lag, sleeping in moving vehicles, hauling her acoustic bass up and down stairs, keeping her cool in front of cameras, thousands of people and personal heroes. But the skill she has honed most obsessively is songwriting.

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  • $15

    OLS & NECA Presents: Songs Beyond Borders Part I (ECMA/NECA/Maine Arts Commission project)


    Songs Beyond Borders is an ongoing project between the East Coast Music Association, New England Celtic Arts, and the Maine Arts Commission to provide a cross cultural exchange between Maine and the Maritimes. Part I will be held in April and Part II in late October. The musicians selected have been carefully chosen to highlight stories and songs from the regions participating.

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  • $30

    Richard Shindell


    Originally from New York, now dividing his time between Buenos Aires, Argentina and New York's Hudson Valley, Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be. From his first record, Sparrow's Point (1992) to his current release, Careless (September 2016), Shindell has explored the possibilities offered by this most elastic and variable of cultural confections: the song.

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  • $15

    Mipso w/ 10 String Symphony


    Chapel Hill quartet Mipso return with new a new album, Coming Down The Mountain (April 7, 2017) -- ten songs of love and loss and forward motion, with words that sear and salve in turn, and music that invites you in to stay a while. Mipso ventures further than ever from their string-band pedigree to discover a broader Americana where classic folk-rock and modern alt-country mingle easily with Appalachian tradition.

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  • $18

    It's For The Kids 3


    Join us for a night of local music and frivolity as we hold our 3rd annual FUNdraiser for Maine Children For Cannabis Therapy in Downtown Portland. We are a grassroots volunteer group of families, activists, and supporters throughout Maine who are utilizing and supporting successful alternative therapy for children with epilepsy, cancers, and other childhood illnesses.

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  • $25

    Maia Sharp & Catie Curtis


    "It's not a concept album," Maia Sharp says of The Dash Between the Dates, her sixth solo album and her eOne debut, "but I was trying to look at things with a wider-angle lens and bring more breadth to the songs without sacrificing the intimacy. Maybe that's the concept." In a career that spans two decades, the California native has established a reputation as a songwriter's songwriter, possessing a seamless sense of craft as well as an uncanny knack for cutting straight to the heart of complex emotional issues.

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  • $23

    Melissa Ferrick w/ The Whiskey Treaty


    Melissa Ferrick's 17th release is a coming home. She has arrived in a place musically that is both familiar and new. Melissa is a better writer, engineer, producer, and overall artist. The self-titled album is, in many ways, a new beginning for Ferrick. Written in just over a year, recorded at home, and released on her own relaunched label, Right On Records, Ferrick has given us a simple, eloquent, and honest acoustic album with an undeniable level of maturity. For long-time fans, this will be a welcome new arrival. For those who are just discovering Ferrick, this is a superb way to be introduced. A completely solo effort in its process, creation, and release, Melissa Ferrick is marking the middle of her career with a perfect return to songwriting, and to herself.

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  • $35

    Greg Brown


    One of American folk music’s most prolific and profound singer/songwriters of the past three decades, Greg Brown has earned respect from his peers and a far-flung, passionately-devoted fan-base via a burnished, intimate baritone, a seemingly effortless gift for swinging, organic melody and–perhaps most of all–a humble, unvarnished poetic grace that can imbue even the most mundane, everyday human endeavors and emotions with quiet dignity, startling insight and gently twisted humor.

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  • $12

    Lula Wiles and Robt Sarazin Blake & The Letters


    If you ask Lula Wiles about their self-titled debut album, they’ll be quick to tell you it was a long time coming. The album’s eleven original songs were written over the course of the preceding four years, tested and lived in on stages and in bedrooms and backyards in Maine and Boston, and reborn in November and December 2015 through the band’s collaboration with producer/ guitarist Adam Iredale-Gray and drummer Sean Trischka.

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  • $12

    John Craigie w/ Joel Thetford


    If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It’s no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage.

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  • $12

    The Jacob Jolliff Band


    Jacob Jolliff is one of the country's premier contemporary mandolinists. Before joining Yonder Mountain String Band, Jolliff was an integral member of beloved New England roots band, Joy Kills Sorrow.  He started touring with JKS when he was studying on a full scholarship at The Berklee College of Music.  The band logged three records, hundreds of shows, and thousands of miles of worldwide touring.

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  • $10

    Arc Iris Reimagines Joni Mitchell’s “Blue”


    Arc Iris broke musical ground with the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014. The Providence, Rhode Island-based band quickly won over audiences in the US and Europe, supporting artists such as St. Vincent, Jeff Tweedy, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The group performed at the London Palladium and festivals including Bonnaroo, End of the Road and the Rolling Stone Weekender.

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  • $10

    Caroline Spence & Connor Garvey


    Ever since the release of "Blood on the Tracks"  in 1975, Dylan posed the challenge to every songwriter that came after him: Can life's emotional complexities be rendered simply? Can a song be so intensely personal that it somehow manages to reach beyond itself towards something universal?  With this record, Dylan turned the American Songwriter into a definite vocation, a job that’s core responsibility was the nearly impossible task of simply and honestly singing your own story, and somehow mysteriously manage to speak for all of us.

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  • $28

    An Evening with Mary Fahl (Former lead singer of the October Project)


    “Sounding like no other singer of her generation” (Allmusic.com), Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s chamber-pop group OCTOBER PROJECT. The hallmark of their sound was Mary Fahl's awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies played with passion and sophistication.

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  • $15

    Antje Duvekot w/ Lena Rich


    "Toward the Thunder" is Antje Duvekot's fourth studio release. Produced by Antje and Scott Petito and recorded at NRS studios in Woodstock, the new album centers around themes of courage, resilience and striving for something better. It features an impressive cast of folk royalty from Shawn Mullins to Anais Mitchell, Liz Longley to John Gorka, Kris Delmhorst, Martyn Joseph and Richard Shindell.

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  • $12

    Kristin Andreassen Trio


    Kristin Andreassen is a singer, a writer and a percussive dancer who combines those skills in musical performances that are both “inventive” (The New Yorker) and “haunting” (NPR’s Folk Alley). Before embarking on her solo career, Kristin toured and recorded with both the stringband Uncle Earl (w/ Abigail Washburn, Rayna Gellert & KC Groves) and the "folk noir” singing trio Sometymes Why (w/ Aoife O'Donovan & Ruth Ungar). She became known in those projects especially for the creativity and emotional breadth in her lyrics. Her songwriting spans the playfulness of her #1 hit children's song "Crayola Doesn't Make a Color for Your Eyes” (featured on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion and covered by artists of all ages including Tyne Daly and several high school marching bands) and the visceral truth in her war ballad “How the Water Walks” (“Dawn has barely broken when they call us up above / I’m thinking only of my life. Sorry, my love.”).

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  • $20

    Two-Time Grammy winner Laurence Juber


    GRAMMY® winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. A music graduate of London’s Goldsmith’s College, he was featured guitar soloist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra before becoming established as a studio musician in the mid-1970’s. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's Wings, with whom he won a Grammy, Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.

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  • $20

    David Wilcox


    Cleveland-born David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him a range and tenderness rare in folk music. 

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  • $35

    Byrne and Kelly - The Echoes Tour


    This show is a rental, and tickets are being handled by the renter. You can purchase tickets by clicking here. What began as Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called 'Acoustic By Candlelight' back in 2012 has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly.  Driven by dynamic vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly dives into combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, Celtic folk sound.

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  • $10

    The Dupont Brothers and Her Crooked Heart


    Two brothers living on the indie circuit, driving around sharing their stories through songwriting. That’s life for Sam and Zack DuPont. Based out of Burlington, VT the sibling indie-folk-rock duo has kept busy on the road since 2013. Their two records, Heavy as Lead (2015) and A Riddle For You (2016), have taken them all over the Northeast, Mid Atlantic, South and Midwest.

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  • $12

    BJ Barham of American Aquarium


    On November 13, 2015, the singer-songwriter—raised in a small North Carolina town called Reidsville—was in the middle of his fourth European tour with American Aquarium, the rising alt-country act he’d led for nearly a decade. They were in Belgium, less than two hours from Paris, when bad news began to arrive: a series of terrorist attacks, including one in a rock club, had left more than 100 dead. Family members, friends, and the fans American Aquarium had amassed from so many years on the road immediately reached out, making sure the band had been far away.

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  • $15

    John Davidson


    YES! This is the guy who hosted THE HOLLYWOOD SQUARES, THAT’S INCREDIBLE, and guest hosted THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON more than any other singer. He’s celebrating a 50 year career! But you gotta see his live show. John comes out and talks to the audience like he's a stand up comic establishing a relationship with his crowd even before he picks up his guitar and starts to play. Everyone is won over before the second song. He walks around the stage singing and playing instead of just sitting down in a chair and just strumming along with the words. And like a true folkie he is always commenting on society.

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  • $20

    OLS & NECA Present: Vishtèn


    Please note that this is a reschedule of the original event on 3/12/2017, moved due to a medical emergency. If you are unable to make the rescheduled date, you can contact the box office to receive a refund. For over a decade, the Acadian trio Vishtèn has dazzled audiences with its fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern rock sensibility and indie-folk influences. Lauded as “traditional but fiercely up-to-the- moment” (Penguin Eggs), this band from Canada’s east coast has been recognized as an ambassador of Francophone culture around the world.

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  • $18

    Griffin House


    This show was rescheduled from 3/15/17. All tickets to the original show will be honored. It is a true, and nowadays rare, musician who writes lyrics so vulnerable and authentic that an audience is irrevocably captured by the powerful experience of sharing the journey. An album that is essentially an autobiographical account of personal mistakes, change, and growth, offers listeners a chance to reflect on their own experiences and connect with another’s story.

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