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  • Rose Cousins CD Release

    Fri Feb 24th 7:00 EST - Folk, Country

    For more than 50 years, Club Passim in Harvard Square has been known as a premier listening room presenting new and established performers of genres ranging from folk and acoustic to jazz, and everything in between. The historic non-profit music venue presents over 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.

  • Serene Green

    Fri Feb 24th 8:00 EST -

    Godfrey Daniels is a premier live music listening room that has provided the Lehigh Valley with top quality entertainment since 1976. Godfrey's has earned a reputation as one of the finest folk music venues in the country, and is supported by nearly 300 members and 50 volunteers. Opening on March 17, 1976 Dave Fry, the Shimersville Sheiks, Mary Faith Rhoads and other local musicians, played to a small, but enthusiastic, audience. Friends pitched in to help run the shows and send out flyers, and even though most of the money taken in at the door went to the performers, Godfrey’s somehow managed to stay afloat. Over the years, Godfrey’s has grown from a little-known haven for lovers of live folk music* to an internationally acclaimed club on the “folk circuit.” Vision The Vision of Godfrey Daniels is to present the finest of folk music and performing arts through the "Godfrey’s Experience"; that is, the presentation of the folk arts in a comfortable and spontaneous environment, accessible to all ages and backgrounds. We seek to provide this rich experience by creating an intimate link among the musicians, audience members, and volunteers, an experience rarely found in our society today. Godfrey Daniels stands out by providing professional yet non-intimidating performance conditions; encouraging aspiring regional talent, and further developing the fabric of our local musical arts community. We value the heritage of folk music, linking our past to our future. We are a vital part of the cultural fabric of the South Side Bethlehem and greater Lehigh Valley communities. Mission Godfrey Daniels exists to create and nurture the appreciation of traditional and contemporary folk music and performing arts by providing an intimate environment where professional artists, amateur performers and audience members will be enriched by the unique experience of live performance.

  • Trout Fishing In America and Dana Louise Glorious Birds

    Fri Feb 24th 8:00 EST - Comedy, Rock

    Founded in 1976, the Down Home has become a mecca for music lovers in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The primary emphasis is on quality music, and the performance atmosphere promotes listening rather than socializing. There is plenty of time for friendly conversation before the show and between sets. With an excellent sound system hung from the ceiling, the club is a favorite of performers as well as listeners.

  • Byrd & Street - thebugleboy.org

    Fri Feb 24th 9:00 EST - Rock, Jazz

    The Bugle Boy is an intimate concert hall housed in a World War II army barracks located in La Grange, Texas. Once doors opened in January of 2005, The Bugle Boy quickly became one of the premier listening rooms in the country. Artists receive the undivided attention of the audience, and the audience gets a live music experience to remember. The focus is on original, independent singer/songwriters, who perform folk, blues, rock, jazz, swing and everything in between.

  • The Bridge House from Kingsville Canada. Music with various artists from a variety of genres displaying their talent.

  • Matt Hannah

    Fri Feb 24th 9:00 EST -

    The Warming House (www.thewarminghouse.net) is a true listening room: a space dedicated to nourishing our music community through excellent music presentation with no distractions. We are located in Minneapolis, MN and are a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Your support goes a long way. Our mission is to provide an inviting space for musicians and listeners alike, raise up kick-ass beginner songwriters and performers, and offer continuing education and support for music industry professionals. Proceeds from all Concert Window broadcasts on this channel support The Warming House and therefore all of the musicians we host. Music builds community!

  • California native Amelia Blake combines folk/rock, singer/songwriter introspection and alternative country to form a sound that is all her own. The ninth of ten daughters, she’s been playing guitar and writing songs since childhood, heavily influenced by the standards of both her parents’ and grandparents’ musical eras, as well as the sixties’ folk sounds she learned at her older sisters’ feet. The granddaughter of a vaudeville musician and the daughter of a musician father and operatically trained mother, she absorbed the musical surroundings of her upbringing and it shows in her music. During an hour or 90 minute show, you're as likely to hear a crooner from a classic musical as you are to hear songs from the Beatles or Cat Stevens mixed in with her originals. She refuses to be locked into any one genre, borrowing from country or jazz as the mood hits her. Amelia’s voice has been described as reminiscent of Eva Cassidy, Emmylou Harris and Nanci Griffith, but her singing style harkens back to the golden age of movie musicals. She has opened for some of Americana music’s finest performing songwriters, including Slaid Cleaves, Mike Graham and Chuck Pyle. The release of her first studio album, Old Horses, in 2003 opened new doors, one of which was the inclusion of her music on the nationally syndicated radio show, Laney Goodman’s Women In Music. Her songs have been cut by Shanna Crooks, Klancy Johnson, Shelby Downing and Stacy James. In 2008, Amelia was one of only 19 songwriters chosen by Nashville writer Skip Ewing for a scholarship to attend his brainchild: songwriting retreat/workshop, “Horse & Writer“. 2008 was the first year that songwriters were chosen to attend for free based on their writing abilities, and Amelia was thrilled and honored to be included in the lineup. For several years, Amelia performed in the virtual world Second Life as Carmel Daines, allowing her to win over fans throughout the world via live internet streaming shows. Amelia married singer/songwriter Dan Garner in 2013; both were members of the acoustic trio Airheart, which featured Amelia, Dan and Paula O’Neal. The trio is an honorary member of the Louisiana Hayride, and Airheart's 2014 album, All Dressed Up, was on the ballot for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. These days, Amelia is based in northwest Louisiana, and works as a music therapist when she's not playing gigs live or online. Tips of any size are welcome and appreciated! That's what keeps the lights on and the cats fed. :-)

  • We did it! Thank you for making our <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/853847054/abbiewpresents-live-streamed-acoustic-music">KICKSTARTER Campaign</a></strong> to IMPROVE our Concert Window experience successful. <br> We are a house concert series in SE Portland, OR consistently presenting high quality acoustic music of all genres from all over the world in a cozy acoustic space that supports both audience & musicians. We have presented over 300 shows over the past 7 years. See <a href="http://www.froggie.com">www.froggie.com</a> for complete calendar of events. Watch the Oregon Art Beat feature on our series! <a href="http://www.pbs.org/video/2350907398/">www.pbs.org/video/2350907398/ </a>.

  • Keep The Light On

    Sat Feb 25th 1:00 EST -

    Keep The Light On - Is a monthly online concert series. Each month 100% of proceeds will be given to an organization or cause that helps people in need... Our goal is to help people through music and hope to bring people together in doing so... Peace <3

  • California native Amelia Blake combines folk/rock, singer/songwriter introspection and alternative country to form a sound that is all her own. The ninth of ten daughters, she’s been playing guitar and writing songs since childhood, heavily influenced by the standards of both her parents’ and grandparents’ musical eras, as well as the sixties’ folk sounds she learned at her older sisters’ feet. The granddaughter of a vaudeville musician and the daughter of a musician father and operatically trained mother, she absorbed the musical surroundings of her upbringing and it shows in her music. During an hour or 90 minute show, you're as likely to hear a crooner from a classic musical as you are to hear songs from the Beatles or Cat Stevens mixed in with her originals. She refuses to be locked into any one genre, borrowing from country or jazz as the mood hits her. Amelia’s voice has been described as reminiscent of Eva Cassidy, Emmylou Harris and Nanci Griffith, but her singing style harkens back to the golden age of movie musicals. She has opened for some of Americana music’s finest performing songwriters, including Slaid Cleaves, Mike Graham and Chuck Pyle. The release of her first studio album, Old Horses, in 2003 opened new doors, one of which was the inclusion of her music on the nationally syndicated radio show, Laney Goodman’s Women In Music. Her songs have been cut by Shanna Crooks, Klancy Johnson, Shelby Downing and Stacy James. In 2008, Amelia was one of only 19 songwriters chosen by Nashville writer Skip Ewing for a scholarship to attend his brainchild: songwriting retreat/workshop, “Horse & Writer“. 2008 was the first year that songwriters were chosen to attend for free based on their writing abilities, and Amelia was thrilled and honored to be included in the lineup. For several years, Amelia performed in the virtual world Second Life as Carmel Daines, allowing her to win over fans throughout the world via live internet streaming shows. Amelia married singer/songwriter Dan Garner in 2013; both were members of the acoustic trio Airheart, which featured Amelia, Dan and Paula O’Neal. The trio is an honorary member of the Louisiana Hayride, and Airheart's 2014 album, All Dressed Up, was on the ballot for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. These days, Amelia is based in northwest Louisiana, and works as a music therapist when she's not playing gigs live or online. Tips of any size are welcome and appreciated! That's what keeps the lights on and the cats fed. :-)

  • Open every weekend since May, 1960 Caffè Lena is the longest running folk club in the country. Weekends are dedicated to folksingers, bluegrass, Americana, acoustic rock, Celtic, Klezmer, jazz, country blues, and singer-songwriters. Mid-week you'll find poetry, theater, storytelling and open mic nights. Visitor's to our 19th century building in the heart of Saratoga's historic district climb the stairs to the 2nd floor and enter a room where a world-class performer is only feet away from the audience, where they can see every movement of fingers on frets and feel a foot tapping rhythm on the stage. Run by a small paid staff, a Board of Directors, and an ever-evolving team of volunteers, the caffe is proud to stay true to Lena’s founding vision of simplicity, kindness to strangers, and art above profit. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation and we welcome your tax-deductible donations! Check out our full offerings at CaffeLena.org, and learn more about our 55 years of history at CaffeLenaHistory.org. We hope to meet you in person soon!

  • Envirofolk from Mango Hill Australia

    Sat Feb 25th 4:00 EST -

    Dave is an Environmental acoustic singer/songwriter and founder of the Mango Hill & North Lakes Environmental Group He has been heavily involved in the fight for the local wildlife and particularly the Koala for many years and has received kudos from Dr Jane Goodall and Boib Irwin and recorded his song 'The Silent ANZAC' with lengendary Australian guitarist Phil Emmanuel. He received 'Highly Commended' in the 2016 Queensland Music Awards, won the Environmentalist of the Year with the Moreton Bay Council and is currently the No.1 Folk artist in Australia on the N1M music charts. He believes songs are a great way to get the message across to everyone. We're lucky to have such amazing wildlife in Australia, let's protect it !

  • Though Mandy Rowden started playing violin at 6 and piano at 7, she didn’t discover her songwriting talents until she was 21 — a few years after she finally unlocked a long-forbidden door to rock ‘n’ roll and had a chance to explore its oh-so-delicious temptations. Until then, her musical diet had been limited to gospel and classical, the only sounds allowed in her East Texas family’s fundamentalist Baptist household, where she was home-schooled through eighth grade. Rowden picked up a guitar in high school, and was introduced to Americana while studying English and Film at Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State). That led her to, as she puts it, “quit the classical scene,” and find her own voice. And what a voice it is, both lyrically and literally. Rowden possesses gorgeously nuanced vocals, which she wraps easily around verses baring emotions at once intensely personal and fully relatable. “Like most chick songwriters, I’ve been guilty of writing heavily about my thoughts and feelings on relationships,” she admits. “And my response is, ‘Screw it, it’s what I’m feeling, so it’s what I’ll write!’ Love and love lost are some seriously universal topics, so I don’t see them going out of style any time soon.” She certainly has a point — and makes it to great effect on her new album, Live from Opa!, recorded at one of her favorite Austin coffeehouses, and an earlier EP, Big Moon. And it’s not likely anyone’s going to quibble with lyrics like these, from “Breaks,” on Better Angels, a recording she and fellow singer-songwriter Billy Abel made before heading out on a summer 2013 tour. In a sure, yet slightly repentant voice, she sings, I’ve been reckless and I’ve been wild. I’ve melted like a candle and wept like a child. Lookin’ forward to a lifetime of things that never are, but the joy and the pain and a whole lot of scars. Nothin’ seems real when it doesn’t leave a mark, but it breaks my heart. Make no mistake, though: Rowden is hardly just another “chick songwriter.” She’s funny as heck, first off, and versatile enough to play an ever-expanding list of instruments that now includes piano, fiddle, mandolin, bass, harmonica, drums, ukulele, and banjo. (And according to one Texas critic, “When she plays the fiddle, hearts melt.”) She’s gone skydiving. And participates in triathalons. She has a cat named Lucy. And once sold all of her possessions and moved to New York. Eventually, she came back, as Texans always do. She’s tall. And she’s given up trying to pretend she’s not. In fact, Rowden isn’t the kind of person who’s likely to pretend about much — not with a “day job” that involves teaching women to become confident performers in six weeks. Rowden is the founder of Girl Guitar, which offers musical workshops for women. Whether fulfilling long-held fantasies or seeking serious career training, women attending Girl Guitar build up their chops and perform at a group-showcase finale. Seven years after Rowden launched it, Girl Guitar conducts about 22 sessions a week, including songwriting, and students report having the time of their lives. Of course, that takes honesty — not to mention diplomacy and more than a little psychology. Plus wine. But another reason for Girl Guitar’s success is Rowden’s continued dedication to her own career; she gigs regularly, solo or with Abel. She also performs in Cover Girl (yes, it’s an all-female cover band, and loads of fun), and in a weekly show called Whiskey Church, and has been known to show up alongside acclaimed singer-songwriter Sam Baker and up-and-comers Jessie Torrisi & the Please Please Me. “I’ve gone head-first into everything from the Beatles, Stones, Zep and Bowie to White Stripes to old-school country to hip-hop and everything in between,” Rowden says. She’s played in all sorts of configurations, including the Gringo All-Stars, the Cash Band (as June Carter Cash), Blackwater Gospel, The Buddy Quaid Band, and the Whiskey Tango Family Band. Clearly, she tends to follow her instincts and passions; that’s her approach with songwriting, too. Rowden’s work contains both vulnerability and determination; it comes from a woman who’s had her share of heartbreak but knows ecstasy, too. But regardless of whether she’s expressing pain or joy (or the occasional zinger punchline), for Rowden, it all boils down to one essential point. “I just love playing,” she says simply. “As long as my hands and voice work and my car gets me places, I just want to keep entertaining people, and if something I write or say influences someone positively, then bonus!” With her talents and energy, it’s safe to say she’s scored that bonus many times over.

  • Rose Cousins CD Release

    Sat Feb 25th 5:00 EST - Folk, Country

    For more than 50 years, Club Passim in Harvard Square has been known as a premier listening room presenting new and established performers of genres ranging from folk and acoustic to jazz, and everything in between. The historic non-profit music venue presents over 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.

  • Allie LaRoe sings songs and brings smiles

    Sat Feb 25th 7:30 EST - Rock, Folk

    Anais Nin once famously said “ I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by loving” This world is a crazy, messy, and beautiful place. When you’re connected to life, you can live it joyfully. You feel more in love with your lover, you laugh more easily, have more fun, and on your deathbed you don't feel like you've missed the best parts. The problem is that most of us are walking around completely unplugged from our vital selves. At some point we bought into this idea that we all had to keep our nose to the grindstone, and we ground the magic right out. For me, “some point” came around my junior year of college. I decided that as an adult I would have to come up with some career that would actually allow me to make a living, and music would simply have to be a hobby. I hoped that some new, more practical interest would pop up in some bustling job market and I would be able to hop on the fast track to financial independence and security. For a few years, I even did ok. I got a passible entry level job after college, even in a terrible economy. I started paying off student loans, buying clothes I wanted to buy, and even went on a trip or two. Despite being more financially free then I had been pretty much my entire life, I was depressed. I knew that I was denying an important part of myself by trying to keep my music part time, so I did some research, wrote some songs, put out my first album and quit my job. The first card of the Tarot Deck is the Fool, and I like to think it’s because naivety is a requirement at the beginning of all big adventures. Surely if you knew how hard it would be, you wouldn't go in the first place. At least, that was certainly true for me. On some level I thought that everything would fall into place. I would never have to work another day job ever, I would start being happy all the time, and I would meet the man of my dreams and live happily ever after. Instead, everything went to shit. All the worst case scenarios that I had been afraid of: not being able to pay rent, not being able to feed myself much less pay my bills, even getting kicked out of my house, it all happened. It wasn't glamorous and it wasn't fun and it wasn't at all like La Boheme or Rent, but even so I knew I could never quit again. Why wolves howl isn't entirely understood, but one theory is that it’s a means to communicate over long distances and reconnect with the pack if a member becomes separated. The reason that humans make music is also not fully understood, but I like to think it’s for similar reasons: to assemble our packs and connect over the divides of emotional distances. I had taken a risk, and I had failed, and the only thing I knew how to do was write songs about it. They would strike me randomly, often in the car while I was driving to a sales gig in the middle of nowhere. I would sing little phrases over and over again until they were firmly lodged in my memory. I would write on anything I had available: napkins, scraps of receipts, and countless spiral bound notebooks. It was cheap therapy, a completely selfish way to out the pain and try to heal, but the more I sang about my own failure, the more people started to share theirs with me. I heard about squandered relationships, broken business ventures, bankruptcy, poverty, fear, anger, hurt, and underneath it all the desire to be seen and accepted as a flawed, struggling, growing person doing their best. That is why I do what I do, why I started Fox and Phoenix Records and why I am passionate about writing meaningful music even if it doesn't make me a damn cent, because there are a million things we think we ought to be, but a good song reminds us that there is nothing so beautiful as being human.

  • Rose Cousins CD Release

    Sat Feb 25th 8:00 EST - Folk, Country

    For more than 50 years, Club Passim in Harvard Square has been known as a premier listening room presenting new and established performers of genres ranging from folk and acoustic to jazz, and everything in between. The historic non-profit music venue presents over 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.

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