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  • Andrew Calhoun

    Tue Sep 26th 8:00 EDT - Folk, Singer/Songwriter

    "Andrew Calhoun is a powerful songsmith, a quiet and sly performer, and fine traditional singer as well... fascinating and unpredictable." -Phil Shapiro, Bound for Glory Andrew Calhoun's music is innovative and rooted in tradition. In forty years as a performer he has evolved an increasingly varied repertoire including original songs, Irish and American folk songs, Scottish ballads, African-American spirituals, hymns, historical background, comic songs and poems and songs by writers such as Dave Carter, Mary Oliver and Robert Frost. At age seven, Andrew memorized W. B. Yeats' "Song of Wandering Aengus," thus earning a nickel from his mother. He got his first guitar in 1967 at the age of ten, and began writing songs at twelve. By the late seventies, he was performing in the Chicago folk scene. Six months of janitorial work at the DAVEA Center in Addison, IL, funded a trip to Europe in 1977 leading him to hear Martin Carthy at the Cambridge Folk Festival in England, and Carthy along with Leonard Cohen have remained guiding musical inspirations. He has since toured internationally, performing at folk clubs and festivals, pubs and house concerts. In 1992, Calhoun founded Waterbug Records, an artists' cooperative folk label which has grown to 115 titles, bringing some of the brightest singer-songwriters and folk musicians to an international audience. His own recordings have been released on Hogeye, Flying Fish and Waterbug Records. Recent projects include a comedy book, The Trilogy Trilogy, and his twelfth recording, Living Room, a collection of original songs. Recently he has worked with Andrew Calhoun and Campground; the band Zozo; and in a duo and trio with daughter Casey Calhoun. In October 2012, Andrew was given the Lantern Bearer Award for twenty-five years of service to the folk arts in the Midwest by the Folk Alliance Regional Midwest.

  • Sean McConnell

    Wed Sep 27th 8:00 EDT - 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.

  • Aubryn's Musiconversation ft. Steve C

    Wed Sep 27th 10:00 EDT - Event, Comedy

    Bored with the music being fed to you by the media? I'm here to help! Every Wednesday evening at 9pm Central (that's 7pm for you west coast people) I bring in the most talented people I can find in Nashville (we've got a never ending supply here) and hang out and play music for you guys while you get to interact with everyone else in the room including us! What better way to spend a Wednesday evening?

  • Robbie Fulks

    Thu Sep 28th 7:00 EDT -

    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!

  • Indigo

    Thu Sep 28th 9:00 EDT - Rock, Folk

    I believe that connection is one of the most important parts of the human experience that we have access, and Music has always been my way of connecting with others. Whether I am singing or writing about experiences from my life, or the lives of people I know or have met, a song has always been able to say what words alone cannot express. Music helps us connect, to people we know and to people we will never meet; yet when we feel the same about a certain song we can walk away knowing more about one another than we could ever have learned in one conversation. With a style that is reflective of Indie Pop and Neo Soul style music, yet that also sings of elements that are all my own, I choose to write songs that express our experiences in such a way that we find what connects us. Whether my inspiration is found in my own imagination or in real life situations, my main goal is always to connect: to connect with myself, to connect with others, and to connect with you. Here's to Connecting Through Creativity, -Indigo

  • Joseph Alton Miller

    Fri Sep 29th 7:00 EDT -

    2017 Nominee for the No Depression Singer/Songwriter Award 2012 Top Male Vocalist - Jersey Acoustic Music Awards Multiple nominations for the Asbury Park Music Awards Award winning singer/songwriter, Joseph Alton Miller, is based in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He has shared the stage with acts such as Brandi Carlile, Living Colour, Ellis Paul, Robert Randolph, Stephen Kellogg, and The Wood Brothers. For years, Joseph Alton Miller has embraced the life of a wayfarer. Whether it was hiking up Mount Katahdin in Maine or backpacking through Yosemite National Park in California, his "abandonment from society," as he calls it, has always allowed him time to reflect and pen his folk tunes. Such an untethered lifestyle was the primary muse for his latest work, "Songs of Travel for the Vagabond," a striking new EP released in May. It's a work that deserves to introduce him to a much wider audience. His sound is reminiscent of a modern-day Woody Guthrie -- perhaps unsurprisingly, Miller names the genre luminary as one of his influences, and he included a cover of Guthrie's "Do Re Mi" on his new record. But there's an extra layer to the 30-year-old songwriter. While the word "folk" is tattooed onto his left forearm, his right arm reads "hip hop." The mix of influences is most apparent when listening to Philly blues artist Kuf Knotz rap over Miller's twangy guitar riff in "Dude, Where's My Whiskey?" In the autobiographical tune, he sings about New Jersey -- his newly found home state, after growing up in the Finger Lakes region of New York. "When I first moved to Jersey, I was very alone and acting like a bit of a recluse -- drinking often, sleeping with way too many women and just not being the best me that I knew I could be," the Hazlet resident said, in a recent interview. "I was ... thinking about my life, knowing it might be finally time to grow up. I wrote the song a couple of years after that trip." "Songs of Travel for the Vagabond" is Miller's first release under under his full name. While Miller built a fan base of a few thousand through playing local shows over the years as "Joe Miller," he said it was difficult to market himself with such a common name. He's wiped the internet clean of his four previous records and aimed for a fresh start. Part of that fresh start is his lovely evocation of his "vagabond" existence, which you hear throughout the new EP. In "American Crow," he serenades in his smooth low-tone voice, "I'm making a friend with an American crow... Let me fly to another destination." Miller plucks away a groovy guitar riff while New Jersey blues musician Sandy Mack's old-timey harmonica quivers in the background. "The American crow is a species that can be found in every area of North America -- adapting to all types of places and climates," Miller said. "I think we humans should be able to do the same thing -- leaving home every once in a while to experience what our planet has to offer." Though more sedentary days seem to be on the horizon as Miller settles into the role of a new father. He and his wife Jarysel welcomed daughter Gabriela into the world June 11, just a week or so after the release of his new record. Miller wrote in an Instagram post announcing Gabriela's birth that his daughter is "the reason I was ever put on Earth." Still, he admits it's difficult to promote a new album with a newborn baby in the house. "Normally, I'd like to head out on the road and tour around to try to promote an album," he said, noting he wouldn't have even been able to finish the project with an infant to command most of his time. But he was able to release the EP via his own label, Worn Out Joke Records. "I wanted my daughter to see what her papa could do under pressure. I want to bring her up knowing that hard work pays off." Miller will promote his new record with a July 16 show at the Asbury Hotel in Asbury Park. He plans to embark on mini tours throughout the Northeast later in the year, to share the stories he has eloquently woven into songs and tromp along more trails in pursuit of musical inspiration. And he always remembers a bit of advice a professor and mentor once gave him. "(He) told me to get out and see what I can before I die," he said, "and I plan to summit many more mountains before that day comes." - Sydney Shaw for NJ.com/NJ Advanced Media

  • Jake Armerding, Cricket Blue opens

    Fri Sep 29th 8:00 EDT - 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.

  • Jeanne O'Connor & The New Standard

    Fri Sep 29th 8:00 EDT -

    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!

  • MARTIN GARRISH & FRIENDS "Playing Your Ocracoke Memories"

    Fri Sep 29th 8:00 EDT - Folk, Blues

    Welcome to the COYOTE MUSIC DEN - Live Music Concert Listening Room and Lesson Studio on the edge of the harbor in Community Square, Ocracoke Island, NC. A historic, magical setting. "Coyote Plus One" is an evening of well-crafted spontaneity with Coyote (Marcy and Lou) and a different guest each week. (Tuesdays, May 23 - Sept 26) Sponsored by Dajio Restaurant. "An evening with COYOTE - Marcy & Lou" This is a long-awaited return by popular demand of this duo to the stage - charming, powerful original songs and unique covers. (Wednesdays, May 24 - Sept 27) "Martin Garrish & Friends - "Playing Your Ocracoke Memories" hosted by this beloved island native along with Coyote (Marcy & Lou) and special guests. (Fridays, April 14 - Nov 22 Thanksgiving Show) - December 8 is the Christmas Show and final show of 2017. These "house concert style" shows are held (and broadcast live) on Ocracoke Island, NC from the COYOTE MUSIC DEN. COYOTE are Marcy Brenner & Lou Castro who make Ocracoke Island, NC their home. Ever "the trickster," Coyote draw from a huge arc of influences (and instruments!) from classical to heavy metal, in both original songs and adapting covers. They have an engaging and spontaneous presence that invites listeners and audiences into their proverbial living room with enchanting, intimate songs and colorful music tinged with folk, rock, blues and jazz flavors. For more info visit www.coyotemusic.net Coyote Music Den info only line (252) 928-6874 (music) Photos & Graphics by Jessie Morrissey, Carol Woolgar Signs by Len Skinner, Bob Imber

  • Frank Martin Gilligan - thebugleboy.org

    Fri Sep 29th 9:00 EDT - 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.

  • Sofia Talvik LIVE at lille æske arthouse

    Fri Sep 29th 11:00 EDT -

    lille æske (danish for 'little box') is an arthouse in the Santa Cruz Mountains that hosts visual, culinary, and performance artists. for more information go to www.lilleaeske.com

  • Emily Mure w/ Jefferson Hamer

    Sat Sep 30th 8:00 EDT - Folk

    Emily Mure is a classically informed, smoky voiced, singer-songwriter. Her newest album, Odyssey, called "introspective, unorthodox, and powerful" (Adobe and Teardrops) showcases her confessional and emotionally charged songwriting. Emily performs solo and with her chamber-folk trio, which includes Audrey Q Snyder on cello and Emily DiAngelo on oboe and english horn. Emily's music and arrangements showcase her classical background and compositions, and put a new spin on modern folk music. She was an emerging artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, a Telluride Bluegrass Troubadour, and has shared the stage with the likes of Kim Richey, Garrison Starr, Darlingside, Cuddle Magic and Kris Delmhorst. Her songs have made their way into shows and movies on NBC, PBS, and ABC. "There was/is something about her songs and voice that made me want to go off into a quiet place and to be sure I captured each and every note. She surprised me too.. just when you're pretty sure you've got your basic coffee house folky singer-songwriter, she slips into that chamber mojo mode where people like Marissa Nadler and Meg Baird live, and then out of nowhere...I mean like an Ali left jab...you get a pedal steel, oboe and a cello thrown at you. Bam." -No Depression “(Odyssey is) an album of unpretentious, straight-and-true songwriting that draws from contemporary folk, acoustic country and intimate chamber pop” -Direct Current Music emilymure.com

  • The Mammals feat. Mike + Ruthy

    Sat Sep 30th 8:00 EDT - 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.

  • WEXT Showcase: Bobby Long

    Sat Sep 30th 8:00 EDT -

    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!

  • WEXT Showcase: Brian Dunne

    Sat Sep 30th 9:30 EDT -

    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!

  • Annie Guthrie

    Sun Oct 1st 7:00 EDT -

    Born among great artists, Annie Guthrie had many options for inspiration. At a young age she saw a picture of her grandmother Marjorie, a Martha Graham dancer, that motivated her to become a dancer. Her stubborn personality meant nothing was going to stop her. Eventually a knee injury slowed her down; that’s when her mother, Mrs. G, put a guitar in her hands and taught her a few chords. It didn’t take long for Annie to reinvent her love — she still dances just a little differently now. She recalls her dad teaching her how to finger-pick Elizabeth Cotten’s song ‘Freight Train’. “My dad started off showing me the chords and saying, ‘Okay do this with your thumb,’ and he’d go away for a few months. He’d come back and ask me if I practiced. I was in love and couldn’t put the guitar down, so of course I practiced. Once he realized I wasn’t giving up, he kept adding a new finger and another string.” Annie’s songs are honest, ranging from light and funny to gut-wrenching heartbreak (mostly gut-wrenching heartbreak); as Woody says, “you can only write what you see,” and she has taken that to heart writing songs that tell it like it is. Making her recording debut on Arlo Guthrie’s Someday album at the age of four, Annie went on to contribute vocals on Woody’s 20 Grow Big Songs, More Together Again and joined her father Arlo & family on “All Over The World,” a track included on the Occupy This Album in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Dragonfly is Annie Guthrie’s long-awaited solo debut released in July of 2016. This collection of songs penned by Guthrie showcases her gift for directness and going straight for the heart. Annie’s honest approach to songwriting coupled with her soulful delivery makes Dragonfly a compelling and notable solo premiere. “I’d like to thank you [Annie], for adding a whole new dynamic to folk music. One where we are not all sit- ting around reading our vegan cookbooks.” — David Amram (in response to hearing Annie perform Woody Guthrie Folk Festival).

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