Upcoming Bluegrass Related Events

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Tuftonboro Country, Bluegrass and Gospel Jam session

The Old White Church, Center Tuftonboro, NH

The weekly Tuftonboro Country, Bluegrass & Gospel Music Jam Session continues at the historic Old White Church of Center Tuftonboro every Tuesday from 6:30 until about 9:30 pm.  Fans of country, bluegrass and gospel music are invited to enjoy an evening of music. There is no admission charge, a donation is requested to help cover operational expenses.  The Church is located on Route 109A, just across from the Tuftonboro General Store & Post Office.  Everyone is invited to attend the jam session while enjoying cookies and a cup of coffee.  For more info call Joe at 569-3861.

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Bluegrass Tuesdays at The Cantab Lounge

The Cantab Lounge 738 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

Bluegrass Tuesdays at The Cantab Lounge are back after a nearly two-year hiatus! Please join us at the historic Cantab Lounge in Central Square in Cambridge, MA for the resumption of one of the longest-running and most successful weekly bluegrass nights in history. Find out who's playing soon and much more at www.BluegrassTuesdays.com In 2017, The Cantab Lounge was named one of America’s 15 Best Dive Bars. Located in multi-ethnic, multi-generation Central Square in Cambridge, MA, it was also named one of the 50 Best Small Music Venues In America. Bluegrass Tuesdays at The Cantab Lounge began in September of 1993 and have grown to host regional and national artists on stage, and serve as a weekly gathering place for the local bluegrass community. For 27 years, Tuesday Night Bluegrass at The Cantab Lounge was hosted by Geoff Bartley, about whom reviewer Nate Dow wrote, “If Massachusetts were ever to appoint a Folk Laureate, the honor would have to go to the one and only Geoff Bartley." Geoff welcomed nationally-known bluegrass artists to The Cantab stage including Dale Ann Bradley, Tony Trischka, Darol Anger, David Grier, Missy Raines, Jim Hurst, Chris Jones, Molly Tuttle, and the late James King. Bluegrass Tuesdays have also been a place where many bluegrass musicians have met and “cut their teeth”, including members of The Infamous Stringdusters, Crooked Still, Della Mae, The Gibson Brothers, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Po' Ramblin' Boys, Mile Twelve, ​and Alan Bibey & Grasstowne. The Cantab Lounge has now been reinvigorated under new owner Tim Dibble, manager Mike Cronin, and Bluegrass Tuesdays host Tony Watt.

Free

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway at Belleville Roots

Belleville Congregational Church 300 High Street, Newburyport, MA

Belleville Roots Music Series is excited to host one of the most compelling new voices in the roots music world, Molly Tuttle & her band Golden Highway. Molly, a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter with a lifelong love of bluegrass, is on tour celebrating her debut release on Nonesuch Records, Crooked Tree.

$10 – $40

Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway

Belleville Stage 300 High Street, Newburyport, MA

Molly Tuttle wins 2022 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year!!! https://bluegrasstoday.com/2022-ibma-bluegrass-awards/   Belleville Roots Music Series is excited to host one of the most compelling new voices in the roots music world, Molly Tuttle & her band Golden Highway. Molly, a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter with a lifelong love of bluegrass, is on tour celebrating her debut release on Nonesuch Records, Crooked Tree.  Her band of bluegrass virtuosos, features mandolinist Dominick Leslie, banjoist Kyle Tuttle, fiddle player Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, and bassist Shelby Means On Crooked Tree each track showcases Tuttle's guitar technique, for which she was the first women ever named 2017 Guitar Player of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as her voice—an instrument that shifts from warmly understated to fiercely soulful with equal parts precision and abandon, occasionally treating the listener to some high-spirited yodeling. More Molly Tuttle at:  www.mollytuttlemusic.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mollytuttle/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mollytuttlemusic/

$10 – $40

Chris Smither & Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius

The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA

Born in Miami, during World War II, Chris Smither grew up in New Orleans where he first started playing music as a child. The son of a Tulane University professor, he was taught the rudiments of instrumentation by his uncle on his mother’s ukulele. “Uncle Howard,” Smither says, “showed me that if you knew three chords, you could play a lot of the songs you heard on the radio. And if you knew four chords, you could pretty much rule the world.” With that bit of knowledge under his belt, he was hooked. By the early ’90s, Smither’s steady nationwide touring and regular release of consistently acclaimed albums cemented his reputation as one of the finest acoustic musicians in the country. In October 2020, More From The Levee, the follow up to the 50-year career retrospective Still on the Levee, was released. "Bathed in the flickering glow of passing headlights and neon bar signs, Smither’s roots are as blue as they come. There is plenty of misty Louisiana and Lightnin’ Hopkins in Smither’s weathered singing and unhurried picking. So fine." -Rolling Stone Born in Wheeling, West Virginia on March 16, 1954, Grammy winning singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Brien grew up singing in church and in school. Gaining attention in the 1980’s with Colorado’s Hot Rize, O’Brien scored a country hit with Kathy Mattea’s cover of his song Walk the Way the Wind Blows in 1986. Soon artists like Nickel Creek and Garth Brooks also covered his songs. Collaborators include his sister Mollie O’Brien, old time musician Dirk Powell and songwriter Darrell Scott, as well as Steve Earle, Bill Frisell, Mark Knopfler and Sturgill Simpson. O’Brien formed his own record label, Howdy Skies Records, in 1999, and launched the digital … Read More »

$40 – $45

Sandy Ridge Boys (and girl) at Verrill Farms

Verrill Farm Harvest Festival 11 Wheeler Road, Concord, MA

The Sandy Ridge Boys will be playing their style of bluegrass at Verrill Farms for their Harvest Festival. Come on out and support the Pediatric Unit at Emerson Hospital.

Jordan Tice

GuitartownCT 166 Mather Street, Hamden, CT

Brilliant solo guitarist, he's also a wonderful singer and songwriter who is making his name as a solo performer.  This is an outdoor concert, so bring a chair and refreshments.

$30

Tony Trischka – Deep Dive Earl Scruggs Show

Belleville Congregational Church 300 High Street, Newburyport, MA

Belleville Roots Music Series presents Tony Trischka in a Deep Dive Earl Scruggs Show Featuring Michael Daves on vocals and guitar, Maddie Witler on mandolin, Brittany Haas on fiddle, and Jared Engel on bass. Banjo master, composer, and instructor, Tony Trischka, has created the Deep Dive Earl Scruggs Show as a tribute to the man who inspired him to take up the banjo, Earl Scruggs. One of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world, Tony Trischka has achieved legendary status in his 50+ years as a consummate artist. He's inspired generations of acoustic musicians with his technical and conceptual advances, and opened the way for such players as Béla Fleck, Alison Brown, and Noam Pikelny. His seventeen solo albums are part of every banjo-lover's musical reference.

$10 – $40

Southern Rail concert in Saco, ME

First Parish Saco, ME 12 Beach St, Saco, 04072, Saco, ME

Celebrate the season with an evening of high energy bluegrass!   Bright spacious hall with wonderful acoustics.' Tickets will be available at the door. Masks are currently optional.  Check their website for any updated Covid guidelines.  www.firstparishsaco.org Tickets $10 available at the door

$10