When Chris Thile takes the stage with his mandolin, you never quite know what you’re going to hear. Classical, bluegrass, originals, and covers are all fair game, and he plays everything with flair and conviction. He will perform selections from his most recent release, Laysongs; the album is a solitary reflection on faith, doubt, devotion, and community—it's his most personal work to date.
On Saturday, February 4th, two-time IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass will be performing at Lily P’s Fried Chicken & Oysters in Cambridge, MA. Lily P's is the new home for Bluegrass Tuesdays, the long-running weekly bluegrass series that used to be held at The Cantab Lounge. This special Saturday show is being co-presented by both the BBU and Bluegrass Tuesdays. Lily P's Fried Chicken & Oysters was Boston Magazine's Best of Boston 2022 Best Fried Chicken, so please come early and join us for dinner. Lily P's is located near Kendall Square at 50 Binney Street in Cambridge, MA 02142. This location is less than a mile from the Leverett Circle exit off I-93 and has unlimited FREE garage parking. Lily P's is also only a 10-minute walk from both Kendall (Red Line) and Lechmere (Green Line). Please see the Bluegrass Tuesdays about page for important info about the free garage parking. This show will share some things in common with Bluegrass Tuesdays, while some things will be a little bit different. Here are a few important details, and many more can be found on the Bluegrass Tuesdays' updates page: Danny Paisley and The Southern Grass will be going on at 7 pm, and there will be jamming all over the restaurant starting at 5 pm and lasting well beyond midnight. There is very limited seating and Lily P's will NOT be taking reservations near the stage, so you'll probably want to arrive early and may have to stand for the show. Lily P's will be reserving a very small number of seats (probably fewer than 10) close to the stage for people with health conditions or impairments. … Read More »
Danny Paisley and Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass. Alison Krauss calls Danny her favorite singer. His voice combines powerful range and soulful blues like no one else. He was voted International Bluegrass Music Association bluegrass singer of the year in 2016, 2020, and 2021.
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.
Acoustic bluegrass jam. All levels and abilities welcome.
Bluegrass Tuesdays began in Central Square in Cambridge in September of 1993 and has since 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 stage such as 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 Joy Kills Sorrow. Bluegrass Tuesdays are now hosted by Tony Watt and held at chef Chris Parsons' restaurant Lily P's Fried Chicken & Oysters in Kendall Square in Cambridge.
Three masterful genre-benders—Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer—come together once again to blur geographic borders and musical boundaries for an exuberantly virtuosic and exciting evening of music. Bluegrass, classical, global music, jazz, and more come together and recombine in unheard-of ways. Their joy is palpable, and the audience will share the excitement and enthusiasm!