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

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

First Parish Church of Stow & Acton 353 Great Road, Stow, MA

Sunday May 22 (3-4:30 pm) First Parish Stow and Acton 353 Great Rd., Stow, MA 01775 https://sounds of stow.org for ticket info A joyous collaboration between Southern Rail and the renowned Sounds of Stow Chorus.  An amazing work that beautifully combines traditional choral writing and bluegrass instrumentation. proof of vaccination and masking required.

Andy Statman/Jake Eddy Trio

GuitartownCT 166 Mather Street, Hamden, CT

A somewhat unlikely but brilliant pairing; mandolin virtuoso Andy Statman from Brooklyn, and guitar whiz Jake Eddy from West Virginia. Statman is a legend on both mandolin and clarinet, playing bluegrass and klezmer. He has played with everyone from Ricky Skaggs to Itzhak Perlman, and is highly esteemed in both worlds. Jake Eddy started out playing banjo with the legendary Melvin Goins. He's currently guitarist with the Becky Buller Band, when not touring his own group. Jake's younger brother Carter Eddy is developing a well- earned reputation as a fantastic bassist, and harmony singer too. When players of this caliber get together, who knows what they'll come up with? The sky's the limit, but great music is guaranteed!

$30

Andy Statman/Jake Eddy Trio

GuitartownCT 166 Mather Street, Hamden, CT

Legendary bluegrass and klezmer virtuoso Andy Statman on mandolin & clarinet, with rising bluegrass guitar whiz Jake Eddy, and younger brother Carter Eddy on bass. Intimate outdoor concert. Bring a chair and refreshments.

$30

EVIE LADIN, presented by notloB Parlour Concerts

notloB Parlour Concerts at Fivesparks 7 Fairbank Street, Harvard, MA

Banjo player, singer, songwriter, percussive-dancer, choreographer and square-dance caller, Evie Ladin has always been surrounded by music – credit to her upbringing as daughter of an international folk dance teacher, and an old-time folk music devotee, she grew up thinking that playing music, dancing, singing with others was what people do. Though entrenched in the traditional cultural arts of Appalachia, her home was in New York City, Baltimore, now Oakland – in cities, not mountains. But tradition bearers came through and played in her living room, with weekends spent at music festivals and house parties. Evie’s performances, recordings and teaching reconnect Appalachian music/dance with other African-Diaspora traditions, and have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Lincoln Center, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Celtic Connections. Evie tours internationally with Keith Terry and her Evie Ladin Band; and has produced numerous albums and instructional DVDs. Writing clever, engaging songs, for her neo-trad kinetic roots band with Keith Terry & Erik Pearson, in 2019 they released two CDs: the band’s fourth album of adventurous originals, Caught On A Wire, and Riding the Rooster, totally traditional, raging fiddle/banjo duets, quickly followed by a 2020 EP of favorite cover songs Playing Our Hand. In the percussive dance world, Evie directs the moving choir MoToR/dance for live performance and award winning dance films Ain’t No Grave and The Storm, is Executive Director, artist and choreographer with the International Body Music Festival, and an ace freestyle flatfooter. She is a 2020 Jubilation Fellow, awarded to artists with an exceptional talent for bringing joy to people through music and movement. In the traditional music world, Evie calls rowdy community square dances, and teaches clawhammer banjo, old time harmony singing and more. An … Read More »

$10 – $100

Cookout & Concert in Quincy with Southern Rail

Quincy Point Congregational Church 444 Washington St., Quincy, MA

Join us on Saturday June 18 for our eagerly anticipated outdoor Cookout and Concert at the Quincy Point Congregational Church, 444 Washington St. Dinner starts at 6 pm.  Music starts at 7 pm.     Rain date Sun June 19. Special discounts for families of 4 or more.  Children under 5 are free! Proceeds benefit Interfaith Social Services and World Central Kitchen-Ukraine

$4 – $25

Dale Ann Bradley Bluegrass Trio

GuitartownCT 166 Mather Street, Hamden, CT

Kentucky's Dale Ann Bradley, 6-time IBMA top female singer in bluegrass, with the stellar backing of Matt Leadbetter on dobro and Kim Fox on guitar and vocals. Outdoor yard concert, bring chair, sun hat/umbrella, and refreshments.

$35

New Bedford Folk Festival

New Bedford Whaling National Park New Bedford Historical District, New Bedford , MA

New Bedford, MA –The Zeiterion Performing Arts Center is pleased to present the 25th New Bedford Folk Festival with a special line-up in honor of its silver anniversary on Saturday July 9 and Sunday July 10, 2022. After a two-year delay due to the pandemic, the festival returns with a lineup of the best in contemporary, Americana, traditional, blues and Celtic folk music. To celebrate this musical milestone the festival has invited folk music legend Tom Rush, folk, jazz, and pop songstress Susan Werner, cutting edge Celtic band RUNA, Grammy nominated old time and American roots fiddlers Bruce Molsky and Tony Trischka called ”the father of modern bluegrass" by the New York Times, Native Americana blues master Cary Morin, singer-songwriters Cheryl Wheeler, Garnet Rogers, Catie Curtis and John Gorka called “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement” by Rolling Stone, award winning French-Canadian group Musique à bouches and many more

$30 – $135