Past Bluegrass Related Events

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notloB Music’s Professional Acoustic Music Series

Cafe - Arts at the Armory 191 Highland Ave , Somerville, MA

Arts at the Armory Cafe, notloB Music's 4th Wednesday and 4th Saturday (and occasional other dates) home. notloB Music presents a professional acoustic music series at Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Intimate setting - 50 seats. Listening room environment. Sound system. Food! Sandwiches/wraps, soups, salads, pastries, coffee/tea, beer/wine! The full schedule will be posted on or about March 1. We will also be presenting a "rising" series in the same venue on the 4th Wednesday. Since 2007, notloB Music has presented close to 200 Folk, Old-Time, Blue Grass, Progressive String, Celtic and World concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area. For more information: Website - https://sites.google.com/site/notlobmusic/ Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/notloBParlourConcerts Twitter - https://twitter.com/notlobpresents Eventbrite (tickets) - http://tinyurl.com/notlobtickets Mail Chimp (mailing list) - http://tinyurl.com/notlobmail

Oldtone Roots Music Festival

Cool Whisper Farm 1011 Co. Rd 21, Hillsdale, NY

Traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, Cajun and contra music. A family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops led by world-class musicians,  instrument and band contests, Hudson Valley farm-to-table food, libations,  and exceptional national & regional acts on our main, dance, & workshop stages. Cost: Camping or Day tickets available from $10-$100 THE CURRENT LINEUP: Foghorn Stringband Bruce Molsky's Mountain Drifters Danny Paisley and Southern Grass Tony Trischka Two Man Gentleman Band Brad Lee Folk & Bluegrass Playboys Jese Lege & Bayou Brew Mike Compton Michael Daves Raya Brass Band Run Mountain Tuba Skinny Lucky Five Mail the Horse The Hayrollers The Russet Trio The Farwells Bear Minimum Bash Bish Bluegrass Band Easy Ridin Papas More to be announced, watch the website. More info and tickets: Website: http://www.oldtonemusicfestival.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OldtoneMusicFestival

$10 – $100

Oldtone Roots Music Festival

Cool Whisper Farm 1011 Co. Rd 21, Hillsdale, NY

Third Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival 4 Days of Music, Food, Dance & Picker’s Friendly Camping for all ages! at Cool Whisper Farm at 1011 Co Rd 21, Hillsdale, NY 12529 www.oldtonemusicfestival.com Foghorn Stringband (Portland OR) The Revelers (Louisiana) Jesse Lege (Louisiana/Texas) Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kings (Nashville) Bill and the Belles (Johnson City TN) Cocek! Brass Band (Boston) The Po’ Rambin’ Boys (Sevierville TN) Down Hill Stugglers (Brooklyn) Run Mountain (VT/MA) Moonshine Holler (Tyringham MA) Easy Rid’in Papas (Sheffield MA) Bear Minimum (CT/NH) The Feinberg Brothers (Long Island) Hopalong Andy (Brooklyn) Hilary Hawke (Brooklyn) Tara Linhardt (NY/VA) Gold Hope Duo (Oldtone 2016 Band contest winners!) And MUCH MORE to be announced soon! Stay tuned for more information on tickets sales, how to volunteer, as well as the many improvements to the festival for 2017! Plus info on ongoing additions to the amazing lineup, camping details, hands-on workshops, band & instrument contests, the amazing food & craft vending, and children’s activities details all to follow very soon. And don’t forget the great Cajun, Contra, Swing and Square dancing in one of the greatest dance tents in the northeast! Save money, support the festival and help make it even better by buying Early Bird Tickets! Just a few of the many improvements we are currently working on… Main Stage will be moved to the main day-parking field used in 2016! The large long tent used for 2016 workshop will be made available for the main stage sitting area for shade. The Workshop Tent will be moved to the 2016 Main Stage area. No RV fees! We are dedicated to capping the attendance to maintain the same intimate vibe we all loved in 2016; tickets will … Read More »

Darol Anger & Emy Phelps Holiday Show

Darol Anger on his holiday show: “We think that the midwinter season has always been a highly emotional and special time for human beings, and we mean to celebrate in music the many layers of spirituality and celebration that has always happened around this time. Emy's a genius at finding songs that elevate peoples' spirits, and her long career working with children has helped her hone her talent. We’ll bring some amazingly talented younger musicians that our audience will love. Our band is not afraid to tap deep emotions, whether they be humor, love, or wassailin’.” "Emy & I take our job very seriously in any time of year, but especially now. Any serious entertainer needs to consider their role as a healer of some sort. Music has served this very purpose since it began thousands of years ago, and that hasn’t changed, no matter how many notes and chords we add in there. This is the time of year when everything seems to have died and we have to trust that everything will rise again. For most humans, this seems to be a time for reflection, for spiritual questioning and renewal, family, and celebration or mourning of what we have gained and lost throughout the previous year-or years. "We believe that what people mostly could use right now is to be together in a positive environment which encourages sharing. This year, all Americans have had real setbacks and fractious difficulties and it seems certain that things will get worse next year. Everyone- and I mean everyone- will need spiritual strength for the challenges that are rising. We’re going to support that frame of mind in our concert, with some really beautiful songs from all traditions, … Read More »

$25

The 5th Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival

Cool Whisper Farm 1011 Co. Rd 21, Hillsdale, NY

The 5th Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival: Preserving American Music Musicians and Festival Attendees Dedicated to Preservation through Participation September 5-8, 2019 1011 Co. Rd 21, Hillsdale, NY 12529 [email protected]    www.oldtonemusicfestival.com HILLSDALE, NY. The Oldtone Roots Music Festival features three stages with traditional music performances, dances, workshops, contests, and children’s activities. The founders’ goal is to preserve American roots music and dance with an intimate and interactive festival that includes opportunities to engage with main stage artists in workshop settings. Jamming in the campground late into the night is encouraged. In the evenings festival goers and artists dance under a tent that perches over a spectacular view of the rolling upstate NY farm valley of Matt and Lisa Schober’s Cool Whisper Farm. It is not unusual to find main stage performers dancing in the dance tent or jamming late into the night in the camping areas. Caleb Klauder of the Foghorn String Band has this to say about Oldtone 19: “I’m going to the Oldtone Roots Music festival because their hearts are in the music and the music there has soul.” The festival is unique amongst Roots music festivals for its popularity with the artists themselves as well as the attendees, who can often be heard talking about the “Oldtone vibe”.  Well known cajun Artist Jesse Lege (Bayou Brew) stated; “If I had to pick one best festival, and I have traveled to many, near and far....Oldtone is the biggest, most relaxed, friendliest little festival you’ll ever spend a weekend at... like having it in your own backyard.” The festival has a core of returning popular Oldtone veteran artists: the Foghorn String Band, Tuba Skinny, the Down Hill Strugglers, Jesse Lege & the Bayou Brew, Run Mountain, Tamar Korn, Travis Stuart, and theRusset … Read More »

“Re-imagining the String Band” – Noah y Maurizio

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

You may have seen them close the Showcase Stage, see them again this Saturday in Harvard MA. Noah y Maurizio “Re-imagining the String Band” Noah y Maurizio Saturday, February 22, 7:30pm Fivesparks, 7 Fairbank Street, Harvard, MA. Details - Notlob Parlour Concerts presents Noah y Maurizio Noah y Maurizio is a Boston-based band that comes out of the vibrant musical environments of the Berklee College of Music and the Acoustic Music Seminar at the Savannah Music Festival. The individual members of the group are widely recognized as emerging artists in the acoustic music scene, but come from varied musical backgrounds - Traditional and Contemporary, Appalachian and Venezuelan, Brazilian and Jazz influences combine to give Noah y Maurizio a unique sound and broad appeal. Their debut album “Acoustic Travelogue” is set to come out in Spring 2020. "Noah y Maurizio's debut album is an inspiring display of brilliant solo and ensemble playing, as well as beautiful tune writing and arranging. This is a special group with a unique sound - definitely worth keeping an eye on this group!" - Mike Block Etc. Suggested donation: children and seniors $10, adults $15-20. Doors open 30 minutes prior to performance time. Reservations About notloB Parlour Concerts Since 2007, notloB Parlour Concerts has presented over 200 Folk, Old-Time, Blue Grass, Progressive String, Celtic, and World (mostly) acoustic unplugged concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area. Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/notloBParlourConcerts/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/notlobmusic/ email - [email protected] Phone – 978-226-8862

$15 – $20.

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

Geoff Bartley

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

Geoff Bartley, notloB Parlour Concerts #208 Fivesparks, 7 Fairbank Street, Harvard MA 01451 Friday, October 7, 7:30pm Geoff Bartley (1948 - ?) is a folk-blues guitar player singer-songwriter and recording artist. His last two CDs, 2009's "Put the Big Stone Down" and 2011's "Mercy for the Dispossessed", were promoted by Kari Estrin Management in Nashville and went to No. 1 on folk radio. In the 1980s, Geoff won four guitars at the National Fingerpicking Champion-ships in Winfield, Kansas. Some of his songs and co-writes have been recorded by other artists in New England, Canada, Ireland, and Nashville, and some are included in the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine collection in Washington, D.C. A new CD called "Particles of Light" will become available in late summer 2014. Since 1994 Geoff has played guitar and sung harmony for folk treasure Tom Paxton. Geoff was also instrumental in bringing the HD-40LSH Tom Paxton Signature Model Martin guitar into production in 2004. In 2007, Geoff's song A Letter from Prison about Nelson Mandela was recorded by the progressive bluegrass band, The Infamous Stringdusters, on their CD "Fork in the Road" on Sugar Hill. Subsequently, that recording was used in the independent 2008 Lionsgate film "The Lucky Ones". Before his main stage appearance at the 2009 Boston Folk Festival, the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association awarded Geoff its Jerry Christen Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award. Geoff presents two nights of acoustic music every week at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Both nights have been voted Best of Boston. In further recognition, the Cambridge Mayor's Office in conjunction with the Boston Bluegrass Union proclaimed February 13, 2004 to be Geoff Bartley Day. Songs and instrumentals he has written … Read More »

$10 – $100

Rushad Eggleston

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

Rushad is a mystical realm-hopping jester of infinite glee, whose unprecedented extremely fast bouncy cello style blows minds of all kinds.  A charming entertainer with unbridled passion, his joy is so contagious that many showgoers complain of sore facial muscles afterwards (the name Rushad means “joyful soul”). A whimsically adventurous sense of melody shines through in all shades & styles on any of the many instruments Rushad bejicks “to keep it fresh”.  Sometimes he reads mystical poetry in his own language, speaks in tongues, channels aliens, throat-sings, beat-boxes, or does skits as different characters such as Negative Ralph, Country Bob, The Goblin, or Guru Fafa which he has a right to embody because of his half-indian heritage. Somewhat of an acrobat, Rushad can spin on one leg, hang upside down, do splits, play in plough pose, and catch flying fruits in his mouth while playing fast intricate cello rhythms.  A distinguished flatpicker, his innovation and skill are admired by many guitar luminaries. Although some of his music is avant garde and experimental (he has an amazing deathmetal cat-voice), he is an expert at making personal anthems to those for which he is playing. ADMISSION: By free-will offering, suggested cash donation adults $15-20; teens and seniors $10; children $5. 100% of patron donations go to the artist. RESERVATIONS: http://notlobmusic.eventbrite.com ARTIST’S WEBSITE: https://fliartists.com/artists/american-traditions/rushad-eggleston/ VENUE: The concert will be presented at FIVESPARKS - https://www.fivesparks.org/ - 7 Fairbanks Street, Harvard, Massachusetts 01451, the restored 1890 town library building. Doors Open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Patrons are welcome to view the galleries. COVID PRECAUTIONS: Full vaccinations, boosters, and masks requested. Please read additional Fivesparks' COVID-19 protocols for events at https://www.fivesparks.org/ ABOUT NOTLOB PARLOUR CONCERTS: Since 2007, notloB has presented … Read More »

Suzy Thompson

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

(Harvard, Mass) notloB Parlour Concerts and its patrons are very fortunate that Californian Suzy Thompson will be joining Jim Kweskin at his “extravaganza” at the Regent Theater in Arlington on February 4 (the show is sold out) and to present workshops at the Berklee School of Music, as she has selected it as one of two presenters for side concerts, notloB on February 7, and a house concert in Roslindale the next day. Contact notloB for details. Suzy Thompson is a “musician’s musician” who plays fiddle and guitar alongside artists like Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, Del Rey, Ann Savoy, etc. https://www.ericandsuzy.com/suzy-bio.html This rare solo concert will include blues, Cajun and Old-Time material.  Suzy will also perform material from two albums that she’s currently working on. Suzy usually performs with her husband, guitarist Eric Thompson. They live in Berkeley CA where Suzy directs the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (now in its 20th year). Suzy’s long musical journey dates from touring with British singer Frankie Armstrong when she was still in her teens. In her 20s, she was a founding member of Any Old Time String Band (their Arhoolie album is still in print) and Blue Flame String Band (highly regarded recording on Flying Fish). She has performed and recorded with banjo players Mac Benford (Backwoods Band) and Bill Evans (Bluegrass Intentions) and Cajun accordion legend Danny Poullard (California Cajun Orchestra, 2 award winning albums).  The past 10 years or so have included a landmark blues album with the Texas Sheiks (Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Cindy Cashdollar et al), duets with resonator ukulele and guitar goddess Del Rey, and a recent collaboration with Cajun superstar Ann Savoy. Suzy also has recorded with Kathy Kallick and Laurie Lewis, … Read More »

$10 – $20