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Live Music every Thursday from June 9th to the end of October.
October 27th: Kat Kennedy: – Kat Kennedy began performing around her home state of Connecticut at the age of 7. Since then she has performed at venues across the country, sparking a love of music and performance that led her to Berklee College of Music in Boston. It was there that she found her current singer/songwriter, pop folk style. The summer of 2014 Kat Kennedy was selected for an internship at Lucky Diamond Music in Nashville, TN. In 2015 she graduated from Berklee College of Music and is currently planning her debut tour to promote the release of her EP “Perception”.
June 9: Julie Dougherty – She’s been singing and playing the guitar since the mid-sixties performing folk music at coffeehouses in the Boston area, such as the Unicorn Coffeehouse and the King’s Rook. She plays both original and cover music. It is a special pleasure to have Julie at the market!
June 16th: Kali Stoddard-Amari – Kali moves all throughout New England and New York, playing community events and festivals and opening up for acts like Adam Ezra Group (2013 New England Music Awards-“Band of the Year”), Taj Mahal and the Taj Mahal Trio (Grammy Award winning blues legend), and Martin Sexton (one of the most talked-about arrivals on the “new folk” acoustic music scene and hard working do it yourself artist). His debut self-titled album “KALI” came out in Nov of 2014.
June 23rd: Amy Spillert – singer-songwriter-guitarist from Beverly. Her music is folky and upbeat. Many of the songs she’s written are inspired by the ocean, nature, history, love and friendship. She also plays a full set list of covers, such as Greg Brown’s Canned Goods and Cheryl Wheeler’s When Fall Comes To New England, and fun family songs, such as Dar Williams The Babysitter’s Here. Amy has played at other farmers’ markets including Beverly, Salem, Marblehead, Swampscott, Middleton and Gloucester. She has also played at the Salem Arts Fest, Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar and the Salem Antique and Classic Boat Show. She loves happy people wandering by and listening for a bit as she adds her music to an event.
June 30th: Marilyn Kirby – Marilyn opened for Cream. Cambridge late 60’s. She had music videos in the beginning days of the real MTV, circa NYC St. Mark’s Place. She plays a beat up old Telecaster that has “that sound” ala Keith Richards on the Raindogs album by Tom Waits. Her songwriting is honest. She tells a story, she rocks it out and belts it out with a beautiful voice.
July 7th: Flash Jack Eppington – Melrose resident, Flash Jack Eppington has been entertaining audiences for years with his own style of emotional songwriting and his unique covers of popular songs. Flash Jack has performed live at many different venues in New England, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Minnesota, Wisconin, and Iowa. Since moving to Boston in 2011 he has been part of many open mikes in the area, and is part of the Massachusetts folk scene.http://www.epmusic.rocks
July 14th: Morgan Johnston – Morgan Johnston is a folk singer-songwriter stomping, strumming, and singing her way to empowering both herself and her listeners. She hails from Rhode Island and is equipped with an undergraduate degree in music. Her guitar and vocal arrangements are inspired by the natural landscape of places such as Ireland and as much as the emotional landscape of human experience.
July 21st: Frank Drake – Frank plays, writes, and teaches music, working mostly in and around the Boston area both on his own as well as with a number of bands. He plays mostly “Americana”, which includes: jazz, western swing, bluegrass, roots country, a smattering of rock and pop, and some Irish and related varieties of trad based music.
July 28th: Ed Driscoll – With a country style, folk roots and a bluesy
heart, Ed Driscoll may look out of place upon taking any stage. But as you hear the moaning and jumping harmonica begin to howl, those deep lonesome vocals quickly seem to find their place.
August 11th: Paul Harty – Paul Harty is a constant on the North Shore music scene, performing with a wide variety of musicians and in many styles… vocal, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, banjo and bass.. Rootsy music, blues, Irish, Cajun, bluegrass, oldtime, rockabilly, doo wop, standards, etc.
who has performed at Farmers’ Markets in Danvers MA, Winthrop MA, Schenectady NY and Plumfest (Newburyport 2015, 2016) and a variety of venues in MA, CT, NY. Greg has hosted many open mics and appeared on various radio and cable access shows.
September 1st: Amy Spillert – singer-songwriter-guitarist from Beverly. Her music is folky and upbeat. Many of the songs she’s written are inspired by the ocean, nature, history, love and friendship. She also plays a full set list of covers, such as Greg Brown’s Canned Goods and Cheryl Wheeler’s When Fall Comes To New England, and fun family songs, such as Dar Williams The Babysitter’s Here. Amy has played at other farmers’ markets including Beverly, Salem, Marblehead, Swampscott, Middleton and Gloucester. She has also played at the Salem Arts Fest, Gloucester Sidewalk Bazaar and the Salem Antique and Classic Boat Show. She loves happy people wandering by and listening for a bit as she adds her music to an event.
September 8th: The Whiskey Barrel Band – A Rock n Rollin’ rowdy outfit, pushing the train down the hill. Some bits of blues and old school country mixed in with their Americana style originals make for a great night of live music. https://www.facebook.com/thewhiskeybarrelband/
September 15th: Avi Meyers – Originally from Philly, Avi has been growing roots in Boston for quite a few years now as a singer-songwriter, open mic host and leader of The Maxims, a bluesy garage-rock 4-piece.
September 22nd: Frances Garrett -Frances Garrett is a 17-year-old singer-songwriter, who enjoys playing guitar, ukulele, and piano. She just attended the Berklee 5 Week Program this summer, and is excited for this year to be filled with more music!
September 29th: Zack Bolles – Zack brings energy and honesty in an acoustic style of Heartland rock.
October 6th: Dylan Cohen – Young Dylan Cohen, at 12 years old, plays the music of an old soul with a choice song selection. He keeps the music grooving, charming, and fun!
October 13th: Prateek Poddar – Prateek Poddar is a singer-songwriter from Weston, Massachusetts who mixes country, blues, and folk to create an original, distinctive sound. He grew up surrounded by music, and has been playing one instrument or another since the age of four.
October 20th: Ken Templeton – Ken Templeton always wanted to play music in the worst way, and now he does. A self-taught, rhythm-challenged guitar player, he likes to sing Americana tunes written by folks like The Avett Brothers, Townes Van Zandt, and Bob Dylan. Ken writes about music in the Boston area for Red Line Roots and welcomes anyone who wants to bring their instrument or voice to join in.