Our Musicians


Live Music every Thursday from June 8th to the end of October, 2017.

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2017 Music Performances


frank drank wheelJune 8th: 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.

http://www.frankdrake.org

https://www.facebook.com/HashtagHoedown/


billy claiborneJune 15: Billy “The Kid” Claiborne – After fronting for various bands throughout New England for more than 40 years ( The Bailey Brothers Band, Southbound, The Subheds, The NutGrafs ) Billy “The Kid” Claiborne is going it alone. Billy draws on his country roots, combining them with ample doses of folk, rock, and pop.

http://www.billyclaiborne.com/BillyClaiborne/Home.html



June 22nd: Greg Guba – A solo guitarist/performer playing a wide variety of greg guba guitarmusic  (originals, classic, R&B, Blues, 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.

https://www.facebook.com/greg.guba.5


Amy Spillert2June 29th: 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.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Larkinthenight


paul hartyJuly 6th: 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DZ2UDx_4h8

Paul will also be playing for our Urban Farm Tour on Saturday, June 24th, 11:30am – 2:30pm at Bowden Park. Take a break from the tour for lunch, children’s activities and live music with Paul Harty and Bill Perry! The tour runs from 10am-3pm. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.


tmax hat

July 13th: T Max – New England-based, T Max is a man of many hats (literally and figuratively).  He’s the singer/ songwriter/ storyteller who has run The Noise (New England’s longest running music magazine). He also founded Boston Rock Opera (produced and acted in Jesus Christ Supertar), wrote two folk-rock operas, released nine solo albums, produced Boston Rock ‘n’ Roll Trading Cards, was the music director for Project Eno (a tribute to Brian Eno), lectured on marketing music media at Emerson College, was a fine artist in wood, is an art photographer, graphic artist, and to show that he’s not just interested in fields of art, he placed 4th in the US Open in 1988 (playing chess). New England music legend Willie “Loco” Alexander says, “T Max is a man from another century, like Ben Franklin or Ian Whitcomb, a man of a thousand voices (and hats). His music runs the gamut of standards to scat—creating songs from the lost jukeboxes of time.  Amen.”

Main Street News TD.jpgJuly 20th: Main Street News – The Main Street News is an acoustic duo from Wakefield, MA. While they are new to the scene (and to Wakefield), they are no strangers to the world of music. With their different musical backgrounds, Charlotte (vocals) and Christian (guitar/vocals) will deliver to you classic hits and today’s popular music.


shakey jakeJuly 27th: Shakey Jake Oliva – Jake is drawn to the raw feeling of the blues. “It’s hard to put into words,” Jake said. “It’s very soulful is the best way to describe it.”



dylan cohenAugust 3rd: Dylan Cohen
  – Young Dylan Cohen, from Newton, MA plays the music of an old soul with a choice song selection. He keeps the music grooving, charming, and fun!

 


doug kwartlerAugust 10th: Doug Kwartler – Doug Kwartler’s songs have been prominently featured on three major television networks including the top CBS soap opera, “The Young and the Restless,” the TNT drama “Dark Blue,” the ABC soap opera “All My Children” and independent film.

Doug’s upcoming cd (due out spring 2011) features guest performances by Mark Spencer (Son Volt), Rami Jaffee (Foo Fighters / Wallflowers), songwriter Tim Easton and songwriter James Maddock (Wood).

https://www.dougmusic.com/


lucky hope effectAugust 17th: The Lucky Fun – Under an Americana umbrella, The Lucky Fun cover music ranging from Old Timey, Celtic, Bluegrass, plus modern roots artists. Boston area musician and open mic host, Tim Ko. joins uprooted Alaskan, Katie Delvaux for blended harmonies with back-n-forth guitar and fiddle.


Promo Pic w GuitarAugust 24th: Stephen Moore – Whether it is classical, pop, gospel, jazz or folk, Stephen is adept at each and a celebrated musician. He can often be found singing with jazz groups, playing at local folk venues, singing with choruses such as the Chorus North Shore, where he is a member, or leading well-known parade and marching band, The North Shore Stompers.
Stephen writes much of the music he performs as a solo artist playing 6 and 12 string guitars, multiple keyboards, harmonicas, bass guitar and trumpet. He also writes and arranges music for other performers and performing groups. Everywhere he plays people give him praise and say that he is able to weave a spell and provide a fun atmosphere creating a party from the very first note.

ken-templetonAugust 31st: Boho – 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.

https://youtu.be/cZVXh4RTlvM


September 7th: Casey LJ – Casey’s repertoire spans Country, Soul, Popular, Jazz Standards and originals with a singular American feel. Spanning a century of the American songbook, these are songs you know and love, whether you know it yet or not. Casey’s guitar and vocal renderings engage your ear with intricacy and nuance.


satoru cutoutSeptember 14th: Satoru Nakagawa – Satoru Nakagawa is a Japanese-born singer-songwriter-guitarist. He started his American journey in Louisiana more than 25 years ago, and he immersed himself in a musical gumbo of blues, jazz, country, gospel, and rock’n’roll. Deeply influenced by the sounds of traditional blues, he sings his songs through the eyes of a traveler, an immigrant, and a dreamer. 

 www.satorunakagawa.com


brian nolan teleSeptember 21st: Brian Nolan – Brian is a vital part of the Cajun group, Jiblantos, who are based out of Melrose. They play all around, including the 2016 Four Corners Music Festival.

 

 

 


corey halesSeptember 28th: Corey Hales –Bostonian Corey Hales has an unexpected voice considering his style and stature. Corey has been an active songwriter since his freshman year of high school, and due to his wide range of influences and innate creativity, he truly has a new sound.

 


music101logoOctober 5th: Music 101 Featured Artists –  

Music 101 is a private music school located on Upham St. in Melrose. They specialize in instruction for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, and Violin.

http://www.music101studios.com/


Junko_Ogawa_bwOctober 12th: Junko Ogawa – Whether she is performing on stage before a live audience or recording in the studio, Junko’s music is centered on emotional expression. Her passion is communication and connection through song. Junko’s songs represent a wide range of musical styles in English and Japanese on piano and guitar.

http://junkosings.com/


October 19th: TBA


October 26th: TBA


Past Performances of 2016:

Julie-Dougherty-8x10-color-1June 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!

http://www.juliedougherty.net


kaliJune 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.

www.projectkali.com


Amy Spillert2June 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.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Larkinthenight


kirbyJune 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.


EPMUSIC-lo-resJuly 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

http://www.facebook.com/flashjackbandpage


Morgan johnstonJuly 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.

https://www.facebook.com/MorganJohnstonMusic/photos/?tab=album&album_id=445783528822486


frank drank wheelJuly 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.

http://www.frankdrake.org

https://www.facebook.com/HashtagHoedown/



ed driscoll paJuly 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.

https://www.facebook.com/E.Driscollinfo/

Listen with Dave Palmatier radio host


Promo Pic w GuitarAugust 4th: Stephen Moore – Whether it is classical, pop, gospel, jazz or folk, Stephen is adept at each and a celebrated musician. He can often be found singing with jazz groups, playing at local folk venues, singing with choruses such as the Chorus North Shore, where he is a member, or leading well-known parade and marching band, The North Shore Stompers.
Stephen writes much of the music he performs as a solo artist playing 6 and 12 string guitars, multiple keyboards, harmonicas, bass guitar and trumpet. He also writes and arranges music for other performers and performing groups. Everywhere he plays people give him praise and say that he is able to weave a spell and provide a fun atmosphere creating a party from the very first note.

paul hartyAugust 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.


greg guba branypeteAugust 18th: Greg Guba – A solo guitarist/performer playing a wide variety of music  (originals, classic, R&B, Blues, 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.

https://www.facebook.com/greg.guba.5


tmax hat

August 25th: T-Max – New England-based, T Max is a man of many hats (literally and figuratively).  He’s the singer/ songwriter/ storyteller who has run The Noise (New England’s longest running music magazine). He also founded Boston Rock Opera (produced and acted in Jesus Christ Supertar), wrote two folk-rock operas, released nine solo albums, produced Boston Rock ‘n’ Roll Trading Cards, was the music director for Project Eno (a tribute to Brian Eno), lectured on marketing music media at Emerson College, was a fine artist in wood, is an art photographer, graphic artists, and to show that he’s not just interested in fields of art, he placed 4th in the US Open in 1988 (playing chess). New England music legend Willie “Loco” Alexander says, “T Max is a man from another century, like Ben Franklin or Ian Whitcomb, a man of a thousand voices (and hats). His music runs the gamut of standards to scat—creating songs from the lost jukeboxes of time.  Amen.”

Amy Spillert2September 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.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Larkinthenight



whiskey barrel bandSeptember 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/

YouTube / Whiskey Barrel Band


avi teleSeptember 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.

www.themaximsband.com

www.facebook.com/themaxims


Frances GJPGSeptember 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!

www.youtube.com/frankie13g.


zack bw
September 29th: Zack Bolles
 – Zack brings energy and honesty in an acoustic style of Heartland rock.

www.ZackBolles.com


dylan-cohen
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!


prateek -kahnOctober 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.

https://www.facebook.com/stumblingrootsofficial/?fref=ts


ken-templetonOctober 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.

https://youtu.be/cZVXh4RTlvM


kat-kennedy-micOctober 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”.

http://www.katkennedymusic.com