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Adrian Legg

Described by Audio magazine as a "kind of cross between Robert Fripp and Garrison Keillor," Legg is a genuine entertainer who excels at not only painting pictures if not frescoes and telling stories with music but also wittily regaling his audiences with tales from his life and travels and his cogent and often oblique yet thought provoking observations on a spectrum of topics. It’s all part of his dedication to making his performances a full-blooded emotional experience. “If you haven't shared a laugh with someone,” he insists, "you certainly can't share a tragedy."

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Sun, 10/27/2013 - 20:00

Antje Duvekot, Robby Hecht opens

Originally from Germany, Antje Duvekot has burst on the scene with "Big Dream Boulevard", her debut studio CD produced by SOLAS' Seamus Egan. The project was released on Ellis Paul's label, Black Wolf Records in 2006 and has quickly attracted national attention. Duvekot's songs feel at once fresh faced and firmly rooted, driven by the whispery sensuality of her voice.

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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 19:00
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 17:00
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 20:00

Dietrich Strause CD release, Brian Webb opens

Dietrich Strause owns one of the finer collections of songs on the Boston music scene. Strause’s creations come at you first with their simple charm, a lot of which resides in his gentle persona and friendly attitude. It’s hard not to like this kid. And this kid is as mature and tested as any of his local songwriting elders. His first gigs were as a trumpet player at biker bars in central Pennsylvania. He was only 15. He moved to Boston after attending Oberlin College four years ago because there was extra room in the van when he was helping his friend move into law school.

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 20:00

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line

“When you go to a carnival, you go into a sideshow tent, and on every stage you find a different person with a different story,” says Nora Jane Struthers. “That’s why I’m trying to do with this album – craft vignettes, and in some cases more developed narratives, about imaginary people’s lives.”

Struthers’ album Carnival, which will be issued on the singer-songwriter’s own label on April 16, is an ambitious and literate follow-up to the Nashville performer’s much-praised 2010 debut. norajanestruthers.com

Tickets $15, members $13

Event Date: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 20:00

Dan Kennedy and Michelle May

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Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 9:00pm
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Tonight on Inquiry we talk with Dan Kennedy, assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University, about his new book, The Wired City: Reimaging Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-Newspaper Age. Also n the show, Michele May, artist, designer and creator of the Cirque du Noir. The Cirque du Noir is a wonderful costumed art event held this year on October 27 that helps raise money for the Worcester County Food Bank.

Berklee American Roots Music series

Berklee American Roots Music series made possible by the Sam Eisenson fund for Country music at Berklee.

Tickets: $10, members $5

Event Date: 
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 20:00

STEVE FORBERT "Alive on Arrival Tour"

Steve Forbert and his full band will play all the songs from his debut album “Alive on Arrival,” in order, front to back. He will also play selections from “Jackrabbit Slim” and other albums throughout the years.

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Sun, 10/27/2013 - 19:30

The Alexis P Suter Band (Sawtelle Room)

Alexis P. Suter is a rising star on the roots, blues and soul scene. Her powerful bass/baritone voice, seasoned with raw emotion and a wide streak of attitude, has won the praise of the greats! A true vocal phenomenon, Suter has been astounding audiences, backed by her tight, soul-rocking ensemble - anchored by drummer, Ray Grappone’s solid, funky beats, Peter Bennett's bass, Jimmy Bennett's stinging guitar, Benny Harrison's passionate keyboard wizardry and vocals with soulful singer Vicki Bell.

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 20:00

Bob Martin w/ friends Sandy Goulet & John Spano (BALLROOM)

Celebrate 40 Years of Bob Martin with friends Sandy Goulet & John Spano.

Spend a night of stories and friends with Bob to celebrate his 40 years of writing and performing; a great night for all ages. Bob Martin's 2011 CD, "Live at the Bull Run" entered the Euro Americana Charts at #13. And though we may be biased, for obvious reasons, we think it is one of the best folk albums we've heard in awhile. Bob is an amazing songwriter, telling stories of ordinary folks in familiar surroundings. His turn of phrase and rich imagery put him in the company of Dylan and Cohen.

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 20:00

William Bird Jr., Honee Hess, and Emilee Wooten

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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 9:00pm
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A small piece of the Connecticut Charter Oak. A wooden chip cut from a railroad tie. A piece of cake from President Roosevelt’s birthday ball. A magnifying glass and chads from Broward County, Florida. All of these mementos can be found in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, Division of Political History. Tonight on Inquiry we speak with WILLIAM L. BIRD JR., curator and historian at the Smithsonian about his new book SOUVENIR NATION: RELICS, KEEPSAKES, AND CURIOS FROM THE SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY.

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