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The South Carolina Broadcasters

Ivy Sheppard grew up on a farm and began her obsessive passion with music at age 17 with a banjo she bought in David’s shop. She learned to play while travelling the country with The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers. The Broadcasters are now creating their own old-time legacy while carrying on the east Tennessee tradition of hard-driving rhythms and close harmony singing.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/25/2013 - 20:00

Karl Rausch and the Moments Notice Ensemble

This band plays contemporary and original jazz compositions. Karl Rausch grew up in Hamden, CT and moved to Boston, MA to pursue music studies. Currently he lives in Western, MA teaching music and performing.

The group is made up of David Bilodeau on Trumpet, Dick Poccia on Saxophone, Jason Schwartz on Bass, Bill Mathews on Drums and myself Karl Rausch on Guitar.

Tickets: $10

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 20:00


Klezwoods is an amalgam of strings, horns and percussion that melds the spirit of traditional klezmer and Balkan music with modern grooves, improvisation and original repertoire.  Every player comes from a different background, which creates the band’s unique sound and style. 

Event Date: 
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 19:00

Old Bottle New Wine: Joe Fonda with Two of Italy’s Greatest Jazz Musicians

Joe Fonda performs on May 18th with two of Italy’s greatest jazz musicians: Carlo Morena on Piano and Michele Salgarello on Drums. This trio plays hard swing jazz with a pinch of European romanticism.

(note by Anne-Marie: Joe Fonda is one of the most passionate and energetic musicians I’ve ever hosted :) )

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/18/2013 - 20:00

Pesky J. Nixon

Bombastic yet brilliant, these boys from New England exude a genuine musical authenticity and mirth on stages up and down the East Coast. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England’s localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/17/2013 - 20:00

Terry Kitchen & Mara Levine

Award-winning Boston contemporary folk singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen joins voices with acclaimed New Jersey vocalist Mara Levine for a sound that’s both intensely dynamic and uniquely beautiful.

“Kitchen is one of New England’s finest songwriters” – The Boston Globe

“Mara Levine is one of the best singers of her generation” – Christine Lavin

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/11/2013 - 20:00

Arlon Bennett CD Release Concert

Award winning singer/songwriter Arlon Bennett will celebrate the release of his new CD, World of Possibility, with a special cd release concert at the Buttonwood Tree, performing with his accompanist John Sonntag on guitar. The CD has been garnering radio airplay, coming in at #23 on the folk dj list for February.

Event Date: 
Fri, 05/10/2013 - 20:00

“Anything Goes” Open Mic

7:30pm sign-up, Every Monday

Anything Goes Open Mic Monday


The World’s a stage … the mic is OPEN!

This Open Mic is for YOU – the budding artist. Showcase your talents, nurture them with this supportive group. Recite a poem, sing a song, dance, read some spoken word, the microphone is yours for the asking. Community spirit prevails.

We have congas and a piano or BYO instrument. Ends around 9:30 – 10pm.


Event Date: 
Sun, 05/05/2013 - 20:00
Sun, 05/12/2013 - 20:00
Sun, 05/19/2013 - 20:00
Sun, 05/26/2013 - 20:00

Alon Nechushtan ‘Words Beyond’ Jazz Trio

A talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold, two-fisted sense of Architecture” -(Down Beat magazine 2011)

Pianist and composer Alon Nechushtan will be bringing to the ButtonWood Tree a Trio of fantastic improvisers with “a loose-tight chemistry placing a premium on group interplay and at the same time encouraging individual solo expression. The group has received the Independent Music Awards for ‘The Best Jazz Trio Album’ for their recording - words beyond." – Bill Milkowski

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/04/2013 - 20:00

Open Mic with Bob Gotta

Sign up starts at 6:30 $5 donation

Meets EVERY First Thursday

Come play and be heard. Bring your own instrument or play our piano or congas… join the fun, express your self!

Refreshments Available!

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 19:00


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We are celebrating our 45th ANNIVERSARY on the air by hosting a special event on April 2nd at Mechanics Hall.

12 Amazing Musicians
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