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Mark Erelli, Owen Erelli opens

Discovered at an impromptu 3 am hotel room jam at a music conference when just 23 years old, Mark Erelli finished up a graduate degree in evolutionary biology shortly after his self-titled debut was released in 1999.

He has won several prestigious awards, from the Kerrville New Folk contest in 1999 to the 2006 International Song Contest, where a song he co-wrote with Catie Curtis bested 15,000 entries to win the grand prize.

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 17:00

Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen

Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid have combined their talents to create on of the most potent dual teams in acoustic music. They are gifted instrumentalists, strong and versatile singers, and prolific songwriters, and are comfortable in a dizzying array of styles of roots and Americana music.

They jump from show-stopping Celtic jigs and old-time fiddle tunes to house-shaking blues rockers, soaring gospel duets, and achingly beautiful ballads.

Event Date: 
Fri, 09/20/2013 - 20:00

Jason Myles Goss, Dietrich Strause opens

A native of Hopedale, MA, Jason Myles Goss has been recording since 2003 when he released his first album Long Way Down and was selected as a finalist in the first ever Newport Folk Festival Songwriters' Contest. He was twenty one and the youngest finalist by over ten years.

Since then, he has spent his time touring across the country and releasing subsequent albums on his own dime before settling down long enough to make Radio Dial, his fourth independent record and first self-produced effort.

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/19/2013 - 20:00

Gretchen Peters, Jen Starsinic opens

The title of Gretchen Peters' new Hello Cruel World is a pun on the famed exit line -- a joke that, like the lovely melodies and deliciously textured arrangements framing these 11 songs -- sweetens this captivating music spun from a year of turmoil. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter from Nashville calls Hello Cruel World her "most close-to-the-bone work, written at a time when I felt absolutely fearless about telling the truth."

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 20:00

Matt & Shannon Heaton

Boston-based Matt and Shannon Heaton play traditional and updated Irish music on flute, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and voices. Their inventive approach to traditional tunes and ballads, their variety of instruments, and their blend of new and old music creates a robust "band" sound the Boston Herald called "majestic excellence." Winner of Live Ireland's "Trad Fusion Album of the Year," the Heatons move seamlessly from harmony singing, to driving flute tunes, to lush guitar lines, creating a big, layered, modern sound.

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/17/2013 - 20:00

Massmouth Story Slam

Massmouth, Inc.~ a 501c3 nonprofit ~ promoting the timeless art of storytelling through social media, education and live performance

Tickets: $10, members $5


Event Date: 
Mon, 09/16/2013 - 19:00

Bleu Album Release, Will Dailey, Air Traffic Controller

Bleu is touring behind the release of his adventurous latest album To Hell With You, and Will Dailey is supporting the first single from his forthcoming album. 

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/19/2013 - 20:00

Will Dailey / Bleu / Sarah Blacker

Big ol' triple bill!

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 21:00

Book Discussion: The Art Forger, by B. A. Shapiro, Hosted by: The Women's Issues Book Discussion Group


On September 9th, the Women's Issues Book Discussion Group will discuss "Monique and the Mango Rains: Two years with a midwife in Mali", a memoir by former Peace Corps volunteer Kris Holloway. The residents of village of Nampossela come to life in this account of women s' lives in a West African village filled with their joy, pain, frustrations, and humor.

Proceeds from the purchase of this book support the rural healthcare clinic Cabinet de Soins Monique, or in English, Clinique Monique.

Event Date: 
Mon, 09/09/2013 - 19:00

Don White and The Loomers

John Henry's Hammer Coffeehouse welcomes Don White and The Loomers.

As only Don can say:

"Yes, boys and girls, my show with The Loomers is finally returning to our home away from home Worcester Mass. We played in that fabulous town annually for 15 years until our venue was sold a few years ago.

So we are thrilled beyond words to be returning to see all our Central Mass friends again this Fall. I have a good feeling about this one!"

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 19:30


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