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Kerri Powers

Kerri Powers grew up listening to Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Tammy Wynette, and Merle Haggard. She took guitar lessons alongside her father when she was 9 and gravitated to the edgier sound of blues and soul. You might put her in the company of Lucinda Williams or Karen Dalton. She got her start in local coffeehouses in and around southeastern MA. She continued writing and performing sporadically after marrying and having her son. But she decided to prioritize family at that time.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/13/2013 - 20:00

Songwriter Sessions

One Friday each month (unless otherwise noted), The Vanilla Bean Café offers a warm and intimate listening room for artists in a monthly music series called Songwriter Sessions.

Hosted by Lisa Martin, the series is dedicated to the craft of songwriting. Each performer is required to write a song based on a theme chosen by the previous month’s audience.

Newly crafted songs are presented in the evening’s series which features local and regional songwriters.

Tickets: $5

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 19:00

Jazz on the Patio Summer Jazz Series - Lou Borelli Octet

If the weather is nice, the concert will be outside, overlooking the lake. If the weather is inclement, the concert will be in the dining room.

No Cover.

Event Date: 
Sun, 07/07/2013 - 15:00
Sun, 08/18/2013 - 15:00
Sun, 09/01/2013 - 15:00

Hesitant Squirrel

Nathan Day – guitar & vocals
Bart Holcomb – bass
Pat MacDonald – mandolin & vocals
Steve Bacher – banjo & vocals
Colin Hickey -Schiappa – fiddle

New, local bluegrass band Hesitant Squirrel plays a mix of traditional bluegrass music and fiddle tunes, songs from other genres played in the bluegrass style, as well as some original bluegrass tunes.  First appearance at The Buttonwood Tree!

Cost: $10

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/27/2013 - 20:00

Shannon Whitworth (Jazz Quintet)

If Shannon Whitworth’s first two albums were cross-country treks, High Tide is a trans-Atlantic voyage. Leaving all preconceptions of the banjo-wielding  songstress behind, Whitworth’s new adventure steers into waters both familiar and refreshingly new, Gibson SG in hand.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/26/2013 - 20:00

Jeffrey Gaines and Jann Klose

Jeffrey and Jann will be presenting their two set show as a songwriters in the round evening–two friends with great voices, who make great music separately…and now together.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/20/2013 - 20:00

Rabbit in the Rye

Rabbit in the Rye is a collection of bittersweet fables and genuine storytelling. Allegory and honesty. Carefully crafted as if at a moments notice it could break. Deliberately fragile and traditionally progressive. Stark movement and all-enveloping fantastic realism. Poeticism. Romanticism. Rapturous walls of sound, yet sweet and somber waltzes. The creation and breaking of tension, dynamic and linear in composition.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/19/2013 - 20:00

Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica “Boston’s 2012 Best World Music Act”

Referencing the exotica of composers ranging from Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich to George Gershwin, Martin Denny, and John Adams, Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica—as a vibraphone quartet—performs global jazz and exotic chamber music with world-music flavors sourced from Asia, the Middle East, the Balkans, and Latin America. Led by multi-percussionist, vibraphonist and composer Brian O’Neill, the group also features bass flute/woodwinds (Geni Skendo), percussion (Shane Shanahan), and acoustic bass (Jason Davis).

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/18/2013 - 19:30

Covert Jazz

Drums: Garry Lapidus
Guitar: Eric Applebaum
Bass: Tony Batory
Keys: Mike Yaffa
Vocals: Tre’ Johnson
Sax: Mike Thrower

Covert Jazz is a 5 piece ensemble that performs a musically sophisticated and pleasing Jazz sound.

Their immense versatility is showcased in an extensive array of styles including: Standards, Latin Jazz, Bebop, Fusion, Blues, and Funk.

Cost: $10

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/13/2013 - 20:00

Stephen Campiglio with Gaslight Arkestra


Gaslight Arkestra lists as musical influences the “Bitches Brew” era of Miles Davis, the more avant-garde years of John Coltrane, the funk jams of Medeski, Martin & Wood, the experimentations of John Zorn, and, by virtue of the “Arkestra,” the explorations of Sun Ra. Founded in 2008 by drummer Jay Wood and keyboardist Matt Bister, the band also features Dave Parsons, guitar, Dennis Martinez, bass, and Trek Perry-Culbreath, saxophone.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/12/2013 - 20:00


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