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Billy Childs Quartet

Friday, November 23, 2012 - 6:00pm

When Pianist Billy Childs was 21 in late 1978,  the high-profile, high-register trumpeter Freddie Hubbard hired him.

"I can't imagine the patience that [Hubbard] must have exercised while trying to solo while I am 'helping' him with my youthful comping [accompanying] ideas, which a lot of times meant just playing all over his solo," Childs tells JazzSet. "I feel fortunate to have been brought up in that time, because that was the way you learned jazz. [You] learned by doing it."

Rusted Root Holiday Show

Formed in the early 90's by singer/guitarist Michael Glabicki, Rusted Root's worldly style quickly charmed fans of roots music and world rock. To date they have released 7 albums and sold over 3 million records worldwide. 

"Rusted Root is a state of mind shared and explored by many people - we are a community that supports one another. The fans are as much a part of this as anyone.

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/30/2012 - 20:00

Roomful of Blues, "Last Chance Holiday Dance"

Roomful of Blues, according to DownBeat magazine, "are in a class by themselves." With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them "the hottest blues band I've ever heard."  

The group’s deeply rooted blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it five Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including seven Blues Music Awards (one for Blues Band Of The Year in 2005 and Best Blues Act at the Boston Blues Awards 2011).

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/22/2012 - 20:00

Southside Johnny & the Poor Fools

For more than 35 years, Southside Johnny, aka John Lyon, has delivered a soul-searing brand of raucous blues and R&B that has made he and his Juke's a seminal force as All-American rock n' roll song-slingers. Now, the affable new Jersey rock icon is setting his sights on a long-desired project that will deliver an intimate, acoustically-mined live stage show billed as Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 20:00

The Malone Brothers - Tommy Malone (the Subdudes) & Dave Malone (The Radiators)

The Malone Brothers bring together the similar but fantastically different worlds of two of the finest New Orleans rock bands today; The Radiators and The Subdudes. This pair of Cajun brothers just can’t go at it alone anymore.

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 20:00

Bill Kirchen's Honky-Tonk Holiday

Bill Kirchen's Honky-Tonk Holiday Show features seasonal songs from Rock 'n' Roll, Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Country; forgotten classics from the golden age of country music such as Red Simpson's "Truckin' Trees For Christmas" and Hank Snow's "Reindeer Boogie", Albert King's "Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'", some Commander Cody stuff like "Dadd'y's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas", original instrumental "Silent Surfin' Night", Jimmy Donnely's "Santa! Don't Pass Me By", and Christmas tunes from Chuck Berry, Merle Haggard, Elvis and much more...

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/09/2012 - 20:00


From his early days at Club 47, the Cambridge coffeehouse that also gave Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Judy Collins their start back in the 1960's, through 14 albums, to his sold out Club 47® concert series which has filled the likes of Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, Tom's knack for finding wonderful songs, writing his own and championing emerging artists has made him a legend. Tom's music includes healthy doses of both folk and blues influences.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 20:00

Billy Joe Shaver

A rough-hewn discovery of Kris Kristofferson in the early 1970s, Billy Joe Shaver was simultaneously the most down-to-earth and the most poetically ambitious of country music's "outlaws." He wrote most of the songs on Waylon Jennings's "Honky Tonk Heroes," which Rolling Stone magazine once called "the greatest country album ever recorded", and ever since then he's been creating powerful, honest music in a gritty but poetic style that's all his own. Shaver is truly one of the most respected living figures in American music. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 20:00

Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds (Sawtelle Room)

One of the earliest of British blues bands, SAVOY BROWN (with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm) helped launch the UK blues/rock movement that paved the way for such acts as Led Zeppelin. The current line-up is David Malachowski, Gerry Sorrentino, Mario Staiano and is led as always by Kim Simmonds. With more than 3 decades behind them, they continue to be a powerful and important blues/rock/boogie act for the new millenium.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 20:00

Chris McDermott (Ballroom)

Chris McDermott - Guitarist, composer, singer, producer of fine recordings and Viking oarsman, Chris has released 5 albums and produced and played on many more.

His current shows feature more acoustic style guitar, showcasing his talent for masterful composition, guitar technique and a rhythmic wild ride.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 20:00


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