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Denison Witmer / Noah Gundersen

Denison Witmer is an indie singer/songwriter from Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a style described as "neo-folk." He is 15 years and nine albums into his career. Witmer has been compared to 1970s-era singer/songwriters, including Cat Stevens and Nick Drake. His lyrics are poetic and thoughtful. His guitar work, while simple sounding, relies on complex fingerpicking. Witmer’s latest album, The Ones Who Wait, was released on Asthmatic Kitty Records in February 2012.

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/27/2013 - 20:00

Berklee In The Round

Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, alumni, and special guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, Tennessee, Berkee-in-the-Round Tuesdays are held on the last Tuesday of each month during the semester.

The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening-room vibe, as if the audience was joining the writers in their living room.

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/26/2013 - 20:00

Dan and the Wildfire / Cara Brindisi

Dan and the Wildfire are most noted for its crisp, soulful, and rootsy sound, as well as its ability to write songs that are both honest and singable. Its well-received second album, Smoke Signals, is available worldwide and follows its debut album, Nothing, Anything, Everything, released under the artist name Dan HL in 2011. The group will be performing two sets at this very special show at the Red Room. Each will include a horn section and a string section, respectively.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/23/2013 - 20:00

Fenway Recording Sessions Presents: Mount Moriah / Blessed Feathers

As record store clerks in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Heather McEntire and Jenks Miller spent their evenings creating Mount Moriah as an outlet for their mutual interest in classic American folk and rock music. Born in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, McEntire weaves narratives into spectral tapestries imbued with the complex majesty of the South and its deep-seated spirituality.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:00

The Hillary Reynolds Band / Hannah Christianson / Sarah Walk

Berklee alumni the Hillary Reynolds Band, fronted by award-winning songwriter Hillary Reynolds, is a pinnacle of innovation in today’s pop music. The powerhouse band makes its trademark sound by fusing tight vocal harmonies, the polish of cutting-edge production technique, and traditional acoustic instruments for a diversity of sound unachievable in other realms. With the recent loss of Reynolds’s mother, Trina, to a long battle with breast cancer, HRB has no reservations for promoting and playing for charities.

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:00

Josiah Leming / One Love / Evelyn Horan

Josiah Leming has captured the attention of millions across the globe. Born and raised in Morristown, Tennessee, Leming took a leap of faith to be a singer-songwriter. With appearances on American Idol and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, he has generated over 4 million hits on his website and his debut EP Paperplain sold more than 10,000 digital copies. Leming released two EPs with Warner Brothers Records: Angels Undercover, which landed in the Top 20 on Billboard’s Heat Seekers chart, and Punk Ass Rain.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/09/2013 - 20:00

A Great Big World / Lily & The Parlor Tricks / Jacob Jeffries Band

A Great Big World is the new incarnation of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino. Axel is known for 2011’s viral hit "This Is the New Year,” which solidified him as an indie-pop presence with staggering YouTube views and numerous songs on film and television. “This Is the New Year” premiered on the fourth season of Glee and is now available on iTunes. Teaming up with longtime collaborator Vaccarino, he's expanding his horizons immensely into A Great Big World.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:00

Bobby Womack

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker as we celebrate a true soul legend. Bobby Womack started his career as Sam Cooke's guitarist and lead singer of the Valentino's.  Over 50 years later this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is still going strong. It all starts at 7pm!!!

"CREOLE" Joe Sample: A Pianist "Seasoned with Soul"

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 4:00pm

Influenced by the blues and gospel music of the Texas Delta, legendary pianist, composer Joe Sample is "seasoned with soul".  Born and raised in Southeast Houston Texas, Sample grew up hearing not only jazz but also rural LaLa music (aka Zydeco) from his family's native home of Louisiana.  Joe Sample is a self-proclaimed "Creole writer", blending jazz, funk, soul and R&B; as a pioneer keyboardist in jazz fusion, he has touched generations with his music. World-renowned for his role as a founding member of the Jazz Crusaders, which became The Crusaders in the ‘70s, Mr.

Niki Parrott Trio

Nicki Parrott (bass, vocals) Olii Soikkeli (guitar) Vinny Raniolo (guitar)

Tickets $15 online at, Eight Cousins Books, Under the Sun, or cash at the door

Event Date: 
Tue, 05/21/2013 - 20:00


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