October News

 

Greetings All,

 

*** Congratulations to the Cameron & Rachel Robbins family, and the Matt & Katie Delvaux family on the birth of their children this past September! Both Cam and Katie are members of the country rock group, Bourbon Chasers and familiar faces at Devlin’s Open Mic. We wish you all the best!

 

***  Thanks to all who participated in the Melrose Porchfest! It was great to see so many familiar faces spreading music in our little city! It was a huge success and they’re already talking about 2019!

 

*** Go Red Sox!

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians.

 

 

Friday, October19th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 – Jon Tracy and the Postman

An alternative rock duo from Waltham, MA dedicated to jamming, Mario Kart, and questioning the meaning of life. They play originals that give you a warm fuzzy feeling and a craving for a nature walk.

facebook

https://www.facebook.com/jontracypostman/

soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/user-744447514

bandcamp

https://jontracythepostman.bandcamp.com/

 

10:30 - Tony Grassi -

Singer/songwriter, Tony Grassi, pulls together that Heartland vibe reminiscent of such artists as John Mellancamp, Springsteen & Don Henley.

 

11:30 – TimKo & Co.

A mish mash of music, musicians and mayhem led by TimKo… fun, groovin’ good times!

www.facebook.com/timkomotion

 

 

Thursday, October 25th  at Devlin’s

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.edevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Jam Sandwich

Jam Sandwich plays your favorite classic rock hits, including music by the Rolling Stones, CCR, the Beatles, Tom Petty, the Who, John Mellencamp, and more!

 

10pm – Zack Bolles 

Zack Bolles – Zack brings energy and honesty in an acoustic style of Heartland rock.

http://www.barandguitar.com

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

***  A keyboard is available for use at our Devlin’s Open Mic every Monday

 

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

 

***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.

 

MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

starts 8:30pm

 

TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA (Taco Tuesdays)

349 Watertown St., Newton

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

 

 

September News

September News

 

Greetings All, 

 

*** This Saturday, in Melrose, 4-7pm is a family friendly Chili Cook Off Fundraising Charity for Rise Against Hunger. It will feature a handful of local musicians in our network. $5 per person, $15 for families, Games, Food, Beer and Wine. Musicians include: Main Street News, Eddie Miller, Sam Chetkin, Jesse DeLaurier, TimKo, Cool Fool. More about the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/406388749884935/

 

*** Melrose Porchfest, Saturday, Sept. 29th (Rain date: Sunday Sept. 30th) from 2-6pm.  For those in our network who are playing, feel free to stop by my porch at 135 Mount Vernon Ave. We’ll feature Zack Bolles, DJ Frixx, The Almighty Buck, Cold Car, Bourbon Chasers, Mark Bates, and more! find the map here: www.melroseporchrfest.org

 

 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

 

Friday, August 24th  at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

10:30 - Kevin Pi 

Cool rhythms and a hard lean to Van Morrison, Kevin shines in the sounds of classic soul, and blues.

 

 

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Cold Car at Plough and Stars, Cambridge, Saturday, Sept. 15th. 9pm. Opening up for the super bad-ass band, Daemon Chili https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--AtlxiYp3w

 

*** Alex Kane & Tony Grassi at: American Legion Watertown, Thurs. 9/20 8-11pm

 

*** If you’re on Facebook, check out Emerging Boston Area Singer-Songwriters (EBASS), it’s a great way to connect musicaly and locally!

 

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

 

***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.

 

MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

starts 8:30pm

 

TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA

349 Watertown St., Newton

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

 

August News

*** Want to play a gig? There are more Porchfest opportunities! The city of Melrose needs more musicians for their first Porchfest on Saturday, Sept. 29th (Rain date: Sunday Sept. 30th) from 2-6pm. Please email Grace if you’d like to play and she’ll put things in motion, connecting you to a porch. grace.buchanan@gmail.com   You can also stay up to date with them at  https://www.facebook.com/MelrosePorchfest/      

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

Friday, August 24th  at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Danny Pepper

Rockin’, rowdy, bluesy and fun, Danny sings and plays great original music as well as choice cover songs of his favorite musical heroes.

 

10:30 - Ko & Co. 

A mish mash of music, musicians and mayhem led by TimKo… fun, groovin’ good times!

www.facebook.com/timkomotion

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Cold Car at Plough and Stars, Cambridge, Saturday, Sept. 15th. 9pm. Opening up for the super bad-ass band, Daemon Chili https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--AtlxiYp3w

 

*** Bourbon Chasers at: Coppersmith’s, South Boston.  Thurs. 8/23 5-8pm, AND at Derry Tavern, Danvers, Thurs. 8/30, 9pm

 

*** Alex Kane & Tony Grassi at: American Legion Watertown, Thurs. 8/23 8-11pm

 

*** Sudden Relic at: Boston Calling Block Party, across from South Station, Thurs. 8/23 5-8pm https://www.facebook.com/events/2095641957161246/

 

*** If you’re on Facebook, check out Emerging Boston Area Singer-Songwriters (EBASS), it’s a great way to connect musicaly and locally!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/EBASSMusic/?fb_dtsg_ag=AdwtMP-dpBQ0UBc-U6TFyFEfXUIz0bsbb5TlHe9s5mztYw%3AAdy8vev7Xml8T9dNDpLNGMRa1XFrQ3tg7e9W3_ve_Eu9Ow

 

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

 

***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.

 

MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

starts 8:30pm

 

TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA

349 Watertown St., Newton

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

 

July News

July News

 

***  Hey all, hope you’re having a gerat summer! I got asked last minute to put together another towny Four Corners Music fest for Melrose (super cool, musicians of all ages), plus putting together their Downtown Summer Stroll (which includes Terry O’Reilly’s Open Mic host, Terrance Reeves and his new fiance Danielle) so it’s caught me a bit off guard, so this email is quite late! You can follow up on it here: https://bostonlovesmusic.com/events

 

*** Lori McKenna’s new album is coming out on July 20th. There are plenty of sneak peaks out there right now. We saw her recently in Springfield, MA. What a show. Crazy good. http://www.lorimckenna.com/

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

Friday, July 13th  at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Suzanne Friedman 

Suzanne Friedman is a singer/songwriter based out of Waltham, MA. Her sound blends acoustic folk with rock, pop, and blues. Friedman writes about love, loss, and throws in a few cover songs every so often. When not playing music, Friedman enjoys playing hockey and traveling.

www.SuzanneFriedmanMusic.com

 

 

10:30 - Jon Tracy and the Postman

An alternative rock duo from Waltham, MA dedicated to jamming, Mario Kart, and questioning the meaning of life. They play originals that give you a warm fuzzy feeling and a craving for a nature walk.

 

facebook

https://www.facebook.com/jontracypostman/

 

soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/user-744447514

 

bandcamp

https://jontracythepostman.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Cold Car is playing an awesome BBQ on 7/14 (but you’re not invited, so….)

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

 

June News

*** Porchfests!!! We ( Cold Car ) just played the Newton Porchfest. What a blast! Sooo much more laid back then playing a club.

Here’s a lnk to find more porchfests to play at:  https://porchfest.info/

 

*** New Open Mic?!?!?!  I’ll be seeking to host another open mic type venture on Wednesday nights (maybe Thursdays too). If anyone has any suggestions on venues I should reach out to, please let me know. Thanks!

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

Friday,  June 8th at Porter Belly’s Pub

338 Washington St. Brighton, MA

http://porterbellyspub.com/

 

9pm - TimKo & Co.

A jam of fun tunes and a variety of musicians.

 

10pm - Pete LaGrange

Percussionist for Boston’s country & rock group, Bourbon Chasers, Pete sings and brings great energy and power to favorite songs, backed up by a handful of our open mic community musicians.

 

 

 

Friday, June 15th  at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Connect Four

Straight outta WellesleyRocks.com comes a merger of MLB All-Stars and members of Catalyst. Shira Doron, Heidi DeLollis, Tino DeLollis, and Patrick Hayden play some of the greatest songs and B-Sides from the last 30 years.  An emphasis on harmonies, fun, and great songs you know or will be looking up on iTunes when you get home.

http://www.wellesleyrocks.com/

 

10:30 - Million Dollar Day 

Million Dollar Day is a local band which specializes in rock n' roll covers from the 1970s-today.  They are centered in Wellesley, and play shows in neighboring towns and throughout Massachusetts, including Cape Cod.  We look forward to playing Tommy Doyle's, where we will try some new songs with smaller, acoustic arrangements.

 

 

 

Friday, June 29th  at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - TimKo & Co.

A jam of fun tunes and a variety of musicians.

 

10:30 - Bending Branches

Bending Branches is a Boston and Portsmouth based band, created by Greg Williams (guitar/ukulele) and Joey Nowd (vocals/percussion). It's safe to say, almost everyone in the music world has an influence on BB. They play tons of favorite songs in many genres. 

http://www.facebook.com/bendingbranchesmusic

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** TimKo & The Almighty Buck 

Thurs. June 7th, 5-8pm

Boston Calling Block Party

Outside in front of South Station at Dewery Sq. Beer, Wine, Cornhole, Music.

 

*** EBASS Community Mixer

Monday, June 11th, 5:30 - 7:30pm

The Burren Back Room.

$5 in advance, $8 at the door

Tickets link: https://tickets.burren.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=325

About: Emerging Boston Area Singer-Songwriters (EBASS) was founded in November 2014 as a space for emerging musicians to connect, share resources, and celebrate Boston's thriving music scene. On June 11, join the members of EBASS for an informal community mixer! Held at The Burren Backroom in Somerville, this mixer is informal opportunity to meet fellow musicians, singer-songwriters, producers, concert hosts, and more - all while grabbing a bite or a Guinness. This event is sponsored by Talisman Music Group, the first and only career coaching group explicitly for emerging musicians: www.talismanmusicgroup.com.

Join the EBASS Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EBASSMusic

 

*** Bourbon Chasers

Thurs. June 21st

at Coppersmith’s, South Boston

 

 

 

 

 

***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.

 

MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

starts 8:30pm

 

TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA

349 Watertown St., Newton

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

 

May News

May News

 

*** Congratulations to Caty (wonderful bartender at Tommy Doyle’s open mic) on the birth of her third beautiful child, Hazel. We wish Caty and Ryan peace and joy as they continue to grow their family!

 

*** Porchfests 2018!!! 

So many musicians are looking for a cool place to play. Porchfests are the coolest. Such great vibes all day long. At the end of this email you’ll find links 12 different porchfests that are available to play at. Have at it!!!

 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

Thursday,  May 3rd at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Off Label Off Label - 

Known as the "docs who rock", Off Label, composed of mostly medical professionals, plays cover songs from your favorite bands including classic rock, 80’s music, alternative, R&B, funk and new interpretations of pop. Check us out at www.offlabelband.com.

 

10pm - Pete LaGrange

 Percussionist for Boston’s country & rock group, Bourbon Chasers, Pete sings and brings great energy and power to favorite songs, backed up by a handful of our open mic frequenters including his band members.

 

 

 

Friday, May 18th  at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 Hosted by Tim Ko.

9:30 - Casey LJ

Casey’s repertoire spans Country, Soul, Popular, Jazz Standards and originals with a singular American feel. Spanning a century of the American songbook, these are songs you know and love, whether you know it yet or not. Casey’s guitar and vocal renderings engage your ear with intricacy and nuance.

https://www.facebook.com/casey.lj.musician/

 

10:30 - Wagging Knives

Tuesday’s house band at Tommy Doyle’s visits yet another Friday night and cranks it to eleven! Expect tons of classic hits by Nonatum’s dirtiest duo.

www.Facebook.com/TheWaggingKnives

 

 

Thursday,  May 24th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Connect Four

Straight outta WellesleyRocks.com comes a merger of MLB All-Stars and members of Catalyst. Shira Doron, Heidi DeLollis, Tino DeLollis, and Patrick Hayden (along with regular guest Sarah Bua on violin) play some of the greatest songs and B-Sides from the last 30 years.  An emphasis on harmonies, fun, and great songs you know or will be looking up on iTunes when you get home.

 

http://www.wellesleyrocks.com/

 

10pm - Dan Davidson

Dan Davidson writes and plays songs steeped in the traditions of past while still maintaining an original flavor. His songs combine well crafted melodies with lead guitar work honed from studying the many greats of the folk and blues traditions. An authentic Americana sound; emotive and dynamic. Light but powerful.

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

 

*** Bourbon Chasers

Thursday, May 17th 

5-8pm. Boston

Outdoor concert in front of South Station (on the Greenway) with Bourbon Chasers! Free event put on by the Boston Calling Block Parties, with great prices on beer and wine.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1004144836407067/?notif_t=plan_admin_added&notif_id=1525195537898419

 

***  Cold Car

Saturday, June 2nd

12pm. Cold Car at Newton Porchfest

 

 

*** Tim Ko and The Almighty Buck

Thursday, June 7th

5-8pm. Boston

Tim Ko’s band, The Almighty Buck hits the outdoor block party in front of South Station (on the Greenway). Free event put on by the Boston Calling Block Parties, with great prices on beer and wine.

https://www.facebook.com/events/172317313476078/

 

***

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

 

***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.

 

MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

starts 8:30pm

 

TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA

349 Watertown St., Newton

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

 

*** PORCHFESTS IN AND AROUND BOSTON 2018

credit: this is taken from https://porchfest.info/

May 12

Somerville, MA

May 19

Plum Island, MA

June 2

Newton, MA

June 9

Arlington, MA

June 9

Brookline, MA

June 16

Boston Fenway, MA

June 23

Quincy, MA

July 7

Jamaica Plain, MA

Sep 8

Belmont, MA

Sep 8

Hull, MA

Sep 15

Roslindale, MA

Sep 22

Milton, MA

 

April News

*** 200 plus canned food items were donated for Bread of Life food pantry from our JamboreEaster at Bill’s Bar. The day was a do-good-feel-good success. Thanks to all who came, all who played and especially Mayra Laprida for teaming up with me to make it all happen.

 

*** Interested in playing JP Porchfest? One of our open mic community members, Conor Kenney, has a great porch ( my group, Cold Car played last summer ) near the Sam Adams Brewery and is looking for more musicians who’d like a performance slot.    Send him an email w/ your stuff. conor@conorkenney.com

 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

Thursday,  April 5th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

https://www.facebook.com/events/2079864835626330/

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Steve Rondo & Co.

A Boston artist that is establishing himself one venue at a time bringing the good vibes and good music.

https://www.facebook.com/steverondomusic

 

10pm - Peter Lavenson

Drawing from a deep well of great song selections, Peter Lavenson lights up a room with postive energy and good-times-music.

 

 

 

Friday, April 20th  at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

https://www.facebook.com/events/353619015130791/

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9:00 - Alaskan Hustle

The daring Delvaux’s will open the night with a sweet mix of harmonies and alt-folk.

 

9:30 - Alex Kane EP release party!

Loud and proud Country music, kick starting the fun!

https://www.facebook.com/AMKanerNation * Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2pQnV33x5gs969O2E94i96 *iTunes/Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/…/alb…/the-kid-kaner-ep/1362958492… *Google Play: https://play.google.com/…/music/album/Alex_Kane_The_Kid_Kan… * Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BNCMKTH/…

 

10:30 - Bourbon Chasers

Modern & Traditional Country, Classic Rock and Familiar Hits.

https://www.facebook.com/BourbonChasersBand/

 

 

 

Thursday,  April 26th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

https://www.facebook.com/events/160932347924967/

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Jocelyn Limmer

Jocelyn Limmer is a young Boston treasure, bursting with talent. Whether it’s her original music or a popular cover tune, from Tori Amos to Ella Fitzgerald to Radiohead, to The Beatles, Limmer holds her audience with grooves and hooks, solo, and with a group. She conveys a capturing presence on stage. Her vocal and piano skills are attractive without being showy. Each song Jocelyn performs is a poignant statement… tugging on the ear, phrased in loose lines with tight turns. Calm, confident and purposeful. 

 

10pm - Brian Nolan

Brian is a vital part of the lively Cajun group, Jiblantos, who are based out of Melrose and play all around the Boston area. Nolan brings bluesy guitar work with deep cut covers and oringinal music to his solo sets.

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Fri. Apr 6. TimKo & Co @ Article 24 in Brighton, 9pm

 

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

 

 

 

March News

*** SAVE THE DATE - All Ages Live Music Family Friendly Charity Event !!!

Sunday, March 25th, 4pm (ends at 8pm). All Ages

Acoustic JamboreEaster 

Canned Food Drive to benefit Bread of Life food pantry in Malden, MA. 

 

at Bill’s Bar, 5 Landsdowne St., Boston

 

Bring in at least 5 Canned Food items for discount ticket entry. 

 

w/ LIVE MUSIC BY:

Connect Four, Zack Bolles Family, Sam Chetkin, Bob Greenman, Fat Dog feat. Brian Burrill and Nate Watkins, Calvin Mausteller, Screaming Sushi, Bourbon Chasers, Kaylee Federman, Dylan Cohen

 

Check out the Line Up and more details here:

https://bostonlovesmusic.com/events

Follow the event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1991167924464405/

 

 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

Thursday,  March 1st at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Alex Kane

Loud and proud Country music, kick starting the fun!

https://www.facebook.com/AMKanerNation

 

10pm - Danny Pepper

Rockin’, rowdy, bluesy and fun, Danny sings and plays great original music as well as choice cover songs of his favorite musical heroes.

 

 

Thursday,  March 22nd at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Conor Ryan Hennessy

We guess Mr. Hennessy's a folk singer. He aim's to write, sing and borrow songs that challenge people while making them maybe laugh about it. He currently lives in Brighton, MA. He hopes to write like Guthrie, Sing like Broonzy and drink like Ronnie Drew. 

https://cottonswabcitrus.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Conor-Ryan-Hennessy-546859162077586/

 

10pm - Zack Bolles

Zack Bolles – Zack brings energy and honesty in an acoustic style of Heartland rock. 

http://www.barandguitar.com

 

 

Friday, March 23rd  at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Dreamtime Travelers

Pat Fitzgerald and Brian Reilly, playing some favorite classic rock tunes, plus fun songs from the 50’s and 60’s.

 

10:30 - Turtle Head feat. Scott O’Reilly

Quirky and fun, Scott O finds a unique way to play some of our favorite songs with witty enthusiasm.

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** St Patrick’s Weekend… 

The Lucky Fun feat. Tim Ko. & Katie Delvaux will be playing the following places, all in Newton, MA

https://www.facebook.com/theluckyfun/

Fri. 3/16 at Tommy Doyle’s 9:30-close, 

Sat. 3/17 at West St. Tavern 1-4pm, 

Sat. 3/17 at Brewer’s Coalition 6-9pm

 

 

 

*** Acoustic JamboreEaster - Canned Food Drive

 

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Sunday, March 25th, 4pm (ends at 8pm)

Acoustic JamboreEaster 

at Bill’s Bar, Boston

Canned Food Drive to benefit Bread of Life food pantry in Malden, MA.

 

at: 

Bill's Bar,

5 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215 (behind Fenway Park)

Bring in at least 5 Canned Food items for discount ticket entry. 

$10 / $5 with 5 (minimum) Canned Goods ( see list below ) 

 

A Do-Good-Feel-Good, Family Friendly, Live Music Event featuring performances from local musicians of all ages. Plan on a fun, positive vibration day!!!

 

Check out the Line Up and more details here:

https://bostonlovesmusic.com/events

Follow the event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1991167924464405/

 

 

LIVE MUSIC BY:

Connect Four, Zack Bolles Family, Sam Chetkin, Bob Greenman, Fat Dog feat. Brian Burrill and Nate Watkins, Calvin Mausteller, Screaming Sushi, Dylan Cohen, Kaylee Federmann, and Bourbon Chasers!

 

TYPE OF CANNED GOODS REQUESTED

Canned pastas, soups, meals, stews, ham, potatoes, jelly, juice, mayo tubes, grocery store gift certificates… While boxed items will be graciously accepted, canned goods are prefered for storage and shipping issues.

 

ABOUT THE FOOD PANTRY

Bread of Life food pantry in Malden, MA

http://www.breadoflifemalden.org/

 

"Food for the body...nurture for the soul."

 

Bread of Life is a faith-based ministry serving the communities north of Boston, with a mission to feed the body and to nurture the soul. We strive to feed the hungry, the homeless, the needy and the isolated; to offer spiritual nurture, support and hospitality; to promote greater peace and justice by addressing broader issues of hunger, poverty, and need; and to conduct our work in a spirit of respect and nonviolence.

 

 

*** From Crowes Pasture

You're Invited to our First CD Release Show, March 30th in Framingham

We hope you can come support us at our first ever CD Release Show on March 30th! We're looking forward to a great show and we're excited to introduce to you our friends The Lied To's, who will be sharing the night with us, and Sparrow Blue, who will be opening the show. It'll be a great night of Americana duos, each distinct but with a story to tell. The night starts at 8:00pm at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham and tickets can be purchased on the event web page . We hope to see you there! 

 

 

*** Newton Family Singers present the music of U2

May 6th

https://www.facebook.com/events/213250902589169/

 

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

 

***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.

 

MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

starts 8:30pm

 

TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA

349 Watertown St., Newton

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

PS - Ever notice Tim Ko. could use a proof reader.?

 

 

February News

Febuary News

 

*** Shake & Make!!! - participate in packaging meals for hunger and disaster relief while at a live music show. We’d love to see you ALL there to particpate in this first time, “do good/feel good” live music event for Rise Against Hunger. 

Sunday, March 25th. 4pm sharp. Bill’s Bar on Landsdowne St., Boston. Featuring live music by Bourbon Chasers and a more. 

Keep up to date on the FB event page.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1991167924464405/ 

 

*** FAT Tuesday!!! Feb. 13th at Tommy Doyle’s, in Newton. Starting at 7:30pm, Tim Ko’s Mojo Jubilee Swamp Band channels the Mardi Gras spirit, featuring musicians from our open mic community. wth our regular open mic to follow. 

 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

Thursday,  Feb. 1st at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Cecelia Bartosiewicz

Cecelia is a Boston-area music therapist and singer-songwriter. Her modern folk style music is personal, storytelling, observational, and warm.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6uDDsJJ1V0xumNcpXC-urg

 

10pm - Jessica Strout 

Jessica Strout is a singer, songwriter and musician relocated from New Jersey to Boston, MA. She draws much of her inspiration from the connection music creates between people, the passion and emotion behind lyrics, and the musical styles of artists in the singer-songwriter and alternative genres. Weapon, her first EP, is available on iTunes now and she is currently in the process of writing more music.

www.JessicaStrout.com

youtube.com/jessicastroutmusic

facebook.com/jessicastroutmusic

 

 

 

Friday, Feb. 16th  at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Bigfoot County

A contributing members of www.wellesleyrocks.com , Patrick Hayden and Rod Wright bring some deep classic rock covers heavy on the Dead and Allman Bros.

 

10:30 - Ko. & Co.

Tim Ko and friends, chillin’ & spillin’.

 

 

Thursday,  Feb. 22nd at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Suzanne Friedman

Suzanne is a singer/songwriter based out of Waltham, MA. Her sound blends acoustic folk with rock, pop, and blues. Friedman writes about love, loss, and throws in a few cover songs every so often. When not playing music, Friedman enjoys playing hockey and traveling.

 

 

10pm - Andrew Geano

Andrew is a Boston based singer-songwriter and acoustic performance artist. He hosts his own weekly open mic at Terry O'Reilly's Irish Pub in Newton, MA and constantly performs his own solo shows throughout all of New England. His music could be described as “acoustic, pretty sad but very melodic, tightly constructed, pop-rock, ballad-ish pseudo folk tunes…sort of.”

http://www.andrewgeanomusic.com/

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** The Lucky Fun. Irish folk tunes and jigs w/  Tim Ko & Katie Delvaux. 

Saturday, March 17th ( St. Patrick’s Day)

at West St. Tavern in Newton

1-4pm

 

*** Cold Car

Sat. March 3

at Raven’s Nest in Walpole

9pm

 

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January News

January News

 

*** NO OPEN MIC ON NEW YEAR”S DAY AT DEVLIN’s (Tonight. See you next week!) 

 

*** What an amazing 2017, with tons of music and musicians making our Greater Boston region such a comfortable and welcoming environment! I’ve been amazed and thankful for so many friendships born of out of these open mics and ventures, but moreso, impressed by the other friendships and collaborations born among the players. It’s truly special. The Dave Matthews Band hatched from an open mic scene themselves. 

 

 

*** Music Trivia. Q: Eddie Vedder, Patti Smith and Quincy Jones were all born in which US state? (find answer at bottom)

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

Thursday,  Jan. 4th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Megan Harney 

Megan Harney visits us, home from Nashville, where she is working in the music industry. Blending pop/rock classics as well as original songs that were released on her first album which you can find on iTunes plus itunes from her upcoming album!

https://www.facebook.com/meganharneymusic 

Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcBIA-us470&feature=youtu.be

 

10pm - Danny Pepper 

Rockin’, rowdy, bluesy and fun, Danny sings and plays great original music as well as choice cover songs of his favorite musical heroes.

 

 

 

Thursday,  Jan. 25th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Steve Robb & Working Still

Bourbon smooth harmonies, whiskey tinged licks and rye lyrics boil down to create a barrel-aged, soul-soothing, hip-moving, body-shaking, earth quaking, rock-n-roll revival!

https://www.facebook.com/stumblingrootsofficial/?fref=ts

 

10pm - Bigfoot County 

A contributing members of www.wellesleyrocks.com , Patrick Hayden and Rod Wright bring some deep classic rock covers heavy on the Dead and Allman Bros.

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** The Almighty Buck. Friday, January 19th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton. 9:30pm (It’s Leah’s birthday!!!) www.TheAlmightyBuck.US

 

*** Open Mic hosting switch: 1/23 Zack Bolles hosts Tommy Doyle’s, 1/24 Tim Ko. hosts Brewer’s Coalition. 1/8 Andrew Geano hosts Devlin’s.

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A: Illinois

 

 

December News

December News

 

***  It’s been another great year chock full of live music in the Boston area! Performances, jams, recordings, releases, new & familiar faces… Wishing you all a great holiday season that’s hopefully full of music.

 

*** Special thanks to Main Street News for leading the City of Melrose in Christmas Carols before their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. It was a fantastic event!

 

*** Veteran musician and champion of the Boston Music Scene, T-Max has announced the final issue of his ultra cool magazine, “The Noise” this December.  36 years running, this free zine helped keep the local music scene alive and connected. While we wish T-Max all the best with full gratitude, we wish it weren’t true. Thank you truly T Max and all those involved w/ the Noise. www.thenoise-boston.com

 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

 

 

Friday, Dec. 15th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Tony Grassi  

Singer/songwriter, Tony Grassi, pulls together that Heartland vibe reminiscent of such artists as John Mellencamp, Springsteen & Don Henley.

 

10:30 - The Delvauxs

A duo married in life and song, with acoustic guitars, harmonies and fiddle. Their song choices range from current Indie Folk Rock to Appalachian & Irish Traditionals.

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Save the DATE: Fri. January 19th 

The Almighty Buck (my band) 

9:30 pm at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton. 

 

 

 

November News

*** There’s been a lot of tragic events these past few months worth donating your hard earned money towards. If you’ve already have made some donations, let us know and we’ll be happy to send you a link to download this music. The project was put in motion to help Puerto Rico and we’d still be happy to receive your help. We are up to $125. Fundraiser for Puerto Rico. A relief effort by my former bandmates and friends for the people affected by 2017's destructive hurricanes in Puerto Rico. Lasting through Thanksgiving. Please follow the link for a ‘choose your price’ download of our music. The description elaborates on our long history of musical connections. https://bostonlovesmusic.com/music 

 

 

*** Our friend, Steve Robb, local open mic host, musician, and leader of the group “Working Still” has part of a group iniative to reshape our drinking laws and abuses. Makes a lot of sense, check it out! Probationary Consumption License. “Our goal is to create a nationwide 'training period' so young people 18-20 can LEARN how to drink responsibly.”

http://pclinitiative.wixsite.com/mysite/pcl-faq

 

*** Save the Date: Saturday, Nov. 25th at Article 24 in Brighton. 9pm. Cold Car’s Live EP Release show: Years ago, Ken Carter began going to the Acoustic Social Open Mics at Mick Morgan’s. Years later, Ken, Tim Ko (me) formed a group called Cold Car with Clint Sours/drums and Leah Ferjulian/bass. It’ll be a fun night. https://www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic/

…Also playing is Melody Stanford’s new group, Yes Commander: a roots/funk/rock band based in Cambridge, MA, featuring the smoky originals of Melody Stanford, and Danni Gannon on percussion. web: www.yescommander.band

 

 

*** Cheers and Thank you to our Veterans!!! https://www.operationdeltadog.org/upcoming-events  Operation Delta Dog pairs well trianed dogs with Vets. Their mission is amazing and worth supporting. Join their “Walk & Wag” event Saturday, Nov. 10 in Carlisle. 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

Thursday,  Nov.  2nd at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Patrick Hayden & Friends 

Patrick is a busy musician playing in many different groups. Always a fun night with great song selections and good vibes. 

www.wellesleyrocks.com

 

10pm - Pete ‘Gunshot’ LaGrange 

Pete LaGrange - Percussionist for Boston’s country & rock group, Bourbon Chasers, Pete sings and brings great energy and power to favorite songs, backed up by a handful of our open mic frequenters including his band members.

 

 

Friday, Nov. 17th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Casey LJ

Casey’s repertoire spans Country, Soul, Popula, Jazz Standards and originals with a singular Americana feel. Spanning a century of the American songbook, these are songs you know and love, whether you know it yet or not. Casey’s guitar and vocal renderings engage your ear with intricacy and nuance.

https://www.facebook.com/casey.lj.musician/

 

10:30 - Ko. & Co.

Upbeat covers and originals by Tim Ko., joined by Matt Pecoraro on lead guitar/vocals and Scott Piccolo/vocals on percussion. The set will be “Dead” heavy and laiden with classic rock influences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Amongst many other talented locals, Preteek Poddar has been nominated for a Red Line Roots 'Big Red" award in the category of "Songwriter of the Year." Vote for him here: http://www.redlineroots.com/2017/11/big-red-recognitions-2017-nominees/

 

*** Save the date: Friday, Dec. 1st. 

at Sally O’Brien’s in Somerville

Ko. & Co. …. Tim Ko’s oringals and covers featuring Dan Davidson on lead guitar, Pete Hickey on bass and a cast of other great locals. We’re the late slot at 11. Psyched to be sharing the stage with 9pm: Tad Overbaugh and the Late Arrivals, as well as 10pm: Ghost Truckers.  Hope to see ya’ll! https://www.facebook.com/events/140673903240069/

 

*** Crowes Pastrure’s newly released album, Edge of America, had a great first month on the Folk DJ charts! It was produced by Doug Kwartler. Their title song is the #3 song for the month of October, and the album itself is #7.

 

*** For College goer’s: Cool cross/college platform event in Boston for musicians and artists. Check it out! https://www.facebook.com/events/1964236763825275/

 

 

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October News

*** Fundraiser for Puerto Rico. A relief effort by my former bandmates and friends for the people affected by 2017's destructive hurricanes in Puerto Rico. Lasting through Thanksgiving. Please follow the link for a ‘choose your price’ download of our music. The description elaborates on our long history of musical connections. https://bostonlovesmusic.com/music 

Note: There’s been alot events these past few months worth donating your hard earned money towards. If you’ve already have made some donations, let us know and we’ll be happy to send you a link to download this music.

 

*** Open Mic, 1 day only, at the Melrose Farmer’s Market with Advanced Sign Up Slots!  On Thursday, Oct. 26th, I’ll be hosting an open mic at the outdoor Farmer’s Market in Melrose, MA. There are a few advanced sign up slots and some space reserved for walk ups. Click here to sign up:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4bacaa2ea1f85-open1

 

*** Open Mic Swap!!!

Halloween… “Raise the Dead” Open Mic, Tuesday (10/31) at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton. 8:30pm start. Hosted by Zack Bolles. Perform songs by dead people for your open mic set. Costumes encouraged! 

Tim Ko.’s Acoustic Social visits Brewer’s Coalition, (344 Walnut St., Newtonville, MA) Wednesday Nov. 1st. - I’ll be filling in for Zack Bolles as open mic host. 9-11pm. Be there or square!

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

Thursday,  Oct. 5th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Eric Salt

 

9pm - JAY LAPIN

Jay Lapin is a singer-songwriter from a small town just outside of Worcester, Massachusetts . Jay, who is influenced by the likes of Jason Isbell and Ray LaMontagne, often writes songs about the most endearing and humbling aspects of being from a small town. Jay sings with his best friend, Jill Vaccaro who is also from the Worcester area.  

https://www.facebook.com/jaylapinmusic/

 

10pm - DIRT ROAD APPLES 

Karen Kalafatas and Eric Salt join together to play decades of favorite hits! For their ‘day job’ Karen and Eric perform regularly in the well known children’s rock group, “Karen K and the Jitterbugs”. Eric is a veteran of the Boston music scene and his own group, “Eric Salt and the Electric City” released a brand new batch of new music in 2017 on their album, “Wind and Swagger”.

http://www.jitterbugsnyc.com

http://www.ericsalt.com

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wind-and-swagger-ep/id1216753928

 

 

Friday, Oct. 20th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Ryan Kaye Koch

A brand new electronically-influenced rock band covering classic hits and debuting their first few original songs.

 

10:30 - Minnow

A new acoustic group that’s sure to bring a sweet blend of vocal harmonies and guitar improvisation with structure and composition, providing new takes on old tunes and some crowd favorites.

 

 

Thursday,  Oct. 26th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Tony Grassi 

Heartland themed singer/songwriter, Tony Grassi, pulls

 

10pm - Liz Kyer and the Assets 

Fiddlin’ Pharmacist, Liz Kyer is joined by a handful of local singer-songwriters to bring together a wide variety of music, acoustic and the like.

 

 

Friday, Oct. 27th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - The Wagging Knives

Tuesday’s house band at Tommy Doyle’s visits anohter Friday night and cranks it to eleven! Expect tons of classic hits by Nonatum’s dirtiest duo.

www.Facebook.com/TheWaggingKnives

 

10:30 - Ben Nash

Arlington native, Ben staples his rootsy song-stories to his sleeve, telling tales of growing up just outside of Boston.

 

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Cold Car EP release show! Saturday after Thanksgiving. 11/25. 9pm. Article 24 in Brighton.

 

 

 

September News

 

***  Here’s a way to help out with the tragic Hurricane Harvey Flooding in TX. This comes from my city of Melrose’s public school announcement, is credible, and lets you know exactly what the people in Katy, TX are looking for, how much they’ve received and how much they still need. All through Amazon.com 

Here’s the link:  

direct amazon link: http://amzn.to/2wHC3pq 

Here’s what our schools in Melrose said: “Through a Melrose family connection, MVMMS and MHS have partnered with Mayde Creek High School in Katy, TX. Katy Texas has suffered devastating flooding with many families loosing everything they have and the High School has also suffered massive flooding. The Staff at Mayde Creek High School created an Amazon.com account where people can purchase supplies that are in immediate need for the families of the school. The items are then directly shipped to a location where the staff can distribute to the families.”  

more info: web page: https://www.smore.com/0nyzf

 

 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

Thursday,  September 9th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Off Label 

Off Label, usually a 6-piece funk/rock band that plays larger venues in Boston and Metro West, is looking forward to showing its versatility as an acoustic act at Champions. Known as the "docs who rock", Off Label, composed of mostly medical professionals, plays cover songs from your favorite bands including classic rock, 80s music, alternative, R&B, funk and new interpretations of pop. Check us out at www.offlabelband.com.

 

10pm - Zach Solomons 

In 2017, Zach brings his New Hampshire roots to the Boston area in order to grow as a musician, and share his music, immersing in the local music scene.

www.lonebrother.com

 

 

 

Thursday,  September 28th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - John Hanson 

John brings his original music as well as modern and classic rock covers to Brighton. He is a very busy and dedicated musician, member of the band Offbeat Motif, music reviewer at Iron Core Music Reviews, and host of the open mic at Raven’s Nest in Walpole.

www.JohnHansonMusic.com

 

 

10pm - The Underwearwolves 

A girl, a guy, and an acoustic guitar –  have been mauling music together since 2013. From classic rock to blues to 90’s trash pop, Elton John to Tom Waits to The Muppets, they will cover anything they can sink their teeth into, as well as some things they probably can’t, and definitely some things they really shouldn’t.

https://www.facebook.com/TheUnderwearwolves/

 

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Cold Car will be on air at Lasell College Radio 102.9FM, www.radio.lasell.edu  (out of Newton) on September 13th, 8-9pm.

 

 

*** Milton Porchfest. Saturday, September 23 at 2 PM - 5 PM. > for more info… https://www.facebook.com/events/629172337280907/

 

 

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August News 2017 

August News

*** Thanks to all who came out to the Four Corners Music Fest in Melrose, to Showtime Sound and Lighting, Follow Your Art, Music 101 & the City of Melrose and to all of the performers. What a great day! See some pictures here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/138567717@N02/sets/72157684411612011

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians.

 

Thursday,  August 3rd at Devlin’s

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

9pm – Billy “The Kid” Claiborne

After fronting for various bands throughout New England for more than 40 years ( The Bailey Brothers Band, Southbound, The Subheds, The NutGrafs ) Billy “The Kid” Claiborne is going it alone. Billy draws on his country roots, combining them with ample doses of folk, rock, and pop.

http://www.billyclaiborne.com/BillyClaiborne/Home.html

10pm – Conor Ryan Hennessey

We guess Mr. Hennessy’s a folk singer. He aim’s to write, sing and borrow songs that challenge people while making them maybe laugh about it. He currently lives in Brighton, MA. He hopes to write like Guthrie, Sing like Broonzy and drink like Ronnie Drew. 

https://cottonswabcitrus.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Conor-Ryan-Hennessy-546859162077586/

Friday, August 18th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 – Casey LJ

Casey’s repertoire spans Country, Soul, Popular, Jazz Standards and originals with a singular American feel. Spanning a century of the American songbook, these are songs you know and love, whether you know it yet or not. Casey’s guitar and vocal renderings engage your ear with intricacy and nuance.

https://www.facebook.com/casey.lj.musician/

10:30 – Working Still

Bourbon smooth harmonies, whiskey tinged licks and rye lyrics boil down to create a barrel-aged, soul-soothing, hip-moving, body-shaking, earth quaking, rock-n-roll revival!

Thursday,  August 24th at Devlin’s

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

9pm – Jocelyn Limmer

A compulsive storyteller, Jocelyn Limmer has been writing in the third person for almost as long as she’s been playing music. She first began writing songs at age 14, when a teacher introduced her to the wonders of Tori Amos’ album “Little Earthquakes.” Almost a decade later, she released her own debut album of confessional piano-driven songs, “Hindsight.”

Her forthcoming EP, “Those Three Words,” is the result of her years in the musical melting pot of Berklee College of Music. A team effort and an expansion of her previous style, the new EP features raw, candid lyrics combined with a nostalgic, jazz-influenced sound and the musical stylings of several talented Berklee peers.

Jocelyn currently lives, writes songs, and generally processes things in Boston, MA.

http://www.jocelynlimmer.com/

10pm – Josie Lowder

Don’t miss this very talented and constantly performing singer/songwriter. Josie Lowder’s guitar work is beautiful while her vocals swoon with passionate soul. Music instructor, guitar teacher, local treasure.

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

*** Tim Ko & Co at Hugh O’Neill’s in Malden, MA Thurs. Aug 31 @ 9:30pm

*** Bourbon Chasers @ Coppersmith’s Roof Deck, 8/13 & 8/20 7-10pm, and @ Finn McCool’s on Wed. 8/23 5-8pm

***

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July News 2017 

July News

***  JP Porchfest

https://jpporchfest.org/    

Tons of musicians…a whole bunch from our open mic scenes as well!!!!

*** Save the Date: Melrose Four Corner Music Fest, Saturday, July 29th, 3-8 pm ( w/ Bourbon Chasers) https://www.facebook.com/pg/melrose4corners

*** Lowell Folkfest at the end of July… always an amazing event! http://lowellfolkfestival.org/

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians.

 

Thursday,  July 6th at Devlin’s

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

9pm – Suzanne Friedman

Suzanne Friedman is a singer/songwriter based out of Waltham, MA. Her sound blends acoustic folk with rock, pop, and blues. Friedman writes about love, loss, and throws in a few cover songs every so often. When not playing music, Friedman enjoys playing hockey and traveling.

10pm – Matt & Andrew

A new duo that brings a sweet blend of vocal harmonies and guitar improvisation with structure and composition, providing new takes on old tunes and some crowd favorites from the Band, Van Morrison, Grateful Dead, etc.

Friday, July 21st at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 – Greg Guba

A solo guitarist/performer playing a wide variety of music  (originals, classic, R&B, Blues, etc)

who has performed at Farmers’ Markets in Danvers MA, Winthrop MA, Schenectady NY and Plumfest (Newburyport 2015, 2016) and a variety of venues in MA, CT, NY.  Greg has hosted many open mics and appeared on various radio and cable access shows.

https://www.facebook.com/greg.guba.5

10:30 – Prateek Poddar

“Prateek is a singer-songwriter who writes mostly sad folk-rock songs and tries to avoid comparison to Bob Dylan. He’s good at exactly one of those things.”

https://www.facebook.com/prateekmusic/

Thursday,  July 27th at Devlin’s

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

9pm – Alex Pierce & Co.

Alex leads this new male/female duo full of harmonies, delicate guitar work and classic covers from the Dead, Phish & more.

10pm – Dan Davidson

Dan Davidson writes and plays songs steeped in the traditions of past while still maintaining an original flavor. His songs combine well crafted melodies with lead guitar work honed from studying the many greats of the folk and blues traditions. An authentic Americana sound; emotive and dynamic. Light but powerful.

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

*** Cold Car at JP Porchfest, 24 Bookside Ave 4-6pm, w/ Leon Rich 1:30pm, Conor Kenney, 2-4pm

*** Bourbon Chasers at Melrose Four Corners Music Festival, https://www.facebook.com/pg/melrose4corners

***

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Acoustic Sessions w/ Avsha Elan 

Acoustic Sessions 

June 1st, 2017

Hosted by Tim Ko. 
Usually riding shotgun, Avsha Elan took the wheel for our Acoustic Sessions. His songwriting and song choices are anything but simple and always somewhat thematic! A special treat was the duo bits with Jocelyn Limmer on keys and vocals. The two sounded like steak and salt might sound. Avsha playsfor and with many musicians on guitar and bass and who knows what else. What happens when all your friends are musicians? An impromptu open mic follows your set! Holy Boston Batman, it turned a special evening into a winning lottery ticket! Great music, good vibes.


Acoustic Sessions w/ Hunter Silva 

June 1st, 2017. Devlin’s Acoustic Sessions. Hosted by Tim Ko.

South Shore native, Hunter Silva pulled off a great set of music, with an enthusiastic audience, his friend Brandon drove up from the arm and played some sick lead. Really good stuff between the two of them.


June News 

*** Arlington Porchfest is this Saturday, June 3rd!

https://arlingtonporchfest.org

*** Congrats to Boston Calling, pulling off another fantastic concert and helping to keep Boston on the map as a vibrant music town.

*** Brookline Porchfest, Saturday, June 10th

https://www.brookline.porchfest.info

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians.

 

Thursday,  June 1st at Devlin’s

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

9pm – Hunter Silva

Hunter Silva is a talented singer/ songwriter who developed his acoustic mix of folk finger picking, and relaxed indy sound from his experiences growing up on the beaches of Cape Cod. His musical repertoire is influenced by such artists as Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Ray Lamontagne, and Dispatch. Hunter will perform some of his originals as well as covers by artists that influence his style.

10pm – Avsha Elan

US born and Israeli raised, Avsha Elan is a musician, actor, writer and translator. Well seasoned both in the studio and in live performing bands, “Rocks at the Bottom of the Sea” was his first venture as a solo artist in 2013, followed by “Madman’s Gold” in 2015.  

Website: www.avshaelan.com

Albums: www.avshaelan.bandcamp.com

FB Artist Page: www.facebook.com/AvshaElanBusiness

Friday, June 23rd at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 Hosted by Tim Ko.

9:30 – Jared Horgan

Jared rises to the top with pop vocals, R&B sound, and guitar work that only looks easy. Check out his Kickstarter campaign for his latest release!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1743041105/jared-horgans-huge-opportunity

10:30 – Zack Bolles

Zack brings energy and honesty in an acoustic style of Heartland rock.

http://www.barandguitar.com

Thursday,  June 22nd at Devlin’s

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

9pm – Nora Asher

Nora grew up in Staten Island, NY and has been writing music since she was 15. Some of her favorite artists and influences are The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. She graduated from BU in May of 2015 and now does research on poison dart frogs.

10pm – Steve Rondo

A Boston artist that is establishing himself one venue at a time bringing the good vibes and good music.

https://www.facebook.com/steverondomusic

Featured Artists at Champions final open mic.

234 Main St. Everett, MA

June 4th – Larry White

Referring to his music as ‘folkcore’, Larry White combined the acoustic sound of folk music with the emotion and edginess of punk rock and metal.  The result: music that brings out a wide range of emotions and is sure to leave you moved by the end.

https://www.facebook.com/ldubzrocknroll/

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

*** BOURBON CHASERS

Saturday, June 10th

at John Brewer’s Tavern

7 Highland Ave., Malden

9pm FREE

w/ promos from Town Branch Bourbon and Kentucky Bourbon Ale

*** PORCHFEST JAIMAICA PLAIN w/ Cold Car, Conor Kenney & Leon Rich

Saturday, July 8th

at 24 Brookside Ave. #1, Jamaica Plain, MA

Many thanks to Conor Kenney, who is the Porch Host!
Leon Rich 1:30-2pm

 http://www.leonrich.com/
Conor Kenney Band 2-4pm

 conorkenney.com
Cold Car 4-6pm

 www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic

*** Melrose Four Corners Music Festival

Saturday, July 29th, 3-8pm

360 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose

Family friendly w/ food trucks, children’s activities, community art project by ‘Follow Your Art’, Music 101 Showcase, and lots of local live music. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs!

*** Alastair Moock is celebrating the release of his latest self-titled album, produced by Mark Erelli.

 https://alastairmoock.bandcamp.com/album/alastair-moock.  

He released a lyric video for the album single, ‘Off They Go,’ with gorgeous, evocative watercolors and illustrations by artist/musician Lisa Bastoni.

Check it out at https://youtu.be/468S2JxoAIA

*** The Ipswich Jazz Band will kick off Devlin’s open mic next Monday, June 5th starting at 8pm

 *** Please “Like” our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

 


Acoustic Sessions at Devlin’s  

May 25, 2017

Hosted by Tim Ko.

9pm LENNY – They performed an eclectic mix of off-the-radar cover tunes and a few originals. Bass, two guitars, keyboards, two vocals and they swapped in an accordion and ukelele for a handful of times as well.


10pm Greg Williams & Joey Nowd


Dude, this guy Joey can sing! And Greg is righteously solid, laying down the chords and picking, a great accompanist. My crystal ball is showing an awesome rock band in their future…. add a strong drummer and bass and the they’ll fit right in at Boston Calling.


Four Corners Music Festival 

Boston Loves Music is coordinating another awesome event:

SAVE THE DATE! 

Four Corners Melrose Music Festival – Saturday, July 29th 3-8PM

The City of Melrose is excited to announce the Fifth Annual Four Corners Music Festival, which will feature TWO STAGES of local musicians from all age groups.

Starting at 3pm, bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and the family for an awesome evening of music at the Cabbage Patch field in front of the middle school at 360 Lynn Fells Parkway. There will be several great musical acts as well as individual performances from talented Melrose residents including a special feature from ‘Music 101’ and a community art project lead by ‘Follow Your Art’. Recreation staff will be on hand to play games with kids through the duration of the event. 

Gourmet food trucks will be on site so bring your appetite! This event is a great way to help connect neighborhoods while also further supporting our fine arts community.

Visit http://www.facebook.com/melrose4corners  for updates

Rain or shine, unless severe weather


Trash Treasures 

Years ago I found this old Gibson LGO in the trash out side the Jersey City brownstone I lived in. It had strings in the wrong spot and the neck was pulling from the body. Last year I brought to Boston guitar repair guru, Steve Morrill on Mass Ave near Berkeley. He fixed it up nice with a reattached neck and new bridge! Time to write some songs?


May News

*** With a sad heart, I share with you the passing of Ed Long, due to a long struggle with cancer. Ed was a very frequent patron of Mick Morgan’s open mic scene. He was a jolly fellow, kind and encouraging to all, and a pleasure to call friend. He loved bringing in his original Gretsch Tennesean, and occasionally his vintage Ampeg amplifier. Every cover song he played had a purpose and a story to go along with it. He was also an avid sailor who gave lessons to all, including the blind! We’ll miss you Ed. Strum away at the big gig up in the sky.

http://www.gfdoherty.com/Obituaries.html

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

Thursday,  May 4th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm-  Main Street News

The Main Street News is an acoustic duo from Wakefield, MA. While they are new to the scene (and to Wakefield), they are no strangers to the world of music. With their different musical backgrounds, Charlotte (vocals) and Christian (guitar/vocals) will deliver to you classic hits and today's popular music. 

www.facebook.com/mainstreetnews

 

 

10pm - Ed Driscoll 

With a country style, folk roots and a bluesy

heart, Ed Driscoll may look out of place upon taking any stage. But as you hear the moaning and jumping harmonica begin to howl, those deep lonesome vocals quickly seem to find their place.

https://www.facebook.com/E.Driscollinfo/

 

 

Friday, May 19th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Megan Harney

Come on down for a live, un-plugged set from Berklee College of Music student, Megan Harney. This intimate evening will include some pop/rock classics as well as original songs written by Megan Harney.   Megan has just released her first album which you can find on iTunes and is already busy working on her next album!

You can also visit Megan at www.megan-harney.com  and  https://www.facebook.com/meganharneymusic/?fref=ts

 

10:30 - Patrick Hayden & Friends

Patrick is a busy musician playing in many different groups. Always a fun night with great song selections and good vibes. 

www.wellesleyrocks.com

 

Sunday, May 21st at Champions Bar & Grill

FAT SUNDAYS

( Sundays 3-7pm, Feature 4:30-5, Open Mic before and after )

234 Main St. Everett, MA

 http://championsbarandgrill.com/

Featured Artist: Brian Burrill 

Brian is a favorite mainstay in the Greater Boston Music scene, executing the best cover choices with smooth vocals and guitar work. 

http://brianburrill.com/bio.htm

 

Thursday,  May 25th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - LENNY 

LENNY is a collective of artists and musicians from Boston and Brooklyn. Steeped in the intimacy of live experimental happenings and word-of-mouth gatherings, LENNY is an immersive experiment, a cathartic jam fest with engaging rhythms, vocal harmonies, and a rugged sweetness that winds its way through songs of love and disaster.

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009251273378

 

10pm - Greg Williams & Joey Nowd

Powerful vocals, strong guitar work and skillfully selected cover song choices make this duo prick yer ears up!

 

 

Sunday, May 7th at Champions Bar & Grill

Featured Artists at Champions, 

( Sundays 3-7pm, Feature 4:30-5, Open Mic before and after )

234 Main St. Everett, MA

 

Feature Act - Off Label

Off Label, usually a 6-piece funk/rock band that plays larger venues in Boston and Metro West, is looking forward to showing its versatility as an acoustic act at Champions. Known as the "docs who rock", Off Label, composed of mostly medical professionals, plays cover songs from your favorite bands including classic rock, 80s music, alternative, R&B, funk and new interpretations of pop. Check us out at www.offlabelband.com.

 

Hosted by Greg Guba

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Sunday, May 7th at the Midway Cafe, 4-8pm

with Main Street News, Nora Asher, Zack Bolles with Cameron Robbins, and Cold Car

 

*** Saturday, May 13th

Somerville Porchfest

 

*** Saturday, May 20th

Idle Hands Brewery’s Maifest 

Commercial St., Malden

featuring live music including Cold Car in the evening.

http://www.idlehandscraftales.com/site/event/maifest2017/

 

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/
 

April News

April News

***No Open Mic at Devlin's on April 17th  in lue of Patriot's Day. 
Best of luck to the Marathon runners today!
See you the week after!

*** Mick Morgan’s in Newton is closing its doors!  Last Wednesday was the final surprise open mic. After 4 plus years, we’ve had many great jams and laughs. A very big thank you to all of the musicians who’ve played there and been a part of that scene. I’d like to give a special nod to those who were particularly inspiring and fanned the fires: Marilyn Kirby, Chip Highfield, Ed Long, Cam Robbins, Ken Carter, Pete Kearns, plus many more, and to all of those who performed the MM Acoustic Sessions as well. Also to Mick Morgan’s staff for their long lasting support including Finbar Griffin, Tricia Medias, Zach Semeta, Fred Huntington, John O’Brien and Joe Kearney.

*** Wed. Open Mics in Newton: Now that Mick Morgan’s is closed, there are still options on Wed. nights. Brewer’s Coalition (344 Walnut St) & Terry O’Reilly’s (45 Union St.)… ( and don’t forget about Tommy Doyle’s every Tuesday & Devlin's every Monday w/ yours truly! )

 


*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

Thursday,  April 6th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm-  Dylan Cohen & Friends

Young Dylan Cohen plays the music of an old soul and brings along an entourage of players, keeping the music grooving and fun.

 

10pm - Pat Ryan

Down-home chicken pickin’ country & blues!

 

 

Friday, April 21st at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9:30 - Casey 

Casey’s repertoire spans Country, Soul, Popular, Jazz Standards and originals with a singular American feel. Spanning a century of the American songbook, these are songs you know and love, whether you know it yet or not. Casey’s guitar and vocal renderings engage your ear with intricacy and nuance.

 

10:30 - Pete LaGrange

Percussionist for Boston’s country & rock group, Bourbon Chasers, Pete sings and brings great energy and power to favorite songs, backed up by a handful of our open mic frequenters including his band members, Cam Robbins & Tim Ko.

 

 

Thursday,  April 27th at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Off Label 

Off Label, usually a 6-piece funk/rock band that plays larger venues in Boston and Metro West, is looking forward to showing its versatility as an acoustic act at Devlin’s in Brighton. Known as the "docs who rock", Off Label, composed of mostly medical professionals, plays cover songs from your favorite bands including classic rock, 80s music, alternative, R&B, funk and new interpretations of pop. Check them out at www.offlabelband.com.

 

10pm - Whiskey Barrel Band 

A Rock n Rollin’ rowdy outfit, pushing a train down the hill. Some bits of blues and old school country mixed in with their Americana style originals make for a great night of live music.  https://www.facebook.com/thewhiskeybarrelband/

YouTube / Whiskey Barrel Band

 

 

APRIL Featured Artists at Champions, 

( Sunday Open Mic 3-7pm, Feature 4:30-5pm, Open Mic before and after )

234 Main St. Everett, MA

 

4/2: The Wagging Knives- the Dirty Duo of Nonantum.

 

4/9: Nora Asher - Nora grew up in Staten Island, NY and has been writing music since she was 15. Some of her favorite artists and influences are The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. She graduated from BU in May of 2015 and now does research on poison dart frogs.

 

4/23: Satoru Nakagawa - Satoru Nakagawa is a Japanese-born singer-songwriter-guitarist. He started his American journey in Louisiana more than 25 years ago, and he immersed himself in a musical gumbo of blues, jazz, country, gospel, and rock’n’roll. Deeply influenced by the sounds of traditional blues, he sings his songs through the eyes of a traveler, an immigrant, and a dreamer. 

 

4/30: TBA

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** A very big thank you to all who came to see The Almighty Buck at the Burren w/ Eric Salt & the Electric City. It was a great night!

*** Wed. April 5th. Boston Stands.  A Benefit for the ACLU. 

8:30pm.  @ ONCE. Highland Ave., Somerville

An amazing night of mostly acoustic music. Some of the area's best talent lend their skills to benefit the ACLU (all proceeds go the ACLU). 

With: Chris Smither, Lori McKenna, Peter Mulvey, Vance Gilbert, Jesse Dee, Stephen Kellogg, Sarah Borges, Merrie Amsterburg, Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Paul Kochanski, Alastair Moock, AND MANY MORE

This is the third of the Boston Stands series. See http://bostonstands.org/ for more info. 

$25 Advance, $30 at the door

 

*** Here is a list of the many upcoming Porchfests (courtesy of Ken Carter/Cold Car… thanks Ken!). Sign ups are starting.

 

Somerville: May 13 12-6 

somervilleartscouncil.org 

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Arlington: June 3 12-6 

arlingtonporchfest.org 

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Brookline: June 10 10-5 

brooklineporchfest.info 

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Quincy: June 24 12-6 

 www.wollastonhill.com/porchfest-quincy 

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J P.: July 8 12-6 

jpporchfest.org 

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 *** SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/


https://www.instagram.com/boston_loves_music/

https://twitter.com/bostonluvsmusic

March News

MARCH News

*** Snow day! Tonight there will NOT be an open mic at Tommy Doyle’s :( Hope to see y’all next week though!

 

*** I’ll be playing Irish Folk tunes this Friday at the Hopedale Country Club w/ fiddler Katie Delvaux, 6:30-9:30pm. Likewise, our haunts (Tommy’s, Devlin’s, Mick’s ) are all good spots for a St. Patrick’s Day Guinness!

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 


Acoustic Sessions at Devlin’s

Thursday,  March 2nd

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Peter Conrad Lavenson

Peter Conrad Lavenson, local guitarist/singer and frontman for the Wayland Daddios band, performs soulful high energy tunes from Frank Sinatra to Maroon 5. You'll recognize familiar renditions of the best in reggae, folk, rhythm & blues, classic rock and a little Marvin Gaye thrown in to sooth the soul. He always has a "guest" mic to make the evening extra special... “with a little help from his friends."

 

10pm - Ed Driscoll

Ed is doing some really exciting stuff these days! He’s smack in the middle of an Indiegogo Campaign to raise funds for his debut album with producer Mike Davidson of Plaid Dog Recording. He’ll be playing some songs for this album at Devlin’s!!!

Starting at $10, you can pre-order the album with various package types. Please check it out here….https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ed-driscoll-s-debut-studio-album-music#/

Sunday, March 19 at Champions

234 Main St. Everett, MA

4:30pm  Feature: Casey LJ

- Acoustic blues, R&B, country and chicken pick’n.

 

Thursday, March 16 at Mick Morgan’s

118 Needham St., Newton, MA

 www.MickMorgans.com

 Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

8:30 - Alex Kane and the Third Shift Band

Loud and proud Country music.

https://www.facebook.com/AMKanerNation 

 

Thursday,  March 23rd at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Chris Burleson 

Chris is a founding member of the band LENNY. He’s been playing music all over Boston for years with great guitar work, strong vocals and popular song choices.

 

10pm - Ken Carter 

Leader of a new Boston alt-rock group, Cold Car, Ken pens steak n potatoe tunes…. hearty and desirable for another listen. www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic

 

 

 

Friday, March 31st at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Nora Asher

Nora grew up in Staten Island, NY and has been writing music since she was 15. Some of her favorite artists and influences are The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. She graduated from BU in May of 2015 and now does research on poison dart frogs.

 

10:30 - Dan Davidson
Dan Davidson writes and plays songs steeped in the traditions of past while still maintaining an original flavor. His songs combine well crafted melodies with lead guitar work honed from studying the many greats of the folk and blues traditions. An authentic Americana sound; emotive and dynamic. Light but powerful.


***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Announcing a new open mic to add to our scene! Zack Bolles will be hosting Brewer’s Coalition, Walnut St., Newton. Wednesday nights. That makes for alot of Wednesday music fun to hop from Mick Morgan’s, to Terry  O’Reilly’s to Coalition!!! http://www.barandguitar.com

 

 

*** The Almighty Buck (my band) Saturday, April 1st

at The Burren

Davis Square, Somerville

6pm

Opening for Eric Salt and the Electric City’s RECORD RELEASE SHOW. We’re excited to be playing at this famous Somerville music venue and hope to see you there!

IMPORTANT: Doors at 6pm. Show at 7pm. Dinner & drinks available at tables. $12 in advance. Select your seats. ($16 at door). Gen. Admission at Bar.

For Tickets:  https://tickets.burren.com/ordertickets.asp?p=189&src=default

 

*** Cold Car is excited to announce our first album release this Spring!!! Stay posted on when the big shows will be… please LIKE our page for updates. https://www.facebook.com/pg/coldcarmusic/about  ...Cold Car features chief songwriter, Ken Carter with Leah Ferjulian on bass, Clint Sours on drums and Tim Ko. on lead guitar.

 

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

 

***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.

 

SUNDAYS: Fat Sunday Open Mic Jam

Champions Bar and Grill

234 Main St., Everett, MA (Pool table, darts, games, drink specials.. next to the Fermentation District)

http://championsbarandgrill.com

rotating hosts

3-7pm

 

MONDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

starts 8:30pm

 

TUESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA

349 Watertown St., Newton

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

WEDNESDAYS: Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Mick Morgan's

118 Needham St., Newton, MA

www.MickMorgans.com

starts 8:30pm

 

 

***SUGGESTED RADIO STATIONS

 

http://www.newtradio.org

 

 

 

February News

*** NEW OPEN MIC JAM: We’re excited to announce a new, fun, rockin’ and rowdy afternoon open mic jam beginning this Sunday, Feb. 19th at Champions Bar and Grill in Everett. 234 Main St. What’s cool? It’s right next to the Fermentation District with Nightshift & Bone Up Breweries, Short Path Distillery, plus close to Assembly Row, Sky Zone and Gateway Shopping Center. Its Right off of Rt 16… super easy to get to. The room has a pool table, dart boards, games, drink specials. Its a no frills joint where we can let our hair down and kick out heels up! Bring a trap kit, bass amp, electric guitar etc… BEST PART… features rotating guest hosts from some of Boston’s popular Open Mics including Tim Ko. ( Devlin’s, Tommy Doyle’s, Mick Morgan’s ), Trevor Girard & Jack Henault ( The Gaft), Andrew Geano & Terrance Reeves ( Terry O’Reilly’s ), Greg Guba ( Northshore Open Mics), Jeff Munro (Hugh O’Neil’s), Leah Ferjulian (The Almighty Buck), Cam Robbins (Bourbon Chasers), Zack Bolles, and more! — Please come to check it out in the coming weeks to give it support and join in the fun!

 

*** ED DRISCOLL ADVANCED ALBUM PURCHASE: is making the big step to record his first, long awaited album! He needs your help!!! He is working with a professional producer and has created an INDIEGOGO FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN. Ed is one of the most serious Boston musicians we know plus a fantastic songwriting machine, and we are excited to see this effort bear fruit. Please check the link and donate what you can.. but don’t consider it a donation, they have advance purchase packages starting at $10 for what will be a fantastic album!!! ( plus the single features Tim Ko. on lead guitar ; ) check out the single here… https://youtu.be/IkSSP2buaz

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR ADVANCED ALBUM

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ed-driscoll-s-debut-studio-album-music/x/15828020#/

 

*** FAT TUESDAY: Join us Tuesday, February 28th for our annual Fat Tuesday open mic celebration. Kicking off the open mic night will be of course… Tim Ko & the Mojo Jubilee Swamp Band

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great local live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. 

 

 

 

Thursday, Feb. 16th at Mick Morgan’s

118 Needham St., Newton, MA

 www.MickMorgans.com

 Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

8:30 - Nora Asher

Nora grew up in Staten Island, NY and has been writing music since she was 15. Some of her favorite artists and influences are The Beatles, Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly. She graduated from BU in May of 2015 and now does research on poison dart frogs.

 

9:30 - Matt & Katie

A duo married in life and song, with acoustic guitars, harmonies and fiddle. 

 

 

Friday, Feb. 17th at Tommy Doyle’s

349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

 www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Time Travelers

This new trio features Pat, Brian & Nadija, playing great classic rock. plus fun songs from the 50’s/60’s

 

10:30 - Danny Pepper

Rockin’, rowdy, bluesy and fun, Danny sings and plays great original music as well as choice cover songs of his favorite musical heroes.

 

 

Thursday,  Feb. 23 at Devlin’s 

332 Washington St. Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

Hosted by Tim Ko.

 

9pm - Patrick Hayden & Friends 

A contributing member of www.wellesleyrocks.com , Patrick always brings a lively set of music and picks from an array of talented accompaniment!

 

10pm - Aron Miller 

Aron is a Boston based singer songwriter with a soulful, fun, quirky, alternative folky style, sounding somewhere in between Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes and Jason Mraz.

https://www.facebook.com/aronmillermusic/timeline

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

*** Cold Car

Friday, March 3rd, 

at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton. 9:30pm

no cover

 

*** The Almighty Buck

Thursday, March 9th

at Hugh O’Neil’s

Pleasant St., Malden, MA 

9pm

 

AND Saturday, April 1st 

at The Burren

Davis Square, Somerville

7pm

opening for Eric Salt and the Electric City’s RECORD RELEASE SHOW

 

*** HURRY! only 45 days left for pre-purchase an album package from Andrea Gillis… Boston’s best sweetheart and amazing rocking’ vocalist. She is awesome. Click here to also be awesome… pledgemusic.com/andreagillis 

 

*** Looking for music lessons in Newton/Needham? check out  our friends, Highlands Conservatory http://www.highlandsconservatory.com

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

New Open Mic Jam

Announcing a NEW Open Mic Jam beginning Feb. 19th

 

FAT SUNDAYS
Sunday Afternoons from 3-7pm

 

at Champions Bar and Grill

234 Main St., Everett, MA

http://championsbarandgrill.com

 

OPEN MIC DETAILS

* Blues, Acoustic, Rock, Country, Americana, Reggae, Jazz

* Pool table, Darts, Games

  • Drink Specials

* PA System

* small drum kits ok (b.y.o.)

* electric guitars/bass ok at reasonable volume (b.y.o.)

* sign up, first come first play

  • More info & updates… www.BostonLovesMusic.com
  • Champions is a stone’s throw from Gateway Shopping Center, Nightshift Brewery, Short Path Distillery, SkyZone, and close to Assembly Row. Very easy to get there!

 

BEST PART… features rotating guest hosts from some of Boston’s popular Open Mics including Tim Ko. ( Devlin’s, Tommy Doyle’s, Mick Morgan’s ), Trevor Girard & Jack Henault ( The Gaft), Andrew Geano & Terrance Reeves ( Terry O’Reilly’s ), Greg Guba ( Northshore Open Mics), Jeff Munro (Hugh O’Neil’s), Leah Ferjulian (The Almighty Buck), Cam Robbins (Bourbon Chasers), Zack Bolles, and more!


 

January News

*** Happy New Year!!! 2017 is the year of many albums.

*** Recommending a new online radio station… NEWT RADIO!!!
I grew up in Sussex County, NJ. The local college radio was WNTI and had quite possibly, the absolute best programming I’ve ever had the pleasure to tune into. Such great programs! Well, Mel Theil, aka “The Dawn Bird” was one of the many precious DJ’s that kept unique, great music alive for the surrounding areas. The station was sold and there has been a disheartening void in my radio dial everytime I cross the NY/NJ state line. Beginning next week, Mel ( and other former WNTI DJ’s such as Amy the Rock N Roll Doctor, Mike Waterson, etc. ) will launch a new online station with similar formatting in conjuction with the Newton Theatre, which is a midlevel concert stop for many great touring acts.  Tune in 7-11am to hear Mel specifically beginning next Tuesday.
NEWT RADIO
https://www.facebook.com/NEWTRadio
Here is the article for more info.
http://www.njherald.com/20170104/newton-theatre-to-launch-online-radio-station#
NEWTON THEATRE (in New Jersey)
http://www.thenewtontheatre.com/index.html

*** Announcing my supreme distaste for auto-correct typing.

*** This Saturday afternoon at the Midway in JP (4-8pm) is another great event featuring 4 acts that all met through our open mic music community. The show was put together by Zack Bolles who will perform with Ethan Miller. Also on the bill is Sonny Jim Clifford, Nora Asher, and Bourbon Chasers. Hope to see you!
https://www.facebook.com/events/413187079071755/


*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS
Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. No Cover!
 

Thursday,  Jan. 5th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA
332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com
Hosted by Tim Ko.


9pm- Satoru Nakagawa
Satoru Nakagawa is a Japanese-born singer-songwriter-guitarist. He started his American journey in Louisiana more than 25 years ago, and he immersed himself in a musical gumbo of blues, jazz, country, gospel, and rock’n’roll. Deeply influenced by the sounds of traditional blues, he sings his songs through the eyes of a traveler, an immigrant, and a dreamer.
 www.satorunakagawa.com


10pm - Griffin Coombs
Griffin Coombs is a Boston-based musician known for his soulful spin on pop favorites, both current and classic. A mix of funky guitar grooves and smooth, powerful vocals always gives the crowd a unique way to enjoy the hits!

 
Thursday, Jan. 19 at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
 Hosted by Tim Ko.

8:30 - Dylan Cohen
12 year old, Dylan Cohen plays the music of an old soul and brings along a great group of players, to keep the music grooving and fun.

10pm - Mike Bolles & Friends
Mike has been playing porch jams and fireside sessions for years. His musical entourage brings a relaxed vibe of classic roots and Americana music (think Dylan goes to Nashville).


 
Friday, Jan. 20th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA
349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com
 
9:30 - Main Street News
The Main Street News is an acoustic duo from Wakefield, MA. While they are new to the scene (and to Wakefield), they are no strangers to the world of music. With their different musical backgrounds, Charlotte (vocals) and Christian (guitar/vocals) will deliver to you classic hits and today's popular music.
www.facebook.com/mainstreetnews
 

10:30 - Patrick Hayden & Friends
Patrick is a busy musician playing in many different groups. Always a fun night with great song selections and good vibes.
www.wellesleyrocks.com


Thursday,  Jan. 26th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA
332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

9pm - Andrew Geano
Andrew is a Boston based singer-songwriter and acoustic performance artist. He hosts his own weekly open mic at Terry O'Reilly's Irish Pub in Newton, MA and constantly performs his own solo shows throughout all of New England. His music could be described as “acoustic, pretty sad but very melodic, tightly constructed, pop-rock, ballad-ish pseudo folk tunes…sort of.”
http://www.andrewgeanomusic.com/

10pm - Steve Rondo
Slow smoked vocals and rhythmic guitar work by Steve Rondo backed by his new band featuring Matt Bordeaux, Andrew Jones, and Richie Aversa.
https://www.facebook.com/steverondomusic



 
***OTHER HAPPENINGS

*** Just sayin’ … I’m going to my first house concert.. so psyched, to see Tracy Bonham, and what’s even cooler… very local musician, Josie Lowder opens… and again, this is all within our open mic community network!

*** 2017 is the year of the album. Tons of great groups are poised to release new material this year, such as The Rolling Stones, U2, Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket, Ed Driscoll, The Almighty Buck, Cold Car, Bourbon Chasers,  etc etc ; )

*** Cold Car
Saturday, Jan. 21st @ Raven’s Nest in Walpole, MA. 9pm

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates.
https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/


***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.
 
MONDAY Acoustic Social & Open Mic
Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)
332 Washington St., Brighton, MA
www.eDevlins.com
starts 8:30pm
 
TUESDAY Acoustic Social & Open Mic
Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA
349 Watertown St., Newton
www.tommydoylesnewton.com
starts 8:30pm
 
WEDNESDAY Acoustic Social & Open Mic
Mick Morgan's
118 Needham St., Newton, MA
www.MickMorgans.com
starts 8:30pm
 
 

December News

*** Tuesday, Dec 6th marks our 5 year anniversary hosting Tommy Doyle’s open mic in Newton!!! Supreme thanks to all who have played a part!

*** Ugly Sweater & Open Mic Holiday Party Monday Dec. 19th at Devlin’s in Brighton. Wear your absolute WORST sweater. 

*** Annual Holiday Spirits & Tunes at our open mics on 12/20 & 12/21

***  Important Action Regarding Arts in our Schools: 

    •    Holyoke Public Forum -- Thursday, December 1st, 6:00-7:30, at Holyoke High School

    •    Salem Public Forum -- Tuesday, December 6th, 6:00-7:30, at Collins Middle School 

A focus on standardized testing and a federal education law emphasizing “core subjects” helped crowd out the time and resources devoted to music, dance, theater, and visual arts instruction. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is holding public forums across the state over the next month to discuss its new accountability system on what determines a successful school. 

Follow this link for more info:

http://www.mass-creative.org/desehearings

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. No Cover!

Thursday,  Dec. 1st at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA
332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

9pm- Prateek Poddar
Prateek Poddar is a singer-songwriter from Weston, Massachusetts who mixes country, blues, and folk to create an original, distinctive sound. He grew up surrounded by music, and has been playing one instrument or another since the age of four.
https://www.facebook.com/stumblingrootsofficial/?fref=ts

10pm - Casey
Casey’s repertoire spans Country, Soul, Popular, Jazz Standards and originals with a singular American feel. Spanning a century of the American songbook, these are songs you know and love, whether you know it yet or not. Casey’s guitar and vocal renderings engage your ear with intricacy and nuance.

 

Thursday, Dec. 15 at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

8:30 - TBA… due to the enormous amount of Holiday Parties at Mick’s, we will announce the entertainment of this night on our FB Page closer to the date. 

 

Friday, Dec. 16th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA
349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com


9:30 - Cold Car
A mostly acoustic group, with a groove, a melody and a direction driven by Ken Carter & Tim Ko.  
https://www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic/

 

10:30 - Matt & Andrew
Andrew Macey and Matthew Pecoraro form a new duo that brings a sweet blend of vocal harmonies and guitar improvisation with structure and composition, providing new takes on old tunes and some crowd favorites.

 

Thursday,  Dec. 22nd at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA
332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

9pm - TBA… due to the enormous amount of Holiday Parties at Devlin’s, we will announce the entertainment of this night on our FB Page closer to the date. 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS


*** Home for the Holidays Craft Fair.

This Saturday, Dec 3rd 

10am-3pm @ Lincoln Elementary School

80 West Wyoming Ave., Melrose, MA 02176

Featuring nearly 40 craft & food tables, Fresh Evergreens, Chili Cook Off, and Live Music by our fellow musicians including… 

11am - Ed Driscoll

https://www.facebook.com/E.Driscollinfo

12pm - Calvin Mausteller

https://www.facebook.com/calvin.mausteller

1pm - Victoria Mail,

2pm - Templeton & English

( FYI… this is a big fundraiser for my son’s 5th grade class )

 

*** Newton Family Singers

Sunday, Dec. 11th @ 4pm

NFS, ( featuring some of our friends from “Waiting for Neil”, “Crowes Pasture”, “Urban Coyotes” ) will present it's latest concert "Happiness is the Truth". This will be a super family friendly and fun show where we feature recent pop music from artists such as Jason Mraz, Alicia Keys, Sara Bareilles and Newton's own Rachel Platten. This promises to be an inspiring and engaging show which puts a smile on your face and a tap in your toes!

http://www.newtonfamilysingers.org/events

 

 *** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

November News

November News

*** Election Songs!!! Join us at Tommy Doyle’s open mic next Tuesday ( Election Day ) and add in a political song, funny or serious, to your set. The talking heads will be on the TV all night. 

 

*** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 

https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. No Cover!

 

Thursday,  Nov. 3rd at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA

332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

 

9pm- Cold Car

A mostly acoustic group, with a groove, a melody and a direction driven by Ken Carter & Tim Ko.  

https://www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic/

 

10pm - Kali & Ancestors in Training

Ancestors In Training is an up and coming Boston based band comprised of street musicians and open mic junkies with a passion for meeting new people and playing as much good music as possible.

https://www.facebook.com/projectkali/

 

 

Thursday, Nov. 17 at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30 - Bourbon Chasers

Modern & Traditional Country, Classic Rock and Familiar Hits.

https://www.facebook.com/BourbonChasersBand/

 

9:30 - Alex Kane and the Third Shift Band

Loud and proud Country music.

https://www.facebook.com/AMKanerNation.

 

 

Friday, Nov. 18th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Working Still

Bourbon smooth harmonies, whiskey tinged licks and rye lyrics boil down to create a barrel-aged, soul-soothing, hip-moving, body-shaking, earth quaking, rock-n-roll revival!
www.workingstill.com

10:30 - Aron Miller

Aron is a Boston based singer songwriter with a soulful, fun, quirky, alternative folky style, sounding somewhere in between Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes and Jason Mraz.

https://www.facebook.com/aronmillermusic/timeline 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

The Almighty Buck, 

Thursday, Nov. 10th. 9:30pm

@ Hugh O’Neil’s, Pleasant St., Malden, no cover

www.TheAlmightyBuck.US

 

EBASS

Wed. Nov. 16th, 7-9pm

Take Root: Enriching our music community from the ground up.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1107199659318888/

 

Cold Car

Sunday, Nov. 20th

Thanksgiving Market. 

See for further details:

https://www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic/

 

Bourbon Chasers, 

Saturday, Nov. 26th. 9pm

at Playmaker’s 

Moody St., Waltham

 

***WEEKLY ACOUSTIC SOCIAL & OPEN MIC hosted by Tim Ko.

 

MONDAY Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Devlin's Restaurant (the food is unreal!)

332 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.eDevlins.com

starts 8:30pm

 

TUESDAY Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Tommy Doyle's of Newton, MA

349 Watertown St., Newton

www.tommydoylesnewton.com

starts 8:30pm

 

WEDNESDAY Acoustic Social & Open Mic

Mick Morgan's

118 Needham St., Newton, MA

www.MickMorgans.com

starts 8:30pm

 


 

October News

*** Announcing pre-sign-up Open Mic, one night only. This Thursday, Oct. 20. Eight slots.

The "Third Thursday" of the month at Mick Morgan's in Newton, features our "Acoustic Sessions". 

Starting at approximately 8:30pm on the Third Thursday, we'll showcase a 45 minute set by one of the many talented performers that frequents our other "Weekly Wednesday Open Mic". Following the feature performer will be a pre-signed-up acoustic open mic style format. Typically 3 songs, (approx 12 minutes). 

at Mick Morgan's. 118 Needham St., Newton, MA www.MickMorgans.com

SIGN UP HEREhttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4bacaa2ea1f85-mick


*** Check out this cool event for West Roxbury Main Streets featuring loads of live music!

Celebrate Centre: Sidewalk Sale, Sounds, & More

Join WRMS in Celebrating our amazing Centre St. on October 22nd from 10am-4pm. We will have sales, activities, and live music throughout the day. More updates to come! Click here for the music Schedule http://wrms.org/events/celebrate-centre-sidewalk-sale-sounds


*** Hey hey hey!  Good luck to the Boston Red Sox in the playoffs this season and a big thank you to Big Papi for being Big Papi! 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/bigpicture/2016/09/30/big-papi/rRc35fxQNO3dZogO7PKpGP/story.html

 

*** Please "Like" our Facebook page to see more local live music updates. 
https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic/
 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians. No Cover.

 

Thursday,  Oct. 6th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA

332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

 

9pm- Steve Rondo

Slow smoked vocals and rhythmic guitar work by Steve Rondo backed by his new band featuring Matt Bordeaux, Andrew Jones, and Richie Aversa.

https://www.facebook.com/steverondomusic


10pm - Matt & Katie

A duo married in life and song, with acoustic guitars, harmonies and fiddle. 

 

 

Thursday,  October 20th at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30 - Melvin J.G.

“Melvin JG is one of the coolest guitarists I’ve come across in the Boston area. Harmonicas, down-home tunes and a unique style that can’t be mimicked.” - Tim Ko.

https://youtu.be/kSx3pVYCbG8

 

9:30 - Tim Ko. & Co. 

Open mic, group jams, etc.  Send me an email and I’ll send you a “Sign-up Genius” link to get on the list.  BostonLovesMusic@gmail.com

 

 

Friday,  Oct. 14th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Calvin Vaughn Mausteller 

Calvin Vaughn Mausteller recently graduated from high school in Cambridge and will attend Berklee College of Music in the fall. Calvin has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old, and is now a student at Berklee College of Music, He is a singer-songwriter with many live performances under his belt. From open mics and solo showcases around the greater Boston area to a spot on NPR, Calvin performs his originals and classic rock covers with unaffected purity. 

 

10:30 - Max Hollander

From Wellington, England, Max is wrapping up his North American Tour with a few stops in Boston, including our own Tommy Doyle’s pub!

https://www.facebook.com/maxhollandermusic/?fref=ts

 

 

Thursday,  Oct 27th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA

332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

 

9pm -Irving Forrester

Caroling Irving and Rob Forrester make up a wonderful duo featuring beautiful harmonies, varied instrumentation and a wide song selection.

 

10pm - Zack Bolles

Zack brings energy and honesty to an acoustic style of heartland rock.

http://www.zackbolles.com

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

- Lisa Bastoni - Please join us this Sunday, October 9 @ 8pm as we celebrate the completion of The Wishing Hour with a full band performance of the entire album! The show is a co-bill with Rachael Kilgour, who is also celebrating a wonderful new album of her own. CDs will be available at the show.

Here is the link to order your tickets in advance: 

http://clubpassim.com/club/lisa-bastoni-and-rachael-kilgour-cd-pre-release

www.lisabastoni.com

 

 

- Crowes Pasture will be playing at The Burren in Somerville on Monday (Columbus Day), for the "Lunchtime Concert Series".  1-2pm.  

 

- The Almighty Buck, Thursday, Nov. 10th. 9pm

@ Hugh O’Neil’s, Pleasant St., Malden, no cover

www.TheAlmightyBuck.US

 

September News

September News

 

*** We’re putting together a few great groups born from our open mic community and bringing it to Sally O’Brien’s in Somerville next Thursday, Sept 8th starting at 7:30pm and going until close.  Hope to see you there!

 

Details:

Thursday, September 8th, 

Roots and Boots

at Sally O’Brien’s

Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA

 

7:30 - Dan Davidson Group

8:30 - The Almighty Buck

9:30 - Bourbon Chasers

10:30 - The Whiskey Barrel Band

11:30 - All-Star Jam

 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians!!!

 

Thursday,  Sept 1st at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA

332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

 

9pm- Robert Avila

Power pop songs from the 90’s til now!

https://youtu.be/DVuJ0gZyoJE

 

10pm - Ian Sutherland

Expect a mix of blues, reggae, rock n' roll, folk and everything in between. Currently a proud member of Ten Cent Wings, a no-nonsense, straight-talking groove outfit from Newton, New Jersey

https://tencentwings.bandcamp.com/

 

 

Thursday,  September 15th at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30 - DC

DC Callanan is a local singer-songwriter who performs in the Metro-west area. He plays good-time classic rock songs as well as his own original music in Unplugged style. DC performs as a solo artist and also in a duo with Brook Meggs (Brook Meggs Band) playing songs you know, songs that you can boogie to, and music that lets you enjoy yourself.

 

9:30 - Casey

Casey’s repertoire spans Country, Soul, Popular, Jazz Standards and originals with a singular American feel. Spanning a century of the American songbook, these are songs you know and love, whether you know it yet or not. Casey’s guitar and vocal renderings engage your ear with intricacy and nuance.

 

 

Friday,  September 16th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - The Wagging Knives

No hags, no nags... just the swaggering, staggering, Mick Jagger-ing blues and rock n roll of Nonantum's dirtiest duo! (aka The Tommy Doyle’s House Band)

 www.Facebook.com/TheWaggingKnives

 

10:30 - Alex Kane

Kane is a rising Boston artist finding his way in the area. Working with artists of various genres to help hone his songwriting craft and shape his own personal sound, while sticking to his Country roots.

https://www.facebook.com/AMKanerNation

 

Thursday,  September 22nd at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA

332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

 

9pm - Ed Driscoll

With a country style, folk roots and a bluesy

heart, Ed Driscoll may look out of place upon taking any stage. But as you hear the moaning and jumping harmonica begin to howl, those deep lonesome vocals quickly seem to find their place.

https://www.facebook.com/E.Driscollinfo/

Listen with Dave Palmatier radio host

 

10pm - Prateek Poddar

 Prateek Poddar is a singer-songwriter from Weston, Massachusetts who mixes country, blues, and folk to create an original, distinctive sound. He grew up surrounded by music, and has been playing one instrument or another since the age of four.

https://www.facebook.com/stumblingrootsofficial/?fref=ts

 

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

- Thursday, September 8th, 

Roots and Boots

at Sally O’Brien’s

Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA

7:30 - Dan Davidson Group

8:30 - The Almighty Buck

9:30 - Bourbon Chasers

10:30 - The Whiskey Barrel Band

11:30 - All-Star Jam

 

 

- Jared Horgan just release his first EP “Figure It Out” on Spotify!!! Congrats Jared

https://www.facebook.com/jared.horgan

 

 

 

August News

August News

 

*** Saturday, July 30th, 2-8pm: Come down to the Melrose Four Corners Music Festival!!! This is a great, FREE, family event chock full of two stages of live music for all ages, children’s activities, gourmet food trucks and more! Some of our own open mic’rs will be gracing the Community Stage (run much like our open mics) such as Calvin Mausteller, Larry White, Pete Kearns, Ken Carter and yours truly.  There will be a drum set, bass amp, guitar amp, house guitar, and keyboard there so if any of you show up,  we should be able to sneak you in for a song or two. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/293281877690049/

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians!!!

 

Thursday,  August 4th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA

332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

 

9pm - Cold Car

A growing group with music by Ken Carter and Tim Ko. featuring Clint Sours on drums.

https://www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic/

 

10pm - Pete Lankarge

Pete sings and brings great energy to classic songs, backed up by a handful of our open mic frequenters including, Cam Robbins, Tim Ko., and Liz Kyler. Pete was the bartender when Devlin’s Open Mic first began. Now off to other things, he still comes back regularly to play and sing, as well he is the new percussionist for Bourbon Chasers.

 

 

Thursday,  August 18th at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

9:00 - Dylan Cohen & Friends

Young Dylan Cohen plays the music of an old soul and brings along an entourage of players, keep the music grooving and fun. 

 

10:00 - Zack Bolles

Zack brings energy and honesty to an acoustic style of heartland rock.

http://www.zackbolles.com

 

 

Friday,  August 19th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Working Still

Working Still is a trio of guys who've kept our day jobs - Steve, Tim and Mike. We cover some of the greatest music of all time and also have a few catchy original numbers. We don't take ourselves too seriously, and neither should you!

 

10:30 - Patrick Hayden & Friends

Patrick is a busy musician playing in many different groups. Always a fun night with great song selections and good vibes. Check out www.wellesleyrocks.com

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

~ Melrose Downtown Stroll, Friday, July 29th 6-9pm featuring

Waiting For Neil http://www.waitingforneil.com

and the Giovanni Molten Jazz Trio  http://www.giovannimoltoni.com

 

~ Cold Car

Saturday,  July 30th at the Melrose Four Corners Music Festival. FREE. 2-8pm

https://www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic/

 

~ Cold Car

Thursday, August 4th at Devlin’s in Brighton, 9pm

https://www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic/


~ Bourbon Chasers

Friday, August 5th, 8:30pm at The Goat, Hampton Beach, NH

https://www.facebook.com/BourbonChasersBand/

 

~ The Almighty Buck

Thursday, August 11th at Tommy Doyle’s 9pm

www.thealmightybuck.us

 

July News

July News

 

*** Saturday, July 30th, 2-8pm: I’ll be helping put together another Melrose Four Corners Music Festival. This is a great, free, family event chock full of two stages of live music for all ages, children’s activities, gourmet food trucks and more! There may be room on one of the stages for those who want to participate…. I’ll send out another info shout in a couple weeks. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/293281877690049/

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians!!!

 

Thursday,  July 7th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA

332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

 

9pm - Calvin Vaughn Mausteller 

Calvin Vaughn Mausteller recently graduated from high school in Cambridge and will attend Berklee College of Music in the fall. Calvin has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old, and at 17, is a singer-songwriter with many live performances under his belt. From open mics and solo showcases around the greater Boston area to a spot on NPR, Calvin performs his originals and classic rock covers with unaffected purity. 

 

10pm - Andrew Macey, Matthew Pecoraro, & Abby Grimmer

A new trio that brings a sweet blend of vocal harmonies and guitar improvisation with structure and composition, providing new takes on old tunes and some crowd favorites.

 

 

Thursday,  July 21st at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

9:00 - Larry White

Referring to his music as 'folkcore', Larry White combined the acoustic sound of folk music with the emotion and edginess of punk rock and metal.  The result: music that brings out a wide range of emotions and is sure to leave you moved by the end.

 

10:00 - Matt & Katie

A duo married in life and song, with acoustic guitars, harmonies and fiddle. 

 

 

 

Friday,  July 22nd at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 - Tim Ko. & Co.

A blend of cool tunes, with cool friends.

 

10:30 - Dan Davidson

Dan’s music and guitar work has the bite of an alligator that’s been submerged in swamp water for decades and finally resurfaced. Raw, nasty blues.

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

~ JP Porchfest Saturday, July 6th, 12-6pm

http://www.jpporchfest.org

 

~ Happy Hour with The Almighty Buck

Thursday, July 21st, 5-8pm

Boston Calling Block Parties, FREE, 

in front of South Station, Dewey Square

www.thealmightybuck.us
 

~ Melrose Downtown Stroll, Friday, July 29th 6-9pm featuring

Waiting For Neil http://www.waitingforneil.com

and the Giovanni Molten Jazz Trio  http://www.giovannimoltoni.com

 

~ Cold Car

Saturday,  July 30th at the Melrose Four Corners Music Festival. FREE. 2-8pm

https://www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic/

 

~ Cold Car

Thursday, August 4th at Devlin’s in Brighton, 9pm

 

~ The Almighty Buck

Thursday, August 11th at Tommy Doyle’s 9pm

www.thealmightybuck.us
 

~ Bourbon Chasers

Friday, August 5th, 8:30pm at The Goat, Hampton Beach, NH

https://www.facebook.com/BourbonChasersBand/

 

 

June News

*** OPEN STAGE & OPEN HOUSE Saturday, June 11th - at The Conservatory at Highlands. 10:30am-6pm (51 Winchester St., Newton Highlands, 02461). Instruments will be on display, a youth jam room will be available, plus live music by great local talent. I’ll be there from 3pm on playing with friends, jamming etc. Come down and play and check out the space!!!
They offer music lessons both private and in group format for students of all ages, plus feature special guests and events. Please contact owner Dave Carroll with any questions. davecaroll@highlandsconservatory.com or visit their website,  www.HighlandsConservatory.com

*** End of Residency Party Last chance to play the Open Mic at this awesome outdoor Beer Garden!!!. Join us Sunday, June 12th, before the summer season kicks into full effect. The night will start wirh a feature performance by local country singer/songwriter, Alex Kane and the Third Shift Band, followed by you and a bunch of other fantastic local musicians. Sign Up begins 7pm. ends at 10pm

Slumbrew's "American Fresh" Beer Garden located in Assembly Row.
301 Canal St. Somerville

https://www.facebook.com/events/809871975779307/


*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS
Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians!!!

Thursday,  June 2nd at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA
332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

9pm - Corey Hales
Catch this young local talent before he moves to Nashville the fall!
https://www.facebook.com/coreyhalesmusic/

10pm - Aron Miller
Aron is a Boston based singer songwriter with a soulful, fun, quirky, alternative folky style, sounding somewhere in between Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes and Jason Mraz.
https://www.facebook.com/aronmillermusic/timeline

Thursday,  June 16th at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

9:00 - Chuck Capone
Chuck Capone has an artful way of writing songs, each word and strum of the guitar filled with meaning. Think Leonard Cohen, Roy Orbison, Declan O’Rourke. He is currently in the recording studio and we are looking forward to having our own copies of his songs!

10:00 - Terry Klein
Terry is making his way to Austin, TX. His songwriting sounds more like he’s from there! Reminiscent of Guy Clark, Jimmy Buffet and John Prine, his well-penned songs are tasteful and personable.
https://www.facebook.com/terrykleinmusic/?fref=ts


Friday,  June 17th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA
349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com
 
9:30 - Ryan Byrne
An old soul in a young man. Ryan’s soulful voice bellows deep cuts from our favorite artists!

10:30 - Robert Avila
Power pop songs from the 90’s til now!
https://youtu.be/DVuJ0gZyoJE



***OTHER HAPPENINGS

--Brookline Porchfest - Saturday, June 4th

--Bourbon Chasers
Thursday, June 23rd, 5-8pm
BOSTON HAPPY HOUR SHOW (outdoors)
at Boston Calling’s Thursday Block Party
Dewey Square on the Greenway, across from South Station.
FREE Admission, Beer and Wine available. Children welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/BourbonChasersBand/

---Arturo Sandoval : The Cabot Performing Arts Center in Beverly is presenting 10-time Grammy award winner, Cuban jazz great Arturo Sandoval on Sunday June 5 at 6 PM. The Cabot is a non-profit performance venue, 30 minutes by train or auto from Boston/Cambridge.
Here is a link to Arturo Sandoval at The Cabot. Hosted by 90.9 WBUR's Jose Masso and supported by El Mundo and Privateer Rum.
www.http://thecabot.org/event.cfm?id=234384&cart

--- Alex Kane Trio kicks off the Slumbrew Open Mic this Sunday, June 5th. 7pm

-- Jamaica Plain Porchfest - Saturday, July 9th

May News


*** Happy Cinco De Mayo!!! TONIGHT starting at 9pm, we’ll be at Devlin’s in Brighton with Connect Four, Adam Sickler, Tim Ko. - special promotions by Corona as well. Hope to see you!

*** Saturday, June 11th - OPEN HOUSE at The Conservatory at Highlands. 10:30am-6pm (51 Winchester St., Newton Highlands, 02461). Instruments will be on display, a youth jam room will be available, plus live music by great local talent.
They offer music lessons both private and in group format for students of all ages, plus feature special guests and events. Please contact owner Dave Carroll with any questions. davecaroll@highlandsconservatory.com or visit their website,  www.HighlandsConservatory.com

*** Dress warm! The Beer Garden open mic on Sundays, even though in a tent with heaters can still feel chilly to some. Every Sunday 7-10pm.  
Find this week’s feature at http://bostonlovesmusic.com/slumbrew-features

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS
Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians!!!

Thursday,  May 5th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA
332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

9pm - Connect Four
A new project has been created from a merger of MLB All-Stars and members of Catalyst. Shira Doron, Heidi DeLollis, Tino DeLollis, and Patrick Hayden (along with regular guest Sarah Bua on violin) play some of the greatest songs and B-Sides from the last 30 years.  An emphasis on harmonies, fun, and great songs you know or will be looking up on iTunes when you get home.
http://www.wellesleyrocks.com/

10pm - Adam Sickler
Adam Sickler is a 25 year old singer songwriter from Kingston, New York. Serving up great broadly appealing songs, his music is influenced by a variety of old and new artists such as John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and Jason Mraz, to Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor.
http://adamsickler.com
https://www.facebook.com/adamsicklermusic?_rdr=p



Thursday,  May 19th at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
9:00 - Andrew Macey & Matthew Pecoraro
Here’s a new duo that’s sure to bring a sweet blend vocal harmonies and guitar improvisation with structure and composition, providing new takes on old tunes and some crowd favorites.

Friday,  May 20th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA
349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com
 
9:30 - Casey
Casey’s repertoire spans Country, Soul, Popular, Jazz Standards and originals with a singular American feel. Spanning a century of the American songbook, these are songs you know and love, whether you know it yet or not. Casey’s guitar and vocal renderings engage your ear with intricacy and nuance.

10:30 - The Wagging Knives
Our Tuesday night open mic house band visits Friday night and cranks it to eleven! Expect tons of classic hits.
 www.Facebook.com/TheWaggingKnives


Saturday,  May 21st  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
 
9pm – Dylan Cohen
11year old Dylan Cohen,  plays a great selection of classic cover songs and will feature several guest performers.

10pm - Mike Bolles w/ Zack Bolles
Mike has been playing porch jams and fireside sessions for years. He and his son Zack bring a relaxed vibe of, original songs, classic roots and Americana music (think Dylan goes to Nashville) and will feature several guest performers, keeping with the fireside jam style.

***OTHER HAPPENINGS

--The Almighty Buck
Thursday, May19th, 5-8pm
BOSTON HAPPY HOUR SHOW (outdoors)
at Boston Calling’s Thursday Block Party
Dewey Square, across from South Station.
FREE, Beer and Wine available. Children welcome.

Celebrate Milford
Saturday, May 14th, 10am - 8pm
Family friendly event featuring tons of live music!
www.milfordchamber.org/events/133/celebrate-milford

--Somerville Porchfest
Saturday, May 16th, noon-6pm
Walk, talk and listen to gobs of great local bands, all in the neighborhood.
www.somervilleartscouncil.org/porchfest

April News

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS
Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians!!!

Thursday,  April 7th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA
332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

9pm - LENNY
LENNY is a collective of artists and musicians from Boston and Brooklyn. Steeped in the intimacy of live experimental happenings and word-of-mouth gatherings, LENNY is an immersive experiment, a cathartic jam fest with engaging rhythms, vocal harmonies, and a rugged sweetness that winds its way through songs of love and disaster.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009251273378

10pm - Terrance Reeves
Terrance is a very busy musician making an impact on the Boston music scene. A multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, various band member, Terry O’Reilly’s Open Mic Host and former Smokin’ Joes Open Mic Host, he always puts on a great show full of slick guitar work and solid songs.
https://www.facebook.com/terrancereevesmusic


Thursday,  April 21st at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 8:30pm - Highway Chapel
Roots, Blues, Rock n Roll. Fancy guitar playing. It's not retro if you were there.
https://www.facebook.com/highwaychapel123

9:30 - Ed Long
Ed loves playing songs that make the hair on the back of his neck stand up. Merle Haggard, Tim Hardin, John Sebastian, Eric Burden, John Fogerty, Johnny Cash and some guy related to Warren Buffet all do the trick.
Come to the show and hear his latest finds from the American folk, folk-rock and rock songbooks. He is also one of the few guitar players to make an album and then never hear it. Why... is a great story.
 

Friday,  April 22nd at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA
349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com
 
9:30 - Patrick Hayden and Rod Wright
Reaching out of Wellesley, this duo plays deep-cut classics plus modern covers ranging from the Grateful Dead to Monsters of Men.
http://www.wellesleyrocks.com/

10:30 - Pat Ryan
Pat brings some down-home, chicken pickin’ country and blues to Tommy Doyle’s!


Saturday,  April 23rd  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
 
9pm – Tyler Morris and the Basement Jammers Blues Band w/ Ethan Miller
This is a fun blues group which features father/son Guyle Morris & young guitar virtuoso, Tyler Morris.  They’re backed by a solid rhythm section and the area’s busiest harmonica player, Ethan Miller.  The group will be playing jumpin’ classic blues songs. At just 17, Tyler is preparing the release of his second album. Keep an ear out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_TaDfjxjYc&feature=youtu.be
http://www.tylerdmorris.com
https://www.facebook.com/Tyler-Morris-1475019532726639/?fref=ts


***OTHER HAPPENINGS

Cold Car - (a new duo of Ken Carter and Tim Ko. )
Saturday, April 9th
Fundraiser to Benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
@ Rock n Coal
799 South Main St., Bellingham, MA
Details: 6-10pm, Silent Auction, cash bar, light food, separate arcade room for the kids. $20 donation at the door. Kids are free.
www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic



Cold Car,  Bourbon Chasers
Friday, April 29th
Tommy Doyle’s in Newton
9:30pm
www.facebook.com/coldcarmusic
https://www.facebook.com/thebourbonchasers/

The Almighty Buck
Thursday, May 19th
Boston Calling Block Party, Dewey Sq. across from South Station
5-8pm
This is a free, every Thursday, May - Sept, outdoor, after-work, downtown Boston event featuring a variety of live music, put on by the good folks who run the Boston Calling Music festivals.
www.thealmightybuck.us

 

March News

New weekly Sunday night Acoustic Social begins March 13th, 7pm!!!!

We're super excited to be hosting our fun open mic format at Slumbrew's "American Fresh" Beer Garden located at Somerville's new shopping village, Assembly Row. There is plenty of parking and this is also T accessible  on the Orange line's Assembly Station stop.

Somerville Brewing aka Slumbrew has quite possibly the coolest watering hole in Boston. In the summer months, it is an outdoor patio, serving up fresh hot pretzels amongst many other tasty snacks, and in the cooler months the patio is covered by a huge festival tent. The atmosphere is unique, welcoming and nothing but fun! 

What: Tim Ko's Acoustic Social & Open Mic
Where: Slumbrew Beer Garden
301 Canal St., Somerville, MA
When: Every Sunday, 7-10pm
Details: sign up is first come first serve beginning at 7pm. 2 song sets w/in reason.

 

February News

Greetings! Too much snow tonight... Devlin's will be cancelled! Hope to see you next week!

*** ANNOUNCING A NEW WEEKLY Acoustic OPEN MIC!!! Beginning Sunday, March 13th at Somerville Brewing’s Beer Garden at Assembly Row in Somerville. Look for the big white tent! Sundays at 7.  There plenty of parking and it is also right next to the Orange Line T stop.
http://www.slumbrew.com/Assembly_Row

*** Join us this Tuesday, Feb. 9th at Tommy Doyle’s at 7:30 for our cajun celebration featuring Tim Ko’s Mojo Jubilee Swamp Band. (Cam Robbins, Josh Brogadir, Michael Harlow, Dan Davidson, and more!) Acoustic Open Mic to follow!

*** We’ve got a Facebook page that helps connect us local musicians. Please give it a LIKE and keep in touch! https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic


*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS
Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians!!!

Thursday,  Feb. 18th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
 
8:30pm - Junko Ogawa
Whether she is performing on stage before a live audience or recording in the studio, Junko’s music is centered on emotional expression. Her passion is communication and connection through song. Junko’s songs represent a wide range of musical styles in English and Japanese on piano and guitar.
http://junkosings.com/

 9:30 - Jam Sandwich
Jam Sandwich plays a wide variety of classic rock covers along with a growing repertoire
of originals. Always a good time!
http://www.jamsandwichrockband.com/



Friday,  Feb. 19th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA
349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com
 
9:30 - Connect Four
A new project has been created from a merger of MLB All-Stars and members of Catalyst. Shira Doron, Heidi DeLollis, Tino DeLollis, and Patrick Hayden (along with regular guest Sarah Bua on violin) play some of the greatest songs and B-Sides from the last 30 years.  An emphasis on harmonies, fun, and great songs you know or will be looking up on iTunes when you get home.
http://www.wellesleyrocks.com/

10:30 - Alex Kane
Kane is a rising Boston artist finding his way in the area. Working with artists of various genres to help hone his songwriting craft and shape his own personal sound, while sticking to his Country roots.
https://www.facebook.com/AMKanerNation


Saturday,  Feb. 20th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
 

9pm – Keeping Company
Keeping Company is a great new male/female duo circling the Boston music scene. They have a wonderful blend of harmonies and sharing lead/backing vocal duties. Expect to hear charming and catchy original music and a choice selection of cover songs that compliment they’re sound.
http://www.keepingcompanymusic.com/

10:00pm - Megan Harney with Jake Smith
Come on down for a live, un-plugged set with a vocal/guitar duo from Berklee College of Music, Megan Harney and Jake Smith. This intimate evening will include some pop/rock classics as well as original songs written by Megan Harney.   Megan has just released her first album which you can find on iTunes and is already busy working on her next album!
You can also visit Megan at www.megan-harney.com   and  https://www.facebook.com/meganharneymusic/?fref=ts



Sunday,  Feb . 21st at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA
332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

7:00pm -  Kali Stoddard-Amari
Kali moves all throughout New England and New York, playing community events and festivals and opening up for acts like Adam Ezra Group (2013 New England Music Awards-"Band of the Year"), Taj Mahal and the Taj Mahal Trio (Grammy Award winning blues legend), and Martin Sexton (one of the most talked-about arrivals on the "new folk" acoustic music scene and hard working do it yourself artist).  His debut self-titled album "KALI" came out in Nov of 2014.
www.projectkali.com

8:00pm - Ed Driscoll
Ed Driscoll is well versed in his traditional Americana approach to songwriting. Great guitar work and harmonica playing, surrounded by those lonesome Appalachian vocals.
https://www.facebook.com/E.Driscollinfo/


***OTHER HAPPENINGS
BostonStoops Podcast
Check out this new Boston Music Scene Podcast by Andrew Geano, a fantastic Boston -area singer songwriter and open mic host!!!
https://soundcloud.com/user-904382086

Amy and the Engine
Amy Allen, a great singer/songwriter from Portland, Maine played one of our Acoustic Sessions at Tommy Doyle’s a couple years ago along with her talented friend Tyler Perry. She has a new band called “Amy and the Engine” which is making alot of noise these days. They’re songs are great. Check it out here:
https://amyandtheengine.bandcamp.com/track/last-forever

Update from Crowe’s Pasture:
Next Thursday, Feb. 11:
Another first for us, we'll be headed to Worcester for an interview and live performance on the Folk Revival radio show at WICN, 90.5FM. The theme, of course, is love songs.  Andy and I will play a few originals and a few of our favorite covers.  If you'd like to tune in, you can stream the show online at the WICN web site. We'll be on at 7:30 for a half hour.
Saturday, the 13th:
Then, on Saturday 2/13, Crowes Pasturing will be debuting on the showcase stage at the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham! If you happen to be there (and if you're a bluegrass fan, you should not miss this weekend event!), please come look for us on Saturday evening at 5:15pm.


 

January News


*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS
Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians!!!

Thursday,  January 14th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
 
8:30pm - Tyler Morris & the Basement Jammers Blues Band w/ Ethan Miller
Check out this fun blues group which features father/son Guy & Tyler Morris, and the area’s busiest harmonica player, Ethan Miller.  The group will be playing deep classic cuts of blues songs. At 17, Tyler is a young virtuoso who is preparing the release of his second album and has been growing over 10k likes on the Guitar Gods Festival YouTube page!
Check it out and “Like” it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_TaDfjxjYc&feature=youtu.be
http://www.tylerdmorris.com
https://www.facebook.com/Tyler-Morris-1475019532726639/?fref=ts
 
Friday,  Jan. 15th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA
349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com
 
9:30 - The Wagging Knives
No hags, no nags... just the swaggering, staggering, Mick Jagger-ing blues and rock n roll of Nonantum's dirtiest duo! (aka The Tommy Doyle’s House Band)
 www.Facebook.com/TheWaggingKnives

10:30 • Dan Davidson
Dan’s music and guitar work has the bite of an alligator that’s been submerged in swamp water for decades and finally resurfaced. Raw, nasty blues.
 



 





    
Saturday,  Jan. 16th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
 
9pm – Greg Guba
A little of everything from this seasoned, regional musician who performs all around the Boston area and upstate NY (including a fill-in player,  open mic host and guitar teacher).  Greg plays Blues, Classics, Popular and Originals.
www.reberbnation.com/gregguba
www.myspace.com/gregguba
facebook


10:00pm - Larry White
Hailing from the little town of Carlisle, Massachusetts, Larry White is a young songwriter drawn to music by the poetic beauty of Rock n’ Roll’s great lyricists.  His own work tells the tail of a young soul trying to find his way in the confusion and excitement of the modern world.
https://www.facebook.com/lescrubzdubz/


 
Sunday,  Jan. 17th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA
332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

7:00pm -  Stereo Fever
Stereo Fever, a fresh and talented Boston based act, has been creating a buzz lately performing the local Open Mic circuit around the Boston area. The group blends elements of rock, roots and popular music and features the multi-instrumental work of J.R.Grace and the powerful vocals of Rose Desjardins.

8:00pm - Robert Avila
Robert Avila is well known in the Boston Open Mic scene. He brings solid performances of a great selection of music, with strong vocals and guitar work.  Truly enjoyable.




***OTHER HAPPENINGS

Be a part of Jennifer Teffts live video shoot!
From Jenn: “So we are filming video at the end of the month! Milford TV has generously offered their studio for our video shoot! Studio audience is welcome and encouraged. This is a FREE event, there will be food and drink as well.  ALL AGES WELCOME.
We shoot Sunday January 31st at 5pm. We will be shooting live footage of at least 4 BRAND NEW SONGS from the Upcoming New CD.
Plus question and answer segment! Ask any band member ANY question.....
We would love to have your faces there!!!!!!!!!
Milford TV is located at 38 South Main St, Milford, MA
http://www.jennifertefft.com/


Lisa Bostoni is back on the scene after time off to start at family and such.  She’s a fantastic songwriter. Here’s a little clip of her latest one shot video
https://youtu.be/KGHfn3GgoVE
 

December News

Greetings!

*** Holiday Parties at all 3 Acoustic Socials!!!
Please join us musically before the holiday break. We invite all to add a holiday song to their set and be festive!
Monday December 21st at Devlin’s, in Brighton, Tuesday, December 22nd at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton,  Wednesday, Dec. 23rd at Mick Morgan’s in Newton.

*** Thanks to everyone here for their music and comradery in 2015. Wishing you all a happy holiday season.

*** Find updates and more info at www.BostonLovesMusic.com

*** We’ve got a Facebook page that helps connect us local musicians. Please give it a LIKE and keep in touch! https://www.facebook.com/BostonLovesMusic


*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS
Get out and hear some great live music by our fellow Boston-area musicians!!!



Friday,  Dec. 18th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA
349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com
 

9:30pm - Lauren Mack
Lauren is a singer/songwriter originally hailing from Cohasset, MA who's music ranges from sad and soulful, to upbeat and poppy with the occasional cover thrown in. She had been playing in the South Shore open mic circuit since before she could drive and is excited about branching out into the Boston music scene.
 https://soundcloud.com/lamacky

10:30pm - Andrew Geano
Andrew is a Boston based singer-songwriter and acoustic performance artist. He hosts his own weekly open mic at Terry O'Reilly's Irish Pub in Newton, MA and constantly performs his own solo shows throughout all of New England. His music could be described as “acoustic, pretty sad but very melodic, tightly constructed, pop-rock, ballad-ish pseudo folk tunes…sort of.”
http://www.andrewgeanomusic.com/
 

Saturday,  Dec. 19th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
 
9:00pm - In This River
Hailing from Boston, ‘In This River', is a folky duo anticipating their first full length LP to be released early in 2016.  Sharing both lead vocals and guitar, their music is rich with weaving harmonies.  Their message is simple - love, gratitude, and adventure The healing power of music & nature lie at the heart of their music.  
 www.inthisriver.com 
 facebook.com/weareinthisriver

10:00pm - Peter Conrad Lavenson
Peter Conrad Lavenson, local guitarist/singer and frontman for the Wayland Daddios band, performs soulful high energy tunes from Frank Sinatra to Maroon 5. You'll recognize familiar renditions of the best in reggae, folk, rhythm & blues, classic rock and a little Marvin Gaye thrown in to sooth the soul. He always has a "guest" mic to make the evening extra special... “with a little help from his friends."

 

Sunday,  Dec. 20th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA
332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

7:00pm -  Andrew Macey
Andrew is a local guitarist blending influences from classic rock, folk, and jam bands.  Having studied jazz through college, he provides unique improvisation and phrasing on covers ranging from Bob Dylan to the Grateful Dead.

8:00pm - Irving Forrester
Caroling Irving and Rob Forrester make up a wonderful duo featuring beautiful harmonies, varied instrumentation and a wide song selection.
 








 

November News

Greetings!

 

 

  • And here’s our SoundCloud for Boston Loves Music. We’ve begun following those local Boston musicians who visit our open mics. If you’ve got a Soundcloud, follow and we’ll follow back.  https://soundcloud.com/user-1639111

 

  • Mark your calendars! Four Year Anniversary Party... Tuesday, December 1st is my fourth year hosting the open mic at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton.  Thanks to all the musicians and staff at TD’s. We’ll be celebrating with gusto!

 

  • Holiday Party Monday December 21st at Devlin’s in Brighton. Please join us musically before the holiday break. We invite all to add a holiday song to their set!

 

- No Open Mic on Monday, November 23rd. GO PATS!!! 

 

 

*** ACOUSTIC SESSIONS November 2015

Come hang out and hear some great live music by our fellow area musicians!!!

 

Thursday,  Nov. 19th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
 

8:30pm - Marilyn Kirby ( aka Kirby & Ko.)

Marilyn Kirby opened for Cream. Cambridge late 60's. She had music videos in the beginning days of the real MTV, circa NYC St. Mark's Place. She plays a beat up old Telecaster that has "that sound" ala Keith Richards on the Raindogs album by Tom Waits. Her songwriting is honest. She tells a story, she rocks it out and belts it out with a beautiful voice.  http://marilynkirby.bandcamp.com/ 

 

9:30pm - Leah Ferjulian

Leah Ferjulian is the bassist for The Almighty Buck and many will recognize her as one of the fill-in host of Tim Ko.‘s Acoustic Socials. Classically trained in several stringed instruments, Leah returns to stage with guitar in hand after polishing off some anticipated originals and finalizing a few cover tunes rooted in yesteryear. She is influenced by such greats as Tina Turner, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Rait and Amy Weinhouse. Leah carefully chooses covers that rock out--she sings that song you've heard but forgotten about and songs that display the type of soulful songwriting she creates in her own work.

www.Facebook.com/thealmightybuck

 

Friday,  Nov. 20th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com


9:30pm - Jared Horgan

Jared is a young, local singer-songwriter, and guitarist with a radio-ready voice. Find him and his 120,000+ followers in the Vine app!

 

10:30pm - Hartstrings

Hartstrings is a Boston-based acoustic duo that is new to the scene, but an old friend to the world of music.  With their different musical backgrounds, Christian (guitar) and Karen (vocal) combined their talents to create an unique spin to popular (and not so popular) songs.  The duo is loving every second of this new adventure - we hope you love it too! 

www.facebook.com/hartstringsmusic

 

Sunday,  Nov. 22nd at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA

332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

 

7:00pm - Pioneer Valley Pioneers

The Pioneer Valley Pioneers play real North American country and rockabilly, with a different, more acoustic vibe featuring many classic-style duets and plenty of dancing numbers.

Pioneer Valley Pioneers

Nine Pound Hammer

 

8:00pm -  Aileen Valca

Aileen is an italian/Irish/American songwriter with a passion for literature and roots folk, country and blues music. She gives great importance to musical experimentation and to lyrics, considering them poetry. Her current project has some songs that are a sort of social commentary of contemporary Wester Society (in the tradition of 60s folk music) and others are more symbolic, dealing with universal themes. Her musical mission is to create a strong and fresh form of communication, a sort of dialogue with reality.

https://www.reverbnation.com/aileenvalca?profile_view_source=header_icon_nav

 

http://ernestsliver.bandcamp.com/

 

Saturday,  Nov. 28th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

9:00pm - Melvin JG

“Melvin JG is one of the coolest guitarists I’ve come across in the Boston area. Harmonicas, down-home tunes and a unique style that can’t be mimicked.” - Tim Ko.

https://youtu.be/kSx3pVYCbG8

 

10:00pm - Ken Carter

Ken Carter, aka “the Midnight Special” of our Acoustic Socials. He typically roles in when everyone else is heading home to bed. For those that stay, they are treated with bags full of ear candy. Ken writes heartfelt poetry that shoots arrows at realism. Accompanied by rhythmic, percussive guitar work and a whiskey voice.

https://soundcloud.com/ken-carter-14

 

 

 

Here’s an Acoustic Session worth mentioning that happened before the email blast. It was a great night!

 

Thurs. Nov. 5th at Mick Morgan’s in Newton

 

8:30pm Dylan Cohen 

11year old Dylan Cohen, with his Flying V guitar, plays a great selection of classic cover songs including Tangled Up in Blue and All Along the Watchtower.

 

9:30pm Cam Robbins

Lead singer of country group, The Bourbon Chasers, Cam will be debuting three new original songs along with his energetic performance of popular country songs and Dave Matthews hits!

 

 

 

 

OTHER HAPPENINGS

 

***The Almighty Buck (Tim Ko’s band) 

Fri. Dec 4th at Night Shift Brewery, Everett. 8-10pm

No Cover

www.TheAlmightyBuck.US

Join us for our Acoustic Sessions featuring:
8:30pm Dylan Cohen - 11year old Dylan Cohen, with his Flying V guitar, plays a great selection of classic cover songs including Tangled Up in Blue and All Along the Watchtower.

9:30pm Cam Robbins of the Bourbon Chasers - Lead singer of country group, The Bourbon Chasers, Cam will be debuting three new original songs along with his energetic performance of popular country songs and Dave Matthews hits!

...

October News

TONIGHT Oct., 26: NISH GOYAL
Kicking off our Acoustic Social at Devlin's Restaurant in Brighton, MA at 8pm is Nish Goyal. He is from Chester, England and wrapping up his US Tour.
https://www.facebook.com/nishgoyalmusic?fref=ts
 
Thursday,  Oct. 15th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30pm - LENNY

LENNY is a collective of artists and musicians from Boston and Brooklyn. Steeped in the intimacy of live experimental hap­penings and word-of-mouth gatherings, LENNY is an immersive experiment, a cathartic jam fest with engaging rhythms, vocal harmonies, and a rugged sweetness that winds its way through songs of love and disaster. A few of the collective playing Oct 15th at Mick Morgan’s: Chris Burleson, John Frazee, Terrance Reeves, Andrew Wheeler and Deb Todd Wheeler.

 

9:30pm - Alex Kane

Kane is a rising Boston artist finding his way in the area. Working with artists of various genres to help hone his songwriting craft and shape his own personal sound, while sticking to his Country roots. 

https://www.facebook.com/AMKanerNation

 

 

Friday,  Oct. 16th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30pm - Rich Crowe

 

"Playing songs that weave their way through a sparse musical landscape of Americana,

Rich Crowe offers up satirical social commentary with his clever lyrics and uniquely honed

approach to songwriting." 

The New Lows

https://www.facebook.com/thenewlows545?fref=ts

 

 

10:30pm - The Whiskey Barrel Band 

A Rock n Rollin’ rowdy outfit pushing the train down the hill. A bit of blues and old school country mixed in with their Americana style originals make for a great night of music.  

https://www.facebook.com/thewhiskeybarrelband

https://soundcloud.com/thewhiskeybarrelband

Sunday,  Oct. 25th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA

332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

 

7:00pm - Matt Pecoraro

Raised listening to the great jam band guitarists of old, Matt developed an affinity for music with an emphasis on improvisation. He seeks to blend this love for improvisation with structure and composition, providing new takes on old tunes, some crowd favorites, and maybe even add a few songs of his own. 

 

8:00pm -  Zac John

Zac John is a singer songwriter living in Boston, MA. His sound blends lively hip - hop beats with potent guitar progressions that let him sing and rap his way through his catchy melodies. Zac pulls off a unique live set by mixing his voice and guitar on the fly with a loop station to create live backing tracks to play along with. 

www.zacjohn.com
 

September News

*** September 2015 ACOUSTIC SESSIONS

Come hang out to hear some great live music by our fellow friends...

 

Thursday,  Sept. 17th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30pm - Basement Jammers

The Basement Jammers (featuring Tyler Morris and Ethan Miller).

Check out this fun blues group which features father/son Guy & Tyler Morris, and the area’s busiest harmonica player, Ethan Miller.  The group will be playing deep classic cuts of blues songs. Tyler is a young virtuoso who is celebrating the release of his first album “And So It Begins” and was recently featured in Vintage Guitar Magazine. http://www.tylerdmorris.com

http://www.vintageguitar.com/21079/tyler-morris/

 

9:30pm - Mike Bolles 

Mike has been playing porch jams and fireside sessions for years. He brings a relaxed vibe of classic roots and Americana music (think Dylan goes to Nashville) and will feature several guest performers, keeping with his fireside jam style.
 


Friday,  Sept. 18th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30pm - Casey

Casey’s repertoire spans Country, Soul, Popular, Jazz Standards and originals with a singular American feel. Spanning a century of the American songbook, these are songs you know and love, whether you know it yet or not. Casey’s guitar and vocal renderings engage your ear with intricacy and nuance.

 

10:30pm - Aron Miller 

Aron is a Boston based singer songwriter with a soulful, fun, quirky, alternative folky style, sounding somewhere in between Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes and Jason Mraz. We’re happy to have him back for a repeat performance at Tommy Doyle’s. 

www.facebook.com/aronmillermusic.

 

 

Sunday,  Sept. 20th at Devlin’s in Brighton, MA

332 Washington St. www.eDevlins.com

 

7:00pm - Steve Rondo

Steve has a warm soothing voice and is a very interesting player with open tunings and a unique percussive element.

https://www.facebook.com/steverondomusic?fref=ts

https://soundcloud.com/steverondomusic/depth-over-distance-ben-howard-cover

 

8:00pm -  Adam Sickler

Adam Sickler is a 25 year old singer songwriter from Kingston, New York. Serving up great broadly appealing songs, his music is influenced by a variety of old and new artists such as John Mayer, Ed Sheeran, and Jason Mraz, to Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor. 

 

http://adamsickler.com

https://www.facebook.com/adamsicklermusic?_rdr=p

August News

Greetings!

 

A fast summer. A great summer! I just got back from Nashville. My first time. Very musically inspiring! Mostly because I got to listen to a Q&A from Jeff Stevens, a country producer/singer/songwriter. I had no idea who he was, as I don’t listen to all that much country, but hearing soup-to-nuts, one person’s path in music was really amazing!

 

 

 

***August 2015 ACOUSTIC SHOWCASES

Come hang out to hear some great live music by our fellow friends...

 

Thursday,  August 13th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30pm - 2 Leaf Clover

2 Leaf Clover’s Pat and Kerri met at a local open mic and have been performing together as an acoustic duo ever since. With their strong vocals, beautiful harmonies and Pat’s solid guitar playing, they perform the music that audiences know and love with a few unique covers thrown in.  Performing a variety of acoustic songs in Country, Pop and Rock, they’ll be sure to make you smile, tap your feet and sing along.

https://www.facebook.com/2LeafClover/app_6452028673

 

9:30pm - Billy Letendre 

Billy is a local musician yielding powerful and passionate vocals with great guitar playing and spot-on song choices.

 

 

 

Friday,  August 14th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

 

9:30 - The Wagging Knives

They’re back!!! Nonantum's dirtiest Rock n Roll duo, chock full of classic hits.

 www.Facebook.com/TheWaggingKnives

 

 

10:30 - Mae Capozzi 

Mae returned to the Boston area this summer after graduating from college. Before she begins a new chapter in New York City this Autumn, she has been hitting the open mic scene hard. We’re stoked to have her perform our Showcase. She writes songs that keep you engaged and grooving with a sound that reminds us of the passion of Ritchie Havens topped with the sweet voice of Brandi Carlile.

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS:

 

The Bourbon Chasers (Cam Robbins & Tim Ko. ‘country music’) will be playing The Goat in Hampton Beach, NH on Saturday,  Aug 15th starting at 7pm...  and on Sunday Aug 16&23 for Brunch at The Abby Lane, 255 Tremont St., Boston. 

 

Greg Guba will be performing Every Friday 4:00-7:00 PM on the patio at British Beer Company, Danvers -

 

 

 

July News

 

***Congratulations to our friends, Crowes Pasture, on their brand new 3 song EP release “Best Believe”. They recorded these original songs in April, 2015, in Nashville with legendary engineer and producer Gary Paczosa. It includes their friends and incredible bluegrass musicians, John Mailander on fiddle and Molly Tuttle on guitar and banjo. It’s a great listen. Check it out here: www.crowespastureduo.com

Plus, you can like the on Facebook to keep up to date. www.facebook.com/crowespasture


*** Want a performer profile? Our website, www.OpenMicSocial.com has a place for performers (you) to have a profile. If you’d like one or need to update yours, please send me a picture of yourself, a 1-3 sentence blurb about you/your music and any links you have, such as youtube, facebook, website, etc.
 

***I post many open mic pictures on Facebook. Feel free to friend me for keeping in touch with our community of musicians. www.Facebook.com/timkomusic

 

 

***July 2015 ACOUSTIC SHOWCASES

Come hang out to hear some great live music by our fellow friends...

 

Thursday,  July 16th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30 – Tom’s River Perkins

Tom is a genuine, down-to-earth teacher/social worker who loves to play the Boss as well as an eclectic array of various covers from the 50's-90's. He grew up in New Jersey and now resides in the Cleveland Circle area of Brighton. 

https://soundcloud.com/perkins-and-honeywood 

 

9:30 – Jam Sandwich

Jam Sandwich is a fun rockin’ folk and classic rock group with a great song selection, perfect for dancing shoes!

https://www.facebook.com/JamSandwichRockBand

 

 

Friday, July 17th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 – Eddie Driscoll

Eddie Driscoll has it down. That old school, real folk, train-hopping, T-model singing, harp squealin', guit strummin', hootin' n hollarin' kinda music. Prick yer ears up!

YouTube

https://twitter.com/Grazer21

 

10:30- Todd Bleckley

Recently relocated from Pennsylvania to Boston, Todd is a frequent open mic attendee with experience playing in bands, duos, and as a solo performer. 

 

11:30 – Greg Guba

A little of everything from this seasoned, regional musician who performs all around the Boston area and upstate NY (including a fill-in player,  open mic host and guitar teacher)  Greg plays Blues, Classics, Popular and Originals.

www.reberbnation.com/gregguba

www.myspace.com/gregguba

facebook

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS:

 

The Almighty Buck will be playing this Saturday at the Four Corners Music Festival in Melrose, 4-8pm at Hesseltine Park (we go on at 7pm). Then the band’s next show is at Night Shift Brewery, Everett, Friday, July 31st 7-9pm. Listen anytime at www.TheAlmightyBuck.US

 

Greg Guba will be performing Every Friday 4:00-7:00 PM on the patio at British Beer Company, Danvers - 

 

The Bourbon Chasers (Cam Robbins & Tim Ko.) will be playing The Goat in Hampton Beach, NH on Saturday,  Aug 15th. 

 

June News

Greetings!

 

Know any percussionists, singers, sax players, guitar soloists that can’t sing, etc.? It seems these types of people are under the impression that our open mics are not for them. Au contraire, mon frére, we have and can make opportunities for playing, sitting in on a solo, adding background harmony, leading a song w/ simple chord progressions, etc. Its not karaoke or a blues jam, but it is a great way to meet new people in our music community and expand our musicianship.

 

 

***June 2015 ACOUSTIC SHOWCASES

Come hang out to hear some great live music by our fellow friends...

 

Thursday, June 18th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30 – The Triton Taylor Band

Triton Taylor is a singer/songwriter from Sacramento, CA who connects with people through his songs and stories. He finds his roots in soul genres and is currently celebrating the release of his debut EP "Like This". 

www.tritontaylormusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/triton-taylor

facebook.com/tritontaylormusic

instagram.com/tritontaylor

 

9:30 – Michael Godwin

Mike Godwin is a Westwood singer/songwriter heading to Nashville in this fall. He pens blue collar, hard world songs with comforting melodies and creative craftsmanship.  

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCczBMj0dj4YxlDwo2iVNE8w

 

 

Friday, June 19th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 – Ken Carter

Ken Carter writes heartfelt poetry that shoots arrows at realism. Each well-penned song is accompanied by his own rhythmic, percussive guitar work and a whiskey voice reminiscent of Ray LaMontagne and Van Morrison.

 

10:30- Dylan Roddick

Dylan Roddick is a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter based out of New York City. His music showcases his melodic, catchy songs, powerful vocals, and dynamic guitar playing.  He fronts a trio composed of veterans Keith Lentin (bass) and Anton Fig (drums).  The music they create together is emblematic of authentic rock sounds of the past while being a completely contemporary edgy rock attack. The single ‘Cellular Baby’is available as a vinyl 45″, a download from iTunes, CdBaby, Amazon, and as a free download from www.dylanroddick.com.

 

 

 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS:

 

My band, The Almighty Buck just played a Dana Farber benefit after a cycling rally. Our bassist, Leah Ferjulian, also our fill-in open mic host, rode 60 miles and then played a full set with the band while drinking her beer...kind of like a triathlon, but different! ...the band’s next show is at Night Shift Brewery, Everett, Friday, July 31st 7-9pm. Listen anytime at www.TheAlmightyBuck.US

 

Greg Guba will be performing at the Danvers Farmer’s (Danvers City Hall) on Friday, July 3rd, 3-6pm.

 

Best wishes and safe travels to our Devlin’s open mic’r, Mr. Sonny Jim Clifford (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5c9EAT2-mg  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sonny-Jim-Clifford/212532552124642 ) and he sets off on a cross-country tour starting in Kentucky with Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers.  http://www.erinharpe.com

 

May News

- Congrats to Caty, our Tuesday Tommy Doyle's bartender who just had her baby! We wish her and her family all the best. We'll miss Caty during her leave, but filling in for her is one of our fellow open micr’s for over three years, also a supreme cocktail maker at Mick Morgan's and Tommy Doyle's, the long-bearded John O'Brien!

- The Newton Music Fest just past and featured many musicians including our friends Waiting For Neil, Crowes Pasture, and the Newton Family Singers performing Beatles tunes with Chip Highfield on guitar!

- With great weather finally here, be sure to check out our Monday night Open Mic at Devlin’s in Brighton. Their outdoor patio is immense and infamous, just like their food!!!
www.eDevlins.com
 

***MAY 2015 ACOUSTIC SHOWCASES
Come hang out to hear some great live music by our fellow friend
 
Friday, May 15th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA
349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com
 
9:30 – The Pioneer Valley Pioneers
The Pioneer Valley Pioneers play real North American country and rockabilly, with a different, more acoustic style featuring many classic-style duets and plenty of dancing numbers.
Pioneer Valley Pioneers
Nine Pound Hammer
 
10:30- Eddie Driscoll
Eddie Driscoll has it down... that old school, Guthrie-folk, train-hopping, T-model singing, harp squealin', guit strummin', hootin' n hollarin' kinda music. Prick yer ears up and stomp yer boots down!
Check out his YouTube Channel: YouTube
https://twitter.com/Grazer21
 
Thursday, May 21st  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
 
8:30 – Marilyn Kirby
Marilyn plays a beat up old Telecaster that has "that sound" ala Keith Richards (check out the Raindogs album by Tom Waits.) Her songwriting is honest and deep. She tells a story and rocks it out with a beautiful voice and purposeful musicianship.
http://marilynkirby.bandcamp.com/ 

9:30 – Airacuda
A hybrid of many sub-genres of Rock, Airacuda brings a high-energy live show. Their music is strongly rooted in the blues, classic rock, and is influenced by modern rockers such as Incubus, Young The Giant, Local Natives and other artists spanning multiple genres.
ARTICLE ON AIRACUDA - http://www.theaquarian.com/2014/12/17/marias-local-radar-airacuda/
ACOUSTIC VIDEO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CirYzoK1us
 

***OTHER HAPPENINGS:
 
This Thursday, May 14th my band The Almighty Buck will be performing 5-8pm downtown Boston, outdoors in front of South Station for the Boston Calling Block Party! It's a free event that sells beer and wine. Stop down, chill out, enjoy the weather, even bring the kids to play on the grass.
...afterwards we'll be hanging at the Lizard Lounge. This is a highly recommended show featuring my very good, longtime friends playing some nasty blues/roots rock "Daemon Chili". -- the icing in the cake is that the opening band is, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, and features our friend from the Devlin's Monday night open mic, Mr. Sonny Jim Clifford!!!
9pm start.
 
 

April News

Greetings! 

This past Sunday I had the pleasure of performing on Salem State’s WMWM streaming radio with  Greg Guba. I recommend to those in our open mic community who have released music to listen in and get in touch with them.  Although, I don’t recommend going out drinking the night before a morning radio show performance ; ) woof …They are very supportive of the local music scene! Check out “Traxx of the Town” on Sunday mornings and “What’s Happening” with Aaron Bornstein on Saturday afternoons.
 

For more info: www.OpenMicSocial.com
 
 
***APRIL 2015 ACOUSTIC SHOWCASES
Come hang out to hear some live music by our friends and peers!!!
 
Thursday, April 16th  at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.
118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com
 
8:30 - Chuck Capone
Chuck Capone has an artful way of writing songs, each word and strum of the guitar filled with meaning. Think Leonard Cohen, Roy Orbison, Declan O’Rourke. He is currently in the recording studio and we are looking forward to having our own copies of his songs!

9:30 -  In This River
In This River is a harmonic duo of acoustic, organic music.  Nick Ingrisani and Zach Cohen grew up together in New York and after some time travelling different paths have converged here in Boston, exploring the world through song and experience.  With dancing acoustic guitars and rich vocal harmonies, the songs of In This River are born of the mountains, oceans, and dreams.
inthisriver.com
facebook.com/weareinthisriver
 
 
Friday, April 17th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA
349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com
 
9:30 - The Wagging Knives
No hags, no nags... just the swaggering, staggering, Mick Jagger-ing blues and rock n roll of Nonantum's dirtiest duo! (aka The Tommy Doyle’s House Band)
 www.Facebook.com/TheWaggingKnives

 10:30 - Johnny Virginia
A staple artist at Tommy Doyle's open mic, singer/songwriter and guitarist Johnny Virginia performs a mix of original songs and cover tunes. Spanning genres from rock to blues to country to contemporary pop, Johnny excites audiences with authentic passion, soul and energy. An exceptional cajon player, he regularly provides percussion for other performers and loves jamming with the superbly talented, exceptionally convivial cadre of musicians that frequent Tommy D's Tuesday night sonic shindig.
 

*** More things to do!
The Almighty Buck
- Friday April 17th at Sally O’Brien’s, 335 Somerville Ave 9pm. One Set. “So Long” EP Release Party
- Thursday May 14th at Boston Calling Block Party, Dewey Square, Downtown Boston. 5-8pm, Outdoors!!!
www.TheAlmightyBuck.US
 
Greg Guba
- Friday April 24 - with Aaron Preziosi, TJ Ahearn (and the Four Arm Bandits)
 
Ricky Booth’s band, SHAMROCK WHISKE
 - April 17 at Pepes Brick oven in Worcester
- May 3 at the Nines for Wounded Warrior Benefit.
 

March News

***St. Patrick’s Day Open Mic w/ Timmy O’Ko & the Nonantum Ramblers!

This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on our Tuesday Open Mic. To keep the day festive, you’re invited to play an Irish song as part of your set, though not necessary.  We’ll be spinning traditional Irish tunes in between sets as well.  We expect it to be very busy and the open mic will be set up on the opposite side. The restaurant asks that we all please be extra aware of our instruments so as not to disrupt the flow of Guinness & Corned Beef. (FYI We’ll have to play the night by ear a bit., regarding start time, set lengths & a good mix of traditional music.) It’s gonna be a good time!

 

***Do you have a show coming up? 

This email goes out about the second or third week of every month. If you’ve got a show coming up, send me an email with the details and I’ll list it at the end of each message. There’s a lot of great talent in our Open Mic community. It’d be great to know when/where our friends & peers are playing. 

 

 

***MARCH 2015 ACOUSTIC SHOWCASES

Come hang out to hear some live music by our friends and peers!!!

 

Thursday, March 19th at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30 • The Bourbon Chasers

 

Get ready for a fun rockin’ guitar duo playing modern and classic country favorites plus some great alternative to mix it up. The Bourbon Chasers are Cameron Robbins & Tim Ko.

 

9:30 • Dan Davidson

 

Dan’s music and guitar work has the bite of an alligator that’s been submerged in swamp water for decades and finally resurfaced. Raw, nasty blues.

 

 

Friday March 20thth at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 • Triton Taylor

 

Triton Taylor is a singer/songwriter from Sacramento, CA who connects with people through his songs and stories. He finds his roots in soul genres and is currently celebrating the release of his debut EP "Like This". 

www.tritontaylormusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/triton-taylor

facebook.com/tritontaylormusic

instagram.com/tritontaylor

 

 

10:30 • Dylan Roddick

 

Dylan Roddick is a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter based out of New York City. His music showcases his melodic, catchy songs, powerful vocals, and dynamic guitar playing.  He fronts a trio composed of veterans Keith Lentin (bass) and Anton Fig (drums).  The music they create together is emblematic of authentic rock sounds of the past while being a completely contemporary edgy rock attack. The single ‘Cellular Baby’is available as a vinyl 45″, a download from iTunes, CdBaby, Amazon, and as a free download from www.dylanroddick.com.

 

 

February News

 

***New Open Mic in BRIGHTON starts MONDAY Feb. 16th!!!

Every Monday at 8:30pm (beginning February 16th )

@ Devlin’s Restaurant, Brighton, MA -- 332 Washington St.

The management at Devlin’s is really excited about this new music night, as are we! Many open micr’s that frequent our other two nights come from Brighton. This will be run in the same format (pretty much). Hope to see you all out in the start-up weeks to get the ball rolling.

http://edevlins.com

 

***Tyler Morris featured in February’s issue of Guitar Player Magazine 

Many have seen young Tyler shredding his axe at our open mics. He’s a humble dude with amazing skills. Congratulations Tyler!

http://www.tylerdmorris.com/news/check-tyler-february-issue-guitar-player/

 

***Congratulations (again) to Jennifer Tefft!

She recently sang the National Anthem to start the Bruins game on Feb. 7th. You may recall her doing the same for the Patriot’s last fall. I wonder if this means the Bruins will win the Stanley Cup this year, since the Pat’s won the Super Bowl?!

www.jennifertefft.com

 

***Fat Tuesday Open Mic

One of my favorite Tuesdays of the year! Bring your cajun/blues/country tunes & celebrate like we’re in New Orleans!!! Next Tues. Feb 17th at Tommy Doyle's Open Mic 

 

 

***February  2015 Acoustic Showcases

Come hang out to hear some great live music by our fellow musicians!!!

 

Thursday, Feb. 19th at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30pm Zack Bolles & Friends

This local musician pens great songs that hit home in an American working class way, reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp and Jerry Jeff Walker.

 

9:30pm Ed Long 

Ed loves playing songs that make the hair on the back of his neck stand up. Merle Haggard, Tim Hardin, John Sebastian, Eric Burden, John Fogerty, Johnny Cash and some guy related to Warren Buffet all do the trick.

Come to the showcase and hear his latest finds from the American folk, folk-rock and rock songbooks. He is also one of the few guitar players to make an album and then never hear it. Why is a great story.

 

Friday, Feb. 20th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30pm Aron Miller

Aron is a Boston based singer songwriter with a soulful, fun, quirky, alternative folky style, sounding somewhere in between Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes and Jason Mraz. He just released a full length album called "Deflate This" available on iTunes Feb. 17. The title track is a Deflate-gate parody. Listen to 2 clips at https://soundcloud.com/aronmillermusic/deflate-this-deflate-that  and visit him at www.facebook.com/aronmillermusic.

 

10:30pm Pat & Kerri

Pat and Kerri met at a local open mic and have been performing together as an acoustic duo ever since.  With their strong vocals, beautiful harmonies and Pat’s solid guitar playing, they perform the music that audiences know and love with a few unique covers thrown in.  Performing a variety of acoustic songs in Country, Pop and Rock, covering classics from then to now from artists such as The Beatles, The Supremes and Stevie Nicks to Rihanna, Kenney Chesney, Johnny Legend, their favorite Lady Antebellum and many more. They’ll be sure to make you smile, tap your feet and sing along.

 


 

January News

Update Jan. 27.
No Open mic tonight at Tommy Doyle's due to the Blizzard Juno. See ya'll next week!


Happy New Year music fans,

 

***This Thursday, Jan. 8th  Brian Burrill’s “Last Waltz” 

Please join us at Tommy Doyle’s for the Epic Conclusion of his 4 ½ year Thursday night residency!!! Quick Facts: Brian is a good friend of mine and the original host of the Open Mic at Tommy Doyle’s before he passed the torch to yours truly. There are still many Tommy Doyle faithful musicians who recall that rockin’ past.

 

***This Friday, Jan. 9th “The Almighty Buck” at Porter Belly’s in Brighton 

(338 Washington St.)  This is a shameless plug for my original band. We hope to see you there! 9:30pm

 www.TheAlmightyBuck.US 

 

***Facebook. 

I will occasionally post fun pictures and such of the open mics on FB. www.facebook.com/timkomusic

 

 

***January 2015 Acoustic Showcases

Come hang out to hear some live music by our friends!!!

 

Thursday, Jan. 15th at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30pm Caroline Irving & Rob Forrester

We are excited to welcome back this young duo to our Acoustic Showcase. They fill the night with a great song selection, vocals and instrumentation.

 

9:30pm Keeping Company 

Two musicians met on Craigslist and the rest is history! Keeping Company is a female/male duo with a unique acoustic sound, sweet harmonies and well crafted original songs. www.KeepingCompanyMusic.com

 

Friday, Jan. 16th at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30pm Ann Marie Parker

Ann Marie Parker is a psychologist-songwriter who observes the human experience through both cognitive testing and narrative songs. She began exploring the Philadelphia open mic scene in early 2014 and quickly gained attention for her sweet voice, dynamic melodies, and thought-provoking lyrics. Ann Marie has been a featured performer at the Saxbys Songwriter Showcase and is excited to be exploring and joining the inspiring community of musicians, listeners, and music enthusiasts in the local Boston area.

 

10:30pm Jared Horgan

Jared is a young Singer-Songwriter, now currently a student at Berklee College of Music. Find him and his 75,681 followers in the Vine app on your smart phone!

 

 

 

 

December News

Greetings Music Fans!!!


It’s time for our annual Holiday Parties... always the last open mics before Christmas!!! They’re super fun with good spirits abound plus gifts and give-aways. All are invited to perform a holiday song (not necessary to play though). We hope to see you!

 

Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Mick Morgan’s in Newton

Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton

 

Please note: There will be no Open Mic on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

 

We’ve added more musicians to the Frequent Performers section of our website. It’s great to see where we all come from and what music accomplishments have been made. Check it out at http://openmicsocial.com/performers 

 

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December Acoustic Showcases - come see our peers playing a full set of live music!

 

Thursday, Dec., 18th 

at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

9:00pm • Jared Horgan

Jared is a young Singer-Songwriter, now currently a student at Berklee College of Music. Find him and his 75,681 followers in the Vine app on your smart phone!

 

 

Friday, Dec., 19th

at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 • Rick Gottlieb 

Rick Gottlieb has played guitar for more than 40 years and is a master of the open tuning DADGAD. His voice and music is reminiscent of the styles of James Taylor and David Wilcox,  but he plays in a number of different genres, including Bossa Nova, Contemporary Folk, Traditional, and Great American Songbook Standards.  www.rickgottlieb.net 

 

10:30 • Tim Richard

Tim Richard has been playing music for about 15 years. He brings a great energy and style to the stage playing current Adult Alternative and Classic Rock songs that just sound good.

 

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Shameless plug for my original band, The Almighty Buck “Outlaw, Roots & Rock n Roll Music” www.TheAlmightyBuck.US

 

Friday, January 9th
9pm

Porter Belly’s Pub

338 Washington St., Brighton, MA

www.porterbellyspub.com

 

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Our beloved house band will be playing Tommy Doyle’s this Saturday night!!! 

Saturday, Dec. 20

The Wagging Knives

@ Tommy Doyle’s 

NO COVER!

 

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Announcing a new album release by Kali.

 

This self titled album, “Kali” is hot off the press, and eagerly awaited. Kali preforms regularly at our open mics, and has been featured at our Acoustic Showcases. He plays all over Boston and New England. Kali plays creative rhythm guitar, writes great songs with gooves and messages and has a voice reminescent of Cat Stevens and Ritchie Havens. The album is very well produced by Black Hat Music Studios with great musicianship and a variety of instrumentation. Give it a free listen and consider purchasing at www.projectkali.com 


 


November News

**Update: Nov. 25th
OM Social Holiday Parties!!! Please mark your calendars.
Wednesday, Dec. 17 at Mick Morgan's
118 Needham St., Newton, MA

AND
Tuesday, Dec. 23 at Tommy Doyle's
349 Watertown St., Newton, MA

Our holiday parties are always fun. All are invited to perform a holiday song (not necessary to play though).

**Update: Nov. 11th

**WELCOME to our new website, www.OpenMicSocial.com
- It spotlights our community, the showcases, pictures, and most importantly the frequent performers with profiles and links to their music!!!  Please check it out when you have a minute and check back often to see the latest updates. I'll be adding to this regularly so if you'd like to have a profile, and feel you are a frequent performer, please reach out to me to get it set up.

**Special thanks to everyone who made the birthday celebrations such an epic time! Yeehaw. Check out the pictures!

**What a good time we’ve been having at our weekly open mic series on Tuesdays at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton and on Wednesdays at Mick Morgan’s in Newton. Its great to see familiar faces making great music, to have the privilege to jam with some of you, and its a pleasure to welcome new musicians to our community.

**Please be aware, we are no longer hosting open mics in Sharon (Mick Morgan’s) and Harvard Square (Kennedy’s). Thank you for the good times!  We are looking for a new venue in the Boston area and will keep you posted.

**Come on out and support our peers for the November Acoustic Showcases! November 20 & 21.


November Acoustic Showcases - always a fun time to see our peers playing live music!

Thursday, Nov., 20th 

at Mick Morgan’s in Newton, MA.

118 Needham St. www.MickMorgans.com

 

8:30 • Calvin Mausteller

Calvin Mausteller is a high school junior in Cambridge and has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old. At 16, he is a singer-songwriter with many live performances under his belt. From open mics around the greater Boston area to a spot on NPR, Calvin performs his originals and classic rock covers with unaffected purity.

 

9:30 • Crowes Pasture

The acoustic duo of Andy and Monique (from the band Waiting for Neil), brings leather and lace harmonies and contemporary tunes in a styles that draws from artists that include Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, The Civil Wars, and Johnny & June Carter Cash. http://www.waitingforneil.com

 

 

Friday, Nov., 21st

at Tommy Doyle’s in Newton, MA

349 Watertown St. www.TommyDoylesNewton.com

 

9:30 • Mardi Garcia

Solo acoustic or with a band, her haunting, sometimes mesmerizing music sticks with you. Mardi Garcia is currently involved in lending her warm spirituality and musical talents in several different ensembles in the Rhode Island/Southern Massachusetts area. Mardi's Cable Access TV show called UNSIGNED HEROES is in its second season and popular amongst regional and local viewers. Her youtube channel is cranking also at www.youtube.com/mardimusic.

 

10:30 • Keeping Company

Two musicians met on Craig’s List and the rest is history! Keeping Company is a male/female duo with a unique acoustic sound, sweet harmonies and well written songs.
www.keepingcompanymusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/keepingcompanymusic


October News

Greetings friends, fellow musicians and music fans!

When I turned 30 I sidetracked myself... and unintentionally slipped away from playing music. Yuck!
At the end of this month, I will be crossing into my 40th birthday on Oct. 31st with music at the forefront! It’s been an unfolding path and I am constantly in awe and gratitude to be so blessed with music and friends like YOU! ...it’s special. So here’s an invitation to join me in celebrating my Big 4-Oh!


Tim Ko.’s Big 4-Oh! Birthday Celebrations!

Sunday, Oct. 26th - 8pm
Kennedy’s On The Square Open Mic
15 Dunster St., Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
Caty & Leah from Tommy Doyle’s are leading a field trip to Harvard Square. We will also celebrate two other open mic’r birthdays. Marilyn Kirby’s, also a Halloweener (from Mick Morgan’s and Tommy Doyle’s Open Mics), and Ken Carter’s 40th b’day (from both Mick Morgan’s Open Mics)

Thursday, Oct 30th - 9pm
THE ALMIGHTY BUCK (my original band)
at Tommy Doyle’s of Newton
Help me celebrate my big 4-OH! rockin’ til midnight w/ me mates!

**November Showcases are being put together. We're very excited for this month's talent!

**Please keep our Annual Holiday Party in mind... Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at Tommy Doyle's Open Mic. ...always a good time.


 

September News

Greetings fellow musicians!

Holy cow! Guess what?!?!??!
Our friend, Jennifer Tefft, is going to sing the National Anthem at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Oct 5th! Jennifer is quite an accomplished musician who has several albums out and performs regularly.... plus! she has played our open mics, performed in showcases and hosted the open mic a few times.
>Check her out at http://jennifertefft.com CONGRATULATIONS JENN!!!

>To the new musicians recently added to this list... thanks for visiting our open mic and welcome to an awesome community of cool people who live around Boston and also enjoy playing music!

>If you’re looking for something to do this week, check out our Acoustic Showcases featuring the great talent of our open mic community!

Happy Autumn,
Tim Ko.


September Acoustic Showcases

August News

Greetings Music Fans!
 

It’s been a fun and interesting summer. It’s great to see everyone out at the open micsplaying music, working on tunes and honing the craft! Good stuff and a heck of a lot of fun.

 

If you’re looking to get out and about this weekend, check out some of our friends performing their Acoustic Showcases!

 

August Acoustic Showcases 

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