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The WMBR Roots Report
(Americana, Blues, Cajun, Folk & Zydeco)

  • Friday, July 21:
    • Jim Coyle and King Blue (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Preservation Hall Jazz Band (6:30pm)- CANCELLED - Royale
    • Seth Rosenbloom (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Amy Black (7:30pm) - Regattabar
    • Tom Petty, & Peter Wolf (7:30pm) - TD Garden
    • Conor Oberst, & Hop Along (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Ellis Paul's 25th anniversary tour (songs from Say Something and Stories, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Los Goutos (10pm) - Toad
    • Red Chord (feat. Andrea Gillis, Emily Grogan, Eric Salt, and more, & 10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Tim Gearan Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Sonya Rae Taylor (10pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Graham Nash (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Clint Black (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • the Stray Birds (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • the Brothers Four (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • the Allman, Pitchell, King, & Charles Band (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Les Sampou, & Savoir Faire - Pine Hills (Summer House Drive, Plymouth, MA)

  • Saturday, July 22:
    • the Busted Jug Band (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Mamma's Marmalade (4pm), & Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Ellis Paul (4pm, family show), Ellis Paul's 25th anniversary tour (songs from Carnival Voices and Translucent Soul, 7pm, songs from Speed of Trees and Sweet Mistakes, & 9:30pm) - Club Passim
    • Salsa y Control, & vinyl jam (4:30pm) - Piers Park (East Boston, free, presented by ZUMIX)
    • the Patsy Hamel Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Damn Tall Buildings, & Eli Catlin (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Frank Drake (7:30pm), & the Stan Martin Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Elliott Taylor, BAERD, & the Tree That Fails (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • the Cranktones, the Barleyhoppers, the Fearless Leaders, Roy Sludge, & DJ Easy Ed (9pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Willy J Laws (9pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Ryan Montbleau (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Fabulous Thunderbirds (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Anais Mitchell (8pm) - the Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Martin Sexton (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Les Sampou - Hudson Public Library (3 Washington Street, Hudson, MA)

  • Sunday, July 23:
    • Lindsay Straw, & Jordan Santiago (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Ellis Paul (4pm, family show), Ellis Paul's 25th anniversary tour (songs from Chasing Beauty and more stray songs, & 7pm) - Club Passim
    • Gin Daisy (4pm), the Whiskey Barrel Band, Madisons, & Lady Malory (9pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (4pm), Alec Hutson Trio, & Gentle Temper (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers (4pm) - Rock On Concert Cruise
    • Pauline Coneely, & Dave Curley (4pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • the Roy Sludge Trio (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Americana Sundays, hosted by Greg Klyma w/ Lou Ulrich, & Andy Santospago (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • Pat Benatar, & Neil Geraldo (3pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Jim Messina (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Monday, July 24:
    • Matt and Shannon Heaton, & the MusAner Quartet (7pm) - Club Passim
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Jimmy Ryan, Dave Westner, & 8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Bees Deluxe - Tres Gatos (Jamaica Plain, MA)
    • Matthew Frantz (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, July 25:
    • Mark Kilianski (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Mama's Marmalade, & Lloyd Thayer (6pm) - Danehy Park, (presented by Passim)
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (7:30pm), & Honey Talk (10pm) - Toad
    • Toby Lightman (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Short Life of Trouble, & Bronwyn and the Highwaymen (8:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Jason Anick and the Swingers (8:30pm) - Burren
    • Chris Hersch and the Moonraiders featuring Greg Klyma (perform Willie Nelson's Shotgun Willie, & 9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Attack of Le Pigeon (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Allison Pierce (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, July 26:
    • Fandango (7:30pm) - Toad
    • Las Cafeteras (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Amy Fairchild, Szlachetka, & Cormac McCarthy (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & the Revelations (9:15pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Ward Hayden and the Usual Suspects, & Jay Bragg (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Head and the Heart - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (6:45pm) - Payson Park (Payson Road, Belmont, MA)

  • Thursday, July 27:
    • Lisa Oduor-Noah (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • Aldous Collins (5:30-8:30pm) - North Point Common (30 North Point Boulevard, Cambridge, MA, free, with food trucks, lawn games and beer from Cisco Brewers)
    • Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Kimon Kirk and the Meds, & Dennis Brennan (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Upper Crust, the Supersuckers, & Salem Wolves (8:30pm) - Once
    • Say Darling (Woodsmith, Hersch, & 9:30pm) - the Menotomy Grill
    • Mary Black (8pm) - River Club Music Hall (Scituate, MA)

  • Friday, July 28:
    • Noble Dust (noon-2pm) - Harvard Science Plaza, (presented by Passim)
    • the Tom Hagerty Acoustic Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Michelle Lewis, & Spotted Tiger (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • David Mallett, & Kaia Kater (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Organ in Orbit (10pm) - Toad
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Tim Gearan Band, & Bourbon Avenue (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Lowell Folk Festival (2 stages) w/ CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Los Texmaniacs, the Savoy Family Cajun Band, Dori Freeman, King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, Vishten, Lurrie Bell's Chicago Blues Band, Deacon John's Jump Blues, Ana Lains, & more (6:30-10:15pm) - downtown Lowell (Lowell, MA)
    • Amy Black (8pm) - Spire Center (Plymouth, MA)
    • Sunny Landreth (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Paula Cole (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Ruthie Foster (8pm) - the Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Saturday, July 29:
    • Josh Lederman and the Cambridge-Somerville All-Stars (4pm), John E. Funk and the Skunks, Jerusafunk, & Pineapple Jam (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Jonathan Edwards (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Niall Connolly (7:30pm), & the Whiskey Geese (10pm) - Toad
    • Jason Myles Goss, & Mother Banjo (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Western Den, Honeysuckle, & Aurora Birch (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Eddie Japan, Abbie Barrett, & Jenee Halstead (9pm) - Great Scott
    • Nadia Washington (9pm) - Beat Brasserie
    • Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles feat. Eric “Roscoe” Ambel (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Lowell Folk Festival (6 stages) w/ CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, the Gibson Brothers, Jason D. Williams, the Savoy Family Cajun Band, Dori Freeman, King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, Los Texmaniacs, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Lurrie Bell's Chicago Blues Band, Charlie Walden, Deacon John's Jump Blues, Ana Lains, & more (noon-10:30pm) - downtown Lowell (Lowell, MA)
    • Mary Black (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Eddy the Chief Clearwater (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, July 30:
    • Sammy D and the Late Risers (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Sweet Wednesday, & Rachel Raven (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Natural Wonders (4:30pm), Asa Brebner and the Naked ‘I's, & the Trick Wallace Trio (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Dave Anthony (of Nemes, & 8pm) - Toad
    • Anna and Elizabeth, & Cleek Schrey (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Bird Gangs, Courters, & Teender (9pm) - State Park
    • the Ben Miller Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Lowell Folk Festival (6 stages) w/ the Gibson Brothers, CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Los Texmaniacs, Dori Freeman, Jason D. Williams, the Savoy Family Cajun Band, King Sunny Ade and His African Beats, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Lurrie Bell's Chicago Blues Band, Charlie Walden, Deacon John's Jump Blues, Ana Lains, & more (noon-6pm) - downtown Lowell (Lowell, MA)
    • Josh Turner (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Cherish the Ladies (5pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Monday, July 31:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • the Western Flyers (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Jimmy Ryan, Dave Westner, & 8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Caleb Wetherbee (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, August 1:
    • Kat McLevey (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • the Wolff Sisters, & Aaron Lessard (6pm) - Danehy Park, (presented by Passim)
    • 75th birthday tribute for Jerry Garcia w/ Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers with Wendy Ramsay, Ryan Fitzsimmons, Greg Klyma, Spotted Tiger, & Celia Woodsmith (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Murphy and Erker, & True Life Bluegrass (8:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Attack of Le Pigeon (10pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Wednesday, August 2:
    • Fandango (7pm), & Danielle Miraglia and the Glory Junkies (10pm) - Toad
    • Ruby Rose Fox (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • the Giant Kings (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge

  • Thursday, August 3:
    • Lizje (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • the Rationales (CD release), the Curtis Mayflower, Oldjack, Red Red Rockit, & Nate Rogers and the Unreliable Narrators (8pm) - Middle East Downstairs
    • the Magpie Salute (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Suzie Brown (cd release), & Jenee Halstead (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Dennis Brennan (9:30pm) - the Menotomy Grill
    • the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Four Piece Suit (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Friday, August 4:
    • Junior Brown (8:30pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Tim Gearan Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Amos Lee (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Rickie Lee Jones (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, August 5:
    • Dan Mills performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Michael Colton (4pm), & the Silks (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Johnnie Mac and the Local Forecast (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Dietrich Strause with Lyle Brewer, Zach Hickman, & and Billy Beard (7:30pm) - Toad

  • Sunday, August 6:
    • Hot Club of Cambridge (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Hip Swayers (4pm), & Sparrow Blue (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Sarah Levecque (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Avi Jacob (6pm) - Piers Park (East Boston, free, presented by ZUMIX)
    • Americana Sundays hosted by Greg Klyma w/ Danielle Miraglia, Mike Verge, & Lisa Bastoni (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • Sam Moss and friends (9pm) - State Park
    • Phil Vassar (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Dawes (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 8:
    • Kat Parks and Brad Bensko (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Dylan McKinstry, & Ryan Lee Crosby (6pm) - Danehy Park, (presented by Passim)
    • the Duke Levine Band (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, August 9:
    • Banda Magda (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Gordon Lightfoot (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Thursday, August 10:
    • Shyrkhan (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • Joshua Radin, Rachael Yamagata, & Brandon Jenner (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Sonya Rae Taylor, & Ryan Taylor (9:30pm) - the Menotomy Grill
    • Janiva Magness (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Friday, August 11:
    • Lisa Bastoni (noon-2pm) - Harvard Science Plaza, (presented by Passim)
    • Devendra Banhart djs (6:30-10pm) - ICA
    • Adam Torres (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Big Brother and the Holding Company (8pm) - Regent Theater
    • Barrence Whitfield and the Messengers, the Dennis Brennan Band, Jesse Dee (solo, & 8:45pm) - The Sinclair
    • Bees Deluxe - Ryles
    • Booker T. Jones (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • the Fixx (8pm SOLD OUT) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, August 12:
    • the Squeezebox Stompers (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • My Morning Jacket, & the Districts (7:30pm) - Mass MoCA
    • Lyle Lovett and His Big Band (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • the Ryan Montbleau Band (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, August 13:
    • Nate Sabat, & Sam Taber (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Old Wave (6pm) - Piers Park (East Boston, free, presented by ZUMIX)
    • Americana Sundays hosted by Greg Klyma (cd release, & 7pm) - Thunder Road
    • William Wild, & Cory Kilgannon (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Dwight Yoakam (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Li'l Bee Dee and Doo-Rites, & the Hoolios (2:30pm) - Bishop's Castle (199 Austin Farm Road, Exeter, RI)

  • Tuesday, August 15:
    • Lloyd Thayer (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Valley Queen, & Sarah Shook and the Disarmers (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Moonrise Nation (cd release, & 10pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, August 16:
    • Patty Larkin (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Thursday, August 17:
    • Morgan Weidinger (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • the Reverend Shawn Amos (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Dustbowl Revival, & Town Meeting (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • the Stacking Stones (9:30pm) - the Menotomy Grill
    • Felix Cavaliere's Rascals (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Cyrille Aimee (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, August 18:
    • Dick Dale, & Blinders (7:30pm) - Middle East Downstairs
    • Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Delta Rae, & Laura Jenkins (9pm) - The Paradise
    • Gary Hoey (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, August 19:
    • Kirsten Chervinsky sits in as co-host of the Lost Highway - WMBR
    • the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, & Donavon Frankenreiter (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Hunter Hayes (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Powderhouse, Daniel Miller and the High Life, & Pat and the Hats (7:30pm) - Middle East Upstairs
    • the David Grisman Sextet (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Nona Hendryx (8pm) - Mass MoCA
    • Ronnie Earl (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, August 20:
    • Nate Sabat and Isa Burke, & Ethan Hawkins (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Chris Isaak (7pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Stephen Stills and Judy Collins (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)

  • Monday, August 21:
    • Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 22:

  • Wednesday, August 23:
    • Debo Band, & Alsarah and the Nubatones (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • the Khourys, & Crashland Band (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Thursday, August 24:
    • Esther Wiesnerova (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • Tim Gartland (9:30pm) - the Menotomy Grill
    • Davina and the Vagabonds (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, August 25:
    • Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • the Bumper Jacksons (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Jarekus Singleton (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, August 26:
    • North River Blues Festival w/ (noon-8pm) Walter Trout, Davy Knowles, Mission of Blues, Ricky King Russell, Bees Deluxe, & Gretchen Bostrom - Marshfield Fairgrounds (140 Main Street, Marshfield, MA)

  • Sunday, August 27:
    • Sammy D and the Late Risers (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • North River Blues Festival w/ (noon-8pm) John Nemeth and the Rhythm Room Horns, Tim Gartland, Laith Al-Saadi, Sam Gentile and Basic Black, Chris Fitz, & Bag Full of Blues (noon-8pm) - Marshfield Fairgrounds (140 Main Street, Marshfield, MA)
    • the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Tuesday, August 29:
    • Live and Let Liv (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)

  • Wednesday, August 30:
    • Traveller (7:30pm) - Calderwood Courtyard, (MFA)
    • Shannon McNally (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Durand Jones and the Indications, & the Macrotones (10pm) - Great Scott

  • Thursday, August 31:
    • Thorleif, & Colescott (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)
    • Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Squirrel Nut Zippers (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • the Del McCoury Band (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Dale Watson (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Marcia Ball (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Friday, September 1:
    • 20th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival w/ the Mavericks, Shinyribs, the Squirrel Nut Zippers (w/ Jimbo Mathus, Chris Phillips), the Pine Leaf Boys, the Revelers, 10 Strings and A Goatskin, the Revelers, the Alex Meixner Band, Los Texmaniacs, the Turtle Duhks, & more (1pm-midnight) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, RI, full day of music Friday for the first time, including camping on Thursday night)
    • Roseanne Cash (7:30pm) - Boarding House Park (Lowell, MA)
    • Chelsea Berry (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, September 2:
    • 20th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival w/ Marcia Ball, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, Shinyribs, the Pine Leaf Boys, Sarah Potenza and Ian Crossman, Hat Fitz and Cara, 10 Strings and A Goatskin, the Revelers, Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, the Turtle Duhks, the Alex Meixner Band, & more (1pm-midnight) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, RI)

  • Sunday, September 3:
    • 20th annual Rhythm and Roots Festival w/ Roseanne Cash, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, the Pine Leaf Boys, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the New Orleans Suspects (w/ Paul Barrere, Fred Tackett), Hat Fitz and Cara, the Revelers, Sarah Potenza, Christine Ohlman and Cara Robinson, the Turtle Duhks, Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express, & many more (1pm-midnight) - Ninigret Park (Charlestown, RI)

  • Tuesday, September 5:

  • Wednesday, September 6:

  • Thursday, September 7:
    • Emily Baker (5:30pm) - Palmer Street (outside, in front of Passim, part of the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series)

  • Saturday, September 9:
    • the Charlie Daniels Band (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Mickey Dolenz (the Monkees, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, September 10:
    • Bret Michaels (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Monday, September 11:

  • Tuesday, September 12:
    • Mattie and Debbie (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • Jake Clemons (of the E Street Band, & 8pm) - Middle East Upstairs

  • Wednesday, September 13:
    • Father John Misty (8pm) - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

  • Friday, September 15:
    • Parachute (8pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)
    • Marco Benevento (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Fresh Grass w/ Brandi Carlile, Shovels and Rope, the Wood Brothers, Darol Anger's Republic of Strings, the Suitcase Junket, Alison Brown, Victor Furtado, the Last Revel, the Page Turners, Whiskey Treaty Road Show, Cold Chocolate, Long Journey, Izzy Heltai, & more - Mass MoCA

  • Saturday, September 16:
    • Matthew Sweet, & Tommy Keene (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Magic Dick and Shun Ng (8pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)
    • Fresh Grass w/ Del, Dawg, Railroad Earth, Crooked Still, Mike and Ruthy, Son Little, the Hackensaw Boys, the Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally Band, Red Baraat, Julian Pinelli, Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints, Mama's Marmalade, Ramblin' Jug Stompers, & more - Mass MoCA

  • Sunday, September 17:
    • Rik Emmett (Triumph) and Dave Dunlop (acoustic, & 7pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)
    • Hayes Carll (8pm) - Once
    • Fresh Grass w/ the Del McCoury Band (w/ David Grisman), Bill Frisell (w/ Petra Haden, Hank Roberts, Luke Bergman), Carrie Rodriguez, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Sarah Jarosz, the Brothers Comatose, Dom Flemons, Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, Pinedrop, Cheick Hamala Diabate and Mankan, Lil' Smokes, & more - Mass MoCA
    • Montgomery Gentry (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Tuesday, September 19:
    • Hayley Sabella (noon-1pm) - Kendall Café, a Passim presentation)
    • the Mason Jennings Band, & Frankie Lee (8pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)

  • Wednesday, September 20:
    • Emily Mure (new music release, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Ben Otwell (Gomez, & 8pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)
    • Gogol Bordello, & Lucky Chops (8pm) - The Paradise
    • the Jon Cleary Band (7:30pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Thursday, September 21:
    • Gogol Bordello, & Lucky Chops (8pm) - The Paradise
    • David Wax Museum (8pm) - City Winery
    • Will Hoge (8:30pm) - Middle East Downstairs
    • Margaret Glaspy, & Slow Dancer (9pm) - The Sinclair

  • Friday, September 22:
    • Tom Papa (7pm) - City Winery (1 Canal Street, Boston, MA)
    • Brian Wilson (7:30pm) - Orpheum, (performing Pet Sounds)
    • Paul Kelly (8pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Paul Cauthen, & Kelsey Waldon (10pm) - Great Scott
    • John Popper (Blues Traveler, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, September 23:
    • Tom Papa (7pm), & Wasabassco Burlesque (10:30pm) - City Winery
    • Dan and Shay (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)
    • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, September 24:
    • Aztec Two-Step (cd release, 2pm), & Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen with John Jorgensen (8pm) - City Winery
    • Whiskey Shivers, & Billy Strings (9:30pm) - Great Scott
    • Jake Owen (2pm) - Indian Ranch (Webster, MA)

  • Monday, September 25:
    • Jonatha Brooke (8pm) - City Winery

  • Tuesday, September 26:
    • Dan Wilson (8pm) - City Winery

  • Thursday, September 28:
    • John Popper, & Katrina Woolverton (8pm) - City Winery
    • Red Hot Chili Peppers (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, September 29:
    • The Church, & the Helio Sequence (8pm) - City Winery

  • Saturday, September 30:
    • Songhoy Blues (8pm) - City Winery
    • the Blasters, & Flat Duo Jets - Once
    • the Cowboy Junkies (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Sunday, October 1:
    • Madeleine Peyroux (8pm) - City Winery
    • Whitehorse, & Terra Lightfoot (9:30pm) - Great Scott

  • Monday, October 2:
    • Tommy Flemming (7pm) - City Winery

  • Tuesday, October 3:
    • Tony Lucca, & Derik Hultquist (8pm) - Cafe 939

  • Wednesday, October 4:

  • Thursday, October 5:
    • Herbie Hancock (8:30pm) - Orpheum

  • Friday, October 6:

  • Saturday, October 7:
    • the Stone Foxes (7:30pm) - Middle East Upstairs
    • Chicano Batman, & Khruangbin (8pm) - The Paradise

  • Monday, October 9:
    • Wye Oak, & Luke Temple (8pm) - City Winery

  • Tuesday, October 10:
    • the Wild Ponies (new music release, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Eilen Jewell, & Miss Tess (8pm) - City Winery

  • Wednesday, October 11:
    • Suzanne Vega (performing Solitude Standing, 99.9F, & 8pm) - City Winery

  • Thursday, October 12:
    • Suzanne Vega (performing Solitude Standing, 99.9F, & 8pm) - City Winery

  • Saturday, October 14:
    • Rob Flax (album release), & Friends (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Pat McGee (8pm) - City Winery

  • Sunday, October 15:
    • James Maddock, & Vance Gilbert (8pm) - City Winery

  • Friday, October 20:

  • Saturday, October 21:

  • Friday, October 27:
    • ZZ Top (7:30pm) - Orpheum
    • Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band (8pm) - House of Blues

  • Saturday, October 28:
    • Jake Shimabukuro (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Wednesday, November 1:

  • Friday, November 3:
    • Joan Osborne (performing songs of Bob Dylan, & 8pm) - Sanders Theatre

  • Saturday, November 4:
    • Courtney Barnett, & Kurt Vile and the Sea Lice (8:30pm) - Orpheum

  • Saturday, November 11:

  • Thursday, November 16:
    • Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn (8pm) - Sanders Theatre

  • Friday, November 17:
    • Arlo Guthrie (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, November 19:
    • Willie Nile (8pm) - City Winery

  • Tuesday, November 21:
    • Chris Thile (8pm) - Sanders Theatre

  • Tuesday, November 28:
    • Darlene Love (8pm, & holiday show) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Wednesday, November 29:

  • Saturday, December 2:
    • Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy's Celtic Family Christmas (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Thursday, December 14:
    • Blood Sweat and Tears (w/ Bo Bice, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

Please Note:
  • Addresses of many Boston area clubs can be found here.
  • Additions, changes and corrections for roots/Americana/blues/cajun/zydeco shows can be made by writing to: roots-listings email address
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