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Catch these rising stars...Ryan Fitzsimmons latest, Cold Sky, shows he’s equally storyteller-poet-melodicist with tunes recalling the work of folk icon John Gorka. Singer/songwriter Amy Black's new album of mostly originals, One Time, is fueled by a rich mix of folk, blues, classic country and gritty soul. Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm, harmonica, and her latest, Box of Troubles, explores life’s highs and lows.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/13/2012 - 20:00


The Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night at TCAN has been a tradition since the opening of The Center years ago. And we could try to describe this event by mentioning all the significant songwriters and talented musicians who have played and sung and captured a special moment in time.

But the TCAN Folk/Acoustic Open Mic night isn't about individuals so much as it is about a community. Everyone is welcome to perform – the event starts at 8pm but sign-up starts at 7:30pm. Hosted alternate weeks by Mark Stepakoff. 

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/10/2012 - 20:00
Tue, 07/24/2012 - 20:00


As a courtesy to patrons, wine and beer will be served at this event.

Day’s long-awaited 3rd album, Sound the Alarm, is a stunning collection of the kind of emotionally resonant, melody-minded pop-rock gems that have earned this singer/songwriter many devoted fans. During a decade of touring, Day released his debut album, Australia, and his breakthrough album, Stop All The World Now. Day’s charm, humor, gifted songwriting, and warm tenor “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit.”

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 20:00


As a courtesy to patrons, wine and beer will be served at this event.

When blues master Montgomery plays the harmonica, he "brings it on home," establishing himself as one of today’s most vital, dynamic blues performers. He’s recorded with Kid Rock, sat in with Gregg Allman, and toured the world with James Cotton, Charlie Daniels and Bonnie Raitt. His albums have been nominated for blues’ highest awards. He recently recorded the title song for Delta Rising, starring Morgan Freeman.

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/06/2012 - 20:00

Fenway Jazz Jam hosted by The David Ehle Guitar Trio

The trio is led by guitarist and Boston resident David Ehle with a bassist and drummer plus special guest musicians.

This is an open jazz jam session where all are invited to bring your instrument and your voice or just come enjoy the fun.

Every Tuesday night except when there is a Red Sox home game on a Tuesday.

For information contact David Ehle 617-572-3692.

Event Date: 
Tue, 07/03/2012 - 19:00
Tue, 07/10/2012 - 19:00
Tue, 07/24/2012 - 19:00
Tue, 07/31/2012 - 19:00

DiQuattro & Day

With a combined onstage experience of over 60 years, DiQuattro & Day have combined talents as an exciting new duo within the bluegrass and folk genre. Bob DiQuattro grew up under the influence of Southern Style Gospel Quartet music and was leader of the acclaimed “Keystone Quartet”, touring the US and Canada with bass singer, Richard Sturban, of Oak Ridge Boys fame. He was also lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the Manhattan Project.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/28/2012 - 20:00

Don White

If you laugh and cry within the same ten minutes, you either need a vacation or you are sitting in the audience at a Don White show. This working class family man from Lynn, MA has emerged as the thoughtful songwriter of the decade whose relevance to our lives is evidenced by the powerful reaction he evokes at every concert. Radio audiences, too, are not safe from the Don White experience.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 20:00

Gypsy Romantique

Donna Dufresne is an eclectic singer, songwriter and performer northeast CT. Gypsy Romantique’ is the newest incarnation of Donna’s adventures in song writing. Melding the gypsy inspired Paris hot club jazz of the 1930’s and American western swing of the same era, with their Latin influences and a touch of unabashed schmaltz, Gypsy Romantique’ is able to carry you away to the magic of the silver screen when it really was silver and not Technicolor. What you end up with is an entertaining cabaret of music that spans multiple generations.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/14/2012 - 20:00

Songwriter Sessions

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

Hosted by Lisa Martin, the series is dedicated to the craft of songwriting. Each performer is required to write a song based on a theme chosen by the previous month’s audience. Newly crafted songs are presented in round three of the evening’s series which features three local or regional songwriters.

Tickets: $5

Event Date: 
Fri, 07/13/2012 - 19:00

Becky Chace

Becky Chace has been chosen Best Female Vocalist 5 times by the readers of the Providence Phoenix Best Music Poll.”With her smoky voice and blues-laden guitar, Chace is a steamy cauldron of music, purveying the sort of countrified roots/folk rock that hits with a gritty, earthy edge. There’s an authenticity to Chace that makes her music captivating, and in the same breath makes her difficult to categorize: she’s a singer-songwriter who transcends a number of genres, pulling together common threads into solid music that commands a listeners’ attention.”- Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/07/2012 - 20:00


Of Interest

Know Your Host:
Al Dean

Al grew up listening to the music of the 40’s on his father’s EH Scott radio and 78 records. Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman were family favorites. This is first experience in the broadcasting field and allows him to dig into his closet of old vinyls and share them with his audience on the Sunday afternoon edition of the Jazz Matinee.

Tune in to Jazz Matinee
Sundays, 12 to 4 pm


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