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Jim Kweskin

The fun side of folk music was explored by the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. During the five years they were together, they successfully transformed the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for their good-humored performances. A communal-like musical ensemble, the Kweskin Jug Band were formed by Jim Kweskin, who had been inspired by a folk group, the Hoppers, featuring washtub bass player John "Fritz" Richmond. The Kwesin Jug Band continued to bring their unique style of folk music to a national audience, appearing on The Roger Miller Show and The Al Hirt Show.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 20:00

Kayla Ringelheim CD Release

A singer-songwriter native of the Boston area who now calls Providence home, Kayla Ringelheim is a young woman with impressive piano chops, ancient tales to tell, and a voice of honey to tell them with. She grew up surrounded by the vibrant musical culture of Club Passim, where she played her first open mic at age 13. With the immense power of connection and expression in music being instilled in her at a young age, Kayla conjures memories of Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega with a modern edge of pop and jazz.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 15:30

The Sweetback Sisters

Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models. Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong, albeit with a contemporary sensibility. thesweetbacksisters.com

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/16/2012 - 20:00

Alastair Moock presents a Tribute to Woody Guthrie

Tickets: $22, members $20

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/15/2012 - 20:00

Griffin House

House originally signed with Nettwerk and banged out his first CD with his band in five days. He spent most of the subsequent three years on the road, while also finding time to record several “direct-to-fan” releases, a pair of EPs (House of David Vol. 1 & 2) and the 2006 digital release Homecoming.

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/14/2012 - 19:00

Tricky Britches & Darlingside

Tricky Britches is a high-energy string band hailing from Portland, Maine. From their roots of playing heel-stomping old-time fiddle tunes they have progressed into a fusion of classic bluegrass, country, and folk rock. The band consists of Tyler Lienhardt on Fiddle, Seth Doyle on Mandolin, Jed Bresette on Bass, and Ryan “Bear” Wilkinson on Banjo. trickybritches.com

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/13/2012 - 20:00

BCMFest Session

Free!

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 19:00

Uptown Swing Dance - to The Racky Thomas Band (Swing)

Swing Dance lesson 8:15 - 9:00pm

Tickets: $15 ($10 with student ID)
  
Info: (508) 435-2363; http://www.hoptothebeat.com/uptown-swing-dance

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/03/2012 - 21:00

gimmeLIVE presents Berklee in Gloucester

Doors: 6:30pm

World-renowned Berklee Professors perform with Top Students & help raise money to send Gloucester students to Berklee.

We kick off the fall season of benefit concerts with the Jim Odgren Quintet, featuring Berklee professors Jim Odgren (alto sax) and Dave Santoro (acoustic bass) with top students playing jazz and standards in a style steeped in the rich tradition of 50's and 60's Blue Note jazz.

A portion of the proceeds supports the Gloucester2Berklee Scholarship Fund.

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/25/2012 - 19:30

Joan, Judy & Joni

Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:00pm
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Tune in for four hours of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Joni Mitchell!

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