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James Montgomery, blues/rock & Barrence Whitfield, R&B/soul/rockabilly

When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he “brings it on home”. Whether it’s recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority. While growing up in Detroit he learned first-hand from the masters – James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells – at the legendary “Chessmate.” Over the years, he’s carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene. Artist website   

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/20/2012 - 22:00

Amy Harwood

Date: 
Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 10:30pm
Program: 

Have lobbyists in Washington impacted human population growth? This week Al is joined by Amy Harwood of the Center For Biological Diversity. They recently awarded the US Chamber of Commerce with the annual "Rubber Dodo" award for blocking efforts to initiate new laws to preserve endangered animal species and address issues relating to human population growth. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM for a real eye opener.

Oneal Armstrong, Americana/ rock

Oneal Armstrong has been entertaining audiences for years with their instrumental mix of funked up jazz, rock, psychedelic, drum and bass, and African influences. Mixing many original pieces with familiar but re-worked covers, Oneal Armstrong keeps audiences attention from beginning to end, leaving them cheering for more. Artist website

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/19/2012 - 20:00

Mali Yaro, West African dance

The great West African singer and his band interpret music from Niger with gusto and elegance.
Artist website

Event Date: 
Wed, 01/18/2012 - 20:00

CLAUDIA SCHMIDT / SALLY ROGERS

Almost four decades as a touring professional have found Michigan native Claudia Schmidt traversing North America as well as Europe in venues ranging from intimate clubs to 4,000 seat theatres, and festival stages in front of 25,000 rapt listeners. She has recorded fourteen albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms featuring her acclaimed 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer playing. The legendary singer/songwriter is back for her much anticipated yearly visit, this time with the great Sally Rogers.

Event Date: 
Tue, 01/17/2012 - 20:00

RECESSION SESSIONS benefit for SHC & RACKY THOMAS

A benefit for the Somerville Homeless Coalition with the new band The Bull and the Bear!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bull-and-The-Bear/144131625684624

Racky Thomas continues his residency with more classic blues and jazz. (No Cover)

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/12/2012 - 19:30

The Tom Lanigan Band

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/20/2012 - 21:30

Linda Dagnello and Pamela Hines Quintet!

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 20:00

The SUNDAY NIGHT Hang w/ Ronnie Sugar Bear.

No Cover

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/07/2012 - 21:00
Sat, 01/14/2012 - 21:00
Sat, 01/21/2012 - 21:00
Sat, 01/28/2012 - 21:00

Ned Lucas Band

No Cover

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/13/2012 - 20:30

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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.

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Sundays, 12 to 4 pm

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