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Eric Hofbauer & The Infrared Band, Jazz Guitar & Michael Musillami, new age jazz

Boston-based guitarist/composer Eric Hofbauer’s newest ensemble, The Infrared Band, explores his intermingling interests in wordplay, mythology and puzzles.“If there’s a single overarching ethos to the band it would be ‘tell your story,’” Hofbauer explains. “All my compositions have a back story or theme and I encourage each player to add their own take on those stories and to play from personal experience. There’s no role playing, I compose to each of their strengths, featuring everyone and challenging their limits.”

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 20:00

Sim Redmond Band, roots rock

Since their inception seven years ago, the Sim Redmond Band has been quickly on the rise, forging new ground in roots music. Traveling around the globe, playing with the likes of moe., the Neville Brothers, the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, and Habib Koite, in some of the most beautiful venues in the U.S. and Japan, the world has taken notice. SRB’s unique blend of roots-rock, Afro-Caribbean, and reggae music continues to spread like wild fire. They are based in Ithaca, NY but their magnetic pole is Africa, particularly the sounds emanating from West and South Africa.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 19:00

NO STATIC (Steely Dan Cover Band)

New England’s ultimate live band plays the music of Steely Dan. With an eclectic array of band members, No Static is definitely a great act and fun for all!

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Event Date: 
Fri, 04/13/2012 - 22:00

Marcus Foster, folk/blues/alternative, from UK

Marcus Foster is a British unsigned musician; categorizing himself as Folk / Blues / Alternative. Some of his musical influences include Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, The Doors, Jeff Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Van Morrison, and the list goes on. He’s recently released his EP via iTunes.

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Event Date: 
Fri, 04/13/2012 - 19:30

Samantha Farrell, Baker Thomas & Anthony da Costa (folk/rock)

Samantha Farrell is a sparkling young singer-songwriter based out of Boston who combines raw and emotional melodies with poetic lyrics. The daughter of an Irish American father and African American mother, she was born in Boston, and raised on a farm in rural Massachusetts where music was a constant part of the colorful fabric of her life. Influenced early on by old school soul, jazz and R&B as well as the likes of singer-songwriters such as Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, Samantha has fused these different genres into a style all of her own.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 20:00

Del Rey, ukulele jazz & Elijah Wald, blues/jazz

Del Rey started playing classical guitar when she was four. As a teenager, she met bluesman Sam Chatmon who inspired her to become a blues queen. Her guitar playing combines country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie through the sensibility of an autodidact trailor-park esthete. Her live show is full of complex guitar grooves and sly humor.

Artist website

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/11/2012 - 20:00

‘Lil Brian & the Zydeco Travelers, zydeco from Texas

The undisputed capitol of Lil’ Brian’s world, is the hamlet of Barrett Station, Texas—B.S.T. to those in the know. This unprepossessing, well kept, Texas crossroads, just outside Baytown and not far from H-Town (Houston), is smack dab in the middle of East Texas Zydeco country. The Creole people of this part of the country, most with strong Louisiana roots, are at least as ardent about Zydeco as their neighbors across the border in Louisiana. The clubs, festivals and radio pulse with Zydeco rhythms both traditional and new, enjoyed by young and old.

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:30

Bombino, desert music from Niger

Omara “Bombino” Moctar, a young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter, was raised during an era of armed struggles for independence and violent suppression by government forces. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 22:00

Amy Black Band, Americana songwriter plus Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers (Folk Blues)s

Amy Black may live in Boston, but she’s holds a piece of the south in her soul. She seamlessly blends a sound that is the best of both sides of the Mason Dixon Line. A little bit of Nashville, a little bit of Cambridge makes for a unique singer/ songwriter comfortable in many circles. In record time, she’s become one of the most sought after acts in New England.

Artist website

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/07/2012 - 19:30

Unfulfilled Desires, Jazz & T-Bone Daddy Trio, Jazz/blues

Unfulfilled Desires (UD), international jazz collective based in the Berkshires and Paris, released their fourth CD, Plugged,in 2011. Beyond their regular shows at western MA venues (where the band is based), Boston, NYC, and the northeast, UD has a collective of musicians on both sides of the Atlantic and has also been performing in Europe and the Middle East for over ten years.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/06/2012 - 19:30

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