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Msafiri Zawose (traditional music from Tanzania)

Msafiri Zawose is currently one of the most admired Gogo musicians today. Born into a family that honors tradition, he is determined to preserve this style of music that plays a key role in the rich heritage of Tanzania. Gogo music allows for expression of emotion and serves a number of roles in traditional life, ranging from specific songs to celebrate the harvest, to serving as entertainment for the community.

Event Date: 
Wed, 06/13/2012 - 20:00

Bernie Worrell Orchestra (jazz)

Bernie Worrell: How many artists can say they were in on the ground floor of an honest-to-Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame supergroup, all while inventing a completely original and uncanny sound and, in the ensuing years, building a legendary reputation as one of the most versatile hired guns in the music business? True funkateers know the history.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/09/2012 - 22:00

Otis Clay (r&b legend) - Tre Williams & the Revelations (r&b/soul)

Otis Clay is one of the premier deep soul and gospel singers working today. His raw, fiery vocals drive an energetic and danceable blend of soul, r&b and blues in the tradition of such deep soul singers as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke. A master showman, Otis Clay stays in demand for festival and concert appearances in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012 - 22:00

Kinky Friedman (Texas legend)

A literal legend in Texas, Kinky Friedman is coming to Johnny D’s! Mystery novelist, gubernatorial candidate, action figure, and, clearly, famous songwriter, this man is anything but ordinary. Onstage, he’s first and foremost a clown, albeit a provocative and politically incorrect one, and this best-of leans heavily on comedy. However, there’s another, often-overlooked personality; Friedman’s peeks into the human condition stand alongside the Clarks, Van Zandts, and Willies.

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/08/2012 - 19:30

Alan Doyle (Celtic rock) & Dustin Bentall

Alan is the driving force behind Great Big Sea, the ground breaking Canadian Celtic rock phenomenon. He is a fine songwriter and will bring in some of his new material with his own band. He’s known as an acclaimed actor and producer in his home Newfoundland.

Artist webpage

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http://www.dustinbentall.com/

Event Date: 
Thu, 06/07/2012 - 20:00

Trace Bundy (guitar legend)

Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard.  His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience.  Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed “Acoustic Ninja” play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.

Artist website

Event Date: 
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 20:00

The Derangers (americana/surf/spaghetti western) & Triple Thick (rock/americana)

6:00pm spaghetti dinner

7:30pm music

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/05/2012 - 19:30

Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters (rock/surf/instrumental) plus JQTrio (instrumental)

6:00pm spaghetti dinner

7:30pm music

Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters play surf guitar instrumentals, drawing inspiration from classic axe slingers like Dick Dale and Link Wray as well as spy, science fiction and spaghetti western movies, often in the same tunes.

Event Date: 
Tue, 06/12/2012 - 19:30

Open Blues Jam!

The Boston area has been a haven for blues enthusiasts for as long as anyone can remember. And, for over a quarter-century, the longest running area Blues Jam takes place right here at Johnny D’s.

Young and old, veteran or just starting out, there is a spot for all on our Sunday afternoon jams. And because the Blues is a wide spread idiom, we make a point of welcoming both electric and acoustic, Delta, Chicago, Piedmont, rural or citified, all are invited. There is always a host to help coordinate the activities and take a few laps.

Event Date: 
Sun, 06/03/2012 - 16:30
Sun, 06/10/2012 - 16:30
Sun, 06/17/2012 - 16:30
Sun, 06/24/2012 - 16:30

Long Time Courting & Robbie O’Connell (Celtic roots)

Take four individually accomplished traditional musicians and singers with fresh attitudes. Combine them, and you have the rich, soaring four-part vocal arrangements and high energy dance tunes that are Long Time Courting. Bringing together the talents of Sarah Blair on fiddle/vocals, Liz Simmons on guitar/vocals, Shannon Heaton on flute/vocals, and Ariel Friedman on cello/vocals, this Boston-based band shares a love of traditional Irish, Scottish and American folk music as well as contemporary material.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/02/2012 - 19:00

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