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Mr. Nick and the Dirty Tricks

Mr. Nick & the Dirty Tricks unites veteran musicians Nick David (a.k.a. Mr. Nick), "Lonely" Gus Carlson, Teddy B. (Bukowski) and Rick Rousseau for one of New England's most formidable live outfits in any genre. But their hearts belong to blues.

Real blues. They play elegant, stomping and swinging classics by the likes of Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf and Wynonie Harris and a mix of original rhumbas, jump blues, and boogies they're developing for a debut album and taking to a growing legion of fans throughout the US and abroad.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 21:00

Lawrence D.the Boston premiere of “Butch” Morris’ A Conduction® with New England Conservatory

*New Music Now Series in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 19:30


One of the world’s greatest guitarists, Paco de Lucía is a living legend of flamenco music. Considered by many to be the most innovative and influential flamenco artist of the last 40 years, he has had a revolutionary impact on the art form, infusing it with new life and bringing it worldwide attention. Paco de Lucía will be performing with his world-renowned flamenco sextet and the spectacular dancer Farruco.

“The most advanced guitarist in any idiom.”—Guitar Review

Tickets: $75, $60, $40

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/11/2012 - 19:30

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines in John Henry’s Hammer, Opening: The Hip Swayers

Doors 7pm

When 22-year-old harmonica ace Annie Raines first sat in with 42-year-old country blues guitarist Paul Rishell in a Boston bar in 1992, few in the crowd suspected that they were witnessing the beginning of a musical partnership that would span the next fifteen years and counting.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 19:30


In a dazzling display of Indian percussion, tabla superstar Zakir Hussain is joined by the finest percussionists from India’s classical and folk traditions, including Fazal Qureshi, tabla and kanjira; Rakesh Chaurasia, bansuri (bamboo flute); T.H.V. Umashankar, ghatam (clay pot); Dilshad Khan, sarangi; Navin Sharma, dholak; Abbos Kosimov, doyra, and the Meitei Pung Cholom Performing Troupe, dancing drummers of Manipur.

Tickets: $50, $42, $37, $28

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/18/2012 - 19:00


Since meeting at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939, the Blind Boys of Alabama have thrilled audiences worldwide with their potent, impassioned renditions of gospel songs. Winners of five Grammy Awards, celebrated by the National Endowment for the Arts with several Lifetime Achievement Awards and inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 60 years and shows no signs of diminishing.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 20:00

From Japan: TAO: The Art of the Drum

With explosive taiko drumming and innovative, acrobatic choreography, TAO: The Art of the Drum offers a breathtaking, vibrantly modern twist on a traditional art form—and a visual and sonic tour de force! This all-new production captures the best of TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy and stamina.

"Powerful, dynamic and unique." - Time Out

"Extraordinarily talented . . . incomparable muscular zeal." - Chicago Tribune

Tickets:$42, $37, $30

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/21/2012 - 19:30


Known for her smoky voice and magnetic performances, Mexican-American singer and composer Lila Downs has created one of the most singular explorations of Mexican roots music on both sides of the border. She blends Mexican folk rhythms and native dialects with American folk, blues and rock. Her new release, Pecados y Milagros (Sins and Miracles), is inspired by Downs's experience becoming a new mother (something she calls “a miracle”), and a contemplation of the meaning of “sin” in the modern world.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/09/2012 - 20:00


The Grammy Award–winning Carolina Chocolate Drops revitalize the old-time string and jug-band music of the Piedmont region with velocity and virtuosity. The band’s expanded new lineup includes original members Rhiannon Giddens on fiddle, banjo and vocals and Dom Flemons on guitar, banjo, harmonica, jug and snare. They are joined by new members Hubby Jenkins and Leyla McCalla. 

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/03/2012 - 20:00


LASZLO GARDONY TRIO, features Laszlo Gardony, piano with John Lockwood, bass and Yoron Israel, drums.  They will play a variety of tracks, including some from their latest CD.

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/17/2012 - 16:00


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