Category Archives: Country Calendar

Molly Tuttle Back to Bluegrass—at Belleville Roots Oct 7th

The only Molly Tuttle album I had, When You’re Ready (2019), was lovely but not very country. So I’m delighted to learn (from Ken Irwin, at the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival) that she’s returned to bluegrass with an all-star … Continue reading

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A 50-Year Sour Mash Boys Anniversary—Sunday, 18Sep22, 4–8 PM at Sally O’Brien’s in Somerville

From Larry Flint— Come help us celebrate 50 years of the Sour Mash Boys! Sunday, September 18, 4 PM – 8 PM at Sally O’Brien’s It’s 50 years this month since John Lincoln Wright began a new chapter in New … Continue reading

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Live Music Is Back! See Country Calendar Page

JUST UPDATED 5JUN21: SCROLL DOWN CALENDAR PAGE UPDATE: Festival season is back, too! The two Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festivals in Maine are up and running, June 17-20, and August 26-29. Dr Janie and I just bought tickets to the … Continue reading

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Coming Up: The Joe Val Festival for 2020!

Just realized I hadn’t previewed The Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, February 14th, 15th, and 16th, my favorite—and only partly because it’s right in my backyard.  Well, almost; we’re on the river in Saxonville, but only about 10 minutes drive west … Continue reading

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Pre-recorded Shows April 6th and 13th

I’m in Powhatan, Virginia, with daughter Sarah and family this week; Sarah and husband James are dual-handedly building a new house in the woods. Here is the view of distant maple blossoms from the back of the house, on the … Continue reading

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Time for the 2019 Joe Val Festival!

Far and away the major winter bluegrass event in this part of the country, and maybe in the whole country (as Alex MacLeod of Rock Hearts corrected on the show back on the 26th), it’s time again for The Joe … Continue reading

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Rhode Island’s Best-Kept Secret? Rock Hearts on HAH!

I had heard the name, but knew nothing of the band when Tony Watt asked if I’d like to have them on live.  They are scheduled to appear at the Joe Val Festival this year, so I said, sure, if … Continue reading

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Tony Watt Launches JamVember

It’s at the Sheraton in Framingham, it’s taking over a good portion (but not all) of the hotel for a weekend, but it’s not a festival.  So what is it? It’s JamVember, a “Boston’s bluegrass Jamming non-festival.”  The neologism is … Continue reading

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2018 Joe Val Festival: IIIrd Tyme Out, David Davis, and more!

Just a few miles west on Route 9 from our home on the river in Saxonville, at the junction with the Mass Pike, is the hotel our kids used to call ‘The Castle’, the Sheraton in Framingham.  And fortunately for … Continue reading

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Becky Buller Live on January 20th!

That’s right, fiddler and singer Becky Buller and her hot-pickin’ band will be at the former National Heritage Museum (now the unmemorably-named Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library) this Saturday, January 20th, sponsored of course by the Boston Bluegrass Union.  … Continue reading

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