Category Archives: HA’pennings

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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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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HA’ppenings: Del Resurrects Woody!

Woody Guthrie reportedly left some 3,000 manuscript songs behind, most if not all lyrics without a hint of melody.  Back in the ’30s and ’40s there were no smart phones, tape recorders, and precious few wire recorders.  Radio stations had … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: Claire Lynch Returns April 2nd

  The delightful Claire Lynch Band is returning to the area this Saturday, at the Boston Bluegrass Union’s regular venue in Lexington, the former National Heritage Museum, now the ‘Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library’.  From the BBU website: Claire … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: Surprise Old-Time Fiddling on the Show

Last Friday evening (11Mar16) I opened a brightly-colored mailer that had come in to WHRB the previous Saturday, to find a CD and a note from fiddler Matt Brown.  He said that he and guitarist Greg Reish were going to … Continue reading

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Laurie Lewis in Town January 16th

That’s from Laurie Lewis’s website.  I looked because the Boston Bluegrass Union has been ambiguous about the name of the band.  Laurie’s regulars are The Right Hands.  Gerry Katz in his email promotion called this different aggregation, with typical whimsy, … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: John Lincoln Wright Memorial Christmas Show December 13th

From Larry Flint— Here we are again into December, with Friday December 4 marking the 5 year anniversary of the passing of someone that we all knew and loved, John Lincoln Wright In John’s honor we are planning another Memorial  Christmas … Continue reading

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HA’ppenings: Notorious Duo Coming to HAH

Eden MacAdam Somer and Larry Unger perform as a duo (or sometimes with additional artists as a trio or quartet), styling themselves ‘Notorious’, though as far as I know they have committed no misdeeds—unless appearing on Hillbilly at Harvard this … Continue reading

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HA’penings: Wisewater Returns to HAH and Club Passim

The Wisewater trio (identifed as a duo on their website home page—needs updating!) will be making a return appearance on Hillbilly at Harvard this Saturday (24 October), between 10 and 11 AM (short show: off for football at 11:30) and … Continue reading

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HA’pennings: Bruce Millard and Wayworn Travelers Coming By

Old friend Bruce Millard (Hokum’s Heroes) has put together a new band focusing on music of The Carter Family.  They’re playing at Club Passim Thursday, 6Aug15.  Bruce will be bringing some members of the band to HAH this Saturday (1Aug15), … Continue reading

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