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The WMBR Roots Report
(Americana, Blues, Cajun, Folk & Zydeco)

  • Friday, November 17:
    • Jimmy Ryan Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Matt Wertz (7, & 10pm) - Club Passim
    • Eddie Berman (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Marc Broussard, & Grant Stinnett (8pm) - City Winery
    • Letters to Cleo, & Blake Babies (8pm) - The Paradise
    • the Resurrectionists, the Chris Monti Trio, & the Martians (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Tim Gearan Band, & Luddy Mussy (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Los Goutos (10pm) - Toad
    • the Handymen (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Amy Speace, & Charlee Bianchini (7:30pm) - Old Sloop Coffeehouse (First Congregational Church, 12 School Street, Rockport, MA)
    • Arlo Guthrie (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Griffin House, & Korby Lenker (8pm) - the Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
    • Town Meeting (8pm SOLD OUT) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, November 18:
    • Eddie Berman performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Frank Drake's bluegrass jam (2pm), & the Bagboys (5pm) - Burren
    • Busted Jug Band (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Kelly Riley Band (4pm) - Atwood's
    • DakhaBrakha (7:30pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Ian Hunter and the Rant Band (8pm SOLD OUT) - City Winery
    • Letters to Cleo, & Blake Babies (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Leyla McCalla (8pm) - First Parish Unitarian (1446 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA)
    • Alastair Moock's Pastures of Plenty w/ Sean Staples, Anand Nayak, & Eric and Hazel Royer (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Weisstronauts, Tony and Samantha Goddess (w/ special guests), the Surf Riders, & Matt Rhodes of the Silver Lining (9pm) - Midway Cafe, (benefit for the Tedrock fund)
    • Bedouine, & Domino Kirke (9:30pm) - Great Scott
    • Chris Hersch and the Moonraiders (10pm) - Toad
    • Justin Townes Earle (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • 4th annual RIA House benefit w/ Les Sampou, & the Lied To's (8pm) - Amazing Things Arts Center (Framingham, MA)
    • Kate Taylor (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Sunday, November 19:
    • Lloyd Thayer (10:15am-1:15pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Robert Pinksy's PoemJazz (noon) - City Winery
    • Sharon Shannon (2pm, & 4:30pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • the Local Forecast with Wendy Sobel (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Mamma's Marmalade (4pm) - Atwood's
    • Julian Kytasty(4pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe, (workshop and performance on the bandura)
    • the Natural Wonders (4:30pm), & Dave Wells and Friends (8:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Carrie Newcomer and Gary Walters (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Americana Sundays w/ Blame the Whiskey (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • Driftwood Soldier, & Muddy Ruckus (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Jesse Dee, the Giant Kings, Dwight and Nicole, & the Revelations (7:30pm) - The Sinclair
    • Frank Drake and Friends (8pm) - Toad
    • Willie Nile (8pm) - City Winery, (singing the songs of Bob Dylan)

  • Monday, November 20:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Monday Night Bluegrass w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & and Joe Kessler (8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Paul Rishell and Annie Raines (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)
    • the Texas Gentlemen (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Tuesday, November 21:
    • Brothers McCann (7:30pm), & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Chris Thile (8pm) - Sanders Theatre
    • Doyle Bramhall II (8pm) - City Winery
    • True Life Bluegrass, & High Strung Reunion (8:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Bronte Fall, & Crooked Horse (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Duke Levine Band (9:15pm) - Atwood's
    • Attack of Le Pigeon (10pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Wednesday, November 22:
    • Fandango (7pm) - Toad
    • Mark Stepakoff (cd release), & Esther Friedman (8pm) - Club Passim
    • The Dennis Brennan Band, Rachel Sumner (of Twisted Pine, Sumner and Moss, & 9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • the Glorious Sons (9:30pm) - Great Scott
    • Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, & Old Hat (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Five Cents Extra (reunion, & 8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Friday, November 24:
    • Tom Hagerty Acoustic Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Bob Franke (cd release, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (album release), Bearly Dead, & the Julie Rhodes Band (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Tim Gearan Band, & the Z-Boys (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Adam Ezra Group (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Roomful of Blues (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Neil and the Vipers (8pm) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Saturday, November 25:
    • Frank Drake's bluegrass jam (2pm), & the Bagboys (5pm) - Burren
    • Josh Lederman and the Cambridge-Somerville All-Stars (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Patsy Hamel Band (6pm), Sonya Rae and Ryan Taylor, & more (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Bigfoot Research Organization w/ Dave Dersham, Rob Laurens, Joel Ninesling, & Lloyd Thayer (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Porch Party Mamas (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Trailer Park (7:30pm), & Grain Thief (10pm) - Toad
    • Melissa Ferrick (8pm) - City Winery
    • the Houston Bernard Band (9pm) - Loretta's Last Call
    • OldJack, Eddie Japan, & Dark Wheels (9:15pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Sarah Borges, & the Silks (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Darlene Love with her Rock the Holidays show (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, November 26:
    • Ethan Setiawan (10:15am-1:15pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • benefit to cure Parkinson's Disease w/ Larry Flint's Road Scholars, Cooper Brothers and Sean Danehy, Bucky Bear and Jimmy Ryan, Brad Meyer and Amy Lohman, Bill and Sam McQuaid with Ed Loechler, Julie Dougherty and Woody Woodward, Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, & more (1pm) - Sally O's, (checks payable to A.P.D.A.MA much appreciated!)
    • Gin Daisy (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Riley Coyote (4pm), Hayley Thompson King, & Ben Vosk of These Wild Plains (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Roy Sludge Trio (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Americana Sundays hosted by Greg Klyma w/ Andy Santospago, Paul Chase, & Andy Plaisted (7pm) - Thunder Road
    • Kati Jones (cd release), & Hayley Sabella (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Kindred The Family Soul, & the Curtis Mayflower (8pm) - City Winery

  • Monday, November 27:
    • Ameranouche, & Dunham Shoe Factory (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Mike Gent, John Powhida (7pm, & no cover) - Once
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Loudon Wainwright III, & Lucy Wainwright Roche (8pm) - City Winery
    • Monday Night Bluegrass w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & and Tim Kelly (8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • All of the Animals (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge, which begins at 8pm)

  • Tuesday, November 28:
    • Rick Berlin video shoot (6-8pm) - Central Square Theatre (songs, interspersed with readings, dress up and be part of it, no cover)
    • Brothers McCann (7:30pm), & Eric Salt and the Electric City (10pm) - Toad
    • Berklee Roots Roadshow (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Rufus Wainwright, & Melissa Ferrick (8pm) - City Winery
    • Sean Watkins (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Duke Levine Band (9:15pm) - Atwood's
    • Stay at Home Dads (10pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Darlene Love (8pm, & holiday show) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Wednesday, November 29:
    • Fandango (7pm), & Air Congo (10pm) - Toad
    • David Rawlings (8pm) - Wilbur
    • Rufus Wainwright, & Melissa Ferrick (8pm) - City Winery
    • John Craigie, & Aurora Birch (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Barr Brothers (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Grant Bloom (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge

  • Thursday, November 30:
    • Danny Barnes (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • the Tedeschi Trucks Band, & the North Mississippi Allstars (7:30pm) - Orpheum
    • Melvern Taylor and His Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & the Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Hot Tuna (acoustic, & 8pm) - Wilbur Theatre
    • Johnny A (8pm) - City Winery
    • the Guy Mendilow Ensemble (cd release), & the Voci Angelica Trio (7:30pm) - Club Passim
    • Whiskey Treaty (cd release, & 9:15pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter (7:30pm, & Sawtelle Room) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)
    • Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers (cd release, 8pm, & Ballroom) - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

  • Friday, December 1:
    • Molly Bruie (cd release), & Eva Walsh (7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • the Tedeschi Trucks Band, & the North Mississippi Allstars (7:30pm) - Orpheum
    • Front Country, & Sean Trischka (7:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Dee Dee Bridgewater (8, & 10pm) - Scullers
    • Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers (cd release), Ilana Katz Katz 8pm, & Haymarket Lounge) - City Winery
    • Susan Werner (8pm) - City Winery
    • Ben Aler, & Victor Martin (8pm) - Cafe 939
    • Tim Gearan, & Luddy Mussy (9:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Saturday, December 2:
    • Somerville artists' open studios (noon-6pm) - Somerville (6 & 20 Mt. Vernon Street, annually since 1974)
    • Frank Drake's bluegrass jam (2pm), & the Bagboys (5pm) - Burren
    • the Crank-Tones and DJ Easy Ed's Record Hop! (3pm) - Midway Cafe
    • the Vinegar Flies (4pm), & Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Johnnie Mac and the Local Forecast (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Session Americana (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Danielle Miraglia and the Glory Junkies (album release, & 7pm) - Burren, (back room)
    • Front Country (7:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Songwriter Sessions w/ David Massengill, Terry Kitchen, & Rob Lytle (7:30pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe
    • Strangers By Accident, & the Wolff Sisters and the Last Cavalry (7:30pm) - Once
    • Donna The Buffalo (8pm), Los Goutos (8pm, & Haymarket Lounge) - City Winery
    • Dee Dee Bridgewater (8, & 10pm) - Scullers
    • Lucy Kaplansky, & Lisa Bastoni (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas), & Katie Von Schleicher 9:30pm) - Great Scott
    • Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy's Celtic Family Christmas (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Twisted Pine (8pm) - Beal House (Kingston, MA)

  • Sunday, December 3:
    • Semi-Electric Heaters (10:15am-1:15pm) - Club Passim, (brunch show)
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (4pm), & Big Spender Trio (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Sarah Levecque (4pm), & the Cannibal Ramblers (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Session Americana (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim

  • Monday, December 4:
    • Angel Olson - House of Blues
    • Andy Statman (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Monday Night Bluegrass w/ Sean Staples, Eric Royer, Dave Westner, & and special guests (8:30pm) - Atwood's

  • Tuesday, December 5:
    • Jake Bugg (8pm) - The Paradise
    • Red Tail Hawk, & Liz Bills (9:15pm) - Atwood's

  • Wednesday, December 6:

  • Thursday, December 7:
    • Joe Henry, & Rose Cousins (8pm) - City Winery
    • the Rhythm Future Quartet (8pm) - Scullers
    • Garnet Rogers (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Todd Rundgren (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, December 8:
    • Matt and Shannon Heaton (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Justine and the Unclean (cd release), Cold Expectations, the Roy Sludge Trio, Hey Zeus, & many more (8pm) - Once
    • the Houston Bernard Band (9pm) - Loretta's Last Call
    • Driftwood, & Heather Aubrey Lloyd (8pm) - the Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)
    • Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Girls Guns and Glory (acoustic, & 8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Saturday, December 9:
    • Amanda Ekery, Caroline Kuhn, & Elise Leavy (2pm) - Club Passim
    • Greg Klyma, Molly Pinto Madigan, the Lords of Liechtenstein, & the Old Rochelle (4pm) - Midway Cafe
    • Josh Lederman and the Cambridge-Somerville All-Stars (4pm), Lonely Leesa and the Lost Cowboys, & Nate Rogers and the Unreliable (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Sweetback Sisters' Country Christmas Singalong (7pm) - Oberon
    • Bill Staines, Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl, Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick, & Stuart Schulman (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Bloodshot Bill, the Raging Teens, Nate Gibson, & Sean Mencher (9:30pm) - Great Scott
    • the Silks (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Goodnight Moonshine, & Emily Mure (7:30pm) - Old Sloop Coffeehouse (First Congregational Church, 12 School Street, Rockport, MA)
    • the Mavericks (8pm) - Lynn Auditorium

  • Sunday, December 10:
    • Winterbloom w/ Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson, Natalia Zukerman (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Sweetback Sisters' Country Christmas Singalong (7pm) - Oberon
    • Reverend Horton Heat, Junior Brown, the Blasters, & Big Sandy (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Advance Base, Lisa/Liza, & Greg Jamie of O'Death (9:15pm) - Atwood's

  • Tuesday, December 12:

  • Wednesday, December 13:
    • the 13th Annual Boston Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless w/ the Chandler Travis Philharmonic,  Livingston Taylor, Jen Kimball, The Boy With the Amplifier Head featuring Sal Baglio, Merrie Amsterburg, Carla Ryder, Sarah Borges, Erin Harpe's Country Blues Trio, the Boston Typewriter Orchestra, Ken Field, Boogaloo Swamis, Bird Mancini, Shaun Wortis, Alastair Moock, the Athol Thingerth, & more (7pm) - Once, (all proceeds go to the Somerville Homeless Coalition)
    • Suzanne Vega (8pm) - City Winery, (tix from Oct 12 show will be accepted)
    • Robinson and Rohe (8pm) - Club Passim, (Holiday show and singalong)

  • Thursday, December 14:
    • Under the Covers w/ Jake Armerding, Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins, Zach Hickman (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Matt Pond PA, & Ricky Lewis (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Blood Sweat and Tears (w/ Bo Bice, & 8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, December 15:
    • Under the Covers w/ Jake Armerding, Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins, Zach Hickman (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Rhett Miller (acoustic, & 8pm) - City Winery
    • the White Buffalo (9pm) - The Paradise

  • Saturday, December 16:
    • Lori McKenna (w/ band), Sunny Sweeney (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Alone and Together w/ Elvis Perkins, Joe Russo, Eric D. Johnson, Sam Cohen, & Josh Kaufman (7pm) - Royale
    • Martin Sexton (8pm) - Wilbur
    • David Broza and Friends (8pm) - Berklee Performance Center
    • Judy Collins (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Sunday, December 17:
    • Lori McKenna (solo), Sunny Sweeney (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Samantha Fish, & Louie Fontaine and the Starlight Searchers (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • the 14th Annual Cape Cod Cavalcade for the Homeless w/ the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, Kami Lyle, Stephen Russell, Kate and Todd from Sidewalk Driver, the Catbirds, the Spampinato Brothers, Monica Rizzio, WOMR's Lady Di, Cla Da Bossa Nova, Tripping Lily,  Jo Brisbane, Crabgrass, Sarah Burrill, the Danny Devereaux and Ding Donnelly Christmas Special,  the Athol Thingerth, & more (7pm) - Ocean's Edge (Mansion Ballroom, 2907 Main Street, Brewster, MA)

  • Wednesday, December 20:
    • Tony Savarino and the Savtones, Telescope, & Infinite Out (7:30pm) - Midway Cafe

  • Friday, December 22:
    • Masters of the Telecaster w/ GE Smith, Jim Weider, & John Herington (8pm) - City Winery
    • the Love Love Christmas show w/ Rick Berlin, Field Day, Bob Kendall, Anna RaeHemway, & Martha Marin (8:30pm) - Midway Cafe

  • Tuesday, December 26:

  • Wednesday, December 27:

  • Thursday, December 28:
    • Girls Guns and Glory (8pm) - City Winery

  • Friday, December 29:
    • Los Lobos (8pm) - City Winery
    • Ghost of Paul Revere, These Wild Plains, & Molly Mae Kupris (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Tower of Power (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, December 30:
    • Ellis Paul, Laurie MacAllister (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Los Lobos (8pm) - City Winery
    • Deer Tick (9pm SOLD OUT) - The Sinclair

  • Sunday, December 31:
    • Ellis Paul, Flynn (7, & 10pm) - Club Passim
    • Damn Tall Buildings (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Deer Tick (9pm, & SOLD OUT) - The Sinclair
    • the Abbie Barrett Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Peter Wolf (9pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, January 5:
    • the Suitcase Junket, Lula Wiles, Kate Lorenz, & Tim Gearan (8pm) - The Sinclair

  • Saturday, January 6:
    • Magic Dick and Shun Ng (7pm) - City Winery

  • Friday, January 12:

  • Saturday, January 13:
    • Say Darling (8pm, & Haymarket Lounge) - City Winery

  • Friday, January 19:

  • Saturday, January 20:
    • the Ballroom Thieves (8pm) - Old South Meeting House (310 Washington Street, Boston, MA)
    • Elliott Brood (9:30pm) - Great Scott

  • Thursday, January 25:
    • the Devil Makes Three (7pm) - Fete Music Hall (103 Dike Street, Providence, RI)

  • Friday, January 26:
    • the Infamous Stringdusters, & Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (8pm) - The Paradise

  • Thursday, February 1:
    • Tommy Emmanuel w/ Rodney Crowell (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Friday, February 2:
    • the Boxcar Lilies, & Lisa Bastoni (8pm) - the Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, February 3:

  • Wednesday, February 7:

  • Friday, February 16:
    • Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters (7:30pm) - Orpheum

  • Sunday, February 18:
    • JD Souther (7pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Monday, February 19:
    • James Hunter (8pm) - City Winery

  • Friday, February 23:

  • Thursday, March 1:
    • Howard Jones (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Friday, March 2:
    • Skipper's Alley (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Tuesday, March 6:
    • Dave Mason (8pm) - City Winery

  • Saturday, March 10:
    • Skinny Lister, & Will Varley (8:30pm) - Middle East Downstairs

  • Sunday, March 25:

  • Saturday, April 7:

  • Saturday, April 14:
    • Della Mae (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Sunday, April 15:
    • Rodriguez (8pm) - Wilbur Theatre

  • Thursday, May 18:
    • Jesse Colin Young (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

Please Note:
  • Addresses of many Boston area clubs can be found here.
  • Additions, changes and corrections for roots/Americana/blues/cajun/zydeco shows can be made by writing to: roots-listings email address
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