Upcoming Shows

Every Thursday Night | 8pm-11pm

CHRIS FITZ'S BACK PORCH ACOUSTIC HOEDOWN

Join award-winning local blues legend Chris Fitz and Steve Dineen for a weekly acoustic hoedown!  This open jam is reminiscent of a gathering on a beautiful back porch somewhere deep in Mississippi on a warm evening with a bunch of friends playing music off-the-cuff. It's not a loud Blues Jam, or a singer/songwriter open mic. All acoustic instruments are welcome including horns, singers, bass or electric guitars with small amps, bongos, congas, percussion, harp, etc.  Whether you come to listen or to play, enjoy a fun-filled evening of soul rockin' acoustic music!

www.chrisfitzband.com

Free event, all ages welcome

Every Last Saturday of the Month* | 10am-12pm

JASPER HILL CHILDREN'S MUSIC SERIES WITH ELIJAH T. GRASSHOPPER & FRIENDS 

"Interactive Music for the Preschool Set"

*Note in November, the event will take place on Saturday, November 23 due to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

 

An Elijah T. Grasshopper & Friends concert is like a Saturday morning Kids TV show LIVE!  Join us on the last Saturday morning of each month for some supercool, interactive kid’s music with special guests, Emma the “Go Go Green” Bean, The Orange Farmer and their puppet pals, Willa the Worm and Weatherbee Frog. Elijah and his friends teach kids funky dance moves like the Bumpity Bump and the Pumpkin Dance, all the while promoting a message of social harmony.  Wholesome entertainment for kids ages 2 through 7. Doors open with special family brunch menu starting at 10am with music beginning at 10:30am. Reservations highly recommended. 

www.ElijahTGrasshopper.com

Admission $8 for parents; $6 for kids

 

Every First Sunday of the Month | 1pm-4pm
IRISH SESSIONS HOSTED BY LAST NIGHT'S FUN


A collection of players from several Irish bands, Last Night’s Fun hosts a monthly traditional Irish session at Jasper Hill on the first Sunday of the month. Listeners are likely to hear Irish pipes and banjo, fiddle, flute, hammered dulcimer and other instruments. Music includes fiddle tunes and occasional songs from the western parts of Ireland. Irish trad players are welcome to join in.

Free show, all ages welcome

Every Last Sunday of the Month (Sept.-May) | 1pm-4pm

YOUNGER PERFORMER'S OPEN MIC

Singer/songwriter John McArthur hosts an enriching open mic for young performers on the last Sunday of each month.  This program gives young aspiring musicians a chance to highlight their talents and build confidence as they share their music with an engaged audience. A great opportunity for young folks to try out or hone their performance skills! A small PA system and microphones are provided, along with an electronic keyboard and some percussion instruments. Performers just need to bring their voices, their songs, their poems, and their instruments to practice in front of a family-friendly audience.All ages and all levels of musicians are welcome.  For those who prefer to sit back and listen, the open mic offers a great variety of acoustic music to enjoy.

Free show, all ages welcome

Every Sunday Evening | 7:30pm-11:30pm

SUNDAY BLUES JAM WITH PETE HENDERSON & COMPANY

Lively weekly event! Join us for this popular Sunday Blues Jam hosted by Pete Henderson and friends.  All musicians are welcome to sit in and play. A good time for all!

Free show, all ages welcome

 

Video by Roving Recordings

Tuesday, October 1 | 7pm-9pm

KAMRYN PERSON

​Breedlove Guitars Independent Artist, Kamryn Person, began her musical journey at the mere age of three. Writing her first song at the age of six, her love of country music began a bit earlier than most. After performing for years in the North East, Person finally made the “big move” to Nashville, Tennessee in 2012.  Now a staff writer for Diamond Eye Publishing, Person spends her days doing what she loves: writing songs. Soon to begin the process of recording her first ever full length album, Person is well on her way to becoming an undeniable rebellious addition to the true country music scene!​

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, October 2 | 8pm-10pm

DAVE HOWARD & MARK T. SMALL

American Roots Music and The Blues

 

Dave Howard is best known as the vocalist and harmonica player in the renowned R&B/Rockabilly band Neal & The Vipers. www.nealandthevipers.com

 

Mark T. Small has been playing music for over 40 years. In his early teens he began listening to Old Time Music. He learned to play fiddle tunes on the guitar in the styles of Doc Watson and Norman Blake and also learned to play the Dobro. In 1981, this music took Mark to Indiana to play and record with a 5-piece Newgrass Band called The Brown County Band. At the same time, Mark was playing harmonica and listening to the likes of Junior Wells and Charlie Musselwhite.  After returning to the East Coast, Mark dug deeper into the blues playing electric guitar and listening to Johnny Winter, Roy Buchannan, Albert King and many others.  When he was playing progressive Newgrass, his style had the influence of the blues. Now delving into the blues, his playing has the razors edge and speed that was developed from years of flat-picking. The combination of the lightning fast bluegrass style and his soulful blues playing are the key components of Mark’s style today. Continue reading Mark’s bio here. 

www.marktsmall.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, October 4 | 8pm-11pm

THE LOVE DOGS

 

Take one red-hot horn section - we're talkin' alto, tenor, baritone saxes and trombone - down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called "the best in the business", and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road tearing up juke joints, festivals and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. Sound tasty? It's a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence. It's THE LOVE DOGS!

 

Based out of Boston, this hard-swinging septet has been wowing audiences and critics alike for over 20 years with their combination of great musicianship and pure fun. The Dogs combine elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock 'n' roll into their own powerhouse sound.  Featuring some of the Northeast's best players, it's impossible not to notice the high level of musicianship in this band.  Voted "Best New England Band" by Blues Audience magazine, the Dogs are part Rat Pack party, part 20th-century musical encyclopedia, and part revival meeting. The New York Post says, "Even though the music could make Leonardo's David dance, it's the songwriting that separates these dogs from the rest of the pack," and Blues Review agrees, "If there were a Superbowl for crowd pleasing rhythm & blues, a photo of The Love Dogs would be on every Wheaties box in America."

www.thelovedogs.com

Admission $10, all ages welcome

Saturday, October 5 | 8pm-11pm

MEMBERS OF BLUE HONEY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

 

Kevin Williams (guitar, vocals), Justin Beliveau (bass) and James Bennett (tenor sax) of Blue Honey are joined by Adam Chamberlain of the Kevin Williams Trio on drums and some other possible special guests for an evening of inspired and incendiary music making.  With twin gun slinger guitars, a sultry female vocalist, a soulful sax and a hard hitting rhythm section, Blue Honey can storm just about any club with a deluge of Blues, Root's Rock, Funk, Soul and more.  Kevin Williams Trio is taking the Northeast's live music scene by storm with a tight rhythm section, warm vocals and astounding guitar work that collectively and consistently culminate to form astonishing and unforgettable live performances.  From rockin’ grooves to blues-drenched guitar shining through an abundance of classic hits and some soulful originals. What a great combination of music and musicians! This is an evening not to be missed!

www.blue-honey.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Tuesday, October 8 | 7pm-9pm

BAXTER HALL 

Baxter Hall is a guitarist/singer-songwriter from Millis, MA. He is the lead guitarist with DWAYNE HAGGINS, whose debut album 'Heavenly Rose' was released October 14th, 2018. When Baxter was fourteen years old he was invited to play at BB King’s club in New York City. Baxter has also performed on stage with Duke Robillard, James Montgomery, George McCann and other blues artists in New England. Baxter Hall's official debut album is set to be released sometime in late 2019. This album is being produced by Grammy nominated guitarist and producer DUKE ROBILLARD.

www.baxterhallmusic.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, October 9 | 8pm-10pm

TWO DJIMM

Two Djimm is an acoustic duo featuring Playing Dead band members Jimbo Harris (acoustic guitar) and Tony Ryon (bass). Two Djimm performs acoustic versions of their own original songs, mostly written by Jimbo Harris of “Playing Dead” (Boston/Worcester/Rhode Island). Two Djimm also incorporates a variety of classic covers from artists such as The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Pearl Jam, just to name a few. Of course, they will also provide a share of Grateful Dead music, mostly from the catalog of Bob Weir, including some from his solo work outside the Grateful Dead. However, they are not what many expect them to be; just another dead band. This project was brand new back in September of 2015, as a vehicle for Jimbo to bounce some of his musical ideas of his own off anyone who was willing to listen or accompany him. It’s hard to believe it’s already been four years. Two Djimm has unlimited potential for a variety of new music through the song writing of Jimbo Harris and what has influenced him through the years. They can and will add covers from nearly any artist at any time. Who knows what they might play next? In collaboration with good friend Tony Ryon (also Playing Dead drummer stage right) on bass, this is becoming more possible every day. Their adventurous, almost reckless, edgy, improvisational approach as an acoustic duo leaves that door open all the time.

www.facebook.com/twodjimmacoustic 

www.playingdead.net

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, October 11 | 8pm-11pm

CHRIS MCDERMOTT BAND

Chris McDermott is a very busy musician playing all over America, Europe, and the Caribbean for over 25 years. Possessing a truly unique rhythmic style he draws from what seems to be every available musical color in the palette. He is also one of the bravest and most energetic musicians you will ever experience live.

Playing solo or surrounding himself with some of the best international musicians in the world, Chris lives for that real "in the moment" exchange with his audience, his players and the vibrations created by all involved. Chris’s musical genre includes Spanish jazz, the blues, and funky fusion soul. He has released five albums and has produced and played on many more. His most recent release "Radio Ghosts" is currently receiving airplay on over two hundred stations across U.S.A.  Chris has toured as sideman to many blues greats including Eddie Kirkland, Carrie Bell, Nappy Brown, Zorah Young, Marva Wright, Toni Lynn Washington among others. As band leader, he has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz such as Rakalaam Bob Moses, Matthew Garrison, Bernard Purdie, Clyde Stubblefield, to name a few. He has shared the stage with Pete Townsend, BB King, Nora Jones, Wycleff Jean, G Love, Dr John, Johnny Winter and many more. He had the honor of playing the emerging artists stage at Woodstock ’99.  Chris is a part-time instructor at at Berklee College of Music and a former staff writer for Warner/Chappel publishing.  He is now touring featuring his acoustic guitar and talents for composition, technique, and taking you on a rhythmic wild ride.

www.chrismcdermott.com

Admission $10, all ages welcome

Saturday, October 12 | 8pm-11pm

WAY UP SOUTH

 

Way Up South has been tearing up the New England club and festival scene and rapidly gaining a reputation as an explosive live band with a deep well of compelling original music and stellar musicianship. Fresh vocal harmonies, instrumental virtuosity, and dynamic energy transference between the musicians and the audience are the hallmarks of Way Up South.

 

Way Up South's expansive sound incorporates a maturity and musicianship that weaves in and out of southern, blues, country, jazz, and Americana rock—music whose precision and finesse still retain the loose spacey qualities that epitomize  improvisational rock bands.  This style has earned them the right to call their music "Big Sky" sound. Their debut release, ‘Big Sky’ has been added to the rotation at Boston’s 92.5, The River, and is receiving airplay at many regional college and internet radio stations, including New England Music Awards, MIT and U Mass Lowell.

www.wayupsouth.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Tuesday, October 15 | 7pm-9pm

KAMRYN PERSON

​Breedlove Guitars Independent Artist, Kamryn Person, began her musical journey at the mere age of three. Writing her first song at the age of six, her love of country music began a bit earlier than most. After performing for years in the North East, Person finally made the “big move” to Nashville, Tennessee in 2012.  Now a staff writer for Diamond Eye Publishing, Person spends her days doing what she loves: writing songs. Soon to begin the process of recording her first ever full length album, Person is well on her way to becoming an undeniable rebellious addition to the true country music scene!​

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, October 16 | 8pm-10pm

CORIN ASHLEY & DAVE LIEB

 

Corin Ashley is a New England songwriter who formerly led Boston mod-pop heroes The Pills in the 2000s, as they toured extensively around the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Over a 10-year span, The Pills released three full-length albums, toured and performed shows with The B-52s, Supergrass, Sloan, Edwin McCain, Juliana Hatfield, The Smithereens, Nada Surf, Jimmy Cliff, and pretty much every one-hit early 2000s alternative radio band with a number in their name. His 2013 album New Lion Terraces was recorded at Q Division and Abbey Road Studios in London and featured contributions from Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo), Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, REM), drummer Dave Mattacks (Fairport Convention/XTC). His most recent solo album “Broken Biscuits” features a duet with Tanya Donelly of Belly and saw him opening shows for  Fitz & The Tantrums, Frank Turner, The Beach Boys, Robyn Hitchcock, Dave Davies of The Kinks and, on one storied and magnificent summer evening, Foreigner and Styx.  Corin is joined by multi-instrumentalist Dave Lieb for this special acoustic show at Jasper Hill. 

www.corinashley.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, October 18 | 8pm-11pm

CHRIS FITZ BAND

Chris Fitz knows how to walk the walk. A guitar powerhouse with a dynamic stage presence, there is never a dull moment when this gifted artist performs.  Since 2002, the Chris Fitz Band has received more than a dozen music awards including a 2002 Boston Music Award, 2005 Boston Blues Challenge Winners Award, as well as numerous song-writing and best guitar player awards, touring the States as well as Europe.  The band seemlessly fuses swing, jump blues, funk, soul, jazz, and rock and roll into a contemporary yet true to the roots signature sound. They are a thunderous band that grooves with vigorous energy, delivering a sound that is truly their own.

www.chrisfitzband.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, October 19 | 8pm-11pm

RACKY THOMAS BAND

Racky Thomas got his introduction to the blues while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston when he saw Stevie Ray Vaughan perform at Northeastern's Matthews Arena circa 1987.  Vaughan's performance inspired Racky and cemented what was to become an ongoing study of the music, and desire to carry on its great tradition. The Racky Thomas Band has been a torchbearer for the blues since its formation in 1995 and continues to wow their audiences with their tight groove, upbeat vibe, and dynamic stage performance.

www.rackythomas.com

Admission $10, all ages welcome

Tuesday, October 22 | 7pm-9pm

BOBBY KANE

Bobby Kane was born in Brooklyn, NY. All his life he was surrounded by music and art. Listening to his mother sing when he was a young child gave Kane a deep-rooted appreciation for all things musical. He refers to his mother's voice as, "Angelic". There were times her voice would move him to tears from a totally different room before he was at an age to have any understanding as to why.

 

From the age of three, he could be found banging out cacophonous tunes on his favorite uncle's guitar. At times he could be heard picking out tunes - with one finger - on any piano he was allowed to play. It was clear that music was in his blood. Early on, Bobby found himself deeply in love with the rich tonality of the Gospel Music in Baptist and A.M.E. churches.

 

Though his music is mostly secular, much of the influence of the Gospel can be found hidden deep within his songwriting. ​It mixes seamlessly with the Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock, Alternative, and Soul stylings we come to expect from this versatile artist. He has even been known to play with Metal, Country, Rockabilly, and Afro-billy bands. He has a deep love of richly toned chords and mid tempo, contemplative musicality. Couple that with his propensity for building momentum, musical tension, and resolving without resolve, and you've got the makings of a Bobby Kane Masterpiece.

 

​Having shared the stage with some amazing musicians like Jimmy "Preacher" Robins, Bobby Steele (The Misfits), and Abe Hampton (Nephew of Jazz Great Lionel Hampton), Bobby found that the challenge of keeping up with pros helped him to better appreciate jumping into the deep end and learning on the gig. It's a tough road for a self-taught musician. Bobby travels that road with a style all his own.

His biggest influences are as varied as the styles Kane writes, sings, and plays. Listed among them are artists and bands like: Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Prince, Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, George Benson. and Jimi Hendrix, to name a few.

www.bobbykanemusic.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, October 23 | 8pm-10pm

ALIZON

An assistant professor in Berklee's Harmony Department since 1997, Alizon Lissance is a well-rounded musician with decades of experience as a multi-keyboard player, vocalist, songwriter, and arranger. She has earned regional and national accolades, ranging from critical acclaim in Musician Magazine to receiving a Boston Music Award as Outstanding Keyboardist in 1991.  In 2005, Lissance released the CD, “So What About You”, an eclectic collection of original material. She is a founding member of The Love Dogs, an established jump/swing R&B band that has released four CDs and has toured in North America and Europe since 1994. She also keeps busy with freelance recording and performing engagements.

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, October 25 | 8pm-11pm

ERIN HARPE & THE DELTA SWINGERS

International Blues Challenge Semi-finalists (2017, 2013, 2011)

Boston Music Award Winners “Blues Act of the Year” (2012)

Boston Blues Challenge Competition Winners (2015, 2014, 2012, 2010)

Boston Music Award nominees (2012, 2011, 2010)

Recognized along with Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Shemekia Copeland, Rory Block, and Ana Popovic in Alternate Route Magazine's “30 Woman Burning Up the Blues”

 

Charismatic singer and guitarist Erin Harpe, along with her band the Delta Swingers, have become favorites around New England, with a growing fan base around the world. Their unique brand of dance music is rooted in vintage 1930's Mississippi delta blues, then shaken and stirred with other genres like soul, funk, and reggae, evoking a wild southern juke joint where the whiskey and gin are flowing and everybody's dancing. Erin has been called “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene” by Living Blues Magazine. Winner of the 2018 Boston Blues Challenge, and nominated for 2018 “Blues Artist of the Year” by the Boston Music Awards, Erin is having an exciting year. Brought up on delta and piedmont blues, which she learned from her dad, Erin recently entered and won the Boston Blues Challenge playing solo. She headed off to Memphis in January to represent Boston at the 2019 International Blues Challenge! On top of that, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers were nominated for Blues Artist of the Year this year alongside local greats and friends James Montgomery, Peter Parcek and Danielle Miraglia among others. She and her band have opened for and shared the stage with many top artists, including: ZZ Top. Buddy Guy, James Montgomery, Roomful of Blues, James Cotton, Ronnie Earle, Ana Popovic, to name a few. Erin's soulful vocal style and accomplished finger-picking guitar playing has earned her many fans, including guitar great Ronnie Earl, and she is quickly becoming recognized on the international blues scene.

www.erinharpe.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, October 26 | 12pm-4pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK

Students from the School of Rock in Norwood present their talents in a live rock show.  Come support these young gifted musicians and enjoy an afternoon filled with a great variety of music.

locations.schoolofrock.com/norwood

Admission $10, all ages welcome

Saturday, October 26 | 8pm-11pm

CRAIG CARTER AND THE HURRICANE

 

​Craig Carter & Billy Sciore return to Jasper Hill with their full band for evening of great live music.  We just love these guys and their sound! Carter’s distinctive smooth and powerful vocal style and Sciore’s dynamic and mesmerizing lead guitar have been entertaining folks in clubs throughout New England for the past ten years. Calling on four decades of experience their music is a diverse mix of Americana, Folk, Rock and Blues. The band blends original material along with deep covers by bands such as the Beatles, Steve Earle, the Wood Brothers, Muddy Waters and countless others. Craig and Billy have shared the stage with Charlie Farren, Jonathan Edwards, Patty Larkin and many more and are the founding members of the band, “Craig Carter and the Hurricane”.  

www.craigcartermusic.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Tuesday, October 29 | 7pm-9pm

CHRIS MCDERMOTT

Chris McDermott is a very busy musician playing all over America, Europe, and the Caribbean for over 25 years. Possessing a truly unique rhythmic style he draws from what seems to be every available musical color in the palette. He is also one of the bravest and most energetic musicians you will ever experience live. Playing solo or surrounding himself with some of the best international musicians in the world, Chris lives for that real "in the moment" exchange with his audience, his players and the vibrations created by all involved.

 

Chris’s musical genre includes Spanish jazz, the blues, and funky fusion soul. He has released five albums and has produced and played on many more. His most recent release "Radio Ghosts" is currently receiving airplay on over two hundred stations across U.S.A.  Chris has toured as sideman to many blues greats including Eddie Kirkland, Carrie Bell, Nappy Brown, Zorah Young, Marva Wright, Toni Lynn Washington among others. As band leader, he has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz such as Rakalaam Bob Moses, Matthew Garrison, Bernard Purdie, Clyde Stubblefield, to name a few. He has shared the stage with Pete Townsend, BB King, Nora Jones, Wycleff Jean, G Love, Dr John, Johnny Winter and many more. He had the honor of playing the emerging artists stage at Woodstock ’99.

 

Chris is a part-time instructor at at Berklee College of Music and a former staff writer for Warner/Chappel publishing.  He is now touring featuring his acoustic guitar and talents for composition, technique, and taking you on a rhythmic wild ride.

www.chrismcdermott.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, October 30 | 8pm-10pm

DWAYNE HAGGINS

Dwayne Haggins brings a smooth style of old country blues and soul. His live performances include engaging originals with familiar and obscure covers mixed in. Inspired by musicians such as Waylon Jennings, Leon Russell, and Sturgill Simpson, you will see Dwayne channel these guys and their styles in some sort of way while at the same time showing you his very own style. You're in for a real treat as this gifted artist lights up Jasper Hill with his music. 

www.dwaynehaggins.com

Free show, all ages welcome

 

Thursday, October 31 | 8pm-11pm

HALLOWEEN ACOUSTIC HOEDOWN HOSTED BY CHRIS FITZ & KEN CLARK

Prize for best costume!

Celebrate All Hallows' Eve with us and join us for a special Halloween Acoustic Hoedown hosted by local blues legend Chris Fitz and award-winning  keyboardist Ken Clark. Whether you prefer to kick back and listen or sit in and play, this open jam is always a soul-rockin' good time and even better on Halloween. Specialty drinks will be featured and a prize for the best costume will be awarded. All acoustic instruments are welcome including horns, singers, bass or electric guitars with small amps, bongos, congas, percussion, harp, etc. This is one frightfully fun and ghoulishly grand Halloween bash you don't want to miss! 

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, November 1 | 8pm-11pm

THE WALK INS FEATURING MICK LAWLESS & BOB COMTOIS

 

What happens when a dedicated rocker and a legendary street performer meet? A wonderful evening of rock and roots Americana with soothing harmony! Come hear these two veterans as they deploy their years of musical knowledge into a unique swinging musical journey complete with guitars, mandolins, percussion, and harmony. Get ready for a fine blend of original compositions and familar faves delivered in style! The amazing Glenn Pettit opens up with his finger-style acoustic antics. Grab dinner and sit back for a nice musical journey.

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, November 2 | 8pm-11pm

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT QUARTET

 

Girls’ Night Out Quartet (GNOQ) is made up of four of the original seven members of the Boston-based band formerly known as Girls' Night Out. Wildly popular in the 80’s, Girls’ Night Out was a very strong presence on the New England rock scene. With Wendy Sobel on Guitar and Vocals, Alizon Lissance on Keyboards and Vocals, Sandy Martin on Bass and Vocals and Kathy Burkly on Drums, GNOQ will give you an evening of rockin’ dance music that is unforgettable! Their show covers the genres of rock, rhythm ‘n’ blues, Motown and everything in between. They are truly a force to be reckoned with.

Free show, all ages welcome.

Tuesday, November 5 | 7pm-9pm

KAMRYN PERSON (Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.)

​Breedlove Guitars Independent Artist, Kamryn Person, began her musical journey at the mere age of three. Writing her first song at the age of six, her love of country music began a bit earlier than most. After performing for years in the North East, Person finally made the “big move” to Nashville, Tennessee in 2012.  Now a staff writer for Diamond Eye Publishing, Person spends her days doing what she loves: writing songs. Soon to begin the process of recording her first ever full length album, Person is well on her way to becoming an undeniable rebellious addition to the true country music scene!​

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, November 6 | 8pm-10pm

BETSY LISTENFELT

Singer/songwriter Betsy Listenfelt has been playing music for the last 25 years all over New England. She loves what she does and feels blessed to be playing at some of the finer venues around. She is typically a solo performer but on occasion will play in a duo or acoustic band event. Betsy has three CD's under her belt so far which can be purchased on her website or when you come see her at a gig.

www.betsyl.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, November 8 | 8pm-11pm

BIRD MANCINI

Nominee, "Best in State - Massachusetts" - 2017 New England Music Awards

A power duo/band, two lead singers, guitar, accordion, harmonica, melodica, bass, drums with intriguing songs fusing rock and jazzy blues with a pop edge.

 

Bird Mancini, Boston's accordion/guitar rock duo, has released their 5th CD, the Latin flavored “Bird Mancini Lounge” on Second Story Records.  This acclaimed duo features eclectic and at times a bit psychedelic acoustic rock pop style with lush vocal arrangements, blues-tinged guitar, accordion, harmonica, and a variety of percussion, bells and whistles. If the occasion warrants, the duo also performs as a full band, adding Joel White on bass and Joe Jaworski on drums to the mix. In recent years they’ve toured the West Coast and performed for the International Pop Overthrow Festival in Boston, New York City and in Liverpool UK at The Cavern Club.

 

Along with critical acclaim and an ASCAP/Boston Music Award nomination, Bird Mancini were twice named among the Top 10 Year's Best by New England's Metronome Magazine. They've opened for Leon Russell, David Crosby (of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), Joan Osborne, Gregg Allman, Jonathan Edwards, James Montgomery, The Stompers, The Outlaws, Mighty Sam McClain and the Pousette-Dart Band.

 

Gospel choirs in country churches and Kansas City blues and swing were Ruby Bird's early upbringing, while Billy Carl Mancini cut his guitar-playing teeth on high school rock and roll bands covering songs by 60's greats like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and the Stones. Their recordings have an astonishingly colorful palette--Indie-Music.com says, "It's so refreshing to hear such great variety on every single track and with such consistency and quality."  As AllMusic.com puts it, "Bird Mancini is likely to please a wide array of listeners."

www.birdmancini.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, November 9 | 8pm-11pm

WALK THAT WALK

 

As one of the premier bands on the impressive Boston blues scene, Walk That Walk is an east coast phenomenon, but its Midwestern roots run deep. The group’s material and performances are influenced by the fertile sounds of Detroit and Chicago, where the electric blues were ignited in the 1950s. The group has been on the scene for many years, beginning their long-standing blues testimony back in 1992.

www.walkthatwalk.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Tuesday, November 12 | 7pm-9pm

BAXTER HALL & BELLA LEPORE 

Baxter Hall is a guitarist/singer-songwriter from Millis, MA. He is the lead guitarist with DWAYNE HAGGINS, whose debut album 'Heavenly Rose' was released October 14th, 2018. When Baxter was fourteen years old he was invited to play at BB King’s club in New York City. Baxter has also performed on stage with Duke Robillard, James Montgomery, George McCann and other blues artists in New England. Baxter Hall's official debut album is set to be released sometime in late 2019. This album is being produced by Grammy nominated guitarist and producer DUKE ROBILLARD.

 

Isabella “Bella” Lepore is a singer and songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts. Releasing her first single at 19 years old, Bella's unique and vibrant personality is portrayed through her sound and lyrics. She’ll be joining Baxter and his percussionist for an acoustic show that’ll astound you.

www.baxterhallmusic.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, November 13 | 8pm-10pm

LISA MARIE & JOHNNY JUXO

(Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances)

 

Rockabilly, sweet '60s soul, '50s rock 'n' roll, early New Orleans R&B, ragtime, honky-tonk & drinkin' songs you ain't never heard before. In a nutshell: F-U-N!!  Lisa Marie is not only a blues shouter in the tradition of Big Joe Turner and Wynonie Harris, this Boston native also carries on the sweet gospel soul of Sam Cooke, the yearning of Hank Williams, and the boisterous, cartoonish fun of Louis Jordan. From jump-swing to swamp boogie, country or Piedmont blues to funky New Orleans grooves, her deep husky vocals express an unmistakeable joy. Lisa Marie tells her audience that "joy and sorrow are two sides of the same coin"... This woman is a storyteller, with a gift that allows you to fall deeply in love with a song - sometimes one you may have heard before, but never have you heard it done quite like this... Innovative, creative vocal and musical arrangements that put a new twist on every story. 

www.allshookup.us

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, November 15 | 8pm-11pm

NEAL & THE VIPERS

 

Neal & The Vipers are a Rhode Island-based band who play American Roots Music encompassing blues, rock & roll, rockabilly, and surf, that will get you up out of your chair to dance all night long!  When the show is over, you will feel full of energy and looking forward to catching the next show.

The Vipers are professional musicians; all experts in their instruments with decades of playing experience that is one of the the keys to their amazing performances.  You can feel the chemistry between them as they play hits from their many original songs off their CD's as well as covering classic songs such as "Little Wing", "Hey Joe", "Right Place Wrong Time" and instrumentals like "Sleepwalk" and "Pipeline".  The Vipers always put their own spin on these classic songs, making them their own.  Some fans even say that they enjoy hearing their versions better than the original. 

www.nealandthevipers.com

Admission $15, all ages welcome

Saturday, November 16 | 8pm-11pm

CINDY LOU BAND

 

Authentic blues, standards, soul and acoustic gems from singer Cindy Lou and three of the area’s finest musical men: Thomas Meunier (vocals/guitar), Adam Shulman (bass), and Forrest Padgett (drums/vocals). From their incredible guitar riffs, solid groove and commanding vocals, this band entertains. “Amazing, smoky, sultry” are just some of the words used to describe Cindy Lou’s powerful delivery of classics from Etta James, Koko Taylor, Little Willie, Aretha and others. Come see what the buzz is all about.

www.facebook.com/cindylousings

Free show, all ages welcome

Tuesday, November 19 | 7pm-9pm

SILVERTONE & MS. G

Silvertone & Ms. G is the acoustic duo of Gretchen Bostrom (vocalist) and Silvertone Steve (guitarist), two regular fixtures in the Boston music scene. Gretchen was the co-founder and lead singer for the Juke Joint 5. She is currently the lead singer for The Band From U.N.C.L.E. and performs with a variety of Boston-area musicians. Silvertone Steve was a guitarist on the Chicago blues scene as well as for J.B. Hutto & The New Hawks and the Juke Joint 5. You'll see Steve currently playing with The Band From U.N.C.L.E. as well as in other combos of Boston-area musicians. Steve is well known for his legendary slide guitar playing. Silvertone & Ms. G specialize in originals and covers of rock & roll, rhythm & blues, rockabilly, classic rock and soul music.

www.gretchenbostrom.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, November 20 | 8pm-10pm

STEVE & MIKE SPECTOR

 

Hot Acoustics frontman Steve Spector of Hopkinton and his gifted son Mike bring their musical talents to Jasper Hill for a laid back, duo acoustic show! Playing select covers from the '70s, '80s and '90s, their show always draws a room full of good friends are a ton of fun. A multi-talented, versatile singer/songwriter, guitarist, pianist, Steve has performed at many top venues in the New England area for over 25 years, and has a large and loyal following that continues to grow year after year. Steve’s son Mike is a singer/songwriter whose original songs are deep and soulful. With his amazing vocals, he can really take over a room as he did when he opened for Khalid at the 2018 UMass Amherst Spring Concert. Don’t miss this talented father and son duo!

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, November 22 | 8pm-11pm

DRIVIN' BLIND

2010 Boston Blues Challenge Finalist


Drivin’ Blind is a greater Boston blues rock trio based in Wilmington, MA. A club favorite for more than ten years, the band has opened for blues and rock legends such as Savoy Brown and Sonny Landreth, and many local favorites as well as being featured extensively on Boston radio stations WZLX (“Sunday Morning Blues” with Carter Alan) and WBOS (“Blues on Sunday” with Holly Harris).  The band consists of:  Steve Dineen – guitar/vocals, Jim Ramsey - bass guitar, and Mark “Sparky” Sandler – drums.  Occasional guest appearances: Mario Perrett - saxophone.
www.drivinblindband.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, November 23 | 8pm-11pm

TNG BLUES BAND​

The New Generation Blues band was formed in 2012 by a group of young motivated musicians from the small town of Ashland, MA. After attending the weekly blues jams at Stones Public House hosted by the face-melting blues guitarist Pete Henderson, the boys began their musical careers playing the blues for music-lovers almost every Sunday for a little over a year. Along with Soul/R&B, Progressive Rock, and Jazz, blues became the founding genre that would eventually bring the group to the top of the scale for live music. Thank a local bar/restaurant for inspiring these talented soulful players to form the band will bring back the live music needed today.

https://soundcloud.com/the-tng-blues-band

Free show, all ages welcome

Wednesday, November 27 | 8pm-11pm

PRE-THANKSGIVING BACK PORCH ACOUSTIC HOEDOWN

Special Anniversary Show including free appetizers in appreciation of our loyal customers!

 

​Join us for a special Pre-Thanksgiving Acoustic Hoedown hosted by local blues legend Chris Fitz & powerhouse vocalist/guitarist Steve Dineen. Whether you prefer to kick back and listen or sit in and play, this open jam is always a soul-rockin' good time and even better on Thanksgiving Eve! All acoustic instruments are welcome including horns, singers, bass or electric guitars with small amps, bongos, congas, percussion, harp, etc.  Relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy the music before the hustle and bustle of the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday shopping.

Free show, all ages welcome

Friday, November 29 | 8pm-11pm

MICHELLE "EVIL GAL" WILLSON

Michelle Willson's singing is like a strong cup of Joe -- it beelines to the gut and jolts the system.  And that's putting it mildly.  Michelle is a force of nature -- an emotional ball of talent that inspires with her original songs but also takes you on a journey through what she calls "the lost music" of vintage soul/R&B legends like Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown and Etta James. As she says, "They were all different, but the one thing they shared was intensity. And that's what I'm trying to bring, too."

Operating on instinct since she doesn't read music, Michelle has had a remarkable career. The Boston native made four albums with Bullseye Records (a subsidiary of Rounder Records) under the watchful eyes of producers Ron Levy (who also played keyboards with B.B. King for many years) and the Grammy Award-winning Scott Billington, who has more than 100 albums to his credit. Michelle herself has been nominated for the W.C. Handy Award for best blues vocalist (she lost to Etta James) and has toured internationally.

www.evilgal.com

Free show, all ages welcome

Saturday, November 30 | 8pm-11pm

DWAYNE HAGGINS BAND

Dwayne Haggins brings a smooth style of old country blues and soul. He's got a high-level backing band that includes guitarist Baxter Hall, bassist Will Woyda, and drummer Brad "Jahnu" Larkin. Dwayne Haggins and his band bring a live performance that includes engaging originals with familiar and obscure covers mixed in. Inspired by musicians such as Waylon Jennings, Leon Russell, and Sturgill Simpson, you will see Dwayne channel these guys and their styles in some sort of way while at the same time showing you his very own style. Dwayne will go from a straight country tune like "Hey Good Looking" by Hank Williams, into a classic soulful song such as "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke. Dwayne's originals display his love for these 2 genres by vocally showing the soulful side, while having more of a country guitar picking style.

www.dwaynehaggins.com

Free show, all ages welcome

More entertainment coming soon!

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