Bluegrass and Beyond: A Night of Americana Music

Bluegrass and Beyond: A Night of Americana Music

HONEYSUCKLE: Honeysuckle is a highly respected progressive folk act that successfully blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration, comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz.  www.honeysuckleband.com Boston Music Awards 2016 nominee for Best Americana and Best Folk Artist Americana/Roots Act of the Year     Big Red’s Red Line Roots’ 2016  Album Of The Year Boston Music Awards 2015 nominee for Best Folk Artist  and Best Americana Artist Newport Folk Festival, Converse Rubber Tracks artist AURORA BIRCH: Chicago native and Berklee College of Music graduate Aurora Birch is a folk-rock singer/songwriter based in the greater Boston area. She specializes in heartfelt, contemplative songwriting, weaving purposefully through the spectrum of nonsense and lucidity, of infinite and infinitesimal, of delicately fanciful and brutally blunt. As a performer, Aurora composes remarkably captivating moments that extend to every seat in the house. With a perfect pairing of singer and song, she exudes an undeniable magnetism on stage. www.aurorabirch.com DAMN TALL BUILDINGS: Through street performing on Newbury St., Boston, this dynamic quartet formed the foundation for the fully-immersive and truly electrifying performance for which they are known today. DTB has performed at numerous venues and festivals across the continental U.S. – most recently including GreyFox Bluegrass Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Podunk Bluegrass Festival, Bluegrass On The Bogs, Vinegrass, Freshgrass Festival (where they were awarded 2nd place in the 2016 band competition). www.damntallbuildings.com “The Carter Family for the millennial generation…The band coined the term ‘guerrilla roots’ to describe its sound, which draws on early-20th-century Americana/bluegrass music, ‘repurposed for a modern audience.’”  (The Boston...
Nurture the Noise featuring MHS Students and guest Hilken Mancini

Nurture the Noise featuring MHS Students and guest Hilken Mancini

The “Nurture the Noise” series pairs Medford High School students with Boston-area musicians and allows them to connect about life as a professional musician in a closed discussion. Students are able to discuss with their special guest a variety of topics including the process of creating original work, marketing yourself as a musician, stage presence and many more. The night culminates with a set of music by the students, as well as a set a set by the featured performer. Our featured performer for the second performance of the “Nurture the Noise” series is Hilken Mancini. Mancini co-fronted the band Fuzzy in the 1990s and was signed to Atlantic Records. Most recently she was featured in Rolling Stone as having written one of the top 50 songs of the ’90s. In 2000, she co-founded Punk Rock Aerobics, the anti-exercise regime that created a fitness revolution, and released the book “Punk Rock Aerobics: 75 Killer Moves, 50 Punk Classics, And 25 Reasons To Get Off Your Ass And Exercise” through Perseus. The book was featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, People Magazine, Rolling Stone, MTV and VH1. After volunteering at the original Rock & Roll Camp for Girls (PDX) she co-founded Girls Rock Camp Boston and  is currently their Program Director.  She plays guitar in two bands in Boston: Shepherdess and The Monsieurs, released on Slovenly records. She owns a vintage clothing store in Boston called 40 South St.   This program is supported, in part by the Medford Arts Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Commission, a state...
Stayin Alive!  Bee Gees Tribute Band

Stayin Alive! Bee Gees Tribute Band

STAYIN’ ALIVE offers to their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing blockbusters such as “Night Fever”, “Jive Talkin'”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “You Should Be Dancing”, “Nights on Broadway”, and“Stayin’ Alive”. In addition, they perform softer poetic ballads such as “I Started a Joke”, “Massachusetts”, “Fanny Be Tender”, “Words”, and “To Love Somebody” among other great hits. STAYIN’ ALIVE is the largest and most definitive production of its kind, offering big screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery. STAYIN’ ALIVE is the quintessential tribute band to the Bee Gees, capturing the excitement of live performance and the tender subtleties of the human voice! TICKETS AVAILABLE  AT THE...
OnStage! Series presents Pamela Means and Erin McKeown

OnStage! Series presents Pamela Means and Erin McKeown

We are thrilled to welcome powerhouse singer/songwriters Pamela Means and Erin McKeown to our inaugural On Stage! concert at the Chevalier Theatre. Both women have ties to the Boston-area and are regarded as among the finest and most compelling current songwriters. Weaving seamlessly between jazz, folk, and blues, Means and McKeown write thought provoking songs about love, social justice, politics, and culture. In this co-bill, they bring their musical and vocal skills to the stage of a beautiful, historic theater in the heart of Medford. For more information about the performers visit www.pamelameans.com and...