Blues

Blue

Sugar Blood Jinx

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, July 15 7:00 PM

Songwriter Eric Waxwood conjures an aggressive old-style sound on his National Steel Guitar. Scott Pittman (drums) and Matthew Murphy (bass) drive the rhythm section, while Jim Clifford adds harmonica, hoots, and hollers. Combined, it’s an alchemy of old and new, a reverence for Delta Blues greats such as Son House and Charlie Patton. But don’t get it twisted, this isn’t some precious museum piece.

Kit Holliday and the Ominous Vultures

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, June 17 4:00 PM

The Ominous Vultures have several names, all of them silly, and they play a mix of music rooted in traditional blues and funky old soul, which they take very seriously. New to this musical endeavor, but seasoned professionals, the Ominous Vultures have all worked together in various other projects, have devoted fans in all of them, and are looking forward to the expansion of this exciting collaboration.

Ryan Lee Crosby

10 Tyler Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ryan Crosby
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ryan Lee Crosby is an American guitarist, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Boston, Massachusetts. A versatile, exploratory musician with a restless drive to create, Crosby's unique sound is a fusion of American blues and world music influences, which he performs on 12 and 20 string guitars. In his time as an active artist, Crosby has produced 5 albums, 3 EPs and a film score, as well as having performed live across the US and around the world. Whether playing solo or leading a full band, Crosby's intricate playing, propulsive rhythms and dynamic vocals create a sound that confronts listeners with an immediacy rarely found in the work of traditional singer/songwriters.

The Group Activity

36 Belmont St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Alex McCue
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Group Activity is a collaboration of musicians and listeners experiencing the positive exchange of music and soul. Come play a tambourine, dance, and sing along as The Group Activity entertains with sounds of reggae islands, Motown's soul, backcountry folk roads, and funky jams... This is a Group Activity - we need all of you!

Moose and the Mops

25 Lewis Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: John Fox
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Phishy deady jam rock with above average moosieness

stevemo

51 Russell St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Steven Morse
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

porch covers alllll day. Guest djembe and vocal artist DJ Brett collaborating for an acoustic set in early afternoon. 2nd set in the official 4-6 slot. Led Zep, Hendrix, blue album Weezer, Simon and Garfunkel, James Taylor, Bill Withers, Beatles, Nick Drake, Gordon Lightfoot, Black Keys, Allman Bros, RHCP, and other odds and ends.

The Erlenmeyers

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390 Washington St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Rob Dross
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Erlenmeyers play an infectious mix of covers and originals straight from the depths of Americana, honky tonk, blues, rock and soul filtered through their own unique lens.

The Erlenmeyers are Jameson Hannon on guitar, Chris Mitchel on drums, and Rob Dross on bass.

The Sound Down Cellar

52 Adams Street , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Steven Flythe
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Sound Down Cellar is an eclectic collective that blends blues-punk and noise-pop to create recordings that use the studio as an instrument and shows unique to each combination of members. Lead by song collector Jon Glancy, the group features members of the Minor Three, the Zookeepers, Arabidopsis, the Facc-Tones and Coo and Howl.

The Tarbox Ramblers

Performance Date and Time : 
Saturday, June 17 5:00 PM

Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music and backwoods blues meet in powerful, unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers have drawn raves from Rolling Stone, All Things Considered and more.

Jenny Bonham-Carter and friends

63 College Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Jenny Bonham-Carter
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

My family and I moved to lovely Somerville from Sweden a year ago. I'm a singer of blues, soul, jazz, folk and gospel. I've been in numerous groups, bands and choirs and regular solo performances with my piano and guitar. The latter will be the set up for Porchfest but I'm also having friends, big and small, to play some numbers. A few of the great musicians I love and whose songs I will cover are Bonnie Riatt, Randy Crawford, U2, Lenny Kravitz and Eva Cassidy. I’m a social worker specialized in children, human rights, multiculturalism and interfaith dialogue. When these passions and community building blends with music and other arts I feel as happy as can be! Hope to see you Saturday.

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