Bluegrass

Some Assembly Required

24 Clarendon Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Dan Maiorana

We're a group of bluegrass and acoustic music lovers who are gathering to play some old time standards and modern favorites. Expect to hear thumping bass, boisterous singing, soaring melodies, angelic harp, blistering banjo, heavenly guitars, extravagant dobro, and masterful mandolin playing! Some Assembly Required includes members of local groups Always in Season and Sweet Haven.

The Splinters

11 Crocker Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: James Johnson

Old songs for modern times. Great, old songs are taking on a new life with The Splinters, featuring vocal harmonies and blazing instrumentals. Influenced by traditional bluegrass, swing, with a little bit of rock and roll, The Splinters produce a unique interpretation of this timeless material.

Incorrigible String Band

11 Belmont Place, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Malcolm Pittman
Saturday, May 12 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A range of bluegrass and Americana songs, including some originals by Somerville resident and band member John O'Brien, covers of many other songs, and a few kids' songs to keep our younger audience members entertained. This will be our third year on this porch. Our instruments include guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, bass, and bones.

Sam Reid & the Riot Act

30 Warren Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: John Ransom
Saturday, May 12 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sam Reid & the Riot Act is an acoustic guitar driven band with traditional bluegrass elements, including fiddle, mandolin, flatpicked guitar, three-part vocal harmonies, bass, and drums.

Tail

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109 College Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Chris Yang
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Take five people from Louisiana, Vermont, Connecticut, Ohio and Sweden.Add equal parts of folk, old-fashioned country, with a pinch of bluegrass and gospel. Put it into a pot of cover tunes from the last century. Spice with plenty of harmony vocals and add an original or two. That's Tail - rootsy, acoustic, and pleasant.

Daisy Hill Puppy Farm and Friends

22 Pleasant Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Henry Pariseau
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Desert Rockabilly with a New England flair

Keith Pierce, Bird Language & Elisa Smith and the Tiny Little Lies

259 Highland Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Alex Maeder
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Last year we had over 300 people in our backyard and it was amazing! Come back!
Photos and videos from last year: https://goo.gl/photos/idDudN6nS3mUaPDPA

Billy Boy

59 Pearson Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Patrick Fodor
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Billy Boy is a rag tag group of knockaround musicians bringing you bluegrass, country, folk, and original tunes. With Tina Armstead on banjo, John Lussier and Patrick Fodor on guitar, and Emily Pacheco on uke, Billy Boy is playing all that good old-timey material mixed with some contemporary covers, a few songs about Jesus for all you sinners and some songs about sinning for all you saints.

Charnwood Porch Pickets

29a Charnwood Rd., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Kendra Boyd
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

We are a group of friends who love to pick some tunes whenever we can! We love Porchfest and how it brings the community together! Let it begin!

The Splinters

11 Crocker Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: James Johnson
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Old songs for modern times. Great, old songs are taking on a new life with The Splinters, featuring vocal harmonies and blazing instrumentals. Influenced by traditional bluegrass, swing, with a little bit of rock and roll, The Splinters produce a unique interpretation of this timeless material.

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