Folk

Sorcha Cribben-Merrill and Heather Styka with Mike Kerr

44 Morrison Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Sorcha Cribben-Merrill
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

With a knack for smart songs with depth and charm (and sharp harmonies):

Chicago songwriter Heather Styka is not afraid to go where others fear to tread. Beneath “sweet, soulful vocals” (Portland Press Herald) and “nimble fingerpicked guitar” (Dispatch Magazine) lie narratives of vulnerability, strength, and wanderlust, drawn from extensive touring. www.heatherstyka.com

Sorcha, of Portland, Maine, composes stirring music steeped in folk, blues, jazz and soul and performs with a voice of unexpected power. From haunting ballads to funk grooves, her songs unveil “wide-ranging songwriting ability. . . witty verses with smart rhymes.” (Portland Phoenix) www.sorchastudio.com

Sniff My Thanks

16 Landers Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Robert Charlton
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Informal performances by actual humans

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!

Gritty Titty feat. special guest Lydia N

7 Hillside Park, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Suelin Chen
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gritty Titty is not a band with whom one would want to trifle. For as onlookers are dazzled by the Titty, the Gritty is balling up its fist...and you only notice that fist when it's inches away from the bridge of your nose. It's too late to parry or duck. And as the Gritty is shattering cartilage, the Titty is hooking to the body, targeting vital organs. You've been deceived by the dazzle of the Titty. It's too late. The back of your head is dusting the floor. In this scenario, fists are metaphors for rock and roll.

Kites & Swans

43 Grove Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Stuart Babcock
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sprouting up from the Midwestern prairie, Kites & Swans explores all manner of American folk traditions. Led under the fearless auspices of singer / songwriter Eric Johnson (and followed by jack-of-all-instruments / master-of-none Stuart Babcock), we invite you to come to our porch and while away the afternoon to the soothing sounds of acoustic guitar, mandolin, banjo, and vocal harmonies.

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.

Wendy Eisenberg

12 Foskett St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Alex Morelli
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

An alembic is an alchemical still of two vessels connected by a tube used for distilling chemicals; wendy alembic is a very quiet song, a breath of light, a tinkle of windex.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/781870518642861/

fantasysport

12 Foskett St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Alex Morelli
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Concerns

106 Albion St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Al Crockett
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Semi-acoustic trio featuring Abby on main voice and ukulele, Gregg on guitar, and Al on bass. We play a mix of covers and originals. We have the fire and the desire to make it all right tonight.

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.

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