Accordionista, singer, illustrator, with a focus on the fantastical and the geeky.

Mike Rivard, bassist & sintir player

Composer/bassist/sintir-player Mike Rivard has played with Morphine, Hassan Hakmoun, John Medeski & Billy Martin (MMW), Either/Orchestra, Jonatha Brooke, Aimee Mann, Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole, and many others. He leads the award-winning dub-jazz-trance group Club d'Elf, recipient of the Boston Music Award in 2007 for Outstanding Jazz Act. He also performs with World music groups Natraj & Grand Fatilla, as well as the Boston Pops & Broadway tours of Wicked, Disney's The Lion King, The Color Purple, Mary Poppins & many others.

Kara Lochridge

Flute player.

K.Adam White: You Can't Say We Didn't Warn You

K.Adam White is a web developer, recovering disk jockey, former bartender, hobbyist game designer and erstwhile sculptor. His musical tastes run from mainstream house and indie rock to disturbingly layered niche electronica, all of which can go perfectly well in a DJ set with bagpipes, thank you very much.

Porchfest 2012 is going to be a blast--see you there!

Bannatyne, Lesley

Artist Photo
Somerville, Massachusetts


SheBoom began in January, 2010 as a Brazilian drumming class that was meant to last four weeks. Four weeks turned into a few months, then stretched out over the summer and beyond. We meet once a week to compose, practice, and learn new rhythms and beats from our teacher, master Brazilian drummer Marcus Santos.

Our compositions are mash-ups of the music that has been a big part of our lives, and all our compositions are a collaborative effort.

The Rudin Rhythm Method

Rob Rudin (percussion) has performed and recorded music ranging from Americana to Zydeco. Rob plays many instruments, including drum kit, bodhrán, rhythm bones, spoons and doumbek. He is a member of the percussive organizations Washboards International and The Rhythm Bones Society.

Big Blue World

This roots based band from Boston, MA combines 3-part harmonies layered over rock and world beat grooves and has developed a unique sound that moves smoothly from original reggae and psychedelic rock to West African, Cuban, funk and blues. The band is made up of Conor O'Brien on guitars and lead vocals, Chris Chitouras on guitars and vocals, Keith Kirkpatrick on bass and vocals and Frank Laurino on drums and percussion.

Somerville Symphony Orkestar

Blossoming from the Slavic heart of Greater Boston, the Somerville Symphony Orkestar is an all-original Eastern European Punk Funk band. The SSO beats Balkan, Klezmer, and traditional Russian music into a funk-punky pulp sure to beef up and beautify your life. The SSO spectacle is a carnivalized punk show that turns its audiences into equal parts mosh-pit and horah.

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