americana

Front & Turner

9 Berkeley Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Cameron Cotham
Saturday, May 13 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The acoustic project of Cam Cotham- taking stylings and inspiration of alternative 90's music such as Counting Crows and Matchbox 20 coupled with indie rock and soul-folk acoustic the likes of Gaslight Anthem and Amos Lee. Performing around 1:20 PM

Ashley Jordan Band

43 Chester Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Ashley Jordan
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ashley Jordan has performed at venues across the U.S. and has supported artists such as Trace Adkins, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice, Rusted Root, Jason Mraz, Phillip Phillips, Christina Perri and more. Ashley started out as a street performer in Boston, and now has four full albums of original music and a host of regional and national awards. She has performed for audiences of 40,000+ and received a first-round Grammy nomination in 2015. Recently, Boston radio WBMX called Ashley’s new album “a masterpiece” and a Cumulus Country radio/Big Machine Records competition named her as a top ten finalist from across the nation. Ashley will be performing with: Frank Pupillo, Alex Sennett & Cat McDonald.

Noble Dust | As the Sparrow | The Wolff Sisters

9 Carter Terrace, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Emily Cunningham
Saturday, May 13 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

As the Sparrow - Folk-influenced, rock-swing band based around the songwriting of Mark Damon and Crystal Araiza. Described as “instantly appealing, slightly edgy, and undoubtedly unique” by Indie-Music.com, they were nominated for Best in Massachusetts by The 2015 New England Music Awards.

Noble Dust - A motley collection of reformed band geeks, Noble Dust charms audiences with horn-powered lyrically-driven progressive folk pop. The group received an Iguana Music Grant from Club Passim to record their first full length album, due out in mid-2017.

The Wolff Sisters - The three sisters, Rebecca, Rachael, and Kat, create haunting harmonies that only siblings can manage to do.

Tail

109 College Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Chris Yang
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Take four people from Louisiana, Vermont, Connecticut, 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.

What to expect? Songs of Neil Young, Beatles, Dylan, Traditionals,
Steve Earl, Grateful Dead, Pixies, 80’s pop\70s hits, originals.
All presented with a very personal touch.

Sophie et Adam

4 West Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Pei Ma
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Duet Sophie et Adam interpret songs from some the most renowned french chanteurs of the 20th century, such as the mythical Edith Piaf, Georges Brassens, Barbara, and Jacques Brel. Native french Singer Sophie Michaux, and Guitarist Adam Simon expand their repertoire to Tangos, inspired by the great Carlos Gardel, Yiddish songs, Flamenco tunes as well as some originals by Adam Simon. For more information: www.sophieetadam.weebly.com

Strangers by Accident

52 Hall Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Brian Sousa
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Strangers by Accident are an indie-folk band hailing from Boston, MA. They mix bright harmonies and acoustic bass with suitcase-drums and electric guitars, along with raw lyrics and songwriting from the heart.
"Strangers By Accident’s self-titled first EP debuted earlier this year, with five songs of forlorn, post-breakup folk full of the heartbreak and uncertainty that colored Sousa’s move to Massachusetts." - Scout Cambridge

Civic, Ali McGuirk, & The Weisstronauts in the Bloc Courtyard

11 bow street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Rebecca Mitchell
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Second annual Bloc Porchfest celebration, in the courtyard! We'll be serving some special treats from Forge Baking Company. Get there early to secure a seat at a picnic table!

12 - 12:45
ali mcguirk (jazz, r&b, soul, rock)
http://www.alisings.xyz/

1 - 1:45
civic (Americana-tinged folk-rock)
https://civicmusic.bandcamp.com/

2 - 2:45
the weisstronauts (instrumental surf, twang, spy)
http://www.weisstronauts.com/

Sweet Wednesday

94 College Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Dave Falk
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sweet Wednesday’s songs tell wonderful stories, with beauty, humor, and passion. Rock, folk, and americana lovers instantly fall in love with the tunes of these nationally touring troubadours. Their engaging personalities on stage make each listener feel part of a community.

Mermaids, teen runaways, gardeners, and sailors all find their way into Sweet Wednesdays songs, along with a host of other characters and situations.

“I didn’t think musicians made music this addictive anymore... full of the type of imagery that can only be likened to a Joan Baez or Leonard Cohen song—really that rich and magical.”
-Nancy Dunham, MTV Partner Ourstage

Found Audio / SEBIO

23 Thorndike St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: John Bragg
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Two Bands, One Porch (side yard)

Found Audio

Found Audio is a Grassrock/Psychfolk band from Somerville that makes up its own genres. John Bragg vox/guitar, Tim Brown guitar/vox, Joe Bouchard keys, Peter Omalyev bass/vox, Denny Kennedy drums. www.foundaudiomusic.com

SEBIO

An email in early 2015 about a guitar pedal led guitarist/vocalist Stephan Nordgren to guitarist James Forbes. After recruiting bassist Erica Belden and drummer Brett Pieper, SEBIO (SEE-be-oh) was born.

After forming, SEBIO swung through most of the local venues, where they performed new material and songs off of Nordgren’s 2012 EP, “In Hardwood Groves”.

For more about SEBIO, check out www.sebiotheband.com

The Novel Ideas

12 Foskett St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Alex Morelli
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Back by popular demand!

The Novel Ideas are a country folk quintet of friends from the great state of Massachusetts. Featuring the voices of three different songwriters, The Novel Ideas create a blend of pastoral, harmony driven, and plaintive Americana. In 2014 they released a 10" single "Lost on the Road", featuring two new songs and marking the band's first effort as a five piece. The following couple years have been spent touring nationally, writing, and recording as a band. Their latest release, St. Paul Sessions, was recorded live in an old church in their hometown. It features six unreleased songs, and aims to capture the raw, live energy of their live performance.

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