Bluegrass

Trusting Fate

163 Elm St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Mike O'Brien
Saturday, May 12 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Boston-based acoustic group Trusting Fate ( www.trustingfate.com ) is bolstered by a genuine passion for creating imaginative, unexpected and fun music. The group’s debut release Down to the Basics features 12 original tunes that combine elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, roots and blues into a fresh, powerful sound. In addition to the 3 part harmonies, expect to hear bass, guitar, fiddle, accordion, harp, mandolin, piano, organ, manditar, percussion, etc. They have an ever growing list of instruments which keeps each song different.

Grain Thief

101 Wallace St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Patrick Farley
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Grain Thief is a Northern Country / Americana 5-piece stringband. Originals, old-time fiddle tunes, classic country.

The Spring Chickens

66 Curtis St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Jess Fox
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Spring Chickens include members of the Highland Drifters (the Highland Kitchen brunch band,) the Cowcatchers, and the Royer Family Band. The music is perfect porch music- old time string band with some bluegrass, country, folk, and nonsense thrown in.

Hashtag Hoedown

16 Grand View Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Frank Drake
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Frank Drake's Hashtag Hoedown! More of a collective then a band, featuring some of the finest acoustic musicians in the greater Boston area. You're source for fine Americana, bluegrass, swing (western and otherwise) as well as Frank's own original songs and instrumentals!

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

Tail

109 College Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Chris Yang
Saturday, May 21 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.

Frontega BBroth Boyz

68 R Dane St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Michael Siegel
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Music

Karl Henricksen - Guitar & Vox
Michael Siegel - Double Bass
...and DYLAN IN THE CAGE!!!!

All your favorite hits from the bottom of the bread bowl!@@@@!!

Jimmy Cans

26 Pearson Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: patrick rooney
Saturday, May 17 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

We are a collaboration of many genres including rock, country, bluegrass, zydeco, tex mex and a twist of reggae. We have two guitars, accordion, bass and drums. Everyone sings! We throw it all into a blender and create a cocktail of new music. Sometimes with words that we have written and sometimes with words from long ago!

Grumpy Old Men's Old Time String Band

, (see map on right)
Band Contact: Malcolm Pittman
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Despite the name, we are mostly the band Slow Boat Home, with a few extras. See more at slowboathome.com.

Trusting Fate

163 Elm Street Unit 1, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Mike O'Brien
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Boston-based acoustic trio Trusting Fate is bolstered by a genuine passion for creating imaginative, unexpected music. The group’s debut release Down to the Basics features 12 original tunes that combine elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, roots and blues into a fresh, powerful sound.

Versatile multi-instrumentalists Paul Therkelsen (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Mike O’Brien (mandolin, violin, guitar, keyboards) and Susanna Doyle (vocals, keyboards) spin playful melodies and blend rich three-part harmonies with crisp lyrics.

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