Roots

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

Trusting Fate

163 Elm Street , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Mike O'Brien
Saturday, May 21 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Boston-based acoustic group 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. The genres range from Bluegrass and Americana to Blues and Swing.

Trusting Fate

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163 Elm Street Unit 1, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Mike O'Brien
Saturday, May 21 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Trusting Fate plays folk-rock americana music. Tight harmonies, varied instrumentation, powerful lyrics and great melodies are hallmarks of a Trusting Fate performance.

Mike Hastings Band

17 Gorham St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: michael hastings
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Singer songwriter / Roots rock / soul featuring, guitar- Noah Maltsberger, Jim Moran, drums- Boey Russell, Fabio Pirozzolo, bass- Mike Weafer and more singer songwriter guests tba

Spotted Tiger, Rebel Darling & Selector Jah Rich

24 Central St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Laurence Scudder
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Two original singer/songwriter collaborations and a dj spinning reggae vinyl between sets
Musicians:
Spotted Tiger-Laurence Scudder, Erik White, Jim Larkin, Yahuba Garcia-Torres
Rebel Darling-Mike Poulopoulos, Ryan Fitzsimmons
DJ:Selector Jah Rich

Tail

109 College Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Chris Yang
Saturday, May 17 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.

Tail

109 College Ave, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Chris Yang
Saturday, May 18 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.

Black Marmot

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50 Summer St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Tim Parker
Saturday, May 18 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

You've seen us at The Lizard Lounge, Toad, Sally O'Brien's, TT the Bear's, and Bull McCabe's. Now check us out in Ryan's front yard! We're celebrating the release of our second album "The Everyday Seeker." Listen to all of our stuff on our website at www.blackmarmotband.com. We'll have CDs and t-shirts for sale, we'll be grilling, and we'll be rockin'! Don't miss this year's Porchfest! Lineup: Linde Clark: Guitar, ukulele, vocals Tim Parker: Guitar, vocals Mike Zartartian: Bass guitar, vocals Ryan Callahan: Drums

Gone To Seed

91 Pearson Ave , Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: David Griffith
Saturday, May 19 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Gone To Seed got its start in 2009 after a lively musical duel with a group across the street brought this fresh MA-based string band onto the front porch and out into the open. Based on bluegrass and old-time music, the band blends hints of jazz, folk and rock into their ‘roots-grass’ sound.

Their self-titled EP, released in October 2011, combines dynamic original tunes with vibrant covers that together pay tribute to the legacy of artists such as David Grisman and Bob Dylan, and the rising musical influence of bands like Old Crow Medicine Show and Trampled by Turtles.

Gone To Seed is Colin Vandenburgh, David Griffith, Jeremy Smith, Joshua Lamb, and John Nidiry.

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