Alternative-Folk

90-Mile Portage

37 Cedar Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Jamie Kallestad
Saturday, May 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jamie Kallestad and Ben Cosgrove started performing as 90-Mile Portage in order to catch a break from their day jobs: Jamie is a nationally touring singer/songwriter (www.jamiekallestad.com) and Ben is a pianist and composer of music inspired by the North American landscape (www.bencosgrove.com). The music of 90-Mile Portage melds the two members' musical styles. Set to Cosgrove's lush and unconventional arrangements, Kallestad's songs take flight, lake-clear melodies borne up on strange and beautiful instrumental layers. 90-Mile Portage released an self-titled EP in 2013 and are slowly and quietly assembling a full-length release.

Jakals

23 Cottage Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Katie Solomon
Saturday, May 13 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Jakals are a Somerville-based indie folk band made up of Katie Solomon (vocals), Jack Lewis (guitar), Zach Wulderk (bass), Bredon Jones (guitar) and Teryn Citino (drums). They are a bold and refreshing divergence from traditional New England folk acts, “a phenomenal newcomer on the scene that is definitely one to watch in the coming year” (Music Box Pete). Combining the vulnerability and intimacy of traditional folk with the grit of indie music, Jakals’ music explores deeply personal, often painful ideas and experiences.

The Cellar Doors

56 School St, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: benjamin baldwin
Saturday, May 21 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Folk/Rock group playing original songs with guitar, banjo, and fiddle instrumentation.
Guitar/Lead Vocals - Jimmy Pesto
Lead Guitar/Vocals - Caleb "Lunch Break" Kaiser
Fiddle/Bass/Vocals - Jamie "Moose Munch" Sokolowsky
Banjo/Vocals - Ben Linguine

Dan Blakeslee, Miss Geo, The Grownup Noise @ Bloc Cafe Courtyard

11 Bow Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Rebecca Mitchell
Saturday, May 16 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us at Bloc, at 11 Bow Street in Union Square as we celebrate our first year participating in Porchfest! We will welcome a handful of awesome local bands to our beautiful outdoor courtyard. Grab a seat at a picnic table, sip on an iced coffee or fresh lemonade, and enjoy the music!

Music is from noon to 2PM.

This year, we are stoked to have sets from some of our favorite local musicians and cafe regulars!

Dan Blakeslee (www.danblakeslee.com)
Miss Geo (www.missgeomusic.com)
The Grownup Noise (www.thegrownupnoise.com)

Walter & the Night Owls

3 Mossland St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Walter Rodriguez
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Walter and the Night Owls are a Somerville, MA-based alternative-folk music quartet. Combining acoustic guitar, violin, and cello with vocal harmonies they’ve manage to create a sound all their own while echoing inspiration from songwriters like Josh Rouse, Jeff Tweedy, and Ray Lamontagne. Composed of three music educators (Masami, Afton, and Kristy) and a classical guitarist (Walter), Walter and the Night Owls was formed when a last minute gig sparked a musical kinship. The band is currently working on their debut full length album. For more information on Walter and the Night Owls visit www.walterandthenightowls.com .

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