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The WMBR Roots Report
(Americana, Blues, Cajun, Folk & Zydeco)

  • Friday, December 14:
    • Busted Jug Band (4pm), & Jugghead (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Chris Pureka, & Crys Matthews (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Will Dailey, Cliff Notez, & Girl Blue (7pm) - Burren
    • Ashley McBryde, & Dee White (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • the Sweetback Sisters' sing-along holiday show (8pm) - Oberon
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • GA-20 (10pm) - Toad
    • Beward the Dangers of A Ghost Scorpion!, & Kremlin Bats (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the John Pizzarelli Trio w/ Catherine Russell (8pm) - Cabot Theatre
    • Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • Parsonfield (acoustic holiday show, & 8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)
    • Marc Broussard (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • the Dirty Martinis (Les Sampou, Ed Grenga, Justine Meyers, Steve Oksenuk, & 9pm) - Tosca, (Hingham. MA)

  • Saturday, December 15:
    • Nickel and Rose perform live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Nickel and Rose (4pm) - Atwood's
    • Under the Covers w/ Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins, Jake Armerding and Zachariah Hickman (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • One Thin Dime (6pm), Harry and the Hot Flashes, Rick Berlin and the Nickel and Dime Band, & the Only Thing (9pm) - Sally O's
    • Will Dailey, & Cliff Notez (7pm) - Burren
    • the Sweetback Sisters' sing-along holiday show (8pm) - Oberon
    • the Macrotones, & Kotoko Brass (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • HyBrasil, & Jesse Dee (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Comanchero (10pm) - Toad
    • the Houston Bernard Band (10pm) - Loretta's Last Call
    • Matt Heaton's Holiday Hootenanny (cd release, & 11am) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)
    • the Weepies (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Parsonfield (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)
    • Paula Cole (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Sunday, December 16:
    • Conor Hearn and Steven Manwaring (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, open 10am-2pm)
    • Soggy Po Boys (4pm) - Atwood's
    • the Natural Wonders (4:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Under the Covers w/ Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins, Jake Armerding and Zachariah Hickman (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Daniell Miraglia, Jenee Halstead, & Lisa Bastoni (7:30pm) - Burren
    • Americana Sundays hosted by Greg Klyma with Chris Hersch and the Moonraiders (7:30pm) - Thunder Road
    • Bebel Gilberto (8pm) - City Winery
    • Victory (holiday show, & 8pm) - City Winery, (Haymarket Lounge)
    • Bow Thayer (record release, & 8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Dietrich Strause w/ Zachariah Hickman, Lyle Brewer, & Billy Beard (9pm) - Toad, (10pm)
    • Tsunami of Sound (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Chandler Travis Philharmonic hosts the 15th annual Cape Cod Cavalcade for the Homeless w/ the Ticks, Zoe Lewis, Suede, the Spampinato Brothers, the Catbirds, Cla Da Bossa Nova, Tripping Lily, Fred Fried, the Danny Devereaux, Ding Donnelly Christmas Special, Sensible Shoes, Tianna Esperanza, the Greenheads, Toast and Jam, Trevor the Juggler, Kathleen Healy, Cumberland, Mary J. Martin, the Athol Thingerth, & many more (7pm) - Ocean's Edge (Mansion Ballroom, Brewster)

  • Monday, December 17:
    • David Johnston (7:30pm), & the White Owls (9pm) - Toad
    • Hiss Golden Messenger (8pm) - The Sinclair
    • Art Garfunkel (8pm) - City Winery
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (8:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Joel Cage (9:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge

  • Tuesday, December 18:
    • Tom Hagerty (5pm), & Johnny Trama and the B3 Kings (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad
    • Art Garfunkel (8pm) - City Winery
    • Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony (8pm) - Club Passim
    • True Life Bluegrass, & the Vinegar Flies (8:30pm) - The Cantab Lounge
    • Session Americana (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Erica Russon, & the Drunk Monkeys (9:30pm) - Atwood's
    • Background Orcs, & Chris Hersch and the Moonraiders (9:30pm) - Wonder Bar (Allston, MA)

  • Wednesday, December 19:
    • Fandango (7:30pm), & Old Fox (10pm) - Toad
    • Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Los Lobos (8pm) - City Winery
    • Western Swing Wednesdays (9pm) - Atwood's
    • the Dennis Brennan Band, & Willie J. Laws (9:30pm) - The Lizard Lounge

  • Thursday, December 20:
    • the Bagboys (6pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Kimon Kirk (7pm) - Burren
    • Telescope (7:30pm), & Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • Spring Hill Rounders (7:30pm) - Sally O's
    • Fellswater (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Los Lobos (8pm) - City Winery
    • Gretchen and the Pickpockets, Liz Bills, & more (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony (8pm) - Center for Arts (Natick, MA)

  • Friday, December 21:
    • Larry Flint and the Road Scholars w/ Chuck Parrish and Kathy Burkly (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Aine Minogue (7pm) - Club Passim
    • the Helen Trio (record release, & 7pm) - Burren
    • the Tarbox Ramblers (8pm) - Charles River Museum (Waltham, MA)
    • the Weisstronauts 20th annual Holiday Jubilee w/ Haley Thompson-King, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, the Derangers, Josh Kantor (Red Sox), & more (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Organ In Orbit (10pm) - Toad
    • Tim Gearan Band (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Saturday, December 22:
    • Bill Rosenblad rides shotgun on the Lost Highway Holiday taboggan (9-10am) - WMBR
    • Josh Lederman and the CSARS (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Los Goutos holiday extravaganza (7pm) - Burren
    • Chely Wright (7:30pm) - City Winery, (Haymarket Lounge)
    • Leland Sundries and Pete Mancini (7:30pm), & Gentle Temper (10pm) - Toad
    • Vapors of Morphine (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Sunday, December 23:
    • Elizabeth and Ben Anderson (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, open 10am-2pm)
    • Eric and Hazel Royer with Duke Levine and Sean Staples (4pm) - Atwood's
    • the Natural Wonders (4:30pm) - Sally O's
    • NRBQ (8pm) - City Winery
    • Amber Casares (9pm) - Toad
    • David Johnston (10pm) - The Plough and Stars

  • Wednesday, December 26:

  • Thursday, December 27:
    • Melissa Ferick (7pm) - Club Passim
    • Melvern Taylor and his Fabulous Meltones (7:30pm), & Baker Thomas Band (10pm) - Toad
    • the Stan Martin Band w/ Jeff Allison, Joe Klompus, Jimmy Scoppa, & Michelle Martin (9pm) - the Menotomy Grill

  • Friday, December 28:
    • Tom Hagerty Acoustic Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • the Mighty Mighty Bosstones (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Marshall Crenshaw (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Club d'Elf (10pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • Noble Dust, & Honey Talk (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Saturday, December 29:
    • Juliet Simmons Dinallo and Michael Dinallo perform live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Asa Brebner (4pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Catie Curtis (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Tim Gearan Band (6pm) - Sally O's
    • the Ballroom Thieves, & Odetta Hartman (7pm) - Royale
    • Lawrence Scudder and Ryan Fitzsimmons (7:30pm), & the Stan Martin Band (10pm) - Toad
    • the Mighty Mighty Bosstones (8pm) - House of Blues
    • Willie Nile (8pm) - City Winery
    • OldJack, Eric Salt and the Electric City, & Los Goutos (9pm) - The Lizard Lounge
    • North Mississippi Allstars (9pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • the Curtis Mayflower (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Jimmy Tingle (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)
    • Ward Hayden and the Outliers (formerly Girls Guns and Glory, & 8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Sunday, December 30:
    • Lindsay Straw and Jordan Santiago (10:15am-1:30pm) - Club Passim, open 10am-2pm)
    • Jimmy Ryan and Hayride (4pm), Ian Fitzgerald and Rachel Sumner, & Kat and Brad (10pm) - Atwood's
    • Ellis Paul, Laurie MacAllister (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Mighty Mighty Bosstones (5pm) - House of Blues
    • Roy Sludge Trio (6pm) - Sally O's
    • Leigh Nash (Sixpence None the Richer, & 7:30pm) - City Winery, (Haymarket Lounge)
    • Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (8pm) - Narrows (Fall River, MA)

  • Monday, December 31:
    • Monday Night Bluegrass (5pm) - Atwood's
    • Ezekiel's Wheels (7pm) - Burren
    • Ellis Paul, Flynn (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Lake Street Dive (9pm) - Wang Center
    • Magen Tracy and the Missed Connections, & Danielle Miraglia - Toad, (10pm)
    • Matthew Stubbs and the Antiguas (10pm) - The Plough and Stars
    • Abbie Barrett Band (10pm) - Atwood's
    • the Felice Brothers (10pm) - Brighton Music Hall
    • Peter Wolf (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Tuesday, January 1:
    • Sam Reid and the Riot Act (3pm) - Atwood's
    • Juliet Simmons Dinallo (record release) w/ Michael Dinallo, Amber Casares, Anita Shuhanin, Trick Wallace and Marco Giovino, & the Peter Parcek Trio (6pm) - Club Passim
    • Chris McDermott's Rhythm to the Brain Sessions, & the Blue Ribbons (10pm) - Toad

  • Thursday, January 3:

  • Saturday, January 5:
    • Songwriter Sessions with Stephanie Corby, Ruth Hill, & Beth DeSombre (7:30pm) - Arts at the Armory Cafe

  • Tuesday, January 8:
    • Caitlin Canty, & the Oshima Brothers (8pm) - City Winery

  • Thursday, January 10:
    • Johnny A (solo, & 8pm) - City Winery

  • Sunday, January 13:

  • Saturday, January 19:

  • Tuesday, January 22:
    • Alejandro Escovedo (8pm) - City Winery

  • Thursday, January 24:

  • Friday, January 25:
    • Love Canon (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Ward Hayden and the Outliers (formerly Girls Guns and Glory, & 8pm) - City Winery
    • Jay Psaros - Thunder Road

  • Saturday, January 26:

  • Sunday, January 27:
    • Session Americana (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • Peter Asher (Peter, Gordon) and Jeremy Clyde (Chad, Jeremy, & 7pm) - City Winery

  • Wednesday, January 30:

  • Thursday, January 31:

  • Friday, February 1:
    • David Champagne's Agnostic Gospel (8pm) - Club Passim
    • the Lil Smokies (9pm) - The Sinclair
    • Jon Spencer and the Hitmakers (10:30pm) - Great Scott
    • Jill Sobule, & Andrew Delaney (8pm) - the Me and Thee Coffeehouse (Marblehead, MA)

  • Saturday, February 2:

  • Wednesday, February 6:

  • Thursday, February 7:

  • Friday, February 8:
    • Kasey Chambers, & Carly Burruss (8pm) - City Winery
    • Ryan Montbleau (8pm) - Club Passim

  • Saturday, February 9:
    • Danielle Miraglia performs live on the Lost Highway (9:30am) - WMBR
    • Hudson Taylor (5, & 9pm) - City Winery, (Haymarket Lounge)
    • Mandolin Orange (7pm) - Royale

  • Thursday, February 14:

  • Friday, February 15:
    • Hawaiian slack key Masters, George Kahumoku Jr, Nathan Aweau, Kawika Kahiapo (7, & 9:30pm) - Club Passim

  • Saturday, February 16:
    • Christine Lavin (8pm) - Club Passim
    • Elise Davis (8pm) - Cafe 939

  • Sunday, February 17:

  • Thursday, February 21:

  • Friday, February 22:

  • Saturday, February 23:
    • Kris Delmhorst (5, & 8pm) - Club Passim
    • CRASHfest w/ Angelique Kidjo, Red Baraat, Tribu Baharu, M.A.K.A. Soundsystem, Kotoko Brass, Billy Wylder, Veronica Robles and her Female Mariachi Band, Sarma Braas Band, Soulsha, the Blue Dahlia, & more (5:30pm) - House of Blues

  • Sunday, February 24:
    • Deerhunter, & Mary Lattimore (8pm) - Royale
    • the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, & Cha Wa (8pm) - The Sinclair

  • Tuesday, February 26:
    • Fru Skagerrak, Natalie Haas, & Yann Falquet (8pm) - Club Passim

  • Thursday, February 28:
    • Amy Helm (9pm) - Sonia

  • Saturday, March 2:
    • Dervish (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Wednesday, March 6:
    • Chris Difford (acoustic book tour), & Steve Smith (8pm) - City Winery

  • Saturday, March 9:

  • Sunday, March 10:
    • Cyrille Aimee (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Thursday, March 21:
    • Mike and the Moonpies (10pm) - Atwood's

  • Friday, March 22:
    • Blind Boys of Alabama (8pm) - City Winery

  • Friday, March 29:

  • Saturday, April 6:
    • J.D. Souther Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards, & Anna Egge (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Saturday, April 13:
    • the Seldom Scene Dervish (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)
    • the Allman Betts Band (8pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Friday, May 18:
    • Three Women and the Truth (8pm) - Belleville Congregational Church (300 High Street, Newburyport, MA)

  • Friday, April 19:
    • Kris Kristofferson (8pm) - Chevalier Theatre (Medford, MA)

  • Sunday, April 21:
    • Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers (7:30pm) - The Sinclair

  • Sunday, April 28:
    • the Chick Corea and Bela Fleck Duo (7pm) - Cabot Theatre (Beverly, MA)

  • Saturday, May 5:
    • the Mari Black Trio (7pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

  • Thursday, June 7:
    • Christian McBride and Tip City (8pm) - Shalin Liu Performance Center (Rockport, MA)

Please Note:
  • Addresses of many Boston area clubs can be found here.
  • Additions, changes and corrections for roots/Americana/blues/cajun/zydeco shows can be made by writing to: roots-listings email address
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