There’s the books, the bar, and then there’re the bands. And book readings, signings, film screenings and whatever else we can pull off in this space. The acoustics are great, the room’s warm and intimate, and we are currently booking national acts.
So far we’ve had Session Americana, Boston favorites The Swinging Steaks, innovative cellist Rushad Eggleston, Damon and Naomi (of Galaxie 500), Jimmy Ryan (of the Blood Oranges), Soprano Julie Braun Haines with an evening of cabaret music featuring songs by Weill, Satie and Gershwin. We’ve also showcased “Sisters of the Moon,” featuring members of Della Mae, The Murphy Beds from Brooklyn with Irish folk music and Anna and Elizabeth – ballads, fiddle tunes, great harmonies and storytelling. We try to offer a little something for everyone.
Upcoming summer acts will feature Austin Americana musician Billy Eli in June, and Ken Stringfellow of The Posies, R.E.M. and Big Star in July.
We plan to showcase everything from string quartets to alt country, folk and indie rock. Next fall we’ll begin screening classic & cult films. And we’re open to suggestions: we had had a birthday celebration and Sonnet-a-thon for Shakespeare; a film’s been shot here; and a local playwright will be discussing her upcoming production.
Please check our site as the acts and dates firm up. And sign up for our email list so we can keep you posted. Visit our Facebook page for past events.
SUN. MARCH 29, 8pm > "DEAD RIVER ROUGH CUT" ($5)
Maine documentary, 1976
THU. APRIL 2, 9pm > WILL WOODSON AND ERIC MCDONALD
FRI. APRIL 3, 9pm > SOGGY PO BOYS ($5)
SAT. APRIL 4, 9pm > MARTIN ENGLAND BAND ($5)
THU. APRIL 9, 8pm > DIETRICH STRAUSE
FRI. APRIL 10, 9pm > SUSIE BURKE & DAVID SURETTE ($5)
SAT. APRIL 11, 9pm > S STEPHANIE & JESSICA PURDY
Poetry book release party.
THU. APRIL 16, 8pm > BETTE FREEDSON
FRI. APRIL 17, 9pm > HICKORY HORNED DEVILS
SAT. APRIL 18, 8pm > MARK ERELLI
THU. APRIL 23, 8pm > DIETRICH STRAUSE
FRI. APRIL 24, 9pm > JEFF WARNER
SAT. APRIL 25, 9pm > WISEWATER
FRI. MAY 1, 9pm > JIMMY RYAN TRIO ($5)
SAT. MAY 2, 9pm > THE TARBOX RAMBLERS ($5)
FRI. MAY 8, 9pm > JOE YOUNG TRIO ($5)
FRI. MAY 15, 9pm > TOMMY AND THE RATS
FRI. MAY 22, 9pm > GRETCHEN AND THE PICKPOCKETS ($5)
SAT. MAY 30, 9pm > GRASSPUTIN ($5)
SAT. JUNE 6, 9pm > MATT STUBBS BLUES BAND FEATURING DENNIS LEVINE ($5)
FRI. JUNE 12, 9pm > COLD ENGINES ($5)
SAT. JUNE 13, 9pm > ROY SLUDGE TRIO FEATURING DUKE LEVINE ($5)
FRI. JUNE 19, 9pm > SARAH BORGES ($5)
THU. JUNE 25, 9pm > ALLYSEN CALLERY
FRI. JUNE 26, 9pm > LA MADELINE ($5)