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    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 120
    Register
     + You! 

    Tickets: $9 Member and Open Mic Performers, $10 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

    All Open Mic Holiday Cheer Party – This is an exciting first!  In all our history, we have never had a Coffeehouse or Open Mic in December.  This year we’re having an All Open Mic and Holiday Cheer Party in December!  Get your holiday themed (or other) songs ready, and come on down! 

    This is your night to own our stage!  Sign ups start when we open the doors at 6:30 PM until we run out of 8 minute slots (plus a few overflow 5 minute slots).  No early sign ups, no sign ups by phone or internet; you must sign yourself up.

     All performance types welcome, not just folk.

    Share your talent!  Show us what you can do.  We book some of our openers and features from our Open Mics.

    $9 Members and All Open Mic Performers, $10 Non-members



    • 4 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 200
    Register
     

    Tickets: $22 Member, $24 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

    Steve Morgan, a St. Louis, Missouri native, was primarily an acoustic blues guitarist until 1978, when he was asked to play slide guitar in a southern rock band named Easy Street, playing with them for the next 9½ years. Beginning in 1988, Steve filled in occasionally on guitar for several St. Louis blues performers that included Silver Cloud, Johnny Johnson, Henry Townsend, Ron Edwards, and Doc Terry, as well as with other St. Louis blues players. In 1992, seeking a change, Steve moved to Wellfleet MA, and shortly thereafter formed Steve Morgan and the Kingfish.  The band has been winners of the 2015 Boston Blues Challenge, as well as winners of the 2015 Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Spring Talent Search.  Bryant Edwards on congas, percussion and vocals brings a strong R&B vibe to the Kingfish vocal arrangements, while the percussion pays tribute to the jazzy islands flavor that can appear in a Kingfish tune.  Ed Wanamaker has been drumming since his early teens, and spent much of his adult life playing drums on Cape Cod.  Roe Osborn brings terrific harmonies to the group, as well as playing either electric or standup bass with sax player Paulie Lesniak, front and center.  After years of looking around for a master keyboard player, Pete Mann appeared on the scene, quickly offering up a new dimension to their tunes with solid bluesy jazzy chops.  In 1996, Steve and the Kingfish recorded “Boppin’ the Blues”, a CD of blues covers, followed by “Hurricane” in 2008, a CD of Steve’s original tunes which was very well received both nationally and internationally.  Their newest releases include “Blues in Paradise”, which injects healthy doses of sweet harmonies and horn-based R&B and jazz into sophisticated and rocking tunes, and “That Ain’t Blues” and “I Got a Buzz Coming On”, their 2019 releases.  



    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 120
    Register
     

    Tickets: $9 Member, $10 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

    Our coffeehouses are set up in café style with tables and chairs where you can enjoy a coffee, tea, or soft drink and a snack while you listen to live music.  The featured musicians and open mic performers from the audience provide an evening of entertainment.  Since our shows are from 7 PM until 9:15 PM we encourage families to share the experience together.  Children under 12 are half price.  Come enjoy the show!

    This page will be updated with featured and opening acts as soon plans have been finalized.

     Open Mic- Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.


    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 200
    Register
     

    Tickets: $20 Member, $22 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

    The Lied To's are Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler, two Massachusetts-based singer-songwriters who joined musical forces in 2014. The duo took their name from the revered Everly Brothers song, "When Will I Be Loved.” Their second CD, The Lesser of Two Evils, released in 2018, received universal praise for its gritty instrumentation, impeccable harmonies and honest songwriting.  Tom Haugen of The Daily Vault calls it, “…nothing short of brilliant.”  And Red Line Roots writes, “If you dig the mix of gritty honesty and interwoven gorgeous harmonies of Shovels and Rope, then you are going to love The Lied To’s.”  


    Acoustic roots songwriting duo Sparrow Blue (Katy Boc and Todd Nickerson) from Massachusetts released their first full length album Rabbit in the Moon in 2018, featuring fiddle, guitars, mandolin, banjo, harmonica and vocal harmony throughout. Rabbit in the Moon blends folk, country, bluegrass and old-time influences together with crafted songwriting to paint a musical picture of times gone by, hope, hard times, and new beginnings.

    Rabbit in the Moon, which was self-produced and independently released, culminates two years of songwriting and represents the duo’s strongest work to date. Rabbit in the Moon reached #1 on the Roots Music Report (RMR) and #8 on the Folk DJ Album Charts in 2018. 


    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 120
    Register
     

    Tickets: Contestants No Charge, $9 Member, $10 Non-Member, Child $4 (register here or at the door)

    We love the Traditional Ballad so much, we’ll pay young people to learn and perform one at our Contest with CASH PRIZES AND CASH PARTICIPATION AWARDS!

    The 2020 Traditional Ballad Singing Contest will be held on SATURDAY, February 15th at 7:00 PM at FIRST PARISH DUXBURY, 842 Tremont St (Rte 3A), Duxbury, MA

    No charge for contestants, all others: $9 Members, $10 Non-members, $4 Children. 

    HERE ARE THE LINKS FOR THE FULL CONTEST INFO/SIGN UP FORM and THE POSTER:



         

    Main Rules:

    Make sure your ballad tells a story with a plot and an ending. 

    Make sure your ballad is so old that nobody knows who wrote it, or make sure your ballad is at least 100 years old.  

    Make sure you sign up early so Contest Organizers Karen Haffner and Lynn Feingold can review and OK your choice of ballad.  

    Here are the categories and CASH PRIZES for 2020:

    Grade 4 Through High School

    Solo performer WITHOUT instrument $50 cash prize

    Solo performer WITH instrument $50 cash prize

    Group (2 or more) WITHOUT instrument $100 cash prize
    Group (2 or more) WITH instrument(s) $100 cash prize

    After High School Through Age 25

    Solo or group, with/without instrument(s) - $50 cash prize.  If you have any questions, contact Karen at haffnerk@hotmail.com or 617-875-2047 (leave a voicemail or text) or Lynn Feingold at 781-227-7500.

    CASH Participation Awards!

    All contestants who do not “win” their category will receive a CASH Participation Award in an amount based on the donations we receive in support of the Contest.







    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 200
    Register
     

    Tickets: $22 Member, $24 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

    I’ve been making music and touring the planet for about 15 years. What started out as an occasional creative outlet is now my way of life. Growing up just outside New York City, I began playing guitar in the hallways of my high school, learning the songs of The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, and Dave Matthews Band. I graduated, went to college for a communications degree, and finished feeling way more inclined to make music than anything else, so I hit the road. In these past 15 years, I’ve played in every state in the U.S. and toured extensively throughout Europe. I’ve had the honor of playing with a slew of incredible musicians wherever I’ve gone.

    I just released my ninth LP, Natural, and I’ve also released three solo EPs as well as a song-a-week project of 2008 called “52”. I also am in three bands that have recorded albums over the past few years -The Open Sea with Rosi Golan, Bluebirds of Paradise with Chrissi Poland, and most recently a duets album with Judy Collins called Silver Skies Blue, which was nominated for a Grammy award for “Best Folk Album” of 2017.

    Sometimes my music is heard on TV or in movies – The Path, The Lincoln Lawyer, Private Practice, Army Wives, and One Tree Hill to name a few. I also scored music for a film called Dreamriders, a documentary which won several independent film awards. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to sing and play music for a living. I wanna keep it going for as long as possible. It’s good for my soul, and I love knowing that what I create can have a real impact on people.

     



    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 120
    Register
     

    Tickets: $9 Member, $10 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

    Our coffeehouses are set up in café style with tables and chairs where you can enjoy a coffee, tea, or soft drink and a snack while you listen to live music.  The featured musicians and open mic performers from the audience provide an evening of entertainment.  Since our shows are from 7 PM until 9:15 PM we encourage families to share the experience together.  Children under 12 are half price.  Come enjoy the show!

    This page will be updated with featured and opening acts as soon plans have been finalized.

     Open Mic- Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.


    • 4 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 196
    Register
     

    Tickets: $20 Member, $22 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

    Lisa Bastoni’s new album, How We Want to Live (Sept. 20, 2019) chronicles life changes, including songs about the dissolution of her marriage and learning to live a new normal -- but more than anything, it finds the songwriter diving deeper into the life she craves. Throughout the album’s ten tracks, themes wind from romantic relationships to those with her children, parents, and friends -- weaved throughout, are her hopes for herself and the world around her. How We Want to Live, produced by award-winning songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Sean Staples, features guest performances by Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins, Lula Wiles and Naomi Sommers.  A 2019 Kerrville New Folk Winner, Lisa Bastoni has shared the stage with Lori McKenna, Little Big Town, Arlo Guthrie, Regina Spektor, The Secret Sisters, Teddy Thompson, and many more.  Following a ten-year break from music, Lisa Bastoni's album The Wishing Hour (2017), produced by Grammy-nominated songwriter Felix McTeigue, was recorded in the kids' playroom in the wee hours of the night. It debuted as number one most-played on Boston's WUMB and led to a number of songwriting awards and an active performance schedule.  "Americana of the highest order...along the lines of Gretchen Peters or Patty Griffin." (Maverick-UK).


    With a perspective equally influenced by her Texas roots and her Cape Cod home, Americana singer-songwriter Monica Rizzio has emerged as one of the finest talents in the East Coast music scene. Monica released her debut album, aptly named Washashore Cowgirl, in 2016; where it was Monica’s solo introduction after a decade in the trio Tripping Lily, Sunshine is Free is her expansion -- after time spent on the road, she realized it was time for her to start collaborating again and recorded the album in Nashville with producer Michael Rinne and a stacked lineup of guest musicians. Throughout the eleven tracks on Sunshine Is Free, Monica appreciates the little things in life and looks for silver linings where necessary. It’s clear she has a keen ability to connect; her songs are often autobiographical but delivered through a fictional approach that aids in creating a universal experience for the listener -- whether it’s expressed using her trademark sense of humor or with such striking honesty that the pain in her voice is tangible.

    Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Her latest "All My Heroes Are Ghosts," released with her band Danielle M and The Glory Junkies  touches on a lot of what might be on your mind these days – from the loss of so many musical heroes to our collective anxieties on “All On Fire,” and more..   The music itself blends influences of some of Miraglia’s own musical heroes - The Rolling Stones, Prince, Janis Joplin along with Danielle's lyrical ability to explore human nature at its best and worst.   Danielle M and The Glory Junkies were nominated for a 2018 Boston Music Award for "Blues Artist of the Year" and Danielle is nominated for 2019 New England Music Award for Roots Act of the Year and Female Performer of the Year.







    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 120
    Register
     

    Tickets: $9 Member, $10 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

    She may be best known as the former guitarist and singer-songwriter from string phenom Twisted Pine, but her work as a solo artist shows there's much more to Rachel Sumner that we are just now getting to see. Praised by audiences for her powerful, lonesome voice and haunting songs, Rachel carefully spins melodies that get caught in your head and delivers them “with an attitude and drive in her guitar playing...sure to strike a chord and dig deep into your heart. ” (Red Line Roots)

    TBD Opening act

    Open Mic - Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.


    • 2 May 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    • 842 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA
    • 196
    Register
     

    Tickets: $23 Member, $25 Non-Member (register here or at the door)

    When blues legend James Montgomery plays the harmonica, he “brings it on home”.  Whether it’s recording with Kid Rock, sitting in with Gregg Allman, or fronting his hot band of thirty years, Montgomery plays with authority.  While growing up in Detroit he learned first hand from the masters – James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, and Jr. Wells – at the legendary “Chessmate”.  Over the years, he’s carried on in the tradition and continues to be a vital presence in Blues as one of the most dynamic performers on the scene.  David Hull’s career in music spans playing bass with Buddy Miles, Joe Cocker, Ted Nugent, and Arthur Lee with his band Love, as well as being the studio and touring bassist and background vocalist for the first two albums of the Joe Perry Project, with several songs on the band’s first two albums co-written by Hull. In September 2010, Hull released a solo CD Soul in Motion, on which he performed guitar, bass and lead vocals. He currently tours with the James Montgomery band, and was involved in the album From Detroit to the Delta, producing the recording, playing bass, guitar and keys, co-writing, arranging, engineering, and singing backing vocals.  Paul Doolittle is well known on the South Shore as a dedicated guitar teacher at Crossroads Music.  He has played in several popular local bands, including his current projects with Rock Star Posers and Kelsey Gilbert. He will bring to the stage his accomplished guitar playing, knowledge of musicianship, and familiarity with blues music that is apparent in his live performances.

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About us

All volunteer non-profit dedicated to bringing live music to the South Shore. This season we are celebrating our 41st anniversary! That makes us one of the longest running all-volunteer folk music clubs in the country.

South Shore Folk Music Club Inc.
P.O. Box 156
Kingston, MA 02364-9998

Venue Location:
First Parish Duxbury
842 Tremont St (Rte 3A)
Duxbury, MA




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