Friday, September 14, 2007



Six successful (5 sold out!) concerts over three months comprised the inaugural Spring/Summer season. This is more successful than anticipated. Thank you, JP community, for supporting live acoustic folk music at the Loring-Greenough House! The seventh and final concert of the inaugural season is Friday, September 21 (yes, it's this side of the Equinox).

A fond look back:

June 2

Sometymes Why (Aoife O'Donovan - Crooked Still, Kristin Andreassen - Uncle Earl & Ruthy Merenda - the Mammals),

June 9

Mike & Ruthy Merenda (The Mammals)

June 20

Sharon Lewis (Pooka) & Rose Polenzani

July 20

Danielle Miraglia & Tom Bianchi w/ Brendan Hogan

August 11

Dave Carter Tribute - Adam Sweeney, Eric McDonald, Beth DeSombre, Ryan FitzSimmons, Dana Price & Chris Thompson.

August 18

Geoff Bartley w/ Eliza Blue

Next concert: Brian Webb, Friday, September 21, 8:00pm - SOLD OUT.

The 39th and 40th reservations for the Brian Webb concert on Friday, September 21 have been received. Thanks to all, it is very encouraging this has happened a week and a half before the concert date that, the earliest sell-out of the series. Contingency reservations will continue to be taken. If you have a reservation and cannot attend, please send notice so another can.

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Preservation fee begins in October.

The Loring-Greenough House was built in 1760. How old is that? Do you realize it was used as a hospital for the Battle of Bunker Hill? After the Spring/Summer season, the JP Tuesday Club asked for a rent increase. Rather than a complicated percentage formula, we agreed to a simple solution. Whatever the ticket value, a $1 “preservation fee” will be added. 40 tickets sold = $40 to the JPTC. This is a small price to pay for continued use of the oldest folk venue in Boston, and probably the country.

Falcon Ridge 2008 “most wanted to return” winners announced.

I am very pleased to announce that an artist already booked for March, 2008 has received the honor of “most wanted to return”. Of the 25 “emerging artist” who competed in the finals, the audience selected four to return next year:

"Results of the FRFF audience survey for the Top 3 Showcase Artists are in. In addition to an invite to do the Most Wanted Song Swap and workshops at
FR08, the top voted will do our annual preview tour in May. This will be our 11th P Tour. More details shortly on our website.

From a total of 1160 audience surveys voting for their fave 3, the results are:

1 - Anthony da Costa - garnering votes from just over 40% of the voting audience
2 - Lindsay Mac - with 20%
3 - Joe Crookston and Randall Williams - just about tied with 18% and 17% of the voters respectively

Honorable mentions to Joe Jencks & Vienna Teng who finished next, followed by Chris O'Brien, Edie Carey, Nick Annis, Beaucoup Blue and Five2. SEVEN strong HMs this year, each with more than 10% of the voting and, a really STRONG showcase......"


Randall Williams will perform at Notlob on Saturday, March 22, 2008.

Looking ahead:

Dennis Brennan w/ MaryLou Ferrante, Saturday, October 6, 7:30.

Dennis Brennan

“Boston has a music legacy that needs no introduction. Think of Aerosmith, the J. Geils Band, Morphine, and Willie Alexander for starters. At the heart of the scene, though, is an artist like Dennis Brennan. He's a cagey veteran who hasn't won similar fame but can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz, while breathing fresh life into each.”

- Steve Morse, longtime Boston Globe reviewer and cohost of "Morse on Music" on WBOS-FM.

Marylou Ferrante

Marylou Ferrante was described by music critic and writer, Daniel Gewertz, in the Boston Herald, as the Bay State's finest female acoustic blues interpreter. She performs pre-war blues from the 1920's & 30's. She covers major artists from the delta to east coast piedmont style players such as Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, Blind Boy Fuller and Memphis Minnie along with mandolin players such as Yank Rachell. Her passionate expression of these old songs comes from a love of the music and the arrangements themselves, as well as what she says is an appreciation for "the history of these folks and the difficult circumstances they endured."

This concert surely will sell out; make your reservation to

The Fall Season:

Saturday, October 06, 2007

7:30 pm

Dennis Brennan w/ MaryLou Ferrante,,

Friday, November 2, 2007

7:30 pm

The Rowan Brothers w/ Eric McDonald,

Saturday, October 20, 2007

7:30 pm

Teresa Storch & Lenore,,,

Saturday, November 10, 2007

7:30 pm

Kristin Cifelli with special guest,

Saturday, November 17, 2007

7:30 pm

Mare Wakefield & Dan Gonzalez,,,

Saturday, December 15, 2007

8:00 pm

Jud Caswell & Pat Wictor,,,

Saturday, December 22, 2007

7:30 pm

Special holiday concert, Carrie Cheron and tba

Monday, December 31, 2007

8:00 pm

Benefit Concert for Veterans for Peace, venue in Harvard Square, artists tba.

Stay tuned for details.

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