Sunday, June 29, 2008

Farewell

Since June 2, 2007, Notlob Parlor Concerts presented the best local and touring roots, Americana, newgrass, traditional and contemporary folk and blues artists at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. 02130. Built in 1760, the venue listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been a historic house museum since 1926. Its beautiful period decor and intimate size make it an ideal setting for acoustic music.

Artists included Bob Franke, the Rowan Brothers, Geoff Bartley, ChrisThompson, Dennis Brennan, Aoife O’Donovan, Rushad Eggleston, Tristin Clairridge, Corey DiMario (all of Crooked Still), Kristin Andraessen (Uncle Earl); Chris Merenda, Mike Merenda, and Ruthy Ungar Merenda (all of the Mammals), Pat Wictor, Jud Caswell, Sharon Lewis, Brian Webb ... For a complete listing with links to the artists' websites see the "alumni" page.

The 27th and final concert was presented on June 28. A
bittersweet event, it marked both the series' anniversary, with two artists who performed at the first two concerts, and its end, due to the receipt of a communication earlier in the day from a representative of the Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, owner of the house, that the contract to rent the house would not be renewed.

Thank you for supporting live music in Jamaica Plain. I promise the music will continue at another venue somewhere in the greater Boston area.

Jeff Boudreau

2 comments:

Lab Cat said...

Jeff

Even though I don't live near enough to get to your concerts, I am sorry to hear of your current closure.


Reading the concert listings at Notlob were an inspiration and a hope for live music.

I hope you find a new venue soon.

Notlob said...

Lab Cat,

Thank you for your kind words. If you are aware of another venue that can provide the ambiance we had at LG House, I'd like to speak with you.