Sunday, September 8, 2013

notloB Parlour Concert News, September 2013

notloB Parlour Concert News 
September 2013
notloB Parlour Concerts is unique in the greater Boston area in terms of the model (admission is by suggested donation, all proceeds, less production costs, go to the artists). The series would not be possible without the support of our loyal patrons and volunteers. Join us and bring a friend or two or three to an upcoming concert! Please spread word by “liking”/sharing our Facebook page -
and website - and joining our mailing list -
In our last newsletter (July) we stated “Unless David Grisman or Sam Bush call asking for a gig, the next notloB parlour will be Saturday, October 5. The artists’ names will not be released until September.” Well, as Sam will be in the area during the months of September and October, we highly recommend see one of his performances. Not sure when Dave will be in the area. But we do have someone who has played with both as our October feature, the one and only Darol Anger will be returning, this time with Emy Phelps and family and “fiends.” This will be at a private residence just west of Cambridge, so advance donations are required; on receipt the address will be provided. Please send reservation requests by email to


After six years at the Loring-Greenough House notloB is moving to a new venue, the First Church in Jamaica Plain, which is literally across the street at We will be combining resources with the former “Eliot Street Soirée”, read the details here. The new series will start on November 1 with Fellswater, a veteran of both series, and will continue with The Bombadils from Quebec on November 22.  Visit the bands’ websites; more information will be in the October newsletter. Tickets for both concerts will be available for purchase through Brown Paper Tickets. The Eliot Street Coffeehouse will soon have a web presence on First Church Jamaica Plain’s website -
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The community, especially those interested in volunteering, is invited to send inquiries by email to

For the fall, our brother series, Lord Geoffrey Presents will be offering an unplugged series in Cambridge featuring rising young talent from the Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory!  The concerts will be presented at Outpost 186 in Inman Square, where there is plenty of space and on-street parking / close to the T, not in a bar where artists compete with loud conversations and blaring televisions, or in a cramped listening room packed four to a tiny table!
September 25 - TBA
October 16 - Cat and The Moon
November 20 - Dan Bui and Friends
December 18 - TBA
Darol Anger (Berklee) and Tanya Kalmanovitch (NEC) are Lord Geoffrey's Fall season consultants.
JERRY DOUGLAS with Special Guest Joyce Andersen
Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:00pm
Tickets / more info:
Facebook event -

SARAH LEE GUTHRIE and JOHNNY IRION supported by Jenee Halstead and Charlie Rose (notloB alumni)
Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 7:30pm
Facebook event:
Tickets/more info:

9/20/13 Uncasville, CT Wolf Den at Mohegan Sun
9/22/13 North Adams, MA FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival
10/26/13 Boston, MA The Wilbur Theatre
For other unique music, dance and art events we recommend Cecilia’s Choices.
notloB is volunteer-powered. If you are interested, please read the volunteer policy and apply via email to
Sending a reservation request is appreciated and is insurance against being turned away at the door, if the concert sells out. It also helps as we can contact you when the occasional concert must be postponed or cancelled due to severe weather or other circumstances. Please send an email to at least 24 hours prior to the concert. Information about the concert series, the venues and the artists can be found at the website.
There are several ways to stay informed of scheduled events:
Admission to notloB Parlour Concerts is by suggested minimum donation. If you cannot support the artists with dollars, please consider volunteering your time and energy. Your donations cover venue rental, publicity and other production expenses, 100% of the balance goes to the artists (many of whom travel many miles).  Sometimes there are shortfalls, so extra donations are gladly accepted. And please, cash only (no credit cards or checks).
Photography, video recording & sound recording.   No still, video or sound recording is permitted without permission of the artist and the house. If you would like to share photos of past concerts, email the pictures and/or web link to
History. Since June 2, 2007, notloB Parlour Concerts has presented over 100 old-time, blue/newgrass, folk, Celtic and country blues artists to audiences throughout the greater Boston area. The concerts are volunteer-run and not for profit. 100% of the patron donations go to the artists and production expenses. 
 "The concerts always have a warm atmosphere and are fun to play. From a musician's perspective, I really appreciate the effort Jeff puts into his shows. Nobody on the Boston folk scene works harder to pull a concert together."
Alastair Moock

"In this era of pop-driven acoustic music, notloB is keeping the folk tradition alive."
Jack Hardy 
Thank you for supporting live acoustic music!
Jeff Boudreau
notloB Parlour Concerts

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