Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry NE tour kicks off in Watertown, Friday, 2/28

Evie Ladin and Keith Terry 
Northeast USA Tour


Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
NotLob Concerts | Watertown, MA

Jeff Boudreau puts on a great show. 
Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
Salon Concerts @ Wamsutta Club | New Bedford, MA

Wepeckett Island Records hosts us for a show. 
MARCH 4-14, 2014 |2 WEEKS
Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
Home Routes | The Maritimes, Canada

Check out this amazing circuit of House Concerts in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Tues, March 4 Three Fathom Harbor, NS
Weds, March 5 Charlos Cove, NS
Thurs, March 6 St. Peters, NB
Fri, March 7 Shediac Bridge, NB
Sat, March 8 Charlottetown, PE
Sun, March 9 Summerside, PE
Tues, March 11 Moncton, NB
Weds, March 12 Le Have, NS
Thurs, March 13 Halifax, NS
Fri, March 14 West Chezzetcook, NS
Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
Community Concert Series | Phippsburg, ME

Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Ln (at Parker Head Rd) 
7:30pm (doors at 7), Refreshments. $10 adults/$6 students
Info: 207-389-1770
Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
Acoustic Artisans | Portland, ME

8pm, $15
Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
Sandywoods Center for the Arts | Tiverton, RI

6:30pm, $15/$10 students/Kids 5 & under FREE

The tour kicks off in Watertown, MA

Friday, February 28, 2014
Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00
The concert will be presented at a private residence just outside of Cambridge.
Suggested minimum donation is $15pp student, $20pp regular.


Energetic and electrifying clawhammer banjo, bass, percussive dance, storytelling songs old and new, with nuanced, emotive vocals. An intimate, robust evening of acoustic music and dance, a skilled hybrid of American folk arts. 

(An) arrestingly fun show...clearly bursting with talent...The crowd clearly loved the energy from the performance, as every song, dance solo, and mid-number banjo breakdown was following by vigorous clapping and hollers. - Smile Politely 

You don't often hear words like "traditional," and "authentic" paired with "innovative" and "unique," but Evie Ladin & Keith Terry have brought them together brilliantly in the self-titled, debut album of the Evie Ladin Band, and the result is truly a high point in new old-time music. - FOLKWORKS 

The polyrhythmic heat of Evie Ladin's clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance - have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Known as a driving force behind San Francisco's Stairwell Sisters, Evie's solo debut Float Downstream (2010), co-produced by Mike Marshall and Keith Terry, was quickly followed by Evie Ladin Band (2012), nominated for Americana Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards. 

Keith Terry (bass, Body Music, vocals) is a renowned percussionist/rhythm dancer, and the founder of the International Body Music Festival. A pioneer in contemporary Body Music, Keith produces large-scale intercultural collaborations and educational outreach. In the DUO, Keith brings a cinematic ear to playing bass as tonal percussion, with bells, box, body and toys. His CDs and instructional DVDs are released by Crosspulse Media

Using any surface for it's rhythmic possibilities, Terry claps his hands, rubs his palms, finger-pops, stamps his feet, brushes his soles, slaps his butt and belly, pops his cheek, whomps his chest, skips and slides, sings and babbles and coughs, building his music out of a surprisingly varied register of sounds and clever rhythmic variations. --VILLAGE VOICE 

Evie and Keith will be kicking off their east coast tour at this Watertown concert, consult their website for other appearances.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Heartbeat: Israeli-Palestinian U.S. Tour

Posting on behalf of Avi Salloway
Good day my friends,

My Israeli and Palestinian brothers and sisters are coming to tour the USA! Tomorrow I will embark on a three week tour with Heartbeat to bring the sound of a better future in the Middle East to America. As the eyes of the world turn to top Israeli, Palestinian, and American leaders in the final stage of negotiations, Heartbeat takes the stage across the East Coast to call attention to the vital role of civil society in building a lasting, just peace. The tour will culminate with a performance and briefing at the U.S. Congress, calling on Washington for a $50 Million investment in People-to-People diplomacy via the International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace.

Heartbeat’s youth led movement combats the tidal wave of fear, violence, and injustice with powerful sounds and voices singing for cooperation and equality. It doesn't matter where you're coming from or where you're going, the message inspires people of all backgrounds to work together to be the change we seek. Please join us and spread the good word.

Love, Avi Wylder

The Heartbeat US Tour:

2.20 – Clinton, NY – Hamilton College
2.21 – Bennington, VT – Bennington College
2.22 – Cambridge, MA – Harvard University
2.23 – Boston, MA – The Boston Jewish Music Festival
2.24 – Boston, MA – Boston College
2.25 – Windham, ME – Windham Performing Arts Center
2.26 – Burlington, VT – University of Vermont
2.27 – Middlebury, VT – Middlebury College
3.1 – Philadelphia, PA – Congregation Rodeph Shalom
3.2 – Penn Valley, PA – Congregation Beth Am Israel
3.5 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
3.8 ­ – Takoma Park, MD – TP Community Center
3.11 – Washington, DC – The US Congress

More info at heartbeat.fm

Check out the US State Department video on Heartbeat
A little more about my work in the Middle East
In the heat of the Arab Spring, I decided to travel to Israel and Palestine to experience life in the region beyond the narrow narratives that I was exposed to, to get a feel for the Palestinian and Israeli people and their realities. My guitar and songs served as my thread, connecting me with Arabs, Jews, and the international community as I explored the power of music to unite these adverse populations. I began working as a music and dialogue facilitator with Heartbeat, the Israeli-Palestinian youth music community based in Jerusalem. I started guerrilla recruiting youth artists from all over the region. As genuinely as possible, I would try to get them to trust me enough to want to come join Heartbeat for jam sessions, workshops, writing, performing, and recording retreats. I would make friends with Palestinian rappers and they would take me to underground hip-hop parties in East Jerusalem and I’d meet other cats and we’d jam and the circle would grow bigger. My method was similar with the Jewish artists, although a little less foreign to me.

My time in the Middle East was deeply transformative. I experienced first hand the formation of true friendships and trust building in the face of xenophobia and war. Through the more and more Israelis and Palestinians that I met, I was exposed to the silent majority of Arabs and Jews who yearn for a safe, equitable future. These are the voices that the Heartbeat community are comprised of and these are the voices that the world must hear! Since my trip in 2011, I have become acutely invested in working with Heartbeat and amplifying these powerful sounds for a better future. Our debut tour last year was a resounding success and I cannot wait for the tour that lies ahead. I hope you will join us and raise the courageous call for peace and equality.

Avi and Siwar Mansour, Palestinian violinist from Tira

Heartbeat in the Negev Desert

Spread the word, spread the love, and see you out there!

Shalom, Salam, Peace,

Avi Wylder

Friday, February 7, 2014

4TET, Evie Ladin and Keith Terry, 10 String Symphony and Tattletale Saints, The Molly Tuttle Trio

Thank you for supporting the not-for-profit notloB music series.

SMALL CONCERTS - For the Winter and Spring seasons we are returning to our roots, presenting only at a small, intimate venue, a private home in Watertown.
The home owners have been very gracious but wish to present artists of their own choosing, and I respect that.
If you have a home that you could open to screened arts lovers and could accomodate at least 25, please contact me at 781-643-1586 or email notlobreservations@gmail.com


notoB Parlour Concerts presents....

Wednesday, February 12 house concert
Brittany, Cleek, Jordan and Nic share an interest in the championing of traditional music repertoire, new music composition, and the use of performance in both maintaining and critiquing the conventions surrounding folk music. They follow the work of mentors such as Bruce Molsky, Brendan Mulvihill and Eileen Carson-Schatz, in tandem with careful study of historical sources and inspirations outside of traditional music, and continue the legacy and lineage of traditional music. They're on a quest to probe the expressive and creative potential of fiddle tunes, traditional song, and vernacular dance.

Friday, February 28house concert
Energetic and electrifying clawhammer banjo, bass, percussive dance, storytelling songs old and new, with nuanced, emotive vocals. An intimate, robust evening of acoustic music and dance, a skilled hybrid of American folk arts.

Monday, March 31house concert10 String Symphony 10 String Symphony is an arena for mesmerizing acoustic innovation.  Although difficult to categorize, their music is instantly recognizable as a blend of two distinct but equally vivacious musical voices, encompassing “aggressive, almost discordant, celtic and dare I say punky string-chording experimentations” (The Bluegrass Situation).  Vocally, Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer lock in seamlessly, and their vocal duets often take center stage despite the fact that they are self-described fiddle players.
 Tattletale Saints
Tattletale Saints are a New Zealand based duo described as a “masterful blend of Americana fused with jazz, soul and pop” and made up of Cy Winstanley voice/guitar/harmonica and Vanessa McGowan voice/double bass.
Click here for more information

Saturday, April 19house concertThe Molly Tuttle Trio 
featuring John Mailander and Brittany Karlson
Molly Tuttle, John Mailander & Brittany Karlson create an honest and soulful mix of original and traditional music. They have a deep respect for the past, while also looking toward the future of acoustic music. This tight-knit trio formed after meeting at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. With a unique blend of provocative songwriting, tasteful arrangements and instrumental virtuosity, they are more than the sum of their parts.

Click here for more information 

LARGE CONCERTS - I am sorry to report the three concert experiment with the JP Unitarian church did not work out. This was to have been our venue for larger concerts. Two of the bands have requested to return; we would love to BOOK but due to lack of venue cannot honor the requests. If you are associated with a non-profit with whom I could collaborate to present benefit concerts, please call 781-643-1586 or email notlobreservations@gmail.com 
Your non-profit does not need to have a performance space, believe me I know of many fine 100-250+ seat listening rooms and small theatres from which we we could choose.

Keep your lamps trimmed and burning!

Jeff Boudreau
Presenting folk, folk revival, folk rock, old time, bluegrass, Celtic, country blues, New England, Cape Breton and string band music at multiple locations. The series is volunteer-run and not for profit. 100% of the patron donations go to the artists and production expenses.
"In this era of pop-driven acoustic music, notloB is keeping the folk tradition alive." ~Jack Hardy

​Wednesday, February 12, 4TET (Brittany Haas, Cleek Sherey, Jordan Tice and Nic Gareiss)
Friday, February 28, 2014 ~  Evie Ladin and Keith Terry
Monday, March 31, 2014 ~ 10 String Symphony and Tattletale Saints
Saturday, April 19, 2014 ~  Molly Tuttle Trio featuring, John Mailander and Brittany Karlson

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Joe Val Bluegrass Festival showcase stage schedule

Subject to change, here is the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival (February 14-16, 2014, Sheraton Framingham – Framingham, MA) showcase stage schedule. 

Watch for updates at http://www.bbu.org/events/joe-val-festival/schedule/
This year not only have the number of participating bands and performance hours have been expanded, but the stage has been moved to a much larger room (the one formerly occupied by vendors).

The Molly Tuttle Trio


6:00pm The Birdhive Boys http://www.bbu.org/bands/birdhive-boys/http://www.thebirdhiveboys.com
6:45pm Cricket Tell the Weather http://www.bbu.org/bands/cricket-tell-weather-2/ http://www.crickettelltheweather.com
7:30pm Wide Open Spaces http://www.bbu.org/bands/wide-open-spaces-2/ http://www.wideospaces.com
8:15pm Waiting for Neil http://www.bbu.org/bands/waiting-neil/http://www.waitingforneil.com
9:00pm Railroad House http://www.bbu.org/bands/railroad-house-2/http://www.railroadhouseband.com

9:45am Twisted Pine http://www.bbu.org/bands/berklee-student-ensemble-twisted-pine/ http://www.twistedpinemusic.com
10:30am Four Bridges http://www.bbu.org/bands/four-bridges/http://www.fourbridgesband.com
11:15am NewFound Grass http://www.bbu.org/bands/newfound-grass/http://newfoundgrass.com
12 noon Old Country Road http://www.bbu.org/bands/old-country-road-2/ http://www.oldcountryroad.net
12:45pm Molly Tuttle Trio http://www.bbu.org/bands/molly-tuttle-trio/http://mollytuttle.net
1:30pm Blue Hat, Yeah! http://www.bbu.org/bands/blue-hat-yeah/https://www.facebook.com/bluehatyeah
12 2:15pm Flatt Rabbit http://www.bbu.org/bands/flatt-rabbit/https://www.facebook.com/FlattRabbit
3:00pm The Deborah McDonnell Bandhttp://www.bbu.org/bands/deborah-mcdonnell-bannd/http://www.reverbnation.com/deborahmcdonnellband
3:45pm Michelle Canning & Rough Edgeshttp://www.bbu.org/bands/michelle-canning-rough-edges-2/http://www.mcreband.com
4:30pm Cold Chocolate http://www.bbu.org/bands/cold-chocolate/http://www.coldchocolatemusic.com
5:15pm Demolition String Band http://www.bbu.org/bands/demolition-stringband/ http://www.elenaandboo.com
6:00pm Mark Kilianski and The Moonshine Ramblershttp://www.bbu.org/bands/mark-kilianski-moonshine-ramblers/http://markkilianski.com
6:45pm The Gather Rounders http://www.bbu.org/bands/gather-rounders/ https://www.facebook.com/TheGatherRounders
7:30pm Brother's Rye http://www.bbu.org/bands/brothers-rye/http://brothersrye.com

10:30am Merrimack Valley Bluegrasshttp://www.bbu.org/bands/merrimack-valley-bluegrass/https://sites.google.com/site/merrimackvalleybluegrass
11:15am Too Blue http://www.bbu.org/bands/blue/http://www.toobluemusic.com
12 noon TruegrassCT http://www.bbu.org/bands/truegrassct/
12:45pm Honky Tonk Masquerade - Unpluggedhttp://www.bbu.org/bands/honky-tonk-masquerade-unplugged/http://honkytonkmasquerade.com/band
1:30pm EC and The Moonshiners http://www.bbu.org/bands/ec-moonshiners/ http://www.ecandthemoonshiners.com
2:15pm Fiddlin' Quinn & His Big Folks Bandhttp://www.bbu.org/bands/fiddlin-quinn-big-folks-band/http://fiddlinquinn.com
2:45pm The Zolla Boys http://www.bbu.org/bands/zolla-boys/https://www.facebook.com/TheZollaBoys
3:20pm The Korey Brodsky Band http://www.bbu.org/bands/kory-brodsky-band/ http://www.reverbnation.com/thekoreybrodskyband


Brother's Rye Joe Val Saturday Night Dance Night!
"Well folks, the BBU is lettin' the Outlaw Jugband in the house!!!! We are going to be clearing out the chairs and closing out the Showcase Stage at 7:30 PM with our own special brand of jugband music!!! You are going to have all day to get where you need to be, so come on down, bring your dancing shoes, your party hat, and a smile!!! HUZZZZAAAAAHHHH!!!!! Check out bbu.org for more info!"
Source: https://www.facebook.com/events/424321177698292