Thursday, November 9, 2017


presented by notloB Music

Since 2007, notloB Music has been presenting “old-time, bluegrass, progressive string band, world, and Celtic concerts in unique listening room environments throughout the greater Boston area.” Its next concert will be world-renowned fiddler Darol Anger (David Grisman Quartet founding member, Republic of Strings, Mr Sun) and singer-songwriter Emy Phelps, with surprise special guests.

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30pm
Common House, 25 Half Moon Hill, Acton, MA
$20 advance 
$25 cash at the door

Darol Anger on his holiday show: “We think that the midwinter season has always been a highly emotional and special time for human beings, and we mean to celebrate in music the many layers of spirituality and celebration that has always happened around this time. Emy's a genius at finding songs that elevate peoples' spirits, and her long career working with children has helped her hone her talent. We’ll bring some amazingly talented younger musicians that our audience will love. Our band is not afraid to tap deep emotions, whether they be humor, love, or wassailin’.”

"Emy & I take our job very seriously in any time of year, but especially now. Any serious entertainer needs to consider their role as a healer of some sort. Music has served this very purpose since it began thousands of years ago, and that hasn’t changed, no matter how many notes and chords we add in there. This is the time of year when everything seems to have died and we have to trust that everything will rise again. For most humans, this seems to be a time for reflection, for spiritual questioning and renewal, family, and celebration or mourning of what we have gained and lost throughout the previous year-or years.

"We believe that what people mostly could use right now is to be together in a positive environment which encourages sharing. This year, all Americans have had real setbacks and fractious difficulties and it seems certain that things will get worse next year. Everyone- and I mean everyone- will need spiritual strength for the challenges that are rising. We’re going to support that frame of mind in our concert, with some really beautiful songs from all traditions, and we’re going to encourage a lot of singing along."

notloB Music could not agree more. This will be its eighth collaboration with Darol, and fifth with Emy.
#88 Thursday, April 12, 2012 Darol Anger & Emy Phelps w/ special guest Sharon Gilchrist @ Loring-Greenough House
#96 Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Darol Anger and Emy Phelps with Family and Fiends Maeve Gilchrist, John Mailander, Mila Phlps-Friedl, and Molly Tuttle @ Burren
#110 Friday, May 31, 2013 The Grant Gordy, Darol Anger, Joe Walsh and Karl Doty Quartet @ Watertown Private Residence
#113 Saturday, October 5, 2013 Darol Anger and Emy Phelps with Family and Fiends @ Watertown Private Residence
#121 Saturday, December 7, 2013 The Anger - Haas - Parks - Jonsson Quartet, The International Gals of Quartetdom, The Four Corners Quartet, The Resurexon Quartet @ Jamaica Plain UU
#156 Saturday, April 25, 2015 Darol Anger and The Furies @ Park Avenue Congregational Church
#177 Friday, December 4, 2015 Darol Anger and The Furies: On A Winter's Night (Darol Anger, Emy Phelps, Ethan Jodziewicz and Mari Chaimbeul) @ Unity Somerville

Present your eventbrite ticket and get 15% off your dinner bill at Not Your Average Joe's, 305 Main Street, Acton, MA, 01720 - 978-635-0101 -


Since 2007, notloB Music has presented close to 200 folk, old-time, bluegrass, progressive string band, world, and Celtic concerts in unique listening room environments throughout the greater Boston area. Tickets are available at For more information see its website – – or Facebook page - - or email

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