Upcoming Shows

All shows begin at 7:30pm, doors at 7, unless otherwise specified.
Tickets available locally at Sweet Cakes, the Alternative Food Co-op, and Looney Tunes II in Wakefield, and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

    Saturday, August 9

    Tim Carr and DIA/Arborea/Haunt the House


    Beautiful music from California, Maine and Rhode Island. Art songs, psych folk, the story of “Jack Rabbit Jones”……This will be a sweet night of new music.

    About Tim Carr

    Tim Carr is a Los Angeles based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His music is inspired by African rhythms, melodies of the French Romantics and 1960′s pop.

    As member of the rock & roll band The Americans, Tim has played on Letterman and toured nationally, opening for artists such as Ryan Bingham and The Secret Sisters. He also sings and plays drums in Fell Runner, a band that integrates polyrhythms and vocal harmonies. Other credits include: playing drums for HAIM, composing and arranging songs for Taiwanese pop star Yen-J, and producing other songwriters. Tim’s song, The Last Day of Fighting, was included on the soundtrack to Watershed, a film produced by Robert Redford, featuring other artists including Beck, Múm, and Thom Yorke.

    Growing up in Marin County, surrounded by a family of musicians, Tim took up piano, guitar, and drums before he was eight years old. He continued to study drums and polyrhythms with Peter Magadini and, as a teenager, performed in numerous workshops, including The Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, Stanford Jazz Workshop, and SF Jazz Combos. Tim went on to receive a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. For three consecutive years, he was featured on their annual Capitol Records CD, recording both his original music and performances with other artists.

    About DIA

    DÎA is the project of LA based singer and composer Danielle Birrittella. Influenced by wartime ballads, art song, and oldies of the 1950′s and 1960′s, her songs are written on the ukulele and piano. She sometimes incorporates vocal pedals while composing to hear her voice abstracted.

    Born on a Hindu ashram, Danielle was immersed in the singing of ceremonial sanskrit ragas, accompanied by traditional Indian instruments. Early exposure to this sacred music led her to pursue Western Classical singing and eventually train as an opera singer throughout the U.S. and Europe.

    A native of New England, and a graduate of New York University (BA) and California Institute of the Arts (MFA), she has lived and worked as a singer and actor in New York, France, and Italy. Danielle’s performances have included Disney Hall’s REDCAT – Los Angeles, La Musica Lirica – Italy, The Chautauqua Institute – New York, La Main d’Or – Paris, and The Ludwig Foundation – Cuba.

    About Arborea

    Since 2005, Maine based wife and husband Folk duo, Shanti and Buck Curran have released 5 albums, curated two various artist compilations (‘Leaves of Life’ and ‘We Are All One, In the Sun’: a tribute to Robbie Basho), and performed throughout the US, UK, and Europe…including sessions on the BBC, NPR, WNYC, and WXPN. Arborea’s 4th album ‘Red Planet’, released in 2011 made Rolling Stone ‘Best Under-the-Radar Albums of 2011”, ‘Editors Top Pick’ Guitar Player Magazine, and ‘Top Vinyl Pick’ Mojo Magazine. Arborea’s 5th album ‘Fortress of the Sun’ was released in 2013 on the NYC label ESP-Disk’ and made AllMusic’s ‘Favorite Folk Albums of 2013′, Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s ‘Best Acoustic Albums of 2013′, and Echoes ‘Best of 2013′ Listener Poll.

    About Haunt the House

    Haunt the House comes from a quiet place. Born in the woods of Charlestown, Rhode Island from the mind of songwriter Will Houlihan, the music began as a whisper. His solo EP, “Rural Introspection Study Group”, and performances have garnered attention from artists, musicians, and audiences around southern New England. In the spring of 2012 a story began to develop and it gestated until the fall of 2013 when Will assembled a band to record the debut full-length album. Recorded over five days at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island, Haunt the House’s new release “Jack Rabbit Jones” tells the story of a loving couple torn apart by jealousy and madness. With featured performers Allysen Callery, Amato Zinno of Vudu Sister and Bessie Bessin of Pier Jump, and many others, produced by Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky of The Low Anthem, “Jack Rabbit Jones” is but the first statement by one of Rhode Island’s most intriguing new folk ensembles.

    Tickets are $10 (thanks to a grant from RI State Council on the Arts)

    Saturday, September 13

    Roy Book Binder with special guest Michael Tarbox

    Roy Book Binder

    We are honored to welcome back the singular SINGER-SONGWRITER-STORYTELLING-BLUESMAN….. Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village “pad” in the early 70′s and lived in his “Tour Bus” for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe.

    Roy Book Binder, travelled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60′s….. The Book, recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the 70′s, which was the first to receive 5 stars in DOWNBEAT magazine! In the late 80′s ‘The Book’ was part of Bonnie Raitt’s East Coast Tour, which included an appearance on The Grand Old Opry which led to almost 30 appearances on NASHVILLE NOW’s, Ralph Emory Show! In the 90′s he often appeared with JORMA KAUKONEN (who recorded 2 of Roy’s songs)

    Last Aug. 19th, THE GOOD BOOK, Roy’s latest release of all original songs, reached #3 on AirPlayDirect’s Americana charts! #1 was Guy Clark & #2 was the late Townes Van Zandt. Folkdj.org had Roy in the top 3 artists for July.

    Come on out for a guaranteed fun evening with one of our favorite performers.

    Buy tickets for Roy Book Binder!


Sunday, September 21, 3pm

Hiroya Tsukamoto (Japan) and Lilit Mardiyan (Armenia)

Two extraordinary guitarists performing solo original and classical works.

 

 

Saturday, September 27

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

Rosie Newton and Richie Stearns

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards

 

Rosie Newton and Richie Stearns

 

A fantastic acoustic double bill. Laura Cortese and her band (Mariel Vandersteel and Valerie Thompson) paired with, from Ithaca, the dynamic fiddle of Rosie Newton and Richie Stearns (of The Horse Flies) on clawhammer banjo.

    Sunday, October 12, 4pm
    Blanca and Chuchi, guitar, violin and vocal music from Northern Spain

    Blanca and Chuchi

    Friday, October 17

    An Evening with April Verch

    April Verch

     

     

    April Verch has never sounded more comfortable in her skin than she does now, in the second decade of her career as an internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer-songwriter. Her ninth album, Bright Like Gold, captures a woman who’s fleshed out her identity and is in full command of her gifts, a woman who’s grown from a prodigy into an enduring artist—one of music’s most unforgiving public transitions—with grace and grit to spare.

      • The April Verch Band-rounded out by bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin–is an energetic, virtuosic, tradition-celebrating outfit, not to mention one that’s not soon forgotten when they depart the stage. It doesn’t hurt that the thrilling grand finale involves Verch fiddling and step dancing-and often executing two entirely different intricate rhythmic patterns-at once. 

        Saturday, November 15


        An Evening with The Gnomes

    • The Gnomes


      Come November, Lily Pads gets gnomed! THE GNOMES play what can best be called global folk-fusion music – Celtic, Scandinavian, Russian, Eastern European, Caribbean, klezmer, and no shortage of originals. Members Phil Edmonds, Peter Breen, Matt Niebels, Mike Fischman and Cathy Clasper Torch, play everything from Irish whistle and button accordion to fiddle, keyboard, and er-hu; guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, and banjo to bass and percussion. And of course they sing!

      Come on out for an evening that will take you around the world and leave you smiling.

      Please check back for additional listings.


2 Responses to Upcoming Shows

  1. Easy to use website, all the info I need (when tickets go on sale). I have given tickets to the shows as birthday gifts. Me and my family/friends love the performances, the setting, great snacks at intermission, the acoustics, and not to mention time we get to spend together.

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