Bluegrass

Sam Reid & the Riot Act

323 Lowell Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: John Ransom
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sam Reid and the Riot Act is an American roots and bluegrass band of the un-pure variety, with plenty of flatpicking and three-part harmonies punctuated by driving drums and Caribbean rhythms.

The band delivers their own brand of live acoustic music influenced and continually inspired by traditional Irish/Scottish/Appalachian fiddle tunes and the rhythms of the vast Caribbean Sea.

The Ways & Means Committee

328 Summer St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Henry Kesner
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

5 local dudes. All acoustic: banjo, guitar, bass, harmonica, percussion, ukulele, vocals, and mandolin. Playing acoustic roots rock & blues music of yesterday and today. We are the sons of hippies after all... Primary influences include Tom Waits, the Rolling Stones, The Band, Wilco, and the Devil Makes Three.

Drop on by for a good time, great music, amazing company, and some four square. Seriously.

Also, ask us about Herbstalk 2015 (www.herbstalk.org).

See you then!

Perseverance Family Band

141 Orchard Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Carly Nix
Saturday, May 16 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Camberville-based psych-folk-buddhist-bluegrass-cosmic yesness!

Members: Carly Nix, Hannah Hudson, Joe Goldbeck, Greg Hum, Tony DiPaolo, Alex LaRue

The Splinters

11 Crocker Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: James Johnson
Saturday, May 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Bluegrass and Americana. Guitar and mandolin. Chris Reckiling and J. Johnson.

Chester Street String Band

24 Chester Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Rebecca Hall
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Foot-stomping Southern Appalachian music on fiddle, banjo, and guitar.

Ponchistadores

12 Pleasant Ave., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Emily Cochrane
Saturday, May 17 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

All-string bluegrass band with a hint of mariachi.

The Fort Point Ramblers

17 Mountain Avenue, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Peter Lindholm
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Fort Point Ramblers play bluegrass and more!
Peter Lindholm, Guitar
Chad Kirchner, Mandolin
Emily Rideout, fiddle
Dave Drellich, bass
Everybody sings. We'll be joined by some friends as well!
www.fortpointramblers.com

Charnwood Porchpickers

29a Charnwood Road, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Kendra Boyd
Saturday, May 17 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A collaboration of folk/bluegrass/americana/rock musicians in the area come together to participate in just another event that makes Somerville a magical place to live. In years past we have had talent from the following bands: Della Mae, Billy Wylder, The Surviving Kenneallys, Girls Guns and Glory, Heartbeat, Three Tall Pines, Creek River, The Barnyard Birds, and The South East Express Way. Time will tell who will be in town, but as usual, it will be a good old fun time.

Lonely Winter Hill Hammered Dulcimer Club (of One)

11 Fenwick Street, Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Daniel Abraham
Saturday, May 17 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

One person, a hammered dulcimer, and a few tunes.

The Ways and Means Committee

328 Summer St., Somerville (see map on right)
Band Contact: Henry Kesner
Saturday, May 17 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

5 local dudes. All acoustic: banjo, guitar, bass, harmonica, percussion, ukulele, vocals and mandolin. Playing music of yesterday and today (We are the sons of hippies after-all...). Primary influences include Tom Waits, the Rolling Stones, The Band, Wilco and the Devil Makes Three. Website and many more details to follow. Stay tuned. Click the link below our pic from the Union Sq. Farmers Market to read about us from Porchfest 2012. We loved Porchfest 2013 as well!!!

Drop by for a good time, great music, amazing company and even some four square. Also, remember to ask us about Herbstalk 2014 (http://herbstalk.org/). See you then!

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