String Revolution exists to perform and teach strategies of improvisation and contemporary creative string music to students and teachers through workshops and live concerts. We are devoted to ensemble playing in order to build community by example. Our repertoire is rooted in improvisation and world rhythms to demonstrate the versatility of our instruments outside of their western classical music identities.
Howdy! We are a band of friends who like playing a broad range of traditional, country, bluegrass, folk, and rock influenced music. Give us a whirl!
Playing under the moniker "leisure," Ben Parinello has been described as a "one man band" with only an acoustic guitar and his voice. With a repertoire of nearly 40 original songs and 100 covers Ben strives to never play the same set twice. The dynamic range of his voice and the unpredictability of his sets always make for something special for the audience when he performs.
THE LOFT presents Porchfest 2019 at the Loading Dock of our building located in the alley between our building and Greentown Labs (down the alley from Market Basket, behind Union Press). We'll feature three local artists:
Dan Blakesslee- (www.danblakeslee.com) indie folk singer-songwriter
Audrey Ryan- (www.audreyryan.com) indie rock singer-songwriter
Otis Grove- (www.otisgrove.net) Organ power trio, jazz/jam/funk
The WholeTone Music Academy will be hosting YOU playing at our Instrument Petting Zoo, several bands featuring the brilliant members of our teaching collective, and sparkling performances by students of all ages. One such band will be Petting Kazoo, a singer-songwriter indie folk duo, made of Nora Maynard (WTMA Director, Instructor for Voice, Violin, & Piano) and Rafael Natan (Oboe, Violin, Piano). Hayes Cummings (WTMA Co-Administrator & Gig Coordinator, Instructor for Guitar, Bass, & Ukulele) will also be showcasing his jazz guitar chops. Stay tuned for a schedule!
Noble Dust - “There is beauty in the power of all aspects of the band’s music, but it’s balanced by just how damn fun it is” - Red Line Roots.
Sibylline - “Sibylline bends words, and invent melodies heavy with truth and bleeding joy.” — NewsCenterMaine 207. Proudly Portland, ME based atmospheric folk
Hawthorn - With a powerful vocal blend surrounded in old-time banjo, seascape guitar, and dreamy electric lines, Hawthorn is quickly claiming a place in the music of New England and beyond.
Stacie Clayton and Jenny Bonham-Carter. As a newly created duo we are so excited to get together, blending our voices and musical experiences into something new, fun and joyful! Our concert will include jazz, blues, gospel, soul and songs from Jamaica and Sweden! As well as some singalong from the Poor People's Campaign which is starting next week! Warmly welcome to 63 College avenue at 1pm.
spooky ghosts is a spookadelic Americana rock band from Massachusetts. We play the good stuff.
The Baby Safe Haven Stage is an Under 21 stage with performances by great young artists, featuring national Baby Safe Haven spokesperson Madelyn Paquette.
We will have a rotating cast of characters, students, and faculty associated with the WholeTone Music Academy showcasing their skills from 2-4pm with open jams & sing-alongs (inviting audience members into the mix) occurring before and after. Singer-songwriter-teacher SureFireCure (aka Nora Maynard) will be performing a folk-ish set at 3pm, with a mixture of other ensembles in jazz, classical, and other styles tba.