Boston based artist Katie Dobbins draws from a musical palette of contemporary folk and new country to establish a genre uniquely her own. With the heart of a poet and a mastery of storytelling, her songs touch on elements of life and relationships in ways that lift spirits and challenge the soul. Dobbins’ compelling vocal tones, supported by her acoustic guitar or piano keyboard, paint her lyrical truths into images that stay with you.
A six piece band of seasoned individuals on a quest to unearth and re-interpret some fun tunes from the world of blues, country, swing, and rock.
Duet Sophie et Adam interpret songs from some the most renowned french chanteurs of the 20th century, such as the mythical Edith Piaf, Georges Brassens, Barbara, and Jacques Brel. Native french Singer Sophie Michaux, and Guitarist Adam Simon expand their repertoire to Tangos, inspired by the great Carlos Gardel, Yiddish songs, Flamenco tunes as well as some originals by Adam Simon. For more information: www.sophieetadam.weebly.com
Strangers by Accident are an indie-folk band hailing from Boston, MA. They mix bright harmonies and acoustic bass with suitcase-drums and electric guitars, along with raw lyrics and songwriting from the heart.
"Strangers By Accident’s self-titled first EP debuted earlier this year, with five songs of forlorn, post-breakup folk full of the heartbreak and uncertainty that colored Sousa’s move to Massachusetts." - Scout Cambridge
The Mill Town Rounders play folk, rock, and bluegrass in the Boston Area. The band's name refers to its spiritual home in Maynard, Massachusetts. MTR is all about having fun and their songs range from bluegrass standards to classic rock and folk to down home country. MTR loves playing together and the thoughtful arrangements, tight harmonies, and spirited instrumentals generate an energy that envelops the audience. The band recently released an EP of original songs, Lead Lined Box, available on their website. They are (L to R): Don Shulsinger (banjo), Dave Walsh (harmonica), Josh Olivier-Mason (vocals, ukulele), John Harper (guitar), Joy Walsh (vocals), and Tom Sheppard (bass).
Come hear the songs and sounds of Kate Brule and friends! PORCHFEST is their favorite Somerville day of the year!
Born and raised outside Boston, Massachusetts, Billy has made an impact on the Boston music scene with his blend of folk, blues, soul, reggae, and alternative rock accompanied by emotional, soulful, personal, and sometimes sociopolitical lyrics manifested by a mix between personal and peer experiences of loss, longing, and frustration.
Ed Ayoub is a songwriter of our time, yet he is timeless. Ed doesn't
believe in time but his songs are short & quirky, catchy, expressive,
good. What makes his songs click is his honesty, his realness. There
is some beat connection. Ed captures it in laments, odes &
Boston-born singer-songwriter, producing grungy folk music with wild-eyed vocals over a chunky, haphazard guitar.
Russian-Irish-American Singer-Songwriter Elena Pavlenkov is a classically trained vocalist who has performed her original indie-folk music worldwide.