Founded in 2007, notloB Music has presented more than 150 folk, old-time, blue grass, string band and Celtic concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area. Concerts in your home can be arranged.

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Ellie and Suaima
Jenna and Mairi

Sunday, March 22, 7:30pm
Outpost 186, Cambridge

Ellie & Sumaia


"...As a duo, their delicate interpretation of songs demonstrate a deep understanding of the melodic and rhythmic aspects of traditional roots music while blending elements of contemporary sound...."
Jenna & Mairi

"...Jenna and Mairi have both been heavily steeped in tradition, but their arrangements push boundaries with original compositions and breathe new life into old tunes..."

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Emma Beaton Band
featuring Nic Gareiss

Saturday, March 28, 8pm
PACC, Arlington

"...The Emma Beaton Band first coalesced at several music camps and began playing together late at night after square dances and evening-long fiddle tunes sessions. The songs they sang became the last music of the night.  Today, their music retains a sense of staid nostalgia and quiet, almost secretive intimacy, grounded in Celtic and Americana traditions, but ultimately all their own. Their eponymous CD was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award for 'Traditional Singer of the Year...'"

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Dinner and Show - see details below!

 
Jayme Stone's Lomax Project
Wednesday, April 1, 8pm
PACC, Arlington

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"...Focusing on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this collaboratory brings together some of North America's most distinctive and creative roots musicians to revive, recycle and re-imagine traditional music. The repertoire includes Bahamian sea chanties, African-American acappella singing from the Georgia Sea Islands, ancient Appalachian ballads, fiddle tunes and work songs collected from both well-known musicians and everyday folk: sea captains, cowhands, fishermen, prisoners and homemakers. The new album will be out on Borealis Records on March 3, 2015..."

Dinner and a show - see details below!

Mari Black
w/ Joseph Carmichael

Thursday, April 16, 8pm
Carriage House Violins, Newton

Join us for an intimate evening of music as champion multistyle violinist Mari Black and versatile guitarist Joseph Carmichael take us on a spirited tour of fiddle music from around the world -- brilliant Scottish dance sets, classic swing tunes, rolling Irish jigs, luscious Argentine tangos, beloved American folk songs, haunting highland airs, and more!

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The Onlies
Friday, April 17, 8pm
Outpost 186, Cambridge

When a young band is recommended by the likes of Darol Anger, Brittany Haas, Tristan Clairridge and Kristin Andreassen (notloBBers all), one listens...and responds...and books.

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To be announced
Saturday, April 18


 
Darol Anger
and the Furies

Saturday, April 25, 8pm
PACC, Arlington

In Greek mythology, Furies were ferocious godlike female avengers who would swoop down on mortals and destroy them. In this band, the only difference is that instead of destruction, inspiration occurs. Darol Anger and the Furies is a new group put together uniquely for this decade, comprised of a fantastical all-star array of talented feminine presences, plus two notorious tricksters. 

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Dinnner and a show! Details below.

 
Wrong is Right
Wednesday, April 29, 8pm
Outpost 186, Cambridge

As tune writers, arrangers, and transcribers, these three vibrant players met through a love of roots music at Berklee College of Music. With combined skill and finesse on their instruments they are paving a way through the acoustic scene as they explore the converging aspects of Bluegrass, Jazz and other roots music.

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Dinner and a show! 
Patrons who purchase tickets in advance through eventbrite for our Arlington shows get 10% off dinner at the nearby...

Thai-E-Sarn Cuisine, 1377 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington.
(781) 648-2223
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thai-E-sarn-cuisine/729662723716568
http://www.thaiesarncuisine.com/
OR
Szechuan's Dumpling, 1360 Massachuetts Ave, Arlington.

Please base your tip on the pre-discounted amount.
 
Thai Esarn Cuisine
 
Szechuan's Dumpling
notloB Music Presents at Four Boston-area Venues
Back in 2009, notloB Music presented three concerts at the Park Avenue 
Congregational Church (50 Paul Revere Road, Arlington); we have returned as of January, 2015. 
PACC holds two spaces, a 90-seat wooden hall with raised stage and a 260-seat sanctuary.
Do you like Szechuan and/or Thai food? We have great news for you! Show your eventbrite ticket receipt for that day's PACC concert to your server at either Szechuan's Dumpling Chinese Restaurnt, 1360 Mass Ave or Thai-E-Sarn Cuisine, 1377 Mass Ave in Arlington and get 10% off your dinner tab! Please calculate your tip on the full, not discounted, amount.
MBTA: Bus service via the 62 & 79 from Alewife Station; 77 from  Harvard/Porter.
Handicap accessible



Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
1581 Beacon Street, 
Brookline, convenienly located near restaurants and on the green line (C), between the Washington Square and Fairbanks stops, with plenty of on-street and public lot parking! The space is a seminar room that seats 100. "The Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis has been providing psychoanalytic training for 40 years. It is the only regionally accredited, degree granting, independent psychoanalytic graduate school in the country offering Master of Arts in PsychoanalysisMaster of Arts in Psychoanalytic Counseling, and Doctoral programs in Psychoanalysis. It is one of the few such institutes in the world. BGSP also offers a One–Year Program through its continuing education department. This program is designed to enrich the work of clinical practitioners and professionals who are employed in various disciplines.
Shows are open to all ages. Bringing your own couch is optional.
MBTA: "C" green line or 65 bus to Washington Square.
Handicap stair lift, but the restrooms are not.

Carriage House Violins of Johnson String Instruments,1039 Chestnut St, Newton Upper Falls, near the intersection of Rt.9 and I-95/Rt. 128, a 15 minute walk from Eliot Street T station (Green line D (Riverside)). The space seats 50. 
"Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument is a full-service violin shop, offering a wide array of both fine antique instruments and modern instruments by today’s best makers. Owned by Adam Johnson, son of Johnson String Instrument founders Roger and Carol Johnson, Carriage House Violins and Johnson String Instrument make up the east coast’s largest, most comprehensive violin shop. Carriage House Violins was founded in 2005 by Christopher Reuning, of Reuning & Son Violins. In November 2013, Johnson String Instrument assumed ownership of Carriage House Violins, to better serve the growing customer base of both firms. The merger offered an expanded inventory of first-class instruments while retaining the high caliber of personalized service loyal Carriage House Violins customers have come to expect. Carriage House Violins offers every serious stringed instrument player a lifetime of opportunity, convenience, service and support."
Shows are open to all ages.
MBTA: Riverside green line to Eliot, then walk about 3/4 mile (not recommended during the Winter months).
Handicap accessible

Outpost 186
, 186 Hampshire Street, Inman Square, Cambridge. The space seats 35, served as the home of the former Lord Geoffrey Presents rising Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory rising talent series and continues that series.
"OUTPOST 186 is a new arts, media and performance space at 186 1/2 Hampshire Street in Inman Square, Cambridge. Outpost 186 hosts several ongoing series of experimental & improvised music performances, multi-media events, poetry readings and film, seven days a week, as well as periodic art exhibits. Open during scheduled shows or by appointment."
Shows are open to all ages.
MBTA: several bus routes serve Inman Square, or take the red line to Central Square and walk 4 blocks.
Not handicap accessible.

*...artists often ask for for gigs which we cannot always accomodate, here's where you come in. Have you ever thought about hosting a concert in your own home? That can be arranged. Email notlobreservations@gmail.com

 
 
 
 
 
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notloB News

Brittany and Nic will be returning to notlob in seperate concerts in March and April. Until then, relive their January concerts....


"Fiddler Brittany Haas (Crooked Still, Haas Kowert Tice) and the much-celebrated percussive dancer Nic Gareiss (This is How We Fly) performed two shows in the Boston area over the weekend. One of those shows was at the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington where photographer Jason Elon Goodman shot a great video (below) before the duo’s stunning performance there to benefit the Mill – the oldest continuously operating mill in the U.S.
The video has been making its way around social media this week, so I caught up with the Brittany & Nic for a quick backstory. Here’s what they shared...."

notloB was proud to be the producer.

Read full article here.


Brittany Haas & Nic Gareiss - Screengrab from video by Jason Elon Goodman

Brittany Haas & Nic Gareiss – Screengrab from video by Jason Elon Goodman

Brittany Haas & Nic Gareiss / Peaks of Otter / Old Schwamb Mill / Salt Stage / 01.18.15

A Traveling Salt Stage Production.

Recorded on a pair of "Edwina" microphones hand made by Philip Graham of ear trumpet labs. eartrumpetlabs.com

Salt Stage Presents both local artists and those on a migratory path through the state of Maine in intimate portraiture: musicians, poets, performers, chefs, farmers, painters, sculptors and more. These performances are archived live without over-dubbing or post manipulation unless insisted upon by the artist in the performance. A high resolution recording system and one or two camera angles capture a cinematic feeling full of both visual and sonic tonality, paired with simple & clean editing . When not outside on location, windows are often left open to incorporate gulls, rainfall and other sonic signatures of Maine. Vintage lenses are also integral to enhance the filmic look of the vignettes. The Salt Stage began in Old Port, Portland but has now expanded to everywhere and anywhere, as archived in the Traveling Salt Stage section.... Watch the video here.


PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES! 

There will never be any annoying ringtones at a notloB! Before each, patrons are asked to turn off electric devices or put them in silent mode. Pianist Marc-André Hamelin has a tongue-in-cheek musical reply, "Valse Irritation", based on the Nokia ringtone.

Hamelin - Valse Irritation d'après Nokia 'Ringtone Waltz'


notloB Music is dedicated to the memory of Jack Hardy (d. March 11, 2011), who, with David Massengill and Peggy Seeger, graced our stage November 1, 2008, and John McGann (d. April 6, 2012), who performed with Flynn Cohen, Matt Heaton, and Danny Noveck  on November 20, 2012. Rest in peace, Jack and John! 

In John McGann's honor we post "Song for John", "An original tune dedicated to the great John McGann. ...composed by John Mailander and performed by John Mailander - Fiddle, Molly Tuttle - Guitar, Brittany Karlson - Bass and Joe Walsh - Mandolin", notloBBers all. Filmed by Adrianna Ciccone in Brighton, MA.

Published on Dec 27, 2014

Song for John

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Founded in 2007, notloB Music has presented >150 folk, old-time, bluegrass, string band, Celtic and country blues concerts in unique venues throughout the greater Boston area. We present at the Davis Square Theater in Somerville, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis in Washington Square, Brookline, Carriage House Violins in Newton Upper Falls and Outpost 186 in Inman Square, Cambridge. Concerts in your home can be arranged.

 

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