About notloB Parlour Concerts
From June 2, 2007 to June 28, 2008, Notlob Parlor Concerts presented the best local and touring roots, Americana, newgrass, traditional and contemporary folk and blues artists at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA.  Built in 1760, the venue listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been a historic house museum since 1926. Its beautiful period decor and intimate size made it an ideal setting for acoustic music.   Over the course of 27 concerts, artists included Bob Franke, the Rowan Brothers, Geoff Bartley, Chris Thompson Lively, Dennis Brennan, Aoife O’Donovan, Rushad Eggleston, Tristin Clairridge, Corey DiMario (all of Crooked Still), Kristin Andraessen (Uncle Earl); Chris Merenda, Mike Merenda, and Ruthy Ungar Merenda (all of the Mammals), Pat Wictor, Jud Caswell, Sharon Lewis, Brian Webb ... For a complete listing with links to the artists' websites see the "alumni"  page.

Due to that heating season's high fuel prices, the owners placed all events on hold, so the "small" series went into hibernation.  The upside was a  "big" concert series was born, produced at the
Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church in Somerville (Greg Greenway & John Flynn, the Folk Brothers, Mary McCaslin & Geoff Barley the Sacred Shakers, the Hanneke Cassel band and Bob Franke & Martin Grosswendt), and the Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington (Broken Blossoms & the Folk Arts Quartet, Joy Kills Sorrow & the Boston Boys). 

After one season each at the Clarendon Hill and Park Avenue venues, notloB "discovered" the perfectly-sized (175 seats) and located (3 blocks of the Davis Square T station) venue for the "large" series, the Unity Church of God (near Davis Square, Somerville) .  The "small" series resumed at the historic
Jackson Homestead in Newton (currently on hold due to the return to the Loring-Greenough House).  House concerts in Grafton and concerts at the Loring-Greenough House resumed during the Spring of 2010.

During late Summer 2010, notloB began producing live television programs - "Blackstone Valley Folk, the Grafton Sessions" - at the Grafton community television studios.  The "shoots", which feature local and touring folk, Celtic, blues and bluegrass musicians. are free to the public.

Since the beginning, allowing for production expenses, 100% of the donations go to the musicians.

Volunteers:  This series is a 100% volunteer-run effort and new applicants are always welcome.  All interested in helping can read the volunteer policy.