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notloB is five!

  

It’s hard to believe but notlob’s first concert was five years ago, June 2, 2007. The first was to have been Mike and Ruthy on June 9 but as things serendipitously happen, we started a week sooner with Sometymes Why, on June 2, then Mike and Ruthy as originally planned the following week. This anniversary message is being composed to the sounds of Mike and Ruthy, thanks to their always wonderful and informative website embellished with audio. notloB will forever be thankful to Aoife O’Donovan, Ruthy Ungar, Kristin Andreassen and Mike Merenda for being our pioneering artists.



 

notloB Folk Concerts has now presented 88 old-time, blue/newgrass, folk, Celtic and acoustic blues artists to audiences throughout the greater Boston area, namely our anchor venues, the historic Loring-Greenough House (built in 1760) in Jamaica Plain, and the Unity Somerville, but also at the Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington, the Democracy Center in Cambridge, the Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church in Somerville and the Jackson Homestead in Newton. The concerts are volunteer-run and not for profit. 100% of the patron donations go to the artists and production expenses. 

Thanks to all who have contributed to the continued success of the series, the artists, the volunteers the venues, the sound engineers and most importantly the patrons.

Two of the musicians who have performed in the series, Jack Hardy and John McGann, have passed. Rest in peace, your music and spirit live on. 


notloB Folk Concerts are 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 with Flynn Cohen, Matt Heaton, and Danny Noveck performed as the Deadstring Ensemble on November 20, 2012. Rest in peace, gentlemen!

 

A look back at our first five years…

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Date

Venue

Artists

1

06/02/07

LGH

 

Sometymes Why

2

06/09/07

LGH

 

Mike & Ruthy Merenda w/ Torey Adler

3

06/20/07

LGH

 

Sharon Lewis & Rose Polenzani

4

07/20/07

LGH

 

Danielle Miraglia & Tom Bianchi w/ Brendan Hogan

5

08/11/07

LGH

 

Dave Carter Tribute - Adam Sweeney, Eric McDonald, Beth DeSombre, Ryan FitzSimmons, Dana Price & Chris Thompson

6

08/18/07

LGH

 

Geoff Bartley w/ Eliza Blue

7

09/21/07

LGH

 

Brian Webb

8

10/06/07

LGH

 

Dennis Brennan w/ Mary Lou Ferrante

9

10/20/07

LGH

 

Teresa Storch & Lenore

10

11/02/07

LGH

 

Rowan Brothers w/ Eric McDonald

11

11/10/07

LGH

 

Kristin Cifelli w/ Carrie Cheron

12

11/17/07

LGH

 

Mare Wakefield & Dan Gonzalez

13

12/15/07

LGH

 

Jud Caswell & Pat Wictor

14

12/22/07

LGH

 

Bob Franke

15

01/19/08

LGH

 

Jon Shain w/ Robin O'Herin

16

02/09/08

DC

 

Benefit for VFP: Chuck Williams, Beth DeSombre, Lenny Soloman Band, Michael Troy)

17

02/29/08

LGH

 

Kristin Andreassen with Laura Cortese & Tristan Clarridge

18

03/01/08

LGH

 

Ryan Fitzsimmons & Greg Klyma

19

03/15/08

LGH

 

Lissa Schneckenburger featuring Matt Heatonand Corey DiMario

20

03/22/08

LGH

 

The Tornado Rider Band (Rushad Eggleston &  Gabriel Cazes) w/ The Accident That Led Me to the World

21

04/05/08

LGH

 

Chris Merenda & Adam Sweeney

22

04/19/08

LGH

 

Hungrytown (Rebecca Hall & Ken Anderson) w/ Molly Pinto-Madigan

23

05/03/08

LGH

 

Tripping Lily

24

05/17/08

LGH

 

Alastair Moock

25

06/20/08

LGH

 

Flynn

26

06/28/08

LGH

 

Mike & Ruthy Merenda & special guest Lyn Hardy

27

08/13/08

JD

 

Dave Carter Tribute - Chris Thompson, Beth DeSombre, Ryan FitzSimmons, special guest Eric Lee

28

09/20/08

CHPC

 

John Flynn & Greg Greenway

29

11/01/08

CHPC

 

The Folk Brothers w/ special guest Peggy Seeger

30

11/15/08

CHPC

 

Mary McCaslin & Geoff Bartley

31

01/31/09

CHPC

 

Sacred Shakers w/ Mark Brine

32

02/28/09

CHPC

 

The Hanneke Cassel Band, featuring Ari Friedman and Christopher Lewis w/ Fionnuala O'Donovan

33

03/28/09

CHPC

 

Bob Franke & Martin Grosswendt

34

04/11/09

PACC

 

Broken Blossoms & Folk Arts Quartet

35

05/09/09

PACC

 

Joy Kills Sorrow & The Boston Boys

36

05/16/09

JH

Newton Celtic seisiún led by Sean Smith, featuring Katie McNally & Doug Lamey

37

05/23/09

PACC

 

FRFF "most wanted" showcase Abi Tapia and BMUZ

38

06/05/09

US

 

Spider John Koerner w/ Elizabeth Butters

39

06/19/09

JH

Brendan Hogan & Frank Morey

40

07/10/09

US

 

Ungar Family Band

41

07/11/09

JH

Mary Lou Ferrante & US Sam

42

08/15/09

JH

Tim Mason & Tom Begich

43

09/11/09

US

 

Jonathan Byrd, Greg Klyma & Anthony DaCosta

44

10/03/09

US

 

Malinky w/ Matching Orange

45

10/10/09

JH

Mark Brine

46

10/25/09

GHC

 

Marylou Ferrante

47

11/06/09

US

 

Lissa Schneckenburger Band w/ Ari and Mia Friedman

48

11/21/09

JH

Claudia Nygaard

49

11/22/09

GHC

 

Claudia Nygaard

50

12/04/09

US

 

Jeremy Kittel Band (featuring Tristan Clarridge, Simon Chrisman and Bodek Janke)

51

12/12/09

JH

David Massengill

52

12/13/09

GHC

 

David Massengill

53

01/29/10

JH

Jim Infantino

54

01/23/10

US

 

Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers

55

02/12/10

US

 

A benefit for the New England Folk Music Archives, featuring Sam Weiser

56

02/25/10

GHC

 

Sarah McQuaid

57

03/07/10

JH

Geoff Bartley

58

03/12/10

US

 

Red Hot Blacktop w/ Matching Orange

59

03/14/10

GHC

 

Lucky 13

60

04/11/10

JH

Hannah Sanders and Liz Simmons

61

04/17/10

LGH

 

Tri

62

05/01/10

US

 

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger Band

63

05/15/10

LGH

 

Jim Hurst

64

06/04/10

US

 

Long Time Courting

65

08/13/10

US

 

Folk Arts Quartet

66

09/08/10

LGH

 

Jenee Halstead & Robby Hecht

67

09/17/10

LGH

 

Tashina Clarridge & Jefferson Hamer

68

09/18/10

US

 

Tornado Rider

69

09/24/10

US

Ben Powell Quartet

70

10/01/10

US

 

Andrew McKnight

71

10/03/10

GHC

 

Andrew McKnight

72

10/27/10

LGH

 

David Rovics

73

11/05/10

US

 

Guy Mendilow Band

74

11/06/10

LGH

 

Tony Bird

75

12/04/10

LGH

 

Julie Metcalf and Mariel Vandersteel

76

02/05/11

LGH

 

Stash Wyslouch & Andy Reiner

77

03/04/11

US

 

Chasing Blue & Joe's Truck Stop

78

03/19/11

LGH

 

John Roberts & Debra Cowan

79

04/08/11

US

 

The Bee Eaters

80

05/07/11

US

 

Tornado Rider

81

05/13/11

LGH

 

Bread and Bones

82

09/23/11

US

 

Kyle Carey

93

10/20/11

LGH

 

Flynn Cohen & the Deadstring Ensemble: featuring John McGann, Matt Heaton, and Danny Noveck. 

84

02/04/12

LGH

 

Julie Metcalf and Andy Reiner

85

02/17/12

US

 

Kimberly Fraser, Brian Conway & Mark Simos

86

03/02/12

LGH

 

Katie McNally & Eric McDonald

87

04/12/12

LGH

 

Darol Anger & Emy Phelps w/ special guest Sharon Gilchrist

88

05/23/12

LGH

 

Jim Hurst

Venue key: LGH = Loring-Greenough House; US = Unity Somerville; GHC = Grafton House Concert; JH = Jackson Homestead; PACC = Park Avenue Congregational Church; CHPC = Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church; JD = Johnny D's; DC = Democracy Center.

The series is on Summer hiatus. We’ll see you in the Fall for #89. But who knows, there may be an unplanned surprise before then, so be sure to sign up for the newsletter.


Unity SomervilleLoring-Greenough House  


Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, 40 seats, "unplugged."

and 

Unity, 6 William Street, Davis Square, Somerville, 175 seats, sound by Dana Westover.




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