The Burning Hell
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Burning Hell

http://www.theburninghell.com/

7PM / $20

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In 2007, Mathias Kom collected some of his many songs and started a band named after a religious tract handed to him by a wide-eyed zealot in Toronto. Mathias subsequently invited all of his friends to join him in performing these songs about seagulls, shopping malls, and the similarities between love and hurricanes.

There is no categorizing this band. Just come. You might not know what hit you, but you will be happy it did.

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Great Bay Sailor Yuletide
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Great Bay Sailor Yuletide

http://greatbaysailor.com/

7PM / $20

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Come on over for a special Yuletide celebration with Great Bay Sailor…these guys celebrate the Celtic traditions by singing the songs and playing the tunes found in the great treasure trove of traditional and contemporary Irish music.  Their Yuletide repertoire includes some songs you’ll know and some songs that you won’t believe you’ve missed out on all these years. The band’s Celtic performance features traditional and contemporary dance tunes, marches and slow airs, pub songs, songs of the rebellion, maritime songs and ballads.  Bring your voice.

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Shane Cook with David Surette
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

Shane Cook with David Surette

https://www.shanecook.com/

7 PM/ $20

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A Canadian and US National fiddle champion, Shane Cook captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. Noted by The Canadian Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame as one of the “finest fiddlers in the world today,” Shane has distinguished himself as a master of the Canadian old-time fiddle tradition. He also enjoys playing and arranging everything from traditional Irish and Scottish music to Pop and Bluegrass. One of Canada’s most highly awarded fiddlers, Shane is also the only foreign fiddler to win the US Grand National Championship. He’ll be joined for this special performance by New England’s own master multi-instrumentalist David Surette.

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Damn Tall Buildings
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Damn Tall Buildings

www.damntallbuildings.com

7PM / $20

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“The Carter Family for the millennial generation." – The Boston Globe

Damn Tall Buildings is an all-acoustic guerrilla roots band from Boston, Massachusetts. While their instrumentation is that of bluegrass, they are not bound to it. With lyrical storytelling and foot-stomping grooves, their songs about love and ramblin’ help to forget the everyday troubles and slip away into their up-tempo hobo-anthems. With members from all around the United States, Damn Tall Buildings is truthful combination of four-different people branding their influences into a single sound.

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Liz and Dan Faiella
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Liz and Dan Faiella

https://lizanddanmusic.com/

7 PM / $20

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Raised on contradances, fiddle contests, and Irish sessions, Liz and Dan Faiella bring to life the traditional Irish and New England music of their roots with Liz’s lyrical fiddle and vocals and Dan’s spirited low whistle and guitar.

This sibling folk duo has captivated audiences at premier folk venues, contradances, and festivals around New England. Liz and Dan have performed at Club Passim, the Boston Celtic Music Festival, the New England Folk Festival, the Acadia Trad Festival, Maine Celtic Celebration, and New Hampshire’s Seacoast Irish Festival.

Liz and Dan celebrated the release of their first album, At Long Last, in 2018 — come on and see what they have been up to since!

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Jason Anick Trio
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Jason Anick Trio

www.jasonanick.com

7 p.m. / $20

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Acoustic gypsy jazz comes to Blasty Bough…

Fiddle, guitar, and bass – it’s a combination as old as the hills.  But follow Jason Anick, Max O’Rourke and Greg Loughman into those hills, and you’ll find yourself taking unexpected turns and discovering vistas you never knew were out there.  It’s a new brand of acoustic music they make, traditional instrumentation spinning ear-catching melodies, channeling the wit and spontaneity of three irrepressible musical storytellers.

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Jordan T-W Trio
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

Jordan T-W Trio

https://www.jordantwmusic.com/

7 p.m. / $20

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Putting a fresh spin on traditional Celtic music, the Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio delivers a dynamic show full of foot-stompin' fiddle tunes and classic Irish songs. Award-winning fiddler Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki is joined by fellow New Hampshire natives Matt Jensen on guitar and Chris Noyes on upright bass. Their shows blend the music of Ireland and Scotland with their own original material, drawing on multiple genres to produce a unique sound that has been described as a “larger-than-life” and “brisk, lean and exceedingly lovely.”

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Lula Wiles
May
19
7:00 PM19:00

Lula Wiles

www.lulawiles.com

7PM / $20

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Folkways recording artists Lula Wiles is a band deeply rooted in traditional folk music, but equally deep is their devotion to modern songcraft. Their songs span from heartbreak-drenched acoustic ballads to honky-tonk swagger to contemporary grit and back again, all anchored by powerful three-part vocal harmonies. The three band members deftly swap instruments and frontwoman duties, with Ellie Buckland (vocals/guitar/fiddle), Isa Burke (vocals/guitar/fiddle), and Mali Obomsawin (vocals/bass) each contributing their own singularly expressive vocals, instrumental lines, and songwriting. These musicians always deliver a spirited and emotionally resonant live show.

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Honeysuckle
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Honeysuckle

http://www.honeysuckleband.com/

7 pm / $20

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Honeysuckle was named 2018 Folk Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards and one of NPR’s Top Ten Bands of 2016. With breathtaking harmonies, virtuosic musicianship and lyrics and arrangements with unexpected twists, these guys will keep you happy and keep you guessing. They have played the Newport Folk Festival and Lollapalooza…and now we get to hear them unplugged in the listening room at Blasty Bough. Wow.

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Ari & Mia
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Ari & Mia

https://www.ariandmiamusic.com/

7 p.m. / $20

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New England’s Americana sister act…Ari & Mia’s stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to songwriting and the result is a captivating sound.

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Daymark
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Daymark

https://daymarkmusic.com/home/

7PM/$20

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Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, border pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar.

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Golden Oak
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Golden Oak

http://www.goldenoakband.com/

7PM/$20

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Zak and Lena Kendall are a sibling duo from the Sandy River Valley of Western Maine. They started making music together as kids, and the bond of brother and sister is evident in their carefully crafted songs, poetic lyrics, and flowing harmonies.

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Dave Penny
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Dave Penny

www.davepenny.ca

7PM / $20

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Come on out for Dave Penny’s U.S. debut! He has been filling halls in his native Newfoundland, and contributing to the resurgence of the Newfoundland/Irish recitation tradition. Except he does not recite old tales — he makes up new ones. Wickedly funny ones. He also plays some accordion, but all will be forgiven.

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5J Barrow
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

5J Barrow

www.5jbarrow.com

7PM / $20

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Bringing some Greenwich Village vibe to the BlastyTrad series…5j Barrow has inspired audiences from the historic Apollo Theater to the open air of Washington Square Park. They gave up their NYC apartment, packed everything in a van and have been touring the country playing music since. They wowed us last year with their powerful voices, huge presence and well-crafted lyrics..we’re thrilled to have them back. 

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Anita Best
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Anita Best

We are honored to welcome Newfoundland's foremost interpreter of traditional song. Anita has spent a lifetime collecting traditional songs, and her a cappella interpretations are evocative, haunting and true to the land and the sea and the people of Anita’s native Newfoundland.

https://nlfolk.com/laa-recipient/anita-best/

7PM / $20

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