MUSIC: Crazy Fingers is an acoustic guitar duo, playing a large number of Grateful Dead tunes, and other classic, blues, and original rock. Crazy Fingers has a unique sound, using electronic sound effects with acoustic instruments. Bruce Malley plays lead guitar, acoustic and electric. His strengths come from his ability to improvise on the spot, lending soaring leads to Crazy Fingers sound. He uses many guitar effects including delay, reverb, wah, and distortion. Bruce grew up overseas, which exposed him to a large variety of cultural art forms, from which he draws his inspiration. Ron McGilvray plays rhythm guitar, acoustic and electric. Ron lays down a solid rhythm for the Crazy Fingers sound. He handles the CF sound system, a Bose column system. Ron has traveled the US and absorbed the roots of americana, shaping his sound.
MUSIC: Ancestors In Training is an up and coming Boston based band comprised of street musicians and open mic junkies with a passion for meeting new people and playing as much good music as possible. Their goal is to bring a positive message and energy with them no matter the situation. The body and soul moving music that emanates from the Folk Pop, Rhythm & Rock band shares stories of compassion, triumph and fun with hints of Roots Rock, Blues, Reggae Fusion, and Soul.
MUSIC: Rick Goldin, singer and entertainer for children
For over twenty years Rick Goldin’s lively, interactive and humorous children’s songs have made him one of the most popular children’s entertainers in New England. Children love his live performances because they get to sing, dance and jump along with Rick and his singing animal puppets.
MUSIC: Jazz guitarist Gerry Beaudoin has carved out a career as a leader, arranger and guitarist and educator. His first national success was in 1990 with the Boston Jazz Ensemble. Gerry then went on to make three critically acclaimed Gerry Beaudoin Trio recordings with mandolin titan, David Grisman. The Gerry Beaudoin Trio has built a reputation of flawless performance and professionalism. The Trio consists of Gerry Beaudoin on guitar, Gerard Beaudoin III on vibes and Brad Hallen on acoustic bass. Their song selection is based in the jazz tradition, the Great American songbook and pop classics.
MUSIC: T MAX: a founder, actor, and producer in Boston Rock Opera; the music director of Project Eno; the publisher/editor of New England’s longest running music magazine—the Noise; performer of the one-man folk-rock opera Why Do We Go to War?; Composer and performer of SHAKE, a musical story about man’s disregard for the earth’s well being; and the only guy singing and performing music on his latest CD, On British TV. The disc has been soaring over the singer/songwriter charts for the past month (T personally throws them himself).
MUSIC: Afrika Gente Latin Jazz
Afrika Gente (pronounced “hen-tay”) evolved from a Latin jazz and folk dance band to a collaborative of excellent, multi-generational players, with Afro-Latin jazz at its core – versatile as well in: samba, jazz, afro-beat, zouk, soca, blues and more. The “folk” repertoire includes drumming, dancing, singing and folkloric instruments. The collaborative crosses genres not only in music, dance and spoken word poetry, but into theater and visual arts.
8/12/2017 MUSIC: Linda Marks
Singer-songwriter/pianist Linda and guitar player Terry will share an eclectic mix of jazz, pop, show tunes, and original songs that will touch your heart and make you smile. Linda Marks has been playing paino and singing since her early childhood. In more recent years, she has sung at the Acton Jazz Café, Ryles, Skipjack’s, Amazing Things Arts Center and at the Boston Association for Cabaret Artists Open Mics in Watertown. Linda released her Heart to Heart CD at Scullers Jazz Club on September 16, 2015.
MUSIC: Jazz & World Music
Upbeat swinging duo performs a wide repertoire of tunes from Ellington to Monk and Coltrane. A beautiful acoustic blend of piano and bass, perfect for any venue. This duo has been performing together for over 20 years and have honed their sound in nightclubs, resturants, gallerys, churches, librarys, concert halls, street fairs, parties, weddings and nursing homes.
MUSIC: The Royer Family Band is Hazel Royer singing and playing bass, and her dad Eric on guitar. Hazel is a Boston native currently attending Boston Latin High School. She’s the bassist for both Boston Latin Big Band and the Boston Latin Gospel Choir. She released her first album of original songs last year. Hazel’s influences are everyone from Jonathan Richman to Hazel Dickens. Sample her music here.
Hazel’s dad, Eric Royer, is an accomplished folk musician most known for his Eric Royer One Man Band Guitar Machine, and as being 1/4 of Monday Night Bluegrass (with Sean Staples, Jimmy Ryan and Dave Westner), who perform at Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge every Monday night.
MUSIC: Renaissance to pop and jazz
The Solstice Sackbuts is a chamber trio offering many types of programs, including medieval and Renaissance music, as well as Classical programs, pop and jazz.
Casey LJ’s repertoire spans Country, Soul, Popular, Jazz Staotndards and originals with a singular American feel. Spanning a century of the American songbook, these are songs you know and love, whether you know it yet or not. Casey’s guitar and vocal renderings engage your ear with intricacy and nuance.
MUSIC: Rescheduled from September 30 – note concert time also changed – 10:30 – 11:30!
The Moody Street String Band, named for the location where they first rehearsed, were formed in the early 1990’s, and have been performing at the market since 1997. The lineup has changed through the years, but today’s band features fiddle, accordion, banjo, mandolin, guitars and bass, playing a wide repertoire of traditional string music. They play and sing tunes that are a lively blend of Irish, English, Scottish and Old-timey New England music.