MUSIC JUNE 9: Brad Faucher

MUSIC: Brad Faucher is a musician, music teacher, short film producer, and live music producer living in Waltham, MA. Brad has helped pioneer the live music scene in Waltham over the last 10+ years. He has served as co-coordinator for live music for Waltham Riverfest for the last 5 years and founded “The Waltham Sound” music series. In addition, Brad has run Session450 for the last 7 years at Joco’s Bar and Kitchen- a weekly live blues, jazz, and soul music event.
Brad Faucher

MUSIC JUNE 23: Terry Kitchen

Terry Kitchen

Terry Kitchen is a musical storyteller.

Award-winning Boston contemporary folk singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen is as much a storyteller as a musician. His new CD The Post-American Century combines his considerable skills as a singer, composer and guitarist with his fearless emotional honesty, keen eye for detail, and deep empathy for his subjects for a compelling portrait of the land we live in.

Terry Kitchen’s web site 

MUSIC JULY 7: Gerry Beaudoin

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.

Gerry Beaudoin on All About Jazz website 

MUSIC JULY 14: Dave B & The Hotshots

Dave Birkin is a Waltham resident who plays saxophone and flute, and sings with his band of Hot Shots. This 5 piece group performing authentic interpretations of vintage R&B Jump Blues/New Orleans music from the late ’40s through the mid ’60s, was formed in the early ’90s and retains three of its original members, Dave Birkin – sax/vocals, Mark Shelford – guitar/vocal, and Ken Steiner – acoustic bass/vocal. The current line up also includes Richard Malcolm – drums, and Jim Heffernan – keys.

Dave B and the Hotshots at Reverb Nation website 

MUSIC JULY 21: Mike Williams with Toni Lynn Washington

Michael Williams is a jazz and blues guitarist and Waltham resident. He has recently been performing with Grammy winner James Cotton, and has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada with Michelle Willson and others, including Mighty Sam McClain, David “Fathead” Newman, Sugar Ray Norcia, Darrell Nulisch, Tone Cool recording artists The Love Dogs, and blues piano virtuoso David Maxwell. Toni Lynn Washington is an American blues singer. She took to music at an early age, singing with her school and church choirs. She has had seven Blues Music Award nominations. Washington received the 1999 Boston Blues Festival Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2003 she released her fourth CD since 1997, and her first on the NorthernBlues label.

Michael Williams Blue Tempo website

MUSIC AUGUST 11: Ashley Kamal

MUSIC:  Singer/instrumentalist – Ashley Kamal has been performing in Waltham since age 5 and is excited to continue studying music in college. She was the first Waltham Idol winner and has sung for and played the piano in WHS’s Show Band for the last year. As a solo artist, she plays acoustic pop covers in the singer/songwriter style.

MUSIC AUGUST 18: Moody Street String Band

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 reportoire of traditional string music. They play and sing tunes that are a lively blend of Irish, English, Scottish and Old-timey New England music.

MUSIC OCTOBER 6: High-Strung Strummers

MUSIC: The High-Strung Strummers is a high energy duo that specializes in the old-time dance music of Appalachia, and the performance of Anglo-American ballads that found their home in that region. Lead vocalist Sarah Jane Nelson is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing traditional music for folk festivals, New England contra dances, and other regional events for over a decade. She is a music journalist and is currently completing a biography of Ozark songcatcher Max Hunter. Cathy Mason is a highly accomplished fiddler and music instructor who has spent more than thirteen years studying Southern fiddle music with the masters of that tradition. Together, Cathy and Sarah have been finalists at the popular Lowell Banjo & Fiddle Contest, and they delight audiences with the rich harmonies and rhythmic accents of their “twin” fiddling. Recent and upcoming appearances include the Lowell Fairy Festival, an Arlington house concert, Rogers Memorial Library, Newton Farm Day and the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston house concert and workshop.

High Strung Strummers

MUSIC OCTOBER 20: Kali Stoddard-Imari

MUSIC – Kali Stoddard-Imari is a Boston-based singer songwriter who has been placed in front of acts like Adam Ezra Group, Taj Mahal, Martin Sexton, Shawn Colvin and Marc Cohn. Born and raised in the North East Kingdom of Vermont, he grew up playing around with poetry, hip hop and chorus, never fully mixing the ideas until he picked up the guitar at 17. He now creates a Folk Pop, Rhythm & Rock vibe with hints of Roots Rock, Blues, Reggae Fusion, and Soul. He has traveled cross country and thousands of miles to perform. With music as an outlet and family and community as inspiration, he works to unite people and create positive experiences for everyone he can.

Kali Stoddard-Imari’s website