Feel the Barn!!  The Barn at The Farmstand has become a gathering place for the community and is available for special events and weddings.  Kimball is also presenting concerts in the barn, tapping into the relationships he developed as an artist manager in the music business for 22 years.  His career in music began with a very successful concert series at the Eagle Mountain House in Jackson, from 1982- 1984, and he is already bringing an equally eclectic mix of music to The Barn.  

We're pleased to welcome back WMWV as a sponsor of the Feel the Barn Music Series!

UPCOMING SHOWS:
TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS AVAILABLE ON "The Store" PAGE
Doors at 6:00pm - Music at 7:00pm unless noted otherwise
All shows are BYOB, and for all Barn shows, food is available for purchase before the show, at 6pm.
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August 5, 2018 Jamie McLean Band
You asked, so he's coming back!  Jamie opened up our 2017 series with a rocking show on Memorial Day Weekend.  You've seen Jamie and fellow band members with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Aaron Neville, Brandi Carlisle, The Lone Bellow, Taylor Hicks, Ingrid Michaelson and many more.

This Americana, Alt- Country trio will have you on your feet with their infectious brand of Americana / Southern Rock, it promises to be a great night of food, music and dancing.   www.jamielcleanband.com  Tickets $15.00 in advance / $20.00 D.O.S.

August 17, 2018 Watermelon Slim
“The most exciting and authentic blues performer I’ve heard in years.” A.W., Paste Magazine

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2x Winner: 2008 Blues Music Award Band of the Year and Album of the Year
2x Winner: 2006 & 2007 MOJO Magazine’s #1 Blues Album of the Year
Winner: 6th Annual Independent Music Awards Blues Album of the Year

An ever-expanding career of ramshackle grandeur.
Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote “From sizzling slide guitar…to nitty-gritty harp blowing…to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat.” Paste Magazine writes “He’s one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he’s got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him.”

Two of Slim’s records were ranked #1 in MOJO Magazine’s annual Top Blues CD rankings. Industry awards include The Independent Music Award for Blues Album of the Year, The Blues Critic Award and Canada’s Maple Blues Award for International Artist of the Year among others. Slim has hit #1 on the Living Blues Charts, top five on the Roots Music Report and debuted in the top ten in Billboard. One of Slim’s most impressive industry accolades may be the liner notes of The Wheel Man eagerly written by the late legendary Jerry Wexler who called him a “one-of-a-kind pickin’ n singing Okie dynamo.” Slim has been embraced for his music, performances, backstory and persona. He has appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered, The BBC’s World Service and has been featured in publications like Harp, Relix, Paste, MOJO, Oklahoma Magazine and Truckers News as well as newspapers like The London Times, Toronto Star, Chicago Sun-Times, The Village Voice, Kansas City Star, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Michelle Shocked’s JAMS Magazine. watermelonslim.com Tickets $25.00

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August 19, 2018 Devonsquare and Peter Gallway
Another show back by popular demand.  Last year, Devonsquare sold out The Barn well in advnace of their performance and we expect the same thing to happen this year.  
After 43 years of performing across the US and Europe as well as releasing 5 critically acclaimed recordings, two for Atlantic Records and three independently released projects, the Folk-n-Roll band Devonsquare has decided this will be their last year of live performances.

This show with their longtime producer and performing artist Peter Gallway will be one of the highlights of this final year for the band and fans alike.

Tom Dean & Alana MacDonald, the 2 remaining original members of the group, will be joined by longtime bassist Teg Glendon and guitarist Robbie Coffin.   Tickets $35.00

www.devonsquare.com  www.petergallway.com

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September 16, 2018 Sal Baglio and the Idolators
w/ Special Guest Moselle Spiller

Another artist returning By Popular Demand! Sal is a founding member of the legendary Stompers, and he'll be bringing one of his solo projects, The Idolators to The Barn for this show. For 40 years, as leader of The Stompers, Sal has delighted audiences with his majestic rockin’ tunes, spunk, and passion. He has labeled his new ensemble THE IDOLATORS which features Jeff Keithline (upright and electric bass), Jim Scopa (guitar) and Joe Donnelly (Drums) Live music created with acknowledged tradition and talent, serving up a big dollop of integrity! Now that’s personal transcendence!

THE IDOLATORS perform new original music and carefully chosen songs from the giant pioneers.
Sal is a monster guitar player, song writer, and singer in his own right having a long history of musical success in various bands and as a solo artist. Several of Sal's compositions have been featured in Hollywood films.

Local Fave Moselle Spiller, formerly of the band Crushed Out, will be opening the show with an eclectic mix of rockabilly, soul, rock ad do-wop. Not to be missed!   Tickets $20.00

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September 23, 2018 Carla Ryder and The Blue Ribbons
Carla Ryder: Rock n' roll flapper, garage serenader, folk balladeer, front-porch chanteuse, country crooner, lover of language. She is a wife, mother of three young kids, urban public school educator, front-woman, singer, and songwriter. With a total of 7 albums under her belt, she has toured extensively and developed a loyal and enthusiastic following. A true storyteller, she writes from the heart and from the gut a lyrical portrait of the human condition. Confessional or observational she passionately blends her experiences with those of others and the world around her. Her sound has been described as rootsy, raw, soulful and soaring. She has crafted a style that is heart wrenching and heart warming all at once. She'll make you cry one minute and make you dance the next. Her charm, presence and humor exude a connection to the audience so deep that from the crowd, you feel that you know her personally.

The Blue Ribbons: It was recently written that if you don't know the Blue Ribbons, you're doing something wrong. 
2015 Boston Music Award Winners - 2016 BMA nominees. The Blue Ribbons was formed by singer/songwriter/keyboardist James Rohr. They have been building a base of devoted fans with their original and soulful music. Described as

“Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun Ra and Captain Beefheart,” they
combine “upbeat disillusionment and celebratory fatalism with musicianship” – Charan Devereux - Boston Globe.
Tickets $15.00


Past Shows

Our first concert in The Barn was with New Orleans' own, Paul Sanchez, and Boston singer/songwriter Amy Fairchild. it was a great night of music, to a full house.  We had a New Orleans-centric menu available for purchase, including Muffalettas, Red Beans and Rice and Bread Pudding. Here are a couple pics from the evening, courtesy of Mary Jane Beattie, Salter Hill Images.  

Our next concert was on Labor Day, Monday Sept 5th with Glen David Andrews and his band.  This one was off the chain, and included a second line down to the dam and back!  Glen had some of the Crescent City's most talented musicians in his band, it was a memorable night. www.glendavidandrewsband.com

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Saturday May 13, 2017 - singer/songwriter Cormac McCarthy, a New England treasure, we're pleased to present Cormac (and friends) in our barn, the closing event for Wet Paint Art Week.  Doors 6:30pm, food available for purchase, Tickets $10.00 Available on our "reservations" page. It's a BYOB event.
" A distinctive songwriter with a warm, powerful, inherently melodic baritone, a fine guitarist and a devastating wit ... enormous writing gifts, capable of putting chills into your spine or a silly grin on your face..." – Jeff McLaughlinThe Boston Globe
www.cormac-mccarthy.com

Wet Paint May 8 - I3 2017, The Tamworth Visitors Council transformed Tamworth's historic community into an outdoor painting studio with a vision of becoming one of the East Coast’s most prestigious plein air art events, WET PAINT. This event showcased some of nation’s top plein air landscape painters alongside Emerging artists. Painters participated in a 6 day plein air celebration that includes public paint-outs, complimentary daily receptions, painting demonstrations, educational events and numerous activities at participating local businesses. Wet Paint returns May 7 - 14, 2018, and will again include a concert at The Farmstand.

On Sunday Sept 25th 2017 we hosted a family-friendly day with Amy Fairchild and Carla Ryder's side-project, Miriam. The focus is on the tight harmonies, catchy songs and superb playing.  At times playful, at times moody.  But mostly it’s boot-stompin,’ lead vocal swappin’, ass-kickin’ fun. Steve Morse, former critic of 30 years at The Boston Globe says, " Music for the sheer pleasure of it... effervescent harmonies and melodic nirvana." They released a cd in May 2015 to a sold out crowd at The Burren in Somerville MA and are continuing their residency at Toad in Porter Square, Cambridge, MA the last Tuesday of each month until the end of days.  We pressed cider, and served up some fall food.  It was a great afternoon of music, food and fun.

Miriam, Feelin' The Barn. Andy Santospago, Carla Ryder, Amy Fairchild and Jeff St Pierre (left to right)

On Sunday May 28 2017 - The Jamie McLean Band rocked the barn. You've seen Jamie and fellow band members with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Aaron Neville, Brandi Carlisle, The Lone Bellow, Taylor Hicks Ingrid Michaelson and many more. This Americana, Alt- Country trio will be rocking the band on Memorial Day Weekend. It was a great night of food, music and dancingt.  The BBQ sold out before the show even started!   www.jamielcleanband.com

Friday June 23, 2017 - Croga. Forged in Acadia, this band of unique characters from as far away as the wild shores of New Zealand and as intimately close as the still untamed shores of southwestern Mount Desert Island, brings together a youthful passion and an irrepressible love for traditional Celtic music. www.crogamusic.com

Sunday July 2, 2017-  Comedian Jake Johannsen. We were so pleased to present Jake, who in addition to his HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Netflix specials, made 46 appearances on David Letterman, and was one of Dave's favorite comics. It was a packed house and a good time was had by all.  www.jakethis.com 

 

 

Sunday July 9, 2017 Kenny White - Astonished audiences often ask KENNY WHITE after a live performance, “How come I’ve never heard of you?” when in fact, the pianist, singer/songwriter, producer and arranger has been very well known in the NYC recording scene for decades.  He comes to the world of the touring singer-songwriter following a long and successful musical journey.  LONG LIST OF PRIORS, his aptly named new album, is the latest collection of original songs: indelible snapshots of the human condition, from heart-wrenching to hilarious and observed with the precision of a diamond cutter.

Sunday July 23, 2017 - Jon Stetson
Jon Stetson is the one Entertainer/Speaker who understands the importance of capturing the Mind share and the Heart share of his audiences. He was the chief consultant on the CBS show, The Mentalist, with the lead character based on Jon and his unique talent.
The Stetson Experience is intelligent, interactive, sophisticated fun. Along with hundreds of corporate appearances, Jon has performed for three U.S. Presidents, The King of Sweden, The Royal Family of Monaco, and has appeared on several major Television Networks. Interjecting uproarious comedy into each program. $20.00
www.stetsonmastermentalist.com

Thursday August 3, 2017 Amy Fairchild
Amy Fairchild is a multi-award winning songwriter living in Boston, MA. Right from the start of her musical career in Northampton, MA in 1996, this roots-pop beauty garnered high honors revealing a talented songwriter who deftly gets to the heart of the matter. She won the Lilith Fair Talent Competition in 1999 and took home a top Kerrville Folk Festival prize in 2001.
in June 2014 she released her self-titled third record to the acclaim of the best music writers in Boston including the legendary Steve Morse.  With 3 videos in support of the record worthy of the best airplay from the MTV days, Amy shows no signs of taking her foot off the gas as she's back in the studio working on a new record. Dave Marsh said, “If there still was a recording industry, this would come out on a major label and would be such a big hit you’d be sick of her by now. Not many people make records this good.” Her latest Release, "Nobody's Satellite, was released on April 25,2017, and this is her Mt Washington Valley CD release party!   www.amyfairchild.com

Sunday August 20, 2017 - Devonsquare with Special Guest Rex Fowler of Aztec Two Step. 5:00pm doors, 6:00pm show.
We're SO excited about this concert announcement. the first Valley appearance by Devonsquare in two years, with special guest Rex Fowler from Aztec Two Step. They will be collaborating on each others sets, and you might even hear some of the Nutopians catalog of John Lennon classics. Tickets on sale Friday, June 3rd, $25.00.  This WILL sell out, don't miss your chance to see these two great acts together.
www.devonsquare.com / www.aztectwostep.com

Sunday September 10, 2017 - Crushed Out 
We often say, "get out and support local music", well, it doesn't get any more local than this, as Tamworth's own, Crushed Out, Feel the Barn on Sunday Sept. 10th. Frankie and Moselle just returned from a triumphant 45 day tour of England and Europe, and this will be their first gig in Tamworth since that very successful tour. As always, doors are an hour before showtime, and food will be available for purchase. All shows are BYOB (Alcohol only if you are 21, obviously! Check them out on bandcamp, https://crushedoutmusic.bandcamp.com/ 

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Sunday October 1, 2017 Butcher Baglio and Estes Unplugged
The Farmstand closed out it's 2017 Feel the Barn Concert Series with three Boston rock legends, Jon Butcher (John Butcher Axis) Sal Baglio (The Stompers) and Allen Estes (The Estes Boys). They will combine their talents for a night of acoustic music, sharing original tunes as well as their take on songs from the American music catalog, Dylan, Prine, Leadbelly, The Band etc, with three part harmonies, acoustic guitars, and mandolin. Doors at 6:00pm, with food available for purchase until 7:00pm showtime.  BYOB Get your tickets here

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Saturday May 12, 2018 - Judith Owen / Leland Sklar and Pedro Segundo
This special performance will be at The Preserve at Chocorua, just down the street, as we are incorporating our first show of the season with the Tamworth Visitors Council's Wet Paint Week.

This firebrand singer-songwriter and pianist is currently riding the wave of a tremendous couple of years. Her previous album Somebody’s Child was adored by critics around the world - The Sunday Times UK chose it as one of the best records of 2016 and Analog Planet said that it “sparkles with Owen’s witty energy” and noting that “the songs will stay with you long after the record ends”.

Her live performances, whether as a headliner or as the handpicked opening act for Bryan Ferry’s recent tours of Europe and North America, have been wowing listeners and gaining fans like fellow artist Jackson Browne, who said of Owen’s onstage prowess: “It’s a masterclass on how a show should be done.” Appearing with the legendary bassist Leland Sklar, (James Taylor, Phil Collins, Jackson Browne, Carol King, George Strait and many more!) and percussionist Pedro Segundo. Tickets are 25.00, and the performance is preceded by an art show featuring all the paintings done that week here in Tamworth.  Tickets $25.00, available here

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Sunday Feb 18th 6:00pm
Our First House Concert with Cormac McCarthy is SOLD OUT!!

Cormac is a New England treasure, and we're pleased to have him for our first house concert in the living room at The Farmstand. Doors will be at 6:00pm, and your ticket includes a bowl of chili.  

Tickets $20.00 and there are only 20 available. It's a BYOB event.

" A distinctive songwriter with a warm, powerful, inherently melodic baritone, a fine guitarist and a devastating wit ... enormous writing gifts, capable of putting chills into your spine or a silly grin on your face..." – Jeff McLaughlinThe Boston Globe


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House Concert
Sunday March 25th 6:00pm
Amy Fairchild w/ Tom Juliano

Tickets $20.00 and there are only 20 available. It's a BYOB event, and your ticket includes a bowl of Jambalaya!

Amy Fairchild is a multi-award winning songwriter living in Boston, MA. Right from the start of her musical career in Northampton, MA in 1996, this roots-pop beauty garnered high honors revealing a talented songwriter who deftly gets to the heart of the matter. She won the Lilith Fair Talent Competition in 1999 and took home a top Kerrville Folk Festival prize in 2001.
in June 2014 she released her self-titled third record to the acclaim of the best music writers in Boston including the legendary Steve Morse.  With 3 videos in support of the record worthy of the best airplay from the MTV days, Amy shows no signs of taking her foot off the gas as she's back in the studio working on a new record. Dave Marsh said, “If there still was a recording industry, this would come out on a major label and would be such a big hit you’d be sick of her by now. Not many people make records this good.” Her latest Release, "Nobody's Satellite, was released on April 25,2017, and this is her Mt Washington Valley CD release party!   

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June 3, 2018 - Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick
We are so pleased to be presenting Guy and Billy in our first concert in The Barn here at The Farmstand.  Long-time fans of this phenomenal duo surely have some fabulous memories of their past performances at The Eagle Mountain House back in the day. Van Duser’s exquisite guitar stylings coupled with Novick’s jazzy clarinet playing have all the makings for a memorable concert.

" two elegant gents of the swing music world", Garrison Keillor, Prairie Home Companion

They’ll stun you with the mastery of their playing, Birmingham, AL News

"Riveting echoes of an earlier jazz era"
Washington Post
Tickets $20.00 in advance / $25.00 D.O.S.

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June 24, 2018 - Walter Parks
"Walter Parks is an extraordinary singer whose songs can break your heart as well as get you dancing. Lyrical and political, personal and otherworldly at the same time, transcendent as well as down to earth, Walter is a musical treasure, an artist of the highest caliber. To hear him is to be lifted into a mystical sphere. I adore him." - Judy Collins

Having toured for 10 years with Woodstock legend Richie Havens and the found of the swamp blues outfit Swamp Cabbage, Walter learned the importance of delivering songs with relevant stories. Walter now lives in New York but he grew up in Florida and after Richie's passing he started researching music that was made in the Okefinokee Swamp near where he grew up, from Smithsonian Archives. He is presenting re-imagined arrangements of this southeast Georgia swamp music, originals and some Richie Havens songs in his new show. 

"A listen to Parks' soulful Americana rock is to be immersed in warm guitar melodies, smoky vocals and troubadour narratives that gather strength with age." ' WNYC  www.walterparks.com  Tickets $15.00 in Advance / $20.00 D.O.S.

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July 8, 2018 Paul Sanchez
w/ special guest Sam Tracy

We are pleased to welcome Paul back to The Barn in 2018.  We worked together back in my Artist Management days, and he was the first show we ever presented here at The Farmstand. Fans may know native New Orleanian Paul Sanchez as a founding member of the rock band Cowboy Mouth, with whom he has 11 albums; for his role in the HBO series Treme where he played himself; or as the creative force behind the musical Nine Lives, a musical adaptation of the best-selling novel by Dan Baum. Nine Lives follows the lives of nine people in New Orleans from 1965 (the year Hurricane Betsy ravaged the city) through 2005 (the year of Hurricane Katrina) and beyond.

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Paul Sanchez transforms audiences with his unique blend of music and storytelling – at once powerful, sad, humorous, entertaining, and hopeful.

Sam Tracy opens the show, and you'll see why she has become one of our most popular local artists. She is a multi-instrumentalist, a self-taught picker who excels on banjo and guitar, with a beautiful voice to boot. No surprise that she is often compared to bluegrass phenom Sara Jarosz. 

We're also featuring an all-Jazzfest menu with cochon de lait, crawfish monica, jambalaya and andouille sausages!!  tickets $15.00  www.paulsanchez.com
 
 

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July 14, 2018 John Davidson  
A rare Saturday night show for us. This one is a 50th Anniversary Celebration / benefit for both the Chocorua Lake Conservancy and Arts Tamworth. Who is John Davidson?  Well….it has been quite a journey as this wholesome all-American boy has grown into a crazy old liberal! American audiences probably know him best as the TV host of The Hollywood Squares, and That’s Incredible! , as well as the guest host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (80 evenings, more than any other singer). Remember when he co-starred with Sally field in the TV series The Girl With Something Extra?  (And had a crush on her, by the way.  Now, she never calls.)

Can you believe it? Over 50 years ago, John graduated with a B.A. from the theater arts department at Denison University and arrived on Broadway where he debuted in Foxy, starring Burt Lahr. later he would star in State Fair and win a Theater Guild Award for playing Curly in the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! He went on to tour the US in multiple Broadway musicals.  (He really can’t remember how many. Really.)

TV producer Bob Banner molded John’s career by casting him in (his TV debut) in The Fantasticks. He then hosted his own daytime talk show, too many beauty pageants, the Tom Jones summer replacement series, as well as The Kraft Summer Music Hall with regulars George Carlin, Flip Wilson, and Richard Pryor.  Banner was also responsible for 13 Columbia Records albums.  So, why not a hit record? Hello?

Along the way, John and his wife, Rhonda created the geography card game BORDERLINE USA and he wrote a book and a play, John played The Wizard in the Broadway musical Wicked, and most recently, John has been entertaining America as a traveling troubadour/singer/songwriter/storyteller with his original songs, his jokes, his guitar, and his backup singers, THE INFLATABLES!

So, is he a comedian, an author, an actor, a musician, a TV host, a singer, an entertainer, or just an old friend that you just can’t seem to get rid of? https://www.johndavidson.com/

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July 15, 2018 Jon Stetson
America's Master Mentalist returns to The Barn! Last year, Jon blew away a full house here at The Farmstand with his illusions and mind-bending tricks. Jon is the one Entertainer/Speaker who understands the importance of capturing the Mind share and the Heart share of his audiences. He was the chief consultant on the CBS show, The Mentalist, with the lead character based on Jon and his unique talent.

The Stetson Experience is intelligent, interactive, sophisticated fun. Along with hundreds of corporate appearances, Jon has performed for three U.S. Presidents, The King of Sweden, The Royal Family of Monaco, and has appeared on several major Television Networks. Interjecting uproarious comedy into each program.   Tickets $20.00 in Advance / $25.00 D.O.S.
www.stetsonmastermentalist.com

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July 22, 2018 Jon Butcher and Allen Estes
Two legendary Boston rockers return to The Barn this summer after an entrancing night of acoustic music last fall.  Both The Estes Boys and Jon Butcher Axis have been an important part of the Boston music scene for many years. With a Grammy nomination, 19 national and international releases to date, hit videos in steady rotation on MTV and VH1, arena tours supporting the likes of The J. Geils Band, Rush, Def Leppard, Scorpions and INXS, film scores and music licensing for hit cable and TV shows such as Shameless (Showtime), The Simpsons (FOX), The Sopranos and Six Feet Under (HBO), and guest appearances on the EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR, Jon continues to write and perform to this day, further cementing his reputation as one of the most creative and accomplished musicians to ever come out of Boston.  www.jonbutcher.com

Allen has Co-written songs with: Tammy Wynette, Shania Twain, David Mallet and many more, and has opened for Bonnie Raitt, Tim McGraw, Reba MacIntire, Robert Palmer to name just a few.  He is also writing and recording new music. This will be a great night of original songs re-imagined, as well as songs from the great American Music catalog.    www.allenestes.com  Tickets $20.00 in advance / $25.00 D.O.S.