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!


PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FOR MARCIA BALL, FROM JULY 15 TO JULY 21
ALSO, THE JON BUTCHER AND ALLEN ESTES SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED FROM SUNDAY SEPT 29, TO SATURDAY SEPT 28TH
TICKETS FOR ALL SHOWS AVAILABLE ON
"The Store" PAGE
Doors at 6:00pm - Music at 7:00pm
All shows are BYOB, and for all Barn shows, food is available for purchase before the show, at 6pm


Feel the Barn Concert Series 2019
Doors at 6:00pm - Music at 7:00pm
All shows are BYOB, and for all Barn shows, food is available for purchase before the show, at 6:00pm.
 

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Saturday July 20th
Jon Stetson - America’s Master Mentalist
$20.00
TICKETS ON
"The Store" PAGE
America's Master Mentalist returns to The Farmstand this summer, to baffle and amaze. Jon has performed at The White House three times, and was the chief consultant to the CBS show, The Mentalist, and who the lead character was based on. This will be his third time at The Farmstand, get your tickets early, this one will sell out!

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Sunday July 21st
Marcia Ball
SOLD OUT!

We are SO pleased to present Long Tall Marcia Ball in our barn this summer!
"Rollicking, playful, good-time blues and intimate, reflective balladry...her songs ring with emotional depth." - Rolling Stone

Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist -- and official 2018 Texas State Musician -- Marcia Ball was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame on October 25, 2018. This was the fifth anniversary class of Hall Of Fame inductees, which also included Los Lobos and Ray Charles. Previous inductees include Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonnie Raitt, Asleep At The Wheel, Loretta Lynn, Townes Van Zandt and others.

Marcia Ball’s barrelhouse style of play, her relentlessly feel-good party tunes, her soulful roadhouse band, the patch of white hair on the front of her dark mane and her impossibly long legs crossed daintily at the knee as she pounds away – are iconic in the Gulf Coast music universe. Rollicking R&B rave-ups. USA Today

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Saturday July 27th
John Davidson Show is Cancelled
Due to illness, we will have to cancel the John Davidson show this year. He will be fine, just needs time to recover from surgery..

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Sunday August 4th
Alana MacDonald of Devonsquare
$25.00
TICKETS ON
"The Store" PAGE
After 50 years performing, and touring with Devonsquare, before the band’s retirement last December, Alana is not slowing down. She will be performing with former backing musicians for Devonsquare, debuting some new songs she has written, and taking you down memory lane with some classic Devonsquare tunes, accompanied by Teg Glendon, Robbie Coffin, and Michael McInnis.

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Sunday August 11th
Jon Pousette Dart Duo
$40.00
TICKETS ON
"The Store" PAGE

Jon Pousette-Dart
 is best known as an American Classic and Folk Rock songwriter, musician, and performing artist.  Growing up in Suffern, NY with a household of artists, including his father, grandfather, and sister, he separated himself by picking up a guitar at the age of 10 and mapping out a life in music before he ever attended a little league game. Since then it’s been a long and well-traveled road in the world of music.

Jon has released 10 albums to date, which includes both the Pousette-Dart Band and solo albums.  The discography follows the path of these recordings, many of which have audio streams available for you to take a listen. Visit The Archives and listen to previously unreleased music clips from Jon Pousette-Dart and The Pousette-Dart Band.

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Sunday August 18th
Soggy Po’ Boys
A New Orleans Dance Party!
$20.00
TICKETS ON
"The Store" PAGE
Born on a snowy Fat Tuesday night of 2012, the Soggy Po' Boys have been honing their craft of New Orleans' music in their Tuesday residency in their home town of Dover New Hampshire. The New Orleans flavored septet doesn’t just play their weekly gig and call it at that. No, they fit in more than a hundred shows every year, from festivals and concerts to politics-infused burlesque collaborations and street parades.

Part of the beauty of New Orleans music is that it's celebrated and appreciated wherever it goes, from the street to the theater. The Po' Boys are doing their part to spread the greatest music on earth around their home in New England and when touring, throughout the rest of the country. The Soggy Po' Boys serve their jazz messy, mixing brass-fueled mayhem with spirituals, Meters-style old-school funk, and the Caribbean side of the New Orleans tradition. We will have a special menu of all New Orleans food available for purchase before the show. Come early.

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Sunday August 25th
Walter Parks and Amy Fairchild
$20.00
TICKETS ON
"The Store" PAGE
Two of our favorite singer/songwriters return for a co-billed night of great music.
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. www.walterparks.com

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  www.amyfairchild.com

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Sunday September 8th
Vance Gilbert
$25.00
TICKETS ON
"The Store" PAGE
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking 'em dead at open mics. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Once word got out about Gilbert's stage-owning singing and playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City Tour. Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently he’s the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and The Subdudes.

Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert's approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert's compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller's craft. He even has a tune on a Grammy Nominated children’s album. How rounded is that?

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Sunday September 15th
Kerri Powers
$15.00
TICKETS ON
"The Store" PAGE
Produced By Eric Michael Lichter At Dirt Floor Studios In East Haddam Connecticut, Kerri Powers New Album Starseeds Boasts Eight New Original Compositions And Two Choice Covers -- A Moving Take On Blind Faith’s Restive Anthem “Can’t Find My Way Home” And “Polly,” A Lovely Song Of Wistful Reflection Written By The Late Gene Clark.

 Powers Makes It Consistently Clear That She’s Adept At Expressing Sentiments That Ring And Resonate With Common Appeal. With The Assertive “Mine The River,” She Explores The Idea Of Finding A “Motherlode,” Using It As A Metaphor For Striking It Rich In Romance And Maintaining A Sense Of Gratitude, Even When Faith Seems Especially Fleeting.

The Boston Globe Proclaimed, "There's An Authenticity At Work Here, A Heart-Tugging Gravity And A Lively Intelligence To Go Along With The Sass.”  The Hartford Courant Called Her A “Mark Twain-Like Trickster Whose Wry Words, Dramatic Sense Of Dynamics And Supple Phrasing Can Celebrate Joy And Hope.”

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Sunday September 22nd
Carla Ryder and the Blue Ribbons
$20.00
TICKETS ON
"The Store" PAGE
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.

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Saturday September 28th
Jon Butcher and Allen Estes
$25.00
TICKETS ON
"The Store" PAGE
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.

Sunday October 6th
Slaid Cleaves
$30.00
TICKETS ON
"The Store" PAGE

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Cleaves is a full-time touring musician, but like most musicians has held many day jobs: janitor, warehouse rat, ice cream truck driver, rope-tow operator, film developer, groundskeeper, meter reader, and pizza delivery driver. He was even a human guinea pig. He was paid to be a subject in drug studies by a pharmaceutical company.

Cleaves's musical roots extend back prior to his days playing in a high school "garage band" with his childhood friend Rod Picott. The two shared a love of music, especially Bruce Springsteen and named their band The Magic Rats, after a character in Springsteen's song "Jungleland."

He brought his love of American artists such as Woody Guthrie, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Tom Waits, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and more with him to Cork, Ireland, where he spent his junior year of college. To help pass the time he learned how to play the songs on guitar and on November 18, 1985 he made his debut as a busker—a street singer—in Cork City, Ireland.

After several false starts he started to gain notice around Portland, Maine and in 1990 released his debut cassette, The Promise. Only a few songs off this album, "Sweet Summertime", "Lonesome Highway" and "Wrecking Ball" still occasionally get played in concert. The original tape has unfortunately been lost, and only copies remain.

That was followed a year later by Looks Good from the Road, recorded with his rock band, The Moxie Men. By the end of the year they were the darlings of the Portland press and touted as one of the bands "most likely to succeed."

However, Cleaves's solo acoustic side took over and in 1991 he moved with his wife, Karen, to Austin, Texas. In 1992, he was a winner of the prestigious New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival, an award previously given to such artists as Nanci Griffith, Robert Earl Keen, Amy Fairchild and Steve Earle.


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

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 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.

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.

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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!

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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

Saturday February 16, 2019 
HOUSE CONCERT IN OUR LIVING ROOM!

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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 6:00pm, your ticket includes a complimentary bowl of our own house-made Gumbo. Music at 7:00pm Only 20 Tickets available, Tickets $20.00 Available on our "store" 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

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March 9, 2019 House Concert

Marina Evans & Bernardo Baglioni are a tight and organic folk/americana duo. From an earlier indie folk and jazz background, songstress Marina has evolved into a more seasoned roots/blues sound alongside Berna's gritty slide guitar and voice, creating the intimate give and take of their live act. Listen and learn more:
marinaevansmusic.com
bernardobaglioni.bandcamp.com
Doors 6:00pm
Music 7:00pm 
Tickets $20.00 
Ticket includes a complimentary bowl of our own house-made Gumbo. It's a BYOB event.
Limited space, only 20 tickets, 6 left as of 3/4/19

Saturday April 27th
Amy Fairchild House Concert in our Living Room

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Doors 6:00pm
Music 7:00pm 
Tickets $20.00 
Ticket includes a complimentary bowl of our own house-made Gumbo. It's a BYOB event.
Limited space, only 20 tickets available.

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 in 2017   www.amyfairchild.com

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Sunday June 2nd
Sam Tracy and Friends
$15.00

Local fave Sam Tracy returns to the barn this summer as a headliner, kicking off our season. Sam has been garnering lots of praise for her singing and playing. The buzz is building, and you’ll see why when she steps on stage. For all of our shows, doors are at 6:00pm, Music begins at 7:00, and all shows are BYOB.

Sunday June 9th
Amanda Fish
$20.00
Amanda Fish, sister of Samantha Fish, began as a singer songwriter in late 2012, refining her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014, a Roots Rock and Soul project featuring  Amanda's signature 'from-the-gut' vocals locked into a sturdy groove.

In 2015, she released her first LP, "Down In The Dirt", on VizzTone Label Group, for which she was awarded the 2016 "Sean Costello Rising Star" Blues Blast Music Award. Amanda and her band set Beale Street on fire in the 2017 International Blues Challenge Semi Finals.
In 2018,

Amanda released her second studio album, "Free", on VizzTone Label Group, debuting at #6 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart and nabbing a Blues Music Award for Best Emerging Artist Album. Here’s an interview with Roy Prescott on WMWV originally aired on June 5th.

Sunday June 16th
Peter Gallway and The Real Band
Special Guest Tom Dean
$20.00

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Called “a master of free verse” in the Boston Globe, Peter Gallway has released more than twenty-five albums on Warner/Reprise and various independent labels. A founding member of The Fifth Avenue Band, albums have spanned styles from ‘60’s rock and roll, to “jazzy folk”, to atmospheric Americana. Along with his solo recordings, he has collaborated with acclaimed singer-songwriter Annie Gallup in the duo Hat Check Girl, with six releases to their credit.

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Peter Gallway has also produced over fifty albums and special projects, such as the Grammy nominated Bleecker Street: Greenwich Village in the ‘60s, and Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro, and participated in Laura Nyro’s final album, Angel In the Dark. He has also produced projects for singer/songwriters Cliff Eberhardt, Annie Gallup, Louise Taylor, Aztec Two-Step, Wendy Beckerman, and Japan’s Bread and Butter, to name a few. He has had his music featured in film and theater and has had songs performed and recorded by Bette Midler, Kenny Rogers, Cliff Eberhardt, Bread & Butter, Kalapana and others.

He will be joined by long-time friend and music collaborator Tom Dean (Devonsquare). Wildfires in the hills and canyons of Los Angeles, radio ghosts, the road, redemption, Elvis, the moon, Robert Johnson, small town New England life and of course love and all its entanglements. These are the themes one can expect from this well traveled, seasoned singer and songwriter.

Independent Songwriter Magazine says, “He's simply one of the finest singer-songwriter-musicians, walking this planet today."

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Sunday June 23rd
Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen
$20.00
Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen will play separately and together, and will take you on a whirlwind tour of American music, with slashing blues, down-home bluegrass, gospel, razor-sharp duet harmony, dazzling fiddle tunes and flashy guitar instrumentals, and the songs that they grabbed out of the air themselves.

Jamie McLean Band
Sunday June 30th
$20.00

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Another Farmstand favorite returns for a third time to rock The Barn!  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.

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Sunday July 7th
Comedians Mike McDonald and Carolyn Plummer
$20.00
Mike McDonald is Funny-smart, with a PHD in sarcasm,…. A style that has brought him to 50 different countries doing stand-up, either entertaining our troops for the USO,  corporate schmooze fest's on fancy islands, or crushing the main stage on Cruise ships or Vegas and Atlantic City Casino’s.

Mike has shared the stage with Robin Williams, Bill Burr, Tom Cotter, and Chris Rock.  McDonald is a two-time Ace Award winner, and has appeared on HBO's Downtown Productions, Showtime, Comic Strip Live, MTV's Half-hour Comedy Hour, and the Comedy Channel.  Mike’s also seen in the films When Stand-up Stood Out & Call Me Lucky about Boston’s rich comedy history.

As a Producer/Comedian, Mike brought friends Steven Wright and Paula Poundstone to their very 1st comedy auditions.   In addition, Mike’s Cable Comedy Show in Boston saw the 1st time TV appearances of John Pinette, Dennis Leary, Kevin Meaney, Jonathan Katz, Wendy Liebman and Louie CK.

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Along with having earned all his cub scout badges, McDonald once stopped some little kids from crying by taking away a guy's trombone.

Appearing with Mike is Wolfeboro’s Carolyn Plummer. Carolyn possesses an uncanny ability to introspectively pull funny from places most of us hide from. She puts a nail through the hearts of whiners, self loathers and the self sorry of the world and makes the average seem hilarious and larger than life.  Most of all, Carolyn's twisted perception of our common existence leaves audiences hysterically shaking heads in agreement that the world is indeed a very funny place. The third child of a congregational minister and an "aloof" homemaker mother;…... "aloof?  My mom's clueless: her favorite band in Blootie and the Hoefish.”   

Carolyn learned early on that she could lament, or she could make fun.  See her once and you'll quickly figure out which path she chose and that path is funny.