Rishell & Raines Debut Newton Concert Series February 16

Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019 - 8:00pm

Venue: Luckart Gallery / Boccabella's, 438 Lexington St., Auburndale, Newton, MA

Tickets available now!


with special guest Brad Bensko

Bop Shop Records, Rochester, NY

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 7:00pm
The Bop Shop
Rochester, NY

Godfrey Daniels

Saturday, 3 November 2018 - 8:00pm
Bethlehem, PA

The Parlor Room, Northampton - sold out!

Sunday, 18 February 2018 - 7:00pmThe Parlor RoomNorthampton, MAWith special guest Eli Catlin, plus appearances by Kathleen Parks and Brad Bensko!32 Masonic St, Northampton, Massachusetts 01060Presented by Signature Sounds Presents

The Bull Run, Shirley, MA - sold out!

Saturday, 23 June 2018 - 8:00pmThe Bull Run RestaurantShirley, MASold out!Home of the Egopantis!Name of Event: Paul Rishell and Annie Raines in concertDate:  Saturday, June 23Time: 8 PMVenue: Bull Run RestaurantAddress: 215 Great Rd (Rt 2A), Shirley, MATickets:$20Ticket info: 978-425-4311 or 877-536-7190 Toll FreeVenue Website: https://www.bullrunrestaurant.com

New Bedford Folk Festival July 7&8

Saturday, 7 July 2018 - 1:00pmNew Bedford Folk FestivalNew Bedford, MAPaul and Annie are honored to be returning to the New Bedford Folk Festival - a 2-day strolling extravaganza featuring Tom Rush, John Gorka, Hubby Jenkins, Rev. Robert Jones, The Mammals and many more great artists. See the Festival website for full details and schedule. 

Passim January 12 - sold out!

Friday, 12 January 2018 - 8:00pmClub Passim47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MAJust announced! In 2018 Paul and Annie will be celebrating 25 years of playing together as a duo with a yearlong series of concerts starting with a return to one of our oldest stomping grounds, Club Passim in Harvard Square, on January 12. This is where Paul used to open for Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and where Annie saw some of her first folk concerts as a tyke. Glad the club is still around and we're still around to enjoy it!

The Burren - WUMB Live Broadcast July 19 - Sold Out!


Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 7:00pm 

The Burren

Somerville, MA

WUMB and the Burren Backroom Series present veteran blues duo Paul Rishell & Annie Raines for a live show and broadcast. Please join us and help support local folk radio!  Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:00 pm EST at: The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville, MA  $14/ADV, $18/DOS $7/ADV w/ WUMB Membership & Coupon Code $11/DOS w/  WUMB Membership Card Doors are at 6pm. Showtime is 7pm.  Dinner and drinks available at all tables.


Paul Rishell Talking GuitarAvailable now from Mojo Rodeo Records
"Talking Guitar delivers exactly what its title and its creator's reputation promise: lucid translations of prewar records and expert insight into what made them so good. After hearing Paul Rishell's blues, you'll have a hard time denying the power of such bare, organic, and emotive sound."

Paul's blog - Baseball

In 1960, when I was 10 years old,  I returned to the U.S. after living in England.  A lot had changed since I had left the country 3 years earlier.  My old team, the Brooklyn Dodgers, were no more.  We lived in New York, and occasionally I'd go to Yankee Stadium and watch the Yankees play.  I never liked the Yankees.  It never seemed that they needed me as a fan; they had plenty of fans. The worst team in the league in 1960 was the Baltimore Orioles.  I chose them as my team because I felt they needed my support. 

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