Upcoming Shows:


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Upcoming Shows

Saturday, 7 July 2018 - 1:00pm
New Bedford Folk Festival
New Bedford, MA

Paul 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. 

Saturday, 8 September 2018 - 8:00pm
The Cabot
Beverly, MA

We are honored to be opening for the great Delbert McClinton at the beautiful Cabot Theater in Beverly.Lyle Lovett has said, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert.” Delbert is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful energy and restraint that the legendary performer has been delivering in his live performances for decades all over the world.  

Saturday, 15 September 2018 - 8:00pm
Coffeehouse Off the Square at the Old Ship
Hingham, MA

More info and ticket link coming soon!

Friday, 21 September 2018 - 7:00pm
New England Harmonica Intensive
Newburyport, MA

 

Master Harmonica teachers Annie Raines and Ronnie Shellist team up for NEHI -  the New England Harmonica Intensive! They’ll be joined by country blues master Paul Rishell and blues guitar veteran Nick Adams and special guest teachers John Shirley and Jason Novak for a full weekend of classes, interactive workshops, jams, concerts, and delicious food. It will take place on the grounds of a Victorian estate and carriage house in beautiful Newburyport, MA. This is a chance to learn new techniques, expand your repertoire and connect with people in the harmonica community. We hope you will join us for this very special event.

 

BRING YOUR GUITAR PLAYING PARDNER! If you know a guitarist who would be interested in studying country blues or Chicago blues guitar with Paul Rishell or Nick Adams during the weekend, they can come too! Guitarists can sign up for select classes and private lessons. There will be some focus on guitar-harmonica duets, so the weekend will be a chance to up your duo game.

 

NEHI 2018 features 8-10 hours of class offerings, covering playing and soloing techniques, repertoire, blues history, and performing.  A schedule will be posted soon, but examples of subjects taught include: bending and tongue-blocking techniques, special focus on blues masters such as Little Walter and Sonny Boy I & II, reading tab on chromatic, moving spaces in phrasing, rhythms and basslines and creating a groove. There will also be listening sessions, a Saturday night faculty concert, and a student open mic. All levels are welcome, though you will get more out of the classes if you are beyond beginning.

 

WHAT’S COVERED: Your registration fee ($295 for harmonica and $175 for guitarists) covers all activities from Friday night through Sunday afternoon, all meals on Saturday and Sunday (and light fare at the Friday night reception), and the Saturday night house concert. Accommodations are not included in the registration price, but there are some inexpensive options on-site as well as a list of local lodgings 

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Friday, 28 September 2018 - 7:00pm
Geneva Point Conference Center
Geneva Point, NH

WUMB’s Blues Music Camp offers a full weekend of classes and workshops exploring a wide range of blues styles and forms, from guitar to harmonica to vocal and ensemble-playing. We’ve invited some of the best blues and roots musicians in New England to share their expertise and insights during this new camp sponsored by WUMB. The weekend will be filled with intensive instruction, jamming, workshops, concerts, a student concert, musical collaboration, and opportunities to learn directly from instructors attuned to the needs of each student. Plus, it’ll be beautiful leaf-peeping season at the foot of New Hampshire’s White Mountains! No matter your musical skill or experience, you can enjoy your time at WUMB’s Blues Music Camp. Class levels range from elementary to advanced.

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

One of the coolest records stores in creation! More info coming soon!

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

With a reputation as one of the finest folk music venues in the country, Godrey Daniels has provided the Lehigh Valley with top quality entertainment since 1976. Godfrey's was one of the first coffeehouses to book Paul & Annie back in 1995, and they are overjoyed to be returning to this warm and intimate room.

PAST SHOWS:


Jan. 12, 2018: Passim, Cambridge, MA - SOLD OUT
Jan. 19, 2018: The Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton, NJ
Feb. 18, 2018: The Parlor Room, Northampton, MA - SOLD OUT
Feb. 23, 2018: The Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH
Mar. 3, 2018: Beal House, Plymouth, MA
April 7, 2018: Homegrown Coffeehouse, Needham, MA - SOLD OUT
April 18, 2018: House Concert, Rochester, NY - SOLD OUT
June 16, 2018: Saturday Night in Marblehead, Marblehead, MA
June 23, 2018: The Bull Run, Shirley, MA - SOLD OUT
July 7-8, 2018: New Bedford Folk Festival
July 19, 2018: The Burren, Somerville, MA - live broadcast - SOLD OUT

NOW BOOKING FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN 2018-2019:

HOW TO CONTACT US:send us a message via our website contact form

PREVIOUS WORK:

NATIONAL TV & RADIO APPEARANCES

Late Night With Conan O'Brien (NBC TV) (as part of J Band) 1996 & 1999
Arthur "A Word From Us Kids" (PBS TV) December 2003
A Prarie Home Companion (MPR radio) 1995 & 2004
Mountain Stage (WV Public Radio) 2003
NPR Radio Features: Here & Now, The World

A SAMPLING OF FESTIVALS PLAYED

  • Merelefest
  • Wheatland Festival
  • Swannanoa Gathering
  • King Biscuit Blues Festival
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  • Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
  • Gloucester Blues Festival (UK)
  • Kansas City Jazz & Blues Fest
  • National Blues Festival (UK)
  • Moulin Blues Festival
  • Ole Blues Festival
  • Poconos Blues Festival
  • Savannah Folk Festival
  • Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
  • Mountain Stage
  • Boston Folk Festival
  • Notodden Blues Festival
  • North Atlantic Folk Festival
  • Edmonton Labatts Blues Fest
  • Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Fest
  • Guinness Temple Bar Blues Fest
  • Big Bear Rhythm & Food Fest
  • Luxembourg Blues Festival
  • Ottawa Blues Festival
  • Herndon Blues Festival
  • Silver City Blues Festival
  • Queen City Blues Festival
  • Riverwalk
  • Great British R&B Fest
  • Augusta Heritage Festival
  • Taste of the Blue Ridge Fest
  • Cool Blues & Microbrews Fest
  • KCBS Acoustic Blues Festival
  • Harvest Acoustic Blues Fest
  • Midwinter Blues Festival
  • Chenango Blues Festival
  • River Blues Festival
  • Fire on the Mountain
  • Skoebustel Blues Festival
  • Kalamazoo Blues Festival
  • Buckeye Harmonica Convention
  • Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Fest
  • Cognac Blues Festival

A SAMPLING OF CLUB & CONCERT VENUES PLAYED

  • Bushnell Theatre - Hartford, CT
  • The Barns At Wolf Trap(as part of J Band) Vienna, VA
  • Keswick Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
  • Merrill Auditorium - Portland, ME
  • Kitty C. Hart Theatre at the Egg - Albany, NY
  • Jorgenson Auditorium - Storrs, CT
  • Capitol Center for the Arts - Concord, NH
  • Lowell Auditorium - Lowell, MA
  • Ellington Theatre - Lynchburg, VA
  • The Orpheum Theatre - Memphis, TN
  • Westbury Music Fair - Westbury, NY
  • The Paradise - Boston, MA
  • Yoshi's - Oakland, CA
  • Jazzhaus - Freiburg, Germany
  • Godfrey Daniels - Bethlehem, PA
  • BamBoo Room - Lake Worth, FL
  • House of Blues - Cambridge, MA
  • The Bitter End - New York, NY
  • Caffe Lena - Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Club Passim - Cambridge, MA
  • Catamount Arts Center - St. Johnsbury, VT
  • The Freight & Salvage - Berkeley, CA
  • The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Irving Plaza - New York, NY
  • Crossroads Cafe - Antwerp, Belgium
  • Oupeye Castle - Oupeye, Belgium
  • Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR
  • Jersey Arts Centre - Jersey, UK
  • Plaza Palomino - Tucson, AZ
  • Frick Fine Arts Center - Pittsburgh, PA

PAUL RISHELL AND ANNIE RAINES HAVE OPENED FOR: Ray Charles, Little Feat, Asleep at the Wheel, Susan Tedeschi, Leon Russell, John Hammond, Dr. John, and John Sebastian.