Upcoming Shows:


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Upcoming Shows

Monday, 23 December 2019 - 9:30pm
CANTAB LOUNGE
Cambridge, MA

We are honored to once again be Geoff Bartley's featured act at his epic open mic at the Cantab Lounge. Geoff has been running the show for over 30 years and hosted some of the best and most beloved folkies anywhere. This show kicks off a series of Cantab Open Mic feature appearances by Paul and Annie on the 4th Monday of every month.

738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge, MA (617) 354-2685. Signup is at 7:30, Open mic starts at 8. Feature act goes on at 9:30.

Geoff's open mic starts at 8 - Feature act Rishell & Raines go on at 9:30 PM

Saturday, 11 January 2020 - 8:00pm
Homegrown Coffeehouse
Needham, MA

On Saturday, January 11, we'll warm ourselves by the coffee pots at the legendary Homegrown Coffeehouse in Needham, MA. The Homegrown has by far the best carrot cake of any music room in the world, courtesy of Beth and Jim Sargent, who have been running the show for over 35 years! On this first show of 2020 we'll be joined by our friends and co-conspirators Kathleen Parks & Brad Bensko, who will open the show with a delightful set of folk-pop harmonies. With any luck we'll coax them back to the stage to have some fun on our set!

First Parish Needham Unitarian Universalist

23 Dedham Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

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
September 8, 2018: Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA - Opening for Delbert McClinton
September 15, 2018: Coffeehouse at the Old Ship, Hingham, MA
September 22, 2018: Carriage House Concert, Newburyport, MA - SOLD OUT
September 28-30, 2018: WUMB Blues Camp, Somewhere, NH
October 23, 2018: House Concert, Rochester, NY - SOLD OUT
November 3, 2018: Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA
November 17, 2018: Carriage House Concert, Newburyport, MA - With Sarah Rogo
November 30, 2018: In Your Ear Studio, Richmond, VA
December 1, 2018: House Concert, Washington, DC - SOLD OUT
December 6, 2018: Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA - James Cotton Tribute
December 14, 2018: Acousticool Concert, Bristol, CT - with Kat & Brad
February 16, 2019: Luckart Gallery, Newton, MA - SOLD OUT
March 23, 2019: First Encounter Coffeehouse, N. Eastham, MA
March 30, 2019: Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton, NJ
June 7, 2019: Bull Run, Shirley, MA - with John Sebastian
June 15, 2019: Manchester City Library, Manchester, VT
July 13, 2019: Skål, Vinalhaven, ME
July 18, 2019: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Oak Hill, NY

NOW BOOKING FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN 2019-2020:

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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.