Alan Kaufman and Friends

Alan Kaufman is host and producer of arlington’s (ACMi) TV Show “In The Tradition . Come meet Alan and participate in a couple of hours of lovely music 12-1pm we will have an oldtime appalachian music jam  . Bring your fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolin and voices and join us for an hour of fun   …

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Arian Greane

Heartfelt, rootsy and organic Singer- Songwriter Arian Greane’s music expresses emotion carving a place in society for sensitivity, compassion, understanding and humanitarian ideals.  On acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals enjoy whole-hearted originals and contemporary renditions of Appalachian, Celtic and Folk songs rich in tradition.  Visit www.greane.com for music, video and other information.

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Bedford Falls Down

Bedford Falls Down returns from their successful 2 night tour of 2015 with two new band members and some new songs, along with the hits you remember from the last tour          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Roshrfpbk Joe Burns, Jay Anas, Lisa Correnti, and Rob Butler will mix and match original material and great covers of …

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Bill and Dan’s Acoustic Adventure

Also known as The Dynamic Duo, Bill Morris and Dan Holabaugh pick an eclectic mix of bluegrass and jazz on acoustic guitar(s). You don’t think Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Bill Monroe, and old time fiddle tunes belong on the same set list? Well think again! Attic Sessions Part 2 The Beaumont Rag Posted by Daniel …

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Brian Church and Friends

I am a singer-songwriter playing primarily acoustic-based original music.  Two years ago, I played at 13Forest Gallery (despite the rain) with my wife, close friend and three associates from the Boston Classical Music scene.  We had a great time and I was sad that I was unable to participate last year.  I’ve since released my …

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Cassandra Lee and the Acoustic Project

Cassandra Lee & the Acoustic Project is comprised of musicians with decades of combined performance experience. Their four-piece design makes for a gorgeous sound, saturated with rich vocal harmonies over warm acoustic guitar and piano. The addition of light percussion creates the perfect blend of softness and strength. With a large range of influences, including …

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Ceren Turkmenoglu-Bengisu Gokce / Turkish Music

  Ceren and Bengisu, being old friends,  have been playing together in different projects for more than 10 years and on this occasion they will be performing a selection of Turkish music pieces. Being both classically trained musicians, they have always aimed to expand their musical knowledge with the music of other traditions, but especially …

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DnA’s Evolution

A 2-piece rock band from Taunton Massachusetts, DnA’s Evolution has been Adam & Derek’s personal musical therapy project since 2003. Productive and tangible things were bound to result from these activities. Their first album “One Small Step” was released in 2014, followed by a single for “Apin’ on Brown” in 2015. After a brief winter …

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Evenin’ Slop

Evenin’ Slop is a group of work colleagues that takes  a break from their day jobs to play some classic rock.  Covers include, among others,  John Mellencamp, Beatles, Stones, Joan Jett, Alanis Morissette, Tom Petty. We’ll be playing at 21 Bartlett at noon.

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FBGM

Arlington based & genderless/genreless duo FBGM just released “Apple Trees“, a new single inspired by cheaters, conflicting emotions, synthesizers, and Prince. Fun fact – their first show ever was at the first Arlington Porchfest. Be sure to catch them this year before they head out on a seven state tour this summer!

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Foggy Mountain Consort

The Foggy Mountain Consort is Boston’s premier R&B band – that is, Renaissance & Bluegrass. This five-member ensemble fuses the delicate beauty of Renaissance music with the inventiveness and energy of fiddle and banjo-driven roots music, with the honest beauty of traditional folk songs. The band began as the brainchild of Peter Lehman and Lauck …

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Gene Stamell

Arlington resident, Gene Stamell, is a teacher and songwriter who has been singing and entertaining at at concerts, parties and children’s and family events for over 20 years. Gene’s clever and catchy songs are engaging for audiences of all ages. Rooted in traditional folk and steeped in wry, clever lyrics over skilled guitar work, Gene’s …

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Greane

Heartfelt, rootsy and organic Singer- Songwriter Arian Greane’s music expresses emotion carving a place in society for sensitivity, compassion, understanding and humanitarian ideals.  On acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals enjoy whole-hearted originals and contemporary renditions of Appalachian, Celtic and Folk songs rich in tradition.  Visit www.greane.com for music, video and other information.

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Hill’s Pond Jugband

Hill’s Pond Jug Band is back at Arlington Porchfest for a third straight year! With kazoos, washtubs, and other kitchen utensils (as well as banjos, mandolins, guitars, and a bit of fiddle), plenty of style, and a dash of chutzpa, we straddle the intersection of blues, early rock & roll, classic jazz, western swing, and …

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Jason Sibi-Okumu

Jason & Jacob Sibi-Okumu are a soulful singer/ songwriter Duo and Berklee Alums Born and raised in Kenya, Jason Sibi-Okumu is a soulful singer/ songwriter , whose timeless melodies and expressive lyrics captivate his audience. Since graduating from Berklee, Jason has continued to develop his skills as a performer and songwriter. To date Sibi-Okumu has written …

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Katie Dobbins Music

Katie Dobbins draws from a music palette of contemporary folk and new country. With a mastery of storytelling and the heart of a poet, this soulful songstress captures elements of life and relationships in ways that lift spirits and challenge the soul. Dobbins’ powerful yet comforting vocal tones draw you in and paint her lyrical …

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Laura Vecchione and Friends

Laura Vecchione is a sultry, soulful performer whose voice feels much like an old friend’s embrace. The Boston Globe dubbed Vecchione, “a bluesy songstress” on the release of her debut album, proclaiming, “Vecchione is all ours.” Reviewers have compared her to a varied scope of artists ranging from Koko Taylor and Aretha Franklin to Lucinda Williams …

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LBE BRASS

Local brass players (trumpet, horn, trombone and tuba) play a mix of Dixieland, Pops, Spirituals and  Light Classical.  Our group has played together since 2001 and we never miss a chance to share our love of all things brass with the public.  Hooray for amateur musicians!

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Mark Sandman

Description Mark  Sandman is seasoned singer, songwriter, guitarist, and musical stylist who puts his own unique spin on an eclectic mix of original songs, Chicago influenced blues, R&B and rock & roll classics. In addition to his own material, you just might hear a gem from Muddy Waters, Sam Cooke, or Ray Charles, to name …

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Midnight Floyd

A bag full of Pink Floyd’s Music Midnight-floyd are a Pink-Floyd tribute band from the greater Boston area. We bring Pink Floyd music to places that might otherwise be too small to host a Pink Floyd tribute band without sacrificing sound quality. The band’s footprint on stage fits in a good sized kitchen, including four musicians, PA and Instruments. Our current …

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Mike Morrissey

Mike Morrissey is a singer-songwriter from Somerville. His original music covers many themes including: belonging, dream following, self-doubt, overcoming, heartbreak, love, and many other facets of the human experience. He has a soulful voice with a light touch on the guitar, and is mostly self-taught. His influences include Jimi Hendrix, Fleet Foxes, and Blake Mills. Music …

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Miss Ellaneous

Former college roommates Annie Baker and Kim Miles front this energetic, Winchester-based, multi-genre cover band. With a repertoire comprised of everything from pop to bluegrass, the name says it all! Annie and Kim create unique harmonies to put their own spin on old favorites of every genre. Backed by a fabulous 5-piece band, Miss Ellaneous …

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Morgan Minsk

About Morgan Minsk Award-winning vocalist, performer, and composer Morgan Minsk taught herself piano in kindergarten and composed her first song at age 7. Soon after, Minsk quickly discovered her innate musical talent as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and later added saxophone, guitar, clarinet, bass, and percussion to her repertoire. Fast forward to high school graduation, …

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Morningside Music Studio Jazz Ensembles

Jazz ensembles from Morningside Music Studio, http://www.morningsidemusicstudio.com/ Morningside Music Studio of Arlington Center is a community music school specializing in ensembles and private lessons. Performing at Porchfest will be students of all ages performing jazz, latin, blues and funk. To find out more about joining a Morningside Ensemble visit www.morningsidemusicstudio.com

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Muse Stew

Muse Stew is an Arlington based jazz group led by Scott Samenfeld. We play original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards. We incorporate many styles from Latin to the Avante Guarde. Here’s a video from our last show in March at the ArtLounge in Arlington: Muse Stew at the ArtLounge – 4-15-18

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Nathaniel Braddock/Bertram Lehmann/Ben Paulding

Guitarist Nathaniel Braddock specializes in African and American fingerstyle guitar music and leads Boston’s AIR CONGO.  He’s joined for this special Porchfest concert by percussionists Bertram Lehmann and Ben Paulding.  Lehmann is an expert of world drumming traditions and is a faculty member at the Berklee College of Music.  Paulding studied Ghanaian drumming at the …

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Outbound Calling

Outbound Calling was born from the many late night jams and ruminations of Jared Ghioto (lead vocals, drums), Mike Byrne (guitars, vocals), and Jon Loya (bass guitar, vocals). During 2016, the jams were cherry-picked for their best parts, lyrics were written, and the songs came to life from what was a truly organic collaboration. 2017 …

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Phil & the Flying Leap

Phil & the Flying Leap plays Americana Vaudeville originals to make you tap your toes and buy a one-way ticket to anywhere cheap. Somerville singer-songwriter Phil Berman blends influence from American roots, early jazz, musical theater, and indie folk to weave indelible pop tapestries to set your heart ablaze and your mind at ease. Dancing …

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Santosha Band

Santosha (meaning “being in contentment”) is a 5-member kirtan band from the Boston-area featuring vocals, harmonium, flute or cello, guitar, piano, percussion and kartals.  Santosha plays a mix of traditional and original kirtan chants and arrangements, in English and Sanskrit, offered in a relaxed and interactive call and response manner with the audience.  Our music …

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Similar Jones

Similar Jones is a high-energy vocal band, primarily rock and blues and influenced by elements of soul, funk, and jazz. Our repertoire consists of cover songs old and new, plus original tunes that truly capture the Similar Jones sound: one marked by tight harmonies, intricate rhythms, innovative arrangements, and—most importantly—a rock-solid groove.

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Stereolith

Stereolith is a teen cover band that plays mostly classic rock songs. Trevor Lewis — Vocals Dan Beck — Drums Andrew Harrison — Guitar Miles Harrison — Guitar Tyler Stewart — Bass guitar

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TaalMel

We are a group that enjoys experimenting with the intersection of bollywood, western rock, blues and Indian classical music. We often re-arrange popular existing songs in these genres fusing them as mashups to give them a new twist!

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Tail

Take five people from… Louisiana, Vermont, Connecticut, Ohio and Sweden. Add equal parts of folk, old-fashioned country, with a pinch of bluegrass and gospel. Put it into a pot of cover tunes from the last century. Spice with plenty of harmony vocals and add an original or two. That’s Tail – rootsy, acoustic, and pleasant. …

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Tarciso Alves Forró Band

  Tarciso Alves is a singer/songwriter specializing in Forró, a North-Eastern Brazilian folk genre . He grew up in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, steeped in the region’s traditions of music, folk dancing, and spoken-word poetry. His band is composed of Alex Kundera, Guitar, haling from the south of Brazil, accordionist Paulo Shibaray from Pernambuco, …

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The Chameleons

“The Chameleons are an amateur musical group in the most noble sense of the word. They play music just because they love to play music. The group originally formed in 1997 to provide music for the Chelmsford Winterfest in Chelmsford, MA, and played at this festival every February through 2012. The group’s other regular gig …

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The Gibson Brothers

The Gibson Brothers, a duet made up of the guitar players from the well-known local group “Stanley and the Undercovers,” play faithful renditions of classic rock from the ’60’s and 70’s, tailored for back-porch performance. Find us on the deck at 94 Grandview Road, overlooking Robbins Farm.

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The Grateful Dad

Dads from Lesley Ellis school do it again!  For the third straight year, this group will bring their drums, percussion, guitars, bass and keys out in the open to delight the audience with a classic rock, pop, and R&B repertoire.  Featuring the multi-instrumentalist Bill Allen (guitar, sax and flute).

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The Last Great Kings

The Last Great Kings are Tommy O’Connor, Cameron Marr, and James Coyle. The Lynn, MA based group brings energy and excitement to an acoustic style of music and pairs it with impactful lyrics to create a memorable live experience. We can fit onto any porch or lawn, because our drummer uses a lightweight electronic drum …

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The Quinn Connell Colective

We are The Quinn Connell Collective! We are a new band creating some gnarly acoustic jams, drawing from all different genre to have a good time and rock out! As a group of committed high school musicians, we’re hoping to make people happy with our music, and have a good time! Check us out!

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The Rationales

“Finely wrought, lushly layered pop that sounds effortless in its execution.” – The Boston Globe “One of the best songwriting outfits in New England music today.” – Ryan’s Smashing Life “Fizzes with an energy that is difficult not to let yourself wholeheartedly sink into.” – Americana U.K.

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The Rusted Bucket Band

https://rustedbucketmusic.bandcamp.com/album/singles-2 Coming out of our Winter hibernation we return to Arlington Porchfest for our second appearance (last year being the first), and again are thrilled to perform on Thorndike Street! Our line up has been confirmed as a six piece, meaning you’ll be able to hear a broad range of what we offer. Russell Turnquist …

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TJ Reynolds

TJ Reynolds is a multi-instrumentalist, combining genres as varied as African drumming, folk, jazz and hip-hop to create an uplifting, rump-shaking experience all can enjoy. His performances feature creative use of a live looper and some serious beatbox skills with a cadre of collaborating musicians and singers. So expect to hear some clever, uplifting lyrical …

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