Music at the Market

 

Live music every Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm throughout the summer and fall market season. Our weekly music is generously supported by the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Would you like to perform at the market? Follow this link for more information.

 

Music Performances

 

August 2019

Joe Mulholland 300August 1st – Joe Mulholland

Pianist Joe Mulholland is a Professor of Harmony at Berklee College of Music, and was Chair fo the Department for 10 years. Joe specializes in jazz, blues, Brazilian and Broadway. He has released 5 CD’s of original compositions and arrangements (available on iTunes and cdBaby) and is very active as a soloist and vocal accompanist in the Boston area.

http://www.joemulhollandmusic.com


gretchen harvey bagAugust 8th – Half in the Bag!

Featuring Gretchen & Harvey Bagg, members of the Bagboys, from Somerville’s Burren restaurant’s infamous bluegrass jam which ended in 2018 after a 13 year run!

https://www.facebook.com/BagboysMusic/

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Main Street News and Mayor 300August 15th – Main Street News

The Main Street News is an acoustic duo from Wakefield, MA. While they are new to the scene (and to Wakefield), they are no strangers to the world of music. With their different musical backgrounds, Charlotte (vocals) and Christian (guitar/vocals) will deliver to you classic hits and today’s popular music.

www.facebook.com/mainstreetnews


mark n peteAugust 22nd – Mark Thompson & Peter Hickey

An acoustic duo playing covers and originals. Mark and Pete can also be found playing with other Melrose groups, the Bohemians and Greystone Brothers.

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sam chetkin 300August 29th – Sam Chetkin

Sam Chetkin is a 15 year-old actor, singer, and songwriter from Melrose.  He has performed at such popular venues as Bill’s Bar, Loretta’s Last Call, and The Hard Rock in Boston.  He has performed title roles in local theatre groups, and most recently, the role of Roger in Rent. He has been performing in and around Boston for the past 3 years and will be recording original music in the near future.

www.facebook.com/SamChetkinMusic/


September 2019

Promo Pic w GuitarSeptember 5th – Stephen L. Moore

Celebrating his 9th year of performing at the Melrose Farmers Market Stephen L. Moore is thrilled to perform again. He has directed and lead such groups as Community Covenant Church’s choirs, Cambridge Church of the Nazarene Choir, St. Theresa’s Children’s Choir, Presto Chorus, and the North Shore Stompers Marching Band.At the market, Stephen will play a number of his original songs as well as familiar folk and popular music.

Links: https: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aynu_uL0Hs

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWw0RxHCcJc


Silverwood guitar flute 300September 12th – Silverwood Duo

Julianne Johnston plays flute and saxophones to Barry Johnston’s guitar, enjoying a range of classical and jazz styles. Julianne is a classically trained flutist with years of orchestral and small ensemble experience. Taking up jazz led her to add the alto and soprano saxes to her repertoire. Barry started in high school rock bands and now plays both classical and jazz guitar. They love playing together and perform frequently as a duo in the Boston area, and also with larger groups.

http://www.jjmusic.us/silverwood/


paul harty 300September 19th – Paul Harty & Friends

Paul Harty is a constant on the North Shore music scene, performing with a wide variety of musicians and in many styles… vocal, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, fiddle, banjo and bass.. Rootsy music, blues, Irish, Cajun, bluegrass, oldtime, rockabilly, doo wop, standards, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DZ2UDx_4h8


brian nolan tele 300September 26th – Brian Nolan

Brian is a vital part of the lively Cajun group, Jiblantos, who are based out of Melrose and play all around the Boston area. Nolan brings bluesy guitar work with deep cut covers and original music to his solo sets.

https://www.facebook.com/Jiblantos/ 

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October 2019

meg and markOctober 3rd – Meg + Mark

Rounding edges with vocal harmonies, acoustic sounds and familiar tunes by Melrose locals.

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siriusOctober 10th – Sirius

Folk and rock from the 60’s and 70’s, plus some original music.

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jesse d hat fence bwOctober 17th – Jesse DeLaurier

Jesse DeLaurier is a young singer-songwriter from Melrose, Ma.  His influences range from The Beatles to Steve Earle to Jason Isbell, but he likes performing his own songs best.  He’s been playing music, writing songs, and performing since he was 5 years old.  Now, at 15, he’s been described as an old soul in a young body.  His original songs, both fun and wise, reflect this perfectly. 

www.facebook.com/JesseDelMusic/


hunters and gatherers picOctober 24th – Hunters & Gatherers

Hunters & Gatherers is a local folk cover duo. They cover a range of songs from Brandi Carlile and John Denver to Gregory Alan Isakov and Christopher Williams, with a “folkified” Green Day included! Original material included!

https://www.facebook.com/HnGmusic/ 

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pumpkinsOctober 31st – Halloween Costume Party!!!

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Past Performances:

 

JUNE 2019


bohemians 300June 6th – The Bohemians

Bohemians – Bohemians is a group of Melrosians who drink coffee at The Bohemian and play a mix of Americana, blues, rock, and pop songs. Trading songs between group members, we seek to create a relaxed atmosphere for sharing music. Bohemians is: Jeremy Van Cleave (vocals, mandolin, guitar), Hannah Estabrook (vocals and the occasional tambourine), Jason English (vocals, guitar), Ken Templeton (vocals, guitar).


Silverwood guitar flute 300June 13 – Silverwood Duo

Julianne Johnston plays flute and saxophones to Barry Johnston’s guitar, enjoying a range of classical and jazz styles. Julianne is a classically trained flutist with years of orchestral and small ensemble experience. Taking up jazz led her to add the alto and soprano saxes to her repertoire. Barry started in high school rock bands and now plays both classical and jazz guitar. They love playing together and perform frequently as a duo in the Boston area, and also with larger groups.

http://www.jjmusic.us/silverwood/


Joe Mulholland 300June 20th- Joe Mulholland

Pianist Joe Mulholland is a Professor of Harmony at Berklee College of Music, and was Chair fo the Department for 10 years. Joe specializes in jazz, blues, Brazilian and Broadway. He has released 5 CD’s of original compositions and arrangements (available on iTunes and cdBaby) and is very active as a soloist and vocal accompanist in the Boston area.

http://www.joemulhollandmusic.com


Eddie Miller w name 300June 27th – Eddie Miller

Eddie Miller is a Melrose based singer/songwriter and father of three, hailing originally from Long Island, New York with several twists and turns in between.

He’s been playing original rock and folk going on 30 years now.

 


JULY 2019


Jesse D restaurant 300wJuly 11th – Jesse DeLaurier

Jesse DeLaurier is a young singer-songwriter from Melrose, Ma.  His influences range from The Beatles to Steve Earle to Jason Isbell, but he likes performing his own songs best.  He’s been playing music, writing songs, and performing since he was 5 years old.  Now, at 15, he’s been described as an old soul in a young body.  His original songs, both fun and wise, reflect this perfectly. 

Follow him on Facebook @JesseDelMusic. 


cool fool 300July 18th – Cool Fool

A string based blues trio from Melrose, Cool Fool, features guitars, bass, mandolin, harmonies and original music as well as popular covers.

https://www.reverbnation.com/coolfool4

https://coolfool.bandcamp.com/


sam and bill 300July 25th – Sammy and Bill McQuaid

Sammy McQuaid is a 10 year old singer / guitarist who likes to play Beatles, Woody Guthrie and Chuck Berry tunes. He has been singing on stage with his dad since he five years old and he got serious about playing guitar when he turned eight years old.   Sammy has performed at the MAAV coffeehouse for the past four years and at the annual Parkinson’s Benefit at Sally O’Briens for the past seven years. 

Bill McQuaid has been performing country blues and ragtime music for several years.  His CD’s have received radio play on local radio stations.  Bill has opened for Luther Guitar Junior Johnson, Chris Smither, and Rory Block and has also performed at the Boston Blues Concert. 

“Acoustic country-blues still lives in Cambridge. The tradition continues with McQuaid, an accomplished local singer and picker who can play that music with the brilliance it deserves. McQuaid is a true joy.” —Steve Morse, Boston Globe

Sammy and Bill at Sally O’s (Twenty Flight Rock)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhx0zyFCIt4