Music at the Market

 

Live music every Thursday from 3:30-5:30pm 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, 2021

Mark T Guitar 300June 3rd – Mark Thompson

Mark has been a participant of several Melrose groups, including Greystone Brothers, The Bohemians, and more. He is celebrating the release of two great original singles, both with videos, produced during the Covid lock-down.

 


Mark Morgan screenshot 300June 10th – Mark Morgan and Friends

Hear Melrose locals round edges with vocal harmonies, acoustic sounds and familiar tunes.

 


Joe Mulholland 300June 17th – Joe Mulholland

Pianist Joe Mulholland is a Professor of Harmony at Berklee College of Music, and was Chair of 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 CD Baby) and is very active as a soloist and vocal accompanist in the Boston area.

www.joemulhollandmusic.com

 


sam and jesse 300June 24th- Melrose Teen Stage

Join Melrose locals Jesse DeLaurier, Sam Chetkin, and more, for an afternoon of great music. Both write original songs and play a choice selection of cover tunes.

www.facebook.com/JesseDelMusic/

www.facebook.com/SamChetkinMusic/

 


deviant folk bw mark 300July 1st – Deviant Folk

At the helm of “bluegrass folklore”, Deviant Folk’s Mark Abruzzese has taken the genre to depths unknown. A playful blend of unconventional lyrics led by harmonies and driven by undaunted musicianship, Abruzzese’s arrival to the scene is just as unabashed as…well, a devil playing the guitar.

 

https://www.deviantfolk.com/

 


Eddie Miller w name 300July 15th – 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.

 


Promo Pic w GuitarAugust 5th – Stephen Moore

Whether it is classical, pop, gospel, jazz or folk, Stephen is adept at each and a celebrated musician. He can often be found singing with jazz groups, playing at local folk venues, singing with choruses such as the Chorus North Shore, where he is a member, or leading well-known parade and marching band, The North Shore Stompers.

Stephen writes much of the music he performs as a solo artist playing 6 and 12 string guitars, multiple keyboards, harmonicas, bass guitar and trumpet. He also writes and arranges music for other performers and performing groups. Everywhere he plays people give him praise and say that he is able to weave a spell and provide a fun atmosphere creating a party from the very first note.

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


SammyMcQuaid les paul 300August 19th – Sammy & Bill McQuaid

A father/son duo playing the likes of Woody Guthrie, Beatles, Chuck Berry, jazz hits, and more!

Mark has been a participant of several Melrose groups, including Greystone Brothers, The Bohemians, and more. He is celebrating the release of two great original singles, both with videos, produced during the Covid lock-down.

 


tim leah outside midway BW 300Sept 2nd – TIMKO & Leah

An acoustic duo who have shared time in Boston bands such as The Almighty Buck, Cold Car, and Van Morrison tribute, Cleaning Windows. Join them for an afternoon of classic rock covers, and original tunes.

https://www.facebook.com/TheAlmightyBuck/

 


paul harty 300September 16th – Paul Harty

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, old-time, rockabilly, doo wop, standards, etc.

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

 

TheCollectPond_300_September 30th – The Collect Pond

The Collect Pond, the moniker for Boston-based singer-songwriter and audio engineer Danny Moffat, released their third album Long Range on 9/24. The first single,“Burrow,” available on 7/23, has a cascade of guitar textures, twinkling keys, and arena-ready drums with a ghostly voice building throughout, exorcising the fear felt in 2020 into dark atmospheric dream-pop. This will be a special solo performance not-to-be-missed.

Links:

https://thecollectpond.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/thecollectpond

 

 


Past Performances:

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/


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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7ml1OICufI

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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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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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.

 



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