Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Faux Paws w/ Hannah Rose Baker in NYC

$20 Suggested Donation, BYOB but some beer and wine provided.

Hannah opens up the show with a preview of her exciting new project: The Kilowatt Hour http://www.hannahrosebaker.com/the-kilowatt-hour

The Faux Paws are: Chris Miller, Andrew VanNorstrand, and Noah VanNorstrand

With instrumentation that includes saxophone, banjo, fiddles, mandolin, foot percussion, guitar, and voices, the Faux Paws pack a vast amount of music and heart into a small package. Folk powerhouse brothers Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand bring a deep, energetic groove to traditional and original old time, Irish, and Quebecois tunes. During their seventeen years leading popular contra dance band Great Bear, the brothers have honed their harmonies with their voices as well as twin fiddles. Together they have recorded nine albums of original music, even appearing on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion in 2004. New listeners love discovering Noah’s fiddle playing, which is unmatched. His technique of combining rhythmic “chopping” on the fiddle with foot percussion is simply jaw-dropping. Andrew’s fiddle and guitar playing brings both sweetness and structure to the mix. The brothers are joined by Chris Miller on saxophone and banjo who you may recognize from his Grammy-nominated Cajun/zydeco band the Revelers or cameos with the Sweetback Sisters. Playing with the Faux Paws allows Chris to stretch out musically in many different directions. Having played together as a trio for nine years now, Andrew, Noah, and Chris have developed elastic, genre-transcending arrangements of traditional music, bringing in influences of rock and pop to their eclectic folk music base. A typical set shifts from intricately arranged compositions to completely spontaneous bursts of improvisation, but the music is always infectious, taking the audience along for a wild ride.

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Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Tended By All, Harvested By All

Join us for two special nights of food, celebration, and community at the Leland Street Cooperative Garden featuring organizations and individuals committed to community, arts, activism, and Commoning from around the city of Boston and beyond!

Gather together to celebrate the installation of a new, sustainable community table by local artists as part of the City of Boston’s 2019 Public Space Invitational: Gardens.

Engage, explore, and expand your horizons with special guests and performers including:
Dorchester Arts Project
demo radio
Bashezo and Kamaria Weems
Hannah Rose Baker
David Bollier
Howlround Theatre Commons
Hands to Heart Center Yoga for the People
Comida Casera/Eastie Farm
New Urban Mechanics
Speak for the Trees
Jacob Wessel, Public Realm Director of the City of Boston
+ more!

** Bring vegetable forward dishes and desserts, stories from your people, and your own special practice to share. Young people, friends, and musical instruments are welcome.**

PART 1: Arts and Activism, August 22 6:00-9:30PM
This dinner will begin with a 45 minute yoga practice and meditation from Hands to Heart Yoga and end with an exploratory performance from demo radio, so bring your body, your mat (if you have one), and an open heart.

PART 2: The Commons, October 1 6:00-9:30PM
A night of music, readings, movement, and more from leading Commons scholar David Bollier, Howlround Theatre Commons, Comida Casera, musician and storyteller Hannah Rose Baker, and other movers and shakers. Get ready to think, to listen, and to learn more about how public space and the Commons can foster a more generous and cooperative world.

Questions? Press? Want to learn more? Email jrh325@gmail.com and RSVP on Facebook!

These events are sponsored by the City of Boston, the Trustees of Reservations, The Fenway Garden Society, TD Bank, and New Urban Mechanics.

Food is generously provided by Daily Table, Pigs Fly Bakery, Leland Street Cooperative Garden, Stillman Farm, and you.

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EP Release with The Unnatural Disasters
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

EP Release with The Unnatural Disasters

Join me and supergroup The Unnatural Disasters (Nate Sabat, Mile Twelve; Rachel Sumner, Twisted Pine; Sean Trischka, hizown badass self) for the official release of my debut EP! There will be originals, there will be traditionals, and of course, there will be classic country. Come help me celebrate this milestone!

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Aug
14
to Aug 16

The Winter's Tale with Maiden Phoenix Theater Company

I'll be playing in the pit (really just me, an octave mandolin, and a drum) for this way cool outdoor production of A Winter's Tale put on by female-focused company Maiden Phoenix. The music has all been composed by Jeff Butcher and is inspired by Scandinavian fiddle music, English folk, and newly composed modern fiddle tunes. It's gonna be super cool!

Shows on September 14th, 15th, and 16th. 

www.maidenphoenix.org

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