Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New England Americana Festival, July 29

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After June's great success at the Hard Rock Boston, Narragansett Beer's New England Americana Summer Series will return for the second of three shows.

June's show brought 7 acts, 8 organizations, and a room full off local music enthusiasts together for a great display of camaraderie and mutual support. On Thursday, July 29th, 9 more local acts will take the stage, all hosted once again by local favorite multi-instrumentalist, Eric Royer.

Narragansett Beer will be sure to take care of the crowd again with great drink specials.

New England Americana Summer Series presented by Narragansett Beer
Hard Rock Cafe
22 Clinton St.
Boston, MA 02109
Doors at 6:30, Show starts at 6:45pm
Tickets are only $10!

Thursday, July 29
Chris O’Brien
Autumn Hollow Band
Jeff Byrd and Dirty Finch
Brendan Hogan
Jenee Halstead
Bees Knees
David Sammarco

To finish the series:
Thursday, August 26
Dennis Brennan
Tripping Lily
Brown Bird
Kingsley Flood
John Colvert
Highway Ghosts
The Rationales

We will also be joined by our friends at:
New England Folk Music Archives
Naukabout Music Festival
Boston Band Crush
Band over Boston
Pin-ups for Pitbulls
Kathleen Marucci Photography

We would love to get a preview or feature of the event, or simply just have you in attendance as a supporter of local music and as our guest. If you do plan on joining us please RSVP by responding to this email with your name and the number of guests that will be joining you. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bands and series organizers are available for interviews.
Please contact Noel Coakley and John Colvert at to schedule.
More information available at

Back in February, 34 New England based acts came together for 3 sold out nights at Church ( down in the Fenway area of Boston. With out a dime behind us, our goal was to put on a local, grassroots festival to give like minded artists and fans the opportunity to mingle in effort to try to reignite a musical community that has been somewhat fractonalized (in our opinion) for a number of years now. We'll we're happy to say that it's working. Almost all of the acts are teaming up for shows of their own, sitting in on one another's recordings and sets, and supporting each other by going to shows and spreading the love to their fans and supporters.

Our goal is to continue building the community, energy, and camaraderie throughout the year and beyond. To do this, New England Americana will be presenting shows all around New England with the focus on each local community, reflecting the Greater Boston area's rapidly growing roots music scene. This Summer's lineup at the Hard Rock Cafe features bands that draw from American music's deep heritage in unique ways, often blurring lines between folk, country, rock, blues, gospel, bluegrass, and other styles.

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