Upcoming Shows:


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Upcoming Shows

Monday, 26 August 2019 - 9:30pm
CANTAB LOUNGE
Cambridge, MA

We are honored to once again be Geoff Bartley's featured act at his epic open mic at the Cantab Lounge. Geoff has been running the show for over 30 years and hosted some of the best and most beloved folkies anywhere.

738 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge, MA (617) 354-2685. Signup is at 7:30, Open mic starts at 8. Feature act goes on at 9:30.

Geoff's open mic starts at 8 - Feature act Rishell & Raines go on at 9:30 PM

Friday, 20 September 2019 - 7:30pm
New England Harmonica + Guitar Intensive
Newburyport, MA

Master Harmonica teachers Annie Raines and Ronnie Shellist team up once again for NEHI -  the New England Harmonica Intensive / Guitar Intensive! They’ll be joined by country blues guitar masters Paul Rishell and Erin Harpe and special guest teachers John Shirley, Jason Novak and Shane Sager for a full weekend of classes, interactive workshops, jams, concerts, and delicious food. It will take place on the grounds of a Victorian estate and carriage house in beautiful Newburyport, MA. This is a chance to learn new techniques, expand your repertoire and connect with other guitar and harmonica players in the blues community. We hope you will join us for this very special event. 

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Saturday, 5 October 2019 - 8:00pm
South Shore Folk Music Club
Duxbury, MA

10/5 SOUTH SHORE FOLK MUSIC CLUB - DUXBURY, MA - 8 PM

First Parish Church, 842 Tremont St (Rt. 3A), Duxbury, MA | Website

Celebrating 40 years of folk music!

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 - 8:00pm
The Porch Southern BBQ and Juke Joint
Medford, MA

8/25 THE PORCH SOUTHERN BBQ - 8 PM

175 Rivers Edge Dr., Medford, MA | Free! | Website

Music, savory BBQ and designer drinks in this brand-new restaurant / club

PAST SHOWS:


Jan. 12, 2018: Passim, Cambridge, MA - SOLD OUT
Jan. 19, 2018: The Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton, NJ
Feb. 18, 2018: The Parlor Room, Northampton, MA - SOLD OUT
Feb. 23, 2018: The Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH
Mar. 3, 2018: Beal House, Plymouth, MA
April 7, 2018: Homegrown Coffeehouse, Needham, MA - SOLD OUT
April 18, 2018: House Concert, Rochester, NY - SOLD OUT
June 16, 2018: Saturday Night in Marblehead, Marblehead, MA
June 23, 2018: The Bull Run, Shirley, MA - SOLD OUT
July 7-8, 2018: New Bedford Folk Festival
July 19, 2018: The Burren, Somerville, MA - live broadcast - SOLD OUT
September 8, 2018: Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA - Opening for Delbert McClinton
September 15, 2018: Coffeehouse at the Old Ship, Hingham, MA
September 22, 2018: Carriage House Concert, Newburyport, MA - SOLD OUT
September 28-30, 2018: WUMB Blues Camp, Somewhere, NH
October 23, 2018: House Concert, Rochester, NY - SOLD OUT
November 3, 2018: Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, PA
November 17, 2018: Carriage House Concert, Newburyport, MA - With Sarah Rogo
November 30, 2018: In Your Ear Studio, Richmond, VA
December 1, 2018: House Concert, Washington, DC - SOLD OUT
December 6, 2018: Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA - James Cotton Tribute
December 14, 2018: Acousticool Concert, Bristol, CT - with Kat & Brad
February 16, 2019: Luckart Gallery, Newton, MA - SOLD OUT
March 23, 2019: First Encounter Coffeehouse, N. Eastham, MA
March 30, 2019: Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton, NJ
June 7, 2019: Bull Run, Shirley, MA - with John Sebastian
June 15, 2019: Manchester City Library, Manchester, VT
July 13, 2019: Skål, Vinalhaven, ME
July 18, 2019: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Oak Hill, NY

NOW BOOKING FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN 2019-2020:

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PREVIOUS WORK:

NATIONAL TV & RADIO APPEARANCES

Late Night With Conan O'Brien (NBC TV) (as part of J Band) 1996 & 1999
Arthur "A Word From Us Kids" (PBS TV) December 2003
A Prarie Home Companion (MPR radio) 1995 & 2004
Mountain Stage (WV Public Radio) 2003
NPR Radio Features: Here & Now, The World

A SAMPLING OF FESTIVALS PLAYED

  • Merelefest
  • Wheatland Festival
  • Swannanoa Gathering
  • King Biscuit Blues Festival
  • Smithsonian Folklife Festival
  • Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
  • Gloucester Blues Festival (UK)
  • Kansas City Jazz & Blues Fest
  • National Blues Festival (UK)
  • Moulin Blues Festival
  • Ole Blues Festival
  • Poconos Blues Festival
  • Savannah Folk Festival
  • Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
  • Mountain Stage
  • Boston Folk Festival
  • Notodden Blues Festival
  • North Atlantic Folk Festival
  • Edmonton Labatts Blues Fest
  • Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Fest
  • Guinness Temple Bar Blues Fest
  • Big Bear Rhythm & Food Fest
  • Luxembourg Blues Festival
  • Ottawa Blues Festival
  • Herndon Blues Festival
  • Silver City Blues Festival
  • Queen City Blues Festival
  • Riverwalk
  • Great British R&B Fest
  • Augusta Heritage Festival
  • Taste of the Blue Ridge Fest
  • Cool Blues & Microbrews Fest
  • KCBS Acoustic Blues Festival
  • Harvest Acoustic Blues Fest
  • Midwinter Blues Festival
  • Chenango Blues Festival
  • River Blues Festival
  • Fire on the Mountain
  • Skoebustel Blues Festival
  • Kalamazoo Blues Festival
  • Buckeye Harmonica Convention
  • Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Fest
  • Cognac Blues Festival

A SAMPLING OF CLUB & CONCERT VENUES PLAYED

  • Bushnell Theatre - Hartford, CT
  • The Barns At Wolf Trap(as part of J Band) Vienna, VA
  • Keswick Theatre - Philadelphia, PA
  • Merrill Auditorium - Portland, ME
  • Kitty C. Hart Theatre at the Egg - Albany, NY
  • Jorgenson Auditorium - Storrs, CT
  • Capitol Center for the Arts - Concord, NH
  • Lowell Auditorium - Lowell, MA
  • Ellington Theatre - Lynchburg, VA
  • The Orpheum Theatre - Memphis, TN
  • Westbury Music Fair - Westbury, NY
  • The Paradise - Boston, MA
  • Yoshi's - Oakland, CA
  • Jazzhaus - Freiburg, Germany
  • Godfrey Daniels - Bethlehem, PA
  • BamBoo Room - Lake Worth, FL
  • House of Blues - Cambridge, MA
  • The Bitter End - New York, NY
  • Caffe Lena - Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Club Passim - Cambridge, MA
  • Catamount Arts Center - St. Johnsbury, VT
  • The Freight & Salvage - Berkeley, CA
  • The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
  • Irving Plaza - New York, NY
  • Crossroads Cafe - Antwerp, Belgium
  • Oupeye Castle - Oupeye, Belgium
  • Aladdin Theatre - Portland, OR
  • Jersey Arts Centre - Jersey, UK
  • Plaza Palomino - Tucson, AZ
  • Frick Fine Arts Center - Pittsburgh, PA

PAUL RISHELL AND ANNIE RAINES HAVE OPENED FOR: Ray Charles, Little Feat, Asleep at the Wheel, Susan Tedeschi, Leon Russell, John Hammond, Dr. John, and John Sebastian.