Shoestring Songwriter Sessions

NOTE: Our host venue – Dos Lobos is renovating the space we use so our series is on hiatus until further notice.  We are looking for an alternative space.  If you have suggestions/connections to any good locations around the North Reading, MA area please contact

The Shoestring Songwriter Sessions take place every couple of months at the Dos Lobos American Taqueria and Tequilla Bar in North Reading Ma.  Hosted by local singer-songwriter, Chris LaVancher, this music series presents regional and national touring songwriters in an intimate listening room setting.  All shows take place on Sunday evenings @ 7PM unless otherwise noted.  Admission is taken at the door – typically a $15 suggested donation – all of which goes to the performing artists.  You may RSVP or get more info by emailing

Please consider arriving early to have dinner in the restaurant.  Dos Lobos has a great Tex-Mex themed menu and a terrific bar with over 100 different types of tequila!  The show takes place in a quiet side room with no wait service, but drinks may be ordered at the bar and brought into the show.

Dos Lobos is at 303 Main Street, North Reading, MA 01864

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2019 – 2020 Season

Currently on hiatus … please check back or join our mailing list (see above) for notification on when we will be starting back up.


Sunday February 16, 2020 @ 7PM
Louise Mosrie

Sunday December 1, 2019 @ 6:30 PM (doors 6:00 PM)
Rachael Kilgour & Camela Widad – CANCELED

Sunday November 10, 2019 @ 7PM
Jud Caswell

Sunday September 15, 2019 @ 7PM
Dave Dersham, Doug Kwartler & Rob Laurens in the Round
to benefit Raices a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees.

Sunday May 27, 2018 @ 7PM
Jesse Terry

Sunday October 14, 2018 @ 7PM
Jack Williams

Sunday November 18, 2018 @ 7PM
Daniel Boling

Sunday January 27, 2019 @ 7PM
Esther Friedman, Susan Levine and Lindsay Dodd in the round

Sunday March 31, 2019 @ 7PM
Don White

Sunday April 14, 2019 @ 7PM
Davey O

Sunday June 2, 2019 @ 7PM
Danielle Miraglia

Sunday July 14, 2019 @ 7PM
Aaron Smith,  Justin Farren & Chris LaVancher