Shows

Upcoming Shows

Date City Venue
10/05/18 Lowell, MA The Hearing Room
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $6. Address: 119 Chelmsford Street. In the Round show with Kirsten Manville and Kim Moberg! Looking forward to playing this new (to me) community art space … and with such good company! Kirsten and Kim are great!

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Past Shows

Date City Venue
08/05/18 Brunswick, ME Byrnes’ Irish Pub
Time: 6:00pm. Address: 16 Station Ave. Excited to be the FEATURE at Jud Caswell’s Songwriters open mic. Looking forward to meeting a bunch of Maine songwriters!
06/16/18 Tioga, PA House Concert – Tioga PA
Time: 2:00pm. Admission: FREE. RSVP chris@chrislavanchermusic.com for details and address.
06/02/18 Francestown, NH Old Meeting House of Francestown
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: TBD. Address: 1 New Boston Rd. I am excited to play the Old Meeting House in Francestown NH with my good friend Tom Smith! Tom and I will split the night. This will be my first time playing this beautiful and historic hall. Y’all come!
04/30/18 Cambridge, MA Club Passim
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15/$18 mem/non-mem. Address: 47 Palmer Street. Venue phone: 617-492-7679. Split Billing with Rob Siegel! We’ve both got new CDs! Mine will be two and half months old and Rob releases his to the world tonight! Come celebrate new music.
03/02/18 Sunapee, NH Sunapee Community Coffee House
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Pass the Hat. Address: Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street. I’ll be sharing the night with my good friend and fabulous singer/songwriter – Tom Smith.
02/15/18 Framingham, MA Amazing Things Arts Center
Time: 7:30pm. Address: 160 Hollis St. I’ll be the feature at this long running and lively community open mic hosted by Dan Cloutier. Come and play me a song!
02/02/18 Somerville, MA The Burren
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $12 in advance. $16 at the door.. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA. CD RELEASE SHOW! Come celebrate the release of my new record – Big Fat Love! I’m putting together a small band and may have a few surprise guests. Opening will be my great friend Adam Michael Rothberg (who will also play in the band).
11/09/17 - 11/12/17 Stamford, CT NERFA @ Stamford CT
Address: Crowne Plaza Stamford Hotel. Four day folk conference – not open to the public. I’ll be showcasing and hosting throughout the weekend.
11/08/17 Maynard, MA Serendipity Songwriter Showcase
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: Pass the Hat. Address: 1 Nason Street. Venue phone: 978.897.1516. CiCi Eberle and I join host Beth DeSombre for a night of songwriters in the round. During the third round we each will play a new song based on the prompt – Procrastination. Come on out and help pick the prompt for next month’s show.
11/06/17 Cambridge, MA Club Passim
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15. Address: 47 Palmer Street. Venue phone: 617-492-7679. I’ll be opening for Randall Kromm who is releasing his newest record . Come celebrate his wonderful new music. If you enjoy my songs, you will become a fan of Randall!
05/23/17 Cranston, RI Pub on Park
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: Pass the hat for feature. Address: 665 Park Avenue. Joanne Lurgio hosts – Acoustic Open Mic from 7:30 – 10:30. I’ll be doing a feature set somewhere in the middle. I’m very much looking forward to checking out what is becoming one of the really great open mics in the New England region!
05/22/17 Cambridge, MA Cantab Lounge
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Pass the Hat. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 738 Massachusetts Ave. (Central Square). I’ll be the open mic featured performer tonight at one of the longest running open mics in the greater Boston area – hosted by the incomparable Geoff Bartley! I’m really looking forward to my first feature here.
01/28/17 Wakefield MA The Linden Tree Coffeehouse
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $5. Address: Unitarian Universalist Church, 326 Main Street Wakefield, MA 01880. I’ll be the feature at a special Linden Tree Coffee House open mic – playing a half hour set in the middle of the night. The audience will get to choose someone from the open mic performers to be the opening act at a show in the next season! Come on out and enjoy some new talent! More information
11/26/16 Mansfield, PA Home for the Holidays Celebration
Time: 11:00am. Admission: FREE. Join me and local Mansfield musicians including Lori Barrett and Gwen Walker.
11/05/16 Somerville, MA Somerville Songwriter Sessions at The Armory
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10 suggested donation. Address: 191 Highland Avenue. In the round with Beth DeSombre and Paddy Mills!
06/23/16 Framingham, MA Amazing Things Arts Center
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $6/$5 members. Address: 160 Hollis St. I’ll be the featured performer at tonight’s Open Mic at Amazing Things – one of my very favorite arts centers in the area. I’ll be joined by John Sonntag! Cancelled
06/23/16 Somerville, MA The Burren
Time: 1:00pm. Admission: $Tip Jar. Address: 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA. Come on out to the best Irish Bar in Greater Boston/Somerville – The Burren. I’ll be in the front room serving up tunes during your lunch hour. I’ll be joined by my favorite sideman/songwriter John Sonntag!
03/14/16 Portsmouth, NH Writers in the Round – WSCA-FM 106.1
Time: 6:00pm. Songwriter and poet, Deidre Randall hosts the Writers in the Round radio show. I’ll be joined by Mark Stepakoff and a TBA poet to talk about our writing process and to share songs and poems. Listen in live http://wscafm.org/listen-live/ at 6pm.
03/05/16 Chelmsford, MA In the Hollow – Concert Series
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Donation. Address: Hollow Body Studios. Esther and I will share the night with The Lied To’s – Susan Levin & Doug Kwartler! Join us for the this intimate house concert. Gonna be some beautiful tunes tonight.
02/19/16 Bath, ME Chocolate Church Arts Center – Curtis Room
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $10. Address: 804 Washington St. Venue phone: 207-442-8455. Thrilled to be opening for my friend Tim Rice! He’s one of the most soulful and heartfelt performers I’ve seen. Plus he’s a monster guitar player. I can’t wait for this one!
09/12/15 Somerville, MA Somerville Songwriter Sessions at The Armory
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10 donation. Address: 191 Highland Avenue. I’m hosting another round of Somerville songwriters and I’m super psyched to present Mark Whitaker & Geoff Bartley! This is going to be a great night.
07/28/15 Natick MA TCAN – The Center for Arts Natick
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5. Address: 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA 01760. I’ll be the featured performer at one of my favorite open mics in the greater Boston area. Hosted by the incomparable – Mark Stepakoff!
06/07/15 Somerville, MA The Burren
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: pass the hat. Address: 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA. Come on out to our favorite Irish Pub in New England! This will be a songwriters in the round show with me, my buddy John Sonntag and my darling wife Esther Friedman. We are very excited for this show and hope a lot of our friends will come out! More information
06/06/15 Easthampton, MA Luthier’s Co-Op
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: donation. Address: 108 Cottage Street. Venue phone: 413-527-6627. Really looking forward to playing my first Western Mass show at this really cool venue. We’ll play the 8-9:30 spot with John Sonntag opening with a half hour solo, then he will join me & Esther Friedman for the remaining hour. Music all night long at this Easthampton hot spot!
06/05/15 Sunapee, NH Sunapee Community Coffee House
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Pass the hat. Address: Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street. I don’t get up to New Hampshire nearly enough! I’m looking forward to bring John Sonntag and Esther Friedman with me to play this great community-all-volunteer listening room in the beautiful Sunapee Lake region.
04/04/15 Somerville, MA Somerville Songwriter Sessions at The Armory
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 191 Highland Avenue. I’m hosting the April 2015 session and will be presenting two of my favorite local songwriters – Marc Herman & Dave Dersham! Please join us for a great night of songwriting.
03/21/15 Cambridge, MA 15th Annual Lizard Lounge OMC Main Event!
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 1667 Mass Ave.
01/31/15 Upton, MA Upton House Concerts – Opening for Connor Garvey
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $15. Box office: 617-899-0799. I’ll be opening for the fabulous Connor Garvey! Please join us for what will surely be a terrific and intimate night of great music. Upton House Concerts is hosted by Rob Mattson (another great local singer/songwriter!) Contact Rob at 617-899-0799 for reservations. More information
12/14/14 West Warwick, RI RISA Holiday Show @ Manchester 65
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: $5. Address: 65 Manchester St. 12 regional songwriters presenting (mostly) original holiday songs. Come and get your cheer on!
11/13/14 - 11/15/14 Kerhonkson, NY NERFA @ Hudson Valley Resort
Time: 12:00pm. Showcase schedule: FRIDAY LATENIGHT: 12:30-1:00am with Vance Gilbert 1:30-1:40am RISA Room 2:00-2:30am with Jesse Terry SATURDAY LATENIGHT 2:00-2:30am with Mike Laureanno
10/27/14 Concord, MA Colonial Inn – Open Mic
Time: 7:45pm. Admission: $5 donation. Address: 40 Monument Square. I’ll be doing a three song mini set at this long running open mic. Randall Kromm and Jamie Shaler will have a full feature this night too. The open mike will run every Monday. at 6:30pm. Tasty food and beverages well worth the trip! Suggested donation $5 may be put in the tip jar. Advance sign-up prior to noon of the day of the open mike at eschmidt01742@gmail.com or 978-369-8090. You may also show up before 6:15 at the door and be placed in the lottery drawing for performance order.
10/04/14 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Music Shop Presents at Prospect Range
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: $15 two for $25. Address: 1226 Prospect Avenue. I am very excited to play in the New York City area for the first time! And I’ll be bringing along John Sonntag (who will play an opening set) and the lovely Esther Friedman. Reservations are highly recommended as this is a small (35 seats) listening room. Email Don@BrooklynMusicShop.com to save some seats.
10/02/14 Melrose, MA Sally Frank’s Farmers Market
Time: 4:00pm. Address: Bowden Park. Fall harvest time at the Farmer’s market! I’ll be playing from 4-6pm. One of the nicest markets in the region so come on out! More information
09/11/14 Gloucester, MA Giuseppes Ristorante & Piano Bar
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2 Main Street. Songwriter Shuffle at Giuseppe’s is always a great time. 7 songwriters throughout the night starting at 7pm. I’ll be on tonight at 9:15pm and play for about 20 minutes. Really great food and service here!
08/14/14 Gloucester, MA Giuseppes Ristorante & Piano Bar
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2 Main Street. Songwriter Shuffle at Giuseppe’s is always a great time. 7 songwriters throughout the night starting at 7pm. I’ll be on tonight at 8:50pm and play for about 20 minutes. Really great food and service here!
08/01/14 Hillsdale, NY Falcon Ridge Folk Festival – Emerging Artist Showcase
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Various Options. Address: Dodds Farm, 44 County Route 7D. I am thrilled and honored to be selected as one of the 24 Emerging Artists for 2014. We’ll all get to play 2 songs on the Main Stage to kick off the festivities of what is sure to be another fantastic Falcon Ridge Folk festival! More details will come as I get them …
06/04/14 Cambridge, MA Club Passim
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: TBD. Address: 47 Palmer Street. Venue phone: 617-492-7679. Double bill with Randall Kromm who is releasing his brand new CD tonight! Please join us for a great night of music at this historic Cambridge club where the likes of Joan Baez, Tom Rush, Peter Wolf, Patty Larkin, Regina Spektor, Josh Ritter, and Suzanne Vega started out before they began playing at larger venues.
05/31/14 Cleveland, OH Private House Concert – Cleveland OH
Time: 7:30pm. Esther & I will share a night trading songs. Message either of us to reserve a spot and to receive address info for this house concert in the Cleveland Heights area.
05/26/14 - 05/29/14 Nashville, TN Nashville Songwriter’s Retreat with Darrell Scott
Esther and I are headed to Nashville for the week to hang with Darrell Scott – soaking up as much knowledge and hipness as we can from one of the greats! We’ll also get to play a few showcases and maybe get out to some Nashville open mics. We are very excited!
05/07/14 Hudson Harvest Cafe
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 40 Washington Street, Hudson MA 01749. I’ll be the feature at this great open mic hosted by PJ Rogue. Come on out and bring a song or two!
04/03/14 Gloucester, MA Giuseppes Ristorante & Piano Bar
Time: 7:00pm. Address: 2 Main Street. Singer/Songwriter Shuffle – 7 songwiters in one night playing 20 minute sets. I’ll go on sometime around 8:25pm.
03/20/14 Framingham, MA Amazing Things Arts Center
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $6 ($5 members). Address: 160 Hollis St. Amazing Things is one of the nicest open mics in the area, hosted by the incredible Dan Cloutier! Come play some tunes or just come to listen.
03/03/14 Provincetown, MA Coffeehouse at the Mews
Time: 8:00pm. Address: 429 Commercial Street. Venue phone: 508-487-1500. I am very excited to play the feature spot at this long running open mic hosted by Peter Donnelly
03/03/14 Provincetown, MA WOMR – Old Songs’ Home with Bob Weiser
Time: 10:00am. Address: 92.1 FM. Listen in LIVE at www.womr.org as I spend a half hour with the great Bob Weiser on his radio show Old Songs’ Home. We’ll chat and I’ll play a few tunes. It’ll be fun!
03/01/14 Somerville, MA Somerville Songwriter Sessions at The Armory
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Address: 191 Highland Avenue. In the round with Heather Pierson and Beth DeSombre. Looking forward to playing here!
02/12/14 Hudson, MA Songwriters in the Round @ Harvest Cafe
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 40 Washington St. Monthly RISA songwriter in the round series this month with Rob Siegel and hosts Dan & Faith Senie & me. This month’s song prompt is “throwing good love after bad”. Come on out and hear what each of us does with that!
01/06/14 Westford, MA TV – Local Music Rocks – Westford CAT
Time: 5:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 487 Groton Rd. Local Music Rocks Westford is a monthly cable access show that features talented musicians from MA and NH. Hosted by Ike Keltz
12/13/13 Mansfield PA Ten West Espresso
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: $2. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 23 North Main Street, Mansfield, PA. I’m excited to return to my home town. I’ll be joined by Esther Friedman and John Sonntag! We’ll be playing in the round and jumping in on one another’s tunes. This is gonna be a good one folks!
11/07/13 - 11/10/13 Kerhonkson, NY NERFA @ Hudson Valley Resort
Time: 12:00am. I’ll be at the North East Regional Folk Alliance conference, learning all sorts of great stuff about the industry as well as meeting new friends and old. This is a wonderful and wacky event that goes all hours of the day and night. I’ll be playing a number of “guerrilla” showcase rooms in the wee hours of the morning. Can’t wait! THURSDAY 9:50pm Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ Showcase! FRIDAY LATENIGHT 12:30-1:00am room 1316 with C. Daniel Boling 2:00-2:15am room 1411 with John Sonntag SATURDAY LATENIGHT 12:30-1:00am room 1316 with Jesse Terry
11/02/13 Sharon, MA Rising Hope Farm
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Yankee Stables 346 N. Main Street. A fundraising event for a great organization! Rising Hope Farm fosters genuine inclusion, validation and skill development for a wide range of individual, cultural and socioeconomic “variability” and accessibility need. It offers horse riding and enrichment programs for kids ages 5-12. I will be joined by songwriters Janet Feld and Esther Friedman for a songwriters in the round. Spend an afternoon exploring the farm, the horses and some great tunes!

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