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Songwriter RoundUp

Songwriter RoundUp is a show that features original music from a variety of rising Boston songwriters, and it takes place at one of the most loved listening rooms in the Boston area, The Burren Backroom in Somerville. On the last Tuesday of every month, host and organizer Katie Dobbins performs in-the-round with three other songwriters. […]


World Wide Music Day Concert Benefitting Musicians Without Borders

For 20 years, Musicians Without Borders has been providing music making experiences, hope and a sense of purpose to people in warn-torn areas around the world. They’ve dubbed June 21st World Wide Music Day, with concerts around the globe raising money for their many wonderful  programs. This is the fourth annual Boston-area event, featuring three […]


Songwriter RoundUp

An acoustic showcase of Boston’s rising songwriters! KATIE DOBBINS New England Music Award-winning Katie Dobbins draws from a palette of contemporary folk and new country to create a genre uniquely her own. With a mastery of storytelling and the heart of a poet, this soulful songstress captures elements of life and relationships in ways that […]


Kat Chapman / Mary Casiello

Two powerful performers join forces for a great night of music! Kat Chapman Kat Chapman (formerly known as Katrin) has a soulful voice and pure, raw and honest songs. Her journey as a self taught songwriter and guitarist has taken Kat from her street performing roots to stages shared with the likes of Boz Scaggs, […]


Rob Siegel, Mark Stepakoff, Sam Bayer at the Burren Backroom on August 26th

On Sunday, August 26th, the Burren Backroom Series presents an evening in the round with singer/songwriters Rob Siegel, Mark Stepakoff and Sam Bayer. Doors open at 7 PM, and the show begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $12 in advance and $16 at the door, and are available on the Burren web site at http://burren.com/EventsCalendar.html. The […]


House of Hamill – Celtic inspired duo featuring high-energy fiddle & vocal harmonies

“Their songs are always on the edge of traditional and innovation . . .  their performances are electrifying”.    – Sarah MacArthur, Highlander Radio House of Hamill features Brian Buchanan of Enter the Haggis and Rose Baldino of Burning Bridget Cleary. Their music has been described as “Radiohead meets Riverdance”; Celtic-inspired, exciting, eclectic and unpredictable. House of […]


Three At Home EP Release Party

Three At Home, aka Mary Casiello & Dann Russo, are an energetic acoustic duo and frequent faces in the Cambridge and Somerville music scene. Their new EP, Perfectly Unclear, showcases a full-band sound heavily influenced by the Black Keys, and they plan to put on a show to match. JBJ and Blended Family open. $12 in advance, $16 […]


Nate Taylor, Izzy Heltai and Gillian Grogan play the Burren Backroom Series

Use Promotion Code: 24HOUR to buy discounted tickets in advance! Nate Taylor Wanderer, wonderer, journeyman, folksinger — Nate Taylor fuses story and experience on a quest for connection through music — to people, to nature, to truth. Often compared to Nick Drake for his resonant fingerpicking, Taylor paints an ethereal soundscape with his soaring vocals […]


Zola w/Special Guests Karen Grenier and DJ Leah V

Zola returns to the Burren to celebrate the release of In Plain Sight Proceeds from the show will go to the Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund Zola is a 15-year-old singer-songwriter from Cambridge, MA. In 2013 Portraits of America profiled her on their website for busking on the streets of Boston at 10 years […]


Amy Kucharik CD release party with Michael Valdez Trio, Tiger Moan

Kerrville New Folk winning songwriter and performer Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] celebrates the release of her second full-length album of original music, Until the Words Are Gone, with a live show featuring a 10-piece band that showcases the instrumentation of the recording. With her Boston-based bands Friends With Benefits and Tiger Moan, Amy energizes swing dance, folk festival […]


Rob Flax CD Release Party at The Burren Backroom

Doors 6pm This is the official release party! I’m proud and excited to release my debut album, “Distractible Boy,” at a venue where I played some of my first gigs in Boston. The Burren has a special place in my heart, and I’m honored to share this music with you. This album is a celebration […]


The Burren Keeps Music Alive in Davis Square

Many music fans have worried what the recent closure of Johnny D’s means for the scene in Davis Square—and throughout Somerville. But just down the street, The Burren Irish Pub is picking up the slack and providing an intimate venue for performers of all sounds with a newly invigorated live music series. The Burren (247 Elm St.), which […]