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September Shows at The Burren Backroom Series! 

Hey Friends!

     The Burren Backroom Music and Dinner Series schedule is looking spectacular this season!  With Americana, Songwriters, Jam Bands, Jazz, Klezmer, World Music and even Kids Shows, The Burren Backroom Series has a show for everybody!

     Fall is here, we're all back to work and the kids are back in school, but that doesn't mean the fun has to stop!  Most of our Burren Backroom Series shows start at 7 pm!  With doors at 6 you can come by, have a spectacular dinner, catch an amazing show and still be home at a reasonable hour!  

    We're looking forward to seeing you in the Burren Backroom.  Click any pic for a direct link to the show, and REMEMBER… 
Use the discount code, 24HOUR for the best price on your tickets!  Thank you for being on our email list!!!  Please visit TICKETS.BURREN.COM to see all of our shows!  -  ToM
Check out just a few of our September...


The Kennedys
Singer/songwriter duo The Kennedys return to The Burren

7:00 PM
The Burren Somerville, MA

September 9th, 2016 - 7 pm

The Kennedys are an exceptional American folk-rock band, consisting of husband and wife, Pete and Maura Kennedy.  For twenty years, they have been entertaining audiences with their music drawn from blues, roots rock, Celtic, ukulele, show tunes, bluegrass, rock'n'roll, folk-rock, blues, Appalachian style folk, gospel, country, rockabilly and jazz.  Their interpretations are unique and totally engaging due to Maura’s melodic voice, enthusiasm and soul spirit as well as the expressive, creative sounds that Pete extracts from all the many instruments he plays.  For some years, they played with and were the opening act for Nanci Griffith.  They performed for Bill Clinton's inauguration as well as at a long list of well-known venues.

The Ragbirds

The Ragbirds - a genre-bending hybrid of indie-pop melodies, global rhythms and songwriting styles.

7:00 PM
The Burren Somerville, MA

September 10th, 2016 - 7 pm

New album “The Threshold & The Hearth” debuted at #20 on the Billboard Folk Chart and #29 on Billboard’s Top New Artists Album Chart.

For years, “home” was a place The Ragbirds rarely visited. The band’s music — a genre-bending hybrid of indie-pop melodies, global rhythms and songwriting styles influenced from all over the world — was as broad as their audience, which stretched from the group’s hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, to the shores of Osaka, Japan (where they scored a Number One pop hot with the song “Book of Matches”). Show by show, in venues ranging from rock clubs and performing arts centers to festivals encompassing everything from bluegrass to electronica, The Ragbirds developed a well-deserved reputation as one of the most dynamic, high-spirited live bands in roots music.
Written and recorded in the wake of the birth of co-founders Erin Zindle and Randall Moore’s first child, ‘The Threshold & The Hearth’ — the band’s fifth studio album, out March 25 on Rock Ridge Music – adds another dimension to the band’s catalog.  It’s an album that explores the ways in which love and family relationships can weather the storms of life, year after year. An album that asks questions. An album that offers an answer, too: hope.

WUMB Presents, Christian McNeill

7:00 PM
The Burren Somerville, MA

September 15th, 2016 - 7 pm

Christian McNeill. Note the name. If there’s justice in the world, you’ll hear it more.” 
- STEVE MORSE – The Boston Globe

Native of Derry City, Ireland, Christian McNeill is a force of alternative rock and soul, renowned for gritty and passionate live shows and songs with memorable lyrics anchored in infectious melodies. If you trace his career arc back to his early days with post-punk band, Schtum, to his most recent project, Sea Monsters, you will hear a style of singing and songwriting that is ever-evolving and always engaging. The uncompromising honesty of the song "Zero" caught the ear of Steven Van Zandt, who in turn placed two songs from the 2013 album "Everything's Up For Grabs," in heavy rotation on his globally broadcast, Underground Garage.
McNeill is a New Englander these days and resides in the Boston area, where he won "Male Vocalist Of The Year" two years running at the Boston Music Awards in 2011 and 2012.. He spent 2015 in songwriting and recording mode working on his forthcoming record, "Trapped On The Planet," which is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2016.
“Too much music today is culled from formula and false emotion. True believers need a rebirth of passion where honest feelings rule the day. We saw it in Grammy winning Adele -- and we see it in a Boston phenomenon that deserves national discovery -- Christian McNeill. Note the name. If there’s justice in the world, you’ll hear it more.” 
- STEVE MORSE – The Boston Globe


7:00 PM
The Burren Somerville, MA

September 16th, 2016

"The Galway Girl [from Mundy’s live album Live & Confusion] is the one thing I’m sure to be remembered for. I owe a lot of that to Mundy… the biggest hit was his version. People probably won’t even remember who the hell I was, but they’re going to be singing that song in Ireland for a long time. I really do believe that. And that’s the only kind of immortality anybody can hope for." - Steve Earle

With Mundy’s brand new single ‘Shot In The Dark’, the popular artist gives us a taste of his sixth studio album, which is due for release on 10th April. Mundy has teamed up with Youth, who produced his debut album, the critically acclaimed Jellylegs in 1996. Jellylegs yielded such hit songs ‘Gin and Tonic Sky’ ‘Life’s A Cinch’ and ‘To You I Bestow’ which featured on the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet.


Gangstagrass - Bluegrass Meets Hip-Hop

7:00 PM
The Burren Somerville, MA

September 23rd,  2016 - 7 pm 

Makers of the Emmy Nominated theme to the FX series, JUSTIFIED.

Blending bluegrass and hip---hop may seem like an unlikely recipe for success, but don’t tell that to Rench, the mastermind behind the Emmy---nominatedbluegrass/hip---hop outfit Gangstagrass. 

Back when Rench was in grade school, recess was a time for breakdancing on cardboard to RUN---DMC.  But at home, his parents were playing Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash records on the stereo.  That musical mash up made a lasting impression on Rench, which he finally put to good use after spirited him on a journey to play country---flavored hip---hop at venues all over the globe.
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12/17 - GUY DAVIS

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Somerville State Of Mind 

Posted 08/19/16

Hey Friends!

     I went to see Billy Joel last night at Fenway with my son Sawyer.  It was a meeting of two worlds in many way.  To hear Joel with that thick New York accent brought me right back to my youth growing up on the south shore of Long Island.  I felt a lot of home town pride.  But to hear him refer to Fenway as a "stadium" quickly filled me with the same level of Boston pride.  It's a fahkin' Paaaahk dude!  Fenway PAHK!!!  I've spent half my life in Boston now.  This is home.

     Also, in the meeting of two worlds watching my son enjoy these timeless songs filled me with a whole different kind of pride, the best kind.  It was a great time.  Tomorrow night I get to relive that in an amazing way!

     Tomorrow night I'll be doing a solo show at The Burren Backroom Series.  My young son Sawyer will be opening the show!  Last February he opened the show for me with 4 cover tunes of his favorite artists (including Chris Trapper!)  This time around he's added his first original compositions.  He's crushing it!!!

     I'll be going through my repertoire new and old switching from guitar to guitar and of course the ol' 1966 Fender Jazz Bass.  Plenty of new stuff on the table, but I'm sure I'll reach back for some old subway classics.

     The show is nice and early.  7 pm to 9 pm.  6 pm doors as well, so come on by early for dinner!  We'd love to see you!  Thank you for your wonderful support over the years!

Tom Bianchi
Sawyer Lawson Opens
Live at The Burren

Saturday 8/20 - 7 pm 
(all ages - Doors @ 6 pm)
247 Elm St - Davis Square
Somerville, MA  02144
(Be sure to use the discount code, 24HOUR for the best deal!)

See ya there!


Around The World and Back with shows! 

Hello friends!  Thank you for opening up this letter.

     Talk about an eclectic week of shows!  This week The Burren Backroom Series will feature world music from Syria & Brazil, songwriters from Ireland and England, some serious rock/blues and an all out party featuring some of our town’s most talented ladies!  

Remember to use the discount code, 24HOUR when purchasing tickets!  Thank you for being on our mailing list!


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This Weekend at The Burren! Guy Davis, Miriam, Katrin, The Arrow & The Bow! 

Hey friends! 

  Here come some wonderful shows at The Burren Backroom Series not to miss!

Thursday 5/12 - Katrin, The Arrow & The Bow 
 - Two amazing local acts not to be missed!

Friday 5/13 - GUY DAVIS!
 - Yes… THE Guy Davis!  We're very excited about this one.  Pick up tickets now, they are selling fast this week and may sell out!

Saturday 5/14 - Miriam CD RELEASE!
- Carla Ryder and Amy Fairchild team up to release a brand new CD!

More news!

David Wilcox is coming next weekend and tickets are selling fast. You can use the discount code, 24HOUR to get a few bucks off each ticket.  The code is good until Monday @ midnight, so grab them now!

Would you like to see all of our up and coming shows?  CLICK HERE!

See you soon in the Burren Backroom and thank you for supporting live music!!!


The Burren

247 Elm S - Davis Square
Somerville, MA  02144

Tonight at The Burren 

Hey Friends!
Tonight's show at The Burren is a slam dunk,
The Suitcase Junket!!!

The Suitcase Junket, an incredibly talented "One Man Band" is performing tonight for The Burren Backroom Series. His driving guitar grooves backed by a homemade junk-percussion construction and lead by gritting vocals and tri-tone harmony "throat singing," The Suitcase Junket is a one of kind act. Catch him now in the intimate Burren Backroom setting while you still can. This act is bound for stardom.
Tickets are cheaper in advance and for everyone on my mailing list I offer a discount code!
Hit me with an email if you'd like the discount code!
I'd love to see ya there.  This is gunna be a good one!



Tonight at The Burren
247 Elm St
Davis Square  -  Somerville, MA
All ages
Doors @ 6 pm
Show @ 7 pm sharp!

Our last show, Geoff Bartley and Danielle Miraglia... 

24 Hour Music Presents & The Burren are sad to announce our last show…


The Burren Backroom Series
Saturday August 23rd
Doors at 6 pm - Show at 7 pm

It's been an amazing summer of shows and workshops.  In two months time our series hosted 12 events during our soft launch hosting national level talent as well as developing our local scene.  Professionally  it's been a ton of work… personally it's been a bit overwhelming... but it's been a terrific time!  We're up and rolling!  

This Saturday night's show is a big one.  I'm invested in this on so many levels.  Please do join us for what is shaping up to be a magical evening.

Danielle Miraglia:  This past winter while buried underneath mountains of snow, Danielle and I recorded and produced her latest CD, "Glory Junkies."  It was release in May and since then Danielle has been touring relentlessly.  The disc is getting great radio play on WUMB and The River as well as on radio stations up and down the east coast.

This will be Danielle's first Burren show in many years, the room that was quintessential in helping her get her start.  For years Danielle hosted and performed on Sunday nights.  It's time for a homecoming!!!

Geoff Bartley:  Geoff means the world to Danielle and I as well as the local music community for obvious reasons.  For many years while living in Central Square, Geoff helped me get my first local stage chops, letting me sneak in to the Cantab late night on Monday's and playing some tunes.  Always the gentleman host, he's been running Monday nights for 2 decades.  Danielle also got some of her first real deal guitar lessons from Geoff, taking her from your basic strummer to a seriously bad ass finger-picking blues player in a very short period of time. The songs you will hear are beautiful compositions both personal and political, led by his deep toned melodic vocal and backed by the heaviest level guitar there is!

ONE LAST SHOW!!!!  Then I'm taking a week off to hang with my family!  I think I deserve this one!  We'll be back first week of September of course kicking off another EBASS Showcase, The Suitcase Junket (YES!!!) and plenty more shows all season long including Samantha Farrell, Chris Barron, Chris Trapper, Jeffrey Gaines… just to name drop a few!  

Thank you so much for supporting this brand new series live at The Burren!  We're up and running!!!!

See ya Saturday!