March 17, 2018 8 pm
The New Moon Coffeehouse
16 Ashland Street
Opening up for Anna Egge
Anna travels all over
It is an honor to open
for this blue sky warrior!
April 10, 2016 2pm
Regent Theater in Arlington
An amazing show!!! The Family Folk Chorale is doing a concert of Stevie Wonder songs AND my songs! Huh?!? When did I get this lucky?!? Since Stevie Wonder is my most favorite singer-songwriter and my biggest musical influence, and since the FFC does amazing amazing choral versions of stuff, and since the band will include numerous great musicians, including Tara Greenblatt and Hatrack Gallagher (the best Harmonica player in Boston), I am gonna be in heaven!!!!
Check out this link:
April 22 2016: EARTH DAY
at the Eliot Street Soiree!!!!
With DEAN STEVENS, one of the most awesome humans upon planet Earth. He cares as much about the Earth and its multitudinous life forms (including Homo sapiens sapiens) as anyone I know. He is an astonishing singer and guitar player who does things which are basically not possible. It is always an honor to share the stage with him and crazy wonderful things always happen : )
Here is an link to the Eliot Street Soiree page for more info:
Saturday October 17, 2015
One of the most important concerts of my life! Why? Because I'm splitting the night with one of my all time musical heroes, Linda Waterfall!! She is a master musician, poet, brilliant compassionate healer, wild woman, sister of mine in tree worship, and someone I admire endlessly, and I am SO GLAD to have a chance to hear her and be with her. I will be joined by my dear friends Chris (guitar) and Andrea (bass) Chitouras, and we plan to get down and funky if need be, and probably bring West Africa into the vaulted room at 35 Church Street. Please join us for a memorable night of musical seeking and getting down.
Saturday March 14, 2015
I'll be splitting the evening with two of my favorite people, Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli! They make beautiful music together and I am happy to be joining them for a night of joyful musicmaking. Linked here:
Monday October 27 2014
I will be the feature performer at the Roslindale Open Mike, ably hosted by the lovely and huge-hearted Neal Braverman, assisted by a whole cadre of wonderful open mike community members. This open mike is in the best tradition of grass roots community building, plus they have tea and cookies and lots of other goodies. Open mike sign up at 6:30, music starts at 7, I go on at 8:30
October 18 2014 8 PM, doors open at 7:30.
Feature concert at the New Revival Coffeehouse, 353 Great Road, Stow MA 01775! This is my first big solo show in quite a while and I look forward to making birdsong for my friends again!
October 4th 2014 7-10pm
Ben Speaks Benefit "A Concert To Remember"! I will be one of many performers playing for this really great cause!
Medway High School:
88 Summer Street, Medway, MA 02053
June 25 2013 Join me at my old haunt TCAN for my near-birthday open mike feature, hosted by the illimitable Mark Stepakoff. I'll be turning 52 on June 28th! I've learned some new bird songs to share with you and will be premiering a couple of new tunes along with some old favorites. See you there!
March 2nd 2013 8 pm Triple Bill at the armory in Somerville, MA, with Jan Luby and Kim Jennings! We will be rocking the stage together as part of this wonderful ongoing music series at a very cool venue in Somerville (where I lived for 4 years)!
See you there!
Sun. Mar 3rd 2-5pm with Mark Simos! Bigelow Chapel Mt Auburn Cemetery to benefit community gardens in Watertown.
Sun Mar 3rd 8 pm with the Chadbourne Chanticleers! Emerson Umbrella, 40 Stow Street, Concord MA
http://www.ellenschmidt.com/openmike.html (scroll down to Emerson Umbrella)
Thur Mar 21st 8 pm Open mike feature at Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis Street, Framingham MA
March 30th 2013 8pm
BIG benefit show with Barbara Kessler at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse in Franklin! Organized by the amazing Ruthann Baler, this show will provide funds for Ben Speaks, a vibrant organization which was created to combat teen depression and suicide.