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Fugitive at Door: Molly Flannery and Haley Peltz
Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Fugitive at Door: Molly Flannery and Haley Peltz

Composer, arranger, and keyboardist Molly Flannery is known for her distinctive touch on the piano, her melodic improvisations, and her ability to groove in jazz, latin, and Brazilian idioms. Singer/Composer Haley Peltz grew up in Lincoln and recently moved back from Brazil where she lived for several years. In 2016, she was awarded first place in the Popular Singing Competition at the São Paulo School of Music. Her Ella Fitzgerald tribute show received critical and public acclaim in São Paulo

Doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets are $12/online • $15/door

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Fugitive at the Door: Will Dailey
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

Fugitive at the Door: Will Dailey

Some of you may know Will. He’s been a mainstay on the Boston scene for a while now and has got quite a following in Europe. For those of you who don’t know Will and have already purchased tickets, thank you for your trust in our selection. He may be new to you, but you are likely to be blown away by both his songwriting and performance chops. I know I was. It is a unique experience to hear Will in such an intimate setting. To those of you who have yet to purchase tickets, I suggest you get on it. There are only 20 seats remaining (plus a few SRO tickets, should the room sell out).

A few fun facts. Will . . .

  • and I originally met back stage at a Farm Aid concert.

  • spent much of July on tour in Europe.

  • performed at Fenway Park this summer.

  • has recorded many albums and has more than 10 million spins on Spotify alone.

  • has shared the stage with the likes of Eddie Vedder, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Wilco, Tanya Donelly, and Al Kooper, just to name a few.

  • has written songs that have been featured on more than 50 TV shows and films.

  • has won many regional awards, including Album of the Year, Best Song, and Best Singer/Songwriter.

Doors open at 6:30pm • Music starts at 7:30pm
$15/online • $18/door •
Purchase tickets here.
Discounted online tickets are available until 4pm on the day of the show, or until they last.

ABOUT ORANGE DOOR

Great performers. Great audiences. Great amenities. We present “listening” music — by one to several performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, world music — and more. Orange Door owners Meredith and Chris Powell have created a lovely, inviting, and intimate setting in the space — it feels like a comfy living room/kitchen. They serve a few small plates each evening and provide a full bar including some excellent wine offerings. Orange Door is a no-cash, no-tipping venue. Please bring a credit/debit card. Gratuities are included in the menu price.

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FREE Broadway Bootcamp at Paper Moon (ages 6-12)
Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

FREE Broadway Bootcamp at Paper Moon (ages 6-12)

FREE Broadway Bootcamp for Ages 6-12! Kids will learn the music and choreography  to an ensemble number from MATILDA, a gorgeous interpretation of Roald Dahl's beloved book with music by Tim Minchin! We will perform it for friends and parents at the end of the workshop. Paper Moon Workshop meets in Modern Barre’s West Acton studio. Sign up today!

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FREE Broadway Bootcamp at Paper Moon (ages 13-18)
Aug
14
1:00 PM13:00

FREE Broadway Bootcamp at Paper Moon (ages 13-18)

FREE Broadway Bootcamp for teens ages 13-18! Teens will learn the music and choreography  to an ensemble number from HADESTOWN, Broadway's latest Tony winner for BEST MUSICAL! We will perform it for friends and parents at the end of the workshop. Paper Moon Workshop meets in Modern Barre’s West Acton Studio. Reserve Your Spot!

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Fugitive at the Door: Juanito Pascual
Jun
3
8:00 PM20:00

Fugitive at the Door: Juanito Pascual

Join “flamenco phenom” (Boston Globe) Juanito Pascual at Orange Door Kitchen in West Acton for an intimate, rare solo performance.

“Juanito combines vivid colors, a rich imagination and a yearning, never-satisfied mastery of his art.”
—Steve Morse, Boston Globe writer; Billboard and Rolling Stone contributor

“One of the hottest flamenco guitarists to emerge in recent years.”
— NPR’s Here and Now

Juanito Pascual is an internationally recognized guitarist whose sound is an organic blend of masterful traditional and contemporary flamenco with influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead to Miles Davis and J.S. Bach. Recent highlights include a performance at TEDx Nashville, an international tour with acclaimed Flamenco icon Jorge Pardo, and performances for a number of film scores in LA.

He is recognized in both Spain and the U.S. as a unique and creative flamenco and jazz performer. He has performed internationally in fine arts centers, clubs, and festivals including Lincoln Center, the 92nd St. Y, Blue Note Jazz Club, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center at Notre Dame University, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, Panama Jazz Festival, and Madrid’s Casa Patas. Juanito has been featured in special events including concerts hosted by Jane Goodall in Panama, on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, and as a guest on National Public Radio’s “The World.” In 2009, Juanito made his on-screen debut alongside Steve Martin and Andy Garcia in the 2009 film “Pink Panther 2.” He continued his film score work on a number of projects, including the 2016 Netflix biopic based on the life of Pope Francis, “Call Me Francis.”

Through partnerships, Juanito has consistently sought ways to align his passion for music with environmental and social causes. Most notable is his ongoing collaboration with Earth Train, a Panamanian rainforest project which uses music and art as a means to inspire and educate a new generation about environmental stewardship.

Doors open at 7pm • Performance starts at 8pm
$25/online • $30/door
(if tickets last)
Full bar. Ticket price includes sweet and savory bar snacks.
Note: The kitchen will not be open for this event.

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Myanna, featuring Ken Clark & Eddie Scheer
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

Myanna, featuring Ken Clark & Eddie Scheer

Back for a return engagement. In November, Myanna, Ken, and Eddie performed at Orange Door resulting in one fan banging on the producer’s chest saying, “What’s happening here? How can we have just heard this in West Acton?” One of the hottest and most soulful saxophonists in the area, Myanna plays music that mixes jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing, and catchy tunes. Her music has been described as funky, bluesy, rootsy, and spontaneous. In years past, she performed with the all-female band Lilith, then worked with the Bill Bellamy Project, followed by Girls’ Night Out. She has been playing with local favorite The Love Dogs since the ’90s. Myanna has recorded three CDs for the Bridge City label and has won awards for best jazz artist from both the “Boston Music Awards” and “The Boston Phoenix Readers Poll.”

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Sing-along Family Movie Night on Gardner Field: "SING"
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Sing-along Family Movie Night on Gardner Field: "SING"

Presented by The Friends of Gardner Field! Join your neighbors at Gardner Field across the street from Villageworks for a viewing of the film “SING”. Food will be available for purchase on the lawn beginning at 6pm. There will be hotdogs and hamburgers for sale, grilled by Legends Cafe. Pizza by the slice for sale, from our friends at New London Style Pizza.

Please bring a blanket or lawn chair and find a space in front of the projector screen before showtime at 6:30pm. Lawn space for blankets and chairs is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are in need of an accommodation to better attend this movie night, please contact us at: FriendsofGardnerField@gmail.com

The film “SING” has quite a few popular songs throughout the movie: the ABRHS Chorus will be on hand to lead the crowd in sing-along!

Finally, this is the FIRST FUNDRAISER hosted by the Friends of Gardner Field Organization. This committee was established to revitalize this hidden gem of a park in West Acton. Over the past few months, we gathered feedback from Town of Acton residents on how we should improve Gardner Field. In the coming months, we will work with the Acton Recreation Department, park design professionals, and community members to craft a plan for the space. Our committee hopes to raise $100,000 to be used for Gardner Field improvements. Once we meet this goal, we will apply with the Town of Acton Community Preservation Committee for the additional funds needed to complete this project.

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Bruce Marshall (Award-winning Blues Performer)
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Bruce Marshall (Award-winning Blues Performer)

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Bruce Marshall has been a full-time musician his entire adult life with over nine thousand shows to his credit. He has opened for more than 200 national acts including James Brown, BB King, Chicago, Beach Boys, Bryan Adams, Doobie Brothers, Boz Scaggs, and Joe Cocker. In tonight’s intimate, solo performance, Marshall will be reaching deep into his catalog on acoustic guitar and dobro, taking you on a musical ride. 

With an affinity early on for blues, rock and 60s pop, Marshall honed his chops in the gin mills of New England, starting with Whitecap, a popular area band that gigged nonstop for seven years. He put out his first album with his band, The Clue, in ‘87 and went national with guitarist Toy Caldwell (Marshall Tucker guitarist/founder) in ‘89, touring the US with Charlie Daniels, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and the Outlaws.

With many awards to his credit, in 2018 Marshall created his seventh record, “Borrowed Time,” to rave reviews. 

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Tickets are $10/online • $13/door

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“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Paper Bones Album Release Party
May
11
4:30 PM16:30

Paper Bones Album Release Party

Join Anders Cahill and friends for an evening of live music and sharing from his newly released album, Paper Bones, at Orange Door Kitchen.

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From the Artist:

Paper Bones is alive and kicking. While this album is a mere drop in the ocean, making it helped me find solace and stay grounded during these strange, tragic, scary, beautiful times we find ourselves in.

Now, it's time to share the songs live. Those who know me know that I don't play out much, so I'm working hard to make this a special event. I've partnered with my dear friends Chris and Meredith at the Orange Door Kitchen in Acton to host the show, and I'm pulling together a band of ace musicians to give these songs a special life.

The show starts at 4:45 pm with two 45-minute sets, broken up by a spacious intermission, with time to connect with each other and enjoy the beautiful space. Tasty, filling nibbles and non-alcoholic drinks are included in the ticket price, and there will also be a cash bar (bar accepts credit cards only). The album will be available for purchase at the show.

Huge thanks to John Nolan of Middle Mountain Studios who produced the record. These songs wouldn't be real without his creativity and persistence. During the making of this album, both our families went through a lot. Children were born. Loved ones were lost. New ventures were started. Homes were moved into. We left jobs and jobs left us. And three separate recording studios emerged from the ground up in unused rooms across the city.

And extra special thanks to my wife, Erica for believing in these songs and in the importance of music in our family's life. Her singing on this record helped make the music shine. I love you, babe :)

All of that is in this music, and I can't wait to play it live. Hope to see you there!

-Anders

The Essential Deets

  • Appetizers/hors d'ouvres and non-alcoholic drinks included in the ticket price

  • Cash bar with specialty drinks and local beer and wine

  • Kiddos welcome!

  • Doors open at 4:30pm

  • Music starts at 5pm

  • Intermission at ~5:45pm

  • Music continues at 6:15pm

  • Music ends at ~7pm

  • Event ends at 7:30pm

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The Alison Keslow Trio (Blues, Jazz, and more)
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Alison Keslow Trio (Blues, Jazz, and more)

The Alison Keslow Group is a jazz, blues, groove-based improvisation band featuring original compositions as well as unique versions of modern jazz/fusion, blues and R&B standards, and more. Joining Alison are Mark Jodice (guitar) and Sai Ghose (drums).

Alison has shared the stage and recording credits with, and supported artists including ‪Joan Armatrading‬, ‪Jerry Marotta‬, Tony Levin, ‪John Sebastian‬, saxophonist ‪Mindi Abair,‬ and many more. She is an active sideman and has produced two albums of her own — "Between Earth and Sky" and "Bass Dharma." Alison is on the summer faculty at Berklee College of Music and is co-owner (with her husband) of Sudbury School of Music. In 2015 , 2016 and 2017, she was nominated for a Boston Music Award for artist of the year.

Doors open at 6:30pm
Come early and relax with some food and drink before the show starts.
$10/online • $13/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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J-Bob & Lefty (Acoustic Jazz, Swing & Blues)
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

J-Bob & Lefty (Acoustic Jazz, Swing & Blues)

This swinging quartet plays a cool repertoire of popular (and obscure) jazz, swing, and blues from the Great American Songbook (1920s–1950s) . . . along with the occasional Tango!

Featuring J-Bob (guitar & vocals), Lefty (bass and percussion), Tomoko Iwamoto (violin/440 Gypsy Jazz), and Mark Hamilton (trombone/Klezmer Conservatory). You’ll be tapping your toes, humming along, and maybe even cutting a rug. Smiles are guaranteed.

Doors open at 6:30pm
Come early and relax with some food and drink before the show starts.
$10/online • $13/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Fundraiser for First Connections
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Fundraiser for First Connections

A great way to kick off Spring 2019! Dance and enjoy live music from The Potato Shakers and Sonic Love in The Gallery at Villageworks! The evening features a silent auction, appetizers from True West Brewery and an introduction to First Connections - Concord Area CFCE, an instrumental partner in building Healthy Families and Communities in our area. There will be a cash bar featuring wine, liquor, and True West signature beer. Doors open at 7:30pm and music starts at 8:00 pm. Dance, socialize and support a great cause.

Tickets: $20 available on Eventbrite

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Michael Payette & Acoustic Roadshow (Tight Harmonies)
Mar
27
7:30 PM19:30

Michael Payette & Acoustic Roadshow (Tight Harmonies)

Acoustic Roadshow features local vocal phenom, Mike Payette (bass, vocals), along with Chris Leadbetter (guitar, vocals), and Daniel Webster (keyboards, vocals). They perform acoustic versions of the harmony-rich songs many of us grew up with (The Beatles, CSNY, Steely Dan, The Beach Boys).

They are as tight a cover band as you are ever likely to hear. Each, in turn, sings lead and their harmonies couldn’t be more spot on. And each is a talented instrumentalist.

They are guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face. They’re dripping with talent and just plain fun.

Doors open at 6:30pm
Come early and relax with some food and drink before the show starts.
$10/online • $13/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Ali McGuirk at ODK
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Ali McGuirk at ODK

The 2018 Boston Music Award winner for “Blues Artist of the Year,” Ali McGuirk, has made a career of captivating audiences with her powerful, buttery voice and heartfelt songwriting. Her earliest years as a performer were spent earning residencies across four continents — from Santorini to Hong Kong.

In 2016, she was recognized by the Boston Globe as an “artist to hear,” along with Lake Street Dive, Haim, and other notables. In 2017, she released her first full-length album, “Slow Burn,” which was named on multiple year-end lists.

Her influences include Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Donny Hathaway, Bill Withers, Nina Simone, Sheila Jordan, Bonnie Raitt, and Janis Joplin.

The Boston Globe wrote, McGuirk is “a soul singer who evokes comparisons to Amy Winehouse, but rocks even harder.” And The Improper Bostonian noted, “When [Ali] opens her mouth, people stop and take notice, captivated by her swooping, honeyed voice.”

Doors open at 6:30pm
Come early and relax with some food and drink before the show starts.
SEATED TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. A small number of standing room tickets will be available at the door.

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Laura Vecchione (Singer/Songwriter)
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

Laura Vecchione (Singer/Songwriter)

The Boston Globe dubbed singer and songwriter, Laura Vecchione, “a bluesy songstress” and proudly proclaimed, “Vecchione is all ours.” Laura has recorded with multi-Grammy-award winning producers, opened for major label artists, and has had her songs featured on national radio and television.

Born in New York City, Laura’s classical and Broadway voice training began at age 15. In college, Laura found herself in the warm embrace of the Columbia/Barnard Gospel Choir while studying Jazz Voice at Manhattan School of Music. Laura moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. Later, studying guitar with local maestros John Curtis (Patty Griffin, Jon Pousset-Dart Band) and Ksenia Mack (Porch Party Mamma’s) she began writing and performing original material.

Recently, Laura traveled from her home in Boston to record in Nashville, between teaching and playing. From Muscle Shoals to Motown, to poignant singer/songwriter ballads, each song reflects themes of resilience and hope, masterfully executed by Vecchione’s incredible vocals and supported by a host of Nashville’s A-list session players.

“Laura Vecchione hails from New York, lives in Boston, and recorded in Nashville. Keep this quick bio handy to remind yourself that she’s not from Chicago, because she sounds a whole lot more South Side than Soho, Allston, or Grand Ole Opry.” — Rob Weir, Valley Advocate

“Don’t mess with the Veck. . . . If you do, she’ll write a killer song about you and sing the *@#% out of it.” — Jim Scott (Grammy-winning producer/engineer: Wilco, Tom Petty, Dixie Chicks, Lucinda Williams).

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $13/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Molly Flannery & Haley Peltz
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Molly Flannery & Haley Peltz

SONGS FROM THE HEART (CANÇÔES DO CORAÇÂO)

When Molly and Haley met, they instantly recognized each other as musical soulmates. They discovered they both love jazz standards, Brazilian music, and are devoted fans of Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro. 

Composer, arranger, and keyboardist Molly Flannery is known for her distinctive touch on the piano, her melodic improvisations, and her ability to groove in jazz, latin, and Brazilian idioms. After studying composition, improvisation and theory at Yale, Molly began her performing career in Japan where she appeared frequently at local clubs. When she eventually settled in Boston, she studied jazz with Ran Blake, Charlie Banacos, Kenny Werner, Harvey Diamond, and Doug Johnson. Her CD releases include ”Slow Dance at the Asylum” and “Riding the Bull.”

Singer/Composer Haley Peltz grew up in Lincoln and recently moved back from Brazil where she lived for several years. While immersing herself in Brazilian music, Haley also strove to bring the U.S. sound to her adopted country. Her last project abroad, a tribute show to the 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald, received critical and public acclaim in Brazil. In 2016, she was awarded first place in the Popular Singing Competition at the São Paulo School of Music. Haley continues to seek new cultural connections between American jazz and Brazilian music, highlighting women composers.

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $13/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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Chris McDermott (Jazz, Blues & Soul)
Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

Chris McDermott (Jazz, Blues & Soul)

Guitarist. Singer. Composer. Possessing a unique rhythmic style, Chris draws from what seems to be every available musical color in the palette and has worked as a sideman and band leader with some of the best jazz, blues, and soul players in the world.

Featuring the drumming of Marco Giovino (Robert Plant's Band of Joy, JJ Cale ), and John Lockwood (The Fringe, Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins) on bass. This band is all about the Rhythm. This is for real music lovers. Great music which crosses over many boundaries. Masterful musicianship and writing.

Chris has released 9 albums to date and continues to play internationally, nationally, and locally.

Doors open at 7pm
$10/online • $13/door
Order your tickets here.
Online sales end at 4pm on show date.

“Fugitive at the Door” is a bi-weekly music series presented by Fugitive Productions and Orange Door Kitchen. Since the winter of 2015, Fugitive has been bringing great dance bands to The Gallery at Villageworks. Now, Fugitive is partnering with Villageworks’ newest venue, Orange Door Kitchen, to present “listening” music — one to a few performers playing jazz, folk, bluegrass, blues, classical, world music, possibly even a cappella. Whatever strikes our fancy — and yours.

“Fugitive at the Door” happens two Wednesdays a month. Orange Door Kitchen serves a few small plates and snacks each evening with a full bar. We think you will fall in love with the room and the amenities and hope that our Wednesday evening events offer a regular mid-week break for you.

Orange Door is a no cash, no tipping venue — all transactions are digital and gratuities are included in the menu price.

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RD King / Walter & The Night Owls
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

RD King / Walter & The Night Owls

R.D. King is a Boston-based composer and acoustic guitar extraordinaire. The winner of the 2017 Canadian Guitar Festival's International Fingerstyle Guitar Competition, King has opened for Andy McKee, Liz Longley, Ari Hest, and many others. His song "Lightness of Being" recently won the Instrumental category at the 2018 Walnut Valley Festival New Song Showcase.

Listening to King’s music is an emotional and introspective journey that is difficult to parse into genre or tradition. King’s audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, and deeply memorable. A graduate of Ithaca College School of Music, King performs at venues in New England and beyond, including TedX Cambridge, Boston Greenfest, the Spire Center, Walnut Valley Festival, Club Passim, and others. His debut album, vs. Self, was released on April 28, 2017. His second album, self-titled, is set for release in January 2019.

Opening for RD is Acton-based Walter & The Night Owls, an alternative-folk music quartet that has been making waves in the independent Boston music scene. Combining acoustic guitar, violin, and cello with soft vocal harmonies they create a sound all their own. Drawing inspiration from acclaimed songwriters like The Weepies, Paul Simon, and David Gray, the four-piece group is comprised of Walter Rodriguez (vocals/guitar), Masami Rodriguez (violin), Afton Cyrus (vocals), and Kristy Foye (cello). Music from their initial EP has been featured in commercials and films, and has been licensed for use on MTV2 network specials along with other international media outlets. Their debut album, “Living in all Directions,” was released in 2015

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Johnny Hoy + The Bluefish
Dec
1
8:00 PM20:00

Johnny Hoy + The Bluefish

IN NOVEMBER 2017, JOHNNY HOY SOLD OUT VILLAGEWORKS IN WEST ACTON. Check out what you've been missing or come on back for more (and bring your dancing shoes)! Formed in 1991, the band has released five CDs and performed around the world. Mostly, they’ve appreciated the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard (where most of them live).

“These guys truly hit the nail on the head better than most other pro touring blues/roots bands I've seen. I think a lot has to do with the energy, soul and ability for the band to mix it up — Chicago Blues, Rockabilly, good old R&B, Cajun flavored off beat stuff — I love it all.”

JOHNNY juggles a full life that employs his many skills, including stone masonry, fishing, antique dealing, and farming. Somehow, he manages to do all the gigs, as well. He came to the the Vineyard in 1978, after soaking up Muddy Waters’s and Tom Waits’s shows as a teenager.

JEREMY BERLIN, the piano player, has been with the band for most of its life — since the summer of ’93. He’s played duets with President Clinton and Carly Simon, and toured the world with The Nina Simone band — he’s not afraid of anything, and he plays it all. The band started out as a four-piece with no piano, became a five-piece for several years, and then returned to a four-piece configuration, this time with no bass — and it's been that way for over 10 years. They even play as a three-piece without guitar. Jeremy's connection with the Island started before he was born and he's been there on and off ever since.

BUCK SHANK, guitar, long-time member of the band, looks and sounds like he's playing his last solo every time he steps up. He brings so much emotion, joy, and grit to the stage, and his rhythm playing helps drive the bus.

ROBBIE SOLTZ, the drummer, came aboard in 2015 and is a veteran of the Vineyard scene and such bands as Entrain and The Mike Benjamin Band. He’s a strong player and great back-up singer. We’re happy to have him!

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The Elements
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

The Elements

The Elements is a perfect union of great musicianship and pure entertainment. No one has more fun performing — and their good cheer is contagious. The Elements is a collaboration of three long-time professional musicians, each bringing his own history, style, and impeccable taste, to create a dazzling harmonious universe of sound. Drawing mainly from the great American Pop of the early 1960s, The Elements reinterpret classic songs with inspired arrangements and elegant, tight vocal harmonies.

Led by Seth Connelly, whose wizardry of the strings has attracted a following of admirers for more than 30 years, The Elements also features the multi-instrumentalist heartthrob Keith Jacques — responsible for multiple outbreaks of Keithmania (there’s no cure) — and journeyman song and dance man Ted Powers. This threesome will warm and inspire you.

Doors open at 7pm
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Myanna
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Myanna

Myanna, one of the hottest saxophonists around, plays music that mixes jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing, and catchy tunes. Featuring her soulful sounds, versatility, and unique arrangements, she performs regularly in clubs and concert halls with her own group, with the Love Dogs, and as a featured artist in a number of highly-regarded bands. She has won awards for Best Jazz Artist several times from both the Boston Music Awards and The Boston Phoenix readers poll. Myanna has recorded three or her own CDs, is featured on multiple recordings with The Love Dogs and as a side player on many other recordings.

Performing with Myanna is one of the finest jazz organists around, Ken Clark. He was voted “Winner of New England Blues Society, Keyboardist of the the Year” four times between 2006 and 2015. Ken's technical ability joined with his natural feel for funk and soul make each performance a night to remember.

Drummer/Vocalist Eddie Scheer has been a pillar of the Boston Blues/R&B scene for more than 20 years. As the leader of his award-winning band, The Love Dogs, he’s toured the U.S. and Europe and recorded four critically acclaimed CDs. He’s played and/or recorded with virtually every top-level musician in area and has hosted his “Tuesday Night Allstars” series in Brighton for almost a decade. His encyclopedic repertoire is surpassed only by his big smile and love of entertaining.

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Chris Fitz "Bigger Soul" Band
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Chris Fitz "Bigger Soul" Band

FEATURING HOLLY CAMERON & BEN KNIGHT

CHRIS FITZ and his blues/rock power trio The Chris Fitz Band has garnished more than a dozen music awards over the last 24 years as one of New England's premier acts! A Boston Music Award in 2001 for "Outstanding New Blues Act," multiple "Outstanding Blues Guitarist and Entertainer" awards, and a trip to the International Blues Competition in Memphis are a few of the band's accomplishments.

In 2016, Chris discovered classically trained and up and coming soul singer HOLLY CAMERON at a Karaoke night and played a "blues" gig with 20-something keyboard and singing phenom BEN KNIGHT. Immediately the wheels started spinning. 

The Chris Fitz "Bigger Soul" Band was born as an offshoot of the "Power Trio" that has been Chris' bread and butter for so long. Holly sings to the heavens and Ben's funky piano and soulful vocals are a perfect foil for the power and soul of the Chris Fitz Band engine. 

Featuring classic R&B and Soul music from legends Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Glady's Knight, Bill Withers, Patti Labelle, Alicia Keys, and even Dolly Parton, along with the original award-winning music of Chris Fitz, The "Bigger Soul" Band has brought the house down at every performance. Dancing is mandatory and more showcase shows are on the horizon for 2019!!!

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Dunham Shoe Factory
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Dunham Shoe Factory

Dunham Shoe Factory rarely plays a room this size. Come and enjoy an intimate evening of world music, performed by masters while enjoying Orange Door's great bar and small plates.

DSF is a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions, featuring Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach, and Dave Haughey. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion, and cello, their music draws from a myriad of styles including Brazilian, Egyptian, Jazz, Turkish, Classical, and Indian music.

Individual members have performed in a variety of settings locally, nationally, and internationally over the past 25 years — two hold masters degrees in music performance; two have studied traditional Arabic and Turkish music; two have performed with the Paul Winter Consort; and all have spent time improvising in a variety of settings.

The result is a musical experience that is exuberant and soulful. One reviewer wrote, “The multicultural blend of instruments and compositions was fascinating. They are such outstanding musicians and creating the quartet was a joyful decision for us all.”

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Acoustic Roadshow & The Mike Payette Band
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Acoustic Roadshow & The Mike Payette Band

Two great bands perform on one stage, both featuring local vocal phenom, Mike Payette. With a career spanning decades, Mike is a well-known and respected member of the Greater Boston music community. In addition to his years of live performance as a singer and bass player, Michael has sung on numerous radio and television ads in the Boston market. (Perhaps you can hum the “1-800-54-GIANT” or the “We’re the One for You New England, New England Telephone” jingles. If so, you learned them from Mike!)

“Acoustic Roadshow” plays acoustic versions of the harmony-rich songs many of us grew up with (The Beatles, CSNY, Steely Dan, The Beach Boys). “The Mike Payette Band” plays classic rock, funk, old-school pop, R&B (The Police, Toto, Journey, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Bill Withers) — definitely dance-worthy.

Mike was a founding member of several sought-after function bands including “Moonglow,” a band he led for more than a decade.

In 2014, Mike was asked to premiere two as-then unknown songs written by Brad Delp — the former lead singer of the band “Boston” — at the Brad Delp Foundation Gala, “With a Little Help from His Friends.”

Joining him tonight are Chris Leadbetter (guitar, vocals), Daniel Webster (keyboards, vocals), Seth Botos (drums, vocals), and Brian Butler (percussion, vocals).

Doors open at 7:30pm
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440
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

440

Combining the sounds of jazz and gypsy music, 440 expands on the tradition of gypsy jazz established by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, performing irresistible toe-tapping snappy arrangements of swing-era hot jazz standards as well as originals.

Tomoko Iwamoto started playing the violin at age six and soon became one of the most advanced students in her Suzuki studio. Later in life, Tomoko performed with groups representing styles from classical, to rock, to pop, to jazz, to world music — demonstrating a great sense of improvisation. She has provided arrangements and performed as a soloist with the Mood Swings Orchestra (jazz big band), and written many arrangements for the Newton All-City Orchestra. Tomoko continues to perform classical violin with the Plymouth Philharmonic, the Lexington Symphony, the New England Philharmonic, and the Woodvale String Quartet, just to name a few.

Mark Chenevert is a clarinet and tenor sax player with richly varied musical experience in alt-rock, jazz, Americana, classical, polka, cabaret, klezmer, second-line, and beyond. He has been a sought after side man in the Boston freelancing scene for years, performing with Willie Alexander, Chandler Travis, Doo-wop DeVille, Josh Lederman, Bertrand Laurence, Zoe Lewis, David Champagne, the Hot Tamale Brass Band, and others. Notable groups with which he performed in the past include Limbo Race, the Del Fuegos, and Hypnotic Clambake. Mark can be heard on dozens of recordings by these and other artists.

Sven Larson is a Boston-based acoustic bass and electric bass. Born in Ohio, Sven came to Boston in 1995 and began studying with bass virtuoso Steve Neil. Sven continued to learn, perform, and record in many genres, while becoming a popular performer on the local jazz and blues scene. He has played on many stages across the US, Canada, and Europe including Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and the King Biscuit Festival, to name just a few. He has performed with Toni Lynn Washington, Charles Neville, Michelle Willson, Roses Pawn Shop, Albert Cummings, Nicole Nelson, and others.

Jack Soref is a guitarist who specializes in playing and teaching music in the style of Django Reinhardt. Jack has performed throughout the US as well as France, Canada, and Scotland. He began studying the guitar as a teen with Madison-based Jazz Mandolinist and guitarist Sims Delaney-Pothoff. In 2003, Jack moved to Boston to attend the Berklee College of Music. While living in Paris in 2011, Jack jammed with many talented musicians including the legendary guitarist Boulou Ferré and violinist Florin Niculescu. He can be seen regularly in the greater Boston area playing Django's music, with a myriad of local musicians.

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Kemp Harris
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Kemp Harris

Kemp Harris is a composer, musician, children’s author, actor, and teacher. Born in North Carolina, Kemp taught himself piano and was writing songs at age 14.

This summer his band was the featured act at Beat Brasserie in Harvard Square, sponsored by AirBNB. It was a captivating, soulful display of what Kemp does best — completely engage his audience from his first note to the last.

As a musician and composer, Kemp has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Gil Scott-Heron, and blues artist, Koko Taylor. He wrote and performed “If Loneliness Was Black” for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Complexions. He has also composed for Phase One Contemporary Dance in Atlanta.

Kemp’s CD, “Sometimes In Bad Weather,” has been called a "thoughtful tapestry exploring the intersection of American roots music, jazz, and African folk influences." Kemp’s second CD, “Edenton,” is a blues inspired journey, featuring the Holmes Brothers providing additional vocals.

Kemp also composed the ending credits soundtrack for “An Unreasonable Man,” a documentary about the life and career of Ralph Nader. The song “Stand Up, Rise Up” is the theme for Ralph Nader’s weekly talk show.

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The Love Dogs
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Love Dogs

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Take a red-hot horn—down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business,” and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road, tearing up juke joints, festivals, and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. Sound tasty? It’s a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence; it’s THE LOVE DOGS.

The Dogs combine elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll into their own powerhouse sound. “It’s important to us to have fun, and sometimes even we don’t know what we’re gonna do next,” says lead vocalist and chief songwriter Eddie “Duato” Scheer. “We have a lot of humor in our music, and we love to surprise each other and make each other laugh.

“We’re all lifetime fans of blues, jazz, and R&B, and we have a real reverence for the music. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The band’s lineup consists of Scheer, Alizon Lissance (keyboards, vocals), Myanna (alto/tenor sax, vocals), Glenn Shambroom (guitar, baritone sax), Randy Bramwell (bass, vocals), and Steve Brown (drums, vocals).

Blues Review notes: “If there was a Superbowl for crowd pleasing rhythm & blues, a photo of The Love Dogs would be on every Wheaties box in America.” Scheer sums it up by saying, “If this band doesn’t put a smile on your face, check your pulse because you just might be dead!”

Doors open at 7:30pm
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Lori Zuroff & The Four Alices 
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Lori Zuroff & The Four Alices 

Lori is a blues, rock, and jazz singer known for her sultry, smoky, and swinging take on classics from the American songbook. She’s joined by the Four Alices, an emerging quartet of established Boston-area musicians: Diane Heffner on sax, clarinet, and chalumeau; Diana Mascari on keys; Tal Shalom-Kobi on upright bass and accordion; and Michelle Hirsch on percussion.

Doors open at 7pm
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The Big Little Band
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Big Little Band

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The Big Little Band plays slick, colorful tunes with a big, fat sound from their usually unusual repertoire of re-imagined standards from the Golden Grooveyard, B-sides. . . tunes with stories from the sublime to the ridiculous and back again. All in all — indescribably delicious!

The Biggies are: Jason Eisenberg (guitar/vox), Emilie Faucher (vox/percussion), Al Garay(bass), Jon Golden (drums), Jeff Box (harmonicas/vox/percussion). Plus Special Guests (to be announced).

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The Response
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

The Response

MODERN RETRO ROCK FORGED IN FRIENDSHIP AND COMMUNITY

Featuring Jon Golden (drums), Jic Davis (batar/bass/keyboards), George Middleton(guitar), Mac Ritchey (electric oud/vocals), Emilie Faucher (lead vocals), and Neil Kruszkowski (saxophone).

The band’s unusual instrumentation, timbres, and diverse musicality offer up a sonic journey for the ears that weave and wander through the styles of progressive atmospheric rock, rock/blues, improv, and world influences. With a nod to the classic era of the 70’s and a sound that is both new and yet familiar at the same time, they spin crafted lyrical tales that explore such diverse topics as environmental concerns, international conflict, interpersonal human relationships — and one story of an aging dog sitting on a porch.

The ensemble’s mission is pretty clear — make music together, share it, have fun, and help to foster community through the arts. When they play together, the audience can immediately feel their kinship emanating from the stage, a ­ truly infectious joy that gets you on your feet dancing.

QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

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Jeff Purchon & Friends
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Jeff Purchon & Friends

Jeff Purchon & Friends return to The Gallery at Villageworks.

Jeff has performed with some of music's greats. At the age of 17 he was signed to EMI records and was playing in a warm up band for renowned acts like Black Sabbath, Free, Genesis, Robert Palmer, and others. He toured with Noel Redding (ex Jimi Hendrix), Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull) and during his career has played with Robert Palmer, Ginger Baker, Buddy Miles, Steve Holley (Wings), and Mick Ronson (Bowie).

As usual, Jeff will be accompanied by some of the best musicians in the area. Tonight's band features Stax recording artist Suzanne BuellVicki Zelski, and Boston's own Michael Payetteon vocals, Ron Pastore on bass, keyboardist Daniel CoutuPhilip Antionades on drums, andHal Denham on percussion.

Check out Jeff’s video, filmed at Villageworks in December!

PRESENTED BY FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS.  QUESTIONS?  CALL FUGITIVE PRODUCTIONS AT (617) 823-2313.

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