The Fallout Shelter
The Fallout Shelter is a fully functioning sound stage and recording studio with an intimate cabaret style theater built in for a live studio audience. It is the home of The extended play sessions, a live music program that is streamed to facebook and youtube and filmed and recorded live for additional post production. the fallout shelter is a listening room, a studio and a live music experience you won't soon forget. It is world class music in a most intimate setting. built in the basement of a 250 year old mill in norwood, ma, the fallout shelter offers free parking next to the building, a fine selection of beer, wine and malt beverages and a wonderful community of like-minded music fans.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4 7:30PM
Julien and his band have just released their third album, Trance Groove, which showcases Julien's strongest playing and writing to date, and they're bringing it to The Fallout Shelter for further review!. The textures, grooves, and sounds are rooted in blues/rock and funk while interplay of the musicians, vivid harmony, chromatic sensibility, and intertwining themes reveal high level jazz players displaying a rare marriage of virtuosity and musicality.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 7:30PM
If there were an East Nashville Music Hall of Fame, Amelia White would already be in it. The now-famous scene was in its formative days when White arrived from Boston in the early 2000s and became a fixture at the Family Wash. She’s been a leading light in America’s most musical zip code ever since, even as she’s developed a reputation in the rest of the U.S. and Europe as a first-rate songwriter. She helped define and refine the core folk-rock sound of Americana, yet her band’s energetic pulse never outshines her carefully wrought lyrics. She’s a poet who’s been compared to more famous songwriters for years; now, it would be more appropriate to use her as a benchmark.
LAURA CORTESE AND THE DANCE CARDS
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11 7:30PM
Laura Cortese has built a career weaving together a musical tapestry as diverse as it is masterful, highlighted with experiences like playing the Newport Folk Festival with Pete Seeger in 2009, standing onstage at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York with Band of Horses in 2009, and a stint touring alongside Uncle Earl in 2007. She has recorded with artists ranging from Aoife O’Donovan and Brittany Haas to Tao Rodriguez Seeger and Session Americana.
All of these threads have joined together, culminating in her work leading the musicians’ collective known as Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards. Here, she showcases all of her varied experience and expertise–as a master fiddler, an instructor, a leader, and a musical collaborator–using it to craft a new sound from whole cloth: a nearly symphonic hybrid of countless traditions and influences, full of layered vocal harmonies and rich interplays of virtuosic string instrumentation.
JOHNNY HOY AND THE BLUEFISH
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12 7:30PM
This is as "low down greasy" as the blues gets. This bend "gets" the blues from all of it's historic perspectives from Memphis Soul to Delta Blues to Chicago Johnny Hoy has a firm grasp on all of it. Formed in 1991, the band has evolved through many incarnations, three Tone Cool and two self-produced CDs, trips around the world as far as South Africa and mostly the joys of playing a lot of music on Martha's Vineyard where most of them live. 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.
THE McDONOUGH BAND
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26 7:30PM
The McDonogh Brothers, Paul and Gerrard, along with honorary brother Dave Smith, are local legends around these parts...we've done 4 SOLD OUT shows with Acoustic X, the more stripped down, acoustic version...when they are out and about as The McDonough Band...well, it's a whole nother story!! This is pure, unbridled Rock and Roll with all the accompanying attitude and edge! Still great songs from one of the most gifted songwriters in this region! The McDonough's have traditionally had an event the weekend after Thanksgiving and we, on the other hand, had never had an event that weekend but we've been frequently asked about it. We started the tradition in 2021 and we're just gonna keep it going...And So Well, here it is!! The McDonough Band Saturday November 26th!! NO LEFTOVERS!
DANIELA SCHÄCTER QUARTET
FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 7:30PM
When we say "world class" musician...well, the accolades and accomplishments of this incredible woman are virtually second to none. Read away!!
Daniela Schächter started early her musical career: by her mid-teens was already performing publicly in Sicily, Italy, as well as doing studio session work. After her classical studies she moved to Boston MA as recipient of a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, where she studied with Phil Wilson, Joe Lovano, Hal Crook and above all with Joanne Brackeen. Daniela has won many prestigious awards, such as the Mary Lou Williams Jazz Piano Competition 2005, The Sister in Jazz Competition 2002, the Betty Carters Jazz Ahead Competition 2002, the Terri Lyne Carrington Endowed Scholarship, the Tindari 93, Prize for thebest jazz duo with her brother Davide and also she appeared in the Jazziz magazine collector's CD (July 2001).
THE GRAVEL PROJECT
SATURDAY DECEMBER 3 7:30PM
With their first visit to The Fallout Shelter since their SOLD OUT album release show in February we are pleased to welcome these cats back for another round of incredible rock and roll music.
The Gravel Project pulls from a classic rock tradition with searing guitar licks and soulful organ vibes. They write modern feeling songs with catchy hooks and powerful lyrics. Their live show rocks an audience from start to finish while crossing a variety of genres including rock, jazz, blues, funk, Latin grooves, and soul. The familial bond between brothers Andrew and Jordan Gravel is palpable in both the connection and tension that can only exist between two brothers. Rounding out Andrew’s vocals and guitar and Jordan’s organ is the jazz influenced drumming of Dave Fox and the percussion and vocals of Brandon Mayes. Joining the band in 2022 is master percussionist EguieCastrillo (Tito Puente, Steve Winwood, Jennifer Lopez).
THE EXTENDED PLAY SESSIONS
Roots rock and roll, indie rock, blues, jazz, soul, R&B, Alternative country, folk, the best in singer/songwriters...whatever the genre the extended play sessions has featured it at one time or another. we've been providing high quality content to independent musicians since 2007 and our stage has seen the very best in local, regional, national and international touring artists. when you come to the fallout shelter you're here to watch the production of the extended play sessions, a five camera, full audio recording production. the extended play sessions streams live on facebook @ facebook.com/epsfalloutshelter and on youtube @ youtube.com/user/alternateroot1. Subscribe to our youtube channel for notification of all of our live broadcasts.
videos of recent shows filmed at the fallout shelter
the fallout shelter
IMAGES And insights from the vault
is the definitive history of the fallout shelter through breathtaking images and the personal experiences of the artists and staff that make the fallout shelter so unique. it is a 220 page, 'limited edition' coffee table book, with beautiful full color and black and white photography capturing the great moments of performers, staff and fans. there were 300 copies printed and signed and numbered by the book's authors Dan Busler and Bill Hurley. The grass roots cultural and performing arts center (GRCPAC) issued the book in may of 2021 as a fundraiser prior to reopening after the pandemic. There are still a few copies of the book available here.. support the grcpac...buy a copy!