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Peter Parcek and Danielle Miraglia

A Special Night of Blues Returns to The Fallout Shelter

Fri, July 12, 2024 7:00pm

Blues geniuses Peter Parcek and Danielle Miraglia join forces for what is sure to be an unforgettable performance. Peter is “truly a master” (Ted Drozdowski, Premier Guitar Magazine) and Danielle's writing is as magnificent as her skill on the guitar. With a full rhythm section, this intimate performance will be a celebration of Danielle and Peter’s combined creativity and musical intelligence, promising a blues experience like no other.


Madou Sidiki Diabaté and Salif Bamakora

With Special Guest The Ryan Lee Crosby Band

The World Comes to Norwood!

Sat, July 13, 2024 7:00pm

Discover the enchanting melodies of the Kora as two virtuosos, Madou Sidiki Diabaté and Salif Bamakora, grace The Fallout Shelter stage for the first time with their unparalleled talents. The Kora, an ancient West African instrument, is crafted from a gourd that is cut in half and covered with cow skin to form a resonator with a long hardwood neck and 21 strings, each producing distinct notes, classifying it as a "double-bridge-harp-lute" due to its unique musical elements. With two of the most celebrated Kora masters in the world performing, Madou Sidiki Diabaté and Salif Bamakora, this evening will be a beautiful fusion of tradition and contemporary exploration. Special Guest opener, Ryan Lee Crosby and his band meld the timeless beauty of Mississippi music with influences from Indian slide guitar and global traditions, epitomizing a universal, transcendent musical journey led by Crosby's dynamic vocals and hypnotic instrumentals.


Toronzo Cannon

Another Blues Giant Returns to The Fallout Shelter!

Fri, July 19, 2024 7:00pm

Witness the triumphant return of Chicago blues icon Toronzo Cannon as he graces The Fallout Shelter stage for the first time in 2 years. Renowned for his razor-sharp guitar skills and compelling vocals, Cannon's modern arrangements and heartfelt lyrics position him as a torchbearer of contemporary blues. With unparalleled fervor and authenticity, Toronzo’s raw energy and magnetic presence promise an unforgettable night steeped in the rich tradition of Chicago’s vibrant blues scene.


David Hull And

The Dirty Angels

Vicious Rock and Roll!

Sat, July 20, 2024 7:00pm

David Hull, the legendary multi-instrumentalist and bassist, started his remarkable career with the Buddy Miles Band in his teens, playing on historic recordings like "Them Changes" and even performing at an imu show after Jimi Hendrix's funeral on October 1, 1970. As a co-founder of The Dirty Angels and later, the original Joe Perry Project, he gained international acclaim, leading to his role as Aerosmith's bass player for three world tours. Now, David revisits his roots with a fresh iteration of David Hull and The Dirty Angels along with guitarist Pete Cassani and drummer Steve Hart, two electrifying Boston musicians who hail from the Indie, Pop, Punk phenom group, The Peasants.


The Nighthawks - A Tribute to Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson

With Frankie Boy and The Blues Express

Sun, July 21, 2024 7:00pm

The Nighthawks, legendary Washington DC Blues band, unite with New England powerhouse Frankie Boy and The Blues Express to pay tribute to the late Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson. Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson, famous for his time in Muddy Waters and The Legendary Blues Band, played on 3 albums by the Nighthawks and was a mentor to Frankie Boy and The Blues Express for many years. This will be an intense night of blues excellence honoring one of the greats, combining two blistering bands in a rare, intimate setting with impeccable sound!


I Draw Slow

Critically Acclaimed, World Renowned Irish Roots Group Makes Their Fallout Shelter Debut!

Tues, July 23, 2024 7:00pm

Known for their award-winning videos and fine songwriting, Dublin five-piece I Draw Slow has redefined tradition with hauntingly beautiful tunes that blend traditional Irish and Appalachian influences with sixties pop and New Orleans jazz. After a transformative hiatus during the pandemic, this acclaimed band returns, delving into the depths of human experience, offering a glimpse into the beauty salvaged from collective pain. Don't miss this unique journey through the band's newly evolved, darker musical palette during this exciting evening at The Fallout Shelter.


Evan Goodrow & Friends

As Good a Band as There Is!

Fri, July 26, 2024 7:00pm

When Evan Goodrow returned to our stage in 2023, the funk-soul-blues ‘beat-down’ jam that ensued rivaled anything we’ve seen at The Fallout Shelter. Evan’s incredible guitar riffs, soulful voice and top-notch songwriting place him among the most revered musicians in the Boston area. On top of being a recipient of the prestigious Boston Blues Award, Evan has jammed with Jimmy Buffet on several occasions, played multiple shows with Blues icon B.B. King, and sang with the Yardbirds, technically making him the youngest Yardbird ever. B.B. King may have put it best when he simply referred to Evan as “Exceptional”.


Bywater Call

The Blistering Toronto Band Returns!

Sun, July 28, 2024 7:00pm

This show is completely sold out! Please join us for a FREE livestream on our YouTube & Facebook channels July 28 at 7PM EST. Bywater Call made a dazzling 2023 debut at The Fallout Shelter, delivering one of the year's most exhilarating performances. Renowned as one of the tightest, most talented bands to grace our stage, this Toronto-based seven-piece ensemble led by Meghan Parnell (vocals) and Dave Barnes (guitar) is poised for global stardom, making their upcoming Fallout Shelter show a must-see event. With nominations for Independent Blues and Maple Blues Awards, alongside praise from European media and standout performances at festivals worldwide, Bywater Call promises a sold-out spectacle on the brink of explosive success.


Tas Cru

The Blues Master Returns!

Fri, Aug 2, 2024 7:00pm

Tas Cru returns to the Fallout Shelter for a highly anticipated performance with his top-notch touring blues band. His previous sold-out show was a powerful journey through his extensive catalog, captivating fans with his rough-and-tumble blues. With well-crafted lyrics, fresh melodies, and dynamic stage presence, Tas Cru promises another unforgettable night of raw, cage-free music.


Open Mic Night

All Ages & Skill Levels Welcome

Thur, Aug 8, 2024 7:00pm

Performers will have 15-minute sets. Doors open at 6:30 PM for viewers, and the festivities begin by 7:00 PM. There's a $5 cover charge for viewers, while performers get in free! Due to growing popularity and to ensure fairness, we are implementing a lottery system for performance slots. Names will be collected for the lottery at 6:00 PM and drawn at 6:15 PM. Every performer present by 6:15 PM will have an equal chance to secure a slot. We also offer optional professional filming for all musicians. For $75, we will professionally film, mix, and edit your 15-minute set, providing you with a high-quality finished video. Please let us know before your performance if you would like your set to be filmed. All are welcome, and the event is open to all ages!


The Chris O'Leary Band

Alligator Records Recording Artist Returns!

Fri, Aug 9, 2024 7:00pm

The Chris O'Leary Band, recently signed to the prestigious Alligator Records, returns for a night of smoking blues. Fronted by Chris O’Leary, the soulful vocalist and harmonica player known for his tenure with Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners, this show promises to excite from the opening note! Featuring blistering guitarist Mike Lynch, Hammond organ virtuoso Brooks Milgate, and sax ace Andy Stahl, this band is dynamic, hard-driving, and built for speed!


Blackburn Brothers

Superstar Canadian Blues Masters!

Thur, Aug 15, 2024 7:00pm

With a record-breaking nine nominations at the 2024 Maple Blues Awards, The Blackburn Brothers are lighting the Canadian Blues scene on fire like never before. Led by a sibling trio of Duane, Brooke, and Cory, deep familial history tracing back to the Underground Railroad infuses the band’s music with themes of resilience, freedom, and legacy. With the band’s latest album ‘SoulFunkn’BLUES’ garnering international acclaim, don’t miss the opportunity to catch The Blackburn Brothers on the intimate confines of The Fallout Shelter stage.


Off The Coast

Young, Talented & Full of Energy!

Fri, Aug 16, 2024 7:00pm

Off the Coast is a talented young local band from Easton, MA, that has been on a meteoric rise since first catching attention at a Fallout Shelter Open Mic Night in 2022. Following an explosive debut at The Fallout Shelter’s Listen Local event in early 2023, they headlined their own sold-out show at The Fallout Shelter in August of the same year. With their first EP receiving rave reviews, Off the Coast is back with their unique blend of pop, indie, and classic/alternative rock, led by the immensely talented vocalist Joe Fraone!


The Jerry Vivino Quartet

Sax Ace for the Max Weinberg 7 on The Conan O'Brien Show

Sat, Aug 24, 2024 7:00pm

From touring with Frankie Valli to his nightly performances on Conan O'Brien's show, Jerry Vivino’s incredible musical journey is a testament to his unparalleled talent and versatility. Jerry's extensive career includes collaborations with legendary artists like Bruce Springsteen and James Brown, as well as contributions to numerous TV commercials and movie soundtracks. Don't miss this chance to experience the craft of this multi-instrumentalist musician who has been a vibrant part of the music industry for decades!



The Area's Seminal Irish Band Returns!

Fri, Sep 6, 2024 7:00pm

Connacht emerges as perhaps the most extraordinary success story born from the Fallout Shelter! Following a sensational performance in The Fallout Shelter Listen Local Series, this once obscure Irish band swiftly captured widespread attention with their captivating video. Their meteoric rise saw them transition from local gigs to headlining the main stage at Buffalo, NY's largest Irish music festival. With a soulful fusion of songs and virtuoso accompaniment on instruments such as guitar, fiddle, concertina, banjo, and whistle, Connacht consistently dazzles.


The Claudettes

The Chicago Art Rock Ensemble Invades The Shelter!

Sat, Sep 7, 2024 7:00pm

The Claudettes, renowned for their piano-powered 'garage cabaret' sound, stand at the forefront of music innovation, seamlessly blending blues, jazz, and rock. With six acclaimed albums released on Forty Below Records and Yellow Dog Records, the quartet has garnered international acclaim for their boundary-pushing songwriting. From Blues Music Award nominations to composing for Emmy-winning series 'The Bear,' the band continues to rack up accolades with electrifying performances and genre-defying style.


The Cinelli Brothers

The U.K.'s Best Soul-Blues Export!

Weds, Sept 11, 2024 7:00pm

It only takes one listen to the music of The Cinelli Brothers to get hooked on their soul-drenched blues. This award-winning 4-piece band from London offers a fusion of Soul & Blues with a contemporary twist, honoring influences like The Beatles, The Band, and Stevie Wonder. Catch their electrifying show live at The Fallout Shelter and experience why they were named the best blues band in the 2022 UK Blues Challenge and earned 2nd place at the 2023 International Blues Challenge in Memphis.


Bruce Katz Band

Album Release Show for "Back In Boston Live"
Recorded Live at The Fallout Shelter!

Fri, Sept 13, 2024 7:00pm

Bruce Katz and his band ignited The Fallout Shelter on March 1st and 2nd, 2024, capturing their dynamic live album 'Back In Boston Live' in front of enthusiastic sold-out crowds both evenings. Renowned for his mastery of the Hammond organ and piano, Bruce Katz led the charge alongside guitarist Aaron Lieberman, drummer Liviu Pop, and guest bassist Jesse Williams, delivering an electrifying fusion of blues, soul, jazz, and jam. With a storied career that includes collaborations with icons such as Gregg Allman and multiple Blues Music Award nominations, Katz's latest live recording marks the 10th album recorded at The Fallout Shelter, promising an eagerly awaited release.


Leslie Mendelson

The Acclaimed Songwriter's Fallout Shelter Debut!

Sat, Oct 5, 2024 7:00pm

Welcome Grammy Award-nominated artist Leslie Mendelson to The Fallout Shelter stage! Drawing influence from icons like Burt Bacharach and Carole King, Mendelson enchants with evocative lyrics and a captivating voice, delivering an unforgettable evening of infectious folk-rock tunes and timeless melodies. With accolades pouring in and her highly anticipated 4th studio album, 'After The Party,' generating major buzz, don’t miss the chance to experience Mendelson’s musical magic firsthand.


Jocelyn & Chris

First Fallout Shelter Performance Since 2021!

Sat, Oct 19, 2024 7:00pm

Meet Jocelyn & Chris, a dynamic sibling duo whose relentless dedication to their craft has ignited a new era of sonic rebellion, dominating charts and stages nationwide. Alongside their accomplished bandmates, they've achieved an impressive streak of five consecutive commercial radio singles in the Billboard AAA Top 40, taken two records to #1 on the Relix Jambands Top 30, and appeared nationally on NBC’s Today Show. Armed with Harvard degrees and serious music chops, the siblings command the stage with precision and passion, breathing fresh life into the spirit of rock and roll.

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IMAGES And insights from the vault


This book contains the definitive history of The Fallout Shelter through breath-taking images and the personal experiences of the artists and staff that make The Fallout Shelter so unique.


The book is a 220 page, 'limited edition' coffee table book, with beautiful full color and black and white photography capturing unforgettable moments of performers, staff and fans.


There were 300 copies printed, 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 re-opening after the pandemic shutdown. There are still a few copies of the book available. 


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