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.
SATURDAY JULY 16 7:30 PM
“Their three-part harmony could well be the best since Crosby, Stills & Nash.” Amos Perrine, No Depression
TEOA (The End of America) is James Downes, Trevor Leonard and Brendon Thomas: a band of friends who met on the road and found a kindred spirit in one another. TEOA’s sound weaves three distinct lead vocals into captivating harmonies over a solid foundation of folk, rock and Americana.
EILEN JEWELL PRESENTS BUTCHER HOLLER
A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF LORETTA LYNN
SUNDAY JULY 17 7:30 PM
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America’s most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.” That singular voice springs forth from a woman of more than one mind, and she taps into many of them in what has become a stellar career with a brilliant resume. Butcher Holler is named for the little Kentucky town where Loretta Lynn was raised. In this tribute to the country star we pay homage to her humble roots and straightforward, hard-hitting performance style. It began as a side in 2010 project that now lives again, album being re-released in 2023 as an extended version.
FRIDAY JULY 22 7:30 PM
Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. With the 2016 release of his Alligator Records debut, 'The Chicago Way', Cannon burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades.
ROBERTO MORBIOLI with guest JAKE LA BOTZ
FRIDAY AUGUST 5 7:30 PM
Roberto Morbioli is one of the most incendiary guitar players we've ever seen and we've seen a few. He's the consummate entertainer that leaves every bit of emotion, passion and energy on the stage with every show. This is pure Chicago blues played by an absolute master of the craft! Joining Roberto will be award winning bass guitarist Lenny Bradford and the heralded Romanian drummer Liviu Pop. This is gonna smoke! Roberto takes the reigns at 8:30 to 10PM.
A RARE two act show at the Fallout Shelter features the fabulous Jake La Botz opening from 7:00 to 8:15. With Jake are guitar maestro Troy Gonyea (Fabulous Thunderbirds), Jesse Williams (North Mississippi All-Stars) on bass and Marco Giovino (John Prine, Bob Dylan) on drums. Singer/songwriter Jake La Botz plays roots-drenched music that reflects his time performing in streets, bars, churches, and even tattoo parlors. This is serious Chicago blues!
COPLEY SQUARE featuring TYLER MORRIS
FRIDAY AUGUST 26 7:30 PM
The brainchild of two time Grammy nominated guitarist Tyler Morris, Copley Square is Boston’s newest premier country band. Performing all the hits from artists like Luke Combs, Kieth Urban, and Jason Aldean, the band promises to have you on your feet dancin’ from the infectious grooves of the rhythm section, singing along with the powerhouse vocalist Cody Bondra, and jaws droppin’ from the ground-shaking guitar solos. Frontman Cody Bondra is a veteran of the rock and country scene in New England, having toured with his own band (and a few others) for quite some time now. With his range and prowess on lead vocals, Copley Square is able to play a wider range of country and rock tunes, ensuring there’ll be a little bit of something for everyone!
THE WOLFF SISTERS
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 7:30 PM
The Wolff Sisters is fronted by three sisters -- Rebecca on acoustic guitar, Kat on the keys, Rachael on electric guitar, and all three on lead vocals and harmonies. The Wolff Sisters are a rag tag group of hardworking individuals that bring a big sound and timeless songs. Their music is honest and genre defying, but still rooted in traditional rock and Americana storytelling. Boston Music Award winner for Americana Artist of the Year 2020 and Folk Artist of the Year nominee both 2018 and 2019, the band’s electrifying live performance and unique sound continues to gain momentum and recognition from their hometown of Boston and beyond.
THE BRUCE MATTSON BAND
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17 7:30 PM
This is going to be a great night of New Orleans tinged R&B, blues and and smoking hot music!
Bruce Mattson has been the keyboard player for a host of International and nationally touring musicians including Gregg Allman, Chuck Leavell, Keith Urban, Charles Neville, Jon Butcher and Allman Brothers drummer Jaimo and his award winning jazz band. Bruce surrounds himself with only the best and it's a killer band he's put together here including Marty Ballou on bass, Barry Fitzpatrick on guitar and Barry Lit on the skins!
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23 7:30 PM
Todd Thibaud is simply one of the finest performers in this, or frankly, any region of the country. His Fallout Shelter performances are some of our best pre-pandemic memories and led us to produce a two hour television special during the pandemic because those performances were THAT GOOD! He's been part of the music landscape of New England for almost 3 decades, has won every New England and Boston Music Award there is and has released a host of critically acclaimed albums dating back to his days with The Courage Brothers in the 1990's.
SETH ROSENBLOOM BAND
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24 7:30 PM
We should really call this show the Seth Rosenbloom Experience as you can feel Seth channeling Jimi Hendrix when he plays. He's an incredibly gifted player that "feels" blues music deep from within. He's gotten a ton of critical accolades for his style, originality and ability and he's really coming in to his own a songwriter. He hasn't been to the Shelter since the 2019 Boston Blues Challenge, (which he won, incidentally) and he has a new album out written during the pandemic. This will be an unforgettable night of electrifying, gut-level blues music!!
SULTANS OF STRING feat. AN ALL-STAR INTERNATIONAL CAST
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25 7PM
The "Sultans" will be bringing their interactive "Refuge and Sanctuary" project to the Fallout Shelter for the first time and it is going to be SPECTACULAR!! They will joined on stage via video by a host of musicians from around the world that have added to this ground-breaking interactive LIVE project.
A collaboration with over 30 musicians, including Béla Fleck, Robi Botos, Ifrah Mansour, Demetrios Petsalakis, Imad Al Taha, Amir Amiri, Duke Redbird, Twin Flames and others on wide-ranging treatise on displaced peoples.
Joined by an international cast, some of whom are recent immigrants to North America, the celebrated quintet immerses themselves in the plight of the international refugee on Refuge, and the humanitarian response that should greet everyone in search of a home.
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!