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 MAY 7 7PM
Lost Leaders is the combined project of Byron Isaacs (The Lumineers, Levon Helm, Ryan Adams, Diana Krall) and Peter Cole (Olabelle, Levon Helm) and, often times, drummer Lee Falco and keyboardist Will Bryant (Restless Age, Donald Fagen). Trust us This band is a major find and when they graced the stage in December 2019 it was incredible magic from the first note they played. These are consummate musicians with incredible power and ability. The songwriting is brilliant...don't miss this show.
A TALE OF TWO
FRIDAY MAY 13 7:30 PM
Combining the best of Americana and blues melodies with timeless Southern storytelling, award winning vocalist Stephanie Adlington and guitarist Aaron Lessard draw influence from the likes of Patsy Cline, Tom Waits, and Hank Williams Sr. Not unlike the artists who inspired them, the duo’s songs frequently dabble in stories of revenge, drinking and feature sinners of all stripes and persuasions. Oozing an infectious stage presence and chemistry that carries over from the music to the back and forth banter between songs.
SATURDAY MAY 14 7:30 PM
The A-Beez is Boston based music collective with its roots in soul, funk, and R&B. At its core are keyboardist Amy Bellamy and bassist Aaron Bellamy.Though it can be loosely classified as “soul” The A-Beez have an eclectic and original sound which draws from the traditions of funk and R&B, and is heavily influenced by jazz as well as hip hop. The lyrics are deeply personal and honest, the music grooves while remaining melodically elegant and full of subtle complexity. The production is pure and simple without the gloss and fakeness all too prevalent these days.
CA McNEILL AND FRIENDS
Friday MAY 20 7:30 PM
CA (AKA Christian) McNeill grew up in Northern Ireland during the most tumultuous times for the country and their neighbors to the south and the UK in the east. Those times shaped him as a songwriter and a story teller. His voice is both mesmerizing and intimidating, his lyrics are poignant snapshots of life and the common struggles, emotions and moments of beauty that make life's journey worthwhile. His band is simply one of the best around and features some of Boston's most accomplished and powerful players Tim Gearan, Jesse Williams, Jimmy Ryan and Tom Arey.
ALEXIS P SUTER
SATURDAY JUNE 4 7:30 PM
The first time he heard Alexis Suter sing, BB King was moved to say "It’s a rare thing to share the stage with great talent like that young lady.” Consider yourself warned - there is gonna be a happening in Norwood this night. When Alexis P Suter took the stage in February of 2020 few knew what to expect...ALL were changed forever! This was a spiritual trip to the church of truth, passion, soul and BRILLIANT showmanship. Yes, be warned, if you were there, you know...if you weren't, you will find you soul!
FRIDAY JUNE 10 7:30 PM
If you could blend Tom Waits and Dr. John vocally you would end up somewhere near Afton Wolfe and if you could take the songwriting style of Tom Waits...the ability to strip life down to it's most simplistic irony and pipe it through the musical style of Dr. John...or The Band...well, you get where this is going. This is music that is intricately puzzled together, brilliantly written and performed.
DURHAM COUNTY POETS
SATURDAY JUNE 11 7:30 PM
They have released 4 indie albums in 10 years with their latest-almost-all-blues effort receiving a JUNO nomination, followed by 2 Maple Blues nominations and a Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination for Kevin Harvey. The band as settravel to Saskatoon in March 2020 to participate in JUNO Festival week when the awards were cancelled, and a new reality kicked in: being virtual. This the band embraced, their first ‘online gig’ seen by thousands, courtesy of Ottawa’s National Arts Centre.
FRIDAY JUNE 24 7:30 PM
Opal Canyon is one of those rare bands that have the ability to transport their listeners to a place where serenity and serendipity exist in tandem, and emotion is expressed openly and abundantly. They evoke gilded landscapes, bringing to mind the aura and expression of Laurel Canyon, Monterey and other evocative environs known for inspiring soothing sentiments shared with both passion and purpose.
SETH ROSENBLOOM BAND
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24 7PM
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!!
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!