A Few Music Picks for the Second Week of May

[feather_share] May 11, 2015

Another week of music diversity -  Americana, pop, rock, folk, blues, and world beat throughout the greater Monadnock region.  Here are five of many possibilities this weekend – at restaurants, pubs, and coffee houses in Peterborough, Fitzwilliam, Mason and over the border in Brattleboro.

Blackjack Crossing

Blackjack Crossing May blog

Blackjack Crossing plays at Whetstone Station in Brattleboro on Thursday. This four piece string band – fiddle, banjo, guitar and bass - plays Americana tunes with some stylings from Irish and Gypsy music. Their repertoire includes traditional, covers and original songs. Weather permitting, they will play outside on the deck.



Legacy returns to the Fitzwilliam Inn on Friday.  This Royalston Mass trio does acoustic covers of favorite tunes as well as originals.  This will be their last performance with singer/songwriter/ guitarist Colin Boutwell.  The music goes from 8:30 – 11:00; cover charge is $5.00.

Somerville Symphony Orkestar

Somerville Symphony  Orchestar

Gypsy punk band Somerville Symphony Orkestar returns to Harlow’s on Friday. Together since 2009, this six piece band plays throughout New England and is a popular draw in the Monadnock region.


Murphy’s Blues


Murphy's Blues May blog

Moving on to Saturday, Murphy’s Blues brings their brand of rock, funk, and blues to the Wreck Room at La Mia Casa in Peterborough.  Female and male vocals, harp, brass, and keyboards, along with solid bass, guitar and percussion, makes you want to get up and dance.  Luckily, the Wreck Room is a spacious venue where you can make your moves large or small.

Dan and Ken Durand


dan and ken durand

If you are looking for a quieter evening, the Living Room Coffee House in Mason features the Durand brothers. Their engaging performance is replete with humor, harmony and a wide repertoire of folk music.  Other local musicians fill the evening with 15 minute performances. The music starts at 7:00.