The Town of Kingston was founded in 1762 and is located in Plymouth County about 35 miles from Boston.
Those who visit should stop at the Major John Bradford House which was built in 1714 as well as the Kingston Public Library which contains over 58000 volumes. Also shop at the Independence Mall. The mall has 100 stores to meet your every shopping need!
Residents say Kingston is the ultimate place to start or raise a family!
Red House recording artist Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. As a child Cliff taught himself to play guitar, piano, bass and drums. In his teens Eberhardt was fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast), where he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi John Hurt - receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music. At the same time, he was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, which explain his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists. A driving force of the Greenwich Village New Folk movement and well known among his peers, Cliff's songs have been covered by the likes of Richie Havens, Buffy St. Marie, Erasure, Lucy Kaplansky and the folk superstar band "Cry, Cry, Cry" (Dar Williams, Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky). "Eberhardt is a superb singer, with a vast credible range of emotions, and a soulfulness that draws from rock and pop, but also from the best folk ballad styles." - The Boston Globe "Eberhardt is one of the most original songsmiths currently on tour, a highly intelligent and articulate artist whose penetrating and profound lyrics are sometimes overshadowed by his extraordinary guitar playing. Upon close listening, the Philadelphia-born singer's gift for the English language is abundantly clear. The words that tumble from his mouth are framed by a raspy yet deeply elegant voice" - Folk Music Society of Huntington New York
When: Mar 5, 2016 8 PM to Mar 5, 2016 10 PMin Kingston, Massachusetts Cost: 20 - 22 USD (Sat, 05 Mar 2016 20 )
$22 Members, $24 Non-Members(General tickets) Called everything from 'hillbilly-Pink Floyd' to 'folk-pop' to 'surreal Americana', New York's Slambovian Circus of Dreams (AKA The Grand Slambovians) "is a riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music." Chronogram Magazine. A rootsy psychedelica that MAVERICK MAGAZINE calls "Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana", their melodic avant-folk conjures with an exotic instrumental arsenal and a palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. The Slambovians charm from the first note with thought provoking lyrics - creating intrigue and attraction for thinking audiences. Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, they pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. Winning support from indie radio and press since their inception, fans fueled their career from the ground up to an international status. Having headlined major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, this band has a devoted cult following. The band is led by songwriter Joziah Longo (vocals/guitar/harmonica) "Soothing and bewitching as a snake oil tonic, the entire root system of Rock Family Trees is embedded in Longo's voice." - The Big Issue, Scotland, UK, and joined by Sharkey McEwen (guitar, mandolin), Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, etc), and Eric Puente (drums, percussion). They create a captivating vibe that feeds the soul. "9 out of 10 - Love at first spin!" Americana UK; "Super and Natural... I love this band!" - WXPN Philadelphia; "Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism... they took the stage by storm!" The New York Times; www.slambovia.com; www.facebook.com/theslamboviancircusofdreams
The Merry Christmas Puppet Show performed by Diane Kordas Three short stories make up this merry Christmas show for holiday fun for the family: “The Bear’s Christmas” - the snow fairy tries to tell bear about Christmas, and bear discovers being with family is the best part! “Santa and The Snowman” - the Abominable snowman who helps Santa on Christmas Eve. “The Gingerbread Man” sprints through the Christmas show - where will he be next? TICKETS are available ONLINE at $10/FAMILY DOORS OPEN AT 3:30!! Seating is first come first serve! REFRESHMENTS & SNACKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! (Cash Only) “This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Kingston Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the MA Cultural Council.”
When: Dec 5, 2015 4 PM in Kingston, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 16 )
Saturday, May 7, 2016 $22 Members, $24 Non-Members(General tickets) Once, when asked by a promoter for a copy of his biography, Gurf Morlix responded with just two words, "legendary integrity." He would later admit that his response was perhaps a bit pompous, "but true," he added. "Well, half true anyway." The story is a telling one, demonstrating not only Morlix's directness, which is famous among his musical colleagues or perhaps infamous, depending on who you ask - but also his dry sense of humor and no-bullshit approach to life, music, and the music business. Had he sent the promoter a more traditional bio, it likely would have noted that Gurf was born in Lackawanna, New York (near Buffalo), saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, formed a band (in which Peter Case made his stage debut), moved to Austin to escape the cold and play music, befriended Blaze Foley and a bunch of other Austin characters, moved to Los Angeles, worked for more than a decade as Lucinda Williams' guitarist, band-leader and backing vocalist, produced Lucinda's acclaimed Sweet Old World and eponymous albums, famously left Lucinda, toured with Warren Zevon, moved back to Austin, produced a number of classic Americana albums you likely own if you are any kind of Americana music fan, played on many more albums you probably own if you fall into that category, got inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame, received the Americana Music Association's "Instrumentalist of the Year" award, went on to make seven critically acclaimed albums of his own, and then toured the world supporting them. He now continues to play live, produce albums for the artists that move him, and make his own albums. He even goes fishing ever once in a while. That's the resume, but it's Gurf's integrity, combined his near innate sense of music and how to make it sound not just good, but great, that have attracted so many well-respected artists to work with him over the years - folks like Ian McLagan, Patty Griffin, Robert Earl Keen, Buddy Miller, Mary Gauthier, Tom Russell, Butch Hancock, Slaid Cleaves and Ray Wylie Hubbard, just to name a few. And, oh yeah, he can make nearly any instrument with strings either sing or growl, depending on the needs of the song, like no other musician out there. Gurf's eighth album, 2015's Eatin' At Me, kicks off with wailing guitars and an annual family car trip to "Dirty Ol' Buffalo." Never one to shy away from the gritty side of life, the portrait he paints of the rust belt city of his youth, with its rugged roads and smoky orange air, ain't pretty, but it's real and authentic to the core. Unlike the shiny city of today, all polished up with money and a thin coat of paint barely hiding the grease below, "Dirty Ol' Buffalo" is the kind of place that stays with a person long after they've left. The nine songs that follow on Eatin' At Me have that same lasting quality and clearly come from a man who looks at life and the world around him, with all its grit and glory, unflinchingly. His songs tell tales of love and regret, happy memories and heartbreak, the kinds of things that stay will with a person, eating away at them, if allowed. What makes the songs unshakable is indeed Gurf's "legendary integrity," the authenticity of the characters he introduces, the empathy and fearlessness with which their stories are told, and the care with which the songs are made. No word, no note, is out of place, and like the many well-known and well-loved albums he's produced and played on, Gurf's own records are infused with his trademark grit and muddy groove resulting in quality that's so real, listeners will feel it in their bones. Indeed, it's the kind of album that stays with a person long after they've listened.
When: May 7, 2016 8 PM to May 7, 2016 10 PMin Kingston, Massachusetts Cost: 22 - 24 USD (Sat, 07 May 2016 20 )
Saturday, December 5, 2015 $20 Members, $22 Non-Members(General tickets) The Delta Generators are known for a soulful passion and raw intensity in their live shows. Vocalist Craig Rawding, guitarist Charlie O'Neal, Rick O'Neal (bass) & Jeff Armstrong (drums) are always looking to expand their well-honed musical palette; they touch on blues, soul, funk, rock'n'roll and even country! The Delta Generators won the Boston Blues Society's Blues Challenge in 2008, earning them a spot in the Memphis International Blues Challenge in 2009, where the band finished as a Top 10 Finalist. They also won Best Blues Band in Worcester Magazine for 2009 and were nominated for Best R&B Act in the Boston Phoenix in 2010. "Hard River to Row" was selected by the Blues Foundation as a Top 5 Finalist worldwide in the best self-produced CD competition at the International Blues Challenge in 2011. Music critic Bill Copeland writes "the Delta Generators are one of those rare bands that go beyond talent to arrive at charisma and that extra something that makes listeners take a strong liking to it." The Delta Generators have shared the stage with Robert Cray, Three Dog Night, Jimmie Vaughn, Johnny Winter, Walter Trout, Bonerama, Candye Kane, Sonny Landreth and Lurrie Bell. Several notable musicians have also sat in with the Delta Generators-Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) & Johnny A. (Peter Wolf/Solo). The Delta Generators continue to pack enthusiastic venues and gain new fans throughout the Northeast and beyond.
When: Dec 5, 2015 8 PM to Dec 5, 2015 10 PMin Kingston, Massachusetts Cost: 20 - 22 USD (Sat, 05 Dec 2015 20 )
Saturday, January 2, 2016 $20 Members, $22 Non-Members(General tickets) South Shore Folk Music Club welcomes Paul Rishell and Annie Raines and Friends, as they will be accompanied by some of Paul's former Berklee students. When 22-year-old harmonica ace Annie Raines first sat in with 42-year-old country blues guitarist Paul Rishell in a Boston bar in 1992, few in the crowd suspected that they were witnessing the beginning of a musical partnership. As a working team, Paul and Annie have racked up hundreds of thousands of miles on the road in the U.S. and Europe, collaborated on original songs, and released I WANT YOU TO KNOW (Tone-Cool/Artemis 1996), MOVING TO THE COUNTRY (2000), the W.C. Handy Award winner for Acoustic Blues Album of the Year, and GOIN' HOME (2004), which was nominated for two Handy Awards. Despite the difference in their ages, Paul and Annie are equally passionate about their craft and devoted to the study and performance of a wide range of blues styles, from the syncopated acoustic guitar wizardry of Blind Lemon Jefferson and Son House to Chicagoan "Little" Walter Jacob's swinging amplified harmonica. Paul has reached what Boston Phoenix writer Ted Drozdowski called "a place deep and resonant as Robert Johnson's crossroads, where authenticity, soul, and a sense of purpose and commitment ring out in every note he sings and plays." Annie has added vocals, mandolin, piano, and other instruments to her musical arsenal, while being recognized by top professionals and fans worldwide as the "queen of the blues harmonica." Says blues legend Pinetop Perkins, "She plays so good it hurts!" Touring internationally at festivals, clubs, and concert halls, and teaching workshops and seminars, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines have earned loyal fans around the globe. They have performed and recorded with Susan Tedeschi, John Sebastian, Pinetop Perkins, and Rory Block. "Rishell is a master of country/blues styles, particularly slide played on a National steel guitar. Raines, a rare female ace blues harmonica blower, shows that she is as strong an acoustic country harp accompanist as she is a harder-edged, electrified Chicago-style lead player à la the great Little Walter" -Billboard
When: Jan 2, 2016 8 PM to Jan 2, 2016 10 PMin Kingston, Massachusetts Cost: 20 - 22 USD (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 20 )
Saturday, February 6, 2016 $20 Members, $22 Non-Members(General tickets) Roots-Rock/Junk-Folk There is a room in the house, somewhere past the attic, where you keep the more eccentric pieces of your life, the whimsical things that hold a strange place in your heart and that you just can't seem to throw away. The ham radios and phonograhs, antique pinwheels, figure skates and marbles. Perhaps somewhere way in the back there's a beat up old guitar. This is the room where Rusty Belle lives a trio of musicians who "play music that is already familiar to your heart and soul, you just haven't heard it yet". (James Hamel, Composer). Rusty Belle was founded in 2006 when brother and sister Matt and Kate Lorenze with Zak Trojano and an indeterminate number of other artists. They thrived in this fiercely creative environment that often frightened the neighbors and sometimes alarmed the police. Inspired by the constant stimulus and activity of their home, the band crafted a unique sound and writing style. "They're a little bit country, a little bit rock n' roll, a little bit old-timey and a whole lotta weird", says Seven Days Vermont, "but in a good way.
When: Feb 6, 2016 8 PM to Feb 6, 2016 10 PMin Kingston, Massachusetts Cost: 20 - 22 USD (Sat, 06 Feb 2016 20 )
Saturday, January 2, 2016 $20 Members, $22 Non-Members(General tickets) Roots-Rock/Junk-Folk There is a room in the house, somewhere past the attic, where you keep the more eccentric pieces of your life, the whimsical things that hold a strange place in your heart and that you just can't seem to throw away. The ham radios and phonograhs, antique pinwheels, figure skates and marbles. Perhaps somewhere way in the back there's a beat up old guitar. This is the room where Rusty Belle lives a trio of musicians who "play music that is already familiar to your heart and soul, you just haven't heard it yet". (James Hamel, Composer). Rusty Belle was founded in 2006 when brother and sister Matt and Kate Lorenze with Zak Trojano and an indeterminate number of other artists. They thrived in this fiercely creative environment that often frightened the neighbors and sometimes alarmed the police. Inspired by the constant stimulus and activity of their home, the band crafted a unique sound and writing style. "They're a little bit country, a little bit rock n' roll, a little bit old-timey and a whole lotta weird", says Seven Days Vermont, "but in a good way.
When: Jan 2, 2016 8 PM to Jan 2, 2016 10 PMin Kingston, Massachusetts Cost: 20 - 22 USD (Sat, 02 Jan 2016 20 )
The Adams Center Presents: Home for the Holidays! Featuring, Boston Pops PopSearch Grand Champion Fran Botelho Hoeg, accompanied by MeriLee Mafera Thursday, December 10th 7:00 pm $10/adults or $5/seniors, students & children (Photo by Michael Lutch)
When: Dec 10, 2015 7 PM in Kingston, Massachusetts (Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19 )
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