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Mia Dyson! – June 28

Mission favorite returns Mia Dyson with Hotels & Highways Thursday, June 28, 8P Mia Dyson “… a stark, soulful wonder, driven by her husky temptress of a voice and her very spare, very bluesy guitar picking and strumming.” -Jeff Apter, Rolling Stone Hotels & Highways “Wait for that ‘Train Whistle’ to blow and let [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Randy Niles, Billy Keane

Randy Niles June 27, 9P “Randy Niles blends rock, pop, blues, and folk into seamless, radio-ready compositions—he’s John Mayer without the pretentiousness.” – Katy Tong of the Columbia Spectator Randy Niles is a Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist from NYC armed with just a acoustic guitar and a pedalboard which looks like something NASA put together or straight out [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Jeb Barry, Justin Hillman

Jeb Barry and the Pawn Shop Saints June 20, 9P Songwriter Jeb Barry plays self-described “Hard Dirt Americana” that has a sparser, harder, and darker rural feel than most Americana genres. Think Welch/Rawlings, with a dose of Steve Earle for an edge. These are no light, silly folk songs my friend! “…like a cross between [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Tor Krautter, Rod Picott

Tor Krautter June 13, 9P Tor Krautter (aka: Rev Tor), best known as front man for the popular New England jam band The Rev Tor Band, takes a solo turn at Mission. Rod Picott June 17, 9P “Rod Picott delivers some of the most hard-hitting, eloquent, authentic depictions of blue collar life to be [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Robert Bourdon (Bobcat), Michelle Lewis

Robert Bourdon (Bobcat) June 6, 9P Well respected, local bluesman. The real deal. Michelle Lewis June 10, 9P “If you hear Michelle’s music before you meet her, you might be surprised at her exuberance. Her songs throw you against a wall. They kick you out of the house and walk around naked. They call up [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Jenee Halstead, HuDost

Jenee Halstead May 30, 9P “Warm and personal, her Emmylou Harris-like voice beckons the listener into the country folk songs with an invitingly crooked finger.” – Andy Fife, Q Magazine: Sounds of the Underground HuDost June 3, 9P “HuDost is living proof that the whole really is greater than the sum of its parts, pulling together [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Matthew Carefully, Sarah Blacker

Matthew Carefully May 23, 9P “Matthew Carefully has a little bit of the magician in him. The singer-songwriter from Ballston Lake, N.Y., usually takes the stage cradling only a plugged-in mandolin, but anyone expecting something bluegrass or traditional is in for a shock: Effects and looping pedals at his feet let Carefully and his unassuming [...]

Farm To Table Brunch

Mission’s Farm-To-Table Brunch Menu open for brunch, Sundays 12n Farm To Table brunch menu House Made Biscuits and Sausage Gravy - $10 Ham Steak with Apple Bacon Glaze and a Shredded Potato Pancake - $11 Chicken Fried Steak with Sausage Gravy and Braised Greens - $10 All of the above served with two local farm raised eggs cooked [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – 8 Foot River, Olinde

8 Foot River May 16, 9P The inventive sound of Housatonic-based alternative indie rock group 8 Foot River features richly textured instrumentation and complex compositions reveal the vulnerability and emotion of the human experience Olinde May 20, 9P Olinde’s (pronounced Oh-lind) delicate folk songs recall the 60s folk revival with a relaxed intensity and purity [...]

Mother’s Day at Mission

Mother’s Day Farm-To-Table Brunch at Mission

Songwriters @ Mission – 8 Foot River, Emily Mure

8 Foot River May 9, 9P The inventive sound of Housatonic-based alternative indie rock group 8 Foot River features richly textured instrumentation and complex compositions reveal the vulnerability and emotion of the human experience Emily Mure May 13, 9P “a smoky-voiced successor to Emmylou Harris and John Wesley Harding-era Dylan” — James Rickman (Unveiled Arts), [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Glenn Gieger, Eamonn Barry

Glenn Geiger May 2, 9P Glenn Geiger of the Housatonic-based alternative indie rock group 8 Foot River takes a solo turn with a collection of original songs. Eamonn Barry May 6, 9P Next Week Emily Mure May 9 Complete WXW Songwriters Room Schedule

Songwriters @ Mission – Woodford Way, Heather Maloney

Woodford Way April 25, 8P Woodford Way is an original Folk/Jazz duo from Western MA. Guitarist/Singer Songwriter Kyle Mangini, and Guitarist/ Vocalist Jeff Lynch are both exceptionally skilled live musicians and recording artists that perform with a wonderfully refined new sound. Heather Maloney April 29, 9P “Heather Maloney plays a literate, weirdly legit blend [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Chris Merenda, Chris Carey

Chris Merenda April 18, 9P “Merenda’s knowledge of how to write effective hooks, and his play on simple Words – turning them into genius phrases – are his refreshing contributions to The music world.” -The Portsmouth Herald Chris Carey April 22, 9P “‘Americana” is a genre often donned by singer-songwriters with an affinity for classic [...]

Songwriters @ Mission – Seth Stambovsky, Tom Gizzi

Seth Stambovsky April 11, 9P “Small boy plays big music. Pittsfield MA native, 22 year old Stambovsky Creates a natural, gritty musical environment by combining folk, rock, indie, and pop in an elaborate yet simple style with a delivery as powerful as the music itself. Taking musical stylings from the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Band, [...]

WXW Songwriters Room

Songwriters series kicks off with Justin Allen Mission favorite Justin Allen takes the spotlight to open the WXW Songwriters Room. Justin Allen April 4, 9P no cover The WordXWord Festival and Mission Bar + Tapas have teamed up to create an ongoing showcase for songwriters – a twice-weekly songwriters showcase at Mission. The Songwriters Room [...]