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Drew Lynch: Concussed

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The Second City Remix

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Sun Jan 23rd - 7:00PM
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Nick Colletti

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Thu Jan 27th - 7:30PM
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Citizen Cope

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Sat Jan 29th - 8:00PM
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Watch What Crappens 10th Anniversary Hunky Dory Tour

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Brad Williams

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Fri Feb 4th - 07:00 PM
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The You & Me Tour: An Evening With Drew And Ellie Holcomb

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Wed Feb 9th - 8:00PM
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CLAUDIA OSHRY: NOT LIKE OTHER GIRLS PRESENTED BY SPRITZ SOCIETY

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Sat Feb 12th - 7:00PM
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Sun Feb 13th - 7:00 PM
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Bitch Sesh: The Not Too Old for This Shit Tour

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Thu Feb 17th - 7:30PM
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Jim Norton

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Fri Feb 18th - 07:00 PM
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Fri Feb 18th - 9:45PM
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Rob Schneider

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Sun Feb 20th - 7:00PM
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Charlie Berens

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Wed Feb 23rd - 7:30PM
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Richard Marx

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Thu Feb 24th - 8:00PM
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Jimmy O. Yang

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Fri Feb 25th - 7:30PM
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POSTPONED – Nick Swardson

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Fri Feb 25th - 07:30 PM
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Fri Feb 25th - 10:00 PM
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Vic DiBitetto

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Sat Feb 26th - 7:30PM
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Bruce Cockburn

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Sun Feb 27th - 7:00PM
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Beth Hart – The Thankful Tour

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Wed Mar 9th - 08:00 PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Thu Mar 10th - 8:00PM
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$35 - $55

Deon Cole: Coleology Tour

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Sun Mar 13th - 7:00PM
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Irish Comedy Tour

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Wed Mar 16th - 7:30PM
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$37 - $47

Gus Johnson

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Thu Mar 17th - 7:30PM
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KFC Radio

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Fri Mar 18th - 7:30PM
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Fri Mar 18th - 10:00 PM
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And That’s Why We Drink: Here for the Boos Tour!

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The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Sat Mar 19th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Sat Mar 19th - 9:45PM
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Henry Rollins: Good To See You 2022

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Sun Mar 20th - 7:00PM
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Trevor Wallace: Are You That Guy? Tour

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The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Fri Mar 25th - 7:30PM
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Fri Mar 25th - 10:00 PM
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Trey Kennedy: The Are You For Real? Tour

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Sun Mar 27th - 7:00PM
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The English Beat

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Wed Mar 30th - 8:00PM
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Kanan Gill

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Fri Apr 1st - 7:30PM
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$38 - $58

An Evening With Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited, Seconds Out, Plus More

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Sat Apr 2nd - 8:00PM
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$50 - $75

One Night of Queen

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Tue Apr 5th - 08:00 PM
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Colin Hay

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Sat Apr 9th - 8:00PM
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Sun Apr 10th - 7:00PM
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PRICE:
$45 - $59

Marc Maron: This May Be The Last Time

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Sat Apr 16th - 7:00PM
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$47 - $61.50

Doctor Mike: A-Live Tour

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The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Mon Apr 18th - 8:00PM
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PRICE:
$29 - $130

Melvin Seals & JGB

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Tue Apr 19th - 8:00PM
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Saints, Sinners & Serial Killers starring Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge

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Wed Apr 20th - 7:30PM
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$30 - $52

Undertale Live

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The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Thu Apr 21st - 7:30PM
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$37

Jim Gaffigan: The Fun Tour

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Fri Apr 22nd - 7:30PM
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Fri Apr 22nd - 10:00 PM
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Sat Apr 23rd - 7:00PM
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Sat Apr 23rd - 9:45PM
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Brian Posehn

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Fri Apr 29th - 7:30PM
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Tracy Morgan

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Sat Apr 30th - 07:00 PM
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Sat Apr 30th - 9:45PM
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PRICE:
$65

Todrick Hall: The Femuline Tour

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Sun May 1st - 8:00PM
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PRICE:
$30 - $138

Eric Johnson’s Treasure Tour

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Thu May 5th - 8:00PM
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Rest in Peace, Bob Saget

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The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Sat May 7th - 7:00PM
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$29 - $43

Doughboys

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Sat May 7th - 7:00PM
The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Sat May 7th - 9:45PM
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PRICE:
$35 - $75

The Gilmour Project

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Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun May 8th - 8:00PM
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PRICE:
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Criminal

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Mon May 9th - 7:30PM
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$30 - $40

The Dollop Live

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The Wilbur Theatre Located at
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Phone: 617-248-9700
Thu May 12th - 7:30PM
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$37 - $77

Al Franken: The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour Tour

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The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sat May 14th - 7:00PM
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PRICE:
$47 - $89

The Majority Report with Sam Seder LIVE

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Sun May 15th - 2:00PM
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PRICE:
$37

Nikki Glaser: One Night with Nikki Glaser

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Fri May 20th - 7:30PM
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PRICE:
$44 - $100

Ms. Pat

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Sat May 21st - 7:00PM
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PRICE:
$25 - $35

Anthony Rodia: The Road Rage Tour

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
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Sat May 28th - 7:00PM
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PRICE:
$40 - $50

Christina P.

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The Wilbur Theatre Located at
246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Sun Jun 5th - 7:00PM
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PRICE:
$25 - $39

Welcome to Night Vale

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Fri Jun 10th - 8:00PM
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PRICE:
$32

It’s Happening With Snooki & Joey

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Sat Jun 11th - 7:00PM
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JONATHAN RICHMAN featuring TOMMY LARKINS on the drums!

This show is postponed. New date TBA. Ticket purchasers will be notified.

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Thu Jun 16th - 7:30PM
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PRICE:
$32- $40

Gordon Lightfoot: The Legend in Concert

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Wed Jun 22nd - 7:00PM
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The Kirk Minihane Show presented by Barstool Sports

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Sat Jul 16th - 7:00PM
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Sat Jul 16th - 9:45PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
PRICE:
$40 - $100

Christopher Titus

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Sat Sep 24th - 7:00PM
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Preacher Lawson

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246 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
Phone: 617-248-9700
Fri Oct 7th - 7:00PM
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Steve Vai: Inviolate Tour

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Thu Nov 3rd - 8:00PM
SEAT TYPE: Fully seated
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Sinbad

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Fri Jan 13th - 07:30 PM
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Bio

There’s a great scene in The Last Waltz – the documentary about The Band’s final concert – where director Martin Scorsese is discussing music with drummer/singer/ma

There’s a great scene in The Last Waltz – the documentary about The Band’s final concert – where director Martin Scorsese is discussing music with drummer/singer/mandolin player Levon Helm. Helm says, “If it mixes with rhythm, and if it dances, then you’ve got a great combination of all those different kinds of music: country, bluegrass, blues music, show music…”

To which Scorsese, the inquisitive interviewer, asks, “What’s it called, then?”

“Rock & roll!”

Clearly looking for a more specific answer, but realizing that he isn’t going to get one, Marty laughs. “Rock & roll…”

Well, that’s the way it is sometimes: musicians play music, and don’t necessarily worry about where it gets filed. It’s the writers, record labels, managers, etc., who tend to fret about what “kind” of music it is.

And like The Band, the members of Railroad Earth aren’t losing sleep about what “kind” of music they play – they just play it. When they started out in 2001, they were a bunch of guys interested in playing acoustic instruments together. As Railroad Earth violin/vocalist Tim Carbone recalls, “All of us had been playing in various projects for years, and many of us had played together in different projects. But this time, we found ourselves all available at the same time.”

Songwriter/lead vocalist Todd Sheaffer continues, “When we started, we only loosely had the idea of getting together and playing some music. It started that informally; just getting together and doing some picking and playing. Over a couple of month period, we started working on some original songs, as well as playing some covers that we thought would be fun to play.”

Shortly thereafter, they took five songs from their budding repertoire into a studio and knocked out a demo in just two days. Their soon-to-be manager sent that demo to a few festivals, and – to the band’s surprise – they were booked at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival before they’d even played their first gig. This prompted them to quickly go in and record five more songs; the ten combined tracks of which made up their debut album, “The Black Bear Sessions.”

That was the beginning of Railroad Earth’s journey: since those early days, they’ve gone on to release five more critically acclaimed studio albums and one hugely popular live one called, “Elko.” They’ve also amassed a huge and loyal fanbase who turn up to support them in every corner of the country, and often take advantage of the band’s liberal taping and photo policy. But Railroad Earth bristle at the notion of being lumped into any one “scene.” Not out of animosity for any other artists: it’s just that they don’t find the labels very useful. As Carbone points out, “We use unique acoustic instrumentation, but we’re definitely not a bluegrass or country band, which sometimes leaves music writers confused as to how to categorize us. We’re essentially playing rock on acoustic instruments.”

Ultimately, Railroad Earth’s music is driven by the remarkable songs of front-man, Todd Sheaffer, and is delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band members. As mandolin/bouzouki player John Skehan points out, “Our M.O. has always been that we can improvise all day long, but we only do it in service to the song. There are a lot of songs that, when we play them live, we adhere to the arrangement from the record. And other songs, in the nature and the spirit of the song, everyone knows we can kind of take flight on them.” Sheaffer continues: “The songs are our focus, our focal point; it all starts right there. Anything else just comments on the songs and gives them color. Some songs are more open than others. They ‘want’ to be approached that way – where we can explore and trade musical ideas and open them up to different territories. But sometimes it is what the song is about.”

So: they can jam with the best of them and they have some bluegrass influences, but they use drums and amplifiers (somewhat taboo in the bluegrass world). What kind of music is it then? Mandolin/vocalist John Skehan offers this semi-descriptive term: “I always describe it as a string band, but an amplified string band with drums.” Tim Carbone takes a swing: “We’re a Country & Eastern band! ” Todd Sheaffer offers “A souped-up string band? I don’t know. I’m not good at this.” Or, as a great drummer/singer/mandolin player with an appreciation for Americana once said: “Rock & roll!”

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