CONFIRMED PORCHFEST ACTS

Founded in 2005 by Bill Black, Cat's Melodeon consists of some of the finest Irish traditional musicians on Cape Cod. The group's instrumentation includes fiddle, guitar, flute, recorder, uilleann pipes, banjo, accordion, harmonica, concertina, bouzouki, whistle, mandolin, and bodhrán (the Irish frame drum). Its repertoire consists of the Irish dance tunes—primarily reels, jigs, and hornpipes.

Learn more at: http://www.capeirish.com/cats/home.html

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Dan Cloutier is making a name for himself as an important live act by selling out rooms in the greater Boston area including the famed Club Passim and The Amazing Things Arts Center. He has also had the honor of opening for such legends as John Hiatt, Richie Havens, Ellis Paul, and John Gorka. Dan writes fast paced folk anthems, sweet tremolo electric jams, and quietly powerful story songs.

https://dancloutier.bandcamp.com/

Grasshopper Green offers original American pop/rock songs: catchy melodies, big fuzzy guitar sounds, and sing-along choruses. The band—Corey Heaslip (lead vocals and guitar), Brian Domingos (bass), Scott Celeste (guitar), and Tom McManamon (drums)—got its start more than 20 years ago playing porch party shows on these very streets.


Their latest album, MONSOON, came out in 2021. Learn more at https://grasshoppergreen.bandcamp.com/

Boston's Graveyard of the Atlantic features Dave Debany (guitar/vocals), Adam Anderson (guitar), David Deitch (drums), and Mike Gonzales (bass). Their original songs, as one reviewer noted, "are emotionally driven and filled with distanced guitars and melodic vocals that give you the feeling you've heard this somewhere even though you probably haven't yet."

Their website is https://www.graveyardatlantic.com/.

The GroovaLottos are a multi-Grammy-nominated soul-funk jam band and musical production team, created by veteran touring and studio session players and singers. Starting as a series of weekly jam sessions, the group quickly rose as a favorite at bars, clubs, events, and festivals throughout New England and the East Coast with its pioneering Thump & Soul sound.

Find out more at https://www.thegroovalottos.com/

Drew O’Doherty is a Cub Scout dropout born on the day "Never Mind The Bollocks" was released. He’s toured with national acts and scores independent films.

Find his music at https://drewodoherty.bandcamp.com/

The Paradise Rock Band plays "good time music that makes you dance." Featuring Craigo Carlson (lead singer and guitar), Randy Gummow (bass), Justin Sawyer (guitar), Eric Hayden (keyboard) and Nate Chu (drums), the group has been playing together on Cape Cod for over 25 years (always with room for special guests). It's mix of bluesy funk, Classic Rock favorites, and over 100 original songs keeps audiences coming back for more.

PTERODAN is Dan McCarthy. He also drums in Helms, Challenger and Dagobah.

https://pterodan.bandcamp.com/album/lp

http://www.danmccarthy.org/

A local favorite, Puffy Elvis showcases the musical skills of current and former Falmouth High School teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators, plus the occasional guest performers. They cover rock 'n' roll tunes from the 1960s on—"tunes everyone knows and loves," they say. "Hang with us, sing along, dance with friends and have a great time!"

Led by their teacher, Nikki Engstrom, the Sonnay Fiddlers (ages 5 and up) perform a large repertoire of Celtic tunes. Sonnay stands for "Students of Nikki, Not All Young," a nod to the adults in the group.

Aaron O is currently based in the Northampton region, playing in several projects as a lead guitarist (Topsy, Jake Klar, Karlo Rueby). He recently finished a tour with Blue Ranger (Josh from Pinegrove) and with Topsy (Hannah from And The Kids) and has some solo work coming out soon.

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The Shining Sea Strummers play ukulele and sing an eclectic mix of tunes.

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Orange Peel Mystic is an eccentric pop duo from the Boston era. By using acoustic drums, dissonant electric keys and haunting vocals, they weave an intricate tapestry of music and emotion.

In describing their latest album, ANIMALAR, they shared that, "The sounds are a captured noise piece traveling through spectrums of nature as if you were a ghost or in a dream." 

Find out more at https://www.orangepeelmystic.com/.

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Fiddler Nikki Engstrom and guitarist and singer Sean Brennan have been playing throughout New England as the duo Stanley & Grimm at concerts, house parties, pubs and festivals. 

Their website is https://www.stanleyandgrimm.com/.

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