2nd Shift Music Series

2nd Shift Music Series A music series in the historic Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation, presented on select Spring & Fall Thurs. eves.
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Our FALL 2016 LINEUP (more to come): September 29: THALIA ZEDEK BAND December 1: KRIS DELMHORST Please check back for updates, new performer information and dates. We host a performers from a variety of genres -- roots, rock, experimental, blues, jazz and folk. While the musicians appearing in the series come from diverse backgrounds, each in some way reflects the innovative, exploratory American spirit the Charles River Museum celebrates. THIS PAST SPRING 2016 SECOND SHIFT MUSIC SERIES PROGRAM: April 7, 2016: Paul Rishell and Annie Raines (rural blues) April 21, 2016: Tom Carter (psychedelic and experimental guitar) May 12, 2016: Haunt The House (otherworldly folk) May 26, 2016: Rhys Chatham (Improvisations on guitar and other instruments) June 9, 2016: The Bluebird Orchestra (One-of-a-kind string band) June 16, 2016: Tarbox Ramblers (rock, Appalachian, backwoods blues)

A mere two weeks before the coronavirus lockdown turned our worlds upside down, we at the 2nd Shift Music Series entered...
05/21/2020
campfire. festival | Passim

A mere two weeks before the coronavirus lockdown turned our worlds upside down, we at the 2nd Shift Music Series entered a ticket-exchange relationship with Club Passim. But just because all that's on hiatus now doesn't mean we can't support Passim's inspiring work bringing music to the people during this extraordinary time.

Campfire started 22 years ago, and has become the single-biggest way that Passim develops new talent and celebrates the Boston area’s amazing music community and beyond...

Warm your heart by the Campfire from Club Passim: the week-long festival celebrating up & coming folk musicians will be stream on their page.
Find the details and full lineup at passim.org/campfire
Friday, May 22 - Thursday, May 28
Nightly 5 - 8 PM
Suggested donation: $15

Club Passim's annual Campfire Festival is online this month with a special weeklong presentation. Over 75 acts are set to play solo and in groups. Tune in at 5 pm nightly May 22 - 28 on Passim’s page and here on Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation's FB page.

campfire. festival It started as a way to fill a bad booking weekend in 1998, but now after more than 20 years, the campfire. festival has become the single-biggest way that Passim develops new talent and celebrates the Boston area’s amazing music scene. Originally called, “On the Cutting Edge o...

We had hoped to be able to reschedule all of our Spring 2020 concerts. We do not yet have a new date for CAROLINE SPENCE...
04/16/2020

We had hoped to be able to reschedule all of our Spring 2020 concerts. We do not yet have a new date for CAROLINE SPENCE so we are canceling this event & have refunded all tickets in full.

We hope to have her join us another time. Please look for our announcements of new dates.

A reminder that the Hank Wonder show scheduled for tonight, Thursday, 3/2 has been rescheduled to OCTOBER 22nd!We look f...
04/02/2020
2nd SHIFT Concert: HANK WONDER

A reminder that the Hank Wonder show scheduled for tonight, Thursday, 3/2 has been rescheduled to OCTOBER 22nd!

We look forward to seeing you all there! Tix: bit.ly/HANKWO

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM ITS ORIGINAL DATE OF APRIL 2nd. Refund requests for tickets purchased for the original date will honored through April 13, 2020 Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. Hank Wonderhankwonder.com Imagine, if you will, the musical lovechild of Han...

Some marvelous photos from our friend Dan Tappan of the first show of this year. But certainly NOT our last!We're on as ...
03/27/2020
Barnstar! 3/5/20

Some marvelous photos from our friend Dan Tappan of the first show of this year. But certainly NOT our last!

We're on as much hold as everyone else, but we will be back with a vengeance as soon as it's safe and smart for everyone!

Barnstar!; 15 photos; Charles River Museum of Industry – 2nd Shift Music Series; Waltham MA; March 5, 2020

2nd Shift Music Series's cover photo
03/13/2020

2nd Shift Music Series's cover photo

THE CHARLES RIVER MUSEUM IS CLOSED at least through Sunday, March 29th, in concert with our fellow museums in the Greate...
03/13/2020

THE CHARLES RIVER MUSEUM IS CLOSED at least through Sunday, March 29th, in concert with our fellow museums in the Greater Boston area who are acting preemptively for the safety of the general public during this phase of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

We have suspended our public event schedule, including The 2nd SHIFT, through the end of April.

We will closely monitor all official guidance relating to public safety during this evolving situation and update this advisory accordingly.

Thank you for your understanding as we each do our part to get through this challenging time together. We look forward to seeing you and serving you again soon!

ARE YOU A Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation MEMBER?Our friends at Club Passim have offered 2 pairs of ticket...
03/06/2020

ARE YOU A Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation MEMBER?

Our friends at Club Passim have offered 2 pairs of tickets to Dave Godowsky album release with Hayley Sabella this coming Tuesday! We’re offering our Members a chance to win a pair of tix for this great performance! email us at [email protected] by NOON 3/9 to enter.
Winners will be announced Monday 3/9 evening.

Not a Member?
Become one here: https://www.charlesrivermuseum.org/membership

AVAILABLE TICKET NOTICE!A few tickets have become available for this Thursday, March 5th's Barnstar! performance at the ...
03/04/2020

AVAILABLE TICKET NOTICE!
A few tickets have become available for this Thursday, March 5th's Barnstar! performance at the 2nd Shift Music Series. This previously sold out show promises to be amazing, so here's your chance! The show starts at 9PM.

Tickets available here: bit.ly/BRNSTR20

Our 3/19 Teddy Thompson show has SOLD OUT!
02/27/2020

Our 3/19 Teddy Thompson show has SOLD OUT!

So pleased to welcome Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co. as 2020 Beer Sponsor for our Spring 2020 2nd Shift Music Series Season...
02/26/2020

So pleased to welcome Mighty Squirrel Brewing Co. as 2020 Beer Sponsor for our Spring 2020 2nd Shift Music Series Season!⁣
⁣⁣⁣Get tickets here: bit.ly/CRMIIEB ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Mar 5 Barnstar!! SOLD OUT⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣Mar 19 Teddy Thompson
⁣⁣⁣Apr 2 Hank Wonder
⁣⁣⁣Apr 16 Caroline Spence
⁣⁣⁣Apr 30 Dori Freeman ⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣May 14 Freddy & Francine

LOW TICKET ALERT:3/19 TEDDY THOMPSON at the Charles River Museum of Industry & InnovationTix: bit.ly/TTHOMP
02/22/2020
2nd SHIFT Concert: TEDDY THOMPSON

LOW TICKET ALERT:
3/19 TEDDY THOMPSON at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation

Tix: bit.ly/TTHOMP

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. Teddy Thompsonteddythompson.net What do you get when you take the early rock n’ roll of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and The Everly Brothers and filter it through the offspring of British folk rock royalty Richard and Linda Thompson? You ge...

Mark Erelli, besides being the curator of our 2nd Shift Music Series, is one of the finest musicians we know. His upcomi...
02/20/2020
WATCH: Mark Erelli, “Blindsided”

Mark Erelli, besides being the curator of our 2nd Shift Music Series, is one of the finest musicians we know. His upcoming release, "Blindsided" promises to be one of the must-listen albums of 2020.

Here's the video for eponymous first single from that album, a rousingly song about the power of love, shot right here in the Museum's Jackson Room!

Artist: Mark Erelli Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts Song: "Blindsided" Album: Blindsided Release Date: February 21, 2020 (single); March 27, 2020 (album) Label: Soundly Music In Their Words: "The word has negative connotations, but I thought it would be interesting to use it in the context of a love...

02/20/2020
Teddy Thompson Heartbreaker Please

It's just under a month away but there's no time to waste getting tickets, because it's looking sure to sell out!

March 19th Teddy Thompson at the 2nd Shift Music Series
Tix: bit.ly/TTHOMP

His latest is "Heartbreaker Please":

Teddy Thompson's new single, Heartbreaker Please, is out today on Valentine's Day. The full Heartbreaker Please album will be available worldwide on May 8th,...

02/19/2020
Teddy Thompson - Looking For A Girl (Live At Rockwood)

TEDDY THOMPSON 3/19
What do you get when you take the early rock n’ roll of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and The Everly Brothers and filter it through the offspring of British folk rock royalty Richard and Linda Thompson? You get something that sounds a lot like Teddy Thompson, who has forged a sound all his own that is equal parts rock and country, folk and pop, throughout the six albums to his name.

Thompson will make his 2nd Shift Music Series debut hot off the heels of the April 24th release of his upcoming album, Heartbreaker Please.

tickets: bit.ly/TTHOMP

Music video by Teddy Thompson performing Looking For A Girl. (C) 2010 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

SO MANY GREAT ARTISTS in our 2020 Spring  lineup! One show's already sold out & the rest are moving fast, so don't miss ...
02/12/2020

SO MANY GREAT ARTISTS in our 2020 Spring lineup! One show's already sold out & the rest are moving fast, so don't miss out!

3/5 Barnstar! SOLD OUT!
3/19 Teddy Thompson
4/2 Hank Wonder
4/16 Caroline Spence
4/30 Dori Freeman
5/14 Freddy & Francine

Tix: bit.ly/2ndSFT

2nd Shift Music Series's cover photo
02/12/2020

2nd Shift Music Series's cover photo

We’re pleased to announce that the always amazing BACKROOM at Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions will be partnering with ...
02/11/2020

We’re pleased to announce that the always amazing BACKROOM at Moody's Delicatessen & Provisions will be partnering with us this Spring for DINNER & A SHOW!

More info at bit.ly/DinShw,
see our concert lineup at bit.ly/2ndSFT
and visit Moody’s online at www.moodyswaltham.com/backroom

02/11/2020
The Hank Wonder Trio - "Loverboy" [LIVE at Aeronaut Brewing]

Hank Wonder at the 2nd Shift Music Series April 2nd!

Imagine, if you will, the musical lovechild of Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder. This Boston-based band isn’t afraid to strike off down the unpaved roads in search of that place on the map where the twang of classic country meets the grit of southern soul.

HANK WONDER is fronted by Darren Buck, who has the kind of honeyed voice that is smooth as bourbon and energetic enough to fill an arena (or, say, a 200-year old factory), and also features the rock-solid rhythm of Michael Loria on acoustic guitar and the virtuosic, classically-trained Annie Bartlett on fiddle.

Come on out and groove to a band with a joyful sound that is equal parts down home and gussied up. Tickets: bit.ly/HANKWO

Original tune from Boston-based The Hank Wonder Trio playing live in Cambridge MA at Aeronaut Brewing. The Hank Wonder Trio is: Annie Bartlett - fiddle, voca...

01/31/2020

The Barnstar! Show on March 5th is
SOLD OUT

TEDDY THOMPSON 3/19What do you get when you take the early rock n’ roll of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and The Everly Br...
01/30/2020
2nd SHIFT Concert: TEDDY THOMPSON

TEDDY THOMPSON 3/19
What do you get when you take the early rock n’ roll of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and The Everly Brothers and filter it through the offspring of British folk rock royalty Richard and Linda Thompson? You get something that sounds a lot like Teddy Thompson, who has forged a sound all his own that is equal parts rock and country, folk and pop, throughout the six albums to his name.

Thompson will make his 2nd Shift Music Series debut hot off the heels of the April 24th release of his upcoming album, Heartbreaker Please.

tickets: bit.ly/TTHOMP

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. Teddy Thompsonteddythompson.net What do you get when you take the early rock n’ roll of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and The Everly Brothers and filter it through the offspring of British folk rock royalty Richard and Linda Thompson? You ge...

Heads up! Only a handful of tickets left for Barnstar! on March 5th! This WILL sell out by the end of this week, so don'...
01/29/2020
2nd SHIFT Concert: BARNSTAR!

Heads up! Only a handful of tickets left for Barnstar! on March 5th! This WILL sell out by the end of this week, so don't miss out!

Tix: bit.ly/BRNSTR20

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. BARNSTAR!wearebarnstar.com It only takes seeing one Barnstar! performance to witness how hard the band works to justify the exclamatory punctuation that is an integral part of its name. Using the familiar tools of the bluegrass genre—fiddl...

Don't get left out! Tickets are selling fast for BARNSTAR! 3/5!It only takes seeing one Barnstar! performance to witness...
01/27/2020
2nd SHIFT Concert: BARNSTAR!

Don't get left out! Tickets are selling fast for BARNSTAR! 3/5!

It only takes seeing one Barnstar! performance to witness how hard the band works to justify the exclamatory punctuation that is an integral part of its name. Using the familiar tools of the bluegrass genre—fiddle, banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, and upright bass—Barnstar! forges a sound that both acknowledges and refuses to be constrained by tradition.

They put on a rousing show for a sell-out crowd at the museum a couple years ago, and we are excited to have them back several months in advance of the release of their upcoming third album.

Tix: bit.ly/BRNSTR20

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. BARNSTAR!wearebarnstar.com It only takes seeing one Barnstar! performance to witness how hard the band works to justify the exclamatory punctuation that is an integral part of its name. Using the familiar tools of the bluegrass genre—fiddl...

Psyched about our Spring 2020 2nd Shift Music Series lineup(Tix: bit.ly/2ndSFT)? Well, DINNER & A SHOW, in conjunction w...
01/15/2020

Psyched about our Spring 2020 2nd Shift Music Series lineup(Tix: bit.ly/2ndSFT)?

Well, DINNER & A SHOW, in conjunction with some of Waltham's finest food establishments, is back as well!

Buy concert tickets in advance and get 15% off your meal at Balani Waltham, Bison County, Bistro781 or Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar, with more restaurants to come! Full details and Info at: bit.ly/DinShw –Gonna be some great nights out in Waltham...

Concerts at the Charles River Museum are made possible in part with a grant from:
01/10/2020

Concerts at the Charles River Museum are made possible in part with a grant from:

2nd Shift Music Series's cover photo
01/10/2020

2nd Shift Music Series's cover photo

CAROLINE SPENCE 4/16The third full-length album from Nashville-based singer/songwriter Caroline Spence , Mint Condition ...
01/09/2020
2nd SHIFT Concert: CAROLINE SPENCE

CAROLINE SPENCE 4/16

The third full-length album from Nashville-based singer/songwriter Caroline Spence , Mint Condition is narrated by people in various states of searching: alone on faraway highways, restless on rooftops in glamorous cities, stubbornly chasing their deepest dreams against all better judgment.

Spence’s voice telegraphs a quiet self-assurance, and her songs of self-reckoning have won her songwriting awards from the Kerrville Folk Festival, rave reviews from Rolling Stone, NPR, and American Songwriter, and garnered millions of streams.

She is an incandescent new voice that is on the rise, but you can catch her show in Waltham and say “you knew her when.”

Tix: bit.ly/CSPENCE

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. Caroline Spencecarolinespencemusic.com The third full-length album from Nashville-based singer/songwriter Caroline Spence, Mint Condition is narrated by people in various states of searching: alone on faraway highways, restless on rooftops i...

FREDDY & FRANCINE 5/14One thing you should know about a show by this Nashville-based duo—there will be screaming.As part...
01/09/2020
2nd SHIFT Concert: FREDDY & FRANCINE

FREDDY & FRANCINE 5/14

One thing you should know about a show by this Nashville-based duo—there will be screaming.

As partners Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso explain it “we’re performers. We’re not just folk musicians who play and sing mellow songs with little voices.” Freddy & Francine have lit up stages all over the world, from performance halls in the Netherlands to the Telluride Bluegrass festival, with their infectious brand of soulful pop designed to grab you by the lapels and demand a connection.

We can’t think of a better way to close out our spring 2020 series and we hope you will join us.

tickets bit.ly/FREDFRA

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. Freddy & Francinefreddyandfrancine.com One thing you should know about a show by this Nashville-based duo—there will be screaming. As partners Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso explain it “we’re performers. We’re not just folk musicians w...

TEDDY THOMPSON 3/19What do you get when you take the early rock n’ roll of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and The Everly Br...
01/09/2020
2nd SHIFT Concert: TEDDY THOMPSON

TEDDY THOMPSON 3/19
What do you get when you take the early rock n’ roll of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and The Everly Brothers and filter it through the offspring of British folk rock royalty Richard and Linda Thompson? You get something that sounds a lot like Teddy Thompson, who has forged a sound all his own that is equal parts rock and country, folk and pop, throughout the six albums to his name.

Thompson will make his 2nd Shift Music Series debut hot off the heels of the April 24th release of his upcoming album, Heartbreaker Please.

tickets: bit.ly/TTHOMP

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. Teddy Thompsonteddythompson.net What do you get when you take the early rock n’ roll of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and The Everly Brothers and filter it through the offspring of British folk rock royalty Richard and Linda Thompson? You ge...

HANK WONDER 4/2Imagine, if you will, the musical lovechild of Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder. This Boston-based band is...
01/09/2020
2nd SHIFT Concert: HANK WONDER

HANK WONDER 4/2
Imagine, if you will, the musical lovechild of Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder. This Boston-based band isn’t afraid to strike off down the unpaved roads in search of that place on the map where the twang of classic country meets the grit of southern soul.
Come on out and groove to a band with a joyful sound that is equal parts down home and gussied up-and 100% Hank Wonder.
Tix bit.ly/HANKWO

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. Hank Wonderhankwonder.com Imagine, if you will, the musical lovechild of Hank Williams and Stevie Wonder. This Boston-based band isn’t afraid to strike off down the unpaved roads in search of that place on the map where the twang of classi...

BARNSTAR! 3/5It only takes seeing one Barnstar! performance to witness how hard the band works to justify the exclamator...
01/09/2020
2nd SHIFT Concert: BARNSTAR!

BARNSTAR! 3/5

It only takes seeing one Barnstar! performance to witness how hard the band works to justify the exclamatory punctuation that is an integral part of its name. Using the familiar tools of the bluegrass genre—fiddle, banjo, mandolin, acoustic guitar, and upright bass—Barnstar! forges a sound that both acknowledges and refuses to be constrained by tradition.

They put on a rousing show for a sell-out crowd at the museum a couple years ago, and we are excited to have them back several months in advance of the release of their upcoming third album.

Tix: bit.ly/BRNSTR20

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. BARNSTAR!wearebarnstar.com It only takes seeing one Barnstar! performance to witness how hard the band works to justify the exclamatory punctuation that is an integral part of its name. Using the familiar tools of the bluegrass genre—fiddl...

DORI FREEMAN 4/30Dori Freeman's unadorned and honest voice comes from Galax, Virginia, and is infused with the same sort...
01/09/2020
2nd SHIFT Concert: DORI FREEMAN

DORI FREEMAN 4/30
Dori Freeman's unadorned and honest voice comes from Galax, Virginia, and is infused with the same sort of clear-eyed, fierce independence that is the trademark of her Appalachian home.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to come out to the show and marvel at the incisive insight and bruised romanticism of her instantly memorable songs.
Tix http://bit.ly/DORIFR

Performance begins at 8:00PM, doors open 30 minutes prior. Dori Freemanwww.dorifreeman.com Dori Freeman first broke out in 2016, with a stunning debut (produced by fellow 2nd Shifter Teddy Thompson) and a sparkling voice that seemed to come from out of nowhere. In fact, that unadorned and honest voi...

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Please check back for updates, new performer information and dates. We host a performers from a variety of genres -- roots, rock, experimental, blues, jazz and folk. While the musicians appearing in the series come from diverse backgrounds, each in some way reflects the innovative, exploratory American spirit the Charles River Museum celebrates.

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