Grammy award winning musician, composer, arranger, singer, producer and songwriter

“Jon Carroll is a one man band, a poet, a songwriter, a singer of every kind of song and above all, a musician’s musician…and I can also attest to his being a not-to-be-missed performer.”  

Mary Chapin Carpenter

“[His album "Love Returns" is]…a vibrant reminder of what Carroll does best, whether it's conjuring vintage R&B/soul sounds, or composing evocative ballad(s) which manage to bring to mind both novelist Annie Proulx and John Prine, or coming up with a country ditty as innocently engaging as On the Front Porch.” 
 The Washington Post 

“…he headlines this session with talent and charm to spare.”   
 The Washington Post 

“…the most reliable sideman in Washington, D.C., puts out another [album called 'Live Returns'] just mere months later.” 


Previous events

Come out to the big tent in Henderson, NV and watch some live podcast tapings all day and then add an amazing show in the evening. Podcast tapings are all day long and the show is from 7-9:15 and an after party. The show includes amazing comedians : Pete Dominick, J-L Cauvin, Ophira Eisenberg and Christian Finnegan. The musical portion includes the great Jon Carroll and Gareth Sever. There's also other acts performing and more surprises. A day of engaging conversations and a night of laughs, music and fun with lots of amazing people.

$25 – $95 USD + BF + Sales tax

We’re excited to bring back the Back Porch Festival for the 10th year! We are continuing with the expanded format premiered last year, featuring dozens of artists performing at ten venues in downtown Northampton over three days.

The evening headlining shows presented at The Academy of Music include:

-Friday, March 15th at 8pm | Back Porch Songwriter night: The Songs Of Willie Nelson

-Saturday March 16th at 8pm | Preservation Hall Jazz Band

-Sunday March 17th at 8pm | Richard Thompson

Full line up of 50+ artists at 10 venues across Northampton TBA


Tickets for individual evening shows go on sale on November 28th and include one of the three evening shows at the Academy of Music, selected at check out. Individual Evening Show ticket holders do not receive a Ramble Pass with their order, but Ramble Passes can be purchased separately

$29.99 - $39.99 ($38.85 - $49.81 after Fees) (Service fees will apply) Tickets Box Office Hours: 3pm - 6pm, Tuesday - Friday To purchase by phone, Call: 413-584-9032 ext.105

Happy Blue Year w Brother Sal Blues Band

The Divine Theater, 92 Race St , Holyoke, MA 01040

Brother Sal Blues Band w Chris Ball, Don MacAulay & Jon Carroll Tickets $15 adv, $20 door Doors: 7:30pm, Showtime 8pm Special menu availbable at Judds, Cafe open from 6 to 9, this is a seated show

Tickets $15 adv, $20 door Doors: 7:30pm, Showtime 8pm Special menu availbable at Judds, Cafe open from 6 to 9, this is a seated show

Kami Lyle “Trumpet or Girl Scouts, pick one.” And so, on her ninth birthday, Kami Lyle waved goodbye to the scouts and bolted for the Schmitt’s music store in Minneapolis, MN. Acceptance into the Berklee College of Music took her to Boston, where she discovered she also loved singing and songwriting.�She graduated and relocated to Nashville, TN, where she enjoyed writing, performing at The Bluebird, and doing jingles/session work. A buzz grew quickly and soon she had a co-publishing deal (Criterion Music Corp.) and a recording contract (MCA/Universal Music). Kami’s first album, Blue Cinderella, produced by Hugh Padgham (Sting, Melissa Etheridge, Phil Collins) put her on VH1 with the single “Polka Dots” and was well-received by critics and fans alike. She loved Nashville but it didn’t have an ocean, so she moved to Cape Cod. Her underwater IPod is currently bursting with Lizzo, Tom Waits, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Chet Baker and NRBQ.� Kami is passionate about songwriting and has enjoyed teaching privately and also at Steve Earle's Camp Copperhead. Her songs have appeared in film and television soundtracks including Bones (FOX), Young and the Restless (CBS), Real World (MTV), and For Love of the Game (with Kevin Costner). Co-writers include Lisa Loeb, Manu Katché, and Tom Harrell, with “Straight to My Heart” being recorded by Tom Harrell and featuring the great Dianne Reeves. Kami has toured with Robert Earl Keen, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Steve Forbert, and 10,000 Maniacs. She has opened shows for Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett, and The Boston Pops by the Sea. Kami Lyle and Friends (Joey Spampinato, Jerome Deupree, Barbara Blaisdell and Tim Utt) were honored to be invited to perform at The Continental Club for the South by Southwest Conference & Festival in March of 2023. They have a blast performing together and can currently be seen at the beautiful Boston Harbor Distillery. Joey Spampinato is a multi-instrumentalist and was a founding member and bass player of NRBQ. He played bass on many albums, including Keith Richards' album Talk Is Cheap and Bonnie Raitt's Fundamental, and was one of the bassists on Eric Clapton's 24 Nights in 1991. He appeared in the film Hail, Hail Rock N’ Roll, with rock legends Chuck Berry and Keith Richards. Spampinato's songs have been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Shakin' Stevens, Los Lobos, Dave Edmunds, and others. Jon Carroll was a founding member of Starland Vocal Band, and the group recorded the #1 Pop hit "Afternoon Delight." They were nominated for five Grammy Awards and won two, including Best New Artist and Best Arrangement for Voices—which was Jon's work as arranger. Jon has since continued his career as a performer, composer, arranger, producer, songwriter, and musician, with his works appearing in various media. He is also a highly sought-after studio player, singer, and arranger. Well-known artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Tom Jones, and Kenny Rogers have covered his original songs. He's the long-time keyboardist/vocalist band member with Mary Chapin Carpenter, with touring stints for countless others, including Rodney Crowell, Dixie Chicks, Peter Wolf, and Eric Lindell. This event is being presented by SHK Music at the Boston Harbor Distillery - a wonderfully unique and intimate setting to take in great music with its 1850's architecture, great acoustics, comfortable seating and fantastic selection of made-on-the-premises liquors and liqueurs. And there's plenty of free parking too. $20 Adv/$25 DOS This is a 21+ Show Doors are at 4pm. Showtime is 5pm. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES

$20 Adv/$25 DOS (21 and Over)

A host of great players, singers and performers over the course of the Eastworks Open Studios Weekend. A half million SQ Ft Building filled with all sorts of crafty goodness!

Saturday Nov 4

12-12:45—The Deep River Ramblers 1-1:45—Dear Ella 2-2:45—Tony Silva 3-3:45—John Caban

Sunday Nov 5

12-12:45—Crimson Canary 1-1:45—Matthew Thornton 2-2:45—Jake Manzi 3-3:45—Jon Carroll & Katie Shaw

Thrilled to be joining Glori Wilder and the band on stage to present her new EP on Deep Stream Records. I had the privilege and pleasure to work on these tracks with this exciting new artist and her brilliant team led by producer/engineer Alex Vazquez. To play these great songs live will be a true and joyful treat. This will be a special evening containing multitudes.

A Tribute to The Cellar Door

Hamilton DC Live, 600 14th St NW, Washington DC


Appearing; Last Train Home, The Slickee Boys, The Kennedys, Mama Moon, Jon Carroll. Steve Washington, The Airport 77’s, Carly Harvey, Johnny Spampinato & The Value Leaders, The Longtimers, Jaqueline Pie Francis, Richard Green, Deren Blessman, Keith Grimes, Steve Wolf, Tom Fridrich

The Cellar Door was an iconic and beloved club in Georgetown that between 1963-82 presented the best in folk, blues, rock, jazz, comedy and anything else that was making waves. Despite having only about 150 seats, some of the artists who performed there loved it so much they returned several times a year while others (Miles Davis, Neil Young, The Seldom Scene) recorded live albums there. The Cellar Door Tribute show will feature performances by several artists who regularly performed at The Cellar Door and by others who will be paying tribute to some of the icons who played there.

A Retirement Celebration for Our Good Friend, Tom Carrico

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Rosensteel Hall, Rosensteel Avenue , Silver Spring, MD 20910

Friends of Tom Carrico & lovers of great live music should be getting advanced tickets now for this epic dance concert and benefit for Tom. Just a reminder our last big concerts for Johnny Castle and Dave Elliott sold out, as did King Soul’s last show. You don’t want to get shut out of this once in a lifetime lineup. The Nighthawks Billy Price Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band King Soul Goin' Goin' Gone Bobby Thompson Eryn Michel Susan Rowe Jim Silman Jon Carroll David Chappell Andy Rutherford Abaad Behram The After Dark Fund