The 2nd SHIFT Music Series
Musical explorers and innovators playing live at the Charles River Museum in downtown Waltham!
The 2nd SHIFT Music Series features a wide array of performers from a variety of genres including roots, rock, experimental, blues, and folk. While the musicians appearing in the series come from diverse backgrounds, each in some way reflects the innovative, exploratory American spirit that our Museum celebrates.
Spring 2018 Schedule:
Begun in the Spring of 2016 as a showcase for diverse musical talent curated by roots musician and Waltham resident Michael Tarbox, the 2nd SHIFT Music Series has helped make the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation Waltham's signature music venue.
After an incredible four-season run overseeing the selection of the top-notch artists who have graced the stage here, Michael stepped aside at the end of the Fall '17 Season to allow a new curator to bring their perspective to the 2nd SHIFT: Mark Erelli.
Mark Erelli finished up a graduate degree in evolutionary biology shortly after his eponymous debut was released on Signature Sounds in 1999. For the past 19 years, he has maintained a rigorous touring schedule, appearing onstage everywhere from coffeehouses and major folk festival stages (Newport, Philadelphia) to Fenway Park, where he once sang the national anthem before a Red Sox game.
In recent years, Erelli has gained notoriety as a multi-instrumentalist sideman and producer, accompanying GRAMMY-winning artists such as Lori McKenna, Paula Cole and Josh Ritter everywhere from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry to London’s Royal Albert Hall. His wealth of experience across such a wide range of both venues and artists makes him ideally suited to curate the 2nd Shift Music Series. Erelli grew up going to coffeehouses, clubs and bars in the greater Boston area, and is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the diversity and quality of the very arts community that has inspired him over the years.