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After you vote, join us for Bob McWatter’s election party at Sally O’Briens this evening.

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TBT: Damon is getting his garden in Maine ready for next year. What crops will he bring down to his Somerville gigs? Here is a flashback video from his farming experiment in Somerville in 2012.

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Ahoy ahoy! Rumor has it we're playing our last summer show with the original lineup this Saturday in Quincy.

JUN17
Sat 8:00 PM EDTWollaston Yacht ClubQuincy, MA
15 people interested

Our last regular (monthy) show at Sally O'Briens is this Friday at 6pm. We may be back for an odd show, but not until the winter. If you want to know why...we'll it will cost you the price of admission. Also to note: Come say goodbye to longtime fan and Union Square resident Sam Torada who is retiring to Florida. We are:

Robert Elliott - Guitar/vocals and setlist
Damon Leibert - Fiddle and Tweets
Jeremy Dryden - commentary and bass frequiencies...
Christopher Murphy - Car repair for transportation of drum parts and implementation and organizational methods of timing.
Sam Torada - Laughter, smiles and autographs.

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JUN9
Fri 6:00 PM EDTSally O'Brien'sSomerville, MA
22 people interested

The penultimate JCL gig this summer, it's not to be missed. Approaching their 18th anniversary, the JCL's brand of Irish roots rock will start shortly after their advertised start time of 6pm. Early arrivers will be treated to their soundcheck, and the opportunity for autographs. A talkback and question and answer session will follow the show, stragglers will be entertained by the Busted Jug Band.

MAY19
Fri 6:00 PM EDTSally O'Brien'sSomerville, MA
14 people went

Irish Roots Rock band The Johhny Come Latelies with special guest Andrew Philip, the JCL's original bass player. Free Friday early Show.
Come see what all the weird grade school kids were doing when you were too cool for school. Come see how their dedication has paid off. Some worked at the fiddle, some studied the bass, others guitar tuning. Some build cars to transport larger instruments like drums. Together they are unstoppable, hard to start (on time anyway), and create that unique Irish-roots-rock sound thats guarnteed to get your foot tappin' or your feet dancing. From 6pm-9pm you can see how far they've come, and how uncool you've become. Have a pint, it will make you feel better. Have a dance, you'll be doing something. Its a free show but bring money.

APR14
Fri 6:00 PM EDTSally O'Brien'sSomerville, MA
17 people went

Our monthly showcase where we create a set list, live, on stage, for your listening pleasure. Will the paper on the music stand dictate whats next, or will the twitter feed dictate the tunes? Come be part of this new art form and bring your twitter account and pen. Featuring Robert Elliott's #2 pencil and Damon's ipad. Joined by the commentary of Jeremy Dryden, and helping to move things along, Chris Murphy. Free show, but please bring money.

FEB10
Fri 6:00 PM ESTSally O'Brien'sSomerville, MA
18 people interested

We've written our setlist (all 140 characters) and are going to focus on the biggest, have I told you how big the Johnny Come Latelies are, I mean this is going to be tremendous. We've also got some other huge talents that will be helping make Sally's great again. Free show, pay later.

JAN20
Fri 6:00 PM ESTSally O'Brien'sSomerville, MA
25 people interested

Three new pages added to Robert's music stand. Come find out what will happen as we devise our December set list, live on stage.
Free admission, but bring money, there is a cover charge to leave.
Featuring:
Limerick's Robert Elliott on vocalizations and steel strung thing.
The Northern Kingdom's Chris Murphy on bangy things....
Derry's Jeremy Dryden on the electrically controlled chord progressor.
Nova Scotia'n fiddler Damon Leibert on the cat-gut, dead-tree dance machine.

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DEC9
Fri 6:00 PM ESTSally O'Brien'sSomerville, MA
14 people interested

Robert's hand has healed and Sally's welcomes us back to test their Guinness, your dancing ability, and the post election, Friday happy hour. The healing power of a pint-of-plain!
The JCL's are: Robert Elliott, Christopher Murphy, Jeremy Dryden, and age before beauty, Damon Leibert. Bring money.

NOV11
Fri 6:00 PM ESTSally O'Brien'sSomerville, MA
13 people went

Come catch a tune today, w'ell pitch it to you from three feet above Somerville Avenue at Conway Park, four hours past noon. We're on stage for the Arts Council 's SomerStreets festival and to celebrate Union Square Somerville Playlist release (we're on it). Street will be open to everything but cars. Come check out Robert's new hand.

TOM JORDAN in his only Boston area appearance with the "Jimmy Come Latelies" featuring Jim Coyle's as Robert Elliott, Damon Leibert, Jeremy Dryden and Chris Murphy.

If you had a pint of Guinness around the turn of this century in Boston there's a chance it was with Tom. A Union square regular (Tir na nOg) Tom returns 9/16/16 from "accross the pond" for a blast of Irish songs supported by Jim Coyle (filling in for Robert Elliott) and the JCLs.

SEP16
Fri 6:00 PM EDTSally O'Brien'sSomerville, MA
17 people interested

The JCL's return to Sally's this Friday night for the early show with their unique style of Irish Roots Rock. Featuring:
Robert Elliott on guitar, vocals, and set list construction.
Jeremy Dryden on organized bass foundation.
Chris Murphy on Guinness and time keeping.
Damon Leibert on a mixture of substances guarnateed to get you dancing*

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Remember, bring money, the show is completely free. Drinks aren't and the band will be thirsty.

*not actually guranteed

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JUL8
Fri 6:00 PM EDTSally O'Brien'sSomerville, MA
9 people interested

The JCL's return to Sally's this Friday night for the early show with their unique style of Irish Roots Rock. Featuring:
Robert Elliott on guitar, vocals, and set list construction.
Jeremy Dryden on organized bass foundation.
Chris Murphy on Guinness and time keeping.
Damon Leibert on a mixture of substances guarnateed to get you dancing*

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Remember bring money, the show is free. Drinks aren't.

*not actually guranteed

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MAY20
Fri 6:00 PM EDTSally O'Brien'sSomerville, MA
11 people interested

It's April Fool's and Damon's fiddle has been replaced with the fretted mandolin and Damon has been replaced by mando-wizard Jimmy Ryan...its The Jimmy Come Latelies!

Featuring: Robert Elliott, Jimmy Ryan, Jeremy Dryden & Christopher Murphy!

Damon will return for the next show in May.

APR1
Fri 6:00 PM EDTSally O'Brien'sSomerville, MA
16 people went

No March JCL gigs as Damon is on the road with The Irish Comedy Tour, but here is some music he did for their video, Hung Like a Leprechaun. Shameless plug: They make a rare hometown appearance on March 6th, The Irish Comedy Tour at The Davis Square Theatre. Limited tix here: http://irishcomedytour.bpt.me/

The Irish Comedy Tour presents: Hung Like a Leprechaun Produced by: Derek Richards and Damon Leibert at Bluetone Studio, Somerville, MA Cast in order of appe...
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In honor of today's last gig before April Fools (4.1.16) we've created a band page and entered the 21'st century. Please share with anyone that would give a damn. Thanks kindly.