Boston’s Best Local Female Musicians

March 21, 2013 6:00 AM

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(Photo Credit: Downtown Fever)

(Photo Credit: Downtown Fever)

This spring, why not have a great night out in Boston by seeing some of the best local female musicians? Relax the night away with some sultry jazz or get pumped up with some energetic rock. Boston clubs are hosting women from a variety of genres in venues with a variety of styles.

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(Photo Credit: Jamie Lynn Hart)

(Photo Credit: Jamie Lynn Hart)

Jamie Lynn Hart
The Beehive
541 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 423-0069
www.jamielynnhart.com

Date: March 31

Jamie Lynn Hart is an unusual product of the Boston music scene. While touted as rock, her music can better be described as pseudo-country pop. She has the melodic lows and the choral highs that are characteristic of those two genres. Anyone who appreciates the current popular female vocalist scene will enjoy Hart’s performance. The venue – The Beehive – is a great intimate venue where groups can enjoy dinner and a show.

(Photo Credit: Club Passim)

(Photo Credit: Club Passim)

Sarah Blacker & Carsie Blanton
Club Passim
47 Palmer St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-7679
www.clubpassim.org

Date: March 22

Sarah Blacker and Carsie Blanton are two women with definitely distinct personalities and styles that should mesh for a wonderful show at Boston’s popular Club Passim. Carsie has a quirky pop musical style and a look that belies her girlish voice. Sarah Blacker has a smoother, folky sound. She has won a variety of awards and earned them. This cozy and friendly club will put guests right in front of these two talented women as they croon the night away.

(Photo from nightfruit.bandcamp.com via Joshua Sarinana

(Photo from nightfruit.bandcamp.com via Joshua Sarinana

Night Fruit
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Ave.
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 566-9014
www.greatscottboston.com

Date: March 28

Night Fruit is a dream pop/indie rock trio fronted by the delightfully eerie-voiced Amanda Dellevigne. She was a runner-up for the Boston Phoenix’s best female vocalist in 2012. It is easy to imagine the light sounds of Night Fruit and Dellevigne’s moving voice filling out a great indie movie soundtrack. Fellow band members Jonathan Gill and Luke Sullivan round out this band so well that concertgoers will surely be hoping they remain in the Boston music scene for a long time to come. This is the kind of band that makes fans selfishly hope it will not be stolen by the national music scene.

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(Photo Credit: Andrea Gillis Band)

(Photo Credit: Andrea Gillis Band)

Andrea Gillis Band
Tavern at the End of the World
108 Cambridge St.
Charlestown, MA 02129
(617) 241-4999
www.tavernattheendoftheworld.com

Date: March 23

The Andrea Gillis Band is a mostly girl rock band with a few talented guys tagging along. Those who appreciate stereotypical rock and roll irreverence will enjoy the vocal stylings, electric guitar riffs and heavy drums of the Andrea Gillis Band. They have performed in several venues across the city, but they are likely to be particularly enjoyable in the small town bar atmosphere of Tavern at the End of the World.

(Photo Credit: Downtown Fever)

(Photo Credit: Downtown Fever)

Downtown Fever
The Lansdowne
9 Lansdowne St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 247-1222
www.lansdownepubboston.com

Date: March 22

Downtown Fever is a big band with something of a reputation for playing events and weddings. Do not fear, though. They can play a good show at a pub venue as well. With some fun and difficult covers like, “Forget You” by Cee Lo and “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston, it will be hard not to recognize their tunes and their talent. The band features five energetic men and a sole female – all of whom have performed for the President of the United States himself, Barack Obama.

Related: Guide To Live Music Venues In Boston

Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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