Walter "Wolfman" Washington
Dec 20 | Funk, blues and psychedelic guitar master Walter "Wolfman" Washington celebrates his 70th birthday with special guests Anders Osborne, Ivan Neville, Cyril Neville and Stanton Moore. The Soul Project opens at 10 p.m. at the Maple Leaf Bar.
Eddie Roberts and the New Mastersounds
with Ike Stubblefield
Wed. Dec. 18 | British guitarist Eddie Roberts is in the middle of a series of shows at the Maple Leaf Bar. He's joined by soul and R&B Hammond B3 master Ike Stubblefield. Show at 10 p.m.
Thu. Dec. 19 | Folk troubadour Spencer Bohren's annual holiday hootenanny features guest appearances by Saint Cecilia's Asylum Chorus, Swedish blues-rocker Nikke Strom, string aficionado Seva Venet, pianist Bill Malchow and many others. At 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro.
Terry McDermott and the Bonfires
with Rotary Downs and the Morning Life
Thu. Dec. 19 | Nearly tabbed The Voice (he finished as runner-up on season three), new New Orleanian Terry McDermott showcases his current band the Bonfires, featuring members of the Afghan Whigs, Rotary Downs and World Leader Pretend. Rotary Downs and the Morning Life open at 8 p.m. at House of Blues.
Fri. Dec. 20 | Community Records' favorite St. Bernard Avenue Caddy-shack is an ideal venue for these three amplifier fryers, each of which is varying degrees of crust, rising and baked to perfection. Boston's Designer joins locals High in One Eye and Caddywhompus at 8 p.m. at United Bakery.