Hi friends, I hope that you are all well and starting to get back to somewhat normal.


Things are opening up, little by little, and live music is starting to make a comeback.  It will probably be a while until we are back at “full gigs”, but there are some things starting to show up on the schedule.  Hopefully, music won’t be the last thing to make a comeback under the circumstances.  I remember the recession of 2008.  It took a while for music to get back to normal, whatever normal is for musicians.


In sports, the Celtics are out of the playoffs as of last night.  Just not enough talent in the existing lineup to fend off a “super team”.    And Danny Ainge is out as head of operations.  He’s been a Celtic for a long long time, so he, and the memories that he gave us as a player, and later as a GM, will be missed.


The Bruins are in the thick of their playoffs and are looking pretty good, so hopefully they go far in their series.


The Red Sox are looking unexpectedly good so far.  They’ve cooled off a bit from their hot start, but at least they’re still ahead of the Yankees!!


The Pat’s have to figure out “who’s on first”.  I mean who is the starting QB.  Should be an interesting pre-season as they decide who will be running the plays.


So, as far as gigs, 3 of them on the schedule for June.  Not too bad, considering…….Hope you can join us outdoors for a gig or two…or three!!!


Thanks, Johnny B!!!!!

www.johnbaboian.com     www.bebopguitars.com



Saturday, June 19

The Wendee Glick Trio

Wendee-voice, JB-guitar, Greg Holt-bass

Bicentennial Park, Main St., Nashua NH

2:00 - 5:00 PM     Free



Sunday, June 20

The Thaddeus Hogarth - John Baboian Duo

Thaddeus-chromatic harmonica/voice, JB-guitar

Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series

24 Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, MA

Tickets are free, but reservations are needed, and can be booked at the link below, along with more info:


4:00 - 5:00 PM     Free but reservations required



Wednesday, June 23

The Black Sea Salsa returns

15 piece Latin/Jazz/Rock/Armenian band

Saltonstall Park, next to Town Hall, Main St., Watertown, MA

6:30 - 8:00 PM     Free

This will be a bittersweet return for the band, as we lost one of the most important musicians last year, flutist, Lance Martin