Becky and the Swingin' Bards dig deep into the soul of soul, finding the groove in songs by an array of R&B, blues, and soul artists (as well as some original tunes). We have a mess of blues for you! Available for clubs, restaurants, and private parties. Email Becky for details.
Check out our concert from Timberstock 2021. Many thanks to Stow TV
for recording, editing, and broadcasting our show. Viewers from Germany to California joined us.
OUR 2023 SPONSORS ROCK!
Rhythm and Rock
Jacquelin and Robert Apsler
Lynn and Vern Nixon
Bette and John Finnern
Marc and Kay Hamilton
Beth Rau of Rau Graphics
Patti and Dennis Kaplan
"Becky and the Swingin' Bards are one of the very favorites at Main Streets Market & Cafe. People always smile when they know they will be playing!"
-- Ellen Schmidt
"Another epic night. Newbies are amazed that they get to hear this level of musical talent in a small town café. I was so tired going in, but you were the musical wind beneath my wings."
-- Dawna Provost
"This band gets an A+ in all categories: excellent musicianship, tight harmonies, classic song selection, and an easy, natural rapport with the audience. Becky is a great singer & front-person... a Master of Ceremony leading the band and getting the crowd involved. Regardless of the venue, an infectious good time is had by all, and as is always evident from the sea of familiar faces, this 6-piece outfit outfit keeps bringing 'em back, show after show!"
-- Jon Rowland
"Their music is phenomenal"
-- Stephen Bernardi
We thank our sponsors for keeping the music live throughout the pandemic.
Timberstock is a keeper thanks to you! #playon
2023 Gigs: We're booking now!
Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Bards! Concord, MA 2/18/2023: 7:00-10:00
Main Streets Market and Cafe, March 18, 7:30-9:30
Main Streets Market and Cafe, April 22, 7:30-9:30
Hudson Arts Festival near Main Street Bank, May 6, 12:00-2:30
Carlson Orchard 5/13/2023: 4:30-7:30
West Concord Spring Street Festival 5/20/23
12:00-2:30 Postponed Due To Rain
Main Streets Market and Cafe, 5/20/23 7:30-9:30
Private Party: Concord, MA June 9
TIMBERSTOCK: June 11. 3:00-5:00
Private Party: Newton, MA June 15
Main Streets Market and Cafe, June 24, 7:30-9:30
Private Party: Lincoln, MA June 29
TIMBERSTOCK: July 23, 2:30-5:00 - with opening act, Terry Kitchen
Main Streets Market and Cafe, July 15, 7:30-9:30
Concord's Sizzling Sidewalk Sale: August 5 in front of The Cheese Shop. 12:00-3:00
Timberstock with Sponsor Reception: August 13. NOTE TIME CHANGE: Sponsor reception 3:00. Music 4:00-6:00
Main Streets Market and Cafe, August 19, 7:30-9:30
Carlson Orchard, August 26, 4:30-7:30
Carlson Orchard, September 9, 3:30-6:30 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Main Streets Market and Cafe, September 16, 7:30-9:30
CANCELLED: Concord's Sizzling Sidewalk Sale: September 30 in front of The Cheese Shop. 12:00-3:00
West Concord Street Festival October 21,
Main Streets Market and Cafe, October 21, 7:30-9:30
Main Streets Market and Cafe, November 18, 7:30-9:30
Main Streets Market and Cafe, December 16, 7:30-9:30
June 11: 3:00-5:00pm (weather permitting!)
July 23: 2:30-5:00pm - featuring Terry Kitchen!
August 13: 2:00-5:00 Sponsor reception
October 1: 2:00-4:00
"Behold she doth teach the torches to burn bright, for her beauty hangs upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an ethiope's ear.......no scratch that....they may have read the bard. Let's try: What a great party band. Fun songs, each with the requisite dose of blues and soul, delivered by a foxy female singer who knows how to keep a crowd entertained, backed by a swinging rhythm section, and two really fine soloists on piano and guitar. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes."
-- Hatrack Gallagher
"The soulful passion and seasoned musicianship grabs you from their first note. Becky and The Swinging Bards are tight and right. Becky leads her band of consummate professionals with her pure voice that ranges from heartfelt ballads to sexy, gutty blues and rock classics. She owns every song she sings. She channels Aretha, Bonnie Raitt and Patti Page!! Her "Bards" ROCK with licks and leads that will blow your mind. You gotta see them. Be ready to smile, dance and be led on a wonderful journey through music's greatest moments."
--John Pagliassotti, Drummer for Becky a lifetime ago