Live Music

Live Music

Thursday nights feature New England’s very best blues and roots performers. No need to travel downtown or across town, Menotomy Grill & Tavern showcases award winning touring acts in a comfortable (casual) setting with great acoustics!

Led by an all-star, legendary trio including host and bassist Jesse Williams, Bruce Bears on keys and Mark Teixeira on drums, with showcased performers including Dennis Brennan, Toni Lynn Washington, Tim Gearan, Michelle Willson, Brian Templeton, Lyle Brewer, Danielle Maraglia, Ed Scheer, Barrence Whitfield and others. As always, never a cover charge & always great food and drink!

We would like to thank Klem Kliment from NRBQ, host and bassist Jesse Williams, guitarist Milt Reder, and drummer Marty Richards for their tremendous performance on Thursday night! We look forward to having them perform at Menotomy again in the near future. Many thanks to the band and also to everyone that stopped by!


Thursday, October 22: Dennis Brennan


Brennan will play alongside host and bassist, Jesse Williams, Bruce Bears on keys, Mark Teixiera on drums and Tim Gearan on guitar. He always rocks the house and had played several excellent shows at Menotomy in the past as well!

“Boston has a music legacy that needs no introduction. Think of the J. Geils Band, Morphine, and Willie Alexander for starters. At the heart of the scene, though, is an artist like Dennis Brennan. He’s a cagey veteran who hasn’t won similar fame but can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz, while breathing fresh life into each. On several nights a week, Brennan bops around New England clubs with a passion that is all too rare in today’s homogenized music climate.” (Steve Morse)

Check out Dennis playing live here! Dennis Brennan Live!

For more information on Dennis Brennan, visit his page here!

October 29: Cheryl Arena


Cheryl will play alongside host and bassist, Jesse Williams, Bruce Bears on keys, Mark Teixeira on drums and Pete Hendersen on guitar! Arena showcases an incredible voice, paired with tremendous classic Chicago blues and is truly one of New England’s favorites! She was the winner of the 2013 Blues Audience Newsletter Reader’s Poll for “Most Outstanding Harmonica Player!”

Check out Chery performing live here!

For more information on Cheryl, check out her site here!

November 5: Darrell Nulisch


Darrell will be playing alongside host and bassist, Jesse Williams, Bruce Bears on keys, Mark Teixeira on drums and Matt Stubbs on guitar! From Dallas, Texas, Darrell is the real deal soul and blues singer. He has toured the globe with James Cotton, Anson Funderburg and Ronnie Earl. His singing is relaxed yet powerful, influenced by the traditions of Al Green, Otis Redding and O.V. Wright.

Check out Darrell performing live here!

For more information on Darrell, visit his site here!

Menotomy Grill.

25 Massachusetts Ave,

Arlington, MA 02474

Phone. 781-648-1775