Wednesday night, in the heart of Somerville’s Union Square, local songwriters Dan Blakeslee, Tim Riordan, and James Houlahan will be performing from 7-9 at Bloc 11 Cafe. Dubbing themselves as “The Folk Hynoptists,” each of their sets will feature original songs covering a wide range of styles and feeling. Blakeslee sings of late night wanderings, fascinating characters, and enduring love. Riordan’s tunes evoke strong connections to the listener, drawing one in with detailed, powerful emotions. Houlahan combines simple, sometimes traditional melodies with his own twist of folk magic and inventive language. Hypnotic trances are encouraged. Regardless, Bloc 11 is at 11 Bow Street, and they feature a variety of beverages and good eats.
— The Deli Staff