June brings to Beantown, well, the struggling New York Yankees, but you probably don't care about that. June is rarely a really hot month for live music here, with schools out and outdoor stuff not yet completely in swing, but there are some strong highlights...
Judy Silvano w/Joe Lovano- "Women's Work" Ryles, 6/5
Either/Orchestra, Lily Pad, 6/6, 6/8, 6/10
Don Byron and Ivey-Divey, Regattabar, 6/8 & 9
Julie Hardy, Ryles, 6/12
JFJO & Club D'Elf, Regattabar, 6/19
Bill Frisell Trio, Regattabar 6/22 & 23 (my review of Frisell's last pass through Boston is here)
Toots Thielsman/Kenny Werner, Scullers, 6/22 & 23
Lou Donaldson, 6/22 & 23
Meshell N'Degeocello at the Paradise, 7/3 (Tues.) I'm not crazy about the new material on her myspace page, but a chance to see the woman is a chance to see the woman.
Tortoise, 7/5, Museum of Fine Arts
Please send me other suggestions, or things I may have overlooked. And, wherever you are, go support live music!