100 episodes

Independent original music from the emerging Boston and New England scene. The entire 2-hour show can be heard live Tuesday nights from 8-10pm ET on 95.9 WATD in the Boston/South Shore/Cape Cod area, and streaming at 959WATD.com. Almost Famous has been recognized with awards and nominations from the Boston Music Awards, The New England Awards, South Shore Living Magazine, Limelight Magazine, and The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association.

Almost Famous on 95.9 WATD John Shea

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Independent original music from the emerging Boston and New England scene. The entire 2-hour show can be heard live Tuesday nights from 8-10pm ET on 95.9 WATD in the Boston/South Shore/Cape Cod area, and streaming at 959WATD.com. Almost Famous has been recognized with awards and nominations from the Boston Music Awards, The New England Awards, South Shore Living Magazine, Limelight Magazine, and The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association.

    Jon Butcher, Sal Baglio, and Allen Estes (1/24/23)

    Jon Butcher, Sal Baglio, and Allen Estes (1/24/23)

    Boston rock legends Jon Butcher, Sal Baglio and Allen Estes have collaborated on a new album called Gypsy Caravan. Learn more at www.butcherbaglioandestes.com.

    • 52 min
    Kyle Morrison (1/17/23)

    Kyle Morrison (1/17/23)

    South Shore musician Kyle Morrison performs on the WATD Tiny Stage and talks about his EP "How Am I Alive?". Learn more at www.KyleMorrison.co. 

    • 52 min
    Amber Ais (1/10/23)

    Amber Ais (1/10/23)

    South Shore born and now Nashville based singer-songwriter Amber Ais talks about her current album "Coming Of Age" and shares some tracks on the Tiny Stage. Learn more here: https://linktr.ee/amberais

    • 45 min
    Cody Nilsen (1/3/23)

    Cody Nilsen (1/3/23)

    Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Cody Nilsen performs on the WATD Tiny Stage to talk about his debut album "Living Is Killing Cody Nilsen". Learn more at www.codynilsen.com.

    • 51 min
    Best of the Tiny Stage 2022 (12/27/22)

    Best of the Tiny Stage 2022 (12/27/22)

    Favorite in-studio performances and interview moments on the WATD Tiny Stage in 2022. Including: Lainey Dionne, Ambar Cassidy, Total Strangers, Andrew Geano, Anna Daley Young, Avi Jacob, Jill McCracken, Charlotte Sands, The Freight, Zola Simone, Valerie Barretto, Blacktop Strut, Dalton & The Sheriffs, OhYah, Molly O'Leary, Lexi James, Kala Farnham, Birch Swart, and more. Find all interviews from this past year and previous years in their entirety at www.AlmostFamousRadio.com. 

    • 1 hr 54 min
    Almost Christmas 2022 (12/20/22)

    Almost Christmas 2022 (12/20/22)

    Local sounds of the holiday season performed by independent musicians from New England. Artists include: The Aldous Collins Band, The Ballroom Thieves, Eddie Japan w/Ruby Rose Fox, Eli Paperboy Reed, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, Isabel Pless, Jackson Weatherbee, Jay Psaros, Jillian Cardarelli, Joe Merrick, Mark Erelli, Monica Rizzio, OldJack, Rocco Derosa, Morgan Clark, Chad Perrone, Brynn Elliott, Christa Gniadek, Dalton & The Sheriffs, Jesse Dee, Kimaya Diggs, Lake Street Dive, Munk Duane, Lori McKenna, Ricky Duren w/Kate Kadan and The Blue Light Bandits, Paige Davis, Liz Longley, Lainey Dionne, The Alternate Roots, Pat and Mal Fey of Total Strangers, Jill McCracken, Andrew Smith, Hana Kahn, Brian McKenzie, Jillian Jensen, Lauren Weintraub, Louie Bello, Marc Sherman, My Silent Bravery, The Push Stars, Susan Cattaneo, Tony Saverino, Katie Dobbins, The Running Mates, Will Dailey, and more!!

    • 2 hr 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Jacy Dawn Valeras ,

Incredible spotlight on rising artists!

John is a phenomenal host shining a spotlight on rising artists, giving them a wonderful
platform to share their music & stories. Every single episode is worth listening to.

ChristelHope ,

My favorite podcast!

I learned about this podcast from the host John, who is from the same hometown as me. So happy he shared it with me because I have loved listening on my commute, discovering local music, hearing the amazing stories behind the musicians and getting to listen to their songs. I particularly enjoyed listening to Hope & Things and recently saw them perform live at Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. It was such a great experience! Thanks so much John for introducing me to the local music scene!

hanakahn ,

Such a good listen!

Shea's Podcast sheds light on the local music scene in a unique way: Almost Famous is an opportunity to both hear the tunes of local artists and find out what goes on behind-the-scenes in an artist's life, what made them who they are today. My favorite tool to find out what's going on in the Boston music scene!

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