Almost Famous on 95.9 WATD

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 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.

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Tuesday Dec 19, 2023

Local sounds of the holiday season performed by bands and musicians from across New England. Including...Liz Longley, Dalton And The Sheriffs,  Jillian Jensen, Dwight and Nicole, Lauren Weintraub, Adam Frates, Eli Paperboy Reed, Pat & Mal Fey, Timmy Brown, Mark Erelli, Ambar Cassidy feat Local TV, Grace Potter & The Nocturnal, Isabel Pless, Katlyn Evans & Rob Pagnano, Lori McKenna, Chad Perrone, Aldous Collins Band, Avi Jacob, Carly Tefft, Eddie Japan, Jackson Weatherbee, Lainey Dionne & Rayvon, Jay Psaros, Juliana Hatfield, Stephen Sifflard, Katie Dobbins, Sam Robbins & Halley Neal, Joe Merrick, Lake Street Dive, Kimaya Diggs, Hope Shanley, Candy O'Terry feat. Crit Harmon and Grace Kelly, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Grace Morrison, Ayla Brown, Ballroom Thieves, Amanda McCarthy, Crooked Coast, Letters to Cleo, Munk Duane, OldJack, Renee Leavitt, Sarah Martin, Morgan Clark, and more!

Tuesday Dec 12, 2023

Singer-songwriters Sam Robbins and Halley Neal stop by the WATD Almost Famous Tiny Stage to talk about their latest collaborative album "You And Me on Christmas Eve". Learn more at or 

Chris Ballerini (12/5/23)

Tuesday Dec 05, 2023

Tuesday Dec 05, 2023

Chris Ballerini & Tyler Davis perform on the WATD Tiny Stage to talk about a new album from Chris Ballerini & The Drift. Learn more about the album by following Chris on Instagram:

Shaun England (11/28/23)

Tuesday Nov 28, 2023

Tuesday Nov 28, 2023

Jazz/Blues/Rock musician Shaun England performs on the WATD Almost Famous Tiny Stage. Learn more at 

Katie Dobbins (11/21/23)

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

Singer-songwriter Katie Dobbins performs on the WATD Tiny Stage to promote her latest single "Wild". Learn more at 

Maddi Ryan (11/14/23)

Tuesday Nov 14, 2023

Tuesday Nov 14, 2023

Boston area singer-songwriter Maddi Ryan performs on the WATD Tiny Stage to promote her debut EP Growing Pains. Learn more at 

Root New England (11/7/23)

Tuesday Nov 07, 2023

Tuesday Nov 07, 2023

Justin McCauley from Root New England talks about his organization and some of the projects he's been involved in over the past few years. He also shares music from some of the artists he's worked with including: Abigail Vail, Jake Manzi, Jillian Dawn, Avi Jacob, Mountain Weekend, Laroy Street, Will Dailey, and Steve Rondo. Learn more about Root New England at

Tuesday Oct 31, 2023

Spooky local tracks from New England-based musicians
Fil Pacino - Death By LionsFrom: Quincy
Charlotte Sands - Six Feet UnderFrom: Hopkinton
Christa Gniadek - Ghosts in Every CityFrom: Cheshire CT
Ballroom Thieves - Roll the BonesFrom: Boston
Amplifier Heads - Zombie MoonFrom: Boston
Jay Psaros – ZombiesFrom: Weymouth
Liz Longley – TortureFrom: Boston
Ruby Rose Fox - Die PrettyFrom: Boston
Lainey Dionne – VampireFrom: Smithfield RI
Muddy Ruckus - Suffering and LightFrom: Portland ME
Quins - The Devil's AbodeFrom: South Shore
Wolff Sisters - Dark RiverFrom: Canton MA
Caravan of Thieves - Dead Wrong (Single)From: CT
The Something – SuperluminousFrom: South Coast
Allie Jason - Ghost TownFrom: Cape Cod
Datcha – BonesawFrom: Boston
Lori McKenna - Killing Me (feat. Hillary Lindsey)From: Stoughton
Hayley Reardon – GhostFrom: North Shore
Bayside High – HauntedFrom: Plymouth
Molly O'Leary - Lion's GateFrom: New Bedford
Jessye Desilva - Something WickedFrom: Boston
Grace Morrison -The BeastFrom: Wareham
Devils Twins - If I Was A GhostFrom: Boston
Wyn Doran – SpellFrom: New Hampshire
Bayside High – HauntedFrom: Plymouth
Running Mates – Black MoonFrom: Boston

Wednesday Oct 25, 2023

Nominees for the 2023 Boston Music Awards
Divine Sweater - When the World is EndingFrom: BostonNominated for: Artist of the year, album of the year, live act, Alt/Indie artist
Ripe - All or NothingFrom: BostonNominated for: Artist of the year, Album of the year, Live act, Pop artist, Vocalist - Robbie Wulfsohn
Elovaters – CastawayFrom: South ShoreNominated for: Artist of the year, Album of the year, Live act, Reggae act
Cape Crush - Sandwich WarsFrom: North ShoreNominated for: New artist, Album of the year
Chrysalis – ShapeshiftFrom: BostonNominated For: New artist, Singer-songwriter
ToriTori – PlacesFrom: BostonNominated for: New artist, Album of the year, R&B Artist
Darlingside – All The Lights in the CityFrom: BostonNominated for: Song of the year, Folk artist
Charlotte Sands – AlrightFrom: Hopkinton
Nominated for: Song of the year, Pop artist
Grace Kelly - All That I NeedFrom: Wellesley
Nominated for: Jazz artist
Shallow Pools – GoldenFrom: Boston
Nominated for: Pop artist
Q Tip Bandits - Tip ToeFrom: BostonNominaed for: Live artist, Pop artist
Winkler – MonaFrom: Boston
Nominated for: Alt/Indie artist, Album/EP
JATK - Don't Come Knockin'From: BostonNominated for: Video of the year
Chris Moreno - How to Act
From: BostonNominated for: Country act
Mel Go Hard - Running Back (feat. SING)From: BostonNominated for: R&B artist, Music producer, Video of the year
Hayley Reardon – HonestFrom: North Shore
Nominated for: Vocalist of the year
Lily Fitts - Hurts Like HellFrom: Topsfield
Nominated for: Song of the year, Vocalist of the year
Dalton & The Sheriffs - Worry No More (Ba-Ba-Da)From: South ShoreNominated for: Country artist
GA-20 - Dry RunFrom: BostonNominated for: Live artist, Blues artist
Little Fuss – She’s A LiarFrom: BostonNominated for: Alt/Indie Artist, Album of the year, Song of the year
Jake Swamp and the Pine - Go by DarknessFrom: BostonNominated for: Folk artist
Valerie Barretto - Pickup TruckFrom: HansonNominated for: Country artist
Squirrel Flower – Alley LightFrom: BostonNominated for: Alt/Indie Artist / Song
Ryan Montbleau - I Don't Want To GoFrom: BostonNominated for: Folk artist, Vocalist of the year
Blue Light Bandits - Something GreenFrom: BostonNominated For: Rock artist
Mark Erelli – BlindsidedFrom: BostonNominated for: Album of the year, Folk artist
Ward Hayden & The Outliers – South ShoreFrom: South ShoreNominated for: Country artist
Ali McGuirk – I Can’tFrom: Boston/VermontNominated for: Blues artist
Vote at now until November 17. 

Anna Daley Young (10/17/23)

Tuesday Oct 17, 2023

Tuesday Oct 17, 2023

2023 New England Music Award Nominee and 2023 Boston Music Award nominee Anna Daley Young stops by the WATD Tiny Stage to play tracks from her debut album "Go My Own Way". Learn more about Anna at 

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