The Music For Pet Rock 2017

This year, Pet Rock Fest is excited to welcome The Flock, James Keys and several to be announced. All perform live at the Pet Rock Festival on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Wyman Gordon in North Grafton. 


Worcester’s favorite ’80s cover band plays all the hits from the decade, concentrating on pop and new wave. Plus, this may be the funniest stage show around. The Flock regularly wins “best cover band” awards, and you can see why.  



Occupying his own unique space in American music somewhere between the throaty junkyard stomp of Tom Waits and the wild mercurial ramblings of Dylan, James Keyes is a musician whose own sound is just gritty and earthy enough to scare away casual listeners in these times of manufactured pop and just easy enough to make the adventurous a listener for life.

It’s the cumulative sound of all the folk music that’s come before it. Gut-bucket blues, honky-tonk tear jerkers, songs of the road and its endless freedom, dark nights in smoky roadhouses and that long black ache of the broken American dream. Keyes just released a brand new record. 

Rachel McCartney has graced Boston, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and New York City audiences since 1994. Known to Boston fans as a street performer and subway entertainer, her stage experience includes the Lizard Lounge, Kendall Cafe and historic Club Passim. Sold out headlining shows at Club Passim were often, but she also opened for well known artists such as Ellis Paul and Willie Porter.

McCartney is respected among her peers and it’s not uncommon to see her collaborate with other accomplished artists. Her live performance is physically and emotionally engaging – the power and beauty of her voice astounding. 

Billboard Magazine states, “My Silent Bravery plays like a major label signing, from its production savvy, eloquent lyrics, authoritative imaging, polished web site, a dedicated Northeast U.S. fan following, merchandising, and most important, a chockablock collection of winning songs. My Silent Bravery is destined to make major noise.”  “Got it Going On” is the latest single from MSB and was released on July 11, 2017. It debuted at number 3 on the Billboard Hot Singles Sales Chart.  It is the first single from the eagerly awaited album “Willing to Try” and was recently featured on XM Sirius Satellite radio station XM The Pulse on Train Tracks with Pat Monahan. 


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