The latest collaboration of The Roots Rock Rebel Revue is quite a jump from the line-ups of the past. This time around, Boston based musician Jesse Ahern is playing New England's coast with some New Bedford punk rockers as his backing band. Most recently, the band opened for the Street Dogs and the Dropkick Murphys. They will be recording some new songs for an LP this fall. Check out the shows page for upcoming events. Support Local Music!!

Ahern’s Springsteenian roots rock sound not only sounds right at home in a punk rock club but was particularly well received by a blue collar, working class, pro-union crowd.”

— Jason Stone - Dying Scene

Ahern and his Roots Rock Rebel Revue played a galvanizing 45-minute set, almost entirely his original tunes. Ahern's latest record, “Tales From the Middle Class,” available on his website (, is a stripped down, mostly acoustic affair, but in live shows he's now fronting a potent quintet. It is probably his tightest band yet, and it seems he basically adopted a New Bedford band. Ahern previously led the Ramblin' Souls blues-rockers, and one of his tunes had landed on the soundtrack to HBO's “True Blood” series, but his more recent work has been mainly solo or in small combos.”

Jay Miller - Patriot Ledger

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