The Route 1 Project Party – The Norwood Pit Stop

MUSIC. CARS. BEER. And that’s just the evening event. We’ll be starting with the opening of CURIO Market + Whimsy, an indoor curated market that will offer a vibrant mix of work by contemporary artists, along with vintage, textiles, furniture, special culinary goods, and workshops. Curio will run from 10 AM to 4 PM.  Percival Brewing Company will be open along with food from local food trucks, vintage cars and more!

Then, join us from 6 PM to 10 PM to celebrate Chuck White and Motherlode.TV‘s arrival in Norwood, MA along his Route 1 Project Tour. When Chuck lands at the Norwood Space Center on Saturday, October 21, we are throwing a party that’ll include performances and exhibits highlighting the Route 1 Project and the rich resources of the Greater Boston music scene.

The evening is FREE, but there’s a limited number of invitations; RSVP to our Facebook Event Page ASAP!

The night’s event will be held in the 15,000 sq ft event and performance space called The Pavilion. Featuring the David Bieber Archives, one of the country’s largest music, pop culture and media collections dating back to the 60’s, Joey Mars Art, the Sneaker Museum, Righteous Babe Records, and more! Food will be available from local food trucks and beverages from Percival Brewing Company.


Our house band, led by Charlie Leger and a crack group of musicians, will be fronted by a number of special guests, including Freddy K (Fred Kussman), Natalie Flanagan, Wild Bill Firehands, Marcia Mello, Dave Tree, and more! Capping off the night will be Billy Hough and the GarageDogs performing the entire debut album by THE CARS as well as other road-related tunes. We’ll be videotaping the night’s performances as well as live recording the audio in a mobile unit parked just outside The Pavilion.

The Route 1 Project is a sixteen city, eight week tour of musical discovery and documentation along the Eastern seaboard of the United States following historic Route 1 from Mile Marker Zero in Key West, Florida to the northernmost termination at the Canadian border of Fort Kent, Maine.

Conceived and conducted by Chuck White who has pursued his lifelong passion for music – as among other things – the chronicler of the Boston music scene, the Archivist for Dick Clark’s National Music Foundation and current Chief Archivist for the renowned David Bieber Archives. Chuck has long been struck by the historical and cultural importance, value and significance of John and Alan Lomax and their discovery and documentation of the music and spirit of America for the Library of Congress.

Chuck has chosen this route in homage to the late, great photographer Berenice Abbott who, in 1954, followed Route 1 with her camera as she discovered and documented the imagery and spirit of life along the way.

This is the first of an ongoing series of musical discovery and spirit projects that Chuck has planned to undertake in conjunction with the DavidBieberArchives and Motherlode.TV. Subsequent tours will include Highway 61 Revisited/Revisited – and Route 66, as he continues to archive the music and spirit of America – equal part Charles Kuralt and Jack Kerouac on the road. For each city, Chuck will discover, document, blog, stream and, at the end of the day, deliver his first season of podcasts with his encounters with musicians, artists, nightclub owners, reporters, producers, authors, deejays and more. A soundtrack from the tour will also be commercially available.

The entire project will be supported with an ongoing online presence and contextual narrative and conversations undertaken by and the David Bieber Archives, thus giving people a fuller appreciation of the music and how it enriches our lives.

Chuck’s been on the hunt, searching out the authentic, the real, the unheralded, under-the-radar, under-appreciated musicians, artists, storytellers, and cultural touchstones of our day. Come join us at The Norwood Pit Stop Party and hear what the buzz is all about!


Thanks to these fine organizations who made the Route 1 Project road trip possible: the good folks at Subaru of New England in partnership with the swell people at Music Drives Us, along with the David Bieber Archives, Norwood Space Center and Joey Mars Art.