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Nov
4
Sat
Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem @ New Revival Coffeehouse
Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
Saturday Nov. 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Harmony, rhythm, indelible songs – these are the hallmarks of Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, the New England based folk quartet now in its 15th year. From the Newport Folk Festival to the California World Music Festival and beyond, this band’s steadfast brew of wit, camaraderie, and musicality leaves audiences everywhere humming and hopeful, spirits renewed.

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem are Rani Arbo (fiddle, guitar), Andrew Kinsey (bass, banjo, ukulele), Anand Nayak (electric and acoustic guitars) and Scott Kessel (percussion). At the helm, Arbo is “blessed with an unmistakable voice, both light and sultry, with a hint of tremolo and smoke” (Acoustic Guitar).

With Kinsey and Nayak’s vibrant baritones and Kessel’s resonant bass, the band’s signature lockstep harmonies can shake the rafters or hush the room. Arbo’s fiddle is sweet and sinewy, while Nayak’s guitar stretches across genre lines. Kinsey’s old-time bass anchors the deep groove of Kessel’s homemade percussion kit — a truly funky collection of cardboard boxes, tin cans, caulk tubes, packing-tape tambourines, bottle-cap rattles, Mongolian jaw harps, and a vinyl suitcase.

“This group is the epitome of what the Newport Folk Festival is all about.”— Bob Jones, founder, Newport Folk Festival

“…some of the most soul-lifting songs you’ll hear in your life…pure magic happens when these four musicians play together.” – No Depression

Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door and are available at BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information on the band see raniarbo.com.

New Revival Coffeehouse is at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton, 353 Great Rd., Stow MA 01775. For directions, click here.
All shows are on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 the day of the show.
For questions, call 978-274-2593, or email coffeehouse@fpc-stow-acton.org.

Nov
16
Thu
Third Thursday Open Mic @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

$5 for musicians and attendees.

Doors open at 6:30. Music starts at 7:00. Handicap accessible. Go to simplegiftscoffeehouse.org for more info.

Dec
21
Thu
Third Thursday Open Mic @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm

$5 for musicians and attendees.

Doors open at 6:30. Music starts at 7:00. Handicap accessible. Go to simplegiftscoffeehouse.org for more info.

Jan
18
Thu
Third Thursday Open Mic @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm

$5 for musicians and attendees.

Doors open at 6:30. Music starts at 7:00. Handicap accessible. Go to simplegiftscoffeehouse.org for more info.

Jan
27
Sat
Susan Cattaneo @ New Revival Coffeehouse
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Susan Cattaneo is one of Bostons most respected songwriters. A powerful singer and sophisticated writer, Susan combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang.

Susan’s latest album, Haunted Heart was released in January 2014 to national acclaim. It was voted one of Alternate Roots Top 100 Albums of the Year, and won Album of the Year at the Limelight Music Awards.

In addition to being a solo performing artist, Susan has been teaching songwriting at the Berklee College of Music for over 10 years, and has recently joined the Western Mass trio The Boxcar Lilies.

“Ultimately it’s rare to find an artist so willing to invest her psyche so fully into her songs, but the return on Cattaneo’s commitment also makes for a compelling set of songs.” American Songwriter

“She’s able to blend gritty semi-confessional bluesy sounds with poetic conversational lyrics.” Austin Daze

“Her voice is somewhere between national treasure and weapon of mass destruction.” Daily Vault

Doors open at 7:00 and showtime is 7:30. Tickets are $18 at the door, or $15 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com. See susancattaneo.com for more information.

Feb
15
Thu
Third Thursday Open Mic @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm

$5 for musicians and attendees.

Doors open at 6:30. Music starts at 7:00. Handicap accessible. Go to simplegiftscoffeehouse.org for more info.

Mar
15
Thu
Third Thursday Open Mic @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm

$5 for musicians and attendees.

Doors open at 6:30. Music starts at 7:00. Handicap accessible. Go to simplegiftscoffeehouse.org for more info.

Mar
24
Sat
The Nields @ New Revival Coffeehouse
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Sisters Katryna and Nerissa Nield grew up singing folk songs in the kitchen and back seat of the family car.

“I remember I wrote my first song that I was really proud of when I was 13,” said Nerissa, “and right away I had a harmony for it, so I dragged Katryna out of her room and taught her the harmony. It was instinct – I knew that my sister should be there.”

In the 90’s the Nields was a folk-rock band, with drums and electric guitars, and toured nationally. These days it is usually two voices and one acoustic guitar.

Now well into their third decade of performing, the Nields released their 17th album in 2015. Once again they present beautifully crafted songs, delivered with passion and grace.

“Guitarist Nerissa has written the clear-eyed, literary lyrics and sister Katryna has provided a gloriously eccentric vocal delivery. Lots of backward glances and relationship foibles punctuate this quiet collection, which is ideal for harmony addicts and dreamers alike.” – Billboard Magazine.

Doors open at 7:00 and showtime is 7:30. Tickets are $18 at the door, or $15 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information, see Nields.com.

Apr
19
Thu
Third Thursday Open Mic @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm

$5 for musicians and attendees.

Doors open at 6:30. Music starts at 7:00. Handicap accessible. Go to simplegiftscoffeehouse.org for more info.

May
17
Thu
Third Thursday Open Mic @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
May 17 @ 7:00 pm

$5 for musicians and attendees.

Doors open at 6:30. Music starts at 7:00. Handicap accessible. Go to simplegiftscoffeehouse.org for more info.