Saturday, Dec 01, 2018 7:30p -

Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143

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Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert on Saturday December 1 with Colorado singer/songwriter B, Woodstock, NY singer/songwriter Jude Roberts, and Wellesley singer/songwriter Beth DeSombre. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap. The show begins at 7:30 pm with an open mic, and admission is $10. The Armory Cafe is at 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville. For more information call 617-718-2191 or visit artsatthearmory.org/cafe or www.facebook.com/SomervilleSongwriterSessions. Email SomervilleSongwriter@gmail.com to reserve an open mic slot. Performer details below.

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents contemporary folk singer/songwriters in concert, on the first Saturday of each month. The Armory Cafe features live music in an intimate setting, a menu featuring sandwiches, soups, desserts and coffees, and plenty of free parking. Our 12/1 performers:

Introducing B: Songwriter. Singer. Multi-instrumentalist. 17 years old. It should be no surprise that in 2018, folk music at its finest is being made by a teenager. B's music is an acoustic mixture of folk, classical and bluegrass, an unsurprising blend considering the company this young artist has been keeping. In 2012, Amos Lee, in his headlining set at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, introduced 12-year old B to the stage to join his band. B has also shared the stage with David Grisman, Tim O'Brien, and Chris Thile. A Colorado native now attending Berklee College of Music, B began piano, voice and guitar at age five and mandolin at age eight. B's latest EP, Ghosts Underneath My Skin, was recorded in Nashville and touches on issues ranging from gun violence to the refugee situation to growing up queer in America. Produced by Neilson Hubbard, the record is filled with memorable hooks and B's powerful lyrics: "How much pain is it going to take until we see each other as we are? Down to the marrow of our bones, we are all the same, we are all the same." More at bsquaredmusic.com.

Evocative and refreshingly melodic, Jude Roberts' music makes you feel as though you've rediscovered a song you never knew. This emerging Americana artist lives in America's most famous small town - Woodstock, NY - a musically supportive and socially vibrant place for many songwriters, past and present. Jude's live record, Perfect Shell, is a collaborative effort with Rob Stein (The Mammals, Bob Dylan Band) playing pedal steel, acoustic guitar, and co-piloting as producer. This EP is a collection of recent songs, as well as a few of Roberts' earlier, unpublished works reimagined. In Jude's sound one can hear influences of English, Irish and Appalachian folk music. Listening deeper, one can find the impressions of baroque and Romance era classical pieces and European folk/pop. A unique amalgam of style and talent, Jude Roberts draws the listener inward and invites them to dive in deep. More at www.juderoberts.com.

Beth DeSombre writes songs that are "smart and uplifting...focusing on the quiet meaning to be found in ordinary life" (Sing Out!), exploring issues from the personal to the political. Her music touches both mind and heart, with insights wrapped in melody and harmony that stay with you after the echoes of the last chorus have faded away. Her 2017 EP Resistance reached #10 on the folks charts (with two top-10 songs). This EP, written in response to the current political situation, is a fundraiser for the ACLU. Her 2016 CD, I Was Here, was produced by Sean Staples, and includes guest appearances by Tracy Grammer, Vance Gilbert, Laura Cortese, and other music luminaries. Her songs have been honored in national and international songwriting contests, and she has appeared across New England and beyond. An award-winning writer in many formats, she's just completed her eighth book, published by Oxford University Press. More at www.bethdesombre.com.

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