Saturday, Dec 04, 2021 7:30p -

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191 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143

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Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a live, in-person concert with singer/songwriters Kirsten Manville, Mark Stepakoff and Grace Morrison on Saturday December 4. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap. The show begins at 7:30 pm, and there is a suggested donation of $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. 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. Please note that all guests will be required to show proof of covid vaccination (or a negative covid test 24-72 hours before the event) and that all attendees are required to wear a mask except while eating or drinking. Our 12/4 performers:

With elements of Americana, folk, country, and blues, singer/songwriter Kirsten Manville creates songs that feel like they may have come straight from journal entries. Deceptively simple lyrics paint pictures, tell stories, and evoke a range of emotions. From the pain of finding and losing love, and hard times in a down-on-its-luck town, to the small pleasures of line-dried laundry and homemade pie, and the escapism of a romantic night for two, Kirsten's warm and sultry voice draws the listener in, infusing the songs with feeling and depth. Her latest album Some People Sing was a Top 5 album pick in the January 2018 issue of Metronome Magazine, and Kirsten was featured on the cover of the magazine in March 2018. The song "...but Down" was included in the Alternate Root Magazine's weekly top 10 in November of 2017. Kirsten performs regularly in the Northeast, and has had the honor of opening for well-known folk artists Don White, Joe Jencks, and Kerri Powers. More at kirstenmanville.com.

Boston area singer-songwriter Mark Stepakoff is widely admired on the New England folk music scene for his mix of wry humorous material and poignant ballads, in the vein of artists such as John Prine and Loudon Wainwright III. He has won numerous songwriting awards and his songs have reached as high as number 3 on the national folk radio airplay chart. Mark performs frequently in the Boston area has opened for a number of prominent folk and roots artists including Bill Morrissey, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, and Cheryl Wheeler. More at markstepakoff.com.

Grace Morrison has spent most of her musical career seeking refuge from the spotlight. Whether it was singing backup for rock icons like Eddie Money and Joey Molland (of the band Badfinger), or trying to blend in with various bandmates, being the center of attention has never been comfortable for her. Fast forward to 2020, when a lot of time was spent deciding what she really wanted to do - play music for people. With her new album Daughter, Morrison establishes herself as a confident, refreshing voice in country-pop. The 12-song collection combines the storytelling and delivery of Jewel and Lisa Loeb with the sing-along melodies of Boyz II Men. While exploring topics of self-awareness and identity, Morrison displays the ability to embody a number of characters over the course of the album, from the daughter of the title track, to loner, to confidant, to partier, to the restless rambler seeking an escape from small-town life, and finally, to mother. Throughout, country-tinged embellishments provide a perfect balance to Morrison's crystal-clear vocals, with pedal steel courtesy of Austin City Limits Hall of Famer Lloyd Maines (father of Natalie Maines of The Chicks) and guitar from all-star producer Jon Evans. More at gracemorrison.com.

Effective October 1, 2021, the Center for Arts at the Armory will require all staff and event guests to show proof of vaccination status. Children under the age of 12 will not have to show proof of vaccination for admittance to events but are required to wear a mask. Guests who wear masks and present a negative COVID test 24 to 72 hours prior to the event will also be admitted. Guests are encouraged to show proof of vaccination from their cell phones. In addition, effective August 13, 2021, once inside the Armory building, the Center for Arts at the Armory requires all staff, volunteers, interns, vendors, shoppers and guests to wear a mask regardless of whether they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. We will continue to evaluate and update these policies as the situation evolves.

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12/04/2021 19:30:00 12/04/2021 22:00:00 America/New_York Kirsten Manville, Mark Stepakoff, Grace Morrison at Somerville Armory Cafe Saturday December 4 Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a live, in-person concert with singer/songwriters Kirsten Manville, Mark Stepakoff and Grace Morrison on Saturday December 4. The concert ... Center for Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA 02143 false MM/DD/YYYY