Chopps American Bar & Grill
1 Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803
Alcohol, Food, Music, Nightlife, Performing Arts
Guests are invited to head to Chopps American Bar and Grill, located inside the Boston Marriott Burlington, for great food and live music during the week. September performers include:
September 5: Jay Psaros
Boston based Singer/Songwriter Jay Psaros writes songs. In fact, he writes lots of songs. Psaros is currently celebrating the release of his fourth studio release, a self titled collection of ten songs ranging from mellow crooners to roots rockers. Psaros has developed a healthy career with the belief that music, like any art, must be created through a lifestyle dedicated to the craft in order for the art and artist to reach their full potential. To Psaros, it is an ongoing experience with a long road behind and a longer road ahead. Psaros has been called a "storyteller of precision," a "master guitar player," and a musical "painter of beautiful, rolling images." Over the past several years, Jay has completely immersed himself in the music industry. Jay has toured the country playing shows for audiences big and small. His musical versatility has allowed him to share the stage with a variety of international acts such as Eddie Money, Rick Springfield, The Mavericks, Donovan Frankenreiter, Boz Scaggs, Daughtry, The Los Lonely Boys, Tower of Power, The Little River Band, Ziggy Marley, The Original Wailers and many more.
September 6: Mitch Leaman
Local rock star, turned one-man band, Mitch Leaman, drives through some of the best rock and roll in the book with his hard-hitting, uplifting style.
September 7: Ryan Pinette
Pulling influences from Rock, Country, Bluegrass and Americana music, Boston based singer/songwriter Ryan Pinette has forged his own sound surrounding stories of tragedy, heartbreak, forgiveness and hope. Through a cathartic narrative, songs take a life of their own. Music has always been a passion for Ryan, though he didn't begin playing an instrument until 2008, finally playing out in 2010. For the past five years Ryan has been sharing his music up and down the east coast and midwest collecting stories and experiences that inform his writing. Ryan is gearing up to hit the studio to record his first EP in late 2015. "Ryan Pinette will definitely make you feel at home, playing a best of both worlds combination of Bluegrass and Americana for his fans across the city" (Tastemakers Magazine, 2014)
September 12: Matt Borello
Matt Borrello is a traveling singer and guitar player with a repertoire of traditional folk, classic rock, and contemporary original songs. Born and raised in the small town of Dighton, MA, Matt started playing guitar at 14. Within a year he was writing and gigging and he hasn’t really done much other than that since. Now in his mid-twenties, Matt plays regularly in the Boston, Southern Mass, and Rhode Island area, usually as a solo acoustic act. Matt’s insightful songwriting often blends political and personal themes. His passionate performances have earned him recognition in various New England talent showcases and songwriting contests, most notably at the Boston Folk Festival Youth Songwriting Contest. He has also traveled to perform at prestigious venues in the Mid-Atlantic and the Carolinas. Matt performs his own songs and also offers energetic interpretations of classic folk, rock, and blues from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. He has a not-so-secret fondness for Bob Dylan songs, and performs with Art Tebbetts from New Bedford and Danielle Miraglia from Boston in a handful of annual Bob Dylan Tribute Shows. Matt is also a guitarist-for-hire and loves spontaneous collaborations with other musicians. He has always appeared comfortable on coffeehouse stages, and is equally at home playing a rowdy bar, intimate house concert, or outdoor festival. Matt Borrello’s debut album, “Don’t Turn Around”, was self-released in 2010. Since then he has released a few live and studio EPs, gaining some airplay in the Northeast and elsewhere. His newest album of original music "A Dollar & A Kiss" was recorded at Fox Run Studio in Sudbury, MA.
September 13: Fil Pacino
Singer, songwriter, guitarist and journeyman performer Fil Pacino rests on these age old laurels while fluidly navigating multiple genres on his 2013 debut solo release Death By Lions. Through deeply personal and introspective lyrics Pacino’s delivery is as powerful in stripped down acoustic driven arrangements as canvassed across a full throttle band. Pacino’s flexible nature as a songsmith is no coincidence, born from his 300+ performances per year ranging from solo acoustic and small combos to raucous full band rock shows.
September 14: David Corson
“David Corson is the real deal. His performance, songwriting, vocals, and stage presence are put forth with the confidence of a seasoned veteran of the music industry. Compare him to greats like Ray Lamontagne, Ed Sheeran, and Matt Nathanson. Get familiar with his face, you will
be seeing a lot of it." - Evolvement Radio 2013
September 19: Fil Pacino
September 20: Jim Gambino (of The Swinging' Steaks)
Tim Giovanniello - Vocals, Guitar, Lap Steel
Jamie Walker - Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Slide
Jim Gambino - Vocals, Piano, Organ
Paul Kochanski - Vocals, Electric & Upright Bass
Andy Plaistead - Drums, Percussion
Steve Sadler - Lap steel, Dobro, Guitar
A five-man band out of Boston,MA, Swinging Steaks are among the originators of the current roots rock/ alt.country movement. Fueled by singer/songwriters Jamie Walker, Tim Giovanniello, and Jim Gambino the group's material explores a rich diversity of musical Americana from full tilt rockers to mandolin-driven melodies and soulful ballads. The Steaks' second album, "Southside of the Sky" introduced the band to a national audience with two top ten AAA radio singles and appearances on NBC-TV's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and NPR's "Mountain Stage". Their six self-released albums, "Suicide at the Wishing Well", "Shiner", the live, acoustic "Bare", ,"KickSnareHat", "Sunday Best", and "Live in '93' have continued to expose the group to new audiences and garner them appearances at SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon and Nashville Extravaganza. The Steaks have appeared with John Fogerty, Hank Williams,Jr., the Black Crowes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Poco, Los Lobos, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Paul Westerberg, The Band, Jason and the Scorchers among others and have toured extensively on their own.
September 21: David Corson
September 26: Kali Stoddard-Imari
Kali Stoddard-Imari is a Boston based singer songwriter that has been placed in front of acts like In The Valley Below and Air Traffic Controller, Adam Ezra Group, Taj Mahal, Martin Sexton, Shawn Colvin and Marc Cohn. Born and raised in the North East Kindom of Vermont, he grew up playing around with poetry, hip hop and chorus never fully mixing the Ideas until he picked up the guitar at 17. He now creates a Folk Pop, Rhythm & Rock vibe with hints of Roots Rock, Blues, Reggae Fusion, and Soul. He has traveled cross country and thousands of miles to perform. With Music as an outlet, family and community as inspiration he works to unite people and create positive experiences for everyone he can.
September 27: Carlin Tripp
Carlin Tripp is an American songwriter drawing from a life spent roaming this great country, seeking out rare experiences and making new friends along the way. His songs reflect on love lost, love found and the trials and joys we all face in our day to day existence. We are all searching for an answer in our own unique way and it seems Carlin's music longs to provide us with a brief insight to the inner workings of the human spirit.
September 28: Greg Klyma
Greg Klyma is a prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and seasoned performer, bringing to every stage a catalog of material that assumes his audiences are both smart and able to laugh. His birth date puts him squarely in the middle of Generation X, but Greg is an old-school troubadour. His enduring themes, articulate and amusing stories, and populist ideals make him one of those rare young artists who is carrying the torch of Woody and Ramblin' Jack. He rolls in off the road, pulls out a guitar, and proceeds to take us back to the basics: family, love, gratitude, and laughter. It's the timeless art of the true troubadour, keeping alive the American folk tradition.