Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert on Saturday April 6 with Boston singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen, Brookline folksinger Dean Stevens, and Maine singer/songwriter David Dodson. 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
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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 4/6 performers:
Called "one of New England's best songwriters" by The Boston Globe, award-winning folksinger/guitarist Terry Kitchen performs songs that are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. He's been performing on folk stages across the country since the 1990s, releasing ten CDs, including his latest, Rubies in the Dust, which is already being heard across the U.S and Canada. His songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Song Contest, and his song "Enjoy It While It Lasts" reached #8 on the national Folk-DJ chart. In the 1980s he was the leader of the groundbreaking Boston band Loose Ties, whose experiences he recounts in his novel Next Big Thing, called "a great debut novel" by The San Francisco Book Review. More on Terry at www.terrykitchen.com
Costa Rica born Dean Stevens has been delighting audiences of all ages throughout the Americas for the past thirty years. An exuberant performer of distinctive style and wit, he combines an intricate, self-taught guitar style with a versatile and expressive singing voice. He has established himself as a formidable creator and interpreter of songs in both English and Spanish, exploring a wide variety of personal and social topics that celebrate the Earth while annoying the narrow minded. His latest CD is At Last. More on Dean at www.deanstevens.com
"Dean Stevens will inspire you.” - Pete Seeger.
Camden, Maine's David Dodson never ceases to amaze, inspire and delight. His music explores every kind of style and topic you've ever dreamed of, from a poignant folk ballad about clear-cutting the Maine Woods to an over-the-top tango called "My Inner Republican." He has shared the stage with everyone from k.d. lang to Sha Na Na, and his songs have been recorded by numerous folk artists and comedians. His CDs include Weasel Rhythm and Goldenrod. More on David at daviddodsonmusic.com. "An eyes-twinkling, word twisting, pretension-shattering wit that delighted and surprised the crowd all night.” - Boston Globe