Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Off the Common Coffeehouse March 4th 2017 Concert

The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater concert on Saturday March 4, 2017 at 7:30pm will feature the Boxcar Lilies & Sparrow Blue

This coffeehouse features a mix of Americana and Folk music right in the downtown area of Bridgewater MA at the U. U. Church at 50 School St. The doors open at 7:00pm with Sparrow Blue opening for the Boxcar Lilies kicking off the evening of music at 7:30pm.

Boxcar Lillies

Combining spine-tingling three-part harmony and savvy songwriting, The Boxcar Lilies have made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, blues, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music.

Though each member of the Massachusetts-based trio has a distinct and exceptional singing talent, Jenny Goodspeed (electric bass), Stephanie Marshall (washboard, cajón), and Susan Cattaneo (guitar) deftly weave their voices into a delicious whole – a sound that is sometimes delicate, sometimes gritty, but always innovative and soul-stirring.

Their trademark harmonies may have put the band on the Americana music map, but their genuine and charming stage presence and off-the-cuff banter helped keep them there. They’ve brought their engaging live show to venues across the Northeast and beyond, including The Iron Horse Music Hall, Caffé Lena, Club Passim, and Philadelphia's Tin Angel.

The trio’s sparkling and lush brand of Americana has led to numerous opportunities including being selected for an official showcase at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis and performing at the 2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival as the #1 Most Wanted Emerging Artist.
Sparrow Blue

Sparrow Blue, Acoustic Fiddle and Guitar songwriting duo from Eastern Massachusetts, consists of Katy Boc and Todd Nickerson.

Having met in 2014, Katy and Todd began writing songs together after discovering a mutual love for American roots music. It wasn’t long before they began performing as a duo, featuring their original songs. Over the past year, Sparrow Blue has performed at venues such as the Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Club Passim, TOAD Cambridge, Atwoods Tavern, and Rockwood Music Hall. In November of 2015 they released their debut album, Mabel, which Red Line Roots called "a sweet rootsy sound that is clean and crisp as it displays hints of Americana goodness" and South Shore Living called "lilting, dark, and spellbindingly catchy".

Sparrow Blue is planning to release their second album in 2017. Keep an eye out!

As a fiddler and violinist, Katy has performed throughout the country for more than twenty years. Katy received her Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied viola with Roger Myers. With years of classical training behind her, she began exploring other styles of music, focusing primarily on American roots music and bluegrass. In addition to playing fiddle, she also plays viola, mandolin, ukulele, and sings. She frequently performs with bands throughout New England including Girls, Guns & Glory, CrabGrass Bluegrass Band, and 6 East. In addition to performing, Katy teaches violin, viola, fiddle, and mandolin to students of all ages at her private teaching studio on the south shore of Massachusetts.

Todd is a founding member of the Americana Band 6 East and has been performing throughout New England for more than ten years. 6 East released two full length albums of original songs ('Living the Dream' - 2011 and 'Rising' - 2013), both of which received significant radio airplay in Americana and Jam Band radio formats, as well as international radio play. Todd plays guitar and harmonica. Banjo is a work in progress. 

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