Friday, January 5, 2018

Off the Common Coffeehouse

The Off the Common Coffeehouse in Bridgewater 

The concert this Saturday January 6th 2018 at 7:30 will feature the Kennedys with Quentin Callewaert opening for them. 

This coffeehouse features a mix of Americana and Folk music right in the downtown area of Bridgewater, MA at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 50 School St. The doors open at 7:00pm with the performers going on stage starting at 7:30pm.
The Kennedys

Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times. This year, they celebrate their twentieth anniversary both as a band and a married couple. Rather than indulge in a nostalgic look backward, they’ve taken Dylan’s dictum “don’t look back” to heart; writing and recording forty new songs.

2015 sees a Maura solo CD, a Pete solo CD, and the release of “West,” an instant classic Kennedys duo set that seamlessly weaves their influences over the last two decades; Buddy Holly style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention. 

Ultimately, Pete and Maura knit these disparate threads into a coat of many colors that sounds like a “best of The Kennedys,” but is in reality an all-new collection of songs. The road west is central to the American mythos; it’s the search for musical roots and the fulfillment of a personal American dream that takes shape in songs. Two decades on, The Kennedys are hitting a songwriting high point, and from that point they follow the well-worn American path West.

Quentin Callewaert

Seventeen year old Quentin Callewaert has only been on the music scene for a few years now, but he is creating a major buzz as one of the most gifted guitarists around.

​Classically trained, Quentin’s interest in fingerstyle acoustic guitar was inspired by Doc Watson, Merle Travis and Tommy Emmanuel. He is also a gifted singer with a refreshingly bluesy voice that compliments his blend of Americana, gospel and bluegrass.

It’s been an extremely busy year for this singer/guitarist, performing full shows in venues all across the North East. In order to find out how truly versatile this young musician is, you will simply have to hear him play.

This is the first season that I can remember where we didn’t have an open mic. Please keep that in mind as you come to our shows.

If you need to contact the coffeehouse to check on the status of a performance or such please call Rich at 781 294 8771.

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