Sep Oct Annual Meeting 2018 HURDY GURDY newsletter

WELCOME BACK!  Here’s the Hurdy Gurdy for Sep and Oct 2018 and our Annual Meeting.  We are excited to announce that all our events this season will be held at First Parish Duxbury, 842 Tremont St (Rte 3A), Duxbury.    To view or print the Hurdy Gurdy, open the post and then the Hurdy Gurdy link.  Sep Oct Annual Meeting 09 01 2018 PDF

Nov/Dec 2017 Hurdy Gurdy

Here is the Nov/Dec 2017 Hurdy Gurdy.  To view or print, click on the title to open the post, then click on the “Nov Dec 2017 PDF” link.Nov Dec 2017 PDF

Friday, November 17, 2017 – Coffeehouse Featuring Susan Cattaneo, Opening with Ric Allendorf, Open Mic

  Friday, November 17, 2017 – Coffeehouse Featuring Susan Cattaneo, Opening with Ric Allendorf, Open Mic, 8:00 PM

Cost $7 Members, $8 non-Members

Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected songwriters. A powerful singer and sophisticated writer, Susan combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Susan performed as an Emerging Artist at the Falcon Ridge Festival and has been a finalist or winner at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the Kerrville’s New Folk Contest, the Wildflower Festival, the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, the International Acoustic and Independent Music Awards, the USA Songwriting Contest and Mountain Stage Contests. She just released her fifth record, The Hammer and The Heart a double album featuring 40 artists including Mark Erelli, The Bottle Rockets and Bill Kirchen, Jenee Halstead, Dennis Brennan and Jennifer Kimball.  Photo credit – Jyoti Sackett

 Ric Allendorf is an acoustic musician, visual art educator and breadsmith. Ric’s songwriting covers the breadth of folk and blues, Celtic/British fingerstyle, and Americana. As a navigational tool into narratives of love, loss and renewal Ric’s songs chart new paths to truth with his steady sound as the mast. Set your compass on Ric Allendorf for this month’s coffeehouse & open mic at the South Shore Folk Music Club.

Open Mic – Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 7:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.

Sep Oct 2017 Hurdy Gurdy

Our 2017-2018 season (our 39th!) is starting soon!  Here’s our first Hurdy Gurdy of the season.  We’ve booked all the Concerts for the season.  They are all listed on the Hurdy Gurdy along with the Brown Paper Tickets links so you can buy your tickets now!  We’ve booked our Coffeehouses for the whole first half of our season.  All the Coffeehouse dates along with the dates for our All Open Mic and our Traditional Ballad Contest are in this issue of the Hurdy Gurdy.  Print it, put it on your refrigerator, look forward to all our great shows!  To view or print, open the post, then click on the link: Sep Oct Annual Meeting 08 20 2017 Ivory PDF

Friday, October 20, 2017 – Coffeehouse featuring Kim Moberg, with Patrice Taddonio opening, Open Mic

 Friday, October 20, 2017 – Coffeehouse featuring Kim Moberg, with Patrice Taddonio opening, Open Mic, 8:00 pm

Cost $7 Members, $8 Non-members

Kim Moberg was born in Juneau, Alaska, the daughter of a classical pianist mother of Tlingit descent and a US Coast Guard veteran father from Kansas. Music has always been an integral part of Kim’s life and it helped her adjust to the frequent moves associated with growing up in a military family.

Kim draws inspiration from both traditional and contemporary musical forms of acoustic, folk, and country genres. She strives to sing stories that evoke contemplation and emotion. A self taught finger pick style acoustic guitarist, Kim has an introspective interpretation of songs and is especially drawn to musical stories that tug at feelings of melancholy, heartbreak, and healing. Her original songs speak to reunion, awakening and social consciousness. Kim just released her debut EP titled “Above Ground” which celebrates her musical journey overcoming stage fright. Please visit www.kimmobergmusic.com for music links and upcoming dates.

  Patrice Taddonio is a singer-songwriter living in Boston, MA. Her music grapples with the complexities of trying to live a life that’s meaningful in a world where immense beauty and tremendous suffering co-exist. With unforgettable melodies on guitar and piano, and lyrics that probe yearning, hope, love, blame and forgiveness, her songs explore what it means to stay optimistic in the dark. Listen to her 2016 album, “Better Than That,” and her 2017 EP, “More Than the Sum,” at www.patricetaddonio.bandcamp.com.

Open Mic – Sign up at the door when we open at 7:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles Concert

SarahBorges-03-big (2) Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, Saturday October 7, 2017, 8:00 pm
At the door: $20 Member, $22 Non-Member
Advance tix:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2585132

Change is something that takes a little getting used to. If you need proof of this, ask the soulful singer-songwriter Sarah Borges. After a long and successful stint with her band, The Broken Singles, 2011 marked the band’s breakup and Sarah embarking on a solo career. Whether it be through performances or her writing, Massachusetts native Borges has learned to dazzle – and do it well. That ability can be heard all over her 2014 Radio Sweetheart album, as well as her upcoming follow-up, Good and Dirty EP, which came out on March 4th 2016. She attributes that ability to a very eclectic sound, which she comes by naturally, she says, “I would say that my sound is straight up rock and roll, but it’s the sum total of what my record collection looks like. The new record is certainly more Americana than the last record was. It’s also more rock than the last record. I would say that it’s a version of the live shows – a lot of loud guitars and loud singing. You can certainly dance to it.”

For Good and Dirty EP, Borges received some all-star help in the producer’s chair. “I got to work with Eric “Roscoe” Ambel who has such a great track record – Steve Earle, Bottle Rockets, Joan Jett. I had met him through some mutual friends. He’s producing and playing guitar on it.” As the release date of the album beckons, look for Sarah Borges to be in her natural habitat. “We’re going to be on the road a lot. I was on tour with the Broken Singles for about eight years, then I stopped to have my son. The music business has changed so much since then, but one thing that hasn’t changed is people still go out and hear live music. I’m going to continue to do that, because that’s what I know how to do.

Friday, September 15, 2017 – Coffeehouse Featuring Kenny Selcer and Steve Gilligan, Opening with Earth Harmony, Open Mic

 Friday, September 15, 2017 – Coffeehouse Featuring Kenny Selcer and Steve Gilligan, Opening with Earth Harmony, Open Mic, 8:00 PM

Cost $7 Members, $8 non-Members

Kenny Selcer and Steve Gilligan (guitar, bass and vocals) are 2 seasoned music pros who play all kinds of different musical genres to create something new: “a sizzling blend of Americana, folk, rock, roots, reggae, and everything in between, that will get your toes tappin’, your head noddin’ up and down, your mouth singin’, your brain thinkin’ and maybe even get you dancin’ in the aisles!” They have played, individually and collectively places from Club Passim to The Bank of America Pavilion to The Bull Run to every coffee shop and bar in the area. They each have several solo cds of original music. Kenny’s web site is www.kennyselcer.com.

 Opening act Earth Harmony performs a mix of contemporary and traditional folk styles as well as original tunes that include such themes as social justice, peace-making, finding one’s place in the world, the joys [and challenges] of parenting, the lighter side of aging, exploring life’s spiritual connections and finding humor in everyday life.  Earth Harmony’s members include lead singer and songwriter Christina Nordstrom on guitar, Ric Bailey on guitar, banjo, and percussion (and anything else he finds to play!), Michelle Glidden on backup vocals and guitar, and Ted Mello on backup vocals and upright bass.

Open Mic – Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 7:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.

Friday, April 21, 2017 (CORRECTED DATE!) – Coffeehouse featuring Cosy Sheridan, with Diane Battistello opening, Open Mic

 Cosy.300dpi 7.7MB Friday, April 21, 2017 (CORRECTED DATE!) – Coffeehouse featuring Cosy Sheridan, with Diane Battistello opening, Open Mic, 8:00 pm

Cost $7 Members, $8 Non-members

Cosy Sheridan first caught national folk audiences in 1992 when she won songwriting contests at both the Kerrville Folk and Telluride Bluegrass Festivals. She has been on the road ever since. Her concerts are wide-ranging explorations: love songs for adults and practical philosophy for a complicated world, including parodies on aging and women. Her lyrical dexterity is backed by her distinctive percussive guitar style. Cosy has taught songwriting, performance and guitar classes including the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, the Swannanoa Gathering plus co-founding the Moab Folk Camp. “She is a wonderfully lively, very funny and enormously amiable entertainer with a keen and wicked eye for the excesses of our fast-food, tv-happy and noisome culture.” – The Boston Globe. “Sheridan is frank, feisty, sublimely and devilishly funny. She fuses myth with modern culture, Persephone with Botox.” – Cornell Folksong Society. Cosy is joined by her husband, bass player Charlie Koch, who formerly fronted the R+B band‘Breaktime’.

Diane Battistello -nice 368KB Late Bloomer, Diane Battistello was a closet musician for many decades before experimenting with open mics. That makes her clear, compelling voice and original music that can be wistful and political – ranging from childhood in New England to exploitation in the Congo all the more noteworthy. Diane’s new CD “Green Mountain Blue” was released last year.

Open Mic – Sign up at the door when we open at 7:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.

Mar Apr 2017 Hurdy Gurdy

Capture corrected Mar Apr 2017Here is our Hurdy Gurdy newsletter with the info about our March and April shows!

To view or print, click on the title “Mar Apr 2017 Hurdy Gurdy” to open the post.  Then click on the pdf link.  See you at the Club!  Mar Apr 2017 CORRECTED APRIL CH DATE APRIL 21 PDF

Saturday, April 1, 2017 Peter Mulvey Concert, Lyle Brewer Opening

petermulvey (2) Peter Mulvey Concert, Lyle Brewer Opening. Saturday April 1, 2017, 8:00 pm
At the door: $20 Member, $22 Non-Member
Advance tix:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2585131

Critical acclaim has been consistent and enthusiastic over the years for Peter MulveyThe Boston Globe sums it up, “His voice feels like fine old leather, and his guitar sounds like it’s on steroids… a superb technician…” Mulvey has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his relentless touring and prolific discography. He is best known for his warmly wry songwriting and his intense percussive guitar style.

He began as a self-described “city kid” from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He played, wrote, and sang in bands while studying theatre at Marquette University. After graduating, he traveled to Ireland, where he learned the trade of busker on the streets of Dublin. Returning to the U.S. a few years later, he settled in Boston, building an audience through street and subway performing, while also immersing himself in the thriving musical community.  Mulvey has amassed a catalog of inventive albums with creative approach to lyrics and musicality.  “His voice feels like fine old leather, and his guitar sounds like it’s on steroids… a superb technician…” – The Boston Globe

Lyle-9206 Lyle Brewer’s new solo guitar album “Juno” is the result of two things: the snowstorms that consumed Boston in the early months of 2015 and the sobriety that saved his life. “Juno” was released on the one-year anniversary of Brewer’s decision to get sober, and its stripped-down, acoustic instrumental songs reveal a newfound sense of clarity and renewal. “Juno,” which made the Boston Globe’s list of Best Local Albums of 2015, “showcases the cool sophistication of his guitar playing, not to mention his evolution as a songwriter” (Boston Globe). The first blizzard of the season hit Boston on January 27, 2015 and shut down the city for three days. That blizzard, “Juno,” lent its name to the title track. Every storm that winter, Brewer wrote a song. He wrote more over the summer, even as he was finishing up work on his self-titled record (released June 4, 2015).Without hangovers, he wrote in the morning, and without late nights at the bar, he wrote at night. He wrote a piece inspired by Bach, and another inspired by Brazilian composer Luiz Bonfa. “The only reason I was able to do this is because I got sober,” he says. “Period. Sobriety saved my ass big time. I am extremely proud of this album. I am extremely lucky to have supportive people in my life. I am grateful to be alive, to be sober, to be able to make music for a living.”

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