The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap, with lots of sharing - Terry and Janet have written a number of songs together, Mara sings harmony on Terry's new album Next Time We Meet, and Mara sings a song of Terry's on her latest album Facets of Folk. 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 View more
The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap, with lots of sharing – Terry and Janet have written a number of songs together, Mara sings harmony on Terry’s new album Next Time We Meet, and Mara sings a song of Terry’s on her latest album Facets of Folk. 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. Email SomervilleSongwriter@gmail.com 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 3/7 performers:
Called “one of New England’s best songwriters” by The Boston Globe, Terry Kitchen creates 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 12 CDs, including the brand-new Next Time We Meet, which deftly combines the personal and the political, often within the same song. His songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Song Contest, and have appeared in numerous films. 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 at www.terrykitchen.com.
Janet Feld has been a regular on the New England folk scene for more than three decades, has toured all over the nation and in Europe. She is a guitarist who uses a variety of styles, blending folk, pop and country. She is also celebrating 20 years of teaching at The Passim School of Music as well as being the Chief Music Officer at Janet’s Planet: Music Lessons for Humanoids, Inc. Janet’s Planet offers private lessons, weekend guitar retreats and music-focused international vacation tours. She also recently released her 5th CD, Messy Beauty, and is having a blast sharing it with the world. More at janetsplanetmusic.com.
Called “one of the best singers of her generation” by Christine Lavin, folksinger (and jewelry designer) Mara Levine, like a skilled gem cutter, selects songs with inherent beauty, examines them carefully, then crafts and polishes them to a glittering brilliance. Her critically acclaimed 2019 release Facets of Folk was the #1 album on FAI Folk DJ-Chart for January 2019, with the #1 artist and #1 song spots, and includes her version of Terry Kitchen’s song “A Perfect Rose.” Mara performs as a duo with Kitchen and a co-bill with the Long Island-based trio Gathering Time, among others. She tours throughout the US, and has performed in Canada, Germany, Ireland, France and The Netherlands. More at www.maralevine.com.