BCAC is sponsored by the Cultural Councils of Newbury, Georgetown and Amesbury

 

LIVE AT THE CAT
Fall 2019+ Winter 2020
Music Series

SUGGESTED DONATION $15
Door 7:00 pm - Music 7:30 to 9:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Table seating. Beer, wine, tea, coffee, soft drinks, popcorn, chips & salsa & sweet treats

 

oliver the crow

Played Sept 21, 2019

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wild maple band

Played Sept 21, 2019

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Lynne taylor band-CD RElease

Played Oct 5, 2019

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gentle temper

Played Oct 19

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The Hot Flashes

Played Oct 19

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OPEN MIC NIGHT, Hosted by Art Grossman

Nov 8 doors open at 6 pm. show starts 7pm - 10 pm

Do you sing, play music, read poetry or do some other kind of performance that you want to share with others? Are you and/or your family looking for an exciting night of who-knows-what entertainment? Do you want to be part of a judgement-free, receptive audience? Then the Open Mic Night at BCAC is for you. Up to 14 ten-minute performances. Cat Cafe will be open all night for your snacking pleasure, there is free on-street parking and there is no cover charge except for a suggested donation of $10 to support the BCAC. No charge to performers of course. Musician’s merchandise will also be available for purchase.

Contact Art Grossman to register and for more info.


rupert wates

Nov 9, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Singing with the voice of the timeless balladeer, Wates takes us song by song on a journey through the shadows toward the faint but still flickering lights. Born in London, he signed with Eaton Music in the late 1990's and has been a full-time songwriter ever since. He moved to the USA in 2006 and has won over 40 songwriting awards. "I was overwhelmed by how good he was, both lyrically and vocally. His guitar work was truly unbelievable." - Circle Entertainment

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Tim Foley Group

Nov 9, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Tim Foley’s sound doesn't settle into a descriptive box easily. Performing original music from his new record with Richard Gates on bass, Mike Sax on tenor sax and percussionist Fabio, you'll notice that he is interested in where the music may take them."My dedication to finding my own voice has led me to interesting places and experiences. I’m grateful for the ability to do what I’m passionate about. “

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Cold Spring Harbor
Benefit Concert for BCAC

Nov 23, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm
**Advance Tickets $17 —— At the door $20**

Join Billy Joel Tribute Band Cold Spring Harbor in a celebratory fundraiser for BCAC. Free hor d’euvres and one drink of choice: beer, wine, coffee, or cold drink. BCAC will have a limited number of silent auction items which have spectacular interest and will also be rolling out it’s membership campaign.

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Chris & Meredith Thompson

Dec 7, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Identical twin sisters Chris & Meredith Thompson are "powerful performers with a natural warmth for the live concert stage" writes Tom Lounges in the Beat. Best known for the unique blend of their nearly identical voices, the Thompsons weave vocals, flute, guitar and percussion together creating a sound that is genuine, beautiful, and moving. “ There's intelligence, and a sparkling beauty to their songs."- Victory Review

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LENNY SOLOMON BAND

Dec 7, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Lenny Solomon has hand-crafted his original music for over forty years. Combining folk, country, and blues, he has cut four albums and won a dozen awards. A fixture at the Idler Coffeehouse in Harvard Square he regularly performed there for over eight years and has shared the bill with Bonnie Raitt and Spider John. From the 1980s Solomon has worked in environmental research at Harvard University, researching ozone depletion and climate change.

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mark & Raianne

Jan 18, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards are inheritors of a timeless legacy, creating original music that pays tribute to the rich tradition of American Folk music. Blending their unique voices with guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet and penny whistle, their songs have been enthusiastically received by audiences all along the eastern seaboard. “if ever two voices were meant to harmonize, it’s these two.” – Dave Harley, Folking.com (UK)

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susan cattaneo

Jan 18, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

New England Americana with a twang, Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s best singer-songwriters. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Nominated in 2018 for Best Americana Artist in the Boston Music Awards, and winner of the Conn. Folk Festival, her latest album The Hammer and The Heart charted #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Susan teaches songwriting at the Berklee College of Music. LEARN MORE


LARA HERsCOVITCH

Feb 22, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Modern troubadour, songwriter and advocate Lara Herscovitch sings original folk songs spiced with blues, pop and jazz. Her authentic, funny and heartfelt performances inspire and entertain. Sound Waves Magazine says Lara’s “expertly written prose… is songwriting at its best… It’s good for your ears and your soul.” This craftsmanship travels on a voice that Performer Magazine called “clear and smooth like expensive liquor,” and is accompanied by guitar infused with her skill as a percussionist. LEARN MORE

Julie DOUGHERTY

Feb 22, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Julie Dougherty is a well know veteran of the Boston music. Playing in famed Boston coffeehouses like the Unicorn and King's Rook (where she opened for the Kingston Trio several times) during the 1970s, hosting cable TV show "Songwriters in the Round" and performing with the original funk band, The Boston Horns, while performing solo and duo along with husband, Woody Woodward on bass. Julie has proven to be one of New England's steadiest working musicians. LEARN MORE


the fiddling thompsons

Mar 21, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Internationally acclaimed and award winning fiddlers “Captain Fiddle” Ryan Thompson and his son Brennish play ‘old-time’ music, inspired by the rich history of their family’s westward crossing in a wagon train; A family fiddle and dulcimer accompanied them on the long journey, to play square dances and instill joy on the hard road, and Ryan and Brennish continue that tradition. Thompson is an expert on the history and evolution of folk music and fiddling and he and his son’s passion for fiddle music is clear when you hear them play.

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the lied to’s

Apr 18, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler, two Massachusetts-based singer-songwriters joined forces in 2014 to form the Lied To’s. Their self-titled debut 2015 cd rose to the top of the roots rock charts and their second 2018 cd, The Lesser of Two Evils, received universal praise for its gritty instrumentation, impeccable harmonies and honest songwriting. The Daily Vault calls it, “…nothing short of brilliant.” LEARN MORE

hilton park trio

Apr 18, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Hilton Park is an Americana/Folk trio made up of a Bruce Hilton, his son Conor Hilton and neighbor Greg Pannier who started playing together for fun and within 8 months were recognized by the New England Music Awards as one of the best roots acts in New England. “Hilton Park is about as New England as clam chowder and flour biscuits… rootsy folk that imparts an old time feel in brand new songs. ” The Third Half LEARN MORE


Heather pierson

May 16, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Heather Pierson is an award-winning singer/songwriter whose inspiring performances and growing catalog of releases delve into Americana, blues, New Orleans jazz, vocal chants, instrumental piano, and poignant folk. She is best known for her virtuosity at the piano and her bell-tone vocals, and her songs and musicianship embody joy, honesty, and a desire to share from the heart. She has recorded eleven CDs of original music, her newest is Lines and Spaces. LEARN MORE

Greta Schaefer and Back Eddy

May 16, doors open @ 7:00pm, show starts @ 7:30pm

Greta Schaefer and the Back Eddy Band are keeping the music and vibes of the 60s and 70s alive. Lead singer and guitarist Greta Schaefer is joined by her sister Marcie Schaefer on vocals with Cyrus Rogers on bass and Adam Sideri on drums. They perform throughout New England, keeping things very groovy. LEARN MORE




ANY DONATION AMOUNTS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
All donations benefit BCAC and the performers. 
SPONSORS: DECAPRIO ENT., SOINEANN, and NATURAL STONE PLUS, INC.