Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse

New season starts September 2017

Door 7:30 pm - Music 8:00 pm
Suggested Donation $15.00
NEW! Season Pass 8 monthly shows - two acts each night - $105. Offer good until Sept 9.
Table seating. Beer, wine, coffee, soft drinks, and snacks.

Sponsor one night of music at the BCAC for $150.
You will be recognized in all promotion and get preferred seating for four at your event.

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Rick Drost

September 16

Rick Drost, a Singer/Songwriter from Cambridge, MA, has been writing songs since the late '60s with depth and heart: songs that repay repeated listening and convey a long love of classical music, natural wonders, poetry. His early inspiration came from Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen; lately his influences are David Wilcox and Vance Gilbert.


jon shain

September 16

Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who's been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style - combining improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. 


jon mcauliffe

October 21

Jon Shain " . . . McAuliffe's Old School Moderne is medicine for the soul and ears . . . McAuliffe is uncannily adept at translating emotions and humor in a variety of nifty Americana roots styles. 


grant maloy smith

October 21

American Roots recording artist Grant Maloy Smith heard the strains of bluegrass from his Kentucky-born and raised Grandmother, and it got into his blood. His widely anticipated latest album Dust Bowl - American Stories is set squarely in the Great Plains of the 1930's. John Apice of NO DEPRESSION magazine writes “A heartland masterpiece … Lyrics and music as potent as Woody Guthrie … Bound to become a classic…”


diane battistello

November 18

Diane is a talented songwriter.  Her sweet voice makes you sit up and take notice of her powerful words. "I grew up on the Wading River, in Norton, MA and we had a swimming hole there.  When I was  young I would go to the end of the diving board and sing to the trees. They were a lovely audience;  the swaying branches and rustling leaves sounded amusingly like applause. " -Diane Battistello



folksoul DUO ensemble

November 18

FOLKSOUL DUO is Fred Simmons and Leslie Vogel, doing what we do, on trombone, guitar, keyboard and accordion, playing which ever songs we choose from our repertoire. without any help from our friends.



julie dougherty

December 2

 I’ve travelled much of the country singing Irish music, original folk-rock music, country-rock music in the 80’s, and have made several trips to Nashville, where I placed two original songs with two major publishing firms


susan cattaneo

December 2

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. Call it New England Americana with a twang.


steve hurl

February 24

A noted guitar stylist? A musical pilgrim? Yeah, sure, why not? I've been called all of the above. If I were just ONE of those, I'd be bored. But by moving through a wide variety of influences, I've managed to come up with a number of original songs that present new ideas, while respecting the hand-made, real-time, roots music that inspires me in the first place.  


kirsten manville

February 24

An accessible singer/songwriter with a strong, supple voice, Kirsten's music is honest and heartfelt, whether she's telling a story, delving into an emotion, or capturing a moment in time.  With a relaxed stage presence and ready smile, Kirsten invites her audience to share her love of music and songwriting.  Kirsten performs as a solo act, and as one half of the duo Kirsten & Dave.  She is also an accomplished flutist.  In addition, she loves to accompany other musicians, both on flute and harmonies.