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.
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 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 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
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.