Byfield Community Arts Center
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Doors 7:30pm / Music 8:00pm
$10.00 Admission (unless otherwise noted)
|Cat in the Cradle Coffeehouse
Performer Booking information:
Our coffeehouse season runs from September through May and
we book performers in advance during the summer for the
upcoming season. For consideration, artists should submit an
electronic press kit or link to their website in June.
Poor Howard Stith & Bullfrog
“Poor Howard” Stith and Mike “Bullfrog” Rogers bring alive the blues
tradition that originated in the Mississippi delta region in the early 20th
century. Exposed to the music of Leadbelly, at an early age, Howard
carries on that booming, but intricate, 12-string guitar style of the 1930ʼs.
He also plays steel guitar in the “bottleneck” style made popular by Son
House and Robert Johnson. Mike Rogers draws his harmonica style from
the playing of Sonny Terry, and although he has mastered many styles
from folk to country, he captures perfectly the southern country blues of
the depression. Together, they bring alive this important era of southern
music. Songs are also punctuated with folk humor and one-liners to keep
the audience amused.
Sylvan Roots sings and plays American Roots music, songs beloved by folks
of all ages.
Preserving and presenting authentic American Roots music, Sylvan Roots
further enhances their performance with artistically arranged
interpretations of American standards and traditional folk songs like: Hank
Williams’ “Jambalaya,” Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land,”
Elizabeth Cotten’s “Freight Train,” and many others. And they tell the
fascinating stories that go with them.
Folks all around New England have enjoyed their performances and have
written these comments: “They’re wonderful!” “Great music and stories,
love this group!” “Upbeat, great music performed very well,” “Great
voices and talent,” “An exceptional group engaging the audience for a fun
Find their music and more at: https://myspace.com/sylvanroots
Pesky J Nixon
...these boys from New England exude a genuine musical authenticity and
mirth on stages up and down the East Coast. Drawing influences from
contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the
sardonic yet wry wit of New England's localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon
(PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences.
Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation
including- zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, a variety of tribal
percussion, and a myriad of string instrumentation.
With rich harmonies and musical versatility PJN brings a unique brand of
infectious energy and stage banter to every stage they grace. At times
putting on a show that borders on brotherly bickering these boys
specialize on bringing the audience into their world, songs, and stories.