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The Town of Kingston was founded in 1762 and is located in Plymouth County about 35 miles from Boston.
Those who visit should stop at the Major John Bradford House which was built in 1714 as well as the Kingston Public Library which contains over 58000 volumes. Also shop at the Independence Mall. The mall has 100 stores to meet your every shopping need!
Residents say Kingston is the ultimate place to start or raise a family!
Saturday, February 1, 2014 $18 Members, $20 Non-Members(General tickets) Discovered at an impromptu 3 am hotel room jam at a music conference when just 23 years old, Mark Erelli finished up a graduate degree in evolutionary biology shortly after his self-titled debut was released in 1999. He has won several prestigious awards, from the Kerrville New Folk contest in 1999 to the 2006 International Song Contest, where a song he co-wrote with Catie Curtis bested 15,000 entries to win the grand prize. For the past 10 years, he has maintained a rigorous, international touring schedule, sharing the stage with Dave Alvin, Gillian Welch, John Hiatt and others, as well appearing at many major folk festivals, including Newport, Philadelphia and Shrewsbury (UK). In recent years, Erelli has gained notoriety as a multi-instrumentalist sideman, accompanying artists such as Lori McKenna and Josh Ritter everywhere from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry to London's Royal Albert Hall. Erelli has numerous records to his name, including collections of western swing(Hillbilly Pilgrim), lullabies (Innocent When You Dream) and songs of stirring social conscience (Hope & Other Casualties, WUMB Folk Radio's #1 record of 2006). In 2009, he was one of eight artists invited to the UK to take part in the Darwin Song Project, a collaborative release featuring songs inspired by the life and work of Charles Darwin. Mark Erelli's recent new releases include a collection of murder ballads recorded with Jeffrey Foucault called Seven Curses, and Little Vigils in 2010, as well as Barnstar C'mon!, a bluegrass collaboration in 2011 that included Jake and Taylor Armerding. "Mark Erelliembodies many of the best qualities of the folk-populist lineage that began with Woody Guthrie, and is carried today by Bruce Springsteen and others. His songs are unwaveringly and powerfully sincere, carrying the force of his experiences and passions, and applying them to emotions that are universal to us all. His voice, a beautiful combination of wine and whiskey, is as intimately conversational as a fireside chat." -Sing Out Magazine
When: Feb 1, 2014 8 PM to Feb 1, 2014 10 PMin Kingston, Massachusetts Cost: 18 - 20 USD (Sat, 01 Feb 2014 20 )
Saturday, May 3, 2014 $20 Members, $22 Non-Members(General tickets) National touring artists Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions. From three major points on the map - Chicago, Boston, and New York - Joe, Greg, and Pat have truly blended themselves into Brother Sun, a unique celebration of the amazing power of singing together. As they will tell you, Brother Sun is not resident in any one of them - it exists between them and audiences feel this intimacy immediately. Their combined musical skills make for an unforgettable experience - three rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, bouzouki and piano. After main stage performances with standing ovations at both Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals in 2011 and sold out concerts throughout the US, they earned not only return invitations to Kerrville and Falcon Ridge but also invitations to Old Songs Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and Kerrville Wine & Music Festival. The trio's self titled album debuted at No. 2 on the Folk DJ Charts (it stayed on the charts for 8 months) and was named the No. 8 album of 2011 on FOLK-DJ. In addition, Brother Sun made the "Best of 2011" list for over a dozen radio stations in the US, including WUMB (Boston), WFUV (NYC), and WFMT - The Midnight Special (Chicago). Their new CD Some Part of the Truth (2013) takes us on an evocative and vivid journey through America's cities and heartlands, where unsung heroes struggle and sometimes win the daily battles of life and love. Some Part of the Truth debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ chart in April, with Joe Jenck's song Lady of the Harbor also debuting at #1.
When: May 3, 2014 8 PM to May 3, 2014 10 PMin Kingston, Massachusetts Cost: 20 - 22 USD (Sat, 03 May 2014 20 )
Saturday, January 4, 2014 $16 Members, $18 Non-Members(General tickets) Che Pizarro & the Mill City Growlers are a quartet from Southeastern Massachusetts that crosses the musical genres of Jazz, Blues and Soul in a remarkable and original mix. Band members include Che Pizaro, Michael Paolucci, Don Barry, Paul Curran, and Paul Gonyer. Their hip and entertaining style has been compared to Tom Waits, Hoagy Carmichael, and Dr. John. Check out their music on ReverbNation and Facebook for samples of their tunes. Che Pizarro & the Mill City Growlers new CD Questionable Sentiments is now available! Come join us for their return to SSFMC! "Geoff Bartley is great and always will be." ~ Chris Smither. Geoff writes, "My music is a mix of blues, folk, and roots jazz. I play fingerstyle acoustic guitar and harmonica to support my bluesy baritone "singing". I'm also getting better...slowly... with traditional bluegrass and old-time flatpicking styles. The folk press has called me "folk music at its best" (Music Reviews Quarterly, Arden, NC), "a brilliant songwriter and a world-class guitarist" (The Boston Globe), and "spiritual godfather" (Dirty Linen Magazine, Baltimore, MD) of the Boston folk scene.." Geoff's latest CD Mercy for the Dispossessed was the Number 1 Album on the international FolkDJ radio playlists for August 2012. Geoff plays guitar and sings harmony for topical songwriter and veteran folk entertainer Tom Paxton, who commented "Geoff Bartley has hit another one out of the park." Mary Gauthier commented "a fine, fine work of musical art by an artist at the height of his musical powersthis recording will secure his place as a musical legend." Geoff will be appearing with a special guest, Howie Tarnower.
When: Jan 4, 2014 8 PM to Jan 4, 2014 10 PMin Kingston, Massachusetts Cost: 16 - 18 USD (Sat, 04 Jan 2014 20 )
Saturday, April 5, 2014 $18 Members, $20 Non-Members(General tickets) Peter Mulvey performs original songs as well as songs from a vast, varied, and deep well of classic and obscure covers. Described by the Washington Post as, "sophisticated and intimate...husky, hushed baritone, as cover-worthy as Randy Newman, Elvis Costello and Dar Williams..." Mulvey is especially known for his ecological tour methodology - biking from concert to concert, sometimes as many as a thousand miles apart. After twenty years on the road, the process of divining the heart of a song and being alert to where the moment can lead has shaped this artist. To each rendition, he brings the soul of a singer, a light touch in a heavy world. Recorded in just three days at Signature Sounds Studios in CT, The Good Stuff (2012) is a sequence in which a bluesy take on the Ellington classic "Mood Indigo" is sandwiched between Tom Waits' obscure "Green Grass," lovingly relocated from the guttural, and a charmingly haphazard rendition of Jolie Holland's "Old Fashioned Morphine". This triptych represents not so much the diversity of songwriting as the commonality. "I'd put those three artists in the same drawer in the big bureau of songwriters," says Mulvey. "They're from different eras, and considered different animals - jazz composer, bohemian beat poet, Americana revivalist - but to my ear they're the same, in that they're always trying to write a timeless song." "Peter Mulvey is all substance, which is his style." "His voice feels like ne old leather, and his guitar sounds like it's on steroids... a superb technician..."- The Boston Globe.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 $16 Members, $18 Non-Members(General tickets) The Delta Generators are known for a soulful passion and raw intensity in their live shows. Vocalist Craig Rawding, guitarist Charlie O'Neal, Rick O'Neal (bass) & Jeff Armstrong (drums) are always looking to expand their well-honed musical palette; they touch on blues, soul, funk, rock'n'roll and even country! The Delta Generators won the Boston Blues Society's Blues Challenge in 2008, earning them a spot in the Memphis International Blues Challenge in 2009, where the band finished as a Top 10 Finalist. They also won Best Blues Band in Worcester Magazine for 2009 and were nominated for Best R&B Act in the Boston Phoenix in 2010. Music critic Bill Copeland writes the, "Delta Generators are one of those rare bands that go beyond talent to arrive at charisma and that extra something that makes listeners take a strong liking to it." The Delta Generators have shared the stage with Robert Cray, Three Dog Night, Jimmie Vaughn, Johnny Winter, Walter Trout, Bonerama, Candye Kane, Sonny Landreth and Lurrie Bell. Several notable musicians have also sat in with the Delta Generators-Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) & Johnny A. (Peter Wolf/Solo). The Delta Generators continue to pack enthusiastic venues and gain new fans throughout the Northeast and beyond.
When: Mar 1, 2014 8 PM to Mar 1, 2014 10 PMin Kingston, Massachusetts Cost: 16 - 18 USD (Sat, 01 Mar 2014 20 )
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