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Sam Bayer, Jeff Butcher, Rob Siegel at Somerville Armory Cafe Saturday October 6
October 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm$10
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert on Saturday October 6 with singer/songwriters Sam Bayer, Jeff Butcher and Rob Siegel. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap. The show begins at 7:30 pm with an open mic, and admission is $10. The Armory Cafe is at 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville. For more information call 617-718-2191 or visit artsatthearmory.org or www.facebook.com/SomervilleSongwriterSessions. Email SomervilleSongwriterSessions@gmail.com to reserve an open mic slot. Performer details below.
Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents contemporary folk singer/songwriters in concert on the first Saturday of each month. The Armory Cafe features live music in an intimate setting, a menu featuring sandwiches, soups, desserts and coffees, and plenty of free parking. Upcoming shows include Deborah Silverstein, Jan Luby, Terry Kitchen (11/3) and Beth DeSombre, B, Jude Roberts (12/1). Our 10/6 performers:
Boston musician Sam Bayer is your literate, exuberant guide to an imaginary world where housewives win the Nobel Prize in physics, poker-playing children gamble over their bedtimes, and metaphorical elephants pirouette in the den, four and a half minutes at a time. His latest studio CD, The Great Indoors, brings 11 gems from his universe to yours. More at sambayer.com.
On his upcoming EP American Radiation, Jeff Butcher is recording new material that reflects more of his rock roots. Jeff has toured nationally and in Europe, solo and with several projects spanning different genres, playing Summerfest, SXSW, CMJ, CMW, Savannah Stopover, and SoFar: Boston, Chicago and Athens. Over the past 10 years he has played with various acts around Boston and is working on blending Folk and Early Americana with Soul, British Rock, ’70s Power Pop, and New Wave influences. More at https://americanradiation.com.
Rob Siegel is well-known in Boston folk music circles as an innovative songwriter who draws from his idyllic yet stressed-out middle-class suburban existence and produces memorable, intelligent, well-crafted songs. His music has been described as fearless, truthful, and deeply personal yet universal. He’s been compared to John Prine, Richard Shindell, and Harry Chapin, with a delivery that is engaging and intimate, wry and tender, funny and unflinchingly honest. Rob has opened for Bill Staines, Vance Gilbert, Jack Hardy, Geoff Muldaur, and others. In mid-2000s, Rob took time off from gigging when he projected the college bills for his three kids and needed to focus on his real-world job, but now that they’re grown, he’s back. His first new CD in 14 years, A Landscape of Ghosts, was released in the spring, and charted on FolkDJ. More at robsiegel.com.