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Terry Kitchen, Jan Luby, Deborah Silverstein at Somerville Armory Cafe Saturday Nov 3

November 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert on Saturday November 3 with Boston singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen, Rhode Island singer/songwriter Jan Luby, and Cambridge singer/songwriter Deborah Silverstein. 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/cafe or www.facebook.com/SomervilleSongwriterSessions. Email SomervilleSongwriter@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. Our 11/3 performers:

Called “one of New England’s best songwriters” by The Boston Globe, award-winning contemporary folk singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen writes songs that are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. His new CD The Quiet Places has already been heard across the U.S and Canada, with its opening track “Enjoy It While It Lasts” reaching #8 on the national Folk-DJ chart. Kitchen’s songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Song Contest, and have appeared in numerous films. He has been performing on folk stages since the 1990s, releasing ten CDs, and he was the leader of the groundbreaking ’80s band Loose Ties, whose experiences he recounts in his novel Next Big Thing, called “a great debut novel” by The San Francisco Book Review. More on Terry at www.terrykitchen.com.

Rhode Island songwriter Jan Luby is known for her engaging, often riveting stage-presence as well as her voice full of passion, range and power. Her songs are evocative, lyrical and infectious personal stories. Her approach to songwriting ranges from socially relevant to irreverent, heartbreaking to humorous. She connects with people whether performing to a large audience at a festival, or in an intimate coffeehouse setting, or heard by those nearby when singing from solitary confinement. She was a semi-finalist the RI Songwriters Association’s Songwriting contest in 2017, was voted Best Female Vocalist of 2011 in Motif Magazine (and nominated for Best Singer/Songwriter in 2012) and was a finalist in the 1995 Boston Acoustic Music Underground Competition. “Jan Luby is one of the cutting edge shining lights…A completely natural performer with a voice of anger, humor, warmth and beauty.”-Peter Yarrow
More at www.janluby.com.

Deborah Silverstein has been a fixture on the Boston area acoustic music scene since the mid-’70s when she was a founding member of the New Harmony Sisterhood Band. She went on to perform with the bluegrass band, Fire On The Mountain, before breaking onto the national scene with her solo album, Around the Next Bend on the Flying Fish/Rounder Label. Following that, Deborah had an initial 9 year stint with the 4-woman a capella quartet, Taproot. In addition to her solo album, Deborah recorded two albums with Taproot, If You Build It and Grand Design, both containing many of her original compositions. Her song “Draglines,” about strip mining in hometown Western PA, has become an environmental anthem recorded by numerous other artists. Her latest CD is 2016’s Precious Time. More at www.debobiz.com.


November 3, 2018
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Somerville Songwriter Sessions


Arts at the Armory Cafe
191 Highland Ave. 02144 + Google Map