I’m thrilled to host my first show with the Somerville Songwriters Sessions series at the Arts Armory Cafe. The concert will feature a 20 minute solo set by each artist, followed by a round-robin song swap. Come early for a good seat and grab a sandwich & drink at the Cafe. We kick things off at 8pm.
Somerville Songwriter Sessions – at Arts Armory
191 Highland Ave, Somerville MA
April 4th @ 8pm
Dave Dersham: “…Taps hopeful, bluesy melodies and reverses lyrical expectations at every turn… exudes a brand of humane charm that sets him apart from every other songwriter you’ll see this year.” Club Passim.
Marc Herman: His melodies breathe, sometimes floating into space above the steady pulse of a slow train through the mountains. His songs are windows that offer a glimpse into the heart of the human experience.
For my music loving, sports enthusiast friends … I’ll be participating in the Lizard Lounge Open Mic Main Event … the March Madness of the Boston music scene!
Participants qualify by winning one of the weekly open mic challenge shows. I was given the honor this past October 13th. For the Main Event, all the winners from the past year are invited to compete for a $500 prize plus a number of other really sweet deals like a photo shot and chances to play some really nice gigs. This year about 30 performers will compete, going head to head in a playoff bracket system that only an NCAA conference chairman could appreciate. Our fearless host is the one and only Tom Bianchi – 24 hour MC/bassist extraordinaire!
Check out the whole list of competitors here. Please come cheer me on … I’m gonna need all the help I can get!
Doors open at 7pm, show promptly at 8pm
1667 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
I’m excited to announce that I’ve been invited to join the team of hosts for the Somerville Songwriter Sessions concert series which takes place the first Saturday of the month at the Center for Arts at the Armory in Somerville MA.
Each month one of the hosts invites two other songwriters to perform. The night begins with a 20 minute set by each songwriter, then the second half of the night all three songwriters perform in the the round. It’s a great opportunity to hear some incredible local, regional and sometimes nationally touring artists.
My co-hosts are Terry Kitchen, Beth DeSombre and Kim Jennings – all very talented local songwriters each with very different styles. The variety of songwriters presented should be really terrific!
My first night will be April 4th 2015 and I’ll be hosting Dave Dersham and Marc Herman. I’ll post more details as the date gets near.