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Songwriter Roundup with Katie Dobbins and Various Special Guests!


New England Music Award-winning Katie Dobbins draws from a palette of contemporary folk and new country to create a genre uniquely her own. With a mastery of storytelling and the heart of a poet, this soulful songstress captures elements of life and relationships in ways that lift the spirit and challenge the soul. Carolyn Kruse of Country 102.5 WKLB raved, "Sweet but bold, Katie's voice is reminiscent of one of her heroes, Jewel, but only deeper . . . a fearless spirit with a gentle touch." Tom Bianchi, Talent Buyer at Somerville's The Burren, voiced "with gorgeous harmony and song Katie lyrically weaves in stories of healing, growing and moving forward through the struggles of life." Dobbins' sophomore album, There Is Light, contains remarkably honest songs that capture seasons of both hardship and joy, but hold onto the hope that light will always illuminate and overpower darkness.

August 27th

Amanda McCarthy is a storyteller compelled to speak the truth. With her heart on her sleeve and her priorities in check, she strives to convey a message of authenticity through her music. She doesn't fit in a box and she doesn't like rules. Blending many influences, her original music is the infusion of pop/country and alternative rock, sprinkled with millennial snark and the heart of an old soul.

Amanda's original music has been recognized through nominations and awards from the 59th Grammy Awards Nomination Ballot ("Elephant in the Room" and "Bad News"), Cornell University's Emerging Artist Series (Winner), NYC's Coffee Music Project (Finalist w/ "Somewhere in Syracuse"), Royal Caribbean Cruises, and New England based award shows for Worcester Music Awards, Limelight Music Magazine and the Southern New England Music Expo. Radio has been supportive as well with Boston airplay on The Bull 101.7, WKLB 102.5, WATD 105.9, FRANK 106.3, North Shore 104.9 and others. Her debut full-length album "Road Trip" was released in June 2019.

Garnering the name from a street corner back in Cam's hometown of Beaufort, North Carolina- what started off as a solo project has quickly become a duet between Sarah and Cam Cotham. Pulling influences from acts such as Penny & Sparrow, You+Me, Donovan Woods and the Civil Wars - Front & Turner invites listeners in close with intimate harmonies and folk-stylings of their own music as well as popular tunes. They are currently writing and recording their first group of songs as a duet.

Dan Lovely is a singer, songwriter, and producer from Boston, MA. He is the lead singer and co-founder of Blue Light Bandits, an award-winning groove-rock outfit from Worcester, Ma. Inspired by pop, neo-soul, and funk, his performances are known for their dynamic arrangements and smooth vocals. Since co-producing and releasing two records with Blue Light Bandits, his work has accrued over two million streams of Spotify, alone. Dan Lovely is launching his new solo project and will be releasing singles starting in the summer of 2019.

September 24th 

Carlin Tripp is a laid back folk rocker drawing from a life spent roaming this great country, seeking out rare experiences and making new friends along the way. Now settled in Providence, he devotes his time to being a stay at home dad and touring musician. His songs reflect on love lost, love found and the trials and joys we all face in our day to day existence. He is known for capturing audiences with his intimate lyrics and gripping stage presence.

Phil Holub is a singer, songwriter and jazz guitarist originally from Berkeley, California. His music is upbeat, quirky and catchy; fun yet introspective. Skillful guitar playing and jazzy influences keep the music exciting and modern. With songs like “Day Off” and “Trust Fund”, the shows are a toe-tapping good time!

Jeanette is an up and coming artist born and raised in a small town in Maine Jeanette took her love of music and turned it into her passion. Jeanette has traveled all over from New York to Nashville. With her Pop/Folk sound Jeanette will make you feel it all!

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