SUSAN CATTANEO BAND Tuesday night residency with special guests. TONIGHT: VANCE GILBERT
Tuesday 12/15 - A new residency featuring
THE SUSAN CATTANEO BAND
with special guest each week. Tonights guest:
$12 advance / $15 at the door
8:00 doors / 8:30 show (Susan Cattaneo ay 8:30 and 10:30 / Guest at 9:30)
SUSAN CATTANEO and her fabulous band hold down a weekly residency on Tuesday nights for the month of December. Each week features a special guest and promises to be a unique show into and of itself. You won't want to miss a week of this talent laden and exciting residency!
THE SUSAN CATTANEO BAND
Susan Cattaneo: Guitar, vocals
Jimmy Ryan: Mandolin, vocals
Michael Bean: Pedal steel and dobro
Jim Henry: Guitar
Renee Dupuis: Keyboards, vocals
Richard Gates: Bass
Andrew Jones: Drums
Susan Cattaneo is not afraid of the dark. A powerful singer and sophisticated songwriter, Susan has seen the darkness in the corners and sings about it fearlessly. Following in the footsteps of Matraca Berg, Kim Richey, Lucinda Williams and Gretchen Peters, the well-respected Boston artist combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter's spin. Call it New England Americana with a twang. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country.
Her fourth and latest album, Haunted Heart, was produced by Lorne Entress and released to critical acclaim. Songs from the record have earned Susan a spot in the finals at Kerrville's New Folk Contest. Susan was also a regional finalist at the Mountain Stage New Song Contest, a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition, the Independent Music Awards and the International Acoustic Music Awards. The record was named one of the Top 100 Albums of the Year by the Alternate Root and won 2015 Album of the Year at Limelight Music Awards.
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90's when buzz started spreading in the folk clubs of Boston about an ex-multicultural arts teacher who was knocking 'em dead at open mics. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Vance started out hoping to be a jazz singer, and then discovered his affinity for the storytelling sensibilities of acoustic folk music. Once word got out about Gilbert's stage-owning singing and playing, Shawn Colvin invited him to be special guest on her Fat City tour. Noted not only for being the ever consummate performer, Gilbert has recorded 12 albums, including 4 for Philo/Rounder Records and a duo album with friend Ellis Paul. Along with being opener of choice for artists as varied as Aretha Franklin, Arlo Guthrie, and Anita Baker, 2006 and 2007 found Gilbert opening 140+ shows for comedian George Carlin. Most recently he's the opener of choice for Paul Reiser and the Subdudes.
Considered by many to be an integral part of the national folk scene, Gilbert's approach to the acoustic singer songwriter idiom is significant. Gilbert's compositions, while frequently employing sophisticated melodies and harmonies that attest to his jazz roots, remain sublime attestations to the storyteller's craft.
His latest original album, Bad Dog Buffet, was recorded with the generous assistance from a varied list of super-respected guestsincluding Celtic harpist/singer Aine Minogue, bluegrass boys Darol Anger and Joe Walsh Jr., jazz sax player Grace Kelly, country rock hero Roy Sludge, and guitar mainstay Kevin Barry. BDB was lionized by Folkworks as "Transcendenta beautifully sung and evocative album." His latest release is Nearness Of You, a solo album of all jazz standards, and fawned upon by Jersey Jazz as: "an album that has been a long time in coming... and the results are wonderfully engaging".
Heck, he even has a tune on a Grammy Nominated children's album. How rounded is that?
MORE ON SUSAN CATTANEO
"Cattaneo has been playing around Boston and its environs for a while, sometimes solo and sometimes with stellar players. She rocks with the best of them and also sings ballads so sweetly and lovingly that it can bring tears to the eyes of those listening" No Depression
"Ultimately it's rare to find an artist so willing to invest her psyche so fully into her songs, but the return on Cattaneo's commitment also makes for a compelling set of songs." American Songwriter
"She's able to blend gritty semi-confessional bluesy sounds with poetic conversational lyrics" Austin Daze
"Her voice is somewhere between national treasure and weapon of mass destruction" Daily Vault
Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
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