3rd ANNUAL SUMMER ROCKIN’ BLUES FEST
Friday, June 23rd – Grounds open 5:30, Show 6–10pm
Held at The Knights Pavilion
Cost: $25 per ticket
Featuring two awesome bands: The James Montgomery Band AND Barry Goudreau (former guitarist for Boston!) with his new band Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room. Opening for the evening is special guest Kelly & Ace.
The 3rd Annual Rockin’ Blues Fest here in the heart of Massachusetts, promises to be a get-down, get-dancing celebration of what America does best. Rock and Blues. Featured headliner legendary blues man James Montgomery and his full band will kick this festival in gear with his harmonica and deep dedication to blues tradition.
Also featuring Guitarist Barry Goudreau, former member of Boston, recently announced the formation of his new band Barry Goudreaus Engine Room. The blues/rock outfit includes his former RTZ bandmates Brian Maes on lead vocals and keyboards, as well as Tim Archibald on bass. Maes and Archibald were members of Peter Wolfs House Party Five, playing on two of his records and touring the world extensively. The band is rounded out with Old Tony Depietro on drums and Mary Beth Maes, Terri OSoro and Joanie Cicatelli on background vocals.
Set outdoors under the Ware Knights Pavilion (easily seating 400+), feeling good and sharing great music is what this Fest is all about. Down home food and refreshments are on tap for the night. This event is presented by Workshop13 Cultural Arts & Learning Center, and sponsored by The Edward and Barbara Urban Foundation.
Opening for the Rockin’ Fest is Kelly & Ace! If you’ve heard them – you are fans. If you haven’t then prepared to become a fan.
If you’re a fan of Boston and/or the Blues and Rock music in general, you can’t miss this evening!
No pets. No coolers.
CASSANDRA KUBINSKI / MATT CUSSON ~
LIVE in the GRAND HALL at WORKSHOP13
Friday, July 14 – Doors open 7:30 – show starts 8:00pm
Cost: $15 Advance; $18 Door
CHRIS PELES in Association with Workshop13 proudly presents the SINGER/SONGWRITERS SERIES in THE GRAND HALL at WORKSHOP13 featuring CASSANDRA KUBINSKI and MATT CUSSON!
CASSANDRA KUBINSKI is a rarity… a talented singer/songwriter working in a tradition very similar to the legendary solo artists of the early to mid 1970s. She proves that the art form is not only alive and well, but that it is still capable of being transcendent. – BILLY JOEL
New York-based singer-songwriter and autism activist Cassandra Kubinski blends pop and theatrical musical stylings with a heartfelt approach to lyrics: telling stories, digging into love, regret, healing, and adding a twist of wry humor. Kubinski has performed alonside The GOO GOO DOLLS, 10,000 MANIACS, ANNA NALICK, NELSON, and DICKIE BETTS, and on college stages at Buffalo State University, UCONN, URI, and Nichols.
MATT CUSSON, an award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist, continues to wow audiences and prove that he is the real deal. He is a gifted self-taught musician who excels in jazz, pop, singer/songwriter and soul, as demonstrated by his expert writing and arranging skills on his critically acclaimed self-titled debut album of 2009. That same year, Matt won (by unanimous vote) the JOHN LENNON Songwriting Contest’s top annual prize – the Maxell Song of the Year – for his jazz ballad “One of Those Nights”. That song also won the Billboard Songwriting Award in the Best Jazz Song category, and came in second in the International Songwriting Competition, as well as being nominated for a 2011 Los Angeles Music Award for Best Male Vocalist and Best Jazz Song. In 2013 Matt was also a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition with his lullaby, Once Upon A Time.
This show will leave you speechless. The talent is phenomenal …come experience the magic. Be part of the show everyone will be talking about.