New Revival Coffeehouse

The FPC Coffeehouse provides an informal setting for musicians to perform at FPC. Coffeehouse events are open to the public.

New Revival Coffeehouse is at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton, 353 Great Rd., Stow MA 01775. For directions, click here.

All shows are on Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance or $20 the day of the show.

For questions, call 978-274-2593, or email coffeehouse@fpc-stow-acton.org.

Member of the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association.

The New Revival Coffeehouse is wheelchair accessible.

 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Pete and Maura Kennedy, perennial festival favorites. will bring energy and excitement to the New Revival Coffeehouse on Dec. 1. The Kennedys, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times.

Their music seamlessly weaves their influences over the last two decades: Buddy Holly style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, interspersed with moments that recall British folk rockers Fairport Convention. After two decades of performing together Pete and Maura are hitting a songwriting and performing high point. 

“Maura’s lead vocals range from comforting to yearning, from girlish to womanly, from exuberant to delicate.” Jam Base

Tickets are $20 at the door or $17 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information, see KennedysMusic.com.

Safe Until Tomorrow

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Mike Merenda and Ruthy Unger are Hudson Valley based songwriters who have made waves in the Americana world and beyond. In 2018 they reformed their seminal stringband The Mammals and released the self-produced, Sunshiner, which Tape-Op magazine called "some of the best folk-rock music you will ever hear." These two believe in the transformative power of a great live performance. 

Touring upwards of a 100 shows a year (with their two kids in tow), Mike and Ruthy also produce a bi-annual folk festival called The Hoot which the late Pete Seeger called "one of the best song gatherings I've seen in all my 94 years.”

"The Woodstock, New York, couple's broad, colorful palette of Americana is timeless. Their musical melting pot combines country twang, Cajun chug, R&B swing and gospel fervor.”  -Associated Press

Tickets are $20 at the door and $17 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com.  Find out more about the duo at MikeandRuthy.com.

 

My New York City - Mike + Ruthy (The Mammals)

Saturday, April 27, 2019

 

Originally from Richmond, VA, Greg moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. His “In the Name of Love,” a lead in to the U2 classic, “Pride,” was the #5 song on the Folk DJ list in 2013. It has become a defining piece on his journey to becoming an international artist capable of addressing sensitive topics like Race in a way that connects audiences to their humanity while entertaining them at the same time.

He has been described as “one of the strongest, and finest voices in folk music.” The Boston Globe wrote, “Confessional one moment, rambunctiously disarming the next, few modern folk singers can own a coffeehouse stage as completely as Greenway.” 

From the end of 2010 to the present, Greenway has been one third of one of the most successful Folk trios in North America, Brother Sun. Greenway is also involved in a new project with long time friend, Reggie Harris.

“Greg Greenway is one of those artists who is so rich a talent that it is difficult to categorize him. He traverses, combines and mixes up musical genres, and manages to open a window on global events that bring us together as citizens of the world. Like other great performers before him, Greenway’s message is that we can all play a part and make a difference in the course of both our private and public lives. But few musicians can do just this with such style, passion and sheer musicality.” Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

Tickets are $20 at the door and $17 in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com.   For more information about Greg, see https://c9tuning.wordpress.com

Icarus - Greg Greenway