Friday, May 5th, 8pm- Edie Carey- $10
With her warm, graceful voice and her knack for cutting "into a subject...with a diamond-edged blade**," Edie Carey grabs hold of her audiences and doesn't let go until she steps off the stage. While her songs are what first draw listeners in, it's what she says in between that keeps them coming back. Carey's wry and self-mocking humor, coupled with her ability to tell a great story, makes audiences feel as though they have just spent the evening with a very close friend. Given the triple threat of her magnetic stage presence, heart-grabbing songs, and almost unearthly voice, it's no wonder that the word about Carey is traveling fast.
Saturday, May 6th, 8pm- Rachael Davis- $10
In September of 2001, Rachael moved from Michigan to
Boston and within the span of seven months was awarded
a Boston Music Award for Best New Singer-Songwriter.
In 2002, Rachael contributed "Lonely When You're Gone"
to the Respond II compilation, which also includes
such luminaries as Joan Baez, Dolly Parton, Ani
DiFranco, and Eryka Badu. Her influences range from
the jazz stylings of Ella Fitzgerald to the soulful
pop vocals of Patty Griffin -- with many more in
between. She is a contemporary songwriter but is
equally at home singing anything from traditional
ballads to Cole Porter to Joe Henry. In April, 2001,
she released her debut CD, Minor League Deities, a
collection of original songs featuring performances by
many of the people whose musical and personal paths
she has crossed throughout her life, including Claudia
Sunday, May 7th, 7-9pm (special showtime!!!)- Peter
Peter Mulvey's new album, The Knuckleball Suite
(Signature Sounds) is a collection of thirteen new
songs that aptly display why he has, over the length
of his extensive career (this is his ninth solo
release) been compared to such heavyweights as Tom
Waits, Leonard Cohen, Randy Newman, and others.
Collaborating once again with longtime writing partner
and producer David "Goody" Goodrich, the album is
vibrant, surprising, and in many ways, like a notch
falling perfectly into a groove for a musician with a
history as rich and diverse as Mulvey's.