Award-winning Boston contemporary folk singer/songwriter, Terry Kitchen, joins voices with acclaimed New Jersey vocalist, Mara Levine, at the Mount Toby meeting house on Saturday, April 16. The show starts at 7:30 pm. Recommended donations are $10 to $20. For info: call Diane at 413-548-9394.
Called “one of New England’s best songwriters” by The Boston Globe, TERRY KITCHEN’s songs are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. His new CD, The Post-American Century, presents ten sketches of American life, from the unhealed schism of the Civil War (“Tall Against the Wave”) to the Baby Boom generation’s looming mortality (“Sequel”) with forays into bluegrass , gospel and even pop. His 2009 CD Summer to Snowflakes reached #27 on the national Folk-DJ airplay chart, and was named Best Solo CD in Limelight Magazine’s 2010 Readers’ Poll. Kitchen’s songs have won the USA Songwriting Competition and the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and been runner up in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Folksinger and jewelry designer Mara Levine has been creating beautiful interpretations of fine traditional and contemporary folk songs for many years. She has an ear for both new songs and for classics that can be reshaped to sound fresh and new. Her second CD, Jewels and Harmony, was the #1 album on folk radio in January 2013, and she had the top two songs – “The Dutchman” and “When I Sing With You.” Mara was also named top artist for the month. The album features 15 hand-picked songs that touch on yearning for meaningful connections that will endure and on themes of hopefulness, rebirth, the support of friends and partners who stand by us, the joy of making music together, and the healing power of music to soothe and keep us connected.