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Off The Common
Coffeehouse
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at the
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
50 School Street
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
   

The Lied To's and Andy & Judy

Split Bill
May 7, 2016 at 7:30 PM

The Lied To's

The Lied To's at Off The Commom May 7

Taking their name from the revered Everly Brothers song, "When Will I Be Loved," The Lied To's (Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler) collaborate to put the challenges of romantic relationships squarely under their musical microscope. The duo creates a formidable blend of folk, rock and country-tinged music with subject matter keenly focused on the negotiation of these relationships in the wake of difficult times and burdensome pasts.

The Lied To's are Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler, two Massachusetts-based singer-songwriters with countless individual awards, performances, tours, song placements, and writing accolades between them. They joined musical forces in 2014, released their debut cd in February 2015, and have been playing together ever since.

Past praise for each songwriter has included quotes from people like Nick Noble, host of the "The Folk Revival," on WICN in Worcester, MA who says, "Doug Kwartler brings to the 21st century the passion and perception of the great 20th century folk singers like Woody Guthrie and early Bob Dylan." Columnist, Joel Brown, in an article for The Boston Globe noted that Susan Levine has, "Some of the wistful knowledge of Dolly Parton at her best." Susan has been a finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, and the International Songwriting Competition, among others. Doug has been an emerging artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and had his songs placed on television shows, including CSI and All My Children.

Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler were on separate paths as artists, each balancing songwriting and performing with the responsibilities of family and parenting. During this time, both went through challenging divorces and both became single parents. Fast forward to 2014 when a chance meeting at an open mic brought Susan into Doug's recording studio (Hollow Body Studios). Soon after, the two began sharing shows and backing each other up at solo gigs. As they continued to play and sing together, and with their common past experiences informing their writing and mission, the chemistry became undeniable and “The Lied To's” were born.

The Lied To's released their self-titled debut cd at the legendary Club Passim in February 2015. The cd garnered excellent reviews, and received significant airplay on folk radio and Americana stations, rising to #3 on the Roots Rock charts. In addition to shows at Club Passim, the duo has played at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, as well as venues in Virginia, New York, Connecticut and throughout Massachusetts.

Andy & Judy

Andy & Judy at Off The Commom May 7

New England natives Andy & Judy Daigle have been singing together since 2009, first performing at open mic nights where they featured cover versions of songs written by favorites John Prine, Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, and Peter, Paul & Mary.

Today, this talented folk duo performs regularly at libraries, coffeehouses and concert venues where they have been featured artists, openers and headliners blending popular folk covers with their growing list of original songs. They tour throughout the U.S. Midwest and East Coast states, and have been featured on popular folk music radio programs.

An Andy & Judy performance elicits sing-a-longs and smiles as they ask the audience to participate on old favorites, and thoughtful listening as the pair introduces their own compelling songs. Their close harmonies blend Judy’s evocative alto and Andy’s deep baritone. Beginning instrumentally with a classic folk guitar base, Andy & Judy have deepened their sound through the addition of mandolin, banjo, piano, harmonica, and with support musicians, bass and percussion. The instrumental complexity presented on their three CDs, Riverbend, Dragonfly, and Follow Your Dream, support the increasing lyrical depth of their compositions.

Their songwriting style has emerged from old-time traditional and folk music, and includes country, gospel and popular music influences. They have written many songs about historical people, places and events. Their songs are carefully crafted and performed so that the listener experiences all of the emotions woven into their music.

Andy & Judy each come from musical families and their performances draw from their participation in various choruses and choirs throughout their lives. Judy is from southeastern Massachusetts where she was introduced to folk music at an early age through her mom’s Peter, Paul and Mary records. She started guitar lessons at age 6 with the hope of joining her church folk group. A few years later she stopped playing guitar and joined the school choir. When she started performing with Andy she went back to the guitar and added piano and mandolin to the mix.

Andy was born in Maine and spent most of his youth in upstate New York, where he grew up listening to folk and church music while traveling with his family before eventually settling in the Boston area. He has taught himself to play guitar, banjo and the harmonica.

 

General Information


The 2015/2016 Season --

Tickets $13.00 unless otherwise noted.

  Oct 3 —

Greg Greenway

  Nov 7 —

Hungrytown

with Diane Battistello

  Dec 5 —

RiLeY CoYoTe

with Cardboard Ox

  Jan 2 —

Low Lily

with Robin O'Herin

  Feb 6— The Honey Dewdrops ($15.00)

  Mar 5 —

The Lords of Liechtenstein

and Pesky J Nixon (Split bill - $15.00)

  Apr 2 —

Anni Clark

and Curt Bessette & Jenn Kurtz duo (Split bill)

  May 7 —

The Lied To's and Andy & Judy Split Billl



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