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The Dawn Kenney Band and Ergo Canto

The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain

First Parish Sudbury presents the Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Premiere Live Music

Featured performers March 27th are The Dawn Kenney Band and Ergo Canto.

Something new is perking in our historical town center. Inspired by what the colonial settlers named the location of the 1797 meetinghouse of First Parish Sudbury — the rocky plain refers to the glacial landscape that none of the original settlers wanted to farm thus the religious society got it by default.

On Saturday, March 27th, at 7:00 pm, ‘The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain’ premieres its first coffee house showcasing two outstanding local musical groups. The evening’s proceeds benefit the Instituto Superior de Musica Publico Leandro Alvina Miranda in Cusco, Peru to purchase instruments and supplies and First Parish Sudbury Unitarian Universalist.

We invite you to hear:

The Dawn Kenney Band — our featured act. Kenney, winner of numerous songwriting and performance awards and published in American Songwriter magazine, crafts songs that move between bluegrass, folk and country styles. With messages that are positive and uplifting, her songs speak of relationships, family and those things common to the human experience that resonate with all of us. Her band includes Eric Kilburn on Mandolin and Dobro, Rich Stillman on Banjo & Don Barry on Upright Bass. To hear a few musical selections go Dawn’s MySpace Page.  To view her awards and more information go to

Ergo Canto (therefore we sing)— the folk music duo opens the evening’s entertainment. Paul Beck and Leslie Bryant, perform a wide variety of original songs, covers, and traditional folk material.  In addition to vocals, you may hear six and twelve string guitars, fiddle, flute, mandolin, and harmonica. Paul Beck recently took early retirement from a high tech career to focus on music, woodworking, and crossword puzzles.  He plays guitars, mandolin, cittern, and banjo. Leslie Bryant teaches in the Boston school system.  She plays fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, and percussion. Her sponsorship of the music school in Peru includes bringing instruments and sheet music. Visit Ergo Canto’s website Hear them play at Ergo Canto’s myspace page.

Tickets and refreshments will be available at 7 pm. General admission is $12. Refreshments include savories and sweets. Performance begins at 7:30 pm.  Join us for an evening of really good live music in our historic meetinghouse.

327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776