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Bob Phillipps & Linda Abrams / Cooper & Kenneally


The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Presents
Saturday May 7, 2011

Bob Phillipps and Linda Abrams and Friends – Celtic
Cooper and Kenneally – Blues/Country/Folk Rock

Acafellas – Lincoln Sudbury High’s acapella group

Doors open 7pm tickets and refreshmentsopens at 7:30pm
$12 general admission, $8 students
327 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is dedicated to
showcasing emerging local musical talent
Looking for a wonderful way to celebrate the special mother in your life? Why not bring her to a night filled with wonderful music performed by some of the best singer-songwriters around and a special local treat. On Saturday, May 7, 2011 The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain will be hosting Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School’s very own Acafellas, followed by Linda, Bob and Friends, and ending the night will be Cooper and Kenneally.

Please join us for what promises to be an evening of good home spun folk music with the hospitality to match.

The Acafellas are an all-male group from Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School. The LS Acafellas formed in March 2008 and perform contemporary music without the use of instruments. They promise to entertain and delight.

Linda Abrams and Bob Phillipps are long-time aficionados and performers of traditional folk tunes. Linda’s lovely “melodic claw hammer” banjo style, along with Bob’s solid guitar support, brings a unique beauty to their repertoire. Both Linda and Bob have been winners at the Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contest, and have performed in numerous musical configurations over the years. Notably, Linda is a member of the Moody Street String Band from Waltham.

For this concert, Linda and Bob are inviting their friends Nina Bohlen and Thom Roach to join them on stage for a lively mixture of French, English, and Celtic tunes. Nina adds her hurdy-gurdy to the mix, and Thom performs on concertina.

Pat Kenneally and Rick Cooper play an entertaining mix of roots, folk-rock, rockabilly, country and blues. Rick has been playing guitar, singing and generally annoying the neighbors since 1959 after hearing the Everly Brothers on his first transistor radio. Pat also credits the Everly Brothers as an influence and at the age of four refused to give up the microphone at a family gathering while performing her rendition of ‘Bye Bye Love’. Their music has been described as ‘strains of early rock and roll and the Chet Atkins/Johnny Cash country that we all know and love, along with some folk-pop which is a totally different beast’. Come and hear them perform and you will experience a show that fans call, “poised, polished, and very funny”, not to mention “seriously wicked cool”.

Tickets and refreshments will be available at 7 pm. General admission is $12. Students’ (with valid high school or college ID) admission is $8 and child’s admission is $4. Refreshments on sale include homemade pies, cakes and cookies, coffee, tea and soda.