JP Unplugged features award-winning Roslindale contemporary folk singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen and Somerville folk singer/songwriter Laura Bullock in a co-CD release concert on Sat., March 24 at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., across from the monument. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $10. For reservations or more information call The Loring-Greenough House at 524-3158 or visit www.jpunplugged.org.
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. He will be performing songs from his new CD, “heaven here on earth.” His songs have won the USA Songwriting Competition, the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and been runner-up in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His CDs will be available at the performance, and are also available at www.terrykitchen.com.
Kitchen has been performing on the national folk coffeehouse and festival circuit for the past 15 years. “heaven here on earth” is Kitchen’s 8th CD for the urban campfire label, following 2004’s “that’s how it used to be,” 2002’s “Right Now,” 1999’s “blues for cain & abel,” 1997’s “blanket,” and 1995’s “I Own This Town.” Kitchen has performed at such folk clubs as Cambridge’s Club Passim, the Postcrypt Coffeehouse and Cafe Lena in NY, Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, the Falcon Ridge and South Florida Folk Festivals.
Somerville folk singer/songwriter Laura Bullock recognizes that the real stuff of life doesn’t necessarily happen in the high peaks or the low valleys, but in that area in between, in the mundane and day-to-day. Her songwriting reflects a longing for redemption and a striving for significance in the very normal moments of daily life. Whether a song is dealing with joys or sorrows, Laura weaves a subtle strand of hope throughout her lyrics. She strives to capture the intricacies of human experience in her songs, like moments captured with a Polaroid. She will be performing songs from her first full-length CD, “Points North,” which follows her 2004 debut EP “in the everyday.”
JP Unplugged is a concert series dedicated to presenting quality live acoustic music in an intimate listening environment in Jamaica Plain. It is organized by Boston-based singer/songwriters and acoustic music supporters who believe both the community and its artists benefit when the music is the focus. JP Unplugged is dedicated to presenting both nationally known and local artists to the JP community.
The Loring-Greenough House, built in 1760, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has been a historic house museum since 1926. Its beautiful period decor and intimate size make it an ideal setting for acoustic music.
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