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The Kennedy's
The Kennedys Mark 20th Anniversary with "West" (2015) Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffiths Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times. This year, they celebrate their twentieth anniversary both as a band and a married couple. Rather than indulge in a nostalgic look backward, theyve taken Dylans dictum dont look back to heart; writing and recording forty new songs. 2015 will see a Maura solo CD, a Pete solo CD, and the release of West, an instant classic Kennedys duo set that seamlessly weaves their influences over the last two decades; Buddy Holly style roots, the tuneful cadences of the Everly Brothers, and the ringing 12-string jangle of the early Byrds, interspersed with darker moments that recall British folk rock a la Fairport Convention. Ultimately, Pete and Maura knit these disparate threads into a coat of many colors that sounds like a best of The Kennedys, but is in reality an all-new collection of songs. The road west is central to the American mythos; its the search for musical roots and the fulfillment of a personal American dream that takes shape in songs. Two decades on, The Kennedys are hitting a songwriting high point, and from that point they follow the well-worn American path West.

When: Sep 8, 2016 7:30PM to Sep 8, 2016 9pm in Leicester, MA
Cost: 15 - 15 USD

Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli In Concert

Bostonian Lori Diamond and New Yorker Fred Abatelli, have been creating and performing music together since their "destined" meeting on Myspace in 2007. These two seasoned players have put the time in, supporting other successful musical acts, but have now emerged to the forefront - and not a moment too soon! Lori, an award winning songwriter (finalist, Great American Songwriting Contest 2010, Best Female Vocalist, Pulse Magazine 2011, 2012), combines alluring, soulful vocals and seasoned piano playing with Fred's solid finger work and clever phrasing on both bass and guitar. Their songs explore the many facets of the human condition with hope and an esoteric sensibility. Fans of Norah Jones, Sarah MacLachlan and Joni Mitchell, quickly become fans of Lori & Fred as they explore Jazz, Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Gospel and blues influences and gently infuse them into their own fresh and original style. With two highly acclaimed CDs under their belts, "LIFTED" is the title of the third, newest collection of their complex, heartfelt songs. The duo has crafted exquisite melodies that employ everything from retro jazz stylings to hypnotic meditations. Songs of eternal love, self-acceptance, and powerful life lessons will soothe, excite and uplift simultaneously! Lori & Fred have been showcased on the main stage of the legendary, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and have also headlined at many prominent music festivals. Sometimes as openers and other times as accompanists, Lori & Fred have performed alongside John Gorka, Peter Yarrow, Joan Osborne, Amy Ray, David Wilcox, Michael Johnson, Susan Werner, Vance Gilbert, Ellis Paul, Tracy Grammer, Brother Sun, Brooks Williams, Jimmy Lafave, Mary Gauthier and more! LDFA continues to offer transcendent performances throughout Northeast while joyously connecting with new friends and fans. Their "Lifted" tour is happening right now throughout the North East and you can find ever - evolving news as well as music samples at www.LDFAmusic.com.

When: Oct 6, 2016 7:30PM to Oct 6, 2016 9pm in Leicester, MA
Cost: 15 - 15 USD

Catie Curtis in Concert

Catie Curtis is a veteran on the singer/songwriter folk scene, crisscrossing the US for 20 years and counting performing shows, recording and releasing 13 CDs, with devoted fans following her every move. Shes performed at the White House several times, at two Presidential Inaugural Balls, with Lilith Fair, and at Carnegie Hall. The winner of more than her share of Boston Music Awards, she also took the Grand Prize in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition (out of 15,000 entries). Catie recorded a duet with Kris Kristofferson for his CD "The Austin Sessions and theres a good chance youve heard a song of hers in a movie or on a TV show. The New Yorker called Catie a "folk-rock goddess."

When: Nov 3, 2016 7:30PM to Nov 3, 2016 9pm in Leicester, MA
Cost: 20 - 20 USD

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Art by the Heart 
85 Waite Street
Leicester, MA 01524

Art by the Heart is committed to helping support children living in abject poverty. Watercolors - Hand colored photographs, murals, banners, inklings, Maine stained glass. Visit Lin Bourie's studio and website for Art by the Heart.
About Leicester, MA
The Town of Leicester Massachusetts was founded in 1722 and is located in Worcester County.

Leicester contains about 11,000 year round residents.

Also visitors the Blackstone National Heritage Corridor which has a number of recreational activities, like hiking and biking as well as currently developing new trails across the whole region.