"The defiantly hopeful tour. Music to cure what ails you." David Tamulevich and Michael Hough with their special brand of folk music.
When: Mar 23, 2018 7pm in Wrentham, MA
Mustard's Retreat in Wrentham
Mustard’s Retreat will be performing on Friday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Original Congregational Church in the center of Wrentham. For the past four decades, Mustard's Retreat (David Tamulevich & Michael Hough) has been entertaining audiences with its special brand of folk music. Highly acclaimed as not only songwriters, but as interpreters of traditional and contemporary songs and stories, their show is full of enthusiasm, good humor and fine musicianship. While both Tamulevich and Hough are grounded in the early traditional 60s folk music boom, they also were influenced by the songwriters of that time, and their shows represent an eclectic blend of music, old and new, with a big dash of storytelling. Listen to some of their music at https://store.cdbaby.com/Artist/MustardsRetreat1 and on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mustards+retreat.wwwDavid and Michael met in Ann Arbor, MI in 1974. Discovering they shared a common interest in song writing and guitar playing, they put three songs together and took them to the open mike at the famous Ark Coffeehouse and were immediately asked back. Within 18 months they had quit their jobs and were doing music full time. "Music to cure what ails you" is a line from a Michigan Times reviewer that has followed them throughout their career.Multi-instrumentalists (guitar, electric bass, dulcimer, mandolin, harmonica, penny whistle), their large repertoire draws on the dual influences they both experienced when growing up: the folk revival of the '60s as well as the explosive singer-songwriter movement. Traditional to pop and all points in between, their show moves effortlessly along with equal doses of humor, history, insight and emotion."I work with them several times a year and always wish it was more." said Canadian songwriter Garnet Rogers, who also produced their landmark recording The Wind and the Crickets. “The thing that always impresses me is the incredible openness they have with the audience. They stand up there and just radiate friendliness; the audience is included in the whole process, encouraged to sing along and talk back. I've learned a lot from them in that sense."Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available at the church office, 508-384-3110, or at www.musicatocc.org. The event will be in the Fellowship Hall in the rear of the church. Parking is available behind the church and in the lot across the street. For more information and to be added to the mailing list, visit the website or contact Ken Graves, 508-384-8084, firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Mar 23, 2018 7:30PM to Mar 23, 2018 10pm in Wrentham, MA
Cost: $15 advance, $20 at door
Livingston Taylor in Wrentham
Livingston Taylor will be performing on Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m., at the Original Congregational Church in the center of Wrentham. He picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well-crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide.From top-40 hits “I Will Be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running,” to “I Can Dream of You” and “Boatman,” the last two recorded by his brother James, Livingston’s creative output has continued unabated. His musical knowledge has inspired a varied repertoire, and he is equally at home with a range of musical genres—folk, pop, gospel, jazz—and from upbeat storytelling and touching ballads to full orchestra performances.Livingston has never stopped performing since those early coffeehouse days, shared the stage with major artists such as Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Buffett, and Jethro Tull, and he maintains a busy concert schedule, touring internationally. He is a natural performer, peppering his shows with personal stories, anecdotes and ineffable warmth that connect him to his fans. His relaxed on-stage presence belies the depth of his musical knowledge, and fans might just as often be treated to a classic Gershwin or something from the best of Broadway.Livingston is a full professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught a Stage Performance course since 1989. He teaches young artists invaluable lessons learned over the course of an extensive career on the road; the course is consistently voted the most popular at the College. His book, Stage Performance, released in 2011 offers those lessons to anyone who is interested in elevating their presentation standards to professional standards.Livingston's 50th year of making music was celebrated by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and MA Governor Charlie Baker, both declaring January 18, 2017 "Livingston Taylor Day".Tickets for the concert are $35 in advance and $40 at the door (if not sold out), available at the church office, 508-384-3110, or at www.musicatocc.org. The event will be in the sanctuary of the church with entry from Route 1A. Parking is available behind the church and in the lot across the street. For more information and to be added to the mailing list, visit the website or contact Ken Graves, 508-384-8084, email@example.com.
When: Apr 6, 2018 7:30PM to Apr 6, 2018 10pm in Wrentham, MA
Cost: $35 advance, $40 at door