Sunday, November 4, 2007



Kristin Cifelli is an award-winning singer/songwriter, and a vocal instructor at the acclaimed Berklee College of Music and the Passim Arts Center. Her many awards include:

*2006 Finalist in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Song Contest

* Selected for the NEMO Music Festival Presents: Pops on the Edge Fest, playing at Symphony Hall before Aimee Mann (June, 2006)

*2005 winner for Best Song ("Show Them") in the Independent Music Awards

*2005 nominee for Best Album ("So Long My Love") in the Independent Music Awards

*2005 winning finalist in the the John Lennon Songwriting Contest

*Finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition 2004

*As a finalist, Kristin performed at Merlefest, 2004, among such acts as Gillian Welch, Rosanne Cash and Vince Gill

* Honorable Mention in the Billboard Songwriting Competition, 2004

*Received a Boston Music Award nomination for her debut CD, Silver Bowl

*Kristin's song, "Martyr" is featured on the 2002 Sony/Epic records compilation Shekinah 13 Artists with special back-up vocal guest Brad Delp of the band BOSTON

*Upon the release of Shekinah 13 Artists, Kristin was featured on the Oxygen Network's Daily Remix, VH1's Jump Start, and in publications such as Billboard Magazine, The Boston Globe, Downbeat, and the Associated Press

*Featured on the 1999 Big Girl Records Boston Music Award Winning compilation, Can You Read This Boston?, which benefits the Boston Adult Literacy Fund

*Has shared the stage with acts such as Jeffrey Gaines, Marshall Crenshaw, Brad Delp of the band BOSTON, Brooks Williams, The Pushstars, and many more

*Has performed in renowned clubs such as The Bitter End in Greenwich Village, CBGB's Gallery in NYC, and the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA

*Performed live with Brad Delp, lead singer of the band BOSTON, who sang back-up on her song, "Martyr", featured on Shekinah 13 Artists

"…I think there’s no justice if she doesn’t become really successful…" - Brad Delp of BOSTON

"…She’s got the voice, the talent and the originality while she breaks from the pack of local songwriters with the best of devices: realness." - Northeast Performer

"…Kristin Cifelli’s 'All the Way Down' offers both meaningful lyrics and pro-class vocal performances." - Northeast Performer

Carrie Cheron,

The lovely, lilting voice of Boston-based singer/songwriter Carrie Cheron is an art-form all to itself. With a sound that is as warm and rich as velvet, this gifted songwriter and master song interpreter is absolutely mesmerizing.

Ms. Cheron is creating a solid ground on which to stand in Boston's folk music scene — the young performer's song "Indiana" was recently featured on Bay State Sound's Best of Boston Songwriters, Showcase CD, Volume V, and her song "How I Loved" received an Honorable Mention from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. She recently released an E.P. of original material and cover tunes, and is gearing up for a June 2006 release of her first full-length disc, "One More Autumn," produced by Gar Ragland and featuring several of the folk community's most beloved and respected artists: Eric Platz (Adrienne Young & Little Sadie), percussion; Jake Armerding, fiddle and mandolin; Rushad Eggleston, cello; Edie Carey, background vocals. Both discs will be available on her website,

CLEVELAND FREE TIMES assurance and maturity which, as showcased on her recently released debut CD, One More Autumn, recalls the biting, elegant clarity and luminous wisdom of the young Joan Baez.

Carrie Cheron's new album, One More Autumn has the ability to hit big in a few different genres, but I think it's the modern country fans that will take to her the most. With a voice that rivals Carrie Underwood, Cheron may find herself leaving the folk/pop genre for Nashville. Musically this is a slower pace then I usually find myself listening to. Most of the album finds Cheron's voice and an acoustic guitar carrying the songs, but with this type of voice that's really all you need. The lyrics tend to tell a story on each song. I was hooked by the second track "Time" and I haven’t taken this album out of my CD player since. This is a very solid album with enough pop mixed into the songwriting to hold your interest and a voice that is going to keep you listening." (JK)
Boston-based musician and singer/songwriter Carrie Cheron likens her music to some of vocal pop’s best performers. Her songs are raw both emotionally and also takes (sic) a diet from the normal production fall backs that so many pop albums are riddled with these days. Her choice of instrumentation makes the album feel incredibly at home on a porch with the folksy sounds of mandolin, fiddle, cello, and vocal harmonies. Nice.

Northeast Performer Magazine
"...Cheron is a talented artist in need of a permanent gig. She is equally at home with the guitar and with her voice, and her lyrics are honest without being trite. With tunes inspired by everything from her parents’ wedding album to Anita Shreve's novel The Pilot's Wife, Cheron sings her songs with enthusiasm and heart, making her performance a most enjoyable one." - Katie DeBonville

Series information:,,

Venue: Loring Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. The Loring-Greenough House 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.

Volunteers: This is a 100% volunteer-run effort. All interested in helping should read the Volunteer Policy at

Reservations: Reservations are recommended as seating is limited to 40 and most past shows have sold out. $2 off for members of the JP Tuesday Club, seniors and students.


MBTA: Take #39 bus from either Back Bay Station or Forest Hills Station to the Monument stop, directly in front of the Loring-Greenough House, at the intersections of Centre and South Streets.

Parking: The Loring Greenough House lot holds 12 cars, gates will be closed when full. A public lot is located behind Blanchard’s liquors, one block away.

Accessibility & Accommodations: Handicap accessible – call 617-524-3158 for information.

Future concerts:

Saturday, November 17, 2007, 7:30 pm ~ Mare Wakefield & Dan Gonzalez ~ Contemporary Folk ~,,,

Saturday, December 15, 2007, 8:00 pm ~ Jud Caswell & Pat Wictor ~ Contemporary Folk & Traditional Blues ~,,,

Saturday, December 22 2007, 8:00 pm ~ A very special holiday concert featuring Bob Franke ~ Traditional Folk ~

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