Headliners at the January “Third Friday” concert at the Andover Community Coffeehouse will be Boston-based Kat & Brad (Kathleen Parks and Brad Bensko). The January 17 concert will begin at 7 PM in the Highland Lake Grange Hall on State Route 11 in East Andover, midway between Andover Village and Franklin. The event is open to the public at no charge; donations are gratefully accepted.
According to their website, at katbradband.com, “Drawing from 50’s and 60’s pop, American Songbook standards, and much more, this happy duo channels and fuses these influences through two voices, with a guitar, mandolin, and violin to bring you a mixture of original songs and dusted-off covers from the past.”
The program will also feature appearances by up to a dozen open-microphone performers. Doors to the Grange Hall open at 6 PM for simple supper food and beverage purchases, and for open mic sign-ups on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sponsor is Byron’s Septic Service, headquartered in Andover, whose logo is “Flush With Pride.” Sponsors and audience contributions help the Coffeehouse to cover room-rental fees, headliner compensation, advertising, equipment purchases and other expenses.
Coming up, on Friday, February 21 — Also hailing from Boston, “local jazz and blues legend Louise Grasmere, who has hit her stride with a breakout album that will force fans of ‘Boston’s best-kept vocal secret’ to share their beloved blond powerhouse with a much wider audience.” Learn more at louisegrasmere.com.