The Boxcar Lilies
with Mike Laureanno
March 18th, $20
Combining spine-tingling three-part harmony and savvy songwriting, The Boxcar Lilies have made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, blues, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music.
Though each member of the Massachusetts-based trio has a distinct and exceptional singing talent, Jenny Goodspeed (electric bass), Stephanie Marshall (washboard, cajón), and Susan Cattaneo (guitar) deftly weave
their voices into a delicious whole – a sound that is sometimes delicate, sometimes gritty, but always innovative and soul-stirring. Jim Henry on everything stringed will be joining them.
Their trademark harmonies may have put the band on the Americana music map, but their genuine and charming stage presence and off-the-cuff banter helped keep them there. They’ve brought their engaging live show
to venues across the Northeast and beyond, including The Iron Horse Music Hall, Caffé Lena, Club Passim, and Philadelphia’s Tin Angel. http://www.boxcarlilies.com/
“When we think of great harmonies in the contemporary roots music world, we think of bands like The Wailin’ Jennys or Red Molly. We can now add The Boxcar Lilies to that list.” –The Recorder (Greenfield, MA)
Mike Laureanno hails from Fall River, MA an old mill-town infamous for its axe wielding resident Lizzie Borden and the occasional songwriter. He is a 2016 Kerrville New Folk Finalist and a 2016 Woody Guthrie songwriting contest winner. A passionate performer, Mike’s songs are visceral and evocative and many of them deal with his gritty blue collar hometown and the lives of his family and friends. Mike has released two albums to date, Pushing Back Wintertime (2013) and Road Signs (2015). He plans to release his third album Tightrope in March of 2017.
The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin’s First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society’s handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Please call (508)528-2541 or visit http://www.circlefolk.org/ to purchase tickets or for more information.