Back to All Events

Songwriter's Showcase with Ralph DeFlorio, Chuck Williams, and Gene Albert

Come hear original music in a casual, intimate setting.  Three imaginative, passionate people on the stage taking turns pouring their hearts out in song. They may even talk a little about what compels them to do such a thing, which is something I always wonder about. $5 suggested donation. Bring your own refreshments. Don't miss it! This week's songwriters: 

Ralph DeFlorio, Chuck Williams, and Gene Albert

Ralph DeFlorio is a songwriter, guitar and harmonica player whose in a music spiritual guides include, to name a few: John Coltrane, Mississippi John Hurt, Jimmy Reed, Lucinda Williams, The Byrds, The Rolling Stones, Doc Watson, The Carter Family, Ry Cooder, John Fahey, Woody Guthrie and Robert Zimmerman. Ralph is also a poet who hopes that his songs like his poems reflect that that the spaces between passages are where the real power lies. Ralph has finally begun to record his first proper CD which, if every goes as hoped, will be released in 2017.At the Hearing Room songwriters session on September 21st he will be playing a few of those songs along with telling some of the tall tales that accompany them.

Ralph DeFlorio is a songwriter, guitar and harmonica player whose in a music spiritual guides include, to name a few: John Coltrane, Mississippi John Hurt, Jimmy Reed, Lucinda Williams, The Byrds, The Rolling Stones, Doc Watson, The Carter Family, Ry Cooder, John Fahey, Woody Guthrie and Robert Zimmerman. Ralph is also a poet who hopes that his songs like his poems reflect that that the spaces between passages are where the real power lies. Ralph has finally begun to record his first proper CD which, if every goes as hoped, will be released in 2017.At the Hearing Room songwriters session on September 21st he will be playing a few of those songs along with telling some of the tall tales that accompany them.

Chuck Williams has been appearing throughout New England and in recent years has gone coast to coast with his music. Raised in Toledo, Ohio, Chuck has lived most of his adult life in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, moving to the Buzzards Bay shoreline in 2002.  His writing has been gaining notice throughout song circles and he has earned several awards for his finely tuned craft. He can take you on a journey that makes you think, smile and at times want to cry. He has been traveling to coffeehouses, performing arts centers and festivals sowing seeds of his songs along the way.   Chuck's lyrics and melodies are a musical journey reflecting emotions of everyday life brought to you through the stories within his songs. If you feel his style is rooted in the American folk-rock tradition, you would be on the right path that leads to this musician’s memorable songs. 

Chuck Williams has been appearing throughout New England and in recent years has gone coast to coast with his music. Raised in Toledo, Ohio, Chuck has lived most of his adult life in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts, moving to the Buzzards Bay shoreline in 2002.  His writing has been gaining notice throughout song circles and he has earned several awards for his finely tuned craft. He can take you on a journey that makes you think, smile and at times want to cry. He has been traveling to coffeehouses, performing arts centers and festivals sowing seeds of his songs along the way.
 

Chuck's lyrics and melodies are a musical journey reflecting emotions of everyday life brought to you through the stories within his songs. If you feel his style is rooted in the American folk-rock tradition, you would be on the right path that leads to this musician’s memorable songs. 

  Gene: "The first songs I played on guitar: World Without Love      I’ve been in a Beatles cover band for 20 years.      I’ve been writing songs for much longer.    Much of what I’ve learned about songwriting comes from digesting The Beatles.      And lots of others, including: Willie Dixon, Nick Lowe, Lyle Lovett, Randy Newman, Al Anderson, Paul Simon, Richard Thompson, Allen Toussaint, and Gillian Welch    The list is endless."
  Gene:
"The first songs I played on guitar: World Without Love
     I’ve been in a Beatles cover band for 20 years.      I’ve been writing songs for much longer.
   Much of what I’ve learned about songwriting comes from digesting The Beatles.
     And lots of others, including: Willie Dixon, Nick Lowe, Lyle Lovett, Randy Newman, Al Anderson, Paul Simon, Richard Thompson, Allen Toussaint, and Gillian Welch
   The list is endless."
Earlier Event: September 21
Songwriter's Club
Later Event: September 22
EIO w/Special Guest Dave Seidel