Aaron Tornberg has been playing for over 30 years in various venues. His most recent musical excursions brought him to the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, where he placed first in the new songwriting competition, winning for his song "Boston Common Harbor." He hosts several open mics, a song sharing session at the hearing room, and provides artist management and support through his company Mushroom Musicians.
Woody Carpinella is a fine guitarist and vocalist who will make you swoon with a pretty tune, cry with the blues, savor a jazz melody, and tap your feet to a rock classic.
After playing all over the country during the 70’s and 80’s, Woody settled down to raise a family. Returning to the music scene, he’s been playing local clubs including Johnny D’s and Ryles and collaborating with a who’s who of local performers.
He has quickly become an in demand performer and supporting musician for many other performers. Rumor has it he has invited several artists who will be making guest appearances accompanying him during his set.
Boston area singer-songwriter Mark Stepakoff is widely admired on the local folk and roots music scene for his trademark mix of wry humorous material and poignant ballads, in the vein of songwriters such as Loudon Wainwright III and John Prine, to whom he has often been compared. He has won numerous songwriting awards and his songs have reached as high as Number 3 on the national folk radio airplay chart.
Susan Cattaneo is one of Boston’s most respected songwriters. A powerful singer and sophisticated writer, Susan combines vivid storytelling with a modern songwriter’s spin. Respectful of tradition, but not bound by it, Susan blends rock, folk and blues with a healthy dose of country. Call it New England Americana with a twang.
Susan’s latest album, Haunted Heart was released in January 2014 to national acclaim. It was voted one of Alternate Root’s Top 100 Albums of the Year, and won Album of the Year at the Limelight Music Awards.
In 2016, Susan was an Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Festival and performed as a finalist at the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and at the Wildflower Festival Songwriters contest. Over the past two years, she has also been a finalist or winner at some of the country’s most prestigious songwriting and music contests: Kerrville’s New Folk Contest, the International Acoustic Music Awards, the Independent Music Awards, the 5 Unsigned Only Song Contest, the USA Songwriting Competition, the Mountain Stage New Song Contest, the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.
In addition to being a solo performing artist, Susan has been teaching songwriting at the Berklee College of Music for over 10 years, and has also recently joined the Western Mass trio The Boxcar Lilies.
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