Showcase Night Featuring Kerr Griffin, Rachel Marie and the acoustic duo Three at Home
Kerr Griffin is a veteran of the Boston area cover band scene who paid his dues playing in and managing an award winning band. Sadly, he developed a chronic allergy to sequins and "Superfreak" as a result. It seemed a sign from above to strike out on his own to write and perform the acoustic music he'd always loved. Since then, Kerr has been cultivating his own brand of Americana Acoustic Rock.
Rachel Marie is a cunning wordsmith, and precociously sophisticated. Clear and mature vocal production colors songs that are relevant, relatable, and far-reaching. The social awareness of folk meets the introspection of the singer-songwriter tradition with a moderate dose of snark. This Bethlehem, PA native has made regular appearances at Musikfest and at the acclaimed folk venue Godfrey Daniels where she has shared the stage with Antje Duvekot and the Kennedys.
Three At Home' is an acoustic duo featuring the combined styling of Dan Russo and Mary Casiello...
Acoustic rock and soul, with lyrics designed to alternately lift you up and break your heart and guitar playing designed to break strings. Dan wants to be Bruce Springsteen when I grow up. Or Eddie Vedder. Or a firefighter. Right now he's a singer/songwriter who sometimes has a band and teaches Latin to pay the bills. He's been told he's "pretty energetic and entertaining on stage, with a childlike energy and fun in everything he does."
Quirky and creative singer/songwriter Mary Casiello offers a piano-pop music style that has been compared to the style of Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, Ben Folds and Carole King. She is a frequent face in the Boston area music scene. Her songwriting has taken her into the theatre world where she worked with playwrights such as E. Christopher Clark and Cee Campbell. When Mary isn’t collaborating or writing her own music, she is advocating for mental health issues and mothers in the arts. She hopes that her next project will be an all-female cover band of The Police called Sting Ops.