Second Friday Coffeehouse
February 11, 2011
The Second Friday Coffeehouse welcomes lively trio Slim Chance Acoustic and upbeat trio Outrageous Fortune at 7:30 on Friday, February 11, to benefit The Barton Center for Diabetes Education and Research!
You may recognize Slim Chance's Seth Asser or Ray Dunn as longtime veterans of the local performance scene, playing over the years with a complete gamut of acoustic and rock bands. Dunn, mellow on the bass, and Asser, on lead guitar, mandolin, and harmonica, are both adept vocalists as well and self-described "well-seasoned" musicians. The third member of this and eclectic and impressive acoustic trio is high-energy and exceptionally appealing lead singer Meghan Larson. Larson, who has been singing for fun all her life, recently began singing in bands, and in Slim Chance Acoustic has found the style and the group with which she feels at home and inspired. Every minute of their performances demonstrates the magic of this match! For more information, go to www.myspace.com/slimchanceacoustic.
Outrageous Fortune is a Boston-based acoustic early jazz and blues trio. Their repertoire features early jazz (Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong); blues and jug band music (Robert Johnson and the Memphis Jug Band); and a dollop of folk music (Old-time Appalachian, Guthrie, and Dylan). The trio is Chris Welles on guitar; Rod Thomas on harmonicas; and Dan Dick on jug, washboard, upright bass, banjo, flutes, and kitchen utensils. Audiences are wowed by their instrumental virtuosity, and are delighted by their smooth three-part vocal harmonies, their strong groove, and the abundant joy that infuses every performance. Outrageous Fortune has been bringing smiles to New England audiences since 1998 at coffeehouses, festivals, clubs, public libraries, and private events.
The Second Friday Coffeehouse is greater Boston's original all-benefit coffeehouse. The beneficiary of this performance is The Barton Center for Diabetes Education and Research, which among other programs runs The Clara Barton Camp for Girls and the Joslin Camp for Boys, providing unique and vital recreational and educational services and support to young people with insulin-dependent diabetes. The performance takes place Friday, February 11, 2011, at 7:30 P.M. at the First Church in Belmont, Unitarian-Universalist, 404 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478 (state incorporation number 042210745), and has free parking and handicapped access. It is on the #74 bus line from Harvard Square and on the Belmont commuter rail. Admission is $10.00, $5.00 for seniors and students. For more information, please call (617) 484-1054.