On April 28 Grammy winning guitarist and songwriter Pat Donohue will return to Franklin. Pat's musical tastes are eclectic and though he considers himself foremost a folk guitarist his influences are rooted in bluesmen Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and Miles Davis. He manages to blend jazz and blues with folk and the mix is seamless. Over the years he has captivated audiences with his unique original compositions, dazzling instrumentals and humorous song parodies. Chet Atkins called Pat one of the greatest fingerpickers in the world today; Leo Kottke called his playing "haunting."
For over twenty years Pat held the position of lead guitarist and songwriter on A Prairie Home Companion and is now successfully touring the US performing at acoustic venues, art centers, and theaters, teaching at prestigious guitar camps and conducting workshops in fingerstyle guitar around the country. His performance last summer at the New Bedford Folk Festival was stunning.
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. Tickets for this shows are $20. Please call (508)528-2541 or visit http://www.circlefolk.org/ to purchase tickets or for more information.
May 12 Antje Duvekot with The Starlight Honeys
Chris Smither, John Gorka, Bettman & Halpin, Susan Werner, Patty Larkin, and much more. Tickets on sale soon.
Circle of Friends Coffeehouse · First Universalist Society · 262 Chestnut St · Franklin, MA 02038 · USA