Wed, 20 April 2016
Our guest on the Mid-Week Coffee Break is Terry Kitchen.
Terry Kitchen's songs are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. He has released ten CDs of original contemporary folk music since the 1990s, and his songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His latest CD, 2015's The Post-American Century, reached #19 on the national Folk-DJ airplay chart. His 2013 novel Next Big Thing, based on his experiences with his '80s band Loose Ties, was called "a great debut novel" by the San Francisco Book Review. Terry Kitchen grew up in Easton, PA on the music of the 1960s before moving to small town Ohio in the '70s. He attended Occidental College in LA (with Barack Obama), then moved to Boston where he played in the '80s rock band Loose Ties before deciding folk music was the most natural setting for his distinctive narrative songwriting. For the past twenty-five years he has performed on the New England and national folk scenes at clubs and coffeehouses including Club Passim and The Nameless Coffeehouse in Mass., The Rockland Music Hall, Postcrypt Coffeehouse and Cafe Lena in NY, Godfrey Daniels in PA and The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and at festivals including Falcon Ridge, the South Florida Folk Festival, VT Solarfest, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. He performs solo and as a duo with singer Mara Levine, and his songs have appeared in film and TV and been recorded by Barbara Kessler, Janet Feld, and Rebecca Lynch.
Terry Kitchen with Mara Levine performing "Sequel":
Terry Kitchen Standing "O" Page:
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