Caroline Cotter & Ben Cosgrove

Friday - September, 20 @ 6:00pm

New England based troubadour Caroline Cotter released her newest album, Home on the River, in 2018. ”Today's folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner." (Country Standard Time)

With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter's songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, "Dreaming as I Do", released and reached #5 on the Folk DJ Charts in 2015, Caroline has performed over 700 shows in 45 states and 13 countries. Currently touring to support her second major release, "Home on The River”, No Depression calls it "sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, calming them with another." 

 


Ben Cosgrove is a traveling composer-performer whose music explores themes of landscape, place, and environment in North America. Ben has performed his "electric and exhilarating" instrumental music in every U.S. state except Delaware and Hawaii, and held artist residencies and fellowships with institutions including the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, Harvard University, Middlebury College, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and the Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. His recent album "Salt," which compares feelings of ungroundedness, loss, and confusion to landscapes of flux and ambiguity, was described by Seven Days as a "majestic entry into the composer's catalog... replete with near-imperceptible embellishments and forward-thinking concepts." Junction Magazine called the album "a poetry of tones and turns and motion and play that transcends the gross signification of everyday language," and both Sound of Boston and Red Line Roots deemed it one of the best local releases of the year. In addition to his solo music, Ben is also known for his work with other artists, including Max Garcia Conover, the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra, and the Ghost of Paul Revere.

 
For more about Ben's work, including a full biography and audio samples, please visit his website at bencosgrove.com and watch videos herehere, and here.

Upcoming Events

Happy Hour Music Series with Sigrid Sibley

Wednesday, November 13th

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Irish Night Concert Series

Wednesday, November 13th

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Irish Session

Wednesday, November 13th

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

the MOUSA happy hour!

Thursday, November 14th

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

BANJO READ

Thursday, November 14th

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cumberland Crossing & the BLUEGRASS JAM!

Thursday, November 14th

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Tues: 6PM-12AM
Wed: 5PM-12AM
Thurs: 5PM-12AM
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Sun: 4PM-10PM

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We are a DONATION BASED venue. Please show your support to the musicians by donating to the basket by the stage. Because we don’t charge a cover and 100% of your donations go to the musicians we respectfully ask that each person make a ONE PURCHASE MINIMUM of food/beverage to help support the room. All seats are first come, first served (feel free to share a table). We do not take reservations.