The Linden Tree Coffeehouse along with the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse will continue its 37th season of acoustic music concerts with a new hybrid format featuring singer-songwriter Alastair Moock. The Boston Globe calls him “one of the town’s best and most adventurous songwriters” and The Washington Post says “every song is a gem.”
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alastair Moock has made a name for himself on the folk and Americana circuit, touring throughout the U.S. and Europe and playing renowned events like the Newport Folk Festival. When Moock’s twins were born in 2006, he turned his focus to children’s music, releasing five award-winning albums for kids and families, including a 2013 Grammy Nomination, three Parents’ Choice Gold Medals, and ASCAP’s coveted Joe Raposo Children’s Music Award.
In 2016, Moock returned to ‘grownup music,’ releasing a new self-titled album produced by Mark Erelli with the end result of eleven shimmering new tracks that evoke a wide breadth of American musical textures – early Nashville, country blues, Western swing, a tinge of gospel – but, most of all, the kind of intimate storyteller’s approach at which Moock excels. On the album’s release, Rich Warren of the nationally syndicated Midnight Special proclaimed, “Moock reemerges as the best new, old singer-songwriter on the scene.”
In his own words, Alastair is now “firing on all cylinders,” performing shows for adults, kids, and everyone in between. Like the folk and blues heroes to whom he often pays tribute in his shows – Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, Pete Seeger – Moock makes little distinction between his audiences: “Music is music, people are people. I just want to tell stories.”
Due to Covid restrictions, a limited number of interested folks will be invited to be part of the in-person audience. Viewers can turn in to watch on Linden Tree’s shows with easy clicks to the concerts found on our webpage for Youtube and Facebook.
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We hope that those watching will donate to the Linden Tree performers. When not able to get to live gigs, they still need to pay rent and their other living expenses. Our usual at-the-door admission is $20 pp thanks to partial support from Wakefield’s Art Council of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse in Reading. Note our previous streaming shows are still available for viewing on youtube and our Facebook page. Enjoy the show and pay what you are able. There will be a link to PayPal or checks may be mailed to Linden Tree Coffeehouse, 8 Dexter Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880 Thank you.
For more information about the Linden Tree Coffeehouse check out our Facebook page or call 781-246-2836.