Chuck Hall has been a part of the New England folk and songwriting community since the mid-1980s, and a frequent guest at the Linden Tree. His newest album is called “ONE TREE.” It’s an album that features some of his oldest songs and some of his newest, with fresh instrumentation and orchestrations, composed and produced by Chuck in a single basement studio during the era of isolation brought on by the pandemic.
Chuck has been a resident of the Cape Ann community since 1984. He grew up on Cade Cod, and his English teacher mother and broadcaster father gave him a love for poetry, especially the poetry of the sea. And as he found his voice as a songwriter, the themes of home, God and community emerged in a profound way, and emerge once again on “One Tree.”
Some of Chuck’s songs have become a part of the musical atmosphere in New England and beyond over the years, from “Angels”, “Love Comes To the Simple Heart”, “Raining in Boston” and others, and his became a very recognizable voice in the community both as a broadcaster and performer. His songs have been recorded and performed by many artists, including Susie Burke (“Angels”), Dean Stevens (“Love Comes To The Simple Heart”) and Jack Hardy (“The Dollmaker’s Secret.”) In the 1990’s, Chuck was a popular folk DJ on WUMB-FM in Boston, and in 2008 he won the Rose Garden Performing Songwriter Competition.
In his touring days, Chuck traveled extensively along the East Coast, from his home in Gloucester, Massachusetts, to Miami, and played extensively in places like St. Augustine and Norfolk, Virginia. In more recent years, his travels have taken him to Atlantic Canada, where he has collected and written many songs based on the history and stories found there. hallfolk.com.
Kev G Mor is a Wakefield native singer-songwriter, who began his career as a teenager at the Linden Tree open mic in the mid-’80s after walking by the open doors and being welcomed inside. After a time in Alaska, he moved back to his hometown and began performing at area coffeehouses and subway stations releasing several CDs. When invited to perform at the House of Blues, the capacity crowd demanded an encore. In 2020, Kev released his album, “Live at Linden Tree” which can be found on all streaming platforms. During the pandemic, many of Kevin’s amazing songs and great guitar playing were seen on Zoom and Youtube. His song A Church Without a Steeple is an ode to The Linden Tree Coffeehouse and was made into a video with photos by Bob Tanner showing many of Linden Tree’s performers over the past 36 years.
Today, closing on 50 years, Kev is a neurodivergent creative who uses visual art, music, training, and experience to advocate for mental health awareness. Kev uses music and art in service of several non-profit organizations including, Tunefoolery.org, performing regularly at Boston’s public shelters & psychiatric units. Kev also collaborates with the organization The Neurodivergence Gallery, a traveling art gallery representing the world from neurodiverse perspectives. It is meant to bring uplifting and engaging conversations about mental health to community hubs.
Please donate to the Linden Tree performers. With few in-person gigs, performers still need to pay rent and other living expenses. Our suggested donation is $20. Please donate whatever 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.
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse operates, in part, with thanks to partial support from Wakefield’s Art Council of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse in Reading.
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