The Linden Tree Coffeehouse In its 38th season is known for presenting a wide variety of acoustic music performers, from local, national, and international favorites. On March 4th at 7:30 pm, a triple header of Massachusetts songwriters will return to our stage at Wakefield’s Unitarian Universalist Church’s social hall. We welcome back: Tom Smith, Kim Moberg, and Chris LaVancher all area favorites with wonderful songs they wrote and sing, with beautiful musicianship.
Tom Smith is an award-winning performer and songwriter, applying his old-school folk tradition to timeless stories of people’s wants, needs, struggles, and triumphs, much like Pete Seeger and Tom Paxton. In the words of former WUMB folk radio host, Dave Palmater, “Tom Smith writes songs that seem like they’ve always been there—a true folksinger.”
Award-winning singer-songwriter Kim Moberg was born in Juneau, Alaska, the daughter of a classical pianist mother of Alaskan Tlingit descent and a US Coast Guard veteran. Kim’s passionate and heartfelt vocals mesmerize listeners while her compositions tug at feelings of melancholy, heartbreak, healing and social consciousness. Kim draws inspiration from both traditional and contemporary folk and country genres.
Chris LaVancher’s performances evoke mini-movie festivals for his audiences, complete with a full soundtrack. He writes cinematic, character-driven songs with a humble, relaxing delivery that makes for a truly unique and moving evening of song. His song Nostalgia received an honorable mention in the 2018 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. In 2014 and 2022, Chris was selected as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist.
Tickets for those attending are $20, cash or check at the door. Please reserve your seats by calling 781-246-2836. Masks are recommended but not required. Hot and cold beverages and wrapped snacks are currently available.
Our previous streaming shows, including last month’s Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen are still available for viewing on our YouTube and Facebook pages.
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse operates, in part, with thanks to partial support from Wakefield’s Arts Council of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For reservations and more information: 781-246-2836