Carla Ryder: Rock n' roll flapper, garage serenader, folk balladeer, front-porch chanteuse, country crooner, lover of language. She is a wife, mother of three young kids, urban public school educator, front-woman, singer, and songwriter. With a total of 7 albums under her belt, she has toured extensively and developed a loyal and enthusiastic following. A true storyteller, she writes from the heart and from the gut a lyrical portrait of the human condition. Confessional or observational she passionately blends her experiences with those of others and the world around her. Her sound has been described as rootsy, raw, soulful and soaring. She has crafted a style that is heart wrenching and heart warming all at once. She'll make you cry one minute and make you dance the next. Her charm, presence and humor exude a connection to the audience so deep that from the crowd, you feel that you know her personally.
The Blue Ribbons: It was recently written that if you don't know the Blue Ribbons, you're doing something wrong.
2015 Boston Music Award Winners - 2016 BMA nominees. The Blue Ribbons was formed by singer/songwriter/keyboardist James Rohr. They have been building a base of devoted fans with their original and soulful music. Described as
“Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun Ra and Captain Beefheart,” they
combine “upbeat disillusionment and celebratory fatalism with musicianship” – Charan Devereux - Boston Globe.
For all of shows, doors are at 6:00pm, with food available for purchase until 7:00pm when the music begins, and all shows are BYOB.