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Off The Common
Coffeehouse
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at the
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
50 School Street
Bridgewater, Massachusetts
   

Bernice Lewis
Feb 3, 2018

Bernice Lewis at Off The Common 2.3.18

With almost four decades of performing festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, and house concerts, along with a half dozen acclaimed CDs, Bernice Lewis has built a solid national fan base. She is also a published poet, a producer, and an educator extraordinaire. Lewis — who studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Rosanne Cash and Cris Williamson — has been a featured performer on NPR’s Mountain Stage program, as well as at the Kennedy Center. In 2008, she was awarded an Artist in Residence position by the National Park Service. In 1987, she was a finalist in the prestigious New Folk Songwriting Contest at the Kerrville (Texas) Folk Festival, where she continues to be a main stage favorite. Her ballad, “Bridges That Hold,” was included in Peter, Paul and Mary’s Lifelines video (PBS). She was featured in Yoga Journal for her work with sound and yoga, and has shared the stage with many renowned artists, including Dar Williams, Dixie Chicks, Patty Griffin, Pete Seeger, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, Livingston Taylor, Odetta, Christine Lavin, Marty Sexton, Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis, Mary Gauthier… it’s a long list. She has a forty-year old daily yoga practice, loves good coffee, and her religion is the Grand Canyon.

Also Appearing - Hugh O'Doherty

Hugh O'Doherty at Off the Common 2.3.18

A veteran of New England, Greenwich Village, and California songwriting communities. Hugh's live performances take the audience from romance to satire, and from riveting emotional issues to downright self-deprecating silliness. He lives in, and sings about, the real world. Hugh puts the frameworks of human connections into perspective with songs of: love, humor, childhood, friendship, marriage, blended families, justice, environmental issues, and other contemporary topics.

 

General Information


The 2017/2018 Season --

 

Oct 7

Susie Burke & David Surette
 

Nov 4

Cormac McCarthy

 

Dec 2

Greg Greenway

 

Jan 6

The Kennedys with Quentin Callewaert

 

Feb 3

Bernice Lewis with Hugh O'Doherty

 

Mar 3

David Roth

 

Apr 7

The Monica Rizzio Band

 

May 5

Chris & Meredith Thompson

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