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

The Boxcar Lilies
February 2, 2019

Boxcar Lilies at Off the Common Coffeehouse

Combining spine-tingling harmony and exceptional songwriting, The Boxcar Lilies have made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, blues, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music.

Though each member of the Massachusetts-based duo has a distinct singing talent, Jenny Goodspeed (electric bass, guitar) and Stephanie Marshall (washboard, guitar) deftly weave their voices into a delicious whole – a sound that is sometimes delicate, sometimes gritty, but always innovative and soul-stirring.

Their trademark harmonies may have put the band on the Americana music map, but their genuine and charming stage presence and off-the-cuff banter helped keep them there. They’ve brought their engaging live show to venues across the Northeast and beyond, including The Iron Horse Music Hall, Caffé Lena, Club Passim, and Philadelphia's Tin Angel.

Their sparkling and lush brand of Americana has led to numerous opportunities including being selected for an official showcase at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis and performing at the 2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival as the #1 Most Wanted Emerging Artist.


Also Appearing - Ric Allendorf

Ric Allendorf at Off the Common Coffeehouse

Award-winning Massachusetts songwriter, artist/art educator, and sourdough breadsmith; Ric was hooked by the Boston acoustic music resurgence of the 80’s, as well as Canadian, Celtic & British fingerstyle players. He spent his college years in echoing stairwells throughout Boston, honing his guitar skills (phrasing, tunings, and frailing) long before emerging as a songwriter.

In 2014, after attending a song retreat on Cape Cod, he finished his first song ‘Take It All In’ – the title track of his debut CD – garnering attention at open mics in Southeastern MA, Cape Cod, and Rhode Island. Four years and dozens of songs later, his music placed him as a finalist in two national songwriting competitions, featured sets across New England, and opening slots for Archie Fisher, Susan Cattaneo, The Lied-To’s and Abbie Gardner.

Ric’s writing invites the listener into carefully illustrated narratives of love, loss, renewal and forgiveness with the eye of a visual artist, immersed in a New England sensibility.

General Information

The 2018/2019 Season --


Oct 6

Cosy Sheridan with Charlie Koch

Nov 3

Cliff Eberhardt with Louise Mosrie opening


Dec 1

Greg Greenway


Jan 5

Cold Chocolate


Feb 2

The Boxcar Lilies with Ric Allendorf opening


Mar 2

Emily Mure and The Whispering Tree (split bill)


Apr 6

Caroline Cotter and Emilia Dahlin (split bill)


May 4

Grace Morrison with Rachel Marie opening

Previous Seasons