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

Chris & Meredith Thompson
May 5, 2018

Chris & Meredith Thompson at Off the Common

Chris & Meredith Thompson are "powerful performers with a natural warmth for the live concert stage" writes Tom Lounges in the Beat. Best known for the unique blend of their nearly identical voices, the Thompsons weave vocals, flute, guitar and percussion together creating a sound that is genuine, beautiful, and moving.

These identical twin sisters grew up down the street from Stone Soup Coffeehouse in Providence RI. They played their first show at Stone Soup in 1992, and have since played in venues across the US and released six albums. Chris plays percussive, riff driven guitar. Meredith plays authentic Latin rhythms on congas and adds flute to their sound. Both sisters sing in close harmony both earthy and ethereal. The Thompsons link music and stories together to create an engaging, animated
performance rich in texture, mood and character. The Thompsons tell stories that resonate with the audience, stories that celebrate common experience. "It is their mix of intriguing stories of people's hopes and histories that makes the Thompsons music so compelling" writes MaryAnn Robertson, Spotlight, Portsmouth, NH.

With the release of their sixth CD, Live, Chris & Meredith Thompson showcase their vocal range on songs influenced by traditional spirituals. Chris & Meredith Thompson achieve a vocal harmony known uniquely to siblings. At times, their voices effortlessly combine in harmony as if they were two parts of one whole. Then, just as effortlessly, the individual voices will emerge, creating a vocal sound that has become their trademark.

2018/2019 Schedule Announced

10/6/18 - Cosy Sheridan with Charlie Koch

11/3/18 - Cliff Eberhardt with Louise Mosrie opening

12/1/18 - Greg Greenway

1/5/19 - Cold Chocolate

2/2/18 - The Boxcar Lilies with Ric Allendorf opening

3/2/19 - Emily Mure and The Whispering Tree (split bill)

4/6/19 - Caroline Cotter and Emilia Dahlin (split bill)

5/4/19 - Grace Morrison

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

Previous Seasons