February 4 at 7:30PM
Chelsea Berry is a favorite among venue owners up and down the East coast. Her beautiful voice and commanding stage presence have brought her across the U.S. as regular support for Livingston Taylor as well as headliner of her own shows from California to Washington, Minneapolis, New York, and everywhere in between. Her presence has been described by listeners as “compelling… she draws the entire house into her world like moths to a flame.” Born and raised in Alaska, she now makes her home on Boston’s North Shore.
Old Sloop Coffeehouse has a special relationship with Chelsea and we are privileged to welcome her back for her sixth appearance. She helped to initiate our concert series with two appearances during its first season in 2009-2010. She performed for enthusiastic crowds in June 2011, in September 2012, and in November 2014. Chelsea also sang with the First Congregational Church chancel choir for a few months in 2006 or so!
Click here to visit Chelsea Berry’s website.
Chelsea Berry is great, talented, beautiful… her future is so bright you’re gonna have to wear shades. – Chris Smither
Here is a video of Chelsea Berry performing her song “Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport.
Matt Cusson, an award-winning singer/songwriter and pianist, is a gifted self-taught musician who excels in jazz, pop, singer/songwriter and soul, as demonstrated by his winning (by unanimous vote) the John Lennon Songwriting Contest’s top annual prize – the Maxell Song of the Year – for his jazz ballad “One of Those Nights”. That song also won the Billboard Songwriting Award in the Best Jazz Song category, and came in second in the International Songwriting Competition, as well as being nominated for a 2011 Los Angeles Music Award for “Best Male Vocalist” and “Best Jazz Song”. In 2013 Matt was also a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition with his lullaby, “Once Upon A Time”.
Click here to visit Matt Cusson’s website.
You can tell right away when Matt starts playing that he is the real thing. – James Taylor
Here is a video of Matt Cusson performing “What A Wonderful World.”