Friday October 11
Two of New England's premier singer-songwriters join for one intimate and compelling evening.
Sat, Oct 26
A night to remember featuring the vocals of Colene Walters and Jimmy Parker on one stage.
Fri & Sat, Nov 1 & 2
A favorite of Firehouse music lovers, singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor returns for 2 nights.
Friday, October 11, 8PM
Two of New England's premier singer-songwriters share the stage for one intimate evening at The Firehouse. Chelsea and Sarah will each perform individual sets of their own material, and at the end of the evening, they will join each other on stage to perform a few songs together. This is sure to be a compelling evening of song, remarkable vocal power and poignant songwriting from of the area’s best talents!
Chelsea Berry (pictured on the left)
"I'm really excited to be joining Sarah (Blacker) on the Firehouse stage. I had the great opportunity to play this venue with Livingston Taylor a couple of years ago and have looked forward to being invited back. Sarah is incredible and I love sharing the stage with her. It's going to be a great night!"
- Chelsea Berry
Chelsea Berry will have a very special guest appearance by Newburyport's Grace Ryan-Shelley, a 12-year old student in the Newburyport school system. Grace will join the singer / songwriter on stage to perform a song.
Chelsea presents a presence that 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.
Chelsea has begun to attract the attention of radio stations, magazines, and venues all over the Northeast.. her music, rooted in the genres of folk and rock, has recently taken a turn for alternative rock. The importance of the lyric is still emphasized, but her music (with the help of her truly fantastic band) now chugs along with grooves and beats reminiscent of tracks by Alanis Morrissette, Sheryl Crow, and Florence and the Machine.
While Chelsea frequently supports artists such as Chris Isaak, Livingston Taylor, Chris Smither, Cheryl Wheeler, and Marshall Crenshaw, she has begun to develop such a strong following of her own in the Northeast that the shows she headlines have begun selling out regularly.
Following the success of her last solo release, LIVE in the Moment, Chelsea toured solo to promote the album… and then returned to the studio where she recorded her first full-length, full-band album which was released in February, 2013.
"This will be my first time performing in Newburyport, and I'm really looking forward to seeing familiar faces that I've come to know along the beautiful north shore of my home-state. To perform in a venue where so many different genres of art grace the stage - I'm sure it will be a magical and soulful evening!"
- Sarah Blacker
Just recently named, Female Performer of the Year in the New England Music Awards, 2012 Boston Music Award nominee for Singer/Songwriter of the year. She is a full-time singer/songwriter on the verge of releasing her 3rd album, which has already begun receiving airtime on local NPR station, WUMB. Last year, Blacker was also nominated as New England Music Awards ‘Female Performer of the Year,’ and her music video for her single, ‘Knocked the Winds’ won runner up in the Limelight Magazine’s Video of the Year, wherein she was nominated as Singer/Songwriter of the year in 2012. She was the winner of the Radio 92.9 / Boch Subaru contest and became the face and voice of their New England ad campaign for “ooh ooh it’s love,” NE Subaru, and was also named ‘Artist of the Year’ by My Rural Radio in 2011. Her song, ‘Smell of Caramel,’ was recently featured on the MTV show, Jersey Shore, and she was an emerging artist at the historical Falcon Ridge Folk Festival this past summer. In just under 3 years, she has garnered these accolades, performed at SXSW, CMJ and a sold-out tour of Germany, and has shared the stage with America, Rusted Root, Paula Cole, The Wood Brothers, Sara Bareilles, Jason Isbell, Carbon Leaf, Rusted Root, and Anais Mitchell to name just a few. Her entrancing voice, poignant and emotionally charged lyrics, and mature songwriting has this artist on pace to go nowhere but up.
Tickets: $22 Members $20 Members