Kat Chapman, Rachel Marie
As a young, self- taught, musician and songwriter, Kat Chapman forged her own way, having paid her dues in the Boston club scene and as a street performer. “Cobblestones”, a haunting, melodic song, was born from her experience busking on the streets of Boston and abroad.
Kat Chapman’s humble beginnings evolved into touring nationally and throughout Europe. She has shared the stage with such greats as Chris Isaak, John Sebastian, Boz Scaggs, Huey Lewis, John Mayall and Joan Armatrading. Her most recent full length CD “Frail to Fearless” was Produced by Jerry Marotta, best known for his work with Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Sheryl Crowe and Indigo Girls. Kat will be performing at the Burren with Chris Leadbetter on guitar and mandolin. More special guests t.b.a.
Metronome Magazine described Kat Chapman’s voice as "...thick and resonating with body and soul, Kat sings with the passion of a woman using her last breath on earth."
Rachel Marie follows in a tradition of unapologetically forthright women folksingers, with songs that hearken to "overstuffed lines of Tori Amos, philosophical turn of Indigo Girls, and lilting vocals like Joni Mitchell." The social awareness of folk meets the introspection of the singer-songwriter tradition with a moderate dose of snark. Rachel takes a straightforward and honest approach to songwriting in an effort to foster human connection and encourage empathy through music. An endearingly quirky and comedic stage presence as honest as her songs makes a show with Rachel Marie equal parts moving and fun.