Outrageous Fortune is a Boston-based acoustic, early jazz and blues trio. Their repertoire features early jazz (Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong); blues and jug band music (Robert Johnson and the Memphis Jug Band); and a dollop of folk music (Old-time Appalachian, Guthrie, and Dylan).The trio is Chris Welles on guitar; Rod Thomas on harmonicas; and Dan Dick on jug, washboard, upright bass, banjo, flutes, and kitchen utensils. Audiences are wowed by their instrumental virtuosity, and are delighted by their smooth three-part vocal harmonies, their strong groove, and the abundant joy that infuses every performance. Outrageous Fortune has been bringing smiles to New England audiences since 1998 at coffeehouses, festivals, clubs, public libraries, and private events.
Coffeehouse co-founder Jim Hall has been singing for almost sixty years, and has performed classical, pop, musicals, and barbershop. Jim performs regularly with the Arlington-Belmont Chorale and has traveled to several foreign countries with the Sharing a New Song Chorus. But he especially enjoys performing folk music because of the emotional accessibility of the songs. Coffeehouse member and old friend Roger Miller will also be joining in for a few songs.
Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7:30pm
(open microphone signup by 7 p.m.)
The First Church in Belmont – Unitarian Universalist
404 Concord Avenue, Belmont MA
(Across from the Belmont Post Office – From Harvard Square take Bus #74)
Admission $10 Students & Seniors $5 – Coffee, Refreshments