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Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30 PM


For the third year, the Second Friday Coffeehouse will feature acts chosen by Berklee College president – and First Church member – Roger Brown. These acts exemplify the depth of talent among the students at Berklee, with it’s amazing diversity of genre’s and international traditions.

Brooks Robertson


Brooks Robertson just doesn’t need much more than two thumbs, eight fingers and six strings on a wooden box to carry his listeners away.

Brooks draws inspiration from the elegant mastery of the legendary Chet Atkins and other phenomenal players. His own compositions and arrangements have been compared to fingerstyle jazz champions Lenny Breau and Earl Klugh.

Utilizing his superb technical abilities to play bass, rhythm and melody simultaneously and surpass the borders of conventional genres, Brooks merges hauntingly beautiful compositions, country rhythms and jazzy harmonies with funky licks into his own art form — sometimes delivered with a punch, sometimes with a smile — all firmly intent on keeping the legacy of fingerstyle guitar alive and well.

Catherine McDonald


Catherine McDonald is a award winning classical violinist, vocalist, and singer songwriter. At the age of 21 she was the youngest singer songwriter in the state to reach #1 on the Reverbnation Charts, ranked second in the New Mexico Old Time Fiddlers Association Finals and nominated as one of Santa Fe’s top ten “Epic Artists” of her generation by the Santa Fe Pro Musica Foundation.

Catherine has had the opportunity to perform with world renowned musicians such as Natalie Dessay, Mark O’Connor, and Bobby McFerrin. You can also find Catherine as a featured singer-songwriter on Disrupcion Records’ album, fiddling away in numerous bands such as the Southern City Band, Daniel Miller and the High Life and Fox on the Run. Catherine takes on any challenge by storm with a smile. 

Admission $12
Students & Seniors $8

Coffee & Refreshments available.

This month’s featured charity

Berklee City Music Boston

Berklee City Music is a nonprofit education program that harnesses the energy of contemporary music to reach under-served 4th to 12th graders. Students dedicate themselves to building their musical talent, their self-confidence and, in the long run, the strength of their community.

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