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Terry Kitchen, Susan Levine, Mark Stepakoff at Somerville Armory Cafe Saturday March 4

Terry Kitchen, Susan Levine, Mark Stepakoff at Somerville Armory Cafe Saturday March 4

03/04/23 7:30 PM

191 Highland Ave., Somerville

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Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert on Saturday March 4 with award-winning singer/songwriters Terry Kitchen, Susan Levine and Mark Stepakoff. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap. The show begins at 7:30 pm and there is a suggested donation of $15. The Armory Cafe is at 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville. For more information call 617-718-2191 or visit or

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents contemporary folk singer/songwriters in concert, on the first Saturday of each month. The Armory Cafe features live music in an intimate setting, a menu featuring sandwiches, soups, desserts and coffees, and plenty of free parking. Our 3/4 performers:

Called "one of New England's best songwriters" by The Boston Globe, Terry Kitchen creates songs that are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. He's been performing on folk stages across the country since the 1990s, releasing a dozen albums filled with literate musical storytelling, supple guitar playing and distinctive, intimate vocals. His 2020 CD Next Time We Meet reached #5 on the national Folk-DJ album chart (with its single "Party on the Roof" reaching #4 on the song chart), and his songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Song Contest. In the 1980s he was the leader of the groundbreaking Boston band Loose Ties, whose experiences he recounts in his novel Next Big Thing, called "a great debut novel" by The San Francisco Book Review. He also published a collection of short stores, Coping Mechanisms, in 2020. More on Terry at

You might not find a straight-out love song in Susan Levine's music, but you will find honest songs about the complexity of relationships, the challenges and joys of motherhood, and the search for grace in the smallest moments. Susan's voice has garnered comparisons to Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton, and her songwriting has been praised for its honesty and poetry. A finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Competition, the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, and the International Songwriting Competition, Susan also performs as one half of Americana duo, The Lied To's, with Doug Kwartler. More at and

Boston-based singer-songwriter Mark Stepakoff is widely admired on the New England folk music scene for his mix of wry humorous material and poignant ballads, in the vein of artists such as John Prine and Loudon Wainwright III. He has released five CDs and has placed six songs in the top 10 on the national Folk-DJ radio airplay chart, reaching as high as number 3. His most recent CD, Any Port In A Storm, was chosen by Metronome Magazine as one of its top 20 albums for 2018. More at