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Live on 10-20.23.Doors open at 7:00. Concert begins at 7:30.Refreshments are available.670 High Street Dedham.   Tickets at door $15.

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First Church Friday Coffee House presents its second concert of the 2023-2024 season featuring singer-songwriters Tom Smith and Cosy Sheridan in the Parish Hall at First Church and Parish Dedham, 670 High Street, Dedham on Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:30 pm in the Parish House.


There will be refreshments for purchase. Tickets are $15 available at the door or online at Home | dedhamuu. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Tom Smith’s songs are in turns humorous, touching, thought provoking, and inspiring. Deeply rooted in the old-school folk tradition, his stories are told in a voice that is honest, melodic, and sincere. In the words of Boston radio DJ, Dave Palmater, “Tom writes songs that seem like they’ve always been there...
a true folksinger.”


Tom grew up in rural Pennsylvania in a family where music was part of the fabric of everyday life. A folk veteran of over forty years, Tom performs at festivals, coffeehouses, schools, and concerts throughout the Northeastern to audiences large and small, young and old. Accompanied on multiple instruments by New England folk veteran Seth Connelly, you are sure to leave their performance feeling better than when you arrived.


Cosy Sheridan has been called one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful songwriters. She first appeared on the national folk scene when she won the songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 1992 and released her critically acclaimed CD Quietly Led. Backed by the strong rhythms and harmonies of her bass player Charlie Koch, she plays a percussive bluesy style of guitar – often in open tunings and occasionally with two or more capos She has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Cowgirl Hall of Fame and on the Jerry Lewis Telethon. She teaches classes in songwriting, performance, and guitar at workshops and adult music camps across the country. She is the director of Moab Folk Camp in Moab, Utah.

First Church and Parish Dedham Unitarian Universalist was first gathered in 1638 and is located in Dedham Center at 670 High Street. Its lively music program includes its choir at Sunday services, and the Parish Players theater troupe in addition to our Friday Coffee House events.

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