Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Music of Michael Troy -Friday, May 25, 2012

Tickets $15 – Showtime 8pm  (doors open 7pm)

 Michael Troy is one of our region’s jewels, a multi-award-winning songwriter, gifted story-teller and musical performer.   As an added bonus, popular Rhode Island songwriter, Chuck Williams will open the show. 

The Cafe will open at 7pm, serving gourmet sandwiches, salads, desserts and more!  Limited table seating..Call 508-977-0200 to reserve your table!!

 Michael Troy - BIO
Michael Troy was born and raised in the rough-and-tumble mill town of Fall River, Mass. In many ways, his life reflects the lives of the hard-working common folk who populate this part of New England. Having spent parts of his own life as a mill worker, fisherman, laborer and carpenter, and most of his adult years as a husband and father, Michael has traveled many paths, and the experience and wisdom he's gleaned along the way echoes through his music.

 A magical storyteller with a gift for melody, a deep rich voice, excellent finger-pickin' skills and the ability to compose outstanding stanzas of substance, Michael's plaintive ballads speak of the hills and mills of Fall River and of childhood dreams not quite forgotten in the adult quest to make an honest living. 

Michael has won many awards for his music winning the 2004 Boston Folk Festival Songwriter’s Contest, the Founders Title Folk and Bluegrass Festival Songwriter's Contest also in 2004, the South Florida Folk Festival Songwriter's Contest in 2005, the 2006 Wildflower Folk Festival Songwriter's Contest, the 2007 New England Songwriting Contest and the 2010 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Contest.

Chuck Williams - BIO
Chuck Williams has been appearing throughout New England and in recent years has gone coast to coast with his music.  He has been traveling to coffeehouses, performing arts centers and festivals sowing seeds of his songs along the way. His lyrics and melodies are a musical journey reflecting emotions of everyday life brought to you through the stories within his songs.

Chuck is a 9 time nominee of the Motif Magazine Music Awards, vice president of R.I.S.A. (Rhode Island Songwriters Association) a member of N.S.A.I. (Nashville Songwriters Association) and A.S.C.A.P.

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