What’s Happening

Here’s a look at what’s coming up next at the Bay Spring Community Center.

 

Nov
25
Mon
2019
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Songwriting Workshops @ Bay Spring Community Center
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to come and learn the basics of songwriting with RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler.  In this weekly workshop series, Mark will walk you through the creative magic of writing songs.

Mark will run the songwriting workshops in the spirit of his successful, “The Same Thing Project” – a creative experience for people from all walks of life.

In Mark’s words…

“We provide a place where you don’t have to be skilled at a musical instrument in order to be musical. The goal is to have a place where someone can be part of a creative community that is open, non-judgmental and encouraging.

It’s our belief that the world is a better place when people can express themselves in an imaginative way.  A society is measured by how much it nurtures its arts and culture. People appreciate the arts more when they themselves take part in creating it (whatever that might be).  People are never too old or young to learn something new or to write a song. You can see that spark of inspiration go on in young kids, retired newspaper writers and the father and son who take lessons so that they can play guitars together. People who take part, know the feeling of being in the midst of the creative process. We want others in the community to experience it.”

About the artist…

Mark Cutler, director of The Same Thing Project, is a singer/songwriter who resides in the state of Rhode Island. Rockers, cowpokes and punks have covered his songs. In the days before corporate playlists, Mark’s meticulously crafted, heartfelt rock, pop and alt-country songs gained heavy rotation throughout the Northeast. Mark was inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

Mark continues to add unique entries to the great American songbook and leads a variety of roots-rock bands, combines powerful lyrics with memorable melodies and driving rhythm and  is working on his next release. He also conducts various songwriting workshops with folks from all walks of life, from the banker to the bricklayer to the musician who is looking for another set of ears.  He also holds songwriting workshops and collaborates with people who have various developmental challenges.  Mark has performed for dozens of charities over the decades. He and his band mates have helped raise money for the homeless, the hungry, the sick and for folks who just need a hand.

Nov
29
Fri
2019
Barrington High School – Parents of Note Community Open Mic Night @ Bay Spring Community Center
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On Friday night of Thanksgiving weekend, Barrington High School’s Parents of Note (PON) invite you to attend an alumni open mic night to welcome back all the talented artists who have graduated from Barrington High School. The show will include various musical acts and will be hosted by current and former students. PON will also provide complementary food & drinks (non-alcoholic). All proceeds will go to the BHS music program to support travel costs, event registration, and general operations for the 2019/2020 school year.

Parents of Note is a parent group formed to support the Barrington High School Music Department. All proceeds from membership dues and fundraising activities are used to offset music department trips, guest artists, non-budget department items, recognition plaques, and scholarships. The organization assists the music teachers with event planning, hospitality, student recognition, publicity and fundraising.

Dec
2
Mon
2019
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Songwriting Workshops @ Bay Spring Community Center
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to come and learn the basics of songwriting with RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler.  In this weekly workshop series, Mark will walk you through the creative magic of writing songs.

Mark will run the songwriting workshops in the spirit of his successful, “The Same Thing Project” – a creative experience for people from all walks of life.

In Mark’s words…

“We provide a place where you don’t have to be skilled at a musical instrument in order to be musical. The goal is to have a place where someone can be part of a creative community that is open, non-judgmental and encouraging.

It’s our belief that the world is a better place when people can express themselves in an imaginative way.  A society is measured by how much it nurtures its arts and culture. People appreciate the arts more when they themselves take part in creating it (whatever that might be).  People are never too old or young to learn something new or to write a song. You can see that spark of inspiration go on in young kids, retired newspaper writers and the father and son who take lessons so that they can play guitars together. People who take part, know the feeling of being in the midst of the creative process. We want others in the community to experience it.”

About the artist…

Mark Cutler, director of The Same Thing Project, is a singer/songwriter who resides in the state of Rhode Island. Rockers, cowpokes and punks have covered his songs. In the days before corporate playlists, Mark’s meticulously crafted, heartfelt rock, pop and alt-country songs gained heavy rotation throughout the Northeast. Mark was inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

Mark continues to add unique entries to the great American songbook and leads a variety of roots-rock bands, combines powerful lyrics with memorable melodies and driving rhythm and  is working on his next release. He also conducts various songwriting workshops with folks from all walks of life, from the banker to the bricklayer to the musician who is looking for another set of ears.  He also holds songwriting workshops and collaborates with people who have various developmental challenges.  Mark has performed for dozens of charities over the decades. He and his band mates have helped raise money for the homeless, the hungry, the sick and for folks who just need a hand.

Dec
4
Wed
2019
Nashville to New England @ Bay Spring Community Center
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

It’s the Nashville to New England Tour 2019 with Americana duo  Juliet Simmons Dinallo and Michael Dinallo, with author/singer-songwriter Rod Picott. Join us at the Bay Spring Community Center for Juliet’s signature southern blues by-way-of-Boston sound and a fantastic night of music!

Born in North Carolina, Juliet Simmons Dinallo grew up in Maine and came of age as a musician in Boston. She studied music at the Berklee College of Music, where she landed a spot on the world-renowned Berklee Gospel Choir. She has recently made Nashville her new point of musical exploration.

Juliet and Michael Dinallo follow in the rich tradition of Nashville husband/wife musical duos – Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, Susanna and Guy Clark among others.  They are currently touring together supporting Juliet’s single “You Got Nothing on Me” along with their other combined musical forays in American roots music.

Traveling with them is writer/musician Rod Picott, whose new book Out Past the Wires was just released by Working Title Farms. Ron’s new album Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil was released in July.

Of Juliet Dinallo’s “You Got Nothing on Me,” featuring The McCrary Sisters and produced by Michael Dinallo on Memphis International Records:

“This beautiful ballad is not a ‘wanna be.’ It’s the real deal with the right amount of everything – opening with Michael Dinallo’s tasteful, soulful guitar to Juliet’s beautiful voice and meaningful lyrics we can all relate to.  Complimented with subtle organ and beautiful background vocals, it hits home.  Write your name in the sky, Juliet!” –-Holly Harris, Spinning the Blues, WUMB Boston & W.C. Handy Keeping the Blues Alive Award recipient

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Local Brew Coffeehouse Featuring The Gnomes with Drownville Station @ The Bay Spring Community Center
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Gnomes return, once again, for their traditional December Local Brew Coffeehouse at the BSCC! There is a little gnome in all of us that is drwan to the world music repertoire of tunes from so many genres, including Celtic, Scandinavian, Eastern European, Asian, African, Caribbean, Klezmer and Native American. Drownville Station will kick off evening and warm up the stage.

 

 

Saturday, December 7
7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
$10 Suggested Donation (Kids 12 and under, free)

Dec
9
Mon
2019
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Songwriting Workshops @ Bay Spring Community Center
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to come and learn the basics of songwriting with RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler.  In this weekly workshop series, Mark will walk you through the creative magic of writing songs.

Mark will run the songwriting workshops in the spirit of his successful, “The Same Thing Project” – a creative experience for people from all walks of life.

In Mark’s words…

“We provide a place where you don’t have to be skilled at a musical instrument in order to be musical. The goal is to have a place where someone can be part of a creative community that is open, non-judgmental and encouraging.

It’s our belief that the world is a better place when people can express themselves in an imaginative way.  A society is measured by how much it nurtures its arts and culture. People appreciate the arts more when they themselves take part in creating it (whatever that might be).  People are never too old or young to learn something new or to write a song. You can see that spark of inspiration go on in young kids, retired newspaper writers and the father and son who take lessons so that they can play guitars together. People who take part, know the feeling of being in the midst of the creative process. We want others in the community to experience it.”

About the artist…

Mark Cutler, director of The Same Thing Project, is a singer/songwriter who resides in the state of Rhode Island. Rockers, cowpokes and punks have covered his songs. In the days before corporate playlists, Mark’s meticulously crafted, heartfelt rock, pop and alt-country songs gained heavy rotation throughout the Northeast. Mark was inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

Mark continues to add unique entries to the great American songbook and leads a variety of roots-rock bands, combines powerful lyrics with memorable melodies and driving rhythm and  is working on his next release. He also conducts various songwriting workshops with folks from all walks of life, from the banker to the bricklayer to the musician who is looking for another set of ears.  He also holds songwriting workshops and collaborates with people who have various developmental challenges.  Mark has performed for dozens of charities over the decades. He and his band mates have helped raise money for the homeless, the hungry, the sick and for folks who just need a hand.

Dec
16
Mon
2019
Artist-in-Residence: Mark Cutler’s Songwriting Workshops @ Bay Spring Community Center
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You’re invited to come and learn the basics of songwriting with RI Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Mark Cutler.  In this weekly workshop series, Mark will walk you through the creative magic of writing songs.

Mark will run the songwriting workshops in the spirit of his successful, “The Same Thing Project” – a creative experience for people from all walks of life.

In Mark’s words…

“We provide a place where you don’t have to be skilled at a musical instrument in order to be musical. The goal is to have a place where someone can be part of a creative community that is open, non-judgmental and encouraging.

It’s our belief that the world is a better place when people can express themselves in an imaginative way.  A society is measured by how much it nurtures its arts and culture. People appreciate the arts more when they themselves take part in creating it (whatever that might be).  People are never too old or young to learn something new or to write a song. You can see that spark of inspiration go on in young kids, retired newspaper writers and the father and son who take lessons so that they can play guitars together. People who take part, know the feeling of being in the midst of the creative process. We want others in the community to experience it.”

About the artist…

Mark Cutler, director of The Same Thing Project, is a singer/songwriter who resides in the state of Rhode Island. Rockers, cowpokes and punks have covered his songs. In the days before corporate playlists, Mark’s meticulously crafted, heartfelt rock, pop and alt-country songs gained heavy rotation throughout the Northeast. Mark was inducted into the RI Music Hall of Fame in 2015.

Mark continues to add unique entries to the great American songbook and leads a variety of roots-rock bands, combines powerful lyrics with memorable melodies and driving rhythm and  is working on his next release. He also conducts various songwriting workshops with folks from all walks of life, from the banker to the bricklayer to the musician who is looking for another set of ears.  He also holds songwriting workshops and collaborates with people who have various developmental challenges.  Mark has performed for dozens of charities over the decades. He and his band mates have helped raise money for the homeless, the hungry, the sick and for folks who just need a hand.