The Open Book Coffeehouse

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The Open Book Coffeehouse continues its twelfth year offering live concerts. This year, due to the novel coronavirus, all of the concerts will be held virtually, via online platforms, because, well, the show must go on…line. This new way of presenting concerts will allow the Open Book Coffeehouse to share the music with anyone who has access to a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. The concerts are free to all, and made possible by the support of the Friends of the Canton Public Library.

Coming up March 20th, 2021, The Ruta Beggars!


Image of the bluegrass group the Ruta Beggars

The Open Book Coffeehouse continues its 2020-2021 season with a live concert on Saturday evening, March 20, at 7:30 p.m., featuring bluegrass group The Ruta Beggars. This year, due to the novel coronavirus, all of the concerts will be held virtually, via online platforms, because, well, the show must go on…line. This new way of presenting concerts will allow the Open Book Coffeehouse to share the music with anyone who has access to a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. The concerts are free to all, and made possible by the support of the Friends of the Canton Public Library. The link for the concert will be available at https://www.facebook.com/therutabeggars and will be broadcast live from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

The Ruta Beggars infuse traditional bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate yet smooth vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals and plenty of fun. They have been praised for their creative yet tasteful arrangements and charming performances. The Ruta Beggars can be heard on Steve Martin’s Unreal Bluegrass, Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn and the stages of Joe Val, Grey Fox, and Ossipee Bluegrass Festivals, among others. Following the release of their debut EP self-titled “The Ruta Beggars,” they were the winners of the 2019 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass band competition.  The band is comprised of Micah Nicol (guitar), Sofia Chiarandini (fiddle), Ariel Wyner (mandolin), Trevin Nelson (banjo), and Noah Harrington (bass).

Donations may be made to the Friends of the Canton Public Library via the library website, by clicking the yellow “donate” button at https://library.canton.ma.us/187/Friends-of-the-Library.

Donations to the performers may be made during the concert.

The Open Book Coffeehouse is planning additional virtual concerts during the year.  For more information, visit the Open Book Coffeehouse website at
http://library.canton.ma.us , send an email to openbookcoffeehouse@verizon.net , find the coffeehouse on Facebook, or call 781-828-6606.


The Open Book Coffeehouse is a non-profit venue offering wide variety of acoustic music, including folk, singer / songwriter, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and a capella music since 2006.  Performers have included such artists as Lisa Yves, The Short Sisters, Matt and Shannon Heaton, Mad Agnes, Barnaby Bright, and City of Roses.

We are no longer Canton's best-kept secret.