The Open Book Coffeehouse

Kemp Harris featured in concert at Open Book Coffeehouse 11/19/22

Live, in-person concert


The Open Book Coffeehouse continues its 2022-2023 season of live, in-person concerts. The next concert takes place on Saturday evening, November 19, featuring pianist, singer/songwriter and storyteller Kemp Harris on piano. He will be joined by a full band of Adam Osgood on harmonica, Brian Verrochi on bass, Jim Lucchese on drums, and Mike Caglionone on sax and flute. 

The coffeehouse is located at the Canton Public Library, 786 Washington Street, Canton. Doors open at 6:45 PM; music starts at 7:30 PM. Admission is $15 for the general public and $8 for students of any age. Tickets are available that evening on a first come, first serve basis.

Kemp Harris is an eclectic, animated, and well-seasoned performer, born in North Carolina, and transplanted to Boston. Kemp honed his powerful, intimate performance style in Cambridge’s coffeehouses. He has shared stages with artists such as Koko Taylor, Gil Scott-Heron, and Taj Mahal.

He has composed original music for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Kemp’s most recent album, Edenton, featuring vocals from the legendary Holmes Brothers, is a modern blues journey that fuses the personal and the political, the sacred and the profane, to haunting effect.

Enjoy the relaxing, warm atmosphere of friendly people, good music, hot coffee and home baked goodies. The Open Book Coffeehouse is located in the community room of the Canton Public Library at 786 Washington Street, Canton, and is made possible by the Friends of the Library. Parking is to the left when facing the library from Washington Street. Enter by the Special Events door to the left of the columns, midway into the parking area.

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.

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.

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