Amazing Things - with Kat & Brad & Friends

Friday, 6 March 2020 - 8:00pm
Amazing Things Arts Center
Framingham, MA

A very special show featuring Kat & Brad (Kathleen Parks and Brad Bensko), Paul Rishell & Annie Raines, Molly Pinto Madigan and more guests to be announced.

Drawing from 50s and 60s pop, American Songbook standards, and much more, Kat & Brad channel and fuse these influences through two voices, a guitar, mandolin, and violin to bring you a mixture of original songs and dusted off covers from the past. The two consist of Brad Bensko on Vocals and Guitar, and Kathleen Parks (of the 2018 Boston Music Award winning group Twisted Pine) on Vocals, Violin, and Mandolin. While busy with performing and writing, they recently recorded, produced, mixed, and released their first LP of original material in March of 2019. 


For 25 years, Paul Rishell & Annie Raines  have been hailed as one of the world’s best blues duos. They have recorded 6 albums together, including the W.C. Handy Award-winning Moving to the Country (2000), and received numerous award nominations from the Blues Foundation. They have performed and recorded with John Sebastian, Susan Tedeschi, Pinetop Perkins and Rory Block. They have opened for Ray Chares, Dr. John, and Little Feat, and performed on international radio and TV shows including Late Night with Conan O’Brien and A Prairie Home Companion. They continue to perform American roots music and their own compositions at festivals, concert halls, and clubs all over the world. As a working team, Paul and Annie have racked up hundreds of thousands of miles on the road in the U.S. and Europe, collaborated on original songs, and released the Blues Foundation Award nominated Talking Guitar, I Want You to Know (Tone-Cool/Artemis 1996), Moving to the Country (2000), the W.C. Handy Award winner for Acoustic Blues Album of the Year, and Goin' Home (2004), which was nominated for two Handy Awards.


Winner of the Boston Folk Festival's Songwriter Contest and three-time recipient of Club Passim's Iguana Music Fund Grant, Molly Pinto Madigan is a young songwriter who has earned praise for her angelic voice and haunting originals. Filled with smoke and roses, heartbreak and beauty and unrelenting hope, her songs combine nuanced melodies with raw, poetic lyrics to create an intimate and evocative listening experience.