Natick has a busy upcoming concert season, with events taking place at TCAN downtown as well as at local libraries.
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Stacey Peasley will play a free show on the lawn at Bacon Free Library in South Natick on Aug. 22 at 5:30pm. The show, sure to feature creative lyrics and fun rhythms, heads indoors at Morse Institute Library if there’s rain.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-musician Iris DeMent comes to TCAN on Sept. 6 ($45 for non-members) supporting her latest album, Workin’ On A World. Dement’s melodies are rooted in hymns, gospel, and old country music. Her debut record, Infamous Angel, just celebrated its 30th anniversary and named one of the “greatest country albums of all time” by Rolling Stone.
Singer-songwriter Jon Pousette-Dart is playing in his trio format at TCAN on Sept. 8 ($35 for non-members), when the performers will draw from a music collection going back to the 1970s. The Pousette-Dart Band has recorded a series of albums, two of which made the Billboard album chart, and some may remember their 1979 single “For Love.” The original band, which disbanded in the 1980s, kept busy touring with everyone from Bonnie Raitt to the J. Geils Band. Pousette himself has gone on to record on his own in Nashville, turning out multiple albums.
At Morse Institute Library (14 E. Central St.), classical guitarist Dr. Francesco Barone on Sept. 10 at 3pm will present a free recital of music from the traditional and 20th century repertoires. The first half of the program features music of the baroque and classical periods, including Mauro Guliani’s Grande Sonata Erocia as well as Lute Suite no. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach. The second half will include music written in the 20th century, including Frank Martin’s Quatre Pieces Breves (1933) and The Elves Suite (1984), a piece written by living Russian composer Nikita Koshkin. The performance will last 90 minutes with 60 minutes of music and a brief intermission.
Joan Osborne, who performs at TCAN on Sept. 15 ($58 for non-members) in support of her rootsy and soulful album, Nobody Owns You, which releases Sept. 8. Get a taste from her new video for the single “Great American Cities.” Promoters of the album say the new album “finds Osborne in a very personal place where she contemplates life’s major questions.”