Too Worn To Mend
American Beauties is an original indie folkrock band from Boston, Massachusetts. The music is reminiscent of the LA, San Francisco, and East Coast folkrock bands of the late 1960s and early 1970s and mixes both contemporary and roots influences. The band performs live at local clubs and festivals in the Boston area and occasional indie festivals around New England. Their debut album “Too Worn To Mend” was released in October 2012. The indie release was recorded at Ice Station Zebra in Medford, Massachusetts by Grammy award winning engineer Ducky Carlisle who played drums and co-produced the album with songwriter Michael Gray.
The band’s indie folkrock has been compared to artist’s such as CSNY and The Jayhawks and conveys the radio-friendly qualities of folk, rock, and pop that these bands are well-known for. The record has received extensive airplay on college and independent radio in the US, Canada, and the UK and continues to receive airplay on internet radio and local stations around Boston.
The New World Tavern Plymouth, MA - Friday December 6th
We’ve picked-up another December show down on the South Shore this time with Brewster Productions for their inaugural “Big Freeze Winter Concert Series” at The New World Tavern in Plymouth. The concert series showcases live local indie bands that play original music. Right up our alley. Looking forward to working with Brewster, they put on some very cool shows around town and in the southern portion of the state. There is no cover and the New World has a pretty impressive beer selection and menu. Hope some of our south living fans will join us. We have Steve Chaggaris playing drums for us on the show, so another rhythmic variation of the Beauties can be expected.
The Red Room at Cafe’ 939 Berklee College of Music - Thursday December 19th
Sonicbids has selected American Beauties to play at the Red Room at Cafe 939 in Boston on December 19. Just off our successful show at the American Field (also booked and organized by Sonicbids) we were selected for another Boston area show by the good people there. We are really excited to play at Cafe 939 (affiliated with the Berklee College of Music), which will be our final show of what has been a memorable 2013 for the band. We’ll post more details as they become avaiable, but we certainly hope you’ll join us at one of the great listening rooms in the City.
McGann’s Pub – Saturday January 11th, 2014
Gonna try it again at McGann’s after the New Year. Hope you’ll join us for a downtown Boston show near the Boston Garden. We’ll provide more details on the show once the lineup is set.
Bull McCabe’s - Saturday January 18th, 2014
Picked-up another show with our good friend’s The Brooklyn’s at this great little venue in Union Square. Our return engagement after a great show this past August. We’ll have Ducky Carlisle playing drums with the Beauties this night, so you get a little added flavor for the night. Please come and enjoy the great food, drink, and crowd at Bulls. Should be a great night of live local music.
Radio Bean Burlinton, VT – Saturday March 22, 2014
The Beauties travel north for our first Vermont show at the Radio Bean in beautiful downtown Burlington. This will be a stripped-down version of the band with Jeff playing snare and high-hat, Michael on acoustic guitar, Jonas playing mando guitar and electric, and Justin doing what he does best on the bass. The band is looking forward to its first road trip since the Utica Music and Arts Festival in September 2012. If you’re up in the Burlington area we hope you’ll come check-out the band and the Radio Bean, which is a first class live music hot-spot.
Sandywoods Center for the Arts Tiverton, Rhode Island with The Bob Kendall Band – Saturday May 17th, 2014
We are looking forward to playing our first show in Rhode Island at this very cool venue with our friend’s The Bob Kendall Band. Almost a year to the day we played with Bob at Sally O’Brien’s Bar we will be teaming-up on their home turf in the southern portion of the littlest state in the unoin. Bob is about to release a new record and I’m sure we’ll be treated to some of his new material. You can listen to his music by following the hyperlink above.
Sandywoods hosts some of New England’s best folk music acts as well as some national artist in a beautiful setting. It is a bring-your-own beverage and food venue so you are welcome to stock yourself up with libations and food before you come. It’s a ways off, but will be a great event so plan ahead.