Too Worn To Mend

American Beauties full-length debut album “Too Worn To Mend” is available digitally and on CD at cdbaby, or you can stream the record on our “Music” page.

The Band

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.   The band’s 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.

Upcoming Shows

Block Island Music Festival, Rhode Island – Wednesday June 10, 2015 @ 11:00 PM American Beauties begin their summer tour at the very cool Block Island Music Festival where they will play a set of music at Captain Nick’s Rock and Roll Bar.  This is a five day festival with 8 bands playing each night and typically kicks off the summer festivities on Block Island.  Please link to the festival website for more information about the schedule of bands.

Plough and Stars Cambridge, Massachusetts – Saturday June 27, 2015 @ 4:30 to 6:30 PM Back at the Plough and Stars for an early local show between our two out-of-state appearances.

19th Annual Black Potatoe Music Festival, Clinton, New Jersey – TBA The Black Potatoe Music Festival is in its 19th year and is known for having one of the best indie lineups of all the summer festival’s held in the northeast.  It’s also hosted several notable headliners over the years including Levon Helm of The Band, Marshall Crenshaw, Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers), Buckwheat Zydeco, Andy Summers (Police), and many other respected national and regional artists.  American Beauties continue the summer tour in NJ to play at this beautiful little venue that continues to grow and expand its reach.   Keep posted for our set time and date.

Recent Shows

Plough and Stars Cambridge, Massachusetts – Wednesday April 9, 2015 @ 9:30 to 12:30 PM We were invited back to the Plough and Stars for an encore performance in April.  We have all the regular Beauties for this one.  Hope you all can catch it.

Cape May Singer Songwriter Conference Showcase, Delaney’s – March 27, 2015 @ 10:00 PM American Beauties was selected to play a showcase set at the 8th Annual Cape May Singer Songwriter Conference.  The headliners for this year’s event are New England legend Patty Larkin and Los Angeles songwriter Dan Navarro.  Michael performed a solo acoustic showcase at Delaney’s Grill and Pub in honor of the singer-songwriter tradition.

Plough and Stars – Cambridge, Massachusetts – Saturday January 31, 2015 @ 4:30 to 7:00 PM  Our first show at the fabled Plough and Stars, which is one of the longest running live music venues in the City.  We’ll be playing the early show, so it should be a great opportunity to get out, have some food and drink, and still get home for an early retirement if that’s what’s happening.  Or it could be a great stepping stone to a later night out.   We will have Steve Chaggeris on drums for the show along with the standard cast of characters Jonas, Justin, and the lovely Amber Casares on vocals.   Hope you’ll join us.

Sally O’Brien’s – Union Square Somerville, Massachusetts – Friday January 16, 2015 @ 9:00 PM  Playing at our favorite hometown venue with The Beauty Way for their CD release show.

St. John’s Coffee House 74 Pleasant Street Arlington, Massachusetts – Saturday October 25, 2014 @ 7:00 PM   w/ Chris and Meredith Thompson, Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli, Stuart Ferguson, and Chris Nauman.   A concert for causes including the NEADS Organization for Service Dogs.

Oktoberfest Harvard Square Church Street Stage – Sunday October 12, 2014 @ 3:00 PM w/ The Zac Mack Band,  Amy & the Engine, Blue Light Bandits, and When Particles Collide.  The Beauties play a set of music at one of Harvard’s largest events with a great list of local indie artists.

Keene Music Festival – Keen New Hampshire – Saturday August 30th, 2014 The band was selected to play at the Keene Music Festival up in the beautiful City of Keene, NH.   Our first trip up to Keene and our first NH show.