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 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.
MOVE Music Festival Albany, New York @ The City Beer Hall - Saturday April 26, 2014 7:00 PM
American Beauties were selected to play the MOVE Music Festival (one of the Northeast’s largest indie music festivals), which will take place in Downtown Albany over the weekend of April 25 through 27. We were selected as one of 100 bands that will play at 10 venues over the three-day festival. The organizers received over 3,000 submissions to play the festival from indie bands across the US. Needless to say, the Beauties are truly honored to play MOVE, which is now in it’s third year and continues to gain recognition as an important gathering of indie bands, promoters, supporters, and fans.
Amazing Things Arts Center Framingham, Massachusetts (Open Mic Feature) - Thursday May 1st, 2014
The acoustic Beauties will play a feature set at one of the best open mics in Boston. Dan Cloutier is an incredible musician and songwriter and has been a gracious host to many seasoned and upcoming singer-songwriters every Thursday night for the last gazillion years. It’s a wonderful setting and great atmosphere, so if you feel like it, bring your instrument and a song and take the stage. Some very talented artists have graced this stage in the past and we are very honored to get a chance to play a set of music here.
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.
Bull McCabes Union Square, Somerville, Massachusetts with The Brooklyns - June 7th, 2014
Another show at this great little venue with our good friends the Brooklyns. We love playing in Union Square and Bulls is a cool spot with good food and drink.