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.  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. 

Upcoming Shows

NRT Harvest Fair @ The Sheep Pasture (Rt. 138) Easton, Massachusetts – Sunday October 5, 2014 @ 1:00 PM 

The Beauties 5th Anniversary Show at the place where it all began.  

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.    

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.           

Recent Shows

Midway Café Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts – Sunday July 20th

The acoustic Beauties will the very hip Midway Café in Jamaica Plain on July 20th for their Sunday Acoustic Concert Series.  We’ll have Chuck Vath on bass, Evan Harriman on keyboards, and Amber Casares (vocals) that night for a stripped down version of the Beauties.  The Midway has been a great live music venue in the Boston area for as long as I can remember.      

Memorial Beach Park – Sharon, Massachusetts – Wednesday July 30th, 2014

We will be ending our Spring/Summer string of shows in Michael’s hometown of Sharon, MA playing the Summer Lakeside Concert Series on Lake Massapoag.  We are honored to play this great outdoor event on the lake and will be playing a full two hours of original Beauties music.   We hope to see some familiar faces at this venue since many people won’t have to travel too far.  We’ll be doing some local promotion as well to make sure we bring out the masses to Lake Massapoag (get it?).   This will be our last event of the summer and it’s likely we won’t play another local show until fall.

Keene Music Festival – Keen New Hampshire – Saturday August 30th, 2014

We’ve been selected to play at the Keene Music Festival up in the beautiful City of Keene, NH this year.  We are still waiting on details to see exactly what this show will entail, but we are very excited to play this festival with over 80 live bands throughout city in one day.  We’ll keep you posted.     

Paradise Café Dedham, Massachusetts Friday September 26, 2014

We’ll be playing two sets of music at this great up and coming venue in Dedham, Massachusetts.  The Paradise Café hosts music on Thursday through Saturday nights right in the middle of Dedham’s town center off of Route 1.  They serve food, beer, and wine, so it’s a great spot to spend an evening out.  Music starts at 8:30 and goes to 10:30 PM.  We’ll be taking the month of August off, so please join us for our first fall show of 2014.