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.
Radio Bean Burlington, VT – Saturday March 22, 2014
The Beauties travel north for our first Vermont show at the Radio Bean in beautiful downtown Burlington. 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.
Sally O’Brien’s Bar Somerville, MA – Friday April 4, 2014
Returning to the home base for another spring show with our good friends at Sally’s. We will be joined by Mount Peru, who if you haven’t seen, you need to because they are incredible musicians and songwriters (take a listen here: Mount Peru). As has been our custom at Sally’s, our guests will play the middle slot and the Beauties will play two sets of music to begin and end the night. We love Sally’s and all the great people who hang there. We hope you’ll join us for another great night of music.
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.