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Bill Motte Concert: Ali & Bongos to open

Sat, Feb 4, 2017 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

The South Shore Folk Music Club is a non-profit organization that has been presenting a wide spectrum of acoustic music on the South Shore for 38 yrs. The presentations range from contemporary singer-songwriters & traditional music, to bluegrass and blues. The atmosphere is informal, friendly and smoke and alcohol free. Our venue is handicapped accessible. The club’s web site is:

Organization: South Shore Folk Music Club (NON-PROFIT)
Event: Bill Motte Concert: Ali & Bongos to open
Date- Saturday, February 4th. Time: 8:00pm; doors open at 7:30pm
Location: The Beal House of the Kingston, MA Unitarian Church
Tickets: Members- $18.00 Non-Members- $20.00
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Well known on the South Shore and Boston coffeehouse scene, singer-songwriter Bill Motte’s songs reflect a life well lived, with his personal experiences and far-ranging travels deeply felt in many of his tunes.  Bill’s CD releases “Thinking of You” (2013) and “Memphis Rain” (2012), recorded at the Record Company in Boston, reveal the depth of his insightful songs.
Hailed by one of his fans during a performance as “the best singer-songwriter on the South Shore”, Bill has shown himself to be a literate and astute observer of human interactions.  The wry commentary in his precisely chosen lyrics and engaging performance leaves listeners really feeling the emotions evoked in the stories he weaves in his songs. Skillfully accompanying himself on guitar, when Bill’s song is sung, you feel as if you’ve known everyone who is part of his tale.  With Bill’s passion for songwriting in a league of its own, there are few artists who can tell life’s stories so vividly. Recent area appearances include The River Club and Cantab Lounge.  Join us at SSFMC for an evening with Bill Motte, full of heartfelt music and laughter.

Ali & Bongos are a female duo from the South Shore. The first time we heard them at our Open Mic, and wanted to book them right away! The duo consists of Ali Howshall on guitar and vocals and her good friend Emily Smith on bongos and percussion. They have been performing together for over 10 years at various venues, including the Jetty in Marshfield, Venus III in Hanson, Re-Tunes in Hanover, and SSFMC. When joined by their bass player and lead guitarist, they are known as Ali and the Biddies. Duo or quartet, they are always a Club favorite. For more information, check them out on facebook at

220 Main Street (Route 106)
Kingston, MA 02364

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