Join Us Wednesday Evening for a Special Outdoor Concert & More! Featuring Kat & Brad
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 (6 pm - 8 pm)
Join us Wednesday evening for an outdoor concert featuring Kat & Brad (Kathleen Parks and Brad Bensko), a modern duo with vintage hearts. These two were a crowd favorite at last year's Sounds on The Grounds concert series at the Academy.
In addition to the concert, there will be cold beer, wine, and hand-crafted cocktails, with delicious wood-fired pizza from the Rolling Tomato food truck. Bring the family and play some lawn games. This event is free and open to the public.
Drawing from 50s and 60s pop, American Songbook standards, and much more, this vibrant duo channels and fuses these influences through two voices, a guitar, and violin to bring you a mixture of original songs and dusted off covers from the past.
The two consist of Brad Bensko on Vocals and Guitar, and Kathleen Parks (of Twisted Pine) on Vocals, and Five-Stringed Fiddle.
In the fall of 2018 the duo recorded, produced, and mixed their first LP of original material split equally at their home studio full of delightful, vintage, and analog recording equipment, Bearded Cat and with the master, recording engineer Chris Rival’s Middleville Studio.
Since its release in 2019 it has been loved, and received high praise by audiences all over New England.
A follow up two track EP was released online in 2020 via Bandcamp. The tracks are from their last live show at Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts before the pandemic hit the states. In a way it reminisces about a time when live music was close, intimate, and there to take your troubles away for a little while.