Venue Address (Get Directions)17 State Street Café
Date and Time
Saturday, January 25th, 2014 at 4:00pm
Beats, burgers and brews welcomes back Carl Cacho. “Blessed with a poet’s insight and a soothing, expressive voice, Cacho touches on elements of country-blues and Harry Chapin style story-telling. Honest, emotive and finely crafted.” Northeast Performer
Carl Cacho has firmly established himself as one of the most talented and respected singer/songwriters in New England. Boston Music Award Nominee for Outstanding New Singer/Songwriter, winner of the Rose Garden Coffeehouse Singer/Songwriter Competition and finalist in both the Telluride Troubadour and Sierra Songwriter’s Festival songwriting contests, his songs and disarming performing style have made him a favorite at venues across the Northeast. Folk legend Tom Rush personally selected Carl to perform with him at a “Club 47” show at Harvard University’s Sanders Theater and Carl was invited to participate in the Fifth Annual Martha’s Vineyard Singer/Songwriter Retreat, started by Christine Lavin.
Carl got his start among the open stages of the fertile New England folk scene while still a teenager in the late 1980’s. He developed his unique brand of songwriting throughout his early 20’s, while working as a social worker and living in Colorado, New York, Michigan and Massachusetts. It was as a graduate student of social work in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that Carl began performing professionally, becoming a regular at the world-renowned venue, “The Ark.” With encouragement from two of his earliest heroes, Ellis Paul and Catie Curtis, he decided to return to New England to further hone his craft. He has since become a featured performer at some of the most prestigious venues in the area, including Club Passim, The Muse at the Grey Goose, Johnny D’s and dozens of others.
“Incredible songwriting…the imagery was riveting…” Vance Gilbert, Singer/Songwriter
Written with stunning detail and clarity, Carl’s songs draw the listener into focused snapshots of events and people that usually pass unnoticed. An eclectic mix of musical styles is evident throughout his work – bluegrass, blues, country and rock all make appearances, depending on the need of the lyric. Townes Van Zandt, Joni Mitchell, Lightning Hopkins and Ellis Paul are included among Carl’s list of influences. His songs have been covered by many of his peers, including Jack Hardy, Kevin So, Stephanie Corby and Jimmy LaFave.
Carl released his second album, “SPARK,” in April of 2002. Showcasing Carl’s lyrical, narrative songs in a variety of musical settings, “SPARK” was among the top 10 most played albums for two consecutive months on the National Folk DJ chart (with over 100 stations from around the world reporting). Featuring 12 original songs and guest appearances by Ellis Paul, Jimmy LaFave and Kris Delmhorst (among others), “SPARK” reaches deep into the back catalog of American roots music, with nods to old-time bluegrass, 1950’s style rockabilly and current singer/songwriter folk/pop.