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Kathleen Healy is a hard-working musician & songwriter living on Cape Cod. She draws from her experience of living and raising a family near the beach for many of her songs. Some say saltwater runs through her veins. Kathleen writes from the heart and her honest lyrics and often poignant subject matter lend themselves to the unique quality of her voice.  She admits to being a live music junkie but is currently not seeking treatment for her addiction. #saltwatersongwriter BMI/FAI member

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Hey Autumn, what's new? New band project, New open mic venue, New bluegrass festival 

So excited about my new band project - The Trailers.  The Trailers are comprised of Frank Consiglio on guitar, mandolin & vocals, myself on guitar, uke & vocals, and Bill Kwaak on drums & vocals.  As a trio we play an eclectic mix of original tunes and covers done our own way. 

I am still hosting two regular open mics:

Singer Songwriter/Open mic at O'Shea's Olde Inne in West Dennis on Monday, September 22, Monday October 13, and Monday, November 3.  This will kick off with the "originals-encouraged-acoustic-unplugged-around-the-trunk-singer-songwriter-circle" from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., then we'll amplify from 8:30 - 11:30 p.m.  The food is great, the pints flowing, and the atmosphere is that of an authentic pub in Ireland.

Wednesdays find me hosting open mic at Harvest Gallery Wine Bar in Dennis.  Be sure to get there early - the list goes out at 7:00 p.m. and is often full by 7:10.  Depending on how many musicians sign up, 2 or 3 song sets run from 7:30 - 10:30.  PA, cords, mics & stands provided.

I am also thrilled to announce my new venture in cooperation with The Harwich Junior Theatre. I will be hosting an Open Mic Coffee House on the first Friday of each month.   This event was the brainchild of Nadia Schuessler, and I am taking over for her because she has returned to school to pursue her Masters Degree.  Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit the HJT scholarship fund.  New this year, we will be featuring a Cape-based professional artist each month.  The featured artist will appear from 8:30 - 9:00 and will perform for the audience as well as answer questions about their process and career in an effort to inspire the youth in the audience to recognize that the arts can be a viable profession.  The event is open to the public, but we are hoping to attract junior high and high school students from all across the Cape.  We are hoping to attract more than just musicians as well.  For instance, students could present a short play, spoken word, rap, dance, music, or other talent.  Performers will be given a 5 - 10 minute slot, based on how many people show up to sign up for the open mic slots.  Musician David Roth will be our feature for October.

And don't forget about The Vinegrass Music Festival!  Vinegrass Organization will be holding the inaugural festival from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Truro Vineyards.  There is a fantastic line-up this year - get your tickets now!  This is near and dear to my heart because I sit on the board of this organization.  The Vinegrass Music Festival is the main fundraiser for the Vinegrass Organization, a non-profit music company, that produces concerts, camps, and workshops, in order to raise money for our charitable mission. The mission is to provide scholarships to students pursuing Roots & Rhythm instruments in an accredited 4year music program. In addition to the scholarships, we will subsidize camps and in...struments to younger students in need, and give an annual grant to an artist or band in the Rhythm & Roots genre.

Upcoming shows at a glance . . .

9/18 - The Trailers "light" (no drummer) will be at The Full Sail in Plymouth from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

9/20 - Come celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with The Trailers at Harvest Gallery Wine Bar in Dennis 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

9/26 - I will be one of several musicians performing at the Musicians for Gateway fundraiser at Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

9/28 - The Trailers will be performing at Aselton Park as part of the Love Live Local Fest - September Edition 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
9/28 - Solo show after the Traditional Irish Session at O'Shea's Olde Inne  in West Dennis- 9:00 - 11:30 p.m.

10/3 - HJT Open Mic & Coffee House at HJT Arts Center on Sisson Road in Harwich Center - 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Musician David Roth will feature.

10/4 - Inaugural Vinegrass Music Festival

Date Event Location
Kathleen Healy sings Songs of the Season Wingate Residences at Brewster Place, Brewster, MA Wingate Residences at Brewster Place, Brewster, MA
Heyday at Wimpy's Wimpy's Seafood Cafe & Market , Osterville, MA 02655 Wimpy's Seafood Cafe & Market , Osterville, MA 02655
Kathleen Healy at West Dennis Holiday Stroll West Dennis Merchants, West Dennis, MA 02670 West Dennis Merchants, West Dennis, MA 02670
15th Annual Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless Ocean Edge Brewster, Brewster, MA 02631 Ocean Edge Brewster, Brewster, MA 02631
Heyday at the Island Blue Crab Island Blue Crab, Brewster, MA Island Blue Crab, Brewster, MA
Holiday Festivities with a Few of the House Musicians O'Shea's Olde Inne, West Dennis, MA 02670 O'Shea's Olde Inne, West Dennis, MA 02670
Harvest Last Thursday Open Mic Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, Dennis Harvest Gallery Wine Bar, Dennis
Kathleen Healy features at Pub On Park Acoustic Open Mic Pub on Park , Cranston, RI Pub on Park , Cranston, RI
In support of Sparrow Blue Cultural Center Of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA Cultural Center Of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA
Heyday at Oliver's/Planck's Tavern Oliver's/Planck's Tavern, Yarmouth Port Oliver's/Planck's Tavern, Yarmouth Port

Broken Official Music Video

Official Music Video
Broken – words & music by Kathleen Healy © 2010
Directed, Filmed, & Edited by Jordan Gustafson
featuring Kathleen Healy, Bill Kwaak, Jacobus Kwaak, Liam Kwaak, Calvin Kwaak, & Charlie Pugh
Filmed on location in June 2015 at West Dennis Beach and Arborway vacation home
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