Chick Singer Night

The World's Longest Running Talent Showcase

The World's Longest Running Talent Showcase



Jennifer Truesdale and
Marcia Macres

Bios: Jennifer | Marcia

Contact Directors:
Jennifer | Marcia

The CSN Boston Band:
Joe Musella - Guitar
Justin Kolack - Bass
Greg Allison - Drums
Andrew Beckman - Keyboard

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CSN Boston holds two shows each year. All of our shows, except for our fun 10-year anniversary celebration on 6/7/14, are fundraising events. Thanks to our many generous supporters, CSN Boston has donated ~$15,000 in the past ten years to support music programs in local Boston-area schools.

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A special thanks to The Burren and Tom Bianchi, emcee & host of the The Burren Backroom Acoustic Music Series, for hosting our Fall 2014 event.

The Burren
The Burren

Backroom Acoustic Music Series
(Davis Sq.) Somerville, MA


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Donations are welcome!

Donations are tax deductible and for a very worthy cause...CSN Boston has donated close to $15,000 to Boston-area schools in the last nine years, but the needs are greater than ever. To make a donation to the cause, offer sponsorship or raffle contributions, please contact:

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 (7pm-9pm)
Johnny D's, 17 Hollis Street (Davis Square), Somerville, MA

More info coming soon!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our "Unplugged" showcase 
last November 16th, 2014

featuring Robin Lane of the legendary band
"Robin Lane and the Chartbusters"

Robin Lane

$10 Tickets
Limited seating - Buy your tickets now online!

Buy Your Tickets Online Today!

All proceeds to benefit Robin Lane's
providing songwriting workshops to women and girls who have survived domestic violence and trafficking

Featured Artist and Recipient of Show Proceeds for her Non-Profit Organization

Robin Lane


Robin is one of the greatest female artists ever to emerge from the Boston music scene. Check out this clip of "When Things Go Wrong" filmed at Boston's famed Rathskeller ("The Rat") just before Robin exploded onto the national music scene with "Robin Lane & The Chartbusters"!

More fun facts about Robin are: 1) She lived with and sang for Neil Young, 2) She married Police guitarist Andy Summers, 3) She was among Rolling Stones Top-10 Bands of 1980 and 4) She was the 11thartist ever played on MTV.

With special performances by female singer/songwriters:

The Cicada Sessions with Allyson Casey, Divya Kumar & Melissa Morris


The Cicada Sessions, like their namesake, emerged after a decade-long hibernation to greet the world with their signature sound. Their songs showcase this trio of songwriters, ranging from jazz-infused ballads to shameless folk-rock. Individually they have opened for national acts including Catie Curtis, Peter Mulvey, Deb Talan, Beth Wood and Kris Delmhorst. Lyrically and harmonically rich, The Cicada Sessions packs a punch with percussive guitar and infectious hooks that bringaudiencesback time and again.

Lydia Harrell aka The LovelySinger


Lydia Harrell aka The LovelySinger is one of Boston’s finest musical treasures. Her sultry, soulful voice and evocative phrasings have garnered her the attention and respect of the area’s fines musicians and venues. Be it performing with the Boston Pops or serenading the Boston Celtics faithful fans with America's National Anthem, Lydia's dedication to extracting the pure essence of song goes virtually unmatched.

In addition to her own bands, LovelySinger and Platinum, Lyida provides back-up vocals for the Steely Dan tribute band, No Static.

In 2012 she released her EP The Way (available on iTunes, CDBaby & Amazon).

She was selected by Sony Music Latin to provide lead vocals for the Bob Marley tribute album, Is This Love which (available via iTunes and Amazon) and reached 5th place as a finalist in the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition.

Laura Brereton


Laura Brereton has been part of the singer/songwriter scene in Boston for 15 years performing in local venues Club Passim, Johnny D's, Toad, Lizard Lounge and The Burren. Her CD Leap of Faith showcases her blend of folk, alternative country, and blues.

She received an honorable mention from the John Lennon Songwriting Competition for her song "The Ballad of Charlie McEwen,” and she also was the recipient of the Belin Scholarship awarded to artists and musicians from northeast Pennsylvania.

Currently, she performs with her husband, guitarist Raleigh Green, as the duo The Lonely Pilgrims and is also a teacher and owner of the Medford Music Studio, founder of the Kids Open Mic (givingyoung musicians an opportunity to perform) and active in bringing the arts to Medford as a member of CACHE (Coalition for Arts, Culture and a Healthy Economy).

Gillian Pasley


Gillian Pasley is a 16 year old singer-songwriter from Concord, Massachusetts. She grew up loving music and eventually decided to take matters into her own hands by writing it herself; it has been her passion ever since.

Influenced by anything from Bob Dylan to The White Stripes, her style ranges from easy-listening folk to angry blues and everything in between.

She has performed at Concord's Main Street Cafe, the 119 Gallery in Lowell, the Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum, and Club Passim, among others, and is almost ready to release her first EP of original music.

She has attended the Berklee College of Music Songwriter Workshop for the past two summers and hopes to continue her work there after high school.

HOSTED BY:Jennifer Truesdale & Marcia J. Macres

CSN Directors Jennifer Truesdale & Marcia J. Macres

Guitar Center

RAFFLE: Bring some cash for raffle tickets.
We will be raffling off a beautiful acoustic guitar (valued at $250)
generously donated by Hirsh Gardner/Guitar Center Mass Ave.

The Burren

Chick Singer Night Boston's show will be part of The Burren Backroom Acoustic Music Series with EmCee and host of the evening Tom Bianchi. The Burren is known as the best club sound stage in Somerville and the back room stage offers one of the best sounding rooms in townas well as an amazing environment to enjoy a show, great food and drinks. As tradition after the Acoustic Music Series set, singer/songwriter/bassist/emcee Tom Bianchi will take up his battered bass guitar and close out each Sunday night with a set of his own often joined by some of the music community's best artists.

The CSN Boston House Band
will be taking a well-deserved break for our Fall 2014 show and will be back in Spring 2015
Andrew Beckman, Justin Kolack, Joe Musella, Jennifer Truesdale, Greg Allison, Marcia Macres
Andrew Beckman (keyboard), Justin Kolack (bass), Joe Musella (guitar), Greg Allison (drums) - 2013
We wish our drummer Greg Allison best of luck on his move to Canada. We will miss you!

Thanks to our past generous SPONSORS!

Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music
Mission is to educate, train and development students to excel in music as a career

Brogan Construction

Brogan Construction
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Carole Kitchen & Bath Design

Carole Kitchen & Bath Design
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EmbroidMe Chelmsford

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Emily Forshay-Crowley Realtor

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Award-winning residential realtor
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Giglio & Samson-Attorneys

Giglio & Samson-Attorneys
Consumer Bankruptcy, Business Law, Litigation, Criminal Law

Jeannie Deva Voice Studios

Jeannie Deva Voice Studios
Voice and Performance Coaching
Certified Deva Method

Jennifer Truesdale Studios

Jennifer Truesdale Studios
Complete Voice Training and Music Career Coaching for Singers

Kinsale Plastering

Kinsale Plastering
Plastering Restoration
Plastering, Drywall, Stucco

MJ Communications<

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Project-based Marketing Consulting Services including Social Media, Online Marketing, Press Releases, and more

Wendy Jo New Metal Designs

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Fine Contemporary Jewelry and Metal Designs

Riley & Associates, P.C.

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The Real School of Music

The Real School of Music
Free Trial Lesson
RealJams Summer Music Programs
Private/Group Lessons, Join A Band

Guitar Center

Guitar Center
(Mass Ave. Boston, MA)
"We help people make music."

The Engergized Body

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Nourish Today for a Healthy Tomorrow

Hourican Plastering

Patrick Hourican Plastering
Top quality plastering services.
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