MUSIC AUGUST 11: Ashley Kamal

MUSIC:  Singer/instrumentalist – Ashley Kamal has been performing in Waltham since age 5 and is excited to continue studying music in college. She was the first Waltham Idol winner and has sung for and played the piano in WHS’s Show Band for the last year. As a solo artist, she plays acoustic pop covers in the singer/songwriter style.

MUSIC OCTOBER 6: High-Strung Strummers

MUSIC: The High-Strung Strummers is a high energy duo that specializes in the old-time dance music of Appalachia, and the performance of Anglo-American ballads that found their home in that region. Lead vocalist Sarah Jane Nelson is a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing traditional music for folk festivals, New England contra dances, and other regional events for over a decade. She is a music journalist and is currently completing a biography of Ozark songcatcher Max Hunter. Cathy Mason is a highly accomplished fiddler and music instructor who has spent more than thirteen years studying Southern fiddle music with the masters of that tradition. Together, Cathy and Sarah have been finalists at the popular Lowell Banjo & Fiddle Contest, and they delight audiences with the rich harmonies and rhythmic accents of their “twin” fiddling. Recent and upcoming appearances include the Lowell Fairy Festival, an Arlington house concert, Rogers Memorial Library, Newton Farm Day and the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston house concert and workshop.

High Strung Strummers

Cup Love Coffee

From its humble origins, coffee has come to occupy a significant place in our society. Coffee touches so many lives throughout the day and is part of millions of people’s morning ritual. As the sun climbs, coffee brings people together in a way unlike any other beverage. Over a shared cup of coffee friends meet, new romances arise, and the wheels of commerce turn. Into the evening, students and professionals power through deadlines and dining companions share an espresso to conclude a fine meal.

We are three friends and classmates who fell in love with coffee on a trip to South America. There is something captivating about the art of cultivating coffee and the care involved in growing and harvesting even a single pound. We love the tradition around coffee as well as its new directions and wanted to form a business around this amazing beverage. After tasting craft coffees and their exciting new flavor profiles, we were drawn to the “third wave” coffee movement, which treats coffee as an artisanal product, much like fine wine. We also want to take this opportunity to give back to our community by committing a percentage of proceeds to local charities. We welcome suggestions of organizations we should consider.

We have searched the globe sampling coffee beans from unique locations and worked to develop roasting profiles that truly celebrate the complex flavors and characteristics of the bean offering you a truly special (exceptional) experience. Our search continues.

Join us on our journey at the market and at our website: Cup Love Coffee.