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Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse

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First Parish UU Medfield

Our next show:

Saturday, April 29th at 7:00 PM

Open to all including high school students and adults.

The Expresso Yourself Coffeehouse is an opportunity for spoken word artists to share their poetry, stories, and songs. It is held the last Saturday of every month at 7pm at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Medfield, MA. Each month has a different theme. This month's theme is "Food and Spirits" and our feature is Mark Stepakoff.

 markstepakoff smallWith four acclaimed CDs and a host of songwriting awards, Boston-based singer-songwriter Mark Stepakoff is widely admired on the New England folk music scene for his mix of wry humorous and more poignant material, in the vein of artists such as John Prine and Loudon Wainwright III, with whom he has often been compared. Mark’s most recent album, "The Story Behind The Story", appeared on a number of year-end "best of” lists and went to number 17 on the national Folk DJ radio airplay chart. 


Mark has received numerous songwriting awards. He was a finalist in last year’s Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition, and has received Honorable Mention in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Telluride Troubadour Contest, and Rocky Mountain Folks Singer Songwriter Showcase (3 times). He has also received First Prize in the Great American Song Contest (twice), American Songwriter Magazine’s lyric contest (twice), and the Smoky Mountain Songwriter Festival song competition, and is an eight-time finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition.

Mark performs frequently in the Boston area. He has headlined on several occasions at Cambridge's legendary Club Passim, and has also headlined or been featured at, among many other venues, Johnny D's, Tupelo Music Hall, and Nashville’s Bluebird Café. Among the artists he has opened for are Bill Morrissey, Steve Forbert, Buskin & Batteau, Don White and Christine Lavin.

Invite your friends and come join in on the open mic or just listen. $5 suggested donation, $3 for students.

For more information contact Linda Finkle 603-918-0848 or Thea Iberall 562-243-0191 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Light refreshments courtesy of Starbucks of Medfield