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Songwriters Night at The Cave

A Night with Jennifer Kimball and Friends

Saturday, March 28, 2015: 8-10 pm
The Cave at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel

Three highly-acclaimed songwriters from Boston’s vital roots/folk/rock scene will perform in The Cave at Bretton Woods on Saturday night, March 28, 2015. Frequent collaborators, Jennifer Kimball, Rose Polenzani and Tim Gearan are highly respected members of a vibrant songwriting community. Between them they have written, recorded and released fifteen records: three on major labels, two on indies, ten independently. Recognized by their peers and their fans alike, they are passionate and accomplished writers and musicians.

Join us in The Cave, the prohibition-era speakeasy located on the lower level of Omni Mount Washington Hotel for a unique evening and the beautiful vibrant performances of three highly-acclaimed songwriters from Boston. 

Event Tickets

  • $15/ per person
  • Must be 21 and older
  • Tickets can be reserved and purchased at the Activities Concierge Desk or by calling (603) 278-8989.


The unmistakable voice of poet and singer/songwriter Rose Polenzani has been described as “intriguing, intimate, luminous, hallucinogenic.” Her quiet mastery and sense of humor command a room. As Polenzani’s former label boss, Indigo Girl Amy Ray said: “Rose exists on a level all her own — no one can touch her.” She is a writer’s writer; as apt to tell a story about snoring as about failed romance. Polenzani recorded her seventh album The Rabbit (2011), live in the studio with a cadre of friends and frequent musical collaborators. With Session Americana’s Billy Beard, she is the co-creator and maestro of a loosely-choreographed hootenanny in Cambridge called Subrosa: The Secret Society of Rose Polenzani with Friends and Strangers. One part open mic, one part carefully-crafted group performance, it is a free wheeling, roots rocking celebration of tremendous songwriting, joyous singing and spontaneous interviews.

Singer/songwriter Jennifer Kimball began her career in the celebrated acoustic-pop duo The Story (with college classmate Jonatha Brooke). Still true to a harmonic adventurousness rare in folk music, Kimball is currently in the studio working on her third solo record. She has sung background vocals on more than fifty records and has made three additional albums in collaborative projects with The Wayfaring Strangers (bluegrass-jazz), Maybe Baby (a rootsy duo with her husband Ry Cavanaugh of Session Americana) and Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony. The latter project Kimball brought to fruition with an esteemed group of string players and singer/songwriters including Polenzani, with whom she is a also a frequent Subrosa collaborator. Warm, ethereal, grounded, Kimball’s voice is one you believe — whethershe’s singing a familiar tale or throwing lyrics at a fleeting joy. One critic exclaimed “Jennifer Kimball possesses one of acoustic music’s ‘to die for’ voices.”

Equally at home wielding an electric guitar in front of his seven-piece rock band and playing a solo acoustic set in a listening room, Tim Gearan is not one to be bound by formula. Boston Globe music critic Steve Morse describes Gearan’s sound as “an eclectic Little Feat, hitting on different genres from bluesy slide-guitar workouts, to New Orleans Swing, funky soul, countryjazz, and even a touch of Tex-Mex.” He spent ten years touring in Toni Lynn Washington’s band and he played guitar on Grammy-nominated Susan Tedeschi’s 1998 debut album Just Won’t Burn. In 2010 the great songstress Anais Mitchell tapped him to play Hades in her folkrock opera Hadestown. With his big-hearted voice, Tim Gearan is truly a mainstay of the vibrant Boston music scene. He released his fifth album Riverboat in 2012 — and most Friday nights can be found fronting an exceptional band at Atwoods in Cambridge, MA, the room overflowing with friends, fans and fellow musicians.