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Ayer Police St. Paddys 5k Foot Pursuit

Ayer Billiards Club, 39 Main Street, Ayer

Our 5th year back to support the Ayer Police 5K road race: St. Paddys Foot Pursuit! As the event has grown over the years the after party has moved locations to just down the street to the Ayer Billiards Club. Come on down, run the 5k, grab a pint, let;s celebrate St. Paddys! To register for the race: https://runsignup.com/Race/MA/Ayer/StPaddysDayRoadRace

The Rafters w/GS Picard CD Release "GATHER"

Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church, 9 Ayer Rd, Harvard

We team up with GS Picard and Wachusett Music to release our CD "GATHER". We have been long time friends with GS and we set out to record a 4 song EP where each of us would write a song and then write one together. We have done just that! This show will be three shows in one...a set from GS Picard, a set from the Rafters, and then we come together to play all of the songs on "GATHER"!

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Breathing Room

The Rafters

The Rafters 3rd CD "Breathing Room" is pop infused folk-rock music. 10 songs that offer hope a midst tackling the challenges of family, relationships, and work in uncertain times.

"Breathing Room" is the Rafters 3rd full length CD. The title track is a poignant statement on the struggles a family faces in an economy where layoffs and joblessness are pervasive while all the time remaining hopeful that better days are to come. At the core The Rafters feature Male/Female Vocal harmonies over top of Acoustic guitar and Electric piano. For "Breathing Room" they have enlisted some of New England's finest players to expand their sound with Cello, Violin, Dobro, Lap Steel, and some drum loops. Step inside a world where The Rafters face common fears with honesty and hope with a strong passion for family and love.

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With the Sun

The Rafters

Folk/Pop influences with a focus on melody and lyrics with the threads of hope sewn in. Themes range from fears for a brother going off to war, to dealing with a loved ones difficult medical news, to learning the beauty of a growing family.

The Rafters second CD "With the Sun" was recorded and mixed in their basement from Sept. 08 ~ June of '09 in-between the sounds of the furnace and the noise of life. Just days after the first tracks were recorded they would learn there would be another "little Rafter" on the way. Through a long and reflective pregnancy, long work weeks, the ice storm of '08, and trying to keep up with their two daughters, the final vocal track for "Amazing (02)" was recorded the day before their son, Carter David, was born.

"With the Sun" is made up of 10 songs that focus on melody and lyrics over a blend of folk/pop influences. Themes range from fears for a brother going off to war in "Don't Lose Yourself", to dealing with a loved ones difficult medical news in "Hideaway", to learning the beauty of a growing family in "Amazing". Running through the Rafters music are the threads of hope, Miki sings: "Like a petal heavy from the rain, with the sun we rise again..."

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The Rafters

The Rafters

Acoustic Duo, husband and wife, Dave and Miki. Folk/Pop/Acoustic songs that focus on lyrics, melody, and harmony.

The Rafters debut CD. The first single, "Helicopter", was produced by the award winning producer Lorne Entress. The Rafters CD is a blend of the pop fused folk over a blend of male/female harmonies. At home in both a coffeehouse or a rock club. Released in July of 2007.

Most of the CD was recorded at The Rafters home studio. Dave and Miki played all of the guitars (both electric and acoustic) and sang all of the parts on this recording. With additional help from Tom Speriounis and Bob Nash on Drums, Greg Compagnone on Keyboards, Brian Alfond on Bass guitar.

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