The Open Book Coffeehouse

Kat & Brad to perform at Open Book Coffeehouse 2/18/22

Live, in-person concert

The Open Book Coffeehouse continues its 2022-2023 season with a live, in-person concert on Saturday evening, February 18, featuring duo Kat & Brad. The coffeehouse is located at the Canton Public Library, 786 Washington Street, Canton. Doors open at 6:45 PM; music starts at 7:30 PM.

Admission is $12 for the general public and $6 for students of any age. Tickets are available that evening only on a first come, first serve basis. Cash and checks are accepted.

Kat & Brad consist of Brad Bensko on vocals and guitar, and Kathleen Parks (of Twisted Pine) on vocals, and five-stringed fiddle. Hailing from Mystic, CT, Brad Bensko is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter who plays solo as well as with the likes of Paul Rishell and Annie Raines. Kathleen Parks is a fiddler, singer, and songwriter who brings inexhaustible energy and creativity to the stage and studio. Her lyrics and melodies lean toward pop, while her fiddle blends and reimagines traditional and modern musical styles with a boundless improvisational spirit. From her deep grounding in bluegrass, jazz, and Irish music springs something entirely new.

Together, the duo brings a springy, happy, and romantic sound full of harmonies, lush guitar (acoustic and electric) tones, and sparkling jazz string sections with just the two together. They released and received high praise for their first full length album in March of 2019 called, Kat & Brad. They also released Kat & Brad: Live at Passim (2020). Since then they have been touring, and performing their music for audiences all over New England.

Enjoy the relaxing, warm atmosphere of friendly people, good music, hot coffee and home baked goodies. 

The Open Book Coffeehouse takes place in the community room of the Canton Public Library at 786 Washington Street, Canton, and is made possible by the Friends of the Library. Parking is to the left when facing the library from Washington Street. Enter by the Special Events door to the left of the columns, midway into the parking area.

Image of musicians Kat and Brad in performance

Please support the coffeehouse by making a donation. Donations may be made to the Friends of the Canton Public Library via the library website, by clicking the yellow “donate” button at .

For more information, visit the Open Book Coffeehouse website at, send an email to , find the coffeehouse on Facebook, or call 781-828-6606.