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Booklovers’ Gourmet to host special mid-winter concert

The Webster folk duo Raianne Richards and Mark Mandeville.

Booklovers’ Gourmet’s reputation as a bastion for artists of all kinds will take another leap forward on Saturday, February 11 when the Webster-based married duo Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards perform a variety of folk songs from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in “an intimate listening-room setting.”
Booklovers’ Gourmet is located at 72 E. Main St. in Webster.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the show and general-admission tickets are limited. Call 508-949-6232 or email [email protected] to reserve a spot.
Beverages and snacks will be available.
Mark and Raianne have produced more than seventeen albums and toured regularly in the U.S. and Canada. 
Attendees of the concert will get to known the couple through their vocal harmonies, poetic lyrics and down-to-earth persona.
Their music reflects the experiences of factory workers, teachers, community organizers and natives of post-industrial mill towns in Massachusetts. Evident in their work are memories of days gone by and the toils of history, in such songs as “The Old Machine” and “Winds of Change.”
They will utilize the guitar, harmonica, ukele, penny whistle, electric bass and possibly clarinet in delivering songs that are musically uplifting and spiritually captivating.
Home to new and used books, gifts and jewelry, journals, a café, author appearances, exhibitions, poetry readings and the like, Booklovers’ Gourmet has earned its place as a favorite stop for aficionados of art and literature.