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Careme's Café Series Celebrates Autumn with Two Great Artists

October 7, 2009

The next installments of Atlantic Cape Community College's popular Careme's Café Series will feature two exciting artists.

The fall series gets under way on Thursday, Nov. 5, with acclaimed singer/songwriter Rod Picott. Picott was heavily influenced by his father's diverse record collection, which contained everyone from John Philip Sousa to Ray Charles, while growing up in a small town in Maine. He later moved to Nashville where he honed his writing talents. He went on to collaborate with Alison Krauss, co-writer Slaid Cleaves and fiddle sensation Amanda Shires, with whom he released the recent album, "Sew Your Heart with Wires."

Up next on Wednesday, Dec. 2, is Philadelphia singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Jim Boggia. Boggia has gained impressive career momentum in a short amount of time. Blackberry selected one of his tracks for an ad campaign and his songs have also been featured on MTV's "Real World" and ABC-TV's "Men in Trees." Formerly a member of 4 Way Street with fellow songwriters and Careme's Cafe alums Joseph Parsons and Ben Arnold, along with Scott Bricklin and Matt Muir, Boggia has been making solo records since 2002.

In addition to featuring an evening of delightful performances by respected acoustic artists, the Careme's Café Series includes a four-course gourmet dinner prepared by students enrolled in ACCC's distinguished Academy of Culinary Arts, under the supervision of chef educators. 

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with the four-course dinner. Tickets are $35 and can be ordered from Anna Simmons at (609) 343-4907, or via e-mail at simmons@atlantic.edu.  Reservations are required.