Musicians Kat & Brad Duo Bring Acoustic and Electric Tones Together


Image courtesy of Friends of Canton Public Library.

Thanks to Friends of the Canton Public Library for sharing this event with Westwood Minute.

The Open Book Coffeehouse continues its 2022-2023 season with a live, in-person concert on Saturday evening, February 18, featuring duo Kat & Brad. 

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, Connecticut, 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, coffee, tea, and home baked goodies. The Open Book Coffeehouse is located in the community room of the Canton Public Library at 786 Washington Street, Canton, and is made possible by the Friends of the Library. For more information or questions, visit or email

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.

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