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Cold Chocolate heats up me&thee Friday

MARBLEHEAD — Cold Chocolate brings their eclectic stylings to the me&thee as part of the legendary coffeehouse’s winter season. This New England-based band incorporates folk, funk, and bluegrass and rolls it all together to make a true Americana sound. Emerald Rae, a talented fiddler and songwriter extraordinaire, opens the show. This concert takes place on Friday, 8 p.m., at the me&thee coffeehouse, 28 Mugford St.

Featuring Ethan Robbins on guitar, Ariel Bernstein on percussion, and backed by some of the finest players in the roots scene, Cold Chocolate has been impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond. Punctuated by tight harmonies and skillful musicianship, and with a focus on songwriting, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original music and high-energy shows.

Hailing from the historic fishing community of Gloucester, fiddler/folksinger Emerald Rae is both a small-town girl steeped in cherished folk traditions and a world-class artist breaking new ground with inventive fiddle effects.

Tickets for Cold Chocolate with Emerald Rae are $18 in advance and $21 at the door. Student tickets are $10. Tickets are available online at www.meandthee.org.

The me&thee is one of the oldest continually running acoustic coffeehouses in New England, and probably the country. It has been and will always be a volunteer, non-profit organization sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead. For information and directions, call 781-631-8987 or check the website at www.meandthee.org.

Next concert: Friday, Feb. 15: One of Canada’s most well-respected musicians, James Keelaghan. Sophie Buskin opens the show.

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