Saturday March 20, 2021

7:30pm EDT

The Ruta Beggars play for the Open Book Coffeehouse

The Open Book Coffeehouse continues its 2020-2021 season with a live concert on Saturday evening, March 20, at 7:30 p.m., featuring bluegrass group The Ruta Beggars. This year, due to the novel coronavirus, all of the concerts will be held virtually, via online platforms, because, well, the show must go on….line. This new way of presenting concerts will allow the Open Book Coffeehouse to share the music with anyone who has access to a computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. The concerts are free to all, and made possible by the support of the Friends of the Canton Public Library. The link for the concert will be available at and will be broadcast live from 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Ruta Beggars infuse traditional bluegrass and early swing to create a timeless act filled with intricate yet smooth vocal harmonies, fiery instrumentals and plenty of fun. They have been praised for their creative yet tasteful arrangements and charming performances. The Ruta Beggars can be heard on Steve Martin’s Unreal Bluegrass, Brian O’Donavan’s A Celtic Sojourn and the stages of Joe Val, Grey Fox, and Ossipee Bluegrass Festivals, among others. Following the release of their debut EP self-titled “The Ruta Beggars,” they were the winners of the 2019 Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass band competition. The band is comprised of Micah Nicol (guitar), Sofia Chiarandini (fiddle), Ariel Wyner (mandolin), Trevin Nelson (banjo), and Noah Harrington (bass). Donations may be made to the Friends of the Canton Public Library via the library website, by clicking the yellow “donate” button at Donations to the performers may be made during the concert. The Open Book Coffeehouse is planning additional virtual concerts during the year, with the next one taking place on March 20. For more information, visit the Open Book Coffeehouse website at, send an email to, find the coffeehouse on Facebook, or call 781-828-6606.

The Ruta Beggars

Bluegrass group The Ruta Beggars play a live concert on Sat., March 20 at 7:30 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
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