PEPPERELL -- Pepperell Music Center will host a show on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. featuring Charlie Farren.

"This is kind of a big deal having Charlie play at such a small venue," said owner Alan St. Croix. "This is a great opportunity to get to hear and see such a great talent in an intimate setting."

The night will offer reserved seating only. Call 978-433-8247. Tickets are $10 and $15.

According to information provided by St. Croix, Farren has long been known for great songs, great singing and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Alone on-stage with acoustic guitar in hand, he captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, memorable songs, soaring vocal, and subtle yet innovative guitar style. Farren performed his original self-taught style with a history of successful, hard-crunching rock bands throughout the 1980s.

Farren's latest CD, "Tuesday," is his best work to date, St. Croix reported, featuring a song that was written but never released by longtime friend, the late Brad Delp, powerhouse vocalist for the legendary band BOSTON. "Brad and I were judging a song-writing contest for a friend and popular DJ Lisa Garvey. Afterward we sat in his car and he played me a song he was working on. I instantly loved it, as it reminded me of the Beatles' "Yesterday." I contacted his family for permission to cover the song, and they were enthusiastic and supportive.

"Charlie is contagious, displaying a candor rarely demonstrated by former arena rock stars.


It's clear he has not lost the ability to captivate a room full of people no matter what the size," writes Tom Dempsey of "SoundCheck" magazine. "His live solo performances remain the perfect forum for his remarkable talents."