The Secret Sauce Concert with Janet Feld, Esther Friedman, and Jackie Damsky

Sunday, June 25, at 3 pm in Wakefield With Janet Feld, Esther Friedman, and Jackie Damsky.

when:  June 25, 2023, from 3 to 5 pm, rain or shine
what:  The Secret Sauce concert with Janet Feld, Esther Friedman, and Jackie Damsky
where: Temple Emmanuel, 120 Chestnut St. Wakefield, MA 01880 
cost:  $20 (children 12 and under free). Cash or check at the door.
Reservation recommended: 781 246 2836; Walk-ins are welcomed as space is available.
Sponsors: Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield, Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Arts Council, and The Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund of the North Shore. 
Information: or 781-2462836

On Sunday, June 25, at 3 pm, area friends and families are invited to a concert with The Secret Sauce trio, featuring the talents of Janet Feld, Esther Friedman, & Jackie Damsky. Individually they have performed locally at coffeehouses, including Wakefield’s Linden Tree Coffeehouse, & regional festivals. Janet Feld, Esther Friedman & Jackie Damsky have joined forces as The Secret Sauce, performing tasty originals & choice covers, with lots of sweet 3-part harmony, plus guitar, mandolin, & violin. They came together over a love of each other’s songs, great friendship, and fun, and that’s how the Secret Sauce rolls! 

 Janet Feld is an award-winning performing songwriter, appearing at folk festivals and coffeehouses from coast to coast throughout a nearly three-decade career. She teaches private lessons and offers video lesson programs to people of all ages. She teaches guitar and songwriting at The Passim School of Music and is the founder and Chief Music Officer at Janet’s Planet: Music Lessons for Humanoids, Inc.  

Esther Friedman is a Boston-based acoustic singer & songwriter. Her expressive songs are long remembered by her audiences. She started writing songs in the mid-nineties after moving to the area from Cleveland for Lesley University’s Expressive Art Therapy Master’s Degree program. Inspired by buskers who braved street corners and t-stops, she started writing and performing. Today, she provides therapy in a private practice, counseling those in recovery from trauma, while performing and songwriting as much as humanly possible.

Jackie Damsky was originally trained as a classical violinist and has developed a unique improvisational style over a range of genres, including jazz, folk, blues, acoustic rock, and popular music. From halls and clubs to the recording studio, Jackie’s warm and sweet, passionate, and evocative violin playing leaves listeners profoundly affected and deeply moved. Jackie weaves a harmonic tapestry with her fellow musicians, adding depth, color, richness, and a little magic.

Tickets:  $20 with children 12 and under free, cash or check at the door. Thanks to partial funding from the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Arts Council, and The Jewish Women’s Endowment Fund of the North Shore. Reservations recommended by calling 781 246 2836. Walk-ins will be welcomed as space is available. Light snacks will be available.

The concert sponsored by Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield is planned for the outdoors, if Mother Nature cooperates, else comfortably indoors.

Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield is located 120 Chestnut St., Wakefield, MA 01880. 

A member of Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.

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