NORTH READING — The North Reading Community Coffeehouse (NRCC) is thrilled to welcome back Rupert Wates to its Performing Artist Series featuring renowned musicians and singer-songwriters. The show is Friday, May 31 at the Flint Memorial Library Activity Room.

“With Covid hopefully in the read-view mirror, touring is slowly returning to some level of normal and Rupert is back out on the road,” commented NRCC founder Art Grossman.

Over the past couple of years, Wates has released four highly acclaimed CDs: “Elegies” (2023), “Instrumental” (2023), “For The People” (2022) and “Lamentations” (2020).

“The NRCC is proud to be able to bring Rupert back to North Reading. We hope you will join us in welcoming this world-class musician,” added Grossman.

“Opening for Rupert is one of the finest singer-songwriters we have met in our virtual world, Dave Mason. We are very much looking forward to meeting this wonderful performer in person for the first time as he comes to us from Scotland,” Grossman said.



Mason writes about places he has seen and the people he has met as well as issues he feels need highlighting. He has played in folk clubs across the whole of Scotland, England, Wales, the U.S. and South Africa. He also plays and writes music for bagpipes, which may be a first for the NRCC.

“The concert is free, but there will be a “suggested donation” of $20 if you are in a position to do so. The important thing is join us if you can and do what we can to help keep live music alive!” Grossman said.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with performances from 7-9:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be sold to benefit the Friends of the Flint Memorial Library.

For more information about the artists visit their websites: and

Questions? Contact Art Grossman at