Singer-songwriter Steve Pelland will perform at the Open Book Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St. Admission is $8 for the general public and $4 for students of any age. Free, fully accessible parking is located adjacent to the library.

Pelland started his musical journey at the early age of seven by studying accordion and organ. His father, a professional guitarist and vocalist, influenced Pelland to study electric bass and voice. During his teens, he studied voice with bass baritone Ron Nadeau. At 19, pelland graduated from the Modern School of Music and freelanced as a bassist in Boston's jazz scene.

Growing up in Fall River, he explored the tidal marshes of the bay and experienced the changes in the city as the textile industry closed down. For the past several decades, Pelland has written hundreds of songs, and has performed across the country. He is also a finger style guitarist and vocalist.

Pelland has been influenced by Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Dougie MacLain and even Bach.

He recently completed the recording of his new album, "These Days." He has showcased at the NERFA conference in New York and at SERFA in North Carolina,  and is conducting a Northeast tour this year to promote his new CD.

The event is made possible by the Friends of the Library.

For information, visit Open Book Coffeehouse at, send an email to, find the coffeehouse on Facebook or call 781-828-6606.