Our Story

Katy Boc and Todd Nickerson met in 2014 and began writing songs together after discovering a mutual love for American roots music. At the time they were each involved in separate musical projects, but it wasn't long until they began performing together as a duo. Since then, Sparrow Blue has released an EP and a full-length album,  and performed at venues such as the Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Club Passim, TOAD Cambridge, Atwoods Tavern, and Rockwood Music Hall. They have supported musicians such as Ellis Paul, Amy Black, Monica Rizzio, and Ward Hayden. In November of 2015 they released their debut album, Mabel, which Red Line Roots called "a sweet rootsy sound that is clean and crisp as it displays hints of Americana goodness" and South Shore Living called "lilting, dark, and spellbindingly catchy". When not performing, Katy teaches fiddle, mandolin, ukulele, and viola. Visit katyboc.com to learn more about private lessons. 

Katy and Todd live on the south shore of Massachusetts with five children, two dogs, one cuddly cat, and one tiny hamster. When not spending time with music or their family, they volunteer at the South Shore Folk Music club with the mission of keeping folk music alive and present on the South Shore of Massachusetts.