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Winter/Spring 2014 Schedule: Click Here or Scroll Down
Fall 2014 Schedule: Click here or Scroll Down

Special Presentations are Back Again

The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is Located:
Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church
, 17 Lower Main Street in Sunapee, NH
All Events: 7PM
(Need directions: click here )

 

Started in July '04, the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse's mission is to encourage & foster professional and amateurs musicians alike in a family style listening room environment where new and seasoned performers can offer up their songs and stories to an attentive audience.
Original songs encouraged but not required.

The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse (started in 2004 and voted Best of NH Open Mics in 2005) always needs support so please get involved. Whether you're a musician who plays at the Coffeehouse or an audience member who enjoys the shows--we're asking that you give back to keep the Coffeehouse going. Let us know what you can do and we'll find a way for you to help. The community will thank you, and you'll get much more back than you put into it!
Contact Tom Daniels at thomasdaniels@comcast.net

And thanks...
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See the Article in Hippo about our CoffeeHouse: Click here


 
Location:
Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church
, 17 Lower Main Street in Sunapee, NH
All Events: 7PM
(603) 763-3241 church - (603) 763-4301 (after 6pm) need directions: click here


The formula for our successful concert series:
1) Volunteers to sustain the series
2) Passing the hat for the musician, and
3) Fostering an attentive respectful audience in a family atmosphere which in turn guarantees the musicians will want to return.
 

WE NEED YOU, Volunteer Today! Besides, it's fun
Friends of the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse who would like to sponsor the music/room rental for a night are greatly appreciated.
One night's sponsorship is $25 which covers the heat and lights for the space. In turn the emcee makes an honorable mention of you, or your company on the night of your sponsorship. Your business logo, or personal name will be added to this schedule below, and goes on all the posters around the area.
Help continue the Sunapee CoffeeHouse tradition by sending your check to:

Sunapee Community Coffeehouse - c/o Martha Naylor, Treasurer - 141 Bascom Rd. - Newport, NH 03773
Please email us to post your company name/logo on the website for your sponsored week. Thanks!

 The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is a proud member of BACHA,
the Boston Area Coffeehouse Association.

 

Date
Performer

Winter/Spring
2014

EmCee

SPACE
SPONSORED BY:

 
Click Name for Website
All Events: 7PM
(s=SCC's Sound sytem)
Please visit our sponsors
Jan
10
John Fuzek has been performing his own style of music, either solo or as part of a duo, around the Northeast and various points of the US for over 25 years. He began by performing the typical “cover song/bar-gigs” but soon moved up to performing only his own original music. John has shared they stage with such notable artists as Judy Collins, Noel “Paul” Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary), Tom Rush, Richie Havens and many more.
Judy Thackaberry

The Happy Pet Caregivers

Jan
17

Neptune's Car (Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes) is an acoustic duo from Massachusetts and New Hampshire who play original Contemporary Folk music. The duo has become known for their intimate performance style, carefully crafted lyrics, generous harmony singing, and stellar guitar picking. In 2010, their song "Lighthouse Keeper" reached #1 on the FOLK-DJ chart. Their two albums of all-original material have been featured on many "Best of" lists. And, NPR radio's Car Talk has featured music by the duo on two shows. Maverick Magazine gave the duo's debut album Strawberry Moon four out of five stars and said: "Steve's guitar playing complements Holly's vocal perfectly . . . the overall atmosphere created is perfect."

Kate
Gordon

and

Martha Naylor

Codger and Sweets

Jan
24

Doc Rogers
Liz Kantz

If you've not heard Doc Rogers, you're in for a treat. A solid performer with big heart solid licks and great sense of humor and stage presence.
From his website:
"Wish I sounded like Pat Donohue, or Mike Dowling, or Mary Flower. But I sound just like me. Which is quite OK. As Pat sez, 'I don't bother my voice, and it don't bother me.' Back in the folk scare I learned from Don Zepp in suburban Philly, then taught next to him at the Haddonfield Conservatory of Music. it goes on....
...and as an extra treat this evening Liz Kantz will sing with Doc. It should be a special evening
Al Carruth


Paul Howe Photography
of Sunapee, NH
Paul Howe Photography

Jan 31
The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs. Storytellers also welcome!

Al Carruth
&
EJ Tretter

The Leathers Family

Feb
7

PossumHaw

PossumHaw performs original, acoustic music. While songs are built on traditional bluegrass instrumentation, they strive to create a distinct sound and experience. Their music showcases the stellar vocals and songwriting of Colby Crehan. Colby was named Vermont Vocalist of the Year and her song “Road to Mora” was named Vermont Song of the Year following the release of their most recent album. Colby is also female vocalist of the Bluegrass Gospel Project, a northeast bluegrass institution.

Kathy Lowe
E J Tretter
Carpenter
Builder
Musician Songwriter
Lebanon, N H
603-448-6152
tretterej@gmail.com
Feb 14


Deep Hole Road

Deep Hole Road is a fun and refreshing group with two couples: Sue & Phil Cassista and Sharon & Nick Pangaro. DHR has been exciting people in southern New Hampshire with an eclectic mix of string band music ranging from folk to bluegrass, old-timey to swing, and Cajun to ragtime.

The two fiddlers (Sharon and Sue) bring electricity to the music with beautiful harmonies and intertwined melodies. Both supplement their fiddling with other instruments, including djembe, cajon, guitar and vocals. Phil's guitar and banjo provides a backdrop for his vocal work and strong songwriting. And Nick rounds out the sound with mandolins, bass, guitar, harmonica and vocals. Their first album”‘Diggin' All Day and other love songs” was released last June.

Tom Daniels


Jane E. King

ENERGY MEDICINE & HYPNOSIS
tel. 603 526 6041

www.janeekinghearthealer.com

Feb 21

Tom Pirozzoli & Gerry Putnam have released their 2nd CD entitled "Sanctuary".

A CD release party at the Sunapee Coffeehouse will include giveaways and specials for patrons, and a performance of many of the songs form the new CD.

An all instrumental CD featuring Gerry on nylon string lead guitar and Tom on steel string. This CD includes 13 original compositions by Tom, and two classical pieces. It features a variety of musical forms, from a medley of Vivaldi and Dvorjak to jazzy upbeat to a cowboy song to a jig.

Kathy Lowe wrote this about it: Firstly, the melodic interchange between said players is exquisite and unique. One can surmise, just through the first listen, that there is a marriage of minds, muscles, and mastery. Overtones continuously rising to depths beyond normal auditory experience, transport one's awareness to sympathetic strings of delight and tranquility. The rhythmic balance between nylon and steel seem to concerto into one sound which penetrates the heart into a beating never felt before.

The new melodies are striking in that, they sound as if they were born into space for a solid purpose of manifesting joy to the soul.

...And I will say this: I REALLY LOVE IT!!! especially #7, the cowboy song......

Al Peterson

Tom Pirozzoli

Feb 28
The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs. Storytellers also welcome!

Al Carruth
&
EJ Tretter

The New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance (NHSA)
www.nhstorytelling.org/gsss.html

Mar
7

Justin Carloni
The songs of Justin Carloni arrive upon a wave of epic melancholy. Carloni is an unrequited dreamer! His lyrics are deeply personal yet the sense of shared longing felt by the listener becomes instantly realized as universal. Carloni's expert guitar playing is gorgeously woven into the clear haunting of a remarkable voice which simply must be heard."

The Prospect Mountaineers
The Prospect Mountaineers is a unique, 10-piece musical project comprised of staff and students from Prospect Mountain High School in Alton, NH. The folk/Americana style of music they play is organic with strong male and female harmonies and eclectic stringed instrumentation. The music conveys a sense of community that is infectious. Fans rave about the feeling of contentedness after listening to their performances.

Marie Daniels

GIVE'R

"Live Inspired”

http://www.give-r.com
Mar
14

Ian Fitzgerald.
.Ian Fitzgerald is a writer and performer of American folk songs. Ian has been playing shows up and down the east coast since 2004 and has been joined since 2012 by harmony singer Courtney Gallagher. In performance, their voices combine to tell the many stories that populate Ian's lyrically rich songs.

Judy Thackaberry
The Leathers Family
Mar
21

Dublin-born singer, folklorist and humourist, Tom O'Carroll brings a wealth of wit and laughter to his performances of old and contemporary songs and ballads of Ireland. He has a great knowledge of events of Irish history and a keen interest in the music and culture of Ireland's nomadic people known as Travellers.

Martha Naylor

and

Kate
Gordon

E J Tretter
Carpenter
Builder
Musician Songwriter
Lebanon, N H
603-448-6152
tretterej@gmail.com
Mar
28
The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs. Storytellers also welcome!

Al Carruth
&
EJ Tretter

Music &
Petreflection Photography

kathylowemusic.com  

Apr
4

 

Ken Bonfield is an internationally recognized performer and composer of American fingerstyle acoustic guitar instrumentals played on guitars of his own design commissioned from master luthier; Alan Carruth.

In his open-hearted concerts, workshops and masters' classes, he shares with listeners new guitar dimensions and sonic explorations. His compositions are performed with his "chamber ensemble " of handcrafted instruments ranging from standard 6 string guitars to an 11-string harp guitar. Bonfield's work and calling is inspired by a deep love for the beauty, the sounds, and the craft of the acoustic guitar.

Judy Thackaberry


Seven Songs in Seven Days:
The Journey of An Arkansas Traveler Combines “the mystique of the Great Depression with the ability to craft a lyric and melody out of thin air.”

A unique book and CD
by Jane Fallon

www.Janefallon.com

Apr
11

Danielle Miraglia

A blistering version of “Stagger Lee” occurs seven tracks deep into Danielle Miraglia's most recent album, Box of Troubles. The notes come fast and hard. The thumb pick on the bass strings is like a jackhammer, insistent in its driving urgency. The tempo is faster than I've ever heard it before, but it seems right. Her voice is strong and expressive with a whiskey-stained authority, peppered occasionally with a raspy growl, as she sings: Police officer, how can it be / You can arrest everybody but cruel old Stagger Lee? That bad man, cruel Stagger Lee … Her slide guitar sets up an ominous drone.... And if you think that's good you gotta hear the rest of what she plays.

Dave Leathers

Leena Mark
and
Sunapee Canvas Works

Sunapee Canvas Works

Apr
18
No CoffeeHouse

No CoffeeHouse.
Good Friday



Apr
25
No CoffeeHouse

No CoffeeHouse.
Rummage Sale.



May
2

Contemporary and Traditional American and British Isles folk songs, the popular trio's music comes from John Prine, Steve Goodman, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Bill Staines, Tom Paxton and many others. Audiences like their tunes, love their harmonies, and not too surprisingly begin singing along.

EmCee needed
May
9

John Perrault.
Balladeer/Poet John Perrault presents an evening of ballads, lyrics, and fresh cross-grained songs focused on the art of paying attention: to your neighbor, government, planet, self. With three books and nine albums under his belt, John draws on a wide range of traditions, both oral and written, to challenge the head and stir the heart. John was Portsmouth Poet Laureate 2003-2005; his new CD, Rock & Root, is now available from CD Baby.

EmCee needed

In honor of
all service men & women, past & present

May
16

Doug Kwartler & Susan Levine
Two stunning artists team up for one steller night

 

"Doug Kwartler brings to the 21st century the passion and perception of the great 20th century folk singers like Woody Guthrie and early Bob Dylan." - Nick Noble, host of the Folk Revival radio show in WICN, 90.5FM in Worcester, MA. Doug Kwartler's songs have been prominently featured on many major network televisions shows including CSI, The Young and the Restless, All My Children and Dark Blue.

Susan Levine can break your heart and lift your soul from the wreckage within one smartly crafted moment in one of her songs.” (Tom Driscoll, The Red Door Coffeehouse). Susan Levine has been compared to Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris. She has garnered awards and performances at national festivals and venues throughout the Northeast. Her most recent recording, “Atlas” (2007), was described in the Boston Herald as “That rare album where a whole mind and heart are revealed.”

EmCee needed

Eric and Janet Peirce
( Pronounced "Purse")

fans of live acoustic music

Claremont, NH
May
23

This evening features sets from these unique and wonderful performers

Davey O.

"2013 Kerrville New Folk Finalist Davey O. performs pretense-free Americana, written with a journalist's eye for detail and a poet's ear for the well turned observation.

 

Annalise Emerick

Since moving from Nashville to New England in late summer 2011, Boston folk songstress Annalise Emerick has demonstrated her aptness to awaken reminiscence in the minds of her listeners with just a few simple words. With her 2011 acclaimed debut EP, Starry-Eyed, Emerick brought songs that have continued to resonate with audiences like “You Win,” “Round and Round,” and “This Love Won't Break Your Heart”

EmCee needed
Anonymous
May
30
The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs. Storytellers also welcome!

Al Carruth
&
EJ Tretter

Robyn Macy

June 6
5:30
Annual CoffeeHouse Potluck

 

Audience, musicians, volunteers and all others..Please join us as we celebrate a successful season.

 

 
Bring a dish to share, and enjoy good food, and help decide the future of the CoffeeHouse!
Jun
6

Atilla Vural.
The musical inovations of the 1972 born guitarist Attila Vural, currently living in Zurich, Switzerland, tells us about journeys undertaken with eyes and hearts wide open, during which the musician is inspired by a touch of Latin American rhythm, tonalities from good old Jazz, and sober melodies close to straightforward Pop.
A musical journey with Attila Vural will take you to places that you would not have thought a solo guitar may discover.

Tom Daniels
Summer Break
Back in September, 2014

Booking for Fall opens March 1 and booking for Winter/Spring opens the previous October 1

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Date
Performer

Fall 2014

EmCee

SPACE
SPONSORED BY:

 
Click Name for Website
All Events: 7PM
(s=SCC's Sound sytem)
Please visit our sponsors
Sep
12

Claude Bourbon

See him onYou Tube:

 

Claude Bourbon

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambience of the Thumb !

Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.

EmCee needed

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!

Sep
19


Bill Staines

$15 Suggested Contribution

Bill Staines, a New England native, has been singing his songs and delighting audiences for more than forty years. Singing mostly his own songs, he has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene today, performing nearly 200 concerts a year. He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances. Over the decades, you have heard Bill singing on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion , HBO's award winning series Deadwood , and Public Radio's Mountain Stage .

EmCee needed

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!

Sep
26

Craig Werth

See him on YouTube

Craig Werth

After touring internationally for 5 years with Canada's David Francey and earning a Canadian Juno Award himself, Craig Werth is singing his own highly acclaimed songs throughout his New England homeland. For the past several years Craig's heartful songs have seen heavy airplay in Folk radio including the #2 slot song this past December. David Francey says, "Craig is a brilliant songwriter himself. He is a dear and roadworthy friend and a joy to perform with. He is also the funniest man I have ever met." Craig often accompanies himself with 5 or more instruments including guitars, banjo, ukulele, bouzouki and shruti box

EmCee needed

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!

Oct
3

Kenny
Brad

Check them out on You Tube:

Kenny Weiland & Brad Myrick

Kenny and Brad are both accomplished solo performers. When they join forces, high spirited jazz, swing, and funky tunes are the result. Kenny has released four CDs of original songs, and two of his songs were featured on NPR's “Car Talk”.

Brad is a musician's musician performing with some of New England's best jazz players. He teaches at Experience Academy in Montagnana, Italy and is always busy with production work on both continents.

This is their second appearance at the SCCH and they've decided to split the show. Brad will energize the audience the second set performing originals from his upcoming solo CD.
EmCee needed
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
Oct
10

Joel Cage

See him on YouTube

Joel Cage

Joel Cage has been a force on the acoustic scene for some time. Constantly performing, writing songs, recording CDs. Joel is currently patrioting his latest release: "Eponymous". It has been written that "Joel sings as if from a mountain-top. He writes like one totally immersed within the depth of his own psyche. All the while, body writhing, foot pounding rhythm, legs kicking out in accent, sweat pouring from his body, hands flailing about in an almost violently sensuous caress, his guitar floats seemingly weightless amidst a cascade of full spectrum sound."

EmCee needed
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
Oct
17

"WOODCHUCKS' REVENGE 'warms folk with sparks of bluegrass, country and blues.' The group, comprised of Peter and Kristina Cady, Sandy Morse, and Mike

Lussen (formerly with Woods Tea Company) presents an engaging mix of old and new folk music ranging from Carter Family heart songs to western ballads, from traditional new England fiddle tunes to their own zany parodies of bluegrass standards. Playing guitars, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bass, the Woodchucks delight their audiences with humor, history and the variety of traditions that make up the American folk scene.


EmCee needed

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!

Oct
24
No CoffeeHouse

No CoffeeHouse.
Venue Not Available



Oct
31
The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs. Storytellers also welcome!

EmCee needed

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
Nov
7

Heather Pierson

See her onYouTube:

 

Heather Pierson

"There's a real pureness to her voice as she leads us through intimate corners of her experiences and tells stories with a Joni Mitchell kind of edge . . . it's as if it's as second nature as breathing" -Portland Press Herald

Heather Pierson is a pianist, singer/songwriter and performer whose inspiring live performances and growing catalog of releases illuminate her boundless creativity, delving into Americana, blues, jazz and folk. Her latest CD, The Hard Work of Living, was released in October 2013 and features her New England Songwriting Contest winning single “A Hard Man To Please.”

EmCee needed

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!

Nov
14

Marina Evans

See her onYou Tube:

 

Marina Evans

Singer/Songwriter Marina Evans combines a background in jazz with traditional folk and indie rock into a sound all her own. She has captivated audiences around the world with her sultry vocals, sharp lyrics, and unusual melodies. Since her start in her hometown of Rockport, MA, Marina has released three original EPs and a full-length album, and has toured across the U.S., to London, and to Italy. With the 2013 release of her album Unbound Marina has truly hit her stride: the album navigates folk ballads to indie anthems to straight up rock and roll "with absolute ease." A versatile, passionate performer, Marina gives her all to every performance.

EmCee needed
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
Nov
21
No CoffeeHouse

No CoffeeHouse.
Venue Not Available



Nov
28
No CoffeeHouse

No CoffeeHouse.
Day after Thanksgiving



Dec
12
The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs. Storytellers also welcome!

EmCee needed

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
Christmas Break
Back in January, 2015

Booking for Fall opens March 1 and booking for Winter/Spring opens the previous October 1

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Hippo Article About Our CoffeeHouse
( or see the whole Hippo )

 

CoffeeHouse and Community Announcements

CoffeeHouse Announcements

Give us your Feedback!:
We want your feedback. If you have any suggestions, comments or ideas, please let us know on how your experience was at the CoffeeHouse or what we can do to improve the experience.
Email us at
thomasdaniels@comcast.net

Hey John Colvert,
Thanks for the kind words..

"I just wanted to thank you for having me last week. I had so much fun!
You've got a great series with great listeners and it was a real pleasure to spend the night performing for all of you. I know you only book musicians once each year, so the March 1st booking date is certainly on my calendar!
Thanks again!
John"

Thanks for the Kudos
"Just want to thank you on behalf of both Kyra and myself for your hospitality last Friday night. It was truly one of the most enjoyable rooms/crowds I've ever had the pleasure to play for, and the support was overwhelming! Please pass this on to all the others who help to make SCCH possible, and hopefully we can make one of the open mic nights before your summer break!
Keep up the great work!!
"
Yours truly,Scott Sanborn
"Comfortable Genes"

Facebook:
Sunapee CoffeeHouse is on FB. Keep up to date, and chime in to help the live music community grow well in Sunapee. Click on the logo, and be a fan and write something.

http://www.facebook.com/SunapeeCoffeeHouse


Community Announcements:
If you'd like to have a community event (music or otherwise) listed here, let us know, and will post it.

Stay Tuned

CONTACT:
GENERAL INFO: info(at)sunapeecoffeehouse.org TEL: 603-763-2668

MUSICIAN BOOKING:
Tom Daniels thomasdaniels@comcast.net (*Be sure to write "Sunapee CoffeeHouse" in the subject line in order to get your email to Tom) (Please read the Musician's Page before inquiring about booking, thanks. Note: Please do not send booking requests through Reverbnation as we are unable to view submissions or respond to emails generated from that site.)
MUSICIANS, SEND PRESS RELEASES AND IMAGES TO:
Robyn Macy: Email: robyn628(at)tds.net and randy(at)mtnspirit.org
MUSICIANS, SEND POSTERS TO:
Al Carruth, 51 Camel Hump Rd
Newport, NH 03773
EMCEE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR:
Judy Thackaberry judy1857@yahoo.com and Deb Blesdell dblesdell@hotmail.com

Be sure to check out our sister coffeehouse in Leavenworth Washington at www.leavenworthcoffeehouse.org
Randy Richards, Chris Rader, Lori Bonner, Jim Allyn, Gator Chamberlin, Amy Skinder, Paul Myher, and others got it rolling. Paul Myher, Cindy Rieveldt and others continue the Leavenworth Community CoffeeHouse tradition in their new venue at Haus Laurelie in Leavenworth on a bi-monthly basis. This Washington group of committed volunteers also continue to produce the hugely successful Annual CoffeeHouse Music Festival in the park.,
(Any "Leavenworth veterans" wishing to play NH, can count on a place to stay if they swing by Sunapee for a gig.)

We received "Best of New Hampshire 2005" for our Open Mic.
Cool, we didn't even know they were aware of us!


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The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is an ad-hoc nonprofit group of volunteers.
With the help of many emcee's, the following people helped launch the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse in the summer of 2004: Randy Richards, Click and Joanie Horning, Richard King, Dan Bowles, Matt Driscoll, Matt Moran, Becky Bowles, Bob & Jim Britton and Joel Dulude.

This site made possible in part by
www.mtnspirit.org