The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is Located:
Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church

9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee, NH
Phone: 603-446-3426 x 11 (Vic Reno)
email: info@sunapeecoffeehouse.org

All Events: 7:00PM
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The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse

We are a venue for live and Acoustic Music
We are a family friendly listening room environment
We encourage new and emerging talent

Shows Every Friday at 7:00pm

Open Mic Nite on the 2nd Friday of each month


  • Admission is free. We pass the hat for the performer
  • Coffee tea and snacks are available
  • We are smoke and alcohol free
  • Encouraging local talent
  • A friendly environment - original works encouraged

 

Our Upcoming Schedule:

Winter 2017 Schedule:

 
JAN
  6
 

BENNET & PERKINS

From the mountains of northern New Hampshire comes the unique blend of harmonies and guitars of Kathy Bennett and Thom Perkins. They perform songs with stories and music inspired by everyday lives, about lost loves, lost lives and real life adventure, coupled with haunting harmonies and memorable arrangement of vocals and guitar.

Their music is a regular feature on New Hampshire Public Radio Folk Show and Maine’s folk radio standard WERU. They have performed on the stages of The Cold River Radio Show, Ossipee Valley Music Festival, The Medallion Opera House, Acoustic Artisans, The Flying Monkey Performance Center, Cambridge’s famed Passim’s, and Stone Mountain Arts Center.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Judy Thackaberry


Tonight‘s Sponsor

David Brown


JAN
  13
 

 

OPEN MIKE LOGO

 

OPEN MIC NIGHT

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!

Tonight‘s Emcees:

Al Carruth & EJ Tretter


Would you like to sponsor a night? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Vic Reno for info


JAN
  20
 

ETNA OLDTIME

Etna Old Time is a new-old-time duo rooted on the banks of Mink Brook in Etna, NH. The band forages from a collection of traditional and newer tunes and stews them in a broth of bluegrass and folk. Building on a friendship that began in college, Marc Shapiro (banjo, guitar, vocals) and Billy Corbett (mandolin, guitar, vocals) became Etna Old Time in 2014, and released an EP Organized Labor that December, along with quickly becoming established on the New Hampshire and Vermont music scenes, playing farmers markets, weddings, radio shows and bluegrass festivals. In 2015, Etna Old Time ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise money to produce their first album, entitled 'Lo the Old Pine, which was released in early 2016. The Concord Monitor called 'Lo the Old Pine "a smart, sweeping, well-constructed album jammed tight with banjos and mandolins and a level of harmonies that does not come around very often."

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Would you like to sponsor a night? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Vic Reno for info


JAN
  27
 

The PAGE TURNERS
Carolyn and Jake

The Page Turners, Carolyn Kendrick and Jake Howard, are an award-winning group (2016 Freshgrass Best Duo) who have a strong foothold in the acoustic music scene. They became musical friends as students of Berklee College of Music, and started playing together through the Berklee American Roots Program. From those experiences, they began to play music together more and grew from goofy friends who loved BBQ and bluegrass, into goofy band mates as well. The Page Turners write sharp and adept original music and put new twists on old favorites. They like to blend their love of bluegrass, whiskey-fueled old-time, country music, swing, and fearless song-writing into one all-purpose seasoning of good ole' fashioned Roots Music.

Testimonial:   "The Page Turners harness the best and deepest parts of bluegrass and old-time sounds as their own unique springboard for some wonderful new music. I love what Carolyn and Jake are doing and can't wait to hear more!" — Bruce Molsky

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Would you like to sponsor a night? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Vic Reno for info


FEB
  3
 

MATT & SHANNON HEATON

With engaging stage presence and masterfully-crafted music, Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton offer well-travelled Irish music from the heart. Steeped in sessions in County Clare and brewed in the acoustic music scenes of Chicago & Boston, their flute/guitar/bouzouki instrumentals and sweet husband-and-wife harmony singing draw deeply from the Irish tradition.

The Heatons also gently incorporate the Thai music Shannon learned in school as a kid and rootsy Americana sounds that surrounded them during their three years in bluegrass-haven Boulder, Colorado.

Since their move to Boston in 2001, the Heatons have become an integral part of Boston’s vibrant trad music scene.

Matt and Shannon are poised, passionate American performers with Irish roots and universal appeal. They are comfortable onstage and have a warm connection with their audiences. They move listeners with their love of traditional music (and each other), and their sense of adventure and fun in exploring new directions and possibilities.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Vic Reno


Tonight‘s Sponsor

VicReno-logo

Reno Engineering

Vic Reno
1 Reno Road Marlow, NH 03456
Tel: 603-446-3426
EMAIL: RenoEngineering


FEB
  10
 

TROUBADOURS

The New Hampshire Troubadours is a volunteer group of singers from Salisbury, Wilmot, New London, Sutton, Warner, Newport, Sunapee, and Enfield.

The group, founded and directed by Susan Cancio-Bello, performs a cappella madrigal music and other favorites.

 

FOLK FUSION

Three local woman, Susan Cancio -Bello, Nicole Densmore and Laurie Reeder of Folk Fusion Classics from Indigo Girls, Paul Simon, Kate Wolf, and others along with a selection of Celtic ballads.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Kathy Lowe


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Kathy Lowe

Kathy Lowe

Singer • songwriter
Vibrational Wellness
Petreflection Photography

kathylowemusic.com


FEB
  17
 

ZAK TROJANO

Zak Trojano is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a finger-style guitar player, a fly-fisherman, and a beer drinker. He watches more than he talks, the guy at the end of the bar nursing a drink while the afternoon light angles in, letting the conversation pile up around him like snowfall. He grew up in New Hampshire, outside of town in a cabin built by his parents. His father was a drummer who held down a regular country gig, and nights after work he would loosen his tie and show his son the finer points of Ginger Baker and Elvin Jones. In New Hampshire they drove around in trucks, and Prine and Dylan cassettes showed up in most of those trucks. Zak made Eagle Scout, got his knots down. Then it was college and out, wandering the country from the desert Southwest to Great Plains until he ran out of money, washing windows to work up the bus fare home. After a while it seemed like he ought to write some songs, and he did: heavy songs with a light touch; an AM radio throwback voice and an intricate finger-style technique framed by a drummer’s rhythm and sharpened by years of immersion in the work of players as various as John Fahey, Merle Travis, and Chet Atkins. In over a decade writing, recording, and performing music professionally - sharing studios and stages with his band Rusty Belle, or supporting touring acts like Chris Smither, Kris Delmhorst, Jeffrey Foucault, and Peter Mulvey - Zak Trojano has evolved his own thing: a warm baritone paired with an old Martin guitar, floating above spare lines of cello and lap steel, horns and brushes, with a deceptively simple lyricism that on repeated listening shows that the fellow at the end of the bar doesn’t say much, but he’s worth hearing.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD



FEB
  24
 
EJ Tretter

EJ

E. J. TRETTER

This will be my third time performing at the Sunapee Coffeehouse, although it will be my first time since joining the team of volunteers that makes this music venue work so well. In these past few years that I've been helping out , I've been audience to an amazing array of talented singer-songwriters and musicians. I've watched and listened closely, and learned some things.

I've been playing guitar since I was thirteen years old and have been writing songs since I was around twenty two, give or take a year. I write about life lessons, loved ones, and the changes, challenges and rewards that fill up the years. ( contrary to persistent rumors, I also have a lighter side ). After forty-plus years of writing and guitar playing, it's still fun. And there are always new things to discover with both music and lyrics.

Thanks to all the Sunapee Coffeehouse folks; volunteers, audience regulars, all friends..........E J Tretter

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Martha Naylor


Tonight‘s Sponsors:

Robyn Macy
&
Anonymous

"Thank you for all that he does, and a good performer"


MAR
  3
 

JOYCE ANDERSEN

Joyce Andersen is a veteran musician who has enjoyed a varied 20 year career as side-gal, session player, singer-songwriter, and band leader. Her live shows and recordings showcase her versatility as a vocalist and violinist who thrives on writing and interpreting songs across many genres from old-time, rock & Americana, to folk, pop, & swing. She started getting critical acclaim and radio play in the folk world with her first full length CD "The Girl I Left Behind" (2000) for it's songwriting, breadth of styles and her unique ability to harmonize her vocals with her violin. Her latest CD "SWERVE!" (Oct. 2011), marks the invention of her innovative new "violin troubadour" sound which reflects her strengths as an improviser, and her new found interest in using technology (loops, effects etc.) to harness new sonic landscapes and launch into extended psychedelic jams. Andersen has made 9 CDs: 5 solo and 4 with husband and folk virtuoso, Harvey Reid. She lived and toured out of Boston, Nashville, and NYC before returning to her native New England in 2000 where she lives with her husband and their two boys, in York, ME. Andersen's music has brought her from the coffeehouses and taverns of her native New England, national & international touring as a solo artist and with husband, Harvey Reid, Childsplay, and a host of other artists in her side-gal days. She even made it to Carnegie Hall and the Conan O'Brien show.

And Minnesota Public Radio says "Youth and strength flow through her voice. She's got power and conviction. . . She's writing new songs and retelling old stories, and there's" still something mysterious in her music that sounds like comes from an ancient and pure source."

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor

Robyn Macy


MAR
  10
 

 

OPEN MIKE LOGO

 

OPEN MIC NIGHT

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!

Tonight‘s Emcees:

Al Carruth & EJ Tretter


Would you like to sponsor a night? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Vic Reno for info


MAR
  17
 
MUSICIAN

 

IRISH "SEISIUN"

St. Patrick's Day.

Traditional Irish music (the jigs, reels, slides and songs) are intimately connected to the history and culture of the Irish. It is a part of the soul of a people who have come through incredible hardship and struggles.

An Irish “seisiun” is a gathering of accomplished musicians who not only know many of the traditional Irish tunes and songs, but often know a lot about Ireland – it’s history and culture. There is often one or two people (the especially accomplished musicians) who are informal leaders. One or two folks will start a tune (music without singing) and everyone who knows the tune will join in – tunes are often played in sets of two or three tunes in a row.

There is often discussion between sets and tunes about where the tunes came from and who may have written or performed it originally.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Vic Reno


Tonight‘s Sponsor

VicReno-logo

Reno Engineering

Vic Reno
1 Reno Road Marlow, NH 03456
Tel: 603-446-3426
EMAIL: RenoEngineering


MAR
  24
 

TERRY KITCHEN

Called "one of New England's best songwriters" by The Boston Globe, Terry Kitchen writes songs that are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. He has been performing on coffeehouse and folk festival stages since the 1990s, releasing ten CDs including his latest, The Post-American Century, which reached #19 on the national Folk-DJ chart. His songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His 2013 novel Next Big Thing, based on his experiences with the '80s Boston band Loose Ties, was called "a great debut novel" by The San Francisco Book Review. Terry's superb guitar playing, warm audience rapport and wide-ranging songs (from "The Seven-Eleven Overture" about small town life, to "The Bonny Lights of Cavendish," about English orphans sent to Canada, to "Sequel," a sequel to Paul Simon's "America") guarantee an enjoyable experience for all.

"Terry Kitchen begins where Tom Waits and Elvis Costello merge and leave off."-Vance Glbert

"Terry Kitchen's songs deftly reveal the human heart in all its grace and contradictions."-Si Kahn

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor

PENNYROYAL HILL

LAND SURVEYING & FORESTRY LLC

(603) 863-0981
claytonplatt@pennyroyalhill.com

EMAIL: Clayton Platt


MAR
  31
 
CHURCH PIC

 

NO COFFEEHOUSE

Cancelled due to
inclement weather


APR
  7
 

JORDAN TIRRELL-WYSOCKI

Bringing fresh energy to traditional Celtic music, Jordan was first recognized as part of New Hampshire’s musical culture at the age of 12, when he was the youngest member of the delegation representing the state in Washington, D.C. for The Smithsonian Folklife Festival. He grew up on a combination of contra dances and Celtic music, releasing multiple recordings and performing regularly around the state until leaving for college in Middlebury, VT. After graduating, Jordan spent time in both New York City and Ireland, exploring musical possibilities and honing his craft. He then began to carve out a career for himself back home in NH, touring with multiple rock bands while continuing to develop his unique approach to traditional Celtic music.

With various groups, he has opened for Irish music legends Tommy Makem, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones, country superstars such as Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and Uncle Kracker, and classic rockers Blues Traveler, The Marshall Tucker Band and Little Feat. He has toured nationally with the Adam Ezra Group (winner of five New England Music Awards including "Band of The Year") and appeared as a guest musician with other nationally touring bands including The Mallett Brothers, Yarn, The Lost Trailers, Roots of Creation and Hot Day At The Zoo.

Jordan performs more than 200 shows a year with various bands at venues of all sizes, mostly in the Northeast.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsors:

The Leathers Family


APR
  14
 
CHURCH PIC

 

NO COFFEEHOUSE

 

GOOD FRIDAY


APR
  21
 
CHURCH PIC

 

NO COFFEEHOUSE

 

RUMMAGE SALE


APR
  28
 

OCTOPLADD

OctoPladd is a band that plays music. Their music is melodious and heartfelt while also funky and occasionally goofy, not unlike their name (a complicated story they’d have to tell you in person). United by their roots in bluegrass, they draw on myriad influences to produce Appalachian melodies tempered with chromaticism and groove. The quartet combines the sweeping lines of Julian Pinelli’s violin with the snap and groove of mandolinist Ethan Setiawan. Sam Leslie adds tasteful guitar sauce, supported by the powerhouse Noah Harrington on bass. They met in Boston’s thriving roots music scene and their hope is to create music with an electric edge to its acousticality.

“OctoPladd comprises four of the most exciting instrumental voices now emerging in the acoustic string band world, a collection of monstrous young talent united in their mastery of their craft and their commitment to the improvisatory moment. They’re updating the string band sound, and I’m excited to hear what they come up with!” — Joe K Walsh

“Remarkably talented young pickers” — Bluegrass Today

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor

PENNYROYAL HILL

LAND SURVEYING & FORESTRY LLC

(603) 863-0981
claytonplatt@pennyroyalhill.com

EMAIL: Clayton Platt


MAY
  5
 

 

OPEN MIKE LOGO

 

OPEN MIC NIGHT

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!

Tonight‘s Emcees:

Al Carruth & EJ Tretter


Would you like to sponsor a night? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Vic Reno for info


MAY
  12
 

QUENTIN CALLEWAERT

Sixteen year old Massachusetts native Quentin Callewaert has been playing guitar since he was nine. He played his first concert when he was ten and has played at many events and venues since then. Despite his young age, he has already shared the stage with many great guitarists such as Pete Kennedy, Stephen Bennett, Trace Bundy and Tommy Emmanuel. Lyle Lovett saw one of his videos and was so impressed that he invited Quentin to meet him when he played on Cape Cod a few years ago. They have met a few times since and it was Lyle who encouraged Quentin to start singing.

In order to find out how truly versatile this young musician is, you will simply have to hear him play!

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsors:

Robyn Macy
&
Anonymous


MAY
  19
 
Skinner and Twitch

Skinner & T'witch

SKINNER & T'WITCH

Skinner & T'witch are an original, contemporary, folk, acoustic duo with strong vocals, driving rhythms, and a flash of flamenco. Their music moves through a range of eclectic range of styles and influences, including folk, jazz, the music hall, musical theatre and the satirical tradition. Fans of great vocal harmony should be sure to check out Skinner & T'witch.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor

Halcyon Canaans

Contact Carla: 603-735-4153
email: Carla Levesque

Halcyon Canaans is dedicated to the preservation of an ancient breed of dog, the Canaan Dog. This AKC recognized breed is a member of the herding group. They range from 35 to 55 pounds. Smart and independent these dogs are not for everyone.
Information available always, puppies available occasionally.


MAY
  26
 

RUPERT WATES

Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. His contract required him to write material in all kinds of styles and genres, for all kinds of artists. He worked extensively with Jazz vocalist Liz Fletcher, and wrote the album 'Blue Afternoons' (Mainstem, 2002) specially for her voice. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and Colorado.

Since coming to the US, Wates has won more than 30 songwriting awards.

His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. He has released seven solo CDs. They have been very well reviewed in the online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world. Wates' songs have been recorded by other artists in the UK, Canada and the US. In 2015, Nashville-based performer Roxie Rogers released Crazy Puzzle, an album of songs from Wates' back catalog

Despite Wates' British background, and underpinning the universality of his music's appeal, Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange has called him "a prime figure in American music'' and goes on: "This is one gifted sonofabitch... If you're not hip to this guy yet you're missing out."

Audiences everywhere respond to Wates' brand of melodic art/folk—haunting songs that ring true.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Would you like to sponsor a night? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Vic Reno for info


JUN
  2
 

DAVID ROGERS

Classical crossover guitar

Termed, ‘a prominent guitarist,’ by the New York Times and praised by The Washington Post for his ‘astonishingly florid’ improvisations, David Rogers presents an evening of solo guitar music with strong leanings towards jazz, world, folk and classical music.

An endorsing artist for GHS Strings, his music has been featured in major guitar magazines such as Fingerstyle Guitar in the United States and Akustic Gitarre, in Germany. His solo and ensemble performances have been broadcast on American National Public Radio and Bayrische Rundfunk.

David will play a program of Spanish, Flamenco, Up-Tempo Latin, original settings of Leonard Cohen, Rolling Stones, Roxy Music songs, as well as music by the Beatles, J.S. Bach and original compositions. He will also be premiering an original setting of Tim Buckley’s stunning Song to the Siren.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Would you like to sponsor a night? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Vic Reno for info


This competes our Spring Schedule.

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

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