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

9 Lower Main Street in Sunapee, NH
  Phone: 603-398-8214 (Vic Reno)

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The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse

About Our CoffeeHouse:

  • We are a venue for live and Acoustic Music
  • We are a family friendly listening room environment
  • We are a friendly environment
  • We encourage new & emerging talent
  • Admission is free. We pass the hat for the performer
  • Proof of vaccination is required
  • masks must be worn when not eating or drinking. Some masks will be available at the door.
  • Our shows run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Fridays

Announcement

January 14, 2022

Tonights Show has been cancelled

Due to inclement weather tonight's Open Mic will not take place.

 

Important Covid-19 Guidelines

For the safety of our patrons and staff:

Thank you for your understanding and compliance

Spring 2022 Schedule:


JAN
  7
 

Dylan Patrick Ward & Nate

Dylan Patrick Ward: "Lyrically clever as hell, wicked funny, wicked dark. Monsters, death, and mayhem. Fear, weirdness, and alienation, all wrapped up in love."- Mark Piepkorn, Stage 33 Live, Bellows Falls, VT.

Dylan Patrick Ward has never drank 100 beers in one day, but sometimes he feels like a snowman made of slush from the side of the road, slowly melting as winter turns to spring, so his songs are autobiographical...in a way.

After years spent trying his hand at acting, stand-up, sketch comedy, film making, fiction writing and cartooning, and many failed attempts at starting bands, Dylan found his niche in the age-old art of sitting alone with a guitar and writing songs.

Equal parts humor and heart, Dylan's highly specific, melodic tales of lovable losers draw from a wide range of influences, chief among them John Prine, the Mountain Goats, Nikolai Gogol and The Simpsons.

He comes from a part of Vermont he affectionately refers to as “the dirty south”, where Dickensian odd-balls are more common than farmers and ski bums. He fits in...about as well as he would anywhere I guess.

Here's a sneak preview of dylan Patrick Ward

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
  14
 

 

OPEN MIKE LOGO

 

NO SHOW

Tonight's Open Mic has been cancelled due to inclement weather


FEB
  4
 

BILL BRINK

Bill Brink has been playing music for over 20 years. He enjoys playing many different styles of music using 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar as well as bass and electric guitar, banjo, harmonica, kazoo, mandolin and washboard.

In addition to having an extensive collection of cover songs, he also has many of his own that he has written and produced since the early 90's and is still writing and recording today.

He has received accolades from people such as Richie Havens, John Sebastian, and Tom Ghent.

His recorded songs have been played across the globe and recently Vermont's WCAX TV news channel used one of his recorded songs for an on-air photo montage also Vermont Public Radio purchased another some to feature on their radio station.

In addition to writing and performing, Bill, along with his wife June, produce music and videos, organize local music events and host live social media performances.

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
  11
 

 

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


FEB
  18
 

The Milkhouse Heaters

In the early days, Mike played bass while Jan sang lead and played guitar. They could often be found kicking around the Boston music scene. They received airplay on several of the city’s radio stations and were nominated for a Boston Music Award in 2001. They have shared the stage with The Black Crowes, Corey Glover, Fuel, Feeder, and Hum as well as playing the Boston leg of The Vans Warped Tour. Their songs are on numerous compilations alongside the likes of G. Love and Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Burning Spear, and The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones. Their music has been licensed to television shows on ABC, VH1, MTV, ESPN, and ESPN 2.

Mike and Jan bought land in rural Vermont in 2003 and started building their home, doing most of the work themselves. This is where the humble seeds of The Milkhouse Heaters were planted. Mike bought an acoustic guitar, and began writing Americana songs. With Jan on bass, they honed their sound and played their first show as The Milkhouse Heaters in 2010.

Mike and Jan have added several notches to their musical belt, including closing for Billy Bragg as part of a WOOL Black Sheep Radio fundraiser and opening for Fred Eaglesmith at The Shoulder to the Plough concert, which benefitted the farmers devastated by Hurricane Irene. Two of their songs are featured on The Shoulder to the Plough CD, which was recorded live at the Rockingham Meeting House in 2011. Since then, The Milkhouse Heaters have been playing nearly every weekend around New England and were invited to play the 14th Annual Roots on the River Festival.

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
  25
 

Joseph Stallsmith and
the Occasional Jug Band

The Occasional Jug Band is a trio of versatile musicians who bring high enthusiasm and years of professional musical performance to a repertoire packed with traditional jug band favorites, blues, fiddle tunes, Cajun two-steps, and popular tunes with an irresistible ragtime twist. We are: Mary Jo Slattery (vocals, guitar, uke, washboard), Andy Stewart ( fiddle, harmonica), and Joseph Stallsmith (vocals, 4 string banjo, uke, guitar, kazoo/jug). Our song selection has a bit of everything for people of all ages and encourages audience participation at every turn.

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


MAR
  4
 

Lara Herscovitch

Lara Herscovitch is singer-songwriter-poet-performer gem. As described in The Boston Globe, she brings "a luminous voice and a buoyant stage presence… big-hearted lyrics embrace the sum of life… Herscovitch's music blows on the embers of a lagging spirit or a dormant creative life." Lara leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart. Sound Waves Magazine described her music as "expertly written prose... songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul." Acoustic Live in New York City added, "She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect… It might seem too good to be true, but true it is."

Here's a sneak preview of Lara Herscovitch

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Judy Thackaberry

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
  11
 

 

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
  18
 

the White Mountain Ceili Band

White Mountain Ceilí Band is Dexter Harding on the tenor banjo, Fiona Howell on the flute, Siena Kaplan-Thompson on the fiddle, and Mike Levine on the guitar and occasional concertina. They play Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton instrumental music with warmth and joy, as well as the occasional song.

Dexter first came to Irish music when he played for contra dances around the valley, and the session at May Kelly’s deepened his focus on the Irish tradition.

Fiona grew up playing flute through Mountain Top Music Center, and went on to study music at Loyola University. While in New Orleans she began playing at Irish sessions, and now plays and sings with a few groups around New England.

Siena grew up playing classical violin and viola and switched to fiddle in college when she discovered the Boston Scottish and Cape Breton music scene.

Mike has played a wide range of musical styles, from classical to rock, and more recently bebop. He and Siena have both enjoyed branching out into Irish music with the White Mountain Ceilí Band.

Here's a sneak preview of The White Mountain Ceili Band

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Al Peterson

Retired Sunapee School Music Teacher and Sunapee Cruises Captain


MAR
  25
 

Joel Cage

Joel Cage is an award winning veteran singer/songwriter from Boston. Once a member of the internationally acclaimed rock & roll group Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Joel has been performing regionally and nationally as a soloist for the past 2 decades. He has performed at some of the most prestigious folk & acoustic venues & festivals in the country, including the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas where he was awarded top prize in the Kerrville New Folk Competition.

A virtuoso guitarist and an impassioned vocalist, Joel Cage's music is both evocative and raucous. He spans the gamut from sounding like a full rock band to 'hear your own heartbeat' intimacy.

Joel Cage is also a master interpreter of other people's music, spanning a wide field of musical genres, garnering him the oft used moniker "Acoustic Rock Song Stylist."

Here's a sneak preview of Joel Cage

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


APR
  1
 

Chris Lavancher & the Lied To's

This performer is Chris Lavancher & the Lied To's

Chris LaVancher released his third full-length album in November 2021 - “After The Flood” a collection of songs full of heart from a seasoned and skilled craftsman mining life's subject matter - family challenges, work-life, love and love lost, childhood memories, and finding one's place in the universe.

Chris's performance evokes a mini-movie festival in your head, complete with a full soundtrack. He writes cinematic, character-driven songs. His song Nostalgia from his second album, Big Fat Love, received an honorable mention in the 2018 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. In 2014 Chris was selected as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and performed on the main stage. He was also selected for the Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance.

Chris grew up in the hills of North Central Pennsylvania where he learned to observe the many wonderful characters that inhabited that little town. It was, and still is, quite a special hidden gem of place filled with a surprising number of artists, musicians, creative types and downright interesting people. Today he lives just north of Boston Massachusetts, a Mecca for folk singers and songwriters, but much of his inspiration still goes back to that little town in Pennsylvania.

Chris will share this night of music with two friends, Susan Levine & Doug Kwartler ( colectively known as The Lied To's ), both fine musicians in their own right.

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


APR
  8
 

 

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


APR
  15
 

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is regarded by fellow musicians and fans alike as one of New England’s finest songwriters. He writes and sings of a heartfelt, sometimes funny, sometimes desperate, sometimes glorious world of common people, struggles, hope, relationships, madness, and love. He sings the poetry of real life with a silky baritone voice and just enough grit.

“A distinctive songwriter with a warm, powerful, inherently melodic baritone, a fine guitarist and a devastating wit ... enormous writing gifts, capable of putting chills into your spine or a silly grin on your face..." - Jeff McLaughlin, The Boston Globe
I've been remiss in not mentioning that my friend folksinger Cormac McCarthy's album "Collateral" was my favorite album of 2013. Man does he ever hand the bullshit back to its rightful owners. Barry Crimmins--Political Satirist and comedian
“A leading light of the urban songwriter revival…”Curious Thing” is a soft-spoken triumph.” - Scott Alarik, Boston Globe
“…a new McCarthy recording is a major listening event, one to spend considerable time savoring…” - Arthur Wood, Folk Wax
“Cormac McCarthy is the closest thing New England’s ever come to having our own Woody Guthrie” - Martin England, Portsmouth Herald, NH
"Top ten Concerts ...- Bob Dylan, Ani DeFranco, Cormac McCarthy...Next time he comes within 100 miles, you must go hear him!" -The Boston Phoenix

Here's a sneak preview of Cormac McCarthy

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


APR
  22
 

Ken Bonfield

Fingerstyle Guitarist Ken Bonfield has performed throughout the United States for over 25 years. Based in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Bonfield is a regular at guitar festivals, concert series, and acoustic venues across North America, and has released eight albums. His latest, Parting Gifts, is an ensemble effort that features Bonfield on standard guitar, baritone guitar, and reentrant tuned guitar along with the otherworldly talents of Raymond Gonzalez on piano, nylon string guitar, percussion and synths, and Bluegrass multi-instrumentalist, Tim Crouch on mandolin, violin, cello and upright bass.

Although he came out of the 1960’s folk tradition, Bonfield was closely associated with new-age music in the mid 90's. Today his sophisticated Americana compositions feature a solid dose of Celtic, jazz, and traditional folk influences that might best be described as American Baroque.

Bonfield's work and calling is inspired by a deep love for the beauty, the sound, and the craft of the acoustic guitar. In his open-hearted, welcoming concerts, workshops and master classes, he shares new guitar dimensions and sonic explorations with his listeners.

Due to a vicious bout of tendinitis Bonfield can no longer play steel string guitar, and now performs on his unique baritone nylon string guitar and standard nylon string guitar in an array of alternate tunings.

Bonfield has been a featured performer at some of the finest acoustic venues, coffee houses, music festivals, and guitar festivals in North America such as Club Passim, Eddie's Attic, Uncle Calvin's, Be Here Now, Acoustic Sounds Cafe, Kent State Folk Festival, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Montreal Guitar Festival, Newport Guitar Festival, and Healdsburg Guitar Festival, appearing with a wide range of icons and contemporary artists ranging from Arlo Guthrie to John Mayer,and includes songsmiths Garnet Rogers, Pierce Pettis, Dee Carstensen, Cosy Sheridan, and guitar legends Larry Corryell, Adrian Legg, Adam Miller, Ed Gerhard, Muriel Anderson, Stephen Bennett, Tim Sparks, Dakota Dave Hull, and countless others.

Here's a sneak preview of Ken Bonfield

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


APR
  29
 

Crowes Pasture
(Monique Byrne)

Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life. Their tightly blended vocal harmonies are mixed with an expressive instrumental style that is best described as a "banjo-guitar romance."

 

Crowes Pasture's style of escapist folk transports and connects listeners through universal experiences in their "skillfully crafted, emotional songwriting" — Chris Eastburn, Award-Winning Composer

Here's a sneak preview of Crowes Pasture

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


MAY
  6
 

Fred Gillen Jr

NYFA (New York Foundation For The Arts) grant recipient Fred Gillen Jr has released eleven full-length albums, to great critical acclaim. He has performed all over the U.S. and Europe as a solo artist. From 2017 to 2019 he was music director of the Group The Greenheart, traveling to Nepal four times and India once, performing concerts to raise awareness of environmental activism. His songs have been featured on ABC's "All My Children," NPR's "Car Talk," CMJ's New Music Marathon Sampler, and in 2012 his version of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home" was featured on "Pete Remembers Woody," a collection of Pete Seeger's spoken stories about Woody Guthrie. interspersed with various artists' renditions of Guthrie's songs. Like Seeger and Guthrie, Gillen's lyrics often reflect both the hope and despair of the human condition, while his music illustrates the diversity of influences in the air when he was growing up in the 1970's. His live performances are spontaneous and full of storytelling, and he enjoys audience participation.

Here's a sneak preview of Fred Gillan

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


MAY
  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


May
  20
 

Tom Pirozzoli

Tom Pirozzoli is well known, much respected on the New England and on the national music scene. Tom's songs have been recorded by artists as varied as Tonto's Big Idea, Willy Porter, and Pam Prior. His co- writes with Willy Porter have been performed in Carnegie Hall, at Madison Square Garden and The Royal Albert Hall. Original songs recorded by Tom in the 1980's with the Fast Folk Music Magazine (New York) are in the Smithsonian collection. Tom's skills as a performer and singer-songwriter were honored by Musician Magazine as a winner in their "Best Unsigned Band" contest.

"Pirozzoli offers a vision of the exotic places he visits and straight from the heat sentiment through his songs… a low enchanting voice and a prolific knack for writing lyrics." — NH Seacoast

Here's a sneak preview of Tom Pirozzoli

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 completes our Winter/Spring Schedule

That's all for now but stay tuned, more is coming in the fall.

Fall 2021 Schedule:


SEP
  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


SEP
  17
 

Lara Herscovitch

Lara Herscovitch is singer-songwriter-poet-performer gem. As described in The Boston Globe, she brings "a luminous voice and a buoyant stage presence… big-hearted lyrics embrace the sum of life… Herscovitch's music blows on the embers of a lagging spirit or a dormant creative life." Lara leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart. Sound Waves Magazine described her music as "expertly written prose... songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul." Acoustic Live in New York City added, "She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect… It might seem too good to be true, but true it is."

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Judy Thackaberry

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


SEP
  24
 

Jamie Laval

Nationally acclaimed performer, composer, arranger, and educator, Jamie Laval is hailed as "One of North America’s finest practitioners of traditional Scottish music" (San Jose Mercury News). Laval's unique approach to traditional Celtic music blends the simplicity of an ancient art form with stunning virtuosity and contemporary flair that resonates with families, youth, seniors, and devotees of ethnic, jazz, and classical music.

Currently making his home in Tryon, North Carolina (near Asheville), Laval grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he received his musical training at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. During the early years of his career he was a member of the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Opera, and the Victoria Symphony. At that time Laval recorded numerous movie and television sound track recordings including the solo for Emmy-nominated theme song Everwood which aired weekly for two years on The WB. Laval collaborated on Dave Matthews' platinum album Some Devil and gave a private performance for Her Majesty the Queen.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor

Curruth-logo

www.alcarruthluthier.com
863-7064


OCT
  1
 

David Surette & Suzie Burk

Warmth, vitality, and spontaneity mark the performances of Susie Burke and David Surette, and have earned them a reputation as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Susie's beautiful, complex voice and David's graceful, nimble-fingered string playing combine to yield a unique blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Together since 1988, Susie and David have built a loyal following for their music, through a steady series of concerts and well-received recordings.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Al Peterson

Retired Sunapee School Music Teacher and Sunapee Cruises Captain


OCT
  8
 

 

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


OCT
  15
 

THE TWANGTOWN PARAMOURS

The music of The Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This husband ‘n wife acoustic duo is known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. They have performed at nationally recognized venues such as Uncle Calvin’s in Dallas, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, and the Bluebird Café in Nashville. They have opened for Joe Ely, Claire Lynch, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Carrie Newcomer, and Kim & Reggie Harris, amongst others.

The Twangtown Paramours were chosen three times (2011, 2013, and 2016) to be finalists in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk contest and were winners of the Michael Terry People’s Choice Award in the Wildflower Music Festival Songwriter Contest in 2012. In February, 2011,the Twangers were named Artists on the Verge for 2011 by the Bluegrass Special Magazine.

The Twangtown Paramours are currently working on their third album. Their last record was released to radio in 2012 and reached #2 on the Folk DJ Chart. John Platt of WFUV in New York City listed the album in his top 10 for the year; Lilli Kuzma of WDCB in Chicago listed the album in her top 5 for the year; and Deep Roots Magazine listed the album at #7 for the year. All the recorded music of the Twangtown Paramours can be heard on over 100 Folk, Americana, and independent country station world-wide.

The duo is looking forward to performing at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire commemoration in NYC in March of 2017. Their song, “Chains” was written to bring attention to the circumstances of that fire and of others like it. One of their newest songs, “Stars Without a Heaven” has not yet been released to the public, but a demo version of the song is already being played in a few holocaust museums, including Yadvashem in Israel.

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


OCT
  22
 

Doug Farrell &
Beth Eldridge

Doug Farrell and Beth Eldridge are each accomplished NH-based musicians, singer/songwriters, and performers. They both sing and play multiple instruments in their engaging frequent live performances in NH, VT, and MA. Their diverse styles complement one another and their evolving original acoustic sound will bring a smile to your face, rhythm to your feet, and leave you wanting for more.

Their influences run from traditional/roots to Americana - country, singer/songwriter, folk, blues, and rock - with the focus on the songs, lyrics, and vocals.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor

Vintage Doc Rogers

Doc Rogers

Thumbstyle Country, Blues and Folk


OCT
  29
 

Lenny Solomon

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Lenny Solomon's style has been compared to early Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Solomon began his career in the late 1960s. A fixture at the now defunct Idler Coffeehouse in Harvard Square, Cambridge, he regularly performed there on Friday nights for over eight years. The Idler was a training ground for songwriters such as Geoff Bartley, Paul Rishell, Spider John Koerner, and Ric Ocasek. During these years as a solo performer he shared bills with many touring performers including Chris Smither, Carolyn Hester, Bonnie Raitt, and Spider John.

From the 1980s through the mid-1990s, Solomon continued to write, but rarely performed in public. He chose rather to raise his family and work in environmental research at Harvard University. From 1978 though 2009 he managed a research program that investigated ozone depletion in the stratosphere and more general climate change issues.

In 1997 Solomon got back into performing and formed a folk/country band appropriately enough called Solomon. Performing his original material, Solomon has released one EP and five CDs. Since the onset of Covid, he has been performing solo. His full length albums are available on his website.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Bob White


NOV
  5
 
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CoffeeHouse Crew

CoffeeHouse Crew

The CoffeeHouse Crew are the folk who labor behind the scenes to bring our shows to the CoffeeHouse stage. Nobody gets rich so it's all done for the love of the music. And many are fine performers in their own right

Here are some of the denizens of the CoffeeHouse who will escape onto the stage to give us some fine music this Friday.

  • Al Carruth is a gnome living in north Newport – a luthier of exceptional skill to match his musical skills and wonderful singing
  • EJ Tretter is an exceptional singer /songwriter with a beautifully gentle musical style and lovely, meaningful lyrics!!
  • Doc Rogers is a living breathing survivor of the great folk scare. Thumbpicker, folksinger and lover of traditional country music.
  • Vic Reno has been playing all sorts of music most of his life, but since 2014, nothing but traditional Irish music. Vic will be accompanied by Newport’s Celtic and Contradance fiddle master, Jane Orzechowski.   
  • Judy Thackaberry is best known as our principle emcee but as a vocalist she truly must be heard.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Al Peterson

Retired Sunapee School Music Teacher and Sunapee Cruises Captain


NOV
  12
 

The Revenants

Bluegrass Gospel Project alums Taylor Armerding, Andy Greene, and Kirk Lord have come together to present original, time-honored, and contemporary Americana music to venues throughout New England. Showcasing compelling, intricately braided vocals, richly textured instrumental work, and solid, innovative rhythm, the three band members bring decades of performing experience to the stage. Through their many years of musical collaboration, they speak soulfully with one voice.

It's a new day, and The Revenants have arrived. We'd love to share our musical stories with you.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Liz & Ken Tentarelli


NOV
  19
 
LEFTOVERS

NO COFFEEHOUSE

CHURCH PIE SALE


NOV
  26
 
LEFTOVERS

NO COFFEEHOUSE

Thanksgiving Aftermath
&
Recovery


DEC
  3
 
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No Show

We are very sad to announce that Bill Staines will be unable to perform as planned.


DEC
  10
 
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Santa

CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY OPEN MIC AND SING-ALONG

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Al Peterson

Retired Sunapee School Music Teacher and Sunapee Cruises Captain


DEC
  17
 
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RANDY MILLER, JANE ORZECHOWSKI AND FRIENDS

Randy Miller and Jane Orzechowski are both recipients of numerous music and arts awards including the Folk Heritage Award from the Governor and the NH State Council on the Arts. They are both icons in the world of traditional Celtic Music and Contradance.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

The Naylor Family


Fall 2021 Season Teasers!!!!

Below are some videos of performers who will grace our stage during our Fall 2021 Season. We hope you enjoy these samples of their music. We hope to see you in person very soon. And we thank you for bearing with us during these difficult times.

The Twangtown Paramours

David Surette

The Revenants

Bill Staines

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