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Fall 2015 Schedule: Click here or Scroll Down

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The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is Located:
Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church
, 9 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 Vic Reno at: vreno@relightdesign.com

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


 
Location:
Downstairs at the Sunapee Methodist Church
, 9 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.

 

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Date
Performer

Fall 2015

EmCee

SPACE
SPONSORED BY:

 
Click Name for Website
All Events: 7PM
(s=SCC's Sound sytem)
Please visit our sponsors
Sep
11
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

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 18

GRACE MORRISON

Grace began her musical journey studying piano at the tender age of five. At twelve she taught herself how to play the guitar, started writing songs, and two years later found herself opening for some of the best folk acts in New England. 
Within the next few years, Grace had written over two hundred songs and was performing full time.  Grammy nominated recording engineer John Mailloux of Bongo Beach Productions says “ Grace's voice is a reflection of herself--pure and true. She is an incredible talent mixing seemingly effortless musicality and original storytelling in the Folk and Americana genres.”

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 25

DANA & SUSAN ROBINSON

With nine albums and a million miles of touring under their wheels Dana and Susan perform with depth and soulful passion.

Dana and Susan Robinson’s sound is a melting pot of Appalachian, British, and rural American influences, full of earthy grooves, elegant melodies, stories of heroes, ne’er do-well’s, and cautionary tales.  Alternating between guitar, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin, their performance is a seamless journey of songs, tunes, stories, and laughter.

"Exquisite music - physical and spiritual, contemporary and ancient, up to its eyeballs in mud and transcendence. Musicians like Dana Robinson don't grow on trees!"  — Music Upstream

 “Rural America explored with elegant simplicity. Their music and cleanly poetic songwriting bring to mind the great folksingers of our times.”- Asheville Citizen-Times

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
2

BERNICE LEWIS

With almost four decades of performing festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, and house concerts, along with a half dozen acclaimed CDs, Bernice Lewis has built a solid national fan base. She is also a published poet, a producer, and an educator extraordinaire. Lewis — who studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Rosanne Cash and Cris Williamson — has been a featured performer on NPR’s Mountain Stage program, as well as at the Kennedy Center.She has a forty-year old daily yoga practice, loves good coffee, and her religion is the Grand Canyon.

“Bernice is a voice full of light and hope. She is one of the keepers of the flame of Real Songwriting.”
- Rosanne Cash

“Bernice’s life is filled with beautiful, deep things, and she writes beautifully and deeply about them. ‘Good Kind of Love to Be In’ is wonderful; spoke right to my heart! Great, jazzy cover of ‘A Case of You.’ Musically and vocally, she has new wings with the genres she’s been exploring.”
-Dar Williams

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
9
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

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
16

DELANIE PICKERING

Delanie Pickering is a blues guitarist/singer based in New Hampshire

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 23

No CoffeeHouse
Venue not Available

No CoffeeHouse.
The venue is not available.


 

Oct
30

DAVID SKINNER FROM IRELAND

David Skinner is a 21 year old Folk/Blues artist based in Cork, Ireland. He accompanies his deep soulful voice with a guitar style that sounds like a full band. Although a young man, his musicianship and performance are those of a true veteran. David employs diverse guitar techniques such as fingerstyle, fingerpicking and percussive guitar with influences ranging from Jerry Reed to B.B. King. Alongside his original music, David's set is a mix of everything from technical country picked guitar instrumentals to classic folk songs from the likes of Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie. Of course he never leaves home without a few traditional Irish songs when travelling to perform for new audiences.
He is currently recording an album and stays busy by teaching guitar and volunteering for youth services which use music as a healing method for children facing difficulties at home.

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
6

JASON PSAROS

“Psaros is a true performer at heart.  The artists’s style is effortlessly effective drawing listeners near with his understated and universally appealing sound.  He lets his listeners breathe easy as his guitar gently sways.  He paints beautiful and rolling images with his words.” – Maggie Ambrose, 88.9 FM Boston

 

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
13
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

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 20

No CoffeeHouse
Venue not Available

No CoffeeHouse.
The venue is not available.


 

Nov 27

No CoffeeHouse
Day after Thanksgiving

No CoffeeHouse.
Day after Thanksgiving.


 

Dec
4

ALAN (DOC) ROGERS

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...

EmCee needed
Dec
11

Special Holiday Open Mic

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

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
Dec
18
TBD

TBD

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, 2016

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
vreno@relightdesign.com

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:
Vic Reno vreno@relightdesign.com (*Be sure to write "Sunapee CoffeeHouse" in the subject line in order to get your email to Vic) (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

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.

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