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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 ov vaccination is required
  • masks must be warn when not eating or drinking. Some masks will be available at the door.

Important Covid-19 Guidelines

For the safety of our patrons and staff:

Thank you for your understanding and compliance

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

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
  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
 

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy is a pianist, composer, arranger and conductor from Cork, Ireland. Noted for a diverse stylistic palette, and equally at home in a variety of genres, his music is said to "defy categorisation" (Lyric FM). In 2010, having completed his Masters degree in composition at the MTU Cork School of Music, Cormac received the prestigious Bill Whelan International Music Bursary, an award earmarked for young Irish composers studying abroad. He spent a number of years living in Chicago, where he completed a Masters in Jazz Studies at DePaul University.

His compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by artists including Phil Woods, Jeff Hamilton, Mick Flannery, Martin Hayes, Andrea Corr, Gavin James, Niamh Regan, Jack O'Rourke, The DePaul Jazz Ensemble, The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, The Crash Ensemble, The New Irish Jazz Orchestra and the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra. A new string quartet commissioned by the National String Quartet Foundation will be premiered as part of a nationwide tour by the Carducci Quartet this Autumn.

As a pianist, he has performed extensively at concert venues, clubs and festivals throughout Europe and the US, sharing the stage/recording studio with artists across a wide musical spectrum, including Peter Washington, Nell Ní Chróinín, Billy Drummond, Liz Carroll, Donal Lunny, The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & The RTÉ Concert Orchestra. In 2015, Cormac released Cottage Evolution, his debut LP as bandleader, to widespread critical acclaim. He is also a member of Martin Hayes' most recent project, The Common Ground Ensemble. As a conductor, he has led the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and the Cork Opera House Concert Orchestra.

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
  29
 

Lenny Solomon

A talented swing violinist from Canada, Lenny Solomon is actually a flexible player able to sound comfortable in several different musical idioms. His father was principal violist of the Toronto Symphony and his sister composed music for film and television. Solomon started playing piano when he was six, picking up the violin two years later. At 15, he discovered the music of Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. He gained some recognition during the '70s as half of the pop duo Myles & Lenny (with Myles Cohen); in addition he played classical music with Quintessence and has long been a busy studio musician. In 1992, Lenny Solomon released his debut CD for Jazz Inspiration, After You've Gone, and three years later came out with The Gershwin Sessions, a set that included guests Ruby Braff and Peter Appleyard.

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


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

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


NOV
  12
 

Kirk Lord & 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

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


NOV
  19
 
LEFTOVERS

NO COFFEEHOUSE

CHURCH PIE SALE


NOV
  26
 
LEFTOVERS

NO COFFEEHOUSE

Thanksgiving Aftermath
&
Recovery


DEC
  3
 

Bill Staines

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 .

"His gentle lilting voice, spacious melodies and common-chord lyrics give his songs a homespun grace that often belies his mastery of the folk form. He is such a pure pleasure too, people forget to notice how damn good at the job of singer-songwritering he really is." - New England Folk Almanac

SPECIAL PRESENTATION:
$15 SUGGESTED DONATION

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


DEC
  10
 
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Santa

CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY OPEN MIC AND SING-ALONG

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!

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


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

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


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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