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

Regular Season Shows
(September through June)
at the Sunapee Methodist Church

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

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Our Upcoming Shows
 

Winter 2020 Schedule:

 
JAN
  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


JAN
  17
 

Geoff Bartley

Geoff Bartley (1948 - ?) is a folk-blues guitar player singer-songwriter and recording artist. His last two CDs, 2009's "Put the Big Stone Down" and 2011's "Mercy for the Dispossessed", went to No. 1 on folk radio. In the 1980s, Geoff won four guitars at the National Fingerpicking Champion-ships. Some of his songs and co-writes have been recorded by other artists in New England, Canada, Ireland, and Nashville, and some are included in the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine collection in Washington, D.C.

Since 1994 Geoff has played guitar and sung harmony for folk treasure Tom Paxton. In 2007, Geoff's song A Letter from Prison about Nelson Mandela was recorded by the progressive bluegrass band, The Infamous Stringdusters, on their CD "Fork in the Road" on Sugar Hill. Subsequently, that recording was used in the independent 2008 Lionsgate film "The Lucky Ones".

Songs and instrumentals he has written have been used on the History Channel, Animal Planet, the Learning Channel, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, NOVA and Nature on PBS and other cable networks, in private and commercial films and documentaries, and in private and commercial advertising in the US and other countries.

The folk press has called him a world-class guitarist, a brilliant songwriter and the prophet and spiritual godfather of the Boston folk scene.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Doc Rogers


Tonight‘s Sponsor

Vintage Doc Rogers

Doc Rogers

Thumbstyle Country, Blues and Folk


JAN
  24
 

Dave Clark & Rob Oxford

Singing two part harmonies with their own style and energy, from songs you will remember fondly, “Oxford & Clark” make an entertaining duo performing Americana music made famous by entertainers like: Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Roger Miller, The Kingston Trio, The Everly Brothers and many more.

Rob Oxford and Dave Clark have been performing in the tri-state area since they met in 2012 at a performance venue in Quechee, VT. With their upbeat unique on-stage personalities and tight harmonies they draw you into their performance for an experience you are sure to remember and enjoy.

Some places they have performed are: The NH Building at the Eastern States Expo, Quechee Balloon Festival, Glory Days of the Railroad, Bedford NH town concert series and many more.

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
  31
 

Unnamed Colors (Sierra & Andrew)

Sierra & Andrew are a musical duo from Plum Island, MA. The duo unites soulful vocals and dynamic guitar work for a wide-ranging repertoire of original and cover songs. Sierra & Andrew have been writing and performing together for 10 years, and they comprise half of the original rock band, Unnamed Colors.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

The Newport Health Center,
Newport, NH


FEB
  7
 

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


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

The Newport Health Center,
Newport, NH


FEB
  14
 

 

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
  21
 

Martin Grosswendt

Martin Grosswendt has been exploring the roots and branches of American acoustic music for more than 40 years. A master of pre-war blues and other southern traditional music, his fingerpicking, bottleneck playing and singing amaze and move audiences, critics and musicians alike. He’s known at festivals, concert venues and music camps across the U.S., and his instrumental and vocal skills are matched by his knowledge of the music’s sources and creators, whose stories he weaves into every performance. He’s also a dedicated and passionate teacher, committed to keeping the music alive. Get to know Martin Grosswendt’s music — you’ll be glad that you did.

In the world of American roots music, Martin Grosswendt is a national treasure. He’s authentic in performance, generous in teaching, and genuine to the core. He has an old soul. No way could he be the great musician he is without one. — Phil Zimmerman, musician, photographer and author of Bluegrass Time
He's one of the best fingerpickers I ever heard play. — David Bromberg

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor

Vintage Doc Rogers

Doc Rogers

Thumbstyle Country, Blues and Folk


FEB
  28
 

Lisa Brigantino

Award-winning singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Lisa Brigantino is an engaging performer whose eclectic approach to songwriting spans groove, genre and topic. Brigantino’s latest album I’ll Waltz Before I Go released October 15, 2018 continues Brigantino’s tradition of producing albums containing her eclectic original songs which span a wide range of genres including Folk, Roots, Americana, Old-Time, Country, Pop, and Rock. Her songs touch on the topics of love, loss, longing, hope, gratitude, family, and more.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor

PENNYROYAL HILL

LAND SURVEYING & FORESTRY LLC

(603) 863-0981
claytonplatt@pennyroyalhill.com

EMAIL: Clayton Platt


MAR
  6
 

Jennifer Cully Curtin

On her website Jennifer Curtin says:
“My name is Jennifer and I live in the wilds of central Vermont with my husband Jim and two kids, Finbar and Maeve. I have always had a passion for singing and making music of all kinds. Recently, with the help of Colin McCaffrey, I released a recording of traditional and contemporary Celtic & British Isles songs titled "Comfort for the Comfortless". I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it (which was a lot!). May the songs inspire you to go out and make your own music – or at least sing in the shower!”

The press says:
“Curtin has a lovely voice and “Comfort for the Comfortless” is an apt title, as this album never jars the senses nor makes promises it can’t keep. Instead we have a fine singer at home in a genre of music that emanates from lands far across the sea.”

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
  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


MAR
  20
 

Mathew Marshak

One of the most unique guitar players/vocalists, whose style bridges virtually all genres, brings forth his new singer songwriter release "Simple Man." His credits include two #1 songs as a jazz guitarist, his own line of Pulaski furniture called "Rhythm and Home," and tour credits that span the globe. With ten albums as a jazz and blues guitarist under his belt, the new album "Simple Man" adds his incredibly unique and soulful voice to the mix.

The new album "Simple Man" features eleven songs. Four co-written with Nashville writers Cara Hogan and country music veteran Steve Dean. Dean’s writing includes #1 hits for Reba Mcentire, Rodney Atkins, Waylon Jennings, George Strait, Alabama, and many more. The album brings together soulful Americana, retro country twang, sweet melody, and from the heart emotion. Grammy award winning producers Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn) and Billy Hume (Infamous Stringdusters) bring their refined producing and mixing skills to this album. Eddie Gore (RCA Studio C, Nashville) and Ryan Youmans (Amber Sound) contributed mixing as well.

The Nashville and New York musicians also shine on this release. Michael Webb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlisle) brings the keyboards, Andy Ellison (Jon Pardi) adds the pedal steel guitar, Chris Marshak (Steve Winwood) lays down the groove, Alex Wright (Brett Eldridge), Pat Falco, Jon Preddice(Miles to Dayton), Sean Michael Ray, Benjie Porecki, Christian Dorn also showcase their talents on the new release.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

The Newport Health Center,
Newport, NH


MAR
  27
 

Glenn Roth

Guitarist Glenn Roth amazes audiences with his fluid fingerstyle originals, jaw-dropping chops, and engaging shows. Glenn’s “delicate, accomplished solo guitar work” has led to tours nationally and internationally, including annual tours throughout the mid- and southwest and a stint throughout Europe with the Master Guitar Tour. Glenn’s classic, melodic approach to fingerstyle guitar, virtuosic skills, and compelling compositions, have won him fans worldwide. “Fans of animated fingerstyle acoustic guitar will be impressed by Roth's ability to hold sway with sheer virtuosity.”

A literal “underground sensation,” Glenn performs regularly as a licensed musician in the renowned Music Under New York program, performing his compelling solo guitar originals and ingenious arrangements for thousands of commuters throughout Manhattan. His YouTube series, Busker TV, chronicles his adventures.

When not touring or bringing his music to the masses in Grand Central and throughout the MTA, Glenn performs frequently at clubs, coffeehouses, and house concerts throughout his home state of Connecticut and across the northeast.

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
  3
 

Ken Lelen

Ken Lelen performs legendary love songs and plays vintage acoustic guitars for an authentic back-in-the-day sound. By marrying amusing anecdotes, memorable melodies and charming lyrics, his concerts are a hit for public libraries, life-care communities, museums, social clubs, arts & cultural facilities and senior centers. In the last 20 years he's played 2,000 concerts on the East Coast that combine romantic, musical and historic themes with great American swing and jazz, his effusive vocals & deft guitar work.

Vintage Music Concerts
Hand-crafted ragtime, jazz & swing — sophisticated music for adults to celebrate love — lost, found, denied or discarded. Concerts full of amusing anecdotes, memorable melodies, clever lyrics and vintage acoustic guitars.

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
  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


APR
  17
 

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.

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
  24
 

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

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Doc Rogers


Tonight‘s Sponsor

Vintage Doc Rogers

Doc Rogers

Thumbstyle Country, Blues and Folk


MAY
  1
 

Crowes Pasture –
Monique Byrne

Crowes Pasture is the Boston-based acoustic duo of Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin.

The duo brings leather and lace harmonies to classic and contemporary folk music in a style that draws from old-time, folk and bluegrass traditions, including such artists as Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Ian & Sylvia and the Civil Wars.

The duo’s eponymous full-length CD was released in May of 2016, and made the list of Top Folk Albums of June 2016 as compiled on Folkradio.org. The album debuted at #20, and continued to chart in July and August, based on 13,000 plays per month, on 140 radio programs playing folk, Americana and bluegrass music across the country.

Songs from Crowes Pasture's latest CD can be heard on folk radio stations across the U.S. and on four continents.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor

Vintage Doc Rogers

Doc Rogers

Thumbstyle Country, Blues and Folk


MAY
  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


MAY
  15
 

Linda Sussman

LINDA SUSSMAN is a Long Island, NY-based singer/songwriter whose music blurs the lines of contemporary folk and blues. With vocals reminiscent of Joan Baez infused with shades of Joni Mitchell and a strong fingerpicking guitar style with a touch of slide, Linda delivers her songs straight from the heart — honoring the human spirit, celebrating triumphs, rallying for justice, and some just for fun.

Linda has shared her music over the years at a wide range of venues, from NYC’s West Vil-lage folk scene to social justice fundraisers, coffeehouses, house concerts, and more. She inspires audiences to sing along on her hard-driving relationship-rebuilding song “Layer Me Up,” groove to her “Truckload of Blues” tune, check in at a personal level on “The Change,” and at times step away from the daily news in “Let’s Just Boogie.” She typically tours as a so-lo artist, though back at home she also performs with any combination of her five-piece band, the Linda Sussman Collective.

“Chasin’ That Train,” from her 2019 album “Pass It On Down,” ranked No. 5 on the Roots Mu-sic Report’s Top 50 Contemporary Folk Chart in mid-Nov. 2019, while the title track, “Pass It On Down,” was No. 10 and three others were in the top 15. The album itself ranked No. 18 on RMR’s Contemporary Folk Album Chart. “Pass It On Down” is Linda’s fourth full-length album of original music and follows “Every Road” in 2018; tracks from both albums can be heard on radio programs across the US, UK, Canada, and Europe.

"Linda Sussman makes music worth listening to. Her songs are timely, insightful and pre-sented with passion and conviction. She makes the personal universal and the universal personal.” — DJ Ron Cooke, KTAL (Las Cruces, NM)
“Good old-fashioned singer/songwriter values…stylishly couched in an all-embracing musi-cal idiom…” — David Kidman, FATEA Music Magazine (UK)

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
  22
 

The White Mountain Ceili Band – Dexter Harding

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.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

The Newport Health Center,
Newport, NH


MAY
  29
 

Marc Berger

Marc's life has been about pursuing twin passions: creating and recording his American roots songs, and exploring remote areas of the desert and mountain West. After signing his first publishing contract while in law school, he fronted rock bands and performed regularly in New York City clubs like CBGB, Wetlands, and The Knitting Factory. All through this period, he'd find ways to get into the West, picking up details from fellow wilderness junkies about off the beaten path locales and filing them away for future reference. On one of these trips, he became intrigued by the cover of THE BIG IT, a book of short stories by A.B. Guthrie he found on a revolving paperback rack in a Navajo reservation trading post. It got him thinking about using his travels to create a set of songs in the cultural tradition of writers like Guthrie and visual artists like John Ford and Frederick Remington. Marc and Co-Producer Mike Ricciardi now present RIDE, ten cinematic recordings reflecting his romantic connection to the American West and exploring the value of its myths to contemporary culture.

Marc's performed at Austin's South by Southwest Music Festival and The Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals and has opened shows for Bob Dylan and other national acts. His song THE LAST ONE was a staple of Richie Havens’ concerts for years and has been quoted in the NY Times and featured on The CBS Evening News.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

The Newport Health Center,
Newport, NH


JUN
  5
 

The Revenants (Kirk Lord)

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

Vintage Doc Rogers

Doc Rogers

Thumbstyle Country, Blues and Folk


This completes our Winter/Spring Schedule.

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

 

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