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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

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
 

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

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Al Peterson

Retired Sunapee School Music Teacher and Sunapee Cruises Captain


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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