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Winter/Spring 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.

 

Date
Performer

Winter/Spring 2015

EmCee

SPACE
SPONSORED BY:

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

The Leathers Family
Jan 16

Mark Stepakoff

Boston-based singer-songwriter Mark Stepakoff has won numerous songwriting awards. He has been compared with the likes of John Prine and Loudon Wainwright III for his mix of humorous and poignant material. His most recent CD "The Story Behind The Story", appeared on a number of "Best of 2013" lists and went to number 17 on the "Folk-DJ" national radio airplay chart. Mark had the number 10 most played song on the Folk-DJ chart for the month of September 2013 and the number 3 most played song for the month of December. Among the artists Mark has opened for are Bill Morrissey, Steve Forbert, Buskin & Batteau, Don White, and Claudia Schmidt.

Judy Thackaberry
Steve & Sue Greenbaum
Jan 23

 

Vic Reno

Doc Rogers

with

Kathy Lowe Bloch

 

Grace Morrison is unable to perform tonight, .


Instead we have two other great performers filling in. They are Vic Reno and Doc Rogers so it should still be a fabulous show.
And it will be even better since Kathy Lowe Bloch will be performing some songs as well.


Al Peterson

Anonymous

Jan 30

No Coffeehouse

Tonight's show has been canceled due to concern about the weather.


 

Feb
6

Cosy Sheridan's satirical viewpoints on everyday life have earned her a place in the hearts of fans across the country. Her concerts are wide-ranging explorations of modern mythology (meet Hades the Biker), love songs for adults, contemporary philosophy for the thoughtfully-minded and her signature parody on aging and women. A former NH native, she first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at both the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. West Side Folk called her "one of the era's finest and most thoughtful singer-songwriters" .

Doc Rogers

Doc Rogers
Thumbstyle Country, Blues and Folk

Feb 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

Reno Engineering

Vic Reno
1 Reno Road Marlow, NH 03456
Tel: 603-446-3426
renoengineering@relightdesign,com

Feb 20

Alec Hutson

Alec Hutson is a locally born and bred, multi-talented musician and artist. His music will soothe your heart and your ears with a delightful combination of soul, folk, and funk. You can be sure to expect rich lyrics, soaring melodies, and a captivating performance from this nationally touring, up-and-coming musician.

Judy Thackaberry
Feb 27

Alex Smith

Alex Smith is a 23-year-old folk singer from the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York. He is currently touring behind his third record, Hamilton County, and sings honest, thought-provoking songs of modern times while paying homage to the musical traditions of the past.

"Alex is a wonderful poetic writer who captures words full of meaning, matching them with creative music that creeps quietly into the past at the same time as dancing with the present and sneaking a peek at the future."

- Bob Everhart: National Traditional Country Music Association

"Alex is a natural storyteller with a rich voice who is creating poignant songs rooted in the heritage of his Adirondack home."

- Sarah Craig, Caffe Lena


Vic Reno

Reno Engineering

Vic Reno
1 Reno Road Marlow, NH 03456
Tel: 603-446-3426
renoengineering@relightdesign.com

 

Mar 6

 

Gail Finnie

Gail Finnie (aka Gail Rundlett) has been a mainstay of the folk scene in the Boston area since the mid-80's. She is known for her beautiful vocals, as well as being an innovator on the Appalachian dulcimer. While best known for her creative versions of traditional and folk standards, Gail has been performing many of her own songs in the last few years. She is the founding member of the successful four-woman a cappella group "Taproot".


Cooper & Kenneally

Rick Cooper and Pat Kenneally deliver an entertaining mix of early rock and roll and ‘The Good' country (Chet Atkins/Johnny Cash) that we all know and love, along with some folk-pop which is a totally different beast. The vocal harmonies, blend of guitar/ukulele, and tune selection is great and a lot of fun to listen to. Wonderfully talented musicians who understand what entertaining a crowd is all about. Seriously wicked cool infectious camaraderie and good humor. In a word, FUN.

Doc Rogers

Doc Rogers
Thumbstyle Country, Blues and Folk

Mar 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

Lauretta Phillips, Storyteller

Mar 20

John Flynn

In an era of deep division, John Flynn's songs call us together as they speak for the wounded, the weary, and the afflicted; for the prisoner, the soldier, and all the forgotten ones who walk unseen in our midst. Fusing the vision of an activist with the unblinking eye of a truth-teller, John Flynn's music speaks deeply to the heart and the spirit. A wordsmith and poet of rare clarity, John evokes our shared humanity as he addresses the times we live in. From barbed political verse to joyous fun-loving lyrics for kids, John paints vivid, lasting images with words and music drawn from a palate of awareness, irony, humor, and compassion. John was recently honored for his contribution of a song included in the compilation CD, “All About Bullies, Big and Small,” which won the Grammy as Best Children's Album of 2012.

Judy Thackaberry
E J Tretter
Carpenter
Builder
Musician Songwriter
Lebanon, N H
603-448-6152
tretterej@gmail.com
Mar 27

'Rupert Wates was born in the UK, but Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has described him as 'a prime figure in American music,' www.acousticmusic.com . Since relocating to the US in 2007 he has won close to 30 songwriting awards. His material is acoustic, melodic art/folk: haunting songs that ring true. 'A ridiculously talented musician' (Kitchen Sink House Concerts, AZ)' For his performance at the SCC, Wates will be accompanied by bass wizard Tom Bianchi

Kathy Lowe
E J Tretter
Carpenter
Builder
Musician Songwriter
Lebanon, N H
603-448-6152
tretterej@gmail.com
Apr
3
No CoffeeHouse

No CoffeeHouse.
Good Friday



Apr 10
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

Reno Engineering

Vic Reno
1 Reno Road Marlow, NH 03456
Tel: 603-446-3426
renoengineering@relightdesign,com

Apr 17

THE YOUNG NOVELISTS

Simon & Garfunkel meets Johnny and June; this Canadian folk-roots duo is known for their deft songwriting and gorgeous harmonies. The Young Novelists won a Galaxie Rising Star Award in 2010 and their first EP was hailed as “a work of unpretentious brilliance” by Exclaim! Magazine. They have since released two albums to further critical acclaim and have toured across Canada and into the northeast States. Relying on their shared passion for music, the husband and wife duo sing songs about small towns, redemption, love, and loss. Their third full-length album will be released in April 2015.


Vic Reno
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
Apr
24
No CoffeeHouse

No CoffeeHouse.
Rummage Sale



May
1

Susie Burke
& David Surette

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.

Doc Rogers

Doc Rogers
Thumbstyle Country, Blues and Folk

May
8
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

NHSA

The New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance (NHSA)
www.nhstorytelling.org

May 15

Rattye McGee is a duo of mountain loving, New Hampshire song writers. Their mission is to create music that satisfies the hungry soul. Rick Poulin is Rattye McGee's guitarist and co-song writer whose original, distinctive guitar sound is rich with harmonic rhythms and solos, all at once! On piano and vocals is Theresa Ramirez, blending her soulful vocals with her unique piano style. Together, they create original songs that are poetic, intelligent, emotional and real. Hope you dig the tunes!

Judy Thackaberry
Paul Howe Photography
Paul Howe Photography
of Sunapee, NH
Paul Howe Photography
May 22

Larry Dougher with Special Guest Adam McMahon

“Larry Dougher is in touch with all of the things that make the blues matter. He plays with passion, intensity, subtlety, and a twisted sense of humor, delivered with the fearlessness of a young Buddy Guy.” - Monster Mike Welch

An award-winning singer/songwriter, Larry performs traditional country blues in the revered Delta and Piedmont traditions as well as his intense originals. Local favorite Adam McMahon joins him for what will be a very fun night!



Martha Naylor

&

Kate Gordon

Reno Engineering

Vic Reno
1 Reno Road Marlow, NH 03456
Tel: 603-446-3426
renoengineering@relightdesign,com

May 29

The Joshua Incident performs original songs in an alt-country vein bound to the rich traditions of country, folk, and cosmic American music. Pedal steel guitarist Dan Beller-McKenna and singer Ann Norton met by chance on Facebook when they both waxed eloquent over Richard Thompson's “1952 Vincent Black Lightning” on a mutual friend's post. Discovering that Norton shared his passion for the music of Gram Parsons, Beller-McKenna and singer/guitarist Todd Thurlow invited Norton and bassist John “Hal” Halstead to join them in a Parsons jam one hot July afternoon. Tight harmonies meshed seamlessly with a lean but lyrical acoustic backdrop, and The Joshua Incident was born.

The band offers unique sound and spirit born from this rare mix of steel, guitar, bass, and vocals.


Al Peterson
Jun
5

Chris LaVancher

2014 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist – Chris LaVancher spins tales from such a genuine, heart-felt place you can't help but believe his stories and love the broken characters that inhabit them. 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 of sorts for folk singers and songwriters, but much of his inspiration still goes back to that little town in Pennsylvania.

Vic Reno

Susan Bedard, Associate Broker

Country Houses Real Estate

New London, NH

526-4020 ex. 106

Summer Break
Back in September, 2015

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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