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 Winter-Spring Shows
 

Winter 2019 Schedule:

 
Jan
  11
 

 

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
  18
 

Windborne

Internationally acclaimed folk band Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. Praised for “the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements,” Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing.

Stunningly powerful vocal harmony floods the room as the four Windborne singers present Song on the Times, their project of working class movements for peoples’ rights from the past 400 years, sung for today struggles. The group was catapulted to new heights when clip of them singing in protest outside Trump tower went viral:

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Martha Naylor


Tonight‘s Sponsor

Curruth-logo

www.alcarruthluthier.com
863-7064


JAN
  25
 

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

PENNYROYAL HILL

LAND SURVEYING & FORESTRY LLC

(603) 863-0981
claytonplatt@pennyroyalhill.com

EMAIL: Clayton Platt


FEB
  1
 

Etna Olde Time
(Marc & Billy)

Marc Shapiro and Billy Corbett are a new-old-time duo rooted in the hills of Vermont and New Hampshire. Marc and Billy forage from a collection of traditional and newer tunes and stew them in a broth of bluegrass and folk.

Building on a friendship that began many years ago, Marc Shapiro (banjo, guitar, vocals) and Billy Corbett (mandolin, guitar, vocals) quickly established themselves on the New Hampshire and Vermont music scenes, playing listening rooms, farmers markets, weddings, radio shows and bluegrass festivals.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor

Vintage Doc Rogers

Doc Rogers

Thumbstyle Country, Blues and Folk


FEB
  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


FEB
  15
 

The Whispering Tree

The Franco-American duo, which includes singer/songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour, craft richly immersive folk-rock brimming with evocative lyrics, nature imagery, perspectives from travel, and a panoramic musicality that encompasses traditional folk, indie rock, classic rock, and 1960s pop and rock n’ roll. The twosome has garnered favorable comparisons to Cowboy Junkies, Over the Rhine and Aimee Mann.

"The Whispering Tree tastily combine wistful folk, mellow rock and pinches of gypsy jazz and bluegrass into a compelling compilation of tightly written tunes" — Keyboard Magazine

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


FEB
  22
 

Davey Davis

Davey Davis is a 7th generation Vermonter who grew up on a farm in the shadow of Mt. Ascutney. His songs and poetry emanate from a deep love of the land.

Working various jobs in machine shops and as a ski instructor, fly fishing guide and trail builder, Davey’s songwriting easily taps the lyrical nuances of nature and the stark realities of rural life, with an eye towards the human characters inhabiting it.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Martha Naylor


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Kearsarge Marines


MAR
  1
 
Local Talent Night

Lindsey Schust & The Ragged Mountain Band

Lindsey Schust is a New Hampshire based singer-songwriter, composer, pianist and drummer. Her group, founded in 2011, plays a blend of Country, Folk, Bluegrass, and some Afro-Cuban styled songs. The repertoire includes original songs like "Hippie Hill" and "Country Way". The band is made up of family and friends, with Grace Schust (drums and vocals), Jim Schust (acoustic guitar), Paul Currier (Mandolin, Dobro, Fiddle & vocals), Jim Connell (bass & vocals), Robert Grasmere (harmonica), and Jesse Schust (percussion). Expect a lively evening of songs, stories, and fun!

Will Hatch

Will Hatch is a singer-songwriter from Hopkinton, New Hampshire. Illustrating a nuanced take on classic American themes, Hatch’s songs feature honest lyrics about heartbreak and loss, reality and desire. Despite his melancholic introspection, there is a silver lining. Spinning spider webs on guitar and banjo, his songs meld poetry with detailed finger picking. Fans of Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen, or guitar greats Mississippi John Hurt and Doc Watson, will appreciate Hatch’s style. Hatch tours New England as a solo act when not playing with his band Will Hatch & Co

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor

Curruth-logo

www.alcarruthluthier.com
863-7064


MAR
  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


Tonight‘s Sponsor

PENNYROYAL HILL

LAND SURVEYING & FORESTRY LLC

(603) 863-0981
claytonplatt@pennyroyalhill.com

EMAIL: Clayton Platt


MAR
  15
 
MUSICIAN

 

IRISH "SEISIUN"

St. Patrick's Day.

Traditional Irish music (the jigs, reels, slides and songs) are intimately connected to the history and culture of the Irish. It is a part of the soul of a people who have come through incredible hardship and struggles.

An Irish “seisiun” is a gathering of accomplished musicians who not only know many of the traditional Irish tunes and songs, but often know a lot about Ireland – it’s history and culture. There is often one or two people (the especially accomplished musicians) who are informal leaders. One or two folks will start a tune (music without singing) and everyone who knows the tune will join in – tunes are often played in sets of two or three tunes in a row.

There is often discussion between sets and tunes about where the tunes came from and who may have written or performed it originally.

For this Irish session we will have the following very special performers –

  • Skip Gorman on fiddle
  • Jane Orzechowski on fiddle
  • Deanna Stiles in flute
  • Grant Taylor on flute
  • Tim Travers on button accordion
  • Vic Reno on guitar and others

Come see and hear what real Irish sessions are like as played by some of the finest Irish music musicians anywhere.

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
  22
 

Joyce Andersen

Joyce Andersen is a veteran musician who has enjoyed a varied 20 year career as side-gal, session player, singer-songwriter, and band leader. Her live shows and recordings showcase her versatility as a vocalist and violinist who thrives on writing and interpreting songs across many genres from old-time, rock & Americana, to folk, pop, & swing. She started getting critical acclaim and radio play in the folk world with her first full length CD "The Girl I Left Behind" (2000) for it's songwriting, breadth of styles and her unique ability to harmonize her vocals with her violin. Her latest CD "SWERVE!" (Oct. 2011), marks the invention of her innovative new "violin troubadour" sound which reflects her strengths as an improviser, and her new found interest in using technology (loops, effects etc.) to harness new sonic landscapes and launch into extended psychedelic jams. Andersen has made 9 CDs: 5 solo and 4 with husband and folk virtuoso, Harvey Reid. She lived and toured out of Boston, Nashville, and NYC before returning to her native New England in 2000 where she lives with her husband and their two boys, in York, ME. Andersen's music has brought her from the coffeehouses and taverns of her native New England, national & international touring as a solo artist and with husband, Harvey Reid, Childsplay, and a host of other artists in her side-gal days. She even made it to Carnegie Hall and the Conan O'Brien show.

And Minnesota Public Radio says "Youth and strength flow through her voice. She's got power and conviction. . . She's writing new songs and retelling old stories, and there's" still something mysterious in her music that sounds like comes from an ancient and pure source."

Tonight‘s Emcee:

EJ Tretter


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Robyn Macy


MAR
  29
 

Cosy Sheridan

Cosy Sheridan has been called "one of the era's finest and most thoughtful singer/songwriters" She first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Since then she has released 10 cds, written a one-woman-show and her music has appeared in books and film. She has taught songwriting, guitar and performance workshops at music camps for the past 15 years, including The Puget Sound Guitar Workshop and The Swannanoa Gathering. She is the director of The Moab Folk Camp in Moab, Utah.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Judy Thackaberry


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Kearsarge Marines


APR
  5
 

Quentin Callewaert

Seventeen year old Quentin Callewaert has only been on the music scene for a few years now, but he is creating a major buzz as one of the most gifted guitarists around.

Classically trained, Quentin’s interest in fingerstyle acoustic guitar was inspired by Doc Watson, Merle Travis and Tommy Emmanuel. He is also a gifted singer with a refreshingly bluesy voice that compliments his blend of Americana, gospel and bluegrass.

It’s been an extremely busy year for this singer/guitarist, performing full shows in venues all across the North East. In order to find out how truly versatile this young musician is, you will simply have to hear him play!

Tonight‘s Emcee:

Doc Rogers


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Liz and Ken Tentarelli


APR
  12
 

 

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


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Kearsarge Marines


APR
  19
 
CHURCH PIC

 

NO COFFEEHOUSE

 

GOOD FRIDAY


APR
  26
 
CHURCH PIC

 

NO COFFEEHOUSE

 

CHURCH EVENT

Church Rummage sale


MAY
  3
 

RICK CEBALLOS &
DADDY LONGLEGS

As local supergroups go, Daddy Long Legs sure keep a low profile. The band features three of Vermont's finest acoustic players. First and foremost is violinist David Gusakov. Gusakov was a member of Burlington's progressive bluegrass pioneers Pine Island in the late 1970s, presently plays with gypsy-jazz outfit Swing Noire and has logged time in just about every great local acoustic band in between. He's joined by banjo whiz Rick Ceballos and multi-instrumentalist Matt Witten, who are equally regarded in Vermont trad, old-time and bluegrass circles.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Kearsarge Marines


MAY
  10
 

Matt & Shannon Heaton

With engaging stage presence and masterfully-crafted music, Boston-based Matt & Shannon Heaton offer well-travelled Irish music from the heart. Steeped in sessions in County Clare and brewed in the acoustic music scenes of  Chicago & Boston, their flute/guitar/bouzouki instrumentals and sweet husband-and-wife harmony singing draw deeply from the Irish tradition.

The Heatons also gently incorporate the Thai music Shannon learned in school as a kid and rootsy Americana sounds that surrounded them during their three years in bluegrass-haven Boulder, Colorado. 

Since their move to Boston in 2001, the Heatons have become an integral part of Boston’s vibrant trad music scene. (Shannon co-founded the Boston Celtic Music Fest in 2003.)

Shannon was named 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council Traditional Artist Fellow. The Irish American News dubbed her Female Musician of the Year (2009) and Live Ireland nominated her Female Musician of the Year 2010 and  2011. She's been compared to Alison Krauss and Altan's Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh for her combination of vocal grace and instrumental prowess on Irish flute, whistles and accordion. She is also an acclaimed arranger and composer, and has published two instructional Irish music books.

In addition to his acclaimed work as an Irish accompanist on guitar and bouzouki, Matt has also received multiple Massachussetts Cultural Council Grants for his work with kids (he's got two CDs of original rockabilly-tinged music for children and discerning parents). He fronts surf-rock band Electric Heaters and also holds a master's degree in classical guitar. For his creative chording and driving grooves, Matt has been called "a combination of Bill Frisell and Arty McGlynn."

Matt and Shannon are poised, passionate American performers with Irish roots and universal appeal. They are comfortable onstage and have a warm connection with their audiences. They move listeners with their love of traditional music (and each other), and their sense of adventure and fun in exploring new directions and possibilities. 

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Kearsarge Marines


MAY
  17
 

 

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
  24
 

The Hollands!

The Hollands! are an internationally touring family band with roots in the US and Australia. They are seasoned performers and are known for engaging audiences and rousing a sing-a-long with their intimate merrymaking.

They are 21st-century nomadic travelers and frolic in the Americana, Folk revival scene.

By the end of their performance, audiences will feel like they are part of the band. This is the experience and magic that happens when The Hollands! come to town.

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
  31
 

Phoebe Legere

Phoebe Legere is family-friendly and fun. Her songs are spiced with Cajun, blues, country, folk, jazz, and Native American music. Phoebe Legere is a rollicking blues piano player, an award-winning Cajun accordion player, a folk-blues guitar stylist, a powerhouse vocalist, and an award-winning songwriter. Phoebe Legere is a standard bearer of the Acadian/Abenaki Renaissance. Legere has appeared on National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC, NBC, PBS and Charlie Rose. Phoebe Legere is the descendant of Mayflower travelers, Native Americans, Whalers, Voyageurs, Ministers, and Wizards. She is a spellbinding storyteller, seamlessly weaving tales of ghosts, giant moose, magic fish, flying Abenakis, and shape-shifting trees into her mesmerizing musical celebration of New England history.

"Her voice will take your breath away." - NPR
"She is the real deal." - Providence Journal
"Reminiscent of Edith Piaf...Jerry Lee Lewis" - (NY Times)
...and Frank Zappa." - (Billboard)
"Legere is an expressive and versatile singer whose voice ranges from a dark and earthy alto to a gorgeous dazzling high soprano.She combines intelligent lyrics and a fusion of French musette, Cajun, pop, rock, folk and jazz into a "roots alternative" stew. - Washington Post

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


JUN
  7
 

Julie Snow

Julie Snow is a Boston-based singer-songwriter whose songs are infused with heart and humanity. Starting with songs recorded by Lui Collins in the late 1970's and early 80's, it has been her goal to both entertain and inspire, above all hoping to create connection through her music. Her early songs have been recorded by a variety of folk artists, but Julie has recently released No Ordinary Love, her second album of her own songs. Her music is funky, funny, and full of love.

"I’ve been a fan of Julie Snow’s songs for a very long time. Her writing is clever, insightful, witty, and her grooves are simply gorgeous!" — Brooks Williams

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


This completes our Winter/Spring Schedule.

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