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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)

The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse

About Our CoffeeHouse:

  • We are a venue for live and Acoustic Music
  • We are a friendly listening room environment
  • We encourage new & emerging talent
  • Admission is free. We pass the hat for the performer
  • Shows on the 2nd and the 4th Friday each month. Open mic on the 2nd Friday
  • Our shows run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Spring 2023 Schedule:


JAN
  13
 

 

Performer pic

Open Mic

Open Mic Nite

Open Mic Nite at the Sunapee CoffeeHouse is the perfect opportunity for local musicians to showcase their talents and for music lovers to discover new artists. Whether you're a seasoned performer or just starting out, we welcome all levels of experience to take the stage. Our intimate setting and supportive atmosphere make it the perfect place to share your music with a friendly audience. Don't miss this chance to be a part of the musical magic at the Sunapee CoffeeHouse — we can't wait to hear what you've got! And who knows, maybe you'll even be the one to create that magic.

Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs.

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


JAN
  27
 

Kat & Brad

Drawing from 50s and 60s pop, American Songbook standards, and much more, this vibrant duo channels and fuses these influences through two voices, a guitar, and violin to bring you a mixture of original songs and dusted off covers from the past.

The two consist of Brad Bensko on Vocals and Guitar, and Kathleen Parks (of Twisted Pine) on Vocals, and Five-Stringed Fiddle.

Here's a sneak preview of Kat & Brad

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

"We Got This! Relax.com"


FEB
  10
 

Click Horning

Click Horning also known as "Click" is a singer, guitarist and composer

The Lake Sunapee, NH region has always had more than its share of musicians. Maybe it's the mountain air or maybe it's the scenery, but something keeps them coming back. Just ask Click Horning, New London's singer songwriter who left when he was seventeen for the Big Apple. Twelve years, a record contract and an album later it was time to come back. Early influences were Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter Paul & Mary, as well as rock and roll and R&B that he listened to growing up.

 


Open Mic Pic

2ND HOUR

The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs.

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


FEB
  24
 

Dana Robinson

"Dana Robinson is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter from Cabot,Vermont who combines an openhearted singing style, with wry humor and astute observations about community and place.

Seven Days writes, “Dana is a master storyteller, spinning his yarns with the precise skill of an artisan loom weaver.” ​

Here's a sneak preview of Dana Robinson

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


MAR
  10
 

Randy Miller &
Jane Orzechowski &
Gordon Peery

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.

Gordon Peery provides piano accompaniment for a wide variety of singers and instrumentalists in many genres of music, including fiddle tunes of Celtic, French Canadian and New England origin, American Songbook, jazz, blues, rock and roll, and folk.

 


Open Mic Pic

2ND HOUR

The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs.

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


MAR
  24
 

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 Emcees:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Anonymous


APR
  14
 

Erin Ash Sullivan

Erin Ash Sullivan is a Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter who loves a good storytelling song. Drawing from the lives of others as well as her own experiences as a daughter, wife, mom, and artist, Erin's songs harness language in unexpected ways to reveal the world through others' eyes.

“Melodic, fresh, and easygoing, with storytelling prowess on full display…recalling the likes of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.” – Unxigned

Here's a sneak preview of Erin Ash Sullivan


Open Mic Pic

2ND HOUR

The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs.

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Eric and Janet Peirce
(pronounced "purse")
Fans of live acoustic music
Claremont, NH


APR
  28
 

Bonnie Waters &
Howard Roscoe

Bonnie Waters is a songwriter and performer from the New England area (Vermont/New Hampshire), whose music includes: Folk, Pop, Celtic, and Blues, with a focus on New Consciousness themes. Melodic, soulful, and often haunting - Music from the Heart.

Here's a sneak preview of Bonnie Waters

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


MAY
  12
 

 

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Carl Beverly

Carl Beverly

Carl Beverly is a songwriter from Warner, New Hampshire who recently completed his solo CD “Ordinary Life.” He has been writing and perfecting his distinctive finger picking style for the past ten years. His songs reflect the sorrow and joy of life, family, friends, and nature. Beverly's passion for songwriting led him to form the Brook House Songwriters' Circle which provides community and inspiration to other local songwriters. When he's not writing, Beverly is a frequent performer at area coffee houses, open mics.

 


Open Mic Pic

2ND HOUR

The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs.

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Al Carruth


MAY
  26
 

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

Here's a sneak preview of Tom Pirozzoli

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Tonight‘s Sponsor:

Tom Pirozzoli


This completes our Spring Schedule

That's all for now but stay tuned, more is coming in the fall.

Fall 2023 Schedule:


SEP
  8
 

Crowe’s Pasture

"A BANJO-GUITAR ROMANCE" ROOTS - INFUSED CONTEMPORARY FOLK

Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform moving and inspirational songs that are sometimes joyful, sometimes wistful, and oftentimes, poignant, and that reflect a mutual passion for life, family and humanity. Their intimately blended vocal harmonies are mixed with an expressive and unique instrumental style that is best described as "a banjo-guitar romance." Crowes Pasture’s style of intimate and soulful folk transports and connects listeners through universal experiences in their “skillfully crafted, emotional songwriting” (Chris Eastburn, award-winning composer).

Crowes Pasture has made waves with two EPs and three full-length albums in just six-years time. Their CD, "Slow It Down", was released in June 2019 at the legendary Club Passim. Since its release, the title track earned Crowes Pasture a #1 song, and the album debuted at #5 on the Folk Alliance International Charts. Since the release of their first album, "Edge of America," the duo has had eight Top 10 Songs on the Folk Charts, including "Take Back the Red White and Blue" (January 2022), their cover of Mary Gauthier's "Mercy Now" (June 2019), and the timely and topical song, "Quarantine" (January 2021).


Open Mic Pic

2ND HOUR

The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs.

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


SEP
  22
 

Joel Cage

Joel Cage is an award winning veteran singer/songwriter from Boston. Once a member of the internationally acclaimed rock & roll group Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Joel has been performing regionally and nationally as a soloist for the past 2 decades. He has performed at some of the most prestigious folk & acoustic venues & festivals in the country, including the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas where he was awarded top prize in the Kerrville New Folk Competition.

A virtuoso guitarist and an impassioned vocalist, Joel Cage's music is both evocative and raucous. He spans the gamut from sounding like a full rock band to 'hear your own heartbeat' intimacy.

Joel Cage is also a master interpreter of other people's music, spanning a wide field of musical genres, garnering him the oft used moniker "Acoustic Rock Song Stylist."

Here's a sneak preview of Joel Cage

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


OCT
  13
 

CarLeans

The CarLeans are a musical collaboration between singer-songwriters Jim Carpenter (guitar, vocals), Sarah MacLean (guitar, vocals) and Rachel MacLean-Sargent (vocals). Along with bassist Corina Malbaurn, the Connecticut-based quartet blend their diverse musical backgrounds to create a captivating sound that had been garnering much attention from New England to Florida to Texas. Their vast repertoire adapts well to the various regions they tour through (folk, cajun, latin, and americana) . . . at once narrative, humorous, raw and powerful. Jim's percussive, driving guitar joins with Malbaurn’s equally solid upright bass to lay groove for the MacLean twin's soulful, commanding voices. The performance is at once a gritty, emotional whisper; dynamic sibling harmony, and a stunning R&B confession . . . offset by a sudden comical exchange and inevitably inciting the audience to its feet to dance.

The CarLeans have had the good fortune to perform at such esteemed venues as the Infinity Hall CT, Daryl's House NY, Awendaw Barn, SC, The Narrows, MA, Isis Music Hall NC, Skinny Pancake VT, Saxon TX, Neutral Ground LA, Katharine Hepburn Theater CT, Good Stuff NC, Prohibition FL, Eugene O'Neil Theater CT and Osippee Music Fest ME . . . sharing the stage with The Subdudes, Mipso, Marcia Ball, Hurrah for Riff Raff, Chris Ross, Donna the Buffalo and Birds of Chicago.


Open Mic Pic

2ND HOUR

The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs.

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


OCT
  27
 

Scott Ainslie

Considered a master of American roots music, Scott Ainslie brings a wealth of personal and musical history to the stage. With engaging stories he provides historical context for a repertoire of Delta Blues and ragtime guitar, gospel, and music of the banjo and fiddle traditions of the Southern Appalachians. Coming of age during the Civil Rights era, Ainslie studied with elder musicians on both sides of the color line. With a deep affinity for cross-cultural exchange, he plays this music with affection, authority and power.

Armed with vintage guitars, a fretless gourd banjo, a homemade one-string diddley bow, and carefully chosen historical and personal anecdotes of his encounters with senior musicians across the South, Ainslie brings the history, roots music, and sounds of America alive.

Scott Ainslie literally wrote the book on the Mississippi Delta Blues legend,“Robert Johnson/At the Crossroads”. Exploring the African and European roots of American music and culture in every concert,“he lives in the groove ...” says the Durham NC Spectator.

Blurb

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


NOV
  10
 

Ms. Tree TBD

We're working on it.

Stay Tuned.


Open Mic Pic

2ND HOUR

The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs.

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


NOV
  24
 

 

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NO COFFEEHOUSE

Thanksgiving Aftermath
&
Recovery


DEC
  8
 

Sam Robbins

Sam Robbins is often described as an "old soul singer songwriter." A Nashville based musician whose music evokes classic 70's singer songwriters like James Taylor and Neil Young, Sam adds a modern, upbeat edge to the storyteller troubadour persona. An avid performer, he has gained recognition from extensive touring and as one of the six 2021 winners in the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition, one of the largest and most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country.

Sam released his debut album, Finally Feeling Young, on May 14th, 2021. The album is reminiscent of his 70's singer-songwriter heroes, with a modern perspective. On the heels of the award winning opening single, 'Remind Me", Finally Feeling Young has already garnered radio airplay and critical acclaim. Two album tracks, Remind Me and Saying Amen, won him a place as one of the six Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk winners. Americana Highways writes: “He writes of subjects that others don't explore. Saying Amen has Robbins touching that special place Leonard Cohen went. This is brilliance." Fateau Magazine in the UK writes "One of the most promising new songwriters of his generation".


Open Mic Pic

2ND HOUR

The Tradition continues, Stop by to listen or join in. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or three songs.

Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


DEC
  22
 

Bough of Holly Holiday Sing Along Bough of Holly


tbd

Santa says Details to follow



Tonight‘s Emcees:

TBD

Would you like to sponsor a night for $25? Your name, logo and link could be right here. Plus it defrays our costs for the evening!
email: Martha Naylor for info


This completes our Fall Schedule

That's all for now but stay tuned, more is coming in 2024.

A Song Sampler

Below are some videos of performers who have graced our stage during past seasons. We hope you enjoy these samples of their music.

The Twangtown Paramours

David Surette

The Revenants

Bill Staines

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