Last updated: 11/09/14 23:17 (rm)




Fall 2014 Schedule: Click here or Scroll Down

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 Tom Daniels at thomasdaniels@comcast.net

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

Fall 2014

EmCee

SPACE
SPONSORED BY:

 
Click Name for Website
All Events: 7PM
(s=SCC's Sound sytem)
Please visit our sponsors
Sep
12

Claude Bourbon

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambience of the Thumb !

Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.

Heidi Patten

Jackie Yakovleff

Sep
19


Bill Staines

$15 Suggested Contribution

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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 .

Judy Thackaberry

Robyn Macy

Sep
26

Craig Werth

After touring internationally for 5 years with Canada's David Francey and earning a Canadian Juno Award himself, Craig Werth is singing his own highly acclaimed songs throughout his New England homeland. For the past several years Craig's heartful songs have seen heavy airplay in Folk radio including the #2 slot song this past December. David Francey says, "Craig is a brilliant songwriter himself. He is a dear and roadworthy friend and a joy to perform with. He is also the funniest man I have ever met." Craig often accompanies himself with 5 or more instruments including guitars, banjo, ukulele, bouzouki and shruti box

Tom Daniels

Anonymous

Oct
3

Kenny Weiland & Brad Myrick

Kenny and Brad are both accomplished solo performers. When they join forces, high spirited jazz, swing, and funky tunes are the result. Kenny has released four CDs of original songs, and two of his songs were featured on NPR's “Car Talk”.

Brad is a musician's musician performing with some of New England's best jazz players. He teaches at Experience Academy in Montagnana, Italy and is always busy with production work on both continents.

This is their second appearance at the SCCH and they've decided to split the show. Brad will energize the audience the second set performing originals from his upcoming solo CD.
Doc Rogers

Doc Rogers
Thumbstyle Country, Blues and Folk


Oct
10

Joel Cage

Joel Cage has been a force on the acoustic scene for some time. Constantly performing, writing songs, recording CDs. Joel is currently patrioting his latest release: "Eponymous". It has been written that "Joel sings as if from a mountain-top. He writes like one totally immersed within the depth of his own psyche. All the while, body writhing, foot pounding rhythm, legs kicking out in accent, sweat pouring from his body, hands flailing about in an almost violently sensuous caress, his guitar floats seemingly weightless amidst a cascade of full spectrum sound."

Deb Blesedell
Oct
17

"WOODCHUCKS' REVENGE 'warms folk with sparks of bluegrass, country and blues.' The group, comprised of Peter and Kristina Cady, Sandy Morse, and Mike

Lussen (formerly with Woods Tea Company) presents an engaging mix of old and new folk music ranging from Carter Family heart songs to western ballads, from traditional new England fiddle tunes to their own zany parodies of bluegrass standards. Playing guitars, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bass, the Woodchucks delight their audiences with humor, history and the variety of traditions that make up the American folk scene.


Deb Blesedell

www.mtnspirit.org

603-763-2668

Oct
24
No CoffeeHouse

No CoffeeHouse.
Venue Not Available



Oct
31
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!

EJ Tretter

Music &
Petreflection Photography

kathylowemusic.com  

Nov
7

Heather Pierson

"There's a real pureness to her voice as she leads us through intimate corners of her experiences and tells stories with a Joni Mitchell kind of edge . . . it's as if it's as second nature as breathing" -Portland Press Herald

Heather Pierson is a pianist, singer/songwriter and performer whose inspiring live performances and growing catalog of releases illuminate her boundless creativity, delving into Americana, blues, jazz and folk. Her latest CD, The Hard Work of Living, was released in October 2013 and features her New England Songwriting Contest winning single “A Hard Man To Please.”

Tom Donnelly

Leena Mark
and
Sunapee Canvas Works

Nov
14

Marina Evans

Singer/Songwriter Marina Evans combines a background in jazz with traditional folk and indie rock into a sound all her own. She has captivated audiences around the world with her sultry vocals, sharp lyrics, and unusual melodies. Since her start in her hometown of Rockport, MA, Marina has released three original EPs and a full-length album, and has toured across the U.S., to London, and to Italy. With the 2013 release of her album Unbound Marina has truly hit her stride: the album navigates folk ballads to indie anthems to straight up rock and roll "with absolute ease." A versatile, passionate performer, Marina gives her all to every performance.

Judy Thackaberry

www.mtnspirit.org

603-763-2668

Nov
21
No CoffeeHouse

No CoffeeHouse.
Venue Not Available



Nov
28
No CoffeeHouse

No CoffeeHouse.
Day after Thanksgiving



Dec
12
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

Jeff & Sandy Richardson

Westmoreland , NH

Christmas Break
Back in January, 2015

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

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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.

EmCee needed
Steve & Sue Greenbaum
Jan 23

Grace Morrison

Grace began her musical journey studying piano at the tender age of five. At twelve she taught herself how to play the guitar, started writing songs, and two years later found herself opening for some of the best folk acts in New England.

Within the next few years, Grace had written over two hundred songs and was performing full time. Grammy nominated recording engineer John Mailloux of Bongo Beach Productions says “ Grace's voice is a reflection of herself--pure and true. She is an incredible talent mixing seemingly effortless musicality and original storytelling in the Folk and Americana genres.”


EmCee needed

Anonymous

Jan 30

Bernice Lewis

With almost four decades of performing festivals, concert halls, coffeehouses, colleges, and house concerts, along with a half dozen acclaimed CDs, Bernice Lewis has built a solid national fan base. She is also a published poet, a producer, and an educator extraordinaire. Lewis — who studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Rosanne Cash and Cris Williamson — has been a featured performer on NPR's Mountain Stage program, as well as at the Kennedy Center.

“Bernice is a voice full of light and hope. She is one of the keepers of the flame of Real Songwriting.” - Rosanne Cash

EmCee needed
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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.

EmCee needed
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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


EmCee needed
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
Mar 6

Gail Finnie & Cooper & Kenneally

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".

EmCee needed
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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.

EmCee needed
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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

EmCee needed
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
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

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 17

Graydon James &
Laura Spink

Simon & Garfunkel meets Johnny and June; this Canadian folk-roots duo is known for their deft songwriting and gorgeous harmonies. With their band (The Young Novelists) they won the 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 spring 2015.

EmCee needed
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

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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!

EmCee needed
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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

Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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.


EmCee needed
Would you like to sponsor a night? $25 gets your logo and link here, plus it pays for our rental costs for the evening!
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.

EmCee needed

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
thomasdaniels@comcast.net

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:
Tom Daniels thomasdaniels@comcast.net (*Be sure to write "Sunapee CoffeeHouse" in the subject line in order to get your email to Tom) (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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www.mtnspirit.org