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

 

Join us beginning Friday, June 30, 2017,
for some great concerts at The Livery in Sunapee Harbor

Summer Schedule


  • Shows run from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. (The Doors open to the public at 6:30PM)
  • Shows are at "The Livery in Sunapee Harbor" (58 Main St., Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee, NH 03782)
  • For directions see the map directly below.
  • Parking is shown on the map
  • Coffee, tea, water and light refreshments/snack food will be available.
  • Tickets available at the door. Please see our schedule below for details.
  • Reserved tickets available at info@sunapeeheritagealliance.org.
  • Reserved tickets cost: $15 / adult, or buy tickets ahead – two performances for $25 (save $5) or four performances for $50 (save $10). The price for children 12 and under is $5.


Our SUMMER SCHEDULE

JUNE 30
Cosy Sheridan

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."

Tickets at the door:
$15 / adult — $5 / children (12 & under)

JULY
7
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.

In 2002, Laval won the U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Championship which launched his career throughout the U.S. and Scotland as a devoted performer of Celtic music. A self-managed, independent artist, Laval sustains a schedule of over 100 solo engagements per year on community concert series, large festival stages, as a soloist with symphonies, and in chamber music performances with other top string players.

Murmurs and Drones, Laval’s third and most recent album, won the popular vote for “Best World Traditional Album” in the 2012 Independent Music Awards.

Tickets at the door:
$15 / adult — $5 / children (12 & under)

JULY 14
Jordon Tirrell-Wysocki

Jordon Tirrell-Wysocki Bringing fresh energy to traditional Celtic music, Jordan was first recognized as part of New Hampshire’s musical culture at the age of 12, when he was the youngest member of the delegation representing the state in Washington, D.C. for The Smithsonian Folklife Festival. He grew up on a combination of contra dances and Celtic music, releasing multiple recordings and performing regularly around the state until leaving for college in Middlebury, VT. After graduating, Jordan spent time in both New York City and Ireland, exploring musical possibilities and honing his craft. He then began to carve out a career for himself back home in NH, touring with multiple rock bands while continuing to develop his unique approach to traditional Celtic music.

With various groups, he has opened for Irish music legends Tommy Makem, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones, country superstars such as Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and Uncle Kracker, and classic rockers Blues Traveler, The Marshall Tucker Band and Little Feat. He has toured nationally with the Adam Ezra Group (winner of five New England Music Awards including "Band of The Year") and appeared as a guest musician with other nationally touring bands including The Mallett Brothers, Yarn, The Lost Trailers, Roots of Creation and Hot Day At The Zoo.

Jordan performs more than 200 shows a year with various bands at venues of all sizes, mostly in the Northeast.

Tickets at the door:
$15 / adult — $5 / children (12 & under)

JULY
28
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

Tickets at the door:
$15 / adult — $5 / children (12 & under)

AUG
4
Tom Pirozzoli &
Gerry Putnam
Putnam-Pirozzoli

Putnam Pirozzoli
Guitar Duo

Art Show prior to the concert

Open 5–7 PM

Art of
TOM PIROZZOLI,
JON KEENAN & DAVID STEARN

Tom Pirozzoli & Gerry Putnam perform a heady mix of eclectic music. It's like magic, with Gerry on the nylon strings and Tom playing steel.

Bach to the Beatles...
Miles to Eric Clapton...
Brubeck to Gershwin...

Gerry Putnam and Tom Pirozzoli combine the lyrical, sophisticated sounds of classical guitar with the earthy soul of steel string acoustic....A highly original take on popular, jazz, classical and folk.

No TicketsTonight
Pass the hat donations

AUG
11
Odds Bodkin

Odds Bodkin: The consummate storyteller and musician.

Since 1982, professional storyteller Odds Bodkin has combined dramatic voices, vocal effects, narrative and live music to create imaginative experiences for audiences. During those decades he has created hundreds of tales that range from a four hour version of The Odyssey to children’s musicals. Universities and Classical associations invite him to perform his versions of Homer, while schools assemble K-2 and 3-6 graders to experience GOLDEN RULE, his highly-effective shows that teach kindness using stories and conversation with students. Middle and high school audiences sit spellbound when he tells Hercules: The Legendary Bully. Using only 12-string guitars, Celtic harp and folk instruments without electronic effects, he transforms his voice into heroes, giants, villains and animals while playing live music to create vivid, cinematic soundscapes. He also creates realistic effects with his voice––water droplets, wind, galloping hoofs, crashing waves––to add imagery to his tales.

Tickets at the door:
$10 / adult — $5 / children (12 & under)

AUG
18
Quentin Callewaert

Quentin Callewaert has only been on the music scene for a few years now but he’s making a major buzz as one of the most gifted guitarists around — and he’s still in high school. Quentin plays a combination of classical, traditional, contemporary and popular material as well as his own finely crafted original compositions.

One look, one listen and it’s clear that QC is embarking on an exciting journey. Welcome aboard, and hope to see you at a show sometime soon!

Tickets at the door:
$15 / adult — $5 / children (12 & under)

AUG
25
Mysterious Performer

Even We don't actually know who yet, but guarenteed, he or she really is coming, and he or she will be great, so you won't want to miss him or her.

Tickets at the door:
$15 / adult — $5 / children (12 & under)


This concludes our Summer Program
but please visit us in the fall for our regular season at the Sunapee Methodist Church,
where still more great music awaits.
...see our fall schedule below!!



About Our 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 Fall Shows
 

(at the Sunapee Methodist church)

Fall 2017 Schedule:

 
SEP
  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


SEP
 15
 

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

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


SEP
 22
 

GEOFF BARTLEY

Geoff Bartley (1948 - ?) is a folk-blues guitar player singer-songwriter and recording artist. His last two CDs, 2009's "Put the Big Stone Down" and 2011's "Mercy for the Dispossessed", went to No. 1 on folk radio. In the 1980s, Geoff won four guitars at the National Fingerpicking Champion-ships. Some of his songs and co-writes have been recorded by other artists in New England, Canada, Ireland, and Nashville, and some are included in the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine collection in Washington, D.C.

Since 1994 Geoff has played guitar and sung harmony for folk treasure Tom Paxton. In 2007, Geoff's song A Letter from Prison about Nelson Mandela was recorded by the progressive bluegrass band, The Infamous Stringdusters, on their CD "Fork in the Road" on Sugar Hill. Subsequently, that recording was used in the independent 2008 Lionsgate film "The Lucky Ones".

Songs and instrumentals he has written have been used on the History Channel, Animal Planet, the Learning Channel, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, NOVA and Nature on PBS and other cable networks, in private and commercial films and documentaries, and in private and commercial advertising in the US and other countries.

The folk press has called him a world-class guitarist, a brilliant songwriter and the prophet and spiritual godfather of the Boston folk scene.

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


SEP
 29
 

KEN BONFIELD

Ken Bonfield is an internationally recognized performer and composer of American fingerstyle acoustic guitar instrumentals played on guitars of his own design commissioned from master luthier; Alan Carruth.

In his open-hearted concerts, workshops and masters' classes, he shares with listeners new guitar dimensions and sonic explorations. His compositions are performed with his "chamber ensemble " of handcrafted instruments ranging from standard 6 string guitars to an 11-string harp guitar. Bonfield's work and calling is inspired by a deep love for the beauty, the sounds, and the craft of the acoustic guitar.

Ken Bonfield's instrumental guitar work patently avoids the incessant noodling… instead melody is king and Bonfield's gifted fingers flesh out a beautiful cavalcade of notes that are at times reminiscent of a human voice singing and often soaring." Frank Rabey, Mountain Xpress

“Ken Bonfield is a child of Leo Kottke. He shares Kottke's intricate finger picking techniques and casts them in an intimate setting that he calls, American Baroque.” John Diliberto, Host of PRI’s Nationally Syndicated show Echoes

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
  6
 

Kaitlyn Raitz
  &  Ben Plotnick

Kaitlyn Raitz (cello, vocals) and Ben Plotnick (fiddle, vocals) have been making folk music for the majority of their lives. Though they’ve only started playing Folk, Bluegrass, Appalachian and Stringband music together this past year, they have a combined musical resume that speaks to a lifetime of dedication to these styles and more. Individually, they’ve made their respective marks playing with countless artists across North America. From Jazz, to Country, to Classical, and everywhere in between, they’ve appeared on dozens upon dozens of professional albums. They’ve played in bars for 10 people, or at festivals for 40,000.

The relationship between the violin and the cello is age-old and has been proven time and time again, but as soon as Kaitlyn and Ben began to play and sing together, it became clear that something was different. Decades of experience as chamber musicians helped them to blend instantly, but it’s their spontaneous, energetic yet subtle approach to folk music that sets them apart.

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
  13
 

 

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
  20
 
CHURCH PIC

 

NO COFFEEHOUSE

 

CHURCH RUMMAGE SALE


OCT
  27
 

Castlebay – Fred Gosbee

Castlebay treats an audience to a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic as they interweave timeless songs, spritely dance tunes, and haunting aires inspired by the spirit of our rich nautical and Celtic heritage. Exuberant vocals are supported with Julia Lane's unique self-taught, award-winning Celtic harp style, and Fred Gosbee's expertise on 12-string guitar, violin and woodwinds. Their deep appreciation for the unique character of their home state of Maine, as well as the Celtic lands, Castlebay blends history, legend and experience into their personable performance style.

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


NOV
  3
 

Robyn Macy & the CH Crew

Performer data - Stay tuned.

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


NOV
  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


NOV
  17
 
CHURCH PIC

 

NO COFFEEHOUSE

 

CHURCH PIE SALE


NOV
  25
 
TROUBADOR

NO COFFEEHOUSE

Thanksgiving Aftermath
&
Recovery


DEC
  1
 

Crowes Pasture
(Monique and Andy Byrne)

Crowes Pasture is the Boston-based acoustic duo of Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin.

The duo brings leather and lace harmonies to classic and contemporary folk music in a style that draws from old-time, folk and bluegrass traditions, including such artists as Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Ian & Sylvia and the Civil Wars.

The duo’s eponymous full-length CD was released in May of 2016, and made the list of Top Folk Albums of June 2016 as compiled on Folkradio.org. The album debuted at #20, and continued to chart in July and August, based on 13,000 plays per month, on 140 radio programs playing folk, Americana and bluegrass music across the country.

Songs from Crowes Pasture's latest CD can be heard on folk radio stations across the U.S. and on four continents.

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


DEC
  8
 

Harmony Hotel

Harmony Hotel "soothes the soul with unique blends of voices, instruments, and musical styles" and combines the talents of five of the Upper Valley's best loved musicians. Cindy Mahler Geilich, singer/songwriter/guitar and uke player, was voted one of the Upper Valley's Music Legends for having the most listened to and downloaded original music on the YHMedia website. David Indenbaum, stand-up bass player, also a member of Jeannie and the Hi-tops; Laurianne Jordan, vocalist/percussionist, member of the duos Singer and Jordan and the BiVocals; Karen Harris, vocalist/percussionist, soprano in acapella groups throughout NE and CA; Corey Unger, lead guitar, also a member of the Shugarmakers. The combination of fantastic harmonies, guitar/ukulele, stand-up bass, percussion, and funky lead guitar makes Harmony Hotel a musical experience you don't want to miss and won't soon forget.

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


DEC
  15
 

 

OPEN MIC LOGO

 

CHRISTMAS OPEN MIC

&

SING-ALONG

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


This competes our Fall Schedule.

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