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

 



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:

Deb Blesedel


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:

Vic Reno


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:

Al Carruth


Tonight‘s Sponsors:

Anonymous

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


Tonight‘s Sponsors:

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


Tonight‘s Sponsors:

Liz and Ken Tentarelli


NOV
  3
 

Robyn Macy
  &  The CoffeeHouse Crew

Robyn’s musical journey began in the nineteen sixties during "the Great Folk Scare."  Early influences included listening to the music of Dave Van Ronk and Mississippi John Hurt whose finger-picking seemed to be just this side of magical. Over all the years, her love of the fingerstyle blues has persisted and expanded.

After college and grad school, a decades long engineering career interrupted Robyn’s musical pursuits but after a lapse of many years, she returned to music with enthusiasm, studying voice with Karen Simpson and guitar with Jimmy Sferes. Robyn has studied briefly with Harvey Reid. During the past ten years Robyn has performed at open mics in Sunapee, Andover and Warner, playing both covers and some original material. Robyn is therefore a newcomer to the stage, with tonight’s debut performance being the fulfillment of a dream many years in the making. She aims to make it a good one.

Beyond the blues, Robyn loves songs with some emotional heft and she frequently sings songs that tell a story. Songs that are poignant, wistful, funny, or gritty all reach out to her. So, look for some traditional fingerstyle blues, some covers that may pull the heart strings and some original songs as well.

Rounding out the evening for the second hour are the “CoffeeHouse Crew” all of whom do yeoman work to keep this coffeehouse alive and running, each of whom is a fine musician in his/her own right. Miss them at your peril. This will be a truly eclectic mix and it should be a rollicking good time.

Tonight‘s Emcee:

TBD


Tonight‘s Sponsor

Mary Anne Levesque


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 Byrne & Andy Rogovin)

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


Tonight‘s Sponsors:

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


DEC
  8
 

Harmony Hotel

Harmony Hotel "soothes the soul with unique blends of voices, instruments, and musical styles" and combines the talents of four 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 music on the YHMedia website; David Indenbaum, stand-up bass player, also a member of Jeannie and the Hi-tops; Karen Harris, vocals/percussionist; Corey Unger, lead guitar, also a member of the Shugarmakers. The combination of eclectic covertunes, memorable originals, fantastic harmonies, unique rhythms and instrumentals makes Harmony Hotel a musical experience you don't want to miss. This concert is dedicated to Laurianne Jordan, our bandmate and friend, whose music and spirit will live on in us forever.

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