Adirondack folk singer Alex Smith will perform in Sunapee Feb. 27

AlexSmithrev2Sunapee, N.H. — Coming to the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse on Friday, February 27 is Adirondack folk singer Alex Smith, who brings a rich voice to poignant and thought-provoking songs. The music starts at 7 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church (downstairs), 9 Lower Main Street.

Smith grew up in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in Long Lake, N.Y., where he began writing and playing traditional folk songs in his early teens. He hasn’t stopped since. Smith is now touring behind his studio album release Hamilton County (Wepecket Island Records).

Enjoy a preview via YouTube, Smith performing “The Ballad of Blue Mountain Lake,” which was in the Emmy award-winning documentary “Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector” (Mountain Lake PBS production).

The Sunapee CoffeeHouse is an all-volunteer, community-based concert series. The venue is for both professionals and amateurs who wish to play in a quiet setting with an attentive audience. There is no cover charge but the CoffeeHouse will pass the hat for the musicians and to help cover venue expenses. For directions, performance or volunteer info, visit: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

Cosy Sheridan will perform in Sunapee Feb. 6

Cosy SheridanSunapee, N.H. – Another great performer is coming to the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse.

Singer, songwriter, and guitarst Cosy Sheridan will be on stage at the CoffeeHouse on Friday, February 6, starting at 7 p.m. Location: Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street.

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, love songs for adults, contemporary philosophy for the thoughtfully-minded and her signature parody on aging and women.

A N.H. native, she first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won 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.”

Enjoy a preview… selections from her digital album “Pretty Bird,” via: www.cosysheridan.com.

Her user-friendly  musical philosophy sets her happily apart… She is a wonderfully lively, very funny and enormously amiable entertainer with a keen and wicked eye for the excesses of our fast-food, tv-happy  and noisome culture. – The Boston Globe

The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is an all-volunteer, community-based concert series. The venue is for both professionals and amateurs who wish to play in a quiet setting with an attentive audience.

There is no cover charge; the hat is passed for the musicians and to help cover venue expenses. Convenient parking; the entrance is at the rear of the church.

For directions and the performance calendar or to learn about volunteer opportunities, visit: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

Sunapee CoffeeHouse Open Mic kicks off 2015 season

SCCoffeeHouseSunapee, N.H. — The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse will host Open Mic tonight, January 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street.

“We love our Open Mics and the people it supports,” says a CoffeeHouse organizer Tom Daniels. “The atmosphere can be magic.”

Professionals to first timers performers are invited to participate. Registration starts at 6:45  p.m. For more information, visit: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

Sunapeee CoffeeHouse: Heather Pierson heartfelt soulful music Nov. 7

Heather Pierson,pngSunapee, N.H. — Award-winning pianist and mutli-genre singer/songwriter Heather Pierson will be performing her heartfelt, soulful music at the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse, at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, on Friday, November 7, from 7 to 9 p.m.

“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’s performances move seamlessly and effortlessly from one style to the next, from New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives. She is now finishing up work on her eighth studio recording, Motherless Child, a collection of inspired originals and renditions of blues and jazz standards that promises to be her best release to date. It’s due for release this November.

Tom Donnelly is the scheduled CoffeeHouse emcee for the evening. Leena Marks (Sunapee Canvas Works) is the local sponsor.

Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is an all-volunteer effort that provides a community-based concert series for professionals and amateurs wishing to play in a quiet setting with an attentive audience.There is no cover charge, but the CoffeeHouse passes the hat with donations going to the musicians. For directions, performance and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit website www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

Woodchucks’ Revenge to perform at Sunapee Coffeehouse

SCCoffeeHouseThe musical quartet Woodchucks’ Revenge will be performing at the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, on Friday,  Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Woodchucks’ repertoire ranges from New England fiddle tunes to modern cowboy songs and from Irish Ballard’s to ’60s folk, blues and bluegrass. Songs about Vermont and mountains and life in New England are show staples along with a healthy dose of humor and a small but growing number of originals, according to the release.

The quartet includes Peter Cady (on guitar), Kristina Cady (on fiddle and bass), Sandy Morse( on guitar, mandolin, and banjo) and Mike Lussen (on banjo, tenor and six-string guitar, bouzouki, ukulele, and bohdran.)

The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is an all-volunteer, community-based concert series. The venue is for both professionals and amateurs who wish to play in a quiet setting with an attentive audience. There is no cover charge but the CoffeeHouse emcee for the evening will pass the hat for the musicians. For directions, performance or volunteer info, visit www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

Sunapee CoffeeHouse: Weiland & Myrick perform Oct. 3

KENNY WEILAND & BRAD MYRICKSunapee, N.H. — Kenny Weiland and Brad Myrick 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”.

Kenny and Brad will be performing at the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse, at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, on Friday, October 3 starting at 7 p.m.

This is their second appearance at the CoffeeHouse and they’ve decided to split the show. Brad will energize the audience in the second set performing originals from his upcoming solo CD. There is no cover charge; the emcee for the evening will pass the hat for the musicians. For more information, visit the CoffeeHouse website: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org

Craig Werth to perform at Sunapee CoffeeHouse

CRAIG WERTHSunapee, N.H. — Singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Craig Werth will perform in Sunapee at the Community CoffeeHouse at the Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street, on Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m.

Since 2006, Craig has performed and toured internationally appearing in concerts and festivals in Scotland, England, Ireland, Australia and across North America. After touring internationally for five years with multiple Juno award-winning artist David Francey, Craig Werth is singing his own highly acclaimed songs throughout his New England homeland.

His CoffeeHouse performance will likely include a variety of instruments. He often accompanies himself with five or more instruments… guitars, banjo, ukulele, bouzouki and shruti box.

Craig has three solo albums including “The Spokes Man” (2013) that garnered several “top new album of the year” accolades. His song, “The Spokes Man,” pays tribute to a real-life 78-year old retired custodian who rebuilds bicycles and gives them away to bike-less kids in Durham, North Carolina.

The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is an all-volunteer, community-based concert series that offers regular performances throughout the year.

The venue is for both professionals and amateurs who wish to play in a quiet setting with an attentive audience. There is no cover charge; the CoffeeHouse passes the hat and all funds collected go to the musicians.

For directions, performance or volunteer info, visit the CoffeeHouse website at: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

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