Music for Everyone at the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse

SCCoffeeHouseSunapee, N.H. — The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse has a full schedule of Friday night music coming up.

“We have a very busy May in store…[and] a diversity of musical styles,” said Tom Daniels, a CoffeeHouse volunteer. “There will be many local performers to enjoy, as well as some coming to us from as far away as Nashville. There should be a show for everyone to enjoy.”

“We would love to see you there,” added Daniels.

The CoffeeHouse meets at the Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church on the corner of Lower Main Street and Route 11, Sunapee. (Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Donations accepted.)

Courtesy of the CoffeeHouse website….

May 2 – The trio Random Acts of Harmony will be performing contemporary and folk revival music. Audiences like their tunes, love their harmonies, and not too surprisingly begin singing along.

May 9 – Balladeer, poet and songwriter John Perrault presents an evening of ballads, lyrics, and fresh cross-grained songs focused on the art of paying attention: to your neighbor, government, planet, and self. With three books and nine albums under his belt, Perrault draws on a range of traditions, both oral and written, to challenge the head and stir the heart. Perrault was the Portsmouth (N.H.) Poet Laureate (2003-2005).

May 16 – Doug Kwartler and Susan Levine: two stunning artists will team up for one stellar night.

May 23 – This evening features sets from Davey O. and Annalise Emerick.

May 30 – The tradition continues with open mic on the last Friday of the month.  Stop by to listen or join in. Storytellers are welcome.  The emcees for the evening will be Al Carruth and EJ Tretter. For more information, visit the CoffeeHouse website.

Bluegrass quintet PossumHaw to perform in Sunapee Feb. 7

PossumHawSunapee, N.H. — The Vermont bluegrass and country-folk quintet PossumHaw will perform in Sunapee at the Community Coffeehouse, at the Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, on Friday, February 7, 2014, from 7 to 9 p.m.  PossumHaw is known for their impressive vocal harmonies, original music and acoustic instrumentation.

Band members include Colby Crehan (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Stephen Waud (mandolin, vocals), Ryan Crehan (banjo, vocals, harmonica), Charley Eiseman (lead guitar, vocals), and Mitch Barron (upright bass, vocals).

The group’s lead singer Colby Crehan was named Vermont Vocalist of the Year, and their song “Road to Mora” was named Vermont Song of the Year.

To listen to clips from their new album, Waiting and Watching, visit www.possumhaw.net

Reviews:

“Crehan is, in this writer’s estimation, a shooting star in the world of bluegrass music…PossumHaw, with Colby Crehan starring, has now entered the top level of Green Mountain bluegrass bands” –Art Edelstein, The Times-Argus, Montpelier, VT

“The vocals of Colby Crehan rival the likes of Rani Arbo and Patti Casey. And the band is right there behind her musically” –George Nostrand, The Rutland Herald, Rutland, VT

“PossumHaw deliver sterling arrangements that are polished to a shine” -Robert Resnik, Seven Days, Burlington, VT

Neptune’s Car to perform in Sunapee Jan. 17

Neptune's Care_Strawberry-Moon-cover-6aSunapee, N.H. — The 2014 music calendar at the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse is packed with Friday night shows this winter. Performances are held at the Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit the Coffeehouse website for a complete listing.

On January 17, Neptune’s Car, Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes, will bring contemporary folk to the local listening room. The emcee for the evening will pass the hat for the musicians.

Neptune’s Car, an acoustic duo from Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is known for their intimate performance style, carefully crafted lyrics, generous harmony singing, and stellar guitar picking.

In 2010, their song “Lighthouse Keeper” reached Number One on the “Folk-DJ” chart. Their two albums of all-original material have been featured on many “Best Of” lists.

Maverick Magazine gave the duo’s debut album Strawberry Moon four out of five stars and said: “Steve’s guitar playing complements Holly’s vocal perfectly . . . the overall atmosphere created is perfect.”

SCCoffeeHouseOn January 24, Doc Rogers will be on stage at the Coffeehouse. And an open mic will be held on the last Friday of the month, January 31.

For more information including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

Sunapee Coffeehouse to host Christmas/Solstice Concert

Kathy LoweSunapee, N.H. — The Sunapee Community Coffeehouse will host a Christmas/Solstice Concert with Kathy Lowe on Friday, December 20, 2013, at 7 p.m., at the Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, Sunapee. The performance will include original seasonal carols from Lowe’s CD Wishing You Peace. The evening will include an audience sing-along with music books made available. Al Peterson will emcee the concert and Alan Carruth is the program sponsor.

The Coffeehouse will not meet on December 13 and will take a Christmas break after the concert on December 20. Music resumes on January 10 with a performance by John Fuzek.

SCCoffeeHouseFor Coffeehouse information, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit: SunapeeCoffeehouse.org.

Sunapee Coffeehouse hosts Nashville duo: Twangtown Paramours

TwangtownFridayCover1500Sunapee, N.H. — The Twangtown Paramours, an acoustic Americana duo from Nashville, will be performing on Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse at the Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church, Lower Main Street.

The music of the Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana,” and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. The basis of their musical style originates in the country music capital in which they live, but their lyrics are often influenced by poetic Texas songwriters.

The duo consists of Mike Lewis, a successful Nashville songwriter who sometimes plays upright bass for Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and MaryBeth Zamer, who sang background vocals for the late Eva Cassidy.

The Promise of Friday Night, the latest Twangtown Paramours album, was #2 last July on the Folk DJ Chart, was on two top 10 radio lists for the year in New York City and Chicago, and was #7 on Deep Roots Magazine Top 50 Album list for 2012.

The duo’s songs can be heard on over 70 Americana, Folk, and independent Country radio stations world-wide and previewed at Twangtown Paramours.com.

And it is likely their songs will be in at least one major motion picture in 2014. They’ve been asked by Major Studio Partners (in NYC), which financed films such as Superman II and The Devil Wears Prada, to write music for upcoming films.

SCCoffeeHouse Alan “Doc” Rogers will be the Coffeehouse emcee for the evening and will pass the hat for the musicians. Light refreshments will be available.

For the Coffeehouse calendar, visit: sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

Hiroya Tsukamoto to perform at the Sunapee Coffeehouse

hiroya tsukamotoSunapee, N.H. – Japanese guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto will perform at the Sunapee Community Coffeehouse on Friday, October 4, 2013, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Coffeehouse is held at the Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, Sunapee.

…chops, passion and warmth. Zealously recommended. – Jazz Review.com

Tsukamoto came to the U.S. after receiving a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music. He has performed internationally, appeared at Blue Note in New York and released five albums. His latest album Heartland features elements from several genres expressed in Japanese songs and guitar instrumentals.

Tsukamoto recently performed on Japanese National television.

The Coffeehouse will pass the hat for the musician. Coffeehouse volunteer Judy Thackaberry will emcee the evening. Mountain Spirit Institute is the program sponsor.

For more info, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

Coming to the Sunapee Coffeehouse later in October

October 11: The Twangtown Paramours – Time: 7-9 p.m. Suggested donation $15.
October 18:  Acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case – Time: 7-9 p.m. Suggested donation $15.

Sunapee Coffeehouse kicks off fall season Sept. 13

SCCoffeeHouseSunapee, N.H. — The Sunapee Community Coffeehouse is about to kick off its fall season, which will include performances by nationally known artists Bill Staines (Sept. 20), Buskin & Beateau (Nov. 1), and Rupert Wates (Nov. 15).

The schedule also features a Nashville act, a one of a kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan, and local talent.

“In addition, we are bringing back by popular demand our favorite double-necked guitarist,” emails Tom Daniels in the Coffeehouse release. “If there was ever a time to visit our venue, it is now!”

See the Coffeehouse calendar at sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

Mandeville & RichardsMandeville & Richards on stage Sept. 13

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, a folk duo from Massachusetts, perform on Friday, September 13, 2013. The music starts at 7 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, Sunapee.

Coffeehouse volunteer Judy Thackaberry will emcee. Music & Petreflection Photography, Kathy Lowe Music, is the evening’s sponsor.

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