Al “Doc” Rogers Returns to Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse

Al "Doc" Rogers performs at the Sunapee Community CoffeHouse Friday nightAl “Doc” Rogers, performing blues, ragtime and folk  returns to the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse on Friday, February 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. This is Doc’s third appearance at the CoffeeeHouse, which hosts music Friday nights at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street.

Rogers, who now hails from Warner, NH, was influenced by such performers as Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, and Chet Atkins. He started performing with Joey Trotter as a duo called Cheese and moved to Golden, Colorado, where he performed with Scott Bennett as the Hilladelphia Philbillies. Rogers also taught at the Denver Folklore Center. Back in New Hampshire, he played in Loose Change, a folk/rock/pop acoustic trio. Now he plays solo, pickin’ out the blues, ragtime, and folk rock tunes.

Doc’s youtube site is

Randy Richards, founder of the Coffeehouse, is expected to emcee Friday night; Clarke’s Hardware, New London, is this week’s sponsor. The CoffeeHouse seeks to provide a listening room for professional and amateur musicians and appreciative audiences. There is no cover charge; the hat is passed for the musicians and venue expenses.The 2010 music line up and volunteer and sponsorship info, is available on the CoffeeHouse website.

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