Gail Finnie to perform at Sunapee Coffeehouse May 3

Gail Finnie is one of New England’s finest folk performers, playing Gail Finnie is one of New England’s finest folk performers, playing Appalachian dulcimer and guitar. Photo by Susan Wilson.

Gail Finnie, one of New England’s finest folk performers, playing Appalachian dulcimer and guitar, will be performing in Sunapee at the Community Coffeehouse on May 3. Photo by Susan Wilson.

The Sunapee Community Coffeehouse, held at the Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, Sunapee, has a full schedule of music this May. Time: Friday nights, 7 to 9 p.m. The emcee for the evening passes the hat for the musicians.

May 3 – Gail Finnie plays Appalachian dulcimer and guitar and teaches dulcimer, privately and in workshops at various festivals in the Northeast.  She has been performing as a solo artist for over 25 years in New England’s coffeehouses, clubs, festivals, concert halls, museums, and schools.

“…one of the best ballad singers I’ve ever heard!” ~ Boston Globe

May 10 – Ray Mason and his road-worn 1965 Silvertone guitar have been tirelessly touring since 1982. “Averaging over 140 shows a year, he’s like a teenager with thirty-plus years of experience,” says the release. Ray has opened shows for NRBQ, The Band, Marshall Crenshaw, Bill Morrissey, Graham Parker, They Might Be Giants, Nils Lofgren, Warren Zevon, Joan Osborne, Freed Johnston, Joan Jett, Blue Mountain and more.

May 17 – Derek Knott is a recording artist, singer-songwriter and acoustic performer. He has two studio albums and many released demos and videos to his credit. He’s also a guitarist, both electric and acoustic, as well as a bass player. He toured with multiple Grammy winner and world figure Joanne Shenandoah and has played in concert with artists as diverse as Iggy Pop, Rita Coolidge, and Brian Ray (Paul McCartney’s guitarist/bassist), before returning to his first love: acoustic guitar, writing and singing.

May 10 – Second Wind: “classy, sassy and always fun.” The popular local music duo of Terry Ray Gould and Suzi Hastings has a modern sound with classic roots. They play a range of music, classic folk/rock, easy listening, blues, country and modern pop.

May 31 – Open mic

We love our Open Mics, and the people it supports. The atmosphere can be magic. You get up to 15 minutes or three songs. We have all levels perform, from professionals to first timers, and all are welcome. Not only that, you’ll be amazed by the supportive atmosphere. In fact, that’s part of why we started the Coffeehouse. – Sunapee Community Coffeehouse

For more info, visit: www.SunapeeCoffeehouse.org

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