Renowned guitarist Pierre Bensusan to perform in Sunapee

Photo by TINA KORHONEN/ www.tina-k.com © 2011

French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan will be performing at a special concert hosted by the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse at the Sunapee Harbor House Livery on May 5 (from 7 to 9 p.m.). Photo by TINA KORHONEN/ http://www.tina-k.com © 2011

Sunapee, N.H. — French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan is coming to Sunapee this week.

The renowned artist will be performing at a special concert hosted by the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse at the Harbor House Livery, 58 Main Street, on Thursday, May 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a $20 suggested donation for this event.

“Pierre’s music gives me the shakes. No other guitarist shares his strange gifts of sophistication, accessibility and downright joy. Even at its most complex, Pierre’s music only needs ears to be enjoyed,” says Leo Kottke of Bensusan’s music.

Bensusan’s name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented.

“One of the truly gifted musicians of our time – he plays the guitar as if it were the very soul of himself,” says George Winston.

For more information about this special CoffeeHouse event, visit: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

 

Mandeville and Richards to perform at Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse March 4

Mark Mandeville Raianne Richards will be be performing at the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street. The music starts at 7 pm.

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards will be be performing at the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse on Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Sunapee Methodist Church (meeting room), Lower Main Street, Sunapee. The music starts at 7 p.m. Visit the CoffeeHouse website for more information: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

 

 

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.

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