December 15th: With guest feature Volkert Volkersz
He has written more than 30 songs and guitar instrumentals since retiring and moving to New Hampshire in 2016. His songs are inspired by the mountains, wildlife and people of his new home in the Granite State, as well his memories of the life he left behind in the Pacific Northwest.
Volkert has invested 39 years in education as both a music teacher and school librarian and has performed throughout the Puget Sound region of Washington State since 1965, as well as in California, Mexico, Canada and his birthplace, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Now he and his wife live in her hometown of Peterborough, where he works part-time as the program coordinator of the Dublin Community Center. He also hosts the monthly DubHub Open Stage. He has appeared, solo and with his band, the Walking Antiques, at the Keene Farmers Market, the Keene Music Festival, Granite Roots Brewery in Troy, the Farm Cafe in Keene, and they have featured at the Depot Cabaret in Hancock and the Open Door Coffeehouse in Hillsborogh, as well as at the DubHub.
About us: It is our goal to create a wholesome relaxing atmosphere for people to gather, listen and perform music, poetry and the spoken word. Our stage is set for you to perform in front of a supportive audience. A $5 donation is suggested (students may bring 2 cans of food as their donation, to help support the local St Vincent De Paul pantry).
Coffee, tea, water, soda, and juices are available, as well as popcorn and a variety of yummy baked goods from our kitchen. As always, there is no charge for snacks.
How it works: Doors open at 6:30 pm and all are welcome to sit, relax, meet and mingle. Performers (music, poetry, spoken word) are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Performances start at 7:00.
Each month we schedule a feature performer that is given a 30- 40 minute time slot at about 8:00 pm. Check out our Calendar to see who will be featured at our coffeehouse in the coming months.
Equipment: We have a PA and four Microphones that are available. We also have available the very loved and in tune upright grand piano named, “Rose”. If you are a piano player you will love the warmth that Rose has to offer.
Dates: Third Saturday of the month, except for our summer break (July and August) and the month of December. December is now, the 2nd Saturday of the Month.
33 Valley Road
Mason, New Hampshire
Click here for a map and directions.
Steve Tamulonis: Cell: 603-801-7430
Mike Damery: home: 603-878-2997