Upcoming Calendar

December 15th:          

Volkert Volkersz

– 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.

Volkert plays 6 and 12-string guitars, harmonica, Irish bouzouki, and other instruments. His songs cover topics including gratitude, gun violence, aging, love, peace and fruit flies. He has recently set poems to music by Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Another new song makes a reference to Henry David Thoreau.

Check out his originals on reverbnation https://www.reverbnation.com/volkertvolkersz

What folks are saying………….

“Your 15 minutes on our stage were just rich, and heartfelt and beautiful.”  –Pam Stohrer, Host of The Open Door Coffeehouse, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
 A must see performer in my books.”–John Sepe, former host of the Fitzwilliam Inn Open Mic (2017)
“The audience was completely captivated by his performance….a comical sing-a-long about a fruit fly…and my favorite…a moving song about gun violence… If you get a chance to hear him…do it!
–Carl Beverly, Singer/songwriter, recording artist

January 19, 2019………. with special guests;

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Doug Farrell, Steve Dionne, and Jack Henry are each accomplished NH musicians, singer/songwriters, and performers who together are – Decatur Creek. The 2016 addition of Beth Eldridge (The Bradford Bog People and The Hardtacks) on fiddle, vocals, and guitar has taken the band to another level. Their diverse styles complement one another and the group’s evolving original acoustic sound will bring a smile to your face, rhythm to your feet, and leave you wanting for more. Doug and Steve handle most lead vocals and guitar with forays on harmonica, percussion, and mandolin (Doug). They have written most of the songs posted to date (except Southbound Train and Rain- by Jack, and Main Street – co-written by Jack and Doug) and most of the band’s original tunes. Jack handles the bass, most harmony vocals, some lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, dobro, electric lap steel, and high-string guitar, so far…! Beth shines on the fiddle and adds rhythm guitar along with her solid lead and harmony vocals. The band’s influences run from traditional/roots to Americana – country, singer/songwriter, folk, blues, and rock – always with the focus on the songs, lyrics, and vocals.

February 16th, With

New Beginnings;

From Brookline NH come a contemporary Christian music consortium. More information coming.

March 16th, Featuring

Dean Stevens

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For twenty five years Dean Stevens has delighted audiences of all ages throughout the Americas. An exuberant performer of distinctive
style and wit, he combines an intricate, self-taught guitar style with a versatile and expressive singing voice. He has established himself as
a formidable creator and interpreter of a wide spectrum of songs in English and Spanish.
His own material explores a variety of personal and social topics, paints sketches of people and places, celebrates the Earth, and
annoys the narrow minded.
Born and raised in Costa Rica, Dean Stevens is a lifelong student of Latin America. He learned Spanish at an early age, and readily absorbed the musical and topical influences of the region. He travels frequently to Central America, and has become known for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees returning to their homes
in El Salvador and Guatemala.

Dean Stevens has five highly acclaimed recordings to his credit. His last release, “At Last” (Volcano Records), is a collection of songs in English and Spanish, with guest appearances by Aoife O’Donovan, Eric Kilburn, Billie Novick and many others.

April 20th We welcome;

The Tara Greenblatt Band

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                Band members are Tara Greenblatt, Ramsay Thomas, Lucio S. Eastman, Shana R. Hall, & Grace Aldrich. Together they weave a musical tapestry of luscious harmonies, decadent strings, groovy hand drumming, & poignant lyrics. Visit: http://taragreenblatt.com/

A favorite at the Living Room Coffee House. This is their 3rd appearance. These folks make great music together. I’ve enjoyed all the performances I’ve seen. They are loosely tight with an earthy richness of musical rhythm, and harmony that carries and supports the human lyrics. They make beautiful real music. SPT.

May 18th, With local rising talent

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Paul was born in Boston and raised in Denver, He blends different styles of Folk Music, Americana, and Bluegrass into a soulful and authentic experience that you won’t soon forget. Influenced by artists such as Paul Simon, Dave Van Ronk, and Sam Cooke, his music will both sooth and energize with powerful words and vocals.

June 15th; featuring our good friend

David Lister

David Lister. Singer. Songwriter. Folk Singer. David Lister crafts songs, one at a time, wistful songs about family, relationships, and unanticipated discovery. Songs that bite. Songs that make you laugh. Songs that can be uncomfortable.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dave relocated his family to New England in 1980. A frequent performer at area open mikes for the past two decades, he performs regularly in southwestern New Hampshire and central Massachusetts. In addition, he currently hosts The Meeting House Stage, a monthly open mike in Rindge, New Hampshire that normally takes place on the second Friday of each month. His many musical influences include Guy Clark, Bill Morrissey, Ian Tyson, and Townes Van Zandt. Whether performing his own songs or covering the songs of other songwriters,  David puts his own personal stamp on them all.

September 2019 Season 12…. to be continued

 
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