Upcoming Calendar

October 20th with

Cooper and Kenneally

 

pat-and-rick Rick Cooper and Pat Kenneally grew up less than a mile apart in the burbs north of Boston in the era of the Everlys and Elvis.  Delivering an entertaining mix of folk-rock, country, and blues to appreciative and enthusiastic audiences from Cambridge to Keene to Winnipesaukee, they have become an integral part of the vibrant local music scene.           

On stage, Cooper & Kenneally pump out an assortment of early rock and roll covers and ‘The Good’ country (Jimmie Rodgers/Willie Nelson) that we know and love, all stamped with their unique brand.  Their original folk-pop, a totally different beast, can range from poignant to humorous to rockin’.  The vocal harmonies, blend of guitar/ukulele and tune selection are a lot of fun to listen to.  Wonderfully talented musicians who understand what entertaining a crowd is all about,

Cooper & Kenneally have opened for such groups as Ernie and The Automatics, Ronnie Earl, and David Buskin & Robin Batteau. Their “Off Our Rockers” CD (available on iTunes) has provided the sound track for many a happy road trip.  They are currently working on their second album.

November 21st:   

Derek Russell Fimbel,

derek fimbalNow here is a good Music farmer! Ya just cant help but like him. He’s been planting seeds of music all around. Hey!….Not only does Derek perform but he is a catalyst for live music in the Souhegan area and beyond. Something is happening. Can you hear it?  SPT

A young lad who possesses a fine talent to write and perform his own material. He haunts the Union Coffee shop on south street in Milford. This coffee shop, that he, his brother, and their family started, has successfully taken off and is caldron of smoldering musical talent. When I first chatted with Derek he was working hard with the family to make this dream a reality. He made it clear to me that one aspect of his dream was to fulfill his passion for sharing live music. On Friday and Saturday nights you can get a great cup of coffee and listen to some good local performers at the Union Coffee. One of the many Friday nights I’ve visited I was thrilled to see a younger crowd hanging out and performing. Derek is a favorite at the “Living Room”, We look forward to your performance in Mason.

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

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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