About

The Anonymous Coffeehouse is a unique entertainment venue for the Upper Valley. Each show features 2-3 musical acts performing 35 or 50 minute (showcase) sets. Besides live entertainment, patrons can enjoy free baked goods and non-alcoholic beverages. Musical acts can gain the opportunity to showcase their talent in a listening room environment.

Lebanon First Congregational Church

On the Green – 10 S. Park Street
Lebanon, NH


Shows are currently presented in the sanctuary of the church which is larger than the parish hall meeting room that we used previously. This allows for more distancing. Masks and social distancing by the audience are required per public health guidelines. Very important: Due to guidelines from public health and our church sponsor, we must require proof of vaccination in order to attend our shows. Please do not forget this – we do not want to turn you away.

News


Announcing the Green Room Gathering

Attention songwriters! On April 23 and May 6, the Anonymous will present "The Green Room Gathering" – an opportunity to share material and get feedback on your songs. Tommy Crawford (the guy who played Paul McCartney at Northern Stage) hosts on April 23 and Laura Jean Binkley (lead singer for Reckless Breakfast) hosts on May 6! The Green Room Gathering is from 5:30-7:30pm in the Green Room at the First Congregational Church of Lebanon. Free pizza and soft drinks will be served.Please RSVP to anoncoffeehouse@gmail.com if you plan to attend!


Calendar

The Coffeehouse usually occurs on Fridays every two weeks (and occasionally on Saturdays).

Fall 2022


TBA




2022

Friday, May 20th
Friday, May 6th
Friday, April 23rd
Friday, April 8th
Friday, March 25th
Friday, March 11th
Friday, February 25th
Friday, February 11th

2021

Friday, December 3rd
<Friday, November 19th
Friday, November 5th
Friday, October 22nd
Friday, September 24th
Friday, October 8th

2020

Friday, May 29th (Cancelled)
Friday, May 8th (Cancelled)
Friday, April 17th (Cancelled)
Friday, March 27th (Cancelled)
Friday, March 13th (Cancelled)
Friday, February 14th
Friday, January 31st
Friday, January 17th

2019

Friday, December 6th
Saturday, November 23rd
Friday, November 8th
Friday, October 25th
Friday, October 11th
Friday, September 27th
Friday, June 21st
Friday, June 7th



Friday, May 20th

7:30pm

Inspired by the high-energy Celtic music of Cape Breton Island, Footworks is a dynamic band that brings audiences the powerful rhythm and beautiful melodies of Celtic music. Footworks' traditional songs, rollicking fiddle, lovely Irish whistle, and strong guitar rhythm make for a delightful and unforgettable musical experience.


8:15pm

Dan and the Dinosaurs

Dan Freihofer and the Pocket Dino's

Country/Bluegrass with emphasis on harmony singing, weathered to a smooth sound from over 40 years of playing together.


9:00pm

Quentin Callewaert is a 21 year old guitarist and singer from Byfield, Massachusetts. His eclectic playing style includes elements of classical music, contemporary fingerstyle, bluegrass, and jazz. He is currently a student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.


Friday, May 6th

5:30pm

Special Event! Green Room Gathering

Martin Decato

Songwriters! Please join us before the show to share your songs and recieve feedback from fellow musicians. Free pizza and soft drinks will be served. RSVP to anoncoffeehouse@gmail.com if you plan to attend.


7:30pm

Jamie Gregory

Green Heron

Jamie Gregory has performed extensively on Shenandoah River Valley’s small club, art festival, and vineyard circuits. He recently located to White River Junction. His finger style guitar playing backs a baritone reminiscent of Garnet or Stan Rogers. His choice of songs is at the intersection of story telling and a conviction of the heart.


7:50pm

Green Heron

Green Heron

The music of Green Heron stretches across the entire folk landscape. Old-time, folk, bluegrass, country, Irish and blues music are all represented as the band brings the back porch to the stage. Featuring Betsy Heron (formerly Green) on fiddle, banjo and vocals, and Scott Heron on guitar, banjo and vocals, the duo has been sharing New England stages together since 2016. The two songwriters weave the contemporary with the traditional and deliver high energy performances.


8:50pm

Tom’s sophisticated guitar work forms the rich backdrop for his warm tenor that delivers melodies and lyrics exploring the full range of the human and global experience.

Tom’s simple path has been a life rich in music, art and travel, yielding a career filled with nine studio albums, numerous songwriting credits and collaborations with other artists such as Willy Porter, Joyce Andersen and David Wilcox.

Tom's recordings have had National and International success including songs in the Smithsonian Folkways Collection and 13 weeks on AAA charts in the top 40.


Saturday, April 23rd (special Saturday night show!)

5:30pm

Special Event! Green Room Gathering

Martin Decato

Songwriters! Please join us to share your songs and recieve feedback from fellow musicians. Free pizza and soft drinks will be served. Tommy Crawford will host! RSVP to anoncoffeehouse@gmail.com if you plan to attend.


7:30pm

Martin has been performing in the Upper Valley and beyond for nearly 15 years with several different collaborations He is a singer songwriter that also does a large variety of covers. He is sure to please with his fine picking and heartfelt tunes. Be sure to pick up a copy if his CD "A Meeting Of Mountains, from The Decato Sanborn Project.


7:50pm

Rupert Wates was born in London and studied at Oxford University. He has been a full time songwriter since the late 1990s, when he signed a publishing contract with Eaton Music Limited. In London he worked with some of the best performers in the city. Moving in 2001 to Paris, Wates formed his own quartet and began playing live regularly. In fall 2006 he came to the US. He is now based in New York City and Colorado. Since coming to the US, he has won more than 40 songwriting and performing awards (www.rupertwatesmusic.com/awards).


8:50pm

Sunday Table

Sunday Table

Sunday Table is a jazz quartet based in Hanover, NH. The band takes its name from a song that nods to our origin in Sunday afternoon jam sessions in the lobby of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where we work. Comprised of Jason Pettus (keyboard and melodion; pathologist), Eric Bronstein (string bass; family practitioner), Tom Davis (guitar; medical oncologist), and Grace Crummer (vocals; clinical research coordinator), the band celebrates songs old and new from the American Songbook. Are we medical professionals who play music, or musicians who have medical day jobs? Come listen and decide for yourself!


Friday April 8: "Nameless at the Anonymous" -- 3 acts that have performed at the legendary Nameless Coffeehouse in Cambridge, MA are coming to the Anonymous!!

7:30pm

Brian Carroll and Mark Burds

Green Heron

Cut from the same cloth, but born about 15 years apart, Brian Carroll and Mark Burds knew the first time they played music together, they had something special. Though their creative paths and experiences contain a variety of differences, they share many common threads in the tapestry of their musical collaboration. Their love of traditional American Roots and instrumental music coupled with their shared appreciation for the country, bluegrass and roots music landscape of today is evident in their sound. Dusty and worn at times and rollicking and twang-infused at others. They struggle to find a definition to what exactly “it” is that they play, but as both are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters, they are a duo that is greater than the sum of its parts.


8:00pm

Dean Stevens

Dean Stevens

For over four decades, 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.


8:50pm

Eric Kilburn

Eric Kilburn

Eric Kilburn has played on Passim’s stage over 40 times, both as a headliner and opening for the likes of Tracy Chapman, Shawn Colvin, Eric Andersen and others, He took a 26 year sabbatical from touring and active performing, taking time to raise a family,and record over 800 albums at his studio,Wellspring Sound. Eric’s songs have been covered by Arlo Guthrie, Fred Small, Sally Rogers, Priscilla Herdman, Lucie Blue Tremblay, and many others.


Friday, March, 25th

7:30pm

Colin Nevins

Collin Nevins

Colin Nevins was born and raised in the foothills of Southern New Hampshire, and has been playing music since he could pick up an instrument. With his original material, Colin blends genres like folk, rock, country and bluegrass, and is heavily influenced by songwriters like Bob Dylan, John Prine, and Townes Van Zandt.


8:00pm

Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life. Their tightly blended vocal harmonies are mixed with an expressive instrumental style that is best described as a banjo-guitar romance. Crowes Pasture’s style of escapist folk transports and connects listeners through universal experiences in their “skillfully crafted, emotional songwriting” (Chris Eastburn, award-winning composer).


9:00pm

Never Too Late is a folk harmony quartet that entertains with a mixture of original songs and the best of the contemporary singer-songwriter movement.


Friday, March, 11th

7:30pm

Upper Valley native, Allison Fay Brown, performs original music ranging from swaying blues, to anthemic progressive rock, to gentle melodic folk. A classically trained theater artist as well as a musician, Allison weaves together vivid imagery and complex characters with dynamic instrumental progressions and driving vocals. Celebrating the release of her latest single, Fast Forward, and a safe return to live music, this show kicks off a New England tour for Allison, marking the first consecutive run of shows since the shut down of 2020.


8:15pm

Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette are an award-winning acoustic duo performing original music with a clear traditional-roots influence that is steeped in tradition, but of its own time. They are known for their strong, imaginative vocals and harmonies and inventive instrumental backing on guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin and ukulele.


9:00pm

2 x 2

2x2

Two couples who met through music 20 years ago, 2 x 2 is Valerie Kosednar, Mark Grieco, and Betsy and Lee Rybeck Lynd, each veteran singers and performers in their own right. 2 x 2 sings songs of life, love, and hope in many styles and languages drawn broadly from the folk repertoire. Their sound features rich harmonies, both a cappella and accompanied on guitar, dobro and banjo.


Friday, February 25th

7:30pm

Wry, witty, poetic, personal, and heartfelt, Tommy Crawford writes about marriage, fatherhood, and more with an eclectic sensibility that blends the country with the urbane. An actor and songwriter both, Tommy may be familiar to some Upper Valley audiences from his portrayal of Paul McCartney in the Northern Stage world premiere play Only Yesterday and Eamon in Northern Stage’s Once, and is a founding member of NYC-based band and theater collective The Lobbyists (thelobbyists.bandcamp.com). Join Tommy, who recently relocated to the Upper Valley, for a set of original songs and stories to go with them. www.tommycrawford.com


8:15pm

The Native Palms

Native Palms

The Native Palms are a rock 'n' roll trio playing original music about deep sea monsters, wild spirits at Coney Island, yetis, love, and beyond.


9:00pm

Vermont-based roots guitarist William Lee Ellis has been hailed a “wizard on steel strings” (Blues Revue) whose “art is original and contemporary…timeless” (Jorma Kaukonen). Formerly from Memphis, TN, William is an associate professor of music at Saint Michael’s College and records for the Yellow Dog label. He is the son of banjo composer Tony Ellis.


Friday, February 11th

7:30pm

Vinnie DiBernardo

Vinnie DiBernardo

Vinnie DiBernardo has been a practicing veterinarian in Vermont for over 40 years. Singing folk songs has been his avocation and passion.


8:15pm

Marc Shapiro and Billy Corbett are a new-old-time duo rooted in the hills of Vermont and New Hampshire. Marc and Billy forage from a collection of newer tunes and traditional tunes and stew them in a broth of bluegrass and folk. Building on a friendship that began many years ago, Marc (banjo, guitar, vocals) and Billy (mandolin, guitar, vocals) established themselves in the New England music scene playing listening rooms, festivals, and bars.


9:00pm

Jaded Ravins

Jaded Ravens

Jaded Ravins bring you all original songs stripped from everything unnecessary. Some have called them the modern day Johnny and June. Playing in big city clubs, or small town dive bars, Jaded Ravins are always ready to pour their hearts out onstage.


Friday, December 3rd

7:30pm

Green Heron

Green Heron

The music of Green Heron stretches across the entire folk landscape. Old-time, folk, bluegrass, country, Irish and blues music are all represented as the band brings the back porch to the stage. Featuring Betsy Heron (formerly Green) on fiddle, banjo and vocals, and Scott Heron on guitar, banjo and vocals, the duo has been sharing New England stages together since 2016. The two songwriters weave the contemporary with the traditional and deliver high energy performances.


8:15pm

Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life. Their tightly blended vocal harmonies are mixed with an expressive instrumental style that is best described as a banjo-guitar romance. Crowes Pasture’s style of escapist folk transports and connects listeners through universal experiences in their “skillfully crafted, emotional songwriting” (Chris Eastburn, award-winning composer).


9:00pm

Dan and the Dinosaurs

Dan Freihofer and the Pocket Dino's

Country/Bluegrass with emphasis on harmony singing, weathered to a smooth sound from over 40 years of playing together.


Friday, November 19th

7:30pm

Ava Burnham is singer-songwriter with country, folk, and pop influences. She has released two albums, The One That Got Away (2018) and Been a Year (2016), and she continues to release singles on SoundCloud.


8:15pm

Rose Hip Jam is a familiar and popular band in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire/Vermont playing at restaurants, festivals, country fairs and special events. They play a fun mix of mostly covers in eclectic styles – folk rock, country and delta blues and Americana from several decades. Kerry Rose is on vocals and guitar – by day she teaches guitar/ukulele, leads singing for special populations and organizes events. Guitarist and vocalist Steve Glazer, an English teacher at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, NH, has a unique guitar style which has won him a spot in a few different bands around the Upper Valley. Eric Bronstein, a family doctor at Alice Peck Day hospital in Lebanon leads a double life as a sought-after bassist in both jazz and folk rock ensembles.


9:00pm

2 x 2

2x2

Two couples who met through music 20 years ago, 2 x 2 is Valerie Kosednar, Mark Grieco, and Betsy and Lee Rybeck Lynd, each veteran singers and performers in their own right. 2 x 2 sings songs of life, love, and hope in many styles and languages drawn broadly from the folk repertoire. Their sound features rich harmonies, both a cappella and accompanied on guitar, dobro and banjo.


Friday, November 5th

7:30pm

Jenna Sawin Rice is a guitarist and singer/song-writer who grew up in the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont. Her songs celebrate the stories of ordinary people and the highs and the lows of being alive. Jenna’s lyrics on life, love, and loss, carried along by her honest, haunting vocals and down-to-earth guitar playing, will slip into your mind, touch your heart, and leave you seeing the world just a bit differently than you did before.


8:15pm

Decatur Creek is an acoustic trio from southern NH. All multi-instrumentalist, They are Jack Henry , Beth Eldridge and Doug Farrell. They have 2 cds of original music available on spotify, itunes , you tube, pandora, amazon. their music is a unique blend of folk, blues, fiddle tunes, swing, classic country, americana.


9:00pm

Sunday Table

Sunday Table

Sunday Table is a jazz quartet based in Hanover, NH. The band takes its name from a song that nods to our origin in Sunday afternoon jam sessions in the lobby of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where we work. Comprised of Jason Pettus (keyboard and melodion; pathologist), Eric Bronstein (string bass; family practitioner), Tom Davis (guitar; medical oncologist), and Grace Crummer (vocals; clinical research coordinator), the band celebrates songs old and new from the American Songbook. Are we medical professionals who play music, or musicians who have medical day jobs? Come listen and decide for yourself!


Friday, October 22nd

7:30pm

Mark Burds

Mark Burds

Mark Burds is a multi instrumentalist from Central Vermont who plays an eclectic mix of folk, country blues, old time and bluegrass.


8:15pm

Lydia Gray and Ed Eastridge

Lydia Gray
Ed Eastridge

Celebrating 20 years together musically, Lydia and Ed will perform a whimsical mixture of Brazilian and American Jazz standards from their 3 albums together and a sneak peak of their latest coming in 2022!


9:00pm

Americana's Most Wanted

America's Most Wanted

Americana's Most Wanted: Are they Bluegrass? Are they Folk? Are they Country? We'll let you decide! Come listen to the earthy 3-part harmonies with a classic sound. Featuring: Rob Oxford - Lead vocal and Guitar, Steve Hennig - Banjo and vocals. Ford Daley - Dobro, Harmonica, and vocals. Mike Wood - Lead Guitar and Vocals. Gary Hutchins - Upright Bass. All this wrapped up together, like nothing you have ever heard, in what we call "Americana".


Friday, October 8th

7:30pm

Inspired by the high-energy Celtic music of Cape Breton Island, Footworks is a dynamic band that brings audiences the powerful rhythm and beautiful melodies of Celtic music. Footworks' traditional songs, rollicking fiddle, lovely Irish whistle, and strong guitar rhythm make for a delightful and unforgettable musical experience.


8:15pm

Ethan Lawrence

Ethan Lawrence

Ethan Lawrence is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, hailing from Windsor. Born and raised in Vermont, and of mixed Salvadoran heritage, his music is a blend of Outlaw Country, Rock n’ Roll, Latin and Blues that illustrates central themes of: love, connection and social justice. Powerful, clever and poetic lyrics illustrate common threads of honesty and vulnerability to bring people together. Ethan’s music is orchestrated to move people physically and emotionally, with humor and gripping guitar playing.


9:00pm

Formed in early 2016 and hailing from the woods of central Vermont, Still Hill plays a unique blend of progressive bluegrass dipped in folk, Americana, and old time roots music. Still Hill’s original songwriting, instrumental improvisation, and 3-part harmonies will make you hoot, holler, dance and leave you wanting more each and every time.


Friday, September 24th

7:30pm

With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter's songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, "Dreaming as I Do", released, Caroline has performed over 800 shows in 45 states and 13 countries. Currently touring to support her second major release, "Home on The River”, No Depression calls it "sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, calming them with another." More at CarolineCotter.com


8:30pm

Dana Robinson

Dana Robinson

From Cabot, Vermont, Dana Robinson’s unique blend of original songwriting and traditional Appalachian music, brings to his performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage.

Seven Days writes, “Dana is a master storyteller, spinning his yarns with the precise skill of an artisan loom weaver. His compositions have been featured in Ken Burns's "The National Parks, America's Best Idea" and "The Dust Bowl.”


Friday, May 29th

SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

7:30pm

Dan and the Dinos

Dan Freihofer and the Pocket Dino's

Country/Bluegrass with emphasis on harmony singing, weathered to a smooth sound from over 40 years of playing together.


8:15pm

Quentin Callewaert is a 19 year old guitarist and singer from Byfield, Massachusetts. His eclectic playing style includes elements of classical music, contemporary fingerstyle, bluegrass, and jazz. He is currently a student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.


9:00pm

Martin has been performing in the Upper Valley and beyond for nearly 15 years with several different collaborations He is a singer songwriter that also does a large variety of covers. He is sure to please with his fine picking and heartfelt tunes. Be sure to pick up a copy if his CD "A Meeting Of Mountains, from The Decato Sanborn Project.


Friday, May 8th

SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

7:30pm

Karen Liot Hill

Karen Liot Hill

Karen plays familiar songs with her own twist. She wears a lot of hats - city councilor, short-order cook, and mom - and she loves playing piano and singing. Karen believes singing is where the head and the heart connect.


8:15pm

Vermont-based roots guitarist William Lee Ellis has been hailed a “wizard on steel strings” (Blues Revue) whose “art is original and contemporary…timeless” (Jorma Kaukonen). Formerly from Memphis, TN, William is an associate professor of music at Saint Michael’s College and records for the Yellow Dog label. He is the son of banjo composer Tony Ellis.


9:00pm

The Burds Brothers are a central Vermont based music duo consisting of brothers Mark (vocals, guitar) and Peter Burds (banjo). Though primarily influenced by the contemporary and traditional music of the bluegrass genre - jazz, classical, and celtic influences can also be traced throughout their live sets and in each of their dynamically arranged songs. Songs ranging from traditional fiddle instrumentals to poetic originals, these musicians play it all.


Friday, April 17th

SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

7:30pm

Take a step back in time with the Bradford Bog People. Their music features lively banjo & fiddle tunes, sweet harmonies, and some clogging. Band members include Beth Eldridge (fiddle, guitar, and vocals), Tii McLane (banjo, fiddle, guitar, vocals, and clogging), and Woody Pringle (banjo, fiddle, and mandolin). Visit their web page bradfordbogpeople.com and listen to their music at reverbnation.com/bradfordbogpeople.


8:15pm

Out on a Limb - acoustic music with a twist! Featuring mando, banjo, tenor banjo, fiddle, bass, guitar, clarinet, and four vocalists, this Upper Valley quartet mashes up Americana, Appalachian, bluegrass, country blues, folk, New England dance music, spirituals, and rock 'n roll. Songs you'll love . . . from Hank to Hendrix!


9:00pm

Ava Burnham is a singer-songwriter and music producer from Michigan. She performs mostly original songs with folk, country, and pop influences, but also plays occasional covers, with the hope that they will not outshine her original stuff.


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Friday, March 27th

SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

7:30pm

Never Too Late is a folk harmony quartet that entertains with a mixture of original songs and the best of the contemporary singer-songwriter movement.


8:15pm

With a captivating soprano voice and award winning songwriting, Caroline Cotter's songs take listeners all over the world and into the depths of the human heart. Since her debut album, "Dreaming as I Do", released and reached #5 on the Folk DJ Charts in 2015, Caroline has performed over 700 shows in 45 states and 13 countries. Currently touring to support her second major release, "Home on The River”, No Depression calls it "sweet and smooth, and downright refreshing... raising spirits with one song, calming them with another." Icon Magazine writes, "Her well-constructed songs bring to mind the early work of Mary Chapin Carpenter.” "Today's folk scene has a new champion, one who encapsulates the sweetness, serenity and sophistication that has always made the genre so affecting in such a timeless manner. In that regard, 'Home on the River' is an absolutely essential record." (Country Standard Time)


9:00pm

Formed in early 2016 and hailing from the woods of central Vermont, Still Hill plays a unique blend of progressive bluegrass dipped in folk, Americana, and old time roots music. Still Hill’s original songwriting, instrumental improvisation, and 3-part harmonies will make you hoot, holler, dance and leave you wanting more each and every time.


Friday, March 13th

SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS

7:30pm

JukeJoynt

JukeJoynt

JukeJoynt entertains with a mix of ballads, blues, and rock featuring original compositions along with covers from James Taylor, The Beatles, Sam Cook, The Band and many more.


8:15pm

Jenna Rice is a guitarist and singer-songwriter who grew up in the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont. Her songs celebrate the stories of ordinary people and the highs and the lows of being alive on this Earth. Jenna began writing songs after she built a guitar as a woodworking project, taught herself to play it and realized that if you put a poem and a guitar together you have a song! Jenna’s lyrics on life, love, and loss, carried along by her honest, haunting vocals and down-to-earth guitar playing, will slip into your mind, touch your heart, and leave you seeing the world just a bit differently than you did before.


9:00pm

Marc Shapiro and Billy Corbett are a new-old-time duo rooted in the hills of Vermont and New Hampshire. Marc and Billy forage from a collection of newer tunes and traditional tunes and stew them in a broth of bluegrass and folk. Building on a friendship that began many years ago, Marc (banjo, guitar, vocals) and Billy (mandolin, guitar, vocals) established themselves in the New England music scene playing listening rooms, festivals, and bars.


Friday, February 14th

Happy Valentine's Day! ❤

7:30pm

Doug Farrell, Jack Henry, and Beth Eldridge are accomplished NH-based musicians, singer/songwriters, and performers who together are - Decatur Creek. They each sing and play multiple instruments in their engaging frequent live performances in NH, VT, and MA. Their diverse styles complement one another and the band's evolving original acoustic sound will bring a smile to your face, rhythm to your feet, and leave you wanting for more.


8:30pm

Tom’s sophisticated guitar work forms the rich backdrop for his warm tenor that delivers melodies and lyrics exploring the full range of the human and global experience.

Tom’s simple path has been a life rich in music, art and travel, yielding a career filled with nine studio albums, numerous songwriting credits and collaborations with other artists such as Willy Porter, Joyce Andersen and David Wilcox.

Tom's recordings have had National and International success including songs in the Smithsonian Folkways Collection and 13 weeks on AAA charts in the top 40.


Friday, January 31st - View Event on Facebook

7:30pm

Peter began playing the electric guitar as a teenager in Connecticut rock groups that opened for some nationally known acts. Since then, Peter has released 3 original solo guitar instrumental CDs that have been received well at album review sites.


8:15pm

Turnip Truck is a 5 piece outfit from central Vermont. The band plays a mix of bluegrass, swing, gypsy jazz and old folk and country music. Often times swapping lead vocal duties and instruments throughout the course of a show, the band is defined by tight harmonies and a penchant for improvisation.


9:00pm

Susan Brison

Susan Brison

Best known by her Upper Valley friends as a jazz singer, Susan has sung folk music since she was a child. In this set, she’ll accompany herself on guitar and dulcimer, singing traditional Appalachian tunes, an original composition, and songs by Bob Dylan and by Joni Mitchell.


Friday, January 17th - View Event on Facebook

7:30pm

Chip and the Old Block

Chip and The Old Block

Ford Daley has been singing and picking music in the Upper Valley for the better part of the last 50 years. His daughter Graham has followed in his footsteps, both as a high school science teacher and a performer. Graham and Ford love to work up new songs and old favorites together and are grateful for the opportunity to sing them for you somewhere other than in the living room.


8:15pm

Singing two part harmonies with their own style and energy, from songs you will remember fondly (and an occasional original song), “Oxford & Clark” make an entertaining duo performing Americana music made famous by entertainers like: Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Roger Miller, The Kingston Trio, The Everly Brothers and more.


9:00pm

Sierra & Andrew are a musical duo from Plum Island, MA, uniting soulful vocals, piano, and dynamic guitar work to bring a powerfully engaging repertoire of original songs. The two lifelong musicians have been writing and performing together for over 10 years, both as a duo and with their original rock band, Unnamed Colors.


Friday, December 6th

7:30pm

Dan Freihofer and the Pocket Dino's

Dan Freihofer and the Pocket Dino's

Country/Bluegrass with emphasis on harmony singing, weathered to a smooth sound from over 40 years of playing together.


8:15pm

Never Too Late

Never Too Late

Never Too Late is a folk harmony quartet that entertains with a mixture of original songs and the best of the contemporary singer-songwriter movement.


9:00pm

Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform original music and eye-opening covers that reflect a mutual passion, sense of discovery and celebration of life. Their tightly blended vocal harmonies are mixed with an expressive instrumental style that is best described as a banjo-guitar romance. Crowes Pasture’s style of escapist folk transports and connects listeners through universal experiences in their “skillfully crafted, emotional songwriting” (Chris Eastburn, award-winning composer).



Saturday, November 23rd

7:30pm

Chris Rosenquest

Chris Rosenquest

Chris Rosenquest is a songwriter from Sharon, VT. He currently fronts the band The Pilgrims and releases solo music as Poor and Perfect.


8:15pm

Bluegrass Gospel Project alums Taylor Armerding, Andy Greene, and Kirk Lord have come together to present original, time-honored, and contemporary Americana music to venues throughout New England.


9:00pm

Save Room for Pie

Save Room For Pie

The Upper Valley’s premier French jazz quartet performs timeless jazz classics in the traditional “jazz manouche” style with guitar, violin, double bass, and vocals. Let their arrangements of the hits from the ‘20s and ‘30s, such as “Limehouse Blues”, “Dinah”, and “Swing 42” carry you off to the small cafes and brasseries of France. Memory Apata, Jared Oren, Chris Billiau, and Jakob Breitbach will fill your evening with the unforgettable songs of Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, and more.


Friday, November 8th

7:30pm

Take a step back in time with the Bradford Bog People. Their music features lively banjo & fiddle tunes, sweet harmonies, and some clogging. Band members include Beth Eldridge (fiddle, guitar, and vocals), Tii McLane (banjo, fiddle, guitar, vocals, and clogging), and Woody Pringle (banjo, fiddle, and mandolin). Visit their web page bradfordbogpeople.com and listen to their music at reverbnation.com/bradfordbogpeople.


8:15pm

The Grace Crummer Quintet

Grace Marie Crummer

Grace Marie Crummer is from Worcestershire, England. She is an up & coming vocalist in the Upper Valley area and participates in the Interplay Jazz Jams every month. You'll enjoy hearing her interpretation of standards and bossas and tunes made famous by Pink Martini.


9:00pm

Ted McManus

Ted McManus

Ted McManus is an innovative singer-songwriter whose music tests the genre limitations of solo piano. Fusing together rock, jazz, funk, and classical with catchy melodies and inventive lyrics, you're sure to enjoy the show!


Friday, October 25th

7:30pm

Scott Lemire and Anthony Santoro

Scott Lemire and Anthony Santoro

Scott Lemire and Anthony Santoro will perform a wide and varied selection of Irish traditional tunes on uilleann pipes and tenor banjo. Jigs, reels, set dances, slip jigs, and more. A true "pure drop" presentation!


8:15pm

Karen Liot Hill

Karen Liot Hill

Karen plays familiar songs with her own twist. She wears a lot of hats - city councilor, short-order cook, and mom - and she loves playing piano and singing. Karen believes singing is where the head and the heart connect.


9:00pm

Out on a Limb - acoustic music with a twist! Featuring mando, banjo, tenor banjo, fiddle, bass, guitar, clarinet, and four vocalists, this Upper Valley quartet mashes up Americana, Appalachian, bluegrass, country blues, folk, New England dance music, spirituals, and rock 'n roll. Songs you'll love . . . from Hank to Hendrix!



Friday, October 11th

7:30pm

Steeped in folk traditions and infused with a modern sensibility, Dave Richardson’s songs feature character-driven narratives and reflections on the natural world. With his clear, engaging vocals he shares tales of letting go, jumping in, and accepting change. His most recent album “Carry Me Along” reflects the spirit of support and collaboration he has found within the folk community


8:15pm

Rose Hip Jam is a familiar and popular band in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire/Vermont playing at restaurants, festivals, country fairs and special events. They play a fun mix of mostly covers in eclectic styles – folk rock, country and delta blues and Americana from several decades. Kerry Rose is on vocals and guitar – by day she teaches guitar/ukulele, leads singing for special populations and organizes events. Guitarist and vocalist Steve Glazer, an English teacher at Crossroads Academy in Lyme, NH, has a unique guitar style which has won him a spot in a few different bands around the Upper Valley. Eric Bronstein, a family doctor at Alice Peck Day hospital in Lebanon leads a double life as a sought-after bassist in both jazz and folk rock ensembles.


9:00pm

Patricia Norton

Patricia Norton

Despite being told in 1st grade to mouth the words, Patricia has an ongoing love affair with choral music. In the fall of 2012, she founded the Juneberry Music Choral Singing School, which merged with the UVMC in 2016.



Friday, September 27th

7:30pm

Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette are an award-winning acoustic duo performing original music with a clear traditional-roots influence that is steeped in tradition, but of its own time. They are known for their strong, imaginative vocals and harmonies and inventive instrumental backing on guitar, tenor guitar, mandolin and ukulele.


8:15pm

Formed in early 2016 and hailing from the woods of central Vermont, Still Hill plays a unique blend of progressive bluegrass dipped in folk, Americana, and old time roots music. Still Hill’s original songwriting, instrumental improvisation, and 3-part harmonies will make you hoot, holler, dance and leave you wanting more each and every time.


9:00pm

Montey Crummer

Montey Crummer

Montey Crummer was born and raised in Douglas Wyoming and has been an accomplished singer/songwriter for over 25 years. He has played & recorded in numerous places across the nation. His unique style is a blend old & modern country, acoustic rock and blues. He tells stories about life through his music and the rich versatility of his voice.



Friday, June 21st

7:30pm

Andy Tate moved up to the Upper Valley from Austin, TX in January of 2018 for work. He started on the clarinet but picked up a guitar when he was 11 and never looked back. His dad taught him the chords to "House of the Rising Sun" and he was hooked. Andy has now been playing guitar for 18 years. He loves blues, jazz, rock, and folk and loves performing for an audience.


8:15pm

Spencer Lewis is a purveyor of reflective instrumental folk grooves and a singer-songwriter who merges old-time motifs to form his own folk that rocks. His signature sound combines the precision of the acoustic guitar with the sustained elegance of the violin that he performs on stage by the live-looping of guitar and violin overdubs. This method of live-looping allows him to move in unpredictable directions, often spontaneously, drawing upon the varied compositions he has amassed from his internationally known 26-album catalog. All of his music, including links to YouTube, Soundcloud and other exclusive material, can be found on his website http://www.spencerlewismusic.com.


9:00pm

The Schoenfeld/Stern Project

The Schoenfeld/Stern Project

Lori Schoenfeld (piano) and Marsha Stern (flute, alto flute) met through the Interplay Jazz scene in the Upper Valley. As members of Just Friends, a spin-off practice/jam band, they have played together for five years. They recently decided to focus on a duet repertoire, which allows players to relate in a particularly intimate, musical way. Lori is about to move back to her home state of New Mexico, so this performance is both a debut and a swan song!


Friday, June 7th

7:30pm

Singing two part harmonies with their own style and energy, from songs you will remember fondly (and an occasional original song), “Oxford & Clark” make an entertaining duo performing Americana music made famous by entertainers like: Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Roger Miller, The Kingston Trio, The Everly Brothers and more.


8:15pm

Harmony Hotel performs a unique and wide variety of cover tunes and memorable original songs. Artists covered include Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Bob Marley and Tom Petty. The band consists of four well-known Upper Valley musicians: David Indenbaum/stand-up bass, Corey Unger/lead guitar, Karen Harris/vocals and Cindy Geilich/vocals, guitar, ukulele.


9:00pm

Vermont singer-songwriter Derek Burkins continues to capture praise and new listeners each time he takes the stage. Fluid guitar and banjo coupled with an authentic and emotive voice, his songs are thoughtful stories about powerful moments in life such as love, family, and coming home. You can hear more and find out about his solo album, “Ten Years and 29 Days” at: www.derekburkins.com.





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