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.



Breaking news: Anonymous Debuts Amazing Countdown Clock!!!


The Anonymous Coffeehouse recently activated its first ever countdown clock at the anoncoffee.org website. AC director Adam Sorscher stated that this is the music venue’s most outstanding achievement ever. “Everyone in the non profit entertainment industry understands that to have a countdown clock means you’ve ‘arrived’ and you’re playing with the big boys!!”. He added: “I am ecstatic – the countdown clock means, quite literally, that Anonymous fans will now know, with exactitude, how many hours, minutes, and even seconds will elapse before the next Anonymous show!!

"You Choose the Song"

Everyone has a song that is special to them. Maybe you associate it with a sweet memory, maybe the message changed your life, maybe the performer inspired you. Contact us and tell us your special song. If selected, we'll present it at the Anonymous and get everyone singing along to it!!


Fall 2023

We present shows usually every two weeks from September through May.

Saturday, September 30th


Stu Fuchs is a lifelong musician, award-winning teaching artist blending mindfulness practice and creative play. He has presented his ukulele workshops and concerts at ukulele festivals around the world and has performed classical and gypsy jazz guitar with symphony orchestras. Stu blends accessible mindfulness practices with playful holistic music instruction at his “ukulele zen” workshops and retreats. He was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for his work bringing healing music to cancer patients. Stu recorded and toured with renowned sacred chant artist Snatam Kaur, playing on her “Best New Age” Grammy award nominated album “Beloved”.


Halley Neal with Pretty Saro

Halley Neal

Halley Neal is a folk singer and songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Joined by her backing band, Halley’s sound combines inspirations of classic folk music with bluegrass instrumentation, and her live shows center on themes of positivity and peace. Halley has been blazing the folk trail over the last 2 years, performing in showcases and at festivals such as: Kerrville Folk Festival’s New Folk competition, Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Telluride Troubadour competition, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest’s Songwriter Showcase, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase, and most recently, being named the winner of SolarFest’s Singer-Songwriter Showcase. Halley released her debut self-titled album in June 2021, and her sophomore record “Beautiful and Blue” to critical acclaim on September 30th, 2022. Her recent sound blends effortless layered vocals with Americana production, and is rooted in classic 60’s and 70’s folk. In 2020, Halley became an official Guild Guitars artist, and performed a set of original music at the 2021 NAMM Show with Guild. Currently, Halley tours nationally to house concert and listening room venues.


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.

Friday, October 13th


Lillian Leadbetter

Lillian Leadbetter

Lillian Leadbetter is a singer, songwriter and multimedia artist born and raised in rural Vermont and living in Nashville, TN. Her music lends itself to Indie American, Folk, Country and singer songwriter sensibilities. Affectionately dubbed "beauty country", her romantic outlook and songwriting coalesce into heartfelt lyrics and evocative melodies.

Lillian has been performing and composing original music for the past decade with influences ranging from Anaïs Mitchell and John Prine to Lana Del Ray and Rachael Price. In her album, "State of Romance" debuts on October 13th, 2023. Lillian ventures into the feminine world of tender heartache and vulnerability. This year Lillian will be traveling up and down the eastern coast touring her latest release with a collection of singles on the horizon.


Twangtown Paramours


The Twangtown Paramours are an award-winning husband and wife Americana duo from Nashville. Their music is often described as “soulful Americana.”They are three time Kerrville finalists and other artists have started to record their songs. Lead singer, MaryBeth Zamer used to sing background vocals for Eva Cassidy. Writer, producer, and guitar player, Mike Lewis is the author of a #1 platinum selling hit in Korea and sometimes plays upright bass for Jimmie Dale Gilmore.


Born and raised in rural central Illinois, David Singley is a singer- songwriter-guitarist living in Saint Paul, Minnesota, whose music is born of the street, the country, and the academy. An experienced veteran with decades of backing world-class artists and performers, he has recently joined the “Great Resignation” and set his sights on his own artistic pursuits.

Friday, October 27th


Liz Simmons

Liz Simmons

Born in San Francisco to musician parents, Liz Simmons spent her early childhood traveling through the wilds of North America in a sky blue VW bus. Her parents were itinerant musicians, moving from California to Oregon, then to Alaska. Inspired by her beginnings, and after a brief foray into classical music, Liz found her way back to folk and roots music, founding the bands Annalivia and Low Lily with husband Flynn Cohen, as well as performing with Long Time Courting, John Whelan, and as a backing vocalist for Livingston Taylor, Tom Chapin, Melanie, and others. 2021 saw the release of “Poets" (her first solo album in fifteen years) which has been lauded as "an ageless album" (Irish Music Magazine), "more than the sum of its considerable parts" (RNR Magazine), and "pure poetry indeed" (Goldmine Magazine).


Friction Farm


Modern-folk duo Friction Farm, is a husband and wife team of traveling troubadours. Aidan Quinn and Christine Stay, combine storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes, and quirky observations. Their lyrically rich, harmony-driven songs earned them spots as Kerrville New Folk Finalists, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, and South Florida Folk Festival Songwriter winners. Friction Farm’s latest CD, “Evidence of Hope ” , which reached #10 on the Folk Radio Chart, was inspired by the collision of strong political polarity with personal kindness, the intersection of fragility and breathtaking beauty. Somehow Friction Farm nurtured hope through a pandemic.

“…harmony, charm, energy, sheer talent, outstanding songwriting” – Wanda Fischer, WAMC


2x2 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.

Past Shows

Lebanon First Congregational Church

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

COVID Policy Update
With updated CDC guidelines, we will welcome, but not require vaccination or masking at our upcoming shows. A portion of the sanctuary will be roped off for those who prefer to socially distance. We will post updates to this policy if circumstances change.

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