Saturday, October 13, 2018 – Coffeehouse Featuring Promise is Hope, Opening with Rachel Marie, Open Mic… NEW LOCATION at FIRST PARISH DUXBURY

 Saturday, October 13, 2018 – Coffeehouse Featuring Promise is Hope, Opening with Rachel Marie, Open Mic, 7:00 PM  

Cost $9 Members, $10 non-Members

 Promise is Hope: “A match made in heaven” may be fanciful, but the blended musicality of Ashley and Eric L’Esperance comes close to validating this old saying. The pair first felt the electricity of their undeniable chemistry at an impromptu song swap and a year and a half later they were married and released their debut album Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going. Their music marries two distinctly talented songwriters whose sound is shaped by tastes of folk, acoustic and pop. The duo’s sophomore album, Every Seed Must Die, is a stunning collection of tracks that are a testament to the trials of the human spirit. After an album release show at the historic Club Passim on June 10th, the L’Esperances will be performing select shows around New England and the mid-Atlantic in promotion of the new record.

 

Rachel Marie is a cunning wordsmith, and precociously sophisticated. Clear and mature vocal production colors songs that are relevant, relatable, and far-reaching. The social awareness of folk meets the introspection of the singer-songwriter tradition with a moderate dose of snark. An endearingly quirky stage presence as honest as her songs keeps audiences charmed.

Open Mic – Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Coffeehouse Featuring Lisa Bastoni, Opening with Chuck Vermette, Open Mic… NEW LOCATION at FIRST PARISH DUXBURY

 Saturday, November 17, 2018 – Coffeehouse Featuring Lisa Bastoni, Opening with Chuck Vermette, Open Mic, 7:00 PM  

Cost $9 Members, $10 non-Members

Following a 10-year break from music, a career change and two children, Lisa Bastoni has returned with a new CD-‘The Wishing Hour’ (2017). It debuted as the #1 most played album on WUMB. Bastoni busked in Cambridge in her early days and recommends new songwriters to also try it! Lisa has showcased at the New England Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA), Falcon Ridge and New Song Music/LEAF Festivals. Her song “Rabbit Hole” was grand prize winner of the Great American Song Contest. Lisa Bastoni is “Americana of the highest order…along the lines of Gretchen Peters or Patty Griffin” (Maverick-UK).

Chuck Vermette’s music simply can’t be categorized within the narrow confines of commercial genres (and he bristles when asked to do so). Chuck combines 60s Folk Rock and Dylanesque lyrics with intricate melodies and arrangements born from his formal training in voice, guitar and orchestration. Add a touch of social commentary and self-deprecating humor, and you have a musical experience that’s both entertaining and evocative.

Open Mic – Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.

Saturday, January 19, 2019 – Coffeehouse Featuring Crowes Pasture, Opening with Deb Todd Wheeler, Open Mic

 Saturday, January 19, 2019 – Coffeehouse Featuring Crowes Pasture, Opening with Deb Todd Wheeler, Open Mic, 7:00 PM  

Cost $9 Members, $10 non-Members

Crowes Pasture is the acoustic duo of Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin. Based in Boston, the duo brings leather and lace harmonies to classic and contemporary folk music in a style that draws from old-time, folk and bluegrass traditions. Performing on guitar and banjo, the duo draws inspiration from both traditional folk storytellers like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan as well as icons of vocal harmony like the Carter Family and Simon & Garfunkel. Their music invites comparisons with the likes of The Civil Wars, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, The Milk Carton Kids and Ian & Sylvia.

In October 2017, Crowes Pasture had the #3 Song and #7 Album on the National Folk DJ Charts.

Crowes Pasture evokes memories of classic folk duos like Ian & Sylvia, while simultaneously staking out creative new ground as part of the 21st century folk scene in New England.”
– Nick Noble, “The Folk Revival” on WICN (Worcester, MA)

Rock, folk and “angry emo” Deb Todd Wheeler, an award-winning visual artist, hosts live music events that welcome friends of all abilities to participate and share their voice. Deb is the founding member of the roving LENNYcollective, which has performed at the Iceland Airwaves Festival in Reykjavik, Rockwood Music Hall and Urban Stage in NYC, and the Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA. In a rare public appearance, Deb will play songs for you from her new album, Radio Silence. She has described her songwriting style as “angsty emo meets arty eclectic folk,” though collaborator Josh Margolis has disagreed, urging: “Just face it Deb, you write rock songs.” When asked to supply a quote from a reviewer about her music, Deb sent us the following from Pat Todd, Director of the 18-piece CT swing band Tuxedo Junction: “All my kids are geniuses.” If you are interested in attending LENNYcollective events, please join the mailing list at https://lennyfest.weebly.com.

Open Mic – Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.

Saturday, Feb 9 – All Open Mic Night

Saturday, February 9, 2019
All Open Mic Night

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You can be the star of our All Open Mic!

This is your night to own our stage! Share your talent with our attentive audience!  All types of music welcome, not just folk.  Sign up for your 8 minutes on stage when the doors open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.

You must sign yourself up.  Groups can sign up for a single slot.  Show us what you can do!  Share something special!  You might be considered for a future booking!

$9 Members and All Open Mic Performers, $10 Non-members

Saturday, April 20, 2019 – Coffeehouse Featuring Mark T Small, Opening with TBD, Open Mic

 Saturday, April 20, 2019 – Coffeehouse Featuring Mark T Small, Opening with TBD, Open Mic, 7:00 PM  

Cost $9 Members, $10 non-Members

 Mark T Small is an internationally recognized musician and entertainer who’s performed throughout the U.S. & Europe. He won Best Acoustic Blues Album in 2014 and his recordings have reached the top 20 on National Music Charts. Mark is an extraordinary accomplished guitarist; his playing has the razor edge and speed developed from years of flat-picking. The combination of his lightning fast bluegrass style with soulful blues are integral to Mark’s style today. He is equally adept at old- time to ragtime to boogie. Mark’s signature singing and foot-stomping Delta Blues with a Chicago blues slant and Honkytonk renditions spells a formidable, electrifying artist!

 

Opening act is TBD.

Open Mic – Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 6:30 PM.  No early sign-ups.  You must sign yourself up.  Four 8 minute slots before intermission and two 8 minute slots after intermission.  First come, first served until our slots are full.

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