Sep, Oct 2018 Hurdy Gurdy

Here’s the Hurdy Gurdy for Sep, Oct 2018.  We are excited to announce that all our events next season will be held at First Parish Duxbury, 842 Tremont St (Rte 3A), Duxbury.  We hope you will renew your membership for next season – the form is in this Hurdy Gurdy.  Please consider making a special donation to our “Keep the Coffeehouses” fund – info in this Hurdy Gurdy.  To view or print the Hurdy Gurdy, open the post and and the Hurdy Gurdy link.Sep Oct Hurdy Gurdy 2018 NEW LOCATION in color PDF

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.

Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Coffeehouse Featuring Dennis and Dennis, Opening with Michael Shea, Open Mic… NEW LOCATION at FIRST PARISH DUXBURY

 Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Coffeehouse Featuring Dennis and Dennis, Opening with Michael Shea, Open Mic, 7:00 PM  

Cost $9 Members, $10 non-Members

Dennis and Dennis the amazing father and son musicians have been playing music together all of Dennis Jr’s life. Their guitar picking skills and playing abilities are exceptional. Their performance is often infused with a playful back and forth banter between the two. Their music and songwriting is adored by all. Their shared love for music instills a very unique, special bond between the two as father and son. They have shared the same stage as Richie Havens, Jonathan Edwards, Livingston Taylor, and Melanie. Dennis Sr.’s motto is: “Let the joy of music in your soul, bluegrass, country, and rock n’ roll”. Don’t miss this fun night out! Hope to see you there!

 

 

 Michael Shea has lived and performed in Minneapolis, MN., Providence, R.I., and Stockbridge, MA, and his current hometown, Plymouth. He claims as prominent influences Billie Holiday, Van Morrison, Laura Nyro, Ray Charles, Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne. He has been a featured songwriter at The Blackthorne Tavern, Somethin’s Brewin’ Cafe, the Horizons Folk Group Concert, and the Falmouth Arts Alive Festival, and has performed on the main stage at The Spire.

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.

March/April 2018 Hurdy Gurdy

Here is the new March/April 2018 Hurdy Gurdy.  To view or print, open the link.  See you at the Club! Mar Apr 2018 PDF

Friday, April 20, 2018 – Coffeehouse Featuring Hilton Park, Opening with Tom Smith, Open Mic

Friday, April 20, 2018 – Coffeehouse Featuring Hilton Park, Opening with Tom Smith, Open Mic, 8:00 PM  

Cost $7 Members, $8 non-Members

Hailing from Southern Maine, Hilton Park is a 3-piece roots/Americana group made up of father/son team Bruce (guitar) and Conor Hilton (mandolin), and Gregg Pannier (piano).  Every song tells a story and there’s a story behind every song.  The Hilton Park sound is authentic and classic, with fresh, original tunes.  Their tight 3-part harmonies and sparse, crisp instrumentation create a wide-ranging, acoustic-music palette… a point driven home by their 2015 New England Music Award for ‘Best In State: Maine’, two ‘Roots Act of the Year’ nominations, a nomination for 2017 ‘Album of the Year’, plus the June 2017 ‘Best Song’ award from the Akademia Music Awards.

 

Tom Smith is a well-traveled singer/songwriter…who brings a rich and deep portfolio of well-crafted songs delivered in a fine, tastefully understated fashion and with a dry wit guaranteed to put a smile on any face.” – Boulder Coffeehouse Contrary to what a lot of people think, folk music is still a living tradition… He’s a man who writes songs that seem like they’ve always been there.  There are very few songwriters working today that I would call folksingers, but I would call Tom Smith a true folksinger.”  – Dave Palmeter, WUMB-FM Boston

Open Mic – Open Mic before and after the break. Sign up at the door when we open at 7:30 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.

Jan Feb 2018 Hurdy Gurdy

Here is the new Hurdy Gurdy for Jan/Feb 2018.  To view or pirnt, open the post and click on the link.  See you at the Club! Jan Feb 2018 PDF

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