The Andover Community
Coffeehouse & Open Mic.
A folk and acoustic music venue in the Town of Andover, NH.
Join us for our monthly concerts at the Highland Lake Grange Hall
(on the corner of Rte 11 & Chase Hill Road, East Andover, NH.)
Click here for a Map & Directions.
- Admission is free.
- Doors open at 6:00PM for for light dinner and refreshments
- Sign-ups for open mic also begin at 6:00PM
- The show starts at 7:00PM & ends 9:30PM.
- Open Mic musicians play 2 songs or ten minutes - whichever is shorter.
- Join us on the 3rd Friday of the month, September through June.
Our Upcoming Shows:
May 18, 2018
Alex Smith grew up in Long Lake, in the heart of New York's Adirondack Park, and his music strives first and foremost to echo the people of that area. He builds songs from a blend of traditional folk harmony and strikingly modern lyrics, confronting today's most pressing issues with grace while paying homage to the masters who came before him.
"Alex is a wonderful poetic writer who captures words full of meaning, matching them with creative music that creeps quietly into the past at the same time as dancing with the present, and sneaking a peek at the future." - Bob Everhart: Country Music News International
June 15, 2018
A British-American ensemble formed in Oxford (UK), roots revival band Floyds Row explores early, folk, and classical idioms on an array of modern and period instruments. Fusing a variety of styles, Floyds Row repertoire includes both original material and pieces pulled from the early British folk tradition and English Renaissance.
"A mix of Purcell and Bob Dylan played on various instruments, including an accordion and a viola da gamba. Kinda crazy, but it works." David Rabin, WPFW Radio
"No two shows are alike, but the performances guarantee an eclectic mix of traditional pieces from composers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, covers from modern folk singers such as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and the Grateful Dead, as well as original compositions that pull from the meld of the traditional and the classical." Dominique Agnew, North Potomac Times
September 21, 2018
Jamie Kallestad is a songwriter from Cloquet, MN. A longtime guitarist and vocalist for the MN stomp-grass trio Saint Anyway, he is also one half of the New England Americana duo 90-Mile Portage. Jamie currently lives in Boston, MA. His new full length album Songs From The North Country was inspired by three months in Norway. In 2017, Jamie was selected to serve as an artist-in-residence for Porcupine Mts. Wilderness State Park.
October 19, 2018
Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen
Meeting via a chance YouTube sighting and fueled by a once-in-a-lifetime musical chemistry and friendship, Canadian-American Roots-Folk duo Dan Frechette and Laurel Thomsen are "...prodigious players with songwriting that sets them apart" (Penguin's Eggs, Fall 2016). "Lyrically refreshing and musically diverse", they seamlessly combine emotive, "judicious violin," diverse and "phenomenal guitar playing," compelling storytelling, a dash of harmonica and humor, and unique vocal chemistry with "fascinating undertones and range," for a polished, engaging performance. Instantly memorable and magnetically appealing, months after playing the little towns the duo enjoys discovering, they learn that residents are still talking about what a great night everyone had.
"Beautiful rapport...judicious violin...Frechette and Thomsen maintain absolute harmony while jumping from genre to genre...fascinating undertones and range...phenomenal guitar playing...prodigious players (with) songwriting that sets them apart." — Penguins Eggs Magazine
November 16, 2018
Singer-songwriter, Toney Rocks delivers an intimate concert exploding with diversity featuring his soulful singing supported by acoustic guitars, ukulele and piano. The Las Vegas Weekly recently named Rocks as one of 10 Las Vegas Artists to Watch in 2017. Kathy Forste, Music Director of KC Cafe Radio said, "Toney Rocks voice is cool and sweet, rocking and lyrical. His songs are thoughtful and hummable...". Ray Sang from UK blog IndustryME says, "I was sold as soon as I heard the husky tones of Toney's voice". Toney Rocks songwriting is steeped in folk, blues and rock influences which has led to Toney Rocks sharing the stage as a guest with folk music legend, David Bromberg. In addition to headlining concerts around the U.S., he has opened for artists such as Corey Harris and Jarekus Singleton.
"Toney is the consummate singer-songwriter. His playing is solid, his voice is like velvet, and his song-writing is insightful and clever. " — Bliss Hippy (Folk Alliance 2017)
December 21, 2018
Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after.
In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed own group in Boston "INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)" which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records ("The Other Side of the World", "Confluencia" and "Where the River Shines"). Hiroya released two solo albums ("Heartland" and "Places") from Japanese record label 333 discs.
Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television(NHK). Hiroya performed, recorded and shared stage with Esperanza Spalding, The Kennedys, Joe Jencks(Brother Sun), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Brooks Williams and Jim Kweskin.
January 18, 2018
Writing and performing for over twenty years, Kevin Connolly has carved out his own way of writing American songs and earned a reputation as a passionate performer. Connolly has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe while maintaining a strong presence and tie to his New England roots. Working the college and coffeehouse circuit solo, Kevin has also played major festivals including Newport Folk, SXSW, Kerrville Folk and Bumbershoot. He has opened up for a long list of notable artists including Indigo Girls, Huey Lewis, Todd Rundgren and Joan Osborne. Kevin's songs have also appeared on network television shows and in major motions pictures as well as independent films.
Raised on Boston's South Shore, Kevin comes from a musical family with composer/brother Jim Connolly, a fixture of the West Coast "New Music" scene. Early influences like John Prine, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan remain inspirations and guiding forces. Writing descriptive songs that capture something about regular life in America today has been a running theme and preoccupation.
At Highland Lake Grange Hall on the corner of Rte 11 & Chase Hill Road, East Andover, NH. Click here for a Map & Directions.
Doors open at 6:00PM for for light dinner and refreshments provided by the Andover Congregational Church. Sign-ups for open mic also begin at 6:00PM and then the show starts at 7:00PM.
Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month.
The show runs from 7:00PM until 9:30PM. Open Mic musicians play 2 songs or ten minutes - whichever is shorter.
Admission is free.
Come to play or come to listen. We are a listening room environment. Most of all we are here for the community, so come and be welcome.
We are the New Hampshire Magazine Editor's Pick as the "2015 Best Open Mic Night" in the Granite State.
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FOR MORE INFO CONTACT LARRY CHASE AT 735-5135 OR LBCHASE@AOL.COM