The Andover Community
Coffeehouse & Open Mic.

A musical venue in the Town of Andover, NH. featuring folk and acoustic music

Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month.


Our Past Schedule

June 16, 2017

DAVEY O.

Equal parts songwriter and storyteller, Buffalo's Davey O. has been recognized on a national level for his past two CD releases with multiple honors among the "best of" lists of several Folk & Roots radio stations, and as a 2013 New Folk Finalist at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival. Davey has also earned the respect of his peers for his incredible work ethic, performing between 120 - 140 dates per year, and for his constant dedication to the art of song craft. With a journalist's eye for detail and poet's ear for the well-turned observation, Davey O. finds the universal in the particular, turning day-to-day minutiae into dusty paeans to the indomitability of the human spirit. With each tale another slice of life examined.

"Davey O. is a great singer songwriter also, a brilliant and inspired musician...." – Remo Ricaldone, American Roots DJ, Italy

FOLK WORLD:Countrified folk is the general territory navigated by Davey O.'s slow and deliberate manner in conveying his stories via song. But he is capable of revving it up as well, especially in a bonus cut, recorded live. Hearts worn on sleeves, well put together singer songwriter material, etc… There are all the good things here you want and this is the type of act I would enjoy on stage as he clearly has something to say and can musically express it well. – David Hintz

"In Testing For Rust, I am impressed with Davey O.'s power to create mental pictures in the listener's mind ...he is a talented songwriter ." - Mike Penard, ISA Radio, France


Tonight's Sponsor:

“Tilton Medical Associates”

In downtown Tilton

May 19, 2017

HOLLY FURLONE

A NH seacoast native recently hailed by the Concord Monitor as a "local rising star" and whose solo performances have been described as 'passionate, candid & pure,' indie-folk singer/songwriter Holly Furlone is excited to take the Andover Coffeehouse stage on Friday, May 19th. (Holly is also a member of the fun-lovin' folk/rock trio, The Midweeklings--with Raf Puga and Jim Tyrrell.)

"I'm a mom. I'm an educator. I'm a student. I make music. I am the luckiest person I know!"~Holly Furlone


Tonight's Sponsor:

Kathy Lowe

Singer, Songwriter, Music Therapist, Sound Healer, Drum Circler, and Photographer

April 21, 2017

JORDAN TIRRELL-WYSOCKI

Bringing fresh energy to traditional Celtic music, Jordan was first recognized as part of New Hampshire’s musical culture at the age of 12, when he was the youngest member of the delegation representing the state in Washington, D.C. for The Smithsonian Folklife Festival. He grew up on a combination of contra dances and Celtic music, releasing multiple recordings and performing regularly around the state until leaving for college in Middlebury, VT. After graduating, Jordan spent time in both New York City and Ireland, exploring musical possibilities and honing his craft. He then began to carve out a career for himself back home in NH, touring with multiple rock bands while continuing to develop his unique approach to traditional Celtic music.

With various groups, he has opened for Irish music legends Tommy Makem, Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfetones, country superstars such as Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and Uncle Kracker, and classic rockers Blues Traveler, The Marshall Tucker Band and Little Feat. He has toured nationally with the Adam Ezra Group (winner of five New England Music Awards including "Band of The Year") and appeared as a guest musician with other nationally touring bands including The Mallett Brothers, Yarn, The Lost Trailers, Roots of Creation and Hot Day At The Zoo.

Jordan performs more than 200 shows a year with various bands at venues of all sizes, mostly in the Northeast.


Tonight's Sponsor:

Weapons-Grade Communications Collective

"Operating under the radar since 1993"

March 17, 2017

ALEX NAVARRO

2015 was, in many ways, a year much like any other for Alex Navarro. He spent his days on the streets of Boston, busking alone, with a pile of CD's and a tip cup. His nights were spent in class at Boston College, and his weekends at the acclaimed "Dirt Floor" studio in Connecticut, grinding away on his second album (Due for release Fall 2016), with producer Eric Lichter. In other ways, it was not. "Pardon My Eyes", an album with a low profile release, in a relatively low profile city, began to make itself heard. The title track off the record received a semi-finalist nomination for song of year from the International Songwriting Competition, a contest judged by the likes of Tom Waits, Bill Withers, and Lorde. In Boston, Navarro assembled a band of seasoned professionals, cultivated his live show, and prepared for his 2016 debut show at Paramount Theater. As acclaim for the album and live show continues to spread, and 2016 sees the release of Navarro's sophomore record, It is only a matter of time before he hits the road for the first East Coast tour of his young career.


Tonight's Sponsor:

Ragged View Farm

Offering horse-drawn sleigh rides and maple syrup, right here in Andover

February 17, 2017

TOM PIROZZOLI

The joy, discoveries and challenges of music, art, and travel have guided Tom's rich life to a quiet place beneath Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire. His musical path has been long - a 40 year career filled with eight studio albums, numerous songwriting credits, and collaborations with other musicians such as Willy Porter and David Wilcox.

Back in the beginning, as a 19 year-old self-taught guitarist, Tom busked on street corners, performed at anti-war rallies, eventually finding his way into the New England coffeehouse scene. It was the sense of endless possibility and adventure of the 1970s that lead to travels - first through Europe and South America, then to India and Southeast Asia. Later journeys brought Tom to China and Tibet. Encounters with an array of distant people, cultures and ideas both inspired and enriched Tom's music and lyrics.

Playing guitar and electric violin in the early 1980s while writing and performing original music, Tom embarked on a solo career. His self-titled first disc, Tom Pirozzoli, released in 1983, was followed by Ashiata and the Owl (1985) and Eyes and Footprints (1987),. It was during this time that Tom's music was included on Fast Folk Music recordings which are now part of the Smithsonian's collection. Tom was named a winner in MUSICIAN magazine's 1988 Best Unsigned Band Contest, resulting in the national release of "On The Railroad" by Warner Bros. Records. The following year Tom recorded Travels which was picked up by INVASION Records and nationally released, landing in the AAA Charts top 40 albums for 13 weeks. Throughout the '90s Tom toured extensively - opening for artists such as Greg Brown, Jesse Winchester, and Doc Watson. At the same time, Tom began performing and collaborating with Milwaukee-based guitarist Willy Porter, co-writing many songs that have been featured on Porter's albums, including "Try to Forget" on Willy's 2015 release, Human Kindness.

Over the past ten years, Tom has composed instrumental music for the Putnam-Pirozzoli guitar duo. He and Gerry perform a unique combination of jazz, classical and pop which may be heard on their two releases. In his most recent venture, Tom has paired up with highly accomplished multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kit Creeger.


Tonight's Sponsor:

Tarte Logo

Tarte Cafe & Bakery
46 Main Street, Andover

January 20, 2017

THE BOMBADILS

Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser and prairie-girl Sarah Frank share a love of folk songs and fiddle tunes. Drawing from the Canadian, American, and Celtic traditions, the two pour the spirit of story-telling and kitchen parties into their own writing. Luke brings guitar, mandolin and home-grown east coast vocals in harmony with Sarah's singing, lyrical fiddle playing and claw-hammer banjo.

Luke and Sarah grew up listening to The Beatles and Beethoven on cassette tapes (often re-wound with a chewed up pen) and both trained classically at McGill University in Montreal, QC. They released their first album, "Fill Your Boots!" (2012) and in the years to follow, went on tour throughout Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. In 2015 they released their second album, "Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet," and performed at folk festivals across North America, sharing stages with acts including The Duhks, David Francey, Bruce Molsky, and De Temps Antan. They've performed official showcases at several folk music conferences and were artists in residence at The Banff Centre in 2014, as well as Canadian participants at Ethno Sweden (2014), a folk music exchange between 90 musicians from 15 countries.

Luke and Sarah perform as The Bombadils in a variety of formations including as a duo, or in larger settings with instrumentalists such as Kaitlyn Raitz (cello) and Spencer Murray (flute).


Tonight's Sponsor:

Tarte Logo

Tarte Cafe & Bakery
46 Main Street, Andover

December 16, 2016

THE LOWE PROFILES

Three sisters will sing their seasonal songs of celebration at the Andover Coffeehouse.

Kathy Lowe, Susie Lowe-Stockwell, and Kim Lowe-Beaton have been singing together since they were young children together, raised in Sutton. In this performance you will hear original holiday songs composed by Kathy and some by Uncle Tom Lowe. The sisters, coming from a Vaudeville/Circus family, have a flair for the stage.


Tonight's Sponsor:

Tarte Logo

Tarte Cafe & Bakery
46 Main Street, Andover

November 18, 2016

SFERES & WHITE

Jimmy Sferes and Jennifer White have discovered an uncommon synergy, blending clear and luscious harmonies with complex and imaginative guitar playing. Their fun and engaging live performances feature an eclectic and soulful combination of blues, roots and rock. Their song "Small Stuff" won an Honor Award in the Great American Song Contest, and they have appeared on Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion" radio program as well as the Hallmark Channel's New Morning TV show. Derek Blackmon from Indie-Music.com says that Sferes & White have, "vocal harmonies that work so well together it sounds almost too good to be true." There latest collaborative project was to produce the closing song and instrumental soundtrack for the soon to be released modern western "Out of the Wild."

White grew up in a musical family but was a relative late bloomer to the professional music scene. Her first studio effort for the Narrow Gauge Band was produced by Doug Haywood (bass player and background vocalist for Jackson Browne); she has also performed in acapella groups and country rock bands. Sferes played his first guitar at thirteen and during his diverse music and recording career has opened for the likes of David Wilcox, Delbert McClinton, Blues Traveler, Larry Coryell, Richard Elliott, and America.


Tonight's Sponsor:

Ragged View Farm

October 21, 2016

MINK HILLS BAND

The Mink Hills Band is a New Hampshire based acoustic band whose selection of music includes Bluegrass, Swing, Folk, and Original compositions. The stylistic range of material provides for an interesting and varied musical experience.

Taking their name from the beautiful and remote Mink Hills of the Sunapee region, the group has been playing throughout northern New England for over twenty years. They have appeared at the Portsmouth NH Folk Festival, League of NH Craftsman fair, as well as many Summer concert series.

The group composed and played music for the documentary movie- Gordon Manning: the Sawyer of Sutton Mills and they have recently released their new CD, "Weary Travelers Plea" that features many originals.


Tonight's Sponsor:

Merrimac Corportate Finance, Inc.

 

September 16, 2016

THE BUSKERS

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The Buskers
Paul Hubert, Craig Jaster, Kathy KZ Sommer

"The inventiveness of jazz,
the simplicity and directness of folk music,
And the energy of a roots rock house party."

With a kitchen sink of instruments and a repertoire of influences from jug band and jazz to roots rock, The Buskers tap the street music tradition for which they are named, then go far beyond, with serious musicianship, a sense of humor, and energy to burn.

Refreshingly original songwriters and seasoned, engaging performers, The Buskers have befriended audiences at opera houses and folk festivals, house concerts, bandstands, cafes and farmers' markets across New England since 1993. The trio deftly and joyfully weaves violin, mandolin, guitar, accordion, bass, keyboard, banjo, harmonica and tambourine into their arrangements and somehow fitting all their instruments comfortably onstage in even the smallest venue and sometimes they will include a drummer. Their influences range equally as wide as their instrumentation, but their sound is always defined by a shared respect for the crafts of songwriting and arranging and their shared love of the inventive possibilities of improvisation.


Tonight's Sponsor:

Residents at Ragged Mt. Fish & Game Club

 

August 19, 2016

THE FONDTONES

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Find out more at: Fondtones.com

The Fondtones Band sings 50's 60's and early 70's songs of the Doo Wop era. This group of 6 musicians is located in the New London, NH area. Members are Ray Heath, drums, Tim Wildman, stand up keyboard/horn; Charlie Freiberg , guitar, Greg Gutgsell vocals, George West, vocals, John Schlosser, vocals, guitar.

The Fondtones have played at Bandstand events in local communities, weddings, small and large gatherings in NH and Mass. since 1990.

To contact the Fondtones Band: call 603-526-6772, or email jschloss@tds.net


Tonight's Sponsors:

Pine Hill Yoga
&
Kayak Country Paddlesports

 

JULY 15, 2016

MO' COMBO

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Based out of the Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee region, or "Upper Valley" of NH, Mo'Combo has evolved from various combinations over the past couple of years into it's present funky form. The chemistry between these players borders on mystical. See one of their shows and you'll see - and hear - musical communication on a higher plane. And with some 120 years of combined stage experience, that means one thing for the audience: groovin'! You'll get tight percolating rhythms, tasteful instrumental interplay, improvisational journeys and three accomplished vocalists - each distinctive, each with their turn to shine, and other times all three pouring their hearts into irresistible, soulful harmonies. You'll hear some unique (and always seriously funky) takes on a surprising assortment of tunes. Mo'Combo is equally adept at driving rythms and hip-grinding ballads, and will satisfy both the audiophiles with musical intricacies and subtleties, and the casual listener with a rhythm section that jumps right into your pocket and stays there long after the last note is played. Mo'Combo is, in two words: simply grooving'.

Will Michaels Guitar, vocals Pickin' from the tender age of ten, and with roots touring the east coast full time, most notably with Sam Vine, and Dario's Show Band, Will settled in Lebanon NH several years ago. He shared his solo talents around the upper valley with finger-pickin' acoustic blues and soulful vocals for a time and is now back in the band scene throwing subtle and tasteful voicings in between his soaring leads.

Scott Sanborn Keyboard, vocals Scott lives in Orange, NH, and has performed locally since the late 1980's, including with favorites Surreal McCoy and SmackDaddy. He has also recorded and performed with the critically acclaimed Ports-mouth NH based Lolita's Bliss. Powerful and versatile vocally, he draws from a background in widely varied genres to pour his soul into the "88's" whether covering a funky horn riff, grinding out howlin' B3 tones, taking a synth solo to new heights or tickling out the blues.

Skip Truman Bass guitar, vocals A local legend in his own right, from Hanover NH, Skip played and recorded with Tracks, whose early 1970's album retains a cult following still, and with the Davis Brothers Band. He has more recently plied his trade with bluesmaster Johnny B. & the Goodes. He has shared the stage with the likes of the James Gang and Canned Heat. Ever the groove-master on the bass, he also lays out a smooth, sweet tenor to send shivers down your spine.

Dana Flewelling Percussion A true "A-list" drummer, from Newbury, NH Dana's musical career spans over 30 years from local legends of the 1980's Great Legs and Night Kitchen, to more recently, R&B favorites like the Squids. Whether the tune calls for tight, "in the pocket" grooves, or rippin' the skins, "the percolator" is always right there for ya —

Find out more at: MoComboBand.com


Tonight's Sponsor:

The Andover Beacon

Our Hometown Newspaper

JUNE 17, 2016

AUDREY AND CLAYTON

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Find out more at: AudreyAndClayton.com

New England duo Audrey Budington and Clayton Clemetson perform spirited yet heartfelt genre-defying original compositions on fiddle and piano. Whether contemplative melodies that conjure up images, spunky innovations that inspire groove, or a slick lick adroitly mastered, a current of idealism and sincerity permeates their music. Audrey and Clayton's passion for traditional New England, Irish, Cape Breton and Scottish dance music, sprinkled with their flair, is astutely expressed in their rousing performance.


Tonight's Sponsor:

New Horizons Hair Stylists

170 Main Street, Andover NH

MAY 20, 2016

JOEL CAGE

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Joel Cage

A virtuoso guitarist and an impassioned vocalist, Joel Cage's music is both evocative and raucous. He spans the gamut from sounding like a full rock band to 'hear your own heartbeat' intimacy.

Joel Cage is also a master interpreter of other people's music, spanning a wide field of musical genres, garnering him the oft used moniker "Acoustic Rock Song Stylist."

Joel Cage currently has 5 CDs in release.

Find out more at: JoelCage.com


Tonight's Sponsor:

Boynton Law Office

164 Main Street, PO Box 395 Andover, NH 03216-0395

APRIL 15, 2016

MARY MAGUIRE

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Blizzards and flat tires notwithstanding, the magic carpet ride of performing musicians has lifted Mary's voice across the airwaves from Los Angeles to Boston, from France to Russia and China, and has floated her onto stages shared with the talented likes of John Sebastian, Tom Rush, Livingston Taylor, Christine Lavin, Dave Mallett, Billy Novick and Guy Van Duser. Her hand-picked repertoire includes swing, bluegrass, and contemporary folk, including several well-received originals.

 

Performing as a soloist from Pennsylvania to Maine since age 16, the native Northeasterner was also co-founder and lead alto/guitarist of New England favorites Sweet, Hot & Sassy! Their popular four albums feature some Mary's songs. Her 2003 solo CD, the sultry, jazz-influenced 'Round Midnight, presents clever originals along with well chosen gems from Horace Silver, Jesse Winchester, and Sting. The northeast's major music festivals continue to treat festival goers to Mary Maguire Band performances as well as her vocal and song writing and arranging workshops. Ever-loving sharing the fun, Maguire also teaches students of all ages guitar, piano, and singing.


Tonight's Sponsor:

Ragged View Farm

MARCH 18, 2016

ANDREA PAQUIN

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Andrea Paquin's music embodies the term "Folk Rock". Her songs tell vivid stories using clever, memorable melodies and harmonies along with captivating lyrics. And her sound has been compared to that of The Indigo Girls, Melissa Etheridge, Tracy Chapman, and Joni Mitchell. Nathalie Levey of the Northeast Performer Magazine says "Paquin tugs at the heartstrings of her listeners and the rich, cozy humility of her voice goes down like red wine over good conversation."

Find out more at: andreapaquin.com


Tonight's Sponsor:

Lake Sunapee Bank

 

FEBRUARY 19, 2016

CSC RIFFED

A CAPPELLA, HARMONIOUS, and VERY, VERY COOL

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CSC Riffed is Colby-Sawyer's first a cappella group and the college's only student run musical program. Since its conception three years ago, its members have been making music with their mouths for a variety of audiences. With a passion for rehashing contemporary hits and classic favorites alike, Riffed is always ready to perform and is excited to continue growing in the future.

 


Tonight's Sponsor:

Fenton's Construction, Inc.

 

JANUARY 15, 2016

THE DOBROS

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The DoBros have been playing numerous performances throughout NH, MA, and VT including venues such as:

  • June Jam 2015 - Musterfield Farm in Sutton
  • Penuche's of Concord
  • Concord Market Days 2014-2015
  • True Brew Barista - Concord
  • MainStreet Warner Stage, Warner, NH
  • Warner Fall Foliage Festival 2014-2015
  • The Monkey House, Winooski, VT
  • Littleton Craft Beer Festival, Littleton NH
  • Hanover Farmers Market, Hanover NH
  • ZuZu, Cambridge, MA

 

The DoBros started in early 2013 as a response to a lack of foot-stomping going on in town. They got their major debut at the 66th annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival, headlining Saturday night on the newly constructed post and beam MainStreet Warner Stage. What a night! The train kept on rollin' as the DoBros were asked to stomp and smash at a Harvest Party in Essex, MA. And that they did. They were falling off haywagons and spinning fire under the moonlight midnight.

The band performs both acoustic folk/bluegrass sets, as well as electric rock sets that incorperate a diverse mix of covers, with new original material. The DoBros are deeply rooted in improvisation, making each show a unique experience. They mix and bend Blues, Folk, Bluegrass, Rhythm, Funk, Roots, Rock, Reggae, Americana, Fusion, Disco, Motown, Jazz, Calypso, and Psychedelia into a style of music all it's own; Farm-Funk. Music for the common-folk.

The band has yet to record a studio album, but has a solid base of original material which it performs at every show.

Find out more at: TheDoBrosNH


Tonight's concert is sponsored by an Anonymous donor!

DECEMBER 18, 2015

KATHY LOWE & THE LOWE PROFILES

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The Lowe Profiles: Kathy Lowe, Kim Lowe-Beaton, and Susie Lowe-Stockwell, will perform in a sister trio of original seasonal carols by Kathy. The CD, "Wishing You Peace," will be available Friday night. Given the girl‘s Vaudeville background, their presentation will prove to be quite entertaining, as they sparkle in sequins.

Find out more at: www.kathylowemusic.com


Tonight's Sponsor:

 

The Highland Lake Apple Farm of East Andover

 

NOVEMBER 20, 2015

JULIE SNOW

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Find out more at: www.juliesnowsongs.com

Julie Snow began her song writing career in the eighties and was first recorded by Lui Collins. Julie's song, "Baptism of Fire" was the title cut on Lui's second album, and she recorded five of Julie's songs on her first three albums. Although Julie took time off to raise her children and focus on her career in college mental health, she began writing again in the early nineties, and she hasn't stopped since. On November 20, come hear a selection of songs from her own cd and new songs she plans to record this year!


Tonight's Sponsor:

In Honor of the Northern Rail Trail

 

October 16, 2015

NEWFOUND GRASS

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Craig Engel (Guitar) and Steve Abdu (Bass) have been playing music together now for 6 years when Craig joined NewFound Grass ( www.newfoundgrass.com). Their musical backgrounds are long and varied and that experience contributes to the unique sound and harmonies they produce. While mainly Bluegrass inspired, their musical choices are not restricted to Bluegrass. They are looking forward to their October performance at the Andover Coffee House.

NewFound Grass is a quartet but Craig and Steve also often play as a duo and can be found at many of the Open Mics held around the Central New Hampshire music scene.

Craig and Steve along with their wives, Gina and Bette also produce The Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival, New Hampshire's premier Bluegrass event. (www.pemivalleybluegrass.com). This Festival is held annually during the first weekend in August at the Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton, NH.

Find out more at: www.newfoundgrass.com


Tonight's Sponsor:

Longtail Publishing -- The Home of the Good Doctor Jack

September 18, 2015

NEPTUNES CAR

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Neptune’s Car (Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes) is an acoustic duo from Massachusetts and New Hampshire who play original, Contemporary Folk music.

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The duo recently released their third album, The 45th Parallel. The album was the #2 album on the Folk charts for February 2015 with two songs tied with each other at the #5 spot, and the song “Fly Fishing the Big Hole” was honored with an Outstanding Achievement in Songwriting in the Folk/Americana category from The Great American Song Contest.

Find out more at: www.neptunescar.com


Tonight's Sponsor:

Proctor Academy

August 21, 2015

SCOTT KING

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Scott King is one of the most inventive and compelling independent performing songwriters you'll ever come across. In addition to having a delightfully eclectic sound that sets him apart from most of what's heard on mainstream radio -- and one heck of a powerful voice to boot -- King is also one of the finest acoustic guitar players around, with exceptional fretwork reminiscent of Bruce Cockburn and Brooks Williams. Boston's Metronome Magazine writes of King's "finger-picking magic," while the Kennebec Journal describes King's style as "articulate, compelling, and sparkling." Rounder Records recording artist Nerissa Nields dubs King "a tremendous guitarist: clear, tender, and fresh. To be sure, a Scott King concert is a real treat for guitar lovers, but this "pop-oriented singer-songwriter who is conversant in Revolver-era Beatles" (New England Music Scrapbook) will also blow you away with one richly melodic, unforgettable song after another.

Critics and listeners alike rave about King's songs, which are "instantly accessible," and "comfortable," as if King breathes air in and music out." (Northeast in Tune Magazine). King infuses all his songs with "plenty of hooks," and "really knows how to write those passages that stick in your head" (SoundCheck Magazine)

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Scott King began his career in the early 1990's as a solo acoustic performer in venues throughout New England and later in Europe where he performed in roadside cafes, schools, churches, theaters, and festivals. A grueling gig schedule of 5-8 shows a week between 1993 and 1994 taught King something about being a professional musician and prepared him for the next phase of his career in Boston. King entered the city's thriving Folk music scene, and in less than a year, he wound up a semi-finalist in the Boston Acoustic Underground Competition and a finalist in the WADN Riverbank Songwriting Contest.

Find out more at: www.scottrichardking.com


Tonight's Sponsor:

Ragged Mountain Physical Therapy of Andover, NH

July 17, 2015

KENNEY WEILAND

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Kenny's solo career spans nearly thirty years, performing throughout the mid-Atlantic states and eastern seaboard. His music is jazz and swing oriented, covering old standards from the 30's and 40's, but is equally comfortable playing blues, folk rock, and contemporary songs by Jamie Cullum, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Paul Simon, The Beatles, John Prine, and more. His original songs, several of which have been recorded by other artists, are quite diverse. He covers country to swing, latin to americana, retro to jazzy ballads, and sentimental to twisted lounge humor.

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A New Hampshire resident since 1997 Kenny is a popular performer throughout the greater Concord area working as a soloist and with other talented musicians. He's a finalist in the New England Songwriting Contest, with the Grand Finale to be held at the Dreamsicle Arts Studio in Suncook, NH.

Find out more at: www.swunk.com.


Tonight's Sponsor:

Dr. M. Jonathan Mishcon,
Tilton Medical Associates

 

July 3, 2015

THE ANDOVER COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
and
ANDOVER COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUSE

present

LINDSEY SCHUST & THE RAGGED MT. BAND

This special concert will be on July 3, 2015 from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Andover Elementary/Middle School outdoor amphitheater

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LINDSEY SCHUST & THE RAGGED MT. BAND

Lindsey Schust & the Ragged Mt. Band formed in 2011, when they debuted her local hit "Hippie Hill" at the Andover Historical Society Old Time Fair Auction. Now, the group performs throughout in the NH Lakes Region area. They are working on their new single "Country Way" and the accompanying video to come out in September. The band plays original songs written by Lindsey and arranged for the group. They also cover a mixture of traditional Americana, folk, country western, bluegrass and folk rock. The band is made up of friends and family members, all currently living in Andover, NH.

Lindsey Schust- songwriter, arranger, bandleader, keyboards and vocals
Grace Schust- drums, percussion and vocals
Jim Schust- Guitar
Paul Currier- Dobro, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and vocals
Jim Connell- Bass, guitar and vocals
Jesse Schust- percussion


Free outdoor concert at the
Outdoor Amphitheater
in Andover, N.H.

Located beside Andover Town Hall, Routes 4 and 11
*Bring your own chair or blanket.

Summer Cookout Dinner Fare by the Andover Congregational Church
FOOD STARTS AT 5 pm

Sponsored by Andover Pizza Chef

June 19, 2015

DECATUR CREEK

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Decatur Creek defined: (Du-ka'-tur Creek) prop. n. A stream flowing through the scenic country hills by county road 39 near Cooperstown, Otsego County, New York where an impressionable youth once lived and never forgot. (reference - "The Hick In Me" by Doug Farrell). Colloquial - an enjoyable acoustic musical experience where the simplicity of the past meets the complexity of the present.

Jack Carlton, Steve Dionne, and Doug Farrell are each accomplished NH musicians, singer/songwriters, and performers who together are - Decatur Creek. They met as solo performers through local NH coffeehouses and open mikes, attracted by each other’s songwriting and musicianship. From their very first practice and first performance together soon after at the Warner Area Farmer's Market in 2012, they realized there was musical chemistry that compelled further exploration. Their diverse styles, backgrounds, and skills complement one another and the group's evolving original acoustic sound will bring a smile to your face, rhythm to your feet, and leave you wanting for more.

Doug and Steve handle most lead vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, with occasional forays on harmonica and percussion. Jack mans the bass, most harmony vocals, some rhythm and lead guitar, plus a touch of electric lap steel, high-string guitar, and dobro. Veteran songwriters Doug and Steve have created most of the band's primarily original repertoire with Jack contributing the rest. Their influences run from roots to Americana, country, singer/songwriter, folk, and rock, always with the focus on the songs. They perform throughout southern and central NH at coffeehouses, farmers markets, restaurants, festivals, and community events, and have been featured on several NH radio stations including WSCS New London, WNHN Concord, WEVO Concord, and soon (May 25th), WSCA Portsmouth. Their self-titled debut recording of 11 original tunes is about to be released and should be available at the concert.

Find them on Facebook here: DecaturCreek


Tonight's Sponsor:

HLakeInn

The Highland Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast
Andover, NH

www.highlandlakeinn.com

May 15, 2015

SFERES & WHITE

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Jimmy Sferes and Jennifer White have discovered an uncommon synergy, blending clear and luscious harmonies with complex and imaginative guitar playing. Their engaging live performances feature an eclectic and soulful combination of blues, roots and rock. Their song “Small Stuff” won an Honor Award in the Great American Song Contest, and they have appeared on Garrison Keillor’s "Prairie Home Companion" radio program as well as the Hallmark Channel’s New Morning TV show.  Derek Blackmon from Indie-Music.com says that Sferes & White have, “vocal harmonies that work so well together it sounds almost too good to be true.”

White grew up in a musical family but was a relative late bloomer to the professional music scene.  Her first studio effort for the Narrow Gauge Band was produced by Doug Haywood (bass player and background vocalist for Jackson Browne); she has also performed in acapella groups and country rock bands. Sferes played his first guitar at thirteen and during his diverse music and recording career has opened for the likes of David Wilcox, Delbert McClinton, Blues Traveler, Larry Coryell, Richard Elliott, and America.

Read more and listen to music clips here: www.sferesandwhite.com


Tonight's Sponsor:

Belletetes

Belletetes

Building Products Specialists

4 Mill Road
Andover, NH 03216
Phone: 603-735-4134

Belletetes

April 17, 2015

TOM PIROZZOLI

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Tom Pirozzoli is a well known, much respected musician throughout New England as well as on the national music scene. "Travels"- his fifth recording spent 13 weeks on the top forty AAA charts and was the featured release at Tower Records in LA and Nashville.

Tom has written songs that have been recorded by artists as varied as Tonto’s Big Idea, Willy Porter, and Pam Prior as well as others. His co- writes with Willy Porter have been performed in Carnegie Hall, at Madison Square Garden and The Royal Albert Hall. Original songs recorded by Tom in the 1980’s with the Fast Folk Music Magazine (New York) are in the Smithsonian collection.

Tom's skills as a performer and singer-songwriter were honored by Musician Magazine as a winner in their "Best Unsigned Band" contest resulting in a national release on Warner Brothers Records.

His current focus is co- writing with Willy Porter, and recently David Wilcox. Willy Porter recorded four co-writes with Tom n his latest CD including the title track "Human Kindness. Tom also writes music for and performs with the Putnam Pirozzoli instrumental guitar duo which is rooted in a broad tradition that uniquely combines jazz, classical and pop for a truly original sound.

 Here is a link to an article written about a poem of Tom's


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March 20, 2015

CLICK HORNING

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Click Horning also known as Click - Singer, Guitarist, Composer.

The Lake Sunapee, NH region has always had more than its share of musicians. Maybe it’s the mountain air or maybe it’s the scenery, but something keeps them coming back. Just ask Click Horning, New London’s singer songwriter who left when he was seventeen for the Big Apple. Twelve years, a record contract and an album later it was time to come back. Early influences were Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter Paul & Mary, as well as rock and roll and R&B that he listened to growing up.

Click’s music has taken him across the country several times, to the Rockies and to the deep south . Click has produced two more solo albums and two albums with his band Night Kitchen , a “get up and dance” band composed of Click on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Gerry Putnam on lead guitar, Dinty Child on electric rhythm guitar and keyboards, Dana Flewelling on drums and Dave Doran on bass.

Click began playing guitar at boarding school, influenced by other guitar playing students, one in particular being Gram Parsons. Click persuaded his grandmother to finance a bottom-of-the-line Gibson guitar (a combination birthday and Christmas gift). “I had been spending all my spare time practicing on a friends guitar, but soon found I had to have my own.”

He began playing folk songs, but after hearing Gram and writers like Bob Dylan, he decided to try his hand at writing songs. “It was the perfect blending of poems and music that intrigued me. I’ve always loved lyrics that tell a story.”


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February 20, 2015

KATHY LOWE

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Kathy Lowe is a multi-talented, multi-faceted singer/songwriter and artist. Music for adults, kids, and everyone else (you know who you are!)

From a lineage of circus/vaudeville folks, Kathy shares her retrospective of songwriting from heartfelt depth and humor.

With guitar, dulcimer, and drum, her voice invites us in.

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.

Best of 2015


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FOR MORE INFO CONTACT LARRY CHASE AT 735-5135 OR LBCHASE@AOL.COM

 

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