Combined Coffeehouse Calendar

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Sometimes dates and performers change on short notice. It’s a good idea to check the venue website before attending shows.

Jun
21
Thu
Amazing Things Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Our Amazing Things Folk Open Mic offers a friendly supportive venue for developing singer-songwriters and folks who “just like to play”. It is a great way to get to know the music community, and to share ideas and techniques. All types of music are welcome. Fans come to see fantastic local artists, and never go away disappointed. See and be seen – heck build a fan base! Always a feature, always fun. Our host, singer-songwriter Dan Cloutier takes excellent care of the performers and listeners alike. A beautiful baby grand piano is available too.

Tickets (at door only): $6 for nonmembers; $3 for students (of any age). Meets first and third Thursday of every month.  To check on feature schedule visit amazingthings.org

To sign up for a slot, check website or call the office.

Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Our Amazing Things Folk Open Mic offers a friendly supportive venue for developing singer-songwriters and folks who “just like to play”. It is a great way to get to know the music community, and to share ideas and techniques. All types of music are welcome. Fans come to see fantastic local artists, and never go away disappointed. See and be seen – heck build a fan base! Always a feature, always fun. Our host, singer-songwriter Dan Cloutier takes excellent care of the performers and listeners alike. A beautiful baby grand piano is available too.

General Admission $6; Amazing Things Members $5; Students $3

Tickets sold at door only; please remember Folk Open Mic is now held on the first and third Thursdays ONLY!! Check the Facebook page for updates

Jun
23
Sat
Kirk Whipple & Marilyn Morales @ OCC Coffeehouse, Wrentham MA
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Duo pianists, performing classical, contemporary, and original works, with guest musicians. Donations accepted at the door.

Mike Rydock, Aaron Tornberg, Fiona Corinne @ The Hearing Room, Lowell MA
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Songwriters in the Round

Mike Rydock

Mike Rydock is a singer/songwriter living in Middletown, PA. He has released two cd’s of original songs
and has been performing at small venues from Massachusetts to Florida since 2009.

Aaron Tornberg

Aaron Tornberg has over 30 years of experience as a performer and songwriter. His music is best described as eclectic folk. He plays acoustic music, ranging from Folk to Klezmer to country to acoustic interpretations of heavy metal music. He has a company that helps other artists with their administrative tasks and booking. An Instructional Designer and Educational Technologist by training, his interests lie in music that has a story, filk, and sea chantys.

Fiona Corinne

At 5:19pm on a rainy day in May, Fiona Corinne DePaul entered the world. Named, like her other 3 siblings, that if she became famous, she could use her first and middle name as a stage name. I wonder if her mother knew how much that choice would pay off…

Okay, maybe thats too detailed…

Fiona has been passionate about making music since she was a little girl. “I used to sit in time out and scream so loudly that the next door neighbor could hear me,” Fiona says. “I was destined to be a singer; I was loud and didn’t want out of the spotlight.” Though she likes to count singing Puff the Magic Dragon on her Wonder Horse as the true beginning, her first taste of the stage came when she was in 3rd grade and auditioned for her elementary school’s musical. Throughout her school career, she took part in many school and community choirs, as well as musical theatre productions. She began piano instruction in 1999, and formal voice lessons in 2005. Fiona grew up in a house full of music, and has been and is still influenced by every genre imaginable. From opera to 80s hair metal, she draws inspiration from anything and everything.

In December of 2016, Fiona Corinne release a full length acoustic album of solely original songs. In addition to Here’s to My, her single Just Go is available on iTunes and all music streaming/purchasing sites. Fiona completed her first solo tour in August of 2015 and included 12 cities in the Eastern half of the United States. 2017 was a long, stressful year, but moving forward – 2018 is all about making moves. She hopes not only to drop the solo act and dive into the non-acoustic world, but to tour and record more music as well. Read more about her plans on the home page.

Music stuff aside, she’s a pretty normal (well, weird in acceptable ways) person. She loves her husband, family, friends, and pets. When she’s not singing, she blogs, makes crafts, and bakes. She also enjoys reading, planning parties, and getting lost on Reddit. Her music is always too loud (according to everyone), and her hair is always changing. If she could give 15 year old her advice, it would be to never take advice. Listen to your heart and do what makes you happy (and fuck the people who tell you you’re too “showtune-y”).

$10 Suggested Donation
Advance tickets: https://thehearingroom.ticketspice.com/mike-rydock-fiona-corinne-and-aaron-tornberg

Jun
25
Mon
Fran Araujo @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jun
29
Fri
Jane Fallon, Kim Moberg, Colette O’Connor – RISA @ The Hearing Room
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On the last Friday of every month, Aaron Tornberg and others at the new Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA) event present: Songwriters in the Round (with Song Prompts).

Songwriters are invited to perform in groups of 2 or 3 with at least one song prompted by the audience from the previous month.

Tonights featured performers:

Jane Fallon
Kim Moberg
Colette O’Connor

Colette O’Connor

Singer/songwriter Colette O’Connor performs acoustic guitar/vocal originals that encourage thoughtful dialogue about who we are, what we stand for, and sometimes to inspire our inner child to re-emerge- just for fun. Every eye-twinkle can use an occasional re-charge. Most deeply, O’Connor’s artistry in music is a gentle invitation to empower a sense of greater connection to all life.

Raising four children has helped flavor her music with witty philosophical wisdom; mixed with a touch of fun. Overcoming her own serious health issues, with nutrition, while supporting her family, household, and partner with Multiple Myeloma, has gifted her performances confidence and positivism.

Audiences are invited to hear honesty, tinged with gentle humor—like a conversation between Bette Midler and Joni Mitchell, over organic coffee. There is a timeless style here that melds genres, from jazzy-blues to Americana/folk, woven together by guitar, influenced by Atkins, Harrison, Cotton, and Watson.
Working to Heal, Inspire, and Encourage:

While O’Connor’s performances encourage everyone, behind the scenes Colette is a strong supporter of women in music. She publishes, online, Women Singer Songwriter Magazine as a supplemental resource for up and coming women/trans musicians. She hosts a similarly centered monthly radio segment “Notes from New England” as a reporter of women’s music and stories on “The Wimmin’s Show” broadcast on KZUM FM-HD 89.3, Lincoln Nebraska.

O’Connor’s second album “I Think I Am” was named top among the 15 of 2016 by NPR station WICN FM 90.5, Worcester, by Nick Noble, host of the popular Thursday night, “The Folk Revival”, and nominated for Best CD 2017 Award at Worcester Music Awards, by Pulse Magazine.

Jane Ross Fallon

Jane (Ross) Fallon is a American performer whose smooth, rich voice and well-written songs get noticed. With vocals that have been called “angelic” and “mesmerizing” by Boston’s Metronome magazine, her original songs “combine humor, intelligence, and deep musicality with an artfulness that is unusual.” (Wildy’s World Music blog).

She has 6 CD’s and two books to her credit. Her newest release, Tangled in a Tree, charted at #4 on the Acoustic Roots Chart and debuted at #8 on Airplay Direct; it was nominated by Limelight Magazine as “Album of the Year” . The Noise in Boston said the album was “the type of music that requires you to leave your cynicism at home . . . pretty, intelligent, expressive.” Her writing came to the notice of well-known Nashville songwriting coach Jason Blume, who commented on both the quality of her songwriting and the beauty of her voice.

Jane recently won the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition in Oklahoma. She also won the Southern Florida Songwriting Competition, the Connecticut Environmental Songwriting Competion, and the New Jersey Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, just won first place in the Acoustic Guitar Mazazine Lyric Contest.

“Powerful, inspirational, uplifting, delightful and impressive . . . One of the good artists in a sea of soulless clutter.” Cyrus Rhodes, Indie Music Magazine.

Kim Moberg

Kim Moberg was born in Juneau, Alaska, the daughter of a classical pianist mother of Alaskan Native Tlingit descent and a US Coast Guard veteran father from Kansas. Music has always been an integral part of Kim’s life, helping her to adjust to the frequent moves associated with growing up in a military family.

At the age of 14, Kim began playing acoustic guitar on a borrowed nylon 6 string, earning lessons by typing lyric and chord sheets for students who were taking guitar lessons from her mother. A few years later, she purchased a Gibson Epiphone guitar and taught herself to strum and finger pick to her favorite music by the singer/songwriters of the 1970’s, but debilitating stage fright kept her from pursuing her own dream of becoming a professional performer. In 2014, after a hiatus from music to raise her two daughters with her husband, Kim set out to overcome her stage fright at local open mics and fundraisers.

Kim’s debut CD entitled “Above Ground”, celebrates the achievement of her goal to bring her music out of the basement and “Above Ground”. “Above Ground”, produced by Grammy nominated producer Jon Evans, was released worldwide in September 2017.

Kim’s recent recognitions include: finalist at the Spire Center for Performing Arts Singer/Songwriter Open Mic Challenge; selection by WOMR’s Bob Weiser to perform at the Suzi Wollenberg DJ Showcase at the 2017 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) and placing 2nd at the Linden Tree Coffeehouse Winter Potpourri (American Idol Folk), which earned her a co-bill booking with legendary folk artist Bill Staines.

Kim draws inspiration from both traditional and contemporary musical forms of acoustic, folk, and country genres. She strives to sing stories that evoke contemplation and emotion. A self taught finger pick style acoustic guitarist, Kim has an introspective interpretation of songs and is especially drawn to musical stories that tug at feelings of melancholy, heartbreak and healing. Her original songs speak to reunion, awakening and social consciousness.

Doors open 7pm
Show at 8pm

$10 Suggested Donation

 

 

Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins House Concert @ Private home, Newton MA
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins

Reservations required: HouseConcerts@fssgb.org
$20 at the door ($5 for students)

American Songsters Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins sing old songs. Known as a “folksinger’s folksinger”, Hanks has been performing to delighted festival and club audiences (Fox Hollow, Mariposa, The Portable Folk Festival, The Old Town School of Folk Music, et al) for over 50 years. Now touring with his wife and musical partner, Larry’s mellifluous bass-baritone voice combines with the eclectic close harmonies of Deborah’s resonant alto, bringing back to life a large repertoire of songs describing trials and traditions of American life. On the heels of their warmly-received 1st duo album, “No Hiding Place”, and 2nd acclaimed duo CD chock full of “brand spankin’ OLD” songs, “OLD DAYS”, they proudly present their 3rd duo CD, “The Wheel of Time” –including grand familiar favorites, and many surprises in store. For the legendary San Francisco Bay Area favorite, Larry Hanks, this tour commemorates 50 years of live performance. “This is why I got into folk music to begin with!” gushes “One Man Folk Festival”, Michael Cooney, [Hanks & Robins] “are the best live folk music performance in recent memory!”…Hanks & Robins are currently touring the U.S.

Jun
30
Sat
The Carter Street Band @ 19 Carter Music Series, Berlin MA
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

A collection of seasoned acoustic musicians who play bluegrass, old-timey, Irish, Contra Dance, and classic roots music. The band consists of Seth Asser on guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals; Dave Coleman on mandolin and guitar; Sean Regan on the Irish bodhran; Evy Dueck on fiddle, Dave Kassel on fiddle and vocals, and Brian Rost on acoustic bass.Email Seth at sep@townisp.com for bookings and information on upcoming dates and events. Like them on FaceBook.
Suggested donation $5. Some food and drink available – patrons invited to bring their own as well.

 

Jul
9
Mon
Karen Sauer @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jul
14
Sat
Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan with Crowes Pasture opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Jul
21
Sat
The Lied To’s with Ric Allendorf opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jul
23
Mon
Kevin So @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jul
28
Sat
Riley Coyote with Shawna Caspi opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Aug
4
Sat
Hayley Reardon with The Promise is Hope opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Aug
11
Sat
The Rafters with Kim Moberg opening @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Held rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting.

Aug
13
Mon
Bob Joyce @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
18
Sat
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Aug
27
Mon
Chris Morgan @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Aug 27 @ 7:19 pm – 8:19 pm
Sep
6
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Our Amazing Things Folk Open Mic offers a friendly supportive venue for developing singer-songwriters and folks who “just like to play”. It is a great way to get to know the music community, and to share ideas and techniques. All types of music are welcome. Fans come to see fantastic local artists, and never go away disappointed. See and be seen – heck build a fan base! Always a feature, always fun. Our host, singer-songwriter Dan Cloutier takes excellent care of the performers and listeners alike. A beautiful baby grand piano is available too.

General Admission $6; Amazing Things Members $5; Students $3

Tickets sold at door only; please remember Folk Open Mic is now held on the first and third Thursdays ONLY!! Check the Facebook page for updates

Sep
8
Sat
Chris Smither @ Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, Franklin MA
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets $35

Doors open at 7:30; Shows start at 8:00. Handicap accessible. Go to www.circlefolk.org for more info.

Sep
10
Mon
Oen Kennedy @ Roslindale Open Mike - The Boston School of English, Roslindale MA
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Sep
15
Sat
Joe Davies Folk Festival with Low Lily, Heather Pierson Acoustic Duo, Emily Mure, Hayley Sabella, Davey O @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Sep 15 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse, North Reading MA
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Jon Butcher with Danielle Miraglia opening @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse, Rockport MA
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm

Advance tickets are $10.  Visit the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, John Tarr Store in Rockport, or The Bookstore of Gloucester.  The suggested contribution at the door is $12 for adults, $8 for those 65 and older, $5 for those under 18, and $24 for families.

Grammy-nominated Jon Butcher’s characteristic sound and signature guitar work represent a skillful mix of Americana – rock, r&b, jazz and folk,  all of it focused through a prism built from the blues.  Early in his career, Jon was compared with Jimi Hendrix, although he counts Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Richie Havens, and John Lennon among his influences.  Jon’s acoustic work on acoustic guitar, dobro, and banjo has found its way into feature film, cable TV, and his live concert schedule.

Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Her latest CD, “All My Heroes Are Ghosts,” was released with her band Danielle M and The Glory Junkies.  Danielle was nominated for a 2015 Boston Music Award for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.

Coffee, tea, and a variety of delicious (and very popular) home-made baked pie and cake will be sold before and after the concert and at intermission.