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.

Jul
29
Sat
Danielle Miraglia with Caroline Cotter opening @ Soule Homestead
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TICKETS: $10

Rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting. Children 16 and under are free. www.soulehomestead.com for more info.

Aug
5
Sat
Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards with Carl Cacho opening @ Soule Homestead
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TICKETS: $10

Rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting. Children 16 and under are free. www.soule homestead.com for more info.

Aug
6
Sun
Bound for Glory @ Folk Song Society of Greater Boston
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free, outdoor event (you may wish to bring a chair or blanket although there will be some chairs there)

Aug
12
Sat
Chris & Meredith Thompson with Sparrow Blue opening @ Soule Homestead
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TICKETS: $10

Rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting. Children 16 and under are free. www.soulehomestead.com for more info.

Antje Duvekot @ Kiva House Concerts
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm

Antje Duvekot is coming back for the 14th consecutive year!
We may have it outdoors if the weather cooperates.  Here are links to two of the songs she played at our house a couple of years ago:

Aug
19
Sat
Riley Coyote with Molly Pinto Madigan opening @ Soule Homestead
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TICKETS: $10

Rain or shine, outdoors, weather permitting. Children 16 and under are free. www.soulehomestead.com for more info.

Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
8
Fri
Fly Amero, Jon Butcher, and Allen Estes @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets advance $10; at door $12, seniors $8, juniors $5, families $24

This concert will feature three legendary Cape Ann musicians performing in the round. Fly Amero, Jon Butcher, and Allen Estes will perform their own songs and other songwriters’ songs, and they will back each other up throughout.

Steady On: Lilith Fair at 20 @ me&thee coffeehouse
Sep 8 @ 8:00 pm

A talented quartet of female singer-songwriters carry the torch sparked by the groundbreaking 1997-1999 tour, joining forces on tunes penned by Lilith Fair luminaries (Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Emmylou Harris, Tracy Chapman and many more) plus original songs inspired by the spirit of Lilith Fair.  This tribute’s musicians feature Sloan Wainwright, Lara Herscovitch, Sharon Goldman, and Amy Soucy.

Sep
15
Fri
Fall Getaway Weekend @ Folk Song Society of Greater Boston
Sep 15 – Sep 17 all-day

Staff: Martin Grosswendt and Suzanne Salem-Schatz, Gail Finnie.
The getaway weekend features workshops led by staff and campers (a singing track and an instrument-focused track – campers don’t need to stick to one track!), a campers’ concert, a flea market, and a concert by staff members.
See the FSSGB website for more details.

Ari Hest (The Whispering Tree opens) @ me&thee coffeehouse
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm

On Friday, September 15, the me&thee coffeehouse is happy to welcome Ari Hest back to its stage. Not only have Ari’s songs been played on multiple TV shows, but he has also toured nationally and internationally. He’s been touring quite regularly with legendary Judy Collins. The Franco / American duo, The Whispering Tree, opens the show.

Sep
16
Sat
Joe Davies Folk Festival featuring Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Susie Burke & David Surette, Ari & Mia, Jaeger & Reid, Still Willow, Erin Deneen @ Soule Homestead
Sep 16 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Rain or shine. $7.00 per day. Handicap accessible. www.soulehomestead.com for more info.

Bill Harley @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 at the door. The doors open at 7:30.

A two-time Grammy award-winning artist, Bill uses song and story to paint a vibrant and hilarious picture of American life. His work reminds us of our common humanity and challenges us to be our very best selves. A prolific author and recording artist, Bill tours nationwide as an author, performing artist and keynote speaker.

The Kennedys, Jim Trick opens @ New Moon Coffeehouse
Sep 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets: $20

Sep
17
Sun
Joe Davies Folk Festival featuring The Kennedys, Cosy Sheridan, Annalise Emerick, The Whispering Tree, Diane Battistello @ Soule Homestead
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Rain or shine, $7.00 per day. Handicap accessible. www.soulehomestead.com for more info.

Phil Ochs Song Night @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse
Sep 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets advance $20; at door $23, seniors $15, juniors $5, families $46

Phil Ochs wrote over 100 songs during his far too brief 35 years on earth.  He was known for his sharp wit, sardonic humor, earnest humanism, political activism, insightful and alliterative lyrics, and distinctive voice.  The politicians always seem to hold up their end, and Phil’s lyrics are as relevant today as they were when they were written in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  To keep Phil’s music alive, groups of performers have gotten together to perform his beloved songs ever since 1983.  This Phil Ochs Song Night features outstanding musicians Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, Reggie Harris, and Tom Prasada-Rao.

Phil Ochs loved a cause, and this concert has one too.  Proceeds will benefit Family Promise North Shore Boston, an interfaith hospitality network that provides shelter, meals, job support and case management for homeless families.  First Congregational Church of Rockport is a Family Promise host church.

Sep
21
Thu
Third Thursday Open Mic @ Simple Gifts Coffeehouse
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

$5 for musicians and attendees.

Doors open at 6:30. Music starts at 7:00. Handicap accessible. Go to simplegiftscoffeehouse.org for more info.

Sep
22
Fri
John Gorka (Heather Mae opens) @ me&thee coffeehouse
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm

From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Though small, Godfrey Daniels was and is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions and has long been a hangout for music lovers and aspiring musicians. In the late 1970s, John was was one of these aspiring musicians. Although his academic coursework at Moravian College lay in Philosophy and History, music began to offer paramount enticements. Soon he found himself living in the clubs basement and acting as resident MC and sound man, encountering legendary folk troubadours like Canadian singer-songwriter Stan Rogers, Eric Andersen, Tom Paxton and Claudia Schmidt. Their brand of folk-inspired acoustic music inspired him, and before long he was performing his own songs  mostly as an opener for visiting acts. Many albums later and thousands of miles traveled, John Gorka remains one of the best of the best.

The title track to Heather Mae‘s new album, I Am Enough is an ode to body positivity and breaking away from self-imposed affliction to fit into what society defines as beautiful. Wanderer and No Poor Soul are reflections of Maes own experience of publicly coming out and the relief associated with finding love that accepts you just as you areexternally and internally. Stand Up wraps up the entire record with its challenge to listeners to fight against intolerances that so many of us face, such as racism, sexism and other prejudices.

Sep
23
Sat
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Open Mic @ North Reading Community Coffeehouse
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Donna Lee, Barry Searle & The Crooked Ledge Band – Tribute to Merle Haggard & Emmy Lou Harris @ OCC Music
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door. Handicap accessible. Go to http://www.musicatocc.org for more info.

Norman Kennedy House Concert @ Folk Song Society of Greater Boston
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Admission $20 at the door ($5 students)

Reservations required.  houseconcerts@fssgb.org.
Address will be given out when you make reservations.
More info at fssgb.org.

Tret Fure with Randall Kromm opening @ Linden Tree Coffeehouse
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Tickets: $20, (under 18, $10)

Reservations: 781-246-2836, LindenTree85@comcast.net

 

Linden Tree Coffeehouse’s 33rd season opener

Sept. 23 at 8pm with Tret Fure,  Randall Fromm opening.  

 One of the most prolific artists in the contemporary singer-songwriter arena, Tret Fure has released 15 albums and CDs over the course of her 47year career singing in coffeehouses and college campuses. More recently she won the South Florida Folk Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition in 2 out of 3 categories., Best Overall and Best Up-Tempo Songas well as the prestigious Jane Schliessman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Music.
 

In the early 80s, Tret began exploring the independent side of the industry discovering the blossoming genre known as Women’s Music.  She recorded with and produced some of the best of women’s music including the legendary “Meg & Cris at Carnegie Hall” (1983). She worked as a duo with Cris Williamson throughout the 90s, producing, engineering and releasing 3 CDs together during those years.

“She’s a singer-songwriter who draws you into her personal world without self-indulgence because her themes are universal and the songs, well-written. Tret’s also a folk singer, touching on important issues like gender identity, and peace. 

Tickets $20 (under 18 $10)

Linden Tree Coffeehouse is located in the social hall of the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 326 Main St. Wakefield, MA 01880    www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org   Reservations: 781- 246-2836

 

 

 

 

Sep
29
Fri
Jez Lowe (Shawna Caspi opens) @ me&thee coffeehouse
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm

With the announcement of a double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards (Folksinger of the Year and Best New Song), Jez Lowe has leapt into his third decade as a song-writing troubadour, on the back of a new and much acclaimed album  his nineteenth  entitled THE BALLAD BEYOND. The year ahead will see him in front of audiences right across the UK, as well as in Canada, Australia, Spain and Denmark, not only solo or with his long-standing backing band Bad Pennies, but in new musical company, on new musical journeys.

Shawna Caspi performs solo, but there’s a whole band under her fingertips. A mighty singer, a story sculptor, and a truth teller, she has toured across Canada and the USA and believes in poetry and the power of one person and one instrument, accompanying herself with a remarkable lyrical fingerpicking guitar style. Shawna loves the landscapes of her travels and while weaving them into her songs, she has also been portraying them on canvases, painting one-of-a-kind works of art inspired by the rich scenery she sees on tour.

Oct
5
Thu
Richard Grainger House Concert @ Folk Song Society of Greater Boston
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Admission $20 at the door ($5 students)

Reservations required. houseconcerts@fssgb.org.
Address will be given out when you make reservations.
More info at fssgb.org.