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
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.

Greg Greenway @ Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield MA
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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

We are welcoming back one of our favorite performers. Originally from Richmond, VA, Greg Greenway moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. His “In the Name of Love,” a lead in to the U2 classic, “Pride,” was the #5 song on the Folk DJ list in 2013. It has become a defining piece on his journey to becoming an international artist capable of addressing sensitive topics like Race in a way that connects audiences to their humanity while entertaining them at the same time.

Sep
16
Sun
Joe Davies Folk Festival with Four Bridges, John Flynn, Grace Morrison, Austin & Elliott, Dan & Faith @ Soule Homestead, Middleborough MA
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sep
20
Thu
Folk Open Mic @ Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham MA
Sep 20 @ 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
21
Fri
Kerri Powers @ Cherry Bridge House Concerts, Bridgewater MA
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Suggested donation of $15 at the door.

Doors open at 7pm. Email to reserve your seat (highly recommended).

Kerri Powers