Friday Music Series
June 28th – 7:30 pm
Ari is a grammy nominated singer/songwriter who began his career as an independent artist in 2001. He built a loyal following touring the college circuit extensively between 2000 and 2003, after which he released two albums on Columbia Records, Someone To Tell(2004) and The Break-In(2007) all the while touring both in the U.S. and abroad with artists such as Martin Sexton, Suzanne Vega, and Ani Difranco.
John Lovejoy & The Flames
July 5th – 7:30 pm / BYOB
A four piece “Rock’n Roll” band playing music of the 50s, 60s and 70s with three vocalists including John Lovejoy on keyboards, Cam Cross on guitar, Eric von Ammon on drums and Terry Langford on tenor sax.
July 12th – 7:30 pm
Singer-songwriter, David Mallett, is one of America’s true original troubadours. In a career spanning four decades, he has recorded 17 albums, had several hundred covers of his songs, including the American folk classic Garden Song [Inch by Inch, Row by Row] and performed in clubs, concert halls and festivals across the US, Canada and Europe. He has appeared on numerous broadcasts, including National Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion. Known for his carefully written, poetic offerings, his body of work has provided material for an eclectic list of artists that includes Alison Krauss, Pete Seeger, Hal Ketchum, Emmylou Harris, John Denver and the Muppets.
July 19th – 7:30 pm
It’s early morning cold – 18°. Snowshoes crunch through frozen field grass. Sun gives way to dappled forest light. Another day begins….It’s warm back at Tom’s art-filled studio. Paints mingle with memories from past journeys: a Tibetan bowl, Peruvian weavings, prayer flags. Hours at the easel await. Tom’s guitar leans against an old, milky blue cupboard. Who was the 19th century artisan who crafted this timeworn piece? Would he love the music that is about to come?
July 26th – 7:30 pm
Bringing fresh energy to traditional Celtic music, Jordan is an award-winning New Hampshire-based fiddler/singer who has been performing professionally for over two decades. He has toured nationally with bands in various genres, performed across Ireland, and released multiple recordings of Celtic music that can be heard on radio stations in Ireland and Scotland as well as around New England. He has also written soundtracks for audiobooks and television and appeared as a guest on over 75 albums. His lifelong passion for history helps bring to life the traditional music around which he built his career.
Susie Burke & David Surette
August 2nd – 7:30 pm
Susie Burke and David Surette have made a name for themselves as one of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Together since 1988, Susie and David have built a steady following for their own blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Burke’s vocal style is at once stunning and heartfelt, and is matched by Surette’s fluid fretwork. Both are well-respected within the folk music community, as is demonstrated by the fact that they have appeared as backing musicians on numerous recordings. Many of these have come out of the New Hampshire Seacoast area, where Susie and David are based, and which has a well-deserved reputation as a haven for folk and acoustic music.
Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen
August 9th – 7:30 pm
Often referred to as a troubadour or minstrel singer as well as a folk singer, Harvey is considered a master of many musical instruments including the six and twelve string acoustic guitar, slide guitar (dobro), six string banjo, and autoharp. Reid is married to Joyce Andersen, an accomplished fiddler, guitarist and singer/songwriter.
August 16th – 7:30 pm
The New England Bluegrass Band is, simply put, a high caliber, tradition based Bluegrass music ensemble with an emphasis on powerful vocals with just the right instrumental backing and hot picking. It includes Cecil Abels (voc, gtr), “Lonesome” David Kiphuth (Banjo/Vocals) “Old Time” Dave Talmage. with frequent “Often Time” Members to be announced! They are the recipients of the Seacoast Favorite Bluegrass Band Award from Spotlight Magazine, and are well renowned in New England for providing a solid, entertaining bluegrass experience.
August 23rd – 7:30 pm
“It’s not just the technical expertise or the mastery of an amazing variety of styles that puts Vermont fiddler Patrick Ross several steps above and beyond practically all other players; Ross’s eclectic taste and raw energy make sparks and create musical magic every time his bow hits the strings.”- Robert Resnik – VPR –
Wightman, Clegg & Abate
August 30th – 7:30 pm
Renowned area musicians and performers, Bill Wightman and Cliff Clegg combine
keyboard, guitar and vocals to create a funky, cool twist on carefully selected jazz, pop, and rock numbers with a smattering of original gems! The musical offerings feature an eclectic array of genres, full of soaring keyboard, guitar licks, and bold harmonic vocals. Entertaining and passionate, it’s like Elton meets Eric!