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Kate Chadbourne / Ryan, Ortolani and Fleming / The Mood Elevators

Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Coffeehouse

 

Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Presents
Saturday May 12, 2012

Kate Chadbourne    Ryan, Ortolani and Fleming

and opener: The Mood Elevators

Doors open 7pm tickets and refreshments
$12 general admission, $8 students, $4 children under 12
Benefits First Parish Sudbury and Music School  Cusco, Peru

For information on the artists: http://www.moodelevators.com http://www.gerryryanmusic.com/#!ryan-ortolani-fleming http://www.katechadbourne.com

The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is dedicated to
showcasing emerging local musical talent
Looking for a great place to take Mom to for Mother’s Day? Bring her to another wonderful production presented by the Coffee House on the Rocky Plain. On Saturday, May 12 we will bring you a great show featuring Kate Chadbourne, Ryan, Ortolani, and Fleming who are opening for The Mood Elevators.
This promises to be our best show of the year, arrive early to get some home baked desserts and a good seat. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7:30pm.


Ryan & Ortolani have been performing together since the turn of the century. This duo is a versatile group who combine decades of musical experience to produce some of the sweetest harmonic and rhythmic sounds around. You may hear catchy original tunes, American acoustic classics, country blues, Celtic covers, swing and jazz standards… depending on their mood and what their audience wants to hear. Most recently, the talented vocalist Melissa Fleming has been joining them on stage, adding even more depth to their harmonies, making them a trio worth hearing.

Kate Chadbourne is a singer, storyteller, and poet whose performances combine traditional tales with music for voice, harp, flutes, and piano. She holds a Ph.D. in Celtic Languages and Literatures from Harvard where she teaches courses in Irish language and folklore  but the heart of her understanding of Irish folk tradition comes from encounters with singers, storytellers, and great talkers in Ireland.

Get “In The Mood” with The Mood Elevators! Three strong solo artists blend in tight vocal harmony to perform a combination of standard and original arrangements that breathe new life into some of the best-loved standards of the Swing Era, putting a fresh face on nostalgia with a fun, upbeat performance style. Our repertoire includes dance-floor favorites from the 1930s and 1940s as well as obscure gems from the early decades of the 20th Century, and we’ve performed with some of the best musicians in the Boston area. Sweet and sentimental or rousing and raucous, “The Stuff Is Here!”

Doors open 7pm tickets and refreshments
$12 general admission, $8 students, $4 children under 12
Benefits First Parish Sudbury and Music School Cusco, Peru

 

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Junko Ogawa / Tonehenge / The Saturdays

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in Coffeehouse

 

Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Presents
Saturday March 3, 2012

Junko Ogawa                         Tonehenge


with opener  The Saturdays

Doors open 7pm tickets and refreshments
$12 general admission, $8 students, $4 children under 12
Coffeehouse.fpsudbury.org
327 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

For information on the artists:
http://Junkosings.com
http://Tonehengerocks.com

Benefits First Parish Sudbury and Music School  Cusco, Peru

The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is dedicated to
showcasing emerging local musical talent
Born and raised in Japan, Junko is a singer-songwriter with passion for expression of emotion and communication through song. Her musical foundation is a classical piano, but her original music she had started to write about a little over 2 years is an eclectic mix of blues, folk, jazz, R&B, and Rock. She writes from her personal experiences and she often thinks her songs are almost like utterance. She sings in English and Japanese on piano, guitar and electric bass.

In the misty dawn of 2009, an ancient race of singers, known only as Hengemen, came together to perform oddly likable songs and clever harmonies. With flowing beards that indicated rare encounters with sharp objects, these primordial warblers left their vocal legacy hewn into the rock-solid a cappella of Tonehenge. Now comprised of six mostly clean-shaven businessmen from the greater Boston area, Tonehenge performances have ranged from a soaring National Anthem to kick off a Lowell Spinners game to opening for Ball in the House.

Please join us for what promises to be an evening of good home spun folk music with the hospitality to match.

Tickets and refreshments will be available at 7 pm. General admission is $12. Students’ (with valid high school or college ID) admission is $8 and child’s admission is $4. Refreshments on sale include homemade pies, cakes and cookies, coffee, tea and soda.

 

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All Youth Coffee House

Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 in Coffeehouse

Saturday Feb 11, 2012
All Youth Coffee House,
youth performers playing acoustic music,
Doors open at 7pm, admission $5

Contact rocky.plaincoffeehouse.fpsudbury.org if you are interested in performing.

 

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Randall Kromm, The Lenny Solomon Band, & Ergo Canto

Posted by on Nov 12, 2011 in Coffeehouse

 

Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Presents
Saturday November 12, 2011

Randall Kromm

and
The Lenny Solomon Band


Doors open 7pm tickets and refreshments
$12 general admission, $8 students, $4 children under 12
Coffeehouse.fpsudbury.org
327 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

Benefits First Parish Sudbury and Music School  Cusco, Peru
“Share the Warmth” collection for the Homeless.
Please donate gently used winter clothes.

The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is dedicated to
showcasing emerging local musical talent
The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is thrilled be kicking off our third season on Saturday November 12, 2011. Please join us for some new acts and the return of Ergo Canto who is back by popular demand to get the evening and season started for us. Coffee House on the Rocky Plain will also be collecting coats for WUMB and UMass Boston’s Gold Key society “Share the Warmth”, there will be discounted admission for anyone bringing in coats.

Randall Kromm creates music that touches people, performing beautifully crafted songs of ordinary life that capture experiences and feelings we all share.  Kromm employs a variety of musical styles to convey stories of love, family, hope and uncertainty with insight and wit.  His songs and live performances are leavened with humor, enabling the audience to laugh about life’s challenges and difficulties.

New England performing legend Don White covered the song “Water Wheel” on his 2010 release Winning Streak.  White, who has recorded 11 CDs, had never covered another artist’s music, but says the song “spoke to me deeply and immediately.  My hope is that now lots of people will make the effort to discover the work of this very talented man.”  http://www.randallkromm.com/

The Lenny Solomon Band is a vocal-oriented, primarily acoustic band that combines intelligent thoughtful lyrics, melodies one can hum, a variety of rhythmic styles, and instrumental improvisation that creates an eclectic sound that incorporates several musical genres. All of the songs performed by the band are written by lead singer/guitarist, Lenny Solomon. Much of the music is a product of Lenny’s roots as a folk musician.  http://solomonband.com/

Ergo Canto (therefore we sing)the folk music duo opens the evening’s entertainment. Paul Beck and Leslie Bryant, perform a wide variety of original songs, covers, and traditional folk material.  In addition to vocals, you may hear six and twelve string guitars, fiddle, flute, mandolin, and harmonica. Paul Beck recently took early retirement from a high tech career to focus on music, woodworking, and crossword puzzles.  He plays guitars, mandolin, cittern, and banjo. Leslie Bryant teaches in the Boston school system.  Traveling to Peru frequently she donates instruments and printed music to the school in Cusco. She plays fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, and percussion. Visit Ergo Canto’s website http://www.ergocanto.org. Hear them play at http://myspace.com/ergocanto

Please join us for what promises to be an evening of good home spun folk music with the hospitality to match.

Tickets and refreshments will be available at 7 pm. General admission is $12. Students’ (with valid high school or college ID) admission is $8 and child’s admission is $4. Refreshments on sale include homemade pies, cakes and cookies, coffee, tea and soda.

 

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Bob Phillipps & Linda Abrams / Cooper & Kenneally

Posted by on May 7, 2011 in Coffeehouse

 

The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Presents
Saturday May 7, 2011

Bob Phillipps and Linda Abrams and Friends – Celtic
Cooper and Kenneally – Blues/Country/Folk Rock



Acafellas – Lincoln Sudbury High’s acapella group


Doors open 7pm tickets and refreshmentsopens at 7:30pm
$12 general admission, $8 students
Coffeehouse.fpsudbury.org
327 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is dedicated to
showcasing emerging local musical talent
Looking for a wonderful way to celebrate the special mother in your life? Why not bring her to a night filled with wonderful music performed by some of the best singer-songwriters around and a special local treat. On Saturday, May 7, 2011 The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain will be hosting Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School’s very own Acafellas, followed by Linda, Bob and Friends, and ending the night will be Cooper and Kenneally.

Please join us for what promises to be an evening of good home spun folk music with the hospitality to match.

The Acafellas are an all-male group from Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School. The LS Acafellas formed in March 2008 and perform contemporary music without the use of instruments. They promise to entertain and delight.

Linda Abrams and Bob Phillipps are long-time aficionados and performers of traditional folk tunes. Linda’s lovely “melodic claw hammer” banjo style, along with Bob’s solid guitar support, brings a unique beauty to their repertoire. Both Linda and Bob have been winners at the Lowell Banjo and Fiddle Contest, and have performed in numerous musical configurations over the years. Notably, Linda is a member of the Moody Street String Band from Waltham.

For this concert, Linda and Bob are inviting their friends Nina Bohlen and Thom Roach to join them on stage for a lively mixture of French, English, and Celtic tunes. Nina adds her hurdy-gurdy to the mix, and Thom performs on concertina.

Pat Kenneally and Rick Cooper play an entertaining mix of roots, folk-rock, rockabilly, country and blues. Rick has been playing guitar, singing and generally annoying the neighbors since 1959 after hearing the Everly Brothers on his first transistor radio. Pat also credits the Everly Brothers as an influence and at the age of four refused to give up the microphone at a family gathering while performing her rendition of ‘Bye Bye Love’. Their music has been described as ‘strains of early rock and roll and the Chet Atkins/Johnny Cash country that we all know and love, along with some folk-pop which is a totally different beast’. Come and hear them perform and you will experience a show that fans call, “poised, polished, and very funny”, not to mention “seriously wicked cool”.

Tickets and refreshments will be available at 7 pm. General admission is $12. Students’ (with valid high school or college ID) admission is $8 and child’s admission is $4. Refreshments on sale include homemade pies, cakes and cookies, coffee, tea and soda.

 

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Nancy Beaudette / The Pavao Family Band

Posted by on Mar 12, 2011 in Coffeehouse


The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Presents
Saturday March 12, 2011
Nancy Beaudette
The Pavao Family Band


Doors open 7pm tickets and refreshments
With Christine Hatch
$12 general admission, $8 students
Coffeehouse.fpsudbury.org
327 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776

The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is dedicated to
showcasing emerging local musical talent

 

On Saturday, March 12, 2011 First Parish Sudbury Unitarian Universalist will once again be bringing you a night filled with wonderful music performed by some of the best singer-songwriters around. Nancy Beaudette is an award winning singer/songwriter who has been on tour and in the studio several times.  The Pavao Family Band is a wonderfully creative trio who will be starting the night off for us.  Although their group is young the songs they sing and the style in which they performed make you think they have been around for a lot longer.

Please join us for what promises to be an evening of good home spun folk music with the hospitality to match..

Nancy Beaudette fills the stage with fun, upbeat performances in true troubadour fashion. Her writing is reminiscent of singer songwriters of the sixties and seventies, and has the emotional edge of a woman with some heartfelt life experience. “I want to write music without having to edit personal feelings.” She doesn’t just write songs, she paints them. When you listen to her music you may find yourself seeing pictures, glimpsing a rich palette of colors in her guitar playing, and noticing that the beautiful honesty of her voice and her lyrics points directly to your own heart. Come to one of Beaudette’s shows and you will experience first-hand all the warmth and welcome of a Canadian kitchen party!  On-stage and off, Nancy practices hometown hospitality, taking special pleasure in “greeting you at the door.”  Blending brave and honest song-writing, first-rate musicianship, and a huge helping of native Canadian wit and generosity, Nancy Beaudette is an artist of signs and songs and heart  and all the signs point to rousing success! To learn more about Nancy http://nancybeaudette.com

We are very lucky to have the Pavao Family Band performing for us in March as this will be one of their rare performances during the school year. The Pavao Family Band is the creative collaboration of Steve Pavao and his sons Victor and Aidan. This band does everything together as a family, from performing to making decisions about how to market and produce their music. They started playing music together during the boys’ grade school years in  the summer of 2010. As Victor turned 14 and Aidan 12, they recorded their first CD single containing two of their best known original songs, “Time to Go” and “Block Island Song”.  Then they commenced on a month-long tour of widely-varied venues in RI, MA, and NH during August to share the new songs.  Steve is still writing and performing very actively, and is embarking on a U.S Northeast tour in late March to share his music with a wider audience.  His solo version of his song “My Beautiful Friend”, long a staple of Pavao Family Band performances, will be appearing on the forthcoming compilation being produced by The Starving Artist Collective in Keene, NH. For more information http://pavaofamilyband.com

Tickets and refreshments will be available at 7 pm. General admission is $12. Students’ (with valid high school or college ID) admission is $8 and child’s admission is $4. Refreshments on sale include homemade pies, cakes and cookies, , coffee, tea and soda.

 

 

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