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Jackie Damsky & String River Kenny Selcer Band

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The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain

Presents Live Music

Saturday May 10, 2014

Jackie Damsky & String River

Kenny Selcer Band

Music, music, music and great food to boot! Mark your calendar for the May 10, 2014 show.

kennyselcerbandKenny Selcer Band is a warm, eclectic group that plays a wide range of material: folk rock, Americana, country and reggae. They traverse the musical map with infectious melodies and unstoppable rhythms. The stunning guitar work, intimate vocals, 3 part harmonies and heartfelt songs, keep audiences asking for more. They soothe the spirit, rock the house and melt into a seductive, bluesy groove. It’s a unique uplifting sound that comes through both live and on disc! It is an uplifting and transcendent romp through style after style that will get you tapping your feet and singing along. The Band is Kenny Selcer(vocals, guitar), Phil Punch(congas), Liz Buchanan(vocals, percussion) and Steve Gilligan(bass, vocals.  kennyselcer.com

Jackie Damsky & String RiverJackie Damsky & String River is the unique genre-bending acoustic trio featuring Jackie Damsky on passionate violin & sweet vocals, supported by gifted guitarists Rich Caloggero and Bryan Tucker. Their material reflects each member’s broad range of style, as they perform jazz standards, folk waltzes, country blues, bluegrass, pop, gypsy jazz, and more. They joyously share the emotional essence and nuance of the music they love, and are guaranteed to move and delight you.  jackiedamsky.com/jackiedamskystringriver.cfm

Homemade cakes, pies and other gastronomic wonders will be available. Come early to settle in at your favorite table or wing chair. Doors open 6:30pm for tickets and refreshments.

Come be part of the folk music scene, a New England tradition throughout the greater UU community. Proceeds benefit FPS as well as Don Arte, a music program in Cusco, Peru for disadvantaged children.

Doors open 6:30pm for tickets and refreshments
Music begins at 7:00pm
$12 general admission, $8 students, $4 children under 12

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First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist
327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
978-443-2043
Web Site: http://coffeehouse.fpsudbury.org
The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is dedicated to showcasing emerging local musical talent.

Boomer Folk / Daisy Flowerchild and the Leftovers

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The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Presents

Saturday March 8, 2014

Boomer Folk

Daisy Flowerchild and the Leftovers

Music, music, music and great food to boot! Mark your calendar for the March 8th Coffee House. Featured performers are Boomer Folk (you heard them here Nov. 2012) and Daisy Flowerchild and the Leftovers. They’ll be singing 60’s rock and folk music. Homemade cakes, pies and other gastronomic wonders will be served in a cozy atmosphere. Come early to settle in at your favorite table or snuggle on a comfy couch.

Doors open 6:30pm for tickets and refreshments
Music begins at 7pm
$12 general admission, $8 students, $4 children under 12
Benefits First Parish Sudbury and Music School  Cusco, Peru

For information on the artists:
Boomer Folk – http://www.perrydesmond-davies.com
Daisy Flowerchild – http://elizabethmandrioli.com/two-cat-folk/

 

IMG_6166 Boomer cropLocal performer Perry Desmond-Davies has established Boomer Folk, a new ensemble of supremely talented musicians, all successful in their own right, to play a great mix of their own original music as well as popular cover tunes for “our generation”.

The Boomers are: Perry Desmond-Davies, Marc Bridge joined by Others (in the past others have included Alan Cath, and Jon McAuliffe, accompanied by Jackie Damsky on violin, Steve Rapson on bass and Phil Punch on percussion).

Be prepared to sing along with songs you know and love!

daisyflowerchildDaisy Flowerchild (and the Leftovers) are two brothers and their (slightly) older sister who were raised on a subsistence chicken farm in the wilds of Montana. Some time around 1973 their only radio broke and since they could not get new tubes for it out in the wilds, they have heard no new songs since.

Lately they have been evicted from the farm by the government to make way for a nerf gun testing facility. Having very few saleable skills, actually no saleable skills, they are wandering around the country playing the only 6 songs they know, pitching Amway and selling other people’s CD’s.

They hope to save up enough money to get their Gremlin out of hock and maybe pay the ransom on their older brother Jon who was kidnapped by the Tenorluna Indians and brought to Pennsylvania. Enjoy the music and the Amway.

In the real world Daisy Flowerchild and the Leftovers are Betsi Mandrioli, John Ferullo, and Bob Morse. They are all fine musicians, who also perform individually. Betsi and John are singer/songwriters who play guitar and also perform as the duo “Two Cat Folk”. Bob is a fine blues guitar player with a great voice. In this trio formation they recapture songs of the 70’s and delight their audiences!

Come be part of the folk music scene, a New England tradition throughout the greater UU community. Proceeds benefit FPS as well as Don Arte, a music program in Cusco, Peru for disadvantaged children.

Doors open 6:30pm for tickets and refreshments
Music begins at 7:00pm
$12 general admission, $8 students, $4 children under 12

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First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist
327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
978-443-2043
Web Site: http://coffeehouse.fpsudbury.org
The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is dedicated to showcasing emerging local musical talent.

Tom Hanlon / The Simones (Lori Fassman et al)

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The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Presents

Saturday November 9, 2013

Tom Hanlon

The Simones (Lori Fassman et al)

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Music, music, music and great food to boot! Mark your calendar for the November 9th Coffee House. Featured performers are The Simones (you heard Lori Fassman last spring) and Tom Hanlon with special guest Leslie Bryant. They’ll be singing 60’s rock and folk music. Homemade cakes, pies and other gastronomic wonders will be served in a cozy atmosphere. Come early to settle in at your favorite table or snuggle on a comfy couch.

Come be part of the folk music scene, a New England tradition throughout the greater UU community. Proceeds benefit FPS as well as Don Arte, a music program in Cusco, Peru for disadvantaged children.

Doors open 7pm for tickets and refreshments
Music begins at 7:30pm
$12 general admission, $8 students, $4 children under 12

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

~

First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist
327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
978-443-2043
Web Site: http://coffeehouse.fpsudbury.org
The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is dedicated to showcasing emerging local musical talent.

A Cappella Night – Tonehenge / The Works

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Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Presents
a cappella night
Saturday May 11, 2013

Tonehenge

The Works

Doors open 6:30pm for tickets and refreshments

Music begins at 7pm with Friends of CHoRP Musicians
$12 general admission, $8 students, $4 children under 12
Benefits First Parish Sudbury and Music School  Cusco, Peru

For information on the artists:
http://Tonehengerocks.com
http://Theworkssing.net

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

 

First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist
327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
978-443-2043
Web Site: http://coffeehouse.fpsudbury.org
The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is dedicated to showcasing emerging local musical talent.

 

Hi-Tone Ramblers / Bo Veaner & Carolyn Waters

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Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Presents
Saturday March 9, 2013

Hi-Tone Ramblers                Bo Veaner & Carolyn Waters

Doors open 6:30pm for tickets and refreshments
Music begins at 7pm
$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.hi-toneramblers.com
http://carolynwatersmusic.com

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

 

Come and bring March in like a lion! Roar, stomp or sing at the Coffee House on the Rocky Plain. CHoRP is excited to bring another excellent night of music Saturday March 9, 2013. New this year, the music begins at 7pm with the Friends of CHoRP Showcase: W. D. Cosmic, the Mood Elevators, Ergo Canto, Dave Allen and Julia Dixon Eddy, and Gnoic Glasa.

Our features are the Hi-Tone Ramblers and the duo of Bo Veaner and Carolyn Waters.  The Hi-Tone Ramblers’ traditional and original music is inspired by American roots music; a melting pot of Anglo and African-rooted songs, rhythms, blues and old-time fiddle and banjo tunes driving and stately, bouncy, quirky and eerily beautiful.  Professionally recorded around single mic, the band’s debut release, Inner Space, tips its hat to the days when neighbors gathered to play music in each others kitchens and front porches. The Hi-Tone Ramblers draw from the Appalachian String Band repertoire and add their own compositions and arrangements. Inner Space, released by October Mountain Music, is available on iTunes and Amazon.

Band Members:
Tim Rowell  Banjo, vocals
Cathy Mason  fiddle
Bethany Weiman  cello, vocals
Paul Strother  bass
Tim FitzPatrick  guitar, vocals
Web Site: http://www.hi-toneramblers.com

Singer-songwriters Bo Veaner and Carolyn Waters have had a wonderful musical collaboration for over a decade that’s still going strong.  With Carolyn’s blues and jazz influences and Bo’s folk influences they have created unique songs that cross musical genres and have been described as beautiful, captivating and fun.  The blending of Bo’s masterful playing of both acoustic and electric guitars and Carolyn’s powerful, moving vocals lead to performances that are powerful, fun, full of life and which leave audiences wanting more.  Individually, Carolyn has released two CDs of original music Count Me In and On The Verge (which include several of their wonderful collaborations) and Bo is currently working on a CD of original music.
Web Site: http://carolynwatersmusic.com

Tickets and refreshments will be available at 6:30 pm.  General admission is $12. Students’ (with valid high school or college ID) admission is $8 and child’s admission is $4. We serve fresh home baked pies and cakes, coffee, tea and soda.

First Parish of Sudbury Unitarian Universalist
327 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
978-443-2043
Web Site: http://coffeehouse.fpsudbury.org
The Coffee House on the Rocky Plain is dedicated to showcasing emerging local musical talent.

 

Rich Eilbert, Boomer Folk

Posted by on Nov 17, 2012 in Coffeehouse | Comments Off on Rich Eilbert, Boomer Folk

Coffee House on the Rocky Plain Presents
Saturday Nov 17, 2012

Rich Eilbert       Boomer Folk


Doors open 6:30pm for tickets and refreshments
Music begins at 7pm
$12 general admission, $8 students, $4 children under 12
Benefits First Parish Sudbury and Music School  Cusco, Peru

For information on the artists:
http://richeilbert.com/
http://www.kennyselcer.com
Boomer Folk – http://www.perrydesmond-davies.com

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

 

Rich Eilbert is known for his edgy  folk-rock and satirical songs played on acoustic guitar.  He’s played venues in the Boston area and further afield over the last decade.  Reviewers observe that his “melodies and lyrics illuminate the corners of life”.  Rich’s recent Back From the War CD has garnered much acclaim, the title track reaching the semi-finals in the Great Lakes National Songwriting Contest.  Rich’s songs have drawn attention from radio and internet audiences worldwide.   He’ll be accompanied by his frequent musical partner and virtuoso guitarist, Kenny Selcer, who adds an extra dimension to the sound.  Kenny is a highly respected singer/songwriter in his own right, with numerous CD’s to his credit including his latest, Don’t Forget About Me.

Local performer Perry Desmond-Davies has established a new ensemble of supremely talented musicians, all successful in their own right, to play a great mix of their own original music as well as popular cover tunes for “our generation” at the November Coffeehouse on the Rocky Plain: introducing Boomer Folk!

The Boomers are: Perry Desmond-Davies, Marc Bridge, Alan Cath, and Jon McAuliffe, accompanied by Jackie Damsky on violin, Steve Rapson on bass and Phil Punch on percussion.

Be prepared to sing along with songs you know and love!

Saturday Nov 17, 7 pm.  First Parish Sudbury UU, 327 Concord Rd. Sudbury, doors open at 6:30pm, music starts at 7pm.  Tickets and refreshments: $12 general admission, $8 students, $4 children under 12.  Benefits First Parish Sudbury and Music School Cusco, Peru.

coffeehouse.fpsudbury.org

 

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

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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

 

Junko Ogawa / Tonehenge / The Saturdays

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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.

 

All Youth Coffee House

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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.

 

Randall Kromm, The Lenny Solomon Band, & Ergo Canto

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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.