The Andover Community
Coffeehouse & Open Mic.

A folk and acoustic music venue in the Town of Andover, NH.

Join us for our monthly concerts at the Highland Lake Grange Hall
(on the corner of Rte 11 & Chase Hill Road, East Andover, NH.)
Click here for a Map & Directions.

  • Admission is free.
  • Doors open at 6:00PM for for light dinner and refreshments
  • Sign-ups for for 6 open mic slots begin at 6:00PM. First come, first served.
  • The show starts at 7:00PM.
  • Open Mic musicians play 2 songs or ten minutes - whichever is shorter.
  • Join us on the 3rd Friday of the month, September through June.

Due to COVID-19 no further concerts are planned for 2021
Please stay tuned.

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Would you like to sponsor a night?

$50 puts your logo and link here, and it helps to defray our costs for the evening!

CONTACT LARRY CHASE AT 735-5135 OR LBCHASE@AOL.COM

November 18, 2022

Green Heron

The music of Green Heron stretches across the entire folk landscape. Old-time, folk, bluegrass, country, Irish and blues music are all represented as the band brings the back porch to the stage. Featuring Betsy Heron on fiddle, banjo and vocals, and Scott Heron on guitar, banjo and vocals, the duo has been sharing stages together since 2016. With two albums to their name, the two songwriters weave the contemporary with the traditional and deliver high energy live performances.

"If there was ever a recipe for treating the 'pandemic blues,' it's listening to the music of Green Heron. Multi-instrumentalists Betsy and Scott Heron … offer a comforting musical stew, featuring ingredients ranging from bluegrass to folk to vintage country. Their pairing of string instruments with beautiful vocal harmonies is uplifting and joyful."
— New Hampshire Magazine

December 16, 2022

MINK HILLS BAND

The Mink Hills Band is a New Hampshire based acoustic band whose selection of music includes Bluegrass, Swing, Folk, and Original compositions. The stylistic range of material provides for an interesting and varied musical experience.

Taking their name from the beautiful and remote Mink Hills of the Sunapee region, the group has been playing throughout northern New England for over twenty years. They have appeared at the Portsmouth NH Folk Festival, League of NH Craftsman fair, as well as many Summer concert series.

The group composed and played music for the documentary movie- Gordon Manning: the Sawyer of Sutton Mills and they have recently released their new CD, "Weary Travelers Plea" that features many originals.

January 20, 2023

Holly Furlone

Holly Furlone is a NH seacoast native recently hailed by the Concord Monitor as a "local rising star" and whose solo performances have been described as 'passionate, candid & pure,' indie-folk singer/songwriter.

As far back as she can remember, Holly Furlone has loved to sing.

Growing up on the Seacoast of New Hampshire, everything in the world around her was music. Windshield wipers and blinkers transformed into beats and rhythms. Diverse landscapes inspired her imagination. Thoughts developed into words that brought forth poems which eventually became lyrics.

February 17, 2023

TBD

STAY TUNED

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January 20, 2023

Crowes Pasture

Monique Byrne and Andy Rogovin perform moving and inspirational songs that are sometimes joyful, sometimes wistful, and oftentimes, poignant, and that reflect a mutual passion for life, family and humanity. Their intimately blended vocal harmonies are mixed with an expressive and unique instrumental style that is best described as "a banjo-guitar romance." Crowes Pasture's style of intimate and soulful folk transports and connects listeners through universal experiences in their “skillfully crafted, emotional songwriting” (Chris Eastburn, award-winning composer).

“An uncanny blend of voices… the duo sound born to mesh their voices. His, a handsome, sandpapery timbre, and hers, angelic, with a lovely wilt.” - Bill Copeland Music News

April 21, 2023

Cosy Sheridan

Cosy Sheridan first appeared on the national folk scene in 1992 when she won the songwriting contests at The Kerrville Folk Festival and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival. The Boston Globe wrote: “she is now being called one of the best new singer/songwriters”.

She has been on the road ever since, playing clubs, concert halls, and coffeehouses across the country. “You can't make it into double digits, and continue touring for twenty or so years, unless you know what you're doing, and do it well,” said The Chicago Examiner.

She continues to be one of the most prolific songwriters in the folk scene. My Fence & My Neighbor was number four on the folk radio charts in 2018. Pretty Bird was listed in Sing Out Magazine's Great CDs of 2014.

She was a voice student at Berklee College of Music, and a guitar student of legendary fingerstyle players Eric Schoenberg and Guy Van Duser. She has played at Carnegie Hall, The Cowgirl Hall of Fame, and on the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

Backed by the strong rhythms and harmonies of her bass player Charlie Koch, she plays a percussive bluesy guitar style, often in open tunings and occasionally with two capos on the guitar neck.

May 19, 2023

TBD

STAY TUNED

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June 16, 2023

Kala Farnham

Armed with a voice, entourage of instruments, and faith in the power of story, songstress Kala Farnham set out into the world with one vision: To inspire through the transformative power of musical storytelling. Farnham has garnered numerous awards and recognition, including 2019 Rose Garden Performing Songwriter Contest winner and alumni of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project. Farnham's recent album, a heartfelt account of adventure and homecoming titled "Samadhi: Home Is Where You Are", was nominated for RI's Motif Music Awards "Best Americana Album", and hailed by Bill Copeland Music News as "soulful Americana" in "one of New England's best voices in one of this year's best written and best recorded works". Drawing from a classical education and professional career in musical theater, Kala presents hallmark reinvention of the folk tradition; Her passion for fairytales, ancient history, and vivid storytelling draws her audience into imaginative re-creations of the familiar world.

Stay Tuned

Announcing more shows soon!

Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month.

The shows start at 7:00 pm.

Patience is rewarded. We are back


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FOR MORE INFO CONTACT LARRY CHASE AT 735-5135 OR LBCHASE@AOL.COM

 

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