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 open mic also begin at 6:00PM
- The show starts at 7:00PM & ends 9:30PM.
- Open Mic musicians play 2 songs or ten minutes - whichever is shorter.
- Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month.
Our Upcoming Shows:
January 20, 2017
Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser and prairie-girl Sarah Frank share a love of folk songs and fiddle tunes. Drawing from the Canadian, American, and Celtic traditions, the two pour the spirit of story-telling and kitchen parties into their own writing. Luke brings guitar, mandolin and home-grown east coast vocals in harmony with Sarah's singing, lyrical fiddle playing and claw-hammer banjo.
Luke and Sarah grew up listening to The Beatles and Beethoven on cassette tapes (often re-wound with a chewed up pen) and both trained classically at McGill University in Montreal, QC. They released their first album, "Fill Your Boots!" (2012) and in the years to follow, went on tour throughout Canada, the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. In 2015 they released their second album, "Grassy Roads, Wandering Feet," and performed at folk festivals across North America, sharing stages with acts including The Duhks, David Francey, Bruce Molsky, and De Temps Antan. They've performed official showcases at several folk music conferences and were artists in residence at The Banff Centre in 2014, as well as Canadian participants at Ethno Sweden (2014), a folk music exchange between 90 musicians from 15 countries.
Luke and Sarah perform as The Bombadils in a variety of formations including as a duo, or in larger settings with instrumentalists such as Kaitlyn Raitz (cello) and Spencer Murray (flute).
Tarte Cafe & Bakery
46 Main Street, Andover
February 17, 2017
The joy, discoveries and challenges of music, art, and travel have guided Tom's rich life to a quiet place beneath Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire. His musical path has been long - a 40 year career filled with eight studio albums, numerous songwriting credits, and collaborations with other musicians such as Willy Porter and David Wilcox.
Back in the beginning, as a 19 year-old self-taught guitarist, Tom busked on street corners, performed at anti-war rallies, eventually finding his way into the New England coffeehouse scene. It was the sense of endless possibility and adventure of the 1970s that lead to travels - first through Europe and South America, then to India and Southeast Asia. Later journeys brought Tom to China and Tibet. Encounters with an array of distant people, cultures and ideas both inspired and enriched Tom's music and lyrics.
Playing guitar and electric violin in the early 1980s while writing and performing original music, Tom embarked on a solo career. His self-titled first disc, Tom Pirozzoli, released in 1983, was followed by Ashiata and the Owl (1985) and Eyes and Footprints (1987),. It was during this time that Tom's music was included on Fast Folk Music recordings which are now part of the Smithsonian's collection. Tom was named a winner in MUSICIAN magazine's 1988 Best Unsigned Band Contest, resulting in the national release of "On The Railroad" by Warner Bros. Records. The following year Tom recorded Travels which was picked up by INVASION Records and nationally released, landing in the AAA Charts top 40 albums for 13 weeks. Throughout the '90s Tom toured extensively - opening for artists such as Greg Brown, Jesse Winchester, and Doc Watson. At the same time, Tom began performing and collaborating with Milwaukee-based guitarist Willy Porter, co-writing many songs that have been featured on Porter's albums, including "Try to Forget" on Willy's 2015 release, Human Kindness.
Over the past ten years, Tom has composed instrumental music for the Putnam-Pirozzoli guitar duo. He and Gerry perform a unique combination of jazz, classical and pop which may be heard on their two releases.
In his most recent venture, Tom has paired up with highly accomplished multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kit Creeger.
Tarte Cafe & Bakery
46 Main Street, Andover
At Highland Lake Grange Hall on the corner of Rte 11 & Chase Hill Road, East Andover, NH. Click here for a Map & Directions.
Doors open at 6:00PM for for light dinner and refreshments provided by the Andover Congregational Church. Sign-ups for open mic also begin at 6:00PM and then the show starts at 7:00PM.
Join us on the 3rd Friday of every month.
The show runs from 7:00PM until 9:30PM. Open Mic musicians play 2 songs or ten minutes - whichever is shorter.
Admission is free.
Come to play or come to listen. We are a listening room environment. Most of all we are here for the community, so come and be welcome.
We are the New Hampshire Magazine Editor's Pick as the "2015 Best Open Mic Night" in the Granite State.
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FOR MORE INFO CONTACT LARRY CHASE AT 735-5135 OR LBCHASE@AOL.COM