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 the month, September through June.

Our Upcoming Shows:

November 16, 2018

Toney Rocks

Singer-songwriter, Toney Rocks delivers an intimate concert exploding with diversity featuring his soulful singing supported by acoustic guitars, ukulele and piano. The Las Vegas Weekly recently named Rocks as one of 10 Las Vegas Artists to Watch in 2017. Kathy Forste, Music Director of KC Cafe Radio said, "Toney Rocks voice is cool and sweet, rocking and lyrical. His songs are thoughtful and hummable...". Ray Sang from UK blog IndustryME says, "I was sold as soon as I heard the husky tones of Toney's voice". Toney Rocks songwriting is steeped in folk, blues and rock influences which has led to Toney Rocks sharing the stage as a guest with folk music legend, David Bromberg. In addition to headlining concerts around the U.S., he has opened for artists such as Corey Harris and Jarekus Singleton.

"Toney is the consummate singer-songwriter. His playing is solid, his voice is like velvet, and his song-writing is insightful and clever. " — Bliss Hippy (Folk Alliance 2017)

December 21, 2018

Hiroya Tsukamoto


Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after.

In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed own group in Boston "INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)" which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records ("The Other Side of the World", "Confluencia" and "Where the River Shines"). Hiroya released two solo albums ("Heartland" and "Places") from Japanese record label 333 discs.

Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television(NHK). Hiroya performed, recorded and shared stage with Esperanza Spalding, The Kennedys, Joe Jencks(Brother Sun), Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Brooks Williams and Jim Kweskin.


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January 18, 2019

Kevin Connolly

Writing and performing for over twenty years, Kevin Connolly has carved out his own way of writing American songs and earned a reputation as a passionate performer. Connolly has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe while maintaining a strong presence and tie to his New England roots. Working the college and coffeehouse circuit solo, Kevin has also played major festivals including Newport Folk, SXSW, Kerrville Folk and Bumbershoot. He has opened up for a long list of notable artists including Indigo Girls, Huey Lewis, Todd Rundgren and Joan Osborne. Kevin's songs have also appeared on network television shows and in major motions pictures as well as independent films.

Raised on Boston's South Shore, Kevin comes from a musical family with composer/brother Jim Connolly, a fixture of the West Coast "New Music" scene. Early influences like John Prine, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan remain inspirations and guiding forces. Writing descriptive songs that capture something about regular life in America today has been a running theme and preoccupation.

February 15, 2019

Dana & Susan Robinson

"From Cabot, Vermont – Americana-roots and folk duo, Dana and Susan Robinson combine vivid, songwriting and storytelling, with fiddle tunes, clawhammer banjo, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing."

Drawing upon experiences of more than twenty years of touring, Dana and Susan craft a performance that conveys the mystery and wonders of their journey. Their unique blend of original songwriting and traditional Appalachian music, bring to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage, and how it relates to our contemporary lives.

 

"Exquisite music - physical and spiritual, contemporary and ancient, up to its eyeballs in mud and transcendence. Musicians like Dana Robinson don't grow on trees!" — Music Upstream
“Rural America explored with elegant simplicity. Their music and cleanly poetic songwriting bring to mind the great folksingers of our times.” — Asheville Citizen-Times

March 15, 2019

Rob Lutes

Since the release of his first album Gravity in 2000, Rob Lutes has steadily built a collection of exquisite songs that inhabit the intersection of blues, folk, Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre. As skilled delivering a Piedmont blues classic as he is performing his own acclaimed original songs, Lutes's masterful fingerstyle guitar work and soulful voice bring an unmistakable intensity to his live performances.

A double Maple Blues Award nominee as Acoustic Act and Songwriter of the Year in 2017, on his seventh album, Walk in the Dark, he does what he has done for years: kicks up a little dust, wades into some deep waters and tackles the realities of the world with depth, humour and a unique musical style.

 

"Rob Lutes will soon be counted amongst the ranks of the best in the industry. Insightful and meaty… gutty and gritty... A rare talent that keeps getting better with each project released, one listen will prove he is more than a passing fancy; this guy is here to stay." — Matt Large, Montreal Folk Festival

April 19, 2019

Max Hatt & Edda Glass

Max Hatt / Edda Glass have "an incomparable spook” (Nashville Scene) and a "unique sound" (Larry Groce, NPR) that's taken them across the county from NPR Mountain Stage to NYC's Lincoln Center, DC's Kennedy Center, and the Sundance Film Festival. Praised for her "impeccable vocal command" (PopMatters) and compared to a gamut of singers from Astrud Gilberto to Billie Holliday, Glass's voice ultimately "one of a kind...you cannot confuse her with another artist" (New York Theatre Guide). Hatt's equally distinctive guitar work combines the harmonic innovations of jazz and classical with the melodic resonance of folk, creating music that's "subtly poignant, elegantly funky, and haunting without trying to be" (Nels Cline, Wilco). Together with Glass's literate lyrics, this Jazz Americana evokes the grandeur of the western landscape, telling intimate stories of little people on great plains, and leaving audiences with a feeling both light and deep.

May 17, 2019

Andrew Finn Magill

Raised in an Irish musical household in Asheville, North Carolina Andrew "Finn the Fiddler" Magill grew up studying with many of the world's best traditional American and Irish fiddlers at The Swannanoa Gathering music workshops. At age 18, his debut album Drive & Lift was featured multiple times on NPR and his 2016 two-disc project Roots and Branches debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts. Says grammy-winner Americana artist Tim O'Brien: "He has learned from and now plays with the best in the genre. On Branches you can hear a new musical voice emerging. I'm gonna keep listening for Finn Magill."

Finn has built his career on Irish music having performed with John Doyle, Liz Carroll, the Paul McKenna Band, and Martin Hayes among many other Irish luminaries.

In 2014 Finn moved to Rio de Janeiro and plunged head on into Brazilian choro music, studying with some of the most accomplished in the genre including Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassik and Pedro Paes. Since then, he has spearheaded several Brazilian projects including choro quartet O Finno, Violino no Choro, and Brazilian Strings Trio a trio with fellow American violinist Ted Falcon and Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte. In April 2018 the trio released their debut album followed by a sold-out two-week tour along the West coast.

In 2018 Finn also released Canta, Violino! on Ropeadope Records, the product of years of study and performance with Rio's diverse musicians. Writes Brazilian percussion legend Airto Moreira of Chick Corea and Miles Davis:

"Its nice to see fresh, young musicians carrying on the traditions of Brazilian music. Finn Magill displays a love and authenticity that can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil. His style is playful and light, yet soulful and passionate. Congratulations!"

Magill merges his folk background and more than fifteen years of jazz study with the Brazilian musical language he has spent the last three years studying, all on an instrument seldom associated with Brazilian music: the violin. The result is uncharted territory for both the violin and Brazilian music.

June 21, 2019

Lara Herscovitch

Lara Herscovitch is a modern American songwriter-poet-performer gem, creating masterful contemporary folk with blues, pop and jazz influences. Former Connecticut State Troubadour, she writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, delivering performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain. Sound Waves Magazine described her music as "expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… good for your ears AND your soul." Delivered with a voice Performer Magazine called "clear and smooth like expensive liquor," Acoustic Live in New York City added, "She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect... It might seem too good to be true, but true it is."

October 18, 2019

Steven Chagnon

Steven Chagnon is a singer/songwriter, producer, audio engineer, and multi-instrumentalist based out of southern New Hampshire

November 15, 2019

Nick & Luke

Nicholas Horner and Lucas Chohany have a musical kinship unlike any other. With a love for traditional music and honest songwriting presented with the spontaneity of jazz and the reckless abandon of rock music, Nick and Luke have cultivated a musical language all their own. While playing a combination of americana-rooted original music, jazz standards and the bluegrass/old-time liturgy, their performances ebb and flow to create a playful blend of the visceral and the virtuosic.

Nick and Luke have toured the country top to bottom, playing venues ranging from desert hostels to sold-out clubs, yoga ashrams, performing arts centers and everything in between, including recent appearances at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, as well as performances on bills with acts including The Honey Dewdrops, Cris Jacobs, Caleb Stein, Valerie June, and many more.

December 20, 2019

Steve Schuch

Classically trained on violin, Steve is also an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, author and storyteller. Honors include composer awards, Artist Fellowship Awards, and five fiddling championships. His recordings with The Night Heron Consort are national best-sellers. Beyond his solo work, he also appears with various guest musicians, symphony orchestras, and fellow storyteller, Odds Bodkin.

Steve and his music have embraced both the classical and folk realms. Haunting violin and whale calls... music and tales of Ireland... a pizzicato interpretation of a Picasso painting... these are just part of Steve's wide-ranging repertoire. Many of his pieces have been featured on National Public Radio and PBS.

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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

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.


And find us on facebook


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

 

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