Local Music

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Paul Warnick at Hobbs Tavern, 6-9 pm

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Geoff Loff and Lisa Loff at The Arts Center at 12 Main, Center Sandwich, 7:30 pm
Geoff Loff, classical piano and Lisa Loff, operatic vocalist.  The concert is sponsored by Advice To The Players, Sandwich’s Shakespeare company. Admission and light refreshments are by donation. Doors open at 7PM and audience members are invited to enjoy the artwork on sale by Surroundings Art.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Joe Walsh and Celia Woodsmith, 7:30 pm
Roger writes, “Our favorite mandolinist Joe K. Walsh will be here for the third time. Why do I have him more often than anyone else? Because not only is he great, he is always doing mini tours with a variety of amazing musicians so the shows are always fresh and fantastic. This time around he will pair up with Celia Woodsmith, superb lead singer, from the Grammy nominated Della Mae band.”  Roger includes a video of Della Mae.  Donation of $15-$20 suggested.  All proceeds to the musicians.  Pot Luck at 6:00 and BYOB.  If you plan to attend, let Roger Sorlien know so he can put you on the list.

Friday, August 25, 2017
Peter Heimlich at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Hans and Georgia Stafford and Tom Fleischmann at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm
Beautiful background music as you buy your vegetables, meat, fruit, bread, dairy products, mushrooms, and so much else.  SNAP dollars accepted and doubled + $10.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Song Circle at the Holderness Town Hall, 6:30 pm
If you play a guitar, banjo, harmonica or other instrument, come and join the group for an evening of musical enjoyment.  More information at the link above or by calling Holderness Recreation at 603-968-3700.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Jonathan Lorentz Quartet at Mead Base, 7 pm
Summer may be cooling down, but things are heating up at historic Mead Base Conservation Center!  Enjoy four of New England’s top jazz musicians in an intimate setting inside the National Forest. The Jonathan Lorentz Quartet is comprised of long-standing musical cohorts who have performed together in various scenarios for 20 years. Jonathan Lorentz is a passionate performer who has pursued music on the saxophone for the last 30 years. Jon believes strongly in the interactive and collaborative “human element” of music making, and enthusiastically connects with other musicians and listeners. He currently leads the Jonathan Lorentz Quartet, the Soul Revival, and plays with the experimental improvising band 7oddSeven. Jon also stays active with his 18 piece big band, a 10 piece little big band, as well as the very novel Dueling Pianos of NH where he has been seen doubling as a pianist, vocalist, and accordionist.

The piano chair is held by Tom Robinson, a jazz stalwart who also performs on soprano saxophone. Mr. Robinson tours frequently throughout New England as a leader and sideman, and has been a featured artist at the Catamount Arts Center and Mountaintop Music Center. Bass guru John Hunter holds down bass lines for the Seacoast Big Band and Charlie Jennison group, and has accompanied Dizzy Gillespie, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, and Jimmy Heath. Drum set specialist Tim Gilmore is known far and wide for performances with Tiger Okoshi, Giacomo Gates, and Tower of Power, and is an active clinician with Harry Skoler’s Adventures with Jazz.

This concert, coordinated by Sandwich’s NH Independent School of Music, will help fund ongoing programs at Mead Base.  Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased online at www.nhisom.org.  $5 outdoor tickets at the door. Kids outdoor tickets are free and $10 for seats inside. Space is limited.  BYOB.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Community Contra Dance at the Wolfeboro Town Hall, 7-10 pm
G.A.L.A. writes, “No partners needed, family friendly, and dancing is easily learned by all ages in the first couple dances of the evening. The Contra Dance admission is $8.00-adults; $5.00- 6-18; 5-and under free. Large families or those under financial hardship are encouraged to pay only as able since all are welcome! See GALA at www.galacommunity.org, for volunteering or more information or contact josh@galacommunity.org, 603-539-6460.”

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Rachel Laitman with Sean Kimball at the Tamworth Lyceum, 7:30 pm
Morgen writes, “As our only concert of the season, you won’t want to miss this one!”  She also writes, “Immense local talent, musician, baker and soothsayer Peg Loughran will be starting the show off at 7:30pm with an opening set to get us warmed up. (Ok I made that last part up, she can’t actually see the future).  Doors open at 6:30pm so please feel free to show up hungry, Sara will have something wonderful and scratch made prepared to please the palate.  Regular lunch menu will be open as well.  Beer, wine and coffee will be served to the thirsty/under-caffeinated and we will be featuring some fabulous vinous (wine-based) cocktails featuring Lillet, Sap House Meadery Mead, bubbles, citrus etc.  These cocktails offer a refreshing, low-alcohol cocktail option that we have been having much fun with this summer.”  Tickets $15, or $30 with dinner and a beverage, available online.

“Rachel Laitman pours her heart into beautiful songs which quietly soothe peoples’ souls if they would only listen. Deb Talan comes to mind, or Laura Marling; those few singer-songwriters that through undeniable talent climb over the competitive frenzy into the public sphere.  Ms. Laitman is of that caliber, and I entreat you to listen.” –American Poet Gordon Massman

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Yalini Dream and Jendog Lonewolf at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
YaliniDream is a Sri Lankan Tamil performance artist who integrates poetry, dance, storytelling, theater, aerial arts, and music. Jendog Lonewolf is a hip hop MC/lyricist mixed w/Blackfoot, Cherokee, and the Grand Cayman Islands – a self-proclaimed ghetto ambassador.

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Contra Dance at Tamworth Town House, 8-10:30 pm
Dudley Laufman and friends. The Outing Club has sponsored traditional New England square and contra dances in Tamworth since 1937. Traditional New England dancing is fun, easy, and family-friendly. If you’ve never done it before, have no fear: if you can walk, know your left from your right, and can count to eight, you can learn the basics in 10 minutes. No one is too young, too old, or too uncoordinated to contra dance. We always dance to live music provided by local musicians playing lively Scotch, Irish, and American jigs and reels. We charge $7 for adults, $3 for preteens. Contact Sheldon Perry at 603-323-7001 for more information.

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Shana Aisenberg at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Sunday, August 27 – Friday, September 1, 2017
Choral Singing Workshop at World Fellowship Center, Albany
$100 program fee.  For more information contact World Fellowship Center at (603) 447-2280. Last year, this program featured Bev Grant “drawing from a wide range of socially conscious music” and was a “safe, gentle workshop…fun for experienced and novice singers alike.”

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Jacob Green at Hobbs Tavern, 6-9 pm

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Trish Jackson and David Young at The Arts Center at 12 Main, Center Sandwich, 7:30 pm
Trish Jackson, vocalist, with David Young, accompanist.  The concert is sponsored by Advice To The Players, Sandwich’s Shakespeare company. Admission and light refreshments are by donation. Doors open at 7PM and audience members are invited to enjoy the artwork on sale by Surroundings Art.

Friday, September 1, 2017
Denmark Arts Songwriters’ Circle at the Majestic cafe space, Conway Village, 12-1 pm
Concerts are free, but donations to the Majestic renovation fund are very much appreciated. Bring a lunch, bring a friend!

Friday, September 1, 2017
Peter Lawlor at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Lisa Ferguson and Jono at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm
Beautiful background music as you buy your vegetables, meat, fruit, bread, dairy products, mushrooms, and so much else.  SNAP dollars accepted and doubled + $10.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Contra Dance at Tamworth Town House, 8-10:30
Eric Rollnick with music by Puckerbrush. The Outing Club has sponsored traditional New England square and contra dances in Tamworth since 1937. Traditional New England dancing is fun, easy, and family-friendly. If you’ve never done it before, have no fear: if you can walk, know your left from your right, and can count to eight, you can learn the basics in 10 minutes. No one is too young, too old, or too uncoordinated to contra dance. We always dance to live music provided by local musicians playing lively Scotch, Irish, and American jigs and reels. We charge $7 for adults, $3 for preteens. Contact Sheldon Perry at 603-323-7001 for more information.

Saturday, September 2, 2017
Bev Grant in Concert at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 8 pm

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Natalie Hebden at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Free Community Dance at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30-9:30 pm
White Mountain Ceili Band with Lucy Gatchell teaching and calling fun, easy dances!  All are welcome, come join us for this end-of-summer party 🙂

Monday, September 4, 2017
Mountain Top Music Benefit Concert at the Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, 6 pm
The 7th Annual Friends of Music Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert.  Featuring Singer Jonathan Sarty & friends in an evening of fun-loving music for every taste, in honor of the late Harvey Baldwin, a true friend of music. $20/person at the door includes buffet dinner.

Friday, September 8, 2017
Doug Hazard at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Peter Heimlich at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm
Beautiful background music as you buy your vegetables, meat, fruit, bread, dairy products, mushrooms, and so much else.  SNAP dollars accepted and doubled + $10.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Open House at the Doris Benz Center, Sandwich, 1 pm
Tom Bartlett and other Sandwich open mic regulars will be playing background music at this open house for the center that has so generously hosted the open mic for the past two years.  If you are interested in playing please email TomBartlettMusic@roadrunner.com.

Saturday, September 9, 2017
Tamwoth Community Nurse Association Benefit Concert at the Barnstormers Theatre, Tamworth, 7 pm
I have no details yet but I bet it will be really great!  They are going to keep it zippy this year, and I bet a lot of the same wonderful performers will be there.  I know of at least one that will be.

Sunday, September 10, 2017
John Irish at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Sunday, September 10, 2017
Crushed Out at The Farmstand
Kimball writes, “We often say, “get out and support local music”, well, it doesn’t get any more local than this, as Tamworth’s own, Crushed Out. Frankie and Moselle just returned from a triumphant 45 day tour of England and Europe, and this will be their first gig in Tamworth since that very successful tour. As always, doors are an hour before showtime, and food will be available for purchase. All shows are BYOB (Alcohol only if you are 21, obviously!) Check them out on bandcamp and get your tickets in your hand here.

Friday, September 15, 2017
Starlight Honeys at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Peg Loughran at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Mitch Alden at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm
Beautiful background music as you buy your vegetables, meat, fruit, bread, dairy products, mushrooms, and so much else.  SNAP dollars accepted and doubled + $10.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Community Contra Dance at the Wolfeboro Town Hall, 7-10 pm
White Mountain Ceili Band playing!  G.A.L.A. writes, “No partners needed, family friendly, and dancing is easily learned by all ages in the first couple dances of the evening. The Contra Dance admission is $8.00-adults; $5.00- 6-18; 5-and under free. Large families or those under financial hardship are encouraged to pay only as able since all are welcome! See GALA at www.galacommunity.org, for volunteering or more information or contact josh@galacommunity.org, 603-539-6460.”