Local Music

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Date Performer/Event Name Venue & Time
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Roger’s Wednesday Night Jams
Roger writes, “This Wednesday I will be joined by Peg Loughran. Peg is a fine singer, fine songwriter and fine guitarist. Just all around fine. Hope you can join us at the pub.”
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Friday, April 28, 2017 Morgan Belluscio and Rachel Sorlien
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Painting Sound, Hearing Color
Featuring original music and fine art by and for Ellen Schwindt, Mike Sakash, Stephen Kull and Cynthia Pfender. $25/person, purchase online.
North Sandwich Friends Meeting House, 6:30-8 pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Paul Hubert
Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Roger’s Wednesday Night Jams
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Thursday, May 4, 2017 Red Tail Ring
Roger writes, “We will be having a house concert here in our North Sandwich living room… This is the same group we had for our first ever house concert in 2013. This lovely duo is called Red Tail Ring. They hail from Michigan and are doing a swing through the North East playing venues such as Club Passim in Boston. You don’t have to travel that far. One of our own local favorites, Morgen Belluscio, will open. Seating is limited so please reserve by return email so we can hold a place for you. Our last house concert sold out with very little prompting for which we are grateful. So good to live in a place that supports and enjoys live music. Thanks, Roger and Sue.” Optional potluck dinner at 6:30, suggested donation $15-$20 (all proceeds go to the musicians). Contact Roger at grandraj1@gmail.com for tickets and directions. Roger also includes these two videos: “This video is one of my favorites. It was made in our living room in 2013. And another of their songs I really enjoy.
Private home, North Sandwich, 7:30-9:30 pm
Friday, May 5, 2017 First Friday: Originals by Chad
Mountain Top Music Center’s Chad Cummings plays original compositions. Concerts are free, but donations to the Majestic renovation fund are very much appreciated. At the Majestic café space in Conway Village. Bring a lunch, bring a friend!
Majestic Café Space, Conway Village, 12-1 pm
Friday, May 5, 2017 White Mountain Ceili Band
Irish and Scottish/Cape Breton tunes, plus a few songs.
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm
Friday, May 5, 2017 Locust Honey
As Locust Honey, Chloe Edmonstone and Meredith Watson bring their experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-War Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their signature vintage vocal harmonies. Joined by John Miller, (The Fox Hunt, The Hackensaw Boys,) on upright bass, they have been touring the US, UK and Ireland since 2012.

Their original song, “When The Whiskey’s Gone,” was featured in the 2014 film “Time Out of Mind,” starring Richard Gere and directed by Oren Moverman, and a second unreleased original will be included in the 2016 film “The Dinner,” by the same writer/director. Locust Honey’s record “Never Let Me Cross Your Mind” debuted to critical acclaim in 2014 and remained in the top ten on the Folk DJ Charts for 4 months. Subsequently released in The UK and Ireland, it was chosen as one of the best country albums of 2016 by The Telegraph in London. Tickets $15 or $30 with dinner and a drink, available at the Lyceum or online.

Tamworth Lyceum, 7-9 pm
Friday, May 5, 2017 Home Concert – Jazz Guitarist Gary Wittner
Mountain Top Music Center presents an evening of original and classic music by Gary Wittner and friends. At a fabulous Adirondack log home in Glen. From blues to rock to folk, Gary does it all. $35/person, purchase online.
Private home, Glen, 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017 Open Mic
The ever-popular open mic run by Tom Bartlett. You can sign up by emailing him at tvnews@roadrunner.com, or the night of. Tom says, “Plan on 2 songs with a third one just in case. Bring your favorite beverage and maybe a snack to share during the break. Jacky and I get there about 6:15. If you want to get there a little early and help set up we’d appreciate it! This is always an evening of great music! The Benz Center lets us use their facility for free, so we will be passing the hat for them, and all of the money raised goes to support the Benz Center.”
Benz Community Center, Sandwich, 7 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2017 Natalie Hebden
Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Roger’s Wednesday Night Jams
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Friday, May 12, 2017 Peter Heimlich
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm
Friday, May 13, 2017 Cormac McCarthy feels The Barn!
New England’s songwriting treasure, Cormac McCarthy brings his devastating wit, powerful songs and inherently melodic baritone to The Barn at The Farmstand. This is the closing event for the Tamworth Visitors Council Wet Paint week. Awards will be presented to the artists, food will be available to purchase, and it’s BYOB! More info on Cormac: www.cormac-mccarthy.com.
Buy tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/216686462150113/.
The Farmstand, Chocorua, 6:30-10 pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Starlight Honeys
Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Cold River Radio Show
Mt. Washington Valley’s own Prairie Home Companion-style variety show. This month’s local spotlight will be White Mountain Ceili Band, with Tamworth’s Dexter Harding, Fiona Howell, and Siena Kaplan-Thompson, as well as Mikey Levine of Bartlett. More info and tickets here.
Theater in the Woods, Intervale, 7 pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Roger’s Wednesday Night Jams
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Friday, May 19, 2017 Cindy Duchin
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm
Friday, May 19, 2017 Clyde Bisbee & the Wheelhouse Revelers
Vicky writes, “Here we go! Clyde & the Gang will be throwin’ down in the White Mountain National Forest as Mead Base and the NH Independent School of Music open their 2017 concert series. Featuring western swing, jump blues and swing jazz music from the 20s, 30s and 40s, this six-piece dance band fuels some crazy toe tapping and even swing dancing by the heppest cats!

This concert, coordinated by Sandwich’s NH Independent School of Music, will help fund ongoing programs at Mead Base Conservation Center. Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased online at www.nhisom.org. $5 outdoor tickets may be purchased at the door. Space is limited. BYOB. Mead Base, 517 Diamond Ledge Road, Center Sandwich, www.MeadBase.org.

www.MeadBase.org, Sandwich, 7 pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 Peg Loughran
Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30