Sunday, July 15 – Sunday, July 22, 2018
Ukulele Week at World Fellowship Center, Albany
Back by popular demand! Molly Lynn Watt & Dan Lynn Watt bring together enthusiasts and folks new to the world of ukuleles for a week of singing and strumming in the White Mountains of NH!   All ages – 9 to 90!  Come for the week, a weekend, a night, or just the day!  Schedule available here.

Dan and Molly are educators, active in Boston Ukulele Union, folk singing and country dancing, they lead Common Strummers ukulele band, Uke Meet-Ups at NEFFA, Boston Folk Song Society, and People’s Music Network.  Workshop Fee: $150/week or $30/day for guests staying at WFC. Song book included. Ukes available to borrow. Staying elsewhere or live locally? $200/wk or $40/day fee, includes lunch.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Writers’ Night at the Effingham Public Library, 7 pm
Featuring singer/songwriter Doug Hazard and illustrator Susan Spellman.  Doug Hazard started writing songs when he was about 14 years old. By age 18 he’d sold two songs to April-Blackwood Music in NYC, and met the author of “Wild Thing.”  He also wrote and performed songs for two short-subject films that played nationally.  Thus encouraged, he continued to make up songs and to improve his performance of them. Over the years, while otherwise employed, Doug never stopped writing or practicing music. He has recorded four solo albums and another four collaborations that also include some of his songs.  He continues to perform around New Hampshire and Vermont and Maine, and to record himself and others in his home studio.  In recent years, he has also kept busy accompanying other musicians in concert and in the studio, playing the mandolin.

Doug’s most recent CD, “Dangerous Folksinger,” just out last fall, is a redo of an album made on tape in the mid-eighties, including songs often requested over the years, and improved over the original by better technology and another 30 years of practice. Doug and his wife Patty live in North Sandwich, NH. Doug can usually be found whenever music is happening in and around the Sandwich Mountain Range.

Come to listen, or bring a piece of your own writing, stories, acoustic music or drawings to share.  This is our 14th season of 3rd Thursday gatherings of writers, poets, singers, songwriters, musicians and listeners in the meeting room of the Effingham Public Library. Writers’ Night is for those who write – music, poetry, prose, fiction, non-fiction – and for those who come to listen.  Each month featured writers and musicians are followed by open-mic opportunity for others to share a piece of writing or acoustic music (up to 5 minutes).  Enjoy light refreshments and conversation with other writers, musicians and artists.   The Writers’ Night is just one of many enriching community events taking place at the Effingham Public Library. For more information, contact: Katie McCarthy, 651-9796 or check the Library website.

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Village Harmony at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, 7:30
An event not to miss!  Village Harmony is a group of teen singers who tour New England every summer, and we are extremely fortunate that they always stop in our neck of the woods at least once.  This year’s group is led by Will and Lynn Rowan, and special guest Arturas Sinkevicius from Lithuania, and includes two girls from Lithuania as well as talented teens from Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Illinois.  A suggested donation at the door of $10 for one person and $15 for two will benefit Mountain Top Music Center.

The eclectic concert program will include music spanning three continents and several centuries. Sinkevicius will present ancient ritualistic Lithuanian Sutartines chants and lively Lithuanian folk songs accompanied by bagpipes, drums and zither. These will be contrasted with music and dance from English visiting customs. The concert program will also feature upbeat Bulgarian dance-songs, 17th century American ballads and shape-note tunes, lilting Medieval folk songs, and original compositions by Lynn and Will Rowan.

Village Harmony is an umbrella organization based in Vermont, dedicated to the study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world. Each summer they sponsor 10 ensembles like this one, both in New England and in numerous foreign countries, involving teen and adult singers.  Each group develops its own unique sound with a different international team of leaders, but all share common traits: a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres, as appropriate to the many varieties of ethnic and traditional music; and the visible, vibrant community among the singers and audience as they share in a joyous celebration of music.

Lithuanian singer-instrumentalist Arturas Sinkevicius studied music education and folklore at the Kaunas Educational University and now teaches folk music and dance at the Kaunas High School for the arts. As the director of Gilė, a student folk-rock fusion band and choir, he keeps his country’s folk tradition alive and gets young people interested and engaged with the living tradition that dates back before recorded history.  In addition to being a singer with an exhaustive knowledge of Lithuanian folklore, Artūras plays and teaches a multitude of instruments, including bagpipes, fiddle, whistles, guitar, Lithuanian pan-pipes, wooden trumpets, kankles (zither), didgeridoo, and double bass.

Will and Lynn Rowan perform with Windborne, a band made up of Village Harmony alumni, which has toured internationally as part of the State Department’s American Music Abroad program. Will holds a master’s degree in conducting and is also a talented composer and arranger. Together with Arturas, he organized Village Harmony’s performance-study camp in Lithuania last summer. Lynn has led a community chorus in Keene, NH and regularly leads the Revels North Teen Chorus.

Friday, July 20, 2018
Joel Cage at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Joel Cage returns to the Hobbs stage for three acoustic rock performances this summer! Joel will be playing…in the downstairs bar area. Come on in a help us welcome this talented musician back to the Hobbs stage!  “Joel Cage’s thoughtful songs are straight forward and sure, with a voice to match, but it’s his brilliantly sharp guitar-work that ignites the tunes.”
– The Boston Globe

Friday, July 20, 2018
Peter Heimlich at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Carolyn Ramsay and Friends at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Ukulele Roots in the Blues and Jazz at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 10 am
Tj Wheeler, a professional Blues, Jazz & overall roots musician for over 40 years, will trace the origins of America’s great cultural gifts to the world, and show the place the ukulele has in this history.

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Craig Jaster Trio at Mead Base, Sandwich, 7 pm
Noelle writes, “Tickets are available by ringing the School at 603-284-6550, or by visiting our website.  Tickets are $15 for inside seats and $5 for outside, BYOB !

“By popular demand, we’re bringing back the Craig Jaster Trio.  Many of you already know his bass player, Brendan Dowd, from the incredible bluegrass band – Highrange, and also his drummer, Tim Gilmore, from the Brownstone Recording Artists and the Harry Skoler Jazz Quartet.  Together this trio weaves together blues, old jazz standards, the great New Orleans pianists, and American folk traditions for an evening of music and entertainment!

“Pianist and songwriter Craig Jaster plays, sings, and leads his trio with joy, wit, kinetic energy, and experienced disregard for boundaries between musical genres and eras. His blues-with-a-twist compositions and sharp, distinctive lyrics are influenced by Ray Charles, Dr. John, Randy Newman, Fats Waller, and Hoagy Carmichael. His voice, like his stage presence, is warm, clear and direct, and he thrives on the interplay with his highly talented and simpatico long-time drummer Tim Gilmore and bass player Brendan Dowd.

“Their debut recording, featuring nine of Jaster’s compositions, was released in 2017.  A native of Washington, D.C., he was a contemporary dance accompanist in New York City before moving to New Hampshire, where he has played with Delfeayo Marsalis, Philip Hamilton, Tiger Okoshi, and Big Joe Burrell, and opened for Ray Charles, Dianne Reeves, Arturo Sandoval, and Maria Muldaur. He is also a member of Americana/roots band The Buskers, with whom he has toured throughout New England and produced four albums. He is currently based in Düsseldorf, Germany.”

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Tj Wheeler at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30-9 pm
Tj Wheeler is a treasure of American Roots music, or better put, a living, one man Juke Joint! He performs his gumbo of Blues, Jazz, Ragtime and more on a wide variety of instruments, including the 7 string guitar, Ukulele, Tenor Banjo, 1 string Diddley Bow, Tap percussion, nitty gritty vocals & Kazoo! As a soloist or with his band, Tj takes his audience to the Blues of the Mississippi Delta, New Orleans second line jazz to his own contemporary blues and jazz original compositions.Tj brings these musical genres to life in his inspirational & interactive performances and education programs. Students from schools K -12, universities, and all ages audiences at Blues, Jazz & Folk music festivals around the world have been enlightened by Tj’s knowledge of the history & stories behind the music as they are about his talented and passionate performances.

Sunday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Singing With Courage at World Fellowship Center, Albany
Find and lift your voice in a supportive environment with Jon Arterton. Beginners and experienced alike. Improvise; experiment; laugh! Told not to sing as a child?  This is especially for you!  Arrive on Sunday the 22nd, program all day on the 23rd, 24th and half a day on the 25th. $150 Workshop Fee.

Sunday, July 22, 2018
John Irish at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1:30-2:30 pm

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Mango Groove at The Other Store, 3-5 pm
Steel drum band.  Shady lawn by the river, ice cream, kids & dogs welcome, by donation.

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Jon Butcher and Allen Estes at The Farmstand, 7 pm
Kimball writes, “Two legendary Boston rockers return to The Barn this summer after an entrancing night of acoustic music last fall.  Both The Estes Boys and Jon Butcher Axis have been an important part of the Boston music scene for many years. With a Grammy nomination, 19 national and international releases to date, hit videos in steady rotation on MTV and VH1, arena tours supporting the likes of The J. Geils Band, Rush, Def Leppard, Scorpions and INXS, film scores and music licensing for hit cable and TV shows such as Shameless (Showtime), The Simpsons (FOX), The Sopranos and Six Feet Under (HBO), and guest appearances on the EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR, Jon continues to write and perform to this day, further cementing his reputation as one of the most creative and accomplished musicians to ever come out of Boston.

“Allen has co-written songs with: Tammy Wynette, Shania Twain, David Mallet and many more, and has opened for Bonnie Raitt, Tim McGraw, Reba MacIntire, Robert Palmer to name just a few.  He is also writing and recording new music. This will be a great night of original songs re-imagined, as well as songs from the great American Music catalog.  Tickets $20.00 in advance / $25.00 D.O.S.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Griff O’Brien at the The Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich, 7:30
Original piano compositions.  Advice to the Players writes, “The Concerts Series is sponsored & hosted by Advice To The Players, at the Arts Center at 12 Main in Center Sandwich. The Concert Series hosts weekly concerts in the summer, and intermittent concerts through the fall, winter and spring. Admission and light refreshments are by donation. Donations support the arts, the artists and the venue.  Choose your own ticket price.”

Friday, July 27, 2018
Even Better Medicine at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Even Better Medicine will be rocking out the downstairs bar area every other Friday night this summer! Come on in and enjoy some acoustic jam rock featuring Cliff Wilson Jr. playing harmonica & hand percussion and Ben Cook on the acoustic guitar & vocals.

Friday, July 27, 2018
Paul Hubert at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Friday, July 27, 2018
Adler & Hearne Encore at a private home in Jackson, 7:30 pm
Mountain Top writes, “The award-winning Texas Organic Farm Song Duo, Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne, play “folk jazz” in a return appearance. Directions provided via email on the Thursday before the concert to reservation-holders. This concert, and other at-home Mountain Top concerts, provide unique opportunities to listen to top quality performers in intimate settings, followed by time to enjoy refreshments and discussions with the musicians and other listeners. Attendance at these home concerts helps lower the costs of lessons, widening opportunities for people of all ages to study and enjoy music at our local community music school, Mountain Top Music Center in Conway village.”  Purchase tickets online or by calling Mountain Top at 447-4737.

Saturday, July 28, 2018
Taylor Whiteside at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Sunday, July 29, 2018
AJ Kinnamon at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1:30-2:30 pm

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Cormac McCarthy at The Other Store, 3-5 pm
Singer/songwriter.  Shady lawn by the river, ice cream, kids & dogs welcome, by donation.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Taylor Whiteside & Peter Heimlich at Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 6:30-7:30 pm
The library writes, “Join us for Music on the Lawn. If it’s raining hard, we will cancel. If raining lightly or noncommitally, we may move musicians to Lyceum porch. Call if in doubt, 323-8510.”

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Ingrid Husemoller at the The Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich, 7:30
Violin, with piano accompaniment–Classical.  Advice to the Players writes, “The Concerts Series is sponsored & hosted by Advice To The Players, at the Arts Center at 12 Main in Center Sandwich. The Concert Series hosts weekly concerts in the summer, and intermittent concerts through the fall, winter and spring. Admission and light refreshments are by donation. Donations support the arts, the artists and the venue.  Choose your own ticket price.”

Friday, August 3, 2018
First Friday Faculty and Friends at the Brown Church, Conway Village, 12 pm
Featuring Birds on a Wire.  Mountain Top writes, “Mountain Top faculty member Jenny Huang-Dale, with Janine Loubier and Greg Dale, bring their mix of Celtic, folk and gospel music to Mountaint Top’s noontime series. At the Brown Church in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to the Majestic renovation are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend! (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.)”

Friday, August 3, 2018
Anna Trevor at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm

Friday, August 3, 2018
White Mountain Ceili Band at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Doug Hazard at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Sol y Canto at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30-9 pm
Sol y Canto! Rosi and Brian Amador share Latin roots music to change the world – with Alisa Amador.

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Deep Song at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 10 am – 12 pm
Brian and Rosi Amador of Sol y Canto explore the musical currents that brought them to music and continue to nourish them three decades into their common journey.

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Lisa Ferguson at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1:30-2:30 pm

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Randy Roos & Urethane at The Other Store, 3-5 pm
Jazz quartet.  Shady lawn by the river, ice cream, kids & dogs welcome, by donation.

Sunday, August 5, 2018
The Anderson Twins at a private home in Bartlett, 4 pm
Mountain Top writes, “A celebration of all things Gershwin on clarinet and saxophone. Directions will be sent via email to reservation holders on the Thursday before the concert. This concert, and other at-home Mountain Top concerts, provide unique opportunities to listen to top quality performers in intimate settings, followed by time to enjoy refreshments and discussions with the musicians and other listeners. Attendance at these home concerts helps lower the costs of lessons, widening opportunities for people of all ages to study and enjoy music at our local community music school, Mountain Top Music Center in Conway village.”  Purchase tickets online or by calling Mountain Top at 447-4737.

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Jamie McLean Band at The Farmstand, 7 pm
Kimball writes, “You asked, so he’s coming back!  Jamie opened up our 2017 series with a rocking show on Memorial Day Weekend.  You’ve seen Jamie and fellow band members with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Aaron Neville, Brandi Carlisle, The Lone Bellow, Taylor Hicks, Ingrid Michaelson and many more.  This Americana, Alt- Country trio will have you on your feet with their infectious brand of Americana / Southern Rock, it promises to be a great night of food, music and dancing.   www.jamielcleanband.com  Tickets $15.00 in advance / $20.00 D.O.S.

Sunday, August 5, 2018
Dem Arbeters Kamf at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
Dem Arbeters Kamf (The Workers’ Struggle): Radical Yiddish Liberation Songs.  An uplifting evening with Brooklyn-based guitarist, composer, educator Ty Citerman.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Mountain Road at Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 6:30-7:30 pm
The library writes, “Join us for Music on the Lawn. If it’s raining hard, we will cancel. If raining lightly or noncommitally, we may move musicians to Lyceum porch. Call if in doubt, 323-8510.”

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Matt O’Dell at the The Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich, 7:30
Violin, with piano accompaniment–Classical.  Advice to the Players writes, “The Concerts Series is sponsored & hosted by Advice To The Players, at the Arts Center at 12 Main in Center Sandwich. The Concert Series hosts weekly concerts in the summer, and intermittent concerts through the fall, winter and spring. Admission and light refreshments are by donation. Donations support the arts, the artists and the venue.  Choose your own ticket price.”

Friday, August 10, 2018
Even Better Medicine at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Even Better Medicine will be rocking out the downstairs bar area every other Friday night this summer! Come on in and enjoy some acoustic jam rock featuring Cliff Wilson Jr. playing harmonica & hand percussion and Ben Cook on the acoustic guitar & vocals.

Friday, August 10, 2018
Cindy Duchin at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Lisa Ferguson and Jono Deveneau at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Contra Dance at the Tamworth Town House, 7:30-10 pm
Hannah writes, “Come on out to our Second Saturday Contra Dance, held each month at the Tamworth Town House! As always, dancers of all levels are welcome! We promote a welcoming environment for beginners and experienced dancers alike.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
Jackson Gillman at World Fellowship Center, Albany, 7:30 pm
“The Stand-Up Chameleon” incorporates song, story, comedy, dance, mime and sign language into his own intimate style of theater.

Sunday, August 12, 2018
Roger Sorlien at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1:30-2:30 pm

Sunday, August 12, 2018
Tres Banditos at The Other Store, 3-5 pm
Peter HeimlichTaylor Whiteside, and Mark Dearborn – folk trio.  Shady lawn by the river, ice cream, kids & dogs welcome, by donation.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Natalie Hebden at Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 6:30-7:30 pm
The library writes, “Join us for Music on the Lawn. If it’s raining hard, we will cancel. If raining lightly or noncommitally, we may move musicians to Lyceum porch. Call if in doubt, 323-8510.”

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Johnny Segalla at the The Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich, 7:30
Lounge Singer with piano accompanist Andrew Morrissey.  Advice to the Players writes, “The Concerts Series is sponsored & hosted by Advice To The Players, at the Arts Center at 12 Main in Center Sandwich. The Concert Series hosts weekly concerts in the summer, and intermittent concerts through the fall, winter and spring. Admission and light refreshments are by donation. Donations support the arts, the artists and the venue.  Choose your own ticket price.”

Friday, August 17, 2018
Joel Cage at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Joel Cage returns to the Hobbs stage for three acoustic rock performances this summer! Joel will be playing…in the downstairs bar area. Come on in a help us welcome this talented musician back to the Hobbs stage!  “Joel Cage’s thoughtful songs are straight forward and sure, with a voice to match, but it’s his brilliantly sharp guitar-work that ignites the tunes.”
– The Boston Globe