Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Roger Sorlien and Doug Hazard at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “I’ll be joined this week by my talented, funny and charming friend Morgen Belluscio. We’ll perform some older folk songs and some contemporary ones, some pretty duets, and a few originals. Come join us as we gently (hopefully) ease our way towards winter.”

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Bob Moore & Poets and Musicians for Change at the Effingham Public Library, 7 pm
Writers’ Night at Effingham Public Library.  The Friends of Effingham Library are pleased to present a One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change (100 TPC) event. 100 TPC (One Hundred Thousand Poets for Change) in the North Country will include poets and musicians addressing social justice concerns and hopes for the coming year. 100 TPC is an annual event that takes place globally and has been held for the past 7 years in late September. Please join us to hear voices with a unifying message at the Effingham Public Library where the annual event is echoed in the north country of New Hampshire. Poets and musicians performing this year include Ed Pacht, Barbara Bald, Gordon Lang, Dick Gsottscheider, Katherine Rhoda, Jim Pittman, Bob Moore, Priscilla Burlingham, Doug Hazard and others. Featured readers and musicians will share their work between 7-8 PM. Following a short break there will be an open-mic opportunity for other poets, writers and musicians to share their work.  For more information, contact bmoore628@comcast.net or katiemccarthynh@gmail.com or call 603-651-9796.

Friday, November 17, 2017
Starlight Honeys at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Friday, November 17, 2017
Morgen Belluscio at Magical Yoga, Wolfeboro, 7 pm
Morgen writes, “In just a couple weeks on November 17th I’ll be doing a thing in Wolfeboro at Magical Yoga with a very special guest I’ve not played with, oh in about the same amount of time it takes to hike the Appalachian Trail. Tickets are $5. No yoga required, BYO chair and beverage.”

Magical Yoga writes, “Morgen Belluscio is a New Hampshire born singer-songwriter who grew up inspired as much by metal and rock as by the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Neil Young. And years later she still performs and talks about some of the songs which bridged these genres for her and helped her find her own unique voice in the folk world.  Morgen’s variety of covers and original music will surprise, featuring timeless murder ballads nestled side by side with Radio Head and Lead Belly songs.  Morgen is a dedicated and passionate performer. On stage she is a combination of nerdy sincerity and playfulness and has a voice that audience members and fellow performers have often said they never tire of listening to.  Join Magical Yoga for this last performance in the Songwriter Series of original unplugged singer/songwriters in the beautiful studio. BYOB, chair or pillow, snack, and friends as you sit and listen to the stories of our lives and the musicians who tell them.”

Friday, November 17, 2017
Veronica Robles at Whitney Community Center, Jackson, 7 pm
The Friends of the Whitney Center and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire are excited to present acclaimed singer and dancer Veronica Robles and her Mariachi Band in a Friday-evening concert for all ages. Accompanied by her Mariachi ensemble, this energetic singer delights her audience with her beautiful voice and spontaneous wit. During her performance audience members will have the opportunity to listen and also to sing along — and to dance. Her repertoire is comprised of traditional Mexican rhythms, her original songs, some English tunes, and melodies from other Latin-American countries.

Her Mariachi Band ensemble includes Willy Lopez, music and band director, lead guitar; Max Trullenque, bass player; and Michael Berkely, trumpet player. Lopez was a popular ballad singer and songwriter in South America. He is Veronica’s music producer and has been her Mariachi band director since 1993. Trullenque has been playing bass for the better part of his life and has had many successes developing music projects spanning several genres. Berkely has a Mexican background on his mother’s side, and was the recipient of the Composers’ Scholarship at Berklee College of Music where he currently studies.

Tickets cost $5/children, $10/adults, and $20/family. Discounted tickets are available in advance online at www.aannh.org. All those interested are welcome to attend; those who can’t afford the ticket or workshop price can pay what they can or come as guests of the Arts Alliance. Ticket revenues help support workshops and performances in school and community venues. 

Veronica will also offer an intergenerational traditional Latin American dance workshop Wednesday, November 15 at 6:45 p.m. at Jeanne Limmer Dance Center, more info at www.aannh.org.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Kyle Carey at the Dragonfly Yoga Barn, North Conway, 3 pm
Suzy writes, “Kyle Carey, locally grown Song Bird, goddess of Gaelic/Americana folk music (think traditional Appalachian Mountain songs translated back into their original Gaelic…) former counter lass at Tamworth’s Other Store and all around great gal, is back in town for her kick-started album release!”  Kyle writes, “I’m already delighted and honored to be joined by some of my favorite musicians – Roger Sorlien on mandolin & banjo, Katie O’ Connell on vocal wizardry, and Tom Hodgson from Ithaca on guitar. My dear friend, Cape Breton songstress Erin Martell will be coming down from the Maritime provinces to open the evening with her creative covers and arresting originals…If you’re a Kickstarter backer, please make note of your reward level, so I can deliver you your gifts and goodies.”

Kyle’s third album ‘The Art of Forgetting” will be available to audience members and Kickstarter backers. Tickets $20 in advance or $25 at the door, kids 12 and under $6.  Tickets available at the Yoga Barn website.

Sunday, November 19, 2017
Paul Hubert at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Roger Sorlien at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “The nights are suddenly long and we intend to keep the blues away all winter with our mid-week gathering of friends and music. This is year 5 of my little series and as you know I rotate a line-up of various, stellar musical friends each week to join me at the far end of the room. For a change of pace this year I will be running the Wednesdays every other month and my good pal Doug Hazard will be taking over the alternate months. In plain English I will be joined by fine musical guests every Wednesday in Nov., Jan., March and May. Doug will have his own invited guests in Dec., Feb., and April.”

Friday, November 24, 2017
Brian Hastings at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, November 25, 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. Dances are a fun and energizing night out for all ages and abilities, even if you simply prefer to cheer the dancers on from the sidelines and enjoy the live music. Don Stratton will be calling the dance. Don is a dance caller who brings a welcoming and relaxed style to the mic. From Bristol, Vermont, he calls primarily in Vermont and surrounding states. His repertoire includes modern New England contras as well as southern squares and big circle dances. Through it all he strives to lead interesting dances that will bring smiles to experienced dancers and novices alike. Don also plays fiddle for the contra dance band Red Dog Riley. When he is not calling or playing for dances, he teaches biology at the University of Vermont.

“Tom Moreau and David Moore will be providing live music to accompany Don’s calls. Tom is a contra dance fiddler from Candia, NH. He plays a wide variety of styles including Old Time, Quebecois and Eastern European tunes. He also enjoys playing for couples dances. He fiddles for the contra dance duo Gypsy Minor. He primarily plays in New Hampshire and often performs at NEFFA and the DownEast Contra Dance Festival. Tom is also an avid contra dancer and works as a software engineer.

“David Moore is a piano accordionist based in Lee, NH. He primarily plays with the gypsy jazz and contra dance band Through the Culvert. David Moore has been playing music since he was 8 years old.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! Bring an extra pair of non-black-soled shoes, or brush them at the door to protect the wooden floors. See GALA at www.galacommunity.org, for volunteering or more information or contact josh@galacommunity.org, 603-539-6460.”

Sunday, November 26, 2017
Dave Richardson at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Roger Sorlien at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “The nights are suddenly long and we intend to keep the blues away all winter with our mid-week gathering of friends and music. This is year 5 of my little series and as you know I rotate a line-up of various, stellar musical friends each week to join me at the far end of the room. For a change of pace this year I will be running the Wednesdays every other month and my good pal Doug Hazard will be taking over the alternate months. In plain English I will be joined by fine musical guests every Wednesday in Nov., Jan., March and May. Doug will have his own invited guests in Dec., Feb., and April.”

Friday, December 1, 2017
First Friday Faculty and Friends at the Brown Church, Conway Village, 12 pm
Featuring members of the Mountain Top Music board of trustees!  The concert is free, but donations to the Majestic renovation project are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!

Friday, December 1, 2017
Jill Ducsai at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, December 2, 2017
Jazz for the Holidays at a private home in Silver Lake, 3 pm AND 7:30 pm
Mountain Top Music Center writes, “TWO performances of tuneful seasonal music featuring Seacoast pianist Tom Snow and Fryeburg saxophonist Mike Sakash. These shows (formerly titled “Let it Snow, Let it Snow”) have sold out for the last two years, so get your tickets early! At a mountaintop home in Silver Lake.”  Tickets available through Mountain Top’s website or by contacting them directly at office@mountaintopmusic.org or 603 447 4737.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Bennett & Perkins at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Sunday, December 3, 2017
Holiday Dinner/Dance, Wildcat Tavern, Jackson, 5 – 11 pm
Mountain Top Music Center writes, “An evening of dinner, dancing and music, featuring jazz vocalist Vanessa Trouble, guitarist Steve Salerno, Jonathan Sarty and the Fabulous Cold River Radio Band. Please call the Wildcat at 603-356-8700 or 603-383-4245 for reservations. Sponsored by Cold River Radio in support of Mountain Top Music’s Majestic Theatre/Bolduc Block renovation project.” Tickets $35, feature performance 8-9:30 pm.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Doug Hazard at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “The nights are suddenly long and we intend to keep the blues away all winter with our mid-week gathering of friends and music. This is year 5 of my little series and as you know I rotate a line-up of various, stellar musical friends each week to join me at the far end of the room. For a change of pace this year I will be running the Wednesdays every other month and my good pal Doug Hazard will be taking over the alternate months. In plain English I will be joined by fine musical guests every Wednesday in Nov., Jan., March and May. Doug will have his own invited guests in Dec., Feb., and April.”

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

Saturday, December 10, 2017
Mark Erelli at the Tamworth Lyceum, 7 pm
Morgen writes, “The Tamworth Lyceum is incredibly lucky to have Mark Erelli back to our cozy, intimate venue for the 4th consecutive year! Tamworth has the distinct honor of having been the home of Bill Morrissey in the latter years of his life. This brought Mark to our door, introduced him to our community and fortunately he keeps coming back.  Doors open @6:00pm show begins @7:00pm.  Arrive early for best seating.  Click here for dinner & a show pricing.”  Tickets $20, $40 with dinner and a beverage.

Sunday, December 11, 2017
Eric Ray at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Doug Hazard at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “The nights are suddenly long and we intend to keep the blues away all winter with our mid-week gathering of friends and music. This is year 5 of my little series and as you know I rotate a line-up of various, stellar musical friends each week to join me at the far end of the room. For a change of pace this year I will be running the Wednesdays every other month and my good pal Doug Hazard will be taking over the alternate months. In plain English I will be joined by fine musical guests every Wednesday in Nov., Jan., March and May. Doug will have his own invited guests in Dec., Feb., and April.”

Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Sweetback Sisters Christmas Singalong Spectacular! at The Preserve, Chocorua, 7-10 pm
Arts Council of Tamworth writes, “A modern take on the golden age of country music… The Sweetback Sisters are a 7-piece band fronted by two dynamic women whose energy and harmony will make you swoon!  Come out and enjoy the honky-tonk duet stylings of The Sweetback Sisters’ Christmas Singalong Spectacular!  And don’t miss their new album, “King of Killing Time,” which dropped this past summer.”  Learn more at thesweetbacksisters.com.

Friday, December 15, 2017
TBA at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017
Hans Stafford & Tom Fleischmann at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Doug Hazard at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “The nights are suddenly long and we intend to keep the blues away all winter with our mid-week gathering of friends and music. This is year 5 of my little series and as you know I rotate a line-up of various, stellar musical friends each week to join me at the far end of the room. For a change of pace this year I will be running the Wednesdays every other month and my good pal Doug Hazard will be taking over the alternate months. In plain English I will be joined by fine musical guests every Wednesday in Nov., Jan., March and May. Doug will have his own invited guests in Dec., Feb., and April.”

Friday, December 22, 2017
Tim Hazelton & David Young at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, December 24, 2017
TBA at Tamworth Lyceum, 12:30-1:30 pm, song circle 1:30-2:30

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Doug Hazard at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6-8 pm
Roger writes, “The nights are suddenly long and we intend to keep the blues away all winter with our mid-week gathering of friends and music. This is year 5 of my little series and as you know I rotate a line-up of various, stellar musical friends each week to join me at the far end of the room. For a change of pace this year I will be running the Wednesdays every other month and my good pal Doug Hazard will be taking over the alternate months. In plain English I will be joined by fine musical guests every Wednesday in Nov., Jan., March and May. Doug will have his own invited guests in Dec., Feb., and April.”

Friday, December 29, 2017
TBA at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm