Friday, October 5, 2018
Stephen Burke and Elizabeth McCrae at the Conway Village Congregational Church, 12-1 pm
Mountain Top Music Center writes, “Baritone Stephen Burke and pianist Elizabeth McCrae present a program juxtaposing art song and folk song in the sanctuary of the Conway Village Congregational Church (“the Brown Church”) in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.)”

Friday, October 5, 2018
Audrey Drake at White Gates Farm, Tamworth, 5-8 pm
Pizzas are served from 4-8 and are $15 each with salad for $3, cash or credit card accepted.  BYOB, bring a picnic blanket or chairs, no reservations needed.

Friday, October 5, 2018
Even Better Medicine at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
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, October 5, 2018
The Sweetbloods at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Shana Aisenberg and Friends at the Tamworth Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Open Mic at The Arts Center at 12 Main, Center Sandwich, 7 pm
Tom and Jan write, “Is it as hard for you as it is for us to believe that fall is about to fall on us? We are looking forward to the first Open Mic of the season at The Arts Center at 12 Main. We invite you to join us…to make some music.  Please feel free to bring refreshments to share, and adult beverages, if you choose. We always appreciate your donations in support of The Arts Center, and invite you to be as generous as is comfortable for you. We’re looking forward to a great Open Mic season, and hope you’ll join us and be part of it.

“To get on the list, please send an email to Jan at: janlgoldman@juno.com, and let her know whether you have a preference for the first or second half of the program. We make no guarantee, but will do our best to accommodate your wishes.”

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Fred Haas at Mead Base, Sandwich, 7 pm
Tom Robinson writes, “Fred Haas makes his annual return to Sandwich to close out the season with the Tom Robinson Trio.  Join us for the end of another great concert season – combining the preservation of two great American inventions – Jazz Music and Land Conservation.  Who could have imagined that the old Mead Base would continue into this era with such activity and activism?  Noelle will make the closing concert speech to open the show and Fred will talk freely throughout the concert on jazz history and the current state of jazz in America.  It will be a great time for all ages!  Tickets ($15), as usual, can be reserved by ringing 603-677-6537, or bought online at www.nhisom.org.

“If you don’t know saxophonist Fred Haas, he is the Director of Jazz Studies at Dartmouth University, but is more well-know as a thoughtful and engaging performer.  Fred Haas has performed with the likes of Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles, Pat Metheny, Clark Terry, Milt Jackson, Joe Morello, Don Cherry, Karrin Allyson, Matt Wilson, Gene Bertoncini, John Proulx and many others. Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny calls Fred Haas “a totally world-class saxophone player.” Jazz trumpet legend Clark Terry said, “You won’t find a more capable jazz player and teacher than Fred Haas, and that’s a fact!”  Bring the family!”

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Two Piano Jazz at a private home, Silver Lake, 7:30 pm
Presented by Mountain Top Music Center, featuring Tom Hojnacki and Joe Mulholland of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. At a gorgeous mountaintop home above Silver Lake. $35/person.  Tickets available online.

Sunday, October 7, 2018
Shana Aisenberg and Friends at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1-2 pm, song circle 2-3

Friday, October 12, 2018
Andy Lightning at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Andy Lightning is a songwriter who works with the memories of lost love and opportunity to write songs those with their own reflections can relate to.  Andy feels the struggles of those around him searching for their purpose, and he tries to put that feeling into relatable lyrics. Originally from Salem, Massachusetts Andy has found success with audiences coast to coast and north to south. His tasteful guitar tones and verbal intricacies are something all folk and acoustic fans will enjoy.

Friday, October 12, 2018
Tim Hazelton & David Young at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Friday, October 12, 2018
Cheick Hamala Diabate at the Barnstormers Theatre, 7:30 pm
For the first program of its 2018-2019 season, Arts Council of Tamworth welcomes Grammy-nominated West African storyteller and musician, Cheick Hamala Diabete.  Cheick Hamala Diabate is king of the ngoni–a plucked West African lute and precursor to the banjo–and a griot, a West African storyteller/poet.

Tickets are on sale at eventbrite.comartstamworth.org, and at the door. Choose Your Own Ticket Price: $5 to $30 for adults, $0 to $5 for youth to age 18. Ticket revenues help support free workshops and performances in K.A. Brett School and in the community.  Prior to the evening concert, Cheick Hamala will perform for students of Tamworth’s K.A. Brett School at 2pm.

As steward of the 800-year-old tradition of the griot, Cheick (pronounced “shake”) Hamala shares the oral history, music and song of his culture as it was passed on to him from birth by parent to child. At an early age, he easily mastered the ngoni and  later learned to play the guitar from his uncle, legendary Super Rail Band guitarist Djelimady Tounkara.

At age 12, Cheick Hamala was invited to the National Institute of Arts in Bamako, Mali’s capital, where he studied music, graphic arts, cinema, literature and theatre. He began his international performing career upon graduation, learning from and playing with the full pantheon of Malian musical greats, including Toumani Diabate (a first cousin), Oumou Sangare, Ali Farka Toure and Salif Keita to name but a few.

Upon coming to the US, Cheick Hamala was intrigued by the resemblance between his beloved ngoni and the American banjo, even sharing tunings and picking styles. He has since learned to play the banjo at a virtuosic level, leading to collaborations with Bela Fleck and Bob Carlin. His album with Bob Carlin, “From Mali to America,” was nominated for a Grammy for the Best Traditional World Music Album. He has also performed with many well-known Malian and African performers.

A sought-after performer, lecturer, storyteller and choreographer throughout Africa, Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S, Cheick Hamala dazzles whether he’s playing ngoni, guitar or banjo, and whether he’s solo, in a traditional trio or rocking with his 10-piece orchestra.

Friday, October 12, 2018
Hiroya Tsukamoto at the Arts Center at 12 Main, Sandwich, 7:30 pm
The Arts Center writes, “An innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, in 2000 he received a scholarship to Berklee College of music and came to the U.S. Tsukamoto headlines concerts throughout the U.S. as well as internationally including Blue Note in NYC and Japanese National Television. Join us for this incredibly unique concert!  Admission is choose-your-own-ticket price. Light refreshments will be served by donation.”

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Contra Dance at the Tamworth Town House, 7:30-10 pm
Amy writes, “If you have ever come to a contradance in Tamworth, YOU are part of history!  Join us… and be part of this living history tradition. Where else, in this fast-paced world of media-driven, technology-heavy news and entertainment, can you slow down, join hands with actual people of all ages, and participate in a REAL (not virtual) experience sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face and put a spring into our collective steps.

“Since 1937, the Tamworth Outing Club has hosted dances at the Tamworth Town House, at the old Huckins Barn, at the venue known by several names (Hayford-in-the-Field, Stafford-in-the-Field, Brass Heart Inn, and now The Preserve at Chocorua), at the Brett School, and possibly in more places around town that I am missing here.

“In October, the Tamworth History Center joins the Outing Club as this month’s Community Partner in the Second Saturday monthly dance series. Celebrating Tamworth’s rich and vibrant history, the History Center, located at the corner of Main Street and Great Hill Road, presents a changing variety of exhibits focusing on the many stories that have made Tamworth so unique since its founding in 1766. These stories include dancing, and the Outing Club and History Center are pleased to co-host the October dance, as anyone who has ever attended a dance in Tamworth has contributed to our town’s history.

“New to contradancing? No problem! Callers spend time before each set teaching the steps and guiding dancers through parts of the upcoming dance. Experienced dancers are encouraged to help others, so that everyone can enjoy the lively music and congenial mixing and mingling on the floor.  Come join caller Dudley Laufman and his band … and be part of history!  Admission is $7 for teens and adults; $3 for children 12 and under. All ages and abilities are welcome.  Go to tamworthoutingclub.org for a complete listing of 2018 dances.”

Sunday, October 14, 2018
John Irish at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1-2 pm, song circle 2-3

Monday, October 15, 2018
Song Circle at the Chocorua Public Library, 7-8:30 pm
On the 3rd Monday of the month is Song Circle at the library. Bring your acoustic instrument, your voice or just come and listen!

Friday, October 19, 2018
Even Better Medicine at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
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, October 19, 2018
Tom Fleischmann, Hans & Georgia Stafford at the 
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Friday, October 19, 2018
Joe Walsh, Chris Brasheer, Lincoln Meyers, at a private home, North Sandwich, 7:30 pm
Roger Sorlien writes, “Hi Folks, I have missed throwing house concerts this year (life) but we are going to have a great one… Our favorite guest performer Joe K. Walsh (mandolin, vocals) will be coming as part of a new trio with Chris Brashear (fiddle, guitar, vocals) , and Lincoln Meyers (guitar, vocals). Samantha (Sam) Tracy will open for them. I will send some video links and pictures soon but I wanted to get on your calendars and start taking some reservations.”  Potluck (optional) at 6:30, suggested donation of $20. All proceeds go to the musicians. Reserve tickets by emailing Roger at grandraj1@gmail.com and he will put you on the list, pay at the door.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Keith Murphy at a private home, Hale’s Location, 7:30 pm
Presented by Mountain Top Music Center.  An evening of traditional music from Newfoundland and New England. At a stunning home in Hale’s Location. $35/person.  Tickets available online.

Sunday, October 21, 2018
Lisa Ferguson at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1-2 pm, song circle 2-3

Friday, October 26, 2018
Charlie and Carolyn at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm

Friday, October 26, 2018
Peter Lawlor at the Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Harvest Hoedown at Waukewan Golf Club, Center Harbor, 6:30 – 9 pm
Connie writes, “A benefit in support of Interlakes Community Caregivers, Inc.  Tickets: $35.00 in advance, $40.00 at the door.  Pickin’ & grinnin’ music by the Just Because Band. Yee Haw Appetizers by The Mug. Door prizes, cash bar.  Purchase tickets on line at EventBrite.com  or send a check by October 19th to:  ICCI, P O Box 78. Center Harbor, NH 03226   For more information call 603-253-9275. Sponsored by:  Meredith Village Savings Bank.”

Sunday, October 28, 2018
Doug Hazard at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1-2 pm, song circle 2-3

Friday, October 5, 2018
Chad Cummings and Friends at the Conway Village Congregational Church, 12-1 pm
Mountain Top Music Center writes, “Chad Cummings and friends rock the rafters of the Conway Village Congregational Church (“the Brown Church”) in Conway Village. The concert is free, but donations to support the renovation of the Majestic are gratefully accepted. Bring a friend!  (Sorry, no food allowed in the sanctuary.)”

Friday, November 2, 2018
Even Better Medicine at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
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, November 2, 2018
Peter Heimlich at the 
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, November 4, 2018
TBA at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1-2 pm, song circle 2-3

Friday, November 9, 2018
Chris Way at Hobbs Tavern, West Ossipee, 6-9 pm
Chris is a talented acoustic rock and pop singer/guitarist with a wide range of songs in his wheelhouse. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these shows!  “Chris’ unmistakeable percussive acoustic guitar and grand vocal talent are a package rarely found in the independent local music scene. Chris’ performances are powerful and passionate, and Chris’ love for music and entertaining pours off the stage.”  Check out his videos at chriswaymusic.com.

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

Saturday, November 10, 2018
An evening of Bach and Beethoven at a private home, 7:30 pm
Presented by Mountain Top Music Center. Featuring classical pianist Raja Rahman, director of piano studies, Nevada School of the Arts. Venue TBA. $25/person.  Tickets available online.

Sunday, November 11, 2018
TBA at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1-2 pm, song circle 2-3

Friday, November 16, 2018
Jill Ducsai at the 
Corner House Pub, Sandwich, 6:30-9:30 pm

Sunday, November 18, 2018
TBA at the Tamworth Lyceum, 1-2 pm, song circle 2-3

Sunday, November 18, 2018
Broadway Bound with Ashara and John at Tin Mountain Conservation Center, 4 pm
Presented by Mountain Top Music Center. Broadway favorites featuring vocalist Ashara Stansfield and pianist John Waldie. $25/person.  Tickets available online.

Monday, November 19, 2018
Song Circle at the Chocorua Public Library, 7-8:30 pm
On the 3rd Monday of the month is Song Circle at the library. Bring your acoustic instrument, your voice or just come and listen!