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Below you will find detail about all the shows in our 26th season - September 2013 through May 2014.
Tickets are on sale from 6:30 PM the day of the show at the church - only cash at the door, no credit cards. Doors open to the public at 7:30 and shows start at 8:00. New Moon concerts typically offer two full sets by the featured artist, free parking, delicious homemade desserts , coffee (of course ), and other beverages for sale before the show and during intermission.
Call (978) 459-5134 for information and/or directions. You may also call the church at (978) 372-5173 on the day of the show.
Please understand that we reserve the right to change or substitute acts and dates. However, we promise to do so only under extraordinary circumstances!
Brother Sun is a trio of national touring artists Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor. All three artists have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions. Pat Wictor, Joe Jencks, and Greg Greenway, singing in powerful harmony.
Opening Act: Scott Alarik
Reading from his novel.
Enjoy traditional and contemporary original folk music from Ireland, Australia and the USA from this talented ensemble. The Jammin Divas are Aoife Clancy (IRE) Grammy Nominee with Cherish the Ladies, Becky Chace (USA), Kath Buckell (AUS), Hadar Noiberg flutist (ISR) and Craig Akin (USA) on Bass blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. Through stunning three part harmonies bedded against the plush melodic landscape of the flute and double bass, The Jammin' Divas draw the audience into an experience that transcends three continents history by sharing songs and stories of how each country culturally influence and enrich one another.
Opening Act: David Dodson
David Dodson writes great songs that run the gamut of American styles-folk, rock, blues, jazz and country. They cover a variety of topics and range from poignant to hilarious. He plays a mean guitar, tells a good story, sings like a bird, and he's got rhythm.
Folk icon Garnet Rogers performs at the New Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, November 16th at 8:00 pm. The coffeehouse is located in the Unitarian Universalist Church, 16 Ashland St, Haverhill MA. Admission to the show is $20; $10 for those ages 18 and under. With his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet Rogers is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humour and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again.
Opening Act: Stefilia's Stone
The musical duo Stefilia’s Stone open the show. Stefilia’s Stone--Carrie Rowan and Adrienne Fawkes--create a dynamic display of original music infusing classical piano style with finger picked guitar, smothered with lyrical finesse, served up with a splash of indie, adult contemporary, and modern folk with a pinch of funk. All nestled beneath a layer of feminine harmonies that will lift you up to the heavens and remind you, angels do exist. What a great way to start the evening
Jan 18 (Saturday)
Throughout his career, Guy Davis has dedicated himself to reviving the traditions of acoustic blues and bringing them to as many ears as possible through the material of the great blues masters, African American stories, and his own original songs, stories and performance pieces.
Opening Act: Shun Ng
Shun Ng is a talented fingerstyle guitarist and vocalist who is best known for his percussive style and energetic performances. Read his profile in Storm Magazine.
Struggling with dyslexia throughout his school years, Shun turned to music as an outlet of self-expression. He attended the Berklee School of Music before launching his career as a professional musician, receiving accolades from industry heavyweights.
"He belies all stereotypes, all premonitions. I was simply blown away by his soul and his science. His creativity and his uniqueness is astounding."
- Quincy Jones
Mar 15 (Saturday)
Richard Shindell with a three- piece back up band! Richard is without a doubt one of the very best songwriters of this generation. His songs are poetic, personal, political, spiritual, funny and profound. His gorgeous voice and on stage honesty just add to the pleasure of seeing him perform live. An expatriate New Yorker now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose eight studio albums and 2 live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindell's songs weave tales that interchangeably champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax empathetic to those lost to society's fringes.
Northampton-based singer-songwriter Heather Maloney Heather Maloney is no newcomer to the folk scene, touring the country and having her music played on radio stations that offer high quality music. Heather began writing tunes a few years ago after living and working for three years in a silent-retreat meditation center in central Massachusetts.
Showtime: 8:00 PM
$25 Admission at the door, 18 and under half price at door.
Our rescheduled concert of the powerfully talented Chelsea Berry from Alaska via Rockport, MA happens on March 29. Come listen to her rock! Opening act is guitar duo Kangaralien. Coffeehouse Calendar alert: Brother Sun at the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse in Reading the same evening. Too many choices - not fair, we know, and we try to avoid schedule conflicts with other North of Boston coffeehouses. The New Moon truly regrets that you need to choose between two fantastic events scheduled on the same night. To maintain karmic balance, please plan to attend one event with your family and friends, but persuade at least one of your friends to bring THEIR family and other friends to the other event. Visit uureading.org/concerts for more details on the Ivy Chord show.
Chelsea Berry is a young singer/songwriter with incredible edge, power, and finesse. She was born and raised in Alaska and recently made her way to Massachusetts’ North Shore area. Her vocals are controlled, smooth, and intensely powerful. Her original lyrics are reminiscent of the folk music of the sixties.
Opening Act: Kangaralien
Boston-based guitar duo Kangaralien is devoted to inspiring everyone to create music. Eric Clemenzi and Steve Belleville include among their wide range of influences bluegrass, jazz, and classical music as well as a kangaroo thinking of a spaceship.
Here is a link to the YouTube video of Chelsea Berry performing at the New Moon on March 29, 2014: Click here to view the video.
A cross between Crosby, Stills & Nash and the Marx Brothers - David Buskin, Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach are three celebrated singers and songwriters, "terrific instrumentalists with gorgeous voices and hilarious wits." Together they delight audiences as they interweave themes ranging from God to Godzilla, from manliness to cluelessness, from ESPN to the FBI with a vocal blend that has not been heard since Ella and F. Scott Fitzgerald went their separate ways.
Many of you will note that Buskin & Batteau were listed In our original season announcements for this date. Unfortunately we learned in early April that Robin Batteau would be unable to make it, so that is why David Baskin decided to bring with him his Modern Man fellows Rob Carlson and George Wurzbach rather than cancel the show. With such late notice of lineup change, we will be very grateful to all of you for spreading the word, especially to anyone in your circle who loves comedy and needs a hilarious evening filled with humorous songs and laughter (and don't we all?)
Opening Act: Linda Sharar
Linda Sharar has been a steady presence on the Northeast singer/songwriter circuit for over 25 years.
May 17 (Saturday)
Showtime: 8:00 PM
$20 Admission at the door, 18 and under half price at door.
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