News from the Living Room Coffee House

From Stephen and Mike, founders of the Living Room Coffee House:

After the June 16th coffee house Mike and Stephen will be stepping back from the coordinating effort. They are looking for some fresh talent to keep this wonderful coffee house going. It has been 10 years. Yes the Mason Coffee House, ”The Living Room” has been setting up a stage or local musicians and poets, to share their talents with enthusiastic supporters for ten years. It has, and still is so much fun to share this time together with friends. We have seen so many great performances here on our stage. The talent and friendship you all bring each month is the best. If you, or anyone you know is interested in coordinating a coffee house please contact us.

Contact Stephen Tamulonis Cell: 603-801-7430 Home 603-878-4947
Or email us at el4music@gmail.com

Thanks again to everyone
Peace
Stephen and Mike

Guitarist and Hollis native Fran LaMalva to perform in Mason on Saturday night

Hollis native Fran LaMalva will be the featured performer on Saturday, November 18, at 7 p.m. at Mason’s Living Room Coffee House.

Fran LaMalva has been around for a while in these parts and has delighted every single crowd he’s performed for. His polished and intricate guitar styles and arresting vocals capture each song exquisitely, whether it’s one of his own compositions or a compelling cover. A very heartwarming experience! Not only does Fran play at the top-shelf level, but he builds his own guitars. His luthier business is located at http://lizardeye.com/ and he hails from Hollis, NH.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and all are welcome to sit, relax, meet and mingle. Performers (music, poetry, spoken word) are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Performances start at 7:00.

The Living Room Coffee House is a wholesome relaxing atmosphere for people to gather, listen and perform music, poetry and the spoken word. The stage is set for you to perform in front of a supportive audience. A $5 donation is suggested. Students may bring 2 cans of food as their donation, to help support the local St. Vincent De Paul food pantry.

Coffee, tea, water, soda, and juices are available, as well as popcorn and a variety of yummy baked goods from our kitchen. There is no charge for snacks.

For more information, contact Stephen at 603-801-7430. The Living Room Coffee House is at Mason Congregational Church, 33 Valley Rd., Mason, NH.

Living Room Coffee House continues its 10th season with Fran LaMalva on Nov. 18

Stephen and Mike of Mason’s Living Room Coffee House announced that Hollis native Fran LaMalva will be the featured performer on Saturday, November 18, at 7 p.m.

Fran LaMalva has been around for a while in these parts and has delighted every single crowd he’s performed for. His polished and intricate guitar styles and arresting vocals capture each song exquisitely, whether it’s one of his own compositions or a compelling cover. A very heartwarming experience! Not only does Fran play at the top-shelf level, but he builds his own guitars. His luthier business is located at http://lizardeye.com/ and he hails from Hollis, NH.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and all are welcome to sit, relax, meet and mingle. Performers (music, poetry, spoken word) are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Performances start at 7:00.

The Living Room Coffee House is a wholesome relaxing atmosphere for people to gather, listen and perform music, poetry and the spoken word. The stage is set for you to perform in front of a supportive audience. A $5 donation is suggested. Students may bring 2 cans of food as their donation, to help support the local St. Vincent De Paul food pantry.

Coffee, tea, water, soda, and juices are available, as well as popcorn and a variety of yummy baked goods from our kitchen. There is no charge for snacks.

For more information, contact Stephen at 603-801-7430. The Living Room Coffee House is at Mason Congregational Church, 33 Valley Rd., Mason, NH.

Living Room Coffee House to kick off 10th season with Decatur Creek on Saturday

Stephen and Mike of Mason’s Living Room Coffee House announced that on Saturday, September 16, at 7 p.m., Decatur Creek kicks off the 10th season of live music:

Decatur Creek is an acoustic trio based in Antrim NH. In the band are Doug Farrell, Steve Dionne, and Jack Carlton, all of whom write original songs and have played as soloists. Their unique sound combines Folk, Americana and ballad. This is from their Facebook page. Listen at: https://www.reverbnation.com/decaturcreek

We have enjoyed listening to this trio grow. They performed in Mason at the Summer Music on the Green. They wowed folks that night. It can be said that Steve, Jack, and Doug’s Friendship is reflected in their performances. The sum of all the parts light up and energize the tapestry of music they perform for the audience. They are quite comfortable sharing the stage together and their friendship and camaraderie spill out onto the audience with wit and warmth. Everyone will enjoy this performance.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and all are welcome to sit, relax, meet and mingle. Performers (music, poetry, spoken word) are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Performances start at 7:00.

The Living Room Coffee House is a wholesome relaxing atmosphere for people to gather, listen and perform music, poetry and the spoken word. The stage is set for you to perform in front of a supportive audience. A $5 donation is suggested. Students may bring 2 cans of food as their donation, to help support the local St. Vincent De Paul food pantry.

Coffee, tea, water, soda, and juices are available, as well as popcorn and a variety of yummy baked goods from our kitchen. There is no charge for snacks.

For more information, contact Stephen at 603-801-7430. The Living Room Coffee House is at Mason Congregational Church, 33 Valley Rd., Mason, NH.

Tonight: Community Supper & concert (updated for forecasted rain)

Join your neighbors for Community Supper and a free concert on the town green*. The concert features songwriter Jane Fallon and is sponsored by the Mason Recreation Committee.

*Note: If rain is likely, the concert will be held in Mason Congregational Church.

Community Supper

5:30 – 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall at Mason Congregational Church

Menu:
Shrimp salad
Chicken salad
Broccoli salad
Blueberry-orange bread
Fruit and desserts
Cold beverages

The meal is free, but donations enable the monthly suppers to continue. Dry and canned goods for St. Vincent d’Paul Food Bank in Greenville are always appreciated. Mason folks can access this resource.

Want to volunteer, bake a dessert, or have questions? Contact Barbara DeVore at leahcha@yahoo.com.

Concert

7 p.m. at the gazebo on the Mason town green*
*Note: If rain is likely, the concert will be held in Mason Congregational Church.

Bring a folding chair or blanket, and watch Jane songwriter Fallon perform at the gazebo.

Originally from the West Coast and now living in the Northeast, Jane is an award winning songwriter and veteran performer whose smooth, rich voice and well-written songs get noticed. With vocals that have been called “angelic” and “mesmerizing”, her original songs “combine humor, intelligence, and deep musicality with an artfulness that is unusual.” (Wildy Haskell).

In 2015 her most recent release, Tangled in a A Tree, was nominated of album of the year by Limelight magazine and Jane was selected to perform a juried showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Festival. She has performed locally at may venues including the Boston Folk Festival, The Linden Tree Coffeehouse and the Bull Run Restaurant.

For more information, go to: https://thelivingroomcoffeehouse.wordpress.com/2016-17-calendar/

Reminder: Community Supper & concert tomorrow night

On Thursday, July 13, join your neighbors for Community Supper and a free concert on the town green. The concert features songwriter Jane Fallon and is sponsored by the Mason Recreation Committee.

Community Supper

5:30 – 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall at Mason Congregational Church

Menu:
Shrimp salad
Chicken salad
Broccoli salad
Blueberry-orange bread
Fruit and desserts
Cold beverages

The meal is free, but donations enable the monthly suppers to continue. Dry and canned goods for St. Vincent d’Paul Food Bank in Greenville are always appreciated. Mason folks can access this resource.

Want to volunteer, bake a dessert, or have questions? Contact Barbara DeVore at leahcha@yahoo.com.

Concert

7 p.m. at the gazebo on the Mason town green

Bring a folding chair or blanket, and watch Jane songwriter Fallon perform at the gazebo.

Originally from the West Coast and now living in the Northeast, Jane is an award winning songwriter and veteran performer whose smooth, rich voice and well-written songs get noticed. With vocals that have been called “angelic” and “mesmerizing”, her original songs “combine humor, intelligence, and deep musicality with an artfulness that is unusual.” (Wildy Haskell).

In 2015 her most recent release, Tangled in a A Tree, was nominated of album of the year by Limelight magazine and Jane was selected to perform a juried showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Festival. She has performed locally at may venues including the Boston Folk Festival, The Linden Tree Coffeehouse and the Bull Run Restaurant.

For more information, go to: https://thelivingroomcoffeehouse.wordpress.com/2016-17-calendar/

Community Supper & concert on Thursday, July 13

On Thursday, July 13, join your neighbors for Community Supper and a free concert on the town green. The concert features songwriter Jane Fallon and is sponsored by the Mason Recreation Committee.

Community Supper

5:30 – 7 p.m., Fellowship Hall at Mason Congregational Church

Menu:
Shrimp salad
Chicken salad
Broccoli salad
Blueberry-orange bread
Fruit and desserts
Cold beverages

The meal is free, but donations enable the monthly suppers to continue. Dry and canned goods for St. Vincent d’Paul Food Bank in Greenville are always appreciated. Mason folks can access this resource.

Want to volunteer, bake a dessert, or have questions? Contact Barbara DeVore at leahcha@yahoo.com.

Concert

7 p.m. at the gazebo on the Mason town green

Bring a folding chair or blanket, and watch Jane songwriter Fallon perform at the gazebo.

Originally from the West Coast and now living in the Northeast, Jane is an award winning songwriter and veteran performer whose smooth, rich voice and well-written songs get noticed. With vocals that have been called “angelic” and “mesmerizing”, her original songs “combine humor, intelligence, and deep musicality with an artfulness that is unusual.” (Wildy Haskell).

In 2015 her most recent release, Tangled in a A Tree, was nominated of album of the year by Limelight magazine and Jane was selected to perform a juried showcase at the Northeast Regional Folk Festival. She has performed locally at may venues including the Boston Folk Festival, The Linden Tree Coffeehouse and the Bull Run Restaurant.

For more information, go to: https://thelivingroomcoffeehouse.wordpress.com/2016-17-calendar/

Benefit concert on Saturday at Mason Congregational Church

On Saturday, June 17, internationally known guitarist and composer Hiroya Tsukamoto, award-winning singer/songwriter Jane Fallon, and The Wicked Good Old Boys, a duo of classical flute and guitar, will perform at the Living Room Coffee House in Mason for a fundraiser to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Greenville, NH. The concert begins at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 11, and free for children under 4.

Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist, and singer/songwriter originally from Kyoto, Japan, and now living in New York City. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, learning from an old bluegrass recording by Earl Scruggs, and took up the guitar a year or so later. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. There, he founded a group of musicians from various continents and made several recordings with the group, in addition to several solo CDs. He performs in the U.S. and internationally more than 100 concerts each year, both solo and accompanied, and has had several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and on Japanese National Television.

His music reflects his love of music from various places and genres, from traditional Japanese folk songs to bluegrass and jazz, as well as his personal warmth and tranquility. Visit Hiroya at: http://hiroyatsukamoto.com/

Living Room Coffee House to feature Flair-Sumoto trio on Saturday

Flair-Sumoto is a trio made up of “Flair” – songwriters Roger Fluet and Lee Villaire – and guitarist Scott Matsumoto.

Lee & Roger are prolific songwriters of blues-infused alternative pop, featuring clever, emotional lyrics and catchy melodies layered on foot-tapping, head-bopping rhythmic backdrops. Seasoned performers, the duo have released 7 CDs between them and perform regularly with their full band, cleverly called The Flair Band. Scott Matsumoto is a finger-style guitarist who covers a wide range of styles; everything from Michael Hedges to Tommy Emmanuel. The musical collaboration with Scott and Flair grew out of several jam sessions and their mutual appreciation for Belgium ales. Always inspiring, as is the music they perform together! (www.flairsongs.com)

Doors open at 6:30 pm and all are welcome to sit, relax, meet and mingle. Performers (music, poetry, spoken word) are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Performances start at 7:00.

It is our goal to create a wholesome relaxing atmosphere for people to gather, listen and perform music, poetry and the spoken word. Our stage is set for you to perform in front of a supportive audience. A $5 donation is suggested (students may bring 2 cans of food as their donation, to help support the local St. Vincent De Paul food pantry).

Coffee, tea, water, soda, and juices are available, as well as popcorn and a variety of yummy baked goods from our kitchen. As always, there is no charge for snacks.

For more information, contact Steve at 603-801-7430. The Living Room Coffee House is at Mason Congregational Church, 33 Valley Rd., Mason, NH.

Living Room Coffee House to feature Mason resident Jerry Wile on Saturday

Jerry is an accomplished signer songwriter. I’m sure you all have heard him perform. Wow!. Jerry has performed regularly at festivals and bluegrass venues in the New England area for over 30 Plus years. During that time He has played with several bluegrass bands and is currently a member of the bands Granite Grass and Hurricane Hill. A long-time music instructor at The Minor Chord in Littleton, Massachusetts, Jerry teaches and plays bluegrass guitar and the three-finger banjo style developed and popularized by Earl Scruggs.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and all are welcome to sit, relax, meet and mingle. Performers (music, poetry, spoken word) are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Performances start at 7:00.

It is our goal to create a wholesome relaxing atmosphere for people to gather, listen and perform music, poetry and the spoken word. Our stage is set for you to perform in front of a supportive audience. A $5 donation is suggested (students may bring 2 cans of food as their donation, to help support the local St. Vincent De Paul food pantry).

Coffee, tea, water, soda, and juices are available, as well as popcorn and a variety of yummy baked goods from our kitchen. As always, there is no charge for snacks.

For more information, contact Steve at 603-801-7430. The Living Room Coffee House is at Mason Congregational Church, 33 Valley Rd., Mason, NH.