Not Just Another Coffeehouse

Since 2012, Not Just Another Coffeehouse has offered a community venue for outstanding music: Celtic, Folk, Bluegrass, Jug Band, Classical Indian, Cabaret, Jazz, French Canadian, Irish, and more. Each month, on the third Saturday of the month the historic Unitarian Meetinghouse in Sharon, Massachusetts, has come alive with music. And in addition to the music, we serve delicious home-made desserts and free trade beverages.

You can pay at the door (there is always enough room) – $15 or whatever you can afford (no one is ever turned away). Children are free.

3rd Saturday of each month @ 7 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the church is handicapped accessible.

Upcoming Performances

Dec 16, 2017 Geoff Muldaur

Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960’s and ’70’s, Geoff made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield’s Better Days group, as well as collaborations with then-wife Maria and other notables (Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, Jerry Garcia, etc.).
website
Just A Little While To Stay Here-You Tube

Jan 20 2018 Will McMillan and Joe Reed: Songs of Lorenz Hart & Oscar Hammerstein II

Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II were two of the greatest
lyricists of the twentieth century. With composer Richard Rodgers,
Hart wrote some of the most enduring popular songs of all time —
including “My Funny Valentine,” “Blue Moon,” “Manhattan,” “Where or
When,” “Mountain Greenery,” and “The Lady Is a Tramp.” As Hart’s
mental and physical health declined, however, Rodgers began
collaborating with Oscar Hammerstein — who had already built a stellar
career working with composers such as Jerome Kern and Sigmund Romberg.
Together they created such classic songs as “Oh, What A Beautiful
Morning,” “Edelweiss,” “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy
Tune,” and “It’s a Grand Night for Singing.” Singer Will McMillan and
jazz pianist Joe Reid will breathe new life into these beloved
standards and share a few stories about how they came to be written.

Will has sung at Scullers Jazz Club (Boston), the Westbeth Performance
Center (NYC), Spring Island (SC), and Yin Par Le Garcon Chinois
(Shanghai). You are welcome to visit his
web site,
Joe Reid performs with a wide range of jazz and
classical musicians around New England. Check out his
website.

Feb 17 2018 Aubrey Atwater-Donnelly and Cathy Clasper-Torch

Back by popular demand – Rhode Islands Treasure – The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astounding array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more. Also not to be missed are Atwater~Donnelly Trio shows where Aubrey and Elwood collaborate with Cathy Clasper-Torch on violin, cello and Chinese erhu.
Atwater Donnelly website,
Cath Clasper-Torch website
The Devil & The Farmers Wife -You Tube

March 17, 2018 Diane Edgecomb with harper Margot Chamberlain

One of the most versatile voices in storytelling today, Diane’s startling adaptations of traditional tales arch from a rollicking “New Age” version of Gawain and the Green Knight to classics like the Irish myth Deirdre of the Sorrows. Her dynamic style of telling, in which she fully embodies the characters and scenes, bringing each moment alive, won her the first national ORACLE AWARD for Storytelling Excellence in the Northeast. Publisher’s Weekly called Diane, “…a virtuoso of the spoken word…an entire cast rolled into one!”
website
Deirdre of the Sorrows-You Tube

April 21, 2018 Box Car Lillies

Back by popular demand- Combining spine-tingling three-part harmony and exceptional songwriting, The Boxcar Lilies have made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, blues, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music.
website

May 18 2018 Kathleen Guilday, Laurel Martin and friends

Inspired by the music of the old masters of Irish fiddling, Laurel Martin’s fiddle playing moves with the joyful, lilting rhythm and the soulful nuance that she hears in the music of Clare and East Galway. She is a frequent performer at festivals and concert venues in the Boston area, and is a committed teacher of Irish traditional music.

An All-Ireland harp champion, Kathleen Guilday studied traditional style in Ireland with Noreen O’Donoghue and Máire Ní Chathasaigh and her repertoire includes dance tunes, slow airs, and compositions of the 18th-century Irish harper Turlough O’Carolan. Kathleen performs as a soloist and as a member of various New England area groups, including the Childsplay fiddle ensemble. She has appeared at Symphony Hall with The Chieftains and entertained President and Mrs. Clinton and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern at the White House on St. Patrick’s Day 2000.
Laurel martin website
Laurel Martin You Tube
Kathleen Guilday You Tube