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 since 2012. Each month, on the third Saturday of the month the historic Unitarian Meetinghouse in Sharon, Massachusetts, comes 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.
November 17, 2018 Rupert Wates
His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, with flavors of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret. He has released nine solo CDs. They have received outstanding reviews in the international online press and tracks from them have been played on radio all over the world. In addition, Wates’ songs have been covered by other artists in the UK, Canada and the US. Two full length tribute CDs to his material have been recorded: ‘Crazy Puzzle’ (2015) by Nashville-based performer Roxie Rogers, and ‘Wide Open Heart’ (July 2017) by Los Angeles vocalist Susan Kohler.
Despite Wates’ British background, and underpinning the universality of his music’s appeal, Folk And Acoustic Music Exchange has called him “a prime figure in American music” (www.acousticmusic.com) and goes on: “This is one gifted sonofabitch… If you’re not hip to this guy yet you’re missing out.”
Audiences everywhere respond to Wates’ brand of melodic art/folk—haunting songs that ring true. Check him out on his
December 15, 2018 The KC Moaners
Back again by popular demand, bringing back that jug band music that sounds so sweet. Jim Chapin, Deck Neiforth, Kevin Collins, Greg Andreozzi, and David Haller play jug band music. The music comes from an African American tradition recorded in the 1920’s and features early jazzed up blues lyrics with elements of ragtime, medicine show, string band and hokum sounds. The washboard, washtub bass, jug, kazoo and mouth harp add rhythm and accent to the guitar, mandolin and ukulele which provide string band support for the vocals. KC Moaners Jug Band’s music is up-tempo and energetic, with deep roots in the early 20th century.
Check them out!
January 19 Lara Herscovitch
Lara is a northeast-based touring artist / singer-songwriter and former State Troubadour of Connecticut.
“She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global concern and a fierce intellect… It might seem too good to be true, but true it is… a rising talent who is truly someone to watch for.”
-Acoustic Live in New York City
“expertly written prose… songwriting at its best… Lara gets it all done with her skillful songwriting – musical timing, memorable melodies, and compelling lyrics. It’s good for your ears AND your soul.”
-Sound Waves Magazine
“Lara reminds us that music can be heroic when it springs from a strong heart. Walt Whitman would recognize his own soul in her expansive American vision, and there really is no higher compliment I can pay an artist.”
-WNPR Public Radio, The Colin McEnroe Show
February 16, 2019 The Lied To’s
The Lied To’s are Susan Levine and Doug Kwartler, two Massachusetts-based singer-songwriters who joined musical forces in 2014, released their self-titled debut cd at the legendary Club Passim in February 2015, and have been playing together ever since.
Taking their name from the re vered Everly Brothers song, “When Will I Be Loved,” The Lied To’s collaborate to put the challenges of relationships squarely under their musical microscope with a formidable blend of folk, rock and country-tinged music.
Susan has been a finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, and the International Songwriting Competition, among others. She also was a Tri-Centric Showcase artist at the 2008 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA). Columnist, Joel Brown, in an article for The Boston Globe noted that Susan has “Some of the wistful knowledge of Dolly Parton at her best.”
Singer-songwriter-guitarist Susan Levine and singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Doug Kwartler have teamed up to create one of the finest contemporary guy/gal duos on the scene today. – Metronome Magazine
A sample on you tube or their
March 15, 2019, Art Schatz & the Bean Town Buckaroos
The Beantown Buckaroos cook up classic Western Swing and Country music, with a dash of Tex-Mex and Cajun for picante.
The Bucks were born when a few vets of Boston’s roots community got to powwow with some cowboys new to town, all of us steeped in the music of the great American Southwest, from Bob Wills, Merle Travis, and vintage honky-tonk, to contemporaries like Doug Sahm, Asleep at the Wheel, and The Hot Club of Cowtown.