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

June 17 2017  – Ralph Tufo and The Squeezebox Stompers

The Squeezebox Stompers is a Boston area Cajun and Zydeco band rated Reverbnation’s #1 folk band in Boston. They play accordion, keyboards, lap steel, fiddle, mandolin, saxophone, harmonica, guitar,  bass and drums. They perform Cajun, Zydeco, blues and Americana music all over Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont and Connecticut. Check them out at:  www.squeezeboxstompers.com

Sept 16 2017 – Cardboard OX

Tracie Potochnik and Steve Allain joined forces in 2014 to form Cardboard Ox. The duo is
known for sweet and soulful harmonies, thoughtful musicianship, and delicately crafted lyrical storytelling.
Cardboard Ox has performed at venues throughout New England including the main stage at The Providence Folk Festival and the legendary Club Passim, and has
opened for acts including Cheryl Wheeler and Marc Douglas Berardo. The duo has also been nominated for Limelight and Motif Magazine awards. www.cardboardoxmusic.com

Oct 21 2017 Audry Budington and Brandon Brown

New England duo, Audrey Budington (violin) and Clayton Clemetson (piano) play a lively variety of their original tunes, influenced by Irish, Cape Breton and Scottish styles. Spirited yet heartfelt compositions, contemplative melodies, spunky innovations–Audrey’s and Clayton’s passion for traditional dance music with their added flair is deftly expressed in their performances. website

Nov 18, 2017 Tom Smith and Seth Connelly

Tom Smith’s songs are in turns humorous, touching, thought provoking, and inspiring. Deeply rooted in the old-school folk tradition, his timeless stories are told with a voice that is honest and sincere with melodies that you will remember forever. In the words of noted singer/songwriter Barbara Kessler, “Tom Smith will make you laugh and cry (maybe even in the same song) – a very captivating songwriter and performer.”

Recognized by listeners and musicians alike as a talented singer/songwriter and guitarist, Seth’s performances move his audience. “He realizes that music is the one thing that reaches out to all of us…” Often exploring new musical paths for his melodies accompanied by guitar, Seth songs are “tender, provocative or humorous, always captivating the audience.” (Belmont Citizen Herald). The buzz grows louder as New England’s best-kept secret is shared with others who hear Seth Connelly making great music.
Tom Smith website
Seth Connelly website

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.).
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Just A Little While To Stay Here-You Tube

Jan 20 2018 Hilton Park

Hailing from Southern Maine, HILTON PARK is known in the Northeastern U.S. for earthy, emotionally expressive and superbly crafted Americana, Folk & Blues. Combining veteran musical & songwriting skill with teen prodigy, father/son team Bruce and Conor Hilton and family friend Gregg Pannier explore intimate musical textures with their sophomore release “Strings”, digging into the roots of American Blues, Folk Rock and Country, while maintaining a contemporary feel that is 100% Hilton Park.
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Girl of My Dreams-You Tube

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!”
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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.
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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