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mActivity and fernando Pinto Presents

We have a list of exciting entertainment events coming up at our Coffee Bar.
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Magic Dick & Shun Ng

Sunday, September 8, 2019
6:30 pm
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Magic Dick
https://www.magicdick.com

Magic Dick: Born in New London, Connecticut, Magic Dick arrived ink post-war America to the Atomic Bomb, World Peace, Bebop and Rhythm & Blues. Dynamic change and growth in the arts and technology would be the hallmark of this era and by the time he was eight Dick knew that music, painting and physics would be his primary interests. The trumpet was his constant companion and served as a springboard to the harmonica in his sophomore year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts where he met J. Geils and Danny Klein and became a founding member of the J. Geils Blues Band in 1968.

In 2016, Magic Dick partnered up with award-winning guitar virtuoso and vocal sensation, Shun Ng for their debut release, "About Time".The debut album is a collection of technically daring interpretations of old classics and virtuosic originals and has been received with high reviews from the music world.

Shun Ng
https://www.shunng.com

Shun Ng is an award-winning fingerstyle guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter, known for his unique style which infuses elements of Soul,Funk, Blues and Jazz. Shun dazzles audiences from all over the world with his flamboyant technique, soulful vocals and hypnotic groove.  He stands as one of the most dynamic and innovative performers, winning
accolades from legendary producer, Quincy Jones to fellow guitar virtuoso, Tuck Andress.

You wont believe your eyes nor your ears, he belies all stereotypes, all premonitions. I was simply blown away by both his soul and his science  his creativity and his uniqueness is astounding.  Quincy Jones (27-time Grammy® award winning producer)

Tickets $20 Adv. $25 at the Doors
Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7pm - All- Ages

JEFFREY GAINES

Sunday, September 15, 2019
6:30 pm
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Jeffrey Gaines
http://www.jeffreygaines.com

Jeffrey Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and his powerful live performances.
With only his voice and a guitar for accompaniment, Jeffrey Gaines has earned a reputation as a captivating performer, entertaining audiences everywhere he goes.

Throughout his career, Gaines has built a rapport with his fans unlike any other in popular music today. Gaines goes as far as letting his fans influence the songs he performs each night. “When it’s just me playing, I only know the first song I’m going to play, but from there the energy and the vibe tell me what the next song is going to be. Someone may yell a song, and I’m like ‘Exactly! Good call.’ That’s so fun to me, keeping it exciting and spontaneous. I don’t even know what's around the corner, and the crowd doesn’t either.”  Based on that relationship with the audience, Gaines released Jeffrey Gaines Live (CD / DVD) followed by Live In Europe, which was recorded during his 25-city tour with Joe Jackson.  JG’s 2016 return to Europe will be accompanied with long-awaited new music, with a release to follow in early 2017.

Tickets $20 Adv. $25 at the Door
Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7pm                                                                                                                                                                          

All- Ages

CHERYL WHEELER

Sunday, September 22, 2019
6:30 pm
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CHERYL WHEELER
http://www.cherylwheeler.com/

Gifted Writer, Natural Storyteller, Legendary Singer, and Comedian.

CHERYL WHEELER is a natural storyteller with a beautiful voice; though her songs are often emotional portraits of people, her live concerts include comic routines and serious discussions in addition to the songs themselves. About half of the songs she performs in concerts are not available on any of her albums.

Her first recording, a four-song EP called Newport Songs, was released in 1983. If you’re not already familiar with Cheryl, you have probably heard her music. She is very respected as a songwriter by her peers, which can be seen by how many of them record her songs. Cheryl's songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals, Peter Paul & Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Bogguss, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O'Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Holly Near.

Tickets $20. Adv. $25. at the Door
Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7pm
All Ages

John Gorka

Sunday, September 29, 2019
6:30 pm
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John Gorka
http://johngorka.com

From New Jersey, John Gorka is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. Though small, Godfrey Daniels was and is one of the oldest and most venerable music institutions and has long been a hangout for music lovers and aspiring musician. In 1987, the young Minnesota-based Red House Records caught wind of Johns talents and released his first album, I Know, to popular and critical acclaim. With unusual drive and focus, John hit the ground running and, when an offer came from Windham Hills Will Ackerman in 1989, he signed with that labels imprint, High Street Records. He proceeded to record five albums with High Street over the next seven years: Land of the Bottom Line, Jacks Crows, Temporary Road, Out of the Valley and Between Five and Seven. His albums and his touring (over 150 nights a year at times) brought new accolades for his craft. His rich multifaceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion gained increasing attention from critics and audiences across the country, as well as in Europe where his tours led him through Italy, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, Holland, Switzerland and Germany. He also started sharing tours with many notable friendsNanci Griffith and Mary Chapin Carpenter among them. All this brought his music to an ever-widening audience. His video for the single When She Kisses Me found a long-term rotation on VH-1s Current Country, as well as on CMT and the Nashville Network.


In 1998, after five successful recordings and seven years at Windham Hill/High Street, John felt the need for a change and decided to return to his musical roots at Red House Records. The choice was driven, in part, by the artistic integrity that the label represents in an industry where the business of music too often takes precedence. The 1998 release After Yesterday marked a decidedly different attitude towards making music for John, and his next release The Company You Keep held fast to his tradition of fine songwriting, yet moved forward down new avenues. Its fourteen songs displays Johns creative use of lyrics and attention to detail. Andy Stochansky played drums and shared production credits with John and Rob Genadek. Ani DiFranco, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucy Kaplansky and Patty Larkin contributed stellar guitar work and vocals to this fan favorite. Old Futures Gone was informed by his life as husband and father of two young children and also contained the colorful experience of many hard years on the road. Writing in the Margins followed in 2006 and was an engaging collection of sweet and serious songs that spanned many musical genresfolk, pop, country and souland featured guest vocalists Nanci Griffith, Lucy Kaplansky and Alice Peacock. Now with this, his 11th studio album, he returns to his roots with So Dark You See, his most compelling and traditional album to date.
In addition to his 11 critically acclaimed albums, John released a collectors edition box featuring a hi-definition DVD and companion CD called The Gypsy Life. Windham Hill also released a collection of Johns greatest hits from the label called Pure John Gorka. In 2010, he also released an album with his friends and Red House label-mates Lucy Kaplansky and Eliza Gilkyson under the name Red Horse. Getting high praise from critics and fans alike, it landed on the Billboard Folk Charts and was one of the most played albums on folk radio.

Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura OConnell. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, etown and has appeared on CNN. His new song Where No Monuments Stand is featured in the upcoming documentary Every War Has Two Losers, about activist and Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford (1914-1993).

Tickets $20.Adv. $25. at the Door
Doors 6:30pm Showtime 7pm
All-Ages

North Sea Gas

Sunday, October 6, 2019
6:30 pm
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North Sea Gas
http://www.northseagas.co.uk

One of most Scotland's popular folk bands comes to East Rock Concert Series stage. Thirty years and stronger than ever! Great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sell out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!!

Supporting their latest album "When We Go Rolling Home" and others. Comprising traditional tunes and songs our trio's show will have your feet tapping and your hands clapping in no time at all along with songs to sing and songs to ponder. Guarantee a musical and very entertaining evening. Come along and enjoy the fun and craic!

Tickets $20. Adv. $25. at the Door
Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7pm
All- Ages

Peter Mulvey + Joe Jencks

Sunday, October 13, 2019
6:30 pm
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Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker, and from there moved on to performing in the subways and streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This led to his first record deal and a leap to full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early Nineties.

Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer/songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made seventeen records, spanning rock and roll, folk, Jazz, spoken word, and Americana. A long-standing gig at the National Youth Science Camp led to a spoken word piece, Vlad the Astrophysicist, which became a TEDx talk, and then an illustrated book.

Mulvey continues to tour, playing over a hundred shows a year as he has for the past twenty five years. This is the core of what he does: music, in a room, performed for a live audience.

+ Joe Jencks
http://www.joejencks.com

Joe Jencks is an international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration. A 20-year veteran of the international Folk circuit, Jencks has released 15 CDs in that time.

Joe’s most recent solo CD – The Forgotten: Recovered Treasures From The Pen of Si Kahn - contains 14 previously unrecorded songs from American Folk legend, Si Kahn. Joe recorded the CD in Canada, with famed producer Ken Whiteley, and the collection of songs represents a return to Joe’s more traditional Folk roots in both theme and musical styles.

Tickets $20 Adv. $25 at the Door
Doors 6:30pm - Showtime 7pm
All- Ages

Roy Book Binder + Down Home Frolic

Sunday, October 20, 2019
6:30 pm
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Roy Book Binder
http://www.roybookbinder.com

SINGER-SONGWRITER-STORYTELLING-BLUESMAN..... Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 50 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village "pad"  in the early 1970's and lived in his "Tour Bus" for the next 15 years criss crossing the US and appearing at festivals  throughout Canada & Europe.

THE GOOD BOOK, Roy's latest release of all original songs, reached #3 on AirPlayDirect's Americana charts!  #1 was Guy Clark & #2 was the late Townes Van Zandt.  Folkdj.org had Roy in the top 3 artists for quite awhile.

Dan Gardella and Fran Block together weave an uplifting tapestry of music that appeals to audiences of all ages.

DAN GARDELLA is a fiddler extradonaire with a vast repertoire of traditional music from around the world. He has traveled throughout the US and abroad, seeking out and learning from master fiddlers.  Dan has performed with many old-time, Cajun, Zydeco and Mexican bands. He has a room full of  trophies for his fiddling excellence.

FRAN BLOCK  always mesmerizes audiences with her infectious stage presence and instrumental versatility. Her rhythmic banjo style will get your feet tapping and your hands clapping. Fran accompanies Dan on a variety of instruments including banjo, accordion, spoons, limber jack, and ukulele.

Tickets $20. Adv. $25. at the door
Doors at 6:30pm - Showtime 7pm
All Ages

Lucy Kaplansky

Sunday, October 27, 2019
6:30 pm
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There is a serenity, a stillness, in Lucy Kaplansky’s work.
— No Depression
LUCY KAPLANSKY

https://lucykaplansky.com

Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs” (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle. A Billboard-charting singer and one of the top-selling artists on Red House Records, she has topped the folk and Americana radio charts and has been featured on shows throughout the world from NPR’s Weekend and Morning Editions to BBC Radio to CBS Sunday Morning. One of the most in-demand harmony singers, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin.

Currently on tour in support of her new album Reunion, Lucy continues to perform all over the world. When not performing, she lives in New York City, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and nine year-old daughter.
https://youtu.be/zzokAl6Gf3s

Tickets $25. Advance $30. At the door
Doors 6:30pm Showtime 7pm

GOODNIGHT MOONSHINE/ NOBODY’S GIRL

Sunday, November 17, 2019
6:30 pm
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Goodnight Moonshine
https://www.goodnightmoonshine.com

Every once in a while, an album comes along that’s a breath of fresh air...a statement of substance and grace that reminds us of life’s bigger picture: keeping a marriage afloat, raising children, dealing with death, loving your partner, finding yourself, claiming your independence. On Goodnight Moonshine’s upcoming June 1st ‘I’m the Only One Who Will Tell You, You’re Bad,’ the duo delivers a funny, smart, explicit, raw, honest, mature, witty collection of Folk-Pop songs that reflect the messiness of ‘partnership’ (in its many forms,) parenthood and growing up, while evoking the emotionally resonant aesthetic of Shawn Colvin and Patty Griffin.
When you first hear Goodnight Moonshine it brings a wave of nostalgia, conjuring teenage heartache- then perhaps a similar sensation to falling deeply in love. As the music fades you're left grappling with what it is to stay in love with something both beautiful and flawed. Courageous unveiling and depth of experience make the collaboration between married couple Molly Venter and Eben Pariser addictively captivating.

+ NOBODY’S GIRL
https://www.nobodysgirlmusic.com

Hailing from Texas, Alabama, and Georgia respectively, now neighbors in Austin, BettySoo, Grace Pettis, and Rebecca Loebe are bewitching audiences with sumptuous harmonies and unforgettable songwriting. Friends now for a decade, they first met at the legendary Kerrville Folk Festival, each winners of the annual “New Folk” award. Luscious harmony singers, effortless instrumentalists, seasoned touring artists – they recognized what each can accomplish individually could be made all the stronger by collaboration. Now, the spark has been set, the fire lit. Their individual and collective fans are eating it up. A video of “Fast Car” garnered twenty-thousand views on Facebook within days of posting. The harmonies are thrilling; echoes of Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt’s Trio recordings. The songs are powerful and spare. The stage presence confident and assured. Their collabortion has resulted in their forthcoming EP Waterline under the band name NOBODY's GIRL to be released in the fall on the Lucky Hound label. Currently on their Sirens of South Austin Tour throughout the Northeast and South from March through May which includes venue, festival and house concert dates, Rebecca Loebe, Grace Pettis and BettySoo will be sharing songs from their individual solo albums, a few special covers, as well as originals from their newly recorded EP.

Doors: 6:30pm / Showtime 7pm - All- Ages
Tickets $20. In advance and $25. At the door

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