Saint James Coffeehouse
The Saint James Coffeehouse is a monthly concert event staged each year from September through May on Saturday nights. Folk musicians from far and wide have performed at our Coffeehouse for a decade now. The Coffeehouse marked its tenth anniversary in the spring of 2o1o.
Doors open at 7 p.m. First act at 7:15 p.m. Headliner at 8 p.m. Parking available in the lots to the rear of the hall and on the street. Homemade desserts and baked goods sold, along with sodas, coffee, teas, and water. CDs sold by the artists on site.
The Calendar of Events in the 2011-2012 is:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2011
Sky Blue Boys
Join us at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall for opening performers Green River String Band, then the Sky Blue Boys at 8 p.m. Refreshments available. Tickets $12 in advance for adults; $14 at the door. Children $6 in advance; $7 at the door. Tickets available at World Eye Bookshop, Main Street, Greenfield. For more info please call 413.772.2213.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012
Join us at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall for Don White, who is like an emotional roller coaster: there is always uproarious laughter as well as heartfelt emotion. Don is a frequent performer here and always a favorite. Tickets $16 in advance for adults; $18 at the door. Children ages 5-12 are $8 in advance; $9 at the door. Tickets available at World Eye Bookshop, Main Street, Greenfield. For more info please call 413.772.2213.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012
Feelin’ All Cooped Up?
Then come celebrate the almost-end-of-winter with us at our annual “All Cooped Up” concert.
Hear music by Coopsters of all kinds from bluegrass to swing and everything in between.
Coop Concerts is a not for profit collective of musicians and music lovers who share creativity through live performances, music education, peer networking and promoting Franklin County as a hub of live music.
Doors open at 6:30
Acts will be announced soon!
For more information see http://www.coopconcerts.org/
While most of our Coffeehouse concerts happen in the Parish Hall of Saint James, occasionally we move into the church auditorium for larger shows.
The Calendar of Events in the 2010 Season was:
September 18, 2010 Bread and Bones, a Vermont trio with great songs and wonderful vocals: a mix of Americana and traditional music. Great humor and stories.
October 9, 2010 Bob Franke, a wonderfully intelligent songwriter. Christine Lavin says, “Bob Franke writes the kind of songs that will still be sung a hundred years from now.”
November 13, 2010 Eric Andersen “Andersen is the most elegant of singers. He is powered by the singular mix of irony and high romanticism that fuels his classic work.” Paul Evans, Rolling Stone Magazine
January 8, 2011 Claudia Schmidt who has a beautiful voice, great stories and high energy. The San Francisco Bay Guardian says: “Schmidt’s shows are a lot like falling in love. You never know what’s going to happen next, chances are it’s going to be wonderful, every moment is burned into your memory and you know you’ll never be the same again.” More succinctly, Garrison Keiller says, “When Claudia sings a song, it stays sung.”
February 12, 2011 Don White is like an emotional roller coaster: there is always uproarious laughter as well as heartfelt emotion. Don is a frequent performer here and always a favorite.
March 12, 2011 Tracy Grammer, of whom Richard Shindell says, “Tracy Grammer has that elusive quality of being able to speak directly to another person’s heart – instantly bypassing all of the usual infrastructure – the moment she starts singing. She’s great.”
April 9, 2011 Garnet Rogers & Archie Fisher in a rare twin bill. Two wonderful songsmiths.
May 14, 2011 Bill Staines. A wonderful evening of music, stories and laughter.
More information about the Saint James Coffeehouse is available at the Coffeehouse Facebook Site.