On Friday, June 10, The Pine Hill Boys will be our feature performer
The Pine Hill Boys are new in the regional acoustic music scene. Peter Cram, the group’s Bass Player, is a member of The Concord Chorale, and “slums” with the group between Chorale gigs. Bob Pope, plays lead guitar and sings lead for Monadnock Bluegrass Band, a Bluegrass Band that tours New England,—for money. The third member of the group, George Kelly, sings lead, plays hot licks, and harmonizes with the likes of Neil Young, Dolly Parton, and Ricky Skaggs–in his basement.
They became The Pine Hill Boys when someone asked them what they called themselves. George said, “The Three of Us,” thinking that was a clever name that could morph to “The Two of Us,” if a band member didn’t show up. Peter didn’t really care what we were called, but Bob did. He insisted that we be called The Pine Hill Boys. Bob is an ex Army Ranger. Nobody argued.
How it works: Doors open at 6:30 pm and music begins at 7:00 pm. Performers are encouraged to sign up for an open mike slot. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each performer’s slot consists of 2 songs or 10 minutes, whichever comes first. Performers can reserve a slot up to a week ahead (no earlier) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Understand that it’s more difficult to accommodate a request for a specific slot than it is to accommodate a request to be after the feature or before the feature, for example.
Thinking about performing? Everybody is welcomed and encouraged to share their talents, but like all things in life, there are Rules. Each month we will have a feature performer who will get a longer, 30-minute slot. Check out our Calendar to see who will be featured at our coffeehouse in the coming months.
Equipment: We have a small PA, five microphones, and two instrument cables that provide sound reinforcement. A nice old upright piano is available for use as well.
Dates: Usually held on the second Friday of each month. Consult the Calendar page to make sure that the open mike is being held during any particular month. Occasionally we may need to move the date for a given month, depending on availability of the venue. For example, in October we’ll always be on the third Friday, and in July we are typically outdoors at the Rindge Historical Society on the afternoon of the first or second Saturday. There is no Meeting House Stage during the month of December.
6 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, New Hampshire
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David Lister: email@example.com