For Love or Money will be our feature on May 9.

For Love or Money

For Love or Money

For Love or Money are Jon Roper and Deb Northway, two old friends who share an appreciation for a well-crafted song. For a handful of years, Jon’s artistry on the guitar, strong tenor vocals and gift for harmony have complimented Deb’s voice on their eclectic repertoire, which includes traditional and contemporary folk songs sprinkled with a few country tunes as well as some quirky surprises. Jon grew up near New York City and frequented the coffeehouses of Greenwich Village, where he developed his strong but subtle fingerpicking style while listening to folk icons such as Dave Van Ronk, Ian and Sylvia and Peter, Paul and Mary. Deb’s love of music began around age three, when she discovered her mother’s collection of 78 rpm recordings of Hank Williams, Jo Stafford, Roy Acuff and Johnny Ray. One of her earliest memories is of taping a penny on the tone arm of the record player to give it more traction. Deb still plays her favorite records every Thursday evenings from 7-9 p.m., as host of In the Tradition, a two-hour folk music radio show on Worcester’s community radio station, WCUW 91.3 FM.

A $5 donation is suggested to help support the Rindge Historical Society.

Also, the First Congregational Church upstairs is collecting Jelly for their summer lunch food drive program, so bring a jar if you’re so inclined.

Coffee, tea, and an ever-changing variety of wonderful home-made food is available.

How it works: Doors open at 6:30 pm and music begins at about 7:00 pm.  Performers are encouraged to sign up for one of the 15-minute slots. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Thinking about performing? Everybody is welcomed and encouraged to share their talents, but like anything in life, there are Rules.

Most months we will schedule a feature performer for a longer, 40-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, four microphones, and two direct inputs for instruments 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 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.


6 Payson Hill Road
Rindge, New Hampshire

Click here for map and directions.

Contact info:
David Lister: dave@meetinghousestage.com