Moonstone is made up of a female vocal trio plus a male percussionist/guitarist from the Monadnock area that specializes in an eclectic mix of folk, gospel and contemporary acoustic music – featuring beautiful harmonies and rhythms.
Prior to joining forces, the three women, Laurie Donohue, Suzi Brumaghim, and Pam Cadmus, had performed separately at weddings, private parties and with local choruses. When Laurie and Suzi met at a local open mic approximately two years ago, they realized that their styles and harmonies worked well together. Suzi asked Pam to join them, and the group was born.
Since they began their collaboration, the group has performed at local and regional festivals, weddings and private parties, growing in popularity and collecting accolades for their tight harmonies.
Recently, Moonstone has welcomed the addition of Paul Belanger as percussionist and back-up musician. Paul’s extensive musical background and expertise has added another dimension to their performance.
How it works. Signup begins at 6:30pm and the music begins at 7pm. 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 usually 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.
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